An arm with a wood panel or cut piece of fabric applied to the front of the arm. It can either be “inset” if the panel is recessed or “raised” if the panel sticks out from the front face. Panel arms are non-structural, meaning that they can be changed from wood to fabric without having to alter the original frame of the sofa or chair.
Here are a handful of Panel Arm sofas and chairs. For more, visit our Living Room Furniture page.