This beautiful signed arm chair is of the Victorian period and
(according to the person offering for sale on ebaY) probably from the
Civil War to Centennial eras. Except for the seat, which is laminated, the
chair is made of solid mahogany which appears to be rosewood at times for
its grain. The fitted leather seat could stand some repairs but is
original with button upholstered leather and horsehair stuffing. The
backrest is leather with brass tacks as well as the back and sides having
brass tack and leather upholstery. The woodwork and joinery is in great
condition in need of only polish. It has a curved back and scroll carved
arms. It has a serpentine seat and front rail with square tapered columnar
front legs connected with a stretcher to chamfered and splayed back legs.
Under the chair on the bottom of the seat is a paper
label which is illegible, however, the chair is clearly signed in two places where the wood is impressed with a stylized trade mark that reads
"Doten- Dunton Desk Co., Commercial Furniture, Trade Mark, Reg. U.S. Patent Office". Within the logo there is a picture of the chair itself and of another chair with a swivel base. The chair measures approx. 34" h x 22" w x 24" deep and weights approx. 40 lbs.