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French Andrée Putman Restored and Reupholstered Bouclé Ivory Chair, circa 2001
Located in Aspen, CO
French Andrée Putman restored and reupholstered Pierre Frey ivory bouclé chair from Hotel Pershing Hall Paris, with documentation. Glass circular feet complete the unique design, cir...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Bergere Chairs

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Upholstery, Glass

Carlyle Hotel Bergère Pair of Once Used by JFK
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very well made pair of French bergères from New York's Carlyle Hotel, circa 1950s. This pair was once used by John F. Kennedy during meetings at the Carlyle with disarmament adviso...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Bergere Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Bergères, Dominique Andre Domin & M. Genevriere, France, 1940
Located in New York, NY
Stained sycamore frame with upholstered armrests and a cushion seat; raised on tapered square feet. Marcel Genevriere, (1885-1967) OUR REFERENCE N8867 
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Bergere Chairs

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Sycamore

Louis XVI French Silk Armchair, Claude II Sené, Fauteuil a la Reine, 1780-1783
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Louis XVI French silk armchair, Claude II Sené Fauteuil a la Reine, early 1780s. Arched, padded back with stylized flowerhead hand carved topsail, similarly poetic hand carved seat r...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk

Pair of 19th Century French Bergere Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
This pair of 19th century French bergere chairs, painted in a soft gray, this ornate frame takes on a Swedish feel. Newly upholstered in white cotton duck cloth to match any interior...
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Antique 19th Century French Bergere Chairs

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Oak

  • Pair of 19th Century French Bergere Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century French Bergere Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century French Bergere Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century French Bergere Chairs
H 37 in. W 27.5 in. D 26 in.
Louis XV French Provincial Style Open Armchair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Louis XV French Provincial "au coin du feu" around the fireplace armchair with white linen upholstered paneled back and seat. French armchair bergère black painted wooden frame havin...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Bergere Chairs

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Linen

"Cuellar" Wing Chair, Model 101AR/221NR
Located in Paris, FR
In amaranth, with visible frame going all-over the back and the armrests with flat cuffs resting on the front upright. The low band rests on two bead-shaped legs in gilded bronze w...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Bergere Chairs

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Other

  • "Cuellar" Wing Chair, Model 101AR/221NR
  • "Cuellar" Wing Chair, Model 101AR/221NR
  • "Cuellar" Wing Chair, Model 101AR/221NR
  • "Cuellar" Wing Chair, Model 101AR/221NR
H 29.53 in. W 23.63 in. D 34.26 in.
Fine Pair of French 19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Giltwood Carved Bergères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine pair of French 19th-20th century Louis XVI style giltwood carved bergères, each with a recent upholstered back, sides and loose cushion seat in a striped and floral velvet fa...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Wood

Louis XVI French Silk Armchair, Claude II Sené, Fauteuil a la Reine, 1780-1783
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Louis XVI French silk armchair, Claude II Sené Fauteuil a la Reine, early 1780s. Arched, padded back with stylized flowerhead hand carved topsail, similarly poetic hand carved seat r...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Silk

French Louis XVI Style Marquise Loveseat in Natural Linen
Located in South Salem, NY
A lovely French Marquise loveseat circa 1850s. Newly reupholstered in linen with a painted carved frame in the Louis XVI style.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Swedish Blue Painted and Silver Gilt Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Each with a square upholstered back carved with back scrolled ears flanked by arms carved with bellflowers supported by classical figure heads centering an attached seat, the rails s...
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Antique Early 18th Century Scandinavian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

French Art Deco Bergère Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco black lacquered and gilt trimmed bergère armchairs with white circle upholstery.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Bergere Chairs

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Lacquer

  • French Art Deco Bergère Armchairs
  • French Art Deco Bergère Armchairs
  • French Art Deco Bergère Armchairs
  • French Art Deco Bergère Armchairs
H 35.5 in. W 36 in. D 28 in.
French 19th Century Bergère Armchair in Light Beige Upholstery
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
French 19th century bergère armchair in light beige upholstery.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Bergere Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

French Art Nouveau Walnut High Back Bergère
Located in New York, NY
French walnut Art Nouveau bergère armchair featuring a high back and arms with stylized cut outs and beige velvet upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Single Italian Walnut Upholstered Club Armchair/Accent Chair in Brown and White
Located in Atlanta, GA
A single Italian upholstered club chair with walnut wood from the early 20th century. This chair is made of an elegant walnut wood that is a warm brown color. The chair is upholstere...
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20th Century Italian Club Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Pair of Hollywood Regency Maison Jansen attrib. Bergere or Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Hollywood Regency Maison Jansen bergere or armchairs beautifully re-upholstered. Done in a distressed Swedish finish these fine Louis XVI Style chairs are simply stunning and...
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency Bergere Chairs

Scandinavian Newly Upholstered Bergere in Mahogany, c. 1860
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely bergere with graceful lines in French-polished mahogany, newly upholstered in a Lee Jofa fabric. All springs are eight-way, hand-tied. Extremely comfortable! Measures: 27 1/...
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Antique 19th Century Scandinavian Louis Philippe Bergere Chairs

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Mahogany, Fabric, Upholstery

French Louis XVI Style Marquise in a Painted Finish
Located in Dallas, TX
A French Louis XVI style marquise (extra wide chair to accommodate ladies dresses) in a French gray painted finish.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Pair of Small French Art Deco Style Tufted Armchairs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of petite, 1930s tufted armchairs. Fabric has been stripped and the chairs are upholstery ready. 
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Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

Oversized Upholstered Armchair
Located in Hudson, NY
Oversized upholstered armchair. Recently upholstered in French linen.
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Early 20th Century French Bergere Chairs

  • Oversized Upholstered Armchair
  • Oversized Upholstered Armchair
  • Oversized Upholstered Armchair
  • Oversized Upholstered Armchair
H 40 in. W 37.5 in. D 25 in.
Pair of 18th Century Italian Bergère
Located in New Orleans, LA
Painted and gilt Italian 18th century bergère in the gondola form. These are large-scale bergère and are in excellent condition. They came from a beautiful house in Turino.  
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

  • Pair of 18th Century Italian Bergère
  • Pair of 18th Century Italian Bergère
  • Pair of 18th Century Italian Bergère
  • Pair of 18th Century Italian Bergère
H 34 in. W 29 in. D 31 in.
Sue et Mare Elegant Art Deco Bergere
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Sue et Mare. Louis Sue (1875-1968) and Andre Mare (1885-1932). An elegant high Art Deco armchair in mahogany, circa 1920. The back covered with green leather, the front upholst...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Mahogany

  • Sue et Mare Elegant Art Deco Bergere
  • Sue et Mare Elegant Art Deco Bergere
  • Sue et Mare Elegant Art Deco Bergere
  • Sue et Mare Elegant Art Deco Bergere
H 36 in. W 27 in. D 25 in.
Large Pair of Vintage Italian Armchairs
Located in Westport, CT
Large pair of vintage Italian armchairs with tapered brass legs in the style of Gio Ponti, Italian design from circa 1960-1970 in wonderful reupholstered condition very large and ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

  • Large Pair of Vintage Italian Armchairs
  • Large Pair of Vintage Italian Armchairs
  • Large Pair of Vintage Italian Armchairs
  • Large Pair of Vintage Italian Armchairs
H 39 in. W 30 in. D 33 in.
Set of Four Armchairs by Paolo Buffa
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Set of two armchairs by Paolo Buffa. Provenance: Hotel Bristol Merano. Newly Upholstered in Linen
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Linen, Walnut

  • Set of Four Armchairs by Paolo Buffa
  • Set of Four Armchairs by Paolo Buffa
  • Set of Four Armchairs by Paolo Buffa
  • Set of Four Armchairs by Paolo Buffa
H 34 in. W 24 in. D 38 in.
19th Century French Carved Louis XVI Bergere in Yellow Velvet Upholstery
Located in CH
19th century bergere in yellow velvet and carved frame in Louis XVI style. France, circa 1880 Perfect condition.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Velvet

Pair of Louis XV Period French Walnut Confessional Bergère Chairs, circa 1750
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XV period walnut confessional bergères armchairs from the mid-18th century with new upholstery. Each of this pair of French 'Bergères à oreilles' features a sl...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Four Carved and Paint Decorated Fauteuils by Jansen Turned Carved Legs
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of four carved and paint decorated fauteuils by Maison Jansen. The turned carved legs supporting a circular apron with a fine hi stuffed cushion set leading to column form arms w...
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Vintage 1930s French Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Wood

French Louis XV Style Walnut Wingback Bergère Chair from the 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style walnut wingback bergère chair from the 19th century with new upholstery. This French 'bergère à oreilles' features a straight back, adorned on the upper rail ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

Pair Of Italian Neoclassical Maple Armchairs Attributed Pelagio Palagi
Located in Essex, MA
Each with tablet crestrail with inlaid anthemion , the arms with carved griffon supports all raised on carved cabriole legs with hoof feet. These chairs are diminutive. Newly covered...
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Antique 1840s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Other

French Louis XV Style 1840s Painted Wingback Bergère Chair with New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style Provençale painted wingback bergère chair from the mid 19th century with new upholstery. This French bergère, born in the Southern region of Provence, feature...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Wood, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Painted and Upholstered Bergère Chair with Custom Cushion
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI style painted wood upholstered bergère chair from the early 20th century. This French bergère à oreilles (wingback chair) features a straight back with curved side...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Pair of French Louis XV Style Parcel-Gilt and Paint Decorated Bergere Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of French Louis XV style parcel-gilt and paint decorated bergere chairs Jansen inspired. These lovely and elegant armchairs would look spectacular in any living room or office s...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chairs

French Louis XVI Style Carved Bleached Walnut Bergere with Ottoman, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
French Louis XVI style carved bleached walnut bergere with ottoman, 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Louis XV Walnut Bergeres
Located in Port Chester, NY
A pair of carved walnut Louis XV bergeres with carved rails, arms and legs.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Bergere Chairs

  • Pair of Louis XV Walnut Bergeres
  • Pair of Louis XV Walnut Bergeres
  • Pair of Louis XV Walnut Bergeres
  • Pair of Louis XV Walnut Bergeres
H 37 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
Regency Mahogany Library Bergere
Located in London, GB
Regency mahogany library bergere in the manner of Gillows with outscrolled back and arms on reeded tapering legs.
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Bergere Chairs

  • Regency Mahogany Library Bergere
  • Regency Mahogany Library Bergere
  • Regency Mahogany Library Bergere
  • Regency Mahogany Library Bergere
H 40 in. W 31 in. D 39 in.
Pair of Chic French Empire Style Mahogany Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of large French Empire style mahogany armchairs reupholstered in Ralph Lauren silk/linen fabric.
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20th Century French Empire Armchairs

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Linen, Upholstery, Mahogany

Louis XV Bergere
Located in Asheville, NC
Striped taffeta upholstery with carved fruitwood motif.
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20th Century French Bergere Chairs

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Fruitwood

  • Louis XV Bergere
  • Louis XV Bergere
  • Louis XV Bergere
  • Louis XV Bergere
H 32 in. W 26 in. D 22.5 in.
Pair of Italian Louis XVI Bergeres
Located in Port Chester, NY
An unusual large pair of Italian Louis XVI carved giltwood bergères with oval backs, upholstered cushion seats and stop fluted legs.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

  • Pair of Italian Louis XVI Bergeres
  • Pair of Italian Louis XVI Bergeres
  • Pair of Italian Louis XVI Bergeres
  • Pair of Italian Louis XVI Bergeres
H 39.5 in. W 25 in. D 22 in.
George I Walnut Armchair
Located in Essex, MA
With arched upholstered back scrolled arms and square seat raised on cabriole legs with shell knees and turned H form stretchers.
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Antique 1730s English George I Armchairs

Materials

Other

  • George I Walnut Armchair
  • George I Walnut Armchair
  • George I Walnut Armchair
  • George I Walnut Armchair
H 40.5 in. W 28.5 in. D 26.5 in.
Pair of Louis XV Bergeres
Located in Port Chester, NY
Pair of Louis XV tub bergeres with carved rosette crest and aprons.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Louis XV Bergeres
  • Pair of Louis XV Bergeres
  • Pair of Louis XV Bergeres
  • Pair of Louis XV Bergeres
H 36.5 in. W 29 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Bergere Chairs with Napoleonic Bee Upholstery
Located in Asheville, NC
Beautiful pair of bergere chairs with Napoleonic bee upholstery and beautiful French carved frame with nailhead trim.
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Antique 19th Century French Bergere Chairs

18th Century Directoire Painted Ladies' Chair
Located in Carmel, CA
Directoire upholstered ladies' bergère with down cushion and sold scroll back. The chair has upholstered arms resting on balustrade columns and scabbard legs with block with rosette ...
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Antique 1790s French Directoire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Paint

Pair of Regency Inspired Armchairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
These Italian moderne burgers inspired by the Grosfeld House Hollywood Regency style are upholstered in beige linen and have hand-carved frames painted gray and are embellished with ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Bergere Chairs

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Bentwood

  • Pair of Regency Inspired Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Inspired Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Inspired Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Inspired Armchairs
H 39 in. W 24.50 in. D 26 in.
Art Deco Settee and Bergere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Deco Style two-seater sofa and matching bergere. Open frame legs and unique upholstery fabric compliments this set.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Bergere Chairs

Materials

Silk, Wood

  • Art Deco Settee and Bergere
  • Art Deco Settee and Bergere
  • Art Deco Settee and Bergere
  • Art Deco Settee and Bergere
H 30.5 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Faux Suede Directoire Style Bergere
Located in New York, NY
Elegant faux suede Directoire style bergere with fluted and tapered legs and curved columnar arm details. Natural colored wood showing great age though out with great exposed back de...
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Vintage 1950s French Directoire Chairs

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Suede

  • Faux Suede Directoire Style Bergere
  • Faux Suede Directoire Style Bergere
  • Faux Suede Directoire Style Bergere
  • Faux Suede Directoire Style Bergere
H 26.5 in. W 27.88 in. D 38 in.
French Art Deco Bergere from the 1920s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Charming and unusual Art Deco bergere, based on a nine-sided design, the back and sides opening upwards and outwards like a corolla. The wood frame is carved with stylized floral mot...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

  • French Art Deco Bergere from the 1920s
  • French Art Deco Bergere from the 1920s
  • French Art Deco Bergere from the 1920s
  • French Art Deco Bergere from the 1920s
H 26.78 in. W 30.32 in. D 22.45 in.
Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Cabriolet Armchairs
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of 19th Century (circa 1880) cabriolet armchairs with a fine carved decor enhanced with flowers and scrolls. Very good upholstery condition. Ready to be covered with new fabric.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Cabriolet Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Cabriolet Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Cabriolet Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Cabriolet Armchairs
H 38.59 in. W 27.56 in. D 19.69 in.
Louis XV Style French Antique Bergere and Ottoman in Original Paint
Located in Chicago, IL
French bergere, model duchesse brisee and probably made in the late 1800s'. Absolutely beautiful in all original paint that simply could not be duplicated. Proper down filled cushion...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Beech

Exceptional Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Armchair. Very sturdy. Restored and reupholstered in muslin. To receive final outer fabric or to be used as is. Arm height: 24.5 in.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Muslin, Wood, Upholstery

Fine Pair of Painted Bergeres in French Linen, 19th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of bergeres, having a painted frame with natural wear to finish; each bowed gadrooned crestrail continues into downswept arms, outcarved with graduated husking, finishing with s...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

18th c French Louis XV gilt carved bergere
Located in Dallas, TX
18th c French Louis XV gilt carved bergere
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Italian Walnut Bergere Chairs, Circa 1790
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of four Italian upholstered walnut bergere chairs with carved scrolled floral motif and terminating on cabriole legs. Circa 1790. Will separate into pair if desired.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Bergere Chairs

Pair of 19th c William & Mary Style Armchairs
Located in Milford, NH
Pair of English, 19th century William & Mary Style armchairs covered with rectangular muted polychrome tapestry depicting exotic birds and figures on a dense foliate landscape. Bo...
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Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

An Important Pair of a Italian Neoclassical Painted & Parcel Gilt Marquises
Located in Sheffield, MA
An Important Pair of a Italian Neoclassical Painted & Parcel Gilt Marquises First Quarter 19th Century Lombardy, Italy The back rest with paneled top rail decorated with swans ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Louis XV bergere
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very fine Louis XV style bergere
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Early 20th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Fruitwood

  • Louis XV bergere
  • Louis XV bergere
  • Louis XV bergere
  • Louis XV bergere
H 42 in. Dm 36 in.
Louis XVI Walnut Bergere A Oreilles
Located in Boston, MA
The arched winged backrest carved with a bowknot flanked by padded armrests and a loose seat cushion, the bow fronted seat also carved with a bowknot, raised on round tapering fluted...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair 18thc. Painted Venetian Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Beautifully shaped Italian Bergeres
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Antique 19th Century Italian Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair 18thc. Painted Venetian Chairs
  • Pair 18thc. Painted Venetian Chairs
  • Pair 18thc. Painted Venetian Chairs
  • Pair 18thc. Painted Venetian Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 23 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Transition Armchairs
Located in Mondorf les Bains, LU
Natural wood, with cabriolet backrest, curved armrests, resting on fluted tapered legs. Cloth fabric with hot air balloons. Restorations of use and maintenance.
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Antique 18th Century French Bergere Chairs

  • Pair of Transition Armchairs
  • Pair of Transition Armchairs
  • Pair of Transition Armchairs
  • Pair of Transition Armchairs
H 36.23 in. W 27.17 in. D 29.93 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Painted Bergères
Located in New York, NY
A nice looking pair of Louis XVI style bergère chairs with a carved, painted frame with details characteristic of the Louis XVI style, including a carved die join, and arm supports a...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Pair Louis XV Oak Bergeres
Located in Woodbury, CT
One of the pair is circa 1750, the other of a later date in the 19th century. Hand carved crest rail with central shell form, scrolling leaves and flowers. Each ear with a leaf...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Linen, Oak, Velvet

  • Pair Louis XV Oak Bergeres
  • Pair Louis XV Oak Bergeres
  • Pair Louis XV Oak Bergeres
  • Pair Louis XV Oak Bergeres
H 37.5 in. W 31 in. D 25 in.

Beige European Bergere Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of beige European bergere chairs for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct beige European bergere chairs — often made from wood, fabric and upholstery — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of beige European bergere chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of beige European bergere chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Louis XVI, Louis XV and Art Deco beige European bergere chairs are of considerable interest. Beige European bergere chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Paolo Buffa, Louis Delanois and Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann are consistently popular.

How Much are Beige European Bergere Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $5,675, while they’re typically $1,250 on the low end and $138,914 highest priced.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

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Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.