Featured Canned Kittinger Chair

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  1. Chair dr.

    Chair dr. New Member

    I am hoping that someone might be able to give some information about a Kittinger chair that i recently restored. I am posting some pictures to help.
    Not sure i did this right, !st time ...thank you





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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Greetings, Chair dr. Looks like a nice improvement in the "after" pictures, but I am wondering why the "before" picture does not seem to show any holes in the wood that forms the seat opening for previous caning. What happened there?
     
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice restoration work !
     
  4. Chair dr.

    Chair dr. New Member



    Thank you alot of hours sanding....There are no hole, but if you look closely you see a groove, that for press-in cane. Press cane started around the late 1890's. I know that the Kittinger Name started 1913. so my guess is this chair after that. Looking at other Kittinger chairs I haven't seen any with the twisted wood on it. or a lot of canned chairs so this makes this one unique to my eye. Thank you for the reply
     
  5. Chair dr.

    Chair dr. New Member



    Thank you!
     
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Btw- "Caned" is spelled with only 1 n. ;)
     
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  7. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Very nice indeed .. Well Done !! .. Joy.
     
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  8. Chair dr.

    Chair dr. New Member


    :shame:
     
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I wonder whether the end of the numbers on the chair- C 34 - is for Catalog 34? Catalog 70 was from 1950, but they probably put out at least 2 per year (perhaps not during the Depression years and the War.)

    I did a search for their furniture labels and did not find any exactly like on your chair - similar but not exact.
     
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  10. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    So much better. Very handsome!
     
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  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Any thoughts about age and "style" for Chair dr, Ghopper?
     
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  12. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    I'd say second quarter of the 20th century. The style is kind of a mish-mash of historicism that seems more conservative than most. I personally like the variety of neo-Victorian turnings and the caned "1/2 back." They were clearly trying to present themselves as a bit of a step-up. When I think of the Martha Washington-type chairs I used to own from the period then I think they succeeded.
     
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