Lavatory Oak Stick Chair – Misplaced Artwork Press

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This six-stick comb-back chair is impressed by two Welsh chairs – one which I inspected at Tim Bowen Antiques and a second chair that I’ve in my assortment. The chair is constructed utilizing 4,000-year-old lavatory oak that was harvested in Poland. All of the components of this chair got here from one tree.

I’m promoting this chair for $1,500 by way of a random drawing. Particulars on buying the chair could be discovered close to the underside of this weblog entry. Listed below are some extra particulars about its design and development.

This stick chair is a brand new design – a particular break from my earlier chairs. It options new shapes for the seat, arm, fingers and comb. The rake and splay of the legs are new numbers. However in the long run, it’s nonetheless only a stick chair, a humble and vernacular kind discovered in lots of cultures.

This explicit chair is ready up for working or eating. The again is pretty upright at 11° off the seat. And the seat tilts at 4°, giving the chair an general tilt of 15°. The seat is 16-1/2” off the ground to accommodate each brief and tall sitters, and the chair is 40-1/2” excessive general. So it has a pleasant presence in a room.

One of many objectives with this chair was to make it a bit extra roomy. There’s 20” between the arms, and the arm form is square-ish to accommodate stocky sitters.

The lavatory oak used on this chair is a beautiful nutty brown, with hints of inexperienced and orange in it. The entire chair’s main joints are assembled utilizing cover glue, so repairs within the (far) future will probably be simple. The chair is completed with a non-toxic mushy wax, a mix of beeswax and uncooked linseed oil that my daughter cooks up right here in our store. The wax is a perfect chair end. It isn’t terribly sturdy, however it’s simply renewed or repaired.

Among the many uncommon design particulars of this chair are the through-tenons within the seat. The chair’s sticks have been left lengthy and protrude out the underside of the seat. This function is extra frequent on Irish chairs, however I just like the look, and it provides a sitter one thing to discover down there.

I think about this chair a prototype, and it isn’t good. On one of many arms there’s a small little bit of tear-out (3/16” sq.) that I full of tinted epoxy. There are additionally tell-tale indicators of handwork in all places on this chair. You will see that faint rasp marks on the arms. Scallops from the jack airplane on the underside of the seat. Sides from a spokeshave on the comb. 

I favor these delicate marks to a homogenous sanded floor. Although some individuals would name them flaws.

Easy methods to Buy This Chair

This chair is being offered by way of a random drawing. The chair is $1,500 plus home delivery. (I’m sorry however the chair can’t be shipped exterior the U.S.) If you happen to want to purchase the chair, ship an e mail to lapdrawing@lostartpress.com earlier than 3 p.m. (Jap) on Wednesday, July 13. Within the e mail please use the topic line “Chair Sale” and embrace your:

  • First identify and final identify
  • U.S. delivery deal with
  • Daytime telephone quantity (that is for the trucking quote solely)

After all of the emails have arrived on July 13, we’ll decide a winner that night by way of a random drawing.

In case you are the “winner,” the chair could be picked up at our storefront without cost. Or we are able to ship it to you by way of frequent service. The crate is included within the value of the chair. Delivery a chair normally prices about $250 to $300, relying in your location.

— Christopher Schwarz



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