pair of Victorian balloon back chairs

I scored these beauties on "Small Business Saturday" (click here to learn more about Small Business Saturday) from a shop near my house.  I always wanted a Victorian balloon back chair, so I was super happy when I found not one but two of them!! :)  I'm still working on dating them, but I think the chairs are from about the turn of the century.

The back of the chairs have a hand carved grapes and leaf design.  But don't let their delicate design fool you, these chairs are super sturdy.

I love the curvature of the backs.  So gorgeous!

The upholstery on the seats sport a handmade needlepoint floral design.

I'm going to wait awhile before I begin working on these chairs.  My plan is to refinish the wood and find the perfect elegant fabric for the seats.  I can't wait!


  1. Josh & I were looking at your website tonight and LOVE many many things!! These chairs especially caught our eye. You have such a talent for seeking out beautiful furniture and then refurbishing it to make it even more wonderful!

  2. I have 6 of these chairs with a matching settee, all have the grapes and leaves carving in cherry wood. They are upholstered in a light green brocade. I wish I had a Victorian home that would do them justice.

  3. I scored 2 of these exact same chairs for $25.00 for the pair. At an estate sale.