In Love with Chinese Chippendale

Chinese Chippendale Chairs are timeless and in bold bright colors they are also completely modern.

Chinese Chippendale Chairs are timeless and in bold bright colors they are also completely modern.

All of the sudden I am  seeing these chairs everywhere but I have loved them forever. The chair above on the left is from Jonathan Adler and retails for $495 (yes that is per chair, and if you want arms on them you will have to sell a kidney.) I love you Jonathan but I can’t afford you! The set on the right are my very own, scavenged over the years, and cost me about $200 for the whole set including paint. I bought mine at two different antique stores but they were a perfect match once I painted them with Valspar satin spray paint in Tropical Foliage. They are paired then with an Ikea Liatorp table that retails for $279. That is less than one Jonathan Adler chair for my whole set including the table. If you are not up to the hunt similar chairs are also available at other retailers for considerably less, but for the best deal try Craigslist or hit the pavement at your local estate/garage sales or Antique shops. I still see these around rather frequently at a reasonable price but the more they grace the magazine covers the fewer there will be out there for those of us on a budget.

Ballard design  $449 a pair      Wisteria (with arms $365

Ballard design $449 a pair Wisteria (with arms $365)

Oh Jonathan Adler, you make everything look so good!

Oh Jonathan Adler, you make everything look so good!

I'd love to hear what you think!

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