Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm Chair Review

Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm Chair
  • Value
  • Comfort
  • Aesthetic Flexibility*
  • Brand Reliability**
4.4

Summary

The Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm is a reasonably comfortable, stylish, versatile oversized accent chair that will blend in well with a wide range of home décor schemes. Recommended for anyone looking for an oversized accent chair.

*While aesthetics is a matter of taste, aesthetic flexibility is a measure of how easily a given design would fit into a wide range of home décor schemes.

**Brand Reliability is a measure of the strength and longevity of the brand, which by extension, is a measure of the level of support you can expect.

Are you in the market for some new living room furniture? Are you heavier than average? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you’ve probably run afoul of a common problem in the furniture world. Most of the furniture sold today just isn’t made with you in mind.

Sure, if you weigh 300-pounds or less, you’ve got all sorts of options — more than that and the number of choices you have drops off considerably.

The good news is that there are companies out there that make and sell furniture with you in mind, and Jennifer Taylor is one of them. The Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm Chair is absolutely fantastic and deserves a spot on your shortlist for your consideration.

In the sections that follow, we’ll tell you exactly why, and we won’t pull any punches when talking about this chair’s shortcomings. There aren’t many, but they exist, and we’ll make sure you know about them so you’ve got all the information you need to decide if one of these chairs would make the perfect accent piece for your living room. If that sounds good to you, let’s jump right in and take a closer look!

An Overview of the Jennifer Taylor Jack Tuxedo Arm Chair

Understated elegance. That’s the phrase that will likely spring into your mind the first time you see the Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm chair. It’s a totally fair assessment of this piece of furniture. It’s as great-looking as it is well-made, and even better, it’s offered at a price that will leave you smiling.

Unfortunately, it might be too pretty for its own good. What we mean by that is simply this: If your home boasts a casual décor scheme, this piece of furniture is so good looking that it might seem a little out of place, which could limit its appeal a bit.

Even so, if you decide you want one, you can order yours in a modest selection of colors, including:

  • Ash Rose
  • Burgundy
  • Estate Blue
  • Satin Teal

We like that these are subdued colors because they make it easier to blend this piece in with the rest of your home décor, even if your home is decorated along more casual lines. It will still tend to stand out in that case, just not as much.

Chair Specifications

Satin Teal, Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm Chair, Front View

Before we go further, let’s press pause to do a quick stats review. Here are the basics:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 38” W x 33” D x 31.5” H
  • Seat Height: 19.5”
  • Seat Width: 23”
  • Seat Depth: 27”
  • Chair Weight: 36 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 400 pounds

There are a few things to talk about where these numbers are concerned.

First and foremost, it’s a sizeable piece of furniture, especially for an accent chair. If you have a smaller home or apartment or if the room you plan on putting it in is already crowded with other furnishings, it might be challenging to find a good home for this piece. It works best in large, expansive spaces.

Second, the seat dimensions are an exceptional fit with the maximum supported weight limit, all of which work together to paint a picture of this chair as being one explicitly built with bigger, taller, and heavier users in mind. Typically, big and tall chairs have seat heights of at least 18” and go up from there. This one is well inside that territory, which is fantastic.

Also note that this isn’t a tremendously heavy chair, which means that if you decide you want to move it at some point down the road, you won’t need a forklift and three strong backs to help reposition it. Those are all very good things.

Adjustability and Comfort

The Jennifer Taylor Jack Tuxedo Arm chair has no adjustable features, so there’s nothing to talk about on that front. Where comfort is concerned, it features conventional block foam with polyester fabric covering it.

There’s not a thing in the world wrong with block foam padding. It’s used in most of the furniture on the market today, and this chair boasts enough of it that it offers a delightfully comfortable seating experience.

On the other hand, the polyester upholstery is a bit of a disappointment and a genuine point of weakness in this design. Polyester is inexpensive, which is good in that it helps keep this chair’s price down so that mere mortals can afford it, but it’s problematic.

Satin Teal, Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm Chair, Back View

For one thing, it’s about the cheapest upholstery you can put on a chair. It almost seems a shame to saddle such a great-looking piece of furniture with substandard upholstery, even if upgrading would raise the price a bit.

Polyester also has the disadvantage of not being breathable, which means that the longer you sit in this chair, the hotter and more uncomfortable you’re apt to get. That’s not as big a problem as it initially seems, though, since this type of chair was really designed to provide occasional seating as opposed to all-day lounging.

Even so, polyester isn’t known for its durability, and the fabric is likely to start showing its age long before the well-constructed frame will, which means you’ll almost certainly have to have this chair reupholstered at some point.

Given the quality of the frame, that’s a good investment, and it has the advantage that when the time comes, you can pick a more durable, comfortable, and long-lasting fabric. Again though, it’s a big chair, so the cost of having it reupholstered will be somewhat higher than average.

Satin Teal, Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm Chair, Left View

No Assembly Required

Most of the furniture you can buy online today requires assembly before you can make use of it. This chair is a happy exception to that rule.

It will arrive at your door, fully assembled, and ready to use. Just take it out of the box, put it where you want it, and have a seat. That’s all there is to it.

Pros and Cons of Jack Tuxedo Arm Chair

We like almost everything about this chair, but it does have a couple of limitations. The strongest points are these:

  • It’s a fantastic looking piece of furniture.
  • It’s well priced.
  • And it’s surprisingly comfortable.

On the other hand, it’s almost too good-looking for its own good, which may cause it to clash with more casual décor schemes. And it’s saddled with decidedly substandard upholstery that you’ll almost certainly have to replace at some point.

Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm Chair Review Conclusion

In our view, the positive attributes the Jennifer Taylor Jack Tufted Arm chair has on offer completely overwhelms the two negatives, and we think most people will agree. It’s a great piece of furniture offered by a brand with a reputation for quality. We recommend it.


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