I have driven past Thomasville’s big chair countless times. This blog seemed an excellent forum to discover the history of that monument. My research took me first to a Thomasville Furniture Lyre chair fist installed in wood and Cow hide. It stood from 1922 till it was dismantled in 1936 due to exposure and decay. In 1950 the current chair was erected in concrete and has stood ever since.
The chairs were a reproduction of Duncan Phyfe’s armchair. The distinctive lyre back and curved arms made it Thomasville’s best selling seat.