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Unusual Early 19th Century French Oak and Leather Desk Chair
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A shapely early 19th century leather and oak chair, upholstered with its original conker brown leather and stud work. The chairs original use was to wash from, the seat is removabl...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Chairs

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Leather, Oak

French Oak Art Nouveau Swivel Desk Chair, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Art Nouveau swivel desk chair. Striking French design from the 1900s. Solid oak with leather seat. Adjustable in height. In very good condition with a beautiful patina.
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Antique Early 1900s European Art Nouveau Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • French Oak Art Nouveau Swivel Desk Chair, 1900s
  • French Oak Art Nouveau Swivel Desk Chair, 1900s
  • French Oak Art Nouveau Swivel Desk Chair, 1900s
  • French Oak Art Nouveau Swivel Desk Chair, 1900s
H 33.08 in. W 22.64 in. D 34.26 in.
Classic French Desk Chair in Faux Shagreen Leather
By Jules Leleu
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful simplicity in this perfectly restored French armchair - perfect for a desk in the style of Leleu.
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Vintage 1940s French Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Oak, Leather

Six Oak High Back Chairs with and Brown Cognac Leather, France, 1930
Located in Almelo, NL
Six French oak chairs with high backs and brown cognac leather. Wood frame in perfect vintage condition. Original leather seats in very good condition. Great patina.
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Leather, Oak

19th Century French Carved Oak and Leather Upholstered Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a breakfast room table with this comfortable set of antique chairs; crafted in France circa 1880 and made of oak, each chair stands on turned legs decorated with acanthus le...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Oak and Leather Vintage Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of oak and leather vintage chairs.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

  • Pair of Oak and Leather Vintage Chairs
  • Pair of Oak and Leather Vintage Chairs
  • Pair of Oak and Leather Vintage Chairs
  • Pair of Oak and Leather Vintage Chairs
H 32 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Gaston Poisson Set of Six Leather and Oak Dining Chairs
By Gaston Poisson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gaston Poisson, set of six dining chairs, oak and green and brown leather, France, 1940s. Dining chairs in solid oak, with beautiful detailed woodcarving and stunning patinated leat...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Rustic Hunting Chair in Cognac Leather and Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hunting chair, leather, oak, France, 1960s This hunting chair stands out with its beautiful patinated cognac leather seating. The leather is wrapped around the edges of the frame an...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Rustic Hunting Chair in Cognac Leather and Oak
  • Rustic Hunting Chair in Cognac Leather and Oak
  • Rustic Hunting Chair in Cognac Leather and Oak
  • Rustic Hunting Chair in Cognac Leather and Oak
H 33.86 in. W 28.15 in. D 27.56 in.
Gaston Poisson Set of Six Leather and Oak Dining Chairs
By Gaston Poisson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gaston Poisson, set of six dining chairs, oak and green and brown leather, France 1940s. Dining chairs in solid oak, with beautiful detailed woodcarving and stunning patinated leath...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Gaston Poisson Set of Six Dining Chairs in Oak and Leather
By Gaston Poisson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of six dining chairs, in oak and leather, by Gaston Poisson, France 1940s. Dining chairs in solid oak, with beautiful detailed woodcarving and stunning patinated leather. The ba...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chairs

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Leather, Oak

1940 Pair of Side Chairs Chalked Oak and Red Leather
By Jean-Charles Moreux
Located in Zurich, CH
Rare pair of side or top of the table chairs. Chalked oak and original leather which all-over cracked but not ripped.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of Six French 1940s Cerused Oak and Leather Upholstered Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six French 1940s cerused oak and leather upholstered chairs.  
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20th Century French Side Chairs

Charles Dudouyt, 6 Art Deco Oak and Leather Chairs, circa 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Dudouyt, 6 Art Deco oak and leather chairs, circa 1940.  
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Gjerløv-knudsen and Lind All Black Moduline Slipper Chairs
By Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen and Torben Lind, France & Søn
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen & Torben Lind for France & Søn, moduline chairs in oak and leather, by Denmark 1962 Modern and beautiful colored modular easy chairs that can be adjusted to a...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Gjerløv-Knudsen and Lind Pair of Black Moduline Slipper Chairs
By Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen and Torben Lind, France & Søn
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen & Torben Lind for France & Søn, moduline chairs in oak and leather, by Denmark, 1962. Modern and beautiful colored modular easy chairs that can be adjusted to a ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Oak

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

Set of Four 19th Century French Carved Oak and Leather Chairs with Hunt Motifs
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a wine cellar or dress a game table with this spectacular set of antique chairs. Crafted in France, circa 1860, each side chair stands on barley twist legs, decorated with a...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

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Oak, Leather

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

Six Chairs with Cognac Leather Back and Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of chairs, oak and leather cognac straps, France, 1950s. The wide lay out of these sculptural and architectural chairs results in a strong, inviting appearance. The color of t...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Six Chairs with Cognac Leather Back and Seat
  • Six Chairs with Cognac Leather Back and Seat
  • Six Chairs with Cognac Leather Back and Seat
  • Six Chairs with Cognac Leather Back and Seat
H 32.49 in. W 19.69 in. D 21.66 in.
Six Red Leather and Wood Jacques Adnet Style Chairs
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Meyrin, CH
Six red leather and wood Jacques Adnet style folding chairs, the leather is little torn on two chairs and must be restored see photo.
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Six Red Leather and Wood Jacques Adnet Style Chairs
  • Six Red Leather and Wood Jacques Adnet Style Chairs
  • Six Red Leather and Wood Jacques Adnet Style Chairs
  • Six Red Leather and Wood Jacques Adnet Style Chairs
H 39.38 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.72 in.
Folding Fauteuil in Oak and Dark Brown Leather
Located in Maastricht, NL
A beautiful and sturdy folding chair made of oak and a leather seating, back rest and arm rests. It has a a sturdiness that Pierre Chapo's work is known for.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Folding Fauteuil in Oak and Dark Brown Leather
  • Folding Fauteuil in Oak and Dark Brown Leather
  • Folding Fauteuil in Oak and Dark Brown Leather
  • Folding Fauteuil in Oak and Dark Brown Leather
H 27.96 in. W 23.63 in. D 19.69 in.
Leather Single Side Chair, France, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
19th Century French vanilla colored leather chair with decorative nail head details Bleached and carved oak frame Newly reupholstered.
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Antique 19th Century French Side Chairs

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Leather, Oak

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 Six French Arts & Crafts Side Chairs Attributed to Jallot
By Léon Jallot
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to French Arts and Crafts designer Leon Jallot, this set of six oak side chairs features a simple design, each with a maroon leather-upholstered seat joined to a foliate c...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Side Chairs

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Oak, Leather

Arts & Crafts Settee with Chairs
Located in Brentwood, TN
Vintage Arts & Crafts style French settee with two armchairs. This suite is made of French oak wood, rush seat (the rush is in very good condition) and embossed leather backs with sh...
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Vintage 1930s French Arts and Crafts Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Arts & Crafts Settee with Chairs
  • Arts & Crafts Settee with Chairs
  • Arts & Crafts Settee with Chairs
  • Arts & Crafts Settee with Chairs
H 33 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
Pierre Chapo S24 Dining Chairs and 'T14D' Table
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pierre Chapo, set of ten dining chairs, model S24, elm and leather, France, circa 1966 Pierre Chapo, dining table model T14D, oak, France, design 1960s, production 1970s. A set of t...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak, Leather, Elm

  • Pierre Chapo S24 Dining Chairs and 'T14D' Table
  • Pierre Chapo S24 Dining Chairs and 'T14D' Table
  • Pierre Chapo S24 Dining Chairs and 'T14D' Table
  • Pierre Chapo S24 Dining Chairs and 'T14D' Table
H 29.93 in. W 16.15 in. D 16.93 in.
Pair of André Arbus Cerused Oak and Leather Side Chairs
By André Arbus
Located in Chicago, IL
An immaculate pair of cerused oak side chairs by André Arbus with tan leather seat and back. Brass caps and carved details on the front legs.
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Side Chairs

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Oak, Leather

French Art Deco Leather and Oak Desk Chair
Located in Austin, TX
Exceptional French early Modernist period desk chair in the style of Jean Prouve, original lambskin leather upholstery, solid oak base, reclines and swivels, very comfortable.
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Vintage 1940s French Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Oak

French Art Deco Jean Prouve Style Leather and Oak Desk Chair
Located in Austin, TX
Unique French Art Deco period swivel desk chair in the style of Jean Prouve. Original lambskin leather upholstery, solid oak quarter sawn legs, French polish. Very comfortable.
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Vintage 1940s French Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Oak

French Gambler's Chair of Carved Oak and Leather
Located in Austin, TX
A French gambler's chair, so-called because a gaming enthusiast might sit astride the back, using it as an arm-rest and for placing bets. Featuring a carved oak back frieze depicting...
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Antique 19th Century French Chairs

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Leather

Pair of French Rustic Oak and Leather Low Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Rustic Oak and Leather Low Chairs with fur cushions (cushions can be reupholstered).
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Vintage 1940s French Slipper Chairs

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Oak, Leather

Unusual Early 19th Century French Oak and Leather Desk Chair
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A shapely early 19th century leather and oak chair, upholstered with its original conker brown leather and stud work. The chairs original use was to wash from, the seat is remova...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Set of Ten French Oak and Leather Chairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A set of ten rustic oak-framed leather upholstered chairs with brass stud details, circa 1910.         
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Early 20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Oak and Leather Wingback Arm Chairs
Located in Culver City, CA
with tartan cushions, turned supports
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Early 20th Century French Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Leather

  • Oak and Leather Wingback Arm Chairs
  • Oak and Leather Wingback Arm Chairs
  • Oak and Leather Wingback Arm Chairs
  • Oak and Leather Wingback Arm Chairs
H 34 in. W 30 in. D 42 in.
Set of 4 French 40's Oak and Leather Paddle Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 French 40's oak and leather paddle armchairs.
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Vintage 1940s French Chairs

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Oak, Leather

Set of 6 Leather and Oak Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
European Oak set of six chairs. They are upholstered in a white leather and sit very strait.
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Early 20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Set of 6 Leather and Oak Chairs
  • Set of 6 Leather and Oak Chairs
  • Set of 6 Leather and Oak Chairs
  • Set of 6 Leather and Oak Chairs
H 36 in. W 17 in. D 16 in.
Oak & Leather Small Side Chairs, France, circa 1920
Located in Culver City, CA
Oak & Leather Small Side Chairs, France, circa 1920 Slightly petite-sized chairs with solid construction and nail-studded leather seat.
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Vintage 1920s French Side Chairs

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Oak, Leather

Pair of French oak and leather low chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French oak and leather low chairs. 14 in/ seat height.
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Vintage 1960s French Slipper Chairs

19th Century French Louis Philippe Carved Oak Desk Armchair with Green Leather
Located in Dallas, TX
The sophisticated antique armchair would make an elegant yet subtle statement behind a man's desk. Crafted in France, circa 1860, the carved armchair stands on tapered and turned leg...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Office Chairs and Desk Ch...

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Chestnut, Leather, Oak

Liaigre Dining Chairs in Stained Oak and Leather
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Antwerp, BE
Christian Liaigre, dining chairs, solid oak, beige leather, France, 1999 Christian Liaigre was a French interior designer and architect. Born into a family from Vendée, Liaigre e...
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1990s French Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Set of 6 French Solid Oak and Leather Ladderback Dining Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Magnificent set of six outstanding high quality French leather and white oak dining chairs. These chairs are a great find by our buyer, as most chairs don't have quite the heft and s...
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Early 20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Leather

A Rare and Unusual Louis XV Oak, Steel & Leather Folding Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
having an original steel framed folding backrest, the top upholstered in leather, above a cabriole leg leather upholstered oak frame
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of low oak and leather chairs in the style of Pierre Chapo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of low oak and leather chairs in the style of Pierre Chapo.
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Vintage 1950s French Slipper Chairs

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Oak, Leather

French Leather Tub Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Raised on straight oak legs and made from sheepskin, this chair has aged handsomely. The brass upholstery nails are original and have developed a rich patina.
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Mid-20th Century French Side Chairs

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Brass

  • French Leather Tub Chair
  • French Leather Tub Chair
  • French Leather Tub Chair
  • French Leather Tub Chair
H 33.5 in. W 21 in. D 23 in.
20th Century Oakwood and Green Faux Leather French Art Deco 6 Chairs, 1910
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Six French chairs from the early 20th century. Art Deco furniture carved in oakwood of beautiful line and pleasant decor. Seats and backs replaced during the 20th century covered in ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chairs

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Faux Leather, Oak

E. J. Ruhlmann, Oak Drouant Chair
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Encino, CA
E.J RUHLMANN Oak Drouant chair The picture is showing two chairs but only one is available E.J. Ruhlmann: Rare and Elegant 1940 Oak Chair This model is from the "DROUANT " serie...
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Vintage 1940s French Side Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • E. J. Ruhlmann, Oak Drouant Chair
  • E. J. Ruhlmann, Oak Drouant Chair
  • E. J. Ruhlmann, Oak Drouant Chair
  • E. J. Ruhlmann, Oak Drouant Chair
H 33.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 20 in.
Jens Risom Pair of Leather Webbed and Oak Lounge Chairs, Knoll Int, France 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Pair of armchairs by Jens Risom for Knoll International, France. Solid oak wood and leather straps. Knoll produced the Risom furniture in oak wood only in France. New leather webb...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Pair of Renaissance Leather and Oak Side Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Gorgeous pair of French Renaissance style dining chairs, hand carved oak, original pigskin leather, original brass studs. A rare strong set of chairs with a great sitting angle. Very...
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Antique 19th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Vintage Pair of Leather and Oak Armchairs from France, circa 1950
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage pair of leather and oak armchairs from France, circa 1950. Original thick patinated leather. Solid oak construction with light patina and wear.
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Vintage 1950s European Side Chairs

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Oak

Pair of Leather and Velvet Lounge Chairs
Located in Culver City, CA
Leather upholstered body, fitted with brass nails on oak bun feet. Upholstered in velvet.
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Antique 19th Century French Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Velvet, Leather

  • Pair of Leather and Velvet Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Leather and Velvet Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Leather and Velvet Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Leather and Velvet Lounge Chairs
H 35.25 in. W 35 in. D 42 in.
Set of 12 Antique Gothic Style Oak and Leather Dining Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of 12 Antique Gothic Style Oak and Leather Dining Chairs
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Antique 19th Century French Dining Room Chairs

Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Leather Chairs
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of four Louis XVI Style Chairs with Leather Upholstry decorated with gold embossing. Paris, france
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Antique 19th Century French Side Chairs

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Oak, Leather

  • Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Leather Chairs
  • Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Leather Chairs
  • Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Leather Chairs
  • Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Leather Chairs
H 34.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Oak and Leather Arm Chairs
Located in Aspen, CO
Pair of French oak and leather arm chairs. Leather is original and in excellent condition
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Pair of Oak and Leather Arm Chairs
  • Pair of Oak and Leather Arm Chairs
  • Pair of Oak and Leather Arm Chairs
  • Pair of Oak and Leather Arm Chairs
H 29 in. W 22.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Beautiful period art deco desk and chair with cerused oak finish
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful cerused oak desk and chair clearly after Jean Michel Frank. It has a lovely finished interior with fitted drawers on the right base. The desk has been restored and is in ...
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Vintage 1930s French Desks

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Oak, Leather

Pair of Leather and Oak Bridge Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
A Pair of deco solid oak arm chair upholstered in their original black leather.
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

  • Pair of Leather and Oak Bridge Chairs
  • Pair of Leather and Oak Bridge Chairs
  • Pair of Leather and Oak Bridge Chairs
  • Pair of Leather and Oak Bridge Chairs
H 2 ft. 11.4 in. in. W 1 ft. 11.6 in. in. D 2 ft. 3.6 in. in.
Charles Dudouyt, Set of Six Chairs and Two Armchairs in Oak and Leather
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Dudouyt, set of six chairs and two armchairs in oak and leather. Need new uphosltery.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Pierre Chapo Sahara S10 Easy Chairs in Cognac Leather and Oak, France
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Neervelp, BE
Pair of Pierre Chapo S10 easy chairs in cognac leather and oak. Designed in the 1960s and produced in solid elm and cognac leather, the S10 chair is one of the most elemental work...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Elm

Unusual and Rare Folding Campaign Chair, France, 19th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Unusual and unique folding chair, France, 19th century. Oak wood structure imitating the bamboo. And extremely Fine hand-tooled leather work. Laced leather armrests. Very decorativ...
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Antique 19th Century French Campaign Armchairs

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Oak, Leather

French Set of Eight Dining Chairs in Oak and Woven Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of 8 dining chairs, oak and leather, France, 1940s This set of 8 French dining chairs has a sturdy design, with strong proportions. The frame consists of bulky lines of which ...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Midcentury Safari Chairs in Oak and Cognac Patinated Leather, France, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
A pair of 1960s Safari chairs in oak and cognac patinated leather. In very good vintage condition, with a lovely patina.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

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French Leather And Oak Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of French leather and oak chairs available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct French leather and oak chairs — often made from animal skin, wood and leather — can elevate any home. French leather and oak chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. French leather and oak chairs made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many French leather and oak chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but André Arbus, Pierre Chapo and Charles Dudouyt produced popular French leather and oak chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are French Leather And Oak Chairs?

Prices for French leather and oak chairs start at $1,263 and top out at $52,400 with the average selling for $5,027.

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.