Vintage Art Deco Slipper Chairs

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2015-06-26 10:30:56

Vintage Art Deco slipper chairs are original low-slung, armless chairs with a high back and a very clean design featuring two rectangles for the seat as well as for the back of the chair.

Brief history and description

Art Deco slipper chairs were popular between the 1920s and 1930s, however, in recent years there has been a high demand for the chairs given their uniqueness as well.

Art Deco slipper chairs can easily decline and typically lie very low to the ground. They are also ideal for larger rooms with lots of space (as they tend to be quite large and take up a lot of room). Art Deco slipper chairs are also usually placed near the entrance of the room or near a door so a person can sit on the chair to remove his or her shoes.

The frame of an Art Deco slipper chair is typically made from wood, plastic or metal, and can come in a variety of different designs as well.

Value

Art Deco Slipper Chairs

Uniques & Antiques, Inc. in Aston, Pennsylvania sold an Art Deco slipper slide chair (circa 1940s) for $850 in November of 2008.

Maple Art Deco slipper chairs

Christie's in London sold an Art Deco maple slipper chair with an arched padded back above the padded seat, outswept tapering legs, a matching stool, and a rectangular padded seat with padded outswept sides for £315 in September of 1995.

Mahogany Art Deco slipper chairs

Christie's in New York sold two classical carved mahogany slipper chairs with carved wings above the padded seat on reeded tapering legs for $12,075 in January of 1994.

Guide for collectors

Vintage Art Deco slipper chairs that are made out of mahogany are considered to be the most valuable and rare among collectors.

Restoration of a vintage Art Deco slipper chair is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. (However, restoring a vintage Art Deco slipper chair may decrease its value).

For more information regarding vintage Art Deco slipper chairs, visit 1st Dibs or DecoDame.

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