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Guy Rogers Virginia chair in Afromosia from 1969 New webbing. Danish style etc

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Seller: ward449 (629) 100%, Location: Northwich, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 172414234878 ok, up for sale is a Guy Rogers "Virginia" chair from 1969. Like other chairs/sofas from the Manhattan and New Yorker ranges by the company its built in Afromoisa which is sometimes called African teak. Bought originally to do up as my main library chair but i never got round to it. The chair was stripped naked and cleaned thoroughly before having two coats of decent teak oil and now has a lovely warmth to it. I have re-webbed it using new 2" clips and Pirelli webbing as the original Pirelli webbing was shot. So apart from reupholstering its good to go. The foam in the current cushions is a bit soft imo so that should be done as well but that's up to the buyer obviously. The current upholstery definitely isn't original ;) Some marks here and there commensurate with age as to be expected but the frame and all its joints are rock solid as the day it was made. Its has gorgeous lines and a very distinctive frame. (see side pic) Some previous upholsterer has popped some staples into the top frame as can be seen in one of the photos but the way the upholstery works on the chair so to speak it covers these but i thought its worth a mention. Well thats about it. Its pick up only and obviously if your looking at this you know that Guy Rogers chairs etc are getting collected a little more now and furniture from the slightly more left of centre (imho) Finally: nothing else in the background of the photos is included just to be clear and cash on collection preferred. Any questions please ask and i am open to offers. ta Brief Guy Rogers history (fwiw) grabbed from online. A classic piece of modernist design direct from the heart of hipness circa 1960's. A rare moment in recent British history where the centre of cultural change moved out of London briefly. Guy Rogers series of designs were all named after aspirational destinations in the USA, romantic visions of wealth and plenty for a post war Britain. Designed for Guy Rogers by George Fejer and Eric Phamphilon is made from solid Afromosia wood. The designs with their American romantic overtones represent the aspiration of the UK, the influence and interest in all things american, centered around music and pop culture. All the Roger's designs reflect a Scando aesthetic whilst looking across the Atlantic at the more opulent materials and wild design that ushered in the end of modernism as the 1970's brought mass production and exuberant design to every household. Not much is known about the manufacturer Guy Rogers. Guy Rogers Ltd was based in Speke, Liverpool. They supplied Heals of Tottenham Court Road, London and similar quality stores in the UK.

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