Set of Eight French Provincial Lacquered Caned Dining Chairs


Dramatic set of eight French provincial mahogany dining chairs featuring a black lacquered finish. Restored, recaned, and painted by Ira Yeager (American 1938-2022) for his gallery in Calistoga, CA. The carved chairs were rescued from a Napa fire and have charred wood on some of the backs. The losses are encased in lacquer and have a smooth finish over the damage. Ira loved these chairs and wanted them refurbished with evidence of their history intact. The chairs have excellent joinery and newer, intact cane inset seats. Beautifully restored with an aged distressed patina under the lacquer. Purchased from the Yager Galerie in Calistoga, CA. Set consists of seven side chairs and one host armchair measuring 23 inches wide and 21 inches deep. Important and distinctive set of chairs with an interesting history.

Dimensions: 20"w x 20"d x 39"h, Seat 18"h

Circa: 19th Century, France

Materials: Cane, Mahogany

Condition: Distressed, minor wear consistent with age and use. Additions or alterations made to the original: Restored, recaned, and painted by Ira Yeager. Beautifully restored with tight intact cane and strong joinery. Recently lacquered as seen in photos. Prior fire damage and exposure with losses that do not affect stability. Prior repairs.

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