Thursday, August 21, 2008

CHAIR FETISH -- PART FIVE

This is our computer chair. It swivels, rolls, tilts -- an all around good chair that we use everyday; and it is at least 100 years old. In the 1890s, my step-great-grandfather who I never knew was a judge in Prowers County Colorado. His son married my maternal grandmother when my mother was a child.




Then in the 1950s - 1960s, my husband's uncle worked in maintenance in the Prowers County courthouse. During this time, Bob's uncle acquired several pieces of unused furniture, etc. from the courthouse.




In the 1970s Bob did some professional work for his uncle. Not wanting to take any money, Bob finally agreed to take this chair as payment for services. We had it re-caned, then we refinished it, and started using it.




In the 1980s after my grandmother died, I was going through some old pictures and discovered a picture of this long-ago judge from my side of the family sitting in the chair acquired from my husband's side of the family.






Isn't it interesting how circumstances sometimes play out?




Thanks for stopping by,


Sally














3 comments:

Smilingsal said...

This is what is called a chair with history!

nikkicrumpet said...

How cool to own a piece with so much history. That picture is awesome...I'd be framing it and putting it in the room with the chair. Great story!!

Smilingsal said...

I tried to send you this response by email, but it wouldn't go through. So here it is:

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