Too Cheap Blondes “Find of the Day” Vintage Crewel Embroidered Chair @ Goodwill Thrift Store Shop
Jen and I were wrapping up a day of thrifting when the Goodwill employees started bringing out a few pieces of furniture.
This wingback chair immediately caught our eye, especially with all the attention to details.
The embroidery pattern is exquisite.
$40 …. YES!!!!!!
A thorough steam cleaning and this chair will be perfect!
This is a beautiful vintage Queen Anne wing back chair, signed by Mary Webb Wood.
Here is a copy of an original ad for this vintage chair:
“Crewel embroidery … a signed and copyrighted original, a new version of a much loved art form, which contains the lines and legends of many early cultures. Throughout the ages, the “Tree of Life” design has changed with the hand that designed it and this new and original “Tree” has grown from the secure roots of its past. This chair is the most outstanding of Woodmark’s many superb values. And Woodmark is famous, countrywide, for both quality and value. The design was planned to fit the cutting patterns of this particular chair, also a Woodmark original, so that no precious and expensive embroidery would be wasted. These patterns have been sent to the Vale of Kashmir, where they are hand-embroidered on hand loom cotton. An added bonus is the free and gracious sharing of the results of long research, which is unusual in this industry … This is truly an historic chair.”
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