BENT CHAIR ID: Thonet patented a process of bending under heat several layers of wood veneer glued together and laminated.and used the new material to create curved back-rails and legs on chairs, contoured headboards for beds and scrolled arms for sofas.
Chair styles used in the book. Bentwood: Late Fiddle: Characteristic of Queen Anne style. Sheaf: Can also be a splat which is pierced in the same style. Late Pierced Splat: Characteristic of Chippendale designs.