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Louis XV Armchairs

LOUIS XV STYLE

The style of 18th-century French furniture was guided by the court. When Louis XV, who reigned from 1715–74, focused royal life on the smaller salons of Versailles rather than its grand chambers, it transformed the aesthetics away from the imposing and angular furniture that characterized the style of Louis XIV. A broader focus on comfort and more delicate forms define antique Louis XV furniture, with nature-inspired carvings, wood inlays, curved cabriole legs, asymmetrical shapes and rounded oval seat backs. The furnishings changed throughout the king’s life, as he ascended to the throne as a child and then grew to establish his own tastes.

Pieces like the bergère, an upholstered armchair with a wide cushion that fit the flowing dresses in fashion at the time, reflected this more informal court. Introduced at the start of Louis XV’s reign, bergère chairs in this style were deeper and broader than other chairs of the period.

Louis XV tapestries and carpets tended to be floral and colorful, and design elements were borrowed from Asia. Dutch-born cabinetmaker Bernard van Risenburgh brought lacquer techniques influenced by Japan and China into his luxuriously made furniture. Along with its fine details, the furniture of the era also featured new innovations including mechanical devices. Jean François Oeben, a royal cabinetmaker, created such intricate pieces as a mechanical table for Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress. It involved a sliding top and a writing surface that extended from its marquetry panels.

During the later years of Louis XV’s reign, there was a shift from the ostentatious rocaille style, part of the exuberantly decorative Rococo movement in Europe for which designers such as Nicolas Pineau and Juste-Aurèle Meissonier are known. The style under Louis XVI would return to boxier forms, but with a neoclassical touch inspired by the ancient world.

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Style: Louis XV
18th Century Louis XV French Fauteuil Armchair
Located in Winter Park, FL
A small 18th century Louis XV French fauteuil, or armchair, with sturdy walnut frame and fine hand carved decoration. Upholstered in 19th century petit point tapestry. Pegged constru...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Tapestry, Walnut, Upholstery

Pair Carved Painted French Louis XV Style Armchairs, Circa 1960
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful pair of chairs. They are designed in the French Louis XV style in an antique distressed white pant. The upholstery is good but not perfect and will show slight co...
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1960s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of 20th Century French Louis XV Carved Armchairs with Scalamandre Fabric
Located in Dallas, TX
Add a dose of sophisticated, French style to your home with this pair of large fauteuils. Crafted in France, circa 1920, the elegant armchairs sit on cabriole legs, and feature exqui...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech

French Country Louis XV Style Swivel Vanity Chair Cane Back Boudoir Seat Walnut
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Country / Louis XV style revolving vanity chair or stool. Item features a solid carved wood frame, shapely cabriole legs terminating at carved feet, cane back and seat...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Pair of Swiss, French Armchairs, Louis XV Style, Rococo, Silvered, Brown-Red
Located in Ettlingen, DE
This pair of armchairs came to us from a friend, descendant of a traditional familiy in Geneva, Switzerland. Her grandfather was a renowned doctor in the city. Geneva was a very hono...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Louis XV Armchairs

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Silver Leaf

Pair of White Painted Louis XV Style Chairs in Leopard
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of white painted Louis XV style chairs in leopard fabric. Carved details to chair frame.
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20th Century Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

19th Century Antique French Louis XV Original Needlepoint Tapestry Armchair
Located in Dallas, TX
Regarding this particular antique French armchair (fauteuil en Francaise), few appreciate the intricate style and engineering required in constructing such a handsome piece as this, ...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Tapestry, Walnut

Pair of Fine Louis XV Style Armchairs in Fine Upholstery Custom Frames
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of fine Louis XV style armchairs in fine upholstery custom frames. These wonderfully shell motif carved and finely recovered armchairs are simply stunning and are certain to add...
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1960s Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Canned Louis XV Style Armchairs in Cream Lacquered Wood, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of à la Reine Louis XV style canned armchairs in carved and cream lacquered wood standing on four cabriole legs with a decor of stylized cartouche and acanthus leaves, finishing...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Louis XIV Style Chair, Silk Damask Upholstery
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Louis XIV style Throne chair with silk damask upholster with carved and faux painted frame.
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20th Century American Louis XV Armchairs

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Damask, Silk, Wood

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV St. Patinated Wood Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and most decorative pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. patinated wood armchairs. Each chair is raised by elegant cabriole legs with lovely mottled fillets which lea...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

Louis XV Style Provincial Fauteuil Armchairs with Velvet Upholstery, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Louis XV Style Provincial Fauteuil Armchairs with Velvet Upholstery, Pair Offered for sale are a late 19th-early 20th century pair of Louis XV style French provincial fauteuil armch...
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Late 19th Century Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood, Velvet

19th Century Louis XV Style Armchair Bergere Petite and Gros Point Upholstery
Located in Stamford, CT
A 19th century Louis XV style armchair or bergere. The fine petite and gros needlepoint upholstery seat and backrest depicting large floral baskets or urns in vibrant colors on a won...
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Early 20th Century Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Style Leather Armchairs
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of French Louis XV style, leather bergere armchairs with nailhead trim to the leather, carved cabriole legs and slate blue and ivory check patterned fabric seat backs.
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20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Pair of French Painted Louis XV Style Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French painted & parcel gilt Louis XV armchairs newly upholstered in a washed Belgium linen with nailhead trim detail. Worn and missing paint and gold leaf throughout.
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Linen, Wood, Giltwood

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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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Antique French Louis XV Victorian Distressed Green Gold Gilt Cane Bergere Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV Victorian style distressed green gold gilt cane bergere chair. Item features gold gilt details, double cane frame, solid wood construction, green distressed f...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Super Comfortable and Top Quality Made Pair of Louis XV Style Wingback Armchairs
Located in Lisse, NL
Magnificent design with classical green velvet upholstery wing back chairs. This vintage and pastel green painted pair of wingback chairs is beautiful in design, they are in superb ...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

1920s French Louis XV Rococo Style Gold Gilt Parlor Chair Armchair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
1920s French Louis XV Rococo style gold gilt parlor armchair. Item features brass rolling casters, distressed gold finish, gold fabric with pink flowers, solid wood construction, uph...
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20th Century European Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV St. Giltwood Bergères À Oreilles Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. giltwood Bergères À Oreilles armchairs. Each armchair is raised by elegant cabriole legs with scrolled feet and finely carved sea...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Giltwood

Pretty Pair of French Louis XV His and Her Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very pretty pair of French Louis XV carved walnut his and her chairs upholstered in a versatile taupe and off-white fabric with tree and leaf design. The backs are upholstered in a c...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Louis XV Style Oval Back Chairs
Located in Hingham, MA
A mixed pair (one with arms) of Louis XV style oval back chairs paint finished in silver cream with Brunschwig & Fils cotton and silk small patterned leaf design in a pale aqua marin...
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1980s American Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Louis XIV Style Chair, Silk Damask Upholstery
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Louis XIV Style Throne Chair with Silk Damask Upholster with carved and faux painted frame.
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20th Century American Louis XV Armchairs

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Damask, Wood, Silk

Pair of French Louis XV Style Fauteuils, circa 1940
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of French upholstered Louis XV style fauteuils with brass nailhead trim, circa 1940.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Brass

Louis XV Bergère Armchair in Ralph Lauren Zebra Print
Located in Munich, DE
This Louis XV style armchair comes from 19th century France. Its is made from Oak & has been traditionally upholstered with Ralph Lauren Zebra fabric. The chair is comfortable as wel...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Louis XV Style Painted Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of French Louis XV style cream painted walnut armchairs, newly upholstered in an Orientalist linen with lime green accents.
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1930s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Two 18th Century French Caned Bergere de Bureau, a Compatible Pair
Located in Stamford, CT
18th century French Caned Bergere de Bureau. A comparable pair of Bergeres. A Louie XV Beechwood Bergere de Bureau With leather squab cushion, circa 1740. The two magnificently carve...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

Louis XV Style Armchair, France, 19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
Louis XV style armchair, France, 19th century birchwood with exquisitely carved details. In very good condition with recently replaced upholstery.
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1860s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Birch

French Louis XV Style Gold Gilt Fauteuil Arm Chairs to Refinish DIY, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XV style gold gilt Fauteuil arm chairs to refinish DIY project - a Pair. Item features solid wood construction, upholstered armrests, gold distressed finish, cabriole le...
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Late 20th Century Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Four Italian 19th Century Louis XV St. Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive set of four Italian early 19th century Louis XV st. patinated off white and Mecca armchairs. Each chair is raised by ‘S’ scrolled cabriole legs with large carved Me...
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

Louis XV Style Arm Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
Finely carved walnut chair with round back and nice generous seat. Quality black leather upholstery.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Beech

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XV Style Fauteuils with Carved Aprons
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XV style walnut armchairs from the 19th century, with carved aprons and upholstery. Created in France during the 19th century, each of this pair of fauteuils f...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

Pair of Giltwood Arm Chairs, Louis XV-Style Upholstered in Pale Aqua Blue /Gold
Located in Houston, TX
Great quality arm chairs upholstered in beautiful silk velvet with gold design At the center. Gilt wood with gracefully carved arms and legs in the Louis XV- Style ending in cabrio...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Giltwood

Regal Provencal Carved Fruitwood and Toile Upholstered Armchair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stately comfortable carved and antiqued fruitwood armchair in the French style having lovely rasberry and cream toile upholstery. Attributed to Girard Emelia. Measures: Arm height 2...
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1980s American Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Fruitwood

Pair of Louis XV Style Armchairs, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of armchairs with queen's back, scalloped shape, decorated with acanthus leaves and a shell. Belt decorated with acanthus leaves and shell. Armrests consoles set back from the l...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Beech

Antique Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Upholstered Armchairs 20th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
A pair of antique French Louis XV style armchairs offer carved walnut frames with foliate crest, upholstered backs and seats, raised on cabriole legs, 20th century Measures: 40" H...
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20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood, Walnut, Upholstery

Louis XV Carved Walnut Armchair, c1740
Located in valatie, NY
An early 18th century French carved walnut armchair with hand-caned seat and back. The frame is constructed in the customary 18th c Louis XV manner with pinned mortise and tenon and ...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Louis XV Style Carved Arm Chair Upholstered in Mohair, Early 20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Early 20th Century Louis XV Style Carved Arm Chair Upholstered in Mohair with Nail Head Trim
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Mohair, Wood

Large Scale French Victorian Rosewood Louis XV Armchairs Fauteuills circa 1870
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
These are beautiful armchairs. Designed with scale in mind,these antique French chairs are large and wide. They are in good antique condition and sturdy too. The chairs measure36 tal...
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1870s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Rosewood

Louis XV Style Armchair in Gold Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
19th century Louis XV armchair in gold velvet and white patinated frame.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Carved and Gilded Wood Bergères
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A pair of carved and gilded wood Bergères, Louis XV style cambered legs with silk fabric. Seat with a large cushion. In perfect condition. Late 19th century, Napoleon III period. M...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Silk, Wood

French Louis XV-Style Fauteuil Armchair, 19th Century
Located in Chicago, IL
This 19th-century French upholstered armchair wonderfully embodies the Louis XV style with rich ornamentation and nary a straight line in sight. The chair has a sinuous wooden frame ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Louis XV Style Giltwood Duchesse Brissée, Chaise Longue & Pair of Chairs
Located in London, GB
A Louis XV Duchesse Brissée that keeps on giving as it can also be used as a chaise longue or pair of chairs. Hand carved and hand finished to order. This piece has been upholstered ...
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2010s British Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood, Giltwood

Pair of Louis XV Style Armchairs, in Rechampi Wood, Flower Fabric
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of louis XV style armchairs, in rechampi wood, flower fabric the fabric is not new but in very good condition a sofa of the same model is also available. the price is for t...
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1950s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

19th Century Antique Louis XV Throne Gilt Armchair
Located in Lakewood, NJ
Classic 19th century Antique Louis XV Throne chair set. Crafted arms and decorative fleuer design add regal beauty to this antique collectible. Recent reupholster with metallic lion ...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Bronze

Pair of Louis XV Painted Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Louis XV beechwood open armchairs (fauteuils) with robust country carving.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Beech

Pair of Louis XV Beige and White Painted Cabriolet Armchairs
Located in Boston, MA
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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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood, Silk

Louis XV Style Living Room Blackened Wood, Yellow, Blue Napoleon III, circa 1860
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Beautiful set of Louis XV style Napoleon III period blackened wood living room, consisting of four armchairs, a bench and two chairs. The set is covered with a very beautiful tapestr...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Tapestry, Wood

Louis XV Style Carved Wood Armchair with Feather Down Cushioning
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful 1920s French Louis XV style carved wood fauteuil with distressed green painted finish atop curved legs. Upholstered back. Minor stains to fabric. Measures: 24.5" arm he...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Large Louis XV Style Giltwood Fauteuil with Tapestry
Located in Nashville, TN
Pair of unusually large and commodious giltwood fauteuil with probably 18th century chinoiserie tapestry later associated (and after a conservation process ). The floral tapestry emb...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Louis XV Style Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
This pair of Louis XV style arm chairs is not for the faint of heart! The traditional frame, with its rounded, carved back and cabriolet legs, is painted in an unexpected bright gree...
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20th Century Unknown Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Italian Chateau d'Ax Spa French Louis XV Style Tapestry Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Italian Chateau d'Ax Spa French Louis XV style Tapestry armchairs. Listing includes solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, distressed finish, cabriole legs, quality Italian...
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Late 20th Century Italian Louis XV Armchairs

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Tapestry, Wood

Baker Furniture Louis XV Silver Gilt Fauteuils, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning pair of French Louis XV style fauteuils By Baker Furniture USA, circa 1970s Carved silver gilt over gold gilt wood frames, with unique griffin patterned upholster...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XV Armchairs

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Giltwood, Upholstery

Four Peacock Blue Velvet Armchairs from the Louis XV Period
Located in Paris, FR
This is a set of four Louis XV period armchairs in walnut wood. They are molded and carved with flowers. Each chair rests on four arched legs and has two sinuous armrests. Three of t...
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1770s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Pair of Hand Carved French Fauteils Arm Chairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A Pair of French carved Fauteils chairs with Italian cut velvet damask upholstery. The sage green velvet with soft gold damask with aged brass nailhead trim. The wood frame with a na...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Velvet, Hardwood

Set of Four French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Giltwood Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant set of four French mid 19th century Louis XV st. giltwood armchairs. Each armchair is raised by beautiful cabriole legs with richly carved acanthus leaves and lovely finel...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Giltwood

Pair of Roman 18th Century Louis XV Period Giltwood Throne Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and high quality pair of large scaled Roman 18th century Louis XV period giltwood throne armchairs. This pair of chairs are 'A Chasis' which signifies the ease of remov...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Giltwood

Louis XV Child Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th Cent) painted child's arm chair with tapestry upholstered seat and back.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Tapestry

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