This is a lounge chair fit for a QUEEN! … (or King!) This is a SPECTACULAR vintage deco style lounge chair designed by Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture. It is beautifully upholstered in Williamsburg by Schumacher/Waverly “Tucker Resist” batik linen print fabric. That’s a LOT of names for a LOT of fabulous fabric!! It’s embellished with blue pheasants and floral prints with white backing, It’s a classic blue and white fabric that’s always in style! The chair is comprised of a gorgeous wood frame, finished in a very dark stain with lovely hues of brown. It has gracefully curved arms and gadrooned handholds in the Art Deco style, and a shaped loose seat. A stunning checkerboard inlay runs along the rail, and it stands with straight round tapered legs in the front and square curved out legs in the back. BREATHTAKING!! This lounge chair will be beautiful as an accent chair in your living room or in your sitting room next to a side table or floor lamp. It would be fabulous in your bedroom or any room you want to adorn with some art deco style!
Baker is one of the most prestigious names in furniture! They were founded in 1890 by Siebe Baker, an immigrant from the Netherlands as an interior woodwork and door company. Three years later they made their first piece of furniture. In 1910 Siebe’s son, Hollis S. Baker, joined the company as a salesman and throughout most of Baker’s existence it was a family-controlled business, even being sold and repurchased in the 1920s-1930s. Baker is considered a design legacy and over the years they have produced furniture designed by such greats as Donald Desky and Kem Weber in the early 20th century, Finn Juhl in the mid-20th century, and John Saladino and Barbara Barry in the late 20th century. They have introduced many award-winning furniture collections including, during the 1940s and 1950s, Far East Collection, the first Asian furniture collection manufactured in the USA; and Palladian Collection an Italian neo classic design. Then, in the 1960s and 1970s the introduction of country English and French Provincial featuring the reproduction of choice antiques from the home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. After decades of being in the Baker family hands, in 1969 it was sold to Magnavox then in 1986 to Kohler Co. It remains today a part of Kohler and operates out of North Carolina. Still one of the top names in furniture.
Barbara Barry is an internationally known award-winning designer. She is known for her streamlined and elegant designs that speak of luxury and comfort. Her design philosophy being that living simply with quality is the highest form of luxury. Her firm not only does residential and commercial interior design but has partnered with companies such as Baker, Henredon, Kallista, Kravet, and Tufenkian producing celebrated home products. Barry’s designs and collections are sold worldwide in fine stores and design centers.
We absolutely ADORE this vintage Baker chair designed by Barbara Barry. If you love it half as much as we do…you better hurry and make it yours!!