Morris Chair Traditional Slat in Cherry

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Project by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker posted 720 days ago 2592 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Morris Chair is Built out of Cherry and Has been finished with a dark stain and a hand rubbed lacquer finish. I have been building Morris Chairs for about 15 years now and I am now working on building up a line of different one that I will offer. A Morris chair is an early type of reclining chair. The original Morris chair had dark stained woodwork, turned spindles and heavily decorated upholstery, in typical Victorian style.As this style is by far the most common, the chair is often thought of as a Stickley design named in homage to Morris, rather than an original Morris piece.

Brian Brace
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-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#1 posted 720 days ago

Brian, Beautiful craftsmanship. I’ll have to confess, that style furniture usually doesn’t jump out at me, but your craftsmanship made me take a second look. You truly are a fine furniture maker. I enjoyed looking at all your projects.

-- John @

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#2 posted 720 days ago

Beautiful chair!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 720 days ago

wonderful looking Morris chair,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 720 days ago

Another quality project. Can you give me some insight into your thought on staining cherry? Was it just for a dark reddish look? or was that specified to you?

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#5 posted 719 days ago

As always top shelf

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#6 posted 719 days ago

Beautiful Chair.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 719 days ago

This is beautiful, but I am in love with the Bow Armed version with the trees… awesome stuff!

PS: I recently moved from Bungalow Heaven in Pasadena, CA to live in Sierra Madre. Needless to say Arts & Crafts is all around me every day. Takes a lot to turn my head…

All of your projects gave me pause!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

#8 posted 719 days ago

Thanks everyone. The stain was a dark reddish stain. I am always playing around just to see what sparks peoples attention. This chair is in a gallery in Asheville for now until a lucky person takes it home.

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#9 posted 719 days ago

Another first class piece! The fabric choice really compliments to wood color.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 716 days ago

Nice chair ! The dark lines in the fabric coordinate with the wood nicely.

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#11 posted 691 days ago

You are in the right business my friend. Beautiful, just beautiful work.

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