Monthly Archives: November 2011

vintage Shaw-Walker office chair

This office chair dates to the 50s and was made by Shaw-Walker.  The vinyl upholstery and maple arm rests had seen better days.   Nini from Home Anthology consulted with me on fabric choices.  We tried a bunch of different … Continue reading

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Frank Reenskaug rocking chair

  The gold wool cushions on this teak rocker by Danish designer Frank Reenskaug were original and they look pretty good here.  But they had some stains and the foam was deteriorating.   The new cushions are upholstered in a … Continue reading

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seat weaving: a cautionary tale

Recently I got a call about some woven seats where the nails kept falling out.  That sounded odd, but when I saw the chairs in person I knew immediately what was going on. The chair seats looked pretty good—clean, no … Continue reading

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change of pace

Lately I’ve been making crewel embroidered pillows when I need a break from pulling staples and weaving paper cord.   These owls are a vintage design from the MCM period.  I like little personal touches like this that fall outside … Continue reading

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Erik Kierkegaard desk chair

This desk chair by Danish designer Erik Kierkegaard arrived with an 80s beach print lightweight cotton fabric. Oh, my, no. Here it is in a much more appropriate “Arno” by Knoll, a rich, all-wool fabric in taupe.  You can almost … Continue reading

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Danish Modern lounge chair

I think this is an American-made chair.  The frame is walnut with a glossy varnish finish.  The Pirelli webbing had lost its stretch and was sagging, and it had no cushions at all.   I cleaned the grime and paint … Continue reading

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1965 Flex-Steel armchairs

These two vintage armchairs had great lines but the original fabric was kind of tired-looking.   This photo by Rob of Home Anthology shows the chairs when HA acquired them.  They did a lot of cleaning and spiffing up but … Continue reading

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Clifford Pascoe dining chairs

These 50s dining chairs by Clifford Pascoe are often attributed to Paul McCobb but they just look similar to a design of his. The original seat covering always seems to be an ivory vinyl and it’s always kind of bunchy … Continue reading

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