Corner Chairs Photos

Corner chairs are essentially square with either two matching backs or arms at a right angle. One sits diagonally. Some were built to use corner spaces efficiently. Others are called sword chairs, since they are said to allow a man wearing a sword to sit without hitting the arm of the chair. Others served to allow gentlemen to sit while a barber shaved him in his chamber.

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Corner chair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Variety of early American caned chairs at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Canopy bed with collection of rush chairs at Noah Webster House. West Hartford, CT.Corner chair with walking stick given to Jesse Deane by Lafayette at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.
Corner chair (aka roundabout desk chair) (18th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Variety of early American caned chairs at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Canopy bed with collection of rush chairs at Noah Webster House. West Hartford, CT.Corner chair with walking stick given to Jesse Deane by Lafayette at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.
Corner chair at New London Maritime Museum. New London, CT.Desk & corner chair in library at Emo Court. Ireland.Entrance hall with corner chair at Derrynane House. Ireland.Corner chair in parlor at Orchard House. Concord, MA.
Corner chair at New London Maritime Museum. New London, CT.Desk & corner chair in library at Emo Court. Ireland.Entrance hall with corner chair at Derrynane House. Ireland.Corner chair in parlor at Orchard House. Concord, MA.
Sword chair & rectangular piano at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Antique corner chairs at Manship House. Jackson, MS.Corner chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Small table & corner chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Sword chair & rectangular piano at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Antique corner chairs at Manship House. Jackson, MS.Corner chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Small table & corner chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Corner sword chair at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Corner chair prob. from Boston at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Corner or sword chair with second level back in yellow sitting room at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Corner armchair in King's bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
Corner sword chair at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Corner chair (c1740-60) prob. from Boston at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Corner or sword chair with second level back in yellow sitting room at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Corner armchair in King's bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
Corner chair in Georgian room at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace & corner chairs in Lairds room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Corner chair in Lairds room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Carved corner chair at The Study. Culross, Scotland.
Corner chair in Georgian room (18th C) at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace & corner chairs (late 18thC) in Lairds room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Corner chair (late 18thC) in Lairds room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Carved corner chair at The Study. Culross, Scotland.
Corner armchair by Sir Robert Lorimer made by Whytock & Reid of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak corner chair by Charles Rohlfs of Buffalo, NY at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Modernista corner chair designed for Casa Calvet in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudí at Gaudi House Museum in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Corner armchair (c1900) by Sir Robert Lorimer made by Whytock & Reid of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak corner chair (c1900) by Charles Rohlfs of Buffalo, NY at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Modernista corner chair (c1900) designed for Casa Calvet in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudí at Gaudi House Museum in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.

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