reading chair

a chair of the 18th century having an adjustable reading stand attached to the back and a crest rail extending forward on both sides to form armrests, designed to be sat on facing the back.

1795–1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Rooms include daily newspaper delivery, work spaces, a reading chair and climate control.
We've cleared out the downstairs playroom and moved in a bed, a comfy reading chair, a smoke alarm.
By evening, he would collapse into his reading chair, often not waking until the next morning.
Now the tattered old volume rests next to my reading chair.
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