Stephanie (aka Kiki Voltaire) has been sourcing and restoring Bridge Chairs - Fauteuil Bridge - from France for nearly 10 years. She has written about the process of upholstering this beautiful French Classic for us below.
Bridge chairs were originally designed in the late 1930s for ladies of leisure for games of bridge, afternoon tea and gossiping! The chairs are stylish, of small proportions, well made and extremely comfortable. Manufacturing continued until the 1950s.
Thechairs have a small compact size which makes them easy to use in most rooms - suiting a bedroom, office or even to accompany a dinning table. The frame is usually constructed in beech timber and on occasion oak - typically finished in natural wood or stained.
We often take delivery of the chairs covered in bicast (artificial) leather but we have also seen several interesting covers over the years!