This bergère chair is a fine example of an enclosed upholstered French armchair with an upholstered back and armrests on upholstered frames. The seat frame is over-upholstered, but the rest of the wooden framing is exposed. This bergère is fitted with a loose, but tailored, seat cushion.
It is designed for lounging in comfort, with a deeper, wider seat than that of a regular fauteuil. A bergère in the eighteenth century was essentially a meuble courant, designed to be moved about to suit convenience, rather than being ranged permanently formally along the walls as part of the decor
This beautiful chair has been re-upholstered in a lovely striped grain sack material.
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