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Pair of French Louis XVI Green Silk Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI-style (19th/20th Cent) grey painted armchairs with oval back in pale green silk upholstery.    
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20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk

  • Pair of French Louis XVI Green Silk Armchairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Green Silk Armchairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Green Silk Armchairs
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Green Silk Armchairs
H 37 in. W 23.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of Bergere Silk Armchairs by Robert Allen
By Robert Allen
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of An Antique Pair of Silk Armchairs by ROBERT ALLEN Featuring wonderful carvings, bolster pillows, and down...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Armchairs

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Silk, Walnut

Pair of Midcentury Velvet Silk and Brass Armchairs, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Refinement and style characterize this pair of armchairs, a very charismatic fabric makes the armchair truly elegant even with a simple design. Very chic appearance due the use of no...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Coral Painted Empire Armchairs with Silk Upholstery
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of elegant 1920s Empire style armchairs with coral painted finish upholstered in ivory and rose woven silk. Down seat cushions. The painted frames with gilt highlights.         
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Vintage 1920s Empire Armchairs

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Hardwood, Silk

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Armchairs with Silk
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century French Louis XVI giltwood armchairs with silk are as comfortable as they are beautiful to behold! The timeless architecture of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizat...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Giltwood

Pair of French Louis XVI Yellow Silk Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI style gilt metal mounted sycamore fauteuils (open Armchairs) with oval yellow silk damask upholstered back & seat (early 20th Cent)
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Metal

Louis XV Pair of Silk Brocade Carved Armchairs in Oak
Located in Lomita, CA
This is a beautiful set of fauteuils in a neutral tan, in the style of Louis XV. Chairs of the Louis XV period style are comfortable, more comfortable than the Louis XIV period. Th...
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Early 20th Century American Louis XV Armchairs

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Oak, Silk

Pair of Knoll Antimott armchairs tinted birch yellow orange silk recovered
By Knoll Antimott
Located in Weiningen, CH
very light and comfortable pair of Knoll Antimott armchairs restored in tinted birch cuissons re upholstered and recovered with yellow orange striped silk
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Silk, Birch

Pair 1890s French Carved Wood Armchairs in off White Silk Fabric
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1890s French carved wood armchairs. Painted finish, paint has chipped off in areas. Covered in silk fabric about 7 years ago.
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Antique 1890s Armchairs

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Silk, Wood

Pair of French Armchairs in Gold Striped Silk
Located in Buchanan, NY
A very comfortable pair of Napoleon III armchairs with rounded backs, upholstered in vintage gold and white striped silk. The chairs have a gracious curved back and a built in lumbar...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric

Pair of Peerless Asnaghi Fauteuil Baroque Rococo Armchairs in Floral Silk and Gi
Located in Whalley, GB
By choosing to view this listing, I can only assume you are familiar with the world-renown “Asnaghi” brand, and fully-understand the nature of what is on offer. Asnaghi make piece...
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2010s Italian Armchairs

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Silk

Pair of Hollywood Regency Scroll Form Ebonized Walnut & Textural Silk Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of Hollywood Regency armchairs were realized in the United States, circa 1940. They feature stylized klismos style volumetric rectangular legs in ebonized walnut. T...
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Walnut, Silk

Pair of 1950s Art Deco French Armchairs in Ivory Raw Silk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1950s French Art Deco armchairs in ivory raw silk.
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Silk, Wood

Pair Gustavian Armchairs
Located in Memphis, TN
Add a touch of regal flair to your home with this pristine pair of painted Gustavian armchairs from the second half of the 1900s. You’ll love the stunningly gorgeous red-and-rose str...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

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Silk

  • Pair Gustavian Armchairs
  • Pair Gustavian Armchairs
  • Pair Gustavian Armchairs
  • Pair Gustavian Armchairs
H 39.8 in. W 25.5 in. D 23.5 in.
Pair of Asnaghi Fauteuil Baroque Rococo Armchairs in Floral Silk and Gilt
Located in Whalley, GB
By choosing to view this listing, I can only assume you are familiar with the world-renown “Asnaghi” brand, and fully-understand the nature of what is on offer. Asnaghi make piece...
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2010s Italian Armchairs

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Silk

Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Elegant pair of Directoire armchairs with original paint and gilt finish. New suede and silk upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Silk, Suede, Wood

  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
  • Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs
H 35.25 in. W 22 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuils or Armchairs with Silk Lampas Fabric
Located in Pembroke, MA
Pair of lovely Louis XVI style painted fauteuils with elegant silk lampas French fabric and double welt (early 20th century). The chairs are a light cream color with parcel gilt acce...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric, Silk, Upholstery

20th Century Louis XV Style Silk and Golden Wood Pair of Bergere Armchair, 1900s
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very nice Bergere armchair in the Louis XV style. Beautiful yellow silk fabric in very good condition. The wood is golden painted. Very confortable armchairs and good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Armchairs

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Silk, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs, 19th Century, Silk Upholstery
Located in Houston, TX
Excellent pair of armchairs in the Louis XVI style with lovely new white silk Upholstery having a reeded leg and a graceful arm.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of French Art Deco Walnut Armchairs in Yellow Silk Mohair and Metal Studs
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Here is a beautiful pair of art deco armchairs, They are upholstered in the original yellow silk mohair with metal studs. The frame is made of solid walnut.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of 17th Century Style Silk Velvet Covered Armchairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A pair of silk velvet covered armchairs in the 17th century style. Ex Glasgow Castle. Now in intensely distressed state.
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Antique 17th Century English Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black lacquer salon chairs with chinoiserie hand painted floral motifs on arms. One chair decorated with lotus blossoms and the other with chrysanthemums. Unique chinoiserie frame ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

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Lacquer, Silk

  • Pair of Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Armchairs
  • Pair of Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Armchairs
  • Pair of Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Armchairs
  • Pair of Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Armchairs
H 13.39 in. W 11.03 in. D 11.03 in.
1960s Pair of Silk Armchairs Carved Wood Cane Back Kindel of Grand Rapids MI
By Kindel Furniture
Located in National City, CA
1960s USA Pair of Regency Armchairs by Kindel Furniture of Grand Rapids Michigan Refined appearance. Lovely hand carved wood. Original golden yellow silk upholstery. Woven Cane back....
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Fabric, Cane, Silk, Wood

Pair of Russian Mahogany Foliate Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Russian (1st ¬Ω 19th Cent) mahogany Armchairs with upholstered seat & carved foliate & rosettes on corner of back with sabre form front legs (Matching 6 SIDE CHAIRS: REG0922)
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Antique 1820s Russian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Silk, Mahogany

  • Pair of Russian Mahogany Foliate Armchairs
  • Pair of Russian Mahogany Foliate Armchairs
  • Pair of Russian Mahogany Foliate Armchairs
  • Pair of Russian Mahogany Foliate Armchairs
H 35.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Pair of Asian Modern Mahogany Floating Seat Armchairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Asian Modern carved mahogany wood and ivory print silk upholstered armchairs. Wide set arms with floating seat on doweled spacers. Tall backs with top carved wood open handle.
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Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

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Mahogany, Silk

Pair of Directoire Armchairs in Walnut, circa 1795
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Directoire period walnut fauteuils/arm chairs with silk upholstery, turned tapered front legs and splayed back legs.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Armchairs

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Silk, Walnut

Pair of Italian Design Armchairs with Brass Feet
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of Italian design armchairs with brass feet, original fabric of the period in silk, has some stains.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

  • Pair of Italian Design Armchairs with Brass Feet
  • Pair of Italian Design Armchairs with Brass Feet
  • Pair of Italian Design Armchairs with Brass Feet
  • Pair of Italian Design Armchairs with Brass Feet
H 36.62 in. W 30.71 in. D 25.6 in.
Pair of Custom 1960s Style Wood and Silk Velvet Armchairs by Adesso Imports
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom 1960s style armchairs upholstered in blue silk velvet with wood and brass details by Adesso Imports. Can be done in different colors, fabrics and finishes.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of New Mulberry Silk Velvet Sporting Life George Smith Scroll Arm Armchairs
By George Smith, Mulberry
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this one of a kind pair of super luxurious George Smith, Full Scroll Arm, Armchairs, upholstered in brand new Mulberry Sporting Life silk velvet upholstery ...
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20th Century English Country Armchairs

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Velvet

Pair of Louis XV Style Painted and Gilded Armchairs in Sage Green Silk
Located in London, GB
A pair of French painted and gilded Louis XV style armchairs upholstered in sage green silk.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Beech

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century French Louis XVI painted armchairs is a superlative decorative accent that just happens to provide seating! Hand-carved from solid walnut, each features a distincti...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Walnut

Pair of 19th Century French Giltwood Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 19th century French giltwood armchairs. Finely carved with nice patina. Newly upholstered in Rubelli silk fabric.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Silk, Giltwood

Pair of Lucite Armchairs newly upholstered, 1980's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Lucite Armchairs newly upholstered, 1980's Two armchairs with Lucite arms and chrome hardware. Seat Height 20 inches United States, 1980's
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Antique Late 19th Century American Armchairs

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Silk, Lucite

Pair of 19th Century French Walnut Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 19th century French finely carved walnut armchairs with acanthus leaf and ribbon motif. The chairs are finished with nail heads and have been newly upholstered with silk mat...
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Silk, Walnut

Pair of French Empire Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Mounted Armchairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A striking pair of late French Empire mahogany armchairs, highly decorated with gilded bronze mounts on the upper back rail and all round the bottom of the seat as well. The curved o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Armchairs

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Silk, Mahogany

Pair of Circa 1900 French Louis XVI Style Gilt Armchairs
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of Circa 1900 French Louis XVI Style Gilt armchairs. This majestic pair of chairs has a beautiful green floral silk embroidered fabric with a luminous gold gilt wooden frame. ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Gold Leaf

Pair of 18th Century Carved Mahogany Chippendale Period Gainsborough Armchairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
A pair of carved mahogany Chippendale gainsborough chairs with ball and claw feet, acanthus carved knees and raked cabriole rear legs ending in padded feet. The backs with cupids bow...
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Antique 18th Century English Chippendale Armchairs

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Silk, Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century French Louis XVI giltwood armchairs represents the epitome of the craftsmanship from the belle époque period in France, when artisans from all-over the world flo...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Giltwood

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century French Louis XVI giltwood armchairs represents the epitome of the craftsmanship from the Belle Époque period in France, when artisans from all-over the world flo...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood, Silk

Louis XV Style Beech Fauteuils in Dedar Silk Stripe, Pair
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
We love the frame of a Louis chair. The gorgeous beechwood is perfectly-aged and was ripe for something cool and Classic, so we chose a beautiful silk fabric specially made by Dedar ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Silk, Beech

Fine Pair of 19th Century Decorative Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Armchairs
Located in Benington, Herts
Extremely fine pair of decorative 19th century Italian painted and parcel gilt armchairs of neoclassical design, Italian, late 19th century, circa 1880. Oozing style these very...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

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Silk, Giltwood

Pair of Louis XV Beige and White Painted Cabriolet Armchairs
Located in Kittery Point, ME
With a cartouche-shaped backrest, the top rail carved with flowerheads and leaf tips, out-scrolled padded armrests on molded voluted supports, the almost circular seat carved to matc...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood, Silk

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Carved Walnut Winged Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Complete your formal living room or den with this elegant pair of antique armchairs. Created in France, circa 1880, the large, classic bergeres stand on carved tapered and fluted leg...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Walnut

Pair of 19th Century, "Hotel Chairs" in Silk Velvet
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Beautifully carved, Italian, walnut chairs featuring serpentine arms terminating in lion's heads with flowing manes. Each atop turned legs and stretchers. Finished in a contemporary,...
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Antique 1880s Italian Armchairs

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Walnut, Silk, Velvet

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Carved Walnut Carved Fauteuils Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Complete your formal living room or den with this elegant pair of antique armchairs. Created in France, circa 1880, the large, classic bergeres stand on carved tapered and fluted leg...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Style Cream Gold Walnut Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of early 20th century French Louis XV style green and gold walnut fauteuils armchairs. Item features green and gold silk fabric, loose pillow cushions, solid wood frame, upholst...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Silk, Walnut

Pair of French Empire Mahogany Armchairs Accented by Gilded Dolphin Heads
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A fine pair of period French Empire arm chairs. The mahogany frames are accented with gilded bronze mounts but most strikingly the swept open arms terminate in beautifully carved gil...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

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Silk, Mahogany

Rare Pair of English 19th Century William & Mary Style Mahogany Throne Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine and rare pair of English 19th century William & Mary style mahogany and silk-upholstered armchairs. The high-back frames with scrolled upholstered corners, rounded armrests wi...
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Antique 19th Century English William and Mary Armchairs

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Silk, Mahogany

Pair of Chinoiserie Style James Mont Chairs with Dupioni Silk Cushions 1960
By James Mont
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful pair (2 chairs) of Chinoiserie Chairs by James Mont. Seats have been recovered in new Duponi silk, black lacquer and brass accents
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Louis XVI Armchairs by Jean Baptiste Boulard, 18th Century
By Tassinari, Jean-Baptiste Boulard
Located in GRENOBLE, FR
Pair of Louis XVI so-called "a la Reine" armchairs (large format to be placed on either side of a chest of drawers), late 18th century production circa 1780. One of the seats is s...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Beech

Pair Antique French Silk Upholstered Giltwood Carved Arm-Chairs, Circa 1890-1910
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair antique French cream-colored silk upholstered carved giltwood arm-chairs, Circa 1890-1910.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

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Silk, Wood

Antique Mahogany and Silk Upholstered George Walton Abingwood Chairs, a Pair
By George Walton
Located in Morristown, NJ
C. 1896, Scotland, mahogany, the triangular back with heart-shaped cutout handle, the wide horseshoe armrests raised on four square legs joined by stretchers, padded striped sage and...
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Antique 1890s Scottish Arts and Crafts Armchairs

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Silk, Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XIII Carved Walnut Armchairs with Ram Decor
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a den, a study or an office with this elegant pair of antique walnut armchairs. Crafted in Southern France, circa 1870, each tall fruitwood chair stands on straight turned l...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIII Armchairs

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Silk, Walnut

O. Borsani Mid-Century Red Checked Satin Pair of Armchairs, Italy 1950s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Palermo, IT
Beautiful pair of 50s armchairs attributed to Osvaldo Borsani, with structure and feet in wood and upholstery in red satin worked with extended squares. Wear consistent with age and...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Silk, Fabric, Wood

Pair of Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Carved Giltwood Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant pair of late 19th century French Louis XVI style carved giltwood armchairs. Upholstered in a beautiful crème and gold silk damask fabric. So pretty!
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Giltwood

Chairs, Pair of Brass Chairs with Silk Upholstery, Brass Leg, Mid-Century Design
Located in New York, NY
Decorative pair of mid-century, brass side chairs, Italy, circa 1950. Upholstery in silk fabric, diamond tufting. Measures: seat height is 18 inches.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Louis XVI Style Chairs with Silk Upholstery
Located in Houston, TX
Handsome and comfortable pair of Louis XVI style chairs with a faux gilt finish. Having a reeded leg and dome shaped seat back. Two cushions come with this set.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Louis XV Armchairs

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Hardwood

Pair of Louis XV Style Arm Chairs/Fauteuils in Painted Finish with Silk Fabric
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of painted arm chairs with silk striped fabric in louis XV-Style. Having a beautiful Cartouche at the crest and a graceful Cabriole leg. Upholstered in a fine silk striped Fa...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Hardwood, Paint

Exceptional Pair of Antique French Fauteuil Chairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An exceptional pair of hand carved gilt framed fauteuil chairs.. The hand carved fruitwood frames with highest quality carving with gilt surface. The arms showing decades of well car...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Armchairs

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Silk, Fruitwood

Maison Leleu Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Maison Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco lounge chairs by Maison Leleu. The chairs have birch frames, padded arms, silk upholstery and bronze sabots.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Bronze

  • Maison Leleu Lounge Chairs, Pair
  • Maison Leleu Lounge Chairs, Pair
  • Maison Leleu Lounge Chairs, Pair
  • Maison Leleu Lounge Chairs, Pair
H 30.25 in. W 23.75 in. D 31 in.
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Silk Armchairs Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the silk armchairs pair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, silk and wood, every silk armchairs pair was constructed with great care. Find 345 options for an antique or vintage silk armchairs pair now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer silk armchairs pair, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A silk armchairs pair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Louis XVI and Louis XV styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made silk armchairs pair over the years, but those crafted by Mulberry, André Arbus and Maison Jansen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Silk Armchairs Pair?

The average selling price for a silk armchairs pair at 1stDibs is $4,833, while they’re typically $795 on the low end and $42,500 for the highest priced.

Materials: fabric Furniture

Furniture by Berber tribes of Morocco is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Berber Tribes of Morocco furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 757 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 140 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture from the Berber tribes of Morocco were created in the mid-century modern style in Africa during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for furniture from the Berber tribes of Morocco can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$95 and tops out at US$38,999, while pieces like these can sell for US$3,999 on average.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between, and everyone has an antique, new or vintage armchair that they love.

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 provocative 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.