[video id: A brief tiktok titled 'Cockfighting Chair!' by '@bestaddress', showing a pale, dark-haired man in a dark suit standing next to an antique chair upholstered in red leather. It has curved wooden legs, a curved triangular shaped seat that tapers at the back, with a flared armrest attached to the top of the narrow backrest. The chair has a drawer beneath the seat, compartments under the arms and a folding desk attached to the outer un-upholstered side of the backrest.
transcript: "I'm showing property in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and came across this," gestures to the chair, "in the attic of the house. And it's interesting because it has a small drawer here at the seat." He pulls open the drawer to show the empty wooden interior.
"And if you turn it around to the back, there are storage containers on both sides of the arm." He opens the wooden compartments.
"And also interestingly, there's a pull-out table that you can raise and use on the chair." He pulls up the table and tries to use the support mechanism but it flops partially closed. "It's a little broken now but that's how it works.
"There are two competing histories for the origins of the chair. The cockamamie story is that they were originally designed to watch cock fights and that the compartments I showed earlier were meant to conceal coins for betting, and the table was designed to hold your drink as you watched."
"But the prosaic and true story is that these chairs were designed as reading and writing desks. The folding table holds a paper or book and the drawers are meant for holding writing utensils and candles."
He is shown sitting on the chair with the chair back mostly behind him.
"Although you would think that you would sit on it as you would a normal chair, you don't."
He's now shown instead sitting with the 'back' of the chair between his legs, his arms resting on the arm of the chair.
"The proper way to sit on the chair is backwards - like this!"
There is a smiley face emoji at the end of the on screen captions.