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Posted 4 years ago

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LeslieAnn
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We recently received this chair from an elderly aunt who has moved into a retirement home and we'd love to know more about it. It was purchased in Canada, either Edmonton or Vancouver.

It's in good shape but could use some tightening up and the seat definitely need work. The seat seems to be stuffed with sawdust and horsehair and there is at least one more fabric layer under the topmost one. I've been looking at lots of photos of rocking chairs and haven't found anything similar yet - any ideas?

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  1. Wilf, 3 years ago
    RE LeslieAnn; I posses a chair which looks though it is a member of the same family, It has
    curved square rungs under the arms, the seat has the same curve as have the legs, the back looks a little narrower but a little fancier. It was passed to my mother from a great aunt in the late thirties and passed to me in the late sixties. Origanally purchased probably in Markham Ont. My dad built a copy in the sixties but with no rockers, my sister has it in Ontario.
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 months ago
    I have a book which shows and lists some of the incredible makers talents in furniture. There were possibly hundreds of makers in Canada over the years and most all took their furniture trade secrets to the grave which is the same in all countries. So sad, sometimes if you have a label under the seat it really helps. I have some furniture with labels of the Canadian makers still on them. The best resource is not the internet... that would be the worst case. However, there are many libraries around where the furniture was shown with some wonderful photos and memories in the archive room, in the cities where they were made. It unfortunately is doubtful if ever a book will produce more. Some things and memories cannot help but disappear forever. Phil.

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