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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
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 ...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Wood

French Modern, Rocking Chair, Oak & Lambswool, Charles Dudouyt Style, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
This French Modern rocking chair in solid oak, reminiscent of Charles Dudouyt's iconic style from the 1950s, offers a harmonious blend of form and function. Crafted from sturdy oak w...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Oak, Lambskin

Pair of French Provincial Fruitwood Upholstered Arm Chairs Late 20th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Late 20th Century French Provincial Style Upholstered Arm Chairs w/ faux needlepoint upholstery in good condition. Dimensions: 40 1/2" x 25 3/4" x 29 1/2" (102.9 x 65.4 x 74....
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1980s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Fruitwood

Baummann Rustique Chairs
Located in MADRID, ES
Beech wood chairs, stained and heat-curved with solid wood legs, 1960s, designed by Baumann, France.
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Beech

Spanish Leather and Wood Chairs, 1940s, Set of 4
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
This is still quality from the past. Spring core seat that can still proudly present itself full of stability. The leather is a little cracked here and there, but this fits perfectl...
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1960s Spanish Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Seagrass, Wood

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

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Iron

Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s The seat width is 32 cm, the seat depth 35 cm and the seat height 38 cm. The overall width is 42cm, ...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Elm

Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s The seat width is 32 cm, the seat depth 35 cm and the seat height 38 cm. The overall width is 42cm, ...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Elm

Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s The seat width is 32 cm, the seat depth 35 cm and the seat height 38 cm. The overall width is 42cm, ...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Elm

Pair of French Provincial Bobbin Wood Rush Seat Corner Chairs, C1900
Located in Trensacq, FR
A charming pair of French Provincial bobbin wood corner chairs. Beautifully turned oak frames and original striped rush seats, sturdy and strong and in goo...
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Rush, Oak

Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s The seat width is 32 cm, the seat depth 35 cm and the seat height 38 cm. The overall width is 42cm, ...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Elm

Black Rattan Bar Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of versatile black rattan and bamboo counter stools. Timeless lines -- they coordinate well in a traditional or contemporary interior. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary American French Provincial Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

French Country Lounge Chair by Highland House
By Highland House
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 French Provincial Armchair by Highland House...
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1970s American Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Wood, Cotton

1950s Belgian Bleached Oak Chairs with Upholstered Seats and Backs, Set of Six
Located in High Point, NC
Indulge in the timeless allure of a set of six 1950s Belgian Bleached Oak Chairs, where mid-century design meets regal elegance. These chairs boast an air of sophistication with whit...
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20th Century Belgian French Provincial Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

20th Century French Wooden Chairs with Upholstered Seat, Set of Two
Located in High Point, NC
These set of wooden chairs are an antique charm of early 20th century France and a testament to timeless design and meticulous craftsmanship. Crafted with precision during a bygone e...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

French Louis XV Style Upholstered Side Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Sheridan, CO
(lot of 4) French Louis XV style side chairs, 20th c., having carved rocaille crest, in a floral upholstery, above shell motif apron, rising on cabriole legs, ending on whorl feet. ...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Textile, Wood

Double-caned Hand-carved & Painted French Chair with New Linen Upholestry
Located in Malibu, CA
Antique French carved armchair with double caned back and side panels. Floral rosettes at the top, bottom, apron & legs. Double-caned, hand-carved with new paint. New linen upholes...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Linen, Walnut

Rustic French Wooden Chair
Located in High Point, NC
This antique wooden chair was crafted in 19th Century France. A beautifully preserved wooden side chair with a refinished surface, featuring splayed tapered legs, a square seat and a...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Wood

Antique French Provincial Carved Mahogany Fauteuil Arm Chair, 18th Century
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Antique 18th C French Provincial Carved Mahogany Fauteuil Arm Chair Additional information: Materials: Cotton, Mahogany, Silk Please note that th...
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18th Century Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Mahogany

A Pair of French Os de Mouton Open Armchairs
Located in Somerton, GB
A pair of large 19th century os de mouton open armchairs A very well made high quality pair of armchairs, having generous proportion and form with square pegged joints. Made from French oak, these have a wonderful warm tone, a decorative pair that would work in any home. Very comfortable sturdy upright chairs, the chairs are in excellent condition. The chairs have been stripped of their original upholstery and upholstered in stylish Guy Goodfellow...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Early Arras Orangery Chair
Located in Faversham, GB
A pretty Arras Orangery or Garden chair from the famous iron factories in the town of Arras, Northern France. This wonderful example is a blacksmith-made rivetted chair...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair Vintage Gilt Arm Chairs French Salon Fauteuil
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Elegant pair of vintage French arm chairs Hand carved frames finished in gilt to give it that gold look Cushioned backs, seats and arms so very comfortable Reupholstered with floral ...
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1920s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Giltwood

Alsatian chair withinterlacing pattern on the back, France 1930s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of three of these great chairs. They are offered individually here on the platform. Condition according to age with signs of wear. See pictures.
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

Alsatian chair with interlacing pattern on the back, France 1930s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of three of these great chairs. They are offered individually here on the platform. Condition according to age with signs of wear. See pictures.
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Oak

Alsatian chair with interlacing pattern on the back, France 1930s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of three of these great chairs. They are offered individually here on the platform. Condition according to age with signs of wear. See pictures.
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

Chairs, Northern Europe, circa 1920. After renovation.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique chairs from the early 20th century. Furniture in very good condition, professionally renovated. Seats upholstered with new fabric. Dimensions: height 98 cm / seat height. 4...
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1920s Norwegian Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of 4 Green French Bistro Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 bistro chairs from Belgium. Made of iron and pine, each chair has a metal frame with painted wooden slats.
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Early 20th Century Belgian French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Metal

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 European Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Hardwood

Mid-Century French Provincial Style Hand Painted Blue / White / Pink Caned Chair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a lovely French hand painted carved fruitwood chair that has been hand painted in a lovely blue, white and pink diamond. The cushion is vintage and shows lite wear. It is unm...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cane, Fruitwood

1940s French Dining Chair by Charles Dudouyt with Natural Rush Weave
Located in London, GB
Single rustic dining chair by Charles Dudouyt with a natural rush weave.
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Straw, Rush, Oak

1940s French Chair by Charles Dudouyt with a unique two-tone rush weave
Located in London, GB
Single rustic dining chair by Charles Dudouyt with a unique two-tone red and natural rush weave.
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak, Straw

French Pair of Turned & Straw Beech Chairs, circa 1940
Located in Labrit, Landes
French strawed and turned pair of chairs, made circa 1940 False pair from a different source but allowing them to be placed in a room like side chairs. This explain the difference in...
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Straw, Beech

Antique French Handmade Brutalist Oak & Cognac Leather Castle Chairs, 1920s.
Located in Eindhoven, Noord Brabant
Set of 2 Antique Castle Chairs in thick Cognac leather and oak wood. It was handmade in France in the late twenties. Handmade only from wood and leather. The patinated solid oak fram...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Antique French Cane Walnut 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 Antique Early 1900's French Provincial Cane Walnut Dinin...
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Early 20th Century French Provincial Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Ralph Lauren Style Country French Chairs Accent Antique 1940s
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Set of 2 Ralph Lauren Style Fabric Country French Antique...
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1940s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Walnut

French Set of Height Straw & Elm Chairs, late 19th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
French strawed and turned sets of chairs, made in elm circa 1880. These chairs are hand made in a workshop by different workers. It is why the chairs have sometimes have small measur...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Straw, Elm

Antique French Child Doll High Chair Brittany Breton Ship Spindle Carved Oak
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French Child Doll High Chair Brittany Breton Ship Spindle Carved Dark Oak. Direct from France, and quite a rare find, this lovely hand carved 19th century high chair...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

Vintage French Provincial Dining Chairs - Hand-Crafted 1900s Upholstery Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing our exceptional set of six French Provincial Dining Chairs, dating back to the 1900s. These chairs have been meticulously restored...
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Lacquer, Wood, Foam, Upholstery, Mohair, Fabric

Set of Six Olivetree and Rush Chairs, 1960, France
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Introducing a stunning set of six mid-century chairs from France, crafted with a beautiful combination of olivewood and rush seating. These chairs pay homage to the influential works...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Rush, Olive

Antique Rural Dutch Carved Corner Bobbin Chair with New Rush
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Very charming Bobbin chair that fits perfect in a corner. The rush of the seat is new and therefore it is still a bit green but that will soon fade. The front of the wood has becom...
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1920s Dutch Vintage French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

Six French Dining Chairs Oak Chairs Rush Seats Provincial Style, circa 1970
Located in Labrit, Landes
Straw and walnut chairs made in Dordogne. Artisanal work with local walnut, the production of walnuts being one of the local specialties of the region. A charming set of six French provincial chairs made in the 1970s. The rush seats and backs are in excellent condition. A set of dining chairs that would make a fabulous addition to a breakfast or dining room or conservatory. Shipping: L 140 P 60...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Rush, Walnut

French Provincial Cane Dining Chairs by Century Furniture, Set of 6
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Set of (6) French Provincial Cane Back Dining Chairs by CENTURY...
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1970s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Antique Rural Dutch Carved Corner Bobbin Chair with New Rush Nr2
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Very charming oak Bobbin chair that fits perfect in a corner. The rush of the seat is new and therefore it is still a bit green but that will soon fade. This chair was made in the ...
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1920s Dutch Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Rush, Oak

Pair of French Painted Cane Seat Armchairs with Cushions
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 19th century carved painted armchairs standing on four cabriole legs with rams head feet. Newly upholstered in a washed Belgium linen with nailh...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Linen, Cane, Wood, Paint

Antique French Dining Chairs Walnut, Set of 6
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For full item description click on continue reading at the bottom of this page. Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a set of 6 antique French walnut dining...
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1930s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Cotton, Walnut

French Wingback Armchair by Christopher Guy
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A French Wingback Ar...
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Chairs

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Silk, Hardwood

Pair Dining Chairs Swiss Alp Escabelles Oak Brutalist Style, French, Late 19th C
Located in Labrit, Landes
Pair of chairs, Swiss Alp escabelles in the brutalist style French, late 19th century Characterful One of the chairs has a sapwood part on the back (see last photo) please ask if ...
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

18th Century Country French Chairs
Located in Rochester, NY
A matched pair of antique country French fruitwood chairs. Finely carved with a very unusual and exceptionally graceful sculptural form. Both chairs in beautifully aged original surf...
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Late 18th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Rush, Wood, Fruitwood

English 19th Century Pair of Oak Hall Chairs
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A pair of finely crafted solid oak English hall chairs from the 19th century. The shapely back showcases scrolling and shell inspired hand-carved elements at the top, a recessed shie...
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19th Century English Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Wood, Hardwood, Oak

French Provincial Fauteuil Accent Chairs Armchairs
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent Palm Beach home furnishings acquisition of a Pair of French Provincial Fauteuil carved wood upholstered accent chairs...
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1980s Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Wood

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 light blue velvet upholstery Measures: 24.5"W x 20.5"D x 34.75"H. Seat he...
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Pair of His & Hers Finely Carved Walnut Country French Lounge Armchairs Tapestry
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of His & Hers Finely Carved Walnut Country French Lounge Armchairs Tapestry Upholstery. BIG CHAIR : 27 x 26 x 39 Seat height: 16.5 SMALLER CHAIR:...
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20th Century American French Provincial Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage French Provincial Country Cane Faux Bamboo Wood Armchair - Pair
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage French Provincial Country Cane Faux Bamboo Wood Armchair - Pair Faux bamboo framed armchair with cabriole legs, cross and side stretchers and a caned back and seat. Contact us for custom seat pillows...
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Faux Bamboo

Charles Dudouyt, French decorator, set of 4 low chairs, 1940s
Located in leucate, FR
4 French design armchairs. These armchairs were designed by designer Charles Dudouyt in the 1930s. They are made up of a solid oak structure and a seat in woven rye straw. The wood ...
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1940s European Vintage French Provincial Chairs

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Straw, Oak

1960s Italian Franco Albini Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Stool
Located in Carimate, Como
Midcentury round bamboo and wicker ottoman stool. This pouf was designed by Franco Albini in Italy during the 1960s. This piece is fantastic as the rattan is shaped in a unique wa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Chairs

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Country French Dining Chairs Rush Seat Ladderback Mid Century '6'
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Set of 6 Mid Centur...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Chairs

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Rush, 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...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Hardwood

Set of Four Weathered Iron Garden Chairs
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Set of 4 garden chairs in white painted wrought iron. The round seat is perforated. The back has decorative curls. The legs are slightly arched. With a Classic vintage look from Fra...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Chairs

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Wrought Iron

French Provincial chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique French Provincial 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, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used French Provincial chairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original chairs, popular names associated with this style include Century Furniture, Charles Dudouyt, Henredon, and Marge Carson. 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 $162 and tops out at $12,000 while the average work can sell for $1,516.

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