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

Filet Living Room Set pattern
Formal Living Room Set pattern
Matching Set pattern
Tulipc Chair Set pattern
Windmill Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Tri-Colored Stripe Chair Set pattern
Tri-Colored Octagon Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Flower Basket Chair Set pattern
Irish Crochet Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Plant Chair Set pattern
Bird and Tree Chair Set pattern
Two Colored Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Chariot Wheel Chair Set pattern
Tri Colored Diamond Chair Set pattern
Starwheel Chair Set pattern
Pansy Chairback set pattern
Afghan Stitch Chair Set pattern
Chair Set pattern
Bird and Flower Chair Set pattern
Peasant Chair Set pattern
Caravel Chair Set pattern
Cabbage Rose chairback set pattern
Chair Set pattern 7774
Stained Glass Chair Set pattern
Flowery Chair Set pattern
Casement Chair Back pattern
cala lily chair set in shadow filet
Moderne Chair Set pattern
Checker Filet Chair Set pattern
Basket Filet Chair Set pattern
Mesh Lace Chair Set pattern
Shell Stitch Oval Set pattern
Mosaic Antimacassar Set pattern
garden walk chair set and runner pattern
Davenport Set pattern
Pineapple Fan Chair Set pattern
Pineapple Chair Set No. 7856
chair set pattern
chair set
chair set
daisy chair set
mesh chair set
Rose Motif Set pattern
chair back set pattern
Pineapple Chair Set No. 7871
Chair Set pattern
bright cluster chair set pattern

Hairpin Lace

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

 

Furniture Covers

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