The valet chair is a useful piece of furniture that lets you hang your lightly soiled clothes or prep a new set for the next day. It’s also a place to sit down while getting dressed and is especially handy for putting on shoes and socks.
More than that, it’s certainly prettier than a pile of clothes over a chair or ironing board.
Here’s my version of a valet chair from an old IKEA MALM nightstand, which is no longer in production. Under the seat, it has a drawer for small items like socks. Very handy!