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Pair of Faux Leopard Fur Hand Carved High Back Witco Tiki Thrown King Chairs

$4,995per set

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Take a walk on the wild side, or maybe just have a seat there with scepter in hand. Each thrown has been recovered in high-quality, cruelty free, faux-fur that very much resembles the look and feel of leopard fur. Each high back is adorned with a hand-carved lion crest befitting Polynesian royalty. These highly collectible and hard-to-find thrown chairs were born of the jet-set era. The 1960s was the golden age of air travel and Americans were absolutely fascinated with “Exotica.” Ephemera from exotic tropical lands around South Asia were all the rage and gave birth to an explosion of tiki motifs in popular American culture. Every inch of this sinuous dark cedar has been painstakingly detailed by our in-house restoration team to both preserve the patina and address any imperfections in the wood. The results speak for themselves and we're more than certain they will exceed expectations. Robert Post Junior and Artist William Westenhaver Created Witco in 1959. The two capitalized on the exotica trend by creating lavishly bold, roughly carved wood furniture and decor. The delightfully dramatic furniture was so beloved during the period that Elvis created an entire “Jungle Room” in his Graceland home featuring Witco furniture! Witco remains a mainstay among collectors today. You can even see original Witco pieces still in use at Graceland, and other iconic tiki venues like Polynesian Gardens, the Hawaiian Inn, and the Aku Tiki Inn all located in Florida. Each chair measures: 26" wide 29" deep 55.5" high 25.25" arm height 18.5" seat height.

Details

  • Creator
    Witco (Manufacturer),William Westenhaver / Witco (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 55.5 in. (140.97 cm)Width: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Depth: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Seat Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent overall vintage condition with very minor age appropriate imperfections. New faux fur upholstery. Detailed top to bottom.
  • Seller Location
    Chattanooga, TN
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2255326497782

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    Ships From: Chattanooga, TN
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