Can you name this chair?

February 09, 2011

I love HGTV Canada, and even though I don't have cable I can follow some of my favorite shows by watching the videos they post on their website.  They also have a blog which I read on a fairly regular basis, where they post everything from info on upcoming shows, great home spaces, project ideas and interesting products that you'd probably never know about otherwise.

On occasion they also have contests where you can win, as they call it 'HGTV swag', and in January I found out I won the quiz from December.  Woohoo!  I never win anything!

Here's what I answered correctly - Can you name the decade in which these occasional chairs were produced?
Antique Louis XV chairs
Photo credit: HGTV Canada
  1. Late 19th century

  2. 1930's

  3. 1970's
For an additional chance to win they also asked what the name of the King of France for which the style  of chair is named.

A quick Google search told me the style of chair is named after Louis XV, but the decade in which they were made was harder to figure out.  The style of chair is one that keeps popping up - the detailing changes from decade to decade, but the basic style is the same.  I thought it was a toss-up between the 1930's and 1970's, and luckily I chose right - the chairs were made in the 1930's.  I love this style of chair, and this pair in particular.  I love them so much I even emailed to ask where they found them - unfortunately I didn't get an answer to the question.

Here's what I won:

So far I'm using the handy-dandy measuring tape on a surprisingly regular basis.  Because it's so small and compact I just leave it in my purse - just think about how many times you've been out and unexpectedly see something you like and wonder if it will fit in your space - now I never need to wonder -  I just pull out the tape and unfortunately usually determine it's either too big, or too small. :(

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