By 14cczpo. Chaise Lounge. At Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 01:01:02 AM.
Chaise lounges are thought to be modeled on common furniture from previous civilizations. For instance, the Egyptians had a similar piece of furniture that was a combination between a chair and a daybed. They were constructed of sticks and rawhide or sticks and cord. A little later on, the Greeks had a similar chair that was used during gatherings and was called a "kline." The Roman civilizations didnt upholster furniture because their versions were cast in bronze or carefully carved from wood. To make their versions more comfortable they used pillows, blankets and hides. The Romans also added legs.
Chaise lounges have many meanings. It is called "long chairs" in French, especially in the furniture industry. It can also refer to a stretched chair, fitting under a person's legs with an armchair or upholstered back.
While the proper name for them is a chaise lounge, you may also hear this piece of furniture called a fainting couch, likely due to the image of the emotionally overcome southern lass above.