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Whitfield Tilt-Back Chair

Item#: 217721


Item# 217721
Starting at $1,699.00 Now  $1,444.15

Dimensions: 37" w x 38" h x 40" d

Item#: 217721


custom made, allow 8-10 weeks, ships Premier Home Delivery, custom items may not be returned

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Dress this item any way you like with our beautiful selection of fashionable fabrics.

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A pretty upholstered recliner with welcoming English arms and a high tight back so that even the tallest among us can sit comfortably. Generously proportioned, Whitfield's back moves independently of its seat and locks into place wherever its occupant desires. Customize it from our impressively large array of fabrics and leathers. Your choice of cushion fill and leg finish. (Nailhead trim optional.) For the ultimate in relaxation, pair it with our Whitfield ottoman.
  • Tight back
  • Loose seat cushion
  • Welted
  • 20" from wall placement
  • 54" fully opened
  • Available in leather


  • Seating Area: 21"w × 23"d
  • Seat Back: 18"h
  • Seat Height (floor to top of cushion): 20"
  • Arm Height: 23"

Composition and Construction

Engineered Hardwood frame construction allows for greater durability and strength. Mortise and tenon joints have replaced traditional dowel construction used in frame construction. The mortise (hole or slot) is cut into one member and the tenon or tongue from the adjoining piece fits tightly so that, when glued, these joints act as if the wood has grown together. This method of interlocking joinery provides greater stability with fewer joints. Frames are constructed of 7-ply engineered hardwood panels for increased strength and durability. Frames are glued and stapled.

Mechanism Construction
The chair, which is controlled by pulling the handle to release, moves smoothly and allows the back position to stop in multiple positions-- engineered bushings at the pivot points ensure it.

Heavy gauge coil spring unit coils are linked together and attached to a heavy gauge border wire for consistency and longevity. Individualized coil seating units function independently of the other providing individual seating comfort for even support and weight distribution. Each spring is oven tempered to provide greater strength and durability.

The comfort soft seat cushion is designed and constructed to achieve a softer and supportive feel. A dense polyurethane foam core is laminated both top and bottom with a layer of soft foam and wrapped with polyester fiber to provide a comfortable seat and is encased in a non-woven ticking.

Tight backs have sinuous springs that provide comfort, durability and minimize body impressions, through out the life of the product. The back is padded with a layer of polyurethane foam and polyester fiber.

Additional Options for this Upholstery product available in our Design Centers

Cushion Fill
From full support to featherblend and everything in between - we offer a diverse selection of cushion fill options to ensure you always have the best seat in the house.

Trim can take a sofa, chair or ottoman up a venerable style notch. From rope braid and fringe to decorative ribbon and nail heads, the options are only as limited as your imagination.

Dual Fabrics
Layer it on. Be bold. Contrast and complement. Choose two or even three unique fabrics to apply to the same frame to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

Nail Head
Modern. Luxe. Forever chic. Nail head trim instantly adds panache to a variety of frame options. A graphic way to truly "frame" a frame.

Tight back, loose back, semi-attached back. Choose the one that fits your style posture.