Published at Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 - 16:28:45 PM. Slipper-Chair. By Dylan Boutet.
Chairs were developed rich carvings and polychromatic surface treatments for the important members of society, but by the mid 1650's chairs became common and were often upholstered. By the mid 1750's most carpenters and chair designers had got the message that the chair should not only look good, but should be actually be nice to sit on too, hence chairs that hugged the contours of the human body were produced. These chairs had bow shaped backs and curved legs, the arm rests were padded (and in many cases richly embroidered too). It was incidentally, during this period that the 'chaise lounge', the precursor of the sofa was developed, this being a chair on which a lady could recline.
The back of the chair is dubbed as a splat, which resembles a wood panel that's carved to fit the curve of the back perfectly. The splat is usually carved and decorated to resemble vases, while side arches provide support to the intricate center piece. Created in different varieties, the Queen Anne chair can also be a small sofa, a dining room chair, a corner chair, a tea-table chair, a slipper chair, or even an office chair, depending on the preferences of the manufacturer.
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