Hello, I am trying to find information on a chair I purchased this week. I looked online but have not been able to find anything. I'm curious to it's history, age, or approx. value. The tag on it stated it was an early moor "devil" chair, but they had no further info. The seat is cracked but you can see horse hair filling.
Any info or guess to lead me in the right direction would be great. thanks
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A. American dining room chair made between 1890 - 1910. Partly walnut and another type of wood which I am unable to ID from a single photo.
A mixture of different historical styles, embossed leather with brass studs.
From one image my source of information, and thus the answer is also limited.
which type of photos would you need? I took sevral but just posted the basic ones.
You appear, to only have posted one image.
I would prefer;
1. One full image from the side
2. One full image from the back
3. One full image taken with the chair turned upside down
4. One good imade of the seat.
By the way, the embossed face on the leather seat back, is not a devil, but an image of an ancient greek theatre mask.
ok, hope these work. thanks.
Re; The chair.
A reproduction of earliers models and shapes made around 1650, but made in the US, in the period 1890-1910.
The wood appears to be of oak and pine, with a horse hair upholstery in the seat.
The brass tacking and leather with the imbossing were normal around on this type of furniture from 1900 period.
The chair had some probable affinity with the theatre, due to the use of the theatre mask used, on the back of the seat.
Fairly valuable, so do not overclean it, or try to "do it up" yourself as it will only de-value it.
Not for a yard sale, as it is far too good.
Thank you so much for the information. I do not plan on selling it but I am curious to know what you think a value would be on it. I bought it for $80.00.