Antique English George III Mahogany Corner Chair
An elegant antique mahogany corner chair from the George III period in Great Britain.
Corner chairs originated in the early 18th Century in England. Typically, these chairs showcase designs in the Queen Anne, Early Georgian, and Chippendale styles. The chairs have a slip in seat that was square or diamond shaped, and most often have a semi-circular or horseshoe shaped arm rail. A “roundabout” chair is another name for the corner chair. The chairs were first used in more private spaces within the home, including dressing rooms and bed chambers. They soon became popular in public rooms within the house due to their reputation as comfortable chairs. Corner chairs appeared in libraries, studies, and sitting rooms. They remained popular in England throughout the 18th Century and the fashion for them spread to the American colonies. They got their name from the front of the seat – a “corner” of the chair.
Today corner chairs are often used as desk chairs and found in any room where a person would like to be able to easily talk to people on either side.
This antique corner chair has a unique charm and would make a great addition to any home.