Published at Tuesday, July 09th 2019, 00:45:07 AM. wingback-chairs. By Darcie Vallee.
In Britain, wing chairs remained in the parlour or living room. Writers in the Victorian era describing idealised scenes of family life round a blazing hearth often mentioned a fireside chair. 19th century chairs were often more generously padded than earlier wingbacks, often filled with a very firm horsehair stuffing.
The costs of the chair can vary a lot since it will depend on the material used for the frame, the fabric used and the amount of work required in styling. But on an estimate, prices start at about $ 170. But these chairs can cost more than $ 1500 for some designer or custom made chairs.
The same chairs soon appeared in colonial America. Like other Queen Anne furniture of the early 1700s, they often had cabriole legs and curving lines distinguishing them from earlier styles.The famous cabinet-makers of the age, like Chippendale in London, designed elegant frames to set off the upholstery. If you want a true antique, remember that Queen Anne style is just that: a style and not a guarantee that a chair is 300 years old.
American wing chairs, also called easy chairs, were often considered bedroom furniture suitable for anyone frail or tired, sitting quietly in their room. Both antique and modern wing chairs may be associated with elderly people; a high seat and back with built-in draught-proofing offer an appropriate kind of comfort, and remind us that another name for this piece of furniture is grandfather chair.