Rare Pair Of Koken Congress Barbers Chairs , Circa 1890


Rare Pair Of Koken Congress Barbers Chairs , Circa 1890

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Here you have a very rare opportunity to own a matching pair of lovely Koken congress barbers chairs, originally from America, circa 1890. They have been through a meticulous and labour intensive restoration (130 plus hours) . They are complete with the original headrests and original foot plates,. Both chairs are in full working order, they swivel, tilt and lock perfectly. The leather has been on the chairs for many years and has faded in places as it should have, with great patina and comes up beautifully with a good leather balm polish. 

Every metal part has been carefully nickel plated. Considering they are approx 130 years old both chairs are extremely solid and very comfortable, they could fit into any barbers shop to be used straight away for cutting and shaving.  Both of the original brass makers plates are in place on the back and a Koken towel clamp has also been added underneath each arm, which these chairs would have had to hang a towel from to wipe off your straight razor or hang a leather strop from. 

Koken barbers chairs are becoming extremely hard to find for sale here in the U.K.  In all the years I have been collecting/restoring barbers chairs I have only ever managed to find a couple of Koken chairs, to have found a pair that are this old and still together in this condition is very unusual. There probably isn't another pair of these for sale anywhere, especially in the U.K. 

Although they would look amazing and be a real talking point in any barber shop they would also look great in a home or retail space.

These chairs can only go up in value the older they get so would be a great investment. 

Sold as a pair only. Confirmed dimensions to follow.

Width: 123.0 cm
Height: 123.0 cm
Depth: 123.0 cm

Estimated Time: One to two weeks

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Condition: Refurbished

Wear Condition: Excellent

Brand/Manufacturer: Koken

Date of Manufacture: 1890

Place of Origin: United States of America

Material: Leather, wood, metal

Period: 19th Century

Style: Antique

Listed by: Kerry_60af

SKU: 30529963