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, fruitwood, Beech and will be finished in a painted or gilded decoration. The design of the Antique Bergère Chair first appeared in the late 17thduring 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. If you are interested in buying Antique Bergère Chairs, please see the examples we have below for sale along with a few previously sold examples that we carefully clean and revive using a natural wax finish.
Armchairs for sale
- Raymond Wallis,
Dear James We were very pleased to receive the Chippendale Dining chairs which were in excellent condition and delivered with great care as I mentioned before. The later delivery of the dining table packed and presented with professional skill and courtesy has been very much appreciated and we shall look forward to making contact should we need your services regarding top quality furniture in the future Yours faithfully Raymond and Daphne Wallis
Hi James,Thank you so much, the Chairs are lovely and delivery was very punctual and I was away on time! Best wishes, Caroline
Hello James,Thank you for the delivery today. The chairs are lovely and just as good as in your picture. I’m very pleased and can’t understand why people buy modern rubbish when they could have something like these instead!! Best Regards, Jessica