The Peacock Chair, Hollywood’s Most Famous Chair

I had the pleasure of finding a vintage peacock chair that I sold earlier this week. Not only did I find one of a standard size, I also found a small salesman sample version that would be perfect as a doll’s chair.

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These chairs gained popularity in the 60s and 70s and were the prop of choice in many famous photo shoots including those shoots for Stevie Nicks and Cher.They were also featured in many advertisements. Here is an example of Brigitte Bardot sitting in a peacock chair:

Doesn’t she look fabulous? Who wouldn’t look great in this chair!

Someone recently pointed out to me that these chairs were also featured in Adam’s Family TV show photos with Morticia sitting in the chair:

I even found a link online that states this is the hardest working chair in Hollywood. This link provides several examples of other actors sitting in the chair:

Apparently the chairs orginated in Asia in the late 1800s, most likely from the Phillipines and may have intially spread to Eurpoe during the Victorian era. If this is the case, I suppose the peacock chair is  a true classic!

I decided to leave the chairs I found in their natural state, but I have also seen them painted in really striking blue tones. In recent times, interior designers consider the chairs to be boho chic. They really can add  a great statement to your home! I’d love to see how you have used the peacock chair in your interior decorating adventures. Please share photos in the comments below!


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