We were in need of a chair for our new office. But finding just the right one (and within our budget) didn't come easily. That is mostly because there is just one antique mall in our general region that fits a double stroller, so my search area was limited.
At last, I found the chair I was looking for. I actually found it a month ago but didn't buy it because I thought I would find something I liked even better. But after looking at local auctions (online photos of their inventories), monitoring Craigslist, and peeking into a few antique stores (while Mike waited out in the car with the dumplings), I realized just what a great find it was.
That's usually how it goes when you're looking for something you've never really looked for before and you come across an intriguing option. It takes some time to understand if what you have found is indeed a good find.
When I returned to the antique store this past weekend, the chair was miraculously still there.
And on sale - for $60.
The upholstery features a beautiful needlepoint with warm tones. I will eventually reupholster it (much like what Phyllis did at Henhurst Interiors). But for now, I will enjoy the roses, and the femininity and grace they offer.
The arms have nice carved details in the wood and little padded arm rests, which I thought were quite lovely. I also like the warmth of the lighter wood, which accents similar tones in the library table.
The chair also has fluted legs, which is a detail I love.