Posted 10 years ago
I found this chair driving past a garage sale at 50 mph. It caught my eye, so I turned around quickly and pulled over to check it out. The people there were packing up to go home. They sold me the chair for $5. The woman told me that her father found it at the New Egypt Auction, in New Jersey in the 1950's or 1960's.
I am interested if anyone can give me any information about the chair. The closeup pictures show hand carvings along the bottom middle stretcher, the type of wood used across the top back, and mortise and tenon joints on the bottom side stretcher. The entire chair is joined by hard carved joints such as these. The chair is very interesting, but cannot be sat in, it is very wobbly and basically held together by the rush seat (I am not sure if it is original). I have idea what type of wood was used to make the chair.
I would appreciate any help, thanks!