I wonder where this walnut-framed, original-horsehair love seat is today? If it was more than 100 years old 1944, chances are that it's approaching 200 years old today.
This advertisement was featured in the December 1944 edition of Hobbies — "The Magazine for Collectors" — which was published by Lightner Publishing Co. under that name until 1985.
Here are some links to read more about Hobbies and its publisher:
- 2010 article on The E-Sylum, an electronic publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society
- Ghost Signs at the Lightner Building (Look Back, Chicago!)
- Official website for Lightner Museum in Saint Augustine, Florida
- Official Blog of Glessner House Museum: Lightner Museum Preserves Prairie Avenue's Past