Good Questions: Chair Identification?

Good Questions: Chair Identification?

Gregory Han
May 13, 2009

Dear Apartment Therapy, I have been handed down a set of to-die-for chairs.  (Well, at least they would have been in their prime!)  I love the shape and the fabric, and I would like to know a little bit about them, if you have any information on the style.  Are they wing backs?  They sort of look like the lines of Borge Morgensen, but I feel I really don't know enough about mid-century furniture to even make this claim!  I have tried to find pics of chairs that would be close to the style of these, but have come up empty handed.  They were my friend's grandmother's, and this is the only information I have on them...

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  • They were made for Ralph's Furniture in Costa Mesa
  • They are dated 5/2/66
  • They have hardwood frames that are glued and doweled
  • The registry number is CAL-11226
  • The cover fabric is Quebec 17 sapphire - quilted
  • There are two casters and wooden legs for each chair.

The foam inside is completely shot, and grandma had a cat, so unfortunately, a lot of the upholstery is shredded. There is also some sun damage. I am planning on having these completely refinished and reupholstered, and even though I know this has been covered on the site before, if you or the readers have any suggestions, I'd love to hear 'em! Thanks a lot! beckyjo

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