Antique hand carved wood and leather chair with straw stuffing.

Oct 14, 2021. 21:20 UTC
Antique Hand Carved Wood and Leather Chair with Straw Stuffing.
Lanea
United States of America

Category
Chairs

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

The chair has no manufacturing stamps on it so I do not know where it is from or who made it. It does has some interesting cursive marks (looks like it was made with chalk?) underneath but I am unable to distinguish it or understand what it means. Specifications: - Upholstery: Leather with "carved in" floral designs. - Legs/Arms/Back: Wood with carved designs - Chair stuffing: straw. no springs. - Upholstery is held together with metal tacks. No staples/screws/nails - Chair arms have leather, straw padded accents. - Dimensions: - Overall Height: 39" - Overall Width: 21.5" - Back height: 19" - Back width: 21" - Leg height: 16" - Face dimensions: 23"x16"x16"x21" - Arm length: 20"

Provenance

I found this antique chair at an estate sale in Alamo, CA. The previous owner was a well off, 95-year-old engineer, who had a vast collection of antique furniture. I do not know where he got it from but I do know he was well traveled in the United States, and that he's lived in 8 other states besides California. I do not know if the chair has been exhibited. Or who the first, original owner was.

Answered within about 14 hours
Oct 15, 11:39 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$600 - $900 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$900 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Lanea

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Renaissance Revival style embossed leather and turned and carved oak open armchair
In the Italian style, late 19th Century
With rocaille carved ears over a rectangular embossed leather-upholstered back with brass tack trim over pierced back rail, part-upholstered arms with cannonball ends raised on fluted block and turned supports, the trapezoidal seat over-the-rail upholstered with embossed leather with brass tack trim, raised on fluted block and turned legs joined by an H-stretcher. Underside with indistinct chalk markings. Upholstery back with straw.
39 inches height overall; 21 1/2 inches width overall
CONDITION: wear and losses to leather but otherwise appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired at an estate sale in Alamo, CA
$600-900*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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