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Publication numberUS2921625 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 19, 1960
Filing dateJan 25, 1954
Priority dateJan 25, 1954
Publication numberUS 2921625 A, US 2921625A, US-A-2921625, US2921625 A, US2921625A
InventorsKrasnov George S, Krasnov Norman I
Original AssigneeKrasnov George S, Krasnov Norman I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable ready made slip cover
US 2921625 A
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ADJUSTABLE READY MADE SLIP COVER Filed Jan. 25, 1954 I5 Sheets-Sheet 3 w I INVENTOR.

Genes: 5. (,e/qs/vov A 7' Tole/VE X United States Patent ADJUSTABLE READY MADE SLIP COVER George S. Krasnov, Allentown, and Norman I. Krasnov, Melrose Park, Pa.

Application January 25, 1954, Serial No. 405,986

10 Claims. Cl. 155-482 The present invention relates to ready-made slip-covers for upholstered furniture such as stufled sofas, chairs or the like.

This application is a continuation-in-part of our application Serial No. 58,952, filed November 8, 1948 for Slip Cover for Upholstered Furniture, now U.S. Patent 2,667,211, granted January 26, 1954.

An object of the present invention is the provision of a ready-made slip-cover for upholstered furniture, such as an upholstered chair or an upholstered sofa, or the like, which may be readily applied to the furniture piece and which will fit the furniture piece snugly, smoothly and uniformly, notwithstanding variations in the dimensions of the furniture piece, within a wider range of variations than hereto feasible, so that one size of such ready-made slip-cover may be used for a number of different pieces of upholstered furniture of the same general type but varying in its several dimensions, or even different types of chairs etc., and so that the slip-cover, when applied, will remain neat upon the furniture piece while in use and not become baggy or wrinkled in spots after continued use and so that the slip cover may also be more durable and not as readily subject to tearing, while in use. 7

Other objects of the present invention will appear more fully in the following description and in the accompanying' drawings.

For the purpose ofillustrating the invention, there are shown in the accompanying drawings forms thereof which are at present preferred, although it is to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which the invention consists can be variously arranged and organized and the invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and organizations of the instrumentalities as herein shown and described.

In the accompanying drawings, in which like reference characters indicate like parts:

Figure 1 represents a front perspective view of one embodiment of the ready-made slip-cover of the present invention, applied to an upholstered club type chair.

Figure 2 represents a rear perspective view of the embodiment shown in Figure 1.

Figure 3 represents a perspective view of the covered cushion for the slip covered chair of Figure 1.

Figure 4 represents a perspective view, taken at an angle similar to that'of Figure 1, of the same embodiment of the ready-made slip-cover of the present invention, with parts not positioned, so as to reveal more clearly some of the features of this construction.

Figure 5 represents a rear perspective view taken from an angle similar to Figure 2 of the embodiment of the ready-made slip-cover of the present invention shown in Figure 1, with parts not positioned so as to reveal more clearly some of the features of thisconstruction.

Figure 6'is a fragmentary elevational view of the back portion of the chair with the pleated portion of the skirt raised to show the positioning of the tie string.

2,921,625. Patented Jan. 19, 1960 Figure 7 is a fragmentary perspective view of the embodiment of the present invention shown in Figure 1 in which the front arm panel is not yet fully applied or in position on the furniture piece, and in which the skirt assembly is also not yet fully applied or in position on the furniture piece.

Figure 8 is a fragmentary perspective view similar to Figure 7 but in which the front arm panel is in position on the furniture piece, but the skirt assembly is not yet in position on the furniture piece.

Figure 9 is a fragmentary perspective view of another (or modified) embodiment of the present invention in which the front arm panel and skirt assembly portion are not yet fully applied or in position on the furniture piece.

Figure 10 is a front perspective view similar to Figure 9 in which the front arm panel is in position on the furniture piece but in which the skirt assembly is not yet in position on the furniture piece.

Figure 10a is a section on 10a--10a of Figure 10.

Figure 11 is a perspective view of a suitable hook construction which can be utilized in the slip-cover of the present invention. 1

Figure 12 represents a perspective view similar to that shown in Figure 1 of another (or modified) embodiment of the present invention, with parts not positioned so as to reveal more clearly some features of this construction.

Figure 13 is a rear perspective view of the embodiment of the present invention shown in Figure 12 with parts not positioned, to more clearly reveal some of the features of this construction.

Figure 14 is a front perspective view of the embodiment shown in Figure 12 with all parts in position save for the skirt assembly portion, one side of which is not attached.

Referring to the embodiment of the present invention shown in Figures 1 through 8, inclusive, the slip-cover includes a seat panel 20, an inner back panel 21, left and right shoulder panels 22 and 23, left and right arm panels 24 and 25, left and right front panels 26 and 27, and a skirt portion designated generally as 28; said portions of the slip cover being composed of non-stretchable, nonelastic woven material such as'cretonne or chintz, orthe like. However, if desired, a knitted stretchable material may be used.

An outer rear back-panel 29 may consist of a stretchable, tensioning or breather panel. composed of elastic or knitted material and concealed behind the back of the furniture piece, but adapted to draw the aforesaid panels closely about the upholstered furniture piece.

The rear back-panel 29 may consist of a knitted material which has an inherent stretchability and contract ability. Thus, panel 29 can expand or breathe when stresses are exerted on the other panels. Moreover, panel 29 may have knitted into its material, some elastic cords, strands or yarns which increase the effective tensioning qualities of. the back-panel 29. g

The back-panel 29 may also be a woven fabric with rubber or similar elastic or contractable strands or yarns (such as Lastex yarn) woven into it, at intervals, weft wise, and/or warp-wise; said strands or yarns being disposed horizontally and/ or vertically in the back-panel 29 (or on a bias). Likewise, panel 29 may be composed entirely of an elastic or. rubber-like sheet.

The rear back-panel or breather panel 29 is shown generally in our Patent 2,286,171. While the material of these breather panels may be knitted of non-elastic yarns it may contain stretchable yarns, as shown in Krasnov Patent 2,429,187.

Seat panel 20 is fastened along its side edges 30 to,

3 arm panels 25 and 24, and at its rear edge 32 to front back-panel 21.

A skirt 28 is permanently attached beneath its uppermost cord-welted seam 57 to the center portion 36 of seam 35 of seat panel 20 (see Figure 4). The remainder of the front portion 55 of skirt 28 is detached from the slip-cover. The width of the center portion 36 of the seat-panel 20 which is attached to the skirt 2% is the width of the smallest chair-seat on which the slip-cover is tobe mounted.

A small tab 33 may extend in front of seam 35, and is normally covered by skirt 28, when the latter is in position.

The front back-panel 21 is fastened, at its upper edge 37 to the stretchable rear back-panel or breather panel 29 along the upper portion of the edge 6!) thereof. In like manner, the rear portion of the shoulder panels 22 and 23 are attached to rear back-panel 29 along its edge 60. Right arm panel 25 is likewise attached to rear back-panel 29 along its edge 60. However, as shown in Figures and 6, the left (or right) arm-panel 24 or 25 respectively may be detachably secured to outer backpanel 29 by means of a slide-fastener or Zipper or snapfasteners or the like, which may be used to secure edge 40 of one arm-panel 24 to edge 60 of outer back-panel 29.

The seam-line 42 between right shoulder panel 23 and front back-panel 21 and the seam-line 41 between left shoulder panel 22 and front back-panel 21 are cordwelted seams. Such seams act as stabilizers to hold shoulder panels 22 and 23 in place against the back of the chair.

As shown in Figures 4 and 5 the rear portions 43 and 44 of the inner part of the arm panels 24 and 25, respectively, are not attached to the shoulder panels 22 and 23, but have a hemmed detached edge. Shoulder panels 22 and 23 are provided with free hemmed edges 47 and 48.

This provides a gap 45 between the left arm panel 24 and left shoulder panel 23.

Gaps 45 and 46 do not extend to rear back-panel 29, there being a seam 100 between shoulder panel 22 and arm panel 24 and a similarly positioned seam between shoulder panel 23 and arm panel 25.

Gaps 45 and 46 permit snug fitting adjustment of the back portion and arms of the slip-cover. Thus, edges 30 and 32 of the seat panel 20 may be tucked into the space between the seat and the arms and back of the chair as is shown in Figure 4. The edges 43 and 44 of arm panels 24 and 25 which are generally longer than the exposed surface of the arms of the chair on which the slip-cover is to be mounted can be tucked into the space between the arms of the chair and the back of the chair in order to provide a snug and neat fit. If the arms of the chair are longer than normal, a greater portion of the arm panel may be let out to provide a snug and neat fitv If the arms of the chair are shorter than normal, a greater amount of the edge portions adjoining edges 43 and 44 of arm panels 24 and 25 can be tucked into the space between the rear of the arms and the back of the chair.

The edge portions 47 and 48 of the shoulder panels 22 and 23, respectively, can also be tucked into the gaps between the arms and the back of the chair to provide a neat fit. Thus, the inner back-panel 21 and the shoulder panels 22 and 23 smoothly cover the front and side surfaces of the back of the chair.

Thus, gaps 45 and 46 in the slip-cover permit independent adjustment of the arm panels 24 and 25 and of the shoulder panels 22 and 23.

The front edge of each of the arm panels 24 and 25, which edge is adapted to be flush with the front edge of the arms of the chair, is provided with a cord-welted seam, namely seams 50 and 51, respectively; These cord-welted seams when overlying the front edge of the arms of the chair make for a pleasing appearance, and also serve to guide the user of the slip-cover as to the amount of the material to be tucked into the space between the back of the chair arm and the back of the chair.

Front panels 26 and 27 are permanently attached to arm panels 24 and 25, respectively, along their outer side beneath cord-welted'seams and 51 at 52 and 53. The remainder of the edge of each of the front panels 26 and 27 is detached from arm panels 24 and 25. Thus, front panels 26 and 27 may be inserted under arm panels 24 and 25 to provide a smooth fit over the front surface of the arms of the chair, with the free edges of the front panels 26 and 27 concealed beneath arm panels 24 and 25. This permits a neat fit to be achieved.

The skirt 28, comprises a pleated portion 34 and an upper unpleated band 54 separated by a cord-welted seam 82. Skirt 28 includes front skirt portion 55 and rear skirt portion 56. Front skirt portion 55 is, as heretofore noted, permanently attached to the slip-cover only at the central portion 36 of seam 35 of seat panel 20 (see Figure 4), with the remainder of front skirt portion 55 having a detached cord-welted upper edge 57. Rear skirt portion 56 is permanently attached along cordwelted seam 58 to the rear portion of the slip-cover, namely, the rear portion of arm panels 24 and 25 and rear-back panel 29.

The front skirt portion 55 is provided with a plurality of hook means 59 which project beyond its side edges 61 and permit gripping attachment to rear skirt assembly portion 56 (see Figures 1 and 2). As shown in Figure 11, each of the hook means 59 is attached to front skirt assembly portion 55 by means of a metallic snap-grommet or snap-fastener socket 62 which is secured there to. Pronged hook members 63 are detachably secured to grommets 62 by the insertion of a mating head on such hook members into the socket of the grommet 62. The pronged or hooked ends of hook member 63 are then hooked into the fabric of rear skirt portion 56.

By having front skirt portion 55 overlap a portion of rear skirt portion 56, hook means 59 permits the taking up of slack between front skirt portion 55 and rear skirt portion 56, and thereby permits a snug continuousappearing arrangement of front skirt portion 55 and rear skirt portion 56 to be achieved with the bottom of the slip-cover pulled about the furniture piece.

The anchoring of the' slip-cover tothe chair is achieved by means of elastic or pull ties. Thus, elastic tie string or anchorage 65 is permanently anchored at 66 adjacent the front inner corner of left arm panel 24 and is provided with a snap-fastener element 67 adapted to mate with a snap-fastener element 67 on the outside front corner of arm panel 24 or with hook means. Elastic tie string or anchorage 68 is permanently anchored adjacent the front inner corner of right arm panel 25 at 69' and carries a snap-fastener element 105 at its free end adapted to mate with a snap-fastener element on the outside front corner of arm panel 25. Elastic tie strings 65 and 68 are slipped over the left and right forward legs of the chair in the manner shown in Figures 4 and 5 and serve to anchor the front portion of the slip-cover to the chair.

The rear portion of the slip-cover is provided with tie string 70 which is connected to the lower right and left hand portions of rear back-panel 29, and, for example, may pass through a tunnel or tube on the underside of rear back-panel 29. Tie string 70 is slipped around the rear back legs ofthe club chair passed through a loop depending from the center portion of the'tunnel or tube in rear back-panel 29, as shown in Figure 6 and the free ends thereof tied together tautlyso as to provide a down- Ward pull on rear back-panel 29.

The club hai'r shown in'the drawings is preview with" a seat cushion which may be slip covered of the same material used to form the slip cover of the present invention. Such cushion 16 is placed above seat panel 20. A preferred form of cushion slip cover is shown in Figure 3. I

In the modifiedembodiment shown in Figures 9 and 10, a slide-fastener or zipper 71 is used to connect the free edge of each of the front panels 26 and 27 with the adjacent free edge of respective arm panels 24 and 25. Zipper 71 is anchored at the top of the juncture 53 between front panel 27 and arm panel 25 (while only the right arm panel 25 and right front panel 27 are shown in Figures 9 and 10, it is, of course, to be understood that in this embodiment of the present invention, a similar slide-fastener may be similarly mounted on left arm and tucks the excess portion of front panel 27 beneatharm panel 25, with slide-fastener 71 beneath the overlying cord-welted seam 51 and the adjacent portion of arm panel 25, so that the closed slide-fastener 71 is hidden from view. The use of slide-fastener 71 permits more secure anchoring of front panel 27 beneath arm panel 25 to be achieved.

In the embodiment of the present invention shown in Figures 12, 13 and 14, the skirt instead of comprising a front skirt portion and a rear skirt portion comprises a unitary skirt 81 having an upper unpleated band portion 54a and a pleated portion 34a with an uppermost cordwelted seam 57a, and a cord-welted seam 82a separating the upper unpleated band portion 54a and the pleated portion 34a. Skirt 81is not permanently secured to the seat panel but, instead, is detachably secured to seat panel 20a by means of a mating snap fastener or similar fastener 83, one element of which is positioned on the center front portion of seat panel 20a and the other on the center portion of a skirt-securing portion 84.

Skirt-securing portion 84 is a three-sided box-like seatencasing member and includes a generally rectangular upper panel 85, which is secured at 87 along its forward edge 86 to the band portion 54a by means of cord-welted seam 57a. The region of attachment 87 is generally the same length as the width of the smallest chair-seat to which the slip-cover is to be applied. The box-like end portions 88 which protrude beyond the region of attachment 87 are not secured to the cord-welted seam 57a.

Seat panel 20a need not extend over the front of the chair but instead its forward edge 89 may be somewhat short of the front end of the chair.

When the skirt-securing portion 84 is engaged by means of snap-fastener 83 to seat panel 2011 with its sides tucked in between the side edges of the seat and the adjacent arms of the chair, as shown in Figure 14, the remainder of skirt 81 is secured to the slip-cover in the following manner.

The sides of skirt 81 are provided with hook means 90 in band 54a, each of which hook means 90 is similar to the hook and grommet arrangement shown in Figure 11.

Hook means 90 may be used to secure the side portions of skirt 81 in a neat hugging fit to arm panels, 24 and 25, the point of engagement of the hook prongs being so adjusted as to compensate for variations in the chair size. 'The detached ends 92 of skirt .81 are also provided with hook means.91 which can be secured to back-panel 29. The skirt 81 may be overlapped at the rear of the chair, as in the case of a small chair, with one of the sets of hook means 91 inserted into the overlapped portionof skirt 81.

instead of permanently attaching the unpleated band portion of the composite skirt 28 to the seat panel 20 as in Figures 1 to 10, or instead of detachably securing the skirt-securing portion 84 of the fully detachable skirt 81 to the seat panel 20a as in Figures 12 to.14, we may form the skirt with a fully-sized seat-portion secured thereto along its front edge or along the central portion of its front edge,.which full-sized seat-portion would be unattached in relation to the arm portions of the slip-cover and in relation to the front panel of the back of the slipcover. In this embodiment the full-sized seat-portion would be laid over the seat of the chair or sofa, with its edge tucked in between the seat and the arms and between the seat and the back of the chair or sofa, thereby to hold it in place, and the inner portions of the arm panels and the front panel of the back of the slip-cover would be likewise tucked in. This latter form of construction would be similar to that shown in Figures 12 to 14, but the skirt-securing portion 84 would extend all the way back and would be of sufiicient width to permit it to be tucked in on the sides as well.

In this latter form of construction, we may also extend the so-unattached portions of the band and pleated part of the skirt only around the front and half way or so along the sides in the manner indicated in the embodiment shown in Figures 1 to 10, with the balance of the skirt being permanently attached to the back and to the sides as in the embodiment shown in Figures 1 to 10. Thus, in this embodiment the full-sized seat member which would be separable from the arms and back of the slip-cover would carry a skirt not extending fully around the furniture but only along the front and part of the sides.

While the drawings show the slip-cover applied to a clu -type chair, the slip-cover of the present invention may be applied to any upholstered furniture such as club-type sofa, a lawson chair or sofa, a queen chair, a wing chair, a button back chair, a barrel-back chair, etc.

The present invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential attributes thereof, and it is therefore desired that the present embodiments be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, reference being had to the appended claims rather than to the foregoing description to indicate the scope of the invention. 7

Having described the invention, the following is hereby claimed:

1. A slip cover for upholstered furniture having seat, arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back-panel, shoulder panels,

two front arm panels and an inner and an outer arm panel adjacent to each of said front arm panels, at least one of the outer arm panels being connected with the rear back-panel and each of said inner arm panels being connected with said front back-panel, the rear edge of one ofthe outer arm panels being in detachable rela tionship to the juxtaposed edge of the rear back panel, separable fastener means for detachably securing said juxtaposed edges to each other, each of said front arm panels being attached to the forward portion of its adjacent outer arm panel and being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent inner arm panel, so that a part of said front arm panel may be inserted beneath such adjacent arm panel and above the arm of the furniture, when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said inner arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back-panel, the upper edge of said front back-panel being attached to said rear back-panel, said shoulder panels front of said seat panel and having portions thereof aflixed j to the outer arm panels and to the rear back panel, one

edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion aiid one edge of said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion and an anchorage member extending from the lower portion of the front edge of each inner arm panel to the lower portion of the front edge of the corresponding outer arm panel, and adapted to be looped around the front legs of the upholstered furniture for maintaining a downward pull on the front edges of the inner and outer arm panels.

2. A slip cover for upholstered furniture having seat, arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back-panel, shoulder panels, front panels, and arm panels, each of said front panels being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent arm panel along a part of the forward portion of said arm panel, so that a part of said front panel may be inserted beneath said arm panel and above the arm of the furniture, whenthe slip cover is mounted on the furniture, a slide fastener comprising mating slide fastener elements, one of said elements permanently secured to the forward portion of said arm panel, the other anchored to said front panel, with the slide fastener disposed beneath the forward portion of said arm panels when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back-panel, the upper edge of said front back-panel being attached to said rear back-panel, said shoulder panels being attached to the sides of said front back-panel and to said rear back-panel, a skirt portion connected to said seat panel, one edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion and one edge of 'said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion.

3. A slip cover for upholstered furniture having seat, arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising 'a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back-panel, shoulder panels, two front arm panels and an inner and an outer arm panel adjacent to each of said front arm panels, at least one of the outer arm panels being connected with the rear back-panel and each of said inner arm panels being connected with said front back-panel, the rear edge of one of theouter arm panels being in detachable relationship to the juxtaposed edge of the rear back panel, separable fastener means for detachably securing said juxtaposed edges to each other, each of said front panels being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent arm panel along a part of the forward portion of said arm panel, so that a part of said front panel may be inserted beneath said arm panel and above the arm of the furniture, when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back-panel, the upper edge of said front back-panel being attached to said rear back-panel, said shoulder panels being attached to the sides of said front back-panel and to said rear backpanel, a skirt portion afiixed to the front of said seat panel and having portions thereof affixed to the outer arm panels and to the rear back panel, one edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion and one edge of said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion, said skirt portion having free ends, said free ends being adjustably connectable so as to draw said skirt and the lower edge of said body portion closely adjacent said piece of furniture and an anchorage member extending from the lower portion of the front edge of each inner arm panel to the lower portion of the front edge of the corresponding outer arm panel, and adapted to be looped around the front legs of the upholstered furniture for maintaining a downward pull on the front edges of the inner and outer arm Panels '4. A -slip cover for upholstered furniture having seat,

arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back-panel, shoulder panels, two front arm panels and an inner and an outer arm panel adjacent to each of said front arm panels, at least one of the outer arm panels'being connected with the rear backpanel and each of said inner arm panels being connected with saidfront back-panel, each of said front panels being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent arm panel along part of the forward portion of said arm panel, so that a part of said front panel may be inserted beneath said arm panel and above the arm of the furniture, when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture,

said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back panel, the upper edge of said front back-panel being attached to said rear back-panel, said shoulder panels being attached to the sides of said front back-panel and to said rear back-panel, a skirt portion detachably connected to said seat panel, said skirt portion including a panel adapted to overlie the front portion of the seat of the furniture with the connection to said seat panel being along a line spaced substantially inwardly from the front edge of the furniture seat, one edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion and one edge of said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion.

5. A slip cover for upholstered furniture having seat, arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back-panel, shoulder panels, two front arm panels and an inner and an outer arm panel adjacent to each of said front arm panels, at least one of the outer arm panels being connected with the rear back-panel and each of said inner arm panels being connected with said front back-panel, the rear edge of one of the outer arm panels being in detachable relationship to the juxtaposed edge of the rear back panel, separable fastener means for detachably securing said juxtaposed edges to each other, each of said front panels being attached to the forward portion of its adjacent outer arm panel and being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent inner and top arm panel, so that a part of said front panel may be inserted beneath said arm panel and above the arm of the furniture, when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back-panel, the upper edgeof said front back-panel being attached to said rear back-panel, 'said shoulder panels being attached to the sides of said front back-panel and to said rear back-panel, a skirt portion permanently connected to said seat panel along the central portion thereof and having portions thereof afiixed to the outer arm panels and to the rear back panel, one edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion and one edge of said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion and an anchorage member extending from the lower portion of the front edge of each inner arm panel to the lower portion of the front edge of the corresponding outer arm panel, and adapted to be looped around the front legs of the upholstered furniture for maintaining a downward pull on the front edges of the inner and outer arm panels.

6. A slip cover for upholstered furniture having seat, arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back-panel, shoulder panels, two front arm panels and an inner and an outer arm panel adjacent to each of said front arm panels, at least one of the outer arm panels being connected with the rear back-panel and each of said inner arm panels being connected with said front back-panel, the edge of one of the outer arm panels being in detachable relationship tothe juxtaposed edge of the rear back panel, separable fastener means for detachably securing said juxtaposed edges to each other, each of said front panels being attached to the forward portion of its adjacent outer arm panel and being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent inner and top arm panel, so that a part of said front panel may be inserted beneath said arm panel and above the arm of the furniture, when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back-panel, the upper edge of said front backpanel being attached to said rear back-panel, said shoulder panels being attached to the sides of said front backpanel and to said rear back-panel, the outer portions of said arm panels being attached at the rear edge to said rear back-panel, inner portions of said arm panels being unattached to said front back-panel and said shoulder panels, said front back-panel, shoulder panels and arm panels having gaps therebetween providing juxtaposed unconnected free edges for said arm and shoulder panels which free edges may be tucked into the spaces between the arms and the back of said piece of furniture, a skirt portion affixed to the front of said seat panel and having portions thereof affixed to the outer arm panels and to the rear back panel, one edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion and one edge of said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion and an anchorage member extending from the lower portion of the front edge'of each inner arm panel to the lower portion of the front edge of the corresponding outer arm panel, and adapted to be looped around the front legs of the upholstered furniture for maintaining a downward pull on the front edges of the inner and outer arm panels.

7. A slip cover for upholstered furniture having seat, arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back-panel, shoulder panels, two front arm panels and an inner and an outer arm panel adjacent to each of said front arm panels, at least one of the outer arm panels being connected with the rear back-panel and each of said inner arm panels being connected with said front back-panel, each of said front panels being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent arm panel along a part of the forward portion of said arm panel, so that when a part of said front panel may be inserted beneath said arm panel and above the arm of the fumiture, when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, a slide fastener comprising mating slide fastener elements, one of said elements permanentlyvsecured to the forward portion of said arm panel, the other anchored to said front panel, with the slide fastener disposed beneath the forward portion of said arm panel when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back-panel, the upper edge of said front back-panel being attached to said rear backpanel, said shoulder panels being attached to the sides of said front back-panel and to said rear back-panel, the outer portions of said arm panels being attached at the rear edge to said rear back-panel, inner portions of said arm panels being unattached to said front backpanel and said shoulder panels, said front back panel, shoulder panels and arm panels having gaps therebetween providing juxtaposed unconnected free edges for said arm and shoulder panels which free edges may be tucked into the spaces between the arms and the back of said piece of furniture, a skirt portion connected to said seat panel, one edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion and one edge of said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion.

8. A slip cover for upholstered furniture having seat, arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back panel, said rear back-panel being made of a stretchable self-contracting tensioning material, shoulder panels, two front arm panels and an inner and an outer arm panel adjacent to each of said front arm panels, at least one of the outer arm panels beingconnected'with the rear back-panel and each of said inner arm panels being connected with said front backpanel, the rear edge of one of the outer arm panels being in detachable relationship to the juxtaposed edge of the rear back panel, separable fastener means for detachably securing said juxtaposed edges to each other, each of said front panels being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent arm panel along a part of the forward portion of said arm panel and attached thereto along a part of suchjforward portion, so that a part of said front panel may be inserted beneath said arm panel and above the arm of the furniture, when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back-panel, the upper edge of said front back-panel being attached to said rear back-panel, said shoulder panels being attached to the sides of said front back-panel and to said rear back-panel, the outer portions of said arm panels being attached at the rear edge to said rear back panel, inner portions of said arm panels being unattached to said front back-panel and said shoulder panels, said front back-panel, shoulder panels and arm panels having gapstherebetween providing juxtaposed unconnected free edges for said arm and shoulder panels which free edges may be tucked into the spaces between the arms and the back of said piece of furniture, a skirt portion affixed to the front of said seat panel and having portions thereof affixed to the outer arm panelsand to the rear back panel, one edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion and one edge of said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion and an anchorage member extending from the lower portion of the front edge of each inner arm panel to the lower portion of the front edge of the corresponding outer arm panel, and adapted to be looped around the front legs of the upholstered furniture for maintaining a downward pull on the front edges of the inner and outer arm panels.

9. A slip 'cover for upholstered furniture having seat, arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back panel, said rear back-panel being made of a stretchably self-contracting tensioning material, shoulder panels, two front arm panels and an inner and an outer arm panel adjacent to each of said front arm panels, at least one of the outer arm panels being connected with the rear back-panel and each of said inner arm panels being connected with said front back-panel, the rear edge of one of the outer arm panels being in detachable relationship to the juxtaposed edge of the rear back panel, separable fastener means for detachably securing said juxtaposed edges to each other, each of said front panels being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent arm panel along a part of the forward portion of said arm panel, so that a part of said front panel may be inserted beneath said arm panel and above the arm of the furniture, when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back-panel, the upper edge of said front back-panel being attached to said rear back-panel, said shoulder panels being attached to the sides of said front back-panel and to said rear back-panel, the outer portions of said arm panels being attached at the rear edge to said rear back-panel, inner portions of said arm panels being unattached to said front back-panel and said shoulder panels, said front back-panel, shoulder panels and arm panels having gaps therebetween providing juxtaposed unconnected free edges for said arm and shoulder panels which free edges may be tucked into the spaces between the arms and the back of said piece of furniture,

a skirt portion aifixed to the front of said seat panel and having portions thereof affixed to the outer arm panels and to the rear back panel, one edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion and one edge of said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion, said skirt portion including a bandpanel having its upper edge somewhat above and outside the lower edge of the body portion, said skirt portion also including a pleated-panel secured to the lower edge of said band-panel and adapted to at least partially conceal the legs of the furniture and an anchorage member extending from the lower portion of the front edge of each inner arm panel to the lower portion of the front edge of the corresponding outer arm panel, and adapted to be looped around the front legs of the upholstered furniture for maintaining a downward pull on the front edges of the inner and outer arm panels.

10. A slip cover for upholstered furniture having seat, arms and back, including a body portion and a skirt portion; said body portion comprising a seat panel, a front back-panel, a rear back-panel, said rear back-panel being made of a stretchable self-contracting tensioning material, shoulder panels, two front arm panels and an inner and an outer arm panel adjacent to each of said front arm panels, at least one of the outer arm panels being connected with the rear back-panel and each of said inner arm panels being connected with said front back-panel, the rear edge of one of the outer arm panels being in detachable relationship to the juxtaposed edge of the rear back panel, separable fastener means for detachably securing said juxtaposed edges to each other, said arm panels having a forward edge formed of a cordwelted seam, each of said front panels being unattached to the forward portion of its adjacent arm panel along a part of the forward portion of said arm panel, so that a part of said front panel may be inserted beneathsaid arm panel and above the arm of the furniture, when the slip cover is mounted on the furniture, said seat panel being attached to the inner edges of said arm panels and to the lower edge of said front back-panel, the upp'er'edge of said front back-panel being attached to said rear backpanel, said shoulder panels being attached to the sides of said fiont back-panel, by generally vertical cordwelted seams, said shoulder panels being attached to said rear back-panel, the outer portions of said arm panels being attached at the rear edge to said rear back-panel, inner portions of said arm panels being unattached to said front back-panel and said shoulder panels, said front back-panel, shoulder panels and arm panels having gaps therebetween providing juxta posed unconnected free edges for said arm and shoulder panels which free edges may be tucked into the spaces between the arms and the back of said piece of furniture, a skirt portion afiixed to the front of said seat panel and having portions thereof affixed to the outer arm panels and to the rear back panel, one edge of said skirt portion being above the lower edge of said body portion and one edge of said skirt portion being below the lower edge of said body portion, said skirt portion including a band-panel having its upper edge somewhat above and outside the lower edge of the body portion, said skirt portion also including a pleated-panel secured to the lower edge of said band-panel and adapted to at least partially conceal the legs of the furniture and an anchorage member extending from the lower portion of the front edge of each inner arm panel to the lower portion of the front edge of the corresponding outer arm panel, and adapted to be looped around the front legs of the upholstered furniture for maintaining a downward pull on the front edges of the inner and outer arm panels.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/224
International ClassificationA47C31/11, A47C31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C31/11
European ClassificationA47C31/11