Caned Chairs Photos

Some antique chairs got around the discomfort of hard seats by using caned or woven plant material seats and even backs.

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Fiddle-back side chair at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Painted sidechair at Medad Stone Tavern Museum. Guilford, CT.Carver chair with rush seat at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Sidechair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Fiddle-back side chair at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Painted sidechair at Medad Stone Tavern Museum. Guilford, CT.Carver chair with rush seat (17th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Sidechair (c1730-60) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Walnut & cane sidechair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Variety of early American caned chairs at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Early American stenciled side char at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Bench with caned seat at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.
Walnut & cane sidechair (early 17th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Variety of early American caned chairs at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Early American stenciled side char at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Bench with caned seat at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.
Caned armchair with heart cutout on back at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Caned armchair with adjustable-height candle stand at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Caned side chair at Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Danbury, CT.Side chair with woven rush seat by Lambert Hitchcock at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Caned armchair with heart cutout on back at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Caned armchair with adjustable-height candle stand at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Caned side chair at Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Danbury, CT.Side chair with woven rush seat (1826-9) by Lambert Hitchcock at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Turned sidechair with caned seat at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.Desk & armchair at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Caned rocking chair fro Lincoln & Herndon Law Office in Springfield, IL at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Red gallery with paintings & antique chairs at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Turned sidechair with caned seat at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.Desk & armchair at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Caned rocking chair fro Lincoln & Herndon Law Office in Springfield, IL at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Red gallery with paintings & antique chairs at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Tall case clock with two side chairs with caned seats at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Hitchcock rocking chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols & flax wheel in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Hitchcock side chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Windsor chair with rockers & caned cot from Henry David Thoreau's house on Walden Pond at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.
Tall case clock with two side chairs with caned seats at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Hitchcock rocking chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols & flax wheel in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Hitchcock side chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Windsor chair with rockers (1810-30) & caned cot from Henry David Thoreau's house on Walden Pond at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.
Dining room caned armchair at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Room with blue trim & caned chairs at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.Stenciled & caned side chair at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Original filigreed chair of Millard Fillmore in his house. East Aurora, NY.
Dining room caned armchair at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Room with blue trim & caned chairs at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.Stenciled & caned side chair at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Original filigreed chair of Millard Fillmore in his house. East Aurora, NY.
Caned chairs in Williams House Parlor at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Side chair with wicker seat at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.Dressing table at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Side chair with caning at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Caned chairs in Williams House Parlor at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Side chair with wicker seat at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.Dressing table at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Side chair with caning at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Colonial era cradle & wicker seat chair at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Inaugural platform chair used by U.S. Grant when Rutherford B. Hayes took Presidential oath at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Drop leaf table & caned chairs at Shriver House Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Elaborate antique armchair with caned seat at Chepstow. Newport, RI.
Colonial era cradle & wicker seat chair at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Inaugural platform chair used by U.S. Grant when Rutherford B. Hayes took Presidential oath at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Drop leaf table & caned chairs at Shriver House Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Elaborate antique armchair with caned seat at Chepstow. Newport, RI.
Stenciled caned side chair at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Caned chair & chest of drawers in North building at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Cane seat sidechair with decorated back by Benjamin Henry Latrobe & George Bridport from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Cane seat sidechair with decorated back attrib. to John Finlay & Hugh Finlay from Baltimore at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Stenciled caned side chair at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Caned chair & chest of drawers in North building at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Cane seat sidechair with decorated back (1808) by Benjamin Henry Latrobe & George Bridport from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Cane seat sidechair with decorated back (1815-25) attrib. to John Finlay & Hugh Finlay from Baltimore at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Greek klismos-form side chair by Benjamin Henry Latrobe & George Bridport with caned back at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Caned side chair in music room at Gibson House Museum. Boston, MA.Caned settee under French reproduction mural wallpaper with Indian scene in Music Room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Greek klismos-form side chair (1808) by Benjamin Henry Latrobe & George Bridport with caned back at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Caned side chair in music room at Gibson House Museum. Boston, MA.Caned settee under French reproduction mural wallpaper with Indian scene in Music Room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.

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