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The Evolution Of The Wingback Chair & Why You Should Have One

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

The wingback originated in England in the 1600s. The wings on the back helped to support the head and also hold the heat in from the fireplace. While the earliest wingback chair designs were made entirely of wood, thanks to cushioning and upholstery, they make very comfortable chairs to cozy up in, whether they’re pulled up next to a fireplace or not!

The wingback came to America in the 1800s and there are so many fun styles to choose from.

Here’s why you need a wingback in your home:

  1. They Are Perfect for Traditional and Modern Spaces.

  2. They Never Go Out Of Style.

  3. If You're Struggling To Choose The Right Armchair for Your Space, Going With This Classic Can Boost Your Confidence.

  4. Wingback Chairs Provide Privacy in Open Spaces

  5. Wingback Chairs Can Be Surprisingly Compact

  6. Wingback Chairs Can Be Elegant

Before we share more styles, let’s show you the wingback chairs we have upholstered.



If you are looking to update or refresh your Wingback Chair or any other favorite piece of furniture, Threadz Nola can take your favorite piece and upscale it in is a way that can make a big impact. Threadz Nola is a family-owned and operated business. Specializing in custom Upholstery, Drapery, and Décor, we are a woman and minority-owned business, servicing clients across the United States. Our team is made up of master upholsters and seamstresses with over 30 years of combined experience and a passion for craftsmanship.

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