I was looking, via Google, for a photo of an Empire style chair this morning such as this one which I am currently working on:
The French for this type of stuffing is Garniture a Pelotes. I didn't realise that I had Google Translator turned on (I've recently switched, on instruction from my second son, to Chrome so I'm still finding my way around) but I'm rather glad I did.
The Google translation for Garniture a Pelotes is : Stuffing has balls!!!