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Chair ID please ? I cant find one of these anywhere.

- 01 Dec 2017 -
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Anyone have any idea who designed or manufactured this chair ? It has a date on the bottom of 1959 but no other writing or label anywhere. Thank you !


Chair ID please ? I cant find one of these anywhere.

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- 01 Dec 2017

That is a very interesting chair. What does the bottom side look like? What does the 1959 look like? Can you post some clear sharp, well lit, close up photos of the wood? Side grain and end grain would be helpful. Any visible hardware? Where in the world was the chair found?

I ask because these question will help establish where in the world it could actually be from, and that might actually let you begin to do the work to identify it.

- 01 Dec 2017

definitely black walnut, and statistically we know what that means....

- 01 Dec 2017

Black Walnut is a leading contender, but I am not convinced yet. Teak and Brazilian Rosewood are out. I almost wonder if it is from some more unusual locale for a piece found in the USA. I was hoping that more photos would clarify that. But you are probably right. Statistically speaking you have every right to be, but there have to be those unlikely cases sometimes, right? One can hold out hope.

- 01 Dec 2017

I agree. Very interesting chair, and additional/better pictures will help be sure of wood type and likely origin. There are always outliers, and I am far from always right. Just going with my initial gut reaction, until I have information to the contrary.

The more I look at it, the more I get that Craft Associates feel. Let me be clear though, this is just a gut feeling, I have no evidence that this feeling has any credibility.

- 01 Dec 2017

I deeply appreciate the replies. Thank you !
For an additional note - the bottom(underside) of the seat looks like plywood ?

To Leif Ericson - The "1959" is hand written.

I will take some detailed pictures today and post them.

- 01 Dec 2017

I don't think it's Pearsall. The repeating oval-ish negatives spaces of the arms and base are more complex and original than anything done by Pearsall. These are the three chairs from the Pearsall archive online that come closest. Obviously they're not the same chair at all; what I'm saying is that Pearsall didn't go much beyond these as far as originality.

https://web.archive.org/web/20130810102843/http://www.adrianpearsall.com...

- 01 Dec 2017

I couldnt get any closer for the close ups to be able to tell what kind of wood it is. I couldnt get it to focus.
It wouldnt let me post anymore pictures, so I may have to repost for additional pictures ?

- 01 Dec 2017

If you click on a photo so that it opens in a pop-up window, then double click on it and select "open image in new tab" (for Macs, I'm sure Windows is something similar), you will get the full size image. These photos are pretty big with good detail.

- 02 Dec 2017

It is walnut. I am not sure where from. A photo of the underside of the seat might help.

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