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This is a beautiful Mid Century, Greaves & Thomas wooden-armed lounge chair. It is difficult to find information about the different ranges and designs made by Greaves & Thomas but one of their designers, Walter Cornell is credited with the modern Danish aesthetic.
The lovely Becky, owner of this chair, supplied the fabric herself. She is a brilliant magpie for vintage furnishings and has been waiting to use this piece – an 80s, Christian Fischbacher textile, which is a brand that has been trading for 200 years and is still family owned. The pattern was designed by Munro & Tutty and is called Enchanted Forest. The upholstery was first lined with an appropriate barrier cloth which should give the vintage fabric more strength.
This chair frame is likely made from Afromosia wood. It’s a timber similar looking to teak, used a lot in high-end furniture in the Mid Century. It’s an exceptionally strong hardwood available in large boards making it most ideal for sideboards. Like teak, its true beauty is the rich warm colour.
To re-upholster the back, you must first unscrew it from the main frame, which creates an opportunity to revive the wood with a homemade remedy, including linseed oil which nourishes whilst it cleans.