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Bergère (Enclosed Armchair), White House Collection

This bergère by Pierre-Antoine Bellangé of Paris is part of a 53-piece gilded beechwood suite ordered for the Oval Room (later called the Blue Room) by President James Monroe in 1817. A bergère is an armchair with upholstered and enclosed sides. The bergère is one of two made for the president and first lady. The bergère was photographed by Bruce White in the Blue Room of the White House.
Pierre-Antoine Bellange
Date of Work
ca. 1817
Bruce White for the White House Historical Association