A chair, usually upholstered, with extended wings on either side of the head rest, essentially to keep draughts away from the occupant. Introduced in the early 18th century they have remained popular ever since. Their other advantage is that they help to hide the sitter from view which is convenient for the reader who does not wish to be interrupted.
An important pair of George II carved giltwood library chairs, each with serpentine crest to back above padded arms and seat, elaborately carved with accanthus leaves and coin motifs throughout, supported by cabriole legs with similar decoration and uphols
A George ll walnut wing back chair, circa 1750, upholstered in tan leather to the back and cushioned seat, supported on cabriole legs to the front, splayed legs to the rear, joined by a 'H' stretcher, 115 cm high, 75 cm wide, 75 cm deep
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