10/18/10

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I asked a vendor to untie this from his roof so I could take a closer look with my flashlight at the LBC flea on Sunday, it's one of my all time favorite finds. late 19th century to early 20th century New Mexico (Santa Fe) folk art chair with carved back rest decoration, original gnarly rawhide webbing and beautiful rudimentary joinery/pins. I was stopped by a few wizards on the way out and gleamed a little insight into what the hair could be-more research required in terms of identification and repair pathways.

7 comments:

MONDOBLOGO said...

Super sweet! You can see the beginnings of Modernism sneaking out too. The pop rails look like tiny 1920s NYC skyscrapers....

Okemah said...

Thought LBC would be rained out...
Great rooftop score!

Golden Smith said...

flashlight?
you must be an early bird

R4TH said...

gets the worm wood

david john said...

"wizards on the way out."

the visuals just make me smile.

just curious, what will you be doing with this chair?

R4TH said...

right now just staring at it in the studio and wishing there were five more....I want to take it to some antique wizards for appraisal/info and then get it re-woven with some kind of horween leather I think-maybe a throne for future collections in the house, I don't have a piece of furniture that acts like an object more than this thing-the short answer is holding onto it....and part of me wants to remake it as a kind of dummy's guide to joinery/practical lesson in the folke arts.

Peter Nencini said...

This is the most interesting, beautiful chair I've seen in a good while. Jealousy and curiosity intermingled. Will be lovely to see what you do with it.