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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Before and After - Why I Love Wingback Chairs

I love the shape and comfort of wingback chairs.  I have bought and refurbished more wingback chairs than any other single chair style.  There is a lot of variation and most look wonderful redone.  The variations include overall scale from compact (usually 40" high or less) to very tall (as high as 52" or more).  The size and shape of the wing also varies widely as well as the angle - some are very straight-forward while others have a butterfly wing quality to them.  Another variation is the size and shape of the legs ranging from shorter and stubbier to longer with cabriole, Queen Anne or classic chippendale shapes.

Before Chairs

After Chairs - Custom

After Chairs - Side View
Wingback chairs work well in any decorating setting -  traditional, contemporary or eclectic.   I know some people believe they are no longer "in style" but I encourage those folks to pick up any decorating magazine and study the rooms - there are a LOT of wingback chairs featured and one very high end designer, Ralph Lauren, seems to love them!

This is a set of chairs manufactured in Montgomery, Alabama, with great construction features that include wonderfully braced legs, an elegant wingspan, and hand-tied 8-way coil springs in the foundation - a great combination.  These were custom refurbished for a customer - she choose the chairs (from several sets that I had) and the fabric from my selection.  I think they turned out so well!

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