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RARE WHITE STAR LINE TITANIC DECK CHAIR

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RARE WHITE STAR LINE TITANIC DECK CHAIR
Item Details
Description
Purportedly removed from the waters in the area of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The chair is typical of White Star Line folding deck chairs, made of beech wood with caned seat and slat back. The upper rail has an incised five-pointed star, emblem of White Star Line ships. The base of the right arm is impressed 'Kaufmann Liverpool' after Kaufmann Brothers of Liverpool (1894-1916).

H. 33 3.4" L. 56" extended W. 22” from the exterior of one arm to the other

Provenance: This chair was originally gifted by a member of one of these retrieval vessels to Reverend George Ambrose and his wife, Almira Balcom, who lived at the corner of South and Robie Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The chair has been subsequently passed down through the family.

The underside of the right arm is impressed 'Kaufmann Liverpool' referring to a cabinet maker listed in Gore's Directory of 1911.

For further paperwork and documentation please see this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zk1XsfdnADjRLI1V0EcrofTZ6J8tqGCm?usp=sharing

A.H Wilkens would like to thank the Furniture History Society UK, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and the Nova Scotia Archives for all of their research and assistance.
Condition
The chair remains in good condition, apart from some minor warping and splitting to the wood, as well as some minor restoration to the caning and slat.
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RARE WHITE STAR LINE TITANIC DECK CHAIR

Estimate CA$50,000 - CA$70,000
Sep 29, 2022
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Starting Price CA$30,000
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2001: RARE WHITE STAR LINE TITANIC DECK CHAIR
Sold for CA$60,0008 Bids
Est. CA$50,000 - CA$70,000Starting Price CA$30,000
SEPT 29th: FINE & DECORATIVE ARTS AUCTION
Sep 29, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Buyer's Premium 25%
Lot 2001 Details
Description
...
Purportedly removed from the waters in the area of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The chair is typical of White Star Line folding deck chairs, made of beech wood with caned seat and slat back. The upper rail has an incised five-pointed star, emblem of White Star Line ships. The base of the right arm is impressed 'Kaufmann Liverpool' after Kaufmann Brothers of Liverpool (1894-1916).

H. 33 3.4" L. 56" extended W. 22” from the exterior of one arm to the other

Provenance: This chair was originally gifted by a member of one of these retrieval vessels to Reverend George Ambrose and his wife, Almira Balcom, who lived at the corner of South and Robie Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The chair has been subsequently passed down through the family.

The underside of the right arm is impressed 'Kaufmann Liverpool' referring to a cabinet maker listed in Gore's Directory of 1911.

For further paperwork and documentation please see this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zk1XsfdnADjRLI1V0EcrofTZ6J8tqGCm?usp=sharing

A.H Wilkens would like to thank the Furniture History Society UK, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and the Nova Scotia Archives for all of their research and assistance.
Condition
...
The chair remains in good condition, apart from some minor warping and splitting to the wood, as well as some minor restoration to the caning and slat.
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