[ber-zhair; French ber-zher]
noun, plural bergères [ber-zhairz; French ber-zher] .
a chair of the 18th century, having arms with closed spaces between them and the seat.

1755–65; < French: literally, shepherdess, feminine of berger shepherd Unabridged
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bergère (bɜːˈʒɛə)
1.  a type of French armchair made from about 1725 having a wide deep seat and upholstered sides and back. In later examples, woven cane is often used instead of upholstery
2.  a sofa of a similar design
[French, literally: shepherdess]

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