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Slipper chair by John Henry Belter, laminated rosewood, American, ca. 1850-

--Southampton Antiques (www.southamptonantiques.com)

Definition: any sort of armless, upholstered chair that sits low to the ground (around 15 inches, vs. the usual 17 to 19 inches), usually with a high back and wide seat; dating from the first quarter of the 18th century - probably as an item for the boudoir or bedroom - it flourished in the 19th century, and experienced a revival in the mid-20th century

Associated With Designers: John Henry Belter, Billy Baldwin

Example: Slipper chair styles can vary enormously - from the thin, conical-backed Gothic Revival variety in the Victorian era to the squat, square-shaped style popular in Mid-Century Modern furniture.

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