These chairs certainly fit into the ‘club’ furniture bracket, popular from zeniths of the nineteenth century going into the first quarter of the twentieth. The word 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”.
So original that you can hear the ice clink and see the smoke rise.