Published at Saturday, August 10th 2019, 08:09:42 AM. wingback-chairs. By Darcie Vallee.
These chairs have attached wings which emerge from the back rest and stretch into the arm rests. The wings join the back at a 90 degree or even wider angle so that the person sitting in the chair is completely enveloped in it. The wing back chair was actually designed such a way that the upper body would be protected from the cold winds drifting into old houses. They also protected the delicate skin of the gentle ladies from the excessive heat emanating from the fireplace.
Contemporary designers now produce all sorts of shapes and sizes of wing chair, and yet the early Queen Anne shape has an enduring popularity.Though the functional need for the wing declined as homes moved away from open fires to central heating, the design motif remained steadfastly popular. And not just in traditional furniture designs.
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.
You must also first ensure that you have all the tools and instruments that will be required to create a wingback chair slipcover of your imagination. Do you have a sewing machine? How about a needle and thread, swathes of fabric and scissors? It may seem obvious, but not getting all these things ready can delay your progress and simply planning a few steps ahead will make your life easier.