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Bottle 471 - Griffin Chair
Date Added: 22 May 2007

This is a very nice chair built in a small square shaped bottle. The chair fits snugly in the corners of the bottle and has dowelled shaped legs with a single dowel shaped stretcher between each leg. The seat is ivory colored woven thread forming a tight diamond shape. The back is made from the same thread and is woven between two stretchers. The pattern is more of a "Y" shape. The bottle is sealed with a wooden stopper with a curved wooden cross arm going though a slot making it impossible to remove the stopper. On one side of the cross arm is a "19" and on the other side a "21." This is for "1921" the year this chair in a bottle was made. Outside the bottle the stopper is a square block of wood. All parts except for the thread are natural wood. The bottle is perhaps a small medicine bottle. It has a "K" in the middle of the bottom with a crown of small round dots over the top part. A number 8 appears under the "K." This bottle is identical to one show in "Genius in a Bottle, Susan D. Jones, 2003, White Holme Press, page8, figure 16. Other examples shown in the picture were made by different individuals who were in the Odd Fellows Home, Liberty, Missouri.
Type: Chair in a Bottle   Maker's Name: Griffin, C.W.
Category: Furniture   Made Where: Odd Fellows Home, Liberty MO.
Bottle Size: 4 7/8" x 1 11/16"   Year Made: 1921
Bottle Type: Unidentified