That is a Pullman chair. Made for private railroad cars around 1910.
You can tell by the rich Corinthian upholstery as documented by the
If you had 3 more and the matching table, you'd be sitting on a fortune.
Actually, you'd be sitting with your ass on the floor wondering who just
fed you this line of shit.
My greatgrandparents had a room full of very similar pieces--several
chairs and a sofa--black leather, wood was probably mahogany. They
built and furnished their house in the early- to mid- 1920s, IIRC.
I'd look for something from that era. Sorry I don't know more about
It was somewhere outside Barstow when "Ed Perreaux"
Made by the Blind Fugly Brothers, sometime just after WW1 at a guess.
Arms look bandsawn, rather than drawknifed, and is that flat back made
of pressed plywood ?
Looks older than mid-20th century. Maybe Victorian with a touch of
Eastlake... The paw feets and what appears to be a bookmatched veneer on
the upper back lead me in that direction. I dunno - maybecouldbe of east
Asian origin with the style of paw carving and heavy quality to the arms.
I like it, by the way, Fugly Bros or not.
I can see why the reference to Asian origins but having a leather covered
back and most likely a leather seat - I doubt it came from the far east but
would agree it has an Asian influence.
Look close for a makers mark - bottom of rails and even on the feet. Take
some mineral spirits and clean those areas (lightly) to see if you can see
any stamps, icon symbols etc. that may give a clue as to it's origins. I
live in an area where there are a lot of dealers and antique shows and can't
remember ever seeing anything close to that style. It's a chair designed to
be in one place and not moved
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