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Set 4 Louis XV Dining Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
A set of 4 Louis XV dining chairs in a walnut finish. Cane backs with seats newly upholstered in linen. Carving to top rail and seat frame.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

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H 36.50 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Céruse Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Beautiful set of six dining chairs in the Louis XVI style. These chairs have large circular seats with a strong back inspired by the shape of 18th century hot air balloons. They are ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

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H 38.75 in. W 18 in. D 21.75 in.
Set of Eight Hollywood Regency Style Louis Pistono Distressed Dining Chairs
By Louis Postino
Located in Stamford, CT
A fine set of eight Louis Pistono white distressed dining chairs. Each having a carved ribbon back with red under paint on a distressed off-white frame. This Fine set by the highly s...
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A set of refined and striking Louis XVI style dining side chairs. These beautiful chairs are painted in a soft, creamy white. The chairs have squared upholstered back and seats, flut...
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20th Century European Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

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H 40.75 in. W 20 in. D 20.5 in.
Set of Six Louis XV Dining Chairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A set of six carved wood Louis XV style dining chairs with a faux fruitwood painted finish. The chairs consisting of 2 arm and 4 side chairs. The sturdy hardwood frames with a mellow...
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Mid-20th Century European Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood

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H 37 in. W 24 in. D 21 in.
Louis XVI-Style Dining Chairs, Set of 6
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a highly decorative set of 6 French Louis XVI-style dining chairs that date to the first half of the twentieth century. The chairs retain their vintage caramel-colored French...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Fabric, Wood

  • Louis XVI-Style Dining Chairs, Set of 6
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  • Louis XVI-Style Dining Chairs, Set of 6
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H 37 in. W 19 in. D 19.5 in.
4 Louis Philippe Gold Gilt Black Velvet Upholstered Claw and Ball Dining Chairs
By Louis Philippe
Located in London, GB
We are to offer for sale this very rare and really quite sublime suite of four gold gilt Louis Philippe circa 1850 French dining chairs with new black velvet upholstery and claw and ...
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Antique 1850s French Early Victorian Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Giltwood

Set of 6 Louis XIV Style Dining Room Chairs
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Set of 6 Louis XIV beech wood dining room chairs, mid-20th century. With mortise and tenon construction.
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Vintage 1950s European Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Beech

Set of Six Louis XV Style Dining Chairs
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Set of six Louis XV style dining chairs with caned seats and backs.
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20th Century Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane

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H 37 in. W 19.75 in. D 16 in.
Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A set of dining chairs painted in a grayish white finish upholstered in a natural linen. These graceful chairs feature many of lovely details characteristic of the Louis XVI style in...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Linen, Wood

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H 37.5 in. W 19 in. D 16.5 in.
Set of Twelve Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Set of antique twelve dining chairs with ten side chairs and two armchairs crafted in walnut with floral carvings and featuring back splats with a reference to Classic Greek architec...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Four Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Set of four Louis XVI style dining chairs from France with a stylized hot air balloon in the back and gold leaf accents. We love the tapered; fluted legs and original silk fabric.
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Gold Leaf

  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
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H 38.875 in. W 18.75 in. D 22.25 in.
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

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Cane, Mahogany

Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
We love the understated elegance of these Louis XVI style painted dining chairs. Painted in a creamy white, the chairs display some of the lovely details characteristic of the Louis ...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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H 36.75 in. W 19.5 in. D 18 in.
Ten brass leg Dining Chairs by Louis Sognot for Arflex, Italy 1959. Published.
By Louis Sognot
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Fabulous set of ten dining chairs designed by famed French artist, decorator and designer Louis Sognot (1892-1970) in 1959 for Arflex, Italy. The seating on this set of ten chairs ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass, Steel

French Dining Chairs
Located in Port Chester, NY
A Louis XIV style French dining chair with a square padded and upholstered backrest and seat, with carved scrolling arms, on turned legs with an X-stretcher base and finished with de...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

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H 41 in. W 25 in. D 26.5 in.
Set of 6 French Louis XIII Style Dining Chairs
Located in Arles, FR
Set of 6 French Louis XIII style upholstered dining chairs. Upholstered in a heavy fabric. Each chair is solid and sturdy, strong enough for everyday use. Measures: 34 1/2" H x 18"...
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20th Century French Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Stockton, NJ
A set of eight custom Louis XVI style dining chairs. Each upholstered in alternating fabrics and black painted wood frames. Side chairs with natural and dark grey upholstery and coor...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
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  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
H 37.5 in. W 21 in. D 19 in.
French Louis XIII Style Dining Chairs, Eighteen Available
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent dining chairs made in the French Louis XIII and French Louis XIV transitional taste. Featuring a dramatic Fortuny style upholstery with an urn motif in a bold citron-yell...
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20th Century Italian Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Giltwood, Fabric

Set of 6 Antique French Louis XVI Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 6 antique French Louis XVI fruitwood dining chairs feature upholstered comfort in the seat and lightweight airy comfort with the contoured seatback for a perfect combination! ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Fruitwood

Leather Louis XVI Armchairs / Dining Chairs Set of 4
Located in Pasadena, CA
A set of 4 armchairs / dining chairs in the Louis XVI style. Upholstered in light yellow leather. Measure: Arm 26.25" H.
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of 6 French Antique Louis XV Style Dining Chairs
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
An elegant set of 6 dining chairs. There is a lovely sort of greyness to the wood Limed oak with original calico upholstery. I particularly like the cabriole legs at the bac...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of Six Louis XVI Style Painted Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six Louis XVI style painted dining chairs. Painted with silver gilt trim to the carved wood frame. Has very decorative pink fabric. Seat cushions are attached. Measures: With...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Suite of Ten French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
By Georges Jacob
Located in Dallas, TX
A suite of ten French Louis XVI style dining chairs in carved oak with a painted finish, based on a model by Jacob.
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

French Louis XIII Style Dining Chairs, Set of Ten
Located in Chicago, IL
French vintage set of ten dining chairs in an awful fabric, that desperately requires replacing, but the good news is that the chairs are structurally very sound and priced according...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

Set of 6 French Antique Louis XV Style Dining Chairs
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
An elegant set of 6 dining chairs. There is a lovely sort of greyness to the wood Limed oak with original calico upholstery. I particularly like the cabriole legs at the bac...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of Eight Louis XV Style Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight Louis XV Style mahogany dining chairs, in bare frames. We can Upholster to suit you .
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Late 20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Four Louis XVI Style Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant set of four French dining chairs featuring a distressed painted finish with parcel gilt accents. The frames are crafted in the neoclassical Louis XVI taste with carved ribbon...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Four Vintage Louis XVI-Style Dining Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The four Classic Louis XVI-style dining chairs painted gold have fluted legs topped by squared rosettes, cane backs inset in ribbed frames. The seats have the underpinnings for the u...
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20th Century American Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Hemp, Wood

Four Vintage Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The four classic Louis XVI style dining chairs painted gold have fluted legs topped by squared rosettes, cane backs inset in ribbed frames. The seats have the underpinnings for the u...
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20th Century American Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Hemp, Wood

Set of Four Louis XVI Gustavian Style Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant set of four French Louis XVI style dining chairs of armchairs. Featuring a hand caned seat and back with a lacquered frame in the Gustavian taste. Beautifully carved with rou...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Linen, Cane

Set of 8 Antique French Louis XV Fruitwood Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 8 antique French Louis XV fruitwood dining chairs are the perfect choice to add style and comfort to your dining experience! All seats are upholstered in beautifully colored t...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Tapestry, Fruitwood

Louis XV Style French Provincial Century Furniture Dining Chairs
By Century Furniture
Located in Baltimore, MD
A remarkable set of 6 vintage French Provincial Louis XV upholstered dining room chairs made by Century Furniture of Hickory NC. The set of four side chairs and two arm chairs featur...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Set of 6 Antique French Louis XV Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 6 antique French Louis XV painted dining chairs feature a tailored expression of the style, with subtly arched seatbacks and generous seats, all very recently upholstered in a...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of 6 Antique Louis XV Dining Chairs includes 2 Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 6 antique Louis XV dining chairs includes 2 armchairs have been sculpted from fine fruitwood to last for decades, and feature beautiful tapestry upholstery for long-wearing co...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Fruitwood

Set of 14 Dining Chairs Louis XV Style, Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of 14 dining chairs Louis XV style, Maison Jansen. This is simply one of the finest carved Louis XV style set of dining room chairs on the market. These Maison Jansen dining chai...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

20th Century Reupholstered Teak Dining Chairs by Louis Van Teeffelen for Webe
By WéBé, Louis Van Teeffelen
Located in Bunnik, NL
These rare Louis Van Teeffelen chairs belong to the Kastrup bedroom and are also used as dining room chairs. They are made of teak wood and covered with a new light beige fabric.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Set of Eight French Louis XV Style Patinated Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive set of eight French Louis XV St. patinated dining chairs. Each side chair is raised on cabriole legs with a scalloped frieze. Large carved acanthus leaves adorn the...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 6 Louis XVI Style Painted Red Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 French Louis XVI style (20th century) oversized white painted dining side chairs with red velvet upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 6 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs Attributed to Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Set of 6 Louis XVI style dining chairs, attributed to Jansen. The 2 armchairs measure 39.5" H x 22.5" W x 20" H. The 4 side chairs measure 38" H x 18.5" W x 18" D. All chairs have an...
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20th Century Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Caned Back Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A set of refined and striking Louis XVI style dining chairs. These beautiful chairs are painted is a soft, creamy white with blue/gray accents. The squared back is caned and the slig...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Black Lacquer Dining Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Set of eight Louis XVI style black lacquer dining chairs. This Louis XVI style dining chair set hails from Italy. Composed of beechwood frames hand-finished in a satin black lacquer ...
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2010s Italian Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Two Louis XV Provincial Country Style Caned Seat Dining Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Two antique French country carved pine caned back and seat chairs on cabriole legs, with chair front and crest rail carved with flower and scroll design. The one armchair and one sid...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Set of 8 Continental Painted Louis XV Style Dining Room Chairs
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Set of 8 continental painted Louis XV style dining room chairs with light yellow vinyl seats, mid-20th century.
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Vintage 1950s European Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Naugahyde, Wood, Paint

Set of Six 19th Century Louis XV Dining Chairs
Located in Boston, MA
Set of six 19th century Louis XV dining chairs. Eggshell paint. Newly stabilized and reupholstered.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Set of Six French Louis XIII Style Lacquered Dining Chairs
By Ferguson Copeland
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive set of six lacquered dining chairs by Ferguson Copeland. Made in the grand French Louis XIII style with peaked seat backs. The chairs have a vintage upholstery with brass...
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20th Century American Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-20th Century Louis XV Style Dining Room Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Mid-20th century wood framed Louis XV style dining chair set of six side chairs and two armchairs. Each chair is in great vintage condition. Minor wear consistent with age / use. One...
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Mid-20th Century European Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of Ten French Louis XVI Style Lacquered Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic set of ten French lacquered dining chairs made in the grand Louis XVI taste. The chairs feature a handcrafted frame with a parcel gilt finish. The chairs are lacquered in a...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood, Giltwood

French Belle Époque Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Dining Chairs
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine set of fourteen, French, 19th-20th century Belle Époque Louis XV style mahogany and ormolu-mounted dining chairs, comprising of twelve chairs and two armchairs, all with cane ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Bronze

Midcentury Dining Room Chair in Teak and Leather Louis Van Teeffelen, Set of 4
By WéBé, Louis Van Teeffelen
Located in Beek en Donk, NL
Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern dining chairs in teak and leather, designed by Louis Van Teeffelen for Wébé, Dutch design, 1950s. The items are completely restored with new excellent cam...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Leather

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

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Brass, Bronze

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

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Fabric, Cane, Mahogany

Elegant Set of Louis XVI Style Walnut and Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Set of four French Louis XVI style chairs with walnut frames with lovely fluted legs with classic cubic blocks decorated with florets. Upholstered in beige fabric and finished with d...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Twelve 18th Century Louis XVI Period Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive and rare set of twelve 18th century Louis XVI period dining chairs. Each pale gray/cream patinated chair is raised on tapered reeded legs with a straight frieze and...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 6 French Louis XIV Dining Chairs by Auffray Furniture, 1980s
By Auffray Furniture
Located in Hamburg, PA
A decorative set of six Louis XIV style dining chairs by Auffray & Co Furniture. The Louis XIV chairs have a square baluster leg and an arched back with shaped indents. These finely ...
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Vintage 1980s American Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Maple

Elegant Set of Six Louis XVI Dining Chairs with Exquisite Tapestry
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous set of 6 antique Louis XVI dining chairs having original ivory paint and beautiful neutral tapestry upholstery in excellent shape with a beautiful tack border. Each of the c...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Tapestry, Wood

Set of Six 19th Century Louis XIV Style Dining Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
A wonderful set of stripped 19th century Louis XIV style high back dining chairs each newly upholstered in ticking with a soft lofty down feather loose cushion and long ballet ties. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

14 Paint Decorated Louis XVI Style Side / Dining Chairs, Finely Carved
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
14 Swedish Louis XVI style dining / side chairs painted carved frames new fabric. This stunning set of 24 dining chairs, 12 available here and 12 in a different fabric, have been ful...
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Vintage 1960s Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Set of Ten Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Lacquered Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic set of ten black lacquered dining chairs made in the grand French Louis XVI taste. Attributed to Maison Jansen from the estate of Roger Prigent Malmaison, New York. Upholste...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Set of Six Chic Louis XV Blue Lacquer Dining Chairs, 1970s
By Auffray Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Set of six Louis XV dining chairs, model #9562, with antique blue lacquered frames by Auffray & Co. American, 1970. The fabric is original and has wear. We can reupholster them for you.
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Vintage 1970s American Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Lacquer

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Louis Chairs 8 Dining Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of louis chairs 8 dining chairs is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique louis chairs 8 dining chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and walnut. Find 333 antique and vintage louis chairs 8 dining chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 24 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of louis chairs 8 dining chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Louis chairs 8 dining chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Louis XVI, Louis XV and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Maison Jansen, Mandy Graham and Baker Furniture Company each produced beautiful louis chairs 8 dining chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Louis Chairs 8 Dining Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,272, while they’re typically $262 on the low end and $115,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right Dining Room Chairs for You

No matter what your dream dining experience looks like, 1stDibs has upholstered dining-room chairs, wood dining-room chairs and more to outfit any space designated for a good meal, be it in your home or in the great outdoors.

In the early 18th century, most dining-room furniture was designed to look masculine. In America, dining rooms weren’t even much of a concept until the late 1700s, when a space set aside specifically for dining became a part of the construction of homes for the wealthy. Dining-room chairs of the era were likely made of walnut or oak. In Europe, neoclassical dining chairs emerged during the 1750s owing to nostalgia for classical antiquity, while the curving chair crests of Queen Anne furniture in the United States preceded the artistically bold seat backs that characterized the Chippendale chairs that followed. If there weren't enough dining chairs at suppertime in the American colonies, men were prioritized and women stood.

Dining rooms of today, however, allow space for people of any gender to have a seat at the table. Modern styles introduce innovative design choices that play with shape and style. Icons of mid-century modern dining-room chairs are plentiful: With its distinctive bentwood back, there is the DCW dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames, while Hans Wegner's timeless classic, the Wishbone chair, remains relevant and elegant decades after its debut. Stefano Giovannoni's White Rabbit dining chairs, in their lovable polyethylene biomorphism, reinvent what dining can look like.

Today's wide range of dining-room chairs also means that they can now be styled in different ways, bringing functionality and fun to any dining space. No longer do tables have to be accompanied by a matching set of seats. Skillfully mixing and matching colors and designs allows you to showcase your personality without sacrificing the cohesion of a given space.

By furnishing your dining room with cozy chairs — vintage, antique or otherwise — family time can extend far beyond mealtime. The plush upholstery of Victorian-style dining-room chairs is perfect for game nights that stretch from dinner to midnight snack. Outdoor tables and dining chairs can also present an excellent opportunity for bonding and eating — what goes better with a delicious meal than fresh air, anyway?

Whether you prefer your chairs streamlined and stackable or ornate and one of a kind, the offerings on 1stDibs will elevate your mealtime and beyond.