Auction: Chairs from Willits House

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DavidC
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Auction: Chairs from Willits House

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There appear to be ten chairs in this c. 1902 photo of the Willits dining room. Two of the low(er)-back chairs are set upon a riser base, perhaps to convert them temporarily to highchairs ?

https://www.christies.com/media-library ... .jpg?w=780

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A tall-back side chair owned at various times by the Domino's Pizza Collection and by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London:

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

This is truly one of FLW's best rooms of the OP period.

There are actually 11 chairs in the photo. Did you count the one in the 'prow' with the proto-TV table?

I am usually kind to FLW's chairs, but that arm chair, with its perfectly vertical back, square seat and thin arms does not look comfortable.

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