19th Century Wing Chair
19th Century Wing Chair
19th Century Wing Chair

19th Century Wing Chair

c. 1890 to c. 1900 England

Offered by Windsor House Antiques Ltd

£1,900 gbp
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An attractive 19th century walnut framed wing chair of early 18th century design. Well pronounced and well-shaped wing with cabriole supports and stretchers.
An 18th or 19th Century Wing chair is an easy chair or club chair with "wings" mounted to the back of the chair, typically, but not always, stretching down to the arm rest. The purpose of the "wings" was to enclose the head or torso areas of the body in order to provide comfortable protection from drafts, and to trap the heat from an open fireplace in the area where the person would be sitting. Hence, in historic times these are often used near a fireplace. Many of the oldest wing chair examples have an exposed frame with padded cushions at the seat, arm rests, back and sometimes wings.
Height 43.00 inch (109.22 cm)
Width 31.00 inch (78.74 cm)
Depth 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
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Windsor House Antiques Ltd

Windsor House Antiques Ltd
Barnwell Manor

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