The colour of the cane will change colour and darken with age. Traditional hole-to-hole chair caning is a well-known seatweaving technique, woven by hand one strand at a time, laced through a series of drilled holes in the frame, using a material called cane. This cane weaving material comes from the rattan palm and is imported from places like Malaysia, Asia, China, Africa and the Philippines. Chair cane is the skin or the bark of the rattan palm which is under a thorny surface. Cane has a natural glossy side that is the right-side-up or visible side, with a very porous wrong side.There are holes drilled through the frame of the chair on the outer perimeter that the strands of cane are woven or laced through. By the way, these drilled holes are the holes you will count when asking an expert to repair your chair seat.
Generally speaking, the cost of repair is based on the amount of the holes times amount the expert charges. Traditional hole-to-hole or strand hand caning is woven with a variety of gauges of cane, all determined by the size of the holes drilled into the chair frame and the distance between holes. The traditional hand caning weave used is a very distinctive and common series of octagon holes in the pattern when completed. And although there are a number of various cane patterns and designs, this seven-step method has proved to be the most durable and longest-lasting of the various hole or lace caning patterns over several centuries. An average lifespan of this chair seat pattern is 25 years, with good care and maintenance.
Floor to top of back 80cm. External width of arms 55cm. Internal width of arms 4 7.5cm. Height from top of arms to the floor 56cm.
Fabulous Retro design which will fit beautifully in the modern retro home. Perfect for the vintage, or contemporary home and an ideal addition to any interior. In excellent vintage condition with minimal age-related wear, but nothing unsightly.
It is solid and sturdy and have been cleaned and polished ready for use. Check out my Facebook page retroandteak mid Century Furniture and if you like my furniture, like my page.Only 5 minutes walk from Tube. It will easily fit in a car but you can arrange your own courier. Avoid putting cane in hot dry sunny rooms or next to sources of heat. Low humidity will dry out the cane and make it brittle. Varnishing, painting or lacquering is not recommended as it seals the cane and doesnt not allow it to breathe or absorb moisture from the air.
To restore moisture to Rattan you can safely wet it with a wet sponge, obviously avoid wetting wooden parts of the furniture. To prolong the life of a caned seat, tighten the cane periodically. Cane has a certain amount of stretch or sag, which allows for the additional stress of someone sitting. After some months of use, cane will begin to lose its memory and the sag will remain.
When the cane can stretch no more, it will begin to wear against the edge of the chair or strands will break in the centre. By rewetting the cane with warm water and a sponge on the underside (non glossy side of the cane) and letting it dry slowly over night, you can restore its original tightness. Ref: The Caners Handbook Miller & Widess 1991.
The item "Victorian Caned Carver Chair Desk Bedroom Hall Office Vintage Antique Rattan" is in sale since Sunday, March 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Chairs". The seller is "retroandteak" and is located in Bounds Green, London.
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