Must-Know Furniture: The Wingback Chair

Wingchair

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The wingback chair, also known as a wing chair, an easy chair and a grandfather chair, is a late-17th-century piece designed with side wings that partially enclose the sitter’s upper body to protect the sitter from drafts and capture heat thrown from a fireplace.

But don’t let the wingback’s traditional stereotype make you believe it belongs only in formal spaces. With a design that’s lasted four centuries, wingback chairs are surprisingly flexible. They’re a great addition not only to a living room or study, but also to a dining room, bedroom and more. To read more about how to introduce a wingback into your own home, click HERE.