|BEFORE - Chair and Ottoman|
I love anything French in decor and design and particularly like bergere chairs - this chair was labeled as one by the seller. I find that many people label any French style chair a bergere but here is a definition and distinction:
The distinction here is that the arms are fully upholstered - not exposed. In doing my "research", I noted that many examples of French chairs are labeled "bergere" even when they have exposed sides (like my chair here) - these are labeled "bergere" by places like Ballard Furniture, etc. SO, I believe I have found a distinction that many do not follow.A bergère chair is a large arm chair usually associated with the French Country style of decorating. It usually has an upholstered seat, possibly with a loose cushion, an upholstered back, upholstered arms and exposed wooden frame. A bergère chair is often displayed with a matching ottoman or stool.
If I could specialize in doing nothing but variations on French style chairs and other pieces, I would; but they are hard to find and expensive to purchase. I just sold a great looking three piece set including two French style chairs and an ottoman - on it's way to Texas. I do keep my eye out for these chairs whenever I can.
|AFTER - Country French Chair and Ottoman|
|Thomasville True Bergere Chairs|