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I inherited this chair from my mom after she passed away.  I can't find anything that would identify it's origin, style or age. Not even a lead.  I've posted it on several furniture sites, but still nothing.  

The wood seems to be hand carved, as I can seen imperfections in the designs that should be complete mirrors of each other and I can see what looks like blade cuts.  The seat (I'm assuming my mom created a new one) is held in place by 4 interwoven metal bands that are nailed to the frame.  I could find no names or writing anywhere on the chair.

Would much appreciate a lead if you have one.  Thank you!

Pat

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added;

empire style not empire.  empire would indicate it was 1830s, which it is not.
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it is an empire style chair made in the 1920s-30s of birch wood and mahogany in the back slat.

carving will be machine assisted hand work.

it could have been made at any of thousands of factories.  without a label no one will ever know.

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