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Cottage Furniture Basics: Bergere Chairs
This French furniture style has become a classic part of cottage décor.
Casual yet elegant, historic in feel yet fully updatable for today, the bergere chair has become a mainstay of romantic cottage style. Dating all the way back to the early 1700s, the design first appeared in Paris, France, during the Regency period—Marie Antoinette had some at her famed Petit Trianon. At Cottages & Bungalows, we... Keep Scrolling
Written by Jickie Torres

Casual yet elegant, historic in feel yet fully updatable for today, the bergere chair has become a mainstay of romantic cottage style. Dating all the way back to the early 1700s, the design first appeared in Paris, France, during the Regency period—Marie Antoinette had some at her famed Petit Trianon.

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Helena Chair, $598.95 // Soft Surroundings

Characterized by an exposed wooden frame, a bergere chair always has an upholstered back and seat and always has a portion of the wooden arms exposed. Sometimes an arm pad sits atop the armrest, and the seat can either be loose as a cushion or attached, but it is always generously stuffed.

Ravenna Home Belgrove Modern Wood Spindle Accent Chair // Amazon

Looking to add a bergere chair to your room design? Consider these options that range from traditional and elegant to fun and modernized, and are suitable for a range of budgets.

Vivian Wingback Chair by Allium Way, $639.99 //Wayfair

Emeze French Saffron Yellow Carved Wood Accent Bergere Accent Club Chair, $2,580 //Kathy Kuo Home


John-Richard Bourges French Caned Accent Bergere Floral Chair, $2,084 // Kathy Kuo Home


Lark Manor Lyster Armchair, $351.75 // Wayfair

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