First Empire Bergere Chair with Dolphin’s Head


A very fine ‘Bergère’ armchair in solid mahogany, dating from the First Empire period (early 19th century) and generously upholstered throughout in alternating stripes of deep pink and cream. This comfortable and stylish chair features a wealth of fine craftsmanship, including ornately carved dolphins’ heads at the base of each shaped and enclosed arm rest, their exquisitely detailed tails reappearing on either side of the square-topped back rest. The woven fabric upholstery is in excellent condition, its cream stripes embellished with symbols of the Napoleonic period, including the classic laurel wreath, and secured all around with matching pink braid. The well-padded seat cushion is detachable, and the chair is supported by four elegantly shaped sabre legs.

Additional information

Dimensions 66,5 × 56 × 91 cm
Seat Height

47 cm

1 in stock