World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair
This Duncan Phyfe model is often overlooked in the Mighty Chair Conflict. It's 19 feet tall, and made of real mahogany. It stands in what was no doubt a nicer neighborhood when it was built in 1958, southeast of the center of Washington DC.
The chair was created by the Virginia-based Bassett Furniture company for Curtis Brothers Furniture, specifically to teach Thomasville, NC a lesson about big chairs (someone can always build a bigger chair).
This chair learned the same lesson soon enough.
Bassett constructed a 20 ft. mission style chair in 2002 to appear at its stores across the country.
In 2005, the Washington chair was pulled apart and discovered to be rotting, in danger of collapse. by late 2006 the chair was restored and back in service.