This chair is part of a large suite of bedroom furniture made for a Paris apartment. It is designed in a modified Louis XVI style, seen through the eyes of 19th century revivals. In this it shows clearly the historicising character of much 'progressive' French design of the early decades of the 1900s. The brocaded silk was also used for curtains, hangings and covers in the bedroom (see Museum no. W.46-1981).