In Search Of — Wingbacks


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Masterpiece Theater, even when parodied by Sesame Street, was all about the elegance and sophisticated look of wingback chairs. Photo:

Masterpiece Theater, even when parodied by Sesame Street, was all about the elegance of wingback chairs. Photo:

Welcome to the daily series “In Search Of”, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about “Wingbacks” and we’ve got loads of them.

We love the sophisticated look of a wingback chair. A step up from an easy chair or club chair, these “wings” were meant to enclose the head and torso, keeping heat in and protect from drafts. Often found near a fireplace or in a study, wingbacks have come a long way. Now when mixed with a variety of patterns and materials, they are less stuffy and a lot more fun. This round up of wingbacks will have you sitting back and relaxing with a glass of merlot in no time.

Six Edward Wormley for Dunbar Dining Chairs in Newark, New Jersey



Circa 1950’s, these six Edward Wormley for Dunbar wingback dining chairs feature a large upholstered seat and a caning seat back.

Find it on Bargain Hunter Mama’s Corner. $3,000.

Mid-Century Modern Orange Wingback Chair in Los Angeles, California



This mid-century modern wingback chair would be a completely dynamic edition to living room. Its bright orange color upholstery and vintage design will definitely make it a point of conversation.

Find it on Brainworks Home’s Corner. $475.

Set of Two 60s Douglas Vinyl Chairs in Costa Mesa, California



Wingback detailing doesn’t always have to be so dramatic. If you already have a room full of bold vintage pieces, this more subtle duo keeps your tradition alive but isn’t overkill.

Find it on Old Bones Co.’s Corner. $95 each.

One of a Kind Contemporary Grey Floral Print Arm Chair in Baltimore, Maryland



This one of a kind wingback chair has a unique upholstery that would complement an empty corner pretty nicely.

Find it on Diplomajill’s Corner. $250.