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Pair of French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Painted Armchairs with Carved Decor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style painted wood armchairs from the late 19th century, with carved motifs and new upholstery. Created in France during the 19th century, each of this pai...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Wood

Louis XVI Style Hollywood Regency Fauteuils Scalamandre Silk Upholstery Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Louis XVI style Hollywood Regency fauteuils or armchairs in a stunning Scalamandre silk upholstery. I have four pair of these wonderfully decorative and upholstered armchairs...
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Vintage 1960s Louis XVI Armchairs

Pair of Louis XVI Style Giltwood Armchairs, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Pair of Louis XVI style giltwood armchairs, 19th century. Upholstered in off-white muslin.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

French Louis XVI Style Armchair
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Louis XVI style armchair, c. 1860. Original undercoat paint with good patina. Newly upholstered in gray canvas fabric. France approx. 1860.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech

  • French Louis XVI Style Armchair
  • French Louis XVI Style Armchair
  • French Louis XVI Style Armchair
  • French Louis XVI Style Armchair
H 39.38 in. W 25.2 in. D 21.66 in.
Done Louis XVI-Style Armchair
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The Louis XVI-style armchair has classical fluted legs and rosette blocks. The back, seat and arms are upholstered in a diamond stitched quilted beige fabric. Measures: Arm height...
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Early 20th Century European Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Done Louis XVI-Style Armchair
  • Done Louis XVI-Style Armchair
  • Done Louis XVI-Style Armchair
  • Done Louis XVI-Style Armchair
H 41.75 in. W 23 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of Louis XVI style armchairs covered in cut velvet fabric. Carved foliage and shell motif at the top. Very good condition. Two small ink stains on seat of one chair.
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Early 2000s American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Velvet

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
H 40.75 in. W 26 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
By Georges Jacob
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful pair of carved and gilded wood Louis XVI style armchairs. The « à la reine » backrest and the curved crosspiece are adorned with a frieze of interlacing enriched with flowe...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
H 40.56 in. W 28.35 in. D 21.66 in.
Antique Painted Louis XVI Style Armchair
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Antique painted Louis XVI style armchair with tapered fluted legs, bow front seat, oval upholstered padded back, striped fabric.
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20th Century Unknown Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Belmont, MA
Pair of Louis XVI fauteuils, giltwood with beautifully carved details. Exquisite original gobelin fabric, the gimp has been replaced. In good condition.
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Antique 1860s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
H 37 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
1920s French Louis XVI-Style Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous, French 1920s pair of armchairs in the Louis XVI style. These beautiful chairs feature delicately carved wooden frames in a greige paint finish, new textured velvet uphol...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery

  • 1920s French Louis XVI-Style Armchairs
  • 1920s French Louis XVI-Style Armchairs
  • 1920s French Louis XVI-Style Armchairs
  • 1920s French Louis XVI-Style Armchairs
H 36.5 in. W 21 in. D 23 in.
Pair of Giltwood Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of giltwood Louis XVI style armchairs with round back, blue upholstery.
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20th Century Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Painted Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a charming pair of Louis XVI style armchairs, painted overall in a putty color and upholstered in a cheery floral chintz. The chairs are 19th century and later painted.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Set of four Louis XVI style armchairs, 19th century. Hand-painted wood and silk.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Wood

  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
H 35.44 in. W 23.23 in. D 22.05 in.
Pair of Italian Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Pair of Italian Louis XVI style beechwood and walnut armchairs, circa 1970s. Nice finish and upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s European Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Italian Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Louis XVI Style Armchairs
H 37.5 in. W 24.5 in. D 23.75 in.
19th Century Louis XVI Style Armchair
Located in Belmont, MA
Unique 19th century armchair, originally from a mansion in Newport RI. Exquisite wood carved and gilt frame. In very good condition, covered with a prestigious Scalamandre fabric.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Armchair
  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Armchair
  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Armchair
  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Armchair
H 45.5 in. W 28 in. D 21.5 in.
Pair Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Yellow Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Pair Louis XVI style armchairs in yellow velvet. Pair of vintage Italian moderne Louis XVI style armchairs in crackle-painted metal finish with ormolu mounts upholstered in yellow It...
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20th Century Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of Painted Walnut Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sophisticated pair of painted walnut framed Louis XVI style armchairs is woven stripped chocolate and cream fabric. The light putty gray frames with carved details and tapering reede...
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20th Century Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of John Widdicomb Louis XVI Style Armchairs
By John Widdicomb
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of John Widdicomb Louis XVI style armchairs with textured upholstery.
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20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Style Armchair a La Reine
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Antique French Louis XVI style armchair a la reine after Georges Jacob 19th century. This beautiful Fauteuil is carved from walnut wood and gold leaf gilded. It is upholstered in ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

French Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Original Leather
Located in Chicago, IL
Great pair of very old French Louis XVI armchairs, in their original leather upholstery. Although we do have an in house upholstery department, I have been resisting the temptation t...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather

Set of Four Painted Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of four fauteuils, with painted fielded frames, each rounded caned back flanked by bowed arms, on down-swept terminals, crown seat of linen with nailheads, raised on round taperi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

  • Set of Four Painted Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Set of Four Painted Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Set of Four Painted Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Set of Four Painted Louis XVI Style Armchairs
H 37.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A glamorous pair of silvered wood Louis XVI style fauteuils covered in a fabulous glimmering violet glazed linen.
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Vintage 1950s French Armchairs

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs
H 40.5 in. W 25 in. D 20 in.
Louis XVI Style Armchair Made by La Maison London
By La Maison London
Located in London, GB
Louis XVI style armchair: Picture shows one of a pair which were made as a one off by master craftsmen. Elegantly carved and hand finished in a two tone patina, gilded or ecru, sligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood, Wood

  • Louis XVI Style Armchair Made by La Maison London
  • Louis XVI Style Armchair Made by La Maison London
  • Louis XVI Style Armchair Made by La Maison London
  • Louis XVI Style Armchair Made by La Maison London
H 37.41 in. W 34.26 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Armchairs
Located in Belmont, MA
Elaborate pair of Louis XVI-style fauteuils, finely carved pearwood. Straight back crowned with wreath, upholstered seat and back, ending on round tapered baluster legs. Originally t...
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Antique 1860s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Pearwood

Pair of Off-White Painted Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Newly upholstered in a green cotton velvet textile. Trim in gray grosgrain ribbon finished with antique brass nailheads.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of four Louis XVI style armchairs. Also available as a pair.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Mahogany

  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Armchairs
H 37.5 in. W 23 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Beautiful hand carved dark walnut Louis XVI style armchairs from the mid-19th century. The Classic form with hand carved detail all around with robins egg blue leather in good condit...
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Antique 1850s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of 20th Century Painted Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 20th century painted Louis XVI style armchairs.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Maison Jansen Classic Louis XVI Style Armchairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of French carved painted walnut Louis XVI style chairs by Maison Jansen. The classic frames with oval backs padded arms and hand tied coil spring seats with original cream b...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Late 19th Century Carved Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Brea, CA
Fabulous pair of Louis XVI armchairs have our oyster white painted finish, hand distressed with antique glazed finish to give the look of a time worn patina. These lovely set of armc...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

18th-19th Century Painted Louis XVI Style Armchair
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century painted Louis XVI style armchair Measures: 26.25" W x 22.5" D x 36" T, arm 23.5" T, seat 19" T.
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Antique Late 18th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Wood

Louis XVI Style Walnut Armchair
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A carved walnut framed Louis XVI style armchair with toile fabric. The square back with loose cushion seat and open arms on four reeded tapering legs. The fabric in a pink and blush ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut, Fabric

  • Louis XVI Style Walnut Armchair
  • Louis XVI Style Walnut Armchair
  • Louis XVI Style Walnut Armchair
  • Louis XVI Style Walnut Armchair
H 37 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Maison Jansen Stamped Pair of Distressed Louis XVI Style Armchairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Maison Jansen stamped pair of distressed Louis XVI style armchairs. This fine pair of Jansen Fauteuils depict the Hollywood glamour ear wonderfully. Having a worn and distressed fini...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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

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Linen, Cane, Walnut

Louis XVI Style Armchair Set, France, circa 1880
Located in Chorzów, PL
A Louis XVI style armchair set, France, circa 1880. Very good condition. Wood: walnut Dimensions: height 102 cm, seat height 38 cm, width 60 cm, depth 67 cm.
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Antique 1880s French Other Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Louis XVI Style Armchair Set, France, circa 1880
  • Louis XVI Style Armchair Set, France, circa 1880
  • Louis XVI Style Armchair Set, France, circa 1880
  • Louis XVI Style Armchair Set, France, circa 1880
H 40.16 in. W 23.63 in. D 26.38 in.
Large Turn of the Century French Louis XVI Style Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Large turn of the century French Louis XVI style beech wood open armchair upholstered in pink floral fabric and carved with an oval back and bow knot top above four fluted legs.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech, Paint, Upholstery

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

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Walnut, Linen, Cane

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

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Linen, Walnut, Cane

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI-Style Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Pair of Early 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Armchairs has carved wood frames made out of walnut wood and stained a rich walnut color with a polished patina finish. The club chair...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Chenille, Upholstery, Foam, Wood, Walnut

Gilded Armchair Style Louis XVI
Located in Hamburg, DE
Armchair in the style of Louis XVI, new upholstery with hand woven silk color orchid, loose seat cushion, seat cushion filling new dawns, back height 102cm, seat height 49cm, width 8...
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1990s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

  • Gilded Armchair Style Louis XVI
  • Gilded Armchair Style Louis XVI
  • Gilded Armchair Style Louis XVI
  • Gilded Armchair Style Louis XVI
H 40.16 in. W 32.29 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs, 19th Century, Silk Upholstery
Located in Houston, TX
Excellent pair of armchairs in the Louis XVI style with lovely new white silk Upholstery having a reeded leg and a graceful arm.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Set of Four Continental 19th Century Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and complete set of four Continental 19th century Louis XVI style patinated wood and red leather armchairs. Each beautiful chair is raised by elegant circular tapered flut...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Incredible Pair of 1960s Louis XVI Style Armchairs
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Chicago, IL
These chairs are a 20th century interpretation of a Classic Louis XVI fauteuil. They are carved with rather distinctive flourishes. The finish is a rusticated ivory glaze over wood, ...
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Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery

18th-19th Century Painted Louis XVI Style Armchair with Finials
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century painted Louis XVI style armchair with finials Measures: 23.5" W x 20" D x 35" T, arm 24.75" T, seat 18.5"T.
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Antique Late 18th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Wood

Pair Carved White Paint Decorated French Louis XVI Style Armchairs with Leather
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
These leather upholstered chairs are an excersize in contrast and the power of black leather against a white background. The chairs are in very good condition and while not new, look...
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Vintage 1980s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs with Blue/Green Animal Print Velvet
Located in South Hamilton, MA
These lovely Louis XVI grey/green painted armchairs are original to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, circa 1930-1940. They have been lovingly restored and reupholstered with a blue/green a...
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Early 20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Armchair a la reine after Georges Jacob
By Georges Jacob
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Antique French Louis XVI style armchair a la reine after Georges Jacob 19th century. This beautiful Fauteuil is carved from walnut wood and gold leaf gilded. It is upholstered in ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of 19th Century Walnut Wood Italian Louis XVI Style Armchairs, 1850
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Pair of Genoese armchairs from the mid-19th century. Furniture carved in walnut wood of Louis XVI line finely chiselled with feral ornament in the upper part (see photo). Armchairs f...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

French Louis XVI Style Aubusson Upholstered Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Four French Louis XVI style (19th century) gilt oval back Aubusson upholstered armchairs. (4-priced each)  
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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs/Fauteuils, 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely pair of Louis XVI style armchairs with square back with slight oval at the center back. The gilt finish in soft gold patina. Upholstered in silk rose damask. Fabric without s...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

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Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Beechwood Armchairs
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of Louis XVI style beechwood armchairs with caned seat and oval back. Newly reupholstered, custom silk lavender check seat cushions.
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20th Century Unknown Louis XVI Armchairs

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Cane, Beech

French 1940s ‘Louis XVI Style’ Ebonized Armchair
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s ‘Louis XVI style’ ebonized arm chair with a shaped back and white leather upholstered seat, back and arm rests. Attributed JANSEN. Maison Jansen was a Paris-based inter...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather

Louis XVI Style Carved Mahogany Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Louis XVI style, armchair features a beautifully carved mahogany frame with it's original patina and new underpinnings with muslin fabric. The chair can be used as is or upholstered ...
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Vintage 1930s American Louis XIV Armchairs

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Fabric, Mahogany

19th Century Pair of French Louis XVI Style Armchairs with a Gold Leaf Finish
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of French Louis XVI style armchairs with a gold leaf finish from the late 19th century. These fauteuils are beautifully carved with gadrooning, flutted legs and a ribbon at the ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Wood

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Armchairs with a Gold Leaf Finish
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century French Louis XVI style armchairs. These carved wood chairs are in a gold leaf finish and are known as marquise due to their extra wide seat, typically wider than...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs, France, 19th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Charming and fun pair of armchairs with elegant curved high backs, upholstered in pink velvet with a stitched motif on the backs. Cut-out armrests with finial detail.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of French 19th Century Giltwood Louis XVI-Style Armchairs White Silk Fabric
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of Louis XVI style 19th century giltwood armchairs with new white silk Upholstery. Having a reed leg. Oval back with a lovely carved crest at the Top center.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

Pair of Elegant White Painted and Giltwood Louis XVI Style Armchairs
Located in Montreal, QC
Pair of elegant white painted and giltwood Louis XVI style armchairs with light Gustavian colored fabric.
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

Pair of Louis XVI-Style Oval Back Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Louis XVI-style oval back armchairs with gold upholstery and carved giltwood frame and legs.
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20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Painted Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Whimsical pair of French Louis XVI style painted fauteuil armchairs featuring a white painted frame with a square seat and back. Supported by turned and fluted legs and upholstered i...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric

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Louis Xvi Style Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of louis xvi style armchairs available for sale. Each of these unique louis xvi style armchairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and upholstery. Find 934 antique and vintage louis xvi style armchairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 9 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Louis xvi style armchairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Louis xvi style armchairs bearing Louis XVI or Hollywood Regency hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made louis xvi style armchairs over the years, but those made by Maison Jansen, Baker Furniture Company and Henredon are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Louis Xvi Style Armchairs?

Prices for louis xvi style armchairs start at $150 and top out at $47,500 with the average selling for $3,376.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.