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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Fauteuil Armchairs Neoclassical French Accent
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique 19th century Louis XVI Fauteuil armchairs neoclassical French accent Late 19th century Louis XVI fauteuils. An ornate pair with modern upholstery, trimmed in gold with aca...
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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Late 19th Century Chair Armchair neoclassical in Walnut and Leather
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Original chair armchair neoclassical in walnut and leather Measure in cm: H 90\45 x W 48 x D 50.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Vintage French Style Pr Distressed Painted Armchairs Neoclassical Hollywood Reg
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous pair of vintage French style armchairs with distressed painted finish frames, carved details, down filled seat cushions, & reupholstered in a taupe & floral fabric with a pu...
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Early 20th Century Unknown French Provincial Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Paint, Fabric

Neoclassical Single Armchair
Located in New York, NY
A fine neoclassical armchair. Mahogany with patinated brass inlay, details and sabots.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Russian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Brass

  • Neoclassical Single Armchair
  • Neoclassical Single Armchair
  • Neoclassical Single Armchair
  • Neoclassical Single Armchair
H 39.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 24 in.
Fine Neoclassical Armchair
Located in New York, NY
A fine neoclassical armchair. Mahogany with carved details.  
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Antique Early 19th Century Russian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

  • Fine Neoclassical Armchair
  • Fine Neoclassical Armchair
  • Fine Neoclassical Armchair
  • Fine Neoclassical Armchair
H 36.75 in. W 23.75 in. D 25 in.
French Antique Neoclassical Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous, antique pair of French arm chairs in the neoclassical style. Each chair consists of an elegantly carved wood frame with a distressed paint finish and new linen upholstery....
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Vintage 1920s French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Linen, Wood, Paint

  • French Antique Neoclassical Armchairs
  • French Antique Neoclassical Armchairs
  • French Antique Neoclassical Armchairs
  • French Antique Neoclassical Armchairs
H 37 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Single Neoclassical Armchair
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of Neoclassical armchairs. Karelian Birch with carved details and central carved giltwood detail on the backrest.
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Antique 1820s Russian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Birch, Giltwood

  • Single Neoclassical Armchair
  • Single Neoclassical Armchair
  • Single Neoclassical Armchair
  • Single Neoclassical Armchair
H 36 in. W 22.5 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Russian Neoclassic Armchairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of Russian parcel-gilt and painted mahogany armchairs in the neoclassic style. Each with scrolling arms and highlighted with paintwork to resemble antique bronze. An exception...
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Antique Early 19th Century Baltic Neoclassical Armchairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Russian Neoclassic Armchairs
  • Pair of Russian Neoclassic Armchairs
  • Pair of Russian Neoclassic Armchairs
  • Pair of Russian Neoclassic Armchairs
H 37 in. W 23 in. D 24 in.
Italian Neoclassic Gold Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian neoclassic (Neopolitan 18th century) open arm chairs with square fluted tapered legs and carving on back rail with gold upholstered seat and back.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Upholstery, Giltwood

  • Italian Neoclassic Gold Armchairs
  • Italian Neoclassic Gold Armchairs
  • Italian Neoclassic Gold Armchairs
  • Italian Neoclassic Gold Armchairs
H 34 in. W 25.5 in. D 25.5 in.
Charles X Neoclassical Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare carved rosewood armchair with green leather upholstered seat & back, 19th C.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Wood, Leather

  • Charles X Neoclassical Armchair
  • Charles X Neoclassical Armchair
  • Charles X Neoclassical Armchair
  • Charles X Neoclassical Armchair
H 38.5 in. W 23.75 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of Neoclassical armchairs. Karelian Birch with carved details and central carved giltwood detail on the backrest.
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Antique 1820s Russian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Birch, Giltwood

  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
H 36 in. W 22.5 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Italian Neoclassical Walnut Armchairs
Located in Essex, MA
With slightly arched back with central portrait medallion over a pierced splat, upholstered seat , carved arms, seat rail with carved portrait medallion, raised on square tapered flu...
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Antique Early 1800s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Italian Neoclassical Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Neoclassical Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Neoclassical Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Neoclassical Walnut Armchairs
H 35 in. W 23.5 in. D 23.5 in.
Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with serpentine crest rail with central circular carving over an upholstered back and feat, raised on square tapered legs.
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Antique 1790s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
H 30 in. W 23.25 in. D 20.88 in.
Italian Neoclassical Style Silvered Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Italian Neoclassical Style silvered armchair with molded square-framed upholstered back with downswept volute arms on curved supports, the upholstered seat above a molded crest rail ...
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20th Century Neoclassical Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Russian Neoclassical Mahogany Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Russian neoclassical brass-mounted mahogany armchair, 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century Russian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Neoclassical armchairs circa 1970
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Neoclassical armchairs circa 1970 6 chairs same model also available.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Wood

  • Pair of Neoclassical armchairs circa 1970
  • Pair of Neoclassical armchairs circa 1970
  • Pair of Neoclassical armchairs circa 1970
  • Pair of Neoclassical armchairs circa 1970
H 37.41 in. W 20.87 in. D 18.9 in.
Pair of Swedish Neoclassic Striped Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Swedish Neoclassic patinated composition & birch Armchairs with sleigh form back & seat upholstered in red & blue striped cotton. (late 18th/early 19th Cent)
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs

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Birch, Upholstery

Fine Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of neoclassical armchairs. Rosewood with fine giltwood carved details.
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Antique 1840s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Rosewood, Giltwood

  • Fine Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Fine Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Fine Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Fine Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
H 34 in. W 23 in. D 24 in.
Pair of French Neoclassical Armchairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of small walnut armchairs with down cushions. These chairs will most likely need to be re-upholstered. We also have a matching love seat available. France, early 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of French Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of French Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of French Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of French Neoclassical Armchairs
H 33.5 in. W 23 in. D 24 in.
Italian Neoclassical Provincial Style Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Italian neoclassical provincial style caned armchairs, each with shaped crest rail above tapering rectangular caned back with down scrolling arms above a halfmoon seat on tapering sq...
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20th Century Neoclassical Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Elegant pair of Directoire armchairs with original paint and gilt finish. New suede and silk upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Silk, Suede, Wood

  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
H 35.25 in. W 22 in. D 17.5 in.
Antique Pair of Neoclassic Style Armchairs, Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian pair of Neoclassical style armchairs from the early 20th century. This antique pair of accent chairs from Italy are each carved with neoclassic stylings with clean/linear ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

2 Cherry Neoclassic French Country Armchairs
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
2 cherry neoclassic French Country armchairs In good condition.
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Straw, Cherry

Pair of Italian Neoclassic Style Walnut Armchairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with lattice backs, carved arms square seat and raised on square tapered legs with carved detail and gilt accents. Very comfortable and useable.
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Antique Early 19th Century European Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs
Located in Doylestown, PA
A pair of Swedish giltwood Armchairs in the neoclassical manner, late 18th/early 19th Century, with black painted accents, the back and seat upholstered in gold, cream and black silk...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs

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Giltwood

  • Pair of Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs
H 35 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Set of Four Russian Neoclassic Mahogany Armchairs
Located in Hollywood, FL
Each with curved back with carved acanthus and reeding over scrolling arms on splayed feet.
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Antique Early 19th Century Russian Neoclassical Armchairs

1940's Neoclassical Black Lacquered Armchair
Located in Rochester, NY
A black lacquered 1940's Regency klismos form chair. Structurally solid. Great looking. Look at all pictures and read condition report in comment section.
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20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric

Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
Located in Essex, MA
Arched back and downswept arms raised on circular tapered stop fluted legs. Nicely molded and carved frame with detachable seat and back for easy reupholstery.
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Antique 1790s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Armchairs
H 37.63 in. W 25.75 in. D 26.5 in.
Pair of Neoclassical Directoire Style Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic pair of French fauteuils or armchairs made in the neoclassical Directoire taste. The ornately carved frames have molded arms with lions head motif ends. The distinctive bac...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Lacquer, Wood, Fabric

Neoclassical Empire Style Curule Leg Ebonized Armchair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic Empire style curule leg armchair featuring an ebonized lacquer finish. Decorated with neoclassical gilt embellishments depicting mermaids and mythical creatures on the seat ...
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20th Century Neoclassical Armchairs

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Linen, Wood, Paint

4 Fine French Art Deco Neoclassical Walnut Bridge Armchairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Four Fine French Art Deco Neoclassical walnut bridge armchairs.
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Vintage 1930s French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Walnut

Armchair Swedish Black Neoclassical, 19th Century Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Armchair Swedish black neoclassical, 19th century, Sweden. An armchair made in Sweden during the 19th century in the neoclassical style. Black painted in a mat black with silver colo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs

Italian Neoclassical Carved Fruitwood Armchair with Leather Seat
Located in San Francisco, CA
the scrolled openwork back with craved green man mask flanked by lively floral and foliate scrollwork above a classical flaming urn flanked by serpent handles.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Fruitwood

Neoclassical Pair of Elegant Armchairs with Shield Backrest
Located in Miami, FL
Neoclassical pair of elegant armchairs with shield form backrest.
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

German Austrian Neoclassical Eagle Form Armchair
Located in New York, NY
German Austrian neoclassical eagle form armchair, circa 1860.
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Antique 19th Century German Neoclassical Armchairs

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Gold, Brass

Pair of Italian Neoclassical Walnut Armchairs, c1780
Located in valatie, NY
This beautiful pair of neoclassical walnut armchairs have medallion shaped backs with a border of carved beads. The C-scrolled arms sit on down swept supports. The bow fronted seats ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

André Arbus Pair of Ash Wood Neoclassical Armchairs, 1940s
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, FR
These elegant André Arbus armchairs are sure to add an element of French neoclassicism chic to any room in your home. They were designed and produced by André Arbus for the headquart...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Brass

André Arbus Pair of Ash Wood Neoclassical Armchairs, 1940s
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, FR
These elegant André Arbus armchairs are sure to add an element of French neoclassicism chic to any room in your home. They were designed and produced by André Arbus for the headquart...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Brass

Pair Of Italian Neoclassical Maple Armchairs Attributed Pelagio Palagi
Located in Essex, MA
Each with tablet crestrail with inlaid anthemion , the arms with carved griffon supports all raised on carved cabriole legs with hoof feet. These chairs are diminutive. Newly covered...
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Antique 1840s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Other

Pair of Neoclassical Walnut Armchairs, Italy, 18th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of neoclassical carved walnut fauteuils with carved lyre shape backsplat, sitting on carved and fluted legs. Recently re-upholstered, Northern Italy, 18th century.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Walnut

Neoclassical Style Armchair by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Elegant Danish modern armchair by designer Frits Henningsen with mahogany frame and comfortable, measures: seat height of 18". Newly upholstered in a grey wool fabric. Would grace ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Neoclassical Swedish Armchairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of neoclassical Swedish armchairs constructed in beech circa 1840-1860. Upholstered in pale yellow-cream color linen. Excellent hand-carved beaded details. Sold together and pri...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Louis XVI Armchairs

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Linen, Beech

  • Pair of Neoclassical Swedish Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Swedish Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Swedish Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Swedish Armchairs
H 37.5 in. W 23 in. D 25 in.
Pair of Neoclassical Style Italian Brass and Fabric Armchairs, 1950s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Pair of neoclassical style armchairs, with feet and columns to support the armrests, in brass. The upholstery was redone twenty years ago but is worn and stained, a new upholstery is...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Brass

Swaim Modern Neoclassical Form Desk or Armchair
By Swaim
Located in St. Louis, MO
1980s Swaim contemporary neoclassical style X-back chair. Can be used as a desk or occasional chair. Constructed of lacquered steel and brass with new green leather cushion. Excellen...
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Vintage 1980s American Neoclassical Armchairs

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Antique Italian Neoclassical Style Armchairs
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Pair of antique 17th century neoclassical style armchairs with original walnut finish (restored condition). Inside back, seat and arms upholstered with Clarence House woven fabric.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Neoclassical Giltwood and Velvet Armchair, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Neoclassical giltwood and velvet armchair, circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Wood

Fine Pair of Swedish Neoclassic Painted Armchairs
Located in Hollywood, FL
The oversize frame carved with central crest and overall beading, foliate, guilloche and berry motif, upholstered in fine 18th century, French Beauvais tapestry, depicting court scen...
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Antique Late 18th Century Armchairs

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Tapestry, Wood

Pair of Italian Neoclassic Style '19th Century' Open Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian neoclassic style '19th century' maple open armchairs with carved black lacquered mermaid on arms and beige upholstery.  
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Upholstery, Maple

Pair of Danish 18th Century Neoclassical White Painted Armchairs
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
Each with an oval padded back above a large oval drop-in seat, both covered in striped woven silk and flanked by carved scrolled and padded arms, the apron carved with a Vitruvian sc...
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Hollywood Regency Neoclassical Style High Back Armchairs
Located in Miami, FL
Hollywood Regency neoclassical style high back armchairs Offered for sale is an elegant pair of Hollywood Regency high back armchairs that have been created in the Neoclassical st...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Neoclassical Lisboa Armchair in Dark Blue Velvet Handcrafted by Greenapple
By Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Neoclassical Lisboa Armchair Dark Blue Velvet Gold Leaf Applied by Hand Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Lisboa armchair adds a sophist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Neoclassical Armchairs

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Italian Neoclassic Walnut Lyre Back Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Neoclassic (late 18th/early 19th Century) walnut armchairs with squared, lyre form splat backs above paneled legs.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Two Iron Neoclassical Armchairs with Bronze Mounts
Located in Buchanan, MI
Two iron neoclassical armchairs with bronze mounts.
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Antique 19th Century English Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Bronze, Iron

Glimmering Show Stealer Heavy Brass Neoclassical Armchairs by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stunning pair of neoclassical chairs in heavy brass by Mastercraft having seats of woven brass, stylish backs with a center medallion and arrows piercing through it. Chairs have rece...
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Vintage 1960s American Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Neoclassical Period Walnut Armchair with Fluted Tapering Legs, Italy, ca. 1790
Located in Atlanta, GA
Neoclassical period walnut armchair with fluted tapering legs, Italy ca. 1790.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Neoclassical Tile Armchair in Green and Camel Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
By Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Neoclassical Tile Armchair Green and Camel Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Built with the best materials and skilled craftsmanship...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Neoclassical Armchairs

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Leather, Beech, Wood

Italian Neoclassic Maroon Lacquer and Gold Damask Upholstery Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Italian Neoclassic-style (19th Century) X design maroon lacquered armchair with gilt floral trim and gold damask upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Italian Neoclassic Style White and Gold Painted Carved Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Italian neoclassic style white and gold painted round back carved armchair with front scroll design and gold damask upholstery (19th century).  
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Damask, Giltwood

Antique Neoclassical Giltwood and Velvet Armchairs
Located in Antwerp, BE
Golden throne chairs in burgundy red velvet. 19th century, Italy. Would fit well in a Hollywood Regency inspired eclectic interior.  
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Antique 19th Century Italian Other Armchairs

Materials

Giltwood

  • Antique Neoclassical Giltwood and Velvet Armchairs
  • Antique Neoclassical Giltwood and Velvet Armchairs
  • Antique Neoclassical Giltwood and Velvet Armchairs
  • Antique Neoclassical Giltwood and Velvet Armchairs
H 42.52 in. W 26.38 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Russian Neoclassic Painted and Parcel Gilt Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Russian Neoclassic (early 19th Century) parcel gilt and dark green painted armchairs with scrolled arms with bird heads and red damask silk upholstered seats. (PRICED AS Pair...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery, Giltwood

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Armchair Neoclassic For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the armchair neoclassic you’re looking for at 1stDibs. An armchair neoclassic — often made from wood, fabric and metal — can elevate any home. Find 601 options for an antique or vintage armchair neoclassic now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an armchair neoclassic — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right armchair neoclassic, those designed in Neoclassical, Mid-Century Modern and Louis XVI styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one armchair neoclassic that is appealing in its simplicity, but Maison Jansen, Baker Furniture Company and Paolo Buffa produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Armchair Neoclassic?

The average selling price for an armchair neoclassic at 1stDibs is $4,283, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $145,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between, and everyone has an antique, new or vintage armchair that they love.

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 provocative 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.