Monday, August 16, 2010

Antiques: Sunday Find!

Several weeks ago while wandering about the Internet looking at antiques I found an amazing pair of 19th century French cane chairs from Alhambra Antiques here but unfortunately for me they were sold. Love that lady medallion in the center.

19th Century French transition style cane chairs

You know when you find something and it’s out of your reach and you can’t quite get it out of your head? That’s how these chairs were for me. But I think I found just as good of an alternative if not better, at least for me.

French 19th century Louis XVI style cane armchair

I only needed one chair really and this is a single chair. While it has a lot of decorative detail it isn’t as “high” of style and has cleaner lines which is more my taste.

Look at the curve of the arms, the carved detail on top, the fluted spindles……

I love the chipped and missing paint. While the remaining paint says it used to be blue I prefer the look it has now, more of a gray foggy hue. Best part is the cane seat is in perfect condition with just a slight sag but that’s typical of something over 100 years old. It only needs minimal gluing to one arm and leg and voile…perfection!

The only thing it needs now is a special pillow, good thing I’m in the business huh?


Mona Thompson said...

Love the chair. And it will only get better with the pillow you add. Be sure and show us once you choose. I can only imagine. I may have missed it but I don't think you have commented on my giveaway post. It's 3 antique leather books, and I know you would love to win those.

Greet Lefèvre said...

First of all, thank you so much for this lovely nice comment on my post of today! It always means so much to me if people from around the world love my work! It encourages me a lot!
So thank you again Debra!
And this chair, oh my goodness, I would love to have this in my home! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love your chair! I actually like it better than the one that was sold. It's really pretty and I look forward to see it with the pillows.

Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my post.

Antique Style said...

Awesome chair! I totally love it, and can't wait to see what pillow you make for it!

Fay said...

hello Debra I would like the first chair please !! its fantastic

kind reagrds fay

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