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Lot 210: "Rick's Cafe" chair from Casablanca and other films.

Hollywood Auction

Platinum House

by Profiles in History

December 21, 2013

Calabasas Hills, CA, USA

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210. “Rick’s Cafe” chair from Casablanca and other films. (Warner Bros., 1942). A bamboo and wicker chair screen-used as set decoration in “Rick’s Café” owned by “Rick Blaine”, played by Humphrey Bogart in the classic romantic drama Casablanca. Bent bamboo framed, wicker covered chairs like this one can be seen throughout the café during the film. The chair back is fashioned in a cane weave pattern, the top ornamented with a figure eight wicker braid. The chair measures 34 in. tall with a woven seat of 14 x 14 in. wide. The bottom of the frame is hand-inscribed with production/inventory markings: “445/1/20” and “BS7416”. In addition to being used in Rick’s Cafe, this chair also appears in White Christmas (1954) and Funny Face (1957), among other films. Purchased from the prop house Cinema Mercantile in 1983. In vintage, good condition. Special shipping arrangements will apply.
$3,000 - $5,000

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