A CANE SEAT TO BE RESTORED ?

A traditional and respectful caning

At the Atelier Beau Brin, in a constant concern for excellence, the restoration is done in real caning, the traditional six strands (six passages of individual strands). Each one progresses through the holes around edges and gradually draws this so characteristic pattern. Each one is carefully positioned and streched to obtain a regular design and clean borders.

 

The cane seats are coloured with wood tints and not tinted waxes (no unsightly heaps stick between the strands).

 

The cane is of high quality and everything is handmade.

 

The mechanical caning, sold in rolls, is scrupulously reserved for recent seats that require its use (such as some of the great names in 20th century design). I won't "sneak it" on the old seats, I promise ! Beware : here is how to do the difference between a handmade caning and a mechanical caning.

 

The binder cane (or tight, i.e without space between the strands) offers other patterns and allow to customize the seats. Note that it can replace a strawbottow and thus give a new style to the seat.

 

Fan-shaped, sun-shaped, backrest with blind holes (not through), glue pegged, large-sized canework : everything is possible with the good old-fashioned method !

 


Some cane seats entrusted by their owners

MARCEL BREUER CHAIRS model 1928 - 70/80's edition

Mechanical caning in rolls, suitable for this type of seat

MICHEL DUCAROY ARMCHAIR 1950's

Previous yellow plastic caning restored in natural cane for more charm.


THONET CHAISE LONGUE no.9702 | 1890

Seat perforated by a foot : never stand on a cane seat !

LOUIS XV STYLE ARMCHAIR 19th c. (avec P.Allemand)

Identically restored back : no glue or border, traditional wood dowels.


LOUIS PHILIPPE ARMCHAIR 1830-1848

« BISTROT » STOOL early 20th century


BISTROT CHAIRS CAMBIER FRÈRES ca.1887

Previously shamefully restored. Be careful !

LOUIS XV STYLE CHAIR late 19th century

Painted canework, typical of the 18th century style


CHAISE LONGUE early 20th century

THONET ARMCHAIR no. 7 | 1888-1922


CHILD CHAIR early 20th century

Binder caning (can replace a strawbottom)

ART DECO CHAIRS 1930's

In collaboration with Bruno Passarelli, art cabinetmarker.


DUET STOOL late 19th century

FISCHEL CHILD CHAIR no.18 | 1890


THONET ARMCHAIR no. 11 | 1860-1888

THONET ARMCHAIR no. 1642 | 1888-1922


LOW CHAIR NAPOLÉON III late 19th century

Wood cleaned and waxed but left in its beautiful black and gold sheen

COUNTRY CHAIRS 20th century

Binder caning with various patterns (can replace a strawbottom)


« BISTROT » CHAIR J.J.KOHN 1905

Previously badly restored with a piece of mechanical caning.

THONET ARMCHAIR no. 1018 | ca. 1914

Another example of previous unappropriate restoration


« BAMBOU » CHILD CHAIR late 19th century