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Mario Buatta, Sister Parish


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DATE: Circa



A chair that would make The Prince of Chintz proud!!! Just look how wonderful this club swivel rocking chair is! This beauty may not look like some of our normal offerings but when we laid our eyes on it, we knew we had to have it to offer to you. Its style is Hollywood Regency with a little Boho Chic flair, and the fabulous, gray cabbage floral chintz fabric gives it a splash of southern charm. Iconic influential designers such as Mario Buatta, A.K.A… “The Prince of Chintz,” and the legendary Sister Parish are both well known for their love and designs that included such beautiful patterns as this cabbage floral chintz print. Not only is it stunning to look at and comfortable to lounge in, but it also swivels…it rocks…and the cushions are removeable for convenient cleaning and occasional fluffing! This chair is ready to grace your home with comfort and so much style! You just need to make it yours!!

Known as the “Prince of Chintz” for his use of lush, floral prints, and also “The King of Clutter,” Mario Buatta was greatly influenced by English interior design, especially the Regency period, and known for rooms that evoked the English country house. Buatta was unusual in the interior design profession in working almost always alone describing himself as “married to his business.” He designed for many famous clients including Mariah Carey, Henry Ford II, Malcom Forbes, Barbara Walters, Billy Joel, and Nelson Doubleday just to name a few. His most extensive work was Carolands which was a ninety-two-room chateau located in Hillsborough, California.

Sister Parish was an American interior decorator and socialite. She was born Dorothy May Kinnicutt in 1910 (the nickname Sister, given her by a brother, stuck) The lady with the misleadingly ecclesiastical name Sister Parish did nevertheless believe in the divine power of decoration, in the healing properties of glamour and romance. For six decades she held the reins of taste, never loosening her formidable grip on a certain kind of cozy old-money look, part opulent, part hand-me-down. Over the ensuing decades her client list would ring with such sonorous names as Astor, Vanderbilt, Whitney, Rockefeller, and, most familiarly, Kennedy. She had once decorated a Georgetown house for the young Massachusetts senator and his wife, Sister was once again retained by Jacqueline Kennedy to do up a residence for the couple—the private family quarters in the White House, including the oval drawing room on the second floor, where the president liked to receive foreign dignitaries.


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Lovely Hollywood Regency gray Chintz cabbage rose floral club chair with swivel rocker. Beautiful age-appropriate vintage condition with no outstanding flaws that we have detected. Please see photos. Circa 1940-1950’s.

Chair Size:

  • Height – 31 Inches
  • Width – 29 Inches
  • Depth – 32 Inches
  • Seat Height – 17 Inches
  • Arm Height – 19.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 19 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 20.4 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 15.5 Inches
  • Weight – 69.4 Pounds

Boxed/Crated Size:

  • Height – 37 Inches
  • Width – 35 Inches
  • Depth – 38 Inches
  • Weight Boxed – 85 Pounds
  • Weight Crated – 200 Pounds


We ask that the buyer cover freight.

100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule