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Set of 4 Restored Vintage Witco Conquistador Tiki Chairs in Original Red Fur

$8,995.00



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Set of four restored Witco Conquistador tiki throne chairs in original red fur. This set of four chairs was originally part of a dining set. We have the matching dining table, sold separate. Let us know if you are interested in the table. These chairs are absolutely wild in the best kind of way. The original red fur fabric has a thick pile. This bright red upholstery adds drama to the high-back, iron cladded, hand-carved throne. As if all that isn’t enough.. the arms are carved like gorilla paws. Each throne chair is crowned with two hand-carved conquistador heads donning their iconic helmets. These highly collectible and hard-to-find thrown chairs were born of the jet-set era. The 1960s was the golden age of air travel and Americans were absolutely fascinated with “Exotica.” Ephemera from exotic tropical lands around South Asia were all the rage and gave birth to an explosion of tiki motifs in popular American culture.

We have other Witco items available including conquistador chairs in new leopard upholstery, Witco end table, and Witco cat. All of these pieces are sold separate. Contact us if you are interested in any of the other Witco pieces.

This project was a complete tear-down and rebuild. Every section was unbolted and individually restored. This sinuous, dark cedar has been painstakingly detailed by our in-house restoration team to both preserve the patina and address any imperfections in the wood. Lightly recolored and clear-coated to accentuate and preserve the character. The seats and backs were professionally steam cleaned, in repeated rounds, in order to revive the brilliant red fur. The results speak for themselves. We’re more than certain these will exceed expectations.

Robert Post Junior and Artist William Westenhaver Created Witco in 1959. The two capitalized on the exotica trend by creating lavishly bold, roughly carved wood furniture and decor. The delightfully dramatic furniture was so beloved during the period that Elvis created an entire “Jungle Room” in his Graceland home featuring Witco furniture! Witco remains a mainstay among collectors today. You can even see original Witco pieces still in use at Graceland, and other iconic tiki venues like Polynesian Gardens, the Hawaiian Inn, and the Aku Tiki Inn all located in Florida.

Arm chairs: 59.5″H x 28.25″W x 23.75″D

Armless chairs: 54.25″H x 19″W x 23″D

Seat dimensions: 19.25″H x 18.5″W x 19″D

Original fabric has been steam cleaned. Wood frames have new stain and repairs to mitigate areas of weathered wood. Wood frames have some scratches and wear. Sun fading on back of one chair.

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