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Antique French Leather Armchair
Located in Ongar, GB
A great looking antique French leather armchair with brass studding. The springs and frame are solid and ready to use. Wear to the leather in places from age and use with a couple of...
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

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Leather

  • Antique French Leather Armchair
  • Antique French Leather Armchair
  • Antique French Leather Armchair
  • Antique French Leather Armchair
H 31.5 in. W 31.89 in. D 36.23 in.
Pair of Unique French Leather Armchairs, C. 1900
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of unique French Louis XVI style armchairs upholstered in a warm tobacco colored leather with nailhead trim detail. The chairs stand on four straight fluted legs. A. great pair ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

Antique French Leather Armchair in Walnut with Brown Leather, Restored
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French walnut throne chair or armchair that was completely disassembled, cleaned, glued, and reupholstered with new springs, padding, and high quality dark brown leather. Per...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XIV Armchairs

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Walnut

Chateau d'Ax dax French Louis XV Leather Armchairs, a Pair
By Chateau d'Ax
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Pair of Chateau d'Ax dax French leather armchairs from Italy Featuring real leather upholstery in a cream/ivory color and nail head trim throughout. Approximate measurements in i...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

French Quilted Leather Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two vintage condition armchairs, Super inviting and comfortable. The lines of the chairs are very stylish. Original leather in great shape. Chrome has a nice patina for the age ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

  • French Quilted Leather Armchairs
  • French Quilted Leather Armchairs
  • French Quilted Leather Armchairs
  • French Quilted Leather Armchairs
H 30 in. W 33 in. D 33 in.
Midcentury French Leather and Palisander Armchair
Located in Houston, TX
Very comfortable chairs are newly re-upholstered in cow hide. Arm rests sides are covered in palisander wood. Back is adjustable with a chrome bar. Condition is perfect. Restored. ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of French 1940s Leather Upholstered Oak Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French 1940s leather upholstered oak armchairs.
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Mid-20th Century French Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of French Leather Lounge Club Armchairs, c1940
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A lovely pair of original French leather camel back club chairs in very well preserved condition with light restoration and full leather treatment the chairs have great patina on a c...
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Vintage 1940s French French Provincial Armchairs

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Leather

  • Pair of French Leather Lounge Club Armchairs, c1940
  • Pair of French Leather Lounge Club Armchairs, c1940
  • Pair of French Leather Lounge Club Armchairs, c1940
  • Pair of French Leather Lounge Club Armchairs, c1940
H 29.53 in. W 31.11 in. D 29.93 in.
French Mid Century Saddle Stitched Leather Armchair
By Jacques Quinet
Located in London, GB
A black leather saddle stitched armchair, with buttoned back and seat. Brass accents and feet. By Jacques Quinet. In very good condition, previously restored. Images a true reflectio...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

  • French Mid Century Saddle Stitched Leather Armchair
  • French Mid Century Saddle Stitched Leather Armchair
  • French Mid Century Saddle Stitched Leather Armchair
  • French Mid Century Saddle Stitched Leather Armchair
H 34.26 in. W 25.99 in. D 33.86 in.
Pair of Antique French Carved Leather Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary pair of antique french carved leather armchairs in great condition and professionally restored by our expert craftsmen team. These pieces are eye-catching beautifull...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Armchairs

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Metal

Set of 4 Armchairs in Metal and Leather, France, 1970's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Set of 4 very uniquely shaped dinging chairs with crazy armrests and rounded cushions varying in thickness and running all the way through to the bottom, where they do not really hav...
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Vintage 1970s French Armchairs

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Metal

French 19th Century Leather Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This French 19th-century leather armchair is made out of mahogany wood and has been fully restored by our team of expert craftsmen. The armchair has been professionally restained in ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • French 19th Century Leather Armchair
  • French 19th Century Leather Armchair
  • French 19th Century Leather Armchair
  • French 19th Century Leather Armchair
H 29.5 in. W 24.5 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Original Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Danish Black Leather Armchairs
By Sigvard Bernadotte, France & Søn
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This pair of armchairs was designed by Sigvard Bernadotte for the Danish manufacturer France & Søn during the 1960s. The geometric frame of the armchairs is made of chrome-plated met...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of 1940s French Mahogany and Leather Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome pair of French 1940s mahogany armchairs. Newly upholstered in cream color embossed leather. Clean lines, great profile. The seat height is 13 inches and the seat depth is 1...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1970
By Pierre Chapo
Located in TOURS, FR
S15 armchair by Pierre Chapo in solid elmwood and original olive leather High back version Structure made by interlocking and assembling massive wood pieces Circa 1960-1970.
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Late 20th Century French Armchairs

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Leather, Elm

  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1970
  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1970
  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1970
  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1970
H 29.53 in. W 28.35 in. D 29.53 in.
20th Century Leather French Modern Armchairs, 1980
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
French armchair from the 70s / 80s. Furniture covered in leather in a beautiful patina with various signs of wear. Fabulously furnished armchair ideal to be placed in a living room o...
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Late 20th Century French Armchairs

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Leather

  • 20th Century Leather French Modern Armchairs, 1980
  • 20th Century Leather French Modern Armchairs, 1980
  • 20th Century Leather French Modern Armchairs, 1980
  • 20th Century Leather French Modern Armchairs, 1980
H 33.08 in. W 42.92 in. D 37.01 in.
Reclining Leather Armchair
Located in Culver City, CA
Original leather upholstery with decorative turned arms and reclining back. Measures: 25.75” W x 33” D x 39” H x 16” seat, arms 24” H.   
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

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Leather

  • Reclining Leather Armchair
  • Reclining Leather Armchair
  • Reclining Leather Armchair
  • Reclining Leather Armchair
H 16 in. W 25.75 in. D 33 in.
Pair of French 1940s Mahogany and Leather Armchairs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of French, 1940s armchairs in blue leather with mahogany wood frames and brass nailing.
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Set of 2 fantastic leather armchairs designed by French designer Pierre Chapo, model "S15". Designed in 1966, the "S15" armchair illustrates the technical prowess of the "48 x 72" as...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Elm

  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
H 28.35 in. W 28.35 in. D 29.53 in.
Pair of French Louis XV Style Leather Armchairs
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of French Louis XV style, leather bergere armchairs with nailhead trim to the leather, carved cabriole legs and slate blue and ivory check patterned fabric seat backs.
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20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

French Art Deco Black Edelman Leather Armchair
Located in North Bergen, NJ
A comfortable French Art Deco armchair from the 1930s. The pale beechwood legs contrast with the soft black Edelman leather upholstery. Add the silver studs in Greek Key pattern and ...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather

French Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Original Leather
Located in Chicago, IL
Great pair of very old French Louis XVI armchairs, in their original leather upholstery. Although we do have an in house upholstery department, I have been resisting the temptation t...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather

Armchair Carlo X Leather Mohagany
Located in Lucca, IT
Carlo X lounge chair in mohogany and mahogany feather Beautiful and comfortable, upholstered in red leather. France 1840s. Original. The armchair has wheels in the front legs to faci...
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Antique 1830s French Charles X Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Armchair Carlo X Leather Mohagany
  • Armchair Carlo X Leather Mohagany
  • Armchair Carlo X Leather Mohagany
  • Armchair Carlo X Leather Mohagany
H 35.44 in. W 26.78 in. D 29.53 in.
18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A 18th century Louis XV walnut armchair with 19th century leather upholstery. This chair has the typical Rococo design of the Louis XV era. A period when designers where inspired by ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
H 39.77 in. W 26.38 in. D 21.66 in.
1940´s Art Deco Style Armchair, High Back, Leather, Wood, France
Located in Girona, ES
Elegant Art Deco style armchair with high back, French polished wood and beige-grey leather upholstery. France, c. 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

20th Century French Leather Wing Back Armchair, c.1960
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A fine quality leather armchair made in France in the latter end of the last century. Hand made, the timber frame is clad with a wonderfully rich tan leather hide, supple to the touc...
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20th Century Dutch Armchairs

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Leather

French Louis Philippe Period Desk Walnut and Leather Armchair
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very nice Louis Philippe period armchair made with walnut and black leather. Very Comfortable. Bronze Tack finish. Beautiful quality.
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Antique 1770s French Louis Philippe Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

Set of Four French Embossed Leather Armchairs, circa 1900
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four French embossed leather armchairs upholstered in a leather that resembles crocodile. Great set of petite occasional armchairs that would also make great game chairs aroun...
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Antique Early 1900s French Regency Armchairs

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Walnut, Leather

19th Century French Napoleon III Leather Reclining Armchair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic 19th century French Napoleon III period leather reclining armchair or lounge chair. Features a mahogany frame covered with rich, distressed dark leather. The leather surfac...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of Jean Pascaud French Mid-Century Leather Armchairs
By Jean Pascaud
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century dark rosewood stained oak bergere Armchairs with a rolled back and and carved scroll arm upholstered in black leather with white piping (by JEAN PASCAUD) (...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Rosewood, Leather

French Modern Reclining Leather Steel Armchairs by Jean Prouvé for Tecta, 1980s
By Jean Prouvé
Located in MIlano, IT
French modern reclining leather and steel armchairs by Jean Prouvé for Tecta, 1980s Pair of reclining armchairs with seat and back upholstered in beige leather. There is a rectangul...
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Armchairs

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Steel

19th Century French Walnut and Leather Turning Office Armchair
Located in LEGNY, FR
19th century French walnut office turning armchair. The seat is covered with a chocolate full grain leather. Very nice quality.  
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Oakwood and Leather Armchairs
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of armchairs in the Louis XV style from the end of the 19th century made of oakwood in perfect condition and upholstered in a camel color leather.   
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Andre Arbus French Mid-Century Sycamore and Leather Armchairs
By André Arbus
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French mid-century (1940s) sycamore armchairs with scroll legs and beige leather seats and backs. (attributed to André Arbus) (priced as pair).        
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Wood, Sycamore

Tubular Metal and Faux Leather Armchair, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Wide and comfortable easy chair. The structure is made of tubular metal with a glossy black finish, and the seat and back are upholstered in original red leatherette. The height of t...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Modernist Solid Oak and Leather Armchair, France, 1940s
By Charles Dudouyt, Victor Courtray
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Modernist armchair in solid oak and webbed leather Made in southern France (Pays Basque) in the 1940s Outstanding grain and patina.
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

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Oak

French 19th Century Embossed Leather Upholstered Wooden Armchair with Open Arms
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French wooden armchair with leather upholstery from the turn of the century (19th-20th). This French wooden chair from circa 1890-1910 features an exquisite original black leather ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Mahogany and Black Leather Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI-style (19th Century) mahogany arm chairs with brass trim, spindle detail, and black leather upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Brass

Bwana Chair Reupholstered in Black Leather from Finn Juhl for France & Son, 1962
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Elshout, NL
Bwana chair and ottoman by Finn Juhl for France & Søn in teak wood and reupholstered in a smooth black leather. Excellent vintage condition with only a chip on the frame of the ot...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Teak, Leather

Four French 1950s Stitched Leather Patio Armchairs By Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Set of four French 1950s stitched leather patio armchairs with brass knobs Chairs are sold separately and can be acquired as a set of 4 with 40% discount.    
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

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Iron, Brass

Pair of Antique French Louis XV Painted Armchairs with Leather
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of antique French Louis XV painted armchairs with leather represent the epitome of the style, with gracefully contoured frameworks emulating the forms of nature, surrounding the...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Space Age Vintage White Faux Leather Metal Armchairs Boris Tabacoff, France
By Boris Tabacoff
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented great pair of white faux leather Space Age armchairs, which was designed by Boris Tabacoff, circa 1960, France. The vintage armchairs feature a c-shaped chromed metal ...
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Vintage 1960s French Space Age Armchairs

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Metal

Pair 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Armchairs with Leather & Bronze Mounts
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century French Empire Mahogany armchairs with leather & bronze mounts are ideal for the Conference Room, an office environment, a large game table, or just to use around th...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Bronze

Swiveling Armchair in Patinated Leather
Located in lyon, FR
Swivel armchair in grey/beige patinated leather. 1970's. Very good condition. Some traces of wear visible on the picture.  
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

  • Swiveling Armchair in Patinated Leather
  • Swiveling Armchair in Patinated Leather
  • Swiveling Armchair in Patinated Leather
  • Swiveling Armchair in Patinated Leather
H 36.23 in. W 29.53 in. D 21.66 in.
19th c. French Cello Musician's Armchair in Original Patina and Leather
Located in Wichita, KS
A French cello musician's armchair in time-worn original patina and leather. This rare 19th c. model was last owned by a musician who played his cello in this chair for 50 years. An ...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Leather, Wood, Paint

Pair of Art Deco Armchairs, Bridge Chairs, in Oxblood Leather, France 1940's
Located in Austin, TX
With Art Deco to early Mid-Century Modern styling, these armchairs are quite versatile. Wood frames with newly upholstered seats and backs in oxblood leather. Comfortable and sturdy ...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Wood, Leather

Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black leather armchair by Jacques Adnet.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

  • Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
  • Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
  • Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
  • Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
H 28 in. W 25.5 in. D 26 in.
Pair of French Empire Mahogany Leather Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire style (19th Cent) mahogany and bronze trimmed Armchairs with black leather seat and back.
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Antique 19th Century Empire Armchairs

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Bronze

18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A great example of a Régence armchair (1715-1730). Made in France during the 18th century from walnut, this armchair is beautifully proportioned with elegant curves and fine sculptin...
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Antique 1720s French Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

  • 18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
  • 18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
  • 18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
  • 18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
H 42.52 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Unusual Pair of Iron and Leather Armchairs, France, circa 1930s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
One-of-a-kind pair of wrought iron chairs with a lovely patina (traces of original white paint still very faintly visible). Great and unusual design. The round seats are covered in c...
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Early 20th Century French Bauhaus Armchairs

Leather Empire Style Armchairs Set of 4
Located in Pasadena, CA
Set of 4 Empire-style armchairs. The end of each arm dolphin's face is carved. The chairs are covered in leather with nailheads. Dimension of the arm 26.50" H.     
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Leather Empire Style Armchairs Set of 4
  • Leather Empire Style Armchairs Set of 4
  • Leather Empire Style Armchairs Set of 4
  • Leather Empire Style Armchairs Set of 4
H 26.50 in. W 25.50 in. D 25 in.
Pair of Wood and Leather Armchairs. Art Deco Period, France, circa 1930
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and leather armchairs. Art Deco period, France, circa 1930.  
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Restored White Armchair Made in France 1930, Upholstered with Artificial Leather
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Style: Art Deco Source: France Period: 1930-1939. Material: Oak Completely restored. New professional upholstery and fabric.
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20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

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Faux Leather, Upholstery, Wood, Oak, Lacquer

Pair of Armchairs, France, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Over-upholstered seats are supported by a chromed sleigh base, fitted with loose brown leather sleeves in the back.
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

  • Pair of Armchairs, France, 1970s
  • Pair of Armchairs, France, 1970s
  • Pair of Armchairs, France, 1970s
  • Pair of Armchairs, France, 1970s
H 36 in. W 28 in. D 33 in.
Pair of 18th Century French Carved Walnut, Leather and Needlepoint Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
These antique fruitwood armchairs were crafted in France, circa 1760, and would make an elegant addition to a living room, study or library. The chairs stands on four cabriole legs w...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Tapestry, Walnut

Pair of Wood and Leather Armchairs, Art Deco Period, France, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and leather armchairs. Art Deco period, France, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
Located in Munich, DE
Rare big armchair convertible into a daybed (also called „lit d’officier“) – Paris circa 1815 is upholstered in black imitation leather. Length when used as daybed: 200 cm.
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Antique 1810s French Empire Armchairs

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Faux Leather

  • Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
  • Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
  • Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
  • Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
H 38.98 in. W 27.17 in. D 24.02 in.
Red Leather Armchairs, Art Deco, Made in 1920s France, Designed by Dominique
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Pair of Art Deco armchairs. Completely restored, surface made by piano lacquers to the high gloss. New upholstery and red leather.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather, Wood, Macassar

Set of Four French Mid-20th Century Black Leather Tub Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A handsome set of four French black leather arm chairs with rounded tub backs from the mid-20th century. This set of vintage chairs from France each feature their original tufted lea...
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20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Metal

French Art Deco Design 1940s Green Forest Faux Leather and Wood Armchair
Located in Tourcoing, FR
French Art Deco armchair in faux leather, comfortable, typical, in very good condition for his great age.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

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French Leather Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the French leather armchair you’re looking for. Frequently made of animal skin, leather and wood, every French leather armchair was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a French leather armchair, we have 1340 options in-stock, while there are 25 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the French leather armchair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A French leather armchair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. A well-made French leather armchair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Jacques Adnet, France & Søn and Finn Juhl are consistently popular.

How Much is a French Leather Armchair?

Prices for a French leather armchair start at $1 and top out at $76,765 with the average selling for $4,660.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.