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Easy Chair or Bergère – John Meads 1827 Albany, New York

Upholstered armchairs were generally identified as easy chairs from the 18th century because of their comfort relative to other chairs with wooden backs or arms.  A low cushioned version with a continuously upholstered back and arms developed in early 18th century France and was given the evocative name of bergère. [link to blog]
Upholstered armchairs were generally identified as easy chairs from the 18th century because of their comfort relative to other chairs with wooden backs or arms. A low cushioned version with a continuously upholstered back and arms developed in early 18th century France and was given the evocative name of bergère. [link to blog]
Easy Chair or Bergère Scroll Detail
Easy Chair or Bergère Scroll Detail

 

Samuel Morse portrait of George Clarke
Samuel Morse portrait of George Clarke
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