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French Louis XVI Period Late 18th Century Painted and Carved Wooden Fauteuil
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI period painted and carved wooden fauteuil from the late 18th century, with oval back, floral fabric and distressed finish. Born in France during the reign of King ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Wood

18th Century Louis XVI Armchair
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Richly carved, hand-painted, parcel-gilt, Louis XVI armchair with beautiful, 1800s fabric medallion on the splat.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Velvet, Paint, Wood

  • 18th Century Louis XVI Armchair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Armchair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Armchair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Armchair
H 40.5 in. W 27.25 in. D 22 in.
18th-19th Century Louis XVI Style Painted Armchair
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century painted Louis XVI style armchair Measures: 25" W x 25" D x 36" T, arm 24.75" T, seat 16" T.
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Antique Late 18th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Wood

18th-19th Century Painted Louis XVI Style Armchair
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century painted Louis XVI style armchair Measures: 26.25" W x 22.5" D x 36" T, arm 23.5" T, seat 19" T.
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Antique Late 18th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Wood

Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Painted Armchairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A pair of period 18th century painted Louis XVI open armchairs upholstered in modern tiger silk velvet.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
Located in Roma, RM
Fantastic Italian armchair, 1760-1770, northern Italy, made of walnut and carved in an exceptional way. Perfect.
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Antique 1770s Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

  • 18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
H 48.82 in. W 24.81 in. D 20.87 in.
Pair of Italian 18th Century Louis XVI Period Walnut Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most attractive pair of Italian 18th century Louis XVI period walnut armchairs. Each chair is raised by circular tapered fluted legs below the mottled frieze. The arms display char...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Walnut Armchair, circa 1760
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive French 18th century Louis XVI period walnut armchair, circa 1760. The low seating armchair is raised by elegant circular tapered fluted legs with finely carved bloc...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Set of Four 18th Century French Louis XVI Period Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming set of four 18th century French Louis XVI period patinated arm chairs. Each with a rectangular upholstered backrest, the top rail is fluted and flanked by circular capital...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Carved and Painted Armchairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
A pair of French late 18th century carved Louis XVI open armchairs. Each fauteuil with padded back with arched crest rail flanked by fluted columnar stiles with foliate finials, join...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

18th-19th Century Painted Louis XVI Style Armchair with Finials
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century painted Louis XVI style armchair with finials Measures: 23.5" W x 20" D x 35" T, arm 24.75" T, seat 18.5"T.
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Antique Late 18th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Wood

18th Century French Louis XVI Fauteuil
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful 18th century French Louis XVI period fauteuil armchair with a large oval back, a generous wide seat, and tapered fluted legs. Chair retains traces of its original gray pa...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

  • 18th Century French Louis XVI Fauteuil
  • 18th Century French Louis XVI Fauteuil
  • 18th Century French Louis XVI Fauteuil
  • 18th Century French Louis XVI Fauteuil
H 35 in. W 23 in. D 25 in.
French Louis XVI Walnut Upholstered Armchair Fauteuil, Late 18th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
A French Louis XVI painted wood and upholstered fauteuil, late 18th century. Good condition. AVANTIQUES is dedicated to providing an exclusive curated collection of Fine Arts, Pain...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century Pair of French Louis XVI Fauteuils or Armchairs
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of armchairs or fauteuils, Luis XVI, late 18th century, in walnut wood with back sculpted in guilloche, on fluted tapering legs, the interior has been reinforced and restored, u...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century Pair of French Louis XVI Fauteuils or Armchairs
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of armchairs or fauteuils, Luis XVI, late 18th century, in walnut wood with back sculpted in guilloche, on fluted tapering legs, the interior has been reinforced and restored, u...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Important Pair of Stamped Louis XVI 18th Century Armchair or Fauteuils
Located in Arles, FR
Important pair of 18th century Louis XVI armchairs stamped Menuisier du Roy (Ebeniste of the King). Very generous proportions, these beautiful armchairs are constructed with strong ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

Pair of Late 18th Century Danish Louis XVI Giltwood Open Armchairs
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A pair of Danish Louis XVI giltwood open armchairs, late 18th century, with a arched upholstered backrest, straight armrests, upholstered seat raised on turned fluted and tapered leg...
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

18th Century Louis XVI Period Armchair, circa 1780, ex-Dalva Brothers
By Georges Jacob
Located in Doylestown, PA
A fine French Louis XVI period fauteuil in old gray painted finish, upholstered in a woven wool fabric seat and back, marked "Dalva Brothers 1974" on a label under seat. Intrcately c...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

18th Century Louis XVI Style Mechanical Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th century Louis XVI style mechanical chair 26.75"W X 28"D X 45.75"T, Seat:22"T, Arm:26"T
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Antique 18th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

  • 18th Century Louis XVI Style Mechanical Chair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Style Mechanical Chair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Style Mechanical Chair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Style Mechanical Chair
H 45.75 in. W 26.75 in. D 28 in.
French Louis XVI Period 18th Century Armchair with Floral Tapestry Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI period carved wood armchair from the late 18th century with oval back and tapestry upholstery. Born during the second half of the 18th century, this exquisite sing...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Tapestry, Wood

Pair of 18th Century French Louis XVI Carved Fruitwood and Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique pair of French Louis XVI armchairs offer carved fruitwood frames having foliate and floral crests surmounting shield form backs and with covered scroll form arms terminati...
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Antique 18th Century European Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Fruitwood

Pair of Italian 18th Century Louis XV/xvi Giltwood Throne Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant pair of Italian 18th century Louis XV/XVI giltwood throne armchairs. Each armchair is raised by circular fluted tapered legs with top acanthus leaves. The scalloped ap...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XV Armchairs

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Giltwood

Louis XVI Armchair
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Elegant danish Louis XVI armchair, beech with grooved legs and bowcarving at the top of the back. Denmark, circa 1780-1790.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Danish Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

  • Louis XVI Armchair
  • Louis XVI Armchair
  • Louis XVI Armchair
  • Louis XVI Armchair
H 38.19 in. W 24.02 in. D 23.63 in.
Pair of Danish Louis XVI Giltwood Open Armchairs, Late 18th Century
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A pair of Danish Louis XVI giltwood open armchairs, Late 18th century, with a arched upholstered backrest, straight armrests, upholstered seat raised on turned fluted and tapered leg...
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Antique 1780s Danish Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

Pair of 18th Century Danish Louis XVI Painted Wood Armchairs with New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Danish 18th century Louis XVI painted wood oval back armchairs with bow motifs, scrolled arms and new upholstery. Born in Denmark during the 18th century, each of this pair...
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Antique 18th Century Danish Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Wood, Upholstery

18th Century Pair of Fine French Louis XVI Shield Giltwood and Leather Armchairs
By Jean-Baptiste Claude Séné
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
18th century antique fine pair of French Louis XVI Jean Baptiste Claude Sene style, shield back hand carved gilt wood and woven leather upholstered armchairs. Finely crafted chair fr...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Paint, Giltwood, Leather, Fabric

18th Century Louis XVI Fauteuil Upholstered in Fortuny Fabric
By Fortuny
Located in Stockton, NJ
A lovely 18th century Louis XVI chair upholstered in original Fortuny fabric.
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
Located in Montreal, QC
Very fine pair of 18th Century French Louis XVI armchairs, the oval backs having foliate carved crests, over scrolled arms, over bow fronted seat, the rails with foliate and rope twi...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Armchairs

  • Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
H 38 in. W 25 in. D 22 in.
18th Century Pair of Fine French Louis XVI Shield Giltwood and Leather Armchairs
By Jean-Baptiste Claude Séné
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
18th century antique Fine pair of French Louis XVI Jean Baptiste Claude Sene style, shield back hand carved giltwood and leather upholstered armchairs. Finely crafted chair frames in...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Giltwood, Paint

Pair of 18th Century Period Louis XVI Whitewashed "Medaillon" Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of period Louis XVI whitewashed "medaillon" armchairs. Restored and reupholstered in dark grey linen.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Armchairs

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Upholstery

Pair of 18th Century Period Louis XVI Whitewashed "Medaillon" Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of period Louis XVI whitewashed "medaillon" armchairs. Restored and reupholstered in dark grey linen.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Parcel Gilt Fauteuil's, 18th Century
Located in Port Chester, NY
Pair of Louis XVI carved and painted oval back Fauteuil's with carved flower crest and apron on stop fluted legs.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Rare Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Style Armchairs or Fauteuils A La Reine
Located in Arles, FR
Very fine pair of 18th century French Louis XVI armchairs, scrolled arms, over bow fronted seat, standing on fluted legs. Retaining mostly original paint and with period needlework ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech, Upholstery

Pair of 18th century period Louis XVI whitewashed "medaillon" armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of period Louis XVI whitewashed "medaillon" armchairs. Restored and reupholstered in dark grey linen.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Armchairs

Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Very fine pair of 18th century French Louis XVI armchairs, the oval backs having foliate carved crests, over scrolled arms, over bow fronted seat, the rails with foliate and rope twi...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Textile, Beech, Paint

  • Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Chairs
H 38.5 in. W 36 in. D 24 in.
Armchair Louis XVI, France
Located in New York, NY
An armchair in mahogany made in France during the Louis XVI period 18th century. Upholstered in a blue and white plaid cotton fabric.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Oak

  • Armchair Louis XVI, France
  • Armchair Louis XVI, France
  • Armchair Louis XVI, France
  • Armchair Louis XVI, France
H 36 in. W 23 in. D 17.5 in.
Period Louis XVI Armchair
Located in New Orleans, LA
Gilded,Painted and Carved Louis XVI Armchair
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

  • Period Louis XVI Armchair
  • Period Louis XVI Armchair
  • Period Louis XVI Armchair
  • Period Louis XVI Armchair
H 37 in. W 26 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI French Provincial Walnut Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Middleburg, VA
A lovely pair of 18th century Louis XVI French provincial armchairs with remarkable Italian influence. Made of Circassian walnut with intricate carved decoration over straight taperi...
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of 18th Century Painted Square Back Louis XVI Fauteuils
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of 18th Century Painted Square Back Louis XVI Fauteuils
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Pair of French Open Armchairs Late 18th Century Louis XVI Fauteuils to Recover
Located in FR
Pair of Louis XVI fauteuils Medaillon, French open armchairs, late 18th century. Original painting You can choose fabric of your choice to suit your interior Frames sound and soli...
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Antique 1790s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

French Louis XVI Moire Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 French Louis XVI (18th Century) white painted open arm chairs with oval back having a carved bow knot crest and a white moire upholstered seat and back.
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • French Louis XVI Moire Armchairs
  • French Louis XVI Moire Armchairs
  • French Louis XVI Moire Armchairs
  • French Louis XVI Moire Armchairs
H 36 in. W 24 in. D 25 in.
Louis XVI Armchair Late 18th or Early 19th Gilt and Cream Wood
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Louis XVI armchair beats 18th or early 19th century Louis XVI chair with original structure, to change the upholstered fabric to your taste as it is worn Only outer fabric, the...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Suite of Six French Louis XVI Fauteuils with a Painted Finish, 18th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of six period French Louis XVI armchairs with a painted finish.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

A Set of Four Louis XVI Grey Painted Fauteuils a la Reine, 18th Century
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Set of Four Louis XVI Grey Painted Fauteuils a la Reine 18th Century Each oval back with bow-knotted laurel crest, the padded arms on s-scroll supports, and the bow-fronted seat a...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fruitwood

Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Aubusson Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Exceptional Louis XVI chairs with original fables of Fontaine Aubusson.
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Antique 18th Century French Armchairs

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Wood

Louis XVI Period Armchair, circa 1790
Located in Doylestown, PA
A French Louis XVI Period Fauteuil in stained beechwood, with silk upholstery, circa 1790.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

  • Louis XVI Period Armchair, circa 1790
  • Louis XVI Period Armchair, circa 1790
  • Louis XVI Period Armchair, circa 1790
  • Louis XVI Period Armchair, circa 1790
H 34.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Important pair of Louis XVI Armchairs
By Henri Jacob
Located in New York, NY
An Important pair of Louis XVI giltwood armchairs. Designed by Henri Jacob. Frame of the chair stamped: H. Jacob.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

  • Important pair of Louis XVI Armchairs
  • Important pair of Louis XVI Armchairs
  • Important pair of Louis XVI Armchairs
  • Important pair of Louis XVI Armchairs
H 39 in. W 25.5 in. D 23 in.
French Louis XVI Yellow Velvet Armchair
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style walnut armchair with mustard yellow velvet upholstered back, seat, and armrests with brass trim detail.
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Velvet, Mahogany

  • French Louis XVI Yellow Velvet Armchair
  • French Louis XVI Yellow Velvet Armchair
  • French Louis XVI Yellow Velvet Armchair
  • French Louis XVI Yellow Velvet Armchair
H 35.5 in. W 24.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Very Fine Pair of Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Fauteuils, Gilt Carved
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine pair of large late 18th century French Louis XVI gilt carved fauteuils. Covered in a fine late early 20th century silk in beautiful condition.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of period Louis XVI oval backed armchairs with pegged construction and parcel gilt finish.
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
H 36 in. W 24 in. D 21 in.
Pair of French Armchair, Louis XVI Period
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pair of French "Chaise a la Reine." Louis XVI period. Original grey paint finish. Silk upholstered, with fabric design in the style of that period by legendary "Tassinari et Chate...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

  • Pair of French Armchair, Louis XVI Period
  • Pair of French Armchair, Louis XVI Period
  • Pair of French Armchair, Louis XVI Period
  • Pair of French Armchair, Louis XVI Period
H 36.5 in. W 23 in. D 20 in.
Pair Of French 18th Century Painted Armchairs
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of French late 18th century painted armchairs in newly upholstered fabric.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Louis XVI Period Painted Beech Fauteuil Armchair
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Louis XVI period painted beech fauteuil armchair with reeded decoration, the paintwork now some what tired.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

18th Century White Painted and Gilded Armchair
By François Hervé
Located in London, GB
An exceptional George III period cream japanned and parcel-gilt armchair (a pair available), having the square backs and sides with bead molded frames, on turned fluted legs headed b...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Giltwood

English 18th Century Neoclassical Cream Painted Armchair
By François Hervé
Located in London, GB
An exceptional George III period cream japanned and parcel-gilt armchair (two armchairs available), having the square backs and sides with bead molded frames, on turned fluted legs h...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Giltwood

18th Century White Painted and Gilded Armchair
By François Hervé
Located in London, GB
An exceptional George III period cream japanned and parcel-gilt armchair (a pair available), having the square backs and sides with bead molded frames, on turned fluted legs headed b...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Giltwood

Pair of 18th Century French Transitional Louis XV or Louis XVI Fauteuils
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of transitional Louis XV or Louis XVI fauteuils in beechwood and leather upholstery, French in origin and dating from the late 18th century.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Armchairs

Danish 18th Century Louis XVI Painted and Parcel-Gilt Fauteuil a La Reine
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A Danish Louis XVI painted and parcel-gilt Fauteuil a La Reine, approximate 1780s. Classic form with interesting twist carved fluting to the arm supports and legs. New linen fabric b...
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Louis XIV Armchairs

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Wood

Fine Pair of 18th Century French Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine pair of Louis XVI painted fuauteuils "au chasse" William Word Fine Antiques: Atlanta's source for antique interiors since 1956.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Armchairs

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Upholstery, Paint

Armchair Bergère Louis XVI Neoclassical French White Pink France
Located in New York, NY
Chair bergère Louis XVI neoclassical French white pink France. An armchair bergère made during the Louis XVI period in France. Painted in a white finish. Channeled legs and armrests....
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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18th Century Louis Xvi Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 18th century louis xvi armchair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and hardwood, every 18th century louis xvi armchair was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the 18th century louis xvi armchair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 19th Century. When you’re browsing for the right 18th century louis xvi armchair, those designed in Louis XVI and Neoclassical styles are of considerable interest. F. Lapierrealyon, Jacob Frères and Nicolas Blanchard each produced at least one beautiful 18th century louis xvi armchair that is worth considering.

How Much is a 18th Century Louis Xvi Armchair?

A 18th century louis xvi armchair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $6,500, while the lowest priced sells for $951 and the highest can go for as much as $39,800.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.