A chaise longue translated in French means “long chair”. It is an upholstered sofa in the shape of a chair which is long enough to support the legs. Originating in France in the 16th Century and used by Royals, it is also said Cleopatra rested upon a chaise longue.
Originally they were only used as indoor furniture and were upholstered in fabrics that only the rich people could afford. The chaise longue has a back rest and a single armrest on one side and were used to sleep on one’s side as opposed to lying flat – a relaxing piece of furniture
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