Out of hundreds of deckchairs built for the first-class passengers for use on the Titanic ship’s promenade deck, only six are believed to have survived. One of only six beech wood chairs existing in the world inscribed with a five-pointed star – White Star’s trademark is up for auction at Bonhams & Butterfields. The chair was not snatched off the deck during the last moments of the ship, but is said to have been taken as a souvenir by a newspaper photographer, Mr. Thomas Barker, just before Titanic left Queenstown on 11th April 1912.
A letter of attribution will be sold with the chair when it goes under the hammer at the auction. After the ship sank, the chair too changed its owners several times. Now offered by a private collector this relic of the Titanic, is estimated to be worth $75,000 to $100,000.