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antique side chair - $65 (Opelika)

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condition: good
One very attractive and unusual side chair in good condition. I believe this dates from late 19th century to early 20th century, so it would be part of the Queen Anne design revival of that period. It is made of dark-stained oak with caned back and seat area. The spiral/twisted woodwork is called a "twisted barley" design.

Two items need attention: (1) The seat area will need to be repaired, as a bit of the caning recently snapped. I've posted a photo to show that small damaged area. When I bought the chair 30 years ago, I had it re-caned at that time, so it's a quite durable design as we used it regularly during those years. (2) If this chair is to be used for regular seating (not just as decoration), I would also advise partial disassembly and re-gluing a few slightly loose joints when the seat is re-caned.

So it's a bit of a project, but the price reflects the updates needed to have it functional for the next 30 years.

post id: 7747602747

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