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Taken with the iPhone 4 camera with and Art on the iPad

The Big Chair, “once was The Worlds Largest Chairs” a 19 1/2 foot tall replica of a Duncan Phyfe model chair was built in 1959 by the Virginia-based Bassett Furniture company for Curtis Brothers Furniture as a promotional ploy after being conceived by Charles Curtis, the brother of the company’s president, as a way to draw customers to the family’s furniture showroom. Curtis Brothers was once a well-known furniture retailer whose warehouse, showroom and offices were at what is now V Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, and then on Nichols Avenue.

On August 23-24, 2005, the chair was pulled apart with a backhoe and removed for restoration due to rot eating away at its legs and back. On April 25, 2006 the current owners, Curtis Properties Inc., introduced a rebuilt version, constructed from brown-painted aluminum.

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Taken with the iPhone 4 camera with and Art on the iPad

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