amply padded well-upholstered comfortable chair
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High, Wide, and Handsome

It should come as no surprise that the first of these amply padded, well-upholstered, and, above all, exceedingly comfortable chairs made its debut during the reign of Louis XIV, whose furniture makers stuffed horsehair between layers of leather strapping and wrapped them in linen to create cushioned seats suitable for royal hindquarters.

Shown here: The deep buttoning on the Brighton chair is a sure sign of back-supporting inner springs. About $1,080; Lexington Home Brands
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