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Louis XVI Armchairs

LOUIS XVI STYLE

Reflecting the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Louis XVI furniture features more angular shapes than the Rococo curves of the Louis XV style, harkening back to the imposing grandeur of Louis XIV.

Dating between 1750 and 1800, an era that overlapped with the last king of France whose reign was cut short by the guillotine, Louis XVI furniture, known as the goût grec, is emblematic of the neoclassical revision that French furniture underwent during the second half of the 18th century.

Authentic Louis XVI furniture characteristics include clean lines and carved details such as scrolls and acanthus flourishes that were inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. This was informed by a burgeoning interest in antiquity in the 18th century, owing to new archaeological excavations at sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum. It largely eclipsed the more East Asian–influenced ornamentation of Louis XV for something more geometric and symmetrical.

The Louis XVI style was defined by what was being created for the palatial rooms at Versailles and Fontainebleau, particularly for the queen, with cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener being a favorite of Marie-Antoinette’s for his luxurious pieces accented with gilded bronze and marquetry. Furniture maker Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené was also a major designer of the period, with his pieces for the royal residences adorned with giltwood and neoclassical touches like tapered columns for chair legs and laurel leaf carvings. Cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler occasionally incorporated into his furniture porcelain panels produced by Sèvres, a popular manufacturer of European ceramics that served the crown with serveware, vases and other decorative objects.

Find a collection of antique Louis XVI seating, tables, cabinets and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Louis XVI
French Mid-Century Provençal Rush Armchair with Matching Ottoman and 2 Cushions
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French Mid-Century Provençal Rush Armchair with Matching Ottoman and 2 Cushions
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric, Wicker

Pair of 19th C Hand-Carved Italian Venetian Distress Painted Fauteuil Arm Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable pair of Italian hand-carved Fauteuils, circa late 1800s in the French Louis XVI taste. The pair features shapely scrolling arms, medallion backs, reeded and tapered legs, ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Paint

Vintage French Louis XVI Style Swivel Seat Cane Back Black Ebonized Vanity Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XVI style swivel seat cane back black ebonized vanity chair. Item features a swivel seat, cane back, stretcher base, solid wood frame, upholstered arm rests, nic...
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Mid-20th Century North American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Two Louis XVI Style Giltwood Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in London, GB
These beautiful late 19th-century fauteuils (armchairs) are designed in the style of furniture crafted in France in the Louis XVI period (1774-92). The chairs’ frames are crafted...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Vintage French Provincial Louis XVI Cream Painted Fauteuil Armchairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Provincial Louis XVI style cream painted Fauteuil armchairs - a pair. Item features solid wood frame, upholstered arm rests, distressed finish, nicely carved details, ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Armchair Carved Walnut with Caned Backrest
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A Louis XVI style cabriolet armchair of solid walnut finely carved with caned backrest, France, 1900-1910. The chair has been reupholstered in off-white 100% linen, original finish v...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Linen, Cane, Walnut

French Louis XVI Period Carved Wood "Marquise" Armchair
Located in Madrid, ES
"Marquise" armchair with flat back, Louis XVI period, in original hand-carved beech decorated with frame of ribbon rods, piastres, sinuous acanthus leaves. Conical and striated feet....
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather, Beech

Pair of French 1890s Louis XVI Style Painted Wood Bergère Chairs with Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style painted wood wingback bergère chairs from the late 19th century, with carved décor and new upholstery. Born in France during the later years of the 1...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Antique French Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergère Chairs Original Paint Unrestored
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique matched pair of French Louis XVI Style Bergère chairs and it’s not very often that we can find an unrestored, all original paint Louis XVI style Bergère chair. By definition,...
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1910s French Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Beech

Pair of French Louis XVI Painted Open Arm Chairs
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A pair of late 18th C. French carved and painted fauteuils or open arm chairs upholstered in a soft pink silk with loose down-filled cushion.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Oak and Upholstered Armchairs or Bergère, 20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Pair of Louis XVI oak and upholstered armchairs or bergère, 20th century.  
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Oak

French 1940s ‘Louis XVI Style’ Ebonized Armchair
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s ‘Louis XVI style’ ebonized arm chair with a shaped back and white leather upholstered seat, back and arm rests. Attributed JANSEN. Maison Jansen was a Paris-based inter...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather

Antique Painted Louis XVI Style Armchair
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Antique painted Louis XVI style armchair with tapered fluted legs, bow front seat, oval upholstered padded back, striped fabric.
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20th Century Unknown Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Maison Jansen Signed, Louis XVI Style Giltwood Bergère, TIger Silk Velvet
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Maison Jansen Signed, Louis XVI Style Giltwood Bergère armchair, Scalamandré "Le TIgre" Silk Velvet The "Jansen Paris" stamp clearly visible on the underside (see pictures). Classi...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Velvet, Silk, Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Armchairs
Located in Madison, MS
These stunning 18th century pink armchairs really stand out and make a statement! Originating from the Louis XVI period, the chairs have ornate wood carved details all over. The legs...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Armchair, Bergere
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century French Louis XVI painted armchair ~ Bergere is a great choice for occasional use anywhere in the home! Four subtly scrolled cabriole legs carved with acanthus plumes pro...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Cane, Fruitwood

Pair of Louis XVI Carved Mahogany Fauteuils by George Jacob
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Louis XVI style hand-carved mahogany fauteuils by George Jacob, a distinguished designer under the reign of Napoleon I. Newly reupholstered in a creamy gold-toned fabric, the...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

20th Century Armchair in Louis XVI Style, Ralph Lauren Style
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century armchair in Louis XVI style - Ralph Lauren style Solid beechwood, set. Cambered and carved frame on fluted, pointed legs. Curly armrests. Straight supports with appli...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

French Giltwood Cabriolet Armchair, Louis XVI Style, Linen Velvet
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French giltwood cabriolet armchair, Louis XVI style, linen velvet Dimensions: 24 in. W x 23 in. D x 34 in. H Seat height 15.5 in.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Cream Painted Armchairs of Fauteuils
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of style Louis XVI armchairs or fauteuils each one finely carved cream painted frames with new upholstery.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Louis XVI Revival Style Chair by Simon Loscertales Bona, Spain
Located in Delft, NL
Louis XVI revival style chair by Simon Loscertales Bona Zaragoza, Spain Carved walnut wooden chair with details with gilt decoration and brown leather Original label is show...
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20th Century Spanish Louis XVI Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Carved Painted Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Complete your formal living room or den with this elegant pair of antique armchairs. Created in France, circa 1890, the large, Classic chairs have a wide and square back, and a deep ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech

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

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Walnut

French Handmade Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Black Leather Endless Options
Located in Chicago, IL
From the Old Plank Collection, comes a Louis XVI style dining chair, made in France, by an elderly gentleman, who has been crafting French dining chairs his entire life. Our French L...
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2010s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

Pair of Period 18th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Fauteuil Arm Chairs
Located in La Plata, MD
This is a rare pair of period Louis XVI fauteuil arm chairs in solid walnut. Recently upholstered in crushed emerald green fabric. Recently waxed finish and re-upholstered. Measu...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Vintage Pair of Carved Wood Fauteuil Louis XVI Armchairs, France
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Louis XVI hand carved solid wood fauteuil armchairs from France upholstered in natural linen burlap. Armchairs have exquisite hand carved details in good patina condition. ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Burlap, Fabric, Wood

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Bergere Armchair
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very stylish late 18th-early 19th century French Louis XVI style Ivory colored Bergere armchair. Having reeded and fluted, gilded decoration and raised on turned tapering legs.
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Softwood

Vintage French Louis XVI Provincial Blue Cream High Back Lounge Chairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XVI Provincial Style Blue & Cream High Back Lounge Arm Chairs - a Pair. Item features blue and cream distress painted frames, blue upholstery, tall square backs,...
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Mid-20th Century North American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilded Armchairs by 'Mellier'
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of late 19th century French gilt fauteuil, each with carved 'C' scroll and foliate decoration to the show-wood, upholstered backs, arm rests and seats. Raise...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Gilded Armchairs, France, 19th Century
By Henri Jacob
Located in Berlin, DE
A set of 4 very comfortable 19th century Louis XVI style armchairs in the manner of Henri Jacob. Gilded beechwood and grey velvet upholstery.  
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1860s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

Louis XVI Style Grey Painted Armchairs in Pink and White Ikat Upholstery
Located in South Hamilton, MA
A pair of diminutive size Louis XVI style original grey paint, and carved armchairs, newly reupholstered in a modern pink and white Ikat fabric. Oval backs, reeded legs with rosette ...
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Early 20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of French Louis XIV Style Gilt Wood Bergeres
Located in Dallas, TX
A very large pair of giltwood bergeres with a hod shaped back and deeply carved gadrooning beading and fluted legs. These great chairs date from the late 19th up until the 1920s, so ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Upholstered Square-Back Fauteuils w/ Louis XVI Inspired Design, Roomy XL Seats
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage pair of American carved-wood and upholstered armchairs. This pair of French style fauteuils have a Louis XVI inspired design, with square-shaped upholstered backs framed wi...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Silver Leaf Metallic Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dazzling pair of French armchairs featuring carved Louis XVI style frames that have been painstakingly silver leaf finished by hand. The frames have been upholstered with a matching ...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silver Leaf, Brass

Set of Four Louis XVI Style Gilded Armchairs and Reeded Legs, 20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Set of four Louis XVI style gilded armchairs and reeded legs, 20th century.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Bleached Walnut Marquise with Guilloches
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI style bleached walnut marquise armchair from the 19th century, with carved guilloche frieze and new upholstery. Created in France during the 19th century, this wal...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

Exceptional Louis XVI Style Gilded Wood Salon
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Exceptional Louis XVI style gilded wood salon, composed of a three-seater bench and two chairs with medallion-shaped backs topped by a small bow. Period: Napoleon III Style : Louis...
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1870s European Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of French Giltwood Gesso Chair Louis XVI Revival C1950, Includes Recovering
Located in Trensacq, FR
Pair of French giltwood Gesso armchairs c1950 Louis XVI Revival. Good pair of mid 20th century French Louis XVI revival gilt wood gesso open armchairs. Gloriously distressed with l...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Giltwood

19th Century French Louis XVI Carved Walnut and Velvet Bergere Armchair
Located in Dallas, TX
Adorn your living room, bedroom, or office with this beautifully carved antique armchair. Crafted in France circa 1880, the fruitwood chair stands on tapered and turned legs decorate...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Carved and Painted Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Lovely pair of 19th century French Louis XVI carved and painted armchairs. Beautifully carved and painted in green and gold. And the chairs are upholstered in a beautiful pink silk f...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Painted Round Bergere Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Whimsical pair of painted French Bergere armchairs made in the grand Louis XVI taste. The armchairs feature a barrel back form with a molded frame having neoclassical laurel swag dec...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Bergère
Located in Westwood, NJ
A finely carved fauteuil, the paper twist carved, arched top rail and downswept padded arms with scroll terminals enclosing an upholstered back and cushion seat, on a finely carved s...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

French Louis XVI Yellow Velvet Armchair
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style walnut armchair with mustard yellow velvet upholstered back, seat, and armrests with brass trim detail.
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Mahogany

Unique Pair of French Louis XVI Style Walnut Cane Back Bergere Chairs Circa 1960
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful and unique pair of bergere chairs in walnut with cane backs. The chairs measure 37 tall x 26 wide x 26 deep x seat height of 18. They date to the 1960s era.
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1960s North American Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Cane, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Beechwood Bergeres
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Louis XVI (18th century) carved beechwood bergeres / armchairs with carved beaded pattern edge on arched back and seat frame with acanthus and scroll carved arms and gold dam...
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18th Century Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric, Upholstery, Beech

Pair of French 18th Century Armchairs in 19th Century Hand Died Linen
Located in London, GB
A pair of French 18th century painted armchairs. In their original condition, newly upholstered in 19th century hand died French linen.
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fruitwood

French Louis XVI Oak Wing Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI style (19th century) oak wing chairs with carved frame and cane seat, back and arms with a cushion.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Cane, Oak

Set of 6 Louis XVI Floral Tapestry Arm Chairs
By F. Lapierrealyon
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 Louis XVI (circa 1795) grey painted open arm chairs with original floral design tapestry upholstered seat and back. (Stamped: F. Lapierre a Lyon)
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Paint, Tapestry

Trouvailles French Louis XVI Walnut Fauteuil Serpentine Club Lounge Arm Chair
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage French Louis XVI style walut fauteuil serpentine armchair by Trouvailles Inc of Watertown, Ma. Made of walnut featuring serpentine form with padded arms, cabriole legs and ca...
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Late 20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

French Louis XVI Style Bergère Armchair Upholstered Green Velvet, 19th Century
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French Louis XVI style bergère armchair upholstered in sage green velvet, 19th century Deep and comfortable, Classic French chic Dimensions: 38" H x 29" W x 28" D Seat height 18...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Fauteuil with Fluted Accents and Upholstery
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A French Louis XVI style carved wood fauteuil from the 19th century, with traces of original paint, foliage motifs, fluted legs and new upholstery. This exquisite French armchair fea...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Giltwood Armchairs in Duck Egg Velvet
Located in London, GB
A pair of 19th century Louis XVI style giltwood armchairs, newly upholstered in duck egg velvet.
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Giltwood

20th Century Petite French Hand Carved Round Armchair, Louis XVI by Odoul Paris
Located in Sofia, BG
Petite French round armchair, in Louis XVI style hand carved and decorated with friezes of ribbons tapered fluted base, with dobble cane back and the seat. Very good condition. Still...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Cane, Walnut

18th Century Black Italian Pair of Antique Giltwood Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Late 18th century, an antique pair of Italian gilded fauteuils with ornate armrests, the back rests are adorned with centered medallions, enhanced by detailed wood carvings, in good ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

19th Century Pair of Petite French Gilt Wood Ballroom Round Chairs, Louis XVI
Located in Sofia, BG
Petite French ballroom round chairs, in Louis XVI style hand carved and gilded frames decorated with friezes of ribbons and roses, tapered fluted base, both with cane backs and the s...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Painted Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Charcoal Silk
Located in London, GB
A pair of French Louis XVI style carved and painted armchairs, with the original paints and newly upoholstered in charcoal textured silk.
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fruitwood

Pair of French 1850s Louis XVI Style Walnut Oval Back Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style walnut armchairs from the mid-19th century, with oval backs, carved decor and new upholstery. Created in France during the reign of Emperor Napoleon ...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Carved Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Impressive pair of French carved fauteuil armchairs made in the Louis XVI taste. The chairs feature elaborately hand carved frames with rope designs, rosettes, acanthus, and ribbon b...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fruitwood, Fabric

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