Christopher Knight Home Evelyn 305538 Upholstered Retro Reading Chair

Last updated: August 18, 2023

Use this accent chair alone or with an ottoman to set up the perfect space for reading and relaxing. The legs are finished walnut to provide a sturdy, durable option. The back is waffle tufted, so you’ll have plenty of cushioning while you’re seated there.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: With a seat width of 21.50” D x 21.50” W x 17.75” H, this chair has enough room for you to sit cross-legged while you read.

In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the Christopher Knight Home Evelyn Upholstered Retro Reading Chair placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Those interested in a fun, retro look will go gaga over this armchair. An exceptionally crafted piece of furniture, this plush selection stands firmly on four plucky rubber legs, a welcome addition to any home in need of a new spot to sink into after those long days at the office. Care & cleaning: Spot or wipe clean.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

his modern chair is as wide as a lounge chair should be. There is a slight tilt to the back to give you a better lounging experience. The seat is deep so you can sit all the way in and put your feet up on the chair. I can cross my legs too. Since the seat is spacious, you have plenty of space on the sides. If you have a bag, you can place it right beside you. I love that the armrests are cushioned. They make sitting on this accent chair much more comfortable. They are the perfect height to rest your arm on while reading. It can also serve as a makeshift table for your laptop or tablet.
No need to look any further, mid-century modern fans. This comfy armchair has the coveted shape and slanted lines that make MCM such a lovable style but is padded in all the right places to make lounging in it a treat. The beige tone is ideal for style minimalists, and there's a matching ottoman available, too, that you can purchase to kick your feet up. "The color perfectly blends with our sofa and the cushion is firm and soft enough for a comfortable sitting for a long time," explained a reviewer.
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