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The wing back chairs are designed with their wings
Generally in the 18th century or earlier, a wing chair was fully upholstered. Today, wing chairs can partially or fully be upholstered or un-upholstered depending on your choice. The wings too may not always stretch down to the arm rest. It can also be placed anywhere such as near or away from a fireplace.
A wing back chairs can be setup in your home library or reading area, living room, or home office. With their style, design, material, and color, they will surely exude the beauty of the area. Usually, wing back chairs blend well with any existing decor.
There are two standard wing styles-the flat and scroll wing-although there are other types such as butterfly wings and bat wings. The specific dimensions like the depth, length, vertical position, and shape of the wings of this type of chairs vary a lot.
A leather wing back chair is elegant and classic. It fits with any furniture and home decor. If you have this, you can set it up in a corner of the bedroom, patio, or in front of a fireplace. Because it is designed for comfort, it is only ideal that it should be nestled in quiet and recessed corners of your household.
A few wing back chairs are recliners, making them a favorable place of relaxing after a day's hard work. You can sit on them and recline their back to an angle suitable to your needs when watching your favorite TV show or movie or reading.
In some households, women try to match the upholstery of the wing chairs with the hangings or curtains of the area. During Queen Anne's period, when it was first introduced and used by nobles and high-ranking officials, the wing back chairs had velvet covering or needlework. The carving was either gilded or painted to imitate the contemporary French chairs.
Moving forward, in Victorian times, the winged chairs were known as 'grandfather' chairs, and although most of these high-backed chairs were reminiscent of Queen Anne's period, Georgian furniture also characterized them.
The intricately needle-crafted, for example, adopted the upholstered lines of the wooden framework underneath. Where before, the winged chairs were very large, especially in England, today, these chairs have shorter cabriole legs, and hence, do not require stretchers like in the past.
Wing back chairs are among the bestseller furniture. Made of hardwood, they can last a lifetime or two. They make a good decor and provide the perfect place to relax. Though it may cost a lot, you can still own one of these by opting for slightly used.