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We offer a variety of wingback armchairs in the Louis XV style, which can be upholstered with a fabric of your choice to suit your room. The classic wing back armchair was originally designed to provide protection from direct heat while still being able to be close to the comfort of a log fire. The wingback armchair still carries the classic image of providing superior comfort from all angles. The tall back of the chair, combined with the side wings provide great head support and we often find that our taller customers find the wingback especially comfortable.
The shaped and moulded frame of the wingback, which can be painted or polished to your requirements, comes with a delicate carving at the top giving a beautiful decorative element; or can be fully upholstered, giving a soft quality to the room. We also offer the wingback in a two and three seater as well as our extra wide one seater for extra curl up comfort.
Referred to as a “Bergere a ’oreilles” It’s upholstered “wings” would shield one’s face from the heat of the fireplace or from draughts. It was also referred to as the “bergere confessionale”, as if the occupant were hidden from view. A bergere my have a flat, raked back, in which case it is a la reine, or, more usually in Louis XV furnishings, it has a coved back, en cabrioulet.