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19th Century Antique French Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique chair originates from Northern France, circa late 1800s. Measurements: 26" W x 22" D x 51.5" H Seat height 21".
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Antique 19th Century French Chairs

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Wood

  • 19th Century Antique French Chair
  • 19th Century Antique French Chair
  • 19th Century Antique French Chair
  • 19th Century Antique French Chair
H 51.5 in. W 26 in. D 22 in.
French 19th Century Desk Chair
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Handsome 19th century desk chair raised on turned front legs, on original brass casters and saber back legs. Upholstered in original antique faux-leather, with nail-head trim.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Wood

  • French 19th Century Desk Chair
  • French 19th Century Desk Chair
  • French 19th Century Desk Chair
  • French 19th Century Desk Chair
H 35.44 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Patinated 19th Century French Slipper Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Napoleon III slipper chair with original upholstery and patina. Made in France, circa 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Chairs

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Wood

19th Century French Directoire Wooden Chair
Located in Boston, MA
19th century French Directoire white painted wooden chair with black and white striped upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Chairs

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Wood

Pair of 19th Century Wood-Carved French Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century chairs with carved wood frame and velvet-upholstered seat.     
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Antique 19th Century French Bergere Chairs

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Walnut

Selection of 19th Century French Chairs
By (after) Eugène-Louis Lequesne
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of 19th century French chairs, France, circa late 19th Century. From left to right, they are: 1) Black and gold chinoiserie armchair. It measures 34.25" H x 18.5" W x 19...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Wood

  • Selection of 19th Century French Chairs
  • Selection of 19th Century French Chairs
  • Selection of 19th Century French Chairs
  • Selection of 19th Century French Chairs
H 34.25 in. W 18.5 in. D 19 in.
Late 19th Century French Campaign Chair
Located in New York, NY
French Campaign chair with leather seat and back dating from the late 19th century. Offered by Neal Beckstedt
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Late 19th Century French Campaign Chair
  • Late 19th Century French Campaign Chair
  • Late 19th Century French Campaign Chair
  • Late 19th Century French Campaign Chair
H 31 in. W 21 in. D 19 in.
19th Century French Neoclassical Upholstered Chair
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century French neoclassical upholstered chair, with the rare quality of being slightly smaller than similar period chairs, making it rare and unique.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Chairs

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Wicker, Wood

  • 19th Century French Neoclassical Upholstered Chair
  • 19th Century French Neoclassical Upholstered Chair
  • 19th Century French Neoclassical Upholstered Chair
  • 19th Century French Neoclassical Upholstered Chair
H 34.85 in. W 16.54 in. D 16.54 in.
19th Century French Chair with Hermès Fabric
Located in Hamburg, Hamburg
Gorgeous 19th century chair with a very interesting form and appearance. New paint and upholstered with Hermès fabric that perfectly matches the unique form of the chair.  
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Antique 19th Century French Chairs

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Wood

  • 19th Century French Chair with Hermès Fabric
  • 19th Century French Chair with Hermès Fabric
  • 19th Century French Chair with Hermès Fabric
  • 19th Century French Chair with Hermès Fabric
H 36.62 in. W 21.26 in. D 18.51 in.
19th Century French Corner Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Newly upholstered 19th century French corner chair in coral leather with nailheads around parameters.
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Antique 19th Century French Corner Chairs

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Leather, Wood

  • 19th Century French Corner Chair
  • 19th Century French Corner Chair
  • 19th Century French Corner Chair
  • 19th Century French Corner Chair
H 33 in. W 24 in. D 25 in.
19th Century Pair of French Natural Wood Chairs with Openwork Back
Located in CH
Pair of natural wood chairs with openwork back decorated with small columns and beautiful geometrical upholstery. Perfect condition, France, late 19th century.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chairs

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Walnut

French 19th Century Prie Dieu, Prayer Chair
Located in Houston, TX
19th century Prie-Dieu, prayer chair from France, handcrafted with a rush seat. This charming prie dieu was once used in a French church as both chair and kneeler. This piece will su...
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Antique 19th Century French Chairs

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Wood

Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Berger’s Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
Late 19th century French Louis XVI bergère with hand carved lacquered wood. The chair is upholstered in a beautiful crème silk fabric. This is a lovely chair for a formal living room...
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Antique 19th Century French Chairs

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Wood

Neorenaissance Chair, 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Neorenaissance chair, 19th century Measures: H 93cm, W 42cm, D 38cm.
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Chairs

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Wood

  • Neorenaissance Chair, 19th Century
  • Neorenaissance Chair, 19th Century
  • Neorenaissance Chair, 19th Century
  • Neorenaissance Chair, 19th Century
H 36.62 in. W 16.54 in. D 14.97 in.
Pair of French 19th Century Napoleon III Chairs
Located in Paris, FR
Set of two French antique chairs from the Napoleon III era in neoclassical style in ebonized mahogany and giltwood. A charming pair of side, accent or salon chairs in their original ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Chairs

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Wood

  • Pair of French 19th Century Napoleon III Chairs
  • Pair of French 19th Century Napoleon III Chairs
  • Pair of French 19th Century Napoleon III Chairs
  • Pair of French 19th Century Napoleon III Chairs
H 33.47 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
19th Century French Louis XV Pair of Caned Chairs in Moulded and Carved Wood
Located in CH
Pair of beautiful caned chairs in moulded and hand carved wood, which are resting on four arched legs and have silk cushions. The frame is elegantly finished in light beige. France,...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

19th Century French Pair of Giltwood Louis XVI Chairs
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Really stunning pair of Louis XVI style chairs with beautiful weathered gilding France, circa 1880. Despite of their age, the chairs are in a good condition but of course need new l...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

19th Century Ten French Walnut Chairs with Cane Seats
Located in CH
Set of ten walnut chairs with cane seats in very good condition. All of them are very stable and comfortable and could be sold separately, France, circa 1890.
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Cane, Wood

French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century Louis XVI bergère chairs.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Wood

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
H 38.6 in. W 26 in. D 24.75 in.
19th Century French Faux Rosewood Voltaire Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
A 19th century French Voltaire Armchair with a faux rosewood painted finish. This imposing lounge chair has a wide well-sprung seat pad sitting on pleasing out-swept cabriole legs. A...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Lounge Chairs

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Wood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Child's Painted Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming French mid-19th century Louis XVI style child's painted chair. The chair is raised by circular tapered fluted legs below rosettes. The apron decorated by a carved fluted a...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Petite 19th Century French XVI Style Carved Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Lovely pair of petite 19th century French XVI carved and painted curved back chairs. Very nice carving on the chairs and the upholstery is done in a beige and crème fabric. Please n...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Gold Leaf Folding Chair
Located in Paris, FR
Antique children's folding chair from the 19th century Napoleon III era designed in wood sculpted in bamboo shape and covered in delicate sheets of gold. It is adorned with bells on ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Hand carved, painted, and pickled wood, barrel back, French bergère atop fluted, tapered legs. Beautiful proportions. Newly upholstered.
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Antique 1880s French Bergere Chairs

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Wood, Wood

  • 19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
  • 19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
  • 19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
  • 19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
H 38.25 in. W 30 in. D 29.5 in.
Late 19th Century Double Folding Chair from France
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 19th century double folding chair from France. Four available. This chair is made out of wood with metal structural supports. This double chair would make a great addition to a...
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Antique 1880s French Chairs

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Wood

Pair of French Chairs, Late 19th Century
Located in Hastings, GB
Pair of French chairs, late 19th century Pair of cream colored dining chairs, seats are in original calico fabric Original paint on the woodwork Fantastic look and finish Measure...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • Pair of French Chairs, Late 19th Century
  • Pair of French Chairs, Late 19th Century
  • Pair of French Chairs, Late 19th Century
  • Pair of French Chairs, Late 19th Century
H 36.23 in. W 19.3 in. D 18.51 in.
19th Century French Carved and Painted Smoking Chair
Located in Barntrup, DE
A very decorative, hand carved and painted French chair, smoking chair, called in France "Fumeuse", chaise de fumeur, on which people were sitting astride while smoking cigars, pipes...
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Antique 1880s French Renaissance Revival Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Wood

  • 19th Century French Carved and Painted Smoking Chair
  • 19th Century French Carved and Painted Smoking Chair
  • 19th Century French Carved and Painted Smoking Chair
  • 19th Century French Carved and Painted Smoking Chair
H 30.32 in. W 20.48 in. D 19.69 in.
Antique French Dining Chair from 19th Century
Located in CH
One dining chair from 19th century. Made of solid wood, painted in light beige with coral accents, rush seats with nice linen seating cushion in very good condition.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Wood

  • Antique French Dining Chair from 19th Century
  • Antique French Dining Chair from 19th Century
  • Antique French Dining Chair from 19th Century
  • Antique French Dining Chair from 19th Century
H 38.19 in. W 22.45 in. D 18.51 in.
Set of Eighteen French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Patinated Wood Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and rare complete set of eighteen French 19th century Louis XVI St. patinated wood dining chairs. Each chair is raised by circular fluted tapered legs with toupie shaped ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six French 19th Century Louis XV St. Patinated Wood Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant and complete set of six French 19th century Louis XV St. patinated wood dining chairs. Each dining chair is raised by fine cabriole legs with a lovely mottled design, ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Late 19th Century Primitive Country Wingback Chair
Located in Pease pottage, West Sussex
Charming primitive country wingback chair, timber construction, original painted finish. Minor Evidence of historical worm, France, circa 1880. 48cm seat height Dimensions: 57cm x ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chairs

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Wood

  • Late 19th Century Primitive Country Wingback Chair
  • Late 19th Century Primitive Country Wingback Chair
  • Late 19th Century Primitive Country Wingback Chair
  • Late 19th Century Primitive Country Wingback Chair
H 44.49 in. W 19.3 in. D 22.45 in.
Set of Eight French 19th Century Louis XV Style Patinated Wood Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant and complete set of eight French 19th century Louis XV style patinated wood dining chairs. Each country French dining chair is raised by fine cabriole legs with a love...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Late 19th Century Louis XV French Bergère Chair, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
An exquisite pair of late 19th century Louis XV French bergère chairs. The frame of each chair is hand carved and present and decorated with flowers and scrolled acanthus leaves moti...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

19th Century Pair of French Side Chairs in Louis XVI Style
Located in CH
Pair of French side chairs in Louis XVI style made of carved wood painted in beige with striped silk upholstery, circa 1890.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

19th Century Pair of French Wooden Chairs Upholstered in Velvet
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century pair of French wooden chairs upholster in velvet with a coat of arms hand carved on the frontal cross beam.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

19th Century Empire Pair Of Klismos Chair
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair Klismos chair empire / chair of the Greek antique around 1820. Solid wood. The striking shape with the wide-legged saber legs and the encircling backrest board was rediscovered...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chairs

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Wood

  • 19th Century Empire Pair Of Klismos Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Pair Of Klismos Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Pair Of Klismos Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Pair Of Klismos Chair
H 30.71 in. W 21.66 in. D 22.05 in.
Antique French 19th Century Louis XVI Gilt Side Chair, circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French 19th century Louis XVI gilt side chair, circa 1880. FOC016.       
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Antique 19th Century Chairs

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Wood

19th Century Pair Burnished Golden Wood Chairs Yellow Linen in Louis XVI Style
Located in Brescia, IT
This very fine French 19th Century golden wood Louis XVI Style chairs are eclectic with the yellow linen upholstered that gives a touch of brightness. These pieces show all the signs...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century French Louis XVI painted chairs are perfect for adding an opulent touch to your decor, while simultaneously providing a soft visual accent, thanks to the painted...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood, Wood

Set of Four French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Carved Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite and elegant set of four French mid-19th century Louis XV style richly carved, patinated off-white chairs. The set is raised by 's' scrolled cabriole legs below a scallop...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
Located in Berlin, DE
Chair of the Greek antique. Solid wood. The striking shape with the wide-legged saber legs and the encircling backrest board was rediscovered in classicism, circa 1800. In this spec...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Chairs

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Wood

  • 19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
H 31.5 in. W 22.84 in. D 20.87 in.
19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
Located in Berlin, DE
Chair of the Greek antique. Solid wood. The striking shape with the wide-legged saber legs and the encircling backrest board was rediscovered in classicism, circa 1800. In this spe...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Chairs

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Wood

  • 19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Klismos Saber-Legs Chair
H 32.29 in. W 21.26 in. D 23.63 in.
Pair of 19th Century Chestnut Slipper Chairs
Located in Boston, MA
Pair of beautifully carved Louis XV style chestnut slipper chairs. Upholstered with grain sack fabric. Exposed upholstery nails.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

Set of Four 19th Century Directoire Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
19th Century Directoire Chairs Neoclassical carving detail and weathered off-white patina. Two armchairs and two side chairs upholstered in an off-white textured bouclair. Sold as ...
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Antique 19th Century French Directoire Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Set of Four 19th Century Directoire Chairs
  • Set of Four 19th Century Directoire Chairs
  • Set of Four 19th Century Directoire Chairs
  • Set of Four 19th Century Directoire Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 19 in.
French Empire Style 19th Century Painted Wood Marquise with Carved Palmettes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Empire style painted wood marquise chair from the 19th century, with carved palmettes. Born in France during the politically dynamic 19th century, this French Empire style m...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bergere Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

19th Century Set of Eight French Hand-Carved Chairs with Cane Seats
Located in CH
19th century set of eight wooden hand-carved chairs with cane seats. France, circa 1870.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chairs

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Wood

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Hand Painted Tole Fireside Chair
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Called a chaise chauffeuse or fireside chair in English due to its low seat height of 15 inches, this mid-nineteenth century French Napoleon III period hand painted tole chair featur...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Chairs

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Mother-of-Pearl, Silk, Wood

19th Century French Pair of Hand Carved Chairs in Louis XVI Style
Located in CH
19th century French pair of redecorated and cream coloured lacquered wood chairs with delicate golden painted finish. The chairs have round back in Louis XVI style and are in very go...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

19th Century Pair of Marquis Louis XVI Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century pair of Marquis Louis XVI Chairs, France.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

Set of French 19th Century Dining Room Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of French 19th century dining room chairs.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Leather

  • Set of French 19th Century Dining Room Chairs
  • Set of French 19th Century Dining Room Chairs
  • Set of French 19th Century Dining Room Chairs
  • Set of French 19th Century Dining Room Chairs
H 36.75 in. W 19.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI French Side Chairs, Carved Oak Wood, circa 1840
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 19th century pair of small side chairs. Built in 19th century French period. Refine carved oakwood. Frame in good condition. Wear consistent with age.
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Antique 1840s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Oak

19th Century Painted French Cane Chair with Linen Slip Cover Cushion
Located in Brea, CA
19th century painted French cane chair with linen slip cover cushion Original painted finish, beautiful antique patina, this 19th century French chair has been reupholstered in our ...
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Antique 19th Century European Louis XV Chairs

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Cane, Wood

19th Century Six French Dining Chairs in Provincial Style
Located in CH
Six dining chairs from 19th century. Painted in light grey with coral accents, rush seats with nice cotton seating cushions covered with small colorful flowers. All in perfect condi...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Rush

SALE 19th Century Pair of French Side Chairs with Cane Backs and Leather Seats
Located in CH
19th century pair of French side chairs with cane backs and original leather seats made of hand-painted wood. France, circa 1860.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chairs

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Cane, Wood

19th Century French Set of Dining Chairs
Located in CH
19th century set of dining chairs in Louis XVI style made of hand-painted wood with very elegant legs. Very good condition. Could be sold separately. France, circa 1900.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • 19th Century French Set of Dining Chairs
  • 19th Century French Set of Dining Chairs
  • 19th Century French Set of Dining Chairs
  • 19th Century French Set of Dining Chairs
H 34.65 in. W 18.9 in. D 17.33 in.
19th Century Pair of Chairs Louis Seize XVI, 1880
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid wood, colored and gilded. Cambered and carved frame on carved, tapering legs. Oval backrest frame with rich carving which is partially gilded. The seating area has a Classic, C...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

  • 19th Century Pair of Chairs Louis Seize XVI, 1880
  • 19th Century Pair of Chairs Louis Seize XVI, 1880
  • 19th Century Pair of Chairs Louis Seize XVI, 1880
  • 19th Century Pair of Chairs Louis Seize XVI, 1880
H 33.47 in. W 16.54 in. D 15.36 in.
19th Century French Louis XV Bergere
Located in Dallas, TX
Fabulous 19th century French Louis XV style carved and upholstered bergere chair with antique gilt lacquered finish and a carved knotted ribbon crest. Beautifully contoured back and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Wood, Wood, Wood, Upholstery

19th Century French Louis XV Bergere
H 38 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
Directoire Painted Bergere, France, 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century French Directoire bergere chair in cream colored painted finish with rusty red accents.
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Antique 19th Century French Directoire Bergere Chairs

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Wood

Pair of French 19th Century Napoleon III Cane Seat Chairs
Located in CH
Pair of French 19th century Napoleon III chairs.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of 19th Century French Occasional Chairs, Biscuit Tufted, Newly Upholstered
Located in London, GB
Pair of late 19th century (circa 1860) French occasional chairs with round capitoné backrests which have been newly reupholstered with soft cream-colored bouclé fabric. The chairs ar...
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Antique 1860s French Empire Revival Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

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19th Century French Wood Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of 19th century french wood chairs available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique 19th century french wood chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and upholstery. 19th century french wood chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. 19th century french wood chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Louis XVI, Louis XV and Empire styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made 19th century french wood chairs over the years, but those made by Bergere, André-Charles Boulle and Hugues Chevalier are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are 19th Century French Wood Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $3,283, while they’re typically $205 on the low end and $64,500 highest priced.

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.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

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.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

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.

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