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1890's Hand Carved Dog Head Arm Chair

Found almost identical pic online from an upholsterer that said chair was hand carved from 1890's as marked on wood frame. This chair appears to have jute webbing and I see moss & cotton batting from underside. Was reupholstered in the 1970's. Upholstery is still in great condition. Not sure if wood has been refinished. Wood finish is worn on nose of dogs but wood itself is in good condition. Chair is sturdy and comfortable.

Category: 
Furniture
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium: 
wood & upholstery
Distinguishing marks: 
Date Period: 
1890's
Size and dimensions of this item: 
32"deep x 30"side x 38" tall
Weight: 
?
History: 
Inherited from German Grandma
For Sale?: 
Yes

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Anonymous's picture
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

At the death of my husband's grandmother, there was a "fight" over this chair, matching ottoman and matching hat rack. He is not a fighter and has always missed this chair. Are you willing to sell it?
Mrs. Bond
214-673-3471

Anonymous's picture
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

At the death of my husband's grandmother, there was a "fight" over this chair, matching ottoman and matching hat rack. He is not a fighter and has always missed this chair. Are you willing to sell it?
Mrs. Bond
214-673-3471

Anonymous's picture
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

 I have a chair similar to this-- it also has an attached footrest.  It was reupholstered in the 1980s but the original upholstery was not removed..  I am interested in selling it.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

Dear Mrs. Bond,

 Did you ever find a new dog chair for your husband?  I have one too that I'm willing to sell.  Excellent condition. I rebuilt the springs so it's like new. My wood and dog heads I believe are in better condition then the photos shown.

If you're still on the hunt - let me know.  I live in Twin Cities - not sure if that is a problem.

R.J.

Anonymous's picture
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

Dear Mrs. Bond,

 Did you ever find a new dog chair for your husband?  I have one too that I'm willing to sell.  Excellent condition. I rebuilt the springs so it's like new. My wood and dog heads I believe are in better condition then the photos shown.

If you're still on the hunt - let me know.  I live in Twin Cities - not sure if that is a problem.

R.J.

PJR1's picture

I have one too.  According to family lore, the chair traveled west from Macungie PA to Emporia KS with my great grandfather in the mid 1800's, so is earlier than the 1890 estimate (though I have seen it in the Zangerle ads) .  My parents found it in mom's grandfather's barn, seat and back rotten, and had it rebuilt, so the seat and back are not authentic.  I inherited it from my parents and would LOVE to have a mate for it.  

I also was once told by a decorative arts appraiser that there was a record of a set of dog head chairs having been bought or ordered for the US Senate at some point.  I know no more about that but I might be able to track it down.  

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