Sep 11 2008

Horner Bamboo Furniture at Grand View

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I’ll borrow a little background on bamboo furniture that I wrote for my Horner bio page:

Throughout the 1890s, R.J. Horner advertised imitation bamboo furniture made of Maple stained a yellowish tone. This furniture was inspired by the great success of the Japanese display at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Surviving examples suggest that this less formal furniture was used in private living areas and not the more formal public areas of the home.

The dresser to the right is coming up for sale at Grand View Antiques & Auction on the 13th.  I thought it would be interesting to mention this style of furniture since many Horner admirers may not be aware of this niche of Horner’s production.

The dresser’s bidding will start at $2,000 and expected range is $3,000 to $5,000.  More at the listing.

There is also a matching bed and lockside chest.

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May 17 2007

Signed Maple Horner Chests

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Not that I’ve been a fan of Horner pieces for eons (probably 2 years) but I’ve never seen Horner items done in maple… until now. There are two maple/birdseye maple bedroom pieces currently on sale separately: this four-drawer piece, and a six-drawer chest. Both are signed R.J. Horner & Co., Furniture Makers and Importers. Bidding ends May 25th.

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