The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 11 (January 1, 1939)
Most lounge furnishing commences with the three-piece suite, which, though scorned by the would-be aesthete, is one of the most comfortable adjuncts of the home. For this furniture, which will receive heavy wear, make sure of the quality of springing and upholstering. Patronize a firm which is willing to give a guarantee.
According to the type of room, you will choose for covering tapestry, moquette, damask, velvet, quilted tapestry, leather or leather-cloth, a folk weave material perhaps in a tweed finish.
The shape of the suite may be square in outline with table arms, or the whole effect may be one of graceful curves. Very modern suites are made in one curve and have wooden arms instead of solid padded ones. A period note is struck with the bergére suite, made with a wooden frame and cane back, and with upholstery in silk damask or tapestry. Another period set has high backs and wings, and a covering trimmed with galon and fringe.
Occasional and fireside chairs are in bewildering variety, but nearly all provide the utmost in comfort.
Occasional tables, cupboards, bookshelves and magazine racks are of all shapes and sizes, and are, in many cases, planned in combination. Special corner pieces are also planned, e.g., the fitment containing bookshelves, cupboard and drawer. This piece is cleverly made to fit over the skirting board.