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The same chairs soon appeared in colonial America. Like other Queen Anne furniture of the early 1700s, they often had cabriole legs and curving lines distinguishing them from earlier styles.The famous cabinet-makers of the age, like Chippendale in London, designed elegant frames to set off the upholstery. If you want a true antique, remember that ”Queen Anne style” is just that: a style and not a guarantee that a chair is 300 years old. Fabrics used were not necessarily subdued or subtle. Bright patterns were seen in both colonial and Georgian drawing rooms. Restorers of 18th century antiques often prefer plain coloured fabrics, but this is not necessary for authenticity. Leather upholstery is also a valid option.
Schools, churches and other organizations often find that purchasing the chairs that are needed for these special occasions is a more economical choice than renting when needed. If you purchase the items, remember that purchase of the correct storage and moving cart makes it much easier to set up and store the chairs with less damage. Stacking chairs are another popular seating option. However, stacking chairs take more room and are more difficult to transport. If the chairs are always used in the same room and storage is not a problem, they may be a better option. Either type of these portable chairs works well to furnish a multipurpose room. That room is equally at home as an auditorium or a class room. It can serve as an area for a dance or a lecture hall. Storing the chairs makes the room available for standing room only events.
When purchasing your last office chair you probably were given the option of which type of casters(wheels) you wanted to have included on your chair. Generally there are not too many wheel option, usually the most common are standard carpet casters or an option to upgrade to soft casters that are more gentle on hardwood floors. Usually carpet, no matter which casters your chair comes with, provides too much resistance for office chairs rollers to work well. On carpet, often it is difficult to roll from one place to another because of the amount of pressure being put on the wheels from a person sitting on the chair, in addition to an already resistant surface. Rolling a chair over carpet will also wear down carpet fibers over time; you may find the spots on your carpet where your chair typically rolls over becoming more bare and noticeably different. Chairs also sometimes tend to leave indentations in carpet if used in the same spot that are near impossible to get rid of.
Padded metal chairs are somewhat more comfortable than the plain chairs, but offer many of the same advantages. If these chairs are covered in fabric, however, they are more prone to stains from food and other materials. If you only occasionally need chairs, the best option may be to rent the chairs when they are needed for those special occasions. Check with party supply stores about rental rates for both chairs and tables that you may need. Many of the party stores offer delivery and pickup at a slightly higher price. Since the chairs will be returned to the store after your event, you do not have to worry about storage.
One of the key advantages of owning a leather office chair over a chair with a fabric material is the ease of maintenance. Leather upholstery is generally easy to maintain and can be cleaned simply by wiping the chair with a clean damp cloth. Applying a special leather cleaner every six months or so also maintains the overall appearance of the chair. If carefully maintained, a good quality hide upholstered chair will develop its own patina to give your chair a distinctive appearance as it matures and ages.
If you look at antique French wing chairs, or newer chairs echoing the Louis XIV or Louis XV period, you may well see a lower seat in the bergère style. Similarly, in 18th century England Hepplewhite tried lowering the seat in his designs. He called the wings saddle-cheeks, perhaps knowing that they were called cheeks, not wings, in France. Ears is their other name, used in some parts of Europe, and remembered in the old-fashioned British name lug-chair. (Lugs is slang for ears.) American wing chairs, also called easy chairs, were often considered bedroom furniture suitable for anyone frail or tired, sitting quietly in their room. Both antique and modern wing chairs may be associated with elderly people; a high seat and back with built-in draught-proofing offer an appropriate kind of comfort, and remind us that another name for this piece of furniture is grandfather chair.
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