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Posted by mayumi September 06, 05:15PM

We found this chair in a car boot, pic attached. Does any one know what it is ? We are trying to find what it looked like originally as it has been reupholstered but not very well. Thanks everyone!!

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Posted by seenbeen September 06, 07:13PM

It could be a nursing chair. here's a mid-19th century one
[www.sellingantiques.co.uk]

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Posted by womanofdulwich September 06, 07:57PM

I think it would be hard to nurse as the arms are wood and too high

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Posted by mayumi September 07, 04:10PM

The arms are high, we sink back in, its quite comfy. The pins on the side come off when someone of more substantive weight sits...annoyingly. Its a bit like a bucket seat in some ways.... but not!

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Posted by NewWave September 07, 09:59PM

I dont think its mid-century but earlier.
Although not an expert We do collect mid-century furniture and I have many books on the subject.
I think its late 1900's

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Posted by womanofdulwich September 07, 10:27PM

More arts and crafts style IMO.

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Posted by diable rouge September 08, 10:20AM

NewWave Wrote:
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> I think its late 1900's

Did you mean to say late 1800's? If so I agree it's more likely to be from around that time, the curves are Art Nouveau-ish. I'm sure it's not mid 20th century, probably just a label given to it by the seller to attract interest as it's en vogue. It's quite clunky and a mish mash of styles, so could be a one-off, e.g. a chair that's been modified or a design student's piece of work. I'd email antique experts and get their thoughts...

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Posted by NewWave September 10, 10:06PM

actually looking at it again I tend to think its definitely more arts and crafts/sucsessionist in style and I think you could be spot on that its a one of carpenters piece

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Posted by mayumi September 14, 01:10PM

Thanks for the advice, everyone. It does feel like a one off piece. Whoever made it, made it in twos and we have a pair. It's pretty solidly built, wishing we can work out how to upholster it properly!

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Posted by mayumi September 14, 03:46PM

The seccesionist route definitely looks like the right one.


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