Jun 14, 2010

Inspirations - Cane Backed Chairs

I need to confess. I have a soft spot for cane backed chairs, arm chairs in particular. There is a special love for a few Anglo/ dutch style furniture pieces. And when I looked for cane and wood chairs, a few french chairs figured in the "like" list. Like many, I love vintage hand me down furniture and really wish I inherited something as divine as these. I get drawn to organic and earthy looking furniture. It has been a dream to own one of these...colonial plantation chair with a matching ottoman
source:softsurroundings-com
or one of these
source: wicker-repair-com

Among the few pieces I would love to own, are a pair of cane backed arm chairs. Ever since I saw then in a house tour post on Apartment therapy, my hunt has become pretty serious. One look at them and I knew I had to have them ...lol


 source: apartmenttherapy



My hunt led me to create another inspirations folder ..funny me!!. Here is my collection of varied models and styles.

Thought I would begin with a pair of bentwood (thonet style) arm chairs - Circa 1940's. They are a straight back so may not work well in a lounge /living area set up. These seem more like a dining /captain chair variety
source: antiquearts-com

Straight backs with a southern style porch rocker look. (similar to Brumby rockers)
source: danripley-com
Now for a few French Parlour style curved back or barrel back chairs...French style vintage pair...not sure of the wood though

source:furniturehousela-com


source: frenchchair-com

source: apartmenttherapy

Very ornate ones but without the upholstery

source: jansantique
Straight back  parlour chair with removable cushions. Straight panel weaving gives the chair a very traditional vintage look.


sourece: objectsintheloft-com

Another straight back with honey comb weave

source: wisteria-com

Loved this chair and rocker combination
source: craigslist

Next in line...Danish modern inspirations....
 source: designedconnected-com

Jens Risom classic lounge chairs Circa 1950's
source:metroretrofurniture-com

source:metroretrofurniture-com

Can you stop drooling over this set, currently on sale by owner (Priced right for its worth but def out of my budget!!)


source: Craigslist

Sleek curved back chairs with a square weave.
source: assembleagedltd-com

 Now take a look at this...This is not your typical lounge chair....(couldnt afford it else would have bought it!!)

source:deconethan-com

These chairs are paired with a fabric or a wooden loveseat or a settee. The combination looks good and works well in a modern as well as traditional set up. They also look good all by themselves and are recommended as small space lounging solutions.



source: apartmetntherapy



Until next time...See you and repurpose, reuse and restore!!

9 comments:

  1. Wow... I love cane chairs. Never knew there were so many varieties. I love this post Sudha. Thanks a ton for sharing these wonderful finds.

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  2. I love the wisteria chair and the ones in the last picture. I saw chairs like this in my local goodwill but someone had already bought them :(

    Great post!

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  3. hi anu, S

    thank you for the comment...i loved compiling the post too..:)

    GB
    thank you for your visit...I have a particular chair in mind too...waiting for it to come my way..:)..pl do keep stopping by

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  4. Such a lovely collection of cane-backed seats!

    Sharon

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  5. thank you sharon :)...love it coming from a wonderful design addict like yourself

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  6. hi stumbled upon ur blog from GB's space and love it:)
    my mom is such a sucker for chairs..yes you heard it right..esp the cane bak ones and shes always looking to change her living room chairs:)
    i shud show her some of these....

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  7. hey Nisha
    thats wonderful. the number of hits i have had since gagan featured me, is beyond my imagination!! :)...thank you for stopping by. I would love to hear more from you.

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  8. Hello,

    I have the exact chair as the first picture, and am actually looking to sell it. It is one of the most comfortable chairs I have ever sat in, and will be sad to see it go!

    If interested you can contact me at: Kschuchard418@gmail.com

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