Assuming your mother-in-law has bought a brand-new shiny sofa, and has placed her aging original one in your front room. Or, you’ve found a special roadside find — a Louis XVI chair that has an amazing frame but a hard to believe fabric. Or, your favorite couch has become stained, droopy or hollowed; even though you don’t like it, this is the way it’s and there’s no changing it.
Méridienne Daybed or Fainting Couch
This kind of daybed is a mix between a sofa and chaise lounge. It is also known for having a leaning back, which runs along the whole piece. It links the high headrest and footrest. Despite the fact that its legs have many shapes, the headrest and footrest are characterized by being often scrolled or curved. It is developed in the early days of 1800s and usually combined with English Regency and late French Empire, yet it was popular during the whole 19th century and beyond.
It’s another daybed type that has double functions like a sofa. It’s characterized by having a curved headboard and scrolled accordingly. However, it is usually shorter and footboard. Also, it’s basically backless, but the later versions had a low backrest, sloping from time to time, which had a total or partial piece length. I’d like to inform you that it’s developed in France in the 1790s, besides being called Madame Recamier. It’s a mix between the French Empire, English Regency and the American Federal styles.
It’s a settee type that simply ahs two chairs blended together. They are combined in an artful shape. That’s why the two persons using it in an opposite directions. Nevertheless, they are still close and able to see each other clearly. It’s worth mentioning that it is developed in the beginning of the 19th century. Also, it is often connected with the fancily decorated Victorian furniture styles, in addition to using the coil-spring technique, which is developed in the 1830s.
It’s considered as a difference on the Windsor chair, which has a long bench along with a back and sides. It’s composed of many spindles added in the sunken base’s holes, in addition to the saddle-shaped seat. This kind of settee is popular with its six legs that can be inserted in the seat’s holes. Additionally, they can be stretched and connected with H-stretchers, which can be turned and incised in order to replicate bamboo or narrowing to end up having a simple foot. Its arms can be shaped in different shape, such as S-, paddle-, knuckle- or L-shaped.