Antique Cane Furniture


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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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.

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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.

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Quality three piece walnut serpentine bergere cane suite circa 1920

... quality three piece walnut serpentine bergere cane suite, circa 1920

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Antique cane furniture 3

This ornate headboard constitutes a good example of the French Antique style. Finished with a subtle mesh, surrounded by beige wooden framing, it will fit well into traditional bedrooms.

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Antique cane furniture 5

One of a kind French-inspired bed made from a combination of metal and wicker. The piece comes in a distressed antique look with outstanding touches of midcentury elegance that will transform any bedroom. The detailing on the bed is also worth noting.

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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.

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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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Ebay image 1 antique victorian cane back sofa chair set

eBay Image 1 Antique Victorian Cane Back SOFA & CHAIR SET The Best!

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Antique cane furniture 7

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.

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Antique Cane Furniture

Buying Guide

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 cane bed

Cane design is a wonderful way to bring in the decor of beautiful style and unique character. The robust construction of furniture with antique cane details is light, pleasant to the eye and is presented in an attractive bedroom and every other interior.

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 furniture

Cane sofas

Dining chair in elegant form. Frame is made of wood and decorated with carefully carvings. Back is finished with openwork pattern. Suitable as dining chair or additional seating in all kinds of interiors as needed.

Antique french cane dresser server

Antique French Cane Dresser Server

Set of cane chairs 950 00 set of six cane

set of cane chairs £ 950 00 set of six cane chairs product enquiry ...

Antique cane chair styles cane rocker

Antique Cane Chair Styles Cane rocker

Harbor View 63" TV Stand

Harbor View 63" TV Stand

It is a TV stand that has got an antique paint finish and two color options to choose: antiqued brown and antiqued white. It fits to any style and décor and it adds elegance to any living room area.

Antique Walnut Coffee Table

Antique Walnut Coffee Table

This amazing coffee table is not only super stylish, but also very functional. You would be totally impressed with a unique design and highest comfort in your flar provided by this simple piece of furniture.

Antique cane furniture 2

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

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Beautifully preserved antique cane chair. French styling makes this chair special. Adding a white and gray cushion increases both attractiveness and comfort. Floral carving details are found around the seat and leg tops, and the back is caned.

Three piece bergere cane walnut suite

Three Piece Bergere Cane Walnut Suite