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The stool appears to be the most common and perhaps earliest piece of furniture developed by early Egyptian Culture It was used throughout society for a variety of functions.  The addition of a back rest or cushion seat came much later. The stool is still widely used today with comfortable padded cushion seats.

The Chaise Lounge or Long Chair was a resurrection of the Greek and Roman couch.  Designs were based upon relaxation and support of the body in repose and upright sitting.  Curved backrests padded arm rests and the appearance of elaborate upholstery reflected a fashion that was to transcend the classical designs as chair makers begin to adapt their designs to the idiosyncrasies of the human body.

By the mid 16th C. the chair was becoming a common piece of furniture throughout Europe.

Hall chairs became fashionable in Britain in the 1720s-30s.  These would be arranged around the walls of an entrance hall and were intended for the occasional use of waiting servants and not intended for comfort.

 

Today we have chairs for special purposes, library, lounge, bedroom and dining room, each with specific furniture requirements.  The chair is an important acquisition it’s uses indicative of a life style.

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English 17th Century style settle

English 17th Century style settle

Chocolate chinoiserie and giltwood hall chair

Chocolate chinoiserie and giltwood hall chair

Elizabeth giltwood sofa in champagne damask - large

Elizabeth giltwood sofa in champagne damask - large

Alexander giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

Alexander giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

A mahogany and brass mounted chair

A mahogany and brass mounted chair

Gainsborough chair in red cotton jacquard

Gainsborough chair in red cotton jacquard

Gainsborough chair in cream cotton jacquard

Gainsborough chair in cream cotton jacquard

James giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

James giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

Hand carved mahogany chair in Linwood fabric

Hand carved mahogany chair in Linwood fabric

A hand carved mahogany library armchair

A hand carved mahogany library armchair

A finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair

A finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair

A sable mahogany and brass mounted stool

A sable mahogany and brass mounted stool

Mahogany metamorphic sofa

Mahogany metamorphic sofa

Leather swivel bar stool with backrest

Leather swivel bar stool with backrest

Mahogany and parcel gilt bench

Mahogany and parcel gilt bench

A button upholstered stool

A button upholstered stool

Hinton tub chair in dark chocolate leather

Hinton tub chair in dark chocolate leather

Alexander giltwood chair in Albany Glacier

Alexander giltwood chair in Albany Glacier

Sienna chair with Italian made frame

Sienna chair with Italian made frame

Naples chair in red and gold embroidered fabric

Naples chair in red and gold embroidered fabric

Naples chair in pale gold chenille

Naples chair in pale gold chenille

Tuscany chair with crackled frame

Tuscany chair with crackled frame

Naples chair in red chenille

Naples chair in red chenille

Sicily chair in pale gold striped chenille

Sicily chair in pale gold striped chenille

Sicily chair in red medallion chenille

Sicily chair in red medallion chenille

Verona chair in black medallion chenille

Verona chair in black medallion chenille

Giltwood window seat

Giltwood window seat

James giltwood chair in crushed sandshell velvet

James giltwood chair in crushed sandshell velvet

Elizabeth giltwood sofa in champagne damask - small

Elizabeth giltwood sofa in champagne damask - small

Mahogany dining armchair

Mahogany dining armchair

James giltwood chair in red crushed velvet

James giltwood chair in red crushed velvet

Hinton tub chair in an opulent velvet

Hinton tub chair in an opulent velvet

Alexander giltwood chair in Midnight velvet

Alexander giltwood chair in Midnight velvet

Hinton tub chair in hand dyed hide

Hinton tub chair in hand dyed hide

Alexander giltwood chair in plush velvet

Alexander giltwood chair in plush velvet

Replica French gilded Alexander chair

Replica French gilded Alexander chair

Ebonised Gothic style chair

Ebonised Gothic style chair

Hinton tub chair in a ruby weave

Hinton tub chair in a ruby weave

Louis XVI style hand carved side chair

Louis XVI style hand carved side chair

Cane back chair

Cane back chair

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