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Rococo Armchairs

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Pair of Decorative 1950s Italian Carved Wood Armchairs
Located in London, GB
Highly decorative - this pair of naturalistic Italian carved wood armchairs certainly make a statement. Made from hardwood, please take a look at all our pictures to see the intric...
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1950s Italian Vintage Rococo Armchairs

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Hardwood

18th Century Rococo armchairs
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of high class rococo armchairs made in Stockholm. This type of armchairs with loose back plate were made in the Castle workshop. Front legs are decorated with acanthus leafs ...
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1760s Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Birch

Swedish Rococo Walnut Armchair
Located in Houston, TX
Swedish rococo walnut armchair circa 1740-1769. Finely hand-carved in a nice, large scale. Excellent condition. Stable, sold and sturdy. Mortise and tenon joints. Exquisite carved de...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Textile, Upholstery, Walnut

18th century, Italian Rococo Lacquered and Giltwood Armchairs
Located in IT
18th century, Italian Baroque Lacquered and Giltwood Armchairs This elegant armchair was made in the Baroque period in Turin, around the middle of the eighteenth century. The struct...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Wood

French 19th Century Rococo Style Armchair
Located in Pasadena, CA
A Rococo style armchair from the 19th century, delicately carved with floral clasps to the crest and seat rails and to the tops of the cabriole l...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of 19th century Swedish Rococo Style Painted Armchairs
Located in Charleston, SC
A pair of 19th century Rococo style Armchair in draped old paint finish, pierced back, carved splats and apron - resting on cabriole legs. Movable seat cushion covered in palest colo...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Linen, Wood, Paint

18th c. Swedish Rococo Period Arm Chair in Original Paint
Located in Wichita, KS
An 18th c Rococo period armchair from Lindome, Sweden, hand-scraped to the original paint and newly upholstered in linen. Lovely shell motif on the back and seat frame with cabriole ...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Linen, Wood, Paint

18th Century Swedish Rococo Armchair
Located in Huntington, NY
A fine Swedish Rococo armchair with carved backrest and turned arm rests. Wide seat atop cabriolet legs with turned H-cross construction. Tastefully repainted in pale blue and origin...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Linen, Wood, Paint

Rococo Period Giltwood Armchair, ca. 1765
Located in New York, NY
Rococo period giltwood arm chair, ca. 1765, possibly south German, with elaborate blooming rose and laurel carved crest rail above a shaped back with down swept acanthus carved arms,...
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of 19th century Venetian grotto chairs
Located in Haywards Heath, GB
Wonderful 19th century pair of Venetian grotto chairs. Made with solid oak, hand carved.
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Hardwood

Custom Royal French Style Oversized Throne Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very theatrical large throne chair in a custom treatment. With an intricately carved frame having stylized shells and scrolls with the foot a raised snail’s head...
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20th Century Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

18th Century French Fauteuil de la Reine Armchair Nutwood
Located in Münster, DE
Armchair, so called Fauteuil à la Reine, rococo around 1750, walnut carved, foliage and rocaille motifs, cover with petit point embroidery, this from the 1st half of the 19th century...
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1750s French Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Nutwood

Spazzapan Italian Post-Modern Pop Art Red Metal Armchair with Fabric Seat Cover
Located in New York, NY
A fun unique modern organic Italian design, manufactured and signed by the Italian artist, Anacleto Spazzapan (Luino, Italy - 1943). A seating collector piece, a minimalist design ma...
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Early 2000s Italian Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wire

Hendrix Allardyce Italian Rococo Style Carved Library Armchair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Spectacular hand-carved library armchair or throne chair crafted in the 18th century Italian Rococo taste by Hendrix Allardyce, Hollywood, CA. The chair features a large beech frame ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Rococo Armchairs

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Muslin, Beech

18th Century French Rococo Armchair Fauteuil à la Reine around 1760
Located in Münster, DE
Armchair, so called "Fauteuil à la reine", France, rococo around 1760, dark stained beech, carvings with rocaille motifs, upholstered armrests, new upholstery, height: 91 cm, width: ...
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1760s French Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Beech

Striped Gold Upholstery Fine Deep Carved Mahogany Frame Lounge Chair Solid Frame
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Striped Gold Upholstery Fine Deep Carved Mahogany Frame Lounge Chair Solid Frame. Upholstery is in Slightly as is condition as pictured.
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20th Century American Rococo Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

long Carved Walnut Arms Tall Back Turned Legs X Base Stretcher Arm Chair MINT!
Located in Rockaway, NJ
long Carved Walnut Arms Tall Back Turned Legs X Base Stretcher Gold & Pink Flower Upholstery w/ Tassels Arm Fireside Chair MINT!
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20th Century American Rococo Armchairs

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Walnut

Pair Carved Striped Upholstery Tall Backs Carved Walnut Scallop Design Decorated
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Carved Striped Upholstery Tall Backs Carved Walnut Scallop Design Decorated Arm Fireside Chairs MINT!
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20th Century American Rococo Armchairs

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Walnut

19th Century Swedish Black Rococo Armchair
Located in San Angelo, TX
A stunning late 18th century/early 19th century Swedish Rococo armchair featuring black paint with natural worn patina coming through showcasing the original wood color with also dee...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Pine, Paint

Pair Of Painted Italianate Finely Crafted Armchairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Carved in a burgundy and gilt finish with elaborate scrolled backs and lion mask crests. Gilt floral details, curved arms , and elaborate scroll decorated seat rails with crests. The...
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20th Century Rococo Armchairs

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Wood

Antique Rococo Arm Chair And Ottoman, Sweden circa 1870
Located in Round Top, TX
Rococo arm chair and matching ottoman from Sweden circa 1850-70. Restored, frame is strong/stable. Later professionally painted in layered shades of ...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Pair of Armchairs
Located in San Angelo, TX
18th Century Swedish Rococo pair of armchairs that have been dry scrapped to the original paint with the natural wood showing through and features new upho...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Set of Four Italian Rococo Style Venetian Walnut Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome set of four Venetian armchairs or lounge chairs hand-crafted in Italy in the rococo taste. Also known as pretzel chairs because of the interlocking twisted back splat. The whimsical chairs...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Fabric, Cane

Gold Leaf Venetian Grotto Style Shell Back Chair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Antique gold leaf Venetian grotto style shell back armchair. Seat has been newly reupholstered in champagne color velvety fabric. Arm height is 26.5"
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1980s Spanish Vintage Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Antique 18th century Italian Rococo Giltwood Armchair
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique Italian Rococo high back hand carved gilded wood arm chair with beige damask seat and back. This antique 18th century Italian Rococo armchair features c-scrolls, rocaille and foliate designs richly hand carved throughout, the deeply carved and pierced frame boasts a chic gilding with gold leaf...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Venetian Rococo Style Caned Barrel Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Whimsical pair of hand-carved hardwood armchairs or hall chairs made in the Venetian Rococo taste. The chairs feature a round seat with a barrel back form frame. The generous seat ha...
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20th Century Rococo Armchairs

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Fabric, Cane, Hardwood

Late 18th Century Rococo Armchair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Late 18th century Stockholm made Rococo armchair. This chair is scraped to its original paint. circa 1770.
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Pine, Paint

Pair of large North European 18th Century Rococo Armchairs, Mid 18th c.
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of silvered 18th century North European Rococo armchairs of grand size. Very comfortable and in perfect condition. In the 18th c it became a fas...
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18th Century German Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of 19th Century Italian Rococo Painted Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 19th century Italian Rococo Painted Armchairs.
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of French Walnut 18th Century Elbow Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Large pair of mid 18th century Louis XV walnut open armchairs. Finely carved with shell motifs and leaf decoration to the front apron and further undulating side rails. The wide seat sits on shapely cabriole legs ending in beautifully carved scroll feet. A large early pair of walnut chairs...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Walnut

Antique Pair of Carved Walnut Rococo Throne Chairs
Located in Norwood, NJ
A fine quality pair of hand carved walnut Host and Hostess throne chairs. Upholstered in a coral tone velvet. Carving with a center cabochon form cartouche surrounded by floral scrol...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

18th Century Swedish Rococo Gripsholm Armchair
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish Rococo Gripsholm armchair in original color and padding, circa 1770. The armchairs got its name from the Gripsholm cast...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Pine

Italian Gilt Rococo Style Armchair
Located in Buchanan, NY
An exquisite Italian gilt Rococo style armchair. This beautiful armchair is crafted from the finest materials and designed with intricate attention t...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Italian, Veneto, Rococo Dark Walnut Open Back Poltrona, circa 1750
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a leaning open ladder back with arms raised on scrolling supports, with a carved and molded apron, raised on mild cabriole legs ending in shaped feet, the deck and loose cushi...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Italian Rococo Walnut Armchairs
Located in Essex, MA
Great scale and generous proportions with arched back with central carved rocaille over an upholstered back and serpentine seat and conforming shaped seat rail with carved decoration...
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1750s Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Armchair French Giltwood Rococo Style, France
Located in New York, NY
Armchair French giltwood Rococo style France. An armchair made during the 19th century in France. Frame of giltwood with beautiful carvings. Contempora...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Giltwood

Louis XV Style Carved Giltwood Armchair, 19thC
By Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot
Located in Spencertown, NY
The chair is a copy of a suite of chairs by Nicholas Quinebert Foliot made for the Petit Trianon circa 1765-70. An original is in the Musee des Arts Déco...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Giltwood

Italian Rococo Parcel Gilt Armchair
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century large Rococo style armchair recovered in white Terry Towelling with a feathered cushion seat. The parcel gilt frame of scrolls, foliate...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Giltwood

Set of 4 Vintage Italian Rococo Arm Chairs
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Set of four Italian Rococo armchairs. Their shaped cushioned back supports seamlessly connect with scrolling arms. The cream and blush pink uph...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Fine Pair of 18th Century French Rococo Armchairs
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Fine pair of 18th century French Rococo armchairs with great proportions and in their original finish with good patination. Newly upholstered. Ca 1750 France.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Intricately Hand-Carved Rococo Style Fauteuils
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of intricately hand-carved rococo style fauteuils dating to the 19th century. French armchairs hand-carved in walnut and newly upholstered in white muslin. Armchairs sold...
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1860s French Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Large Wide Danish Rococo Armchair, Circa 1770
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large wide danish rococo armchair, circa 1770.
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Late 18th Century Danish Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of 18th Century Swedish Armchairs
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Pair of 18th Century Stockholm-made armchairs with carved backs. With deep seats, cabriolet legs and beautifully upholstered Belgium linen seats. Re-painted in a typical white paint.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Linen, Wood

18th Century, Pair of Italian Wood Armchairs
Located in IT
18th century, pair of Italian wood armchairs This fine pair of armchairs was made in Lombardy, Itay, around the middle of the eightee...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Walnut

Stunning Late 19th Century Carved Mahogany Gainsborough Armchair
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A superb quality late 19th century carved mahogany Gainsborough armchair, the camel high back flanked by arms with upholstered elbow pads and carved animal figures raised on carved s...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

18th Century French Rococo Armchair
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
An 18th century French rococo armchair the darker aged patina. Hand carved open arm fauteil with hand woven fabric. Please note that this armchair i...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Shapely Pair of Italian Rococo Style Aqua Painted and Parcel-Gilt Armchairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Each with cartouche-shaped back above a generous upholstered seat flanked by outscrolled arms; all above a scalloped apron over cabriole supports; re-gilded with white gold.
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Armchairs French Rococo Period 18th Century Brown Frame Black Leather France
Located in New York, NY
Armchairs French Rococo Period 18th century brown frame black leather France. An assembled pair of armchairs made during the Rococo period in Fran...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Fine 19th Century Italian Venetian Carved Giltwood Armchair
Located in Benington, Herts
Finely carved mid 19th century Italian giltwood open armchair of wide proportions in the Rococo manner. Italy, Venice Circa 1860. The asymmetrical scroll and leaf-carved top rail, centred on a stylised shell within over scrolled uprights, above a newly upholstered grey silk padded and dished seat between scroll-ended arms, raised on a decorative foliate carved scrolling X-frame base with a conforming central stylised shell. In excellent condition having a wonderful look to the gilt work this gondola style chair...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Silk, Giltwood

Pair of Carved French 19th Century Salon Chairs
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of carved 19th century French salon chairs with original paint and castors to the front feet. We've had them upholstered in a light Mark Alexander...
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1870s French Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Linen, Wood

Venetian Rococo Decorated Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Venetian Rococo parcel gilt and paint decorated armchair, 18th century.
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Paint

Pair of Neo-Rococo Armchairs Made In Light Wood With Decorated Fabric From 1930s
Located in Lejre, DK
A pair of neo-rococo armchairs with decorative light wood fabric from around the 1930s is a beautiful representation of early 20th century furniture design and aesthetics. These chai...
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1930s Danish Vintage Rococo Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

1919 Armchair Bergere Model in Pelle SC 136 Ginger Bread Leather with Ashtray
Located in New York, NY
The “1919” armchair, named after the year in which it was designed, is actually archived under the code “128”. It is thought that it was custom-designed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Leather, Beech

Pair of Rococo Period Walnut Armchairs, Genova, Italy Mid-18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Rococo Period walnut armchairs, Genova, Italy Mid-18th Century. 2 pairs available.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Walnut

Neo-Baroque Throne in White Finish and Upholstered Fabric
Located in PADOVA, Italy
A whimsical neo-rococo furniture such this piece bring immediate attention to any household space. The exciting bold prints on two bright colours of the upholstered fabric over the plush inner cushion for extra comfy. The hard wooden frame are as exciting as the soft cushion part. The off white framing with curl motif and bold crown balancing, with the intricte lower rim of the arm chair. This collection is also available in set of four and in a bigger scale...
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2010s Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Gold Leaf

1919 Armchair Bergere Model in Pelle SC 0 Polare Leather with Ashtray
Located in New York, NY
The “1919” armchair, named after the year in which it was designed, is actually archived under the code “128”. It is thought that it was custom-designed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Rococo Armchairs

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Leather, Beech

Period Swedish Rococo Armchair
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
A period Swedish Rococo armchair with decorative carved shell detail in the back and seat stretcher. This piece has been repainted in light gre...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wood

18th Century, Four Italian Large Lacquered Giltwood Armchairs
Located in IT
18th century, four Italian large lacquered giltwood armchairs These refined four armchairs were made in the first half of the 18th century in centr...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Armchairs

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Wood

Rococo armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Rococo 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, building and garden elements, folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Rococo armchairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and Scandinavia pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original armchairs, popular names associated with this style include Poltrona Frau, Renzo Frau, Modenese Gastone, and Anacleto Spazzapan. 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 $714 and tops out at $75,000 while the average work can sell for $5,260.

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