10+ 1927 Art Deco theater seats for sale!

posted by kickgbird on July 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

I have purchased in the past at auction 10+ Art Deco 1920’s theater seats. They were from a theater in Manchester, MO., possibly the Manchester Cinema. I think the newspaper wrap with them is from the 90’s, could be when they were originally purchased. I do have pics to send just email. I may and try to put them somewhere(on line) and put a link.

12+ seats
17+ backs (6 just have stuffing back, they are not cushioned with springs. Maybe were for a tight end space)
14 aisle ends (some have the lights figures some are non-light ends)
13+ divider supports (some solid, some see-thru)

There are some seats and backs that have no material (these are not listed above). Plus there is some seats that have been recovered (not listed above). There are some armrests and nuts and bolts loose, plenty for all. There are 2 dividers that have a foot broken off(not listed above and one has piece).

I had 2 chairs redone. I was going to put them in local antique malls but decided it would take too much time and money(cost for two seats $300.00, would have been cheaper if I done more at a time). I would be willing to deliver these (up to 100 miles) to someone out off state. Only out of state, locally will have to pick up.

I’m asking $3,300 for all or your best offer. Not sure of the value but did see just an end(aisle end) sell on Ebay for $125.00?. What I’m asking is just about $300 a seat.

They are marked American Seating Co.
Patent Jan. 11,1927.
Also a Canada patent
Reis Pat. 17435
Not sure about the last line, a reissue date?

You can or call 314-602-1641.

Mark Anderson

I live about a ½ drive from Saint Louis, Mo.

Theaters in this post

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kickgbird on August 18, 2009 at 6:17 pm


here is the website for photos of the chairs

if this doesn’t work, just search kickgbird under people category at photobucket.com

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