Sourced on a visit to Sowerby Bridge, near Halifax in West Yorkshire, this reproduction Queen Anne style chair now has a brand new identity. The chair frame was in great condition albeit needing a good clean. The upholstery needed replacing as the springs in the seat had failed. You could see them, and oh boy, could you feel them.
Tender, Loving Care
Removal of the existing upholstery left us with the bare frame. This was given a good clean using our ‘magical restoring fluid’, and a good polish brought up the sheen of the wood. Now, we had a great base from which to rebuild the chair seat.
As it’s a reproduction piece, and not an original antique, Ali used modern upholstery materials. With the framework now gleaming, we needed a complimentary fabric to work with the high sheen. A luxurious light blue upholstery fabric was chosen with gold undertones, beautifully highlighting the different colours. A complimentary trimming completes the look.
History of Queen Anne Furniture
Queen Anne Chairs were a quintessential style of 18th-century furniture that paired elegance with efficiency. The style endures today and is still very popular with contemporary furniture makers. In Queen Anne’s day, 1702-1714, the furniture designers evolved furniture-making into a style that maintained a sense of elegance, but that also proved more versatile. Furniture makers began to strip away the grand opulence of earlier furnishings to create forms that were multi-functional and adequately light enough to whisk around a room.
So, this Queen Anne Chair is a very versatile addition to any home. It is a multi-functional chair that could work well in the bedroom, in the hallway, on top of the landing, or as an extra seat in your home office or around the kitchen or dining table.
Width = 48cm; Height = 88cm, Depth = 48cm; Seat Height = 49cm.
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