The Wing back chair first came on the scene in the 1600s in England where cold weather made the roaring fireplace the gathering spot of the house. Originally it was designed to help keep you warm. Women lounged in wingback chairs to protect their upper chests, as a result of dress typically worn at the time, from cold drafts. Gaining popularity in 1720, the design was initially constructed solely from wood with flat, broad arms. In the 18th century the chair began getting more comfortable and elegant with the incorporation of upholstery and more architectural detail. It also began to be stuffed with horsehair for more comfort and then covered in velvet to imitate French styles of the time. It wasn’t until the 18-century…