Wing chairs are sometimes called fireside chairs, and for good reason. Their design is perfect for enjoying the warmth of a fire while your back and sides are protected from chilly draughts. These chairs were not the earliest furniture to use this approach to keeping warm. Wings were also used on some of the high-backed wooden settles (benches) found in English manor houses and inns long before the new kind of upholstered chair brought an extra level of comfort to the late 17th century. We now know these as wing or wingback chairs.
When all of your furniture choices default to the soft and the squishy, the room loses its shape quickly. Whip your living space back into structural shape with a stylish wingback chair. We have selected our top favorite Eichholtz wing chairs for you: