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Re: what is my chair?

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool247-179.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 8/10/5 21:39

In Response To: what is my chair? (Hannah)

This is an invalids chair you are describing. Most of them were gleefully tossed with modern plumbing, as I think people were tired of the whole concept of having to empty and clean the things. The purpose was that getting one onto a chamber pot or to the out house, when sick or frail, the chair was seen as a convenience. I don't know if they have much value today, people will put an old chair outside with a hole cut into the seat and then a fitting flower pot, but not the real thing, just a quaint variation. Enjoy it as a novelty, or see if the local museum wants it, though rare, they aren't much in demand where I can see.

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