Patrice had this chair for about 15 years. It had belonged to her dad who passed away in 1994. She says “It’s been sitting in my garage all that time, waiting for my inspiration. When my mom found out I was painting it she flipped, but I know that my dad would have wanted me to make it exactly the way I envisioned it could be, something that was ‘my style’ and would make me smile every time I looked at it. I had to take a ton of pics beforehand because I had to disassemble it. It is very old, made by the Crocker Chair Co. from Sheboygan, WI. I did some research online and found a catalog dated 1930 with a picture of the chair. The Crocker Chair Co. ended up closing during the depression. These chairs are valuable online, but since I’m keeping this forever, its value to me is much greater.”
Thanks Patrice! How special to be able to preserve something so precious and be able to use it everyday. I’m sure your dad would be proud!