Adirondack Chairs, ca. 1900

Value (2014) | $1,800 Auction$2,200 Auction

GUEST:
They've been in my family probably since 1910, 1920. And they've been sitting on the home front porch. Anytime they would take pictures, they would have one of the ancestors sitting with the...

APPRAISER:
Well, they're real eye catchers, of course. Everybody who's walked by these chairs has said, you know, "I can't believe it." Yes, "What are they?" Rustic furniture, which is sometimes called twig style furniture, been around since the 17th century. And these are probably rhododendrons.

GUEST:
Yes.

APPRAISER:
So rhododendron trees are draped, because they have those branches with all of these curves and twists.

GUEST:
All of the interesting knolls.

APPRAISER:
Exactly. And they have beautiful flowers, too. But the branches are really great. These chairs were made probably about 1890 to 1910, right in there. So it's pretty early for rustic furniture, which is great. I love these knotty handles on the... you know, you can just grab onto those. He picked a perfect piece of wood. Well, I would put an auction estimate on these probably around $1,800 to about $2,200 for the pair.

GUEST:
Okay.

Appraisal Details

Appraiser
Leslie Keno Art Advisory
Waccabuc, NY
Appraised value (2014)
$1,800 Auction$2,200 Auction
Event
Knoxville, TN (July 13, 2013)
Category
Furniture
Form
Chair
Material
Wood

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