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Fauteuils à oreilles  


  • A wing chair (also armchair) is an armchair or couch with "wings" attached to the back, sometimes extending to the armrests. The purpose of the 'wings' was to protect the occupant of the chair from draughts and to trap the heat from a fireplace in the area where the person would be sitting. Therefore, in the past, these were often used near a fireplace. Today, most examples of ear chairs are fully upholstered with exposed wooden legs. Older ones usually have an exposed frame with padded cushions on the seat, armrests, backrest and sometimes wings. They were first introduced in England during the 17th century but became popular in the 1720s. It was a staple of aristocratic villas.

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