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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Oak wood dining chairs with unusual badge on chair back?? Please help me identify these! I would love to know more about them. Thank you!

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      When you take a picture DO NOT have light coming in behind the object you want a picture of, that only puts the item in the shadow and hard to see. You want the light coming from behind you so it illuminates the item. That said, who the hell told you these chairs are Oak?
    2. Jojokp1979 Jojokp1979, 5 years ago
      I’ll take better pics thanks for the advice. And I said they were oak because they are oak
    3. Jojokp1979 Jojokp1979, 5 years ago
      I took a couple more pics
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      Lady you need to study hardwoods. I'm 70 years old and that ain't for a minute Oak. But it is worth more. You need some lessons. Have a good day.
    5. Jojokp1979 Jojokp1979, 5 years ago
      You are wrong. It IS most certainly oak. I know my woods. I was raised my whole life around antiques and upholstery. You need to study respect.
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Yes they look like oak, possibly European oak which looks quite different, the grain smaller etc., but very nice. The cartouche is possibly to make them look heraldic, there is not enough decoration to really be from a family seat. I love that extra touch these chairs have. No need for fgrump2 to swear !~
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      Well Phil if "HELL" is a swear word I hope you don't go to church because they use the term there almost every Sunday.

      When these chairs were made both UK and USA had restrictions on oak for furniture production. Both DeHaviland and Hughes were using it for aircraft frames. The furniture crisis in England lasted until 1948.

      Oak and metals like brass and steel were no longer in any kind of supply. Casters on furniture left the scene as did oak furniture. Without oak furniture makers turned to the next two best things. Ash and Butternut. Ash is way stronger than oak but is susceptible to decay and mold where oak isn't. The decay issue is why the governments went with oak. Stain a piece of oak and a piece of ash and you can't hardly tell the difference. However new or aged they can be distinguished when the finish wears off. They have their own grain pattern and more importantly the color they display. These chairs (at least where the finish is gone) are ash wood. As for Jojokp1979, ash furniture is far more valuable then it's oak counterpart. If my saying hell offended you, well I got your attention.
    8. Jojokp1979 Jojokp1979, 5 years ago
      Thank you @PhilDMorris for the information! And @fhrjr2 why didn’t you just say all that to begin with?!!!

      LOL I found these in a pile next to a trash can in the rain on the side of the road. I am very intrigued by the badge and cartouche on the back of the chair but had no clue when they were made or if they had any value at all. It’s a total shame they are in such bad shape.
    9. Jojokp1979 Jojokp1979, 5 years ago
      I uploaded a pic of writing only found on one chair. I think it is Meerhout??

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