Woven cane seating was first introduced into England during the second half of the 17th century.
Throughout the centuries, the popularity of cane furniture in England has been largely been dictated by fashion.
There is a wide range of furniture using woven cane. To name but a few these can include: bedroom chairs, dining chairs, headboards, radiator covers, and Bergere chairs and sofas.
Well known furniture makers and designers who produced these items include Chippendale, Sheraton and Thonet.
Modern chairs include the 1925 classic design of Marcel Breur, using a frame constructed of tubular steel. These designs became very popular in the 1960/70s with large stores such as Habitat retailing Breur chairs.
Many cane-seated chairs have been covered with a decorative plywood sheet or even been unsuitably upholstered, because the skill and knowledge of how to properly re-cane a chair has nearly been lost.
Caners & Upholders are capable of restoring cane furniture, using the best quality materials to replace a wide range of styles.
Styles include Medallion, Sunrise, Sunburst and “Blind Caning”.The cane that we use comes from the Rattan family in the Far East and is generally imported from Singapore and Malaysia.