Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Antique Rocking Chair Seat Repair

This was an unusual repair, because the seat was made from an embossed cardboard, made to look like tooled leather.

This was a "complicated/tricky" repair, since it was impossible to flatten the disc, due to stretching over time into a domed curve. The seat was repaired as well as we could, and reinforced, with matching replacement tacks installed.

The rocker was also quite beautiful, with Art Nouveau inspired pressed decorations on the back crest. The added decoration under the front is also a late Victorian element, which would roughly date the chair to the turn of the last century.

The chair had great patina.

Unfortunately the most important shot was the one that turned out a bit blurry.

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