This chair could be grouped with that of ‘club’ furniture from the early twentieth century. The word “club” in club chair harks back to the gentlemen’s clubs in nineteenth century England where a gentleman could go to get away from his household (including womenfolk). Once there, he would sink into a well-upholstered leather chair and relax with a drink and perhaps a cigar. The names of the fashionable London streets full of such clubs are still used to name classic club chairs : St. James, Piccadilly and so on. A dictionary definition of a club chair or sofa is “A heavily upholstered piece of furniture with arms and a low back”.
The shape of its back and arms means that this chair is in its own category, simply of a good country house armchair. This particular example is attractive because of its design; the gilled arms and the flared back isn’t something you see all too often, it’s somewhere between club and tub.
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