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Antique Wicker Parlor Set
By American Chair Merikord
Located in Old Saybrook, CT
Antique Art Deco Wicker Parlor Set in fresh white paint. Seating is large in scale and generously proportioned providing a comfortable feel. Sofa measures 78"wide x 29" deep x 40"t...
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Vintage 1910s American Living Room Sets

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Metal

  • Antique Wicker Parlor Set
  • Antique Wicker Parlor Set
  • Antique Wicker Parlor Set
  • Antique Wicker Parlor Set
H 40 in. W 78 in. D 29 in.
French Parlor Set, 3 Pieces
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine set (sofa and two armchairs) in the Louis XV style. Original upholstery (venetian velvet). Dimensions: Sofa - 74" wide; 30" deep; 38.5" tall; 36.5" seat height Ar...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Wood

  • French Parlor Set, 3 Pieces
  • French Parlor Set, 3 Pieces
  • French Parlor Set, 3 Pieces
  • French Parlor Set, 3 Pieces
H 38.5 in. W 74 in. D 30 in.
Art Nouveau Parlor Set, Circa 1910
Located in Opole, PL
We present you this set composed of a two-seat sofa, and two armchairs. The whole is kept in the Art Nouveau stylistics. The seats are upholstered. The backrests with an openwork s...
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Vintage 1910s Italian Art Nouveau Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Mahogany

  • Art Nouveau Parlor Set, Circa 1910
  • Art Nouveau Parlor Set, Circa 1910
  • Art Nouveau Parlor Set, Circa 1910
  • Art Nouveau Parlor Set, Circa 1910
H 37.01 in. W 44.49 in. D 23.63 in.
Parlor Set from the Early 20h Century
Located in Opole, PL
We present you small parlor set composed of a two-person sofa and two armchairs. The furniture is openwork, of a lightweight construction, and with softly upholstered seats and frag...
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Early 20th Century European Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Parlor Set from the Early 20h Century
  • Parlor Set from the Early 20h Century
  • Parlor Set from the Early 20h Century
  • Parlor Set from the Early 20h Century
H 36.62 in. W 42.92 in. D 19.69 in.
Antique Revival Olive Burlwood Parlor Set of 4 Chairs Settee Neoclassical
Located in Dayton, OH
Monumental early 20th century 5-piece parlor set. A neoclassical and Egyptian revival inspired design. Features a curved rail with unique X-back between contoured arms leading to reg...
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Early 20th Century Egyptian Revival Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Antique Egyptian Revival Olive Burlwood Parlor Set Chairs Settee Neoclassical
Located in Dayton, OH
Monumental early 20th century parlor set. A neoclassical and Egyptian revival inspired design. Features a curved rail with unique X-back between contoured arms leading to regal strip...
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Early 20th Century Egyptian Revival Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Olive, Burl

19th Century Three-Piece Louis XVI Style Giltwood Parlor Set
Located in New York, NY
A very nice late 19th century three-piece Louis XVI style giltwood parlor set. Consisting of a settee and a pair of arm chairs, beautiful carved designs on the arms and legs, the ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Wood

3 Pc Victorian Empire Mahogany Dolphin Carved Parlor Set Settee Armchair & Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
3 piece Victorian Empire mahogany dolphin carved parlor set. Set includes, loveseat, armchair, side chair, open mouth gesso dolphins, floral fabric, beautiful wood grain, and great s...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Empire Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Mahogany

19th Century French Louis XV Style Gold Giltwood Three-Piece Rolling Parlor Set
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th century French Louis XV style gilt gold beechwood three-piece parlor set. This French hand carved beech wood parlor set procured from a French estate, maintains the original and...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Living Room Sets

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Brass

Historic Parlor Set in the Empire Type, the 2nd Half of the 19th Century
Located in Opole, PL
We present you this upholstered suite that is composed of a three-person sofa and two armchairs. The furniture is circa the 2nd half of the 19th century. Its form refers to the Empi...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Empire Living Room Sets

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Brass

Lovely French Louis XVI Belle Epoque Parlor or Salon Set
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A very pretty late 19th century three piece Louis XVI style parlor set consisting of a settee and a pair of arm chairs having beautiful carved designs on the painted arms and legs an...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Living Room Sets

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Linen, Wood

Set of Six Carved French Antique Living Room or Parlor Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French set of (6) chairs, intricately carved in the late 1800s in as found condition. This set of (6) antique French living room or parlor chairs, still retain their original...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Living Room Sets

Sublime French Louis XVI Carved Walnut Five Piece Parlor or Salon Set
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very elegant sophisticated French Louis XVI carved 5-piece salon set including square back loveseat, 2 armchairs with open arm rests, and 2 side chairs. All are reupholstered in imma...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Walnut

Five Piece French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Carved Salon 'Parlor' Suite
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A five piece French Louis XVI style giltwood carved Salon 'Parlor' Suite. The carved gilded wood frame with a floral design and leaves, with padded open armrests and raised on four f...
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Living Room Sets

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Giltwood, Velvet

French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Carved Three-Piece Salon or Parlor Suite
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French Louis XVI style giltwood carved three piece salon or parlor suite, comprising of a settee and a pair of fauteuils. The square back settee and armchairs with open armrests an...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Giltwood

Biedermeier Parlor Suite in Walnut with Sofa and Pair of Armchairs, circa 1830
Located in Miami, FL
A very beautiful South German Biedermeier suite in fine walnut consisting of a sofa and a pair of armchairs/ bergères, each with shaped, fan-carved crest rail above scrolled armrests...
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Antique 1830s German Biedermeier Living Room Sets

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Walnut, Upholstery

19th Century French Louis XV Style Gold Giltwood 3-Piece Parlor Salon Suite
Located in Philadelphia, PA
19th century French Louis xv style gold giltwood 3-piece parlor salon suite. Set includes, (1) loveseat, (1) armchair, (1) side chair. All chairs feature gold silk upholstery with em...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Wood

19th Century Rosewood Parlor Set
Located in Opole, PL
We present you a set composed of a three-seat bench and two armchairs. All the furniture is from the mid-19th century Both the bench and armchairs are made of rosewood, whereas the...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Benches

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Rosewood

  • 19th Century Rosewood Parlor Set
  • 19th Century Rosewood Parlor Set
  • 19th Century Rosewood Parlor Set
  • 19th Century Rosewood Parlor Set
H 32.29 in. W 53.94 in. D 20.87 in.
High Style Antique Wicker Parlor Set
By American Chair Merikord
Located in Old Saybrook, CT
A beautiful and rare antique wicker parlor set freshly painted in Benjamin Moore Guilford Green. Table 32" tall and 28" diameter. Taller chair 43" tall, 29" deep, 32" wide. Shor...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Chairs

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Metal

  • High Style Antique Wicker Parlor Set
  • High Style Antique Wicker Parlor Set
  • High Style Antique Wicker Parlor Set
  • High Style Antique Wicker Parlor Set
H 43 in. W 32 in. D 29 in.
Victorian Mother of Pearl Satinwood Inlay Mahogany Parlor Set, 3-Piece Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Victorian mother of pearl satinwood inlay mahogany sofa & 2 chairs parlor set, 3-piece set. Item features satinwood floral inlay, mother of pearl inlay, brass rolling casters...
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Antique 19th Century North American Victorian Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Eastlake Stick & Ball Carved Mahogany Settee & Chair Parlor Set
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Eastlake parlor set offers walnut stick and ball frame with chair crest having embossed central shield with flanking scroll and foliate elements, matching settee with pier...
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20th Century American Eastlake Settees

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Wood, Mahogany, Upholstery

Pair of Vintage Victorian Parlor Set Ladies and Gentleman Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of vintage Victorian parlor set ladies and gentleman chairs. Offered is a pair of vintage Victorian parlor chairs with carved legs and arms and floral upholstery. Includes a ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Victorian Armchairs

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Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Carved Walnut Parlor Set, Settee and Armchairs
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique French Louis XVI parlor set offers walnut construction with carved foliate crests, scroll arms and raised on cabriole les terminating in scroll feet; upholstered backs, se...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Settees

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Carved Maiden Walnut John Jelliff Renaissance Revival Victorian 7 PC Parlor Set
By John Jelliff
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a rare 1870s era 7 piece John Jelliff parlor set with 4 side chairs, 2 armchairs and a matching sofa. As was customary during the earlier 20th century, pieces were often upho...
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Antique 1870s American Renaissance Revival Settees

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Walnut

Nine-Piece 19th Century Parcel Gilt Carved Aubusson Tapestry Parlor Set
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic late 19th century nine-piece Louis XV style parcel-gilt carved walnut and Aubusson Tapestry Parlor set. Consisting of four side chairs, four armchairs and a settee, ea...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Chairs

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Tapestry, Wood

Victorian Wicker Parlor Set ‘His, Her and Child's’ Chairs, Settee and Rocker
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Part of a Senator's wife's wicker collection, this rare and beautiful complete wicker parlor set is of high quality with wood beads on the legs of the chairs and openwork curlicues c...
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Antique 1890s American Victorian Rocking Chairs

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Wicker

Heywood Company Victorian White Wicker Parlor Armchair Set
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Victorian white painted wicker parlor chairs. Hand crafted intricate heart design back, and curved wicker leaves climb the front legs. Wonderful parlor, sunroom, or patio set.
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Chairs

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Wicker

19th Century French Parlor Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Winter Park, FL
A set of six early 19th century French Biedermeier style parlor chairs made of cherrywood. Beautifully crafted with curved hand carved interjoined loops on the seat back and turned f...
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Antique 19th Century French Biedermeier Chairs

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Cherry

  • 19th Century French Parlor Chairs, Set of Six
  • 19th Century French Parlor Chairs, Set of Six
  • 19th Century French Parlor Chairs, Set of Six
  • 19th Century French Parlor Chairs, Set of Six
H 33.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 13.5 in.
Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Upholstered Parlor Chair Set, circa 1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Victorian parlor set offers carved walnut frames with upholstered seats and tufted backs, raised on cabriole legs, and includes gentleman's armchair and ladies side chair ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Three Victorian Antler Parlor Chairs, Austria, circa 1880
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Three very rare antler parlor chairs made of stag antlers and fallow deer antlers, with feet carved as lions claws, Austria, circa 1880 - old green covering has to be renewed. Pleas...
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Antique 19th Century German Black Forest Chairs

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Antler, Wood

Set of 4 Antique French Figural Tapestry Gilded Dining Side Parlor Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Carved giltwood, circa 1920. Machine tapestry cover. Measures: 37" H x 20 1/2" W x 21 1/4" D. Seat height 19.
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Chairs

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Fruitwood

Set of 4 Painted and Gilded Petite French Louis XV Parlor Vanity Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fine set of beautifully painted and gilded carved chairs. They are perfect for use as parlor chairs or as vanity or occasional chairs, circa 1890s. They are in excellent co...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Beech

Set of Four French 19th Century Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Parlor Side Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine set of Four French, 19th century Louis XV style carved walnut parlor side chairs. The intricately carved backrests with an arched back and raised on four cabriolet legs conjoi...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Silk, Walnut

Meeks Parlor Set
Located in New Orleans, LA
This extraordinary set of parlor furniture from the world-renowned J. & J.W. Meeks Company is skillfully crafted of laminated rosewood in the Stanton Hall pattern. Each piece feature...
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Antique 19th Century American Living Room Sets

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Rosewood

John Jelliff, Ebonized Parlor Set, Victorian, Revival Parlor Set, 1800s
Located in Vancouver, BC
John Jelliff, ebonized parlor set, Victorian, Revival Parlor set, 1800s, Antique Furniture, B701. Includes sofa, one elegant arm chair, four side chairs Ebonized furniture is ori...
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Antique 1880s European Living Room Sets

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Wood

Modernist Three-Piece Parlor Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chairs: Height: 31.5” Width: 26.5” Depth: 32”<br /> Daybed: Height: 24” Length: 75.5” Depth: 31”
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20th Century French Living Room Sets

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Cherry, Palisander

Josef Hoffmann Parlor Set for Thonet
By Thonet, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Hudson, NY
Early example of a variant of the model 728, with round inserts instead of the more common diamond version. Beech bentwood retains its original finish. Early "Vienna Pancota" brand...
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Vintage 1910s Living Room Sets

  • Josef Hoffmann Parlor Set for Thonet
  • Josef Hoffmann Parlor Set for Thonet
  • Josef Hoffmann Parlor Set for Thonet
  • Josef Hoffmann Parlor Set for Thonet
H 29.5 in. W 50 in. D 19 in.
3-Piece Eastlake Victorian Aesthetic Mvmnt Ebonized Parlor Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
3-piece Eastlake Victorian aesthetic movement ebonized parlor set sofa loveseat chair. Listing features sofa, armless loveseat, side chair, ebonized frames, finely carved details, ro...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Living Room Sets

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Velvet, Wood

Art Deco Leather and Wood Three Piece Parlor Set
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco burled wood and cream color leather parlor set. Includes a settee, and two armchairs all with fanned backs and patchwork pedestal bases. Good vintage condition, minor ...
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20th Century Art Deco Living Room Sets

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Wood, Leather

Unusual and Large Wicker Parlor Set, France, circa 1910
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Unusual and fun wicker winter garden set composed of a two-seat settee, two large and rotund armchairs and a round table. Generous and shapely design. The seating pieces as well a...
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Early 20th Century French Living Room Sets

Amazing Parlor Set in Biedermeier Style, Viena, 1840-1850
Located in Opole, PL
We present you this set of furniture composed of a sofa, two armchairs, four chairs, and a round table. The furniture, circa 1840-1850, is kept in the stylistics typical for the Bied...
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Living Room Sets

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Walnut

Antique 3 PC Hand-Carved Inlaid Coffee Table Parlor Set
Located in North York, ON
Here we have available a stunning coffee table and living room set. Made in the 1920s in America, this completely restored hand-carved 3 piece set has spectacularly detailed and orn...
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Vintage 1930s American Living Room Sets

Rare Gustav Siegel Parlor Set for J. & J. Kohn of Austria
By Gustav Siegel, Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful, ebonized beech wood set with decorative ball mounts. Includes the very rare Settee, two arm chairs and desk chair. Set has been fully restored. Also retains all origina...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Living Room Sets

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Silk, Upholstery

Antique Renaissance Revival Jelliff Figural Walnut Jenny Lind Parlor Set
By John Jelliff
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique Renaissance Revival three piece parlor set by John Jelliff features figural caved walnut frame with Jenny Lind mask on crests and arms, carved foliate and scroll decoration t...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Living Room Sets

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Walnut, Upholstery

Vintage French Art Deco Parlor Set , Sofa and Two Chairs
Located in North York, ON
This vintage Art Deco parlor set hails from France. The sofa and matching chairs are original pieces that just need to be reupholstered. Featuring a light coloured wood frame with da...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Burl

Antique Carved Walnut Eastlake Six-Piece Parlor Set with Velvet Upholstery
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique Eastlake parlor set features walnut and burl frame with carved shell, acanthus, and rosettes, emerald green upholstery; includes settee, four side chairs, one armchair and fo...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Eastlake Living Room Sets

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Velvet, Burl, Walnut

Palatial Late 19th Century Seven Piece Giltwood Carved Parlor Set
Located in New York, NY
A Palatial late 19th century seven piece Louis XVI style giltwood carved parlor set The fantastic and heavily carved set consists of four arm chairs, two side chairs and a settee,...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Living Room Sets

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Giltwood, Silk

Danhauser Vienna Biedermeier Parlor Set Four Chairs Two Armchairs Settee 1815
By Josef Danhauser
Located in Vienna, AT
Gorgeous Viennese early Biedermeier Danhauser parlor set, consisting of ° two easy chairs with arms ° four chairs ° a settee All of them of finest manufacturing quality. Made by Jos...
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Living Room Sets

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Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Carved Walnut Upholstered Sofa and Chair Parlor Set
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique French Louis XVI parlor set features walnut settee and armchair with carved foliate, scroll and shell decoration, floral upholstered seat, back and arms, 19th century Measur...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Walnut

19th Century Louis XVI Style Aubusson Salon / Parlor Set, Settee Four Fauteuils
Located in Stamford, CT
Finest 19th century Louis XVI style Aubusson salon / parlor set. A settee and four Fauteuil's comprise this stunning and breathtaking Salon Set. The Louis XVI Style Aubusson Upholste...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Wood

Parlor Suite
Located in Hudson, NY
Turn of the century parlor suite, 3 pieces, love seat and pair of tub chairs, great for boudoir or cosy corner.
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Early 20th Century Danish Living Room Sets

French Louis XIV Style Original Tapestry Gold Gilt Parlor Set, Late 19th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
French Louis XIV parlour set includes settee, two fauteuils (armchairs) and two side chairs featuring Classic gold gilt framing, molded cartouche-shaped seat backs, cabriole legs, an...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Wood

Antique S. Karpen & Brothers American Empire Mahogany Parlor Settee & Chair Set
By Karpen & Bros.
Located in Dayton, OH
"S. Karpen & Bros (1880-1951) The 9 Karpen brother immigrated to America from Prussia in 1872. By 1880 the eldest son Solomon had enough money to open a furniture workshop. From t...
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Early 20th Century American Empire Living Room Sets

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Josef Hoffman - Parlor Suite
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in San Francisco, CA
Josef Hoffman for THONET; Beechwood parlor suite consisting of a settee, pair of armchairs and occasional table, designed c.1905, produced 1960s; Unmarked, Settee: 32" x 46 1/2" x 20...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Living Room Sets

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Brass

  • Josef Hoffman - Parlor Suite
  • Josef Hoffman - Parlor Suite
  • Josef Hoffman - Parlor Suite
  • Josef Hoffman - Parlor Suite
H 32 in. W 46.5 in. D 20 in.
Louis XIV Style Parlor Suite / Salon Set Three-Piece Giltwood Aubusson
Located in Stamford, CT
19th century Louis XIV Style Parlor Suite / Salon set three-piece French giltwood petite point and gros point in spectacular shape given the age. The giltwood frame strong an sturdy ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIV Living Room Sets

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Giltwood, Fabric

French parlor set
Located in New York, NY
This five piece French parlor set comes with one love seat, two medium chairs and two small chairs. This set can be seen at our Madison Avenue location.
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Antique 19th Century French Side Chairs

3-Piece Victorian Mahogany Parlor Suite
Located in Vancouver, BC
Reupholstered three (3) piece late Victorian parlor suite consisting of a two seat settee (52" W x 29" D x 41" H, 16" H seat) with carved top rail, large armchair (24" W x 24" D x 41...
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Antique 19th Century Scottish Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Mahogany

French Belle Époque Louis XVI Style Giltwood Carved 3-Piece Parlor Salon Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French Belle époque Louis XVI style giltwood carved three-piece parlor salon suite, comprising of a two-corps canapé (settee) and a pair of fauteuils (armchairs) Paris, circa 1900....
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Antique Early 1900s French Belle Époque Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Giltwood

An Incredible Art Nouveau Parlor Suite
Located in Brentwood, TN
An amazing art nouveau suite with 2 chairs and 2 sofas. Superb carvings adorn this suite and all in walnut. The sides and front aprons are burled and inlaid. Very comfortable and exc...
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20th Century American Living Room Sets

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Walnut

3 Piece Late Victorian Mahogany Parlor Suite
Located in Vancouver, BC
Reupholstered 3 piece late Victorian parlor suite consisting of 2 seater settee, arm chair and petite side chair. Carved cabriole legs with original castors.<br /> <br /> Settee: ...
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Antique 19th Century English Living Room Sets

Materials

Mahogany

Parlor Set For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the parlor set you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, every parlor set was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect parlor set —, we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A parlor set made by Louis XV designers — as well as those associated with Louis XVI — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made parlor set over the years, but those crafted by Heywood-Wakefield Co. American Chair Company Merikord and Karpen & Bros. Are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Parlor Set?

Prices for a parlor set start at $695 and top out at $55,000 with the average selling for $4,850.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.