When trying to identify an antique rocking chair, an individual looks for two specific factors: condition and design. Designers often have their own distinct styles, like Tiffany lamps, so it helps to become familiar with any known distinctions designers such as Eastlake used in their work to check the chair's authenticity.Continue Reading
Correctly identifying antique pieces takes some time and research. Rocking chairs have distinct characteristics based not only on style but also on era. For instance, sewing or nursing rocking chairs do not have arms so that the sitter could freely move her arms while she sewed or nursed a child. However, antique wicker rocking chairs have roots in the Victorian era.
Eras such as the Renaissance revival and the Rococo revival also have their own distinct characteristics that help identify antique rocking chairs. Styles such as these may have distinct identifiers like classical motifs in vogue at the time.
While most designers want their work to last, antique pieces may have some normal wear and tear unless they have been restored. This means antique furniture usually does not look new even if it does not have a haggard appearance. Furthermore, fabrics used in restoration efforts like upholstery also indicate a rocking chair's age.Learn more about Seating
To repair a broken metal chair leg, weld a broken chair leg, or use a cold-weld compound such as epoxy resin to fix cracks and join broken metal. Replace a crushed or extremely damaged metal chair leg with one identical to the rest, and weld it in place of the broken leg.Full Answer >
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An electric reclining chair is fitted with a silent motor which moves the chair to the desired position after a press on the remote or on a fitted button board on the side of the recliner. The chair can tilt forward, backward, upward or downward.Full Answer >
To repair the frame of a recliner, take off the cover of the chair, and tighten all the nuts and bolt heads. Coat all the springs and coils with special lubricant, and replace all the broken metal parts in the base of the recliner. If the base of the recliner is made of wood, use wood glue to repair it.Full Answer >