Chasing Shadows: Who knows Gorrie chairs….

Words stamped on the underside of the chair.

Words stamped on the underside of the chair.

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:09 AM.

In the first two Chasing Shadows columns, we asked questions about photographs from the Florida Memory Project collection. This week our historical mystery is a little different.

Montez Davis of Apalachicola would like to know the origin of a chair purchased by her father-in- law’s sister, Patricia Smith, who lives in Mississippi .

Smith, an avid yard sale attendee, purchased a chair for her brother at an out-of-state sale. What caught her eye was a stamp on the underside of the seat. The chair was manufactured by the Gorrie Furniture Company of Apalachicola .

A search of the internet provided no information about the company, but perhaps a search of local memories would prove more fruitful. Do you remember the Gorrie Furniture Company?

If you have any information about the company, please contact the Times at 653-8868 or contact Lois Swoboda at

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