September 20, 2011

Before & After: Pierre Jeanneret Cross Armchairs

We received 4 of these Pierre Jeanneret armchairs, to be restored. The client bought them at auction, sight unseen, and the layers of dark stain hid the character of the wood, and the leather was in need of replacement.

We completely stripped them, lightened the stain and reupholstered them in the same distressed leather as this sofa. The pieces will be used in the same breakfast room of the clients home. These chairs were designed and made between 1952- 1956, and were popular during that period in the most ordinary settings, such as schools and offices. It's typical to find stampings, or hand carved letters in the wood of these chairs.

The four chairs will be placed around this table that we made to match.

Can you see the top of the leg through the top of the table? It's the small details that make certain pieces so special.

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