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Louis XVI Period Oval Back Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Featuring exceptional carving. The leather-upholstered oval back within a conforming surround carved with beaded and rope banding and the top rail centred by a floral bouquet, issuin...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Armchairs

  • Louis XVI Period Oval Back Armchair
  • Louis XVI Period Oval Back Armchair
  • Louis XVI Period Oval Back Armchair
  • Louis XVI Period Oval Back Armchair
H 40 in. W 24.25 in. D 21 in.
Late 19th Century Oval Back Armchair
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Late 19th century oval back armchair of very sturdy construction with continuous bead decoration to the entire chair, finely carved arms.
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Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

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Mahogany

  • Late 19th Century Oval Back Armchair
  • Late 19th Century Oval Back Armchair
  • Late 19th Century Oval Back Armchair
  • Late 19th Century Oval Back Armchair
H 37 in. W 24 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of period Louis XVI oval backed armchairs with pegged construction and parcel gilt finish.
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs
H 36 in. W 24 in. D 21 in.
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

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in Hamburg, PA
A sculptural pair of oval back armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s. The chair frames are in good original condition. These retail new through Ralph Pucci International for $3,600 each. Ma...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
  • Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
  • Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
  • Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
H 34 in. W 26.25 in. D 23.75 in.
Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in Hamburg, PA
A sculptural pair of oval back armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s. The chair frames are in good original condition, however, there are some minor imperfections on arms, as shown in image...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
  • Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
  • Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
  • Pair of Oval Back Armchairs by Jens Risom, 1960s
H 34 in. W 26.25 in. D 23.75 in.
Late 18th Century Scottish Oval-Back Armchair, circa 1780-1790
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The Scottish Georgian period open armchair in the Hepplewhite taste, in faded floral upholstery, having swept padded arms and an oval back, to tapering front legs with bullseye patar...
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Antique 1780s Scottish Hepplewhite Armchairs

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Elm

Pair of Oval Backed Swedish Armchairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Pair of Gustavian style armchairs, Sweden, circa 1900, with oval backs and flared arms. Chain molding around the oval back and seat. Tapering round legs. Very comfortable.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Oval Backed Swedish Armchairs
  • Pair of Oval Backed Swedish Armchairs
  • Pair of Oval Backed Swedish Armchairs
  • Pair of Oval Backed Swedish Armchairs
H 36 in. W 29.5 in. D 23 in.
19th Century French Louis XVI Style White Painted Oval Back Armchair
Located in New York, NY
19th century French Louis XVI style white painted arm chair with an oval back and carved crest and front rail with black and white striped upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style 1850s Oval Back Armchairs with Carved Ribbons
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style painted oval back armchairs from the mid-19th century, with carved ribbons and fluted legs. Created in France at the beginning of Emperor Napoléon II...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Wood, Upholstery

19th Century Pair of Giltwood Louis XVI Style French Oval Back Armchairs
Located in San Antonio, TX
19th century pair of giltwood Louis XVI style French oval back armchairs. These chairs were owned by couple who worked at US Embassy in Paris, France during the 1960s. The chairs are...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Giltwood

Pair of Painted Oval Pinwheel Back Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of painted oval shaped armchairs with pierced pinwheel tracery on the seatback and an upholstered seat. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor paint loss and fi...
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20th Century Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Painted Oval Pinwheel Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Painted Oval Pinwheel Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Painted Oval Pinwheel Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Painted Oval Pinwheel Back Armchairs
H 41.00 in. W 27.00 in. D 21.00 in.
George III Mahogany Oval Back Carved Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Upholstered in a chinoiserie red silk damask; the oval back finely carved with stop-fluting and issuing outswept padded armrests finely carved bellflower garlands; raised on tapering...
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Antique 1760s English Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Damask, Mahogany

  • George III Mahogany Oval Back Carved Armchair
  • George III Mahogany Oval Back Carved Armchair
  • George III Mahogany Oval Back Carved Armchair
  • George III Mahogany Oval Back Carved Armchair
H 36.5 in. W 25.5 in. D 19.25 in.
Pair of French Art Deco Era Oval Back Armchairs in the Manner of Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
These satinwood oval back armchairs are fashioned in the Louis XVI style with detail and carved motifs reflecting the Art Deco era. Delicately covered by white structured fabric comp...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

English George III Hepplewhite Style Oval-Backed Mahogany Armchair
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An elegant period George III Hepplewhite style oval-backed armchair of well carved solid mahogany.
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Antique Late 18th Century British Hepplewhite Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

PAIR OF FRENCH OVAL BACK LOUIS XVI ARMCHAIRS
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of French Louis XVI style Ovalback Armchairs of beechwood
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Venetian Neoclassic Painted Armchair with Oval Caned Back
Located in New York, NY
An original Louis XVI period Venetian painted and Mecca silver gilt armchair; with oval caned back, joined by scrolled armrests above an upholstered seat cushion above a molded circu...
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Antique 1780s Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Paint

Mid Century Modern Armchairs 'Oval-Back' by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom, Knoll, Finn Juhl
Located in Framingham, MA
Beautiful set of oval-back armchairs in by Jens Risom designed armchairs, circa 1960s. The refinished oiled walnut frames reveal beautiful woods grain. Re-upholstered in sage green v...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Velvet, Walnut

19th c Louis XVI oval back silver leafed armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
pr of 19th c Louis XVI silver leafed oval backed open armchairs
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Wood

English Georgian Period Hepplewhite Armchair with Oval Back and Carved Splat
Located in Wells, ME
English Georgian Hepplewhite period mahogany armchair with carved splat within an oval back, shepherd's crook arms, tapered legs, saddle seat, circa 1790 $1,885.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Hepplewhite Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Barbara Barry Oval X-Back Armchairs for Baker Furniture, 1990s
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Hamburg, PA
A gorgeous pair of Barbara Barry oval X-back lounge armchairs for Baker Furniture, 1990s. The chairs are made of maple with a mahogany finish upholstered in a light green fabric. The...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of French 1850s Louis XVI Style Walnut Oval Back Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style walnut armchairs from the mid-19th century, with oval backs, carved decor and new upholstery. Created in France during the reign of Emperor Napoleon ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Oval Back Painted Wood Armchairs, New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style oval back painted wood upholstered accent armchairs. This pair of French chairs features oval backs, scrolled and partially upholstered arms, four fl...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Painted Armchair with Oval Back
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th-20th century Louis XVI style painted armchair with oval back Geometric / Greek Key style carving Measures: 25" W x 20" D x 37" T, arm 26" T, seat 18.5" T.
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Early 20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Fauteuil
Located in Port Chester, NY
Pair of Louis XVI period oval back walnut fauteuil with stop fluted legs, bowknot and ribbon crest rail, and apron, circa 1780s.
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Antique 1780s European Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Fauteuil
  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Fauteuil
  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Fauteuil
  • Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Fauteuil
H 39 in. W 25 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Period Louis XVI GIlt Oval back Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of Louis XVI Period Oval Back Fauteuil with on in Abusson and one in Needlepoint covers
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Oval Back Gilded Frame Fauteuils
Located in Troy, MI
Pair of turn of the century French arm chairs in classic Louis XVI style with carved and painted frames. The paint color is like a deep bronze. Tapered and carved legs, padded arm re...
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of Louis XV Style Oval Back Chairs by Karges
By Karges Furniture
Located in Hingham, MA
A mixed pair (one with arms) of Louis XV style oval back chairs finished in silver cream with Brunschwig & Fils cotton and silk small patterned leaf design in a pale aqua marine colo...
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Vintage 1980s American Louis XV Armchairs

Set of 4 Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Oval Back Fauteiuls
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of 4 19th century French Louis XVI oval back fauteiuls. Carved and gilt large size.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Beechwood Cabriolets Fauteuils with Oval Medallion Backs
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A pair of French Louis XVI style beechwood cabriolets fauteuils with oval medallion backs, scrolled arms, fluted legs and green silk upholstery. Each of this pair of French Louis XVI...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech, Silk, Upholstery

French Louis XVI Style Silver Gold Gilt Pink Damask Oval Back Arm Chairs, Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XVI style silver and gold gilt pink damask oval medallion back arm chairs - a pair. ***Listing is for (1) Pair. Currently (3) Pair available*** Item features silver/gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style 19th Century Oval Back Fauteuils with Floral Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style oval back fauteuils from the 19th century, with carved crest, scrolling arms and upholstery. Born 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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Wood, Upholstery

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Pink Distress Painted Oval Back Dining Arm Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Vintage French Louis XVI style upholstered oval / medallion back dining armchairs with pink distress painted finish. Item features solid carved wood frames, oval backs with f...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

A French Louis XVI Style Ivory Painted and Parcel Gilt Oval Back Open Arm Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large-scaled and elegant French Louis XVI style ivory painted and parcel gilt oval back open armchair; the circular padded back with floral carved crest rail above padded arms over...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Pair of French Mid-20th Century Oval Back Armchairs with Nicely Carved Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French carved wood and upholstered bergères chairs from the mid-20th century. This vintage pair of armchairs from France each feature oval-shaped upholstered backs with a w...
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Mid-20th Century French Chairs

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Linen, Wood

1960s Pair of Spanish Bamboo Armchairs with Ovaled Back Rest
Located in Miami, FL
1960s pair of Spanish bamboo armchairs with ovaled back rest Restored.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Rattan

Pair of French Louis XVI Carved Oval Back Fruitwood Armchairs Kravet Fabric
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted pair of Louis XVI oval back armchairs with Kravet fabric. The carvings throughout the fruitwood are intricate yet tasteful. The upholstery is at seat, backrest and armrests. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Fruitwood

Pair of French Louis XVI Carved Oval Back Fruitwood Armchairs Kravet Fabric
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted pair of Louis XVI oval back armchairs with Kravet fabric. The carvings throughout the fruitwood are intricate yet tasteful. The upholstery is at seat, backrest and armrests. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Fruitwood

Set of French Louis XVI Carved Oval Back Fruitwood Armchairs with Kravet Fabric
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant and ornate set of four matching Louis XVI oval back armchairs with Kravet fabric. Upholstered on the arms, seat, and backrest. All dimensions are below.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Fruitwood

Pair of Italian Walnut Oval Back Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Walnut Oval Back Armchairs. Italian, circa 1790.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Armchairs

Pair of Beaux Arts Painted oval back armchairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of painted Beaux Arts Oval Back Armchairs .
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Antique 19th Century French Beaux Arts Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Louis XVI Style Oval-Back Armchairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
Pair of Louis XVI style oval-back armchairs upholstered in taupe, green cotton fabric with raffia fabric on backs. Wood painted green and cream with distressed finish.
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1990s Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Cotton, Raffia

Pair of French Louis XVI Oval Back Armchairs, circa 1790
Located in London, GB
Pair of French Louis XVI Provincial painted oval back salon armchairs with a small floral motif on the top. Upholstered in burnt orange velvet. Carved throughout with fluted tapering...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Set of 4 Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Oval Back Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful set of 4 late 18th-early 19th century French Louis XVI giltwood carved oval back open armchairs.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of French Oval Back Giltwood Armchairs
Located in London, GB
Pair of French Large Louis XVI Style Oval Back Giltwood Open Arm Fauteuils, with oval padded panel-backs, padded scroll arms and bowfront seats on reeded legs headed with paterae c.1...
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Giltwood

Pair of Antique English Oval Back Mahogany Armchairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of antique English oval back mahogany armchairs, circa 1880.
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Antique 1880s English Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of French Louis XVI Oval Back Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A pair of French Louis XVI style armchairs with an upholstered oval back that is topped with a floral motif with ribbon and bead and bar edging, leading to scrolled partially upholst...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

George III Oval-Back Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
A handsome English George III gray-green painted and parcel-gilt beechwood upholstered oval-back armchair raised on square tapering supports
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Armchairs

  • George III Oval-Back Chair
  • George III Oval-Back Chair
  • George III Oval-Back Chair
  • George III Oval-Back Chair
H 37 in. W 24 in. D 25 in.
A Pair of English George the III Style Oval Back Open Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of English George the III style oval back open armchairs with upholstered arm supports and tapered fluted legs, the white painted frames with green details supported by round ...
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Early 20th Century British Armchairs

French Louis XVI Country Oval Medallion Back Green Fauteuil Armchairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XVI Country style oval medallion back green fauteuil armchairs, a pair. Item features solid wood frame, upholstered armrests, nicely carved details, tapered legs, very n...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

A Swedish Ivory Painted Oval Back Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
A handsome Swedish neo-classical ivory painted and parcel-gilt oval back armchair raised on fluted supports
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs

  • A Swedish Ivory Painted Oval Back Chair
  • A Swedish Ivory Painted Oval Back Chair
  • A Swedish Ivory Painted Oval Back Chair
  • A Swedish Ivory Painted Oval Back Chair
H 38 in. W 24.5 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Italian Neoclassical 1850s Green Painted Armchairs with Cane Oval Backs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian neoclassical style green painted wooden armchairs from the mid-19th century, with cane oval backs and new upholstery. Each of this pair of Italian armchairs feature...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Cane, Wood, Upholstery

Fabulour Pair c.1950s Lucite Oval Back Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Fabulous Pair c.1950s Lucite Oval Back Chairs
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Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

Materials

Lucite

19th c Louis XVI gilded oval back open arm chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
pr of 19thc Louis XVI oal back open arm chairs all hand carved and gilded covered in beautiful silk
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Oval X-Back Chairs by Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A twist on a French neoclassic form. Oval X-splat to the back and fully upholstered to the front. Exposed wood frame with flaring arms and tapered legs. This chair converges to a foc...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Pair of Antique English Mahogany Hepplewhite Oval Back Chairs, circa 1860
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of antique English mahogany Hepplewhite oval back chairs, circa 1860. EAC066.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Painted Fauteuils with Oval Backs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style painted wood armchairs from the 19th century with oval backs, scrolled open arms, fluted legs and new upholstery. Each of this pair of French fauteui...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Louis XV Style Oval Back Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of oval back armchairs, French, Louis XV style, circa 1880s.
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Antique 1880s French Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Louis XV Style Oval Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Oval Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Oval Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Oval Back Armchairs
H 38 in. W 28 in. D 22.5 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Oval-Back Armchairs by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Lafayette, IN
A fantastic set of Mid-Century Modern black leather and walnut club chairs by Danish American designer Jens Risom. From the early 1960s, these chairs are in excellent vintage conditi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Walnut

1960s Pair of Spanish Bamboo Armchairs with Ovaled Back Rest
Located in Miami, FL
1960s pair of Spanish bamboo armchairs with Ovaled back rest Restored.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Rattan

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Oval Back Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of oval back armchairs for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, all oval back armchairs available were constructed with great care. Oval back armchairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Louis XVI, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco oval back armchairs are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made oval back armchairs over the years, but those made by Jens Risom, Baker Furniture Company and Barbara Barry are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Oval Back Armchairs?

Oval back armchairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,400, while the lowest priced sells for $713 and the highest can go for as much as $12,500.

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.