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Gainsborough Chair

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Gainsborough Chairs are so named, not in reference to their maker, but for their use in the paintings of the renowned Thomas Gainsborough. The 18th-century artist often had subjects sit in this style chair in his famed portraits due to the flattering perspective it gave the sitter in the composition. In fact, it was one of the only chairs that would properly accommodate the volume of a typical 18th-century woman's skirt.

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