Featured Checking out an old chair today!

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Tiquer, Mar 2, 2024.

  1. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    I have an appt to see an old chair today. Can't explain why but I'm really excited about it!

    I've been around antiques my whole life, but with the creativity of repoppers and scammers, I am still always on my guard.

    If I acquire the chair I will post pics. It's both creepy, and, intriguing. The wife already hates it from the pics LOL
     
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Looking forward. I think....;)
     
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  3. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    I'm feeling the same way!!
     
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  4. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to see actual pics of it-sounds like it has a real presence to it.Will the seller let you take photos of it before you buy it ? We have a few folks here that might be able to estimate age & authenticity.
     
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  5. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    I have some pics of it already but will share out once I have it in-hand. Can't hear what you all will think! I can tell you that I am guessing it's 19th century (just a guess but logical)
     
  6. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    Here we go!
     

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  7. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    More
     

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  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    That's all? Where is the rest of the chair? ;)
     
  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Never mind. ;) The shape is often called a "savonarola" chair. The lady's head design was popular in many uses in the late 1800s but that doesn't mean the chair could have been made at another time.
     
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I can't see what's creepy about it, it is a pretty regular Savonarola type chair. My parents had one much like it. They bought it in the 60s, when it was new. Not saying yours dates from the 60s, the photo is too small to tell.
     
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  11. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    Those shots are from just picking it up. I will try to get more shots soon.
     
  12. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    Note one of the feet!
     

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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    if the wife hates it ........... Nuff said..

    happy wife.....happy life !!!!
     
  14. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    One spindle appears to have been previously repaired.
     

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  15. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    Tip of chair end:
     

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  16. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    Joint of wood under seat
     

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  17. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    One of the feet:
     

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  18. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  19. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    Look at those toes!
     

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  20. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    Well, there are no manufacturer numbers anywhere, and, I'm not seeing one screw or nail head anywhere, either.
     
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