Today we report from Salzburg Austria, no boating here, just lots of walking and looking for a place to sit. So we thought, hey, lets talk about Wicker Chairs. To be honest, I wasn’t all that clued into wicker chairs for WECATCHEM when we did the shout out a while back looking for a set, and when you really dig into it, you find that director chairs were kinda the factory deal. But Wicker, or Rattan chairs were also an option, and look a little more elegant.
Now, I had seen these specific wicker chairs out there and knew that at some point in the 1980’s someone had , had them made and they were sold to folks in the hobby. But didn’t really know the connection. Until I found some more on the brand Wicker-Kraft on the web. And it all came into focus. Are the chairs period correct? Not sure, should they have some leather or rub protection? Yes.
The question today is, do any of our readers.. have an original set as a reference? I have remade the label for folks to use if they like to replicate such things. Or any of the relatives out there of the sisters. maybe we can have a family reunion. We can all sit around and talk about sitting around.
But what other chairs are out there? Like this factory catalog photo from the early 50’s shows a certain design of Rattan. So whats right?
Or is this the sort of thing that is like a cooler or cushion. As long as its something that could have been purchased back in the day of the boats period, it’s all cool. BTW, its ALL cool, but part of the fun is to add custom touches that would have been done when the boat was new.