Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Arts & Crafts side armchair in Welsh wool

An Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau armchair reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt Luna wool.

This type of chair is very difficult to date or really pin down to a particular style so I'm hedging my bets and falling between two styles; it has features of both.

It's a highly stained and polished beech frame with walnut arms (I think). The seat curve is really wonderful and gives it a rustic Welsh look, almost stick-chair like.

Elsewhere the turned and carved stiles and decorative splat are all over the place, and I love furniture to be all over the place, particularly when it's as elegant as this.

The seat was reupholstered with traditional horse hair and covered in an ace geometric Welsh wool from Melin Tregwynt. Somehow the busy fabric works on a chair with so much existing detail, I think it's because the chair is so fine/dainty. The whole thing is hand-stitched to a tacked edge piping - tricky to line up but great when you get it right.

You could own this for £150. All that for £150 you ask? Yes I say. Yes.

And still they all scurry off to Ikea. Ho hum.

This chair is for sale.