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 Soubrier, a furniture manufacturer, which has now (as of 2018) become the current owner of the device.[1] 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. While Peter Hof claimed the chair had never been on public display,[1] the Daily Express reported in 2015 that it was on display in the Musée d'Orsay.[2]


  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ a b Rebecca Perring (9 October 2015). "Dirty Bertie: How Royal playboy took Victorian Paris by storm with a THREE-WAY love seat". Express.