Classic but simple furniture
When it comes to classic furniture, our imaginations will immediately project carved furniture such as baroque with intricate carvings, Victorian with curves, or Sheraton with veneer inlays. Made to luxurious by skillfully craftsmen, proved the authenticity with the maker's mark hidden somewhere on the wood surface.
You will not find these things in classic British colonial furniture, though indeed colonial furniture is made according to them. Especially the Sheraton furniture, most of the British colonial furniture is made according to Sheraton designs but without the veneer inlay.
The British colonial lazy chair was made in Asia during the British colonial period, the forelegs are turned and reeded similar to the Sheraton furniture design that was popular in England at that time. The joinery technique is simple and practical, turned bars decoration at the backrest looks a bit contrived to support the backrest.
The colonial lazy chair backrests are woven with a hole-to-hole strand caning technique, wherein the rattan strands are tied directly to the wooden frame. One of the complicated weaving techniques but the most powerful.
Solid wood joints
The seat rails are connected to the legs of the chair using the tenon-mortise method which are fastened with dowels. This ensures the strength of the seat structure, nowadays resin or polyurehane glue is also used to seal the gaps in the joints.