Louis XV furniture style was characterized by curved forms, lightness, comfort and asymmetry. It employed marquetry, using inlays of exotic woods of different colors. It also fused usefulness with elegance.
New items appeared in Louis XV : chiffoniers, writing desks with flaps, card tables and roll-top desks ,dressing tables, chairs with short armrests, marquise (basically an armchair expanded to seat two persons) ,and the chaise longue (an armchair with a lengthened seat to support the legs)
Chairs were featured with curved legs, floral decorations, comfortably padded seats and backs, and deliberately asymmetrical shapes.
Bergere had a low seat with added padded wings above the arms on the sides of the back which protected the head against drafts, which also can be easier to take naps.
Louis XV furniture was designed not for the vast palace state rooms of the Versailles of Louis XIV, but for the smaller, more intimate salons created by Louis XV and by his mistresses Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry