Posted 7 years ago
Bought this antique chair from a lady in Yorba Linda yesterday. It is very old (probably 1800s), dirty and in desperate need of reupholstering.
The old springs need to be completely removed. The chair itself needs to be cleaned and then a new back and seat cushion need to be made. Love the design.
The chair, like the rocking chair I bought, is small...sits low. My friend said they used to build chairs like this because way back when people were smaller. Can't wait to get started on this one.
If anyone has a clue as to when this was made, please let me know.
I stripped this chair of all the burlap webbing, springs, etc. It was a horrible, smelly mess. That fabric sure smelled like it would be 100 years old, that's for sure. I had to wash my hands several times after doing this before I felt the smell/dirty feel was gone. The fabric literally disintergrated with just a little tug, almost like pulling apart cotton candy.
I pulled out all the tacks then scrubbed with orange cleaner made for wood. I let the cleaner soak into the wood and had to use a wire brush in areas to get the filth off of the frame.
My only question is why was this made with the back legs longer than the front legs, causing it to lean forward? Pics included.