August 05, 2011

Antique Folding Sewing Chair-Rediscovered

My Grandmother Petersen never threw anything or gave anything away.  Before she passed,  my mother and I would travel to her house to take care of the cleaning and such.  She was so thankful for my service that she blessed me with this heirloom piece.  I put it in the closet because I didn't have room for it in my little apartment at that time.  Then the kids started coming and I left it there so it wouldn't get ruined.  We moved it to several different homes and across thousands of miles and back.  Last week I finally decided that the kids were old enough not to ruin it now so I brought it out.  I rediscovered it's beauty and did a little research on it.  It was made in the 1920's by Albert M. Lock & Son Inc.  The design is a reproduction of the "Covered Wagon Rocker" designed by Collignon.  Adam Collignon designed this type of chair to minimise the space taken up on a covered wagon as the pioneers crossed the plains. You can read more information about them here.  I am so thankful to be blessed with this neat antique.


Liz said...

That's so beautiful! Mike and I went to an old ranch today here in Colorado, and when we were inside the ranch house, I kept thinking, "Steph would love this stuff." We got pictures of some of it - I'll be posting them on facebook or the blog soon.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

It is beautiful~ so glad you have kept it over the years~ a wonderful family heirloom~ thanks for sharing it with us~

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hey girl, just realized you put on a profile & a pic~ pretty lady~ and wonderful profile~ Would love to see beautiful photos of the countryside~
looking forward to getting to know you better~ I am so addicted to blogging~ I find it very relaxing~

Jen said...

I want to know how she kept it so nice and away from her children. Wouldn't it be nice to have the "life story" of the heriloom items we have?