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Poul Cadovius Woven Teak Black Leather Armchairs Pair by France & Son circa 1960
By France & Søn, Poul Cadovius
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Poul Cadovius woven teak black leather armchairs pair by France & Son, circa 1960s Rare midcentury Danish Poul Cadovius for France & Son leather and teak basket weave frame armcha...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Vintage Rattan Armchairs with Elegant Pink Woven Details, France, 1920s
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
France, 1920s A pair of armchairs with elegant woven details. Measures: H 98 x W 58 x D 60 cm.
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Vintage 1920s French Armchairs

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Rattan

Vintage Rattan Armchair with Orange Stripes and Woven Details, France, 1930s
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
France, 1930s Rattan armchair with orange stripes and woven details. H 100 x W 61 x D 63 cm
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Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

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Rattan

1935-1940 Set of Six Art Deco Bridge Armchairs, Oak, Woven Straw, France
Located in Girona, ES
Set of six Art Deco small bridge armchairs, solid oakwood, French polish, original woven straw seat. France, 1935-1940.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Oak, Straw

Vintage Rattan Armchair with Orange Stripes and Woven Details, France, 1930s
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
France, 1930s Rattan armchair with orange stripes and woven details. Measures: H 100 x W 50 x D 60 cm.
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Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

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Rattan

Vintage Rattan Armchair and Footrest with Green Woven Details, France, 1920s
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
France, 1920s Adjustable rattan armchair and footrest with green woven details. Measures: H 90 x W 76 x D 170 cm.
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Vintage 1920s French Armchairs

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Rattan

Rustic French Ladder Back Armchair
Located in Houston, TX
Rustic French ladder back armchair, circa 1840-1860. The shape of the scrolled ladder back slats and delicately carved arms of this chair are characteristic of furniture from the Sou...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Rush, Wood, Wood

  • Rustic French Ladder Back Armchair
  • Rustic French Ladder Back Armchair
  • Rustic French Ladder Back Armchair
  • Rustic French Ladder Back Armchair
H 39.75 in. W 22 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Monumental Woven Armchairs in Rattan
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Den Haag, NL
Pair of Mid-Century monumental woven armchairs in rattan.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

French Pair of Woven Cane Chairs, 1950s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Armchairs, rattan, cane and black coated metal, France, 1950s. This pair of cane chairs are executed with a rattan shell with two woven cane armrests. The seat are slightly tilted....
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

  • French Pair of Woven Cane Chairs, 1950s
  • French Pair of Woven Cane Chairs, 1950s
  • French Pair of Woven Cane Chairs, 1950s
  • French Pair of Woven Cane Chairs, 1950s
H 29.53 in. W 20.67 in. D 25.99 in.
French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
Located in Cookeville, TN
Distressed cream color paint highlights the details on this French fauteuil. The top of the chair features a bow with a trailing ribbon. The arms and legs have detailed carvings of f...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
  • French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
  • French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
  • French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
H 37.13 in. W 24.5 in. D 27.13 in.
Pair of French Louis XIII Armchairs
Located in Charleston, SC
Very attractive and comfortable chair a Bras (i.e. Chair with arms) from the 18th century. Made in Louis XIII style. Very sturdy chairs with a frame in richly patinated walnut being ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XIII Armchairs

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Wool, Wood

  • Pair of French Louis XIII Armchairs
  • Pair of French Louis XIII Armchairs
  • Pair of French Louis XIII Armchairs
  • Pair of French Louis XIII Armchairs
H 36 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
19th Century French Country Boudoir Armchair
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a gorgeous mid-19th century French country Boudoir armchair. Made in France circa 1860 this chair is made of walnut. It sits on it’s original front casters and has 2...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Velvet, Walnut

  • 19th Century French Country Boudoir Armchair
  • 19th Century French Country Boudoir Armchair
  • 19th Century French Country Boudoir Armchair
  • 19th Century French Country Boudoir Armchair
H 41.25 in. W 25.25 in. D 21 in.
19th Century French Armchair Louis XIV Style
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A late 19th century Baroque style armchair. Made from solid walnut. It have "Os de mouton" (sheep bone) shaped legs. Hand carved elements such as acanthus leaf on the armrests. At th...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XIV Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • 19th Century French Armchair Louis XIV Style
  • 19th Century French Armchair Louis XIV Style
  • 19th Century French Armchair Louis XIV Style
  • 19th Century French Armchair Louis XIV Style
H 45.28 in. W 25.2 in. D 25.2 in.
Pair of Francis Jourdain Armchairs, France, circa 1930s
By Francis Jourdain
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Pair of solid, Minimalist, beechwood, Art Deco armchairs by Francis Jourdain, with rope seats and backs.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

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Rope, Beech

Pair of French Country Armchairs, Garden Theme, 19th Century
Located in Doylestown, PA
A pair of rush-seat armchairs, also called “bonne femme” chairs in beechwood, with yoke backs and carved panels with a gardening motif, circa 1870, French.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Rush, Beech

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XV Tapestry Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century French Louis XV tapestry armchairs were sculpted from fine French walnut, and feature acanthus leaves and shell motifs adorning the undulating and naturalistic c...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Armchairs

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Tapestry, Chestnut

French Neoclassic Dining Chair with Hand-Painted Woven Wicker Back
Located in Van Nuys, CA
French neoclassic dining chair with hand-painted woven wicker back and sculpted legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Neoclassical Armchairs

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Wicker, Wood

Pair of Mid Century French Armchairs, Two-Tone Wicker Rattan Chevron Pattern
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Amazing pair of French armchairs with vinyl wicker rattan chevron two tone pattern, intricately woven on beautifully shaped bamboo frames.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wicker, Bamboo

Pair of Louis XIII Fauteuils Armchairs of the 18th Century French
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of walnut carved Louis XIII Armchair Fauteuils with deeply racked back and curvaceous sweeping arms sitting on scrolling legs and stretcher. French, 18th. Century. Recently up...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XIII Armchairs

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Damask, Walnut

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

Set of Four French 19th Century Hand Painted Provencal Armchairs with Rush Seats
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Set of Four French 19th Century Hand Painted Provencal Armchairs with Rush Seats    
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Rush, Pine, Pine

Antique Armchair in Period Verdure
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Absolutely lovely, French, 19th century, hand carved chair with scrolling arms terminating whirled, foliate hand-rests. The framed covered in an 18th century. Dutch tapestry, and emb...
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Antique 1870s French Armchairs

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Tapestry, Walnut

  • Antique Armchair in Period Verdure
  • Antique Armchair in Period Verdure
  • Antique Armchair in Period Verdure
  • Antique Armchair in Period Verdure
H 40.5 in. W 24.75 in. D 28 in.
Tapestry Covered, Period Armchair
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Elegantly carved, circa 1850, French armchair with scrolling, foliate embellished arm rests, and a sleek, X-form stretcher. The whole covered in 18th century, Flemish tapestry trimme...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Armchairs

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Bronze

  • Tapestry Covered, Period Armchair
  • Tapestry Covered, Period Armchair
  • Tapestry Covered, Period Armchair
  • Tapestry Covered, Period Armchair
H 47.5 in. W 25 in. D 30.5 in.
Vintage Eight French Rattan Bistro Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Eight French rattan bistro chairs. The set consist of six armchairs and two without arms. All of the chairs have rattan frames with green plastic woven back and seats. The chairs als...
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

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Rattan, Plastic

Pair of 18th Century Louis XV Period Painted Rococo Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of mid-18th century Louis XV period painted fauteuils or open armchairs in the Rococo taste, the cartouche backs and seats with cane work, the arms with upholstered rests...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Beech, Beech, Cane

Pair of Regence Armchairs with Cane Seats and Backrests, 18th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of finely carved Regence Fauteuils with hand caned backrests and seats and vintage tapestry style upholstered fitted cushion. The frame of the chairs carved with acanthus leaves...
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Antique 1780s French Regency Armchairs

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Tapestry, Cane, Beech

French Country Provence Chair and Ottoman
Located in Asheville, NC
Diamond point spun straw gathered and tucked at centre. Framed oak with wavy graduated ladderbacks, sloped arms, well turned spindle sections and pointed tips. Wooden spike at centre...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Straw, Oak

Large Scale Rustic Rush Seat French Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Large scale rustic rush-seat French chair, circa 1920-1950. Generous proportions with wide original rush seat. Well-made, comfortable and sturdy. Seat measures: 18 inches high x 18 i...
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Mid-20th Century French Rustic Armchairs

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Rush, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Round Back Open Arm Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Dating to circa 1900, and carved in the Louis XVI style, this pair of charming armchairs feature the traditional medallion shaped back, giving way to graceful and sweeping open arms,...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Oak, Tapestry, Velvet

Pair of French Walnut Foliage and Shell Arm Chairs with Cane Seats C. 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of French Walnut foliage and shell arm chairs with original cane backs and seats, leather arms, upholstered seats, and resting on scrolled cabriole legs. Early 19th Century
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Antique 1820s French Louis Philippe Armchairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Pair of Louis XV Walnut Fauteuils En Cabriolet by Jean-Baptiste Boulard
By Jean-Baptiste Boulard
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely pair of Classic Louis XV fauteuils en cabriolet by Jean-Baptiste Boulard. The walnut frame features a restrained, overall curvilinear design that speaks to the refinement o...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Louis XV Style Walnut Fauteuils
Located in Woodbury, CT
Deeply carved crest on top rail. Cartouche shaped back, padded arms, fully upholstered seat with carved knees and rail. Cabriole legs ending in original brass casters. Upholstered in...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Pair of 1950s French Woven Rush Seated Armchairs
Located in Hook, Hampshire
Pair of 1950s French woven rush seated armchairs Pair of 1950s French woven rush seated armchairs. An elegant pair of oak framed arm chairs with refined slatted backs and sculptur...
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Vintage 1950s French Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

  • Pair of 1950s French Woven Rush Seated Armchairs
  • Pair of 1950s French Woven Rush Seated Armchairs
  • Pair of 1950s French Woven Rush Seated Armchairs
  • Pair of 1950s French Woven Rush Seated Armchairs
H 31.5 in. W 23.23 in. D 21.66 in.
French Art Deco Armchair in Solid Oak with Woven Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
French armchair, oak, canvas, France, 1940s This armchair in the style of Charles Dudouyt (1885-1946) is both elegant and sturdy. The clean lines of the oak frame feature some surp...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Oak, Canvas

Vintage French 1930s Adjustable Rattan Armchair with Footrest and Woven Details
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
France, 1930s Adjustable rattan armchair and footrest with blue woven details. Measures: H 100 x W 71 x D 128 cm.    
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Vintage 1930s French Lounge Chairs

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Rattan

French Modern Design Curved Rattan and Handcrafted Woven Cane Wicker Armchair
Located in Halluin, FR
Rattan and woven cane armchair French modern design combining modernity and tradition, design lines, graphic and timelessness this armchair is composed of a robust rattan and airy st...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

French Hand Painted Fauteuil Armchair
Located in Cookeville, TN
Hand painted wood accents this elegant French fauteuil. Features cream with soft blue paint accenting the carving. The legs extend to a nicely scrolled end. Seat and back are covered...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Linen, Wood, Paint

  • French Hand Painted Fauteuil Armchair
  • French Hand Painted Fauteuil Armchair
  • French Hand Painted Fauteuil Armchair
  • French Hand Painted Fauteuil Armchair
H 36.13 in. W 27 in. D 30.38 in.
French Provincial Wooden Side / Dining Armchair
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial (20th century) rustic style armchair with carved faux tree branch design having an oval cane back and upholstered seat.
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20th Century French Provincial Chairs

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Cane, Wood, Fabric

Pair of Antique French Louis XV Style Bergères/Armchairs w/ Caning & Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
A very fine pair of Louis XV style bergères with carved wood frame with serpentine apron along front and sides of seat, carved acanthus and rocaille motifs, scroll arms and resting o...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Hardwood

Pair of French Art Deco Armchairs Re-Upholsterd Mustard-Colored Cotton Velvet
Located in Salzburg, AT
A pair of elegant Art Deco club armchairs with rounded lines underlined by the black piping. Completely reupholstered and covered with Pierre Frey cotton velvet. Foot parts are re-la...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Club Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Midcentury French Painted Iron Outdoor Armchairs with Straw Seat
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of armchairs was created in France circa 1970; made of iron, each chair has straight legs with scrolled armrests and scrolled decor on the back; each seating is embellished...
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Mid-20th Century French Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Set of Six Vintage L. Drucker Bistro Armchairs
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
These are the classic Parisian bistro armchairs. Their rattan frame is crafted in a time-honored technique perfected by the French, bent and shaped by hand until the iconic shape is ...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chairs

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Rattan

19th Century Aubusson Giltwood Salon Suite with Settee and Pair of Armchairs
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Madrid, ES
Upholstered in fine Aubusson tapestry fabric, this 19th century French Louis XVI style three-piece salon suite includes a settee and two matching armchairs. The carved giltwood furn...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Living Room Sets

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Tapestry, Giltwood

Vintage French Pair of Spindle Back Armchairs with Woven Seats
Located in New York, NY
Vintage French pair of spindle back armchairs with woven seats.
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20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Rush, Elm

Vintage Iron and Wicker Armchair, France, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage iron and woven wicker armchair, France, 1950s. New handwoven wicker. Brass ball details on the back. In overall excellent condition. Measures: 25" inch arm height, 18" inch s...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Iron

Pair of French Woven Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of stylized French provincial look distressed oak and woven rope armchairs. Arm height - 24.5" Seat depth - 18.5" seat height - 15"
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

  • Pair of French Woven Armchairs
  • Pair of French Woven Armchairs
  • Pair of French Woven Armchairs
  • Pair of French Woven Armchairs
H 30.5 in. W 24 in. D 21.25 in.
Pair of French Woven Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of stylized French provincial look distressed oak and woven rope armchairs. Arm height - 24.5" Seat depth -18.5"
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Vintage 1940s French Country Armchairs

  • Pair of French Woven Armchairs
  • Pair of French Woven Armchairs
  • Pair of French Woven Armchairs
  • Pair of French Woven Armchairs
H 30.5 in. W 24 in. D 21.25 in.
French Woven and Upholstered Armchair
Located in High Point, NC
A Classic Mid-Century Modern design from France, circa 1940. A simple and elegant geometry contrasts the soft and comfortable seat with geometric bentwood element and woven cord back...
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Vintage 1940s French Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Cord, Wood

  • French Woven and Upholstered Armchair
  • French Woven and Upholstered Armchair
  • French Woven and Upholstered Armchair
  • French Woven and Upholstered Armchair
H 32.3 in. W 21.3 in. D 21.3 in.
Set of Four French Cane Woven Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of four French cane woven armchairs with geometric details on the seat and seat back. There is also decorative weaving featured underneath the arms. Please note of wear consisten...
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Armchairs

Materials

Cane

  • Set of Four French Cane Woven Armchairs
  • Set of Four French Cane Woven Armchairs
  • Set of Four French Cane Woven Armchairs
  • Set of Four French Cane Woven Armchairs
H 39.00 in. W 29.00 in. D 19.00 in.
Poul Cadovius Woven Teak Black Leather Armchairs Pair by France & Son circa 1960
By France & Søn, Poul Cadovius
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Poul Cadovius woven teak black leather armchairs pair by France & Son Circa 1960s Rare midcentury Danish Poul Cadovius for France & Son leather & teak basket weave frame armchairs...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Poul Cadovius Woven Teak Black Leather Armchairs Pair by France & Son circa 1960
By Poul Cadovius, France & Søn
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Poul Cadovius woven teak black leather armchairs pair by France & Son, circa 1960s Rare midcentury Danish Poul Cadovius for France & Son leather and teak basket weave frame armcha...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Poul Cadovius Woven Teak Black Leather Armchairs Pair by France & Son circa 1960
By Poul Cadovius, France & Søn
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Poul Cadovius woven teak black leather armchairs pair by France & Son, circa 1960s Rare midcentury Danish Poul Cadovius for France & Son leather and teak basket weave frame armcha...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

A Pair of Sculptural French Moderne Woven Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A Pair of Sculptural French Moderne Woven Armchairs
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20th Century French Armchairs

French Woven Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful woven jute and mahogany chair with excellent craftmanship and detailing in joints.
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20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Rope

  • French Woven Chair
  • French Woven Chair
  • French Woven Chair
  • French Woven Chair
H 15 in. W 25 in. D 22 in.
1950s Oak and Raffia Woven Armchair
Located in L'Escala, ES
Beautiful and rare 1950s oak and raffia woven armchair, with one of two largest armrests. In perfect vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Raffia, Oak

  • 1950s Oak and Raffia Woven Armchair
  • 1950s Oak and Raffia Woven Armchair
  • 1950s Oak and Raffia Woven Armchair
  • 1950s Oak and Raffia Woven Armchair
H 36.62 in. W 24.02 in. D 21.26 in.
Vintage French 1930s Adjustable Rattan Armchair and Footrest in Woven Details
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
France, 1930s Adjustable rattan armchair and footrest with red and blue woven details. Measures: H 75 x W 64 x D 163 cm.
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Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

Wicker Armchairs, France, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage 1950s wicker and metal armchairs. Four available, each sold individually. Each chair has new woven wicker. The metal frames were left as is to show the original patina.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

  • Wicker Armchairs, France, 1950s
  • Wicker Armchairs, France, 1950s
  • Wicker Armchairs, France, 1950s
  • Wicker Armchairs, France, 1950s
H 46 in. W 20 in. D 21 in.
Woven French Chair Set and Ottoman Upholstered in Turkish Textile, France, 1950s
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of chairs and ottoman found in the South of France. Heavy wooden frames are wrapped in woven hyacinth rope/cord, the same wicker style of famed 1940's designers, Audoux Minet, f...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wicker, Cord, Rope

Woven Leather and Wood Chairs, France, 1940s
Located in New York City, NY
Leather and wood chairs, France, circa 1940-1950. 2 available. Sold individually.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

French Louis XV Style Fauteuil Armchair
Located in San Francisco, CA
An 18th century Louis XV style armchair, elegantly carved beech wood with caned seat and back. France, early 20th century.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Beech

  • French Louis XV Style Fauteuil Armchair
  • French Louis XV Style Fauteuil Armchair
  • French Louis XV Style Fauteuil Armchair
  • French Louis XV Style Fauteuil Armchair
H 40 in. W 25.5 in. L 40 in.
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French Woven Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal French woven armchair for your home. Each French woven armchair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, natural fiber and fabric. There are 118 variations of the antique or vintage French woven armchair you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the French woven armchair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each French woven armchair bearing Mid-Century Modern, Louis XV or Louis XVI hallmarks is very popular. Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet, France & Søn and Poul Cadovius each produced at least one beautiful French woven armchair that is worth considering.

How Much is a French Woven Armchair?

Prices for a French woven armchair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $475 and can go as high as $28,863, while the average can fetch as much as $3,248.

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.