Upholstered accent chairs are a great way to add extra seating to a space and to mix styles in one room! Now we will have a look at all these different types of Chairs in details.

The name ?tub chair? itself says it all. The name itself gives you a comfortable feeling of sitting in a tub. The tub chair has arms going till its base. The refreshment of sitting in a bathtub can be experienced in the tub chair. Moreover, the tub chair has been crafted in such a way that it looks just like a bathtub. Its structure gives relaxation to your whole body and even the arms can be rested on the armrest. The structure of this chair relaxes the back muscles and provides rest to the spine. It provides such brilliant comfort to the back and spine, that the tub chair has become the first choice of medical practitioners for patients suffering from back injuries. Tub style chairs are considered to be a classic, and are available in various materials including leather. You can find these tub style chairs throughout numerous rooms in well-groomed and well-styled homes. Typically, you will find these types of chairs located and arranged in pairs, along with a side table. They are particularly favored amongst studies, living rooms, dens, and libraries. Most of the time, the chair is scooped out with a high back and two high sides that stays in a continuous form.

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Wing-Back Chair + Modern Wing Chair

is an easy chair or club chair with ?wings? mounted to the back of the chair, typically, but not always, stretching down to the arm rest. The purpose of the ?wings? was to enclose the head or torso areas of the body in order to provide comfortable protection from drafts. Developed during the 1600s in England where cold weather made the roaring fireplace the gathering spot of the house, the original purpose of this stunning furnishing was to keep warm. Women lounged in wingback chairs to protect their upper chests, as a result of dress typically worn at the time, from cold drafts. Two of the most common styles of wing chairs are European in their original design. The French wing chair and the Queen Anne wingback chair originated at the end of the 18th century. Designed primarily as chairs that were meant to be used by ladies, both of these chairs are smaller than typical wing chairs. Contemporary designers now produce all sorts of shapes and sizes of wing chair. Some blend the wingback concept with cutting-edge contemporary design, and yet the early Queen Anne shape has an enduring popularity. If you want a true antique, remember that ?Queen Anne style? is just that: a style and not a promise that a chair is 300 years old.

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The bergre (pronounced burr-jair). It is an enclosed upholstered French armchair with an upholstered back with padded armrests on upholstered frames. Fitted with a loose, tailored seat cushion the Bergere is believed to have been designed for lounging in comfort with its deeper and wider seat than compared to a Fauteuil chair. Bergere chair is more elegant then wing-back but in terms of comfort it could be as good as tub chair. These days designers like to mix different types of chairs in one, so sometimes it is hard to identify exactly the style of the chair. Here are the examples of Bergere chairs!

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Any sort of armless, upholstered chair that sits low to the ground (around 15 inches, vs. the usual 17 to 19 inches) qualifies as a slipper chair. They usually have high backs and wide seats. When it first made its appearance in the early 18th century, this low-slung chair was used in women?s bedrooms as seating, and it was often used when maids helped them put on their shoes, or slippers, as they were then often called. Hence the name. These smallish upholstered chairs stayed discreetly in the bedroom until the 1950s, when American designer Billy Baldwin brought them into the living room and added the option of box pleats at the bottom to hide the legs.

Slipper chairs don?t take up as much visual or physical space as other types and still provide a place to sit. These highly versatile chairs have a multitude of uses and can be made to fit almost any decor scheme with a change of upholstery.

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Lawson Arm-Chair (Box Chair)

The Lawson Arm style is very low in comparison the back of the sofa or chair and can be either rolled or angular in shape. Lawson Arms feature a simple design with a stylish, elegant appeal. They are found on both traditional and contemporary style upholstery.

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Club Chair

A club chair is a type of armchair, usually covered in leather. It was created and made in France. Before it came to be known under its current name, it first appeared as the fauteuil confortable, the ?comfortable armchair?. It was given this name to distinguish it from the fauteuil de style, which had straighter lines and was less enveloping. The craftsmen involved in the design of the chair were unknown. The origins of the term ?club? are unclear, but it may be a reference to the gentlemen?s club.

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Occasional Chair

Accent chairs provide not just extra seating, but are a great way to add a new silhouette, style reference, or colour to any room. These accents chairs run the gamut in terms of shape and style, but the one common denominator is that they?re lightweight and easy to move when the need, or ?occasion,? for more seating arises. Most are armless due to the weight factor.

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Further reading:



Slipper Chairs | AllModern

Slipper chairs look great in every room. Shop from slipper chairs in all shapes and sizes.


American Revival Styles, 1840-1876 | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan?

“Nineteenth-century American architecture and furniture design was characterized by a parade of different styles that?



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