The company was founded in 1859 by Gustave Stomp and his brother Joseph in Dayton, Ohio. In 1890 the Company’s name was changed to Stomps-Burkhardt and the company closed in 1928. These chairs have an X -shaped base and a curved seat. In many Victorian and Edwardian homes, a parlor was not complete without the stylish addition of an X-chair. This chair is in light oak wood. The back of the chair is especially well carved with a face and leaves about it. The back supports on each side have lion heads carved into each. On the front of the seat is a large flower in the center with leaves on each side. The front legs come down to a three toed paw. The chair is 41 in. tall and 24 in. wide. The chair has been well maintained and is sturdy.