A few months ago, I bought a set of French cane chairs on sale at The Kellogg Collection. Here are a few pictures of them (with and without the cotton slipcover that come with them; a really nice addition). I fell in love with the little leopard print pillows and couldn't resist getting those too.
Authentic cane is a type of wicker that is woven and has been in existence since the 17th century. It's earliest forms are traced back to Louis XIII of France where the invention of cane backed chairs (or in some instances the seats) still employed intricate carved wooden detailing, but made the furniture much lighter in weight. The chairs could be kept against a wall and pulled up to a table for grand banquet dinners. This is my intention for my new cane chairs which will serve as occasionals against the wall of my dining room and can be pulled up to the table, or moved into the living room, when additional seating is needed. It's probably no surprise I like the white washed, French country style.
|These Annette cane chairs make great occasionals to be pulled up to a dining room table|
|Cane settee by Thorton Designs|
|cane chair with arms for a more relaxed, airy work space|
|I love this robin blue desk chair balanced against a heavier desk|
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