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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
French 19th Century Louis XV Style Three-Piece Giltwood and Aubusson Salon Suite
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine French 19th century Louis XV style three-piece giltwood carved and silk Aubusson tapestry three-piece salon suite, comprising of a settee and two fauteuils (armchairs), the Aubusson silk...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Silk, Wood

19th Century French Louis XV Bergère Armchair
Located in Munich, DE
19th century French Louis XV Bergère armchairs in their original patina still very comfortable, perfect for deco or your next project...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

Set of 8 Vintage French Louis XV Sculpted Arm Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 8 Vintage French Louis XV Sculpted Arm Chairs Original Vintage Condition Materials: Painted Wood, Spring Cushions Dimensions: 42”H x 23”W x 22”D Seat Height 19”
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1960s American Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

20th Century French Country Louis XV Walnut Fauteuils Open-Arm Armchairs - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of French Country Louis XV style fauteuils open-arm armchairs, unbranded. Carved walnut frame, curved arms with carved supports, brocade fabric upholstery of teal (green-blue)...
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Late 20th Century Italian Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Set of Four French Painted Armchairs C. 1900's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of chairs are beautifully crafted in a Louis XV style, featuring a distinctive painted frame in a soft green hue with subtle gilt accents. The chairs are adorned with eleg...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Linen, Cane, Wood, Paint

Pair of “cabriolet” armchairs in walnut and canework. Louis XV period. LS5209325
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
F.L., stamped. Pair of “cabriolet” armchairs in walnut, decorated with ribbons at the top of the back and in the center of the belt. Cane seat and back, the seat covered with a leat...
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1760s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Style Upholstered Arm Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
This Pair of French Louis XV Style Upholstered Arm Chairs epitomizes the grace and refinement of the era. Adorned in a newly upholstered grayish sky blue fabric, they exude a sense o...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Pair 19th Century Louis XV Style Fawn Axis Woven Velvet Armchair
Located in Houston, TX
A pair of 19th Century French painted and giltwood fauteuils newly upholstered in Schumacher's Axis Fawn Linen Velvet.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Linen, Velvet, Giltwood

Pair of Gorgeous Century French Louis XV Walnut Armchairs Striped Upholstery
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous pair of solid walnut Century armchairs made by Century of North Carolina and are in good condition with minimal wear and signs of use. The chairs have beautiful up...
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1990s American Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair Polychromed and Gilded Louis XV Style Armchairs
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Pair of Louis XV style, hand-carved, hand-painted, polychromed and gilded armchairs. Late 1800's. Newly upholstered in Fortuny fabric.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood, Giltwood, Paint

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XV Style Carved Wooden Arm Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Indulge in the timeless elegance of this pair of 19th-century French Louis XV Style Carved Wooden Arm Chairs, a testament to the grace and beauty of the era. Crafted with meticulous ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Louis XV Navy Blue Armchair, France, circa 1910. Restored.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Winged armchair, France, circa 1910. Very good condition, after professional renovation and replacement of upholstery. Wood: walnut dimensions height 108 cm seat height 54 cm widt...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Louis XV Grey Armchairs, France, circa 1890. Restored.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Two Armchairs made in France, in circa 1890. Very good condition, after professional renovation and replacement of upholstery for shiny grey velvet synthetic material. Wood: oak ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Velvet, Oak

18th Century Louis XV Epoque Fauteuil à La Reine
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A wide and comfortable Louis XV style fauteuil, hand carved in the 18th century and featuring exquisite green silk upholstery woven with neoclassical motifs of lyres, cherubs, peacoc...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

18th Century Louis XV Style Fauteuil à La Reine
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A wide and comfortable Louis XV style fauteuil 'à la reine', hand carved in the 18th century and featuring exquisite green silk upholstery woven with neoclassical motifs of lyres, ch...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

French Louis XV Style Bergère with Carved Frame
Located in Buchanan, NY
This elegant French Louis XV style armchair features an ornately carved wooden frame that is finished in a beautifully antiqued white patina that contrasts the rich gray upholstery w...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of French Antique Louis XV-Style Arm Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original Vintage Condition
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1950s American Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Vintage Pair Louis XV Revival French Gilded Armchairs 20th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning pair of French carved giltwood armchairs in the Louis XV style and dating from the last quarter of the 20th century. The chairs feature hand-carved decoration a...
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1980s English Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Giltwood

1760s Louis XV Period Fauteuil à La Reine by Mathieu Bauve
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A luxurious Louis XV period armchair in beautifully carved and moulded walnut, with ornate scroll-carved arm rests and supports. This elegant 'Fauteuil à la Reine' dates from the 18t...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Louis XV French Armchairs Suite of 4
Located in Buxton, GB
Set ofx4 French Louis XV Style Armchairs with Grey Upholstery. Circa 1920.beautiful carved Walnut woodwork in good condition. On the upholstered Grey Seats there are some slight mar...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair Of Louis XV Armchairs
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Pair of Louis XV style armchairs, blue velvet in good condition
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20th Century European Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Wood

French Louis XV Armchair, 18th Century
Located in Doylestown, PA
A French 18th century fauteuil a la reine, Louis XV period, in distressed grey painted finish, the frame carved with floral motifs, acanthus leaves at feet. Upholstered seat, back an...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Beech

Pair Of Louis XV Style Fauteuil Arm Chairs
Located in Bradenton, FL
Pair of Louis XV Style Fauteuil armchairs. Chairs feature carved and shaped walnut frames, a serpentine skirt, and carved cabriole legs. Chairs also feature tacked red leather backs ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut, Leather, Textile

Pair Of Louis XV Armchairs In Carved And “chené” Wood, 18th Century
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Pair Of Louis XV Armchairs In Carved And “chené” Wood, 18th Century
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18th Century European Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

Pair Antique French Carved Walnut Fauteuils for Restoration
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Ca. later 19th c. Louis XV style with elegant carved frames, the shaped backs and curved arms with delicate carved foliate details. The serpentine skirt rails and cabriole legs with ...
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Late 19th Century Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Louis XV Armchairs
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of armchairs with curved frames and S-shaped legs. The seat, backrest and armrests are upholstered. The armchairs have a white patina and are in used condition.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Softwood

Pair Of Armchairs Louis XV, 18th Century
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Pair of Louis XV armchairs, 18th century “oak” carved wood, pretty velvet in good condition
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18th Century European Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Velvet, Oak

Pair of Venetian armchairs in lacquered and gilded wood, 18th century
Located in Vicenza, IT
This refined and important pair of lacquered armchairs was made around the mid-18th century in Venice, Italy. They are made of carved, lacquered and gilded wood and reflect the typic...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood, Giltwood

Vintage French Fauteuil Tufted Armchair & Ottoman Newly Upholstered in Mohair
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage French Louis XV Style Fauteuil Tufted Armchair & Ottoman Newly Upholstered in Italian Mohair in Camel Color This beautifully carved lounge and ottoman set would be a stately accent chair for your living room. We reupholstered this chair and ottoman set in a plush patterned “camel” Italian...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Mohair, Upholstery

French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Giltwood Carved Three-Piece Salon Suite
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine French Louis XVI style 19th century giltwood carved three-piece salon suite, comprising of a three-corps settee and...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Giltwood

Made to Order Louis XV Style Dining Armchair in Antique Painted Finish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Made to order Louis XV Style Dining Armchair Upholstered in Fortuny Fabrics with Antique Brass Nail Heads Trim at Seat and Inside Oval Back and Arm Rest, Finished in Antiqued Painted...
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2010s American Louis XV Armchairs

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Brass

Period Louis XV polychrome Fauteuil Upholstered in Penny Morrison
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Louis XV Period carved, pale green polychrome beechwood Fauteuil, open armchair, having a floral crest and other foliate carving to the back with carved, scrolled arms and acanthus c...
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18th Century English Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Beech

1900s Pair of Venice Baroque Louis XV armchairs, carved walnut with floral motif
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Pair of Venice Baroque Louis XV armchairs from the 20th century, walnut hand-carved with floral motifs and threads. The two armchairs are sturdy and in good condition of upholstery, ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

A pair of armchairs, Sweden, circa 1870.
Located in Chorzów, PL
A pair of armchairs, Sweden, circa 1870. Very good condition. The upholstery is in original condition. Wood: walnut dimensions: height 92 cm seat height 42 cm width 64 cm depth 64 cm
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1870s Swedish Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

A Louis XV style armchair. 1940's
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Louis XV style armchair with a very classic French accent in a beige linen. 1940's
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Linen, Wood

Set of 4 chairs, Sweden, circa 1870.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Set of 4 chairs, Sweden, circa 1870. Very good condition. The upholstery is in original condition. Wood: walnut dimensions: height 74 cm seat height 43 cm width 50 cm depth 50 cm
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1870s Swedish Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of Early 1900's French Walnut Louis XV Style Armchairs
Located in London, Park Royal
A pair of Louis XV style hand-carved solid walnut Armchairs circa early 1900's, from France. The chairs have some pretty detailing in the fine carving on the chairs featuring small f...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Italian Louis XV Walnut Armchair c.1770
Located in Sharon, CT
A large beautifully carved Walnut Armchair, Italian late eighteenth century in Louis XV style. Reupholstered.
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1770s Italian Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

A fine pair of 19th c Louis XV water gilt fauteuils . Fine carving with a silk
Located in Dallas, TX
A very fine 19th century pair of Louis XV hand carved and water gilt fauteuils. Covered in a green silk material
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Giltwood

Pair of French Louis XV Style Armchairs in Sage Green Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
An exquisite pair of Louis XV style armchairs in sage green. Crafted with loving care in France during the early 20th century, this gorgeous pair of chairs exude an effortless grace....
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery

18th Century Pair of Large Venetian barocchetto Lacquered ed Giltwood Armchairs
Located in IT
18th Century Pair of Large Venetian Barocchetto Lacquered ed Giltwood Armchairs The fine and important pair of large barocchetto armchairs was made in Venice, Italy, in the mid-eig...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Nutwood, Giltwood

Pair of French Carved Regence Style Armchairs with Leather Upholstery, C. 1900
Located in Dallas, TX
Hand-carved circa 1900 in the Regence style, this beautiful pair of armchairs have caramel-colored leather upholstery, forming a visually stunning palette with the rich brown patina ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of 20th Century Lacquered Painted and Gilded Wood French Armchairs, 1960s
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Pair of French armchairs from 20th century. Furniture in richly carved and gilded wood of beautiful size and great impact. Living room armchairs with padding in good condition. Seat ...
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1960s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Wood

Elegant French Louis XV Style Walnut Armchair or Fauteuil
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Fine walnut Louis XV style armchair in fine upholstery with wonderful carved details. This elegant neutral and finely recovered armchairs are simply stunning and are certain to add s...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Style White Painted Armchairs
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of 20th Century Louis XV Style Upholstered Armchairs A pair of French Louis XV style grey-white painted wood frame armchairs upholstered in a bright green-yellow cotton chinoise...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Carved and Painted Louis XV Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
A nicely scaled pair carved and painted Louis XV Fauteuils 3rd quarter of the 18th Century. France. Circa 1760. DIMENSIONS: 36" H x 26" W x 31" D Seat height 17"
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18th Century English Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Pair of Louis XV-Style Giltwood Fauteuils/arm chairs
Located in Houston, TX
These fine chairs have a domed and padded back surmounted By a floral crest, joined by padded arms to the like seat, raised Above a floral guilloche-carved apron on molded cabriole ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Giltwood

Antique French Louis XV Style Gold Giltwood Floral Carved Upholstered Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV Style Gold Giltwood Floral Carved Upholstered Arm Chair. Item features a carved gilt wood frame, distressed gold finish, floral print upholstery. Circa 19th C...
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19th Century Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Fabric

Pair Of Louis XV Style Bergeres In Carved Beech Around 1920
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Pair Of Louis XV Style Bergeres In Carved Beech Around 1920
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Late 20th Century European Louis XV Armchairs

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Beech

Classic Pair of French Louis XV Style Painted UpholsteredArmchairs or Fauteuils
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Elegant and classic vintage Louis XV armchairs or fauteuils in immaculate condition, with lovely contrasting fabric on back. Classic Louis XV carved florets and tapered cabriole legs...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Antique Pair French Louis XV Style Fruitwood Fauteuil Arm Chairs Circa 1890
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Circa 1800 Period French Directoire Fruitwood Fauteuil Armchairs. Upholstery in light blue striated fabric with white sprigs. Coil spring seat foundation. Aged finish.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Brass

Gorgeous Pair Silk Damask Upholstered French Louis XV Style Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superb pair of silk damask upholstered and nailhead trimmed armchairs in the Louis XV style. The chairs are in good condition and very fresh and clean. They are used so the...
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1950s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Walnut

Rare Pair of Stamped Maison Jansen Louis XV Neoclassical Armchairs, 1940s
Located in Paris, IDF
The construction of this pair of armchairs was deeply cared about, and it shows in the finished product, even some eight decades later. The armchairs were made and stamped by French ...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Metal

Fauteuil de coin en hêtre sculpté, estampillé Jean AVISSE, XVIIIe
By Jean Avisse
Located in ROYÈRE-DE-VASSIVIÈRE, FR
Fauteuil de coin en hêtre sculpté, estampillé Jean AVISSE, XVIIIe Quelques éraflures au bois et anciennes traces d’insectes xylophage Garnissage et garniture en très bon état Assise ...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Beech

Gilt and painted French upholstered open armchair in the Louis XV style.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gilt and painted French upholstered open armchair in the Louis XV style circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

A pair of French Louis XVI style relief carved open armchairs circa 1860.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of French Louis XVI style relief carved open armchairs circa 1860.
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1860s French Antique Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of French Louis XV style open armchairs having carved frames circa 1920.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of French Louis XV style open armchairs having painted and carved frames done in a powder blue upholstery circa 1920.
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1920s French Vintage Louis XV Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century French Louis XV Red Leather Carved Painted and Gilt Desk Armchair
Located in Dallas, TX
Add a pop of color to your office or study with this elegant antique painted and gilt desk armchair. Crafted in Provence France circa 1960, the chair stands on cabriole legs decorate...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

Louis Xv armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XV armchairs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage armchairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XV armchairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original armchairs, popular names associated with this style include Baker Furniture Company, Chateau d'Ax, Theodore Alexander, and Beauvais Royal Manufactory. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for armchairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $475 and tops out at $64,500 while the average work can sell for $3,415.

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