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C. 1815 it is in the New York style, having straight wings and turned mahogany legs, unlike the Queen Anne Style, which had curved wings, cabriole legs and was popular in England. While known as easy chairs in America, they were also known as wing chairs or fireside chairs. The wing back style was first developed in England in the 1600s but did not become popular until the 1720s. It is designed so that when sitting fireside, the person may face the fire while keeping their back and sides protected from any drafts.