Date Added: 01 October 2005
This chair is made from natural wood. The chair legs and back are carved in a tapered style up and down the entire length. There are 3 rungs in the chair back and a single rung is between each of the legs. The chair seat is made from loosely woven hemp. The bottle is sealed with a wooden shaft with a tamper proof crosspiece making it impossible to remove the stopper. Inside the bottle is a label taped on the glass which reads: SOUVENIR - Elk City, Oklahoma." According to the seller, this chair in bottle belonged to his great grandfather. It was purchased by him when he visited Oklahoma in the early 1950's. The actual date of creation was probably earlier than that. This bottle is made by R C Axton who lived at 500 West 8 St Elk City Okla, R. C. Axton was Roscoe C. Axton, born in Kansas in 1885, died in 1957 in a V.A. hospital in Amarillo, TX, and lived most of his life in OK. He was listed as a laborer in the 1930 census in Washita Co., OK.
|Type:||Chair||Maker's Name:||Axton, Roscoe|
|Category:||Furniture||Made Where:||Elk City, Oklahoma|
|Bottle Size:||7 1/4" x 2 3/4"||Year Made:||1940 - 1950|