An elegant oak recliner by Wylie & Lochhead. The chair has been fully restored using time-honoured techniques. This recliner was featured in Wylie & Lochhead’s catalogue c. 1897.
The wood has been cleaned, French polished, traditionally waxed and buffed. The seat has new FR base cloth and is hand-finished with individual studs by Houlès, Paris. The feather cushions have been custom-made for the chair and are covered with FR natural cambric.
Reupholstered in an exquisite damask by Lelievre, displaying a contemporary interpretation of a traditional damask.
Now in its fourth generation, Lelievre is a design studio and creator of fine fabrics that was established in 1914 at 36 rue des Petits Champs.
In the 1980s, Lelievre exclusively distributed Alcantara; this is used today as a luxury lining in specific bag designs by Louis Vuitton, Paris.
In 1997, Lelievre acquired the iconic French company of Tassinari et Chatel.
Wylie & Lochhead was established in 1829 by Robert Wylie and William Lochhead. Both gentlemen were cabinetmakers and were initially known as coffin builders.
Their success quickly rose, however, when they began to produce avant garde furniture. This shift made Wylie & Lochhead a household name in the early 19th century.
They commissioned pieces from the best European and English designers, and nurtured new Scottish designers such as E.A. Taylor, John Ednie and George Logan.
Such was the quality of their furniture that it was exhibited alongside pieces by ‘The Four’ (Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald, Frances Macdonald and Herbert McNair).
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