Wednesday, March 9, 2011

hey, that's my chair...

chair from the Tony Duquette Tastemaker Tag Sale
One Kings Lane


I've recently discovered a new blog that I like, Sybaritic. William has a good eye. 
Saturday, he featured a few of the Tony Duquette items from the One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale. 

That chair from the sale really looked familiar....  


my chair


Here's my chair. So similar, aren't they...?
I suspect both chairs are from the Victorian era. They are made of  mache with mother-of-pearl inlay and hand-painting.
I really do love mine. You know me, I'm a neutral gal, so a piece like this kicks a room up.  I bought mine at an estate auction a few years ago. At the time, I wondered if I paid too much. I think I spent around $225.

It's a safe bet the Duquette chair went for lots more. Gotta love local auctions. Don't miss them when you have the chance.

(And I like the legs on my chair better...)

29 comments:

Divine Theatre said...

I agree! Nice legs!

Razmataz said...

I think what I like about your chair is that in a neutral room you notice all the inlay and the shape. It is a fabulous piece.

Kerry said...

No doubt about it Donna...yours is nicer in every way :)

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

What a score! Yes, I like your chair a bit better too... so pretty...-Ann

SHERRY HART said...

That chair is delish. And so it the color of your walls and those beautiful taffeta curtains....

Ann said...

The legs on your chair looks sexier ♥

Acquired Objects said...

Wow Donna great chair you have! Don't you just love it when you own something and the rest of the world thinks it's fabulous? I like your chair better too, less fussy.

bluehydrangea said...

Love your chair and you're right, your legs are way better!!!

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said...

Your chair is lovely! And I think for $225 you really got a great piece.

A House in the Country said...

Beautiful papier mache chair and yes, you did get a steal! You have a great blog and thanks so much for the site you suggested to me. I used to find stapled pieces all the time but they've actually become quite rare...great site!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I love it when this happens! You & Tony Duquette think as one! :)

I Dream Of said...

A fantastic find. I agree about those legs... the chair looks like it could dance away on them!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Gorgeous! I love me a good auction too. :)

HOME SWEET HOME said...

Love them ,they are lovely.
/Bitte

brock street said...

this is just the kind of zip any room could manage.
this is a true find and there is small, teeny, tiny twinge of envy going on here at brock street. :)
happy Wednesday.

quintessence said...

Your chair was clearly a great find!! Beautiful - and would look fabulous in a neutral room!!

Kathy said...

Love them both, however, yours wins first place. k

Janie said...

Just found your blog today (via Fresh Quince). Please enter me in your drawing for the wonderful boots. I would love the RED, in a size 7.5 or 8. They would be lovely in my new gray room!

Janie

Janie said...

System didn't have me sign in to my google account. I am Janie Parsons (1jlparsons@gmail.com).

Thanks so much for the drawing.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hi Donna ~ such a beautiful chair and yes looks very much the same as the Duquette version. You always have spectacular taste. By the way, I must thank you for checking in on me. You were the only one that noticed I hadn't posted for awhile. I appreciate you! Hoping you are well?

xx Deb

JWC said...

Your chair is beautiful! I have to agree I like the legs on yours more... but with a Tony Duquette provenance it could be absolutely disgusting and I would still love it...
Thank you so much for the praise- I love your blog and hope Sybaritic can one day become as popular as yours!
Keep up the awesome work!

William

www.jwcsybaritic.blogspot.com

Gretchen O. said...

Totally justifies the purchase! Can only hope something like that happens to me with some of my purchases:)

24 Corners said...

These chairs are most definitely siblings...yours is the girl!
xo J~

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

That's incredible how similar those chairs are! What a great look! And those boots! - Looks like fun!
Amitiés,
Angela
ParisienneFarmgirl.com

LiveLikeYou said...

Lucky you!! what a beautiful chair. You and Duquette have great style...!

for the love of a house said...

your chair is gorgeous! and I totally agree- your chair's legs are so much prettier (the other legs seem to chunky for the scale of the chair)

xjoan

house of earnest* said...

I definitely like your chair better, it is softer and slightly more feminine.

Anonymous said...

In my house, we have similar chairs to yours!!! Is yours an antique?

penelopebianchi said...

Anonymous! You have similar chairs to these? And you wonder if this is an antique?

Do share!

Tony Duquette (and today Hutton and Ruthie who are keeping the flame alive!) I am so lucky to describe as dear, dear friends!I

I would love to see pictures of your chairs!

Penelope