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The History of the Classic Slipper Chair

You see them in magazines and stores. It’s an armless upholstered jewel that sits alone in the living room or bedroom, historically known as a slipper chair.

victoriaeditedIn the Victorian era, ladies with their laced corsets and heavy petticoats needed a comfortable place to sit while putting on their long stockings and shoes. Thus, the slipper chair was designed for ladies to have a comfortable place to sit in the bedroom while putting on her slippers.

Unlike dining chairs, slipper chairs sit lower to the ground and are designed smaller in stature than a typical upholstered arm chair. Their petite design make them a favorite for designers who use them to fill a small space.

“The slipper chair makes a great accent chair. It can look sharp and tailored, detailed and traditional, or eclectic and fun. And they often are more affordable than armchairs.” (source: houzz.com)

Bradstreet Chair in brown chevron by Angelo:HOME at HomeWorld.

Bradstreet Chair in brown chevron by Angelo:HOME at HomeWorld.

Robb Chair by Angleo:HOME at HomeWorld.

Robb Chair by Angleo:HOME at HomeWorld.

Bradstreet chair in yellow by Angelo:HOME at HomeWorld.

Bradstreet chair in yellow by Angelo:HOME at HomeWorld.

Do you have a slipper chair in your home? How do you use your slipper chair?

Read more about the history of the slipper chair at:
http://shorthistoryslipperchair.nova-antiques.com

About Terri Dux

Terri Dux

Besides being a writer and passionate blogger, Terri is also co-owner of a local t-shirt craft company. When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

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