Tuesday, February 3, 2015

4 Antique Chairs - Red and Blue

Here are 4 antique chairs done for a client. There are two matching dining room chairs, a large arm chair, and a rocker. All these pieces were bought at auction, and they were in various states of disrepair. The new owner wanted all the old upholstery removed, and replaced with new foam, and all the frames repaired, stripped, and refinished.

Here are the before photos:



The fabric on this chair was actually originally a brilliant peacock blue and gold, and has faded to a pale mint colour.











There was a large (deep) crack through the back board.













Upholstery removed:



Here is the rocker:



The arms of the rocker with top fabric removed:



And here are the completed chairs. All the frames were completely knocked apart, stripped, reglued, and refinished. The client chose to have all the chairs finished in a dark chocolate brown, which looks very good with the rich red and blue fabrics. The original casters for the chairs were reattached later (we had not cleaned them yet when I took the photos).













Here is the rocker, which also needed several repairs to the frame.







And finally, the arm chair.







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