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The Chaise Longue is an essential to any home that takes pride in comfort, luxury and extravagance. They are designed for one person to stretch out upon, proving them versatile to relax, read or nap. In summary, they are a sofa with the backrest at only one end.
Antique chaise longues in your homeIf you want to fulfill the fantasy of eating grapes in a shawl or being painted like a French girl, then this is for you!
Unique and distinctive, this is a great asset to your home for its visual appeal. This especially suits coordinating with other French furniture of the Classic style.
Recent naming of the Chaise Longue is now Chaise Lounge to save confusion.
Origins of the Antique Chaise LongueThese chairs have been traced back to 3000 BC in materials such as wood, ivory or ebony in Egpyt and in Greece. These were used for public Greek events, where the chair would be draped in layers of fabric and cushions.
The Romans took it even further by coining a name for eating on this specific style of chair: accubatio, the act of reclining at the table.
In recent popular culture, the chaise longue is traditionally associated with neoclassic French-style boudoirs or the offices of psychoanalysts originating from the Victorian style. In French in the 16th century, they were used by aristocrats to lounge and rest in the company of friends or alone during the day. In the 19th century, it was then connotated with femininity as a decadent throne for women without having to leave their bedroom.