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Rococo Style Chair
Hofmobileliendepot Imperial Furniture Collection,Vienna, Austria
On display in 2005


Emperor Franz Joseph II's desk chair


Walnut, leather


Vienna, second half of the 18th century

In France, this style chair was known as a bergere (shepherdess) chair: an armchair with enclosed, upholstered sides.

This more restrained rococo is associated with Louis XV. The chair would normally have a thick, loose seat cushion, and the comfort provided by this and the curled back/arm panels led to the association with rural ease .

See a similar chair, also on display at the Hofmobiliendepot Musueum.

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Center cresting: 3 flowers and leaves

Molded walnut

Photos and their arrangement © 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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