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Pair of Louis XVI Fauteuils
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of Louis XVI Fauteuils with detailed hand carving and fluted legs.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Paint

  • Pair of Louis XVI Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Fauteuils
H 36 in. W 24 in. D 21.5 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Giltwood Fauteuils
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Louis XVI fauteuils. Elegant yet comfortable. In it's original woven velvet and silk tapestry upholstery. The pair of giltwood chairs do need to be reupholstered but are heav...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

  • Pair of Louis XVI Giltwood Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Giltwood Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Giltwood Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Giltwood Fauteuils
H 43 in. W 25 in. D 28 in.
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

Materials

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 French Louis XVI-Style Fauteuils
Located in Belmont, MA
Pair of Louis XVI style fauteuils, finely carved and grayish patinated wood, with salmon colored fabric. The fauteuils will be directly shipped from Germany. Please ask for a shippin...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Armchairs

  • Pair of French Louis XVI-Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of French Louis XVI-Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of French Louis XVI-Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of French Louis XVI-Style Fauteuils
H 37.4 in. W 24.01 in. D 18.89 in.
Pair of Walnut Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
Located in Woodbury, CT
This pair of open arm chairs have been upholstered recently in white cotton muslin. Oval back with urn surrounded by flowers, centered Carved arms, rails, and legs. Legs of typic...
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Vintage 1950s Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of Louis XVI Giltwood Upholstered Fauteuils
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Louis XVI giltwood and upholstered fauteuils from circa 1790. Chapeau de gendarme credit with finials and toupie feet. Bottom seat is attached to the base. These have been ne...
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Antique 1790s French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Large Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
Located in Boston, MA
Each with an arched padded back carved with rosette paterae and leaf-wrapped arms, raised on turned tapering and stop-fluted legs headed by rosette paterae and terminating in toupie ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Large Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
  • Pair of Large Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
  • Pair of Large Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
  • Pair of Large Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
H 41 in. W 26.75 in. D 23.5 in.
Pair of Square Back Louis XVI Fauteuils
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of Painted Square Back Louis XVI Fauteuils.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

  • Pair of Square Back Louis XVI Fauteuils
  • Pair of Square Back Louis XVI Fauteuils
  • Pair of Square Back Louis XVI Fauteuils
  • Pair of Square Back Louis XVI Fauteuils
H 35 in. W 23.5 in. D 19.25 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Tapestry Fauteuils
Located in Winter Park, FL
A pair of Louis XVI style fauteuils, or armchairs, each with hand-carved walnut frame, turned armrest and fluted legs. Original floral petit point wool tapestry upholstery in gold, s...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Tapestry Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Tapestry Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Tapestry Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Tapestry Fauteuils
H 36.5 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Giltwood Fauteuils
Located in New York, NY
Each with oval back within a fine carved guilloche surround, issuing channeled padded armrests; the over-upholstered seat above a guilooche-carved seat rail and foliate-carved cabrio...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

Beautiful Pair of Painted Louis XVI Fauteuils
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful pair of Louis XVI Grey-painted Fauteuils, upholstered in Apricot Fortuny fabric with loose seat cushion. Late 18th century.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Painted Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of painted Louis XVI style armchairs from the mid-19th century. Large and comfortable scale. Upholstered in soft vintage handwoven European linen which has been dyed a beautiful...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Linen, Wood

  • Pair of Painted Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Painted Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Painted Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Painted Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
H 40 in. W 22.5 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Italian Louis XVI Oval Back Fauteuils
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of Italian Louis XVI painted oval Back Fauteuils, late 18th-early 19th century.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Painted Fauteuils
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of French Louis XVI style painted fauteuils.
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Antique Early 19th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Hide Upholstered Fauteuils
Located in Wichita, KS
Beautiful pair of Louis XVI Fauteuil armchair upholstered in vintage cowhide, welting and carved frame. Chairs are in good condition.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Cowhide, Wood

Pair of Walnut Louis XVI Armchairs or Fauteuils
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful pair of Louis XVI armchairs or fauteuils having their original pale gold upholstery in great condition! A great size for accent chairs, armchairs or end accent dining chair...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of French Louis XVI painted open armchairs, channeled medallion back connecting padded armchairs and serpentine seat, original Louis XVI needlepoint fabric depicting floral bask...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech, Gesso, Tapestry, Walnut

  • Pair of French Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils
H 36 in. W 23.5 in. D 25 in.
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

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Gilded Fauteuils
Located in Atlanta, GA
Late 19th century pair of French fauteuils or armchairs in the Louis XVI style with carved and gilded frames. The chairs are beautifully upholstered in a taupe leather with decorativ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Needlepoint Fauteuils
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of French Louis XVI style needlepoint fauteuils with gilt frames.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Painted French Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful Louis XVI style fauteuil with acanthus leaf, bead and leaf carvings, fluted columnar legs. Paint color is a soft oyster white, with distressing, and faux glaze finish. Upho...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Linen, Wood

Pair of Yale R Burge Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
By Yale Burge
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of Yale R Burge Louis XVI style distressed painted fauteuils.
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20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Yale R Burge Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Yale R Burge Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Yale R Burge Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Yale R Burge Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
H 37.75 in. W 18 in. D 26.5 in.
Pair of French Louis XVI Period Fauteuils Armchairs
Located in Charleston, SC
A very unique and highly-decorative pair of Louis XVI period armchairs or Fauteuils, in natural fruitwood with lovely 18th century tapestry upholstery. One chair is stamped "J.Mercie...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Tapestry, Beech, Wool

Pair of Louis XVI Style Painted Fauteuils a la Reine
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of painted late 19th century Louis XVI style armchairs. Newly upholstered.
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

Pair of Louis XVI Painted Fauteuil by Claude Sene
Located in Essex, MA
Finely carved arched back and seat carved with ribbon and leaf tip raised on circular tapered stop fluted legs. One chair stamped on base C Sene.
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Other

Pair of Louis XVI Painted Fauteuil by Claude Sene
Located in Essex, MA
Each chair with arched carved back and seat, carved with ribbon and leaf tip decoration, down swept arms all raised on circular tapered stop fluted legs. Signed under seat rail C. Se...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Other

Pair of Semi Antique Louis XVI Style Painted Fauteuils
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Louis XVI style fauteuils carved and painted in ecru. With carved ribbon frames overall. The shaped backs with carved floral crests and beaded inner frames. The arms with carved acan...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuil
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of good Louis XVI style fauteuil with original bronze velvet upholstery and nailhead trim. Nice carving, good proportions. Seat cushion is button tufted and semi-attached.
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20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuil
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuil
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuil
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuil
H 34 in. W 23.5 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Louis XVI style fauteuils with fabulous water gilding and exceptional upholstery.
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Antique 1880s Armchairs

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
H 41 in. W 32 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Carved Walnut Fauteuils Armchairs
Located in Houston, TX
Found in Provence, a pair of Louis XVI walnut fauteuil armchairs with nicely carved details. The chairs, with a wood support on the back and padded arms are sturdy and have been newl...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Linen, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Carved Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Impressive pair of French carved fauteuil armchairs made in the Louis XVI taste. The chairs feature elaborately hand carved frames with rope designs, rosettes, acanthus, and ribbon b...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fruitwood, Fabric

Pair of Louis XVI Style Parcel-Gilt Upholstered Fauteuils
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A pair of painted and gilded wood medallion back chairs. Delicate bead and swag detail surround a central flower. Padded scroll form arms sit atop tapering fluted legs.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Louis XVI Style Carved and Gilded Fauteuils, Two Pairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Group of four Louis XVI style giltwood fauteuils or armchairs with new black leather upholstery with nailhead trim Available as two pairs $6,800.00 per pair. One pair sold.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather, Giltwood

Pair of French Louis XVI Period Fauteuils or Armchairs
Located in Charleston, SC
A stunning pair of French Louis XVI style painted armchairs or fauteuils with "caps de gendarmes" detailing, tapered fluted legs, and having lovely French black and white re-editione...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fruitwood, Upholstery

Pair of Large-Scale Louis XVI Period Painted Fauteuil
Located in Hudson, NY
This pair of late 18th century fauteuil or open armchairs are of a large and generous scale. Carved from the solid beechwood and originally painted a very pale blue as evidenced by t...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech, Beech

Pair of Louis XVI Carved Mahogany Fauteuils by George Jacob
By Georges Jacob
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Louis XVI carved mahogany fauteuils by George Jacob, a distinguished designer during the Napoleon I Reign. New, reupholstered fabric. Stamped with the Jacob name on the back ...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Giltwood Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of Louis XVI style armchairs with heavily carved gilt wood frames. Upholstered seat and back in peach velvet. Measures: 25" arm height.
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Velvet, Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Parcel Gilt Fauteuil's, 18th Century
Located in Port Chester, NY
Pair of Louis XVI carved and painted oval back Fauteuil's with carved flower crest and apron on stop fluted legs.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Vintage French Provincial Louis XVI Cream Painted Fauteuil Armchairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Provincial Louis XVI style cream painted Fauteuil armchairs - a pair. Item features solid wood frame, upholstered arm rests, distressed finish, nicely carved details, ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Unusual Large Square Back Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of Large Square Back Louis XVI Style Fauteuil - Part of A Suite of Four Fauteuils and A Sofa- Model After A Set Marie Antoinette Had Them Made for Her Grand Cabinet in Tuileri...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Louis XVI Style Cream Painted Armchairs of Fauteuils
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of style Louis XVI armchairs or fauteuils each one finely carved cream painted frames with new upholstery.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech, Upholstery

Pair of French Gilded Carved Louis XVI Fauteuils Armchairs, circa 1870
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
These gorgeous chairs feature a genuine 24-karat gold leaf finish and beautiful time-worn rose colored pink silk damask. The frames show some wear and can be touched up, at the cost ...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

Pair of Painted French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Fauteuils
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A lovely pair of painted French 19th century round-back fauteuils, upholstered in vintage coral velvet. The armchairs are beautifully carved and painted, with both the paint and hard...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Velvet

Pair of French Louis XVI Beechwood Fauteuils
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A near pair of French Louis XVI beechwood fauteuils, one dating from the late 18th century, the other made to match some time in the 20th century. Both have recently been upholstered...
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Antique 1790s French Armchairs

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Wood

  • Pair of French Louis XVI Beechwood Fauteuils
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Beechwood Fauteuils
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Beechwood Fauteuils
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Beechwood Fauteuils
H 34.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 18.5 in.
19th Century French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Fauteuils, Pair
Located in Dallas, TX
A magnificent pair of 19th-20th century Louis XVI style giltwood open armchairs of exceptional quality and scale. Each of the armchairs with elongated oval backs, carved frame bander...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of Exceptional Gilt Carved Wood French Armchairs/Fauteuils Louis XVI
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of silk upholstered armchairs with exceptional carving and gilding, 19th century. Louis XVI-style having a square back and boxed upholstery to the front and a checkered silk up...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Carved Mahogany Fauteuils by George Jacob
By Georges Jacob
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Louis XVI carved mahogany fauteuils by George Jacob, a distinguished designer during the Napoleon I Reign. New, reupholstered fabric. Stamped with the Jacob name on the back ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Baker Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Baker tag. Carved frame. Damask upholstery.
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20th Century Armchairs

  • Pair of Baker Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Baker Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Baker Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
  • Pair of Baker Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
H 34.5 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
Vintage French Louis XVI Gold Leaf Balloon Back Fauteuil Armchairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XVI style gold leaf balloon back fauteuil armchairs, a pair. Item features distressed gold gilt/solid leaf finish, upholstered armrests, nicely carved details, c...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Painted and Parcel Gilded Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of French Louis XVI style painted and parcel gilded armchairs.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Period 1780s French Louis XVI Gilded and Painted Dining Armchairs Fauteuil, Pair
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a pair of very old, "of the period" antique Louis XVI armchairs. The chairs have beautiful genuine gold leaf gilded details and are in good antique condition. They have been ...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

French Louis XVI Revival Ebonized Pair of Upholstered Lounging Chairs, Fauteuils
Located in Wells, ME
French Louis XVI Revival ebonized pair of off-white linen upholstered fauteuils or lounging chairs. This pair of ebonized lounging chairs have carved reeded legs, carved shaped frame...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Lounge Chairs

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Linen

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Painted Fauteuils
Located in Pau, FR
Exceptional pair of 19th century French Louis XVI style painted fauteuils. The chairs have Greek inspired geometrical fluted legs which continue in the upper back part of the frames ...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Companion Pair of Carved Walnut Tufted Louis XVI Style Fauteuils Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful companion pair of Louis XVI style carved framed fauteuils with tufted cushions. They are not an identical pair in terms of upholstery but they are as frames.
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20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Fine Pair of Gilded Carved Tapestry French Louis XVI Fauteuil Open Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is an amazing set of French chairs dating to the 1900s-1920s era. They are carved in a precise manner with a mandolin carved atop of the frames. The gilding is bright and genuin...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

Rare Pair of Paint Decorated 1870s French Louis XVI Aubusson Fauteuils Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Date to the 1870s so expect finish losses and old upholstery issues. But overall these are gorgeous! Measure: 37 tall x 24 wide x 26 deep, seat height 17 1/2.
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Beech

French Louis XVI Style Carved Fauteuil Bergère Armchairs by Henredon, Pair
By Henredon
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of vintage French XVI style bergère armchairs by Henredon Fine Furniture. These generous sized accent chairs feature carved relief painted wood frames with a traditional round m...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

18th Century Pair of French Louis XVI Fauteuils or Armchairs
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of armchairs or fauteuils, Luis XVI, late 18th century, in walnut wood with back sculpted in guilloche, on fluted tapering legs, the interior has been reinforced and restored, u...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Fauteuils, Early 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely pair of giltwood chairs in the Louis XVI style having an oval padded back surmounted by a carved bow motif, joined by padded outscrolled arms to the padded seat, raised abov...
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Antique 1890s European Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Giltwood

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Armchairs, Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century French Louis XVI painted armchairs ~ Fauteuils are perfect for adding an opulent touch to your decor, while simultaneously providing a soft visual accent, thanks...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Wood

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Pair Louis Xvi Fauteuils For Sale on 1stDibs

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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.