Treatise by Sprengel – Part 2

Der Stuhlmacher (The Chairmaker)

Sprengel’s chapter on the chairmaker’s trade offers the reader some interesting surprises. The following paragraph gives a detailed description of chair caning. This is a process we will soon undertake while reproducing the chinese styled chair pictured below.

This chair is owned by Colonial Williamsburg and displayed in the Dewitt Wallace Museum

Sprengel – caning

Enjoy,  Kaare

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5 Responses to Treatise by Sprengel – Part 2

  1. Jeff Blackwell says:

    Interesting and ambitious project. Is it as hard as it looks? How many hours do you think it will take to complete? I hope you will do posts about the carved elements.

    • We’re estimating 120-140 work hours in this chair. (That’s exclusive of all the “head scratching” that reverse engineering involves.) Of course as one of a set perhaps it would come down to 120. We will post progress on carving the replica.


  2. Jim Marsh says:

    From the first time I saw the Gov. Wentworth chair I thought it was stunning. This is the best image I have seen to date. If one makes a visit is it on display? If so where and for how long?

    I hope you make a series out of this as it is just so interesting.

    Best of luck.


  3. Jim Marsh says:

    It pays to read the caption under the image. I was so taken with the image I didn’t read the caption about the chair being at the Dewitt Wallace museum.


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