Embellished with a 1930s antimacassar trompe d’oeil embroidery detail.
I wanted to explore embroidery being used as a chair embellishment after studying upholstery at London Met. An antimacassar seemed a perfect choice for this as a troupe l'ceil. Traditionally, it would have graced the chair back of a household of the pre-war period to prevent staining caused by Macassar hair oil.
The interior has been completely reupholstered in the traditional methods using natural fillings including coir and wool. In the spirit of reuse, the chair has been recovered in a vintage wool blanket. The embroidery “cloud” detail is influenced by “Stitchcraft” patterns of the 1930s and is stitched in muted grey, yellow and pink tapestry wool, reminiscent of a colour palette of this period. Against the grey wool cover the embroidery spring to life. A smattering of embroidery stars and French knots adorn the seat.
Dimensions : Height 36/75cm / Width 50cm / Depth 80cm
Price includes standard UK delivery