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Set of 4 Antique French Louis XVI Walnut Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 4 antique French Louis XVI walnut chairs was created with timeless neoclassical style! The tailored framework is accented by a subtly arched seat back centered with a wreath, ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

  • Set of 4 Antique French Louis XVI Walnut Chairs
  • Set of 4 Antique French Louis XVI Walnut Chairs
  • Set of 4 Antique French Louis XVI Walnut Chairs
  • Set of 4 Antique French Louis XVI Walnut Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 17.5 in. D 16.5 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Beechwood Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. beechwood chair. The chair is raised by fine circular tapered fluted legs with lovely topie shaped feet. Above each leg are carved block ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

French Louis XVI Style Voyelle/Ponteuse Chair, French Riviera Private Collection
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Rare and beautiful French Louis XVI style Voyelle (or Ponteuse) chair, 19th century, from a private collection of the French Riviera. These chairs were used by gentlemen to sit astr...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

French Painted Upholstered Louis XVI Style Chair, circa 1920
Located in New Orleans, LA
French painted upholstered Louis XVI style chair, circa 1920.  
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Upholstery, Paint

French Louis XVI Gilt Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI style 19th century gilt side chairs with carved back designed with wreath and arrow and initials MA (Marie Antoinette) with contemporary off-white multicolor...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Giltwood

  • French Louis XVI Gilt Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Gilt Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Gilt Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Gilt Side Chairs
H 36 in. W 17.5 in. D 20 in.
French Louis XVI Lyre Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 French Louis XVI style (19th century) white and gilt lyre back side chairs with white damask upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • French Louis XVI Lyre Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Lyre Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Lyre Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Lyre Side Chairs
H 35 in. W 31 in. D 25 in.
Set of 7 Antique French Louis XVI Walnut Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of 7 antique French Louis XVI walnut chairs FDC031.
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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

French Louis XVI Bergère Chair, circa 1790
Located in Doylestown, PA
A French Louis XVI period bergère chair with a carved beechwood frame, bleached with a light whitewash, circa 1790. Recently re-upholstered in a cream cotton woven fabric with nailhe...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Beech

Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Cameo Back Chairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A set of six pretty painted French Louis XVI style dining chairs with elegant cameo backs and turned tapering fluted legs.
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

Four Louis XVI Style French Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Four Louis XVI style French chairs with the original velvet striped upholstery. We love the hand painted beechwood frames and the good condition of the fabric.
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

  • Four Louis XVI Style French Chairs
  • Four Louis XVI Style French Chairs
  • Four Louis XVI Style French Chairs
  • Four Louis XVI Style French Chairs
H 37 in. W 19 in. D 20.75 in.
French Louis XVI Style Painted Bergère Chairs
Located in Livingston, NJ
Sumptuous pair of French Louis XVI bergère chairs featuring painted frames and new velvet upholstery, circa 1920s, these chairs have a deco feel in the proportions. The velvet uphols...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Antique French Walnut Louis XVI Side Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of antique French walnut Louis XVI side chairs are part of an exquisite salon set which includes the pair of bergère (armchairs) and canapé (sofa) that are available as of this ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Silk, Walnut

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

French Louis XVI Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 20th century French Louis XVI-style mahogany side chairs with gilt trim and open backs with cane seats.
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20th Century European Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Mahogany

  • French Louis XVI Mahogany Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Mahogany Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Mahogany Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Mahogany Side Chairs
H 37 in. W 17 in. D 18 in.
French Louis XVI Bleached Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI style, 19th-20th century bleached side chairs with oval cane seats and backs.
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Early 20th Century European Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Oak

  • French Louis XVI Bleached Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Bleached Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Bleached Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Bleached Side Chairs
H 37.5 in. W 19.75 in. D 21 in.
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 6 French Maison Jansen Louis XVI Painted Balloon Back Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fine set of Maison Jansen dining chairs in their original white painted finish and original and still very good upholstery, circa 1950s. The chairs are in good condition. T...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely pair of French Louis XVI chairs or side chairs with needlepoint upholstery from the late 18th-early 19th century. A stunning and versatile pair of accent chairs.  
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Tapestry, Wood

  • Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
H 34.75 in. W 17.5 in. D 16.25 in.
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.
Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Fabulous pair of mid-19th century French Louis XVI style giltwood side chairs. These highly detailed French gilt chairs have identical front and rear legs and have been professionall...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Giltwood

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

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

French Louis XVI Green Damask Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 French Louis XVI style (19th century) grey painted side chairs with 6 fluted column design back and green damask upholstered seats.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

  • French Louis XVI Green Damask Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Green Damask Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Green Damask Side Chairs
  • French Louis XVI Green Damask Side Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 18 in. D 19.5 in.
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

Set of French Louis XVI Style Chairs
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of six French Louis XVI style chairs with wood frames in lovely cream-grey-blue painted finish in richly carved frame, fluted leg and cubic blocks decorated with florets. Upholst...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Oak, Linen

  • Set of French Louis XVI Style Chairs
  • Set of French Louis XVI Style Chairs
  • Set of French Louis XVI Style Chairs
  • Set of French Louis XVI Style Chairs
H 35.75 in. W 18.50 in. D 18.50 in.
Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
Located in Hastings, GB
Pair of French Louis XVI style bergère chairs Beautifully carved and gilded wooden frames, some of the gilt has worn with age and use The chairs have been re-upholstered, the straw...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Wood

  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs
H 38.59 in. W 36.23 in. D 37.41 in.
French Louis XVI Low Caned Fireside Slipper Chair, 18th Century
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French Louis XVI low caned fireside slipper chair, 18th century. This very rare and exceptional low chair is very old, and has withstood the test of time in a remarkably good state,...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Fine Pair of Gilded French Louis XVI Bergère Lounge Chairs, circa 1920s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Good upholstery, great genuine gold leaf finish. Some losses of gold. Can be touched up. Measures: 38 tall x 27 wide x 29 3/4 deep, seat height 19.
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Chairs
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Set of 8 Louis XVI style chairs, upholstered in velvet Total dimensions: 18” W x 36.5” H x 17” D Sitting height: 20” Height of back: 17.5” Seat dimensions: 16.25” W x 15.25” D.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Chairs
  • Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Chairs
  • Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Chairs
  • Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Chairs
H 36.5 in. W 18 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Whimsical French Louis XVI Bergères Bergère Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant yet fun whimsical French bergères, a matching pair. And all original except for the fabric which is much more recent and very luxurious, circa 1960s. Features exquisite carvi...
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Vintage 1960s French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of 6 French Louis XVI Blue Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 of French Louis XVI style 20th century light green painted side chairs with light blue upholstered seat and checkered blue and white back.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Wood

Two Elegant Antique Chairs from France in Louis XVI Style, circa 1860
Located in CH
Two elegant antique chairs from France in Louis XVI style, circa 1860. These chairs are made of solid painted wood with curved frame and legs and have been reupholstered with a beige...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

French Louis XVI Style Painted and Upholstered Bergère Chair with Custom Cushion
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI style painted wood upholstered bergère chair from the early 20th century. This French bergère à oreilles (wingback chair) features a straight back with curved side...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

19th c. Louis XVI Medaillion Chair.
Located in Copenhagen, K
Very nice Louis XVI dark oak Medaillion Chair with gilded carvings.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Chairs

  • 19th c. Louis XVI Medaillion Chair.
  • 19th c. Louis XVI Medaillion Chair.
  • 19th c. Louis XVI Medaillion Chair.
  • 19th c. Louis XVI Medaillion Chair.
H 36.62 in. W 24.81 in. D 22.05 in.
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

Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Caned Chairs, with All Original Patina
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very charming and elegant set of six, French Louis XVI style, off-white patinated caned chairs, with all original patina. The chairs are raised by tapering fluted legs at the front...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

20th Century, French Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilded Bronze Chairs, 1930s
Located in LEGNY, FR
20th century, French pair of Louis XVI style gilded bronze chairs from the 1930s. Seating completely upholstered with a flower velvet fabric. Very high quality, the chairs are heav...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Bronze

Set of 6 French Louis XVI Fruitwood Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 6 French Louis XVI fruitwood dining chairs make a great choice for a Classic design scheme. The frames were handcrafted from solid fruitwood, and feature contoured oval seatba...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fruitwood

French Maison Jansen Set of 5 Louis XVI Style Chairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French Maison Jansen Set of 5 Louis XVI style chairs Beautiful, pure model, Trianon grey patina with a slight greenish hue, currently upholstered in an golden oats colored velvet. P...
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Early 20th Century French Chairs

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Wood

Set of 10 French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Elegant Louis XVI framed back chairs, featuring pale white patina. Look charming when juxtaposed to modern table or period dining table. Fluted carving on legs and rosettes in corner...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful pair of Louis XVI style armchairs, France, circa 1940, in beautiful weathered but structural good condition. They need new lining. Measure: Seat height is 47 cm. More pic...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Armchairs
H 37.41 in. W 24.41 in. D 23.63 in.
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

Pair of Curvy Carved Walnut and Double Caned French Louis XVI Style Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Wonderful antique pair of French carved walnut armchairs having rounded double caned backs, cabriole legs, caned seats and faux black leather cushions.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

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.
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

French Louis XVI Style Side Chairs, Handmade in France, Choice of Finishes
Located in Chicago, IL
For years we have been searching for a proper size and “comfortable” Louis XVI side chair. Finally we came upon a beautiful set from the 1800s in the style of Jacob from Chateau de I...
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2010s French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Beech

Carved Bright White Distressed Painted French Louis XVI Bergère Club Chair
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful blue and white French Louis XVI bergère chair. The chair features gorgeous blue upholstery of high quality and bright white distressed painting on the frame. The ...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Beech

Suite of Ten French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
By Georges Jacob
Located in Dallas, TX
A suite of ten French Louis XVI style dining chairs in carved oak with a painted finish, based on a model by Jacob.
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

French Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Oak Lounge Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and unusual country French late 19th century Louis XVI style honey colored oak lounge chair. Upholstered on all sides with a handsome blue and yellow fabric. Raised on six...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Set of 6 Antique French Louis XVI Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 6 antique French Louis XVI fruitwood dining chairs feature upholstered comfort in the seat and lightweight airy comfort with the contoured seatback for a perfect combination! ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Fruitwood

Louis XVI Style Gilt and Ebonised Carved Desk Chair, French, Early 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A Louis XVI style gilt and ebonized carved rotating desk chair upholstered in green leather. Of tub form this comfortable rotating desk chair is finely carved with flowers and fol...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Giltwood

French Louis XVI Style Desk Chair Done in Ebony and Saddle Leather
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage French Louis XVI style desk chair, done in an authentic French ebonized finish. The upholstery was just restored with glove soft leather imported from Italy, complete with ol...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XVI Swivel Chairs

French Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Oak Lounge Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and unusual country French late 19th century Louis XVI style honey colored oak lounge chair. Upholstered on all sides with a handsome blue and yellow fabric. Raised on six...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Vanity Chair, 19th Century French Louis XVI in Walnut
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XVI walnut vanity chair is a study in ergonomics before the word was even coined! Circular plush cushion seat is fitted with just under half of the circumfe...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Slipper Chairs

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Mohair, Walnut

French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs Hand-Made in France Armchair Available
Located in Chicago, IL
Shown in our listing here, is a set of six French Louis XVI handmade dining chair, but we also have sets available in any quantity through 1stdibs. We had been looking for a proper ...
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2010s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Set of Four Louis XVI Style Gilded Chairs
Located in Charleston, SC
Fabulous and very rare set of four chairs made by the end of 19th century. In beechwood with an outstanding water gilding. Of Louis XVI style it shows the carved ribbon at the top, t...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Giltwood

French Louis XVI Style Bergere Chair with Ottoman, circa 1920s
Located in San Francisco, CA
A remarkably comfortable hand-carved and hand-painted armchair or Louis XVI style bergere chair with ottoman, upholstered in slightly worn silk velvet fabric. Ottoman measures 16" hi...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Single Carved Walnut 1890s Era French Louis XVI Bergère Vanity Boudoir Chair
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous small carved Louis XVI chair. The chair can be used in a bedroom or as a vanity chair or just for use as an occasional chair. The chair measures: 31 tall x 32 wide...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Walnut

French Louis XVI Revival Ebonized Pair of Upholstered Lounging Chairs, Fauteuils
Located in Wells, ME
French Louis XVI Revival ebonized pair of off-white linen upholstered fauteuils or lounging chairs. This pair of ebonized lounging chairs have carved reeded legs, carved shaped frame...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Lounge Chairs

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Linen

Set of Eight Louis XVI Side Chairs
Located in Charleston, SC
A lovely set of French grey-painted Louis XVI side chairs, with nicely-carved rope detailing, cabriolet back and cable-fluted legs. Chairs have retained their vintage patterned wool...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Side Chairs
H 36.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 19 in.
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French Chairs Xvi For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the French chairs xvi you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each French chairs xvi for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and hardwood. There are 495 variations of the antique or vintage French chairs xvi you’re looking for, while we also have 15 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect French chairs xvi — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A French chairs xvi made by Louis XVI designers — as well as those associated with Louis XV — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made French chairs xvi over the years, but those crafted by Maison Jansen, Armand Albert Rateau and Aubusson Manufacture are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a French Chairs Xvi?

A French chairs xvi can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,882, while the lowest priced sells for $267 and the highest can go for as much as $89,500.

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.