During a lifetime of furniture buying, I’ve had to make do with dozens of different types of chairs. I have always been drawn to vintage pieces as they can tell me much about the people who owned them. It’s always fascinating to learn about what these individuals did for work and pass on some inspirational stories along with their items. There are only a few ways to find this type of find you can go about it– one is through word of mouth or local classified ads. Another is looking in antique stores and on the internet.
This blog post will share with you some of the best vintage chairs and seating in Long Beach, CA pieces that you have found online or at antique stores over the years. When it comes time to put together a living room or bedroom set, this site should be in the top five places you look. You never know what type of find you might stumble upon!
When searching on the internet for these items, you will want to find a few things about them that might be appealing to you. If you are looking for antique chairs, check out the condition of the upholstery and if anything is loose or damaged. Make sure the chairs are not paint-covered, as they will look horrible when recovered. Look at pictures of the chairs in their different settings over time and decide if they have any personal history attached to them– maybe it was their first seating arrangement or is just a favorite piece that has been in your family for a long time.
For example, one chair I found online was an ancient dining set from the early 1900’s with its original fabric upholstery. The chairs are made of mahogany and have a curvy and elegant look to them– they almost look like the vintage version of an elaborate dining set. The main difference is that this set was used for dining and has served many meals over the years of its existence, making it one of the strongest pieces being offered online right now.
These chairs might be perfect for you if you love having vintage pieces in your home and want something to tell a story with. While they serve an important function in any household, they can also serve as an essential reminder of where you have been, who you were with, and what your life has been like over time.