18th century carved mahogany library bergère armchair


An English 18th century carved mahogany library armchair, or bergère (bergere).

George III period, ca 1780.

W: 72 cm (28 1/2”)
D: 70 cm (27 1/5”)
H: 98 cm (38 1/2”).

Stock: BHA 1135

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An English 18th century carved mahogany library armchair, or bergère.

Of very good rich colour and patination.

George III, circa 1780.

This antique Sheraton period armchair, sometimes described as a bergère (bergere) chair, is raised on reeded square tapering legs which merge, headed by a carved rosette panel, to support the arms via free-standing carved, reeded, shaped columns.
The square moulded show-wood top rail is centred by a raised and fluted panel.
All in excellent condition and ready-to-use.

An elegant, well-proportioned and comfortable Georgian drawing-room armchair. Also suitable for use as a desk chair.

W 72 cm (28 1/2”)
D 70 cm (27 1/5”)
H 98 cm (38 ½”).

Vis. Ralph Edwards CBE FSA ’The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’ Hamlyn, London (Fourth Impression 1972) p. 160, fig. 175, for a chair of similar design including paterae and fluting, in The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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