18th & 19th Century French, Italian and English Bergéres, Fateuils, side chairs, occasional chairs, and settees. History of the Chair - Before the Renaissance period the chair was originally only for the privileged. The master of the home had the most elaborately carved chair, and according to your ranking was the chair that you had. If somebody more important arrived, you would offer them your chair and take a simpler seat, which could even be a stool.

Antique Seating