As you can see, they came to us in really bad shape. One was completely in pieces but they both needed to be thoroughly re-glued. As we have worked on this set of chairs some really interesting things became apparent to us. These little things such neat historical clues.
After we performed the extensive repairs and regluing that these chairs needed, we prepped them for staining and then our customer came in and chose the stain color herself. The color she chose, and that you see on these chairs in Dark Pine stain over Mahogany wood which gives a gorgeous rich red color. After staining with our water based stains, a glaze was applied so that the intricate carving that Chippendale chairs are known for, could be fully emphasized. Now all the chairs need is a new seat and they will be ready to grace the most elegant living room.
It has been such delight to bring these chairs back to life for our customer. They were her grandmother's chairs and have been in dis-repair for as long as she can remember. With such a beautiful history, it is good to have the chairs look beautiful as well.