A French term meaning literally 'long chair'. Originally made in two or three sections, chaise longue now means a couch with a rolled upholstered end and a back which does not extend the whole length of the piece. The chaise took many forms, from the Grecian designs of the Classical Revival, with sabre legs and scrolled arms, to the more massive productions of the later Victorian period. The Victorian nine-piece drawing room suite would usually include a chaise longue, a gentleman's chair, lady's chair, and six drawing room chairs, usually of the balloon-back type.
A Victorian rococo revival walnut chaise longue, second half 19th century, the button back chaise longue with a showframe, pierced and carved with foliate motifs, a stuffover seat and small cabriole legs terminating in porcelain casters, upholstered in oli
A Tasmanian Colonial period cedar chaise lounge with gold silk upholstery, well carved acanthus scrolled back and arm, circa 1840, 190 cm long. Provenance: Purchased from Miss J. E. Allport, Aldridge Lodge, South Hobart, 1967.
A mid Victorian mahogany button back chaise longue, second half 19th century, in the French manner, the double ended chaise with a well carved and pierced show frame, a serpentine seat and scrolled side supports, with foliate carved knees and conforming sh
A Victorian mahogany chaise longue, late 19th century, the upholstered and backless chaise with a single scrolled end with foliate relief carving raised on tapering ball and turned feet with brass caps and porcelain casters; upholstered in textured cream v
A Regency rosewood framed chaise longue, with Empire design influences, the single end upholstered back and foot board with gilt metal acanthus scrolls and flowerhead bosses; raised on octagonal tapering legs terminating in brass casters. Green velvet upho
A Victorian mahogany chaise longue, mid 19th century, the generously proportioned wrap around chaise with a carved and arched button back, the serpentine seat with ornately curved side supports and legs terminating in scrolled ball feet and casters; uphols
A Regency mahogany double ended chaise lounge, circa 1830, with a high low curved back, the facing frame with cut brass inlay, on four sabre legs, upholstered in Regency stripe sage silk with end cushion, 200 cm width x 66 cm depth.
A Victorian mahogany upholstered chaise lounge c.1870-1880. The chaise is a single end type, with carved back rail, cabriole legs and deep button work to the back. Height 94 cm; length 174 cm; Depth 70 cm
A Victorian walnut drawing room suite, circa 1860, comprising a chaise longue, a gentleman's chair, and a ladies chair, each with carved cresting rail above a buttoned back on cabriole legs, together with six side chairs on cabriole legs
A Victorian mahogany framed chaise longue, circa 1860s, with a scrolled showframe and a floral crest, rounded and padded arms with a relief carved seating rail and raised on square form cabriole legs; upholstered in cream floral fabric with a rose and latt
An Colonial cedar chaise lounge c.1890's. The lounge has an upholstered seat and back rest, with carved scrolling arm support upon turned bun feet with castors. Height 93 cm. Length 190 cm. Depth 59 cm
A Victorian walnut double ended chaise longue, circa 1880s, having an arched cresting rail with a petite floral cartouche leading to sweeping well padded arms and shaped supports upon fluted and knopped legs, splayed to the rear and terminating in casters;
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