Good morning! Guess where I am sitting? In our new vintage chair! I’ve been waiting to show you this lovely piece of furniture!
A friend of mine recommended a second hand store for furniture outside Zurich, or as you say here “Brocki”, or “brockenhaus”. We went there last week and found this adorable armchair. It is originally in dark massive wood with a lining of cotton sateen or similar, a bit shiny. Lately it was upholstered with a linen lining and painted with white paint for a more modern look. I am not an expert on furniture or style history, and chairs like these are produced new even today. Although it can be a sample from the later half of the 18th century when Neo-Baroque style was popular.
I had in mind to find a similar chair and eventually paint it myself, but with this chair the work has already been done and I only needed to clean it a little. I am a big fan of second hand shops when it comes to furniture (not with clothes… just to note!) and I admit it’s one of my hobbies to go to these stores and dream myself away to different places where the furniture came from. One of my dreams is to have a large atelier with big windows letting in sunlight, where I could renovate my own furniture. One day I will have that, but for now, this dream needs to wait a couple of years.
If you would be Swedish, a very simple good site for furniture history can be found here
I am just finishing my morning coffee. What’ are you doing today?