Wingback Chair, Biedermeier period 1840-50
This very comfortable antique wingback chair dates back to around 1840-50. It was made at the end of the Biedermeier period. The armchair has a beautiful yew tree veneer. It is newly upholstered and covered with a dark blue velvet.
This is the perfect chair for a reading nook or it could be an eye-catching accent chair in any living or bedroom area.
The Wing Chair
The wingback chair, which was first known as the “easie” or “cheeked” chair. It is generally upholstered and has a high back, a low seat, and signature side pieces. The distinguishing feature of a wing chair is these side pieces—also known as “wings, which are mounted to the back of the chair and often, but not always, stretch down to the armrest. Originally designed as a fireplace companion, wing chairs were created to protect the sitter from cold drafts.
Historical references date the wingback chair back to the late 16th century England. A general increase in the technical skill of cabinetmakers led to a number of new forms of furniture, also including the daybed, an upholstered armchair called a sleeping chair, and various kinds of writing furniture.
Since its first appearance the model of the wingback chair was used in different countries at different times. We can find wing chairs during the French Louis XV and XVI period, as well as during the Biedermeier or Art Nouveau period. The 20th century designers were also inspired by this timeless chair model and created different new variations of the wingback chair.
The wingback chair is in very good condition. It measures Height: 44.49 in. (113 cm), Width: 26.38 in. (67 cm), Depth: 31.5 in. (80 cm), Seat Height: 18.51 in. (47 cm). It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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