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Antique or just something cool to refurbish?

Posted by jeddysm (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 5, 12 at 15:02

Hello, my wife has this wooden chaise lounge chair in our garage. Her Mom was planning to refurbish it and the project was never started. I am trying to figure out if it is antique or not before I attempt to find someone to refurbish it as it has a few large problems. It has a few interesting markings on the inside which may be a clue or they are just markings to line the legs up with, I am not sure and I have no experience with this at all.

Would anyone know where I would start to try and identify it?

Thanks very much for your time!

Here is a link that might be useful: Chaise Lounge Photo


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RE: Antique or just something cool to refurbish?

Egyptian Revival chaise/recamier?


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I agree....or perhaps French Empire.
Antique and very nice....please don't paint it and have it upholstered in the proper style.
Scroll down to #5 in the link posted.
Linda C

Here is a link that might be useful: recalmier


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Thank you both for the quick reply! It's great to have a starting point and I will start digging based on your information.


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Looks to be rosewood (leg detail pic). The squared-off scrolls and interlocked ring motifs on the skirt are Chinese. So I'd say it's asian.
Casey


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Too cool to not refurbish (in a tasteful restoration kind of way)!

Your mother-in-law had good taste.


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It looks like Asia. It has Chinese name on one of the pictures, probably is the craftsman's who made it.


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Ooh! interesting....I just took another look at the pictures and the one with the fleur d'lis shows the remains of caning....
It originally was caned likely with a cushion over the cane.

Nothing Asian or Chinese about it.....
You can do caning yourself....not hard just boring.
There is likely a piece missing between the "handles" on the curved chair back part.


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The fleur di lis also struck me as decidedly un-Asian, but very occidental trying to look Asian.


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Where do you see a Fleur de Lis? it has THREE sections, not five.
A bundle of five foliate motifs is a sheaf, not an FdL.
Casey


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Yes.......could be more properly called a sheath, but it didn't really look like that either. Whatever you wish to call it doesn't wasn't the point and not worth correcting Linda over, it's not a motif you'd find on an Asian piece. Books, films, clothing styles and furniture produced in the era when asian was considered romantic took great liberties with their interpretations because the audience at that time seldom left their county, let alone country and would never notice anyway.


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A bit like a Chinese arts and crafts, worth collecting

Here is a link that might be useful: street view


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I think it's Asian-made, but made by someone copying a concept that is not native to China or Korea. The shape of the back rail and the "hoof" feet are characteristically Chinese/Korean chair details, but their own chaise lounges and daybeds were not that style.

Hybrid styles are fairly common where there was a large expatriate population trying to recreate home styles with local materials.

I once saw a Korean storage piece that was a copy of a Hoosier cabinet (made to the specifications of a missionary's wife) and had a totally "Queen Anne" chair that was made in Shanghai with some Chinese detailing.


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Good point.


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