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Seeking Info on Murphy Chair?

This chair has been in our local courthouse (built 1916) for years. We are now auctioning it to raise funds for local historical organizations. The seat and back seem to be covered with leather. I would like any info on its history and its value on today's market.

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April 9, 20210 found this helpful

This wood one from 1930 sold for $70www.ebth.com/.../5395861-vintage-oak-murphy-office...

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April 9, 20211 found this helpful

Murphy Chair Company made this style chair - called by different names; office, secretary, stenographer, lawyers, library - from 1900-1950 so I'm not sure you can date it except from history provided by workers at the courthouse.
It appears the chair originally was all wood with woven/canning seat bottom that was redone with leather on the back and complete seat.
It now appears the seat bottom 'wore' out and another piece of material was attached so someone could continue using it.

If this chair was going to be listed for sale on the open market, I would say the value would be very low - maybe $25-$35 as a 'pick up only' (yard sale maybe) as most likely someone buying it would be planning a complete redo.
Since this chair may have a lot of history behind it, you may be able to raise the value if you can pinpoint whose office this chair was normally used or even who used it - maybe family would be interested.

You may find some useful information from past inquires:
www.thriftyfun.com/Finding-the-Value-of-Murphy-Chairs...

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