Antique Bergère Chairs are Caned Victorian French armchairs also known as a fauteuil (meaning armchair in French) having upholstered armrests and usually with a loose cushion. The sides, base and back of these chairs will be caned with wicker and the frame is usually turned, carved in woods such as Walnut, fruit-wood, Beech and will be finished in a painted or gilded decoration. The design of the Antique Bergère Chair first appeared in the late 17th Century during Louis XIV’s reign in France. These were mainly in the heavy Baroque style to begin with but then they evolved into finer lighter designs in the 18th Century. During the Victorian period, comfort was the main factor so more upholstery with cushions was added and decoration included fine carvings and turned legs. The main carcass would still have wicker caning on the sides and back. If you are interested in buying Antique Bergère Chairs, please see the few examples we have below for sale along with a few previously sold examples that we carefully clean and revive using a natural wax finish. We often new stock arriving daily so if their is nothing suitable please let us know and we can let you know if we find something more suitable.
Armchairs for sale
This was a superb set of Bergère chairs in the form of two arm chairs and settee.
This Superb Quality Victorian Mahogany Caned Upholstered Bergere Chair dates from ca. 1900 and has caned sides and back, with a moulded frame, turned upright supports and turned legs with castors.
Hello James, Just to say the Pr Georgian Antique carver armchairs have arrived @ 6.45 am! Exactly what I had expected so am absolutely delighted. I feel they have a story to tell! Thank you so much. You have been a pleasure to deal with. With very best wishes, Elizabeth
Dear Jamie This is just to say I am delighted with my chairs – they are beautiful. The delivery guys were here soon after your earliest estimated time which was great. I shall certainly follow your website looking for other furniture to enjoy, use and treasure. Kind regards, Jane
Hi James, This is just to let you know that the stool arrived safely, and that I am very much enjoying it – thank you. I have confidence in buying from you because everything you have sent me has been lovely and in good condition – thank you! Kind regards, Heather