We recently had the pleasure of selling a set of antique French chairs to the production set of the Ozark TV show, meaning that our antique chairs will be seen on screen!
The chairs are being used in the third season of the Netflix series, and we have been told that the stars of the show, Laura Linney and Jason Bateman, will sit in them. We were pretty excited to hear this because Greg and I just love Ozark.
So, here’s how it happened. We’ve been getting quite a few calls from T.V. and movie production people needing antique furniture for their film sets. The Ozark set designer found us online and called up, asking if we ever rented antiques for filming purposes. We said we were open to it, and then she told me the name of the show. Wow!
These are the chairs they wanted, a set of twelve antique French Renaissance Henry II dining chairs. They were made in France around the year 1900, and the chairs are crafted in walnut wood and embossed leather in the elegant Renaissance Henry II style.
The embossed leather was just beautiful, adding both visual and textural interest to these handsome dining chairs.
Usually the producers would just rent the furniture on a weekly basis, but in this case they needed to keep the antique chairs for several months, so they decided to buy them outright.
You can imagine how much we were looking forward to delivering the chairs. We were definitely going to make this delivery ourselves! So, we loaded up the van and headed off to Doraville, Georgia, where the show is filmed. We had to deliver them to the props warehouse, which is devoted solely to the Ozark show and full of props used in filming the show.
The attendant explained to us that they have to keep all the props they’ve used in the first two seasons in the warehouse, just in case they need to do a flashback in time or film a memory scene. They might have to recreate the same sets used even in previous seasons, so all the props are kept safely in storage.
The delivery itself was uneventful. We were really hoping to run into Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Jason Bateman is one of our favorite actors. If you’ve never seen Extract, The Switch, or The Break-Up, you must watch them! We just love his deadpan humor. But alas, we didn’t see any actors. It was just a warehouse.
Of course Greg and I usually make a bit of a holiday out of deliveries as we use them as an excuse to get out of the office. Greg is a big Braves fan, so we made sure the delivery coincided with a Braves game at the new stadium.
Update: April 2020. Season three of Ozark just came out and our chairs show up in episode 4, 6 minutes in, at the Mexican Cartel drug lord’s conference table! You can see them in my screenshot above.
I couldn’t find a true still from the series on the internet except for this one of Marty sitting in one of the chairs at the conference table with the cool stained glass windows behind him and another of the chairs to his left. (The drug lord Navarro lives in a Mexican castle!)
We are anxiously awaiting Ozark to be picked up for season four. The season is getting rave reviews, so we think it’s a no-brainer. It is a great show if you’ve never seen it. If you watch, make sure you keep a keen eye open for our antique French chairs!
Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.