Restoration of this bentwood chair entailed tightening the wobbly joints, replacing the cane seat, and reconditioning the finish.
This chair only required re-gluing of the front legs where they go up into the seat.
Everything else was connected with screws (original). These just needed to be tightened.
Replacing the Cane
At some point someone converted the original hand cane seat on this bentwood chair to a pre-woven cane seat. This is commonly seen, mainly because it is less expensive to install.
The cane was then colored to give an aged look.
The chair was then cleaned, scuffed, polished with shellac, rubbed with steel wool, and waxed.
Restoration service for this bentwood chair was completed for a Hillsdale NY client.