A Rare Victorian reader contacted me about a chair that they have below with a badly damaged label, but a label nonetheless. It is clearly from a Cincinnati cabinetmaker (or retailer), but the question is: Which one? It appears to begin with the Letter “R” and then followed possibly by a capital “L”, but possibly not. I pose the question to the Rare Victorian audience to see if you can guess the maker or have seen a similar, but complete label.
This chair bears a distinct resemblance to chairs that I have always attributed to Horner. I’m betting this is a case where, as is common, where a single maker is distributing the same or similar chairs through multiple retailers.
So whose shop is it? Full resolution/size version is here.