Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Busse chair seats


Hello !
I have a set of four wood chairs from about 1900 and 3 of the chairs have padded leather Busse Chair Seats on them identified as "12 inch local". The fourth chair is missing a seat. Where can I buy a Busse Chair Seat for my chair? The seats are very dark brown -- almost black. I live in the Washington, DC metro area.
Thanks for your help,

If I am correct, these were sold to cover missing or broken cane seats. If that's the case, then you can look online for leather seats which will also lead you to the fibre version of the same. There are several patterns available as well as shapes but there were many more in past years which means you may have trouble finding a match. Some of the places you might look are, Van Dykes Supply, WSI Distributors. They both have online sites.
If this is not what you need, just send me a pic and I'll see if I can help you.

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