When I was a small girl I used to (very occasionally) go for a visit with my grand rather elegant Great Aunty Eileen.
She was so stylish and chic and she had the most beautiful home. I used to love to sit in the most gorgeous antique silk covered armchair in her bedroom and watch her get ready to go out. The perfumes and the hair pinning, powdering and lipstick all seemed so exotic and sophisticated. I just thought she was like a film star.
Her bedroom was absolutely a lovely place to be. It had space to sit and read, write letters at a little desk, take tea. Oh I have always always wanted to recreate that.
I have in my bedroom a lovely little white chair that rocks. It is stylish and cool but its not a forever chair.
I am after something more supportive for my back and more elegant. I want a chair as fabulous as Aunty Eileen’s and I want it to last me always and for it to be a special chair. One I can just sit in and think or read in. I rather like the look of this one…
I think one of these would go just perfectly in my room don’t you? It looks both elegant and comfy and hard wearing. The body is made from walnut and it was made in the 1920’s. So beautiful.
I think these Gothic armchairs dating from 1880 would also make a real statement. They look regal!
Ah but no! My heart has been won by these Louis XV1 Walnut armchairs, french 19th century and upholstered in silk.
This is a chair to be glamorous in and to keep for always. Maybe one day my little grandnieces will sit in one of these and consider me an elegant sophisticated great aunt. Hmm not quite sure I could pull that off!
All the gorgeous chairs I have featured can be found for sale here
Antique chairs can seem an expensive option but they are investment and can actually make you money in the long term.
According to a news report from the BBC you could ‘be sitting on a fortune’ if you invest in antique furniture and ‘dealers claim that furniture has outperformed the markets and house price inflation over the past 30 years.’
Good to know!
I have decided I want my next chair to have it all; both dignity and practicality. It needs to looks wonderful, be sophisticated and elegant yet comfortable and supportive too.