This English Victorian high wingback chair circa 1890 was sourced a few years ago and was just waiting for the right fabric. The hardwood beech frame was in great condition once we stripped off the old worn fabric and stuffing. Then we carefully removed the old varnish and wax from the Queen Anne legs then French polished them.
I got to work on a full traditional upholstery restoration on the wingback chair using jute webbing, tied in cone springs, hessian, coconut hair and cotton flock. I eventually found the fabric we wanted to use on the Victorian chair to bring it back to a statement piece of furniture.
The Kerrie Brown fabric we selected is called Flower Power Luminescent which has that wow factor that we wanted for this Victorian wingback chair. The plush velvet on which the four metre flower design was printed is a high quality grade material. When marking out the fabric we carefully planned out each area that would work on certain parts of the chair so the full flower design of the fabric would flow through the chair.
The upholstery finish on the chair has piping detail on the wings, around the legs and on the cushion seat cover which has a feather filled inner for extra comfort. The arms have a fan pleat finish and the outer sides and back are a rich plush black velvet fabric. This chair would look superb in any room in the house or in a commercial setting. It’s a statement piece that will last for another 130 years plus its super comfy with its high back and duck down feather seat cushion.
Facts! The wingback chair also know as wing chair or fireside chair was first introduced in England in the 1600s. They where created as way to help shield a person from drafts of cold air in Colonial homes and they also trapped the heat from a fireplace. This traditional design chair is rising in popularity across the country as people are spending more time at home and are looking for a little more comfort in there home designs.
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