Unusual Antique Raffia Chair @ £9.50
Here is an unusual chair that has sat in a box here for quite some time, but it deserves to be loved so it is time for it to leave that box. It came with some early 1900s dolls house furniture of mixed scales that were all used in the same dolls house, hence I am surmising that it originates from that era. However the maker or country of origin is unknown. I have been trying to figure out what it is made of and have concluded that it is bound raffia? Please note that this a little larger scale than a traditional 1/12th scale chair. It measures 3 ¼” diameter at base x 2 ½” diameter seat part x 1 ¾” sitting height x 5” back height. It is in a good played with condition. When photographing I had tried to straighten the chair back, but it kept leaning forward, probably due to being in a cramped box for so long. However, a seated doll or pretty cushion filled with salt or sand strategically placed would keep it in place, as well as looking rather lovely. This could suit various settings in an old dolls house, not just a living room.
Ref: Unusual Antique Raffia Chair
Suitable for a slightly larger scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter.