Antique Bergère Chairs

Decorative Victorian Country House Original Painted Antique Bergere Arm Chair

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.

Bergère Chair designs

This was a superb set of Bergère chairs in the form of two arm chairs and settee.

Pair of Matching Edwardian Walnut Antique Bergere Arm Chairs
Large Edwardian Walnut Antique Bergere 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.

Victorian Mahogany Caned Upholstered Bergere Chair

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