Library Chair - (Furniture)

Library Chair - (Furniture) Chairs made specifically for reading in the library date from the early eighteenth century. The top rail curves round to become an arm-rest from which a canted board angles up and back to afford a rest for book or writing paper, and the reader sits back to front in the chair. A Library or Reading chair of the Regency period was more likely to be caned, with removable leather-covered cushions, and to have an adjustable book-rest attached to one arm.

Regency Design 1790-1840Regency Design 1790-1840 

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