Queenanne

upholster so could he, and he set to work to master the craft. The success with which he met is shown by such models as Fig. 1, Plate I., and Fig. 6, Plate III. In the last we have one of the earliest ancestors of our now beloved " Grandfather," or "Wing," chair, in which many a weary head has found comfort, repose, and immunity from draughts. The backs of these, it will be noticed, are of a sensible height, and fully upholstered; there is no suggestion of the more modern " pin stuffing" about them. The arms, with their comfortable "rolls," open out invitingly, tempting one to yield to their embrace. But there are embraces which have disastrous results, particularly where ladies' dresses are concerned, so most of the arms in question were constructed with that fact in view, and were set-back from the front of the seat in such a way as to permit of the satisfactory disposition of the "fulness " of the Queen-Anne and early Georgeian skirt. This will be apparent in Fig. 1, Plate I.; and more especially so in Fig. 6, Plate III. In Fig. 1, Plate III., which is not a Ve*7 characteristic type, the same consideration is not quite s° noticeable, though there are signs of it.

Arm-Chair (Said to have belonged to Josiah Wedgwood)

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