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Six Dining Chairs French Spanish Green Leather Upholstered, circa 1920
Located in FR
Set of six French Spanish dining chairs, early 20th century original dark green studded upholstery circa 1920 Chip carved oak. In good condition solid and sound with nicely stressed ...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

6 French Midcentury Dining Room Chairs Black Lacquer Hermès Colored Leather
Located in Salzburg, AT
6 chairs in a fantastic concise design and clear lineage attributed to the French architect & designer Jean Michel Wilmotte. Solid beech wood restored with black piano lacquer. Upho...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Six Dining Room Chairs Dark Red Leather Cerused Oak
By Jean-Charles Moreux
Located in Zurich, CH
Six dining room chairs dark red leather cerused oak. The leather is from the period very robust and thick, shows only minor wear. The frame is chalked oar that has been restored.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Set of Six Arne Vodder Teak & Leather Danish Dining Chairs, France & Daverkosen
By Arne Vodder, France & Daverkosen
Located in Peabody, MA
Set of six teak dining chairs with original leather upholstery designed by Arne Vodder for France & Daverkosen, Denmark, circa 1950s. One armchair and five sides, with pivoting b...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

French Patina Leather Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A set of six French 19th century Renaissance dining chairs that have been completed restored, are crafted out of solid walnut wood with an original color stain and have been freshly ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

  • French Patina Leather Dining Chairs
  • French Patina Leather Dining Chairs
  • French Patina Leather Dining Chairs
  • French Patina Leather Dining Chairs
H 37 in. W 18 in. D 19 in.
Set of 12 French White Leather Cameo Back Louis XVI Style Dining Room Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Set of 12 distressed painted French & Co dining room chairs with distressed leather upholstery. The 10 side chairs measure 36" H x 19" W x 20" D with a 19" seat height. The 2 arm cha...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Six Black Art Deco Dining Room Chairs Black-White Raydesign Colored Leather
Located in Salzburg, AT
Set of six elegant and comfortable French Art Deco dining room chairs, re-lacquered wooden frame with black shiny-gloss and completely re-upholstered with black and white colored lea...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Set of Eighteen Dining Room Chairs, Attributed to Maison Jansen, France, 1950
By Maison Jansen
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Set of eighteen dining room chairs, attributed to Maison Jansen, France, circa 1950. Patinated wood and leather.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of French Dining Chairs in Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of four dining chairs, oak and cognac leather, France, 1960.  A set of four chairs in solid oak with cognac saddle leather seating and back. These chairs have a geometric design...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Set of French Dining Chairs in Cognac Leather
  • Set of French Dining Chairs in Cognac Leather
  • Set of French Dining Chairs in Cognac Leather
  • Set of French Dining Chairs in Cognac Leather
H 31.7 in. W 16.54 in. D 16.74 in.
Dining Chairs by Arne Vodder
By Arne Vodder, France & Daverkosen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A fine set of dining chairs having exposed teak frames supporting leather wrapped molded seats and backs, the backs with a unique brass-hinged pivoting adjustment.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Dining Chairs by Arne Vodder
  • Dining Chairs by Arne Vodder
  • Dining Chairs by Arne Vodder
  • Dining Chairs by Arne Vodder
H 34 in. W 21 in. D 20 in.
Six Cream Leather French Dining Chairs, circa 1980
Located in FR
French dining chairs cream, late 20th century Handsome set of six chairs Cream leather Very good condition For shipping 3 pack of 108 x 44 x 60 cm 16 kg.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

  • Six Cream Leather French Dining Chairs, circa 1980
  • Six Cream Leather French Dining Chairs, circa 1980
  • Six Cream Leather French Dining Chairs, circa 1980
  • Six Cream Leather French Dining Chairs, circa 1980
H 42.52 in. W 17.33 in. D 18.51 in.
Set of 6 “Model 193” Dining Chairs, Inger Klingenberg for France & Søn, DK 1960s
By Inger Klingenberg, France & Søn
Located in Utrecht, NL
This fantastic set of 6 teak dining chairs in the Danish modern style was designed by Inger Klingenberg for France & Søn. The chairs feature a striking sculptural design and solid te...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Set of Vintage French Green Leather Dining Chairs, France, circa 1870
Located in Napa, CA
Set of four French dining chairs; green leather upholstery with studded ed ges and spiral turned wood bases.
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Antique 19th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Six Midcentury Dining Chairs Red Leather French, circa 1960
Located in FR
Set of six French dining chairs circa 1960 Red leather Leather to use or can easily be recovered to suit your interior In good vintage condition solid and sound.          
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

French Set of 6 Dining Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
French set of 6 dining chairs.
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Early 20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • French Set of 6 Dining Chairs
  • French Set of 6 Dining Chairs
  • French Set of 6 Dining Chairs
  • French Set of 6 Dining Chairs
H 33.25 in. W 17.75 in. D 21 in.
Set of 8 French Art Deco Dining Chairs in Black Leather
Located in North York, ON
Stunning set of 8 vintage French Art Deco dining chairs in black leather. From Paris, France, beautifully upholstered in a rich butter soft Italian top grain leather. Adorned with fl...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Silver Leaf

Set of Six French 1940s Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six French 1940s leather upholstered dining chairs.
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Vintage 1940s French Dining Room Chairs

Set of Eight Antique French Renaissance Walnut and Leather Dining Chairs
Located in Big Flats, NY
Set of eight antique French Renaissance dining chairs with spindle backs, sling leather seat, pyramidal elements and shaped feet, Gothic elements, 19th century. Measures- 35" H x...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

1900s French Dining Chairs with Upholstered Black Leather Seats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1900s French dining chairs with upholstered black leather seats. The elegant chairs are accented with ebonized back crest rails and black leather seats on saber legs.
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Antique 19th Century French Dining Room Chairs

Set of Eight Danish Teak Leather Dining Chairs Finn Juhl Side and Armchairs
By France & Daverkosen, Finn Juhl
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

Four Maison Jansen Dining Chairs Leather Brushed Metal French, circa 1970
By Maison Jansen
Located in FR
Set of four Maison Jansen dining chairs All original with mid tan leather Brushed chrome on metal Very good condition for their age there are a couple of small losses to the chrom...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Leather-Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six French Louis XVI style leather-upholstered dining chairs Measure: Seat height 21".
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Six Leather Dining Chairs Style Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in New York, NY
Set of six walunt and leather dining chairs style of Andre Arbus. Original leather seats with gilded bronze sabots. Leather is in good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1940s French Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

  • Six Leather Dining Chairs Style Andre Arbus
  • Six Leather Dining Chairs Style Andre Arbus
  • Six Leather Dining Chairs Style Andre Arbus
  • Six Leather Dining Chairs Style Andre Arbus
H 45 in. W 22.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Set of Four French Dining Chairs
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A set of four (4) high back dining chairs with turned oak dowel front legs, and tapered rear legs retaining the original natural leather upholstery.
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Vintage 1930s French Arts and Crafts Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Set of Four French Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four French Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four French Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four French Dining Chairs
H 39 in. W 18.5 in. D 19 in.
Set of 6 Antique French Louis XV Walnut Dining Chairs with Leather
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 6 antique French Louis XV walnut dining chairs with leather are the epitome of naturalistic elegance! Gracefully scrolled forms envelope the design, with contoured seatbacks t...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

French Set of Six Dining Chairs in Cognac Leather and Ebonized Wood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of 6 dining chairs, leather and wood, France, 1970s This set of six sophisticated leather chairs features a strong structure. The wooden joints of the ebonized frame are not con...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of Six Cognac Leather and Pine Wood Dining Chairs, France, 1960s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of six cognac leather and pine wood dining chairs, France 1960s These French dining chairs show a basic design with straight lines, and a sincere construction in pine wood. The ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Pine

French Set of Six Dining Chairs in Cognac Leather and Ebonized Wood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of 6 dining chairs, leather and wood, France, 1970s This set of six sophisticated leather chairs features a strong structure. The wooden joints of the ebonized frame are not c...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of 4 French Provincial Triple Oval Pretzel Back Walnut Leather Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of four vintage Hollywood Regency French Provincial interlocking triple oval pretzel back solid walnut dining side chairs. Chairs feature attractive and elegant interlocking back...
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Vintage 1950s American French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Four Antique French Renaissance Carved Walnut and Leather Dining Chairs
Located in Big Flats, NY
Set of four antique French Renaissance dining chairs each with pierced scroll and foliate crest over leather back and spindle rail with flanking acanthus finials and over rush seat, ...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Walnut

French Set of Six Dining Chairs in Cognac Leather and Ebonized Wood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of 6 dining chairs, leather and wood, France, 1970s This set of six sophisticated leather chairs features a strong structure. The wooden joints of the ebonized frame are not c...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Pierre Chapo Set of Four Elm and Leather Dining Chairs, France, 1960s
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Maastricht, NL
A set of four 'S24' dining chairs by Pierre Chapo. The chairs are made of an elm frame with a curved elm backrest and a brown leather seating, fixed with woven rope. The leather has...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Elm, Leather

Pair of Jacques Adnet Leather Dining Chairs
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful pair of Jacques Adnet leather chairs perfectly restored in period-correct cognac leather. Brass hardware and wrought iron legs.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Set of 6 French Louis XV Style Carved & Painted Cream Leather Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable set of 6 carved French dining side chairs in the Louis XV style. The chairs feature shapely cabriole legs with hand carved acanthus, floral, and scrollwork accents. The ch...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pierre Chapo Set of S24 Mid-Century French Elm and Leather Dining Chairs '4'
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A run of four original Pierre Chapo dining chairs. S24 Model. French elm and leather. There is some staining to the leather consistent with age. France, c1970s. D...
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Vintage 1970s French Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Elm

Set of Ten French Art Deco Dining Chairs
Located in North York, ON
This beautifully constructed set of walnut Art Deco era chairs boasts curved solid walnut frames and beautifully aged, original leather upholstery with head-to-head nails along the b...
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Vintage 1930s French Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

  • Set of Ten French Art Deco Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten French Art Deco Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten French Art Deco Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten French Art Deco Dining Chairs
H 32.75 in. W 18 in. D 21.5 in.
Set of Six Teak Dining Chairs, Models 191 & 192, by Finn Juhl
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Boston, MA
Designed by Finn Juhl for France & Son and imported by John Stuart, this handsome set of six dining chairs features generous seats that float within teak frames. They are upholstered...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Faux Leather

Six Early 20th C. French Louis XV Style Embossed Leather Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of six exquisite French Louis XV style carved walnut dining chairs with embossed leather backs and seats. The chairs feature solid walnut frames, with a nice fine wood grain, sha...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Set of Six Brutalist Dining Chairs with Leather Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of six dining chairs, oak, leather, France, 1960s With their high, pointed backrests this set of six dining chairs gets a Brutalist look. Both legs at the back are continuing ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Max Sauze Attributed Wire Dining Chairs, France, 1960
By Max Sauze
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Spectacular set of 6 'isosceles' dining room chairs attributed to Max Sauze, France, 1960. These chairs have a metal wire frame, superbly crafted into the perfect shape. The seats ar...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of Six Henry II circa 1880 French Oak & Embossed Leather Lion Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exceptional set of six French oak with Embossed pressed brown leather upholster Henry II circa 1880 dining chairs with bronze dolphin handles ...
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Antique 1880s French Victorian Dining Room Chairs

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Oak, Leather

French Design Metal and Cognac Leather Chair
By Thonet
Located in Halluin, FR
Elegant chair, at the manner of the old French bistros, with metal structure and leather seat and backrest, combining quality, robustness and class. Comfortable and ergonomic, aerial...
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21st Century and Contemporary French French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

  • French Design Metal and Cognac Leather Chair
  • French Design Metal and Cognac Leather Chair
  • French Design Metal and Cognac Leather Chair
  • French Design Metal and Cognac Leather Chair
H 34.65 in. W 18.9 in. D 15.75 in.
French 19th Century Set of 6 Dining Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century set of 6 dining chairs.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Walnut

19th Century French Carved Oak and Tan Leather Dining Chairs- Set of Six
Located in Dallas, TX
Dress a dining table with this elegant suite of antique chairs. Crafted in France, circa 1880, each side chair stands on front turned legs, and is decorated with a carved front stret...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Charles Dudouyt Set of Red Leather Oak Dining Chairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Charles Dudouyt, set of 6 armchairs, leather and oak, France, 1930s This set of six Art Deco dining chairs is upholstered with deep red leather that has patinated over time. The fra...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Charles Dudouyt Set of Red Leather Oak Dining Chairs
  • Charles Dudouyt Set of Red Leather Oak Dining Chairs
  • Charles Dudouyt Set of Red Leather Oak Dining Chairs
  • Charles Dudouyt Set of Red Leather Oak Dining Chairs
H 33.86 in. W 23.63 in. D 20.08 in.
Set of 8 Archipel Beige Leather Dining Chairs by Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New York, NY
A set of eight (8) Christian Liaigre "Archipel" dining chairs with an ebonized espresso finished hardwaood frame with beige leather upholstered seats. France, circa 2010. Dimensio...
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2010s French Minimalist Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of Eight Louis XV Style Leather Dining Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of eight Louis XV style walnut dining chairs with dark brown leather upholstery. Wonderful scale and proportions with new upholstery and cushions.   
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Custom Set of 8 French Louis XVI Dining Chairs
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
This a custom dining chair that we just finished for a local client. We can do as many as you like. They are solid beech wood Italian frames that have been custom finished by our a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Pierre Chapo Set of Eight Dining Chairs Model S11, Elm and Leather, France, 1966
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pierre Chapo, set of eight dining chairs, model S11, elm and leather, France, circa 1966. A set of 8 chairs in solid elmwood with saddle leather seating and back. Designed by Fren...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Elm

Louis XV Style Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Eight
Located in High Point, NC
This set of eight antique dining chairs hails from Belgium, circa 1920. A typical Louis XV silhouette, complete with romantic curves and lavish ornament, expresses a Rococo exuberanc...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Charles Dudouyt Set of Red Leather Dining Chairs in Oak
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Charles Dudouyt, set of 6 armchairs, leather and oak, France, 1930s This set of six Art Deco dining chairs is upholstered with deep red leather that has patinated over time. The f...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Set of Six French Art Deco Modernist Dining Chairs
Located in North York, ON
A set of six chic dining chairs to bring some original French Art Deco elegance to any dining room. Featuring a clean cut modernist frame in sycamore wood, each chair has typically m...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Sycamore

Set of Four Leather Mid-Century Desk or Dining Chairs
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Set of four chairs. Original leather on seats. The backs are of moulded plastic.
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20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Eight Mid-Century French Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Nashville, TN
Set of eight sophisticated chairs have carved mahogany frame and faux raffia upholstery with Edelman leather piping and antique brass nailhead trim.
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Mid-20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Charles Dudouyt Set of Six Red Leather Oak Dining Chairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Charles Dudouyt, set of 6 armchairs, leather and oak, France, 1930s This set of six Art Deco dining chairs is upholstered with deep red leather that has patinated over time. The f...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

1930s Baroque Dining Chairs with Embossed Leather Seats, Set of Six
Located in High Point, NC
A set of six wooden dining chairs from France, circa 1930, with leather seats. A baroque form, with a sinuous backrest. The seat are upholstered in dark leather, embossed with billow...
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Vintage 1930s French French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Six Henry II circa 1880 French Oak and Embossed Crocodile Leather Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
We delighted to offer for sale this exceptional set of six French oak with Embossed pressed brown leather upholstered Henry II circa 1880 dining chairs with crocodile leather embosse...
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Antique 1880s French Victorian Dining Room Chairs

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Crocodile, Oak

Set of Six French Art Deco Dining Chairs Circa 1930
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
In a whimsical design of moustache and black tie, these fabulous leather chairs are in the manner of Jules Leleu. They are in original condition awaiting recovering, refinishing and ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of Four French Leatherette and Chromed-Steel Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic and unusual set of four French midcentury dining chairs in leatherette and chromed steel. Wonderfully low-profile, playful-yet-graceful forms with an ample, disc seating ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Classic and Elegant Set of 6 French Art Deco Dining Chairs
Located in Arles, FR
Elegant set of six uniquely designed, comfortable and sturdy French Art Deco dining chairs in the manner of Rene Prou (1889-1947). Conical barrel-shaped and canted seat backs over co...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Leather

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French Dining Room Chairs Leather For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of French dining room chairs leather you’re looking for. An item from our selection of French dining room chairs leather — often made from wood, animal skin and leather — can elevate any home. Find 125 options for an antique or vintage choice in our collection of French dining room chairs leather now, or shop our selection of 6 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of French dining room chairs leather is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Louis XVI styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of French dining room chairs leather that is appealing in its simplicity, but Pierre Chapo, Robert Mallet-Stevens and Charles Dudouyt produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a French Dining Room Chairs Leather?

A piece of French dining room chairs leather can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,400, while the lowest priced sells for $575 and the highest can go for as much as $69,950.

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.