|an easy chair having wings on each side of the back|
a tall-backed, heavily upholstered easy chair with armrests and wings, or lugs, projecting between the back and arms to protect against drafts. They first appeared in the late 17th century-when the wings were sometimes known as "cheeks"-and they have maintained their popularity through a series of revivals ever since. Often they form part of a set, or suite.
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