Heywood Wakefield Chair

While the fabric is not vintage the chair certainly is.  This is an old Heywood Wakefield chair that my Gram gave me a while ago. She had no use for it (she had inherited it with the house from her mother-in-law). People usually associate HW with the blonde wood and atomic looking design; I know I do. I had no idea that this chair was HW till I took everything apart and started working on the cushions. I couldn’t find too much info on the older furniture produced by HW before much of their mid-century stuff but this appears to be something from the 30’s in the Early American or Colonial line. This makes sense since my Gram’s house was constructed in 1933. It’s made of Essex Maple and I just love it. It’s very log cabin-y. I recovered the hideous plaid with home dec fabric I got from an estate sale for $1.

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• Meet the Author • Always Alice


I'm a self taught seamstress with only a couple of years under my belt. I love to sew from 1940s and 1950s patterns and try to work a little vintage into my modern life. Each garment helps me get closer to creating and designing well constructed and original garments.


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