Back again with some granny gossip. First the historical facts, though. Then the fun! The Meridienne is a sofa-chaise-longue hybrid, of an asymmetrical shape, featuring a sloping back, starting form the higher headrest to the shorter curved footrest.  It has been developed in the early 1800s, during the English Regency and the French Empire, though the one in the picture above is a later German Biedermeier. It reminds of the Ancient Greece furniture style, but this is on purpose, as back then, the Europeans had a thing for the ancient cultures, Egypt, Rome, Greece. Pretty much everything that was popular in the ancient empires, was revived late 1700s, early 1800s, all that being triggered by that little man known by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte and his imperialistic ambitions love for ancient design, uncovered during …

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