Antique French Chair

I have never shared my favorite chair on the blog.  It is this darling antique French chair.

My mom and I recovered the chair in this pretty Rose Tarlow fabric.  I picked out this fabric when I was 21!  My Mom and I had somehow obtained access to the Seattle Design Center and we were able to look through the selections of wonderful designer fabric.  That’s where I learned that I like textiles. Especially expensive textiles! Ha!!

I love the find woodwork sitting on top.  It is a garland of flowers with a flame in it.

What I think it unusual about the chair is the dark wood.  I haven’t seen too many French chairs with dark wood.  Everything is light colored wood.  I think dark wood may be making a comeback soon.

The other side of the homemade pillow is this pretty striped fabric also by Rose Tarlow.  Love it!
The style of the chair is Louis XVI.  If you can’t remember the difference, I put together this wonderful Louis Chair Guide to help spot the differences!

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  1. February 4, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    I love the fabric! Great choice…it looks wonderful…where are you using it??

  2. February 5, 2015 / 2:19 am

    I love the craftmanship of French chairs and yours is exquisite! Love the wood detailing and flower garland on top! Beautiful job on the upholstery:) Hugs, Poppy