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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
Pair French 19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Gilt-Metal Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French 19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Gilt-Metal Mounted High-Back Armchairs. Circa: Paris, 1890-1900. Height: 47 3/8 inches (120.4 cm) Width: 26 inches (6...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Metal

Set of 8 Smith & Watson N Y Louis XVI Caned Back And Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Germantown, MD
Set of eight Smith & Watson New York Louis XVI Style Caned Back And Upholstered seat lacquered frame Dining Chairs. Very comfortable. Firm seat. Light Yellow Upholstery.
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Fruitwood

Early 20th century French Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchair, 1900s
Located in LEGNY, FR
Beautiful pair of Louis XVI style armchairs in very good condition dating from the beginning of the 20th century. Pretty mottled beige fabric with a bronze stud finish. Beautiful qua...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Paire de fauteuils style Louis XVI
Located in LIVAROT-PAYS-D’AUGE, FR
Paire de fauteuils style Louis XVI, datant du XIXème siècle. Ces confortables fauteuils en chêne, faits dans les règles de l’art, sont tapissés de velours de lin chocolat en très b...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Oak

Set of four Louis XVI Armchairs, France 18th century
Located in Leimen, DE
Dating back to 1780, this set of four Louis XVI armchairs exudes timeless elegance and classic sophistication. Each chair features an oval-shaped back adorned with intricate floral m...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair Of French Louis XVI Fauteuils
Located in Norwood, NJ
Fine pair of antique French Louis XVI style armchairs/fauteuils. Silver gilt details with a bronze tone gold ground. Upholstered in a champagne silk brocade with gold and ivory highl...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair Louis XVI Armchairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of vintage armchairs with caned seats, sides, and backs. Plump cushioned seats and back pillow match the arm rests. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style French Walnut Armchairs Circa 1930s era
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
These are classic chairs and are in good condition. The chairs have normal signs of wear and use. They have nice older upholstery and may have signs of use including minor staining n...
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1930s French Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Antique French Louis XVI Victorian Gold Gilt Wood Wing Back Bergere Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XVI Style Victorian Gold Gilt Wood Wing Back Bergere Arm Chair. Item featured has a large impressive profile, carved and applied acanthus and geometric accents,...
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19th Century Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

18th Century Louis XVI Walnut Armchair Attributed to Jean Nicolas Blanchard
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
This supremely comfortable antique French fauteuil is a wonderful example of the Louis XVI style, with its square, padded, slightly reclining back, fluted legs and open arms. Hand ca...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Fantastic Pair Distressed Creme Painted Hand-Carved French Louis XVI Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous pair of hand-carved frames made in Europe, either France or Italy. They are finished in a hand-rubbed intentionally destressed creme painted finish. The corduroy s...
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1950s European Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

18th Century French Louis XVI Period Hand Carved Silk Armchair by JB Boulard
Located in Sofia, BG
Rare authentic armchair made by Jean-Baptiste Boulard in the late 18th century. It is a very lovely piece hand carved and hand painted with great details upholstered in yellow to gol...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Chairs Blue/Green Animal Print Velvet Fabric
Located in Essex, MA
These lovely Louis XVI grey/green painted armchairs are original to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel circa 1930-1940. They have been lovingly restored and reupholstered with a blue/green animal print...
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Early 20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergère Armchairs, France 1860-80
Located in Leimen, DE
This very decorative pair of Louis XVI Style Bergère Armchairs come from France and date back to 1860-70. They have an oak frame with carved decor. The armchairs are very comfortable...
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1860s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Oak

Set of Four French Louis XVI Style 1900s Oval Back Painted and Carved Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of four French Louis XVI style off-white painted oval back armchairs from circa 1900 with carved décor. This set of four French Louis XVI style armchairs, dating back to circa ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Neoclassical Gold Gilt Painted Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An elegant and very comfortable pair of French Neoclassical giltwood armchairs or fauteuils in the Louis XVI style, both frames showing arched crest-rails with upholstered backs, sid...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of ceremonial armchairs in carved and gilded wood
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of ceremonial armchairs in carved and gilded wood. Fluted feet ending in lion's paws, richly carved crosspieces. Late 18th Century. This magn...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Classic French Pair of Antique Highly Carved Louis XVI Armchairs or Fauteuils
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Pair of antique 19th century French Louis XVI armchairs with new neutral high end British upholstery. Carved beautifully in walnut with a fantastic patina. Each chair is raised by f...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

19thc Louis XVI Style Carved Walnut Fauteuils w/ Petite Point and Needlepoint
Located in Savannah, GA
This lovely pair of fauteuils with carved wood frames feature a combination of needlepoint and petite point upholstery with brass nail head trim. If you look closely they are each a ...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wool, Walnut

Late 19th Century Pair of Louis XVI Style Painted Arm Chairs
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Nice carvings on the frames. Cool fabric pattern!
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Italian 18th Century Neoclassical Pair of Louis XVI Fauteuils or Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Elegant and classic 18th century authentic Italian neoclassical pair of armchairs or fauteuils from a salon set (matching sofa available). Upholstered in a stunning neutral raw-silk ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair French Louis XVI Style Red Coral Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th Century or earlier Louis XVI Style fauteuils upholstered with coral motif inside backs, red mohair seats and on outside backs.
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Mohair, Wood

A pair of antique armchairs, Western Europe, around 1900. After renovation
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique armchairs from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Western Europe. Armchairs in very good condition, professionally renovated. The seat and backrest are covered with ne...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

A set of six antique chairs from around 1900, Western Europe. After renovation
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique chairs from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Furniture in very good condition, professionally renovated. The seats and backrests have been covered with new fabric. ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair of Miniature/Doll Size Louis XVI Caned Bergere Fauteuil Arm Chairs
Located in Middletown, MD
A darling pair of miniature Louis XVI style caned arm chairs featuring ornately carved and cast scrollwork with hand-painted details, cabriole legs, caned back and seat. One chair displays green accents and the other salmon pink. Perfect for decorating an elegant storybook style...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Paint

Pair Louis XVI Fauteuils, c. 1780
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a great pair of Louis XVI gray painted Fauteuils. Both chairs are in overall very good condition and retain their original painted surface with some refreshing. The chairs ar...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Four French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Giltwood Carved and Aubusson Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A set of four French 19th century Louis XVI style giltwood carved and Aubusson (worn) tapestry upholstered fauteuils a la reine armchairs. The banded oval back surmounted by a carved...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Tapestry, Giltwood

Paire de bergères époque Transition, garnies de velours bordeaux
Located in ROYÈRE-DE-VASSIVIÈRE, FR
Paire de bergères époque Transition, garnies de velours bordeaux Hêtre mouluré, sculpté et teinté Une assise légèrement affaissée et couture du tissu à reprendre. Usure de la garnitu...
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1770s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Petit Point Fabric
Located in Buchanan, NY
An exquisite pair of French Louis XVI style armchairs. Elevate your décor to the heights of luxury and elegance with this classic pair of 19th century French armchairs. Crafted in wh...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery

A set of 6 Louis XVI Armchairs signed Brizard, France, 18th Century
Located in GRENOBLE, FR
Set of 6 Louis XVI armchairs, so-called "a la Reine" in French due to their large structure. Our set of seats is a very rare version of traditional French armchairs, so-called "faute...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Beech

Vtg French Louis XVI Style Pink Blue Carved Bergere Boudoir Lounge Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XVI Style Boudoir Armchair. Item features a solid Carved Wood Frame, Column Legs, Blue and Cream Finish to the Wood which matches the Blue and Pink Upholstery, C...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric

Antique Italian Louis XVI Giltwood Armchairs, Florentine Silk Fabric Set of Six
Located in Firenze, IT
A fabulous set of six antique early 18th century Louis XVI armchairs, masterfully hand carved and entirely gilded with gold leaf. The curved backrest centered by a sculpted pattern ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Gold Leaf

French Regency Louis XVI Carved Mahogany Arm Chairs, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of French Regency Louis XVI style fauteuils or dining arm chairs In the manner of Henredon USA, Circa 1980s Sculpted solid mahogany frames, with upholstered seats ...
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1980s American Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Gold-patinated armchair, around 1780
Located in Greding, DE
Large gold-patinated Louis Seize armchair on turned-channeled legs and scalloped band on the frame as well as carved leaf decorations on the armrests and backrest. The armchair has a...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood, Giltwood

Gilded Age Louis XVI Style Carved and Giltwood Bergere
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This hand carved Louis XVI style giltwood armchair features classic motifs including acanthus leaves, rosettes, and fluted tapered legs.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Provencal Sofa , Louis 16 style France
Located in PÉZENAS, FR
magnificent little Provencal sofa in Louis XVI style with its double bisote backrest the remapping was redone identically by a professional with a green edging it is part of a comple...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Beech

Vintage French Louis XVI Style Carved Walnut Fireside Arm Chair Fauteuil
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XVI Style Carved Walnut Fireside Arm Chair Fauteuil. Item features beautiful carved scrollwork-acanthus arms, small florets along the back, carvings the entire w...
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Early 1900s Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Mahogany, Walnut

Maison Jansen Style, French Louis XVI, Arm Chairs, Giltwood, White Paint, Burlap
Located in Stamford, CT
Maison Jansen Style, French Louis XVI, Arm Chairs, Giltwood, White Paint, Burlap Pair of French Louis XVI style arm chairs newly re-...
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1960s European Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Burlap, Giltwood

Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Giltwood Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Giltwood armchairs. Each chair is supported by four round tapered and fluted Giltwood legs with richly carved rosette blocks atop...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

Louis XVI, French Arm Chair, Versace Fabric, Giltwood, France, 1960s
Located in Stamford, CT
Louis XVI, French Arm Chair, Versace Fabric, Giltwood, France, 1960s A Louis XVI style armchair designed and produced in France. Finest Versace upholstery covers this one of a kind ...
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1930s French Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

Henredon Louis XVI Style Arched Cane Back Hardwood Chair
Located in Ross, CA
Vintage French Country cane back armchair chair with faux leather seat made by Henredon, made in the 1960's. All my furniture can be picked up in t...
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1960s American Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Cane

Antique Louis XVI Style Armchair Signed Made In Italy
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Dimensions: Height: 37 1/4in Width: 24 1/4in Depth: 26in Seat Height: 18 1/4in This beautiful antique Italian 18th C. or early 19th C. Louis XVI style carved walnut armchair...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Diminutive Antique Louis XVI Style Olive Green Leather Arm Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Late 19th Century muted olive green leather arm chair with square backrest, brass nailhead trim, arms with sloped supports and covered with ma...
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19th Century Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Brass

Italian, Piemontese, Louis XVI Period Carved and Painted Armchair, CA. 1780
Located in Atlanta, GA
This unique chair has a square caned and upholstered back with carved moldings, straight arms with upholstered elbow pads, the tight seat above a square frame resting on square taper...
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1780s Italian Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI French Bergere Armchairs, c. 1940
Located in Weehawken, NJ
Gorgeous pair of French Louis XV style Bergère Armchairs, c. 1940. Upholstered in a lovely pink velvet fabric that is superbly comfortable and well ...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood, Walnut

Pair of Louis XVI Style Creme Paint Decorated Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Dimensions- H: 35 1/2in W: 24in D: 25 3/4in SH: 18 1/2in This antique pair of Louis XVI style creme paint decorated armchairs accent chairs is perfect for you and your home and is ...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Louis Philippe style armchair, France, around 1870.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Louis Philippe style armchair, France, around 1870. Very good condition, after professional renovation and replacement of upholstery with a new one. Wood: rosewood dimensions heig...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Rosewood

Maison Jansen Attributed, Louis XVI, Armchairs, Painted Wood, Silk, France 1930s
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair Louis XVI Style Maison Jansen Bergeres in A Distressed Frame having a Scalamandre upholstery. Simply stunning white washed finely carved frames c...
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1950s French Vintage Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair Paint Decorated Louis XVI Open Arm Chairs, or Fauteuils
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This handsome pair of provincial oval back chairs feature carved bowknots, and stop fluted tapered legs. They are currently covered in floral Fortuny fabric.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

2 Drexel Heritage French Louis XVI Fauteuil Balloon Back Neoclassical Arm Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
Two vintage Drexel Heritage fauteuil armchairs with French Louis XVI / Neoclassical styling that features an ebonized frame with balloon back ribbon accent, scenic cameo ocean landsc...
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Late 20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Pair 19th Century French gilt wood Salon chairs.
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A impressive good quality pair of 19th Century French carved gilt wood Salon arm chairs, each with scrolling foliate decoration, tapestry to the back r...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Giltwood Fauteuils / Armchairs, France Circa 1900
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An attractive & very comfortable pair of giltwood fauteuils, both frames showing arched crest-rails with upholstered backs, sided by padded armrests ter...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Giltwood, Fabric

Louis XVI Period Pair of Cabriolet Médaillon Armchairs 18th Century
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A charming pair of Louis XVI era 'Fauteuils en Cabriole', upholstered in stripes of luxurious cream and gold satin silk, edged in gold-braid trim. Discovered in a Provençal mansion, ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Silk, Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Walnut Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand pair of French armchairs featuring hand-carved walnut frames with an open arm. Made in the Louis XVI manner and style with neoclassical acanthus leaves and rosettes on the tops...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Walnut

19th c. French Pair of Louis XVI Bergère Chairs in Original Paint
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of French Louis XVI style bergères in original paint from the 19th century. Newly upholstered and very comfortable.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood, Paint

French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Upholstered Armchairs, 20th Century
Located in Lisbon, PT
A pair of French Louis XVI style chairs offer giltwood frames with upholstered seats and backs, carved foliate and flower crest and raised on turned and tapered legs, 20th Century H...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood, Giltwood

DREXEL HERITAGE Walnut & Cane French Louis XVI Dining Armchairs - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of French Provincial Louis XVI style dining armchairs by Drexel Heritage. Walnut with a slightly distressed finish, carved oval shield-like caned backs, sloping straight arms ...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

IMPORTANT PAIR OF ELEGANT 18th Century LOUIS XVI ARMCHAIRS
Located in Madrid, ES
IMPORTANT PAIR OF ELEGANT 18th Century LOUIS XVI ARMCHAIRS in lacquered wood and gilded with pure gold covered in Roma fabric h 92 x 57 x 51 cm original condition
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Armchairs

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Wood

Louis Xvi armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI 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 and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XVI armchairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original armchairs, popular names associated with this style include Jumbo Collection, La Maison London, Minton-Spidell, and Philippe Starck. 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 $1,800 and tops out at $50,136 while the average work can sell for $6,473.

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