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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
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I just picked up a chair on the curb by a house (house from

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Hi there! I just picked up a chair on the curb by a house (house from 1910) and I think it's from the fifties but I'm not sure. It's wood with pieces of leather slung for the arms and also a leather back and strip of leather where you sit. It also has 4 leather and metal or silver buckles under the seat. It is in really rough shape but very very unique. I can't find any info on it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 year ago.

This is a called a Roorkhee Chair or campaign chair, used by military officers in 1898 to into the 1900's. The chair’s simplicity directly influenced many modernist designers: Marcel Breuer’s “Wassily” chair (1925), Le Corbusier’s “Basculant” chair (1928), Wilhelm Bofinger’s “Farmer Chair” (1966) and Vico Magistretti’s “Armchair 905” (1964). This chair looks to be a circa 1900 chair and has a value of $300 to $400.

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Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 year ago.


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