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Time Machine Victorian Bookend
In 1959, movie producer, George Pal, found himself wandering the cavernous halls of the MGM prop department, in search of a chair which would complement the staring prop of his latest film... The Time Machine. He was delighted to discover a spectacular Victorian barbers chair.
With a few alterations, this hand carved wooden artwork from 1898, became the "saddle" for the time traveler as he ventured into the distant future to save the Eloy.
After a two year search for such chair, I discovered one of these very rare antiques in a shop in Sacramento, California. It's backstory is that it was original to the Rockefeller estate which, by chance, is one mile from my home in upstate New York! This chair in now the "saddle" in my Time Machine recreatation.
This bookend is a resin casting of the chair's beautiful hand carved figurative armrest. It is faux finished by hand to compliment it's base of solid oak.