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Baroque Chairs

BAROQUE STYLE

The decadence of the Baroque style, in which ornate furnishings were layered against paneled walls, painted ceilings, stately chandeliers and, above all, gilding, expressed the power of the church and monarchy through design that celebrated excess. And its influence was omnipresent — antique Baroque furniture was created in the first design style that truly had a global impact.

Theatrical and lavish, Baroque was prevalent across Europe from the 17th to mid-18th century and spread around the world through colonialism, including in Asia, Africa and the Americas. While Baroque originated in Italy and achieved some of its most fantastic forms in the late-period Roman Baroque, it was adapted to meet the tastes and materials in each region. French Baroque furniture informed Louis XIV style and added drama to Versailles. In Spain, the Baroque movement influenced the elaborate Churrigueresque style in which architecture was dripping with ornamental details. In South German Baroque, furniture was made with bold geometric patterns.

Compared to Renaissance furniture, which was more subdued in its proportions, Baroque furniture was extravagant in all aspects, from its shape to its materials.

Allegorical and mythical figures were often sculpted in the wood, along with motifs like scrolling floral forms and acanthus leaves that gave the impression of tangles of dense foliage. Novel techniques and materials such as marquetry, gesso and lacquer — which were used with exotic woods and were employed by cabinetmakers such as André-Charles Boulle, Gerrit Jensen and James Moore — reflected the growth of international trade. Baroque furniture characteristics include a range of decorative elements — a single furnishing could feature everything from carved gilded wood to gilt bronze, lending chairs, mirrors, console tables and other pieces a sense of motion.

Find a collection of authentic antique Baroque tables, lighting, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Baroque
Rare 18th Century Hand-Crafted Metamorphic Savonarola Prayer Chair "Prie-Dieu"
By Dante Savonarola
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Interesting & rare 19th.c. Metamorphic prayer chair, sometimes known as ‘Prie-dieu‘. Hinging the chair back on the front of the arms transforms the chair into a raised kneeling stand...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

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Tapestry, Mahogany

Venetian Grotto Chair, Late 18th or Early 19th Century Silvered Seahorse Back
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A whimsical fantasy hand carved chair by the great Venetian craftsman of the era. This lovely piece features an unique seahorse carved back and scallop shell seat retaining much of i...
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Early 1800s Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

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Silver Leaf

19th Century Barokk bor szek szettet
Located in Kerepes, HU
A teljes szett 6 db barokk bor székből áll. Csak is egyben elado. A korara kepés nagyon jól alapattal örvendezik , rögtön használható, élig különleges es mutatások.
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Other

Antique Venetian Baroque Style Hand-Carved Walnut Armchair w/ Leather Upholstery
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique Venetian 18th Century Baroque Style Hand-Carved Walnut Armchair with Brown Leather Upholstery This stunning armchair showcases intricate hand-carved details in the Baroque s...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

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Metal

19th Century Barokk szek
Located in Kerepes, HU
A szekek csak szetben elado ( 4 db.) Fugetlenul hogy regi barokk stilusrol van szo es azert antik patinaval rendelkeznek, attol hogy teljesen uj karpit kaptak, az uj tulajdanosnak...
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of 18th Century Painted Louis XV Seating Chairs
Located in Lisboa, PT
A Louis XV chair refers to a style of chair that was popular during the reign of King Louis XV of France, which lasted from 1715 to 1774. This style of chair is characterized by its ...
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Mid-17th Century French Antique Baroque Chairs

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Late Baroque Chair Umeå, Northern Sweden
Located in Boden, SE
A fantastic mid 18th Century very genuine & rustic Late Baroque Chair from Umeå Västerbotten ,Northern Sweden. The chair is scraped by hand to its original color. The seat is reuphol...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Pine

Antique 19th century South German Honey color Fruitwood Rural Farmhouse chair
Located in Casteren, NL
Discover this exquisite antique primitive chair, crafted in the mountainous countryside of Southern Germany around 1850. Made from fruitwood, likely from an apple tree, its clean lin...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Pair Italian Grotto Silver Parcel Gilt Wood Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
An iconic pair of 20th Century silver gold Italian giltwood grotto chairs with clamshell seat and back supported by beautifully carved conch legs.
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20th Century Italian Baroque Chairs

Materials

Giltwood

Solid European Oak sculpted chair made by Piet Rombouts circa 1950 Netherlands
Located in Casteren, NL
The chair offered here was crafted by master furniture maker Piet Rombouts around 1950. The chair was made from the finest quarter-sawn summer oak available. The wood is very stable ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Baroque Chairs

Materials

Oak

Rare Portuguese Chair 18th Century Rosewood with VIDEO
Located in Madrid, ES
Rare 18th Century Portuguese Chair in Walnut High-backed armchair à la reine in walnut, molded and carved with acanthus leaves, leafy shells and foliage, front claw feet joined by an...
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18th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

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Walnut

Unusually Large Swedish Antique Brown Pine Baroque Chair
Located in Kramfors, SE
Unusually large baroque chair from Sweden made around 1770. The chair has a frame in solid pine with original faux paint. The painter has made a free interpretation of walnut. The pa...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Chairs

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Pine

Baroque Red Damask Portuguese Chair, 18th Century
Located in Lisbon, PT
A tall and imponent Baroque Períod chair with legs connected to each other by H-shaped crossbars, curved and counter-curved legs and high carved i...
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18th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Damask, Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Italian Carved Hall Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique pair of carved oak Baroque Italian hall chairs.
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of Italian Giltwood High Back Chiavari Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-century modern matching pair of Italian regency chiavari chairs featuring high backs. Crafted from giltwood with a lovely aged patina. The seats have been upholstered with opulen...
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20th Century Italian Baroque Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Giltwood

Mid-Century Spanish Carved Walnut Folding Chair with Original Embossed Leather
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant vintage fruitwood side chair was crafted in Spain, circa 1960. The versatile, folding walnut chair has a simple shape and features its original tooled brown leather seat...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Rare Portuguese Sedan Chair 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Sedan chair for 2 people Portuguese 18th century in carved, painted and gilded wood, fabric-lined interior, leather cover. Restorations, failures and defe...
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18th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Garouste Et Bonetti, Paire De Chaises "Jour Et Nuit", 1993
Located in PARIS, FR
Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti (Nés en 1949 & 1953) Paire de chaises « Jour et Nuit » - 1993 Structure en métal laqué noir, ornements en bronze argenté, tissu de velours corail Édition Galerie Avant...
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1990s French Baroque Chairs

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Set of Two Portuguese Chairs 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of Two Portuguese Chairs 19th century , in black painted wood, gilded decoration. Straw seats. Small flaws. Dim.: 85 x 41 x 38 cm. good condition.
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

11 Portuguese Chairs from the 20th Century in Mahogany
Located in Madrid, ES
11 chairs Portuguese from the 20th century, in mahogany wood with straw back, fabric seats. Signs of use. Dimensions: 90 x 50 x 42 cm.
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20th Century Portuguese Baroque Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set 5 French Chairs Louis XV Style 19th Century Never Restored
Located in Madrid, ES
Set 5 French Chairs Louis XV Style 19th Century In painted and gilded carved wood. Upholstered seats and back. Faults and defects. Never restored Dimensions: (larger) 96 x 52 x 42 cm.
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Portuguese CANAPE, PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS and PAIR OF CHAIRS 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
CANAPE PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS AND PAIR OF CHAIRS Portuguese from the 19th century, in Brazilian rosewood with carvings. Seats and back in straw. Small defects. Dim.: (canapé) 124 x 141 x...
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Portuguese Chairs 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
PAIR OF PORTUGUESE CHAIRS 18th Century in carved and gilded walnut wood. upholstered. Dim.: 125 x 56 x 50 cm good conditions.
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18th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Romantic Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Romantic chairs 19th century In carved oak wood, hollow back, cane seats. Decorated with plant motifs. Signs of use. Dimensions.: 101 x 47 x 42 cm.
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Portuguese "Savonarola" Chair 18th Century in Brazilian Rosewood
Located in Madrid, ES
"Savonarola" chair 18th century Portuguese in Brazilian rosewood, backrest decorated with windings and plant elements on the neck. Center table cut out. Curved legs ending in claw an...
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Early 18th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

19th Century Portuguese Canape
Located in Madrid, ES
19th Century Portuguese Canape XVIII, in Brazilian rosewood with carvings and cane seat. Dim.: 98 x 174 x 54 cm. Very good condition.
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood, Rosewood

4 Portuguese Chairs 19th Century in Brazilian Rosewood
Located in Madrid, ES
4 Chairs Portuguese, 19th century in Brazilian rosewood, carved. Seat and back in straw. Signs of use. Dimensions: 100 x 43 x 41 cm.
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Set of 9 Portuguese Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of 9 chairs Portuguese, 19th century in oilwood wood, cane seats, hollow back. Small defects and signs of use. Dimension: 88 x 47 x 43 cm.
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

SET OF SIX LUIS XVI PORTUGUESE CHAIRS 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
SET OF SIX LUIS XVI PORTUGUESE CHAIRS 19th Century Portuguese, 19th century in rosewood wood with carvings. Upholstered backs and seats. Small defects. Dim.: 98 x 47 x 42 cm good...
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Armchair and Pair of Ecclesiastical Chairs 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Armchair and pair of Ecclesiastical chairs 19th Century Portuguese in carved brown. Leather seat and back. Dim.: 111 x 57 x 50 cm. THE PRICE IS F...
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Five Portuguese Chairs and Armchairs 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Five chairs and armchairs Portuguese, 19th century in chestnut and vinasse wood, in leather and nailing. Turned and carved wood legs and crossbars. Some defects of the age Dim.: 117...
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Five Portuguese Romantic Chairs 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Five Romantic chairs 19th Century in carved kingwood, decorated with plant motifs. Upholstered back and seats. Signs of use. Dim.: 103 x 49 x 39 cm. THE PRICE IS FOR THE SET
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Six Portuguese Chairs of the 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Six Portuguese chairs of the 19th century romantic flowers, in carved kingwood and rosewood, plant decorations. Lined with fabric. Minor glitches. Dim.: 102 x 47 x 40 cm.
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Large Pair of Exuberantly Carved Italian Baroque Armchairs
Located in Bradenton, FL
Late 19th century large pair of Italian Armchairs. Each exuberantly carved example with a padded back surmounted by a pierced foliate and floral crest, joined by scrolling arms to t...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Textile, Fruitwood

French 19th Century Chairs with Original Black Patina - Set of 2
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 2 French Chairs with Casters
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1880s French Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Carved Gilt Wood Knotted Rope and Tassel Motif Chair, Dorothy Draper
Located in Riverdale, NY
Amazing Carved Wood Gilt Tassel Rope Motif Chair from a Dorothy Draper designed estate from Westchester County, NY. Antique gilt accent chair reimagi...
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1960s American Vintage Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Six French Country Ladderback Painted Dining Chairs Early 19th Century
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Six French country ladderback painted dining chairs early 19th century. Superb quality set of 6 antique French Louis XV Baroque style carv...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Set of 4 Highback "Razorblade" Chairs in Oak & Bouclé, Henning Kjærnulf, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
A sculptural classic set of 4 highback Razorblade dining chairs in light patinated oak, seats reupholstered in luxurious Bouclé, Storr 1501 (Eggshell) from BUTE fabric. Made by Henni...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak, Bouclé

Antique Spanish Leather and Wood Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Classic antique Baroque style dining chairs, in weathered wood, and leather. Both are structurally sound and sturdy, both show some cosmetic wear, normal and consistent with age. We ...
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19th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Wooden Carved Tripod Chair with Leather Seat, Wabi Sabi, Early 20th Century
Located in Odense, DK
Sculptural wooden tripod chair, made in the early 20th century in France. A beautiful brutalist object with a fine patina, well suited for the modern interior...
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Pine

Set of four Baroque Style Armchairs, 19th century
Located in Leimen, DE
This set of four Baroque Style chairs have a beautifully hand-carved flower and rocaille decor. The chairs date back to the 19th century and were made around 1860-70. They are in ori...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Antique Italian Carved Wood Coat of Arms Chair
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian chair in carved wood with beveled and framed top seat, great back with carved coat of arms and bottom facial decoration, completed by the detailed carving on the st...
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20th Century Italian Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

18th Century Four Italian Baroque Carved Giltwood Chairs
Located in IT
18th Century Four Italian Baroque Carved giltwood Chairs The four fine chairs were made in Rome (Italy) around the middle of the eighteenth century in the Baroque era. The carve...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Giltwood

Wabi Sabi French Wooden Carved Tripod Chair, Early 20th Century
Located in Odense, DK
Sculptural wooden tripod chair, made in the early 20th century in France. A beautiful brutalist object with a fine patina, well suited for the modern interior...
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood, Pine

Italian Chair Versailles Style
Located in Cantù, IT
Versailles style chair. Single piece upholstered in velvet with a high back that allows you to be comfortable. Made in Italy Created and designed by Mice di Domenico Rugiano.
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1970s Italian Vintage Baroque Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Set of Four Baroque Style Chairs
Located in Roveredo In Piano, IT
Set of four baroque style chairs (late fifteenth century), made in the late 1800. The characteristic of this style lies in the wavy lines, the harmonious curves and the search for co...
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15th Century and Earlier European Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Straw, Wood

Pair of 18th Century Swedish Baroque Chairs
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Fine and very rare pair of early 18th century Swedish Baroque chairs in their original finish, circa 1700 Sweden. Leather is original with some ...
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of Ten French Baroque Style Walnut Masked Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fascinating set of ten 19th century hand-carved walnut dining chairs made in the French baroque or renaissance revival style. The chairs feature tall backs with intricately carved grotesque...
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Italian Baroque Style Schmieg-Hungate & Kotzian LLC., Dining Chairs, Set of 8
Located in Morristown, NJ
Early 20th c., a set of 8 one of a kind dining chairs by expert NYC cabinet makers Schmieg, Hungate and Kotzian in the Italian Baroque style...
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1920s American Vintage Baroque Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of 18th Century Venetian Carved Eagle Chairs or Benches
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 18th century Venetian carved eagle Grotto chairs or benches. These rare and stunning carved eagle chairs, also known as fantasy furniture ha...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Pair of Italian Baroque Style Giltwood Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of Italian Baroque style giltwood chairs. Stunning pair of Roman Baroque style gilt wood chairs, circa 1920. These unusual chairs or side chairs ha...
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1920s Italian Vintage Baroque Chairs

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Mohair, Giltwood

"Her" Venetian Walnut Arm Chair
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A richly carved walnut, Venetian arm chair. Covered in later velvet with antique fringe. This is the "hers" of "his and her" chairs (sold separate...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

18th Century Cherrywood Side Chair Newly Upholstered, Austria, circa 1790
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Unique 18th century cherrywood side chair from the period of emperor Joseph II. of Austria, the son of empress Maria Theresia, around 1790. Made of solid cherrywood, this decorative antique chair...
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Late 18th Century Austrian Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cherry

19th Century Venetian Baroque Armchairs Hand Carved Walnut, Wax Polished, Straw
Located in Vigonza, Padua
19th Century venetian baroque armchairs in hand carved walnut, wax polished with straw seat. Canopy of the seat recently made in perfect condition Excellent as head of the table, ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

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Walnut

"His" Venetian Walnut Arm Chair
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A richly carved walnut Venetian arm chair. This is the "His" version of a "His and Her" chairs. Sold separately. This is a slightly bigger versio...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

19th Century Miniature Chairs
Located in Madrid, ES
19th Century Miniature Chairs CHAIRS POSSIBLY MADE FOR DOLLS OR SAMPLES FOR SALE. THEY ARE FROM THE XIX CENTURY MADE IN MAHOGANY. VERY GOOD STATE. MEA...
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Baroque Style Chairs, Germany 19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
This set of four Baroque style chairs have a beautifully hand-carved flower and rocaille decor. The chairs date back to the 19th century and were m...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair William & Mary Carved Walnut Side Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
These beautifully carved high back William & Mary side chairs were created at the end of the sixteenth century c. 1690. The intricate carving of the legs, stretchers snd backs are in...
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Late 17th Century English Antique Baroque Chairs

Materials

Linen, Walnut

Baroque chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Baroque chairs 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 chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, walnut and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Baroque chairs 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 chairs, popular names associated with this style include Europa Antiques, Modenese Gastone, Europa, and Franz Hohn. 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 chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $740 and tops out at $44,528 while the average work can sell for $3,852.

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