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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, I discovered one of these very rare antiques in a shop in Sacramento, California. It is, by oral tradition, 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 the Time Machine offered on this site.
This bookend is a hand painted casting from this chair. The figurative head is mounted on oak, stained and finished by hand.