The crack in the seat at one of the rear legsTaking all apart without damaging the parts.
Chiseling out the place for the bracket (mahogany)
glueing in, drilling holes and some reinforcement with dowels
planing the bracket but leaving it just a millimeter proud of the surface, a repair to an antique chair should look like it's been done sometime ago
The back was lose to, 2 10mm beech dowels were hammered in all the way thru the tenons of the back
The three insite thinner parts of the back got the same treatment, only with 8mm dowels
the legs were cut 1 mm shorter, so the fitting became tighter. It's great to find that a little Japanese pull saw is capable to cut slices of 1 mm.
You can't use to much glue if there's room for it to squeeze out of the joint.
The oak legs were put back into the cherry wood seat
It's up to the owner of the chair whether to leave the repair visible or not.
After the glue dried.. a sturdy little antique chair.