Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tête-à-Tête or Courting Chairs

In the 18th and 19th centuries, young courting couples would sit in chairs that allowed them to face each other, but keep a high level of propriety. These chairs were called tête-à-tête chairs, courting chairs, or kissing parlors.

Fancy Version:

I came across this one on Ebay and snatched it up immediately. It's quite rare!


  1. I saw this on Ebay! It is magnificent! Reminds me of a Windsor chair we have. Love this blog!!!! :)

  2. I just found this exact piece in a antique store today, how much do these pieces sell for? It's the same exact bench you have in your photos.