RR Autograph Auctions Titanic Deck Chair an original deck chair

30 Mar

Exceedingly rare original Titanic deck chair, measuring approximately 37.75 x 22.5 x 54, one of only seven still known to exist. The chair displays expected wear, and its caned seat is mostly present although a center portion is broken with some loss of cane (this could have occurred on impact with the water but is more likely the result of use since the time of recovery). There is some evidence of minor repairs throughout consistent with the entry in the Mackay-Bennett’s logbook relating to repairs made by a carpenter. The headrest supports a metal name holder on the right which is empty, and on the lower portion of the chair is imprinted, “Made By R. Holman & Co. Boston Mass. USA.” This chair was exhibited in the United States in the late 90s and has essentially been out of public view since that time. The lot is accompanied by a detailed letter of authenticity from renowned Titanic author, curator and deck chair authority Steve Santini.

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