A fairly wide, deep, upholstered armchair used in the drawing room, often accompanying a settee, in the French, a canape. The form was developed in France during the mid-18th century, though it was quickly adopted by English designers such as Chippendale and Sheraton. The seat frame is over-upholstered, but the rest of the wooden framing is exposed. It is generally carved, and of walnut if the timber is exposed. if made of an inferior timber such as beech or fruitwood, it may have a painted or gilded finish.
A Louis XV-style giltwood bergere En Cabriolet, 19th century, the moulded frame decorated with classical details throughout, with squab cushion, covered in 18th century-style petit point. Height 106 cm. Width 71 cm. Depth 72 cm.
A George lV mahogany bergere, circa 1825, having a reeded rectangular frame to the caned back, from which emanates forward scrolling arms, surmounted by upholstered arm rests, caned to seat, supported on tapering reeded legs terminating in castors to the f
An antique giltwood Louis XVI style bergere, later 19th century. Fully restored with a carved ribbon and beaded frame, a small floral crest and classically scrolled arm supports with acanthus leaf embellishments, petite padded armrests, a bow fronted seat
A pair of Louis XVI style gilt framed bergeres, the running ribbon carved bergeres, with floral crests, paterae and leaf motifs, of tub form and raised on fluted tapering legs, upholstered in a bold and vibrant chintz linen, with a wheat gold ticking satee
A French Louis XVI style salon bergere, the giltwood frame with carved and gesso furled ribbon and acanthus leaf decoration, inset with panels of double-caning, the legs detailed as bound rods surmounted by stiff leaf capitals, loose cushion to the seat an
A pair of caned beech bergeres, circa 1905 (2). A pair of caned beech bergeres, circa 1905 having circular caned backs centred by a turned roundel, forward scrolling arms, cushion seat, supported on tapering square form legs terminating in spade feet to th
A pair of late 18th century Louis XVI parcel gilt bergeres attributed to Jean-Baptiste Claude Sene (1747-1803), back, padded arms and seat cushion upholstered in cream silk brocade on fluted supports, one stamped 'Sene' with incised Roman numeral I
A Victorian cedar gentleman's bergere armchair, upholstered seat and buttoned backrest scrolling armrests; turned front legs. a Victorian cedar gentleman's BergERe armchair, upholstered seat and buttoned backrest scrolling armrests; turned front legs
An elegant Regency mahogany bergere chair, the scroll decorated arms supported on full slender turned baluster columns, the back slightly curved with bow seat, turned front legs and sabre back legs. Slight faults to frame, old brocade covers well worn
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