Vintage barber chairs are exquisite and unique. They are extremely comfy and generally have intricate designs. Think about sitting on one for a moment. Imagine the people who have sat on it in the past. These collectible items tend to be priced quite high. The most popular one, Koken, is highly sought after. Barber chairs from Koken are particularly precious because of their sophisticated designs and remarkable craftsmanship.
Nowadays, you won’t be able to find a lot of vintage barber chairs that can be purchased in antique shops or on auction web sites for the reason that a number of them have already been donated to museums while some others are simply not exposed by their owners to protect the value. Even so, there are many reproductions that will set you back several bucks as opposed to their genuine counterparts that are really worth a fortune.
There truly is something special about the vintage barber chair. It provides an elegant look to a barber shop or any other antique establishment. It can also draw interest among bystanders and prospective buyers as well as help you get more clients along the way.
To the right collector, a classic item may cost thousands of dollars. Ideally, the older the chair, the more it costs. However, this isn’t entirely correct. As with any item that’s old, condition is everything. A dealer might have an 80-year old Koken barber chair lying around but with lots of missing parts. Apparently, this lowers its value considerably.
When looking for old barber chairs, you may have asked: What’s the difference between an antique barber chair and a vintage barber chair? Different merchants will give you different answers. A good starting point though, is to identify the items by their age. Many merchants would call a 200-year old chair as antique while a 50-year old one would be considered vintage. Others are more firm, requiring that an antique barber chair should be at least 100 years old and a vintage should be at least 20 years old. Even so, an antique with lots of missing parts may be worth nothing to a serious collector.
Hello I have a vintage Takara Belmont barber chair, it is missing a foot & ankle rest. The two leg frames are also broken, so as you can imagine I am in search for these parts. I wanted to know if you can help find these things so I can have a complete chair to use for work. I have pictures if you need to see what kind of chair I have. So far I can not tell what the leg frames size or part # is. Please help!
I have the same one that is pictured in this site, A Theo A Kock. What year is it and whats it worth? Thank you
Hello I have a barber dentist and birthing chair all in one
And have no idea what it is or what it is worth
The only initials on the chair are on the brass foot rest
MRC or MRTC or MRDC
Porcelain arm rest
Have tons of pics and looking to seek it and don’t know what’s it’s worth
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How can one tell the difference between an antique barber or dentist chair. Did Koken ever make a dentist chair?
Hi. I have one of this. Somebody can tell me how much it cost?? Is from 1929
I have a koker model a230992 can anyone tell me more about this chair so I can get the right parts
I have a 1875-1900 birninghaus barber chair given to me by a friend moving out of town! It’s old of course but has all working parts! Can someone please give me a value on this petticoat item? Again everything is still original!
I have a Theo Kochs barber chair I would like to sell. I think it’s from the early 1900s. Is anyone interested?
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looking for koken barber / stylist chair electric 1960s or 1970s to purchase.
looking to match the formica pattern used on a mid ’60’s Koken Triumph barber chair. It is a light cream colored woodgrain pattern.
I have a complete “Congress” barber chair made by Koken. The plate on the back says “Koken Brothers Supply Co., St. Louis. Pat. Oct 30, 1888. It seems to have all of the parts but just needs to be restored. It still has the original seat springs and most of the cushion fill material.
I am interested in selling this chair and was wondering if anyone knows the value.
I have a chair just as the one in empire state building only mor porcelain on erm two chairs good conditions one only seat tare not much cll 313 778 2907 or 70