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Baker bottom markings
Baker bottom markings  
I have tried to get more information about the history and value of two white leather chairs I own.  Both have a metal baker nameplate on the bottom and a chalk # code written on the bottom.

I have called Baker and they have been unable to provide me with any info.

The arm style and the furniture tack detail looks similar to chairs I've seen identified as Barnard & Simonds.

Thanks for any additional information.

Hi Jill,

Your chair is not one that I am familiar with. There are no archival information
that is available and perhaps that is why Baker could not help you.
If I had to guess I would say that your chair was made in the 1960's or later.
As for value, $150. to $175. would be the range.

Best Wishes,

George E. Harrison III  

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