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Jun 29 2010

Another “Horner” Actually Robert Mitchell

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Currently on Ebay, this ornately carved parlor suite has been attributed to R.J. Horner, as is commonly done due to the extent of carvings and the “Renaissance Egg” in the crest.  But as you can see from the ca. 1902 Robert Mitchell catalog image below, it was undoubtably made by them.  A comparison of the chairs is also a positive match.

By the way, I now have two complete Robert Mitchell catalogs available for download over at my other blog for you to do your own comparisons with furniture that you run across.

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Mar 21 2009

Horner Bedroom Suite At Ron Rhoads Ultimate Grandeur & Nautical Auction

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Ron Roads’ auction has been in operation for 50 years and was originally started by his father, Vic Rhoads. I was contacted by Ron regarding an upcoming sale that they are having which will feature a rather extroardinary bedroom suite attributed to R.J. Horner.

Due to my proximity to their location, I was able to see the suite in person and they permitted me to take photographs, which I will share below.  The link to Horner is a metal tag which was located in one of the drawers during it’s lifetime and stays with the set today.  There is a chance that the tag could have been bought and added to the set during it’s history, and I leave that open to possibility, but based on what I know from Ron, I don’t think that is the case.  I think this is the real deal.

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