Identifying an Antique Chair?

This chair was handed down through the family for at least 100 yrs. Can you tell me anything about it?


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October 18, 20190 found this helpful

Need more info on this piece, maker,period,etc.

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October 18, 20190 found this helpful

Look under and on the back of the chair for identifying markings. A dealer could also help you find out more about it.

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October 19, 20190 found this helpful

Normally older chairs like this have some sort of label or markings on the back or under the seat of the chair. If you can not find any at all the next step would be to ask an antique dealer about this chair or you can evcen contact an auction house. They have people there who can help you out. Without more information about the chair it is hard to find anything out about this to help you with.

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October 19, 20190 found this helpful

You have a lovely piece. If you are asking to learn more about the style I see these called a few things:

Police or Firehouse Windsor Style Oak Armchair (often these chairs were used by the Police or Fire Chief)

Windsor Style Office Chair

Windsor Turned Spool Back Chair (dining)

The definition of a Windsor chair (per the WIKI is A Windsor chair is a chair built with a solid wooden seat into which the chair-back and legs are round-tenoned, or pushed into drilled holes, in contrast to standard chairs, where the back legs and the uprights of the back are continuous."

Google has a ton of info if you want search under the various descriptions above.

Sadly,you may never know the maker, unless someone recognizes it right away--there were so many of these made that even an expert may not be able to ID the brand.

Do you have just one or more than one?

Are you asking to learn more to sell? I can offer guidance if you are going that direction.

Thanks for sharing this chair! Very nice!!

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October 20, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for posting very good pictures.
When looking for markings be sure to look at the side of the frame underneath the chair but I suspect it has no markings.
My only suggestion is to post your pictures with measurements and any provenance that may be available - even the city the ordinal owners lived in would be good - post this to several free appraisal sites and see what information they supply.
Usually they will tell the style and possible age even if it not a 'known' company brand.
Here is a link to some sites but there are others available.

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