Description

Holy Tiki Bar Batman!!! This Female Tiki Chair attributed to Witco and designed by William Westenhaver is sure to be the center of attraction in any room. It is such a wonderful piece of art it could be displayed as such. Comprised of two female Tiki figures with their backs together facing outward at an angle to form the back of the chair which reaches to the floor. The seat is attached at just the right spot to form a lap for you to be seated and the front leg is a Tiki mask face. These Witco pieces were individually chainsaw carved out of red cedar. The finish is a dark walnut stain and the details enhanced with bright coloration. This chair is in exceptionally good condition with the colors still bright and beautiful and the sky-blue velvet upholstery perfect. In our research we discovered an online photo of this chair depicted in a 1968 Witco catalog along with other photos of this style Witco chair being used in famous Tiki Bars and Lounges around the US when Tiki style took the world by storm, and Elvis decorated his famed Jungle Room at Graceland with Tiki furniture and décor from Witco.

At the request of his cousin, Bob Post, William Westenhaver joined Witco, originally Western International Trading Company, in 1957 and in 1977 Witco closed its doors for the last time; but, not without leaving a unique and indelible mark on mid-20th century design.

You need to make this rare and wonderful sculptural chair your own!

Additional information

DESIGNER

MAKER

STYLE / PERIOD

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MATERIALS

Paint, Red Cedar, Fabric

DATE: Circa

1957-1977

SKU 414-SEA-137 Category Tags ,

Additional information

DESIGNER

MAKER

STYLE / PERIOD

,

MATERIALS

Paint, Red Cedar, Fabric

DATE: Circa

1957-1977

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