an upholstered armchair, or one with caned seat, back, and sides and loose cushions, esp. in an 18th-cent. French style
Origin of bergèreFr, literally , shepherdess, feminine of berger, shepherd from Old French bergier from Vulgar Latin berbecarius, altered from an unverified form vervecarius from Classical Latin vervex, a wether
A usually upholstered armchair having a relatively low back and side panels between the seat and armrests.
Origin of bergereFrench shepherdess, bergère ( probably so called after the pastoral scenes often depicted on the upholstery of such armchairs in the 1700s ) from Old French bergiere shepherdess feminine of berger shepherd from Vulgar Latin vervēcārius, berbēcārius berbēcārius from Latin vervex, vervēc- wether