eBay Acquisitions: Barber’s chair, wastebasket

You really can find just about anything you need on eBay. Sometimes we snag vintage threads or artwork. This week we bought a barber’s chair and a wastebasket.

The barber’s chair is a beauty: A two-piece (chair and footrest) by the¬†Samuel Kline Co. that dates back to 1909. The chair is upholstered in tufted, black glove leather, and the white marble arms and headrest are original. You can imagine how amazing it would look in a space filled with white marble.

The wastebasket is also from the early 1900’s produced by famed barber chair manufacturer Koken. It’s seen better days, but then again, it holds trash like it’s brand new!

Where should we put them…






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David is Wingtip's storyteller. In addition to editing the Modern Gentleman's Blog, he has written for Wax Poetics, The Source, SF Weekly, and the East Bay Express, and others. His inspirations include Rumble Fish, Paul's Boutique, and Balzac. He studied English at the City University of New York at Hunter College and journalism at the University of Southern California. He lives in Berzerkeley with his wife and daughter.

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