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Four Painted Swedish Dining Chairs
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Four Swedish painted Swedish dining chairs dating from the late 19th century. Each with a decorative panel in the back stretcher.
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • Four Painted Swedish Dining Chairs
  • Four Painted Swedish Dining Chairs
  • Four Painted Swedish Dining Chairs
  • Four Painted Swedish Dining Chairs
H 31.5 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.33 in.
Dining Chairs Swedish Gustavian 1790-1810 Original Paint Beige Brown Swedish
Located in New York, NY
Dining chairs Swedish Gustavian 1790-1810 original paint beige brown Swedish. A set of 6 dining chairs made during the Gustavian period 1790-1810 in Sweden. Stripped to the original ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Antique Set of 6 White Painted Dining Chairs from Sweden
Located in Round Top, TX
Class and style combine in this lovely set of six matching dining chairs from Sweden. They were painted white and given a gold trim which was the "style" in the early 1900s. The curv...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 8 Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
A set of 8 Swedish Gustavian painted dining chairs, Circa 1800 - 1810.
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

6 Rare Swedish Neoclassical Painted Metal Klismos Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of 6 rare and important Swedish Neoclassical painted metal kilsmos chairs. ( see Doyle auction David Eastman Collection sale otdeo1 lot 534) Some paint loss and some professional...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Antique Set of 12 Swedish Gustavian Gray Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Round Top, TX
This wonderful set of twelve dining chairs exudes a graceful country charm. While likely from a Swedish farm house, these speak to a more upscale home with a touch of elegance due to...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Chairs Dining Chairs Swedish Set of Six Gustavian Period Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chairs Dining Chairs Swedish Set of Six Gustavian Period Sweden. A set of six dining chairs made during the early Gustavian period in Sweden 1775-1790, the so called high Gustavian p...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six Swedish Gustavian-Style Painted Dining Chairs, c. 1890-1915
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely set of six (6) Gustavian-style dining chairs from the late 1800's with 18th century Lindome Gustavian style frames in a painted grey/white finish and with upholstered slip s...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of Six Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
An elegant set of six Swedish Gustavian dining chairs from the neoclassical period painted in cream white and grey, with leaf tip carvings overall. The front round tapering legs with...
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Antique 1790s Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Swedish Dining Chairs Set of Six
Located in New York, NY
Antique Swedish Gustavian style dining chairs. Nicely carved with curved backs, very comfortable. Upholstery is good condition and can be placed as is, cushions are firm with very go...
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20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

  • Swedish Dining Chairs Set of Six
  • Swedish Dining Chairs Set of Six
  • Swedish Dining Chairs Set of Six
  • Swedish Dining Chairs Set of Six
H 38 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
Swedish Gustavian Blue Painted Slat Back Dining Chairs from circa 1790
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely set of six Swedish period Gustavian chairs with original scraped blue paint and newly upholstered vintage linen seats.
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

Set of Four 19th Century Hand Painted Swedish Wheat Sheaf Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
Set of four 19th century antique hand painted Swedish dining or hallway chairs with feature wheat-sheaf decoration in the central section of their backs. The chairs have scrolled det...
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Antique 1880s Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 6 Vintage Painted and Upholstered Swedish Style Dining Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful vintage painted dining chairs with a spindle back. Painted in a soft oyster gray, in multi tones, and subtle antique distressed edges. Chairs are solid and sturdy, the se...
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20th Century Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Cotton, Wood

4 Carved Swedish Rococo or French Louis XV Style Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Great set of 4 vintage carved and cream distress painted dining chairs in the Swedish Rococo / French Louis XV Style. Chairs feature shapely cabriole legs, carvings throughout includ...
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20th Century American Rococo Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Swedish Biedermeier Dining Chairs Mahogany Set of 4 1800s Carver Chairs
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual set of 4 1800s Swedish Biedermeier dining chairs in good structural condition with Fine carved detailing. The set is 4 dining chairs and there are also 2 carver chairs availa...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Set of Six Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs with Gray Paint
Located in Round Top, TX
This lovely set of six dining chairs exude a graceful country charm. While likely from a Swedish farm house, these speak to a more upscale home with a touch of elegance due to the ex...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Four Dining Chairs, Swedish Gustavian 19th Century White, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Dining chairs Set of four Swedish Gustavian 19th century white, Sweden. A set of four dining chairs made in Sweden during the Gustavian period. Frame in a white washed finish and dec...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six Antique Swedish Side Chairs Painted White
Located in Round Top, TX
There is a simple country charm to this set of 6 chairs as they originally graced the home of a Swedish farm back in the 1800's.  The new paint has been lightly distressed exposing t...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six Swedish Gustavian Style Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Set of Six Elegant Dining Chairs made out of mahogany wood with carved back details are in great condition and are newly painted in a beautiful pale gray color with a distressed...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Foam, Wood, Mahogany

Set of Four Painted Oak Dining Chairs in Sage Green Paint
Located in Woodbury, CT
We bought these beauties in England but think they may be Swedish. In soft sage green paint with incised white splay backs, they would make a lovely additional to a casual eating are...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

12 Swedish Louis XVI Style Dining / Side Chairs Painted Carved Frames New Fabric
Located in Stamford, CT
12 Swedish Louis XVI style dining / side chairs painted carved frames new fabric. This stunning set of 24 dining chairs, 12 available here and 12 in a different fabric, have been ful...
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Vintage 1960s Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of 6 Scandinavian Carved and Hand Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Set of 6 Scandinavian carved and hand painted dining chairs, circa 1890. Fine set of chairs made from solid beech, painted black with hand painted elements to the backrest and fro...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Eight Swedish Painted Ladder Back Chairs Four Side and Four Arm
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A set of eight painted Swedish ladder-back chairs in beech wood, consisting of four side chairs and four armchairs. Available for sale separately as sets of four. Listed price is the...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Gustavian Leksand Swedish Dining Chairs Pair in Gilt, 20th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Pair of Swedish Gustavian dining chairs in the Classic Leksand style with the distinctive fluted legs and rosette detailing. Unusually for Leksands which are a more country style,...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Bespoke Swedish Rococo Style Painted Wood Upholstered Chair with Cabriole Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A bespoke Rococo style Swedish painted wood dining room side chair with carved splat and cabriole legs. Created in Sweden, this bespoke Rococo style side chair features a pierced bac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Rococo Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Wood, Upholstery

Bespoke Swedish Baroque Style Painted Wood Upholstered Chair with Carved Splat
Located in Atlanta, GA
A bespoke Baroque style Swedish painted wood dining room side chair with carved splat and cross stretcher. Created in Sweden, this bespoke Baroque style chair features a pierced back...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Baroque Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Wood, Upholstery

Swedish Gustavian Axet Dining Chairs Grey Green Set of 4, 20th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual early second half of the 20th century set of 4 Gustavian axet dining chairs in distressed paint finish with wheatsheaf motifs. Lovely detail in the fluted legs and rosette...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs Grey Lindome Style Set of 6, Mid-20th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual set of 6 Gustavian lindome dining chairs in good structural condition with fine carved detailing in Grey with trap seats. Lovely fluted legs and Classic rose detail on the ed...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

19th Century Swedish Gustavian Period Set of Four Chairs in Original Paint
Located in Wichita, KS
A set of four Gustavian period side chairs from the 19th century, hand-scraped to original paint with provenance. These charming chairs came from the estate of Magnus Stenbock, Herrb...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Paint

Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs Grey Lindome Style Set of 6, Mid-20th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual set of 6 Gustavian lindome dining chairs in good structural condition with fine carved detailing in Grey with trap seats. Lovely fluted legs and Classic rose detail on the ed...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Swedish Gustavian Bellman White Dining Chairs, Set of Six, Late 19th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Set of six late 19th century antique Swedish Gustavian Bellman dining chairs with webbed seats and lovely brass style detailing on backrest and at the top of the pyramid legs. Very h...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Square Back Dining Chairs Grey Green Set of Six, 20th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual early second half of the 20th century set of six Gustavian padded back dining chairs in distressed paint finish. Lovely detail in the fluted legs and rosettes with carved ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Swedish Gustavian Bellman White Dining Chairs, Set of Six, Late 19th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Set of six late 19th century antique Swedish Gustavian Bellman dining chairs with webbed seats and lovely brass style detailing on backrest and at the top of the pyramid legs. Very h...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Square Back Dining Chairs Grey Green Set of Six, 20th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual early second half of the 20th century set of six Gustavian padded back dining chairs in distressed paint finish. Lovely detail in the fluted legs and rosettes with carved ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Swedish Gustavian Square Back Dining Chairs Grey Green Set of Six, 20th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual early second half of the 20th century set of six Gustavian padded back dining chairs in distressed paint finish. Lovely detail in the fluted legs and rosettes with carved ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Set of Eight Swedish Rococo Revival Dining Chairs with Carved Splats, circa 1860
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of eight Swedish Rococo Revival painted dining room chairs from the mid 19th century with newly upholstered seats. This set of Scandinavian dining chairs features six sides and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Rococo Revival Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Wood

4 Hand Painted Gustavian Dining Chairs in Pale Green-Gray Color 19th Century
Located in Salzburg, AT
Set of 4 comfortable Gustavian chairs in a balanced proportion. Rounded backrest and edges. A bunch of ears of corn is carved into the backrest. The color is light gray-green and ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Linen, Wood

Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
Located in Washington, DC
Matched set of four Gustavian dining chairs. We also have a set of six that can be combined with this set. The seats are covered in original muslin.
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Paint, Wood

  • Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
  • Matched Set of Four Gustavian Dining Chairs
H 36.5 in. W 19 in. D 18.5 in.
Set of Eight Rococo Style Dining Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Set of eight dining chairs, Sweden, circa 1880, in the Rococo style with slip seats and elaborate carving.
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Rococo Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • Set of Eight Rococo Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Rococo Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Rococo Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Rococo Style Dining Chairs
H 40.5 in. W 20 in. D 17 in.
Set of 14 1920s Queen Anne Design Dining Chairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Set of 14 1920s Queen Anne design dining chairs, circa 1920. Set comprises of 12 single chairs and 2 carver armchairs. Made in beech and later painted white. Shaped Queen Anne ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Queen Anne Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

18th Century Pair of Swedish Rococo Period Side Chairs
Located in Wichita, KS
A stunning pair of 18th century, Swedish dining chairs from the Rococo period with splat backs carved with a family crest, carved and shaped seat rail, refined cabriole legs, H-shape...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Rococo Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs and Table by Carl Malmsten
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautifully restored Swedish Modern Gustavian Style vintage dining set or suite by renowned Swedish furniture designer Carl Malmsten. Oval table expands from dimension of 53 3...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Grey Painted Gustavian Dining Set with Dining Table and Chairs
Located in Lejre, DK
Grey painted Gustavian dining set consisting of large dining table with 4 extension plates and 8 dining chairs. All parts are in great antique condition. Each extension plate is 60cm...
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Antique 1880s Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Sets

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Pine

Set of Six Gustavian Style Armchairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Set of 6 armchairs in the Gustavian style, Sweden, circa 1910. Beautiful carving with feathers, flowers and swags on the shield-shaped backs. Reeded and tapering front legs ending in...
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Vintage 1910s Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • Set of Six Gustavian Style Armchairs
  • Set of Six Gustavian Style Armchairs
  • Set of Six Gustavian Style Armchairs
  • Set of Six Gustavian Style Armchairs
H 38 in. W 22 in. D 19 in.
Dining Chairs Swedish Set of Four Gustavian Original Paint Green Sweden
Located in New York, NY
A set of four side chairs made during the Gustavian period in Sweden 1790-1810. The original paint in a grayish green which has a stunning patina. Rounded legs with channeled details.
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Side Chairs

10 Swedish Louis XVI Style Dining / Side Chairs Painted Carved Frames New Fabric
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
10 Swedish Louis XVI Style dining / side chairs painted carved frames new fabric. Each stripped rose colored newly upholstered and refinished dining chair is finely carved with taper...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

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Wood, Paint, Fabric

Swedish Painted Milking Chair
Located in Houston, TX
This adorable Swedish milking chair would be wonderful used as an accent in any home decor.
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Antique 19th Century French Stools

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Wood

  • Swedish Painted Milking Chair
  • Swedish Painted Milking Chair
  • Swedish Painted Milking Chair
  • Swedish Painted Milking Chair
H 33.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 15 in.
Six Swedish, Gustavian 1790s Painted Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Set of six Gustavian creamy, scraped, painted chairs, circa 1790s.
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

  • Six Swedish, Gustavian 1790s Painted Chairs
  • Six Swedish, Gustavian 1790s Painted Chairs
  • Six Swedish, Gustavian 1790s Painted Chairs
  • Six Swedish, Gustavian 1790s Painted Chairs
H 33.5 in. W 20.6 in. D 16.5 in.
20th Centruy Swedish Painted Dining Chairs - 6
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
2oth century Swedish 2-tone upholstered and painted chairs. Set of 6<br /> <br /> Dimensions:<br /> <br /> Chair: 35 1/4"H x 18"W x 19"D<br /> Chair seat: 18 1/4"H x 18"W ...
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Swedish Dining Room Chairs

Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This set of six dining chairs painted in a soft blue pastel, consisting of two arm and four side chairs. The chairs have a straight back rail over a cross-hatch back spat and upholst...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
H 35 in. W 20.5 in. D 17 in.
Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs.
Located in Stamford, CT
A fine set of six Swedish paint decorated and distressed dining chairs. Each tapering leg supporting a yellow and white checked silk seat with back cusioins. (Side chair dimensions a...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

  • Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs.
  • Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs.
  • Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs.
  • Set of Six Swedish Painted Dining Chairs.
H 34 in. W 23.50 in. D 18 in.
Set of Four Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of Four Swedish paint decorated dining chairs each with a Louis XVI Style leg supporting a set of checkered yellow and white silk cushions.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

  • Set of Four Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
H 36.25 in. W 19 in. D 17 in.
Set of Eight Swedish Painted Weatsheaf Dining Chairs
Located in Charleston, SC
A set of eight Swedish Gustavian style painted dining chairs with pierced slats and carved weatsheaf details. Seats covered in light color pure linen. Sweden circa 1900
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Antique Early 1900s Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Set of Six Round Back, Painted, Swedish Dining Chairs
Located in Washington, DC
A set of six round back, painted Swedish dining chairs with lovely stretcher bases.
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Paint, Upholstery, Wood

Set of Eight 19th Century Painted Swedish Dining Chairs
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Lovely set of eight painted Swedish dining chairs. 1880 Seat height is 20 inches (51cm) Carvers Dimensions 25 inches (64cm) 18.5 inches (47cm) 42.5 inches (107cm) Referen...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of Ten Art Nouveau Swedish Painted Dining Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of ten Art Nouveau Swedish painted dining chairs.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six Antique White Painted Swedish Dining Chairs
Located in Round Top, TX
Lovely set of six matching dining chairs from Sweden, four side chairs and two arm chairs - painted an off white that accentuates the classic lines of the Gustavian style. The new pa...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

Set of Eight Antique Black Painted Swedish Dining Chairs
Located in Round Top, TX
The strong visual impact of these chairs is the tasteful blend of the black, clean lined chairs complimented with the modern, geometric white and black pattern of the upholstery. Thi...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

12 Swedish Dining Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
12 Gustavian dining chairs, painted gray-green (circa 1790-1810). Hand-carved Swedish neoclassical frames featuring slate backs, upholstered seats and tapered round fluted legs. Sold...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood, Wood

  • 12 Swedish Dining Chairs
  • 12 Swedish Dining Chairs
  • 12 Swedish Dining Chairs
  • 12 Swedish Dining Chairs
H 36.5 in. W 19 in. D 21 in.
Set of 12 Painted Swedish Dining Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 12 Swedish painted dining chairs standing on straight legs and newly upholstered in washed Belgium linen with nailhead trim detail. Size armchairs: 25" W x 26" D x 56 1/2" ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Linen, Wood

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Swedish Paint Dining Room Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of Swedish paint dining room chairs available for sale. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, all Swedish paint dining room chairs available were constructed with great care. There are 129 antique and vintage Swedish paint dining room chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Swedish paint dining room chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Swedish paint dining room chairs bearing Rococo or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs.

How Much are Swedish Paint Dining Room Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $6,200, while they’re typically $495 on the low end and $38,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right Dining Room Chairs for You

No matter what your dream dining experience looks like, there is a wide-ranging variety of vintage, new and antique dining room chairs on 1stDibs. Find upholstered dining room chairs, wood dining room chairs and more to outfit any space designated for a good meal, be it in your home or in the great outdoors.

In the early 18th century, most dining room tables and other furniture was designed to look masculine. In America, dining rooms weren’t even much of a concept until the late 1700s, when a space set aside specifically for dining became a part of the construction of homes for the wealthy. Dining room chairs of the era were likely made of walnut or oak. In Europe, neoclassical dining chairs emerged during the 1750s owing to nostalgia for classical antiquity, while the curving chair crests of Queen Anne furniture in the United States preceded the artistically bold seat backs that characterized the Chippendale chairs that followed. If there weren't enough dining chairs at suppertime in the American colonies, men were prioritized and women stood.

In the dining rooms of today, however, there is enough space for everyone to have a seat at the table. Modern styles introduce innovative design choices that play with shape and style. Icons of mid-century modern dining room chairs are plentiful: With its distinctive bentwood back, there is the DCW dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames, while Hans Wegner's timeless classic, the Wishbone chair, remains relevant and elegant decades after its debut. Stefano Giovannoni's White Rabbit dining chairs, in their lovable polyethylene biomorphism, reinvent what dining can look like.

Today's wide range of dining room chairs also means that they can now be styled in different ways, bringing functionality and fun to any sumptuous dining space. No longer do tables have to be accompanied by a matching set of seats. Skillfully mixing and matching colors and designs allows you to showcase your personality without sacrificing the cohesion of a given space.

By furnishing your dining room with cozy chairs — vintage, antique or otherwise — family time can extend far beyond mealtime. The plush upholstery of Victorian-style dining room chairs is perfect for game nights that stretch from dinner to midnight snack. Outdoor tables and dining chairs can also present an excellent opportunity for bonding and eating — what goes better with a delicious meal than fresh air, anyway?

Whether you prefer your chairs streamlined and stackable or ornate and one of a kind, the offerings on 1stDibs will elevate your mealtime and beyond.