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Monday, December 12, 2011

A New Desk Chair!

Guess what popped up on Craigslist this weekend?  An antique brass chiavari chair!  It wasn't cheap, but it is made of solid brass and is really heavy and in perfect condition, so I picked it up!

Chiavari chairs originated in Italy and are still manufactured in the Italian Riviera town of Chiavari (although we frequently see reproductions at weddings and parties). 

One quick seat reupholstering job later....

And it's perfect at my lacquered black French desk!

The shiny brass perfectly complements the gold hardware and the gold-leaf lining of the desk drawers. 

A brass chiavari chair is perfect for a pretty living room desk (a form over function desk, that is).  For instance:

Martha Stewart courtesy of The Goods Design

Elle Decor

Kelly Wearstler in Trina Turk's store

You can find them occasionally on eBay, and there are a few on 1st Dibs.


Bethany said...

Great find chickie!!


Julie said...

What an amazing find! It looks gorgeous!

LindsB said...

What a find! That chair is amazing and looks beyond perfect with your desk!

Evie said...

I didn't know about these chairs...but I do now and I think they are wonderful! I want one because I can't get enough of accessorizing with brass!

amesburyroadinteriors said...

Oh great score! I've been looking for a chair just like that for my office desk but so far come up empty handed. That pic from Martha Stewart was my inspiration point. Enjoy it!


Nicole Lanteri said...

Looks gorgeous with your desk! I just found one at the Georgetown flea market and am obsessed with them now. Great find!

Vickie H. said...

That is one of THE MOST FANTASTIC CL finds I have EVER seen!!!! OMG!!! Can you say SCORE?!!!!!! WOW! I am green with envy!!! You are a very lucky girl, WHATEVER it cost.

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