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

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Wood, Upholstery

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Child's Painted Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming French mid-19th century Louis XVI style child's painted chair. The chair is raised by circular tapered fluted legs below rosettes. The apron decorated by a carved fluted a...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

Set of Four French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Carved Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite and elegant set of four French mid-19th century Louis XV style richly carved, patinated off-white chairs. The set is raised by 's' scrolled cabriole legs below a scallop...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

French Louis XV Vanity Chair
Located in Pasadena, CA
A French Louis XV hand carved vanity chair. Fine quality carvings of Acanthus leaf and medallions. Double crinoline stretcher with center carved medallion. Upholstered in a gold and ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Walnut

  • French Louis XV Vanity Chair
  • French Louis XV Vanity Chair
  • French Louis XV Vanity Chair
  • French Louis XV Vanity Chair
H 28 in. W 20 in. D 20.5 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergere Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century Louis XVI Bergère chair.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Giltwood

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergere Chair
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergere Chair
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergere Chair
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergere Chair
H 39.5 in. W 27 in. D 30.5 in.
Pair of Louis Sognot Lounge Chairs, France, 1950s
By Louis Sognot
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A pair of elegant Louis Sognot lounge chairs in oak and cord, France, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic, Oak

French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century Louis XVI bergère chairs.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Wood

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Bergère Chairs
H 38.6 in. W 26 in. D 24.75 in.
Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Fabulous pair of mid-19th century French Louis XVI style giltwood side chairs. These highly detailed French gilt chairs have identical front and rear legs and have been professionall...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Giltwood

Set of Ten French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Giltwood Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant and high quality set of ten French mid-19th century Louis XVI st. giltwood dining chairs. Each chair is raised by two finely carved circular fluted tapered front legs,...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Giltwood

19th Century French Desk Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century French desk chair.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Office Chairs and Desk Ch...

Materials

Leather, Walnut

  • 19th Century French Desk Chair
  • 19th Century French Desk Chair
  • 19th Century French Desk Chair
  • 19th Century French Desk Chair
H 30 in. W 25 in. D 21 in.
Louis XV Fauteuil De Bureau, Mid-18th Century
Located in New Spencertown, NY
The walnut desk chair with caned back and seat, upholstered with zebra pattern dyed calfskin, with floral carving.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Wood

19th Century Carved French Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
Fauteuil upholstered in linen damask with self welt detail. Hand-carved details are crisp and accent the quality of this stand alone chair.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Linen, Paint

  • 19th Century Carved French Chair
  • 19th Century Carved French Chair
  • 19th Century Carved French Chair
  • 19th Century Carved French Chair
H 37 in. W 21 in. D 24 in.
Louis XV Style French Club Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Louis XV style French club chairs.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Club Chairs

Materials

Satin, Paint

  • Louis XV Style French Club Chairs
  • Louis XV Style French Club Chairs
  • Louis XV Style French Club Chairs
  • Louis XV Style French Club Chairs
H 37.75 in. W 29 in. D 28.5 in.
French Luxurious Chaise Longue, circa Mid-18th Century, Louis XIV Style
Located in Virum, DK
This French Louis XVI Recamier stretches nearly seven feet to woo the owner to relaxation. Heavily detailed carvings accentuated by giltwood which today is burnished along the sumptu...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XIV Lounge Chairs

Materials

Giltwood

19th Century French Louis XV Carved Painted and Gilt Occasional or Vanity Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a master bathroom with this elegant antique chair; crafted in France circa 1870, the decorative chair stands on cabriole legs over a scalloped apron. The piece features wond...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Mid-20th Century Set of Six French Louis XIII Carved Sheep Bone Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant suite of six side chairs was crafted in France, circa 1950. Each chair has a tall arched back and features four carved "os de mouton" (sheep bone) legs. The Classic chai...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

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Tapestry, Walnut

Vintage French Carved Louis XV Style Bedroom Chair
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A small French Louis XV style bedroom chair with cabriole legs and scrolled feet.    
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Slipper Chairs

Materials

Beech

French Louis XV Style Bergere Chairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Luxurious and large, Classic Louis XV style French Bergere chairs. Beautiful lines, intimate carvings, and upholstery in excellent condition.    
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Mid-20th Century French Bergere Chairs

  • French Louis XV Style Bergere Chairs
  • French Louis XV Style Bergere Chairs
  • French Louis XV Style Bergere Chairs
  • French Louis XV Style Bergere Chairs
H 37.5 in. W 28 in. D 25 in.
Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
Located in Meyrin, CH
Four French painted Louis XV caned Provincial chairs, the canage is torn in three places.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Chairs

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Cane, Wood

  • Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
  • Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
  • Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
  • Four French Painted Louis XV Caned Provincial Chairs
H 36.23 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of "Prelude" Lounge Chairs by Louis Paolozzi
By Louis Paolozzi
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
Pair of "Prelude" lounge chairs, re upholstered with off-white wool, gilded metal feet Designer: Louis Paolozzi, Edited by Zol, France, 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

  • Pair of "Prelude" Lounge Chairs by Louis Paolozzi
  • Pair of "Prelude" Lounge Chairs by Louis Paolozzi
  • Pair of "Prelude" Lounge Chairs by Louis Paolozzi
  • Pair of "Prelude" Lounge Chairs by Louis Paolozzi
H 28.75 in. W 28.35 in. D 31.5 in.
Two Elegant Antique Chairs from France in Louis XVI Style, circa 1860
Located in CH
Two elegant antique chairs from France in Louis XVI style, circa 1860. These chairs are made of solid painted wood with curved frame and legs and have been reupholstered with a beige...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

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

Fine Louis XV Beechwood Bergere, Mid-18th Century
By Jean-Baptiste Tilliard
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Fine Louis XV Beechwood Bergere, Mid 18th Century Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Tilliard Covered in floral tapestry Height 43in. Width 29in. Depth 23in. Provenance: THE PROPERTY...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Walnut

4 Large Old Louis XIV Chairs in Walnut, 19th Century, from a Castle
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
4 large old Louis XIV chairs in walnut, 19th century, from the Loire Valley castle. Original tapestry, worn, but with a beautiful patina. The chairs have been recently refurbished, ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIV Chairs

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Tapestry, Walnut

19th Century French Hand Carved Wooden Chair in Red Velvet
Located in CH
French low seated hand carved chair painted in light beige with elegant decoration in red upholstery and in great condition. Late 19th century.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

Petite French Side Chair
Located in San Antonio, TX
Charming chair with finial details and of smaller proportions. Would make an excellent vanity chair or chair for a lady's writing table. The chair has been newly upholstered in a fla...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Petite French Side Chair
  • Petite French Side Chair
  • Petite French Side Chair
  • Petite French Side Chair
H 32 in. W 23.5 in. D 21 in.
Set of 6 French Louis XVI Fruitwood Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 6 French Louis XVI fruitwood dining chairs make a great choice for a Classic design scheme. The frames were handcrafted from solid fruitwood, and feature contoured oval seatba...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fruitwood

French Louis XV Walnut and Leather "Le Confident de ses Dames", Mid-18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a shaped backrest with hinged well and a removable leather covered seat, complete with original ceramic basin.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved and Painted Bergere Chairs, 20th Century
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
These attractive French carved bergere chairs in the Louis XV style of generous proportions feature beautifully hand carved frames painted antique white with pale green accents suppo...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Rush, Wood

French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
Located in San Antonio, TX
Vintage French Louis XVI style set of dining chairs with carved, patinated frames. Original painted finish in a light gray hue. Original upholstery. Seat height is 18".  
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • French Set of Six Louis XVI Side Chairs
H 36.34 in. W 18 in. D 14 in.
French, 18th Century Dining Room Six Chairs and Two Armchairs, 1760
Located in Rome, IT
Fine French dining set with six chairs and two armchairs. We can sale to six chairs also separated. The white leather upholstery to change.   
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Chairs

Pair of French Painted Carved Louis XV Style Bergère Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of French distressed painted bergère chairs with goose down filled cushions and gold leaf accents.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Two Pairs of French White Painted Louis XVI Chairs, Signed Nadal, 1733-1783
By Jean-Rene Nadal
Located in Virum, DK
A pair of French white painted Louis XVI armchairs and chairs(4pcs). Signed Nadal. Maker Jean-René Nadal, 1733-1783. The regal set of Nadal chairs consisting of two arm chairs and t...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

French 19th Century Pair of Bergère Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century Louis XVI pair of bergère chairs.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Bronze

  • French 19th Century Pair of Bergère Chairs
  • French 19th Century Pair of Bergère Chairs
  • French 19th Century Pair of Bergère Chairs
  • French 19th Century Pair of Bergère Chairs
H 34.5 in. W 28 in. D 24.5 in.
19th Century Pair Burnished Golden Wood Chairs Yellow Linen in Louis XVI Style
Located in Brescia, IT
This very fine French 19th century golden wood Louis XVI style chairs have an eclectic style and with the yellow linen upholstered they can give a touch of brightness in every room. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Beautiful 19th Century French Louis XV Gilt Carved Bergère
Located in Dallas, TX
A finely hand carved 19th century French Louis XV gilt bergère. Covered in a gold silk blend material.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Giltwood

French Louis XVI Style Carved Beechwood Bergère Chair in Cream Colored Linen
Located in Wells, ME
French Louis XVI style carved beechwood bergère chair in cream colored linen. The frame is crisply carved with acanthus leaf and running beads with carved stop fluted tapered turned ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Beech

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 elegantly slim cabriole legs headed by a floral spray and t...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Beech

  • 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.
19th Century Louis XVI Hand Carved Marquise from France
Located in CH
A masterfully carved 19th century Louis XVI marquise from France. The chair's frame is embellished with fantastic detailed carvings. A wonderfully stylish chair that would be a welco...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Walnut

French Chauffeuse 18th Century
Located in Palm Beach, FL
One single chauffeuse, 18th century, upholstered in a strié yellow gold velvet. Good condition.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Chairs

  • French Chauffeuse 18th Century
  • French Chauffeuse 18th Century
  • French Chauffeuse 18th Century
  • French Chauffeuse 18th Century
H 32 in. W 24 in. D 21 in.
19th Century Pair Burnished Golden Wood Chairs Yellow Linen in Louis XVI Style
Located in Brescia, IT
This very fine French 19th Century golden wood Louis XVI Style chairs are eclectic with the yellow linen upholstered that gives a touch of brightness. These pieces show all the signs...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

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

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of French Bergère Louis XV Style Chairs Re-Upholstered in Faux Grass
Located in London, GB
A pair of 20th century bergère chairs re upholstered in Faux Grass, and distressed gilt finish. Introducing a new limited edition selection of pieces from Studio Bucchi. These are ea...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Giltwood

Classic French Louis XV Bergere Armchairs from France
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
From the mid-20th century come these classic oversized French Bergere chairs from Paris, Circa 1950. The detailing and handcarving are crisp and beautifully executed. A well made cha...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Pair of Louis XV Period French Walnut Confessional Bergère Chairs, circa 1750
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XV period walnut confessional bergères armchairs from the mid-18th century with upholstery. Each of this pair of French 'Bergères à oreilles' features a slight...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

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

Materials

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.
French Louis XVI Style 1840s Painted Bergère Chair with Carved Floral Decor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI style painted wood bergère chair from the mid-19th century, with carved floral decor and new upholstery. Created in France during the second quarter of the 19th ce...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Wood

French Louis XV Style 1840s Painted Wingback Bergère Chair with New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style Provençale painted wingback bergère chair from the mid 19th century with new upholstery. This French bergère, born in the Southern region of Provence, feature...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Wood, Wood

19th Century French Hand-Carved Louis XVI Style Bergère à Oreilles
Located in CH
Antique French Louis XVI style Bergère à Oreilles, circa 1860, featuring wonderful hand-carved neoclassical details carved into the frame with upholstered back, arms, seat, and loose...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Style Parcel-Gilt and Paint Decorated Bergere Chairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of French Louis XV style parcel-gilt and paint decorated bergere chairs Jansen inspired. These lovely and elegant armchairs would look spectacular in any living room or office s...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chairs

Pair of French Louis Phillipe Mahogany Armchairs Recovered in a Yellow Fabric
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant and great design for this pair of French mahogany armchairs recovered with a yellow silk fabric The lines of the armrest is an elegant curved design, as well for the front a...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Office Chairs and Desk Ch...

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Mahogany

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

19th Century French Double Caning Bergère Armchair in Louis XV Style
Located in CH
French Louis XV style (19th century) double caned panel hand carved walnut bergère armchair in very good condition. Very elegant and comfortable piece which could be an accent in an...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Vintage 20th Century Salon Chair in Antique French Taste, Giltwood, circa 1970
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage 20th century salon chair in the antique French taste, giltwood dating to circa 1970. Attractive and comfortable salon chair Elaborate giltwood frame Decorated ...
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Mid-20th Century European Louis XIV Chairs

Materials

Giltwood

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

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Wood

  • Set 4 Louis XV Dining Chairs
  • Set 4 Louis XV Dining Chairs
  • Set 4 Louis XV Dining Chairs
  • Set 4 Louis XV Dining Chairs
H 36.50 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Pair Baker Furniture Provincial French Country Louis XV Blue Bergere Arm Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of original blue upholstered Bergeres made for B. Altman & Co by Baker Furniture Co in the Country French / Louis XV Style. This quality pair of armchairs features solid walnut ...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 6 Louis XV Black & White Mahogany Chairs w/ Original Juta Seats
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Lot of six Louis XV chairs. Very solid and stabie as they are. To be reupholstered or to be left as they are! Four chairs with front wheels and two without. Size: 45 x 43 x 48 / 97 H...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Mahogany

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 19th Century French Bergere Giltwood Upholstered Chairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a sophisticated pair of French Louis XVI style gilt upholstered bergere chairs. Each bergere has rounded top rails above out-swept arms joining seat with loose cushion, uphol...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Giltwood, Upholstery, Wood

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Mid Century French Chair Louis For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century French chair louis available for sale. Frequently made of wood, fabric and walnut, all mid century French chair louis available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of mid century French chair louis available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of mid century French chair louis to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Louis XVI, Louis XV and Mid-Century Modern mid century French chair louis are of considerable interest. Many mid century French chair louis are appealing in their simplicity, but Maison Jansen, Baker Furniture Company and Louis Paolozzi produced popular mid century French chair louis that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid Century French Chair Louis?

Prices for mid century French chair louis start at $295 and top out at $49,800 with the average selling for $3,400.

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