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 Originally made in two or three sections, chaise longue now means a couch with a rolled upholstered end and a back which does not extend the whole length of the piece.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.
An elegant Edwardian chaise longue, early 1900s, the small chaise with a gently scrolled partially upholstered back and a decorative inlaid panel, a scrolled end and raised on curvaceous legs, with stringing throughout and upholstered in cream floral jacqu
A Victorian double ended mahogany chaise longue, 19th century, with a generous serpentine cresting rail with pierced acanthus forms, with rollover padded arms, acanthus scroll side supports and turned bun feet, upholstered in creamy beige floral jacquard.
A Victorian mahogany chaise, second half 19th century, a button back tablet shaped chaise with a pierced and carved show frame, curved rollover arms, a serpentine stuffover seat and raised on tapering turned legs and porcelain casters, upholstered in a dus
A Victorian button back walnut chaise, second half 19th century, the chaise with an arched showframe ornately pierced and carved with floral decorations, with rollover curved arms to a serpentine stuffover seat, with scrolling supports to curvaceous legs w
A fine three piece Victorian rococo revival walnut salon suite, comprising a sofa, a lady's and gentleman's chairs each with tablet style button backed show frames, the sofa with fretwork, stuffover serpentine seats and curvaceous and foliate carve
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
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