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20th Century Italian Louis XVI Style Walnut Wood Four Chairs
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Series of four refined Italian Louis XVI style four chairs in solid walnut wood. The legs are very elegant straight. The seat is wide and comfortable with light brown leather. The ch...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

Set of 6 Italian Modern Walnut Dining Chairs, Borsani
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rounded backs with pierced area on tapering splayed legs, each with label to inside of seat frame, Borsani atelier.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Klismos Customizable Saber Legs Chairs, White Shabby Look, other colors possible
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Milano, IT
Klismos Customizable Dining Chairs with saber legs, White Shabby Look. Available in other colors and upholstery. Walnut wood chairs with deep and large seat and back wraparound feel...
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2010s Italian Greek Revival Chairs

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Walnut, Leather, Cotton, Nutwood

Set of 8 Neoclassical Italian Walnut Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Amazing set of 8 neoclassical Italian walnut chairs ~ Recalling the glory days of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, this set of chairs has captured the classic architecture from...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Empire Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Antique Italian Carved Walnut Renaissance Style Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Well carved 19th century Italian Renaissance style walnut chair. This antique Italian Savonarola armchair or side chair has been newly upholstered in linen. This versatile Italian Go...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Klismos chair became popular with the 19th century archology fashion through the archeological moment with the national museums, the Grand Tour and the books of Shliemann. Today is u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

  • Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut
  • Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut
  • Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut
  • Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut
H 35.44 in. W 29.14 in. D 29.14 in.
Italian Walnut and Zebra Hide Tripod Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural Italian walnut and zebra hide tripod chair, Italy, circa 1950s or earlier.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

  • Italian Walnut and Zebra Hide Tripod Chair
  • Italian Walnut and Zebra Hide Tripod Chair
  • Italian Walnut and Zebra Hide Tripod Chair
  • Italian Walnut and Zebra Hide Tripod Chair
H 33.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 13 in.
18th Century Italian Louis XIV Walnut Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Handsome 18th century northern Italian Louis XIV walnut chair. Our beautiful antique Italian walnut armchair was taken down to the frame and professionally upholstered in oatmeal col...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XIV Chairs

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Walnut

  • 18th Century Italian Louis XIV Walnut Chair
  • 18th Century Italian Louis XIV Walnut Chair
  • 18th Century Italian Louis XIV Walnut Chair
  • 18th Century Italian Louis XIV Walnut Chair
H 45.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 21 in.
Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian early 20th century walnut chair, 1900s Walnut chair with studded seat, worked legs and tips. Dating back to the early 1900s. Good condition, some signs of aging. Meas...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian American Classical Chairs

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Walnut

  • Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
  • Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
  • Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
  • Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
H 31.89 in. W 16.15 in. D 18.12 in.
18th Century Italian Walnut Sgabello Hall Chair
Located in Birmingham, AL
A wonderful 18th century Italian carved walnut Sgabello chair. The entire surface is covered with boldly carved decoration from top to bottom with the seat having an incised decorate...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Walnut

Italian Baroque Solomonic Style Walnut Carved Side Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Italian 19th-20th century Baroque Revival Solomonic style carved walnut side chair. The slender carved backrests flanked by scrolled carved columns, raised on similar quad-legs wi...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Baroque Revival Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Walnut Renaissance Dining Chairs, Italian
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
A harlequin set of eight Italian walnut Renaissance style dining chairs. The chairs with fret carved panel backs and fore-rails, with differing incised decoration on stretchered supp...
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Antique Early 1800s Italian Renaissance Revival Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

  • Walnut Renaissance Dining Chairs, Italian
  • Walnut Renaissance Dining Chairs, Italian
  • Walnut Renaissance Dining Chairs, Italian
  • Walnut Renaissance Dining Chairs, Italian
H 45.08 in. W 20.08 in. D 15.16 in.
19th Century Italian Antique Turned Walnut Four Chairs
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Series of refined Italian four chairs in solid walnut wood. The walnut wood with refined turned decoration in the back and legs. The legs are very elegant. The seat is wide and comfo...
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Antique 1880s Italian Chairs

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Walnut

Traditional Countryside Italian Walnut Wood Chair "A Signurina - mora"
By MYOP, Antonio Aricò
Located in Palermo, IT
The vernacular archetype of the countryside chair has been redesigned by the Italian designer Antonio Aricò and made by MYOP, a Sicilian based family company, known around the world ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood, Rope, Walnut

Eight Italian Chairs in Carved Walnut, Genoa, circa 1750
Located in Milano, IT
Eight walnut chairs, two with slight differences Genoa, mid-18th century Six chairs measure: height 98 cm - 46 cm at the seat x 58 cm x 50 cm (38.58" -18.11" at the seat x 22.83" x...
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Antique 1750s Italian Rococo Chairs

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Walnut

Chair, 19th century, Italian, Baroque, walnut, upholstered, Missoni
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
The tapering back and rectangular seat re-upholstered in a Missoni fabric. Characteristic boldly turned legs and blocks, the back legs straight. Good colour and patina. Back hei...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Baroque Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Walnut

Italian, Lombardia, Walnut Swivel Desk Chair, Early 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a barrel back and a carved finial and shaped splat this swiveling desk chair is raised on a tripartite base with shaped feet, the brass casters and leather cushion are later a...
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Antique 1830s Italian Neoclassical Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Walnut

Italian Renaissance Walnut Sgabelli Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
17th century Italian Renaissance-style walnut straight 4-legged Sgabelli with V cut on back (one with incised cross).
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Side Chairs

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Walnut

Adria Walnut Chair
Located in Paris, FR
Chair Adria walnut with all structure entirely in solid walnut wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chairs

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Walnut

  • Adria Walnut Chair
  • Adria Walnut Chair
  • Adria Walnut Chair
  • Adria Walnut Chair
H 32.68 in. W 15.36 in. D 19.1 in.
Armchair, Chair, Upholstered, Italian, Bologna, Walnut, Damask, Green, Ivory
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A Bologna, walnut, Baroque, open armchair upholstered in green and ivory damask This throne armchair is characteristic of those found in long sets in Venetian Palazzo's in the lat...
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Antique Early 17th Century Italian Baroque Chairs

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Walnut

Set of 8 Italian Provincial Style Walnut Dining Chairs, C1950
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a nice set of 1950s era Italian-made dining chairs. The chairs measure 43 tall x 24 wide x 22 deep and the seat height is 17.5 inches. They are in good antique condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian French Provincial Chairs

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Walnut

Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair with Armrests, 1900s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian early 20th century walnut chair with worked armrests, Early 1900s Good condition, some signs of aging. Measures: 57 x 45 x 89 H cm.
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Antique Early 1900s Italian American Classical Chairs

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Walnut

Vittorio Nobili "Medea" Walnut and Metal Italian Chairs, 1956
By Vittorio Nobili
Located in Rome, IT
Vittorio Nobili set of four chairs, ergonomic design in fine bent walnut wood. All in walnut bentwood, with legs formed by a black painted iron structure. To note the perfectly poli...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Italian Carved Walnut Chairs with Leather Covers, Milan, circa 1750
Located in Milano, IT
Four carved walnut chairs with leather covers Milan, circa 1750 They measure: 39.37” high, 18.30” to the seat, 21.65” deep x 19.29” (100 cm high, 46.5 cm to the seat, 55 cm deep x...
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Antique 1750s Italian Rococo Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Italian Black Lacquer Walnut and Pink Velvet Chair
Located in Halluin, FR
Italian design chair in a black lacquered walnut wooden with gold feet finish adorned with graphic powdery pink velvet back and seat. Around the dining table, it will be perfect near...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut, Velvet

  • Italian Black Lacquer Walnut and Pink Velvet Chair
  • Italian Black Lacquer Walnut and Pink Velvet Chair
  • Italian Black Lacquer Walnut and Pink Velvet Chair
  • Italian Black Lacquer Walnut and Pink Velvet Chair
H 28.35 in. W 20.87 in. D 19.69 in.
Bugatti Chair Carlo Bugatti Walnut and Copper Side Chair Italian Signed, 1900
By Carlo Bugatti
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940) side chair made from walnut with embossed copper and pewter inlay, velum seat and back painted with stylized flora with original silk tassels, circa 1900, t...
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Early 20th Century Italian Moorish Chairs

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Copper, Pewter

Four Midcentury Chairs, French or Italian, in Walnut
Located in Aalsgaarde, DK
Four fantastic and rare chairs, made in France or Italy. The chairs are in walnut and leather seats. These 1960s chairs would we charming in any house, and a great contrast to a cont...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Neoclassical Side Chairs in Walnut, Italy, circa 1780
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian neoclassical period side chairs constructed of walnut, with strikingly angular forms in the neoclassical taste. Each chair with a rectangular backrest and pierc...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

6 Italian Walnut Rococo Dining Room Chairs
Located in Norwood, NJ
Set of 6 Italian Walnut Rococo Dining Room Chairs Hand carved walnut . 19th Century. Later damask upholstery.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Rococo Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Antique Italian Renaissance Carved Walnut Cherubs and Angels Figural Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Italian Renaissance carved walnut cherubs and Angels figural chair. Item features carved cherub / putti figures, cherub head, carved scrollwork, solid wood construction, very...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of 1920s Classic Art Deco Italian Chairs, Solid Walnut
By Gaetano Borsani
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Pair 1920s classic robust Art Deco Italian side chairs, in solid walnut restored new-upholstered. Seat with original springs. Product attributed to the "Atelier di Varedo" by Gaetano...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Borsani Italian Walnut Dining Chairs, 1950s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Antwerp, BE
Borsani style dining chairs from 1950, Italy They carry some influences of brutalism and Art Deco in an unusual way. Currently upholstered in a salmon velvet. The frames are sol...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

  • Borsani Italian Walnut Dining Chairs, 1950s
  • Borsani Italian Walnut Dining Chairs, 1950s
  • Borsani Italian Walnut Dining Chairs, 1950s
  • Borsani Italian Walnut Dining Chairs, 1950s
H 26.78 in. W 22.45 in. D 23.63 in.
4 Louis Philippe Style Walnut and Vienna Straw Italian Chairs, 1940
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant in their essentiality, rich and very worked wood, super light. All in walnut wood. Manual processing on the backrest part. Turning of the front legs. Seat formed by a walnut...
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20th Century Italian Louis Philippe Chairs

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Straw, Walnut

Four Italian Postmodern Sculptural Walnut Dining Chairs, 1980s, Italy
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Vienna, AT
Set of four Postmodern sculptural dining chairs, Italy, 1980s. They feature a laminated walnut construction in a striking combination with ivory fabric seats, wonderful backrests in ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Side Chairs

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Walnut

Pair Italian Carved Walnut Reticulated Carved Back Occassional Chairs circa 1890
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
These chairs are in good original condition and have a low seat height and would be great to place in the corners of a room. They are beautifully made. Measures 44 1/8" H x 22 5/8" W...
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Antique 1890s Italian French Provincial Chairs

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Walnut

Ico Parisi Mod 110, Italian Walnut and Leather Dining Chairs 1959
By Ico Parisi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian walnut and leather dining chairs by Ico Parisi for Brugnoli, 1959, set of four. Mod. 110  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

19th Century Italian Renaissance Carved Walnut Pair of Throne Chairs
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Impressive rare pair of throne chairs in perfect Italian Renaissance style. Made of solid walnut wood. The finely carved wooden backrest with very complex decoration. The armrests an...
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Antique 1880s Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Italian Six Gondola Dinner Chairs Walnut, Original Upholstery
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1950s, Italian six Gondola dinner chairs, country style, in solid walnut, with original upholstery sanitized, still usable With new custom upholstery, extra charge of 600 Euros Mea...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Country Chairs

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Walnut

Italy 19th Century Walnut Directory "Gondola" Chair Restored new-Upholstered
Located in Vigonza, Padua
A nice 19th century walnut directory Gondola chair from Italy restored and re-upholstered Measure cm: H 76\40 W 53 D 51.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Directoire Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Four Italian Neoclassic Walnut Side Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with a rectangular back with open splat, drop in seats, raised on circular fluted tapered legs.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Chairs

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Other

19th Century Italian Walnut Leather Upholstered and Studded Cardinals Chair
Located in Armadale, Victoria
Of square section, the frame with gilt acanthus scroll upright finials, the leather upholstered and studded backrest with tooled gold guilloche frame surrounding central tooled gold ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Set of Six Patterned Ebonized Walnut Chairs by Guglielmo Ulrich, Italy
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1950s. These dining chairs feature an ebonized walnut frame and have been recently upholstered with a black and white patterned fabric by Dedar. They might show slight traces of use ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

19th Century Italian Renaissance Style Carved Walnut Wood Five Antique Chairs
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Series of five refined 19th century authentic Italian renaissence style walnut wood chairs. refined decoration on the back with figures of dragons the walnut wood has been carved by ...
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Antique 1880s Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Walnut

Italian Renaissance Chair
Located in New York, NY
Over the course of five centuries of use, this Italian Renaissance walnut chair has acquired a rich patina. Its austere form is relieved by the sensuously carved back splat and front...
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Antique 16th Century Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Walnut

  • Italian Renaissance Chair
  • Italian Renaissance Chair
  • Italian Renaissance Chair
  • Italian Renaissance Chair
H 40.75 in. W 21.25 in. D 18.75 in.
Renzo Zavanella, Organic Lounge Chairs, Sheepskin, Walnut, Italy, 1950s
By Renzo Zavanella
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of high-back organic lounge chairs. Designed and produced by Renzo Zavanella for a private client in Bologna, Italy. Reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. On walnut...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut, Sheepskin

Set of Six Walnut Italian Dining Chairs
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Set of six dining chairs. Frames of chairs are walnut and are newly upholstered in linen blend. Chairs have brass connectors and brass feet. Measures: With arms: 37 H x 22 W 22 D W...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

  • Set of Six Walnut Italian Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Walnut Italian Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Walnut Italian Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Walnut Italian Dining Chairs
H 37 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
19th Century Italian Carved Walnut Figural Sgabello Chair with Winged Maidens
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique 19th century Italian carved walnut figural Sgabello chair with winged maidens. Item features satyr faces to base, full carved winged maidens to back, other leafy carvings and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Gothic Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of 18th Century Italian Walnut Throne Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 18th century Italian carved walnut throne chairs with nailhead detail.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Chairs

Pair of 19th Century Italian Renaissance Carved Walnut Sgabello Hall Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a hallway with this important pair of antique Sgabello chairs. Crafted in Italy circa 1860, each Renaissance stool has a back which first made an appearance in Renaissance I...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Four Italian Early 19th Century Walnut and Leather Throne Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An important set of four Italian early 19th century walnut and leather throne chairs. Each chair with acanthus leaf finials is fitted with the original brown leather upholstery and t...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

18th Century Style Italian Carved Solid Walnut Side Chair with Leather & Tacks
Located in Encinitas, CA
Introducing our BELLA side chair - Bellini's exclusive 18th century style antique reproduction side chair handcrafted of solid Italian walnut with beautifully carved front legs and p...
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2010s Italian Baroque Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of 19th Century Italian Carved Walnut Renaissance Figural Corner Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Carved frame with cherubs and upholstered seats.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Chairs

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Walnut

Italian Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Chair in Walnut Restored and Wax Polished
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Robust Italian Mid-Century Modern kitchen chair in walnut restored and wax polished Measures cm: H 48\85, W 38, D 48.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut

Charles X Walnut Wood and Velvet Italian Swivel Chair Piano, 1830
Located in Rome, IT
Swivel chair piano, coming from an important home "Napoletana". All veneered in walnut wood, with a well-finished backrest. The seat is completely covered in beige velvet, coming f...
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Antique 1830s Italian Charles X Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Set of Four 19th Century Italian Baroque Dining Chairs in walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Set of fuor 19th century robust Italian baroque dining chairs in carved walnut and damask velvet upholstery. In good condition as frame ; fabric with the signs of time but steel usab...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Revival Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Gio Ponti, Slim and Elegant Desk or Side Chair in Walnut, Italy 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti (1891-1979) A slim and elegant desk chair or side chair, in walnut, by Gio Ponti. The chair features a gently flared back with five comfortably curving cross rails and a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut

20th Century Italian Louis XIV Style Walnut Wood Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Series of six refined mid-20th century Italian Louis XIV style walnut wood chairs. The legs with turned decorations. Each chair has a protective yellow fabric that can be removed for...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XIV Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Italian Rococo Walnut Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Each with floral carving on back and front seat rail with upholstered seat and back.  
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Chairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Italian Rococo Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Rococo Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Rococo Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Rococo Walnut Armchairs
H 40.25 in. W 26.5 in. D 30.5 in.
Italian Walnut Dining Chairs from the 1950s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Antwerp, BE
An unusual set of six dining chairs from 1950, Italy They carry some influences of brutalism and Art Deco in an unusual way. Currently upholstered in a salmon velvet. The frames...
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Vintage 1950s Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

  • Italian Walnut Dining Chairs from the 1950s
  • Italian Walnut Dining Chairs from the 1950s
  • Italian Walnut Dining Chairs from the 1950s
  • Italian Walnut Dining Chairs from the 1950s
H 26.78 in. W 22.45 in. D 23.63 in.
Four Early 19th Century Empire Walnut and Cherry Music Chairs Tuscany, Italy
Located in Milano, IT
A group of four early 19th century Empire walnut and cherry music chairs with central baluster. Three turned legs ending in a tip. Round padded seats and padded open backrests. Impri...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Empire Chairs

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Cherry, Walnut

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Italian Walnut Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of Italian walnut chairs available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, walnut and fabric, all Italian walnut chairs available were constructed with great care. We have 495 antique and vintage Italian walnut chairs in-stock, while there are 105 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of Italian walnut chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Neoclassical Italian walnut chairs are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made Italian walnut chairs over the years, but those made by Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Cassina and Bellavista e Piccini are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Italian Walnut Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,181, while they’re typically $366 on the low end and $55,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right Seating for You

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