Tag Archives: side chair

A Pair of George II Irish Walnut Side Chairs – Part Three

I completed the construction of the two chairs on Christmas day and had hoped to finish them this week; however it’s simply too damned hot. The walnut chairs in-the-white. When the weather cools from the current high 30s (US: stinking … Continue reading

Posted in Seating | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

A Pair of George II Irish Walnut Side Chairs – Part Two

When making chairs of this ilk, I like to glue the entire backs together as separate assemblies. I then repeat the process with the front legs/seat rails and finally take the side seat rails and remaining stretchers and glue the … Continue reading

Posted in Seating | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

A Pair of George II Irish Walnut Side Chairs – Part One

In the late 1980s I restored four elegant mid-eighteenth-century Irish ‘red’ walnut side chairs with stuffover seats. If I did take any photos of them, I can’t locate them now; however, I did take the time to make patterns of … Continue reading

Posted in Seating | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Picture This VI

The image below is of the back of a mahogany side chair from the third quarter of the eighteenth-century. At first glance, the well drawn blend of gothic and rococo carving appears to be competently executed. However, the foliate scrolls … Continue reading

Posted in Antiques, Picture This | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment