Is this typical syntax in these scenarios? I know that in Russian, there is a lot of freedom in word order--if you want to emphasize a detail, you can put it at the end. Is this kind of the same idea here, like it is underlining the fact that there was only one?
That probably wouldn't work. Especially because it just sounds weird in English. Unless someone asked how old your chair was-- and due to your fondness of the chair you responded as if it were an animate object.