19th Century Matching Chairs Restored!

The client stated these matching chairs were built in the 1860's. She wasn't very hopeful. "These chairs were passed down to us from my husband's grandmother. They've been in my attic for 20 years. We'd really like to pass them down to OUR grandkids some day. Can they be saved or should I just trash them?" she asked. "Ma'am, this is what I specialize in!" I told her I've been in business 35 years and THIS is the kind of projects I started with and LOVE doing. "Great!".
I stripped them down to the bare frames, repaired several small areas of the exposed woodwork, then re-glued and clamped the joinery where needed. I cleaned the chairs thoroughly with woodsoap and touched up the bare areas of woodwork with fresh stain.
I reupholstered the chairs with all new materials: webbing, coil springs, burlap, cotton and foam padding, muslin, the dress covering, buttons, and final trim. They're good for another 160 years and my client was AMAZED!

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