Relevant categories: Chairs,Seating and Chairs
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One of the best antique pieces of furniture you could buy is the Bergere chair. A Bergere chair is an upholstered armchair that first appeared in the 18th century. It features closed sides, a total departure from the commonly available open armrests.
The Bergere chair is a pioneer when it comes to focusing on relaxation and comfort. It can be designed differently with the sides featuring cane or upholstery. The armrests also feature cushioned elbow rests together with a loose cushion seat. Since it was comfortable enough, the chair is preferred for relaxation for a long time. The seat had a broad, thick seat cushion. When it comes to the back, the designers made it either low or high. Overall, the shape can be conical, curved or rounded.
Every individual designer made a decision on whether to paint, gild or leave the back and arms with a natural look. The frame was either carved or molded, meaning the chair wasn’t made from detached pieces. Popular types of wood used to make this Bergere chairs included beech, fruitwood, mahogany or walnut. The waxed finish of the frame made it a long-lasting piece of furniture.
In short, a chair cannot be referred to as Bergere unless it has exposed frames, a loose seat cushion, an armrest, a seat frame, and a cushioned back. While Bergere chairs look the same, they can be grouped into three major categories, which we discuss below.
The Bergere Cabriolet usually features a rounded back. Based on your height, the back may rise up to the middle. It has lower armrests that perfectly match with the back, which rises up in the middle. All the other features of the Bergere chair are the same.
Bergere a la Reine
(Above photo - Bergère à la Reine )
Unlike the Bergere Cabriolet, which had a rounded back, this particular chair features a flat one. The back rises to the head, depending on your height. It features a sloped shape and a top that has been straightened out.
Several chairs featured a curved, low back. For this particular chair, the connection between the back and the arms were almost seamless. The back was thinner and a little higher than that of the Bergereen Cabriolet. Even though the back doesn’t rise to the head, the chair is still as comfortable as can be.
Why Should You Buy a Bergere Chair?
(Above photo - Pair French Bergere Armchairs Chairs Mahogany Regency )
Even though classical in terms of design, the Bergere chair remains one of the most comfortable on the market. The fact that people still love it is a testament to how convenient it is. Good enough, there are many antique Bergere chairs out there on the market.
(Above photo - William IV Bergere Chair - Antique Mahogany 19th Century )
If you want one made by a modern manufacturer, you will get it. You may choose any of the three types of Bergere chairs without compromising on the quality. You can create a centre of attraction with one of two of these chairs. Give your guests a reason to come and revisit you.
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