Old fainting couch is kind of like a recliner chair. It is intended for use by one person while resting.
A chaise historically called fainting couch. However, the term “chaise” or “chaise longue” applies to any long shaped sofa chair, cover uniform or pool chair. The term “fainting couch” comes from the fashion of the early nineteenth century when they became popular. Women wore corsets so tight these often felt weak and needed a place to rest and recover.
Fainting couch were often made in the Greek style as Victorian society was fascinated with Greek culture. Fainting sofa comes with or without back or have a swing from one side or corner. You can have extreme raised, especially if you have a backup. There are modern versions and original antiques available.
Today, fainting couch can be used as a focal point in a gathering place in the home. It can be used in a library and a reading corner or at the foot of a bed or under a window. It can be used as a bench room or a decorative piece can be used as an art object.