Learn about Wingback Chair

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.

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Fine pair of antique French Louis XV style wing armchairs, carved walnut frames (2)

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

A George III mahogany wing armchair, English 18th century, 113 cm high, 72 cm wide, 60 cm deep

A wing back arm chair with brown leather studding and carved walnut frame.

A Queen Anne style leather wing back armchair, Continental circa 1900

Impressive period style Flemish high back wing arm chair, out swept carved legs, joined by a carved shaped apron

A carved and gilt-wood wing back chair, French, 19th century

Pair of parlour chairs, Italian c. 1950 high wing back with blue linen upholstery (2). Height 103 cm. Width 75 cm. Depth 66 cm

A deep red leather wing back chair, with buttoned back and exposed stud detail framing the back and arms, the seat with loose cushion, raised on cabriole legs

George I style wing back armchair, pink damask upholstery, pad feet.

Pair of red leather wing chairs. Height 115 cm, width 74 cm, depth 70 cm. Provenance: Guinevere's of London

A George III style mahogany wing back armchair, English, 19th century

A well-proportioned wing back armchair upholstered in floral line, together with upholstered geometric patterned cushion

A pair of impressive wing back armchairs, upholstered in deep green cut velvet

A George III style wing back armchair, upholstered in green and brown tartan fabric, 112 cm high, 66 cm wide

A George III style wing back armchair, upholstered in linen, 112 cm high, 72 cm wide

A good George III style oak and upholstered wing back chair. together with a small oak footstool

Pair of French style upholstered wing armchairs (2)

A Louis XV style gilt and carved wing back bergere, French 19th century, 110 cm high, 62 cm wide

Georgian style deep buttoned leather wing back arm chair, on ball and claw feet

A George II walnut wing armchair, English circa 1740. 113 cm high, 94 cm wide. Provenance: Private Collection, Melbourne

Fine pair of antique 19th century French Louis XVI gilt wood wing arm chairs (2)

An early 20th century upholstered wing back armchair, the pale green silk self-patterned brocade type covers with gimp type fringing, loose cushion, cabriole front legs

Dutch oak 1920's wing back chair with barley twist legs and rattan

A pair of wing armchairs in George II style, 20th century, with upholstered slightly scrolled arms, feather stuffed squab, the legs with scrolled and foliate carved knees terminating in ball and claw feet, upholstered in apricot brocade. Height 109 cm. Wid

A wing back arm chair, upholstered in a heavy red fabric with gold fruit pattern