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17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Beautiful 17th century English Jacobean armchair. Carved floral motifs and inset tapestry back. Date is carved into the back head rest. 1685.
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Antique 1680s English Jacobean Chairs

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Walnut

  • 17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
  • 17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
  • 17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
  • 17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
H 42 in. W 27.5 in. D 24 in.
17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Beautiful 17th century English Jacobean armchair. Carved floral motifs and inset tapestry back. Date is carved into the back head rest, 1685.
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Antique 1680s English Jacobean Chairs

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Walnut

  • 17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
  • 17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
  • 17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
  • 17th Century English Jacobean Armchair
H 42 in. W 27.5 in. D 24 in.
17th Century Renaissance Sgabello Walnut Chair
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Beautiful 17th century (1650-1680) Sgabello. The countries where this could originate are located in and around the Alps. So Switzerland, Austria, Southern Germany, and Northern Ita...
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Antique 17th Century Swiss Renaissance Chairs

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Walnut

  • 17th Century Renaissance Sgabello Walnut Chair
  • 17th Century Renaissance Sgabello Walnut Chair
  • 17th Century Renaissance Sgabello Walnut Chair
  • 17th Century Renaissance Sgabello Walnut Chair
H 36.62 in. W 21.66 in. D 20.08 in.
"Frailero" (Fray) Chair, Walnut, Leather, Metal, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Carved walnut wood chair decorated with a rectangular openwork front panel (which has bands and geometric elements) and two on the sides with the curved lower edge, which has a seat ...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Chairs

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Metal

Period Dutch 17th Century Walnut Armchair
Located in Essex, MA
Period Dutch walnut armchair of the late 17th century --Beautifully turned stretchers. Arched back. Scrolled arms. Great patina, Large size --Now in fitting suede leather.
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Antique Late 17th Century Dutch Baroque Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Four 17th century English William & Mary Walnut Chairs
By Thomas Roberts
Located in Troy, NY
A very rare, superbly carved set of four side chairs in the manner of Daniel Marot (architect to William III), attributed to Thomas Roberts (who was awarded the position of chief sup...
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Antique Late 17th Century English Baroque Chairs

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Walnut

Rare Pair of 17th Century English Walnut Chairs
Located in Lymington, GB
A rare pair of English late-17th century walnut chairs. William & Mary period, circa 1695. Lovely waxed patinated surfaces and color. Of museum quality, for the serious collector. ...
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Antique 1690s English Chairs

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Walnut

Antique Turned or Turners Chair in Walnut, 17th Century, Very Rare
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Turned board seated chair. A very beautiful 17th century turned wooden chair. Most probably walnut. The front legs, stretcher and back are finely turned spindles, whilst the rear le...
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Antique 17th Century British Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of 17th Century Leather and Walnut Side Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of 17th century leather and walnut side chairs in the Classic style. Upholstered in age appropriate leather with brass nail heads.
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Antique 17th Century French Side Chairs

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Walnut

17th Century Florentine Parcel Gilded Walnut Chair
Located in London, GB
A rare mid-17th century Florentine walnut chair, of walnut, having gilded foliate finials and, retaining the original leather upholstery and raised on turned barley twist legs and si...
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Antique 1660s Italian Chairs

Armchair Walnut Leather Brown Spanish 17th Century Baroque Cordoba Ironwork
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
- Characterful open armchair injecting atmosphere into any interior - Pared down form with a contemporary feel - Tactile with original patina and thick modern leather. - Character...
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Antique 1690s Spanish Baroque Chairs

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Walnut

Pair 17th Century Louis XIII Period Dining Room side hallway Chairs hand carved
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Three pairs available or a set of six chairs of the 17th century French carved walnut armchair Louis XIII of the period with handsomely turned front legs and stretchers. The chairs f...
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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIII Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Four French early 17th century Henry II Chairs
Located in Troy, NY
Rare set of four Henry II side chairs, beautiful simple lines, upholstered in black leather.
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Antique Early 1600s French Renaissance Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Rare Pair of 17th Century French Louis XIII Chairs from the Château de Théobon
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare pair of 17th century French Louis XIII os de mouton (sheep's bone) side chairs from the Château de Théobon. The Château de Théobon was originally built in the 12th century as ...
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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIII Slipper Chairs

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Linen, Walnut

Armchair, Upholstered, Os-De Mouton, Walnut, French, 17th Century
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
The outside and inside rectangular back and seat re-upholstered, during its last ownership, with an off-white and grey/blue cotton/linen mix fabric faced with close nailed brass stud...
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Antique 1680s French Baroque Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Armchair, Chair, Upholstered, Italian, Bologna, Walnut, Damask, Green, Ivory
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A Bologna, walnut, Baroque, open armchair upholstered in green and ivory damask This throne armchair is characteristic of those found in long sets in Venetian Palazzo's in the lat...
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Antique Early 17th Century Italian Baroque Chairs

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Walnut

English Renaissance Walnut Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
English Renaissance style (17th century) walnut 3 tier spindle back side chairs with upholstered seat. (3-Priced each).
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Antique 17th Century English Renaissance Side Chairs

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Walnut

  • English Renaissance Walnut Side Chairs
  • English Renaissance Walnut Side Chairs
  • English Renaissance Walnut Side Chairs
  • English Renaissance Walnut Side Chairs
H 44.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Portuguese Baroque Walnut Side Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with arched embossed leather backs and square seats raised on molded legs with carved stretchers.
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Antique Late 17th Century Portuguese Baroque Chairs

  • Pair of Portuguese Baroque Walnut Side Chairs
  • Pair of Portuguese Baroque Walnut Side Chairs
  • Pair of Portuguese Baroque Walnut Side Chairs
  • Pair of Portuguese Baroque Walnut Side Chairs
H 46.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Italian Renaissance Walnut Sgabelli Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
17th century Italian Renaissance-style walnut straight 4-legged Sgabelli with V cut on back (one with incised cross).
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Side Chairs

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Walnut

Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
A late 16th, early 17th century walnut sgabello, or hall chair with a cartouche shaped back carved with a coats of arms armorial. The octagonal seat above scrolled supports. This is ...
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Antique Early 17th Century Italian Baroque Side Chairs

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Walnut

  • Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
  • Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
  • Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
  • Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
H 40.5 in. W 14 in. D 16 in.
Armchair chair 17th Century English Walnut Needlework X-Stretchered, Scroll
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
An exceptional, museum quality, English, baroque, walnut, open armchair with faceted legs and shaped ‘x’ stretcher, upholstered in fine Georgian needlework with 19th century needlewo...
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Antique 17th Century English Baroque Furniture

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Walnut

Armchair, chair, 17th Century, Italian, Walnut, Scroll, Baroque, Tapestry
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
This elegant armchair exudes classic gravitas, with scroll arms, fall turnings and triple toe feet The tapestry back depicting Flora underneath a bower is a distinctive feature. It...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Baroque Furniture

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Walnut

Later 16th to Early 17th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of Italian Renaissance walnut chairs. Pozzetto, Ref & quot;Volpi Collection- Art Treasures of the Davanzati & quot; These chairs are some of the earlier form of chairs and we...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Armchairs

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Walnut

French 17th Century Walnut and Leather Covered Reclining or Ratchet Chair
Located in Troy, NY
Reclining or "Ratchet" Chair of Louis XIV period and very comfortable proportions, the turned front legs and stretcher, connected to the square back legs by flat H-stretchers, seat, ...
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Antique Late 17th Century French Louis XIV Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

Rare Pair of Renaissance Sgabelli 'Side Chairs'
Located in Woodbury, CT
Extremely well and deeply carved rare pair of Italian Renaissance side chairs, called sgabelli, Small losses to the back and feet. Carved of solid walnut. Beautiful patina.
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Side Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Six Dutch Baroque style side Chairs
By Daniel Marot
Located in Troy, NY
Ornately carved after designs by Daniel Marot.
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Antique Late 17th Century Dutch Baroque Side Chairs

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Walnut

  • Set of Six Dutch Baroque style side Chairs
  • Set of Six Dutch Baroque style side Chairs
  • Set of Six Dutch Baroque style side Chairs
  • Set of Six Dutch Baroque style side Chairs
H 48.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
French Carved Walnut Bishop’s Chair
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An unusual French ‘Bishop’s Throne’ in walnut, with carved details to the paneled sides, back, and top, the arms with fluted pilasters and the crown with elaborate and fine carving. ...
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Antique Mid-17th Century French Armchairs

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Walnut

  • French Carved Walnut Bishop’s Chair
  • French Carved Walnut Bishop’s Chair
  • French Carved Walnut Bishop’s Chair
  • French Carved Walnut Bishop’s Chair
H 78 in. W 28 in. D 19 in.
Antique Rocking Chair Hand Carved and Turned Walnut Wood Needlepoint Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
Rocking chair from the 17th century, hand carved with turned wood details on 2 casters. Sturdy and comfortable crafted frame with decorative rocking base. Nailhead trim adorn the h...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Metal

Highly Carved Gothic Bishop’s Chair
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Highly-carved Gothic ‘Bishop’s’ chair of remarkable age- hard to date precisely but the wear and depth of patina suggest two to three hundred years or more. Lovely color and characte...
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Antique 17th Century French Gothic Armchairs

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Cherry, Chestnut, Oak, Walnut

  • Highly Carved Gothic Bishop’s Chair
  • Highly Carved Gothic Bishop’s Chair
  • Highly Carved Gothic Bishop’s Chair
  • Highly Carved Gothic Bishop’s Chair
H 69 in. W 24.5 in. D 22 in.
Italian Late Renaissance Walnut Folding Savonarola Chair, 17th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a shield carved removable back crest held in place by wooden screw over a folding chair with ball and ring hand grips, Provenance: Estate of Paul W. Doll, Jr., Lake Toxaway, N...
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Antique Early 17th Century Italian Renaissance Armchairs

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Walnut

Group of Four Late 17th Century Walnut Chairs with Open Armrests
Located in Milano, IT
A group of four late 17th century walnut chairs with open armrests ending in curls. Carved masks. Originally they had leather seats and backrests, then substituted with padding. On t...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Baroque Chairs

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Fabric, Leather, Walnut

Throne Walnut, Italy, 17th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Walnut throne with folder and arms richly carved. Back flame originally gilded. padded tall back and seats.
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Antique 17th Century Italian Other Chairs

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Walnut

  • Throne Walnut, Italy, 17th Century
  • Throne Walnut, Italy, 17th Century
  • Throne Walnut, Italy, 17th Century
  • Throne Walnut, Italy, 17th Century
H 62.01 in. W 26.58 in. D 20.08 in.
17th Century Louis XIII French Walnut Armchair
Located in Pasadena, CA
An 18th century French carved walnut armchair with handsomely turned front legs and stretchers. Each arm features a stylized acanthus hand rest. The chair features new upholstery wit...
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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIII Chairs

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Walnut

  • 17th Century Louis XIII French Walnut Armchair
  • 17th Century Louis XIII French Walnut Armchair
  • 17th Century Louis XIII French Walnut Armchair
  • 17th Century Louis XIII French Walnut Armchair
H 46.75 in. W 24.5 in. D 28.5 in.
Italian Baroque Walnut Hall Chair, Late 17th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
The Italian Baroque hall chair in walnut with carved triangular back with scroll detail and octagonal formed seat.
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Antique Late 17th Century Italian Baroque Side Chairs

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Walnut

Two 17th Century Renaissance Walnut and Leather Armchairs
Located in Milano, IT
Two Renaissance 17th Century walnut and leather armchairs. Sphere-turned walnut wood, also on the armrests. Studded leather seat and backrest. On the backrests, the leather has got p...
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Antique Late 17th Century Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

17th Century Walnut High Back Chairs
Located in Cheshire, GB
Pair of 17th century style walnut high back dining chairs with arched crest rails, cane panels all raised up on scroll carved legs Dimensions: Height 52.5 inches height to seat 18 ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Bergere Chairs

  • 17th Century Walnut High Back Chairs
  • 17th Century Walnut High Back Chairs
  • 17th Century Walnut High Back Chairs
  • 17th Century Walnut High Back Chairs
H 52.5 in. W 18 in. D 19 in.
17th Century Italian Walnut Side Chair
Located in Montreal, QC
XVII century Italian walnut side chair beautifully decorated with Renaissance style carving, original old rich patina. Probably Toscana.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Side Chairs

  • 17th Century Italian Walnut Side Chair
  • 17th Century Italian Walnut Side Chair
  • 17th Century Italian Walnut Side Chair
  • 17th Century Italian Walnut Side Chair
H 45 in. W 19 in. D 14 in.
Pair of Elegant Walnut Carved Thrones, Italy, Late 17th Century
Located in Milano, IT
A pair of elegant walnut thrones with turned crossbars. They have open armrests with finely carved curl. Carved crests. Padded seat and back. Manufactured in Italy, late 17th century.
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Antique Late 17th Century Italian Chairs

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Walnut

17th C. Italian Walnut & Gilwood Chair
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Walnut & Giltwood Chair, Italian, 17th C., carved ears with traces of gilding, with remains of 18th/19th C. red velve
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Side Chairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

  • 17th C. Italian Walnut & Gilwood Chair
  • 17th C. Italian Walnut & Gilwood Chair
  • 17th C. Italian Walnut & Gilwood Chair
  • 17th C. Italian Walnut & Gilwood Chair
H 40 in. W 18 in. D 14.5 in.
17th Century Walnut Open Armchair National Trust, Pointe d'Hongerie Needlework
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A large scale 17th century walnut open armchair. Displaying a grand rectangular back and seat upholstered in pointe d'Hongerie needlework, alternately known as Bargello or flame stit...
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Antique 17th Century European Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Six 17th Century Style Walnut Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Set of six 17th century style walnut chairs with finely turned supports and cross stretchers, the backs double studded.
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Antique 19th Century British Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Decorative 17th Century Spanish Walnut Baroque Period Side Chair
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The 17th century hide-upholstered joined walnut side chair, with traces of an attractive blue paint remaining to the lower carving, the whole having a rectangular back and seat uphol...
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Antique 1680s Spanish Baroque Side Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of Late 17th Century Style Walnut Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A pair of late 17th century style walnut chairs. With elaborately scrolled stretchers and finely turned supports. Swept arms with a single camel back, incorporating various worked ta...
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Early 20th Century English Lounge Chairs

17th Century English Jacobean Arm Chair
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
beautiful 17th century English Jacobean arm chair. Carved floral motifs and inset tapestry back. Date is carved into the back head rest. 1685.
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Antique 1680s English Jacobean Chairs

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Walnut

  • 17th Century English Jacobean Arm Chair
  • 17th Century English Jacobean Arm Chair
  • 17th Century English Jacobean Arm Chair
  • 17th Century English Jacobean Arm Chair
H 42 in. W 27.5 in. D 24 in.
Pair of 17th Century Spanish Leather Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very handsome pair of 17th century Spanish chairs in walnut and leather. Wonderful nail heads adorn the beautifully patinated leather. Very sound and sturdy.
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Side Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

  • Pair of 17th Century Spanish Leather Chairs
  • Pair of 17th Century Spanish Leather Chairs
  • Pair of 17th Century Spanish Leather Chairs
  • Pair of 17th Century Spanish Leather Chairs
H 43 in. W 23.38 in. D 16 in.
Rare 17th Century Louis XIV Period Wing Chair
Located in Middleburg, VA
Rare 17th century Louis XIV period wing chair. Graceful lines with contemporary orange fabric and nailheads. The intricate turned legs and cross stretchers are made of beautifully pa...
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Antique Mid-17th Century French Baroque Wingback Chairs

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Walnut

Fine Pair of 17th Century Italian Baroque Carved Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of 17th century Baroque Italian chairs in walnut with carved scroll legs joined by central stretcher in having upholstered seats and backs covered in old flame stitch woo...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Chairs

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Walnut

Late 17th Century Walnut And Marquetry Candle Stand
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A rare William and Mary period walnut and marquetry candle stand, the strongly formed writhen support over three flat section legs, terminating in flattened scroll feet. The top band...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Side Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Spanish 17th Century armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 17th Century Spanish walnut armchairs with pierced and carved stretcher, original decorative nail heads (on back) leather upholstery later.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Spanish Chairs

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Brass

  • Pair of Spanish 17th Century armchairs
  • Pair of Spanish 17th Century armchairs
  • Pair of Spanish 17th Century armchairs
  • Pair of Spanish 17th Century armchairs
H 42 in. W 28.5 in. D 29 in.
Late 17th Century Spanish (or Spanish Colonial) armchair
Located in New York, NY
Rare 17th Spanish walnut armchair with original embossed and polychromed leather, excellent colour.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Spanish Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of William and Mary walnut chairs
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A pair of high back walnut side chairs with caned seat and back, good colour and patina
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Antique Late 17th Century British Chairs

Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
A late 16th-early 17th century walnut sgabello, or hall chair with a cartouche shaped back over an octagonal seat above scrolled supports. This is the Classic late Renaissance, early...
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Antique Early 17th Century Italian Baroque Side Chairs

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Walnut

  • Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
  • Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
  • Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
  • Italian Carved Walnut Sgabello Side Chair
H 39.5 in. W 12 in. D 16.5 in.
Pair of Black Leather Spanish Baroque Studded Walnut Side Chairs, 18th Century
Located in London, GB
Beautiful, dramatic and original. Classic early 18th century Iberian Baroque style, featuring oversized brass studs, wide cabriole stance, walnut throughout, turned stretcher, brass ...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Side Chairs

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Brass

Ceremonial Chair of Carved Walnut 17th Siècle
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Ceremonial chair of carved walnut 17th siècle. Measures: H: 132cm, W: 56cm, W: 48cm.
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Antique 17th Century French Renaissance Armchairs

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Wood

  • Ceremonial Chair of Carved Walnut 17th Siècle
  • Ceremonial Chair of Carved Walnut 17th Siècle
  • Ceremonial Chair of Carved Walnut 17th Siècle
  • Ceremonial Chair of Carved Walnut 17th Siècle
H 51.97 in. W 22.05 in. D 18.9 in.
Italian Baroque Walnut and Leather Upholstered Swivel Chair, Early 17th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a shaped backrest and U-shaped arms raised on shaped supports, all upholstered in antique leather and trimmed in nailheads, the generous seat upholstered in a new leather hide...
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Antique Early 17th Century Italian Baroque Armchairs

17th Century Choir Stool Seat Side Hallway Walnut Rustic Chair Antique Dealer LA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Choir quire stool rarely to be found in walnut (mostly on the market you can find oak). this wonderful late 17th century English Country rustic joint stool with carved walnut wood sh...
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Antique Late 17th Century English Stools

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Walnut, Walnut

French Louis XIII Turned Walnut Leather Upholstered Reclining Armchair
Located in Atlanta, GA
The shaped backrest flanked by attached wings, the straight arms raised by spiral turned supports and attached to the backrest by iron guides allowing for varying stages of recline, ...
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Antique Mid-17th Century French Louis XIII Wingback Chairs

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Walnut

Late 17th c Walnut Bobbin Turned Hall Chair
Located in New York, NY
Late 17th C bobbin turned walnut armchair having stretcher base and unusual "X"-shaped supports. English, Circa 1680
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Armchairs

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Walnut, Velvet

Pair of late 17th/early 18th Century Walnut and Tapestry Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Lovely pair of late 17th Century walnut armchairs covered in contemporary and probably original needlework, the foliate carved arms ending in scrolls, over similarly carved uprights ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Belgian Armchairs

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Walnut, Wool

French Louis XIII Barley Twist Side Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
This Louis XIII side chair is from France and was made from walnut wood, circa 17th century. The chair features barley twist legs and arms with worn and distressed upholstery. Wear c...
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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIII Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

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17th Century Walnut Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 17th century walnut chair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of walnut, wood and animal skin, every 17th century walnut chair was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a 17th century walnut chair — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 19th Century. Each 17th century walnut chair bearing Baroque or Rococo hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a 17th Century Walnut Chair?

Prices for a 17th century walnut chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $732 and can go as high as $28,000, while the average can fetch as much as $5,700.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

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Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

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Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.