Sunday, September 24, 2023

Furniture Glossary: Chairs, Queen Anne Chair

Named after the ruler who reigned over England in the 18th century, this style of furniture design is marked by simple features like curvilinear lines, vasiform splats, and cabriole legs (one of four supports shaped in two curves; one convex and the other concave). The seat of a Queen Anne chair is usually horseshoe-shaped. Carved scrolls and shells at the crown and knees of the piece also characterize this design. The seat is typically upholstered.

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