Antique Tete A Tete Seating

“Tête-à-tête” literally means “head-to-head” in French, and the seating creation allows just that. Its S-shaped, serpentine form encourages two people to face each other and engage in conversation, yet still be visually tied to their surroundings.

Created in the 19th century, the tête-à-tête is known by many names, including gossip’s chair, vis-à-vis and indiscret (so-named to thwart indiscreet eavesdroppers.) In addition to allowing conversation, it tradtionally allowed courting couples to make eyes at each other without actually touching.

This special piece is painted in layers and has a lovely crackle finish. Fabulous conversation item. Would be ideal in a business or salon as well.

Measurements: 58″W x 27″D x 36″H (Seat is 16″ H)