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    Posted 5 years ago

    Meherr
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    I picked this up at Goodwill yesterday. It's in great shape. It has a partial makers paper tag on the underside, looks like the end says "mpany", but I can't make out the beginning. I want to say there is "the" in it. I think it's a carved back. Any guess on the maker? Also wonder if I should repar the seat with leather or cane.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Not sure on the maker.

      These type of chairs are called "press back". They are not carved. A large steel die was PRESSED into the wood to leave a 3D design in the chair. This type of chair was all the rage at the end of the 19th/ beginning of the 20th century. The process was inexpensive and allowed for quick production in large numbers without the high price of hand carved products.

      The chair probably had a cane insert when it was first made-- I'd replace it with a cane insert.

      scott
    2. Meherr, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the info! It's such a cute chair and very sturdy. I think I got my $10 worth!

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