Sunday, August 11, 2013

How we restore cane seated chairs in Bergere cane work. Part 2.

If you follow our blog you will recall that In July we posted about restoring cane seated chairs. These Victorian chairs had seen quite a lot of wear and tear over the years and sometime in the 20's or 30's had their seats replaced with plywood when the cane had broken.

We purchased these and many other chairs back in the UK to restore here in Asturias. We will take them to a local street fair and market later this month where we will demonstrate cane work. We will also take several other cane or rush chairs and hope to sell them.

I cleaned and restored the chair frames and Luis has re-caned them in a seven weave pattern; the stronger of the possible patterns. The chairs have been waxed and with care and attention they should last another 40 years before they need restoring once more. I wonder if Luis will still be doing it then?

The restored chairs - repaired, cleaned, waxed and re-seated.

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