Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Silver Gilded Pagoda Chairs


Stephanie Jones, an extremely talented decorative artist and follower of Chinoiserie Chic, has rescued these wonderful vintage pagoda chairs. By gilding them in silver leaf, she has turned them into works of art. Don't you like the pagoda detailing at the tops of the chairs? I'd love to hear your ideas on fabrics to finish them. What would you use? I'm thinking of Schumacher's Imperial Trellis in Silver, or some vintage silver Fortuny, or perhaps Michael Devine's Fretwork, all shown below. If you are in the Memphis area, you can see the chairs in person at Market Central or view and purchase them on Etsy here. These would be a wonderful addition to any Chinoiserie lover's home. Read more about this artist's work here.







13 comments:

Hellohello baby said...

The silver looks fab! I am having a bit of a fabric problem my self. Just redone a French stool, and have not decided to do with the chairs yet.

Your post is inspiering as allways.

You are welcome to pop by and please dont hesitate to let me know what you think.

http://hellohellobaby1.blogspot.com

Al said...

These chairs are beautiful! Love the silver finish on them. It is such a surprising color, but it works. Love to visit your blog, I'll be back again. Have a great day.
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Hellohello baby said...

and btw... the top fabric is my favourite for your chairs :)

Have a lovely day!

Vickie H. said...

I can hardly breathe! Have Mercy!!!

kcinteriors said...

Wow - those chairs are scrumptious! The bottom fabric would be my choice with the chairs.

The enchanted home said...

Those gorgeous chairs + vintage fortuny fabric = perfection...love it!!!!!

home before dark said...

Are these chairs Eastlake?

Ann said...

I love the chairs, and would have liked to read more about the artist, but the link is "Forbidden", at least on my computer.

Jonathan Says said...

Just for the record, these chairs are American Renaissance Revival Style side/dining chairs with Neo-Grec detailing. They have nothing to do with Asian design. Nontheless they are great chairs and I love the silver leaf redo!

Jonathan Says said...

Not be a design nerd...but these newly silvered chairs are American Renaissance Revival side/dining chairs with Neo-Grec detailing. This style had nothing to do with Asian design elements at all. Nevertheless, they're great chairs and love the silver gilt!

The Pink Pagoda said...

These chairs with the Fortuny fabric are divine. That pairing is beyond beautiful!

John J. Tackett said...

Stephanie is a brilliant artist! The possibilities are endless for the choice of fabrics; there are so many that would be wonderful. __ The Devoted Classicist, http://tdclassicist.blogspot.com

mrs. jones said...

thank you, beth, for featuring my chairs today, and all for your kind comments.

apologies to those who might have tried to link to my website...hostmonster's server was down today for several hours, but is back up now. i hope you will check back in the next week or two, when my new tara sinn-designed site will launch...it's going to be good!

thank you! stephanie jones