Wingback Chair

For hundreds of years the majestic and elegant “armchair with ears” decorates home connoisseurs of comfortable furniture. It is one of must-know furniture: the wingback chair.

Most of all it is known as the English Chair with high back. But he has other names. In England it is called “wingback chair: backrest with wings or winged Chair. We have called these protruding parts of the back of the ears, and the French have decided that they are similar to the cheeks. Have taken root such definitions for chairs as the “fireplace” and “grandpa”.

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In Russia it has long been called “volterovskoe”, because in the era of the great philosopher, this furniture has the greatest distribution in Europe.

The main features of the classic English-style chairs:

– Low curved wooden legs;

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– High back;

– Wings on the sides of the backrest, passing into the armrests;

– Deep seat.

Such models have been known for a long time. It is more important thing then Bedside tables through the eyes of contemporary designers. But the seat closest to the classical English Chair, appeared only in the 17th century. Initially these were rather crude chairs exclusively from wood, without filler and upholstery. Ears or wings intended for seated to hide from the wind and drafts.

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