The company was founded in 1889 and quickly became one of the biggest employers and producers of furniture in the area. The company produced a wide range of chairs, including office chairs, dining chairs, and rocking chairs. It was known for its high-quality craftsmanship and use of durable materials, which made its products popular with consumers. The original factory was destroyed in the 1899 fire but like a phoenix from the ashes they rose again. The company continued to produce furniture until they eventually closed their doors in the mid 20th century.The chair has four flared legs with a round bentwood footrest. These pair well with drafting tables and the chair is quite comfortable with an ergonomically shaped 7 splat back that provides the user comfort over extended periods of time. The chair has a woven cane seat that's free of damage, but this didn't come to us with a cushion. The seat is a pretty standard size so it should be easy to find a suitable cushion at a big box store.
If you did end up wanting to have a cushion custom made it would be a tremendously easy job for any upholsterer. The crest rail has an attractive Tiger Oak grain with large rays present and the chair is in very good condition. Milwaukee Chair Company's bentwood products are among their most desirable products, and they were one of the first American companies to start incorporating this novel wood bending technique that was achieved by steam treating the wood. The chair is signed by the Milwaukee Chair Company on the iron mechanism that adjusts the height and allows the chair to flex. We photographed this at the lowest setting but if you look closely at our 7th photo there are another few inches of the threaded steel rod to make this taller.
The chair measures 17 1/2" wide x 16" deep x 48 1/2 tall at the lowest setting. We are a wholly owned family business in our third decade of continuous operation. We have a large inventory of fine antiques ranging from Early American, Federal, Chippendale, Empire, Centennial, Victorian, 20th Century custom mahogany, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern antique furniture along with decorative arts from across the globe.
All the items we offer to the general public are high quality estate pieces. We do not offer goods with significant flaws or defects.
We completely avoid items with issues. You can expect the items we sell to have reasonable wear and tear. Due to the large volume of goods we deal in we cannot describe items in minutia. We do our best to give you an accurate condition report in our description of the items.We have expert woodworkers and re-finishers on staff to service any piece of furniture we offer. We represent all merchandise in absolute good faith and to the very best of our ability. If you would like to find out about any number of our services, including appraisals and restoration, please ask us about our website for more information. We deliver within a 250 mile range of zip code 01105 for a low cost flat rate. We specialize in New York City and Boston deliveries at extremely reasonable rates. We perform this service without the cost of labor as an appreciation for your patronage. This and our "volume shippers" discount creates a substantial lower cost for you. They are not furniture movers who bring the items into your home.
We can get you special services in certain cases, but you are responsible for telling us you require them and for the extra cost of these services, if you instruct our shippers to provide services beyond curbside deliveries. We are responsible for any additional services and charged for these services. Again the process is all designed to protect your investment and is an option offered for your protection.We don't like to send nice people off with things tied to roof racks. We are not a storage facility. We are happy to hold your items for a reasonable pre-agreed upon period. We have a zero tolerance policy for non-paying buyers. Any offer we accept is a binding sale and subject to the conditions herein. Massachusetts General Law applies to all sales. We accept all major credit cards and are delighted to answer any questions that you may have or provide services you may need. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chairs".
The seller is "baycolonyantiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.