Chair Set Patterns | Chair Covers | Antimacassar

An antimacassar is a small cloth placed over the backs or arms of chairs, or the head or cushions of a sofa, to prevent soiling of the permanent fabric. The name is attributable to macassar oil, an unguent for the hair commonly used in the early 19th century. The fashion for oiled hair became so widespread in the Victorian and the Edwardian period that housewives began to cover the arms and backs of their chairs with washable crochet chair set cloths to preserve the fabric coverings from being soiled. Around 1850, these started to be known as antimacassars.

They came to have elaborate patterns, often in matching crochet chair sets for the various items of parlor furniture; many were made at home using a variety of techniques such as crochet or tatting. The original antimacassars were usually made of stiff white crochet-work, but in the third quarter of the 19th century they became simpler and softer, usually fabric embroidered with a simple pattern in wool or silk.

 

Chair Sets

Crochet

Old Brocade Chair Set
Double Diamond Chair Set
White Magic Chair Set
Swedish Princess Chair Set
Tomorrow Chair Set
Rose of the Lea Chair Set
Heart's Ease Chair Set
Tropicale Chair Set
Basket Filet Chair Set pattern
Serape Chair Set
Madame X Chair Set
Good Companions Chair Set
Double Header Chair Set
Show Your Colors Chair Set
Chair Set
Chair Set
Giant Mesh Chair Set
Old Salem Chair Set pattern
Snowdrift Chair Set pattern
Buckingham Chair Set pattern
Lucky Star Chair Set pattern
Pent House Chair Set pattern
Flower Show Chair Set pattern
Maytime Chair Set pattern
Williamsburg Chair Set pattern
Marlborough Chair Set pattern
Ashely Chair Set pattern
Queens Taste Chair Set pattern
Chippendale Chair Set pattern
North Star Chair Set pattern
Killarney Chair Set pattern
Matching Set pattern
Tulipc Chair Set pattern
Windmill Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Stafford Chair Set pattern
Crown Jewel Chair Set pattern
Formal Living Room Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Flower Basket Chair Set pattern
Irish Crochet Chair Set pattern
Tri-Colored Stripe Chair Set pattern
Wheel of Fortune Chair Set pattern
Filet Living Room Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Tri-Colored Octagon Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Two Colored Chair Set pattern
Afghan Stitch Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Bird and Flower Chair Set pattern
Chariot Wheel Chair Set pattern
Plant Chair Set pattern
Bird and Tree Chair Set pattern
Pansy Chairback set pattern
Stained Glass Chair Set pattern
Flowery Chair Set pattern
Casement Chair Back pattern
Peasant Chair Set pattern
Tri Colored Diamond Chair Set pattern
Starwheel Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern 7774
Mesh Lace Chair Set pattern
Shell Stitch Oval Set pattern
Mosaic Antimacassar Set pattern
cala lily chair set in shadow filet
Caravel Chair Set pattern
Cabbage Rose chairback set pattern
Basket Filet Chair Set pattern
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garden walk chair set and runner pattern
Moderne Chair Set pattern
Checker Filet Chair Set pattern
Pineapple Chair Set No. 7856
Pineapple Chair Set No. 7871
Chair Set pattern
bright cluster chair set pattern
daisy chair set
Davenport Set pattern
Pineapple Fan Chair Set pattern
chair back set pattern
mesh chair set
Rose Motif Set pattern

Hairpin Lace

hairpin lace chair set pattern
hairpin lace chair set pattern
studio couch cover

 

Furniture Covers

Four Star Chair Set
Cottage Chair Set pattern
Colonial Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chair Seat
Chair Pads pattern
Slip Cover for Chair Seat pattern
Foot Stool
popcorn man stool cover pattern
footstool cover
bedroom bench cover
needlepoint crochet seat cover pattern
trailing vine chair seat cover pattern
Seat Pad pattern
place mats and chair pad covers pattern
chair seat cover
bathroom bench cover
Kitchen Set pattern
striped kitchen set pattern
apple orchard set pattern
Stool Cover pattern
seat and bench cover
seat and bench cover
place mats and chair pad covers pattern
tweed chair seat cover pattern
seat and bench cover
seat and bench cover
lemon grove set pattern
shaded squares loop stitch set
tie on chair set
grecian block seat cover pattern
seat and bench cover
kitchen set