The one on the right is the one we've had "forever" -- it was bought at an auction for $1, reuphosltered in a nice fabric and then 9 years ago reupholstered again. It's got great "claw and ball feet" and is a comfortable chair.
The one on the left is the newer one -- bought five years ago it was upholstered in an awful red and blue fabric -- trendy, I am sure at one time but by the time we purchased it, it wasn't trendy -- it was awful!!! It was the second day of an estate sale and we were able to purchase it at half-price for $25. I am sure that the fabric had something to do with why it was still there for it is really a great chair -- and has some really great carved legs and claw and ball feet.
We were pleased that they still made the same fabric that the older chair was upholstered in and so, four years later we were able to upholster it so that the chairs were a pair.
Situated on either side of the fireplace, they are a cozy sit in the winter. We do favor older pieces with good bones -- upholstery can be done over and over again, if you have a good frame and considering that the price of both chairs were only $26, they certainly were a bargain. Adding even the cost of upholstering the chairs and the cost of the fabric, they still were far cheaper than new chairs would have cost.
I'm joining Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday and the only thing thriftier than $26 wing chairs would be free wing chairs!!!