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The Rosace Bed: Hand Carved In The Louis XVI Style By La Maison London
By La Maison London
Located in London, GB
The Rosace bed is an elegant example of the French LXVI style, with its classic columns and restrained ornamentation the bedstead stands tall and exudes a nobel confidence. The apex ...
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2010s English Louis XVI Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cane, Wood

Louis Cane, Armchair, France, 1995
By Louis Cane
Located in New York, NY
These exceptional Louis Cane chair unites a traditional aesthetic with a more contemporary feel. Its modern, cube-like base and perforated back is complemented perfectly by patinated...
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1990s French Armchairs

Materials

Bronze

  • Louis Cane, Armchair, France, 1995
  • Louis Cane, Armchair, France, 1995
  • Louis Cane, Armchair, France, 1995
  • Louis Cane, Armchair, France, 1995
H 30 in. W 30.75 in. D 29 in.
Louis Cane "Fenetre Sur Giverny", 1993
By Louis Cane
Located in New York, NY
Louis Cane "Fenetre Sur Giverny" 1993, oil on aluminum mesh. Property from esteemed interior designer Juan Montoya. Juan Montoya is one of the most acclaimed and prolific interio...
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20th Century Paintings

Materials

Paint

  • Louis Cane "Fenetre Sur Giverny", 1993
  • Louis Cane "Fenetre Sur Giverny", 1993
  • Louis Cane "Fenetre Sur Giverny", 1993
  • Louis Cane "Fenetre Sur Giverny", 1993
H 53.5 in. W 42.9 in. D 2 in.
Louis Cane Dining Table with Radishes
By Louis Cane
Located in New York, NY
Louis Cane (b. 1943) Long dining table in oak clad in palm wood veneer with whimsical inlaid tinted maple radishes strewn over top and on apron. Raised on square legs with cast bron...
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Early 2000s French Dining Room Tables

Materials

Bronze

  • Louis Cane Dining Table with Radishes
  • Louis Cane Dining Table with Radishes
  • Louis Cane Dining Table with Radishes
  • Louis Cane Dining Table with Radishes
H 29.75 in. W 94 in. D 45 in.
Louis Cane, Pair of Armchairs, France, 1995
By Louis Cane
Located in New York, NY
These exceptional Louis Cane chairs unite a traditional aesthetic with a more contemporary feel. Their modern, cube-like bases and perforated backs are complemented perfectly by thei...
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1990s French Armchairs

Materials

Bronze

  • Louis Cane, Pair of Armchairs, France, 1995
  • Louis Cane, Pair of Armchairs, France, 1995
  • Louis Cane, Pair of Armchairs, France, 1995
  • Louis Cane, Pair of Armchairs, France, 1995
H 30 in. W 30.75 in. D 29 in.
Louis Cane, Sofa, Two-seater Sofa, France, 1995
By Louis Cane
Located in New York, NY
These exceptional Louis Cane chairs unite a traditional aesthetic with a more contemporary feel. Their modern, cube-like bases and perforated backs are complemented perfectly by thei...
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1990s French Sofas

Materials

Bronze

Louis Cane Rare Sculptural Bronze Lamp, Signed and Numbered, 1990
By Louis Cane
Located in Miami, FL
Great looking lamp by French artist Louis Cane. Base and shade are green patinated bronze, glass diffusers. Lamps is signed and numbered. Number 2 from an edition of 12. This lamp i...
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1990s French Table Lamps

Neoclassical Louis XVI Shield Back Caned Fauteuil
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive French Louis XVI style fauteuil armchair carved in the neoclassical taste featuring a shield backrest. Highly carved and molded frame with a ribbon accent and floral cres...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Vintage French Louis XV Provincial style painted king size headboard with caning. This king size bed is suitable for many decors -- Neoclassical, Hollywood Regency, Swedish Gustavian...
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20th Century Louis XV Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood, Cane

  • King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
  • King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
  • King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
  • King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
H 58 in. W 80 in. D 1.5 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Caned Chairs
Located in Norwalk, CT
Pair of Louis XVI style grey patinated chairs with caned sides and upholstered back and seat in off-white linen and textured natural toned fabric on the back. With a sophisticated to...
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Vintage 1940s Unknown Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Caned Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Caned Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Caned Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Caned Chairs
H 32 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Louis XVI Style French Caned Chaise Longue
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Elegant French chaise longue with new double caned back and sides and caned seat. Beautiful new toile fabric.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chaise Longues

Materials

Cane, Wood

  • Louis XVI Style French Caned Chaise Longue
  • Louis XVI Style French Caned Chaise Longue
  • Louis XVI Style French Caned Chaise Longue
  • Louis XVI Style French Caned Chaise Longue
H 41.5 in. W 26 in. D 65 in.
French Louis XVI Style Gilded Cane Planter/Fernery
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style, 19th-20th century gilded cane round planter/fernery with ram heads and cane stretcher.
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Early 20th Century Louis XVI Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Cane

Caned French Louis XV Bergere Armchair
Located in San Leandro, CA
Beautifully carved Louis XV style Bergere with caned seat and back. Probably Italian in origin.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cane

  • Caned French Louis XV Bergere Armchair
  • Caned French Louis XV Bergere Armchair
  • Caned French Louis XV Bergere Armchair
  • Caned French Louis XV Bergere Armchair
H 31.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 23.5 in.
French Louis XV Wingback Bergère with Cane Weaved Sides
By Funkyvintage
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare antique French Louis XV style wingback bergère featuring cane sides. The sides having double cane and a hand carved frame. The chair is upholstered in a beautiful fabric with...
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Vintage 1970s French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

French Louis XV Caned Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of two French Louis XV carved beechwood side chairs with caned backs and seats on cabriole legs. The chair front and crest rail with carved flower and scroll design. Two addition...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

  • French Louis XV Caned Chairs
  • French Louis XV Caned Chairs
  • French Louis XV Caned Chairs
  • French Louis XV Caned Chairs
H 37.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Set of Seven Caned Painted Louis XV Style Chairs
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Set of seven caned back and painted frame Louis XV style dining chairs. X shape stretcher to legs and delicate carving to frame surrounding cane.
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20th Century Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Antique Louis XVI Style Italian Caned Armchairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
These antique caned Tuscan armchairs are beautifully proportioned with lovely painted finish and caned back and seats. These antique Louis XVI style Italian caned armchairschairs are...
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Antique 18th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane

Pair of Louis XVI Cane Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The straight lines and complete symmetry of these chairs is emblematic of the time in which they were created. These oak carved caned side chairs, circa 1780, are typical of the fur...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of Louis XVI Cane Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 19.25 in. D 15.5 in.
Louis XV Style Walnut and Caned French Provincial Bergere
Located in Montreal, QC
This shapely corner armchair has unusually positioned legs. The curving arms ,legs and caned sides and seat all contribute a sense of lightness , the carving is excellent.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Child Sized Caned Armchairs, circa 1930s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Cane back and seat. Carved wood frames. Measures: 25 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W x 15 3/4" D, seat height 12 1/4".
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XV Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Three Vintage Louis XVI Style Tall Caned Armchairs
Located in Hudson, NY
These chairs are manufactured and hand decorated in Chicago as per a metal label on the under side. Made circa 1960 or 1970 they have a lovely old world look and are sturdy and in go...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Wood, Wood

Louis XV Style French Caned Settees
Located in New Orleans, LA
This exquisite pair of 19th century French settees captures the spirit of the Louis XV style. The versatile chairs are exquisitely crafted with gracefully curved, double caned seat b...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Settees

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

  • Louis XV Style French Caned Settees
  • Louis XV Style French Caned Settees
  • Louis XV Style French Caned Settees
  • Louis XV Style French Caned Settees
H 33 in. W 37 in. D 25 in.
Caned Side Chair in the Louis XVI Style
Located in New York, NY
Caned balloon back side chair in the Louis XVI Style. The cane is in good condition and the chair still has its original patina. Property from esteemed interior designer Juan Mon...
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20th Century Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

  • Caned Side Chair in the Louis XVI Style
  • Caned Side Chair in the Louis XVI Style
  • Caned Side Chair in the Louis XVI Style
  • Caned Side Chair in the Louis XVI Style
H 35.25 in. W 17 in. D 19 in.
Set of Nine Louis XVI Lacquered Caned Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant set of nine lacquered and caned dining chairs made in the French Louis XVI style. Set consists of eight dining side chairs and one armchair (Measures 23.5" W and 22" D). Earl...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Carved Queen Sized Bed with Caning
Located in New York, NY
Turn of the century Louis XVI style white painted cane queen size bed with a carved bow knot top and festoon design headboard.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cane, Paint, Wood

Cane Chair in Beech, Louis XV Period
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Cane chair in beech standing on four cabriole legs adorned with acanthus leaves finished by a small shoe. Scalloped apron, adorned with flowers in its center. A la Reine back with cu...
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Antique 1750s European Louis XV Chairs

Materials

Beech

  • Cane Chair in Beech, Louis XV Period
  • Cane Chair in Beech, Louis XV Period
  • Cane Chair in Beech, Louis XV Period
  • Cane Chair in Beech, Louis XV Period
H 38.19 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.72 in.
Classically Elegant French Louis XVI Style Painted Armchair with Double Caning
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful ivory painted Louis XVI style armchair having double caning, in great condition! Reeded legs and intricate scrolling on apron and top of backrests are complemented with car...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Set of Five Louis XVI Style Cane Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant set of French dining chairs featuring an oval back with a cane insert and cane seat. The carved frame has scrolled arms and decorative rosettes. Supported by fluted legs with...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Lacquer, Cane, Wood

Pair of French Louis XV Style Cane Armchairs, circa 1930
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of charming French Louis XV style cane armchairs that stand on four cabriole legs. This pair would be perfect in a small sitting area or as vanity chairs in your master bath. Th...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Wood, Linen

Antique French Louis XVI Painted Armchair with Caned Seatback
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XVI painted armchair with caned seatback features a distressed painted finish atop exquisitely hand carved detailing on the framework. A floral spray appears at ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

French Louis XV Style '19th Century' Caned Panel Bergere
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th century) gilt and caned panel bergere armchair with gold floral seat cushion.  
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Giltwood

French Louis XVI Low Caned Fireside Slipper Chair, 18th Century
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French Louis XVI low caned fireside slipper chair, 18th century. This very rare and exceptional low chair is very old, and has withstood the test of time in a remarkably good state,...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Armchair Carved Walnut with Caned Backrest
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A Louis XVI style cabriolet armchair of solid walnut finely carved with caned backrest, France, 1900-1910. The chair has been reupholstered in off-white 100% linen, original finish v...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Linen, Cane

Louis XV Style Double Caned High Back Side Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Elegant double caned back Louis XV style side or desk chair.
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20th Century Italian Louis XV Side Chairs

Materials

Cane

Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Caned Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Extraordinary set of six 19th century French mahogany dining chairs featuring hand-caned seats. Made in the grand Louis XVI taste with neoclassical fluted column front legs. The rich...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Mahogany

French Louis XVI Style Caned Chaise Longue or Lounge Daybed
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic French caned chaise lounge or lounge daybed made in the Louis XVI taste. Features a handcrafted double caned back in a barrel shape and a painted finish with molded arms. O...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chaise Longues

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Wood

Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
Located in Meyrin, CH
Four French painted Louis XV caned Provincial chairs, the canage is torn in three places.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

  • Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
  • Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
  • Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
  • Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
H 36.23 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
French Louis XVI Style Armchair Carved Walnut with Caned Backrest
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A Louis XVI style cabriolet armchair of solid walnut finely carved with caned backrest, France, 1900-1910. The chair has been reupholstered in off-white 100% linen, original finish v...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Linen, Cane

Louis XVI Style Window Seat with Caned Seat & Fluted Legs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Louis XVI style carved window seat with caned seat. Carved acanthus leaves on side supports and beaded trim with turned ribbon on the apron. The legs are spiral cut. Looking marvelo...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Benches

Materials

Wood, Cane

French Louis XVI Style Cane and Stripped Wood Full Sized Bed
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style full sized bed composed of cane panel trimmed in stripped carved wood. The footboard features a ribbon top footboard medallion carved with a cherub swathed in ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cane, Wood

Pair Of Louis Xv Style Walnut Cane Armchairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
French Louis XV style cane back and seat armchairs. Very large size and cane in perfect condition.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Cane

  • Pair Of Louis Xv Style Walnut Cane Armchairs
  • Pair Of Louis Xv Style Walnut Cane Armchairs
  • Pair Of Louis Xv Style Walnut Cane Armchairs
  • Pair Of Louis Xv Style Walnut Cane Armchairs
H 40.5 in. W 28 in. D 26.5 in.
Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Louis XV style caned armchairs. Pair of carved Louis XV style generously proportioned open armchairs, with caned backs, seats and upholstered armrests; with shell-carved bac...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

  • Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
H 36 in. W 25 in. D 21 in.
Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Caned Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic set of six French mahogany caned dining chairs made in the Louis XVI taste. The chairs feature a rich velvet red upholstered back and loose seat cushion over cane. Classic F...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Magnificent French Louis XVI Gilded Cane Blue Settee or Canapé "Corbeille"
Located in CH
Magnificent blue French Louis XVI cane settee or canapé en corbeille. Featuring an intricately carved frame in a basket form design with double caned sides.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Canapes

Materials

Cane, Giltwood

Antique French Walnut Child’s Bergere Arm Chair Fauteuil Louis XVI Cane Doll
Located in Dayton, OH
Exquisite antique child or doll size French arm chair. Made from walnut with meticulous detail. Features carved floral embelishments, cabriole legs, hand cane seat and back. Measure:...
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Early 20th Century Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Cane

Antique French Louis XVI Style Cane Chaise Lounge Recamier Fainting Couch Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XVI style caned and carved wood chaise lounge. Item features unique and beautifully carved solid wood frame, caned seat and back, and very unique overall form, c...
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Antique Early 1900s Louis XVI Chaise Longues

Materials

Cane, Wood

Set of 8 French Louis XVI Style Caned Back Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Set of 8 French Louis XVI style distressed painted caned back dining room chairs.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Reproduction Twin Carved and Painted Louis XV Style French Bed with Cane
Located in Brea, CA
Reproduction twin carved and painted Louis XV style French bed with cane. Painted white with subtle distressed edges, this bed has delicate carved flowers at the top, with a cane he...
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20th Century Louis XV Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cane, Wood

Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of Louis XV style distressed painted armchairs with caned seats and backs with removable cushions.
Category

20th Century Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Caned Armchairs
H 37.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 24 in.
Set of Six Classic French Carved and Caned Louis XV Walnut Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful set of 6 French caned Louis XV walnut chairs. Lovely floral carvings throughout! Two have some minor caning damage (see photos). Measures: H to seat 17.75” #1991.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Set of 10 French Louis XVI Style Walnut Caned Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Extraordinary 19th century set of ten French dining chairs made in the Louis XVI taste Paris, France by "Les Fils d'Alfred Wimphen", 1860-1890 crafted from walnut having a caned seat...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Linen, Cane

French Louis XV Style Carved Wood Cane Fauteuil Accent Armchair, France
Located in Lambertville, NJ
French Louis XV style cane seat accent armchair with upholstered arm and back and loose feather down stuffed seat cushion. Newly reupholstered in an animal print fabric by Kravet. Th...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Caned Armchairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
These antique caned Italian armchairs are beautifully proportioned with lovely painted finish and caned back and seats. These antique Louis XVI style Italian caned armchairs are a te...
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Antique 18th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane

19th Century Louis XVI Style Caned Benches with Tufted Seats
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Louis XVI style caned benches with tufted seats and tapering, conical feet Offered for sale is a pair of Louis XVI style caned benches with tufted upholstered seats. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Louis XVI Benches

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Wood

Vintage French Country Louis XV Style Double Cane Italian Canopy Porter Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Country / Louis XV style double cane Italian canopy Porter's chair. Item features a double caned solid carved walnut Italian frame, red upholstery, down filled loose c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Maison Jansen pair of French Louis XVI Style Caned Stands
By Maison Jansen
Located in Montreal, Quebec
From a private French home in Aix-en-Provence, provided by Maison Jansen and typical of their whimsical and unique style, this rare decorative pair of Louis XVI style caned stands we...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Cane, Wood

Set of 4 Classic Caned French Provincial Louis XV Style Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Four Classic antique French Provincial Louis XV style carved walnut and caned dining chairs. Each chair features cane back and seat, carved stretcher, solid wood construction, beauti...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Pair of Caned Dining Chairs or Side Chairs Louis XVI Style French
Located in FR
Set of three French dining chairs late 19th century The chairs are caned and in mahogany wood. If you wish, we have a third chair which can be sold with the pair. The "cannage" is...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Paint Decorated French Louis XV Cane Settee Window Bench by W&J Sloane
By W. & J. Sloane
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
W&J Sloane Louis XV style settee with a distressed painted finish and a caned back.
Category

20th Century American Louis XV Settees

Materials

Wood, Upholstery, Cane

Glamorous Pair of French Louis XV Style Gold Gilt Caned Bergères Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Fancy pair of French Louis XV style gilt and sunburst caned panel bergère armchairs with ivory seat cushions. #5064.   
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Cane, Giltwood, Upholstery

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Louis Cane For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the louis cane you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each louis cane for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, natural fiber and cane. Find 216 options for an antique or vintage louis cane now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect louis cane — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each louis cane bearing Louis XVI, Louis XV or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made louis cane has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Baker Furniture Company, Carrocel and Don Ruseau are consistently popular.

How Much is a Louis Cane?

Prices for a louis cane start at $295 and top out at $28,000 with the average selling for $2,800.

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.