of these four styles of antique chairs is covered with patent perforated veneer,
which possesses the great advantages of durability and comfort in chairs, while it
has the coolness of rattan or cane covering without being subject to its
fragility. The veneer of the chairs consists of three layers, the fibers of which run at
right angles, and glued together so that it cannot possibly warp. For the
purpose of coolness and ventilation, as well as for ornamentation, the
veneer is perforated with holes, arranged in a fanciful or geometrical
order, so as to add beauty to comfort and strength.
The chairs are manufactured by Gardner & Company,
whose salesrooms are at 376 Pearl Street, New York. Other offices are in
Glasgow, Scotland; London, England; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia;
Berlin, Germany; and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
Antique Chairs Fig. I is a chair adapted for the pulpit or
officers in lodge rooms; and wherever they have been introduced they have
given great satisfaction, especially by reason of the cheerful appearance
the light perforated veneer gives to them. There is indeed no style better
adapted. Can be had in black walnut or ash.
Antique Chairs Fig. 4 is an office tilt-chair, for the
benefit of those who object to the rockers, which are sometimes in the way
behind the chair, and apt to trip any one passing there. Can be had in
black walnut or ash. (An edited 1878 advertisement by an
international furniture company)