Published at Monday, April 02nd, 2018 - 03:59:59 AM. Balloon Chair. By Dylan Boutet.
When it comes to furniture, there is a truly wide range of options to choose from. Whether for home use, office use, commercial use, religious use and any other type of usage required, the list of furniture items is vast. As such, the selection is based on the owner's preference. One of the categories of truly exquisite furniture pieces is an armless upholstered chair. There are several reasons why this is so and they will be discussed in the course of this article.
In this same period, the balloon-back chair was also introduced, but not without problems as, again, the Australian cedar timber was not very kind to both designers and manufacturers alike. The balloon-back chair is certainly pleasing to the eye but, unfortunately, its weakness lies in where the balloon back joins the rear legs, along with the other problems that the traditional bar back may have had. They are an excellent chair but must certainly be treated with respect; that is, pick them up with both hands or by the back rail, not the splat. It only makes sense and, if considered, the balloon back chair must be weaker as the cresting rail (top rail) is often held with a single dowel on each side of the balloon as opposed to a tapered dovetail joint as seen on rail-back chairs of the period. These chairs mostly have turned legs, but occasionally the hoop and legs are carved; they were covered with sprung stuff over seats often in leather or simulated leather.
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