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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Victorian Era Folding Chair Redo

This was the shape of the carpet panels when I got the chair. Dry and torn, they had to go.

The new upholster weight fabric panels are triple reinforced and as much of the original hardware as possible is used to reattach them.

The wood was just given a coat of bee's wax and orange oil to give it some luster.

The maker's label was difficult to read but I got this much:
E.W. Vaill, Patentee and ManufacturerPatented April ??, 187?
A quick search revealed the chair was manufactured locally in Worcester, Massachusetts likely between 1870 and 1895. 

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