|Our furniture factory tour continues with a look at some of the mahogany dining chairs and luxury chairs we build, design and sell to go with our mahogany furniture and Indonesia furniture. You'll find these traditional chairs also match up well with any of our designer furniture.
Most of the chairs displayed on this site are considered to be reproduction furniture even though we occasionally design our own chairs. If you have previously read our About Us page you already know of our eBay background, and that chairs have always been a very important part of our product mix. In fact, whenever we noticed great demand for a particular set of antique chairs at auction, we copied the designs before shipping them to the customer. Accurate measurements were taken and kept on file in case we decided to reproduce the chair. We've worked hard to offer great-looking chairs that will compliment and accentuate our fine mahogany dining tables and Indonesian furniture, along with any other formal dining room furniture you may consider or already own.
These original Adams style furniture or Sheraton style furniture dining room chairs by Flint and Horner were purchased at an estate sale and sold on eBay many years ago. This style dining chair continued to draw a lot of attention from our customers and inspired us to develop our own Sheraton style reproduction mahogany shield back dining chairs. They feature slip seats to keep costs down and allow for easy fabric changes.
Above pictures, from left to right, show original Flint and Horner mahogany shield back dining chairs
, production drawings, and final mahogany shield back dining chairs
. These Sheraton style mahogany dining chairs
are available on our website.
Below from left to right; prototype, solid mahogany chairs awaiting finish and the finished product.
Notice the black straps near the front chair rail in the photos below. These straps are used as furniture clamps. Chairs are clamped for gluing by strapping in this manner. The artisans place a stick in the rope, visible in the far right photo, and then twist tight to clamp the chair in position. It's a clever method, and very cost effective. This is a NDRAC 024
upholstered chair shown in this series of photos taken at our Indonesian factory. Below these three pictures the finished product is displayed in our studio.
The left photo, below, shows factory masters which are referenced for production. These master components are used for a variety of solid mahogany dining chairs
and can even be used when making quality discount furniture.
When an order for chairs arrives at the factory, these masters are used so the carvers can keep consistent from lot to lot. The photo at right shows an artisan hand-carving a solid mahogany ball & claw leg
for our Chippendale dining chairs.
A master carver in Indonesia
is admired by locals and lives a luxury lifestyle in the region .
Pictured below, left, are crests for our most popular style reproduction Chippendale dining chairs. These will also be hand carved. The finished product, a masterful piece of fine furniture, is shown at right.
The mahogany shield back dining chairs pictured below are being prepared for finishing. Most of the chairs will be sanded by hand but some components will have been sanded by palm sanders.
From concept and drawings comes a prototype which is approved or modified. These prototypes are also a part of the King Demure collection (Mahogany dining chairs). Notice the 1:1 drawings under the solid mahogany carved foot details.
Our 036 cross back mahogany dining chairs are very popular in today's marketplace. These chairs are available on our website. This picture shows the finish procedure on the backside of chairs.
Higher end furniture shown here with master artisen hand carving our King Demure arm chair. Watch this video!