A term applied to many easy chairs dating from the early 18th century. Reading chairs were usually upholstered, with arms, and often fitted with side 'wings' to keep draughts away from the sitter. Some had detachable book rests on the arms. Victorian versions were often slightly more reclining in shape with scrolled arms and leather upholstery. See under library chair, wing chair and cockfighting chair.
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A pair of leather upholstered open arm reading chairs, late 19th century, upholstered in button back tan leather, scrolling arms and seat, supported on splayed legs, (2)
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