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19th Century French Louis XVI Pair of Petite Hand Painted Side Chairs "Lyre"
Located in CH
Pair of petite French Louis XVI side chairs made of natural carved wood, hand painted in light green with Lyre backrest. There is also a hand carved and painted bench that matches pe...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
Located in Stockton, NJ
A pair of Louis XVI style side chairs upholstered in mustard yellow velvet with contrasting white cotton backs.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

  • Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
H 33.25 in. W 18.5 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Louis XV Style Side Chairs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Beautiful pair of Louis XV style side chairs in a yellow patterned fabric with white painted frames that reveal traces of gilt.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

  • Pair of Louis XV Style Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Side Chairs
H 36 in. W 20 in. D 23 in.
Louis XV Style Oval Back Side Chair, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
An elegant pair of Louis XV oval back side chairs with in a fine suede beige and blue striped upholstery. The chairs frame is nicely carved featuring scroll front legs and a lovely f...
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Vintage 1970s French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Louis XV Style Oval Back Side Chair, a Pair
  • Louis XV Style Oval Back Side Chair, a Pair
  • Louis XV Style Oval Back Side Chair, a Pair
  • Louis XV Style Oval Back Side Chair, a Pair
H 38 in. W 18.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair of 1870s French Louis XVI Side Chairs
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1870s French Louis XVI side chairs. One chair is taller than the other. The taller one was for the man, the shorter, for the woman.
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Antique 1870s Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Neoclassic Style Side Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
The pair of carved and giltwood frames. Deeply carved with bell flowers and gardrooning. The needle point seats and backs hand done with images within cartouche. One depicting a mai...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Side Chairs

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Textile, Wood

Pair of Louis XV Beechwood Caned Side Chairs
Located in Boston, MA
Each with a rounded arched toprail centered with a floral motif and flanked by foliate sprays, with caned back and seat on slim cabriole legs headed by a floral spray and terminating...
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Antique 1750s French Side Chairs

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Wood

  • Pair of Louis XV Beechwood Caned Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Beechwood Caned Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Beechwood Caned Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Beechwood Caned Side Chairs
H 35.75 in. W 19.25 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair Antique French Louis XVI Upholstered Side or Hall Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of antique French Louis XVI side or hall chairs, reupholstered in a blue linen fabric with brass nail head design, circa late 19th Century, France.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Linen, Wood

Pair of French Art Nouveau Side Chairs by Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of Majorelle Art Nouveau side chairs, upholstered in cream toned fabric with hand-carved wood trim. Sold as is.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Side Chairs

Pair of French Louis XVI Newly Upholstered Painted Side Chairs
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
These French painted wood side chairs are newly upholstered in Schumacher Halcyon fabric (76142). Since Schumacher was founded in 1889, our family-owned company has been synonymou...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Parcel Painted Antique Louis XVI Style Side Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
This charming pair of antique French Louis XVI side chairs have medallion curved backs and a parcel painted finish. At one point in their history, they were gilded or painted and wer...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Wood, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs, Hand Carved European Beechwood Frame
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
These Louis XVI side chairs are upholstered in Johnson Hartig/Libertine for Schumacher Bodhi Tree fabric in Yellow & Pink (178560).
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21st Century and Contemporary American Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs, Hand Carved European Beechwood Frame
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
These Louis XVI side chairs are upholstered in Johnson Hartig/Libertine for Schumacher Terrence Ikat fabric in Magenta (178581).
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Oak Side Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine pair of French mid-19th century Louis XVI St. oval back side chairs, in dark oak. All raised by fluted circular legs while The back has beautiful carvings of acanthus leaves a...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Oak

Schumacher Louis XVI Vogue Living Toledo Noir Upholstered Side Chairs, Pair
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
This pair of exquisite Schumacher French Louis XVI side chairs feature a classic frame, hand-carved from European beechwood. They are upholstered with a gorgeously Boho Schumacher fa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Cotton, Linen, Polyester, Wood

Art Nouveau Period Pair of Giltwood Antique Side Chairs, circa 1900
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A perfectly designed and proportioned pair of giltwood side chairs that own the essence of the organic Art Nouveau form, they exhibit precise and gorgeous craftsmanship throughout th...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Side Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Schumacher Louis XVI Vogue Living Mona Blackwork Upholstered Side Chairs, Pair
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
This pair of exquisite Schumacher French Louis XVI side chairs feature a classic frame, hand-carved from European Beechwood. They are upholstered with Schumacher x Vogue Living's Mon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Cotton, Polyester, Linen, Wood

Pair of Classic Turned Wood Louis XIII Style Side Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Classic turned wood Louis XIII style side chairs. Size: 20 inch seat height. Completely restored and reupholstered.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Tall Back Side Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
These French Louis XV style carved walnut chairs are mortice and tenon joined and date to the early to middle part of the 1800s. They are beautifully carved and true to the period an...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Side Chairs with White Silk Upholstery
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of lovely side chairs without arms. White silk new upholstery Reeded legs and a carved crest of roses.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Classic Turned Wood Louis XIII Style Side Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Classic turned wood Louis XIII style side chairs. Size: 20 inch seat height. Completely restored and reupholstered.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Side Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of classic turned wood Louis XIII style side chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of classic turned wood Louis XIII style side chairs. 20 inch seat height. Completely restored and reupholstered
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Side Chairs

Pair of French Louis XV Style '19th Century' Stripped Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XV style (19th century) stripped side chairs with carved splat back and cane seat.  
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Antique Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Upholstered Side Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique near pair of French Louis XV style carved walnut upholstered side chairs. Listing includes complementary pair with variations in carvings and size, fruit, leaves and flowers ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Tapestry, Walnut

Pair of 18th Century French Louis XVI Gilt Carved Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI (18th century) gilt side chairs with square backs, upholstered in beige and blue square textiles on their seats and backs.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Giltwood, Upholstery

Pair of Louis XVI Italian Side Chairs, Stripped and Waxed Fruitwood, circa 1785
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Chic pair of last quarter 18th century Italian neoclassical Louis XVI style side chairs having carved, stripped, and waxed fruitwood frames; the rectangular backs with twisted-rope b...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Fruitwood

Antique Pair of French Louis XVI Style Parcel-Gilt Side Chairs, circa 1880
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique pair of French Louis XVI side chairs offer parcel gilt painted wood frames having open stylized ladder backs with pierced carved floral crest surmounting frame with beaded...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Giltwood, Upholstery, Wood

Art Nouveau Period Pair of Carved Giltwood Antique Side Chairs, 20th Century
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A perfectly designed and proportioned pair of giltwood side chairs, designed almost certainly by the firm of Louis Majorelle during the first years of the 20th century, they exhibit ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Side Chairs

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Beech

Pair of Louis XV Style Maison Jansen Attributed Boudoir/Slipper or Side Chairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Louis XV style Maison Jansen boudoir side chairs. Pair of diminutive ladies chairs each having a mahogany frame with a Muslim fabric supported by brass tacks.
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Side Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Chairs by Armand-Albert Rateau
By Armand Albert Rateau
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Chic Louis XVI style side chairs by Armand-Albert Rateau. Stamped A A RATEAU and numbered. Armand-Albert Rateau (1882-1938) was a French furniture maker and interior de...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Side Chairs

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Silk, Upholstery, Wood, Wood

Pair of 18th-19th Century Provincial Louis XV Fruitwood Side Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 18th-19th century Provincial Louis XV fruitwood side chairs One is just the frame.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Fruitwood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Painted and Gilded Upholstered Side Chairs, 1860s
Located in Atlanta, GA
This exquisite pair of French Louis XVI style painted side chairs features slightly slanted upholstered backs over muslin upholstered seats with nailhead trim. The carved rosettes on...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Wood, Wood, Upholstery

Pair of French Louis XVI Style ‘Late 19th Century’ Gilt Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI style ‘late 19th century’ gilt square back side chairs with red cut velvet upholstery.    
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Velvet, Giltwood

Pair of French Louis XV Style Side Chairs Upholstered in Powder Blue Leather
Located in Pau, FR
Exceptional pair of French Louis XV style side chairs with antiqued blue and white finish, on frames and cabriole legs with carved knee mounts. Custom Upholstered in powder blue lea...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Chairs by Armand-Albert Rateau
By Armand Albert Rateau
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Chic Louis XVI style side chairs by Armand-Albert Rateau. Stamped A A RATEAU and numbered. Armand-Albert Rateau (1882 - 1938) was a French furniture maker and interior ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Side Chairs

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Silk, Upholstery, Wood, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Painted Rose Carved Louis XVI Style Side Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful pair of chairs with intricate carved rose swag details has been painted in our antique French grey wash, with subtle distress, and finished with our antique patina. Rose de...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Wood, Linen, Upholstery

Pair of Side Chairs with Linen Upholstery
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of side chairs with black painted frames in the style of Louis XVI. The neutral linen upholstery enhanced with decorative emblems and the nicely carved frames make these chairs ...
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Early 2000s Indonesian Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Wood

  • Pair of Side Chairs with Linen Upholstery
  • Pair of Side Chairs with Linen Upholstery
  • Pair of Side Chairs with Linen Upholstery
  • Pair of Side Chairs with Linen Upholstery
H 41 in. W 19.5 in. D 23.5 in.
20th Century French Side Chairs, a Pair
Located in Livingston, NJ
Pair of stunning French walnut side chairs. With a finely carved frame, these chairs have been newly upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils silk stripe fabric. Colors are celadon green a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Silk, Walnut

  • 20th Century French Side Chairs, a Pair
  • 20th Century French Side Chairs, a Pair
  • 20th Century French Side Chairs, a Pair
  • 20th Century French Side Chairs, a Pair
H 36 in. W 18.5 in. D 18 in.
Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Giltwood Carved Boudoir Side Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style giltwood carved Boudoir side chairs. The low giltwood carved frames with a padded tapered backrest crowned with carved crossed flaming tor...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Giltwood, Silk

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Chairs with Original Black Leather
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Louis XVI style side chairs with white washed frame and brass nailhead detail around original black leather upholstery. 19th century, France.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of French 18th Century Louis XV Giltwood Side Chairs Upholstered
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A pair of early 18th century Louis XV chairs. Displaying carved walnut giltwood frames that have worn beautifully over the years - featuring shaped padded backs and seats within fo...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Side Chairs

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Giltwood

Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely pair of French Louis XVI chairs or side chairs with needlepoint upholstery from the late 18th-early 19th century. A stunning and versatile pair of accent chairs.  
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Tapestry, Wood

  • Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Chairs
H 34.75 in. W 17.5 in. D 16.25 in.
Pair of Ebonized Louis XVI Style Side or Office Chairs Beautifully Upholstered
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of ebonized Louis XVI style side or office chairs beautifully upholstered. This solid wood pair of chairs depict the Hollywood Regency eras flair for glamour and style at its peek.
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Pair of 19th-20th Century Paint Decorated Louis XVI Style Swedish Side Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 19th-20th century paint decorated Louis XVI style Swedish side chairs. This fine pair of French Louis XVI style side chairs are stunning and the quality of the carvings and p...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Rev Side Chairs French Caned Seats, circa 1870
Located in FR
Pair of French side chairs Louis XVI revival circa 1870 Hand carved mahogany with wicker bergère cane seats Sound and solid, cane seats are good, minor signs of wear for their age,...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Painted Louis XVI Parlor Chairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Parlor chairs in the Louis XVI style, circa 1940s. Fine quality, attributed to Maison Jensen. Spring cushions. Ornate frame. They look to be very well cared for in original finis...
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Early 20th Century Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Painted Louis XVI Parlor Chairs
  • Pair of Painted Louis XVI Parlor Chairs
  • Pair of Painted Louis XVI Parlor Chairs
  • Pair of Painted Louis XVI Parlor Chairs
H 37 in. W 18.50 in. D 20 in.
Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 19th century French side chairs.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIV Side Chairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
H 36.25 in. W 18.5 in. D 19.25 in.
Pair of French 19th Century Original Painted Louis XVI Style Side Chairs
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A lovely pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style side chairs. Demonstrating subtly rounded upholstered backs over green linen upholstered seats with green double piped detail. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Side Chairs

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Paint

Pair of Louis XV-Style Carved Chairs
Located in Vista, CA
A pair of Louis XV-style carved and creme peinte upholstered chairs, shaped floral crest rail, padded back serpentine seat rail, cabriole legs. Measures: 18" seat height.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Wood

  • Pair of Louis XV-Style Carved Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XV-Style Carved Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XV-Style Carved Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XV-Style Carved Chairs
H 31 in. W 22 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Louis XV Style Needlepoint Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of Louis XV style needlepoint side chairs with nailhead trim.
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20th Century Louis XV Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Antique Pair of French Empire Neoclassical Louis XVI Harp Lyre Back Side Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of antique harp back side chairs with brass or bronze mounts in the French Empire / Louis XVI taste. Item features solid wood construction, harp backs, finely cast brass or bron...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

19th Century Pair of Petite French Side Chairs in Oval Shape, in Louis XVI Style
Located in CH
Pair of petite French oval side chairs, in Louis XVI style made of walnut with different front legs with cannelures. Hand carved frame and caned backs and seats, circa 1890.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of French 19th Century Napoleon III Period Louis XVI Style Side Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and handsome pair of French 19th century Napoleon III period Louis XVI style ebony and ormolu side chairs with unusually wide seats. Each chair is raised on four circular ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Side Chairs

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Ormolu

Pair of French Louis XV Painted Children's Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of French Louis XV children's chairs with a painted finish and old needlepoint fabric.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XV Provincial Walnut Rush-Bottomed Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Of petite scale; each with ladder back; the woven rush seat raised on cabriole legs joined by stretchers.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Side Chairs

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Rush, Walnut

Elegant Pair of Louis XVI Style Painted Neoclassical Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Elegant pair of Louis XVI style painted neoclassical chairs with silk upholstered jade colored seat cushions. #5111.
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery, Cane

Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs to Recover
Located in FR
Pair of French side chairs 19th century to recover or use with minor adjustments Walnut, these will be waxed before delivery Leather top covers the trim needs to removed and replac...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIII Side Chairs

  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs to Recover
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs to Recover
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs to Recover
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs to Recover
H 36.23 in. W 19.3 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of Chairs, 19th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century French Louis XVI giltwood chairs features timeless classical styling and hand carved excellence on the entire framework emphasizing acanthus plumes, laurel swags, a...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Fabric, Giltwood

Pair of Louis XV Style Cane Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This lovely pair of 19th century chairs are in the Louis XV style. With cane seats and backs, the legs are supported by a delicate serpentine stretcher. These chairs would be perfe...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Cane

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Salon Chairs
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of late 19th century carved giltwood Louis XVI style salon chairs. Each with scroll and foliate decoration to the show wood frames, floral tapestry upholstery to ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Tapestry, Giltwood

  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Salon Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Salon Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Salon Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Salon Chairs
H 39.38 in. W 25.2 in. D 23.63 in.
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Louis Side Chair Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal louis side chair pair for your home. A louis side chair pair — often made from wood, fabric and walnut — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a louis side chair pair, we have 90 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the louis side chair pair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A louis side chair pair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Louis XVI, Louis XV and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made louis side chair pair over the years, but those crafted by Armand Albert Rateau, Maison Jansen and Full Bloom Cottage are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Louis Side Chair Pair?

The average selling price for a louis side chair pair at 1stDibs is $2,467, while they’re typically $671 on the low end and $45,000 for the highest priced.

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.