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French Provincial Chairs

FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE

Removed from the fashions of the court, French Provincial style developed in the provinces of the country, such as Provence, Normandy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. Dating to the 17th and 18th centuries, French Provincial furniture was not as ostentatious as the designs being produced for the royal palaces, but elegant S-shape cabriole legs and ornate carvings elevated the sturdy chairs, sofas, tables and bedroom furniture intended for everyday use.

Although it varies by region, antique French Provincial furniture is unified by solid construction and an artisanal attention to design. While this furniture often followed the metropolitan trends — including the Rococo or neoclassical aesthetics of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI — since it was produced in the French countryside it was more subdued with nods to its rustic settings.

Local materials like fruitwoods, oak, beech and walnut were used to construct large French Provincial armoires for storage and comfortable armchairs with rush-woven seats. Wrought-iron elements and carvings like floral details and scallop patterns were common as ornamentation. Furniture was frequently painted white or other muted colors that coordinated with gilt and would acquire a patina of age over time. Other wood was just stained with vibrant fabric such as toile de Jouy, which sometimes depicted pastoral scenes, adding color as upholstery.

The style arrived in the United States after World War I, with soldiers returning home wanting furniture like what they had seen in the rural homes and castles of France. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, designer John Widdicomb split from his family business, the Widdicomb Furniture Company, and had been focusing on Louis XV– and French Provincial–style furnishings since the early 1900s. Other American manufacturers such as Baker, Drexel, Henredon and Thomasville also responded to demand. Today antique French Provincial pieces and reproductions continue to be popular.

Find a collection of antique French Provincial dining tables, seating, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: French Provincial
Antique Belgian High Backed Bleached Oak Armchair
Located in High Point, NC
Made in Belgium, this antique bleached oak armchair offers a stately and dignified presence with its box seat, upright back, and horizontal armrests. Alongside its rustic tone, the s...
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Early 1900s Belgian Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

French Consulate Style Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
French Consulate style arm chair or fauteuil a la reine with rectangular mahogany crestrail and down-swept arms ending in gold-painted dolphin terminals, above a shaoed seatrail on s...
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20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of 60s Bent Bamboo Rattan Wicker Dirk Van Sliedrecht Side Lounge Chairs
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s pair of bamboo chairs in the design of Dirk Van Sliedrecht. These charming Mid-Century Modern pieces with the unique design and tall high back where the organic beaut...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Bamboo

Marge Carson Huntington Manor Statement Lounge Chair Model HT49
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Marge Carson Huntington Manor lounge chairs Model HT49 Impressively scaled with Leatherback, distressed wood finish highlighted with subtle gilt accents, and French nail trim. Ap...
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1990s French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Antique Walnut French Provincial Accent Armchairs
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Pair ...
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1930s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Six French Dining Chairs Beech Chairs Rush Seats Country Style, 1940
Located in Labrit, Landes
A charming set of six French Provincial oak chairs made in the 1940s. The rush seats and backs are in excellent antique condition. The legs are turned. A set of dining chairs that...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Oak

Antique French Provincial Louis XVI Armchair
Located in Elkhart, IN
A stunning French Provincial Louis XVI style armchair France, Circa 1920s Carved painted wood frame, with cream damask patterned upholstery Measures: 23.25"W x 19.5"D x 33"H. Seat...
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Shabby Chic Boudoir Lounge Chair by Carol Hicks Bolton
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a really...
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1980s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cotton

French Provencal Kids Chair in Lavender Patina and Burlap Seat
Located in Barcelona, ES
A cool wooden child chair in lavender patina. France, 1940s This cute chair is handcrafted in wood and painted in lavender color. The seat is upholstered with grain burlap sacks. I...
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20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Burlap, Wood

Mid 20th Century French Provincial Style Channel Back Accent Chair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A vintage French Provincial upholstered accent chair, unbranded. Mahogany frame with rounded arms, channel back and cabriole front legs. Features an upholstered fabric in a neutral c...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Pair of French Antique Provincial Hand Crafted Bobbin Corner Chairs, 19th C
Located in Odense, DK
A fine pair of French Provincial corner chairs in oak and with papercord seat. Classic bobbin turned legs and in a overall fine vintage condition. Made in the 19th century. Lovely...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Set of Twelve Country French Provincial Fruitwood Caned Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Remarkable set of twelve hand-crafted French dining chairs constructed from fruitwood. Made in the country French provincial taste featuring caned seats and backs. The shaped back co...
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20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cane, Fruitwood

Louis XV French Country Style Walnut and woven wicker Seat Stool, Set of 4
Located in Plainview, NY
A quality set of 4 Louis XV French country style stools made of walnut wood. The seats are made of woven wicker, The stools feature fine wood carving and will add charm and style to ...
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Wicker

Two French Side Chairs Rush Seats Country Style, Brutalist 19th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
A pair of two French Provincial side oak chairs made in the 19th century. The rush seats and backs are in excellent antique condition. The brutalist style allows you to see the bea...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

French Provincial Louis XV Down Cushions Fauteuil Armchairs - Set of 2
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Beautiful Pair of Vintage French Provincial Louis XV Hand Carved Wood Fauteuil Armchairs With 100% Down...
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1970s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cotton, Down

Woven Wicker and Wood Gio Ponti Style Chair 1950's
Located in Milano, IT
Wood and woven wicker chair in the style of Gio Ponti from Paris, France 1950's.
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Wood

French Provincial Mahogany Dining Chairs by Bau Furniture Co, Set of 6
By Bau Furniture 1
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For full item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a set of...
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1980s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Mahogany

Set of Eight French Provincial Lacquered Caned Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic set of eight French provincial mahogany dining chairs featuring a black lacquered finish. Restored, recaned, and painted by Ira Yeager (American 1938-2022) for his gallery i...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Italian Alfresco Style Dining Chairs by CENTURY FURNITURE - Set of 4
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Set of (...
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1980s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wood

6 French Audoux & Minnet Rattan Armchairs, Mid Century, 1950`s
Located in Munich, DE
Produced in Golfe-Juan on the French Riviera in the 50`s this set of 6 rattan chairs bears the attribution mark of its French creator Audoux & Minnet. Extremely clean for their age, ...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Vintage French Rustic Syle Straw Wooden Bar Stool in Green Turquoise, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
An exquisite pair of vintage French rustic style straw seat bar stools , featuring a distressed green turquoise color. The stools frame is made of wood and the handwoven straw seat i...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Straw, Wood

Charlotte Perriand Dordogne Chairs for Robert Sentou France c1960
Located in London, GB
Set of four dining chairs "Dordogne" for Charlotte Perriand by Robert Sentou. Robert Sentou (1922-2008), had founded 1947, a furniture manufacturing workshop he had baptized "La Chai...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Straw, Ash

Wrought Iron Gold Parlor Chair
Located in Asheville, NC
Gold painted wrought iron chair with honeycomb pattern seat and tassels.
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Dutch Farmers Dining Chairs in Oak and Sisal, 1950's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Oak dining chairs with rope weaving seating. We have 22 available, 12 are in good condition, 10 have trace of use to the wood or seating, but can still be used well.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Rope, Oak

1900s French Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in High Point, NC
A set of six wooden upholstered dining chairs from France, circa 1900. Rich, dark wood offset by the pale gray upholstery of the seats and backs. Plush pillowing of the seats, the na...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Hardwood

Pair of Period Louis XV Beechwood Salon Chairs 'Mid 18th Century'
Located in London, GB
A Pair of Period Louis XV Beechwood Salon Chairs (Mid 18th Century).
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Mid-18th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Beech

Early 20th Century Set of Four Rattan and Wood Chairs
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Early 20th century set of two chairs. Wooden chairs with a traditional rattan seat. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Set Of Four French Arras Garden Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Set of four French Arras wrought-iron garden chairs, circa 1890. These chairs feature curved frames with slatted seats. They are supported on cross-frames with arched stretchers and...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of 19th Century French Provincial Walnut Caned Chairs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of 19th century French Provincial walnut side chairs. Vintage French Country caned seat walnut chairs Good condition, each chair has a waisted balloon back with cabriole legs ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Pair of Early 19th C. French Provincial Baroque Style Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
These magnificent French Provincial arm chairs in the baroque style feature a high arched backrest and down swept carved armrests on serpentine shape supports rising from the seat fr...
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Early 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Walnut

1940s French Gray And Pink Children’s Bergere Chairs, a Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a whimsical pair of French children’s bergere chairs. The frame is a French gray, and the vintage upholstery appears to be a pink silk or taffeta. They are in very good condi...
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Silk, Oak

French 19th Century Alsatian Chair
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This side chair is constructed in a way that is easily recognizable as one from Alsatian, France, with its divergent legs and pierced backrest. The beautifully carved backrest joins ...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage French Armchair & Queen Headboard Country French
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a Vintage Country French matching armchair & queen headboard custom upholstery Cushion is soft. Appr...
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1960s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cotton

Set of 6 Mirandolina chairs N°2068 by Pietro Arosio edition Zanotta 1990s
Located in PARIS, FR
Set of 6 Mirandolina chairs n° 2068 by Pietro Arosio for Zanotta, Italy 1990s. The seat is made of a single piece of curved aluminum. Very comfortable.
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1990s Italian French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

"Quinta" chair Mario Botta for Alias design 1980s
Located in PARIS, FR
Quinta chair by Mario Botta for Alias design from the 1980s. Metal structure. 8 chairs available. Pricing possible for lots of four or more.
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1980s Italian Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mirandolina Chair N°2068 by Pietro Arosio Edition Zanotta 1990s
Located in PARIS, FR
Mirandolina chair no. 2068 by Pietro Arosio for Zanotta, Italy 1990s. The seat is made of a single piece of curved aluminum. Very comfortable.
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1990s Italian French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 4 Rio Chairs by Pascal Mourgue Artenalo
Located in PARIS, FR
Set of 4 Rio chairs by Pascal and Olivier Mourgue for Artenalo. 90's. Seat and back in black plywood. Legs in lacquered metal.
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1990s French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage French chair 1988
Located in PARIS, FR
Vintage chair, French work, Bordeau 1988. Chair in black lacquered metal and leatherette seat. The back has a modern triangular pattern. 8 available.
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1980s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Metal

French Vintage Style Bistro Folding Iron Chair, Indoor & Outdoor
Located in Miami, FL
French vintage style bistro folding iron chair. Price per item.
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2010s Spanish French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Iron

"Dr Glob" Chair by Philippe Starck 1988
Located in PARIS, FR
Dr Glob coral pink chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Italy 1988. Seat in polypropylene and base in varnished steel. 3 available.
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1980s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Chair " Louis 20 " Philippe Starck 1990s
Located in PARIS, FR
Louis 20" chair by Philippe Stark for Vitra, 1990s. Plastic seat and polished aluminum base.
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1990s French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Plastic

"Dr Glob" chair by Philippe Starck 1988
Located in PARIS, FR
Black chair Dr Glob by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Italy 1988. Seat in polypropylene and base in varnished steel. 2 available.
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1980s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Selection of 19th Century French Chairs
By (after) Eugène-Louis Lequesne
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of 19th century French chairs, France, circa late 19th Century. From left to right, they are: 1) Black and gold chinoiserie armchair. It measures 34.25" H x 18.5" W x 19...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Pair of Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Chairs
Located in Cumberland, RI
A pair of vintage wrought iron patio chairs. Generous wide seating Intricate detail Heavy wrought iron Perfect for any deck, garden, or patio Complimentary shipping and del...
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1930s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

French Provincial Louis XV Dining Chairs, Set of 6
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of A Set of 6 French Provincial Louis XV dining chairs With floral carvings in solid wood. Set includes ...
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1980s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Antique French Iron Forged Outdoor Bistro Chairs a Pair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Antique pair of French Iron Forged heart back outdoor garden chairs. Heart back garden chairs Dimensions: Measures: 36” H Seat height: 18” Seat depth: 15.5” x 15.5 Diameter. G...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of 19th Century Country French Provincial Farmhouse Benches
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous pair of late 19th century country French provincial farmhouse bench seats crafted from fruitwood. These harvest benches feature a 1.5-inch thick plank seat measuring 6 inche...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Mid Century French Provincial Country Cane Faux Bamboo Wood Armchairs, a Pair
Located in Houston, TX
Mid Century French Provincial Country Cane Faux Bamboo Wood armchairs - a Pair. Faux bamboo framed armchair with cabriole legs, cross and side stretchers and a caned back and seat.
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Faux Bamboo, Cane, Wood

Rustic Wabi-Sabi Style Side Chair Constructed of Curved Dark Hardwood, 1900s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Early 20th-Century French Rustic Side Chair constructed of curved dark hardwood. Simple design and construction. A unique chair that is perfect for any space that is looking for a Wa...
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Custom Designer French Provincial Louis XV Floral Apricot Settee Chair
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Custom Designer French Provincial Louis XV Style Floral Apricot Settee Chair Seat cushion is foam surrounded by down feathers for maximum comfort without sagging. Approximate Mea...
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1980s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood

(5) Henredon French Provincial Cane Back Dining Chairs Model 2377
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a set of 5 vintage Henredon French provincial cane back dining chairs Model 2377 Set includes 2 arm and 3...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cane

Custom Set of Eight French Style Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
These chairs, constructed in sturdy oak, but finished in a fruitwood stain offer the best of both worlds: Handsome French country style and solid, substantial construction. The rush ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Oak

18th Century Pair of French Louis XV Carved Walnut Armchairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th century pair of French Louis XV carved walnut armchairs The chairs currently have a lightly distressed green linen fabric. Easily replaced. Measures: 26" wide x 21" deep x...
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Late 18th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Tall Hollywood Glam Wingback French Bergere Armchair Lounge Chair with Footstool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A 1970's decorator classic. A blue framed classical french armchair. with a blue print velvet, and arched footstool.
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1970s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Henredon French Provincial Cane Back Dining Chairs, Set of 6
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent Palm Beach Estate fine furniture acquisitions of a set of 6 vintage henredon French Provincial cane back dining chairs Set includes 2 arm and 4 side chairs...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cane

Swiss Alp Escabelle Three Legs Side Chair, French, Early 20th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Side chair, Swiss Alp escabelle, three legs chair French, circa 1900 Massive carved wood, brutalist Characterful Good condition, solid and sound Shipping: L41 P43 H72 4Kg.    
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Provincial Walnut Caned Chair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
19th century French Provincial walnut side chair. Antique French Country caned seat walnut chair Good condition, chair has a waisted balloon back with cabriole legs ending in scrol...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Postmodern Ethnic Chair, France, 1980
Located in Lisboa, PT
Postmodern ethnic chair. France, 1980.
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20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

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