wing chair


Definition of wing chair

: an upholstered armchair with high solid back and angled sides

called also wingback chair

Examples of wing chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the living room, Scandinavian touches come into play through pieces like the two oak-and-leather colonial chairs by Ole Wanscher and a heritage wing chair by Frits Henningsen. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 13 Aug. 2021 The Vitra sofa is in a Sina Pearson fleece fabric, the Knoll swivel chairs in a Maharam fabric are from Design Within Reach, the leather wing chair is by Cappellini, and the cocktail and side tables are from D Shop. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2021 Six bee wing chairs -- also made of stainless steel and Alabama marble -- surround the table -- issuing an invitation to those strolling along the Rotary Trail to stop and have a seat at the community table. Bob Carlton |, al, 18 Nov. 2019 There are pelmets with forms mimicking window casings of 16th-century terem palaces, and a wing chair upholstered with a patchwork quilt acquired on a weekend trip to one of Russia’s oldest towns, Suzdal. Ian Phillips, ELLE Decor, 6 Oct. 2019 The top 10 wing chairs • Daniel Boulud's comforting, easy-to-make Provençal lamb stew • A Brazilian designer fills his Manhattan pied-à-terre with a bold mix of colors and patterns Plus much more! Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, 8 Nov. 2010 The hotel’s feminine feel comes from curvy wing chairs, plump ottomans and button-tufted booths. Valli Herman,, 10 Mar. 2018 That’s why the living room, with its traditional-looking wing chairs and Georgian tall-case clock, also has a midcentury Dan Johnson Gazelle chair and a bar skirted with bunny fabric by the artist Hunt Slonem. Douglas Brenner, House Beautiful, 3 Nov. 2017 Red stools: Drum Ottoman and wing chairs: Shelter Wing Chair (3908) both McAlpine Home collection; Southern Living, 14 Aug. 2013

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First Known Use of wing chair

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wing chair was in 1904

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18 Aug 2021

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“Wing chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wing chair

: a comfortable chair that has a high back with pieces that extend forward at the sides

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