Canespotting: Einstein, Lautrec, Stalin, Picasso, & Bentwood

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We love hearing the story behind the chair.  In our disposable society, somehow people manage to retain sentimental attachments to chairs and get nostalgic warm fuzzies telling the provenance of their chair.  Of course some people toss $2000 chairs to the curb because the weave is broken, so it balances out. Speaking of chair stories, […]

Cane-spotting…Norman Rockwell’s Chair

Chair Repair, Chair Repair. Like I said,  it’s everywhere!  Including tonight on Antiques Roadshow. Watch it here.   Or read the article.  This lady was a model for Norman as a child and her father was his friend/photographer, who eventually got the chair off of him.  He gave it away because the seat was broken! […]

Canespotting: Mark Twain’s Chair

While being laid out with the flu, Dave and I watched a Ken Burns special about Mark Twain.  We see cane chairs and designs in almost every show we watch including Dr. Who, Sons of Anarchy, Downton Abbey, a Mt. Everest documentary, and numerous nerdy biographies on PBS.  Here is a chair we were really […]