A Tale of Two Chairs


Two unique chairs from a singular visionary dealer will be offered at Stella Show Mgmt Co.’s Antiques at the Armory show on 26th Street, January 20-22.

Joshua Lowenfels, a New York City dealer in folk art, Americana and works of art, is known for his unique eye and talent for finding uncommon and beautiful objects, as evidenced by the two chairs he will be bringing to the show this weekend.

A buffalo horn chair and talisman with wood, iron nails, trade cloth and trade tacks, circa 1890-1920 (right), was made by the Cree Indians of Great Falls, Mont. The chair measures 45 by 22 by  26 inches, and Lowenfels has a photograph of the chair that shows a Cree with it strapped to his back.

From folk art to centennial, Lowenfels will also show a 58-inch-high “Centennial Throne” (left) – an original, lavishly upholstered wing back arm chair with carved legs on ball and claw feet, Syracuse, N.Y., circa 1876, that is loosely based on the Chippendale style.

Lowenfels is one of 100 dealers at Antiques at the Armory . Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. The 69th Regiment Armory is at 68 Lexington Avenue at 26th  Street.

For more information on Lowenfels and his collections, visit http://www.joshualowenfels.com.

For show information, www.stellashows.com or 973-808-5015. – W. A. Demers

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