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Help me identify this chair

Posted by woodsy1 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 12, 10 at 11:27

Call me crazy, but I'm picking up this chair today. Can any of you knowledgeable people help me in identifying it? I'd love to find an example of something similar that hasn't been torn apart so I know what direction I'm going in with upholstery. BTW, I'm only paying $45, so it's worth it to me as a project piece. TIA
Chair Frame

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RE: Help me identify this chair

It's a neoclassical form; it is upholstered without a definite seam from the seat to the back. The sweeping line reminds me of British Colonial somewhat. I would love it in a burgundy tufted leather.

RE: Help me identify this chair

I believe I would call it Gothic Revival.
There is a picture linked of a very similar chair.
It's of the same era as the Lincoln rocker and very similar in style but without the rockers....and I would upholster it in a plush or cotton velveteen and tuft the back....or not.
Here's a link to a lincoln rocker.
Linda c

Here is a link that might be useful: Arm chair

RE: Help me identify this chair.

Thank you both for responding.

Casey, I plan to put the chair in my guest room that is British Colonial inspired. I'm glad you agree. I, too, would love to see leather, but my skill set and budget can't handle it. Maybe someday!

Linda c, the chair you posted is definitely similar. I will look for more Lincoln rockers for inspiration. I do think velvet is the way to go for this chair. So velvet it will be!

In the meantime, I found this picture in one of my Miller guides. Pardon my poor scanner is broken. Now to decide whether to do a continuous seat/back or separate them like in the pictures. Thanks again!


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