(French for ‘armchair’)
A fauteuil is a chair with a partially exposed wooden frame, meaning it has open spaces between its arms and its seat.
Fauteuils generally have upholstered seats, while their backs may or may not be upholstered.
The word fauteuil came into French from an Old German word for ‘folding chair’—faltistuol.
While fauteuils aren’t foldable, they’re light enough to pull up to the fire or to move across the room to join a conversation.
David is searching for a pair of fauteuils that can be easily moved to form different conversation groups.