Over 15 years ago, I purchased a spindle chair at auction. I took it home and reupholstered it in a blue and white Waverly fabric. I loved it, but my husband didn’t. He wanted a leather recliner. A few years later, my darling husband asked that I sell it and get something more modern. At the time, we were living in a charming guest, stone cottage at the Abbott and Guggenheim Estate in Warwick, NY. Was he kidding me…. It just didn’t fit with the decor. I sold my chair, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy a recliner. I told him we are too young to purchase a recliner. Instead, I bought a wing chair and a footrest. Today, I still think about my spindle chair. It had brass wheels on the feet, horse hair in the upholstery seats and worn arms. The previous owner must have enjoyed it. I would like to find another spindle chair. It’s hard to replace an antique with a new piece of furniture. The classic spindle chair is back with a contemporary twist.
White Spindle chair with contemporary fabric.
A classic spindle chair was reupholstered in a zippy zebra fabric.
Stratford Arm Chair from Formations is a bobbin-style spindle chair.
Pottery barn has added a spindle chair to their collection.
I’ll keep looking, I’m sure there is one waiting for me.