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Set of Twelve Portuguese 18th Century Dining Chairs
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality set of twelve 18th century Portuguese dining chairs, each with carved and fretted gilded foliate decoration, stuff over embossed leather seats, raised on elegant ...
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Antique 18th Century Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

  • Set of Twelve Portuguese 18th Century Dining Chairs
  • Set of Twelve Portuguese 18th Century Dining Chairs
  • Set of Twelve Portuguese 18th Century Dining Chairs
  • Set of Twelve Portuguese 18th Century Dining Chairs
H 40.16 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.72 in.
Set of Ten 18th Century Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Set of ten mahogany dining chairs including two carvers and 8 side chairs. Serpentine crest rail has a pierced splat above a slip seat, straight square legs with molded corners joine...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Set of Ten 18th Century Mahogany Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten 18th Century Mahogany Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten 18th Century Mahogany Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten 18th Century Mahogany Dining Chairs
H 38.25 in. W 26 in. D 20.5 in.
Set of Eight 18th Century Gustavian Dining Chairs
Located in Helsingborg, SE
A fine set of eight 18th century Gustavian dining chairs in their original finish with fine carvings, circa 1790-1800 Sweden. Good condition with wear consistent with age and use...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • Set of Eight 18th Century Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight 18th Century Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight 18th Century Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight 18th Century Gustavian Dining Chairs
H 35.83 in. W 20.08 in. D 19.3 in.
Set of six 18th century Gustavian dining chairs
By Anders Hellman
Located in Helsingborg, SE
A fine and original set of six 18th century Gustavian period dining chairs in outstanding quality. They have been expertly dry scraped to the original surface showing the original pe...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • Set of six 18th century Gustavian dining chairs
  • Set of six 18th century Gustavian dining chairs
  • Set of six 18th century Gustavian dining chairs
  • Set of six 18th century Gustavian dining chairs
H 37.01 in. W 19.69 in. D 16.54 in.
Set of Six Irish 18th Century Georgian Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six Irish 18th century Georgian dining chairs.
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Antique 18th Century Irish Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Twelve 18th Century Louis XVI Period Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive and rare set of twelve 18th century Louis XVI period dining chairs. Each pale gray/cream patinated chair is raised on tapered reeded legs with a straight frieze and...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six North European 18th Century Rococo Dining Chairs
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
A set of six North European (Danish or North Germany) parcel-gilt beechwood dining chairs. The pierced back with shaped splat, above a bow-fronted padded seat, on cabriole legs. Seat...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Danish Rococo Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Set of 6 18th Century Oak and Ash Ladderback Dining Chairs
Located in Port Chester, NY
A splendid set of six handmade 18th century oak and ash dining chairs, with great patina and nice curved ladderbacks. Due to their age, each chair has slightly different wear pattern...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Dining Room Chairs

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Ash, Oak

Set of Six North European 18th Century Rococo Dining Chairs
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
A set of six North European (Danish or North Germany) parcel gilt beechwood dining chairs. The pierced back with shaped splat, above a bow-fronted padded seat, on cabriole legs. Seat...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Danish Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Late 18th Century Mahogany Hepplewhite Style Dining Chairs, Set of 8
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Dallas, TX
Offering an exceptional, rare and highly desirable set of period Hepplewhite style dining chairs from circa 1780. Stunning set with beautifully hand-carved backs and central colum...
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Antique Late 18th Century American Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of 12 18th Century Louis XV Dining Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
18th-19th century Louis XV painted and gilded set of 12 chairs. Stunning large set of twelve antique Louis XV Italian chairs purchased in Parma, Italy. The patina is a weathered whit...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Other

  • Set of 12 18th Century Louis XV Dining Chairs
  • Set of 12 18th Century Louis XV Dining Chairs
  • Set of 12 18th Century Louis XV Dining Chairs
  • Set of 12 18th Century Louis XV Dining Chairs
H 34.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Dining Chairs Set of 6 Swedish Rococo Period 18th Century Brown Sweden
Located in New York, NY
A set (assembled) of six dining chairs made during the Rococo period 1750-1775 in Sweden. Beautiful raw patina with stunning carvings. Cabriole legs ending in claw and ball feet.  
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Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six 18th Century Neoclassical Swedish Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of Six 18th Century Neoclassical Swedish Dining Chairs were sculpted from solid elm wood and feature the tailored architecture that has kept this style popular for over two mille...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Elm

Set of Eight Louis XVI Beechwood Dining Chairs, Late 18th Century
Located in Miami, FL
The rectangular back with crest carving above a caned back and round stop fluted tapering legs.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Set of Six Italian 18th Century Louis XIV Period Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome set of six Italian 18th century Louis XIV period walnut dining chairs. Each chair is raised on topie feet and block supports that are joined by an H stretcher. The ar...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of 8 American 18th Century Newport Federal Dining Chairs by John Carlisle
Located in Essex, MA
Set of Eight American Federal Dining Chairs, two arms and six sides. Open shield back Hepplewhite design with urn and swags and "Kylix" back. Distinctively Newport, RI with exposed m...
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Antique Late 18th Century American Federal Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Eight Continental Late 18th Century Cherrywood Dining Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive set of eight Continental late 18th century cherry wood dining armchairs. Each chair is raised on straight front and slightly curved back legs below the straight apr...
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Antique 18th Century Unknown Dining Room Chairs

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Cherry

Late 18th-Early 19th Century English Set of 12 Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Southampton, NY
Late 18th-early 19th century English set of 12 mahogany dining chairs, ten side chairs and two armchairs having brown leather seats with brass tacks.
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Antique 19th Century Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Six Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
An elegant set of six Swedish Gustavian dining chairs from the neoclassical period painted in cream white and grey, with leaf tip carvings overall. The front round tapering legs with...
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Antique 1790s Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Period 18th Century Set of Twelve Georgian Mahogany Dining Chiars
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Essex, MA
Beautiful set of late 18th century Georgian dining chairs in Robert Adam inspired form. Possibly Hepplewhite's creation. Original finish and fine condition. Patina is natural and sho...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Eight 18th Century Louis XVI Caned Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
18th century Louis XVI polychrome caned chairs with original lacquer. Beautiful French green lacquered and gilded finish makes this set of eight Louis XVI chairs stunning. Caned squa...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

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Other

  • Set of Eight 18th Century Louis XVI Caned Chairs
  • Set of Eight 18th Century Louis XVI Caned Chairs
  • Set of Eight 18th Century Louis XVI Caned Chairs
  • Set of Eight 18th Century Louis XVI Caned Chairs
H 34.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 15.5 in.
Set of Four 18th Century Louis XIV Italian Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of four 19th century antique Louis XIV style Italian walnut chairs. Beautifully ornate carved walnut wood with gilded details across back, finials and stretchers. Antique Louis X...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Giltwood

Set of 18 Mahogany Chippendale Style Dining Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Poole, GB
A set of 18 mahogany Chippendale style pierced splat back dining chairs with cabriole legs ending on ball and claw feet with chestnut leather seats, comprising of 16 side chairs and ...
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Antique 19th Century British Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Beautiful Set of Ten 18th Century Italian Venetian Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of ten Italian Venetian (18th century) painted and gilt trimmed side chairs with open carved back, an upholstered seat and supported by fluted legs.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Set of 12 Chairs and Two Armchairs Louis XVI, 18th Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
A fine set of 12 chairs and two armchairs Louis XVI in oak - France The set stands 6 Louis XVI chairs and two 18th century armchairs as well as 6 Louis XVI chairs which were made ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of 6 Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A set of six Gustavian DIning chairs in the "byggmästarmodel". Rectangular back splat and frize with leaf plaster. Tapered and channeled legs.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Rare Set of Six 18th Century circa 1760 Dutch Elm Marquetry Inlaid Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning and exceptionally rare set of six totally original 18th century circa 1760 hand carved Dutch Elm Marquetry inlaid dining chairs Th...
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Antique 1760s English George III Dining Room Chairs

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Elm, Walnut

18th C. Set of 6 Armchairs Louis XVI Fauteuils in Walnut Dining or Side chairs
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Set of six important 18th century Louis XVI of the period French chairs. High end dining room chairs in walnut with beautiful carving all around. Upholstered in light cream and blue ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Set of '6' Oak Dining Chairs
Located in Culver City, CA
Solid oak chairs with single piece inset oak seats.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

  • Set of '6' Oak Dining Chairs
  • Set of '6' Oak Dining Chairs
  • Set of '6' Oak Dining Chairs
  • Set of '6' Oak Dining Chairs
H 36.5 in. W 19.75 in. D 17.5 in.
19th century English Renaissance set of 12 Dining Chairs w/Barley Twist
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 12 English Renaissance Hand carved 19th c. Dining Chairs w/Barley Twist 12 chairs composed of 2 harm chairs and 10 chairs, dimensions 54 High 24 wide 24 deep In great ...
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Antique 18th Century English Edwardian Dining Room Sets

Set of Eight Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Period Side Stick-Back Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of eight Swedish Gustavian period late 18th century side stick-back heart of pine country chairs. Each chair features an openwork trapezoid back gently leading to eye to a simp...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Set of 18 19th Century English Walnut Chairs
Located in Savannah, GA
This is a matched set of 18 solid walnut side chairs made in England, circa 1870. The chairs have nicely reeded uprights on the back right and left. The splat in the chair back nicel...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Wood

Set of Six Italian 18th Century Louis XVI Period Walnut and Hand Painted Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and complete set of six Italian 18th century Louis XVI period walnut and hand painted dining chairs from Lucca. Each chair is raised by extremely elegant lightly curved sq...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of 4 Antique Oak Country Chippendale Chairs, English, 18th Century
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
A great set of 4 naive oak country chairs. Lovely color. In the Country Chippendale style. I particularly like shape of the splat. The chairs are English, circa 1780. ...
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Antique 1780s English Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of Six 18th-19th Century Italian Painted Side Chairs, Custom Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of six 18th-19th century Italian painted side chairs, custom finish.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 12 Gustavian Dining Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of 12 grey painted Gustavian dining chairs with upholstered seating and a pierced splat, circa late 18th century.  
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Antique Late 18th Century Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • Set of 12 Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Set of 12 Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Set of 12 Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Set of 12 Gustavian Dining Chairs
H 36 in. W 19 in. D 16 in.
Set of Eight George III Dining Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A superb set of eight George III dining chairs including two carvers with satinwood inlay to the curved bar backs.
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Antique 18th Century George III Dining Room Chairs

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Satinwood

  • Set of Eight George III Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight George III Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight George III Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight George III Dining Chairs
H 33.47 in. W 19.69 in. D 16.54 in.
Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
Located in Washington, DC
Matched set of four Gustavian dining chairs. We also have a set of six that can be combined with this set. The seats are covered in original muslin.
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Paint, Wood

  • Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
H 36.5 in. W 19 in. D 18.5 in.
Set of 8 George III Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality set of 8 George III mahogany dining chairs. The set consists of two carvers and six single chairs each with drop in seats, which could benefit from re-upho...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Eight Chippendale Period Dining Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
An outstanding set of eight early Chippendale period mahogany chairs of exceptional color and patina. The backs with strongly accentuated ears and finely carved and pierced upright s...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British George II Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Six Baroque Style Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A set of six dining chairs made in Sweden in the Baroque style, circa 18th century.
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Antique Early 18th Century Swedish Baroque Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Set of Six Baroque Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Baroque Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Baroque Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Baroque Style Dining Chairs
H 44 in. W 17.5 in. D 15.2 in.
Dining Chairs English Set of 6 Assembled Chippendale England
Located in New York, NY
Dining chairs English set of 6 assembled Chippendale England. An assembled set of 6 Chippendale chairs made in England during the 18th century. 3 + 2 + 1. 3 chairs: H 38”, W 19.6...
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Antique 18th Century English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Chairs Dining Set of 8 Swedish Gustavian Gray, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chairs dining set of 8 Swedish Gustavian gray, Sweden. A set of 8 dining chairs made during the Gustavian period 1790-1810 in Sweden. Restored in its original finish. Reupholstered i...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Eight George II Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
A wonderful set of eight walnut dining chairs. Six of the eight chairs date back to George II and the other two have been recently carved. Expected restorations and repairs.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Chairs Dining Chairs Swedish Set of Six Gustavian Period Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chairs Dining Chairs Swedish Set of Six Gustavian Period Sweden. A set of six dining chairs made during the early Gustavian period in Sweden 1775-1790, the so called high Gustavian p...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six Swedish Gustavian Period Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Striking set of six 18th century Gustavian dining chairs with original paint and silk fabric seat cushions.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

Set of Eight Painted Italian Directoire Dining Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of eight dining chairs including two armchairs and six side chairs.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Directoire Dining Room Chairs

Set of Five George III Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A set of five George III mahogany dining chairs, en suite with 7612. The pieced back splat topped with Prince of Wales feathers and hair bell detail to the lower section Seat heig...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Six George II Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with carved serpentine crest rail and carved vasiform splat raised on carved cabriole legs and pad feet. Possibly Irish.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Irish Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

  • Set of Six George II Walnut Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six George II Walnut Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six George II Walnut Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six George II Walnut Dining Chairs
H 38.5 in. W 23.38 in. D 19.75 in.
Superb Set of Eight George II Dining Chairs
By Giles Grendey
Located in New York, NY
A superb set of eight George II carved mahogany dining chairs having a carved crest rail with a pierced and carved splat, carved styles, having a drop in seat on substantial carved c...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George II Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Superb Set of Eight George II Dining Chairs
  • Superb Set of Eight George II Dining Chairs
  • Superb Set of Eight George II Dining Chairs
  • Superb Set of Eight George II Dining Chairs
H 38.25 in. W 21.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Set of Six Period French Directoire Dining Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
Curved back with inset shield shape and craved with a laurel wreath. The shield is supported by stylized dolphins. Front and rear legs splay forward and back. The seat is 20 wide and...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Dining Room Chairs

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Fruitwood

Fine Set of 6 George III Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine quality set of 6 George III antique mahogany dining chairs. Five single and one carver. Elegant shaped top rail with a reeded panel and reeded centre rail. The carver has attrac...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Ten George III Style Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Shield backs newly upholstered in muslin comprising a pair of armchairs and eight side chairs raised on square molded tapered legs with box stretchers.
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Antique Late 18th Century Great Britain (UK) George III Dining Room Chairs

Assembled Set of Six Italian Baroque Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with carved acanthus finials upholstered backs and seats, scrolled arms raised on square legs with carved stretchers. Fogg Estate, Brookline Ma.
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Baroque Dining Room Chairs

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Other

Antique Set of Six Mahogany Georgian Chippendale Period Dining Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very good quality set of six 18th century mahogany Chippendale period. Dining chairs having attractive pierced fan splat backs above drop in seats raised on square chamfered legs...
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Antique 18th Century English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Dining Chairs Set of Six Swedish Gustavian Neoclassical White Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chairs Dining Set of six Swedish Gustavian Neoclassical White Sweden. A set of six Swedish Gustavian Dining room chairs made during the Gustavian period 1790-1810.
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

18th Century Set of Six Louis XVI Armchairs with a Gray and Gold Leaf Finish
Located in Dallas, TX
Six French Louis XVI pale gray painted and parcel-gilt dining armchairs from the late 18th century. These fauteuils are beautifully carved with oval backs and flutted legs. The paint...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Wood, Wood

Matched Set of Eight George III Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
A fine matched set of eight George III carved mahogany dining chairs, with arched tri-lobed crest above a vertical pierced splat, with slip out seats set on square legs with stretche...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Six Georgian Heavily Carved Mahogany Chippendale Dining Chairs
Located in Milford, NH
An exceptional set of six Georgian Chippendale dining chairs, including two armchairs and four side chairs, with heavily carved crests, splats, and cabriole legs terminating with fro...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Set of Four George III Dining Chairs, England, Circa 1765-1800
Located in New York, NY
Set of four George III dining chairs, likely 1775-1800.
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

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18th Century Dining Room Chair Sets For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 18th century dining room chair sets for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct 18th century dining room chair sets — often made from wood, walnut and mahogany — can elevate any home. 18th century dining room chair sets have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 19th Century. Georgian, Louis XVI and Baroque 18th century dining room chair sets are consistently popular styles.

How Much are 18th Century Dining Room Chair Sets?

18th century dining room chair sets can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $15,900, while the lowest priced sells for $1,235 and the highest can go for as much as $140,000.

Finding the Right Dining Room Chairs for You

No matter what your dream dining experience looks like, 1stDibs has upholstered dining-room chairs, wood dining-room chairs and more to outfit any space designated for a good meal, be it in your home or in the great outdoors.

In the early 18th century, most dining-room furniture was designed to look masculine. In America, dining rooms weren’t even much of a concept until the late 1700s, when a space set aside specifically for dining became a part of the construction of homes for the wealthy. Dining-room chairs of the era were likely made of walnut or oak. In Europe, neoclassical dining chairs emerged during the 1750s owing to nostalgia for classical antiquity, while the curving chair crests of Queen Anne furniture in the United States preceded the artistically bold seat backs that characterized the Chippendale chairs that followed. If there weren't enough dining chairs at suppertime in the American colonies, men were prioritized and women stood.

Dining rooms of today, however, allow space for people of any gender to have a seat at the table. Modern styles introduce innovative design choices that play with shape and style. Icons of mid-century modern dining-room chairs are plentiful: With its distinctive bentwood back, there is the DCW dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames, while Hans Wegner's timeless classic, the Wishbone chair, remains relevant and elegant decades after its debut. Stefano Giovannoni's White Rabbit dining chairs, in their lovable polyethylene biomorphism, reinvent what dining can look like.

Today's wide range of dining-room chairs also means that they can now be styled in different ways, bringing functionality and fun to any dining space. No longer do tables have to be accompanied by a matching set of seats. Skillfully mixing and matching colors and designs allows you to showcase your personality without sacrificing the cohesion of a given space.

By furnishing your dining room with cozy chairs — vintage, antique or otherwise — family time can extend far beyond mealtime. The plush upholstery of Victorian-style dining-room chairs is perfect for game nights that stretch from dinner to midnight snack. Outdoor tables and dining chairs can also present an excellent opportunity for bonding and eating — what goes better with a delicious meal than fresh air, anyway?

Whether you prefer your chairs streamlined and stackable or ornate and one of a kind, the offerings on 1stDibs will elevate your mealtime and beyond.