Found this chair at a garage sale quite a few years ago. It had been kept outside, so the black paint is wore off most of it. If anyone out there has any information on this type of chair, I'd sure like to know more about it.
It is very sturdy and very heavy. There was a label hanging off of the underside, so I took it off and put it somewhere "safe" to preserve it until I could get it refinished properly. I'll let you know when I remember where somewhere "safe" is.
If you look close, you can see the gold details throughout, or what remain of them. It looks to be a mess, but there isn't a loose rung or rotten piece on this beauty.
One of my favorite things about the chair is what appears to be a brass medallion embedded in the back that reads: "Lake Superior State University 1946". (I know where the University is, as I attended there before I got married). I searched online years ago and found an article that mentioned "professor chairs". Was this a chair made for a professor at the University? Hopefully someday I will learn more about the chair's history and worth and will be able to have it re-finished professionally as it was meant to be. Can anyone guess how much I paid for The Chair? (hee hee!)