sofa. Thursday , April 20th , 2017 - 03:13:06 AM
There are many types available in the market. Each is characterized by a basic backrest, headrest with comfortable cushioning for the arms, and even legs. The types are differentiated by the features they have. Let's take a quick look at some important points you need to consider before buying recliner sofas.
Well now that you're clear on what a fainting couch is, wouldn't you like to know a little about its history? Let's get to it then. Women in England in the 19th century were probably the first users of fainting couches. Apparently, these couches were designed in this particular fashion because most contemporary upper class women in England wore corsets. Corsets tend to put a lot of pressure on the upper body of the wearer and as a result, the circulation of blood was restricted, especially when the women climbed up or down staircases. Hence, these specially designed couches were placed at the foot or head of staircases, for the women to rest as soon as they climbed up or down. Women felt faint due to the restriction of blood flow and sat on the couches until they felt better. That's how they derived the name 'fainting couches'. They also came to be known as Victorian fainting couches. Quite interesting, don't you think?
Most vintage sofas have aged wooden frames, and if you are buying a used one, you must check its sturdiness. Now, sitting on the sofa and getting up is not enough. Regular use demands much more from a vintage sofa, so maybe, you should apply some more weight on it and see. It should be able to withstand use by you, your kids, your guests, and anyone else who wishes to grace it. Check for cracks in joints, make sure it isn't wobbly, and inspect it thoroughly. Also, look at the legs of the sofa. Sometimes, legs don't match because they have been replaced. While the match may be close and not very noticeable, ensure that you factor this detail into the costing of the sofa. Finally, check for tiny holes in the frame, which are indicative of a woodworm infestation. If you spot these, flee!
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