Vickypicker may have found a smoking gun to refute my assertion that the chair was made by George Henkels. I think I’ll make definitive statements more often as it draws people out with their information. Please see the comments to read what he has to say and my response.
A book that he has documents the chair as being by Robert Renwick of Baltimore. I have now purchased the book in question and it should be here in a few days. I want to see if there is any more context and what the general authority of the book is. I’ve revised the earlier post so as to temper the assertion until we find out more. See a signed Renwick dresser here.
In other news, Rare Victorian is in Antique Trader’s July 9th issue – sort of. Page 5 has a reprint of this blog post but unfortunately no mention of RareVictorian.com. What’s a guy gotta do to get some press around here?
Hopefully RV may get some national press next weekend. I and a few RV regulars have (or will be) interviewed by a prestigious business paper about the Victorian antique market. The article was in the pitch stage when I was interviewed and is now green-lighted. I look forward to reading it (assuming it happens) and will let everyone know when to look for it.