CHAISES: we can rest now

Reposons nous.

Madame Juliette Recamier, painted in 1800, by Jacques-Louis David (Musee du Louvre, Paris), reclining on an Empire backless sofa. The type of couch on which she liked to recline, the récamier, was named after her.
This type of chaise (the English meaning of chaise) is also called a divan: "Originally, in the Orient (especially the Ottoman Empire), a divan was a long seat formed of a mattress laid against the side of the room, upon the floor, or upon a raised structure or frame, with cushions to lean against" -Wikepedia-  In the United States it is most often named a daybed.
Whatever the title, let us take a moment for a well deserved rest after all the festivities and deadlines and running around of the last few weeks.
the definition of twin beds

 quiet day-dreaming corners

waiting for Madame Recamier

Parisian Louis XVI family heirloom

Country house early 19th century Napoleon III  recamier; very "style Rothschild"

futuristic; Italian...of course

diva by umo masada
kiddy size; more like a bench but I love the image

and doggy size; only in America...

images vailima, xjavierx, caravane, domino, lorilangille, foreverfun.net via google

au revoir.


  1. wonderful post..a good history lesson! I do love lounging on a chaise.

  2. Thank you Theresa; I too learned a couple things for this post. And I too love a comfortable chaise...with a nice hot tea.