Art Deco Presidential Hydraulic Koken Barber Chair in Green Leather
A vintage Art Deco 1930's Koken Barber chair in green leather with head rest. This chair is an exceptional collector item. The chair is made by Koken manufacturing & Co of St Louis, Missouri and ithe foot plate " Koken Companies St Louis USA" The adjustable Koken barber chair is in its original condition and all hardware are original. The chair comes with original early 20th Century shaving tools including a razor / blade leather stop and a fine blade in in its original silver box as shown on the photos.
History of the Koken Barber Chair :
Ernest Koken was a reputable German citizen for his engineering and designing skills. He began working on the hydraulic lift for Koken barber chairs in the 1890s. Being an engineer by heart, he patented his reclining chair design in 1881. He patented his hydraulic chair a decade later (in 1892). If you have ever sat on a hydraulically powered chair in a barbershop (hard to find someone who hasn't), give credit to this man. After the death of Ernest, his son inherited the company, Koken's Barber's Supply company, and it expanded more than ever. Ernest's company became the leading barber supply business in the United States under his wing, and they expanded their business to other barber supplies.
Dimensions: 50” H x 30” W x 34” D
Seat Hight: 23”
Style: Art Deco
Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. some discoloration, marks and scratches to the leather and patina to to the hardware surface.
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