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24 Louis XVI-Style Hollywood Regency Dining Chairs, circa 1950
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This set of 24 dining room side chairs were manufactured in the 1950s in a Louis XVI-style Hollywood Regency design and finished in gold leaf color, featuring blue and gold colored f...
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Vintage 1950s American Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Oak

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

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Beech

  • Céruse Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Céruse Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Céruse Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Céruse Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
H 38.75 in. W 18 in. D 21.75 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
  • Louis XVI-Style Dining Chairs, Set of 6
  • Louis XVI-Style Dining Chairs, Set of 6
  • Louis XVI-Style Dining Chairs, Set of 6
H 37 in. W 19 in. D 19.5 in.
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

  • Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
H 40.75 in. W 20 in. D 20.5 in.
Set of 6 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Set of 6 Louis XVI style distressed painted dining side chairs with nail head trim.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

  • Set of 6 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 6 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 6 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 6 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
H 36 in. W 19.5 in. D 20 in.
Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
set of 8 comprising 2 arm chairs and 6 side chairs. carved wood frames with gilt highlights. the top rail centered with a trophy motif of florals, ribbon, and trumpets. finials at ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood, Upholstery

  • Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
H 39 in. W 25 in. D 20 in.
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
  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
H 38.875 in. W 18.75 in. D 22.25 in.
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

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
H 37.5 in. W 21 in. D 19 in.
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

  • Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
H 36.75 in. W 19.5 in. D 18 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

  • Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
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

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

Set of Ten French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of ten French Louis XVI Style dining chairs standing on four straight fluted legs that have clean simple lines for your elegant space. The natural colored wood frames are newly u...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Linen, Wood

Assembled Set of Eight Louis XVI-Style Dining Chairs
Located in Norwalk, CT
Newly lacquered and upholstered in dove white matte finish with dove grey cotton covers, a great set of eight dining chairs. All the same back height and seat height, there are sligh...
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Vintage 1920s Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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 6 French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs, 1960s
Located in Hamburg, PA
A decorative set of 6 French Louis XVI style solid beech wood dining chairs with oval and cane backs. There are four side chairs and two armchairs. New upholstery is necessary. Chair...
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Vintage 1960s American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Beech

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 Twelve Nancy Corzine Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
By Nancy Corzine
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand set of twelve French Louis XVI style dining chairs by Nancy Corzine. Known as the Paris chair. The set consists of 10 side chairs and 2 armchairs measuring 26 inches wide. Made...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs Painted White with Nailhead Upholstery
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This elegant set of Louis XVI style dining chairs is constructed of solid wood and finished in a beautifully patinated matte white with a faint distressing at the edges. Including tw...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Paint

French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs Hand-Made in France Armchair Available
Located in Chicago, IL
Shown in our listing here, is a set of six French Louis XVI handmade dining chair, but we also have sets available in any quantity through 1stdibs. We had been looking for a proper ...
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2010s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs Handmade in France to Our Specifications
Located in Chicago, IL
Although these Louis XVI dining chairs were built for a specific designer, we thought that they were exceptional and chose to feature our Louis XVI dining chairs on 1stdibs. We offer...
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2010s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Set of Four Painted Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs, Mid-20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Set of four painted Louis XVI style dining chairs with cabriole legs, mid-20th century.  
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

19th Century Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Classic set of 19th century French dining chairs crafted from mahogany. The set consists of two armchairs and four side chairs the later measuring 21" wide, 20" deep, 37" high, and a...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Mahogany

Pair of Fine Bronze-Mounted Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs Manner of Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of fine bronze-mounted Louis XVI style dining chairs. This is a simply magnificent pair of Maison Jansen fashioned solid mahogany dining chairs each having all-over bronze mount...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Bronze

Set of Eight Newly Restored and Upholstered Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
By Georges Jacob
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A set of eight Louis XVI style carved beechwood dining chairs, the generous frames painted and recently restored in a French white milk paint. The square backs and chair seats are c...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Set of 12 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs in the Manner of Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Montreal, QC
Set of 12 white painted Louis XVI style dining chairs in the manner of Maison Jansen with black leather tooled silver design.
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Eight Cameo Back Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs with Stretcher Bases
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Set of eight Louis XVI style upholstered dining armchairs.
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

6 Italian Regency French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs by John Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Philadelphia, PA
6 Italian Regency French Louis XVI style dining chairs by John Widdicomb. Listing includes (2) armchairs, (4) side chairs, solid wood construction, distressed finish, nicely carved d...
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20th Century Italian Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Ten Jansen Style Paint Decorated & Gilt Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of Ten Jansen style paint decorated and gilt Louis XVI style dining chairs. Each in a new upholstery with new springs and welts. The set with fine sleek and clean lines in a line...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Style Dining Chair with Modern Dining Table
Located in San Antonio, TX
Early 20th century French Louis XVI style dining chairs with modern dining table. The chairs have been lacquered white and the glass top wood table base lacquered in black. The chair...
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Early 20th Century American Bohemian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

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

Set 6 French Louis XVI Style White washed Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful set of Louis XVI style chairs. They are in good condition. The chairs measure 40 tall x 25 wide x 24 deep and the seat height is 19 inches.
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Early 2000s American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs Painted and Parcel-Gilt, Jansen Style
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of eight Louis XVI style dining chairs. Painted and parcel-gilt decorated. These fine Hollywood Regency Maison Jansen style dining chairs are wonderfully crafted in an off-white ...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

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 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

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

Set of 10 Louis XVI Style Dining Room Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Set of 10 Louis XVI style distressed painted dining room chairs. The 8 side chairs measure 44" H x 20" W x 19" D with a 19" seat height. The 2 arm chairs measure 44" H x 24" W x 21" ...
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20th Century Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 14 Louis XVI Gustavian Style Dining Chairs
By Michael S. Smith
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent set of 14 bespoke dining chairs designed by Michael S. Smith. Featuring a French Louis XVI style and finished in the Gustavian taste. Generous hand-carved frames with rou...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Muslin, Wood

Set of Six Louis XVI Gustavian Style Dining Chairs
By Michael S. Smith
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent set of Six bespoke dining chairs designed by Michael S. Smith. Featuring a French Louis XVI style and finished in the Gustavian taste. Generous hand carved frames with ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Muslin, 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

Materials

Wood

8 French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Cherry Dining Chairs
By Salda
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These exquisite French 19th century Louis XVI style dining armchairs are handmade and carved in Italy. The carvings of the armchairs are filigree and decorated with gold ornaments o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cherry

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

Eight Louis XVI Style Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Carved frame with cream upholstered seats and backs. Includes two armchairs and six side chairs.
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20th Century Dining Room Chairs

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

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

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

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Upholstery, Cane, 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 6 Pretty Ivory Painted Louis XVI Style Cameo Back Dining Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A set of six pretty painted French Louis XVI style dining chairs with elegant cameo backs and turned tapering fluted legs. The elegant upholstery is raspberry stripe on the front wit...
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Vintage 1980s American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

4 French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Cherry Dining Chairs without Armrest
By Salda
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These exquisite French 19th century Louis XVI style dining chairs are handmade and carved in Italy. The carvings of the armchairs are filigree and decorated with gold ornaments on t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Cherry

10 Louis XVI Style Custom Quality Upholstered Dining Chairs 8 Side/2 Arm
Located in Stamford, CT
10 Louis XVI style custom quality upholstered dining chairs. 8 side/2 arm chairs comprise this outstanding set of chairs each having carved details. The arms slightly larger with a s...
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Late 20th Century Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
Eight Louis XVI caned back chairs, with unusual details like the piping around the caned part. The fabric is so charming that it would be a shame to replace it! They are made of beec...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Beech

  • Set of Eight  Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight  Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight  Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight  Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
H 42.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Six Vintage French Louis XVI Style Upholstered Dining Chairs, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage set of 6 French Louis XVI style dining chairs includes two armchairs and four side chairs and offer white washed wood frames having striped upholstered backs and seats, sha...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Set of Ten Louis XVI Style Painted & Parcel-Gilt Dining Chairs
Located in Southampton, NY
Set of ten Louis XVI style painted & parcel-gilt dining chairs. This classic set of white painted Louis XVI style chairs with parcel gilt decoration on fluted tapered legs. Front leg...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Muslin, Wood, Giltwood

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 Louis XVI Style Square Back Dining Room Chairs
Located in Washington, DC
Set of Six Louis XVI Style Square Back Dining Room Chairs. Reeded and Fluted Legs with new French Nailhead Upholstery.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

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

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Walnut, Linen, Cane

Set of 8 19th c. Louis XVI Style Decoratively Carved Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight nineteenth century French Louis XVI style white painted dining chairs with carved bow knot tops and oval backs upholstered in pink and cream floral upholstery. Includes ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Leather-Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six French Louis XVI style leather-upholstered dining chairs Measure: Seat height 21".
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Vintage Set of Six Louis XVI Style Dining Side Chairs in Old Fabric
Located in Chicago, IL
French Louis XVI style dining chairs in their original finish with rather dirty old fabric. Structurally fine, but will require new fabric covering.
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

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Louis Xvi Style Dining Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of louis xvi style dining chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, all louis xvi style dining chairs available were constructed with great care. There are 105 antique and vintage louis xvi style dining chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 11 modern editions to choose from as well. Louis xvi style dining chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Louis XVI, Hollywood Regency and Regency louis xvi style dining chairs are consistently popular styles. Many louis xvi style dining chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Baker Furniture Company, Harris Marcus and John Widdicomb produced popular louis xvi style dining chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Louis Xvi Style Dining Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $5,400, while they’re typically $847 on the low end and $89,500 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.