Antique chair frames, Can you identify them?

MalhotteApril 14, 2014

Hello everyone. I hope you can help me with these chairs. I bought these as an upholstery project, and I'd like to know what to call the style. Also, I'd like to upholster the open arms as well as seat and back...any opinions? Thanks!

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lazy_gardens

No clue on age or style

I would NOT cover those arms. They are a major contributor to the cool look of the chairs

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 10:32PM
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chibimimi

1910s-1920s Empire revival -- love the paw feet! Is the wood walnut or mahogany? I agree; don't cover those arms!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 10:38PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

They are maple and originally had the "blood-red mahogany" finish popular at the time. The full Parlor Suite would have had a settee and perhaps side chairs.
Casey

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 10:15AM
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Malhotte

Thanks for the info, all. And Sombreuil, when I scraped off the white paint on the right, it was indeed a very blood red stain, much more-so than the rocker, which was already paint-free when I got it. So I'm hearing votes for keeping the arms as is?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 2:36PM
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calliope

Yes...........leave it as it is. Those are nice, and appear to be solidly built.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 9:42PM
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