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Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Questions Answered by Expert The Wicker Woman®-Cathryn Peters

SubjectDate Asked
Wicker4/11/2016
  Q: I have several pieces of wicker I would love to know more about. Hoping you can identify them and ...
  A: From the pictures you attached, the chairs are made of paper fibre rush wicker from the late 1920s, ...
vintage stroller3/23/2016
  Q: I have this very nice wicker stroller which I do not know the manufacture, however it is very nice ...
  A: What you have there is a Lloyd Loom doll or baby buggy (I can't tell size from the pictures), that ...
Heywood Wakefield Chair2/24/2016
  Q: "Hello Ms. 'Wicker Woman". I hope that you may be able to help me in determining the age and value ...
  A: What a lovely, original stained and lacquered finish Heywood-Wakefield chair you have there! Most ...
sir lanka chair2/2/2015
  Q: Sorry if you received this post twice--I went to attache pics and my original post disappeared. I ...
  A: What an interesting chair, I've never seen a hole-to-hole chair seat woven like that before in the ...
F.A. Whitney wicker baby carriage5/12/2014
  Q: I have a wicker baby carriage made by the F.A. Whitney Carriage Company that needs restoration. I ...
  A: What an unusual wicker baby buggy that is. I've never seen the combination of the wicker hood and ...
Wicker double chair5/1/2014
  Q: What could I sell this piece for?
  A: First of all, I do not give appraisals and whether you know it or not, that's what you are asking ...
Wicker Hamper4/24/2014
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this wicker hamper made by the F.A. Whitney Carriage Co.? My mother ...
  A: I can't tell from the picture exactly what the material used to create this lovely little vanity ...
repair of 5 cane armchairs4/13/2014
  Q: Can you recommend a person/business that repairs cane armchairs in the Las Vegas Nevada area? Thanks ...
  A: You can search on my National Furniture Repair Directory to see if there's a chair caning repair ...
protecting / preventing fading sun damage4/11/2014
  Q: I have two collecible wicker mid century chairs that I would like to proctect / preserve from sun ...
  A: Sorry for not answering sooner, but I missed this question until now. Without seeing a picture of ...
caned rocking chair3/9/2014
  Q: I purchased this rocking chair and was hoping you could tell me what type of chair this is and maybe ...
  A: Actually your lovely rocker is not a caned rocker, but rather a wicker rocker, circa 1898-1910. ...
Can you date a wicker chair in a photo?3/5/2014
  Q: I am trying to identify the family member in this a picture. I was wondering if it is possible to ...
  A: How wonderful that you are trying to do the genealogy of your family and using this great picture as ...
protecting small basket2/14/2014
  Q: We have a little basket that was woven by our 15 year old son in 1986 when he was in the hospital ...
  A: I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved son and can certainly understand why you'd ...
antique dining room chair/cane bottom9/7/2013
  Q: I am not certain of what type of chair I have. I have researched some, but can not finding my chair. ...
  A: I'm not certain about what style chair this is if that's what you are looking for. But it is a newer ...
wicker replacement8/27/2013
  Q: Who can replace the wicker in a Lloyd/Flanders Heirloom high back rocker?
  A: Check with the wicker and chair caning repair experts on my National Furniture Repair Directory for ...
Child's wicker goose rocker8/21/2013
  Q: I'm restoring a wicker goose rocker in fair condition and would like to know about how old it is, ...
  A: Oh what a darling wicker goose child's rocker that is! I've never seen one exactly like it before, ...
Learning wicker repair7/29/2013
  Q: I have no experience in repairing wicker furniture, thought I should give you my level of experience ...
  A: Christine, Can you attach some pictures of your new wicker pieces, that would help me a lot in ...
Wicker Buggy7/21/2013
  Q: I have the attached wicker buggy that I would like to restore and I'm not sure where to start. The ...
  A: What you have there is a very lovely Lloyd Loom baby buggy from about the 1925s-1930s with what does ...
cane chair6/17/2013
  Q: Cathryn, I'm hoping you can tell me about two chairs I purchased from a thrift store. I don't see ...
  A: Your cane/wicker chairs appear to be well constructed and made using rattan pole and bamboo strips ...
wicker sofa and chair6/11/2013
  Q: I have a wicker sofa and chair marked Heywood-Wakefield. I have had the set for about 18 years and ...
  A: So sorry to hear about your wicker set in need of some TLC, but you are on the right track to take ...
Wicker set11/29/2012
  Q: Good morning, I have been tasked with selling this beautiful set however, I do not know its origins, ...
  A: This set is quite lovely and interesting with the large, slopping backs and look to be in excellent ...
Information on refurbishig a rattan baby buggy11/10/2012
  Q: I puchased this buggy in southen Germany and would like to have it refurbished to be used as a ...
  A: Gwen that's a lovely baby buggy you have there, but I don't know of anyone in Germany that does ...
wicker baby carriage10/30/2012
  Q: Recently I restored a wicker baby carriage from parts my dad had stored in his basement for years. ...
  A: Hmmm so Jim, you put this together using parts your Dad had in the basement? Do you know if they are ...
Late 1800 Wicker High Chair10/21/2012
  Q: I recently purchased this wicker high chair at a sale it is in reasonably great shape I was told it ...
  A: What a lovely wicker youth or child's highchair you have there! Did you get a good deal on it? If ...
Heywood Bros. & Co.10/7/2012
  Q: Our search leads us to believe this chair was produced between 1861 and 1897. The (Red paper) label ...
  A: What a lovely wicker piece you have there. Your research is correct in that this red paper ...
Lloyd baby buggy wheels4/15/2012
  Q: I have a Lloyd wicker baby buggy that was my Great grandma’s, passed down to my grandma them mom and ...
  A: I wrote about a source for buggy wheels a long time ago here on AllExperts, but can't remember who ...
Wicker Sewing Rocker4/8/2012
  Q: I purchased this sewing rocker in an antique shop. Bottome reads Murphy Company in Detroit No. 438. ...
  A: There were many, many companies actively pursuing this popular furniture line in its heyday and the ...
Ratan backed lounge suite4/4/2012
  Q: My mother-in-law has a lounge suite and we would like some information on its origin, age and how ...
  A: Your couch and chairs look to be in very good condition and probably very comfortable. They have ...
Chair caning style3/20/2012
  Q: We just inherited a few pieces from my wife's aunt and amongst them there is this chair with a ...
  A: What a lovely cane back chair you have there and it's in fine condition. Although the style is old ...
LLOYDS STROLLER3/5/2012
  Q: I FOUND THIS STROLLER AT A YARD SALE AND HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE IT AND CANNOT FIND ANY INFO ON IT. ...
  A: How wonderful for you to have found a Lloyd Loom baby buggy at the yard sale. Actually this was a ...
wicker baby carriage2/28/2012
  Q: I was wondering if you could tell me a little bit about my antique wicker baby carriage(age, maker, ...
  A: Kathy, You have a very nice Lloyd Loom carriage there from about the late 1920s early 1930s, that ...
antique wicker rocker circa 18802/20/2012
  Q: I bought this rocker from a friend's estate. I just thought it was pretty. When I saw an appraisal ...
  A: Yes, your rocker is definitely from the 1880s, especially if the Wakefield Rattan Company ...
Antique Wicker Bassinet2/15/2012
  Q: I am the keeper and protector of a wicker bassinet, made in England in the 1800's. Everyone, ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the damage to your wicker bassinet first of all. Without seeing a picture of ...
heywood wakefield sewing stand2/5/2012
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me age a green sewing stand that has a red and cream label on the ...
  A: Wish you had included a picture of the Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company paper label, but ...
Heywood Wakefield Labels1/15/2012
  Q: I recently saw an antique wicker sewing stand with a porcelain Heywood Wakefield label attached. ...
  A: I've never seen a porcelain label for the Heywood Wakefield wicker furniture and I'm wondering if ...
Family wicker rocking chair1/9/2012
  Q: Peters, I have attached a picture of a rocker which has been passed to me from my Grandparents who ...
  A: You are lucky to have something like this wicker rocker to remember your grandparents by, many are ...
age and type of wicker chair12/30/2011
  Q: I picked up this beautiful wicker chair years ago at an antique market. It is in excellent condition ...
  A: So sorry SK, but the photo attached with the green cushion on the wicker chair has bad lighting and ...
chaise lounge12/6/2011
  Q: could you give me iformation on this piece please?
  A: What a lovely cane chaise lounge you have there! I can't tell for sure from the picture you sent ...
Llyod doll/ baby carriage12/1/2011
  Q: I am wondering if you found the answers to your questions. I also have one of these I need ...
  A: I don't quite understand what you mean here about getting answers to my questions? I don't have any ...
Old Rocking Chair11/10/2011
  Q: I was wondering if this would be worth anything. People tell me it is but I have no idea! It's in ...
  A: Trish, I am not certified to give wicker furniture appraisals and as I stated in my bio, do not ...
wicker luggage11/1/2011
  Q: I have two small suitcases in wicker, very basic but in good condition, the only problem is that the ...
  A: Since you didn't attach a picture of your wicker suitcases, I don't know what type of material was ...
Chair rushing10/24/2011
  Q: I have a chair that currently has a rushing seat that is wearing out. I ordered tape weaving from ...
  A: First of all what did H.H. Perkins advise you to do concerning the flat not round rungs? Since you ...
pie cooler10/2/2011
  Q: dont know if u could anser this for me but i am just looking for an approx. year that this was ...
  A: What you have is a very nice wicker pie "caddy" or stand and it is antique, your friend was right! ...
Antique Wicker Rocker2/20/2011
  Q: I purchased this wicker rocker from a flea market in Roswell, NM ten years ago. There is no ...
  A: Toni, This is a lovely example of Victorian wicker, actually made around the early to mid 1880s! ...
caning concave back queen anne style rocking chair2/13/2011
  Q: I am experinced at caning. I have done many chairs. This is my first attempt at a conconve back.I am ...
  A: So sorry to hear that you are having problems with the complex curve back in the cane chair. The ...
Wicker baby carriage2/9/2011
  Q: I found a question you answered for Kris Shaw on 10/8/2009 about her antique wicker baby carriage. ...
  A: I had a bit of difficulty finding the post you were referring to about the reed wicker buggy, ...
old rocker needs repair2/8/2011
  Q: I just purchased this rocker at a garage sale. Its in really nice shape over all, but the back and ...
  A: How lucky of you to pick up this nice 1930s Art Deco style paper wicker rocker. I can just barely ...
fibre rushing a chair2/7/2011
  Q: I have been re-rushing chairs in fiber rush for nearly ten years. Despite the practice, I continue ...
  A: No, there are no rushing machines that are doing the weaving that I know of. And there are some ...
wicker sofa and chair2/7/2011
  Q: I would like some information on the period of a sofa and two chairs I have from mother-in-law. Can ...
  A: Lovely couch you have there and it looks to be in excellent condition. However, if we are to get ...
painted wicker2/6/2011
  Q: I've obtained an antique wicker sofa. Unfortunately, it's suffered from poor paint job. There are ...
  A: Johanna, So sorry to hear about the bad paint job on your wicker sofa. You didn't mention what ...
Cane Chair from late 19th Century??2/4/2011
  Q: I have a set of 5 chairs that as the story goes, were bought new by a family member back in the late ...
  A: Yes in fact this set is from the 1870s-1890s and are in excellent condition and look to be in the ...
Unusually ornate wicker/cane/wood1/30/2011
  Q: I'm guessing these pieces are reproductions of antique victorian-type sunroom furniture because they ...
  A: From what I can see from the one picture you attached, this settee does look to be a reproduction, ...
chair caning and re-glueing the chair rounds1/29/2011
  Q: I have very old dining table chairs, cane bottoms need redoing and the old glue in all the spokes, ...
  A: Sorry to hear that your chairs are all coming unglued and the caning needs to be rewoven. I'm happy ...
antique wicker baby buggy1/25/2011
  Q: Where can i get the wood wheels on my buggy retired or edged with the rubber? It has broken off ...
  A: Having the rubber cracking and falling off of the old antique buggy wheels is a very common problem. ...
wicker desk1/23/2011
  Q: We have a wicker desk and chair set that was my husband's mother's. The label on the desk ...
  A: The desk and chair set were made using the Lloyd Loom to weave the "fabric" and then it was applied ...
lloyds -heywood wakefield wicker rocker1/22/2011
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this rocker. The label on the bottom says 'Lloyds baby and carreige ...
  A: You have a very nice Lloyd Loom rocker from the late 1920s-1930s, made by the Heywood-Wakefield ...
wicker baby stroller1/21/2011
  Q: I have a wicker baby stroller that my grandfather bought at a farm auction for me when I was a baby. ...
  A: How lucky is that for you to have a family heirloom piece like that given to you from your ...
Wicker Baby Carriage Restoration1/21/2011
  Q: I have a wicker baby carriage that needs restoring. I have no clue where to begin or who to get to ...
  A: What a great Lloyd Loom wicker baby buggy you have there! Looks like from what I see in the picture, ...
Help - old wicker chair1/16/2011
  Q: None of the family seen to know where or when they got this chair – how old it is – who made it or ...
  A: How nice that you were able to get a family heirloom rocker that probably means a great deal to you ...
Storing an wicker bassinet1/16/2011
  Q: We have a wicker bassinet that has been passed down through my family. Now that my youngest is ...
  A: Could you please attach a picture of your wicker bassinet so I can see what we are dealing with, ...
Wicker pieces1/13/2011
  Q: We have come into possession of four old wicker pieces through an estate sale after an elderly woman ...
  A: From what I can tell by the photo you attached, you have a really nice reproduction wicker set. The ...
wicker basket1/11/2011
  Q: i have this wicker basket from my Grandmother!i know it needs cleaned and a couple if minor repairs! ...
  A: How nice that you've gotten a family heirloom handed down to you from your grandmother. But as ...
Heywood Wakefield chair1/6/2011
  Q: I have a Heywood Wakefield chair that I cannot find any information on. It is in overall good shape ...
  A: How do you know that this is a Heywood-Wakefiled chair, is there a manufacturer's label? And if so, ...
Heywood Merrill Caned Chair1/5/2011
  Q: I have a cane bottom chair with wicker weaving on the back. It has a label on it that says Heywood ...
  A: Looks like you have a lovely pressed cane seat chair there, but is it possible that you've ...
Withrow Mfg Oriole Stroller12/24/2010
  Q: I have one of these strollers that has a broken leg, as an antique should it be repaired? Or is it ...
  A: Absolutely have the broken leg fixed by an expert woodworker. The broken leg is not going to do you ...
hideabed12/23/2010
  Q: round wicker? ends. "ROME QUALITY" pop up pull out. all metal other than the ends. 6.5 feet long
  A: Bernie, With just the little bit you put in the Question field, I haven't a clue as to what you are ...
Query re Heywood Bros Chair12/4/2010
  Q: I have looked at the current Heywood Wakefield website and understand the limitations they face in ...
  A: What an interesting Heywood Brothers cane chair set you have there! Besides the escutcheons, was ...
wicker repair12/4/2010
  Q: My antique wicker is pulling away from the nails that hold it on to the frame is there any way of ...
  A: Geri, sorry to hear your wicker is pulling away from the nails on the frame, but I'd need to see ...
chair seat12/2/2010
  Q: So we know it's not a *new* chair. :-) The other two kids got some of these chairs, too, so it ended ...
  A: How nice that you received a wicker seat chair as a family heirloom, but really too bad that the ...
Wicker Chair11/24/2010
  Q: I have a small wicker chair and want to know if it is an antique. It is very ornate, lots of curles ...
  A: I'd be happy to answer your question about your wicker chair, but without a picture it's impossible ...
"Fishtail" rocker11/19/2010
  Q: This chair has been in our family for probably over 100 years. We recently had it refurbished and ...
  A: I have never heard of a rocker like the one you possess referred to as a "fishtail" rocker. This ...
baby buggy info11/18/2010
  Q: Here are better pictures of the baby buggy. I purchased about 20 years ago from a second ...
  A: Judy, I'm sorry to disappoint you, because I'm sure you were hoping this wicker doll buggy was an ...
info of baby carriage11/18/2010
  Q: I have a vintage baby carriage and cannot seem to find information of when or by whom this carriage ...
  A: Sorry Judy, but from the small out of focus picture you attached, I can't tell whether this is an ...
Heyward-Wakefield Fainting couch11/16/2010
  Q: when it was made. There is still a label underneath but it is not legible anymore. When I bought it ...
  A: You didn't attach a photo here to your inquiry about your wicker fainting couch, and since the ...
Wicker settee11/11/2010
  Q: I was given this wicker settee recently and though in need of some care, I really like the design of ...
  A: How nice that you were given this wicker settee, looks like it's in great shape, so should give you ...
repost with pictures11/11/2010
  Q: "I have looked all over the Internet and have not seen another rocker with genuine bamboo runners. ...
  A: that really helps. The rockers are not made of bamboo, which is hollow, but rather from the rattan ...
wicker11/6/2010
  Q: I have recently purchased a old buggy, horse & buggy type. It has a wicker type seat. I want to ...
  A: Is the entire cab of the buggy made out of wicker? Are the sides and back also woven, or just the ...
Wicker Chair.11/5/2010
  Q: Just wondering what age our chair is?
  A: Based on the manufacturer's label that you sent the photo of, the Heywood Brothers & Company was in ...
Wicker furniture11/2/2010
  Q: Based on attached picture of a wicket furniture set, could you please tell me approximately the ...
  A: As stated on my bio, I do not give appraisals, which is what you are asking when determining value, ...
wicker furniture10/26/2010
  Q: I have two wicker chairs, one a rocker. They are from the Karpen line of furniture, identified with ...
  A: Juanita, were you unable to post a picture of your Karpen wicker pieces because of a problem here on ...
rocking chair10/11/2010
  Q: i have a rocking chair and it says 130 of 1000 made <green>,can you tell me what that means or who ...
  A: Corine, Most likely the writing on the bottom of your wicker rocker was done by the person that put ...
Is this wicker chaise old?10/10/2010
  Q: My wife and I were out for a Sunday drive today and came across this wicker chaise on the street. ...
  A: Well, as a matter of fact this is the only place that I answer wicker questions on a volunteer ...
wicker baby stroller10/10/2010
  Q: I bought this at a yard sale today and was wondering what it may be worth. The only name i can find ...
  A: Sorry, but as I state in my bio here on AllExperts.com, I am not a certified wicker furniture ...
Carriage? Stroller?10/7/2010
  Q: i was wondering if you can tell me about this item. it has been in our family for quite a long time. ...
  A: Sorry Alex, but I'm not able to tell you too much about your lovely carriage from the picture. The ...
Antique wicker doll buggy10/3/2010
  Q: I have a antique doll buggy with wire spoke and rubber tires. It belonged to my mother and now I ...
  A: Yes, I think that a bicycle shop would be your best bet to get the wire wheeled spokes repaired, ...
wicker1/28/2010
  Q: This rocking chair is at least 100 years old, and am taking the accumulated dirt and old paint from ...
  A: How nice that you have such an old piece of our wicker furniture history and want to care for it. ...
Chair origin1/26/2010
  Q: I would like to know if this chair is old and origin. Have had for years and don't know value.
  A: This is a lovely piece, but just by the one picture of your chair and not being able to inspect it ...
antique wicker chair1/24/2010
  Q: I have no idea how old or what type of wicker chair this is. Ive searched and cannot find any with ...
  A: Debbie, I'd like to help you out here, but without a picture I have no idea of the type of wicker ...
Resin wicker1/20/2010
  Q: I recently bought a nice set of dark brown resin wicker, however, one of the legs is unraveled. It ...
  A: So sorry Sue, but I don't know of any place you can buy the resin wicker at all here in the States. ...
Chair Caning1/18/2010
  Q: We have a couple dining room chairs that need caning; they are beyond repair. Can you recommend ...
  A: You can go to my domain website's Furniture Repair Directory and check in the Chair ...
Needlepoint chair9/16/2009
  Q: I am trying to find out some info as too the age of this chair, the kind of wood and if the ...
  A: This is not in my area of expertise, however I too think it's made out of oak, from what I can see ...
Rocking chair4/10/2009
  Q: My father purchased a chair years ago at an auction. The chair was in need of repair when he bought ...
  A: How fortunate for you that you have this unusual rocker, it's totally woven wicker, correct? It's ...
doll carriage4/8/2009
  Q: I have a wicker doll carriage that the handle has broken. It is not wicker, but some sort of wood. I ...
  A: I'm flattered you contacted me about repairing your wicker doll carriage handle. But without a ...
how to condion chair4/7/2009
  Q: found these chairs and table ,would like to condition them before we use them .What do I do thanks ...
  A: Brian, How lucky were you to find these chairs and the table! How many chairs were there and could ...
Wicker Sewing Stand4/6/2009
  Q: This stand was made by Heywood Wakefield. Can you date it for me and perhaps any value it might ...
  A: What a nice sewing stand you have there! Although it's not overly fancy and elaborate, it is very ...
wicker doll buggy3/31/2009
  Q: my wife has a wicker doll buggy that she was given for doing some work when she lived in brainerd ...
  A: How nice to hear that your wife was given the gift of the wicker doll buggy, but without seeing a ...
Lloyd baby carriage3/28/2009
  Q: I have a Lloyd wicker baby carriage,,and it has a serial number of 1115 on the tag,,,was wondering ...
  A: Without a picture of your Lloyd Loom baby carriage, I can't tell you too much about it. And I'm not ...
repair arm on a chair3/22/2009
  Q: Enjoyed reading your answer section and your web site as I have always loved wicker furniture! I ...
  A: Congratulations on doing this wicker repair yourself, and thanks for the kind words about wicker! ...
wicker rocking chair3/22/2009
  Q: I have a wicker rocking chair and I'am unable to find any info about the manufecture. The metal tag ...
  A: Off the top of my head the name Hardour Longmere is not familiar. Could you please attach a picture ...
antique school (?) chair3/21/2009
  Q: I would like to know the history/age of this chair. I believe that the stamp on the bottom says ...
  A: What a lovely school house double cane seat chair you have there! This is what I found out for you ...
wicker love seat3/13/2009
  Q: I have this wicker love seat and on the back it has this metal tag that says pat process lloyd ...
  A: DeeDee, Two of the pictures have come through, but they are really, really small. But if what you ...
wicker sofa3/13/2009
  Q: i dont know how to send this picture through this but if you give me your email address i can post ...
  A: DeeDee, You post or attach a picture here just the same way as you would through an email. In fact, ...
Photographers bench3/11/2009
  Q: We have a wicker photography bench that has been in our family since 1905 plus or minus. I was ...
  A: Brian, What a wonderful wicker chair, made especially so by the family provenance! Have you looked ...
reconditioning old porch rockers3/10/2009
  Q: I have 2 old porch rockers, one has a bamboo type cane seat and the other a fiber/rope looking seat. ...
  A: Shirley, you've not given me enough information really, to help you out here. Please send digital ...
wicker chaise3/5/2009
  Q: I have a wicker chaise I paid 60.00 for, it is in excellent condition with the exception of a couple ...
  A: Oh my gosh LeAnna, you have an exceptional wicker chaise lounge there, with a magazine rack and ...
wicker chase3/2/2009
  Q: Good Day Cathryn, I have aquired a wicker chase in almost perfect condition, it has the original ...
  A: I've already answered your first question about this chaise lounge, didn't you receive it in your ...
restoring a wicker rocker2/28/2009
  Q: I have an antique wicker rocker that has been on a porch for years. The paint is cracked and in ...
  A: You have a very nice Bar Harbor rocker there that just needs a bit of TLC with repairing the broken ...
wicker doll buggy colors2/28/2009
  Q: some of them have so many layers of paint that it is hard to deside what the original was . Can you ...
  A: Charles, Aren't collecting all those wicker buggies from the 1920s-1950s fun? Sounds like most of ...
Wicker chest repair2/28/2009
  Q: I have a 50-year old wicker weave chest -- 36 X 19 X 20 -- that needs repair. Appreciate suggestions
  A: Sorry John, but with so many different kinds of materials and designs used in creating wicker ...
Victorian era wicker baby carriage2/14/2009
  Q: The mother-in-law's estate includes many antique and vintage items. Unfortunately, my husband and I ...
  A: Oh Katherine, You have an excellent representation of the Victorian era baby carriage or ...
Wicker Lamp?2/13/2009
  Q: I 'm not sure if this lamp I got at a garage sale is wicker,rattan, bamboo, or even any of those. I ...
  A: Based on the picture you enclosed, I'd say your lamp was probably made in the 1970s or perhaps a bit ...
Are they valuable?1/24/2009
  Q: I bought 4 of these chairs with my first home 24 years ago...I don't know how old they are. Are ...
  A: My, my but you have a wonderful set of walnut cane chairs with arms there! I take it all the chairs ...
wicker rocking chair1/19/2009
  Q: Peters, I have attached a picture of wicker chair that was rmoved from a deceased Aunt in Maine. ...
  A: What a nice paper fibre rocker from the 1930s you have there! Looks to be in fairly good shape from ...
Antique Lincoln Rocker1/17/2009
  Q: I have read your site with interest. I inherited a hardwood horsehair swan rocker (1860 era) that I ...
  A: or were you referring to the questions and answers here on AllExperts.com? What a wonderful piece ...
wicker rocking chair1/9/2009
  Q: my wife purchaced an old rocking chair, has a wicker seat. holes where the wicker goes into the ...
  A: How wonderful that you found such a nice rocker for so little money, what a great find! If this ...
Wicker canopy bed1/6/2009
  Q: I have a wicker canopy bed where the entire bed is wicker. My mom bought it for me 26 years ago and ...
  A: Denise, How wonderful and unique that you have a wicker canopy bed! Could you please attach a ...
wicker childrens doll carriage11/21/2008
  Q: do you know anything about O.W. Siebert Children's Vehicles? I have a carriage and was seeking more ...
  A: Sorry Jimmy, but I don't know anything specifically about the O.W. Siebert Children's Vehicles, but ...
3 Wicker Chairs11/13/2008
  Q: I was considering buying 3 wicker chairs for $75.00 in order to resell. I have attached pictures. ...
  A: Laurie, do you mean that you are buying all three of these wicker chairs/rockers for $75? If so, ...
Bloch Wicker Baby Buggy11/11/2008
  Q: I have a Bloch Wicker Baby Buggy and I have no idea how much it is worth. Can you give me an idea?
  A: Oh Michelle, that's a wonderful Victorian reed wicker baby buggy from about the 1890s! I can't tell ...
Antique baby carriage10/31/2008
  Q: I recently purchased an Antique baby carriage dated around early 1900s. The label on the bottom says ...
  A: I'm sorry but I can't give you much information about your buggy either, especially without seeing a ...
Wicker Bloch Go-Cart Company10/12/2008
  Q: Please direct me to additional information about the Bloch Go-Cart Company in Egg Harbor, NJ We were ...
  A: How interesting Dave, that your father worked in the wicker Bloch Go-Cart factory in Egg Harbor! I'm ...
antique wicker doll carriage10/9/2008
  Q: First, thank you in advance for your help. I am impressed with your knowledge and your rating! I am ...
  A: we'll see if we can also help you out with your lovely doll carriage. The picture of your doll ...
Wicker doll buggy10/6/2008
  Q: How do you clean a vintage wicker doll buggy? Do you use linseed oil to put back some moisture into ...
  A: For help with your wicker buggy questions you can go to my website at WickerWoman.com and read the ...
small armless rocker10/4/2008
  Q: I'm trying to identify and find the value of a small armless wood rocker with cane seat and back. ...
  A: There are possibly some experts on wooden or cane furniture here that would give you an appraisal, ...
Fiber Weve Pram8/28/2008
  Q: I have my Mom's old "doll buggy". I am just trying to get an idea of the age. I know it dates back ...
  A: How nice it is that you have a family heirloom that was your mother's, something to always remember ...
seat weaving8/21/2008
  Q: I have a ladder back chair that needs the seat repaired, it is hand weaved and just needs the front ...
  A: Well, it just so happens that I set up a Furniture Repair Directory on my website in 2004 just for ...
Wicker doll buggy8/18/2008
  Q: I have my mom's wicker doll buggy from the 1920's. It needs a minor amount of repair - the wicker ...
  A: Mary Lou, 8/25/08 Follow-up: Did you want to send me a picture through AllExperts so I can examine ...
Lloyd loom wicker dressing table, vanity or desk8/17/2008
  Q: I have a wicker Lloyd loom wicker dressing table, vanity or desk. It is marked on the underneath ...
  A: Mimi, This looks like a writing table to me, but you could use it as anything you want. Are there ...
wicker furniture8/13/2008
  Q: I have a 3 piece bedroom set, circa early 1950 consisting of blanket box, bedside cabinet and chair. ...
  A: Please enclose a picture of your bedroom set so we can further discuss this. Most Lloyd Loom pieces ...
Lloyd Loom Patio Set8/11/2008
  Q: We have a Lloyd Loom Patio Set, much like this one: ...
  A: Sorry Malinda, but as I stated in my bio, I do not give appraisals and that's what you are asking ...
Heywood-Wakefield patio set8/11/2008
  Q: I have a Heywood Wakefield patio set which is quite old. It may be from the 40's but I am not ...
  A: Debra, I need to ask you a few questions first about your set. Is this a set of wicker ...
school/desk chair with woven seat8/9/2008
  Q: I have an adult-size two-armed school chair (rt arm forms a desktop), with woven seat in a ...
  A: I'm sorry Mary, but without a picture I can't tell you much of anything. Can you send one through ...
Heywood Bros & Co No 2658/9/2008
  Q: I have acquired this chair in England the label is in Red written in ink "No 265 (then a signature) ...
  A: Your Heywood Bros. & Co. wicker chair was made around the late 1880s, on into the early 1890s. But ...
victorian wicker pram8/8/2008
  Q: i love the wicker pram in the picture and i was woindering if you are willing to sell it and for how ...
  A: I don't know who you are addressing your question to, or what wicker pram you are referring to, but ...
lloyd loom8/6/2008
  Q: I have a doll carrage about 80 to 100 yrs old I would like to know a little more about it and a ball ...
  A: Without a picture of your Lloyd Loom doll carriage the only thing I can tell you is that the Lloyd ...
Heywood Bros & Wakefield8/4/2008
  Q: I have a Day bed with a label that reads Heywood Bros. & Wakefield. Baltimore, MD. It has wooden ...
  A: What a lovely piece you have there, Sandra. Looks like it's from the 1898-1900s period. There are ...
Set of Cane back chairs8/4/2008
  Q: I have inherited through family a set of cane back chairs that may be antiques. I am looking to find ...
  A: Amy, Without getting more information from you regarding these chairs or at least a picture of ...
Heywood Wakefield Desk Refinishing ?7/15/2008
  Q: I picked up a Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Co. table/desk at a second hand shop.(Black print on ...
  A: Kimberly, No, you are not being long winded at all, I appreciate the detail, makes me able to give ...
cane chair/rocker7/15/2008
  Q: I have the opportunity to get two cane chairs for FREE. One of them is a rocker and they appear to ...
  A: From what I can see from the picture you sent, the rocker does indeed seem to be of good quality and ...
S. Karpen Bros. "wicker"?7/10/2008
  Q: My Mother and Father have several pieces of "Lloyd Loom" wicker that date back at least as far as a ...
  A: Would there be any chance of you sending me a picture of the 1909 picture with the wicker furniture ...
Heywood Wakefield Chair7/10/2008
  Q: I have 2 matching Heywood Wakefield Chairs. I would just like to get some information on them. I ...
  A: Do these wicker chairs have the manufacturer's label on the back or underside, is that why you ...
Care of an antique wicker rocker3/10/2008
  Q: We have a child's wicker rocker that is about 90 years old. The wicker is drying out and breaking. ...
  A: You neglected to tell me what kind of wicker material was used in the construction of your child's ...
Wicker/Cane Black Chair2/29/2008
  Q: I recently found this chair at a thrift shop. Thought it looked interestin because of its shape. ...
  A: What a lovely RUSH seated chair you have there, and the shape is very interesting, I can certainly ...
Victorian Wicker Pram2/11/2008
  Q: Would you know if there is a market for this item? We are wanting to sell.
  A: Yes I do believe there's a market for this Victorian perambulator, specifically with original finish ...
Cane Chairs2/5/2008
  Q: I have six what I think used to be called "Ice Cream Chairs," that are at least 75 years old and ...
  A: How lucky you are to have a complete set of six of these icecream chairs, still with their original ...
Wicker Suitcase2/4/2008
  Q: This site is very helpful. It sounds like I have a similar suitcase like the one you mention. It ...
  A: I'm glad you are enjoying the site and finding my information on wicker furniture helpful. How ...
Child's Rocking Chair w/ wicker seat1/31/2008
  Q: I am attaching an image of this child's rocker that has been in my family since early 1900. It does ...
  A: What a darling little cane seat wooden rocker you have there! And it's nice to hear that it's a ...
wicker folding chair1/28/2008
  Q: I have a wicker folding chair and was wondering if you know anything about this.
  A: What a lovely folding wicker chair you have there! It looks to be in excellent shape, with the ...
6 chairs and I don't know what to call them1/28/2008
  Q: I inherited 6 family hierloom chairs. They were made in New England in the 1860's I am told for ...
  A: Sure Wally, go ahead and post the picture and I'll see what I can do to identify them for you. Have ...
walnut wing chair with a cane back1/24/2008
  Q: I found a beautiful old walnut wing chair with caning in the back, in the wings and in ovals on the ...
  A: Oh boy Laura, this is a very tall order even for a professional chair caner! Can you take some ...
antique wicker1/23/2008
  Q: I have two pieces of Heywood-Wakefield wicker. Onr has a very light paint that looks almost natural ...
  A: You neglected to specify what era your Heywood-Wakefield pieces are from and what type of material ...
weird antique Baby Carriage1/19/2008
  Q: I was wondering if You Know anything about this Carriage? Ive been searching for days and its ...
  A: Sorry Tee, but all I could see from the picture you posted were the wheels and a bit of the ...
lloyd loom furniture1/14/2008
  Q: I would like to identify a Lloyd Loom armchair, I cannot find the style in any books and have never ...
  A: Does your chair only have the "fabric" on the back, or does it go all around the framework? Could ...
old sagina furniture1/10/2008
  Q: I have recently acquired two arm chairs with tags that read 1946 Old Saginaw. I was wondering if you ...
  A: Off the top of my head Old Saginaw doesn't ring a bell as far as a wicker furniture company is ...
H.N. Thayer wicker doll carriage1/1/2008
  Q: I was wondering if you could give me some help please? I bought an antique wicker doll carriage on ...
  A: Your paper fiber wicker doll carriage looks to be of good quality and is in excellent condition. ...
wicker baby carrier/stroller12/27/2007
  Q: I acquired a wicker baby carrier/stroller and would appreciate any information you might be able to ...
  A: How wonderful that you have an Oriole stroller! Could you please send me some pictures through ...
heywood wakefield wicker12/16/2007
  Q: I've been investigating my chair and came across your expert page.I have a label on my chair that ...
  A: In order for me to help you with your question of age, I need more information about your wicker ...
care of wicker12/15/2007
  Q: We recently purchased expensive wicker patio set. How should we care for it so we have it for years ...
  A: My specialty is in antique wicker furniture, not the new stuff on the market, but I can make a stab ...
wicker chair12/15/2007
  Q: can you give me some information about this wicker chair Thank You!
  A: What a lovely Victorian, rattan reed, molded seat rocker you have there, Ann! It was most likely ...
rocking chair wicker seat11/29/2007
  Q: catherine hope you can help i have an old rocking chair made of oak it has leather pads on the arm ...
  A: AllExperts.com now has the feature where you can send me a picture of your rocking chair seat. Can ...
child's wooden glider11/26/2007
  Q: I have a small wooden glider. It has a bar with large wooden bids and the original strap from the ...
  A: Unless this is a wicker glider, I'm afraid I can't answer your question or give you any information ...
Bloch Wicker Company10/14/2007
  Q: Can you point me in the right direction to find out more about a set I have purchased? It is marked ...
  A: Starr, Was this a new or antique set of wicker furniture you've just purchased? Sorry, but the ...
vintage HEYWOOD-WAKEFILD BABY CRADLE10/8/2007
  Q: I FOUND THIS ITEM LISTED IN A 1963 BOOK CALLED WICKER FURNITURE STYLES AND PIECES BY SUEDBERG PAGE ...
  A: What a wonderful find you have there! Is your cradle swing actually baby size or doll size? I think ...
Old Wicker Suitcase8/29/2007
  Q: I am trying to learn more about an old wicker suitcase I have. It is not a picnic basket but ...
  A: After seeing the pictures, here's a copy of the response I already emailed directly to you. That's ...
Tight Wicker Weave on Cedar Chest8/26/2007
  Q: I have an antique cedar chest, very small. It's 32" x 16" and 10" deep, sitting on oak feet. The lid ...
  A: Would it be possible for you to send me a picture via email to me at Info@WickerWoman.com so we both ...
rocking chair8/5/2007
  Q: A friend of mine has a home in Marion, MA and went to a local antique shop and purchased a rocking ...
  A: Sorry Harry, I don't know anything about this unusual rocker that your friend has, although I seem ...
antique general's chair8/4/2007
  Q: i have an antique folding wicker general's chair. i am trying to find out more about it. Can you ...
  A: In order for me to even consider answering your question I will need lots more information about ...
Chair7/27/2007
  Q: Ok,sorry I should ask you at first.I m interested in the price of my chair.It belonged to my ...
  A: Well, since I'm not certified to give appraisals, (and that's what you are asking for when inquiring ...
wicker pineapple feet repair7/26/2007
  Q: I need instructions in repairing acouple of wicker chairs with whats called PINEAPPLE feet Ihave ...
  A: Those pineapple feet are a bear to do, especially the first couple of times, until you get the hang ...
heywood wicker sewing table7/23/2007
  Q: i have a wicker sewing table with a red and white lable , haywood bros , no 1392, wakefield mass . ...
  A: You didn't describe the sewing table at all, with the exception of the label, but are you sure it's ...
Heywood Wakefeild.7/20/2007
  Q: My mother has an old Heywood Wakfeild rocking chair in fabulous condition. She asked me to find out ...
  A: How wonderful that your mother has an original Heywood-Wakefield rocker! Too bad she has to sell it ...
Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Wicher7/8/2007
  Q: I have a lovely wicker chair with cane seat The old paper label is still legible. Line 1: No... ...
  A: It's so nice that the paper label is still attached to the wicker chair, because many times they ...
Wicker/caned chairs7/3/2007
  Q: I have a couple of chairs that I retrieved from my grandparents summer cottage that I know nothing ...
  A: A more thorough description of these chairs would be really helpful. But I'm leaning toward saying ...
ANTIQUE LINCOLN ROCKER7/2/2007
  Q: I was given a Lincoln rocker, but knows nothing about it. If I send a photo, would you be able to ...
  A: I can tell you a bit about Lincoln rockers in general, but what is it specifically you need to know ...
cane bottom rocker6/29/2007
  Q: What can you tell me about a cane bottom rocker that has springs in the seat to make it rock? The ...
  A: From your description, it sounds like you probably have either a platform rocker or perhaps a swivel ...
Heywood-Wakefield Wicker Rocker6/26/2007
  Q: Good morning! I'd be grateful for anything you can tell me about this chair. I believe you stated ...
  A: You're correct in that I don't give appraisals, because I am not certified to do so. Whether you ...
Weather Damage6/18/2007
  Q: Once a piece (wicker) has been damaged from the weather, is there any hope of restoration? The ...
  A: You didn't mention whether or not the wicker furniture piece in question has been painted or is in ...

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I will answer any questions having to do with antique wicker furniture, wicker furniture repair and restoration, chair caning and all other types of chair seat weaving techniques and patterns. I DO NOT GIVE APPRAISALS or free WHAT IT'S WORTH valuations, nor do I buy/sell wicker furniture at this time.

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Since 1975 I've been repairing and restoring all types of wicker furniture from the 1880s-1940s, with a special interest in the Victorian era. I'm proficient in the repair and restoration of all types of chair seat weaving; hand-twisted cattail and bulrush, paper fiber rush, chair caning of all types, Shaker tape, Danish cord and seagrass. I also teach chair seat weaving at folk schools, basketry conventions and private individuals or groups. I also offer consultations, and will demonstrate and lecture on the craft topics of chair seating, wicker repair and basketry. I am also web master of WickerWoman.com, online since 1999 and founder and moderator of the Seatweaving & Chair Caning Forum since 2004.

Organizations
Founding member and first President of The SeatWeavers' Guild, Inc. (TSWG 2007-2011), Seatweaving & Chair Caning Forum founder and moderator (2004-present), charter member of the National Basketry Organization, numerous regional and state basket guilds, and member of the Basketmakers' and Chair Seaters' Association (BA) located in the United Kingdom.

Publications
Woman's Day Budget Decorating Ideas 2006, Country Living August 2004, Finishing & Restoration Magazine, October 2002, Barbara Brabec's Handmade For Profit, Homemade Money-Starting Smart! and Homemade Money-Bringing in the Bucks!, Collector's Journal, Basketry Round-Up #2 by Shereen LaPlantz, Splint Woven Basketry by Robin Taylor Daugherty, 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women by Priscilla Y. Huff, Ralph & Terry Kovel's Yellow Pages of Restoration Experts, Small Town Minnesota from A-Z by Tony Andersen and monthly Wicker Furniture columnist for Minnesota's The Old Times newspaper in 1993 & 1994.

Education/Credentials
High school graduate, self-taught, and "school of hard knocks" for all the rest!

Awards and Honors
I've been involved in several unique wicker restoration projects such as weaving two wicker chairs for the Johnson Wax Replica Sikorsky S-38 Amphibian Airplane in 1998, then two more in 2000 for Buzz Kaplan, owner of Born Again Restorations, the company that created the replica Sikorsky, and did the restoration of all the wicker furniture in the Itasca State Park, Bemidji, MN during their Centennial celebration in 1995. I've also served as Chair Seatweaving Mentor to an apprentice through the Minnesota State Arts Board Folk Art Grant program in 2000, been the recipient of a McKnight/Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) Career Opportunity Grant in 2004, and the recipient of a McKnight/ARAC Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2005.

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