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Monday, June 25, 2012

French-Style Chairs For Less–Great Find!

Busted---I’m a chair-aholic!  (which goes perfectly well with my self-proclaimed “furniture-ista” status!)  Read about it here.  And here.

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I found these French-style chairs at Home Goods for $179 each. I wasn’t looking for them and I didn’t really need them, but I couldn’t pass them up.  (Reminder,  furniture-istas can’t help themselves).  I think they have a nice look to them, even though they aren’t the “real” thing.  Nevertheless, they are such a great find.  Y’all  know the authentic ones cost at least 3 times as much!

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They are all wood and have decent carving detail to them.  The fabric is a heavy cotton with a slight texture (almost like linen) but actually more like a lightweight drop cloth!


I really like the whitewashed treatment for the finish.  It looks like limed-oak which is sooo European.  I am so digging limed oak.  It looks like a cross between Swedish Gustavian and France.

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The French script and fleur de lis is printed on the fabric.

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Now, here’s the real McCoy!  Well, vintage anyway.  This beauty is from France, and is a French reproduction that was made in the 1940s-50s of an earlier period French chair.  I had it recovered in a linen/cotton blend.

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I fell in love with the color of the fruitwood. Such a beautiful soft patina…not too dark, not too  light. And, it goes with everything.


The detail is amazing!

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It exudes “Frenchiness” with a zinc pitcher and hydrangeas.


But, my “great find” chairs aren’t too shabby for the price.  That’s one way to “get the look” without “breaking the bank”!

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I love all kinds of chairs. Great chairs with good bones always catch my eye when I am antiquing.  I look for things like tufting or wood frames with the best detail.   I have one with a plume carving in the back splat that needs a good paint job.  More about that later.

What about you?  What cool furniture knock-offs have you found lately? Are you a chair-aholic?

Happy Hunting,


P.S. Congrats to Rosemary at Villa Barnes.  She is the lucky winner of my French giveaway over at Coastal Charm.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love those. I saw them at our Home Goods too a while back. Love your other chair, too and oh, I love the zinc pitcher.

So fun to meet you in person. Maybe you will come back to Atlanta when Scott's is open and we can meet up.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your new chairs are lovely and yes they are a great find. I love your "real" one. Such fabulous detail and the wood is stunning. Beautiful piece. I have a chair fettish also, but my house is FULL, FULL, FULL. lol Hugs, Marty

Olive said...

Oh yes I like chairs and those are great. I just found a 1960's high back basset chair that is unexpected with my traditional dining room chairs.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love chairs like this, too, Kim. Unfortunately, I have no place to put them now that we have downsized. Which is a good thing because it keeps me in check!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Who can resist a chair with French script on it! ~ Maureen

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE!!!!! those chairs!

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Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Beautiful chairs!!!


Cynthia said...

Love these chairs. I love Home Goods I have so many great things from there. If saw these I would've snatched them up and then figured out what I was going to do with them.


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I think those chairs found "you" instead of you finding them!...they knew they were going to a great home!
Fantastic chairs Kim!!...

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Unknown said...

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and finally I got it from Englander Line Ltd.

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