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Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Digger, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Digger

    Digger Member

    20200126_231506.jpg 20200126_231514.jpg 20200126_231531.jpg 20200126_231609.jpg 20200126_225011.jpg 20200126_225022.jpg Hello everyone
    I'm new here so thanks very much for having me. I am an archaeologist so may be able to help identify some smaller things posted on here.
    I don't have a clue about things like furniture. A friend gave me these chairs. I wondered if anyone knows when they were made. I'm guessing fairly recently. Thinking of reupholstering them.
    Many thanks in advance everyone.
    Digger

    Oh just read the 'how to get the best response' thread. I live in England.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2020
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  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    What are the front casters made from? The furniture people would like to see the underneath with close ups of joints, screws etc which will help determine when they were made.
     
  3. Digger

    Digger Member

    Thanks very much for your advice. The castors are ceramic I think. I'll post more photos.
     
  4. Digger

    Digger Member

    To be honest it looks like they've just been stuck together! I'm not holding out much hope for these being of any age!
     
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  5. Digger

    Digger Member

    Sorry getting confused. Will reupload all photos. Thanks
     
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  6. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    If you can still edit your original post, it would be wonderful if you could click on "full image" so we don't have to click on the thumbnails. TY
     
  7. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    They could be pinned together with wooden pegs but there would be visible evidence of that. Have a good look underneath, ah I see there is newer scrim/ hessian from the newer pictures. Any screws will be underneath the scrim. From the casters I would hazard a guess at Victorian or Edwardian but wait for the more knowledgeable furniture people to have a look.
     
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  8. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Short answer: ca. 1890-1910.
     
  9. Digger

    Digger Member

    Thank you
     
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  10. Digger

    Digger Member

    Thank you. Gosh...that's specific. If you don't mind me asking, how do you know this? Is it just the style?
     
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  11. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    You might want to strip off the old peeling varnish which is giving them a patchy look. They are chairs I would be happy to have in my home too with a bit of tweaking!
     
  12. Digger

    Digger Member

    Yes I was thinking of doing that before doing the upholstery. I do like them though they are so uncomfortable at the moment as there's next to no filling in the seats.
     
  13. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I was going to say late Victorian, early Edwardian.
    You can get filling from old mattresses.
    Put it in a pillowcase first and wash it, gets rid of old dried out bodily fluids :rolleyes::D
     
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  14. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Just experience, Digger. Nice chairs btw.
     
  15. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Agree with Ghopper turn of century - pre WWI

    Two castors on front and not on back.
    Type of castors
    Style and way the wood carving was done.
    Front legs.
     
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  16. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Welcome Digger. Great post for the first time. You'll do well here.
     
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  17. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I think that some one stripped these and then put polyurethane or something similar on it. Looks like the kind of thing that was done in the 1970s/80s.
    The finish doesn't look original. It looks shiny. They should have a warm patina.
     
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  18. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Agrees, something weird happened there.
     
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  19. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I think I'm seeing evidence of worm.

    worm.PNG
     
  20. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    YIKES! Hopefully not alive!
     
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