|French Style Chaise - Duchesse Brisee|
|My very own chaise lounge - way too comfortable!|
I particularly like the reference to the "typical use" in the last style - I do find myself drawn to the chaise when the sun is high and I am getting sleepy - even if the style is not typical of the "meridienne", I think I will use the name to refer to mine!A chaise longue is an upholstered couch in the shape of a chair that is long enough to support the legs. It is sometimes erroneously written as "chaise lounge", which has persisted so strongly in America that it is no longer considered incorrect.· Duchesse brisee – this chaise loungue is divided in two parts: the chair and a long footstool. Or two chairs with a stool in between. The origin of the word is unknown.· Recamier – this chaise has two raised ends, and nothing on the long sides. It is sometimes associated with French Empire and named for Madame Recamier (1777-1849), who posed elegantly elegantly on a couch of this kind.· Meridienne – this chaise has a high head-rest, and a lower foot-rest, joined by a sloping piece. Meridienes are asymmetrical day-beds and were popular in the grand houses of France in the 19th century. Its name is from its typical use – rest in the middle of the day when the sun is near the meridian.
I am in the midst of doing a "standard" chaise lounge in a crisp white textured fabric and looking forward to seeing it - it is going to be very plump with lots of down in the removable cushions. I love chaise lounges but have to be careful to not "over collect" since they take up a lot of my valuable storage space and are a little more difficult to ship. Here are some of my favorites from my current inventory!
|Vintage Chaise Lounge in Black and Taupe Velvet with Striped Accent|
|Loose Seat and Back Cushion Chaise Lounge in English Toile|