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
- Ruth Hands,
I brought six of the most beautiful chairs I have ever seen from Antiques World and had really good service from the company and a wonderful delivery service Thank you so much James Driscoll Ruth
- 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
- Upholstered armchair to West Yorkshire,
The chair arrived this morning, I am very pleased with it.