Any chair is one of these three styles may be an antique. Some folding chairs are Modern Gothic or Eastlake style with straight lines and incised hand-cut designs.Victorian style often includes velvet and braid, and even folding chairs of that era had style elements that incorporated fabrics.
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Well, no, not the exact date it was created, because classic leg designs are copied to this day.
But a leg CAN tell you when a style was first introduced and that is one important step in identifying an antique's age and period.
There are three basic types of folding chairs, reports the Rare Victorian website.
These types include the sling chair with a single piece of fabric draped like a hammock, the side chair (which folds the back onto the seat), and the “x” chair, which, when folded, joins the two sides together.
Hunzinger’s patent in 1876 was for a wire and fabric construction, Flomaton Antiques Auction website explains.
These chairs served as substitutes for the upholstered furniture of the era.
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