Every living room deserves a statement chair. Perfect for reading or relaxing, a chair or recliner in premium leather or textured fabric upholstery is the ideal way to express your personality and complete your space. We love our bestselling Clinton Modern Wingback Chair for all these reasons—and more. Carefully crafted and featuring an iconic silhouette, the Clinton is a refined take on a European classic.

Popularized in the 1700s, the original English wingback design features a high, curved backrest that elegantly swoops down into armrests. Also known as fireside chairs, wingback chairs were an essential living room piece, a stately choice designed to shield against cold drafts and keep the person sitting in them warm beside the fireplace. While there have been many iterations over time, the silhouette has stayed true to its origins.

Clinton features 21st century updates that make it more comfortable and complementary to other living room pieces, like modern sofas and sectionals. Each Clinton is handcrafted by artisans in North Carolina using sustainable processes and materials: Clinton features a kiln-dried hardwood frame, and eco-friendly, high-resiliency cushions wrapped in a down blend. Recycled springs in the seat are reinforced with tie wires that add lasting support. Plus, it’s available as a manual-pushback recliner for added versatility that doesn’t compromise its classic look.

Custom upholstery opens up opportunity for unique, personalized look. Clinton is available in 13 leather and 47 fabric upholstery options. Our bestselling version of Clinton is in the Pure Saddle Leather, a warm brown tone that naturally wears and gets better with time. Choosing a statement pattern or luxurious velvet can also make a visual impact. Our Peridot Green or Cannes Cordovan add a sophisticated touch. For a more rustic twist, opt for Clinton with nailhead trim and complete the look with a matching ottoman.


Clinton begins with a solid wood frame, put together by a team of furniture crafters in North Carolina.


Clinton is hand-upholstered with one of our premium fabric or leather options.
The result is a beautiful piece that is crafted and designed to stand the test of time.

Our Clinton Furniture Collection is one our favorites—designed to be enjoyed for many years to come. Interested in adding Clinton to your home? Get free upholstery swatches and learn how to create a customized design with the help of our Design Crew.

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