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Pair of 18th Century Walnut Arm Chairs from Rhone Valley
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 18th century walnut Louis XV armchairs from Rhone Valley, France. Please note These items are antiques and are two of a kind.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century Italian Walnut Armchair
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique curved back carved walnut armchair with a very unusual form. Early construction / beautifully aged rich color / great old surface. Have yet to see anything quite like it. Bes...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Baroque Armchairs

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Walnut

  •  18th Century Italian Walnut Armchair
  •  18th Century Italian Walnut Armchair
  •  18th Century Italian Walnut Armchair
  •  18th Century Italian Walnut Armchair
H 27 in. W 24.50 in. D 18 in.
18th Century French Walnut Regence Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single 18th century French carved walnut Regence armchair with gilt details. Newly upholstered in Old World Weavers material.
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Antique 18th Century French Armchairs

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Walnut

Walnut Fauteuil Armchair, Italian, 18th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large-scale carved walnut armchair with 19th century loomed tapestry upholstery. Chair is in very good condition, the upholstery is worn in areas, Italy, early to mid-18th century.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Country Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Italian 18th Century Walnut Armchairs
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of late 18th century italian armchairs. Each with a pierced shaped tablet back with vertical splat, above a padded seat covered in black material, with outs played arms on down ...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Italian 18th Century Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian 18th Century Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian 18th Century Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian 18th Century Walnut Armchairs
H 39.38 in. W 23.63 in. D 18.51 in.
18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Armchair
Located in Hudson, NY
This lovely large single chair made in Italy perhaps the Tuscan region in the late 18th cnetury is crafted from fine walnut with a deep rich color and patina. The large deeply carved...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Renaissance Armchairs

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Bronze

  • 18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Armchair
  • 18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Armchair
  • 18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Armchair
  • 18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Armchair
H 47.5 in. W 30 in. D 27.5 in.
18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A great example of a Régence armchair (1715-1730). Made in France during the 18th century from walnut, this armchair is beautifully proportioned with elegant curves and fine sculptin...
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Antique 1720s French Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

  • 18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
  • 18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
  • 18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
  • 18th Century Walnut Leather Armchair
H 42.52 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
18th Century Walnut Open Armchair
Located in Martlesham, GB
18th century walnut open armchair in the Queen Anne style, having a shaped central splat flanked by curved uprights, the elegantly shaped arm supports incorporating swan heads, drop ...
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Antique 1770s British Queen Anne Armchairs

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Walnut

  • 18th Century Walnut Open Armchair
  • 18th Century Walnut Open Armchair
  • 18th Century Walnut Open Armchair
  • 18th Century Walnut Open Armchair
H 38 in. W 24 in. D 18 in.
Pair of 18th Century Venetian Walnut Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 18th century Venetian carved walnut armchairs with vintage Luigi Belavaqua silk velvet fabric in gold and maroon.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Armchairs

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Velvet, Walnut

18th Century French Regence Single Walnut Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18th century French Regence single finely carved walnut armchair with stretcher. The chair has been newly upholstered in silk fabric.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Armchairs

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Silk, Walnut

Pair of Italian 18th Century Carved Walnut Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most handsome and impressive pair of Italian 18th century carved walnut armchairs. The four cabriole legs are joined by an ‘H’ stretcher. At the center of the scalloped frieze is a...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A 18th century Louis XV walnut armchair with 19th century leather upholstery. This chair has the typical Rococo design of the Louis XV era. A period when designers where inspired by ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
H 39.77 in. W 26.38 in. D 21.66 in.
Italian 18th Century Walnut Armchair with Scrolled Arms
Located in Atlanta, GA
Italian 18th century walnut armchair with scrolled arms.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of Neoclassical Walnut Armchairs, Italy, 18th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of neoclassical carved walnut fauteuils with carved lyre shape backsplat, sitting on carved and fluted legs. Recently re-upholstered, Northern Italy, 18th century.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Walnut

18th-19th Century French Regence Walnut Armchair with Needlepoint
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century French Regence walnut armchair with needlepoint Measures: 27.5" W x 29" D x 39.5" T, arm 23.25" T, seat 17.5" T.
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Antique 18th Century French Regency Armchairs

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Thread, Wood, Walnut

18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Crowned Armchair
Located in Cypress, CA
Impressive 18th century Italian hand carved walnut armchair with crown. The armchair is with a shaped and arched padded back, beautifully scrolled arms, the scrolling crest rail i...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery

18th Century Dutch Walnut & Rosewood Armchair, Exceptional Marquetry & Carving
Located in Arles, FR
This is a rare Dutch marquetry arm chair that has lived a long life and is now ready to show itself off in just that right spot in your home. The satinwood inlay work on this chair i...
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Antique 18th Century Dutch Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of French 18th Century Louis XV Walnut Armchairs
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of French Louis XV walnut armchairs with foliate carved back and seat covered in grey horsehair fabric, with padded cushion. Mid-18th century.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Early 18th Century Louis XIV Period Walnut Armchair, Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
The early 18th century Louis XIV period walnut armchair with scroll arms carved mutton bone cross stretchers.
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Louis XIV Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
Located in Roma, RM
Fantastic Italian armchair, 1760-1770, northern Italy, made of walnut and carved in an exceptional way. Perfect.
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Antique 1770s Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

  • 18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Italian Armchair
H 48.82 in. W 24.81 in. D 20.87 in.
Early 18th Century William & Mary English Armchair in Walnut
Located in Atlanta, GA
William & Mary style walnut upholstered armchair with cabriole front legs, splayed back legs and H-form stretcher.
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Armchair with Embossed Leather
Located in Dallas, TX
Place this large antique fruitwood armchair in your study or library; crafted in Italy, circa 1760, the elegant chair with an arched back features exquisite carvings including a pair...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of Italian 18th Century Louis XVI Period Walnut Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most attractive pair of Italian 18th century Louis XVI period walnut armchairs. Each chair is raised by circular tapered fluted legs below the mottled frieze. The arms display char...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Walnut Armchair, circa 1760
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive French 18th century Louis XVI period walnut armchair, circa 1760. The low seating armchair is raised by elegant circular tapered fluted legs with finely carved bloc...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Set of 4 18th Century French Armchairs Made of Bleached Walnut
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful set of 4 hand carved bleached walnut armchairs. The chairs are upholstered in taupe linen. Each chair has different face carved at the top of chair. These are truly unique ...
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Antique 18th Century French Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century Italian Gothic Renaissance Square Chair Walnut Side Armchair
Located in Vigonza, Padua
18th century Italian Gothic Renaissance square chair in turned and hand-carved walnut. Polished to wax Measures cm: H77/40, W 52, D 46.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Gothic Armchairs

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Walnut, Walnut

18th Century Spanish Walnut Armchair with Gilt Conch on Back
Located in Malaga, ES
18th century Spanish walnut armchair with gilt conch on back.      
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Armchairs

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Walnut

French Louis XVI Walnut Upholstered Armchair Fauteuil, Late 18th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
A French Louis XVI painted wood and upholstered fauteuil, late 18th century. Good condition. AVANTIQUES is dedicated to providing an exclusive curated collection of Fine Arts, Pain...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century Pair of French Louis XV Carved Walnut Armchairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th century pair of French Louis XV carved walnut armchairs The chairs currently have a lightly distressed green linen fabric. Easily replaced. Measures: 26" wide x 21" deep x...
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Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Walnut

English Walnut Armchair with Leather Upholstery, 18th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
An early 18th century walnut armchair (probably English) with leather upholstery, having turned and carved wood detail.
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Antique 1790s English Armchairs

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Walnut

Spanish 18th Century Armchair
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very handsome and stately 18th century armchair from the Catalan region of Spain. Constructed from walnut with a beautiful leather seat and back. A wonderful accent piece for any M...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

  • Spanish 18th Century Armchair
  • Spanish 18th Century Armchair
  • Spanish 18th Century Armchair
  • Spanish 18th Century Armchair
H 43 in. W 24.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair of 18th Century French Os Du Mouton Walnut Armchairs
Located in Milford, NH
A fine pair of 18th century French walnut armchairs with chapeau de gendarme form backs, H-shaped os du mouton carved stretchers, and recent tan leather upholstery with nailwork bord...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XIV Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

Set of Four Late 18th Century Baroque Walnut and Gilt Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome set of four Italian late 18th century Baroque st. walnut and giltwood armchairs. Each chair is raised by elegant lightly scalloped shaped supports at each side with elegan...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Baroque Armchairs

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Velvet, Walnut, Giltwood

Walnut Fauteuil or Armchair with Contemporary Upholstery, 18th Century and Later
Located in Madrid, ES
Armchair in carved walnut wood, gilded and in its color. 18th century, with current upholstery. Armchair with light cabriolet legs secured with H-shaped chambras, curved arms decora...
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Antique 18th Century European Rococo Armchairs

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Other

Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI French Provincial Walnut Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Middleburg, VA
A lovely pair of 18th century Louis XVI French provincial armchairs with remarkable Italian influence. Made of Circassian walnut with intricate carved decoration over straight taperi...
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Mid-18th Century Italian, Piemontese, Walnut Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Each chair with a shaped backrest and a removable upholstered section, the carved arms and arm supports flank generous fitted seats with carved aprons, raised on shaped cabriole legs.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

18th Century Renaissance Hand-Carved Throne, Walnut Armchair with Two Crowns
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Antique Renaissance carved throne with decorative wood panels in solid hand-carved walnut, as well as the two crowns panels. The Throne with the two crowns have been restored and pol...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Renaissance Armchairs

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Walnut

Italian Orange Linen, Walnut Frame Pair of High Back Armchairs, 18th Century
Located in New York, NY
18th century Italian pair of classic designed walnut wood frame 18th century Italian arm chairs. The orange Belgian linen upholstery gives the classically designed frame a unique lo...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Armchairs

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Linen, Walnut

18th Century Swedish Armchair
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century Swedish armchair boasts tailored lines and surprising comfort, with a modicum of carved detail on the seatback crown and mohair upholstery, circa 1790s Measures 40 H x...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

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Mohair, Walnut

  • 18th Century Swedish Armchair
  • 18th Century Swedish Armchair
  • 18th Century Swedish Armchair
  • 18th Century Swedish Armchair
H 40 in. W 25 in. D 22 in.
18th century Venetian Rococo Armchair
Located in Troy, NY
A delicate armchair of typical form, with beautiful lines and proportions and delicately carved details. Ex Metropolitan Museum of Art. For an almost identical chair see: “Il Mobile ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Walnut

  • 18th century Venetian Rococo Armchair
  • 18th century Venetian Rococo Armchair
  • 18th century Venetian Rococo Armchair
  • 18th century Venetian Rococo Armchair
H 35 in. W 23.5 in. D 25 in.
Pair of Early 18th Century French Régence Walnut Armchairs with New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Régence period walnut armchairs from the early 18th century, with carved crest, scrolling arms, cabriole legs and upholstery. Born in France during the transition of...
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Antique 18th Century French Régence Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

18th Century Belgian Vernacular Armchair
Located in Chicago, IL
A charismatic 18th century Belgian walnut armchair with a tall paneled back with a wide crestrail, beautifully worn curved arms without-turned ends, a wide single board seat, and all...
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Antique 18th Century Belgian Armchairs

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Walnut

Four 18th Century Genoese Armchairs
Located in London, GB
Four 18th century Genoese armchairs in moulded walnut with floral decorations.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Four 18th Century Genoese Armchairs
  • Four 18th Century Genoese Armchairs
  • Four 18th Century Genoese Armchairs
  • Four 18th Century Genoese Armchairs
H 40.95 in. W 24.81 in. D 22.45 in.
Pair of 18th Century French Carved Walnut, Leather and Needlepoint Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
These antique fruitwood armchairs were crafted in France, circa 1760, and would make an elegant addition to a living room, study or library. The chairs stands on four cabriole legs w...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Tapestry, Walnut

18th-19th Century French Provincial Walnut Regence Armchair with Stretcher
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century French Provincial walnut Regence armchair with stretcher Measures: 26.75" W x 26" D x 44.25" T, seat 16" T, arm 21.75" T.
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Pair of 18th c. Piedmontese Armchairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of upholstered Piedmontese 18th c. Armchairs in walnut
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

  • Pair of 18th c. Piedmontese Armchairs
  • Pair of 18th c. Piedmontese Armchairs
  • Pair of 18th c. Piedmontese Armchairs
  • Pair of 18th c. Piedmontese Armchairs
H 36 in. W 44 in. D 24 in.
Original French Louis XIV walnut throne wing armchair, 18th century
Located in London, GB
Rich patina and warm walnut tones, with wingback headrest and beautifully scrolled arms, the lower frame comprises an H-form cross stretcher with intricate turned legs. Newly upholst...
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Antique Late 17th Century French Louis XIV Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of Louis XV Armchairs, 18th C
Located in Doylestown, PA
A pair of French Louis XV period fauteuils cabriolet with walnut frames carved on the crest and seat rails with floral decoration, recently upholstered in silk taffeta fabric, Circa ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Louis XV Armchairs, 18th C
  • Pair of Louis XV Armchairs, 18th C
  • Pair of Louis XV Armchairs, 18th C
  • Pair of Louis XV Armchairs, 18th C
H 35 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
18th Century Neoclassical Walnut Side Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 18th century walnut neoclassical side chair. Nice carving and claw feet on this piece. Needs to be reupholstered but the chair itself is in great condition.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century French Walnut Reclining Chair
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a fine and unusual 18th century French walnut reclining chair, or "malade" chair. Having a large shaped and upholstered back, the chair reclines and has four separate set...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Fabric, Walnut

  • 18th Century French Walnut Reclining Chair
  • 18th Century French Walnut Reclining Chair
  • 18th Century French Walnut Reclining Chair
  • 18th Century French Walnut Reclining Chair
H 50 in. W 28.5 in. D 24 in.
Pair of 18th Century Italian High Back Hand Carved Walnut side Armchairs Antique
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A very good pair of 18th century Hand carved walnut high back armchairs. Classic designed walnut wood frame 18th century Italian side chairs. Scroll arm and spool / turned legs. This...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut, Fabric

Pair of 18th Century Swedish Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 18th century Swedish armchairs feature a neoclassical design with oval seatback and turned splats, plus padded armrests. Handcrafted from fine walnut, each has been accented wit...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

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Mohair, Walnut

  • Pair of 18th Century Swedish Armchairs
  • Pair of 18th Century Swedish Armchairs
  • Pair of 18th Century Swedish Armchairs
  • Pair of 18th Century Swedish Armchairs
H 38.5 in. W 24 in. D 20 in.
French Upholstered 18th Century High Back Armchair
Located in Napa, CA
18th century French walnut high back armchair. Turned and dowelled legs and gently curved arms with a deep antique patina. New upholstery and with nailhead trim.
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Antique 18th Century French Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Beautiful Pair of 18th Century French Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful pair of 18th century French armchairs.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of 18th Century French Walnut Fauteuils
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of armchairs, of walnut; each having a molded carved frame, with padded shield form back, its crestrail carved with flowers, extending to scrolling arms with padded elbow rests,...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
Located in New York, NY
A George II walnut wing chair with outward scrolling armrests; raised on foliate-carved cabriole front legs terminating in ball and claw feet.
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Antique 1740s Armchairs

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Walnut

  • 18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
  • 18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
  • 18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
  • 18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
H 45 in. W 20 in. D 24 in.
Set of Four 18th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of four 18th century carved walnut Italian Rococo armchairs.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

18th Century French Louis XV Fauteuil in Walnut
Located in Atlanta, GA
Louis XV Period walnut fauteuil / open arm chair on cabriole legs, France, ca. 1740-60.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of 18th Century Italian Rococo Walnut Fauteuils
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of hand-carved walnut armchairs, recently refinished and newly upholstered with Fortuny fabric. Chairs are sturdy and sound with a generous size seat. Italy, Rococo period, ci...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Walnut

French Provincial Walnut Armchair
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial (18th century) walnut open armchair with needlepoint upholstery and turned legs and stretcher.
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Armchairs

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Tapestry, Walnut

  • French Provincial Walnut Armchair
  • French Provincial Walnut Armchair
  • French Provincial Walnut Armchair
  • French Provincial Walnut Armchair
H 40 in. W 25.5 in. D 28 in.
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Walnut Armchair 18th For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the walnut armchair 18th you’re looking for. A walnut armchair 18th — often made from wood, walnut and fabric — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a walnut armchair 18th — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right walnut armchair 18th, those designed in Louis XV, Rococo and Baroque styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one walnut armchair 18th that is appealing in its simplicity, but Jean-Baptiste Boulard, Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot and Sheraton Revival produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Walnut Armchair 18th?

Prices for a walnut armchair 18th start at $798 and top out at $72,800 with the average selling for $5,191.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.