Antique Birch Occasional Chair – Light Grey Satin Print

Here is a lovely antique chair that was in need of repairs. The frame had some loose joints, and the front of the seat had collapsed.

Here are the before photos:

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You can’t see too well, but the entire front upholstery was loose and floppy/collapsed.

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The old webbing and springs had bowed and stretched out the bottom quite a bit (which happens over time).

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When Pierre opened the front of the seat, he found a bunch of wadding stuffed into the cavity in a poor attempt to repair the seat.

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With the padding removed, we could see that the old burlap was all torn at the front (again, this is normal wear and tear over time).

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The old springs showed signs of previous repairs (newer non-matching ties):

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Original seat stuffing:

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The chair before being reassembled:

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New webbing:

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Springs re-tied and burlap installed (sorry no photos). Front edge roll rebuilt and installed:

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The original stuffing was re-installed, with a new rough cover, followed by the finish fabric.

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Rough cover on the back rest.

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And here’s the finished chair. We were very lucky to find a nearly perfect match for the gimp (decorative trim):

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