Tuesday, 11 January 2011

A collection of William Morris chairs

You don't see many of these, four William Morris chairs, one owner and what a rare collection! We've been asked to check them over, re-glue where needed and then re-rush them, a rare treat. All are ebonised and three are listed in the Morris catalogue here

The two taller chairs have almost circular seats - always a challenge to weave, as are the Sussex armchairs because the arm supports pass through the seat rails and locate into the stretchers beneath. I'm looking forward to this, but first I need to remove the circular "rub rails" and they've been nailed in by someone who never intended them to be removed.......

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