This is a Lincoln Rocker that was brought in recently for a new seat. The problem? The seat, according to the owner, had been replaced 4 years ago in New Mexico (before she moved to Ohio) and the new cane is failing. Once I got a chance to see it in person, it was very clear that whomever replaced the seat did so with a sheet of pre-woven cane.
The weave didn't match up to the holes, the cane was the wrong size, among many other things... It is definitely frustrating to see this done to a chair and I'm sure it is very frustrating to pay to have this done to a chair and then pay again to have it corrected.
So what should you look for in a good hand caning work?
Before and After
The new seat is ready for many years of use. The cane is light in color because it is fresh and will darken on its own over the years or, if the client should choose, could be stained.
John M. Souder
7/21/2014 10:34:20 am
I have a Lincoln Rocker with the seat needing replaced exactly as in your picture. If I bring it to your shop, how much $$ to replace it?
9/10/2015 08:10:15 pm
I have woven seats in chairs for over 40 years. I have heard of people near in my area doing this. When they explained it to me I was in shock. What some people will do to make a buck....
12/1/2020 11:57:16 pm
I have a french double cained daybed that desperately needs restoration and repair....but we live in England. Do you know any reputable people/Companies that can do this in the UK? Many thanks for any advice you can give us! Best, Ana
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