All my work is special to me, but every once and a while I get the opportunity to work on really rare pieces. This rocking chair has been in its owner's family for many generations and was used by teachers in the family to grade papers on the extra large right arm which can be lowered and tucked out of the way when not in use.
I replace and restored the seat to match the original close weave caning back. The last repair was done with splint and as you can tell it had aged and given way. I also added upholstery grade padding within the seat weaving to help distribute weight evenly, prolong the life of the new caning, and to make it a more comfortable seat.
You may notice a difference in color between the honey brown of the back and the new light color of the cane seat. The seat will age and oxidize over time and will darken naturally.
E Emza Uphill