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Does your wicker need to shape up?

Does your wicker need to shape up?

WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM–Does your wicker need to shape up? Have the years taken a tole on your antique wicker pieces? Are they in need of some drastic TLC? Does your wicker need to shape up? Not quite ready to be relegated to the flower garden to act as a plant support like this one in the picture below? Now don’t everybody get your knickers in […]

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Victorian Heart Shaped Wicker Set-part 3

Victorian Heart Shaped Wicker Set-part 3

WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM-Continued from last week’s post–It seems that I was the only person to respond to Patty’s inquiry about their newly acquired wicker set. Since she wanted to research the pieces before they sold them, she had contacted several antique dealers and wicker repair experts in her area, but got no response. Then she got on the Internet and found me through my volunteer […]

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Wednesday Wicker Wisdom-Antique Wicker Eras

Wednesday Wicker Wisdom-Antique Wicker Eras

WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM–Antique Wicker Eras When I first started repairing antique wicker furniture back in the mid-1970s, I would get in a lot of Victorian era wicker pieces that quickly became my favorite pieces to restore. My favoritism was due to the excellent craftsmanship of the period and the use of first growth quality cane and reed materials. But there are several other styles made […]

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Wicker Furniture Beginnings

Wicker Furniture Beginnings

WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM–Where did the wicker furniture industry begin? Here’s a bit about the wicker furniture industry that I bet you didn’t know… That the wicker furniture industry actually began right here in the United States in the 1840s! Although wicker furniture had been made throughout the ages and was even found inside the pyramids, Boston grocer Cyrus Wakefield was the first to actually begin […]

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