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 The dining room’s reclaimed-wood table and chairs are by Restoration Hardware, and the wing chairs are by Ralph Lauren Home; the curtains are of a Mulberry Home linen from Lee Jofa, the abaca rug is by Merida, and the walls are painted in Sherwin-Williams’s Smokey Salmon. Martin Bourne, ELLE Decor, 15 June 2023 There are so many home office ideas to love here: (1) the desk made from a repurposed door and saw horses, (2) the antique shelf with tiny cubbies used for organizing supplies, and (3) the cozy vibes brought by the handwoven rug and plaid throw draped over a leather wing chair. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 23 Dec. 2022 This wing chair had an interesting shape but unfortunate upholstery. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Feb. 2023 Throughout are signs of Gabrielle Chanel's private life in her Rue 31 Cambon apartment, such as a wing chair, a Goossens table with a wheatsheaf base, and a large fawn velvet banquette. Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Where is that wing chair now, the one in the photo from 30 years back? Beth Thames |, al, 12 Jan. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wing chair was in 1904

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“Wing chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

wing chair

: an upholstered armchair with a high back and side sections

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