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 with a carved crest. The sides, designed to provide both privacy and protection from drafts, flow delicately into the arm supports, decorated on the knuckles with acanthus leaves. The upholstered seat comprises a comfortable single cushion while the skirt is beautifully scalloped on all sides and decorated with a central stylized shell motif. The ensemble is raised on four short cabriole legs with scrolled and hoofed feet. The elegance of the curvy Louis XV lines, combined with the lovely walnut patina, will make this French 19th century wingback bergère chair an excellent decorative accent in any room, particularly in a living room next to a fireplace, bedroom or library.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 50 1/2" Back Height x 21" Seat Height x 30" Wide x 28" Overall Depth
Inventory Number: DD158