Antique Cane Furniture

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Not unlike wicker, cane furniture has a similar design and style that suits a certain folk and a very humid region of the world. And cane furniture has been around for hundreds of years, ever since plantations in island countries harvested sugar cane for the colonies. If you are curious what the furniture looked like all those many years ago, and perhaps want some for yourself, take a look at our collection of antique cane furniture.

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Rounded Antique Cane Chairs

Rounded Antique Cane Chairs

This set includes two chairs. Each chair features a light brown solid oak frame that has been heavily distressed for an antique look. The foam-stuffed seats are upholstered in cream linen, whereas the backs have a cane rattan design.

Designer Advice:

These chairs would be perfect for a coastal décor scheme. Pair with a distressed oak table for a cohesive look. For extra pizzazz, a soft blue rug would look stunning and fit in with the coastal theme perfectly. Accentuate the cane backs with woven accessories such as placemats or fruit baskets dotted around your dining area or kitchen.

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Roses Antique Cane Bed

Roses Antique Cane Bed

This stunning daybed is from the 1980s and features a French style. The intricately carved rose detail decorates each side of the daybed, which has cane sides. The base of the bed is off-white with some marking due to its age.

Designer Advice:

An ideal accompaniment to any French country décor scheme, this daybed is great for smaller rooms. It will still accommodate guests but won’t take up precious space. You could also use this daybed in a study. Pair with warm neutrals like taupe, and place a cream rug with a rose pattern underneath to emphasize the rose detail.

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Rocking Chair Old Cane Furniture

Rocking Chair Old Cane Furniture

Made from wood and cane, this furniture set contains a cane-back rocking chair and a table with a cane top. Each piece features a rich and glossy wood base. The seat has also been replaced for better durability. Overall, the chair and the table have no major flaws.

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Victorian Classic Cane Furniture

Victorian Classic Cane Furniture

A stunning and unique piece of furniture, this chair is originally from the 19th century. It features carved floral motifs at the back, turned stretchers, and splayed legs, with a glossy dark brown frame. It is in great vintage condition.

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Elegant Antique Cane Back Sofa

Elegant Antique Cane Back Sofa

Originally from the early 20th century, this cane-back sofa can comfortably seat three. It is in good vintage condition, with a few stains and tears on the bench cushion. The dark brown frame features curved legs and arms and outlines the cane back.

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Antique Cane Furniture

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The warm and inviting appearance of antique cane furniture has brought a resurge of popularity of this old fashioned style. Cane weaving dates back to the late 17th century. Cane was used to keep parasites and bugs away because they could not burrow into the loose weaves.

Green living has prompted an increase in furniture that is natural and easy to clean. Transitional styles have also given way to an antique look to add charm.

  • Cane - Cane comes from the vine of the rattan plant. The outer shiny skin is strong enough to hold hundreds of pounds. When cut into strips it is used in weaving of baskets, cane on chairs and other household items.
  • Polyethylene Wicker - A synthetic form of cane is polyethylene wicker. It will be obvious that you do not have antique cane furniture when this material is used. However, it provides a nice mimicked recreation of the beauty of cane.
  • Wood - Solid wood provides a base for cane that is stretched and secured. Often a hardwood like mahogany or walnut bring a sturdy and long lasting piece of furniture.
  • Oriental - The Far East introduced many styles of cane furniture that are still popular today. Dining room chairs with cane backing, wicker patio furniture and stylish rattan coffee tables with banana legs deliver sophisticated living with hand woven cane that is durable. Drum tables made of Polyethylene Wicker are stunning when used on a patio. They are weather resistant and can easily hold the weight of plants of small statues.
  • Contemporary - Bentwood Chairs use heated cane to manipulate the shape of cane into curves and dips for chairs and rockers. Used with a solid wood frame of hardwood, the straight or curved design make them suitable with contemporary or minimalist styles. Designers first became interested in this style in the 1840s and it has remained a classic ever since.

If you have antique cane furniture, you probably have a good understanding of the historical value of the piece. Cane must be cared for and kept away from dry heat. Natural cane can become brittle and break. Seats and backs made of natural cane should be treated regularly with lemon oil, orange oil or mineral oil in order to keep the strips flexible and able to bear weight. Never use antique cane furniture as a step stool. They are made for even distribution of weight.

Sagging cane can occur from lots of wear. There is a way to bring life back to a limp cane seat. Turn the chair upside down and apply a wet warm cloth to the bulge. Leave in place overnight. Remove the cloth and allow the cane to dry completely. The fibers will shrink and tighten the strands for a more uniform look and feel. Always have your chair repaired by an experienced cane installer if rips or cuts accidentally occur.

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Antique french bedroom furniture

Bring some old-fashioned French charm into your master bedroom with this exquisite bed with 73'' high headboard and matching footboard. It's crafted of durable cane and has a hand-carved frame with beautifully turned legs.

Cane settee furniture

An authentic French bed from 1860's. A wooden frame is finished in warm brown. It has fill of natural cane mesh in a bit more pale brown hue. A showy arched headboard with wings, an arched footboard, an apron and low legs are curved and rich carved.

Antique british colonial rosewood and

Antique british colonial rosewood and

Can you imagine that such a pieces of antique British cane furniture can stand in an urban garden? That is distinguished example what can happen if we add to our town chaise-long made of rosewood with beige mesh and slim form.

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Add some refined atmosphere, known from the best royal courts into your interiors. A very gentle, distinguished antique bench. Ideal for a hallway or a shabby chic dining room.

Cane back sofa

This tasteful day bed sofa is an excellent combination of antique styling and functionality. Beautiful decorations in the base combined with a soft seat create an attractive allure ideal for the living room.

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Why not choose this ideal example of style and go for a beautiful, antique cane closet with the off-white finish and distressed tone to it. It provides plenty of space and can fit your entire clothing collection.

Vintage cane furniture

If you're opting for a vintage French style furniture for your home, you can always choose this antique loveseat. Its beautifully hand-carved wood frame has a cane back and is spiced up with golden accents, holding a soft seat upholstered in a quality white fabric.

Antique cane furniture

This tasteful set of bedroom furniture is a combination of cottage style and beautiful details. The whole made of solid materials is durable and beautifully presented in every decor giving it a cozy atmosphere.

Vintage louis xvi french style serpentine gilt daybed cane linen

Vintage Louis XVI French Style Serpentine Gilt Daybed Cane Linen-antique, serpentine,couch, sofa, floral, hand carved, upholstered, furniture

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Antique Cane Chair Styles Cane rocker

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Fantastic Vintage Provincial Bed with Cane headboard. Lovely worn Gilt revealing the warm red underpaint in parts, shabby but oh! so glamorous. Beautifully carved by master carvers, this is a lovely ornate bed. Circa 1940. {Most likely from one of the Fre

Three piece bergere cane walnut suite

Three Piece Bergere Cane Walnut Suite

Antique cane furniture

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French cane beds

A unique armchair having an unusual cane shell built of hexagonal both a seat and a back joined with pentagonal arms and upper parts of the back. In effect, the shell resembles a honeycomb. The whole wooden frame with angular tapered legs is brown.

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French style and delicacy are not only beautiful French girls but subtle white shabby chic furniture - like a rustic wooden antique cane bed with a perforated front and headrest. The unrefined style of Provence.

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In the context of furniture, caning is a method of weaving chair seats. As we can see on presented here antique cane furniture - a distinguish light wood bench with cane mesh -that is true. The whole form was created in style of Louis XVI.

Vintage cane sofa

Pulled out straight from a royal bedroom, this French antique of a bed is truly exquisite in its form. It has a hand-carved wood frame with floral design, a lattice headboard and footboard both crafted of durable cane, and it's all covered in a gracefully weathered finish.

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Delightful antique patina of this carved sofa brings a chic statement to any home ambiance. Crafted from cane, adorned with petite carvings and gilted, it creates a glamorous vibe with historic inspirations.

Joveco Vintage style solid wood cane seat dining chair - set of 2

This type of product is a chair created for use in dining rooms. It has got a frame made of solid wood. The seat is made of woven rattan, so it looks very nice and assures the highest level of comfort.

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