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This antique chair is a prime example of the fine craftsmanship of the Stompts Burkhardt Furniture Company.

Intricately carved lions face
U-shaped chair
Width: 27 inches
Height: 36 inches
Depth: 22 inches
19 lbs
Dated between 1890 and 1928
Original tag on bottom of chair
Antique but in good condition, some scratches on back and seat.

The History:
This Mahogany chair was produced around the turn of the century by The Stomps-Burkhardt Company of Dayton, Ohio. The company operated between 1890 and 1928. The shape of the chair was originally inspired by ancient Egyptian folding stools. These chairs had an X-shaped base and a curved seat. These simple folding stools inspired designers in 15th century Italy to resurrect the style and rename their folding stools Savonarola chairs. Curule chairs descended from seats reserved for high-ranking officials of the Roman Empire. Curule chairs were similar in design, but were not foldable and had a solid framework. The Curule chair continued to develop and flourish across Europe after the 15th century. The X-shaped chair came to the U.S. in the early 1800s as part of the American fascination with French style and furniture.

The real renaissance of the chair came in the late 19th century, thanks to domestic furniture companies and mail order catalogues such as Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward. These companies dubbed them Roman chairs and sold them to the masses. By that time, the Roman chair had morphed from an X-shape to a lazy-C construction of the arms and seat. In many Victorian and Edwardian homes, a parlor, much like Rayburn’s, was not complete without the stylish addition of a Roman chair.

This item is available for pick up in Southern Connecticut. I can personally delivery to anywhere in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and some places in Pennsylvania for a $40 fee or I will ship this item using a white glove home delivery service for $250.

Stompts Burkhardt Vintage Carved Mahogany Chair


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  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Primary color: Brown
  • Materials: wood, Mahogany
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 23 reviews
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