While driving through my hood one day, I came across this amazing chair in the alley. Despite the sagging and flat cushions, it still was so sunny and happy looking.
With great effort I put this huge, heavy piece of furniture in my little Prius and off we went.
I didn’t have any room for it, but I just couldn’t let it go. When I took it home, I found that I had a SCORE!
This was a Barker Bros chair. Barker Bros was founded in 1881, went out of business in 1992 and was a staple of all m y childhood house memories. It seems everyone had a Barker Bros couch, chair, etc. This baby had the tag on the cushion. Sold in 1975, it’s price was a whopping $790.00! In 1975 prices, that’s about a $1500 chair.
And here is the final result! Since I couldn’t keep it, I listed it on Craigslist and sold this lovely chair for $250.00!!! Hurray for profits and capitalism!!!