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.
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 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
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