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LITTLE CHAIR & SETTEE ~ ANY IDEAS?

The other day I blogged about the unbelievable swedish style painted furniture that I found. Just an AMAZING set!! You can find the post here.
I mentioned that there was a little chair and broken settee that I didn't picture.
Well, here they are!
They are different- maybe even a bit odd?
I don't know.
I am not sure what to make of them. I have not seen anything like them before.
I am wondering if any of you out in blog land know anything about these chairs- age, style, etc...
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Here's a bit about them:
-They are short- pretty low to the ground. The lady selling them said they were called childrens chairs and they were in her bedroom growing up.
- Lots of carvings and details on the legs, apron, arms and back.
-The settee is broken- the back is broken off and the chair has been repaired. Both can be fixed, but will probably need to be painted
They seem to be antique- I have lots of books on antiques and styles but these kind of stump me. I don't know what style, age. etc to put them in.
The stuffing is old- but the upholstery matches the upholstery on the other furniture
Anyway, I am really without inspiration on these at this point.
They came with the set of Swedish stuff I bought- which I LOVE- and it was all the pieces or nothing, so I was not particularly drawn to them, but ended up with them anyway.
I figure with all those carved details, they would probably look amazing painted and re-upholstered, though.
Thoughts?
Ideas?

15 comments

  1. Hey girl..those are not children pices at all...they are from ca. 1880 and the reason they are so low is beacuse of women that wore hoop skirts and so when they sat down they skirts would not fly up alos it was easier on them to get up and down with...I love these pieces girl..Also I see your from Calif as I am...not many of us blogging from there ha ha!! I'm so glad you became a follower my new found friend..am looking forward to getting to know you better hey!! us Calif gals have to stick together..Do you mind if I do a quick post on you to let people know about your blog...Let me know girl...Hope you have a GREAT day on your piece of Ca. Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  2. ps..your also a Leo just like me ha ha!! Love Gl♥ria

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  3. Girl I just did a post on you...Now I also live in the foothills right by Jackson,Calif 15 miles above..If you need any help with blogging send me an email its on my front page under contact me...I will do all I can to help you my friend..Hugs and smiles...hope you don't mind I stole a few pics from your blog to do my post with...

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  4. Oh I love the pieces. They are just wonderful and what a thrill to have them. I think they would look fabulous anywhere. I can't wait to see what you do with them. I do agree with Gloria about what they are. Hugs, Marty

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  5. What wonderful pieces...you have a great eye. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  6. These are great pieces. Such details! Are they uncomfortably low to sit on? You got such a great deal on the whole bunch of furniture.

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  7. Found you through Gloria's blog. You have found some wonderful pieces. Wish I could find that type of furniture here in the south - but when you do find something truly great, they want a fortune for it. You have a great eye, can't wait to see what you are going to do with those beautiful pieces. (I am also a Leo).

    Hope you have a chance to stop by sometimes, would love to have you visit.

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  8. Hi! I'm coming over for a visit from Gloria's blog - Happy to Be! She told us about you and I've just become a follower also. Oh, what great pieces you have. Our Miss Gloria knows her antiques and everything about them!! Hope you'll pop in sometimes for a visit.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Gloria sent me here, too! :-)

    What wonderful pieces you've discovered...I adore the carved details on both. I hope you can restore them to an even greater condition that they were originally.

    Nice to meet you, BTW!

    fondly,
    Rett

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  10. Came over from Gloria's Happy To Be blog and am I glad I did, chickee. WOW! What a darling blog and all those pieces of furniture you discovered and are fixing up are adorable. I love fixing up old pieces also but there isn't room in this house for any more. Trust me on this, sugar. Nice to meet ya also.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  11. Love all the inspiration over here...
    I am breathless with all your post!!
    Will be back to take more in :)
    xx
    Dore

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  12. Hi there...

    I'm coming over from Gloria's...just wanted to meet you, my friend!

    Ohhh my...I think that these pieces are lovely! I just adore the carvings and detail! Hmmm...I would have no idea on the style or age but I do know that Gloria is an expert when it comes to antiques! What treasures you have found...that's awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us...such a treat!!!

    Well my friend, I just wanted to let you know that I have added your delightful blog to my list of blog follows! I'm sooo looking forward to your upcoming posts...and after leaving this note, I plan on going back through some of your past posts! It's so very nice to meet you!!!

    Have a marvelous Monday!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  13. What beautiful pieces! I love them! I can't wait to see what you decide todo with them!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

    Your blog is lovely! I look forward to following along!

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  14. If you don't know what to do with these one, I can take it. No problem... They are very beautiful pieces. You are lucky. I love them.

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  15. What wonderful pieces! I agree... I think they would look beautiful painted and re-upholstered.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    ~ Jo :)

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