Pair of Victorian Slipper Chairs

Another gem from Britain, these slipper chairs stand out from the crowd thanks to some chunky, luxuriously apportioned carvings supporting the back.  The wood is clearly in excellent condition, the walnut has stayed bright so the piece has a high degree of contrast.  And even the black upholstery is lightened a bit from the waxed fabric, which picks up more of a reflective glow than you might expect.  Antony Todd is known for a distinctive and bold style and this piece seems classically him.

Available through Antony Todd in New York.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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Pair of Louis XVI Painted and Carved Armchairs

Available as Lot 200 Important French Furniture, Sculptures, and Works of Art Auction until April 14th Sotheby’s Paris.

Louis XVI Painted Armchairs

Monday, April 26th, 2010

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Carved Wooden Chair From Chiavari, Italy

Carved Wood Chiavari Chair

Where to start with this chair, there’s so much to like about it!  The finely turned and seductively thin wood, the distinctive elongated height, the mathematical precision at the top of the chair, it’s all quite enchanting.  The patina is also wonderful and while the dealer is upfront that the seat has been reupholstered, I think they’ve chosen the perfect color to accentuate the wood and overall unique look of the piece.  Lastly, it’s an absolute steal – would you believe only $850?  I’m almost hesitant to share the source, but against my better judgment, here you are. Available at Lawson-Fenning in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

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Floral Embroidered George III Period Mahogany Side Chair

Floral Embroidered Mahogany Side Chair

Wonderful colors and detail – and look at those incredible, carved feet!  Available on February 23rd as Lot 102 in the Interiors – Style and Spirit auction at Christie’s London office.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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Midnight and Gilt Armchairs by Paul Iribe

Paul Iribe Gilt Wood and Midnight Blue Armchairs

Hypnotic color and style courtesy of the marvelous illustrator and designer extraordinaire, Paul Iribe.  Available through Donna Parker Habitat, Ltd.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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