A high-quality and extremely comfortable Edwardian, three-piece, mahogany bergère suite from around 1910.
It has been traditionally restored by our master craftspeople and has fresh cotton felt and FR calico. The frame is very well-constructed with beautiful carved details on the back and front rails; it has carved ball and claw front feet.
Great care has been taken to re-polish the wood in order to maintain its original patina of age.
The suite has been reupholstered in a richly-textured fabric from Robert Allen and hand-finished with an elegant trim by Houlès, Paris; one of the finest passementerie creators in France.
“For more than 70 years, The Robert Allen Group has been the source for the world’s finest fabrics. Inspired by all things intriguing and relevant, whether art, history, nature or architecture, Robert Allen designs are always fresh, original, stylish and inventive.”
Houlès designs and creates the finest of trimmings and fabrics. Still family-owned, the company was established in Paris, by father and son Félix and André Houlès, in 1928. Beginning with one store at 18 rue Saint-Nicolas, the company is now established in over 160 countries worldwide.
Presidential residences and castles, such as le Château de Versailles, often select Houlès’ passements for their restoration projects.
The Edwardian period extended from 1901 to 1910 and was an era of new beginnings. A new, lighter and more cheerful style of interior design, and the crowning of a new King, swept away the dark and heavy designs of the Victorian period.
Influenced by Art Nouveau, the Arts & Crafts movement and Georgian designs, a more delicate and refined style was evident; with bamboo and wicker often being the materials of choice for many designers.
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Chairs: 77H x 64W x 75D (cm)
Sofa: 77H x 137W x 75D (cm)