Foto Friday -- Period furniture

Blessmag

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I remember my Grandmother having very similar furniture in her "parlor".
( a stuffy, very formal room that was rarely used)

All of us Grandkids were forbidden to even go in there.
" We might break something "

That didn't bother me at all, I hated that room anyway.
We were convinced the room was haunted.

It looked identical to something we watched in a gothic horror movie.

:laugh:
 

Kurt G

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I've never seen that chair before... I'm assuming some of those stains are Lincoln's blood...
No ,the stains are from hair oil . The chair was in storage for many years before Henry Ford bought it for the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn , Michigan. Apparently at least one person used to sit in it and stained it by leaning back in it . There were some blood stains on the chair as well. Henry Ford purchased it at auction for $2400.
 

Pete Longstreet

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No ,the stains are from hair oil . The chair was in storage for many years before Henry Ford bought it for the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn , Michigan. Apparently at least one person used to sit in it and stained it by leaning back in it . There were some blood stains on the chair as well. Henry Ford purchased it at auction for $2400.
Interesting. Do you know what year Ford purchased the chair? And what it's current value is approximately?
 

Kurt G

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Interesting. Do you know what year Ford purchased the chair? And what it's current value is approximately?
The equivalent of $2400 in 1929 is about $36, 558 today . I'd say Henry got a real deal. If anyone gets near Dearborn , Mi. I'd highly recommend the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village as well. Ford collected many historic buildings back in the day including the Wright Brother's bicycle shop and part of Edison's lab . Traditionally there has been a large gathering of Civil War re-enactors on Memorial Day weekend . I don't know if that still happens .
 

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