Gentlemen's Plush Grand-Scale Arm Chair
Not The Quality I Expected
I was anxious to receive this chair for my study. On the plus side the fabric is quite beautiful. It is a firm chair but I actually like how that feels. The size was also nice. It came to my door very well packaged.
Now here are my other observations.
1) Sloppy carving
2) The stain isn't really a stain but more like a paint. I'm guessing they use this technique to cover up the poor quality wood. If it were a "good" solid hardwood then you would allow the grain to show and be enhanced by the stain like all quality furniture. For all I know it's not even made of hardwood or they are using a lot of filler.
3# hand-tacked <-- This term should not even be allow to be used in the description. I reupholstered my piano bench and had to pull out over 200 upholstery nails and hammer them back. These are NOT real upholstery tacks #nails# but rather a series of connected plastic look-alike upholstery tacks that get hammered every 5 or 6 spaces. It's obvious it comes off a roll and they quickly tack them in.
4) Below the arms there sits a little vertical column of wood on each side. They apparently forgot to "stain" in between those and you plainly see bare wood
5) Buyer beware - The chair is overpriced for the quality. While it is a unique style and at first glance looks impressive, upon closer inspection the true quality of this piece reveals itself clearly.
December 31, 2014
These chairs are perfect for our room!
The excellent and unusual design and look of these gentlemen's chairs were the reason we were willing to wait 8 months for their delivery. I wasn't looking for comfort necessarily (tightly upholstered so a pretty hard sit) -- they are great for our purposes. They look elegant next to the fireplace in our gentlemen's room! I am having 2 ottoman made to go with them and velvety back pillows to add to the comfort. These chairs are very special - you won't see them in anyone else's home for sure!
November 15, 2014
Looks great, but ...
Looks great, but the cushion was far from plush. Too firm, not really comfortable.
November 9, 2014
Absolutely magnificent piece of furniture.
Have had this so far for a few weeks and it has been beyond expectations. Actually came week's earlier than anticipated. Well worth any wait. I bought two and arranged as a drawing room in front of a fire place. Perfect.
November 9, 2014
a rare find of a chair
This is one beautiful chair for a living room or den. Actually I purchased two of these chairs and believe there is nothing that would match how they look in front of the fireplace. In the daylight the upholstery appears light in color but in the evening it seem dark in hues. The wood is beautifully carved and the front feet are large and masculine. Solid chair worth the long wait. I have not seen anything like this anywhere else. A reproduction of an antique is top notch for me. I don't have to look at something that may look and smell old and wonder what it looked like when it was fresh and new. I'll take the new. Perfect gentleman's chair! Oh, and it is better looking than as pictured in the ad.
October 16, 2014
I love my chair!
I bought this chair as an accent chair for my family room. It looks authentically old world. The fabric is lovely. It's a rather firm, but comfortably supportive chair. It's just not the type of chair you'll ever catch yourself dozing off in, but it's also not what I intended it for. My family & friends love to sit in it, I think it makes them feel regal!
July 28, 2013
Recommended With Caution
I saw this chair online and thought it was show-stopper. And it is! It looks as wonderful in person as it did on my monitor. The price was rather steep but I'd found nothing like it on any other site, so I ordered it. It took a month and a half to get here.
It's a BIG chair which is fine, that was what I expected. However, the statement in the description that it is "comfortable" isn't exactly true. Yes the seat is wide and low but it's also hard and without much stuffing. There are various definitions of the word "plush," and in my mind, I imagined cushy. It's not. But it's so striking that I can forgive it's lack of comfort.
June 30, 2013
Beautiful chair, just love it !!
Ordered 2 of these chairs in March, got 1 in April and love it ...... 2nd one on back order until July :( .... I am willing to wait because it is a stunning chair ! I am very happy with the chair I received , it is a little darker in color than the picture but still works with my decor and hope to get it's match soon.... Just be aware there may be a long wait but well worth it .
April 4, 2013