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Pair of Napoléon III 1850s Painted and Upholstered Armchairs with Carved Flowers
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Napoléon III period painted wood armchairs from the mid 19th century, with carved floral and foliage décor. Created in France at the beginning of Emperor Napoléon II...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery

French Napoleon III Armchair with Exposed Arms
Located in Buchanan, NY
French 19th century Napoleon III armchair with ebonized arms and legs fitted with aged brass decorative trims. The wood has a beautiful aged patina that shows wear and age. The chair...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Wood

French Napoleon III Armchair in Red Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
Extremely comfortable Napoleon III armchair with tufted back, upholstered in vintage rich red velvet. The legs have been recently refinished, and new casters have been installed on t...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet

Napoleon III Armchair Frame
Located in Buchanan, NY
Napoleon III armchair frame with fruitwood trim and legs. This piece is sold in "as is" condition.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Wood

Napoleon III Armchair Frame
H 38 in. W 29.5 in. D 33.5 in.
Pair of Napoleon III French Crapaud Armchairs Boucle Armchairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Napoleon III French Tufted Crapaud armchairs. Walnut frame fully restored, newly upholstered in bouclé.   
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Bouclé

Large French Napoleon III Armchair in Gold Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
Large French 19th century Napoleon III armchair in faded gold velvet. The legs have been recently refinished, and new casters have been installed on the front legs to accentuate the ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet

French Napoleon III Style Armchair in Green Gold Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
French Napoleon III style armchair in green velvet with bullion fringe. The chair is very comfortable, we have added new casters on the front legs to allow for a relaxed pitch. We ha...
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Antique Early 1900s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric

Pair of French Napoleon III Armchairs in Lavender Linen
Located in Buchanan, NY
A pair of French 19th century Napoleon III armchairs upholstered in lavender linen with a contrasting back panel. The armchairs are in very good vintage condition, and while the upho...
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric

Antique Armchair Fauteuil Napoleon III French 19th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Fauteuil armchair French Napoleon III, circa 1890 Antique, 19th century, Sound and solid to be reupholstered Very comfortable. Shipping: L 70 / P 78 / H 89 cm 17.5 kg.  
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

French Napoleon III Ebonized Armchair
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Beautifully crafted armchair with barley twist detailing. Newly upholstered in vintage orange wool fabric.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

  • French Napoleon III Ebonized Armchair
  • French Napoleon III Ebonized Armchair
  • French Napoleon III Ebonized Armchair
  • French Napoleon III Ebonized Armchair
H 40.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 19.3 in.
French Napoleon III Style Armchair in Green Gold Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
French Napoleon III style armchair in green velvet with bullion fringe. The chair is very comfortable, we have added new casters on the front legs to allow for a relaxed pitch. We ha...
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Antique Early 1900s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric

19th Century French Napoleon III Leather Reclining Armchair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic 19th century French Napoleon III period leather reclining armchair or lounge chair. Features a mahogany frame covered with rich, distressed dark leather. The leather surfac...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Metal

Pair 19th Century French Napoleon III Period Mahogany Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century French Napoleon III Period Mahogany armchairs reflects the stately classically-inspired architecture of the ancients, accentuated by bronze castings of rosettes and...
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Bronze

Small A Small French Napoleon III Green Upholstered Armchair, Late 19th C.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A small French Napoleon III green upholstered armchair, late 19th C. Turned legs ending in casters.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Wood

Napoleon III Armchair, France Second Half of the 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
A Napoleon III armchair on s-shaped legs with a curved frame. The high, rounded backrest as well as the seat and armrests are upholstered. The golden patinated frame is decorated wit...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Giltwood

Rare 19th Century Napoleon III Velvet Armchair
Located in Puglia, Puglia
French armchair from the 19th century, Napoleon III period, the upholstery was redone in velvet in the 1960s, normal wear but in very good condition, France, 1870.
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

  • Rare 19th Century Napoleon III Velvet Armchair
  • Rare 19th Century Napoleon III Velvet Armchair
  • Rare 19th Century Napoleon III Velvet Armchair
  • Rare 19th Century Napoleon III Velvet Armchair
H 33.08 in. W 28.35 in. D 29.53 in.
French Napoleon III Fauteuil/ Armchair in Walnut with Upholstery, circa 1870
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful Napoleon III Fauteuil in walnut with carved flowers in high relief on the crest rail, with upholstered back, seat and padded scroll arms, and resting on cabriole front le...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Antique Armchair Fauteuil Napoleon III Upholstery and Walnut French 19th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Fauteuil armchair French Napoleon III, circa 1880 Antique, 19th century, Sound and solid to be recovered Very comfortable. Shipping: L76 P75 H96 19,3 kg.  
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Beech, Upholstery

French Empire Armchairs with Ormolu Mounts and New Upholstery Napoleon III
Located in West Hartford, CT
A magnificent pair of French Empire armchairs with bronze mounts, late 19th century. Napoleon III style mahogany armchairs with ormolu mounts, lion gilt paw feet, arms rest on seated...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Brass, Ormolu

19th Century French Napoleon III Walnut Fauteuil, Parisian Hemp Fabric Armchair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique Napoleon III Fauteuil, the French side chair is newly reupholstered in an antique hemp fabric, standing on four small hand carved Walnut feet, in good condition. Wear cons...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric, Hemp, Walnut

1880s French Napoleon III Green Velvet Reading Chair
Located in Buchanan, NY
Petite Napoleon III style tufted armchair with green velvet upholstery and fringe in excellent condition.
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Armchairs

French Set of 18 Salon Chairs / Armchairs, Napoleon III
Located in Berlin, DE
French set of 18 salon chairs / armchairs, Napoleon III Extensive and very rare Louis XV salon seating group consisting of 8 armchairs and 10 chairs. Solid wood, painted cream an...
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric

Napoleon III Style Carved and Gilded Rope and Tassel Armchair
Located in Essex, MA
A fine quality Napoleon III style carved and gilded rope and tassel armchair, the shaped upholstered back with a knotted and tasseled crest. Its entire frame, from partially upholste...
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20th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Silk, Hardwood

Adjustable Napoleon III Campaign Chair, France, circa 1880s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Very fine iron Campaign-style armchair with adjustable positions, from upright to horizontal. Raised on casters. Newly upholstered with vintage fabric. Dimensions provided below ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs, French, 1880
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
Pair of Napoleon the 3d armchairs. Need to be re-upholstered. French. Circa 1880.
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs, French, 1880
  • Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs, French, 1880
  • Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs, French, 1880
  • Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs, French, 1880
H 30.32 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.96 in.
Pair of Large Napoleon III Armchairs in Gold and Red
Located in Buchanan, NY
Interesting pair of French Napoleon III armchairs upholstered in a yellow patterned fabric and trimmed in contrasting red/coral velvet and finished off in contrasting bullion fringe....
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric

Antique French Napoleon III Marquise Chair in Tropics "Leopard' Fabric
Located in Hastings, GB
Beautiful antique French Napoleon III marquise chair This extremely rare 19th century antique French Napoleon III marquise chair, also affectionately called 'The Queens' chair sit...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Cotton, Wood

Antique Chair "Chauffeuse" Napoleon III French 19th Century to Recover
Located in Labrit, Landes
Chauffeuse French Napoleon III, circa 1890. The feets are in ebonized wood, Antique, 19th century. It can be recovered with the fabric of your choice to suit your interior. Sound...
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Upholstery

Near Pair of Napoleon III Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1880s near or married pair of Napoleon III chairs, freshly upholstered in linen. Made in France. Please note of wear consistent with age. The first chair measures 29.50 Inches ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Linen, Wood

  • Near Pair of Napoleon III Chairs
  • Near Pair of Napoleon III Chairs
  • Near Pair of Napoleon III Chairs
  • Near Pair of Napoleon III Chairs
H 33.50 in. W 31.00 in. D 35.00 in.
Pair of Napoleon III Upholstered Armchairs in Ebonized & Burl Walnut, circa 1870
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful pair of Napoleon III armchairs with walnut frame with burled walnut and ebonized details. Shield-back has carved laurel leaves with a cartouche over the crest rail with f...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Burl, Walnut

Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This pair of Napoleon the 3d armchairs is made of wood and fabric. The armchairs need to be rehupholstered. This is a French work, circa 1900
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Antique Early 1900s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs
  • Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs
  • Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs
  • Pair of Napoleon the 3d Armchairs
H 32.29 in. W 28.35 in. D 31.5 in.
French 19th Century Napoleon III Egyptian Revival Bronze Mounted Throne Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large and impressive French 19th century Napoleon III Egyptian revival mahogany and bronze-mounted throne armchair with bronze figures of winged sphinxes, circa 1870-1880. Measu...
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Antique 19th Century French Egyptian Revival Armchairs

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Bronze

Pair of Square Napoleon III Bergères on Casters
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of square Napoleon III bergères on casters. Measures: Arm height 22".
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Brass

Set of Four Painted and Gilt Napoleon III Fauteuils
Located in Washington, DC
A set of four painted and gilt napoleon III fauteuils, seat and back are reconditioned and covered with new cotton and silk fabric. Wonderful patina on this set of gilt and grey pain...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Pair of Square Napoleon III Bergeres on Casters
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Square Napoleon III Bergeres on Casters. Arm Height: 22"
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Scrolled Back Napoleon III Armchairs in Persimmon Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
An elaborately upholstered pair of French armchairs with scrolled backs. The vintage fabric is a rich orange / persimmon velvet that is accented by a braided rope along the arms and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

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Velvet

Pair of Louis XV Velvet Armchairs Napoléon III Period 19th Century
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Beautifull Louis 15 style cabriolet Armchair dating from the Napoléon III period. Its 4 legs are curved. The armrests are sculpted bringing a certain elegance. The top of the backres...
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

Very Finely Carved and Gilded Wood Napoleon III Marquise en Corbeille
By Georges Jacob
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A very finely carved and gilded wood Napoléon III Marquise en Corbeille Hand-carved with friezes of ova, acanthus leaves, rosettes and garlands of laurels Transition Style With ...
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Straw, Giltwood

Napoleon 3 Style "Crapaud" Armchair, Covered with Satin, circa 1950, Baroque
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Napoleon 3 style "crapaud" armchair, covered with satin, circa 1950, baroque and its footrest, all covered with yellow satin, slightly discolored satin, and small spots.
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Vintage 1950s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Satin, Wood

Napoleon III Fauteuil and Foot Stool Covered in Blue Band Antique Hemp
Located in Washington, DC
A Napoleon III fauteuil and foot stool covered in blue band antique hemp and castors. Foot stool dimensions: 14" H x 26" W x 32.13" D
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Hemp, Wood

Pair 19th Century Napolean III Tufted Leather Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 19th century Napolean III tufted leather armchairs. The chairs have a solid walnut frame and tufted leather upholstery. The chairs have a nice patina.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Walnut, Leather

Tufted French 19th Century Armchair
Located in Buchanan, NY
Napoleon III period armchair, upholstered in yellow fabric with contrasting red buttons. Upholstery needs replacing. Sold as is.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

  • Tufted French 19th Century Armchair
  • Tufted French 19th Century Armchair
  • Tufted French 19th Century Armchair
  • Tufted French 19th Century Armchair
H 36 in. W 34 in. D 35 in.
French 19th Century Armchair in Burlap
Located in Buchanan, NY
French 19th century armchair with ebonized cabriole legs, stripped down to the original muslin and burlap. Ready to be upholstered. Ref #: SN0512-09 Dimensions: 39"H x 30"W x 33"D
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Muslin

  • French 19th Century Armchair in Burlap
  • French 19th Century Armchair in Burlap
  • French 19th Century Armchair in Burlap
  • French 19th Century Armchair in Burlap
H 39 in. W 30 in. D 33 in.
French Style Armchair in Burgundy Velvet and Bouillon Fringe
Located in Buchanan, NY
A very unusual armchair in the French style that is upholstered in a rich burgundy and trimmed with matching bouillon fringe the arms as well as at the bottom. The chair is in very g...
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Vintage 1920s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric

Pair of French Upholstered Armchairs in Red Fabric
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of French NAP III armchairs in red fabric with tufted backs. Sold as is.  
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Pair of Large 19th Century French Armchairs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of French Napoleon III armchairs in a red and tan striped fabric. These chairs are in a larger scale for the period, with deeper seats. Very good condition. Ref #: SN0615-13 D...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Fabric

4 Louis XVI Style Chairs, Napoleon III Period, Partially Gilded
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
4 Louis XVI style chairs, Napoleon III period, partially gilded.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood, Giltwood

19th C French Armchair and Footstool in 'Fan Palm’ Fabric
Located in Hastings, GB
A beautiful 19th century French Napoleon lll armchair and footstool, upholstered in our exclusive Tropics 'Fan Palm' fabric. This stunning Armchair and Footstool dating from aroun...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Cotton, Wood

19th Century French Renaissance Walnut Desk Armchair
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Renaissance desk armchair was sculpted from select French walnut, and features amazing hand carved detail from the tip of the armrests with sculpted lions' heads ...
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Mohair, Walnut

Late 19th Century French Pair of Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Late 19th century French pair of armchairs.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Burlap, Wood

  • Late 19th Century French Pair of Armchairs
  • Late 19th Century French Pair of Armchairs
  • Late 19th Century French Pair of Armchairs
  • Late 19th Century French Pair of Armchairs
H 39 in. W 26.25 in. D 23 in.
French Armchair / Armchair / Bergère Napoleon III
Located in Berlin, DE
French armchair / armchair / bergère Napoleon III Solid wood, carved, painted in gold. Slightly curved frame on fluted legs. Slanted, fluted, slightly rising armrests. Curly, bac...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Bergere Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • French Armchair / Armchair / Bergère Napoleon III
  • French Armchair / Armchair / Bergère Napoleon III
  • French Armchair / Armchair / Bergère Napoleon III
  • French Armchair / Armchair / Bergère Napoleon III
H 32.68 in. W 29.53 in. D 20.48 in.
French 19th Century Armchair in Distressed Purple Velvet with White Braided Trim
Located in Buchanan, NY
Napoleon III armchair in distressed purple velvet with white braiding and white buttons. This chair has a low bankrolled arms and a tufted detail.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Pair of Painted and Gilt Napoleon III Arm Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Pair of painted and gilt Napoleon III armchairs. Floral motif carvings. Legs ending on casters. 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

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Paint, Wood

Pair of 19th Century French Louis V Style Fruitwood Armchairs
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of 19th century French Louis V Style Fruitwood and Cane armchairs. Napoleon III Period circa 1860's having the original brown leather on the arms
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Antique Late 19th Century North American Napoleon III Armchairs

Pair 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Armchairs with Leather & Bronze Mounts
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century French Empire Mahogany armchairs with leather & bronze mounts are ideal for the Conference Room, an office environment, a large game table, or just to use around th...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Bronze

Small Armchair Designed as a Dog Bed
Located in Buchanan, NY
Small French armchair most likely made for someone's pet, circa 1920s. Makes a great dog bed. Upholstered in the original Art Nouveau print fabric.
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Vintage 1920s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Wood

  • Small Armchair Designed as a Dog Bed
  • Small Armchair Designed as a Dog Bed
  • Small Armchair Designed as a Dog Bed
  • Small Armchair Designed as a Dog Bed
H 21 in. W 23 in. D 24.5 in.
Pair Of Papier Mâché Armchairs, XIXth Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Beautiful pair of papier-mâché armchairs, decorated with painted flowers and butterflies or in mother-of-pearl, on a black lacquered background The seat is in caning, in good cond...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Paper

  • Pair Of Papier Mâché Armchairs, XIXth Century
  • Pair Of Papier Mâché Armchairs, XIXth Century
  • Pair Of Papier Mâché Armchairs, XIXth Century
  • Pair Of Papier Mâché Armchairs, XIXth Century
H 32.29 in. W 23.63 in. D 26.38 in.
20th Century Empire Style Napoleonic Swan Armchair
Located in Berlin, DE
Napoleonic pavilion armchair in Empire style. Very exact fine-carved sculpture made of solid, blackened beechwood. Poliment gold-plated. Scratched frame on plastically carved legs e...
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20th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Wood

  • 20th Century Empire Style Napoleonic Swan Armchair
  • 20th Century Empire Style Napoleonic Swan Armchair
  • 20th Century Empire Style Napoleonic Swan Armchair
  • 20th Century Empire Style Napoleonic Swan Armchair
H 46.46 in. W 26.38 in. D 23.23 in.
Pair of 19th Century Black Leather Library Armchairs
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this large and very comfortable pair of Napoleon III antique French library armchairs. Quality black leather and studded on the front & back edges,...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Leather

  • Pair of 19th Century Black Leather Library Armchairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Black Leather Library Armchairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Black Leather Library Armchairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Black Leather Library Armchairs
H 38.19 in. W 32.29 in. D 33.86 in.
Antique Pair of Garden Armchairs Cast Iron Oak Lion Heads+Paws Acanthus Leaf
Located in Munich, DE
This pair of substantial cast iron and oak armchairs was made in France in circa 1860-1870. The iron armrests were designed as acanthus leaves surronded by scrollwork and terminating...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Iron

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Finding the Right Armchairs for You

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

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

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

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

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

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