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|