A low upholstered chair without arms, the top of the seat usually only about 30 cm from the floor, compared with about 45 cm for a standard chair. They were intended to be used by mothers or nurses when feeding babies. The term is often applied to any low easy chair of the type, but most commonly used for a low-seated chair made in the late Victorian or Edwardian period.
An Edwardian mahogany nursing chair, early 20th century, the shield back chair with a shaped crest and relief carved splat to a low upholstered stuffover seat and raised upon cabriole legs; upholstered in deep cream velvet. Height 80 cm. Width 46 cm. Depth
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