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Posted 5 years ago


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I bought this Fischel Bentwood chair at the thrift store on base for $8. It's in great condition other than the seat, which someone apparantly used string to redo it. It's still nice and sturdy. What I like best about it is that it still has its original labels underneath it. All parts are also stamped with the same numbers, 226. The only information I could find out about it is that the style of label is pre-WW1. Other than that, I know absolutely nothing about it. Might anyone be able to give me more information? I'd really like to know exactly how old it is. I've seen other Fischel chairs online but none exactly like this. Thanks for any help!

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  1. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
    I know these folks specialize in re-caning antique chairs: you might contact them and see what they know?
  2. jonima jonima, 5 years ago
    Thanks, Hunter! I'll give them a try.
  3. jonima jonima, 5 years ago
    I emailed them to see if they could give me any info on the chair. I got a response back the next day but it was only them telling me that they could recane it. :/
  4. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
    shoot :(
  5. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    What a great old chair! I can't add much of anything. This paper label appeared only in catalogs issued in 1913 and 1914. This label is almost identical to the former label with the addition of the word Wien (Vienna) to Niemes in Bohemia and the removal of the wording Austria. Also in 1913, Fischel adopted the same building methods used by Thonet, in the way the legs were anchored and a few other things. I found these and though they were not dated, I thought you might like to have a look:
    Three have FISCHEL (Czechoslovakia) wood burn 'labels' but one has a paper label that may or may not be like yours. It has been refinished and some of the writing is illegible, at least to me. They appear much like yours. Wish I knew more! Good luck in your search. :-)
  6. jonima jonima, 5 years ago
    Thanks, chinablue!
  7. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    You're very welcome, jonima! I forgot to post the link to the one with the paper label. Sorry 'bout that!

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