Pair of Regency Style Mahogany Bergere Armchairs For Sale
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Pair of Regency Style Mahogany Bergere Armchairs


This is a beautiful pair of new Regency style, mahogany bergere armchairs. They are made of solid flame mahogany with fabulous hand-carved decoration, and are raised on fluted and turned legs that terminate in brass cap castors. The seats, sides and backs are caned in the traditional way, the cushions and padded arms are upholstered in a hand dyed antique finished tan leather. There is no mistaking their unique quality and design, which is certain to make them a talking point in your home. Condition: This pair is in excellent condition. Please see photographs to confirm condition. Dimensions in cm: Height 103 x width 69 x depth 84. Dimensions in inches: Height 3 feet, 5 inches x width 2 feet, 3 inches x depth 2 feet, 9 inches. Thomas Sheraton, 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany." The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree. A bergère is an enclosed upholstered French armchair 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. 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.g & Gillow in 1903.


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    H 40.56 in. x W 27.17 in. x D 33.08 in.

    H 103 cm x W 69 cm x D 84 cm

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    London, GB
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