This Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates 1426-RO Swivel Chair is authentic and in original, in need of tender loving care condition. As you can see from the photos above, it has its original Craft Associates Tag with the “4114” registry number, which was the Craft Associates Business’s number. As many of you know, Craft Associates hailed from Wilkes-Barre, PA and so you can also see the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania sticker as well. This is an early piece probably dating from around 1956. Pearsall designed a number of swivel chairs, all a little bit different from one other. The earliest, which this is an example of, has a separated back cushion from the seat of the chair. This chair has great bones, but as you can see from the photos, it needs reupholstering, re-foaming and the middle wooden brace has some veneer missing and will need to be either filled-in or replaced. So, this is definitely a project for a professional or perhaps a handy home craftsman. This does retain its original upholstery, while although needing to be replaced, will hopefully serve as a guide for the kinds of fabrics, textures and colors Pearsall used for his pieces. Purple would not be everyone’s choice of color, but imagine how beautiful this chair would be restored using a similar fabric and bold color! The last photo above comes from a Craft Associates catalog and gives the dimensions. When I measured this specific chair, this is what I came up with. Length: 36-38 (The back frame adds a bit to the diameter). Width (Depth): 36-38 (The back frame adds a bit to the diameter). Leg Height: 7-3/8 (4 legs). This chair is being stored in Lancaster, PA. I also have a shipper whom I have used for several years and from whom I can get a quote should you want to consider him as an option as well. The item “Vintage Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates 1426-RO Chair Authentic, Orig. Withtags” is in sale since Saturday, May 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism”. The seller is “rogers_collectibles” and is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Color: Purple
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Sub-Style: American
- Maker: Craft Associates
- Material: Walnut Accents and Base
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Type: 1426-RO Chair