I love this “Reupholstered in Seattle” story. Greg and I found a set of 24 vintage sheepbone chairs that had been used as conference room chairs in France. The vintage chair set dated to the 1930s and each chair was upholstered in a rather ugly green, red and gold striped velour fabric. We optimistically thought of them as “Christmas chairs!” But the frames were so nicely carved we knew they could find a good home.
We had the chairs shipped from France to America and then we decided to split the set up into two sets of 12 chairs. One set went to a designer in Miami, Florida and the other set went to a designer in Seattle, WA. Obviously the designers could see past the upholstery to the true beauty that lay beneath!
Here are photos of how the chairs turned out for Hoedemaker Pfeiffer the Seattle architecture and interior design company that had their set reupholstered.
They are really great in our opinion!
The red upholstery looks terrific against the oak chair frame and the nailhead trim is so striking.
They are called sheepbone chairs because of the shapely legs.
This style of chair is called ‘os de mouton’ in French, which simply translates as bone of the sheep because it looks like a lamb’s leg.
This photo shows the chairs in the designer’s client’s dining room. That gorgeous long table is also antique and I love the design of the rug.
Between the reupholstered oak sheepbone chairs, the antique table, and the wood paneled walls, this looks like the setting for some very noble dinner gatherings indeed!
Thanks to our customer Holland Stephens at the interior design company Hoedemaker Pfeiffer for sending us the photos. Holland was happy with how the chairs worked out and we are delighted to see them given a makeover and a beautiful new life!
You can see more vintage French Sheepbone chairs in this customer spotlight, which shows how well the vintage chairs fit into a stylish dining room in California!
Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.