Published at Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - 13:00:29 PM. Armchair. By Ernest Barnier.
The notion of reconnecting with the past may spur us to find antique furniture pieces and welcome them in our homes, but this is not the only reason why we do so. Our taste for old glamour sends us back to adoring beautiful carvings and exquisite craftsmanship of traditional and classical designs. Nothing beats Victorian armchairs in magnificence and intricacy. They are luxurious to look at and even more luxurious to sink in to. The luscious velvet upholstery envelops your body like a warm embrace. Chippendale armchairs with their pagoda or gothic designed backrests attract the eyes with their complexity and fascinating fusion of style. Chinese yoke back armchairs have light and curvaceous silhouettes with smooth and rich solid wood that reminds you of another dynasty, another culture. Some of the most extravagant looking antique armchairs came from the Queen Anne period when they served royalty and nobles, now they provide a comforting piece of sitting and lounging furniture in a modified classical living room or a masculine and eclectic library.
What do you need to think about when choosing armchairs? For me, the first thing I consider is comfort. There is no point in having a great looking chair if you cant sit in it comfortably for any length of time. Being comfortable in armchairs is crucial, as how else are you going to sit and enjoy that two-hour movie! Obviously, the material covering the chair is important too. Leather is an incredibly popular choice these days and understandably so.
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