Bergere - (Furniture)

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Bergere - (Furniture) (French) A type of armchair first made in France circa 1725; it has a well-rounded back, comfortable padded arms and upholstered sides, sometimes wings as well. In England the word 'Berger' is often used to denote this kind of chair; but in fact there was a considerable revival in Victorian times when the bergJre was made with higher back and shorter legs than hitherto.


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