Recently I’ve done a lot of other things than posting here. I thank Julia profoundly for keeping the blog afloat in the meantime.
Last week I was in Vienna where I had discovered this Chair Scale in a pharmacy on a former trip. I took a photo and that was horribly unfocused. This time I was able to take a better one with the kind permission of the apothecary.
The pharmacy has a long history. I doesn’t seem to have a website, but it does have a (German)Wikipedia entry under it’s impressive name Zum Goldenen Hirschen (Apotheke)
I kind of like this ebonized Dutch Low Chair or Chauffeuse
Sale 2838, The Decorative Arts Sale incl. Fine Paintings,30 June – 1 July 2010
The moulded frame on S-shaped legs joined by a turned baluster front stretcher, the padded back and seat covered in black material with floral and chinoiserie decoration, on castors
A comparable “chauffeuse” is in the collection of Paleis Het Loo and illustrated in Paul Rem, Hofmeubilair, Negentiende-eeuwse meubelen uit de collectie van Paleis Het Loo, Zwolle, p. 113, cat. nr. 61.
I found this nice antique Windsor Writing Chair on the blog The Antique Chair Guide, a blog that describes the various periods in antique chair design. In my opinion it should be updated a bit more frequently. But it is worth wile a visit.
Update: The site seems having disappeared since.
Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on April 15, 2013 at 4:35 PM