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19th Century Painted Chair Gilded Dolphins French
Located in Epfach, DE
19th century painted chair gilded and carved dolphins A rare and very comfortable chair with very
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Antique 1820s French Restauration Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of French Directoire Style Carved Dolphin Mahogany Club Chairs Circa 1970
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous pair of club chairs in solid mahogany with carved "dolphins" on each arm. The
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Vintage 1970s French Directoire Club Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Unusual Corner "Dolphin" Chair Frame from the David Barrett Collection
Located in Bronx, NY
Unusual corner "Dolphin" chair frame from The David Barrett collection. Nicely carved details. This
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Corner Chairs

Materials

Wood

Grotto Shell Chairs, Three Available
Located in New York, NY
Hand-carved fruitwood frames with stylized dolphin-form arm from the mid 1900s. The chairs has very
Category

Mid-20th Century Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Eight Russian-Style Dining Room Chairs
Located in Paris, FR
Eight Russian-style dining room chairs in burr veneer and carved wood with dolphin motifs. Armrests
Category

20th Century Swedish Chairs

Materials

Wood, Burl

Eight Russian-Style Dining Room Chairs
Eight Russian-Style Dining Room Chairs
H 36.62 in W 19.69 in D 19.69 in
Spanish Ancient Ebony Chair with Cordova Leather
Located in Prato, Tuscany
hand-carved by master cabinetmakers; on the sides, there are two dolphins from whose mouths come out
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ebony

Spanish Ancient Ebony Chair with Cordova Leather
Spanish Ancient Ebony Chair with Cordova Leather
H 26.78 in W 24.02 in D 23.63 in
19th C. Windsor Style Chair with Dolfin Head Arms
By George Hunzinger
Located in Southampton, NJ
. Marvelous character in the unusual splayed & carved dolphin heads arms, bent surround, turned spindles
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Antique Late 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Italian Venetian Blue Tufted Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Venetian style (19th Cent) silver gilt dolphin side chairs with carved back and
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Side Chairs

Materials

Silver Leaf

Carved Dolphins Shape Arms Rounded Back Lounge Chairs Leather Upholstery AS IS
By Meyer Gunther Martini
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Carved Dolphins Shape Arms Rounded Back Lounge Chairs Leather Upholstery AS IS
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Eight English Chippendale Mahogany Dining Room Chairs, Circa 1760
Located in Hollywood, SC
on acanthus carved stylized dolphin feet. Mid-18th century. Chairs can be re-upholstered if desired
Category

Antique 1760s English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

French 1st Empire Armchair with Carved Dolphins' Heads
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
stripes, and featuring ornately carved dolphins' heads at the base of each shaped arm rest. This stately
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Mid 19th Century Brown Leather Library Chair with Carved Dolphin Arms, Mahogany
Located in Shrewsbury, GB
condition and luxurious to touch. The mahogany carved fish arms provide superb intricate detail, supported
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Set of Six Henry II circa 1880 French Oak & Embossed Leather Lion Dining Chairs
Located in GB
brown leather upholster Henry II circa 1880 dining chairs with bronze dolphin handles A very rare and
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Antique 1880s French Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Leather

Matched Pair of French Empire Armchairs, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
a classical damask patterned burgundy fabric, polished back rail, Dolphins carved to the base of
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

1810s Bergere Armchair
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
comfortable and stylish chair features a wealth of fine craftsmanship, including ornately carved dolphins
Category

Antique 19th Century French Empire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut

1810s Bergere Armchair
1810s Bergere Armchair
H 35.83 in W 26.19 in D 22.05 in
1810s Bergere Armchair
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
comfortable and stylish chair features a wealth of fine craftsmanship, including ornately carved scroll
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

1810s Bergere Armchair
1810s Bergere Armchair
H 36.82 in W 27.96 in D 24.81 in
19th Century Pair of Empire / Biedermeier Solid Beech Bergeres, New Upholstered
Located in Darmstadt, DE
removed. The closed side panels, typical of bergeres, are decorated with carved dolphin heads and a tail
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Antique 19th Century German Empire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Beech

Early 19th Century Empire Mahogany Fauteuils Bergères Aux Dauphins, circa 1830
Located in Brooklyn, NY
back legs raked. The arms curved and carved with a mythological dolphin’s head at the front and a scale
Category

Antique 1830s French Empire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Painted Gilded Armchair Dolphins France
Located in Epfach, DE
A rare and very comfortable armchair with carved dolphins. Original setting and gilding. The snails
Category

Antique 1820s French Restauration Armchairs

Materials

Wood

French Empire Figural Ebonized Giltwood Armchair with Dolphins by Century 20thC
By Century Furniture
Located in Big Flats, NY
, flanking giltwood carved dolphins beneath each ebonized arm, and raised on slightly splayed legs; maker
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20th Century American Empire Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Early 19th Century Pair of Empire Dolphins' Heads Fauteuils, Manner of Bellangé
By Pierre-Antoine Bellangé
Located in Berlin, DE
armrests curved and carved with a mythological dolphin’s head at the front and a scale motif at the back
Category

Antique 1810s French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

William Switzer Italian Biedermeier Regency Carved Recamier Chaise Lounge Chair
By William Switzer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
William Switzer Italian Biedermeier Regency style dolphin carved recamier chaise lounge chair sofa
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Late 20th Century Canadian Chaise Longues

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Antique Dolphin Arm Venetian Grotto Swivel Brown Leather Chesterfield Armchair
Located in GB
, fully restored swivel armchair What a find! I have never seen another carved with the Dolphin arms
Category

Antique 1830s Italian Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

19th Century, Chippendale Influenced Desk Chair
Located in Brighton, Sussex
terminating in carved dolphin head feet.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Wood

19th Century, Chippendale Influenced Desk Chair
19th Century, Chippendale Influenced Desk Chair
H 43.307 in W 24.409 in D 23.622 in
Late 19th/Early 20th Century Renaissance Style Savonarola Arm Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
. The chair with curule styling, carved classical figures, lavish red velvet upholstery, X-form base
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Antique Late 19th Century Renaissance Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

"Gemütlich" Leather Clad Table and 4 Bergundy Brentwood Chairs by William Haines
By William Billy Haines
Located in Palm Desert, CA
carved base featuring 3 dolphin form supports based on an antique design and is 42 around and 27" high
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Charles X Style Pair Of French "Antique Master" Chairs In Wood And “Cuoio”
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Master" chairs with armrests; they have been made from excellent oak wood; the imposing backrest is
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Charles X Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Pair of French Empire Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Mounted Armchairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
terminate in carved dolphins. The chairs have been re-upholsterd in a cream and dark green striped antique
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Silk, Mahogany

Pair of Stately Antique French Empire Style Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
handsome carved dolphin armrests. Probably walnut, faux painted a greige color. #4271 H seat 19”.
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Vintage 1940s American Empire Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Italian 19th Century Baroque St. Dark Oak and Leather Throne Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
displays stunning richly carved dolphins with wonderful attention to detail, textured bodies, flowing
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Antique 19th Century Italian Baroque Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Pair of 19th Century French Empire Lacquered Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
carved foliate design and superbly carved dolphin head and foliate decoration forming the arm supports
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Pair of 19th Century French Empire Lacquered Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
carved foliate design and superbly carved dolphin head and foliate decoration forming the arm supports
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Consulat Ebony-Inlaid Birchwood Armchairs Stamped Jacob Frères
By Jacob Freres Rue Meslée
Located in Kittery Point, ME
The curved pierced back with a palmette-inlaid shaped splat terminating in dolphin supports raised
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Saints John and Matthew, Polychrome Wood, Possibly, Burgos School, 16th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
. Pair of carved and polychrome wood reliefs that each show a seated human figure writing, surrounded by
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Antique 16th Century Spanish Renaissance Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Other

Karl Nothhelfer very rare SET of 2 Wingback Armchairs & Sofa 1950s solid Cherry
Located in Kumhausen, DE
removed - and fixed by clips on belts - high class - measurements: easy chair is 70cm wide ~ sofa is 178cm
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Cherry

Pair of George II Mahogany Library Armchairs, circa 1755
Located in London, Middlesex
red silk damask, with outswept dolphin-scale carved arms headed by half-flower heads, on a scrolling
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Antique 1750s English Chippendale Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

A pair of painted bergeres
Located in New York, NY
, arms ending in carved dolphins, Continental, late 19th / early 20th century Width- 28
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Antique 19th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

A pair of painted bergeres
A pair of painted bergeres
H 41 in W 28 in D 23 in
Mid-19th Century French Carved Walnut Desk Chair
Located in London, west Sussex
stylised dolphins. This gorgeous chair stands on carved paw feet with the original castors. It measures 26
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

A Set Of Four Louis Philippe Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
Two matched pairs with carved dolphin heads and curved sabre legs to the front and rear.
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Antique 1820s French Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

1960s Hand-Carved Folk Art Armchair in an Underwater Theme
Located in North Hollywood, CA
hand "chisel" carved, creating an uneven hewn texture throughout. One arm has cutouts of dolphins and
Category

Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Grotto Chair
By Michael Von Jakubowski
Located in New York, NY
palace gardens. These pieces of furniture had Mediterranean-themed carved features: shells for chair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Armchairs

Grotto Chair
Grotto Chair
H 37.5 in W 21.5 in D 24.75 in
Period Empire Chair
Located in Chamblee, GA
A wonderful Empire mahogany chair with gilded carved dolphins and acanthus leaf on arms. Claw
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Ormolu

Period Empire Chair
Period Empire Chair
H 19.5 in W 27.25 in D 22.75 in
Late 19th Century Italian Silver Giltwood Grotto Arm Chair
Located in Corona Del Mar, CA
the form of dolphins all raised on splayed legs carved as oyster shells.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Superb George II Style Mahogany Gainsborough Open Armchair or Library Chair
Located in Suffolk, GB
chair maker – carved with acanthus, C-scrolls and scaling on the front legs which terminate with dolphin
Category

Early 20th Century English George II Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Late 19th Century George II Style Mahogany Gainsborough Armchairs
Located in Suffolk, GB
chair maker – carved with acanthus, C-scrolls and scaling on the front legs which terminate with dolphin
Category

Antique Late 19th Century George II Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Stunning Extremely Large and Rare Superb Quality Regency Style Centre Table
Located in Suffolk, GB
carved giltwood gadrooned bun feet. The dolphin is rich with symbolic meaning such as good luck, long
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Early 20th Century English Regency Center Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Empire Lacquered Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
backrest over an upholstered seat which is joined by downswept arms ending in gold carved dolphin form. The
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

Pair of Empire Lacquered Fauteuils
Pair of Empire Lacquered Fauteuils
H 37.5 in W 23 in D 18 in
Carved Wood Italian Fantasy Dolphin Chair
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Carved wood Italian dolphin chair.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of William IV Mahogany Hall Chairs with Dolphin Carved Backs
Located in Essex, MA
Unusual, each chair back with two carved dolphins and central painted coats of arms, solid wood
Category

Antique 1830s William IV Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Antique Figural Continental Carved Mahogany Dolphin Armchairs
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique pair of figural Continental carved mahogany chairs feature open arms with cared dolphins
Category

Antique 19th Century European Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

1970s Large Scale Neoclassical Style Erwin-Lambeth Dolphin Chair
By Erwin-Lambeth
Located in Kennesaw, GA
blue/teal velvet. The carved giltwood frame wraps around the chair ending at dolphin arms and scaled
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Vintage 1970s American Neoclassical Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Turn of the Century Italian Fantasy Chair with Dolphin Arms
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Carved wood, turn of the century fantasy chair with dolphin arms and sea shell back, from Italy.
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Antique Early 1900s Chairs

Pair of 19th Century Fruitwood Bergeres with Neoclassical Carved Dolphins
Located in Charleston, SC
Wonderful color and scale pair of 19th century Italian fruitwood bergeres with neoclassical carved
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Bergere Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Pair of Neoclassical Style Carved Dolphin Head Distressed Bergeres or Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of neoclassical style carved dolphin head distressed Bergeres or armchairs having a new fabric
Category

Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Bergere Chairs

A French mahogany Dolphin Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
carved dolphin heads and raised on turned legs. Upholstered in a tobacco brown leather with domed
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Antique 19th Century French Aesthetic Movement Office Chairs and Desk Ch...

Richly Carved 19th Century Escabelle Chair from Switzerland
Located in Dallas, TX
escabelles, our chair has a familial coat of arms carved onto the chair back. A military cuirass and shield
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Renaissance Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Coastal Maitland Smith Carved Grotto Chair
By Maitland Smith
Located in west palm beach, FL
carved grotto chair with with incredible detail. A pair of leafed dolphins on each arm. Two chairs
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Chairs

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Carved Oak Cathedral Altar Chair Gothic Lion Renaissance
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from France, a very unique altar chair, with breathtaking hand carved designs~ ~Dimensional
Category

Antique 1850s French Renaissance Chairs

Materials

Oak, Fabric

French Empire Burl and Giltwood Dolphin Carved Dining Armchairs, Set of Eight
Located in South Bend, IN
Burl wood frames, with carved giltwood arms in dolphin motif and upholstered seats and backs
Category

20th Century Unknown Empire Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood, Burl

French Empire Ebonized and Giltwood Dolphin Carved Dining Armchairs, Set of Ten
Located in South Bend, IN
Ebonized wood frames, with carved giltwood arms in dolphin motif and upholstered seats and backs
Category

20th Century Empire Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Giltwood

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Carved Dolphin Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the carved dolphin chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and mahogany, every carved dolphin chair was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer carved dolphin chair, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A carved dolphin chair, designed in the Empire, Regency or Baroque style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made carved dolphin chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Century Furniture, Maitland Smith and Baker Furniture Company are consistently popular.

How Much is a Carved Dolphin Chair?

The average selling price for a carved dolphin chair at 1stDibs is $4,121, while they’re typically $695 on the low end and $434,393 for the highest priced.

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