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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
Furniture Maker
http://www.finefurnituremaker.net

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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.
 

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wonderful looking Morris chair,great job.
 

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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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As always top shelf
 

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

http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/pages/0059.htm

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!
 

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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.
 

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

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

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