This chair belongs to Jo Althaus who owns Southside Antiques here in Chattanooga. (That's a glimpse of her shop you see in the background!) She owns 6 side chairs and 2 armchairs. They are wonderful Victorian chairs and she worked the needlepointed seats years ago.
Jo felt she needed to update her look and bring some soft goods into her dining room. When she decided to slipcover the two armchairs, she came to us. We've been working neighbors for years now...she and her business partner Connie have had the antique store on the Southside long before the Southside was cool! We had already slipcovered 1 or 2 wingchairs for her... back when we were located across the river on the Northshore of downtown Chattanooga.
As you see from the pictures, the slipcover really makes the beautiful curved arms jump out visually. Also, the short skirt allows the unique stretcher to show...giving her the best of both worlds - adding some softness and a great fabric to her room while allowing the beauty of a fine antique to show.
PS: The fabric is a heavy linen/cotton and is printed in a French sacking design. It was purchased in Chattanooga at Associated Fabrics.