Chaise Longes & Day Beds Photos

A chaise longe (French for long chair) is used for reclining in informal settings like bedrooms or outdoors. A chaise longe has the backrest of an armchair, while the seat is elongated to support the legs (sometimes built as a detached section like a cushion. A day bed is a narrow bed with a headrest at one end. Day beds are often placed across the foot of a bedstead in a bedroom & used for afternoon naps. Historically day beds were important because getting dressed with corsets and doing makeup was so involved that changing to get into a regular bed was impractical. Grecian Settees were also used for these purposes.

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Chest on chest with rosettes & ball & claw feet by a Connecticut joiner plus quilted chaise lounge at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Chaise lounge with candle table in southeast bedroom at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Wicker chaise longue & desk in sunroom at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT.Art Nouveau chaise longue, side table & cabinets for Nozal mansion by Hector Guimard of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Chest on chest with rosettes & ball & claw feet (c1780) by a Connecticut joiner plus quilted chaise lounge at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Chaise lounge with candle table in southeast bedroom at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Wicker chaise longue & desk in sunroom at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT.Art Nouveau chaise longue, side table & cabinets for Nozal mansion (c1903) by Hector Guimard of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Art Nouveau chaise longue, bed & cabinets for Nozal mansion by Hector Guimard of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Art Nouveau chaise longue for Nozal mansion by Hector Guimard of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Chaise longue or day bed in two parts plus 3-holed wine cooler stand in salon bleu at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Walnut broken duchess chair - one part of which can be used as chair or footstool - by Sylvain Blanchard at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Art Nouveau chaise longue, bed & cabinets for Nozal mansion (c1903) by Hector Guimard of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Art Nouveau chaise longue for Nozal mansion (c1903) by Hector Guimard of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Chaise longue or day bed in two parts (c1755) plus 3-holed wine cooler stand in salon bleu at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Walnut broken duchess chair (Louis XV period) - one part of which can be used as chair or footstool - by Sylvain Blanchard at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Day bed chaise lounge in shape of two facing chairs in portico bedroom at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Empire-style armchair, table & chaise longue at Arras Fine Art Museum. Arras, France.French chaise longue at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.Chaise longue, high chest & table & chairs in bedroom at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.
Day bed chaise lounge in shape of two facing chairs in portico bedroom at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Empire-style armchair, table & chaise longue at Arras Fine Art Museum. Arras, France.French chaise longue (mid 18thC) at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.Chaise longue, high chest & table & chairs in bedroom at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.
Seating in parlor at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Chaise longue with early American quilt at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Daybed & vanity table in Guest Bedroom at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Coromandel lacquered screen & Mme Recamier sofa in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Seating in parlor at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Chaise longue with early American quilt at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Daybed & vanity table in Guest Bedroom at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Coromandel lacquered screen & Mme Recamier sofa in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Screen & Chaise longue from Jeanne Lanvin's Apt. both by Armand-Albert Rateau at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Chaise longue supported by deer from Jeanne Lanvin's Apt. by Armand-Albert Rateau at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Bentwood sleeping sofa by Thonet Brothers of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Bentwood sleeping sofa by Thonet Brothers of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.
Screen (c1921-2) & Chaise longue (c1925) from Jeanne Lanvin's Apt. both by Armand-Albert Rateau at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Chaise longue supported by deer (c1925) from Jeanne Lanvin's Apt. by Armand-Albert Rateau at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Bentwood sleeping sofa (c1895) by Thonet Brothers of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Bentwood sleeping sofa (c1890) by Thonet Brothers of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.
Aluminum chaise longue WB346 by Marcel Breuer with Embru-Werke of Zurich at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Plywood chaise longue by Marcel Breuer with Heal's of London at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Bent wood & plywood chaise longue & stacking tables by Marcel Breuer with Isokon Furniture of London at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Chaise longue & towels from Paquebot France at Musée de la Marine. Paris, France.
Aluminum chaise longue WB346 (1933-4) by Marcel Breuer with Embru-Werke of Zurich at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Plywood chaise longue (1936) by Marcel Breuer with Heal's of London at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Bent wood & plywood chaise longue (1935-6) & stacking tables (1936) by Marcel Breuer with Isokon Furniture of London at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Chaise longue & towels from Paquebot France (1962) at Musée de la Marine. Paris, France.
Day bed in bedroom of Maria Theresa of Spain at Chambord Chateau. Chambord, France.Bedroom with canopy bed & daybed at Russborough House. Ireland.Daybed used by Ike's mother in Eisenhower family house. Abilene, KS.Bedroom in Clermont with sleigh bed & day bed. Germantown, NY.
Day bed in bedroom of Maria Theresa of Spain at Chambord Chateau. Chambord, France.Bedroom with canopy bed & daybed at Russborough House. Ireland.Daybed used by Ike's mother in Eisenhower family house. Abilene, KS.Bedroom in Clermont with sleigh bed & day bed. Germantown, NY.
Downstairs guest room with French day bed at Hyde House. Glens Falls, NY.Armoire & daybed at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI.Day bed at Kellum-Noble House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Daybed sofa with carved back at Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. Stonewall, TX.
Downstairs guest room with French day bed (c1780) at Hyde House. Glens Falls, NY.Armoire & daybed at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI.Day bed at Kellum-Noble House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Daybed sofa with carved back at Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. Stonewall, TX.
Day bed in master bedroom at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Trophy horns over day bed in crypt at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Day bed in Queen Victoria suite at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Daybed in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Day bed in master bedroom at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Trophy horns over day bed in crypt at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Day bed in Queen Victoria suite at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Daybed in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Flemish tapestry with English Charles II day bed in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Sitting room day bed in Coolidge Homestead at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Day bed, chair & sofa in master bedroom at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.Steerhide daybed by Custom Leather & Saddlery, Bartlesville, OK at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, WY.
Flemish tapestry (c1682) with English Charles II day bed in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Sitting room day bed in Coolidge Homestead at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Day bed, chair & sofa in master bedroom at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.Steerhide daybed by Custom Leather & Saddlery, Bartlesville, OK at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, WY.
Madame Récamier painting by Jacques-Louis David at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.


Madame Récamier painting (1800) by Jacques-Louis David at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.



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