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  1. AVB

    AVB Member

    Found a pair of these guys in the trash and refinished them. No markings.

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  2. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Look like regency style chairs seat style looks late viccy or early 20thc tho
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  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    It's sometimes difficult to believe what people will just put out in the trash..... without items or a set of perfectly good chairs even being broken!!! Makes one very sad...........:(:(.....BUT then, OTOH, someone like you comes along, and saves their lives!!!!!:singing::singing::singing::singing::singing::singing::):):):) I think they're pretty nice!!!
  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Sort of a weird mix of styles.
    I was going to say 1890s - WWI. However, I'm also thinking 1940s. Curled arm is earlier style. The legs are wrong for the earlier time. Rush seats were popular again at a later date. Think I'm going with later, rather than earlier.

    @verybrad @Ghopper1924
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  5. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

  6. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Think James likes even earlier time period.
  7. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Thinking 1910-1920 on these, with a very conservative design for those arms, which look to be a decade or more earlier and almost as if they came from different chairs. Very unusual.

    Yeah, crazy what people will put in the garbage. Special thanks and welcome to our new member AVB, who had the good sense and wherewithal to rescue and refinish these two chairs, which are now ready for another century of use.
  8. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Not all that unusual to me from an English furniture perspective, pretty close to Regency style, seat not so much and seat attachment to sabre legs also a bit weird and overall a bit hefty but otherwise fairly typical.
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  9. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Bingo! Wayyyyyyyyyyyyy earlier:hilarious:
    Sorry! :sorry: I have very limited knowledge or interest in these later styles, knows just enough to get myself in trouble.:eek:
    Nice chair though to find in the trash!
  10. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Looks more like American Empire style to me..

    @verybrad please take a look at this chair..
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  11. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    search "regency dining arm chair" and you might see some that resemble this
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  12. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    I’ll add Scroll Arm to search term. :)
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  13. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I keep going back to the rush seat.
    It sure looks like a Hitchcock seat. It's the legs that bother me.
    You might want to do some research into Hitchcock Chair Co. They are still in business. You might email a picture to them and see if they respond.
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  14. Malcolm

    Malcolm Active Member

    You have done a lovely job on the chairs, a very nice fing in the trash. :happy::happy::happy:
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  15. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    This style was fairly popular in the US (where this was likely made), most often seen as a sidechair in tiger maple. I would call this a Classical Revival armchair (called Regency in UK as blooey points out). Based on style, it was first made in the second quarter of the 19th century. But the construction looks factory-made so not an early hand-made example and likely produced by one of the chair factories similar to Hitchcock that were producing chairs in that time period and until the end of the 19th century. Classical Revival continued to be a popular style, so saying exactly when it was made is not possible from this one far-away pic without examining construction details with lots of closeup pics and can be done in minutes in person, sometimes impossible from the internet. For now, I would just say likely 19th century (later is possible but less likely).

    Here is similar but earlier and more valuable handmade example c. 1820: https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2699M/lots/137
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  16. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Agree, classical revival. Based on the Greek Klismos chair. Don't think these examples are antique. Style resurges in popularity in cycles. Last popular in the early 90s but these could be a tad older. Do think last half of the 20th century.
  17. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    Hmm, could be. Roll on the back top-rail indicates earlier maybe. I've seen rush seating from mid-late 19th century that looks like that so either is possible from that one pic.
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  18. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    I have a chair from 1915 with an identical rush seat.

    So.....any time in the past 150 years? :)
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  19. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    The shape of the legs and that rectangular stock front stretcher makes me think newer.
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  20. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned earlier, I've seen a lot of factory tiger maple side chairs in this style from the second quarter to mid 19th century. Apparently that was a time when figured maple was widely used. Here is a pair at Skinner to show what I mean - back and cane seat are clearly different but I think this is the legs and stretcher you're talking about? https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2873M/lots/379
    "Pair of Late Classical Tiger Maple Caned Side Chairs, mid-19th century, the shaped cresting and splat over a caned seat, shaped legs, and stretcher base"
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