is a type of armchair, usually covered in leather. It was
created and made in France. Before it came to be known under its current name, it first appeared as the fauteuil
, the "comfortable armchair". It was given this name to distinguish it from the fauteuil de style
, which had straighter lines and was less
The craftsmen involved in the design of the chair were unknown. The origins of the term "club" are unclear, but it may be a reference to the gentlemen's club.