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updated 07 March 2011

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Jan 9, 2011
I am attaching pictures of a Sikes chair rescued from the side of the road for garbage pick-up this
past November 2010.

It looked as though the chair had been in a fire - the finish was blistered and the leather seat was no longer flat or usable.  The restoration was completed in December 2010.

Thank you for letting me share these photos with you and your family and readers.

Jan Easley
Greenwell Springs, Louisiana

Feb 1, 2011

A few weeks ago I saw an article in the local paper (Sikorski's Attic) that mentioned Sikes furniture and checked out your web site. These are pictures of a dinning room set my parents purchased in the mid [19]50s in Buffalo. The company was going out of business at the time and my parents were worried if they were going to get what they paid for.  To make a long story short, one of the employees finished the set at home and all turned out well. I recall many Family dinners at this table and it is still used on a regular basis today.

Howard Papke

Feb 4, 2011
I have a Sikes Oak rocking chair. I have it 45 years and the previous owner had it even longer. I am not interested in selling it. I want it passed on to my children.  I am curious as to year it was manufactured and the exact type.  I looked on line and the only rocking chair that comes close to is a Phoenix Oak chair. My chair is all wood, the back has a t-shape wood in the center only.

I thank you for any information you are able to forward  to me. It is a chair we have enjoyed so much.
Respectfully, Jacquie Tobin, Prescott, AZ


Feb 13, 2011
Sikes chair from the trust company of NJ in Journal square. Sold the commercial bank to capital one and I now have this chair...

Feb 13, 2011

I have attached some pictures of my Sikes wooden desk chair.  Back in the early 1980s my brother was the lead architect on the Guaranty Building restoration project in Buffalo NY.  The building was being gutted and I was able to save this Sikes wooden chair and the desk it went with from the trash. I refinished the chair and have been using it for the last 30 years.   Patrick Flynn

Feb 27, 2011
 This chair has been in my family for generations, my grandfather used this as his office chair when he opened a Ford Motor Dealership in Kansas City, Mo., sometime in late 1939 to 1940.  Later he sold the dealership to purchase a hardware store with my father and uncle in Tavernier, Florida Keys.

My father sold the business to my uncle and retired to Brooksville, Florida. where he used it until his passing. I now have the chair in my care and hope to use this throughout my life. Aside from needing new casters the chair is in very good condition. I have always admired its craftsmanship of wooden dowels and brass fittings and hope to pass this on to someone who will know and love its history.

If anyone out there knows more about this chair , please E-mail me.

Apr 22, 2012

I am forwarding 4 photographs of my Sikes #1123 Rocking Chair.  It is in perfect condition and has not been restored/refinished, as you can see by the patina.

I know its history, too.

This rocking chair was originally owned by The Barrs who lived in the village of Ludlowville, town of Lansing, Tompkins County, New York (as noted for several generations in the 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 US Federal Census records). 

My grandparents (Giles and Grace Nichols, married in 1932) were their neighbors.  When the Barrs were disposing of their household articles, my grandparents were gifted several of their belongings--the rocking chair was one.

My grandparents passed this chair to their daughter (my Mother), and she passed it to me.  I will pass it on to one of of our sons someday.

The chair has moved safely from Ludlowville, to Rochester NY and to my home, here in Illinois.

Isn't it lovely?

Laurie Sutherland

Jul 31, 2013
Found your site and saw that you're interested in photos of furniture from the Sikes Chair Company. I have a rocking chair and have included photos of it (and it's label) with this message. 

There is a number on the label, 1029K, so I was wondering if there's a way to find out when the chair was made.

I'm guessing it was made sometime while the company was in operations in Buffalo sometime from 1875 to 1904 (when the company moved to Philadelphia. Could this be right?

I do appreciate any information you may have on this cute, little rocker. Please feel free to post the photos on your site for anyone else to see that may need information on the product.

Barbara Wadkins

Sep 4, 2013
My name is Richard Liberte and I recently aquired this beautiful chair from a garage sale in Batavia NY. The lady I purchased it from said that it belonged to her grandfather and he had purchased it when it was brand new. It now resides with me in Batavia.

Oct 16, 2013

Chair #139
What does that mean
Is it model #
Oak swivel chair on casters
Wrought iron mechanism ??
Looks old but in good shape ...
Please advise
Yvonne Wilburne

Editor's Note: You have a lovely chair; thank you for the photo.  As far as we can determine the #139 is simply an inventory number.  If it relates to a model of chair, we are not aware of that.   The Sikes/Sykes Families Association is primarily a genealogy and family history site and we only added furniture pictures as a courtesy to our viewers. 

Dec 21, 2013

I am the owner of a SIKES oak-swivel chair that must be 50+ years old.  I have restored this e-Bay purchase; it looks fantastic and is a perfect complement to our roll-top oak desk.  Regrettably the "tilt mechanism" doesn't seem to function at all.  This mechanism is a cylindrical cartridge and how it operates I cannot grasp.  This chair is too beautiful and has too much character to replace, especially with several hours already invested into its preservation.
My online research and visits to "office equipment" stores has proved fruitless.  Can you provide any insight where I can locate such components that may help make this beautiful piece of furniture function as originally designed?
I could locate no model or reference #'s under the seat. 
Thank you for your response and assistance.

Editor's Note:  If any reader here has experience with the tilt mechanism described above, please contact John.

May 4, 2014

My girlfriend, Becky, has a Sikes chair that we didn't see in the photo album and we thought the family would be interested in adding this photo to the collection of designs made by Sikes. The full paper label doesn't appear on the bottom of the chair, but the Sikes name has been kept so the maker of the chair is available. She finds it very comfortable to sit in when at her vanity, and we enjoy the beauty of its design.


Bill Knudson & Becky Heydari


Over the weekend I picked up a chair from a sidewalk curb that had been set out for garbage.  When I got it home I found this imprinted under the chair:  A. Cutler & Son, Buffalo, NY, Pat.  Nov.  17, 85.  I went on the internet and located a site, but it only gave a history. In that history it stated that Cutler was bought out by Sikes Chair Co.  I found a lot of information on a Sikes site so I am taking the liberty of emailing you to see if there is a catalog of Cutler chairs.   Dale Eden

Editor's Note:  With regard to a Cutler catalog, I found one Internet page stating a catalog from 1884 exists at the Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware, but can only be viewed at the library.  If other catalogs exist, I am not aware of them.

I have a beautiful set (6) of T back chairs, quarter cut oak, label states Sike's chair company,  model number is hard to read, S34 or 834?  Can you tell me any thing about this model?  Looking forward to your response.  Michael Blackburn

Editor's Note: As we state on our web pages displaying various pieces of Sikes furniture, we are not in the furniture business and truly do not know anything of the pieces or their value beyond what appears on the web site.  If you would like to send a picture of your chairs along with when/how you obtained them, I will be happy to add that to our pages and perhaps someone else will recognize the chairs and contact you with more information.

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