A French term meaning literally 'long chair'. Originally made in two or three sections, chaise longue now means a couch with a rolled upholstered end and a back which does not extend the whole length of the piece. The chaise took many forms, from the Grecian designs of the Classical Revival, with sabre legs and scrolled arms, to the more massive productions of the later Victorian period. The Victorian nine-piece drawing room suite would usually include a chaise longue, a gentleman's chair, lady's chair, and six drawing room chairs, usually of the balloon-back type.
A medallion back walnut chaise longue, 19th century, with a carved showframe and pierced and foliate crest surrounding the button back medallion, rounded rollover buttoned arms with finely pierced and carved embellishments to a deep stuffover seat with car
A large Victorian chaise longue, 19th century, the chaise with a bold serpentine cresting rail, rollover arms and acanthus carved supports to a padded seat with an ogee profile seating rail, raised on large toupie feet and upholstered in mushroom pink velv
A mahogany button back Victorian chaise longue, 19th century, with a curvaceous top rail with a floral carved crest, rounded tub shaped arms to a serpentine seat with a carved drop, the curved arm supports flowing to small cabriole legs, upholstered in a b
An elegant Edwardian chaise longue, early 1900s, the small chaise with a gently scrolled partially upholstered back and a decorative inlaid panel, a scrolled end and raised on curvaceous legs, with stringing throughout and upholstered in cream floral jacqu
A Victorian double ended mahogany chaise longue, 19th century, with a generous serpentine cresting rail with pierced acanthus forms, with rollover padded arms, acanthus scroll side supports and turned bun feet, upholstered in creamy beige floral jacquard.
A Victorian mahogany chaise, second half 19th century, a button back tablet shaped chaise with a pierced and carved show frame, curved rollover arms, a serpentine stuffover seat and raised on tapering turned legs and porcelain casters, upholstered in a dus
A Victorian button back walnut chaise, second half 19th century, the chaise with an arched showframe ornately pierced and carved with floral decorations, with rollover curved arms to a serpentine stuffover seat, with scrolling supports to curvaceous legs w
A fine three piece Victorian rococo revival walnut salon suite, comprising a sofa, a lady's and gentleman's chairs each with tablet style button backed show frames, the sofa with fretwork, stuffover serpentine seats and curvaceous and foliate carve
A Victorian rococo revival walnut chaise longue, second half 19th century, the button back chaise longue with a showframe, pierced and carved with foliate motifs, a stuffover seat and small cabriole legs terminating in porcelain casters, upholstered in oli
A Tasmanian Colonial period cedar chaise lounge with gold silk upholstery, well carved acanthus scrolled back and arm, circa 1840, 190 cm long. Provenance: Purchased from Miss J. E. Allport, Aldridge Lodge, South Hobart, 1967.
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