Love chair

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The Love chair (French Siege d'amour) was a device created by a French furniture manufacturer in the early 20th century to allow the corpulent British King Edward VII to have sex with two or more women simultaneously.[1][2]


The chair was first created by the Soubrier furniture manufacturer, which has now (as of 2018) become the current owner of the device. The King's waist measured 48 inches (122 cm) shortly before his coronation[3] at which point the practice of visiting brothels may have stopped.[4] Prior to this, however, the King was a regular visitor at Le Chabanais in Paris, a French brothel, and the chair was designed specifically for the King's visits there. The chair allowed him to indulge his sexual fantasies without crushing his female partners.


  1. ^ Peter Hof (1 May 2018). Two Edwards: How King Edward VII and Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey Fomented the First World War. Trine Day. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-63424-175-5.
  2. ^ Rebecca Perring (9 October 2015). "Dirty Bertie: How Royal playboy took Victorian Paris by storm with a THREE-WAY love seat". Express.
  3. ^ Middlemas, p. 200 and Hattersley, p. 27
  4. ^ Mick Twister (2017-02-16). There Once Was A Man With Six Wives: Our Kings and Queens in Limericks. Pavilion Books. p. 184. ISBN 978-1-911042-85-3.