Lolling Chair

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Project by Eli posted 03-03-2010 10:09 PM 2651 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a reproduction federal lolling chair. It’s based on the one in the Kaufmann Collection. It is mahogany and ash covered with a silk and cotton damask. The upholstery was done by Joseph Karagezian of Pioneer Upholstery in Peabody, MA. This style of lolling char, or Martha Washington chair, is unique to America.

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 10:25 PM

Glad to see you posting pictures of your work! Welcome to Lumberjocks. Wow, I just saw this chair and your Pie-Crust Table Sunday on our pilgrimage to the Concord Museum. The photo does it justice, it is an amazing piece! You have great taste in upholstery.

-- Scott, Colorado

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 10:36 PM

Nice looking chair.

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#3 posted 03-04-2010 12:06 AM

Very well done and absolutely authentic. Great job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 03-04-2010 02:20 AM

Very nice looking chair – excellent workmanship.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 03-04-2010 05:57 AM

Your works are really classy, nice to see more.


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#7 posted 03-15-2010 01:11 AM

Beautiful!!! The details are superb! It looks like you put a lot of work into that project! How many hours would you say that you put into it?

-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (

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#8 posted 03-15-2010 01:59 AM

Thanks. The frame took me a few days. I’d think 30 hours would be enough. I didn’t do the upholstery on this one, so I don’t know how long that takes. I’m going to be working with this upholsterer to do another one this summer. I’d imagine about 3 more days for the upholstery.

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#9 posted 03-15-2010 02:22 AM

Excelent work Eli an an amazing chair.

-- Custom furniture

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