Louis chairs and Bergere chairs have become a staple in interior design the last several years and estate sales are the #1 place to find them. We’ve seen antique Louis chairs sell for $1500.00 and more at auction while at the same time we see them at estate sales (and Craigslist) for $50.00 so the choice is yours. I’ll bet you decide a $50.00 investment in a chair, some paint and fabric is the smartest choice unless of course the Queen of England is going to be reviewing your work.
These before and after photos are from an employee at California Estate Sales and Auctions. She painted the chair herself and had it upholstered, and now it sits in a modern home in Huntington Beach. An easy DIY job for anyone.