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Set of Eight French Louis XIV Style Mutton Leg Side Chairs, Dining Chairs
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This set of eight French ash mutton leg side chairs or dining chairs from the mid-20th century are of hand pegged construction. These tall dining chairs with arched backs are upholst...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XIV Side Chairs

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Tapestry, Upholstery, Ash

Set of Six Late 19th Century French Hand Carved Walnut Side Chairs Dining Chairs
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This set of six French Henri II style walnut side chairs or dining chairs features hand carved details of leaves on the seat back and turned legs. A curved X-stretcher between the le...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Side Chairs

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Tapestry, Upholstery, Walnut

Antique French Louis XV Style Brown Embossed Leather Walnut Dining Side Chair A
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV fancy brown embossed leather walnut side chair(A). Item features brown embossed leather back and seat, nailhead trim, solid wood frame, finely carved details,...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique French Louis XIII Style Barley Twist Dining Side Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Birmingham, AL
Set of six antique French Louis XIII style barley twist dining side chairs handcrafted and carved of French walnut in Lyon, having high chapeau de gendarme backs and nail head trim, ...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XIII Side Chairs

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Walnut

6 Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs, France, 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Six exquisite French dining chairs from the 1940s era. High backs framed by the wood structure, which taper in very slightly at the top, with "moustache" shaped tops, a motif echoed ...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Side Chairs

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Wood

  • 6 Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs, France, 1940s
  • 6 Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs, France, 1940s
  • 6 Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs, France, 1940s
  • 6 Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs, France, 1940s
H 42.52 in. W 20.48 in. D 19.69 in.
Set of Six Mid-20th Century French Directoire Style Walnut Dining Side Chairs
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This set of six handsome French Directoire style dining chairs from the mid-20th century are constructed of solid walnut. They feature scrolled seat backs with a hand carved urn and ...
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Vintage 1940s French Directoire Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Six French, 1940s Dining Chairs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Set of 1940's French dining chairs with restored beechwood frames.
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Vintage 1940s French Side Chairs

  • Set of Six French, 1940s Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six French, 1940s Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six French, 1940s Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six French, 1940s Dining Chairs
H 33.5 in. W 18 in. D 19 in.
French Louis XVI Stripped Bleach Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 10 French Louis XVI stripped bleach dining chairs with white silk upholstered oval back & seat over fluted turned legs. 2 arm, 8 side chairs, circa 1775.
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Silk, Upholstery, Wood

Set of 6 Fun French 1950s' Dining Chairs
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
6 dining chairs upholstered in their original "toile cirée" fabric (a sort of oilcloth, very popular in France in the 50s'). Turned, tapering front legs. Wide seats.
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Vintage 1950s French Side Chairs

  • Set of 6 Fun French 1950s' Dining Chairs
  • Set of 6 Fun French 1950s' Dining Chairs
  • Set of 6 Fun French 1950s' Dining Chairs
  • Set of 6 Fun French 1950s' Dining Chairs
H 35.44 in. W 17.72 in. D 19.3 in.
Set of Six French 1950s Dining Chairs
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Six lovely dining chairs, upholstered in original red vinyl with white piping. Bow-like motif on the front apron, tapering legs. Possibly cherry-wood.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

  • Set of Six French 1950s Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six French 1950s Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six French 1950s Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six French 1950s Dining Chairs
H 39.38 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Bardot Side or Dining Chair in Black Steel and Satin Copper with French Leather
By Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
The epitome of chic, with distinct legs and a beautiful silhouette, the BARDOT series is aptly named after the French style icon. Strutting atop a base of black steel with distinct b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Side Chairs

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Copper, Nickel, Brass, Steel

Pair of Vintage French Rustic Oak Dining Chairs
Located in New York City, NY
Beautifully crafted pair of vintage French dining chairs, c. 1950s. These oak chairs are both charming and elegant in their construction, with slatted backs and seats as well as hand...
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20th Century French Rustic Side Chairs

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Oak

Set of 8 French Mahogany Directoire Style Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Set of 8 French mahogany Directoire style dining side chairs with gilded accents.
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Early 20th Century French Directoire Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

8 Dining Chairs Attr. to René Prou, France, 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Chic set of eight high-backed dining chairs with shapely and elegant apron and legs. Upholstered in original, good-quality imitation lizard fabric. Attributed to René Prou.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Side Chairs

  • 8 Dining Chairs Attr. to René Prou, France, 1940s
  • 8 Dining Chairs Attr. to René Prou, France, 1940s
  • 8 Dining Chairs Attr. to René Prou, France, 1940s
  • 8 Dining Chairs Attr. to René Prou, France, 1940s
H 40.56 in. W 17.72 in. D 18.51 in.
Set of 4 French Walnut Dining Chairs with Fan Backs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Set of four French walnut midcentury dining chairs with a beautiful fan back design and turned legs, upholstered in a neutral immaculate tufted tapestry silk. #4989 Measures: H ...
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Vintage 1960s French Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

  • Set of 4 French Walnut Dining Chairs with Fan Backs
  • Set of 4 French Walnut Dining Chairs with Fan Backs
  • Set of 4 French Walnut Dining Chairs with Fan Backs
  • Set of 4 French Walnut Dining Chairs with Fan Backs
H 34.25 in. W 19.25 in. D 17.5 in.
Set of Six Vintage French Rustic Oak Dining Chairs
Located in New York City, NY
Beautifully crafted set of six vintage French dining chairs, c. 1950s. These oak chairs are both charming and elegant in their construction, with slatted backs and seats as well as h...
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20th Century French Side Chairs

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Wood

French Directoire Style Old Paint Set of (6) Dining Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage set of (6) French Directoire style dining chairs in old paint. We are offering this set of (6) French Directoire style dining chairs in their as found condition and they cert...
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Vintage 1950s French Directoire Side Chairs

12 French 1950s Dining / Side Beech Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
12 French 1950s beechwood and vinyl upholstered side chairs. Price is per chair.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

  • 12 French 1950s Dining / Side Beech Chairs
  • 12 French 1950s Dining / Side Beech Chairs
  • 12 French 1950s Dining / Side Beech Chairs
  • 12 French 1950s Dining / Side Beech Chairs
H 29.93 in. W 16.15 in. D 17.92 in.
1940s French Set of Eight Dining Chairs, Attributed to Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight dining chairs attributed French designer Jacques Adnet. Each chair is composed of maple and features an open design slat back accented with two intersecting brass rods a...
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Vintage 1940s French Side Chairs

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Brass

6 Hollywood Regency French Greek Key Distress Painted Orange Beige Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of six Hollywood Regency Italian Neoclassical Greek key painted dining room chairs. Item features curved backs with carved Greek key top rail, distressed orange and gold finish, ...
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Early 20th Century French Regency Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Six Country French Rush Seat Dining Room Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of six country French rush seat dining room or breakfast kitchen chairs each in the ladder back fashion with carved rosettes on the top rung. Can purchase four or just a pair. $6...
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Late 20th Century Country Side Chairs

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Wood

Set of 10 Painted Maison Jansen Style Dining Side Chairs in the Directoire Style
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Set of 10 Jansen style distressed painted dining room chairs.
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20th Century French Louis XIV Side Chairs

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Beech

Country French Dining Chairs, Set of 6 Side Chairs and 2 Armchairs
Located in Chicago, IL
The French Os de Mouton style dining chairs, were introduced to the public, during the reign of Louis III, (1560-1643). The literal translation is; the legs of a lamb. The Louis XIII...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

Rare Pair of 1940s French Aluminium Dining/Side Chairs
Located in Hook, Hampshire
Rare pair of 1940s French aluminium dining/side chairs Rare pair of vintage 1940s French aluminium dining/side chairs. We bought these chairs in the South of France. They are simply...
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Vintage 1940s French Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Four Faux-Rush Dining Chairs Attributed to Colette Gueden, France, 1950s
By Colette Gueden
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Fantastic set of four dining chairs with splayed and tapering iron legs, with brown finish. Curved seats, and cutout detail at the base of the backs. The seats and backs are upholste...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Iron

Set of Eight Danish Teak Leather Dining Chairs Finn Juhl Side and Armchairs
By Finn Juhl, France & Daverkosen
Located in Pasadena, TX
Restored set of eight teak dining chairs by Finn Juhl "Model 191 & 192" Denmark,  circa 1963 Beautiful rare set of teak side and arm chairs by one of the most influential and imp...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Pair of Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Salon/ Dining Chairs in Giltwood
Located in Miami, FL
A very lovely pair of Belle Époque dining or salon chairs in giltwood (gold leaf applied to wood) with vertical & horizontal slats along back, ball finials, turned front legs & stret...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Side Chairs

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Caned Dining Chairs or Side Chairs Louis XVI Style French
Located in FR
Set of three French dining chairs late 19th century The chairs are caned and in mahogany wood. If you wish, we have a third chair which can be sold with the pair. The "cannage" is...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

Set of 6 Fine French Art Deco Walnut Dining / Side Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
A set of six fine French Art Deco walnut dining / side chairs with an oval shape back and some exquisite carved wooden details, circa 1925.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Six Mahogany and Rush Dining Chairs
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Set of six well-made mahogany dining chairs with trapezoidal rush seats which slot into place. Carved backs with a gentle curve. Turned front legs and stretcher. Back legs flare out ...
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Antique 19th Century French Side Chairs

  • Set of Six Mahogany and Rush Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Mahogany and Rush Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Mahogany and Rush Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Mahogany and Rush Dining Chairs
H 35.04 in. W 17.72 in. D 19.3 in.
4 Italian Provincial French Hollywood Regency Upholstered Dining Side Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
4 vintage Italian Provincial French Hollywood Regency upholstered dining side chairs. Items feature solid wood construction, upholstered back and seats, distressed finish, cabriole l...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of 10 French Regency Ebonized Metal Dining Side Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Set of 10 vintage metal dining side chairs.
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20th Century Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Set of 4 Mid-Century Dining Chairs by Guillerme et Chambron
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Four oak dining chairs by French design duo Guillerme & Chambron. Great & unusual design, with cut-out pattern on backs and stretchers. Wide & comfortable seats. Very nice q...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Four Drexel Heritage French Empire Regency Style Dining Side Chairs
By Drexel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Four Drexel Heritage French Empire Regency style dining side chairs. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, upholstered back, distressed finish, serial number #...
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Late 20th Century American Empire Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of French Caned Walnut Bergère Dining Chairs, Two Arms and Four Side Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
A fine set of caned Bergère dining chairs of walnut from France, including two arm chairs and four side chairs.   
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Antique 19th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Charming Set of 6 Grange Stained Rattan and Wood Dining or Patio Chairs
By Grange
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A stunning set of 6 Grange rattan side chairs from the 1970s having an inviting color combination of natural honey colored wood with dark and light green on seats. The coiled rattan ...
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Vintage 1970s French Side Chairs

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Wicker, Rattan

Set of 4 Art Deco Dining/side Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Set of 4 French Art Deco Chairs. Base is Blackened Wood, Back is Rosewood.
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20th Century French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

4 French Country Rustic Pine Leopard and Rush Seat Farmhouse Side Dining Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
Four late 20th century French country farmhouse dining chairs. Features a curved rail over pierced shield back with carved bird design and rush seat. Includes removable leopard cushi...
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Rush, Pine

Set of Eight Walnut French Louis XV Style Upholstered Dining Side Chairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a sophisticated, yet mellow, set of eight walnut French Louis XV dining side chairs, the shaped top rail over a leather-upholstered back secured with brass nail heads, above ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Leather

Set of Eight French 19th Century Empire Style Mahogany Side/Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most handsome set of eight French 19th century Empire st. mahogany side or dining chairs. Each chair is raised by elegant slightly curved square tapered legs. Above the straight fr...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

French Louis XV Gilt Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 8 French Louis XV style (19th Century) gilt side chairs with cane seats.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Giltwood

  • French Louis XV Gilt Side Chairs
  • French Louis XV Gilt Side Chairs
  • French Louis XV Gilt Side Chairs
  • French Louis XV Gilt Side Chairs
H 36.8 in. W 18.5 in. D 20 in.
Set of 10 Fine French Art Deco Mahogany dining chairs (8 side and 2 arm)
Located in Long Island City, NY
A set of ten fine French Art Deco mahogany dining chairs (8 side + 2 arm) Dimensions: Side H 32”1/2 x W 18”1/8 x D 19”5/8 Arm H 32”7/8 x W 22”7/8 x D 21”1/2. Seat height 18 1/8" for ...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany, Faux Leather

French Empire Green Damask Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 8 French Empire style (19th century) mahogany side chairs with bronze trim and green damask upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Dining Room Chairs

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Damask, Upholstery, Mahogany

  • French Empire Green Damask Side Chairs
  • French Empire Green Damask Side Chairs
  • French Empire Green Damask Side Chairs
  • French Empire Green Damask Side Chairs
H 36.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 18 in.
Set of 14 Fine French Art Deco Dining Chairs '12 Side and 2 Arm'
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
With ebonized wood frames and leather upholstered seats, in the manner of Jules Leleu. Two more chairs requiring touch up and small restorations are also available.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Baker Furniture French Provincial Louis XV Oak and Cane Dining or Side Chair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Country Louis XV style white oak and cane dining chair / desk chair / side chair By Baker Furniture USA, circa 1960s Measures: 21" W x 21" D x 40.25" H. Se...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Oak

Set of Six Rare Brass Dining Side Chairs
By Maison Baguès
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of rare design brass chairs. Low profile HEAVY brass dining chairs.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 10 Distressed Painted French Mutton Leg Style Dining Side Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a bright and beautiful set of 10 French mutton leg style dining chairs. The upholstery and color combination is perfect for a space that needs a lighter, less serious set of ...
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20th Century Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Set of Eight French Louis XV Style Turn of the Century Dining Side Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive complete set of eight French Louis XV style turn of the century dining side chairs. Each honey oak chair is raised on cabriole legs with front original brass caster...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of Six French 19th Century Bleached Oak Ladder Back Dining Side Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of six French bleached oak ladder back dining room side chairs from the 19th century, with rush seat and cylindrical legs. Born in France during the politically dynamic 19th ce...
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Antique 19th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Oak

Dominique Set of Four Dining/Side Chairs in Amboyna
By Dominique
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco set of four dining/side chairs originally en suite with game table (#1055) by Dominique, in amboyna with bronze mounts. Restored and reupholstered. Measures: 19" wide...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Amboyna

Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Antiqued White Painted Dining or Side Chairs
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This elegant set of Louis XVI style dining chairs is constructed of solid wood and finished in a beautifully patinated creamy white with a faint aqua hue glazed through the central f...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

French Louis XV Gold Damask Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 10 French Louis XV style walnut side chairs with gold damask upholstered seat and oval back (signed E. DELMAS) (19th century).
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Damask, Upholstery, Walnut

  • French Louis XV Gold Damask Side Chairs
  • French Louis XV Gold Damask Side Chairs
  • French Louis XV Gold Damask Side Chairs
  • French Louis XV Gold Damask Side Chairs
H 38.8 in. W 19.5 in. D 20 in.
Set of Six Side Chairs or Dining Chairs Attributed to Francis Jourdain
By Francis Jourdain
Located in New York, NY
A set of six chairs (sold individually) with modernist lines typical of Francis Joirdain's work circa 1910-1920. Removable wicker seat.
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Vintage 1910s French Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany, Wicker

Set of Eight French Louis XV Style Dining / Side Chairs by Interior Crafts
By Interior Crafts
Located in Geneva, IL
Wonderful set of eight dining chairs by high-end custom furniture maker Interior Crafts. Crafted and carved from solid oak and stained in a very dark mahogany, with beautifully detai...
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Early 2000s American Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 6 French Art Deco Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in Doylestown, PA
Six French Art Deco mahogany side chairs, circa 1930. From the estate of an important New York modernism dealer. Newly reupholstered in linen.
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20th Century French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of 18th Century Style Italianate Side/Dining Chair
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pair 18th century Italian style painted side chair, cane back with carved legs and details, custom antique patina finish; William R. Eubanks Interior Design Inc. exclusive design, av...
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21st Century and Contemporary French International Style Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
Located in San Antonio, TX
Vintage French Louis XVI style set of dining chairs with carved, patinated frames. Original painted finish in a light gray hue. Original upholstery. Seat height is 18".  
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
H 36.34 in. W 18 in. D 14 in.
Set of Six French Oak Rush Seat Side Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
This set of six custom-made carved side chairs has slip seats for easy cleaning or re-rushing. A simple rosette is carved into each crest rail and front stretcher and modified cabrio...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set 6 French Dark Carved Oak and Cane Side Chairs
Located in Livingston, NJ
Vintage ornately carved solid French oak dining chairs. A set of 6 from the Brittany region of France. The seat is handwoven cane. The carving is very Fine and is featured throughout...
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Early 20th Century French Renaissance Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Sumptuous Set of Six Dining Side Chairs with Original Cut Velvet Upholstery
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A sumptuous set of six bleached oak and cut velvet Louis XV French chairs with original fabric and paint. Very elegant as well as comfortable. #5004 Measures: Seat depth 18.5.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

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Dining Side Chair French For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic dining side chair french available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, every dining side chair french was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a dining side chair french, we have 82 options in-stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect dining side chair french —, we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A dining side chair french is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one dining side chair french that is appealing in its simplicity, but Baker Furniture Company, Dominique and Drexel produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Dining Side Chair French?

Prices for a dining side chair french start at $275 and top out at $48,900 with the average selling for $3,650.

Finding the Right Dining Room Chairs for You

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

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

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

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

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

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