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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Hello, I bought these after an older lady passed, she lived in a mobile home. I guess they were made in Calif. I looked but could not find any information yet. Someone saved these chairs as all four have it looks like new holes for the legs on back, like people always leaned back and broke them or weakened them!? There machine made probably and not as old as table, but they go good with it and are very strong! Thanks for looking, if anyone knows what year they are from please let me know! thanks Don

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    1. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Pressed backs. Nice!
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
    3. toracat toracat, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much, I really really enjoyed the article and I bookmarked it!
    4. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      so did I toracat, good info for others here on CW in the future!! Take care sir!
    5. toracat toracat, 9 years ago
      Again Thanks!
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Nice chairs, did you refinish them as well?
      In the second picture what does it say to the lower left of the California trade mark?
    7. toracat toracat, 9 years ago
      O'CONNOR ENT NO 60549 There is a mark by O on left, I think it is a knot in wood, it is not on other chairs, Don
    8. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      To the left of the brand, running perpendicular are numbers & letters it looks like;
      like they end with STSA
    9. toracat toracat, 9 years ago
      Good eyes! It says 410-0607-STSA and on two chairs stamped in red 220-384 ? Not a clue to this! thanks Don
    10. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Probably a production & or pattern #
      That just gives you more to ponder on :-)
      All you need is the O'Connor catalogue.
    11. toracat toracat, 9 years ago
      I tried a few times and I can not find information on O'Connor. the top is veneer 1/4 saw oak!
    12. Boattail71 Boattail71, 9 years ago

      I've seen similar press-backs that were modern reproductions. The recessed Phillips-head screws in the hip-huggers/supports are a dead giveaway. The older, 100-year old press-back side chairs I'm used to seeing typically don't have the fancier turned rear legs - back legs are usually plain. I had one of these later chairs one time. Real pretty design and you could drive a truck over it.
    13. toracat toracat, 9 years ago
      Thank you for the information! They are good strong chairs!
    14. surfcityshopping surfcityshopping, 7 years ago
      Hello Toracat,
      Did you ever find out the value on this, I have 5 chairs, the table, and a kitchen hutch. Please let me know it would be a great help, I have not been able to find any information on it. Thanks
    15. Boattail71 Boattail71, 7 years ago
      I'd guess that table to have been made in the teens, maybe even in the 1920's. Value would vary widely depending on market. I'd be glad to get that at an antique auction for $200 and I wouldn't be shocked to see a nicely refinished example for $1000 or more at a retail antique show.

      Those specific chairs that tomcat originally posted are modern, probably made in the '90's (1990's that is) so they would just be considered "used furniture." That press-back style of chair, if antique and in good condition, $100 to $200 each, retail. IMHO. HTHs.
    16. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Thanks surfcity and Boat! I like them and enjoy! I think there were castors on the table originally, seems 1-2 inches short and place for them on end of legs!
    17. Seavey90, 3 years ago
      I have a similar chair with the same numbers and make but it's a rocking chair.
    18. PeteKell, 2 years ago
      These chairs were made by O’Connor Enterprises, a business that Jerry O’Connor founded in the ‘70s. He started by reselling antiques, particularly Tiffany lamps, but went on to reproduce antiques. I haven’t been in contact with him for about 40 years!

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