Do you enjoy the look of French antique furniture but don’t know much about the different styles? To better familiarize you with the luxurious styles of French antique furniture we will begin defining a piece every so often. Hopefully with the details we provide you will be able to successfully spot different types of antique French furniture, and maybe even bring some pieces in your home. Today we will spotlight the chaise longue, often referred to as a chaise lounge in the United States.
- Pronounciation: shezz-long
- Translation: long chair
- Definition: The chaise longue is a type of day bed that resembles an armchair with an extended cushioned seat. It allows the person sitting to stretch completely out. It was created in France around the early 18th century. It can typically be found in the styles of Régence, Louis XV and Louis XVI. The versions created in the 19th-century feature footrests and backrests.
- Also known as: chaise lounge, chaise, fainting couch, dutchess
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