If any of you saw my post on Saturday ( my sneaky little post that I just threw in there - I don't normally post on weekends )
You know that I bought 2 Bergeres chairs
A bergère is an enclosed upholstered French armchair (fauteuil) with an upholstered back and armrests on upholstered frames. The seat frame is over-upholstered, but the rest of the wooden framing is exposed: it may be moulded or carved, and of beech, painted or gilded, or of fruitwood, walnut or mahogany with a waxed finish. Padded elbowrests may stand upon the armrests. A bergère is fitted with a loose, but tailored, seat cushion. It is designed for lounging in comfort, with a deeper, wider seat than that of a regular fauteuil, though the bergères by Bellangé in the White House (one illustrated) are more formal. A bergère in the eighteenth century was essentially a meuble courant, designed to be moved about to suit convenience, rather than being ranged permanently formally along the walls as part of the decor.
The fanciful name, "shepherdess chair", was coined in mid-eighteenth century Paris, where the model developed without a notable break from the late-seventeenth century chaise de commodité, a version of the wing chair, whose upholstered "wings" shielding the face from fireplace heat or from draughts were retained in the bergère à oreilles("with ears"), or, fancifully, bergère confessionale, as if the occupant were hidden from view, as in a confessional. Abergère may have a flat, raked back, in which case it is à la reine, or, more usually in Louis XV furnishings, it has a coved back, en cabriolet. A bergère with a low coved back that sweeps without a break into the armrests is amarquise.
Appearing first in Paris during the Régence (1715–23), the form reaches its full development in the unifying curves of the rococo style, then continues in a more architectural rectilinear style in the Louis XVI, Directoire, and French and American Empire styles._________________________________________________________________________________
John and I stayed at one little hotel for many years when we went to Paris - and there were 2 of these in the lobby - with our names on them lol - ( it was a small hotel so the owner knew everyone and he would say " Your chaises are waiting for you Suzanne )
I've been looking for 2 of them since then - with the double cushion specifically
I've been all over the web looking for ideas - here's a few that I've fallen in love with
Wouldn't this be great for John??? ( it's not happening - but wouldn't it be great lol ? )
I think you could easily replicate this one with drop cloths !!!
I never thought of velvet - but I love these !!!
Oh my gosh - they look comfy
Oh my gosh - they look comfy
Maybe I need to find a couple of matching ottomans?
This may be a job I'll only be able to tackle in a month or so - but just knowing I have them thrills
Ok - this post could truly go on forever - I've found a new obsession I think -
So I'll leave you with this -
A high chair for a baby that converts into a tiny chair and table as they grow
Start them young I always say LOL !!!
Oh and while I have the paint out - I might as well
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