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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have 2 very large chairs, I believe they would be called

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Hi I have 2 very large chairs, I believe they would be called deacon chairs that are in impeccable condition. They have a stamp on them "Florey Bros. makers Washington" They were donated to a non profit to raise money but we have no idea of their worth or anything about them. I also would like to know how or where we would be able to maximize the amount of money someone would pay for them. Thanks for your help!
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 9 months ago.

This pair of Florey Brothers of Washington deacon chairs have a value of $200 to $300 each. The company actually made pianos as their main profession, benches and chairs were later items. They were in business from the late 1800's to 1929, and these would date to about 1910.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Do the chairs have a specific name?
Expert:  Rarewares replied 9 months ago.

These are considered Deacon's chairs, styled after chairs that were

found in churches.

Expert:  Rarewares replied 9 months ago.

I am following up to see if you have read your answer and need further help with this item.
Please do let me know.