Chair. Saturday , January 06th , 2018 - 16:03:02 PM
This is article traces the history of commonly found Antique Australian chairs up until the end of the 19th Century. It discusses English design influences, chairmaker techniques, and the various styles including balloon-back, ladder-back, and rail-back styles. Chairs seem to be one of the least likely types of furniture to survive and become antiques and there are some important considerations to make when restoring antique chairs.
Also, our population was growing rapidly with barely enough skilled cabinetmakers to satisfy the growing demands of our young nation. The majority of chairs in this period were made with turned front legs, a convict (or trafalgar) style back and, occasionally, a carved back rail. The seats were often cane with a covered cushion for winter use and comfort; front seat rails were cross-grained on better quality chairs, as was sometimes the back rail. Drop in seats were also used in this period, but seldom seen after 1845.
Now, if you have several months to work with before you need your chairs, there are a plethora of church chair fabric options available to you. These will primarily though be available from an actual manufacturer versus an importer purchasing church chairs from an Asian factory, importing them to the USA, and then marketing and selling them. A manufacturer will tend to offer many more fabric choices and options than a low-end importer. So let‘s focus on the fabric options available from a true church chair manufacturer.
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