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 CHAIRS, CLASSICAL IRON, FIVE, C. 1925 CHAIRS, CLASSICAL IRON, FIVE, C. 1925
Date: C. 1920
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Description: Set of five cast iron classical design garden chairs circa 1925, assembled set of three arm chairs and two side chairs, back splats decorated with a classical urn holding flowers and flanked by leafage swags, with iron rod seats, in recent black paint. Circa 1925 or earlier. This design is inspired by a garden chair design circa 1835 by Prussian artist Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) for the Roman Baths in Potsdam Park; inspired by classical Roman examples which were discovered in the 18th century at Pompei and Herculaneum. The Boston company W. A. Snow Iron Works patented this design on Nov. 3, 1925 and illustrated it in their catalog. 30in. H. 19in. W. 18in. D. Set $2000.

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ASIAN SEDAN CHAIR, WICKER AND BAMBOO, ANTIQUEASIAN SEDAN CHAIR, WICKER AND BAMBOO, ANTIQUE
Date: Circa 1900
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Description: Rare antique Asian wicker and bamboo sedan chair with wicker pillow headrest and side compartments. This is a chair designed to be carried by poles on each side by porters. See photo. Note that the iron brackets to hold wood poles are mounted on each side, but poles are missing. Removable seat has custom Thai green silk cushion. Circa 1890- 1900. 42 inches high, 27 inches wide and 28 inches deep. This chair would be a charming focal point in a Asian or garden room setting.

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LAUREL PATTERN CAST IRON ARM CHAIRLAUREL PATTERN CAST IRON ARM CHAIR
Date: very early 20th century
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Description: Rare cast iron "Laurel" pattern arm chair marked HART. This design was originally registered in 1875 by the Coalbrookdale Company in England and quickly copied by the American J.L. Mott Iron Works for their catalogs. With beautiful vertical leaf fronds this is a bold naturalistic seating pattern for any garden. Very early 20th century. 27 inches high, 27 inches wide and 26 inches deep.

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PAIR OF FRENCH WROUGHT IRON ARM CHAIRSPAIR OF FRENCH WROUGHT IRON ARM CHAIRS
Date: 1870
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Description: Pair of French wrought iron garden arm chairs, circa 1870. Very heavy weight, riveted construction with basket weave seats. 36"H. 20"W. 20"D. These chairs are illustrated in "Innovative Furniture in America" by David Hanks, page 83, in an illustration from the catalog of the Societe Anonyme des Hauts-Fourneaux & Fonderies du Val d'Osne, Paris, c. 1870.

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PAIR STEEL WIRE CHAIRS, HIGH BACK, 19TH CENTURYPAIR STEEL WIRE CHAIRS, HIGH BACK, 19TH CENTURY
Date: Mid to late 19th century
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Description: Pair high back steel woven wire work garden chairs, heavy weight with large oval seats bordered with a zig zag pattern apron, on shaped legs resting on curled feet. These elegant chairs make a graphic statement in any garden, garden room or porch setting. 41 1/2 inches high, 18 inches wide and 18 inches deep. Mid 19th century in America the machines were invented to extrude heavy steel wire which was first used for fencing and then elaborate garden pieces such as chairs, tables, plant stands, trellis etc. which were extremely popular into the 20th century for use indoors and out.

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WIRE ARM CHAIRS, PAIR, ANTIQUEWIRE ARM CHAIRS, PAIR, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th century
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Description: Rare pair of antique wire work arm chairs, with rolled trim on back and arms centering a decorative openwork design,and resting on curled feet. These chairs have ample seats, are heavy weight and have been professionally cleaned and repainted black. Late 19th century. American. 35 inches high, 24 inches wide and 24 inches deep.

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WIRE CHAIR, SINGLE, 19TH CENTURYWIRE CHAIR, SINGLE, 19TH CENTURY
Date: Late 19th or early 20th c.
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Description: Antique steel wirework garden chair in fanciful design, heavy weight, painted black. This wirework furniture was very popular in the late 19th century and early 20th century and was used both in the garden and in the home. 35 inches high, 24 1/2 inches wide.

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WIRE CHAIR, SINGLE, 19TH CENTURYWIRE CHAIR, SINGLE, 19TH CENTURY
Date: Late 19th or early 20th c.
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Description: Fanciful steel wirework garden chair, heavy weight, painted black, late 19th or early 20th century. 34 inches high, 17 inches wide. $475.

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WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, ANTIQUE, SINGLEWIRE GARDEN CHAIR, ANTIQUE, SINGLE
Date: late 19th century
Price: $295
Description: Single wire work garden chair with high back, scalloped apron on sides and decorated with centered medallions on bottom apron. Late 19th century. 35 inches high, 17 1/2 inches wide. $295. By the mid-nineteenth century, furniture makers took advantage of technological advance in the manufacture of metal and began using reinforced steel wire first to make fencing and then to make chairs and benches that could withstand all climate conditions and were thus ideal for outdoor use. And because they were portable they were widely used from lawns to porches to interiors. Catalogs of ironwork manufacturers from the second half of the 19th century featured elaborate wire chairs, plant stands, etc in their general line of garden furniture.

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WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, SINGLE, ANTIQUE WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, SINGLE, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th century
Price: $295
Description: Single wire work garden chair with high back, shaped stretchers and curled feet. Late 19th century. 35 1/2 inches high 16 1/2 inches wide and 17 inches deep. $295. By the 19th century, furniture makers took advantage of technological advances in the manufacture of metal and began using reinforced steel wire first to make fencing and then to make elaborate and fancy chairs, benches, plant stands etc. that could withstand all climate conditions and were thus ideal for outdoor use. And because they were portable they were widely used from lawns to porches to interiors. Catalogs of ironwork manufacturers from the second half of the 19th century features all sorts of elaborate wire designs for plant stands, settees, bird cages and even cradles, all made of steel wire for interior and outdoor use.

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