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chair ID cant find these anywhere either

- 01 Dec 2017 -
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These chairs are very light weight. Maybe teak ? Seat is leather. I dont know. I could not find one anywhere on the internet.


chair ID cant find these anywhere either

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- 01 Dec 2017

I have no idea who made the chairs, but i don't think that looks like teak. The one back rest sort of does, at least the grain does to my eye, but the color isn't quite right and the grain on the rest of it is not teakish.

Those seats would be pretty easy to fix. Get some new leather and tack it on, then commence on building patina through sitting!

- 01 Dec 2017

It reminds me of some Norway stile with that leader...

- 01 Dec 2017

I actually think it might be teak. really hard to tell when it is in such poor condition though. Have to cleaned, oiled, sanded on any level yet?

- 01 Dec 2017

Looks some kind of fruitwood to me, like cherry?
I would think this could be Italian. Don't know where you are from or what the origin of the chair is.
Where there other pieces in the interior for instance, that could leed to something.

- 01 Dec 2017

bj, most users' country locations will pop up if you click on the user name itself. Visone is in the US.

- 01 Dec 2017

To Zephyr,
I will sand it and take more photos. I may have to repost it. It seems like we can only post 6 pictures.
I havent done anything to it. I've had a collection of weird stuff in storage for many years. The only reason that I have been in my storage space is because we will be moving in a few months. It is kind of fun. Stuff I havent seen in years.

- 02 Dec 2017

I zoomed in using spanky's method of opening in another window, and will back off the teak after seeing better resolution and zoom on these. In the 5th photo you can see medullary rays on the inside of the leg, that would match with bj's suggestion of cherry.

Visone, I am not sure I would sand anything. The allure of these chairs is the patina I think, and I would not want to see you impact that for the sake of wood ID.

- 02 Dec 2017

Zephyr,
Thank you for the advice. I will not sand the chairs. You are absolutely correct about the patina. I have a couple huge early multi-drawer cabinets with ornate cast iron handles. I had a dealer very interested in them. I spent hours sanding and refinishing them. He no longer wanted them after I removed the old finish which was full of scuff marks, paint marks, scratches,etc. Valuable lesson almost learned :o) Thank you for reminding me.
I know very little about wood, but the chairs do seem very light weight. I have had solid cherry chairs before( about the same size as these chairs) and they seemed almost twice as heavy as these.

- 02 Dec 2017

Are you comparing the weight of these chairs to those with solid seats? A wooden seat adds quite a bit of weight to a chair. The backrests on yours are pretty minimal too. Of course it could be a less dense species of wood, too.

Are there any traces of a lacquer or varnish on the chairs? In other words, does it look like they had an oil finish? If so, I'd just work them over with the standard #0000 and teak oil. Preserving the patina is important; preserving grime and paint scuffs, not so much.

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