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I bought the attached chair at an auction.  The auctioneer said in his years he has never seen one and didn't know what it was. It was in good shape and interesting, so I bought it. I have had it for a while and am ready to sell it, but I have no idea what it is.  The crank handle raises and lowers the chair and there is a lever that acts as a brake (I guess). The mechanism that raises and lowers the chair is encased in a cascading wooden pillars. There is a handle across the back.  Any help with identification would be greatly appreciated.

thank you for your offer to buy the chair at 350$ but i must decline.  there is nothing left at that price.  perhaps you should sell it to someone who intends on keeping it.
thanks, sincerely

check all the metal parts for a name of the casting foundry.

height lowered
height raised
does it tilt
are the huge casters original, check the mounting to determine this or send a photo of the mounting point.
i posted this before checking email---saw your email and will read and respond there.  thanks
perhaps you did not understand that i need the requested information above to help you with your question.

once that is supplied I can research further.


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robert klein


Regarding American antique, vintage, and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing. Please read instructions for posting.


I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of American antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars through several organizations.

Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association

BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971

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