Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Two Vintage French Louis Armchairs

Pair of upholstered French Louis Armchairs for sale by Lilyfield Life

My brother and his wife live on the north coast in a little house overlooking the beach. They live a great life, are wonderful parents, they are hilariously funny and have a great rule that I think I need to adopt. If something comes into the house, something needs to exit the house.

I have recently ought an amazing cabinet that is rather large and I'm doing my best to squeeze it in, Although in all likelihood I'm going to have to sell it once I've painted it as our house is looking a bit full. Anyway, while I was rearranging furniture to find a spot I decided I will sell my two upholstered French Louis Armchairs.


Pair of upholstered French Louis Armchairs for sale by Lilyfield Life

detail of Upholstered French Louis Armchair

Both are in lovely condition and have barely been sat on since I upholstered them.  They have sat in my daughter's and our bedroom (with a doll and a cushion on the respectively). These are not reproduction chairs - they are vintage chairs that are well made, solid and heavy and will last many, many more years. The sort of things that you will be handing down to your children in years to come. Much better than buying "French" style furniture made in Vietnam which is lightweight and made from inferior wood and fabric.  

For sale $280 each. Pickup from Lilyfield. Email me if you are interested.


Upholstered French Louis Armchair with navy trim

The fabric is a light grey with white, navy and pale blue stripes. One chair has navy braid and the other white braid. I am sad to see these chairs go but we have too much stuff at the moment and I know that I will be able to find and make more beautiful things in the future. 

That's all part of this business isn't it.
Fiona xx

16 comments:

  1. i can't wait to meet the piece that is worth losing these beauties!

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    1. Oh Cassie the new piece is stunning but I don’t think I’m going to be able to keep it as my house is too small! Hope you are having a great time at the beach. Jealous much!

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  2. These are so beautiful Fiona, you are so talented. I wish I loved closer!

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    1. uh oh I mean lived!

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    2. thank you so much Adele. much appreciated

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  3. It is a shame you are selling these although I am sure someone will by happy to but them...I am terrible once I have something I cant bear to get rid of it and because of that my house is full so I am now trying to clear out bits-good luck with the new piece cant wait to see it-love dee x

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    1. Hi Dee, I just figure I can always do something else in the future! I am pretty good at getting rid of things (and sometimes too much that I then regret later! LOL)
      Have a lovely week
      Fiona

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  4. Beautiful! Too bad we aren't close (and I need to implement that rule, too...)!
    Would love for you to link it up at my party - I know my readers would love them as much as I do, and maybe someone is close to your location?!
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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  5. Loving those chairs and I'm going to go and talk to my hubby about them. And we only live in the next suburb! Just a quick question, would the black piping be able to come off that one chair so they match? Or put one on the other?

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    1. hi Becci - if you bought both of them Becci, I would do that for you. let me know. i have just listed them (for more $$) on gumtree so if you can get back to me asap (but no pressure!)
      cheers Fiona

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    2. Just showed him and he said no. Poop! I'm sure they're going to a good home. :( This won't stop me keep checking your other beauties.

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    3. Shame but no problem Becci, I always find it's better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission :) I am sad to see them go but you should see how many projects I have on the go at the moment. I need a workshop...

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  6. I refuse to adapt that motto of one in one out. In the mean time, it's a maze in my house. Love your chairs but just no room in the maze.

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    1. Oh your comment made me laugh out loud. I also can’ live by that motto but I do need to reduce!

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