Vintage Grand Central Terminal Koken Barber Chair
The Origin of the Chair
Antique collectors love Koken barber chairs due to their remarkable style and superior quality. They ... moreThe Origin of the Chair
Antique collectors love Koken barber chairs due to their remarkable style and superior quality. They were state-of-the-art in their day, being the first to feature a hydraulic lift for easy handling. The technology combined with the beautiful curved lines, decorative features and beautiful white porcelain pedestal makes it a beautiful piece for every collector.
The Grand Central Terminal is a landmark in New York City. J.P. Carey, a barber, arrived in New York in the early 1900s and opened a barbershop at Grand Central Terminal. E ventually had 50 barbers working for him. Over the years he expanded his Grand Central operations to include a laundry, shoe store, and haberdashery, before opening the limo service. In the 70s, I worked in public relations for the railroad. When they closed the barber shop, the company sold the chairs and all equipment. I bought several chairs and a Toledo “lollipop” scale. I have an accompanying newspaper article that documents the chairs and barber shop. less
- 26ʺW × 42ʺD × 48ʺH
- Early 20th Century
- Place of Origin
- United States of America
- Vintage / Antique / Used, Restored, No Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history less
- Seat Height
- 36.0 inches
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