Wednesday Wicker Wisdom–Antique Wicker Repair Process

I thought you might enjoy seeing some photos of the antique wicker furniture repair process that goes on when giving these grand old pieces some TLC. Enjoy these “before” and “after” shots and some “during”!

Rarely did I take a picture after the piece was either stained or painted, for some odd reason. Guess I just wanted to highlight the restoration and wasn’t concerned with the final look, sorry.

wicker rocker plant support

Here are some antique wicker furniture pieces from the Victorian era during the process of my restoration…

VICTORIAN REED YOUTH HIGHCHAIR–circa 1890s

Victorian wicker highchair before repairs

Peters repairing Victorian wicker highchair

Victorian wicker highchair restored Peters

VICTORIAN REED “RAM’S HORN” WICKER ROCKER–circa 1890s

Ram's horn Victorian wicker rocker

Peters repairing wicker rocker

rams horn wicker rocker repaired
Ram’s horn wicker rocker after repairs

VICTORIAN REED WICKER ROCKER with HEART MOTIF BACK–circa 1890s

Victorian wicker rocker heart motif wickerrockerheart

CHILD’S REED WICKER ROCKER–circa 1910s

child wicker rocker b4child wicker rocker during repair

child wicker rocker restored

VICTORIAN WICKER ROCKER with STAR of DAVID BACK–circa 1890s

Victorian SoD Wicker Rocker

Star of David Woman's Back

Star of David Woman's Finished

CHILD’S SERPENTINE ARM REED WICKER ROCKER–circa 1898-1910

Child's Reed Wicker Rocker-Beforeserpentine rolled wicker arm repair

Child's Wicker Rocker Repaired

Aren’t these antique wicker furniture pieces grand? I really love the Victorian era wicker furniture because of the romantic, soft, flowing lines and heavy embellishments of the curlicues, wooden beads and fancy cane woven backs. Don’t you?

What’s your story with wicker furniture? do you have some family heirlooms or pieces you’ve picked up at estate sales, yard sales or flea markets?

If your wicker furniture is also in need of some TLC, take a look at the Wicker Repair Experts and the Seatweaving-Chair Caning Repair Experts listed in my
National Furniture Repair Directory™ to locate someone near you to do the restoration.

6 thoughts on “Wednesday Wicker Wisdom–Antique Wicker Repair Process”

  1. I am in the process of redoing a wicker rocker very similar to the one you have pictured from 1910, but am a little stumped on how to tie off the braid in the middle section without it looking bad or coming undone is the some resource that would show me how to do it? The original was so badly broken I could not tell how it was done.

    1. Hello Anne,

      I know how frustrating trying to figure out how to repair a wicker braid can be since I’ve done so many over the years. A really good resource is the book, How to Buy and Restore Wicker Furniture by Thomas Duncan. You can find this suggestion and several more on my Wicker FAQ page on my website. And here’s a link to it also

      Happy Weaving! Hope all goes well.

  2. Marilyn ann Began

    I have a doll baby buggy which is in good shape but needs cleaning
    & new material lining inside, the wicker has never been painted
    any suggestions would be very
    appreciated

    1. Hi Mariyln,

      Nice to hear you have a wicker doll buggy and want to take care of it! You can go to my Wicker FAQ page where you will find lots of helpful information and links to other relevant pages (how-to clean wicker, wicker furniture materials, how-to paint wicker, etc.) on my website which will also help you out! Hope this helps!

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