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Susan I M Handy Routh

Malcolm  Routh

Suzandy

Caning & Furniture

Glebe Farmhouse

Buckerell

Nr Honiton

Devon

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FOR SALE    &Waiting Restoration

We are still have all our childrens' chairs for your long awaited grand/child although a couple have now bee bagged for our first crop expected over the next 6 months

Danish DesignThonets

New Replica Steamer Chair

 

we now have our prototype replica of the classic steamer. 

Made by Grant Newman of Newman Furniture    http://www.newman-furniture.co.uk/

We have yet to finish the wood, drill the holes for the cane and then cane the seat and back and foot rest.

This prototype is made in Beech.

These will be made to order and, for an additional charge will also be available in Walnut, Iroko or English Oak.

The foot rest is optional as will be an additional piece to use as a side table or as an extension of the footrest.

The price of this chair completed and made in beech, will be around £1700 without the footrest/table.

If you would like further information or more detailed photographs, please send an email.

Our stock is in our 'showroom' attached to the workshop in Buckerell, near Honiton.

We have a large collection of unrestored chairs for sale.  I will be photographing these and putting them up on the website over the next few months.  If you would like to come and see what we have, please give us a ring.

Original Steamer Chairs
 
Steamer Chairs are so named because they were originally used on steam ships.

The original 'deck chair'.

 

We sold our last two large steamers (with arms) to the production company who have made the film 'Sherlock Holmes II). 

#11

Small steamer fully restored.  The only one left.  Only suitable for a child or for display/decorative purposes.

£350

(the height of the chair in relation to the door handle gives an idea of the size of the two steamers)

 
   
 

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#124

 

An exceedingly rare gilded bentwood childs chair of unknown age; with a surprise in the base.

Not a Thonet but very cute.

The movement has been removed for restoration.

POA

There is a musical movement in the base of the chair.

I have been told that, unfortunately, the present movement comes from the 1950's and is not the original.

The original would have played 2 tunes (airs) and came from the maker

Henri Phalibois of Paris

I am trying to find a replacement of the correct vintage

The movement in place.

There are a couple of broken teeth on the cog in the governor assembly.

It would be great to find another Henri Phalibois 2 airs movement to replace the present one. 

The cane in the seat is very 'shabby chic' as is the rest of the chair.

It is difficult to know whether to restore this chair or leave it in unrestored condition.

 

 

 

 

THONETS

A pair of Thonet No. 12s

The latest pair in the collection, currently undergoing major conservation/restoration.

Very early examples.  The paper labels are long gone although there are traces of the glue, now blackened and crumbled, which stuck them to the frame.

This is the early THONET stamp

The holes for the caning on the back and seat are very close together which indicates that the cane used was very fine. 

Another indication of the age of the chairs.

These will be sold as a pair   £150 in totally unrestored condition or £1200 fully restored. 

A pair of very rare Angels

#163 #164

Thonet No 19   -   Known as 'The Angel Chair'

The chairs have wooden seats; they were never caned. 

The painted one will be stripped and the patina restored to match the other one as closely as possible.

Available unrestored or restored; separately or as a pair. 

Or I may decide to paint them with chalk paint to order.

Now  SOLD  and on their way to Austria

 

 

 

Seat of the 'peacock' chair

 

#18

Thonet No 25, known as the 'peacock design'. 

Original (2nd) paper label and stamped on seat frame.

 SOLD - my favourite chair :(

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#122

Thonet Kindersessel (Childs chair) No1

25"/63cm high with 'enamelled incised lines'.  A miniature version of the pair at the top of the page. 

SOLD

 

#118

Thonet Kinderfauteuil (Childs Armchair) No 15

12½"/32cm high

The cutest little Thonet you could wish for

All restored.  Cane not stained but this can be done to order.

£320

SOLD

 

#76

Bearing the label in use up to 1921. 

This model does not appear in the 1904 catalogue, therefore must date from between 1904 and 1921

£80 in totally unrestored condition and £600 when restored

 

 

#105

Drehfauteuil (desk armchair) No 1/5501

The back and seat were originally caned and will be again.

£250 unrestored

£850 restored

SOLD

 

 

 

#139 Similar style to #76 but perhaps a bit later.

This is from a set of 4 in as yet unrestored condition.

£100 for the set unrestored

£2000 restored

 

 

#124 Musical chair

Not a Thonet but very cute.

This chair has a mechanism in the seat which makes it play a tune when sat upon. 

The movement has been removed for restoration.

POA

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Other chairs for sale

#157 

Simply amazing mahogany 'library' chair

 

SOLD

#112 

 

Barley twist Desk Chair

 

SOLD

 

 

#1

A selection of bedroom/occasional chairs.

Prices vary from £35 to £150

#2

Tiny rustic rocking chair

Price   £20

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#40

Childs bentwood chair.   No 14 style - NOT a Thonet

Re-caned seat.

£95

now £80 

 

 

#143

Childs Liberty style wavy back chair.

£160

£150

#42

 

 

 

Childs rustic fruitwood chair.

New Thames rush seat.

£190

now £120

#44

Pair of miniature stools.

£120/pair

Danish Design
Now restored pictures coming soon.  


# 110 before restoration

Restored 

Restored Restored back view
SOLD
Restored Restored seats
 

# 74

Pair of teak Danish chairs designed by Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Mogens Kold

The seats have been rewoven with Danish cord and the woodwork restored to the original oil finish which gives a beautiful soft sheen.

Side view of the same pair

SOLD

On their way to Euclid Midcentury in New Zealand

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#91

Childs painted chair with rush seat.

£80  now £70

#8

Adult Wycombe bow chair. 

 £120

SOLD

#146

Child's ebonised Wycombe bow

£250

 
 

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#101 Library Chair

 

 

Beech library chair.  Single caned throughout - 3 panels with a daisy pattern in the centre of the back. 

Original seat with new beige dralon top cover

£250

SOLD

 

#29

Oak Fender stool re-rushed with Thames rushes

£350

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All items for sale have been restored and reseated as necessary and are described as accurately as possible.

Please remember that although restored, these chairs are antiques and should be treated with respect. 

The average person 100 years ago was somewhat smaller and considerably lighter than most of us today!!

 

Awaiting Restoration

 

We also have a large selection of small bedroom chairs available. 
These make excellent restoration projects for evening classes.

If you would like to come and see what we have in our showroom, please ring or send an email to make an appointment.

#20

Unrestored Steamer Chair

£650 when restored

#21

Unrestored Steamer Chair

SOLD

#22

Dutch Country Oak Rushed Chair 

£150 when restored

#23

Superb and very rare

Walnut Corner or Reading Chair  - 

£600 unrestored

£1200 restored

 

 #24

Very handsome oak  Tub Chair

£500 - when restored

 

 

#25

English Country Ladderback Rushed Nursing Chair   

£150 - when restored

 

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#157

Mahogany armchair with medallion back

and double caned arms. 

Labelled "Maple & Co"

See above

SOLD

#27

Rare Thonet, labelled and with the original very fine cane in the back panel.  Seat cane is not original.

Both need replacing to make it useable.

#140

A very pretty Victorian heart back

 

Under restoration at present

£150 when completed

        

#30

Pair of Thonet No 14 cafe chairs - with a difference.

 Now finished -see above   

#123

Pair of very delicate Victorian ladies chairs.

£80 unrestored

£500 restored

#33

Not a Wegner but maybe an Ebert Wels who, according to some, designed this in 1928 and Wegner copied it!

The original cord is flax flag halyard. 

 After much searching and surfing, I have found a suitable flag halyard with which to restring the chair.

 

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#19

One of a  pair of rather sad ebonised side chairs

£50 as seen or £800 when restored

#31

Childs mahogany rocking chair.

Originally this would have been on a stand/table and have had a foot rest and restraining rod through the arms.

The rockers were put on about 75 years ago.

Needing far more restoration than it appears in this photo.

We're now keeping this for our first grandchild

 

 

#16

Camel-back Hepplewhite style chair with drop-in seat.

 £30 as seen or £250 - when restored

Would be a good candidate for painting!

#17

Three early C18th provincial French chairs - needing major restoration.

(Very shabby chic!)

Ideal candidates for painting - as would be originally.

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