"You'll find the same style of chairs using French Directoire/Empire styles as you will in Italian Director's chairs. Also in "curved back" and "barrel back"chairs. Also check "Hollywood Regency" (1930-40)…"
"Not that old. 20th century, probably mid 20th century. I don't see evidence of horsehair; that upholstery webbing is still available and being used.
Not Italian director's chairs, but French Directoire or French Empire style."
"My guess (not confirmed) is Italian Director's Chair, late 19th Century (1880s-1910). You are right that under the seat it looks like it originally was a horsehair stuffed seat.
Overall they look pretty, but as a purist I'd…"
"Deborah, I see a lot of Royal Jackson china pieces on market sites that say 'unmarked.' I wouldn't say they are not authentic.
In fact, here's several on Tias. And here's Replacements inventory -where the photos may show if…"
"Thank you Craig for the tips on helping me make my discussions more user friendly as well as your observations about the chair. Very helpful ! What style would I call it?
Sorry about the tiny font, I can't find where to…"
"it is easier for us to look at pictures in the artical than attachments
in the line of giberish about where I reply the 2nd box from the left the one that looks like a mini sea scape click on that one and follow the insturctions and…"
"This is an interesting chair. Is the seat caned? If so, I would consider it to be Louis-Philippe STYLE with urn shaped splat surmounted by a C scroll and acanthus carved cresting, joined by scrolling arms and raised…"
I am new at collecting beautiful antiques. This is my very first piece. All I know is that it is beautiful and it is a commode chair. I was told it is from the 1800's. I don't know anything more about it. Can someone please give me some insight as to what it is and if it has any value.Thanks!See More
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