I love my dining set, a gorgeous table with 6 chair and 4 leaves so it can extend to seat 12. This was my first really nice furniture, and it is still a favorite. In 1972 I had the opportunity to buy a few things from the LA Furniture Mart through a designer friend that I met. She took me to a showroom that specialized in Europen imports. I saw this table and chairs and just fell in love.
Without any leaves it is 54 inches round and comes with 4 side chairs and 2 captains chairs. The leaves have full aprons too, so it is glorious even when you use all of them. The ladder back design is so pretty and so are the spindles and the spoon feet on the legs. This is my problem, Forty Three years later, the rush seats have deteriorated. I have looked for someone in the area to replace them, but only found 1 person that said she might do it and that it would be approx. $125 to $150 a chair and it would take her a while to get to me. The side chairs are all still in perfect condition, so I have been on a mission to figure out how to save the captains chairs and not have to pay that huge price and to be able to use them now, not someday.
First up, I need to take all the rush off. After studying how they are made, I see that these small strips of wood around the rush are just tacked on,
With those carefully taken off, I moved the chair outside to remove all the rush.
Great save for now and the total coast was only $48. That is a win, win for sure.
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