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Can Anyone Help?

Posted by coachc20 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 13, 13 at 21:18

I just got some old wicker chairs at a garage sale, one is a rocking chair and the other is just a chair. The problem is I know nothing about them and google searching hasn't seemed to be able to help. The information written on the rocking chair is:

Emunson & C. Spangler MFG. Boscorbel, Wis.

Does anyone know anything about this brand or company. The chairs are roughly 70 years old I'm guessing. Any help would be appreciated.

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RE: Can Anyone Help?

Oh, they are lovely!

You might also try asking at the link below.


Here is a link that might be useful: GW Antiques Forum

RE: Can Anyone Help?

Also, you could try the GW Home Decorating forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Home Decorating Forum

RE: Can Anyone Help?

They look like willow furniture to me, not wicker.

RE: Can Anyone Help?

I agree with Yorkies I do not think these are made from wicker. Willow is a possibility.

RE: Can Anyone Help?

I think it's bent (steamed) willow, too - it looks like the bark has been removed, yes?

they're really nice examples of the work, they're a good balance between ornate and rustic.

twig and other 'bois' furniture was popular from the late Victorian period all the way through the depression, I'm guessing these are 20's or 30's, but that's totally a hunch.

I'm used to thinking of the stuff as being made by people with a willow stand, not manufactured, so I'll guess it was a fairly small shop, one that may be long gone.

you might have more luck trying the town's librarian or historical society.

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