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Pair of 18th Century Venetian Painted Bergere Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 18th century Venetian painted bergere chairs Louis XV style. Please note these items are antiques and are two of a kind.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Rococo Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Louis XV French Bergere Armchairs
Located in London, by appointment only
These fabulous bergeres are an unusually large and generous scale. The bergeres with reclined backs of simple outline with channeled detailing, outswept arms of Rococo inspiration ra...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Neoclassical Armchairs

  • Pair of Louis XV French Bergere Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV French Bergere Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV French Bergere Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV French Bergere Armchairs
H 38.19 in. W 27.96 in. D 29.53 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Style Arm, Bergère or Wingback Chairs
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti style arm or wingback chairs. These finely detailed sleek and stylish armchairs depict this iconic designers style for flair and simplicity at hi...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Early 19th Century Pair of Empire / Biedermeier Solid Plum Wood Swan Armchairs
Located in Darmstadt, DE
A pair of Empire / Biedermeier plum wood from circa 1815, newly upholstered with new fabric in classicist style. The armrests, backrest and seat are upholstered. The upholstery fabri...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Empire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Art Deco 'Folies Bergeres' Wall Plaques
Located in Devon, England
This is a super rare opportunity to acquire a pair of these beautifully reduced versions of the facade bas-relief of the Folies-Bergères cabaret. One time designer, Pico who created...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

  • Pair of Art Deco 'Folies Bergeres' Wall Plaques
  • Pair of Art Deco 'Folies Bergeres' Wall Plaques
  • Pair of Art Deco 'Folies Bergeres' Wall Plaques
  • Pair of Art Deco 'Folies Bergeres' Wall Plaques
H 23.63 in. W 7.88 in. D 1.58 in.
Pair of Bergere Chairs
Located in Hamburg, Hamburg
This wonderful pair of bergere chairs have a very sophisticated and elegant appearance. The handmade beech frame is elaborately curved and decorated. The dark paint in combination wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Bergere Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Beech

  • Pair of Bergere Chairs
  • Pair of Bergere Chairs
  • Pair of Bergere Chairs
  • Pair of Bergere Chairs
H 31.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 35.44 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

Pair of Bergeres Attributed to Sue et Mare
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco giltwood bergeres, attributed to Sue et Mare Each with rounded rectangular padded back flanked by scrolls above sloping arms carved with stylized fluting, ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bergere Chairs

Materials

Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs by Rosello Paris, France
Located in Voorburg, NL
Beautiful and extraordinary pair of neoclassical French Louis XVI style chairs with the original upholstery. Manufactured by Rosello Paris, France. A fine set of two wooden Bergère c...
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Late 20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Bergere Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Pair of Bergères, Dominique Andre Domin & M. Genevriere, France, 1940
By André Domin, Marcel Genèvrière, Dominique
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

Materials

Sycamore

"Pair" of Painted Bergère
Located in New Orleans, LA
Painted with gilt accents. Splendid as a pair, note that the carvings do not match. Sizes are nearly identical, varying less than an inch in H, W, and D.
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Antique 19th Century French Directoire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood

  • "Pair" of Painted Bergère
  • "Pair" of Painted Bergère
  • "Pair" of Painted Bergère
  • "Pair" of Painted Bergère
H 36 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Bergere Fauteuil Chairs in the Style of Louis XV
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of bergere Fauteuil chairs in the style of Louis XV - A lovely pair with great age and dimension - cream velvet with bone finish..
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20th Century Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Pair of Italian Bergères
Located in North Miami, FL
Beautiful pair of Italian painted and gilded bergères, circa 1940. Grand scale and elegant design. Beautiful combination of natural wicker and distressed painted finish makes the cha...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Regency Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wicker, Wood

  • Pair of Italian Bergères
  • Pair of Italian Bergères
  • Pair of Italian Bergères
  • Pair of Italian Bergères
H 39.5 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
Pair of Directoire Style Bergère
Located in New York, NY
A pair of painted bergère in the Directoire style with understated elegance. The frame is painted in a gray/white finish that has worn to perfection. The chairs feature a staring, sq...
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Mid-20th Century Bergere Chairs

Materials

Muslin, Wood

  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergère
  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergère
  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergère
  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergère
H 38.5 in. W 27 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Directoire Style Bergères
Located in New York, NY
Although traditional in form, this lovely pair of Directoire style bergères feel fresh and contemporary. The white painted finish highlights the lovely details characteristic of the ...
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20th Century French Directoire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergères
  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergères
  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergères
  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergères
H 34.5 in. W 25 in. D 23 in.
Pair of Regency Period Green Leather and Mahogany Bergères attributed to Gillows
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A generous pair of Regency Period bergères Attributed to Gillows of London and Lancaster The frames of solid carved mahogany, the chairs supported on castor-shod turned, tapering...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Bergere Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Country French Bergeres
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of Country French bergeres with removable cushions.
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20th Century Country Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Country French Bergeres
  • Pair of Country French Bergeres
  • Pair of Country French Bergeres
  • Pair of Country French Bergeres
H 30 in. W 27 in. D 32 in.
Pair of Walnut Caned Bergeres
Located in London, GB
A pair of large-scale caned bergeres, with carving of shells to the back splat, the arms and the apron, all resting on a curved X-stretcher and scroll feet.
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Early 20th Century French Bergere Chairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Walnut Caned Bergeres
  • Pair of Walnut Caned Bergeres
  • Pair of Walnut Caned Bergeres
  • Pair of Walnut Caned Bergeres
H 39.38 in. W 25.6 in. D 20.08 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 Regency Style Bergères
Located in Uckfield, Sussex
A most attractive pair of ebony and parcel-gilt bergères in the Regency style, with caned back and sides. Both with calico squab cushions.
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Mid-20th Century British Regency Bergere Chairs

Materials

Cane, Ebony, Giltwood

  • Pair of Regency Style Bergères
  • Pair of Regency Style Bergères
  • Pair of Regency Style Bergères
  • Pair of Regency Style Bergères
H 35 in. W 25.25 in. D 28 in.
Beautiful Pair of Baker Bergeres
Located in Asheville, NC
Pair of lovely Baker armchairs, sit lower to ground. Rich beige linen in color with a fanned rouche arm finish. Tapered Mid-Century Modern legs.
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Mid-20th Century Bergere Chairs

Materials

Linen

  • Beautiful Pair of Baker Bergeres
  • Beautiful Pair of Baker Bergeres
  • Beautiful Pair of Baker Bergeres
  • Beautiful Pair of Baker Bergeres
H 36 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Pair of Art Deco Ebonized Bergères
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Art Deco ebonized bergères Ebonized wood with fluted front leg details.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Art Deco Ebonized Bergères
  • Pair of Art Deco Ebonized Bergères
  • Pair of Art Deco Ebonized Bergères
  • Pair of Art Deco Ebonized Bergères
H 30.25 in. W 25 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Velvet Bergère Chairs, 1950s
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of imposing ocher velvet bergère chairs manufactured in the 1950s, with gilt metal arched legs. The shepherdess is a large, comfortable armchair whose solid sides go up to the b...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Bergere Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Velvet Bergère Chairs, 1950s
  • Pair of Velvet Bergère Chairs, 1950s
  • Pair of Velvet Bergère Chairs, 1950s
  • Pair of Velvet Bergère Chairs, 1950s
H 33.86 in. W 23.63 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair of Directoire Style Bergère Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of chic Directoire style painted and parcel gilt bergère chairs with a tight upholstered back and a loose seat cushion, upholstered in a taupe faux suede fabric, trimmed with ...
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20th Century French Directoire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergère Chairs
  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergère Chairs
  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergère Chairs
  • Pair of Directoire Style Bergère Chairs
H 38.5 in. W 26 in. D 21.5 in.
Pair of impressive Napoleon III bergeres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of impressive Napoleon III bergeres. 15 in. Seat height.
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Antique 19th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Deep Seated French Bergères
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A pair of French Bergères in transitional style. These chairs have a comfortable and unusually deep seat with frames in stained beech that have been fully re-upholstered.
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Early 20th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

  • Pair of Deep Seated French Bergères
  • Pair of Deep Seated French Bergères
  • Pair of Deep Seated French Bergères
  • Pair of Deep Seated French Bergères
H 33.27 in. W 27.17 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair of Large Scale French Bergeres
Located in Dallas, TX
Excellent pair of large scale upholstered French bergeres.
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Vintage 1940s French Bergere Chairs

  • Pair of Large Scale French Bergeres
  • Pair of Large Scale French Bergeres
  • Pair of Large Scale French Bergeres
  • Pair of Large Scale French Bergeres
H 42 in. W 34 in. D 37 in.
Pair of impressive Napoleon III bergeres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of impressive Napoleon III bergeres. 15 in. Seat height.
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Antique 19th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergeres
Located in New York, NY
Handsome pair of Napoleon III fruitwood Bergeres upholstered in Scalamonore chestnut chenille and embroidered silk back panels.<br /> 17" Seat height.<br /> 22" Seat depth.
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Antique 19th Century Bergere Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood, Fabric

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergeres
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergeres
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergeres
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergeres
H 36.5 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Period Directoire Silver Gilt Bergères
Located in Houston, TX
A pair of late 18th century French Directoire silver gilt bergères from a prominent San Francisco estate newly upholstered in a persimmon cut velvet with a lofty loose feather down c...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Antique Painted Directoire-Style Bergères
Located in New York, NY
Pair of antique painted Directoire-style bergères.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Directoire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Almost a Pair of French Napoleon III Bergere
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A fabulous pair of low back upholstered chairs, nicely wide seating area, comfortable design with ebonized turned wood legs, upholstered in a pale green/grey velvet. The two chairs a...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bergere Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Pair of Antique Upholstered Large Scale Bergeres
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful pair of large scale French Bergeres, Lovely upholstery in a creme fabric. Very comfortable and elegant!
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20th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Large Scale French Carved Bergeres
Located in Dallas, TX
Excellent pair of large scale French carved and white-washed bergeres.
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Vintage 1980s French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Danish 1920s-1930s Mahogany Bergeres
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of elegant Bergeres of Danish origin, the mahogany frames newly upholstered in a geometric patterned fabric. Art Deco period, 1920s-1930s.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Deco Bergere Chairs

Pair of Grosfeld House Hollywood Regency Bergeres
By Grosfeld House
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of armchairs, having a black lacquered frame, each with a fielded bowed crestrail, centered by silver-gilt decoration of laureling, over shaped tufted backrest, out-scrolled uph...
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Vintage 1940s Saint Pierre and Miquelon Hollywood Regency Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood, Wood

Pair of Vintage French Cherry Bergères Armchairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Pair of French vintage Louis XV style armchairs or ‘bergeres’ in cherry wood with elegantly shaped and carved frames with carved floral details and scrolled feet.  
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Cherry

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.
Pair of 19th century oversized Biedermeier Bergeres
Located in Troy, NY
Superb pair of very comfortable, large Bergeres of exquisite design and proportion.
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Bergere Chairs

Materials

Burl, Amboyna, Beech, Ebony, Walnut

Antique Pair of Louis XV Painted Bergère/Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of stunning carved Louis XV period bergères. Each chair features hand painted wood frames, a curved back, topped with a carved floral crest. This back flows seamlessly into the ...
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Early 20th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Very Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergères
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Notable bergère pair. The extraordinary walnut frames in a French polish with pegged construction. The pair having grand proportions and upholstered in a thick natural linen type wea...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Very Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergères
  • Very Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergères
  • Very Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergères
  • Very Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergères
H 37.75 in. W 29.5 in. D 27.5 in.
Pair of Italian Carved Faux Bois Bergère Chairs
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a pair of Italian bergère chairs. The faux bois frames are carved pine, and the upholstery, although not new, is in very good condition. They are unmarked. Measures: Arm 23.2...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Pine

Pair of Antique Louis XVI-Style Painted Bergeres
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is an outstanding pair of late 19th or early 20th century French Painted Louis XVI bergeres. The bergeres were beautifully crafted, the carved Louis XVI frames retain their orig...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood, Velvet, Wood

Pair of French Louis XV Style Bergère Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XV style Bergère chairs. Upholstered chairs with painted wood frames.
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Vintage 1920s Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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

Materials

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.
Pair of 19th Century French Upholstered Bergères
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This fabulous pair of 19th century French bergères has been recently reupholstered in a neutral slubby linen. The pair have a classic design with rolled backs and arms and double wel...
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Antique 19th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Linen

Superb Pair of Regency Carved Rosewood Library Bergères
Located in London, GB
Each having scroll backs and arms with foliate carved rosette mounted frames, on turned fluted tapering legs terminating in brass cappings and castors. English, circa 1810.
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Bergere Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Pair of French Louis XVI Velvet Bergeres & Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI style (20th century) bergeres with floral cut velvet tapestry upholstery with matching ottoman (3 piece set).
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20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Tapestry, Velvet, Wood

French Pair of White Painted Rococo Bergère Armchairs
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A pair of French bergère armchairs in white painted wooden frame. The original paint is circa 1920-1930. The armchairs are super-sized and a very comfortable size and feel.
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Vintage 1920s French Rococo Bergere Chairs

Materials

Birch

Pair of Italian Carved and White Washed Bergères
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous pair of Italian carved and white washed Bergères upholstered in a beige colored linen. These chairs are so pretty and amazingly comfortable too. A fine addition to any home!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Antique French Louis XV Painted Bergères
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of antique French Louis XV painted bergères feature graceful naturalistic lines, a beautifully patinaed, distressed painted finish, and linen upholstery that is ready for your f...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Burlap, Walnut, Walnut

Pair of Open Arm Bergeres by Baker Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in San Leandro, CA
Handsome pair of Louis XVI open-arm Bergeres by Baker. The pair was hand-carved in Baker's Italian workrooms in the eighties and are beautifully rendered. Marked with Baker label on ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
Located in Hastings, GB
Pair of French Louis XVI style bergère chairs Beautifully carved and gilded wooden frames, some of the gilt has worn with age and use The chairs have been re-upholstered, the straw...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
H 38.59 in. W 36.23 in. D 37.41 in.
Pair of French Mahogany Bergere Chairs, Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of French mahogany bergere chairs with scrolled back and arms, upholstered in white muslin, terminating on tapered squared legs with original brass casters. Circa 1820
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Antique 19th Century French Bergere Chairs

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XV Bergères
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A fabulous pair of carved and painted Louis XV style bergères from 19th century France. These beautiful chairs are upholstered in a patterned linen and have a soft green plaid uphols...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Linen, Hardwood, Hardwood

Pair of 19th C Louis XVI Style Gondola Bergeres
Located in Troy, MI
Found in France, this pair of Louis XVI style gondola bergeres date from 1880s. Newly upholstered in a pale taupe chenille velvet fabric. Chair frames feature carved details at the c...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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

Materials

Wood

Fine Pair of Louis XVI Giltwood & Silk Bergère a Oreilles
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of Louis XVI bergère a Oreilles, carved, water gilded and burnished and in pink silk damask. The upholstery dates to the mid 20th century and is in good condition. Ful...
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Antique 1790s French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Giltwood

Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Walnut Armchairs, Bergères
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of antique French Louis XVI walnut armchairs ~ bergères was created with timeless neoclassical style! The tailored framework is accented by a subtly arched seat back centered wi...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Antique Louis XVI Style Down Filled Bergères
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Generously and well proportioned antique down filled fruitwood barrel back Louis XVI style bergère armchairs. Wonderfully comfortable. Upholstery shows wear. Currently upholstered in...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood, Down

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Pair Of Bergeres For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of pair of bergeres is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, all pair of bergeres available were constructed with great care. There are 1750 antique and vintage pair of bergeres for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Pair of bergeres have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Louis XVI, Louis XV and Art Deco pair of bergeres are consistently popular styles. Pair of bergeres have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Maison Jansen, Baker Furniture Company and Grosfeld House are consistently popular.

How Much are Pair Of Bergeres?

Prices for pair of bergeres start at $595 and top out at $76,800 with the average selling for $4,958.

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.

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