What is the name of this style of chair?
That's an Ethan Allen rock maple chair. The style is Windsor. My parents had a table, 8 chairs. To be frank, I weep at the thought of that beautiful wood grain slathered over with paint.
I have some chairs like this, someone gave them to me along with a very large round table to match. its very 80's (date under table is 1984) but I am trying to modernize it. Thanks for the idea! any others you let me know!
I agree with mprice. The one thing you don't want to do is paint over the wood-grain.
Well, as the owner of these chairs, I can tell you that someone did a horrible glue job to reassemble them in a previous life. Also they were scratched to crap. Painting them improved them greatly & the wood is still under the paint if anyone wants to refinish them! So, thanks for the negative comments, but I enjoy them painted even 7 years later!