Rare Victorian - Charles Rohlfs Chair
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Charles Rohlfs Chair

CharlesRohlfs 749069 Charles Rohlfs Chair

CharlesRohlfs 749069 Charles Rohlfs ChairIf you’ll excuse the interruption in the flow of Victorian Furniture for this minor sidestep into Arts and Crafts, I thought I’d mention this great chair coming up for sale by Charles Rohlfs.

Charles started his career as an actor in Boston until his future father-in-law insisted that he choose another career as a condition of marrying his daughter. His wife-to-be was Anna Catherine Green who became one of America’s most famous detective fiction writers. Charles began a career in furniture design after a move to Buffalo, NY. After years of work and successful exhibitions, Rohlfs eventually reached the pinnacle of his career and became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London and was commissioned to produce a set of chairs for Buckingham Palace. In 1936, the New York Times obituary credited him as the originator of Mission Furniture.

This chair will be sold by Cottone Auctions on September 28th and is expected to bring $30,000-$50,000. You can click on the picture for more images at the Cottone site.

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