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Louis XV Chairs

LOUIS XV STYLE

The style of 18th-century French furniture was guided by the court. When Louis XV, who reigned from 1715–74, focused royal life on the smaller salons of Versailles rather than its grand chambers, it transformed the aesthetics away from the imposing and angular furniture that characterized the style of Louis XIV. A broader focus on comfort and more delicate forms define antique Louis XV furniture, with nature-inspired carvings, wood inlays, curved cabriole legs, asymmetrical shapes and rounded oval seat backs. The furnishings changed throughout the king’s life, as he ascended to the throne as a child and then grew to establish his own tastes.

Pieces like the bergère, an upholstered armchair with a wide cushion that fit the flowing dresses in fashion at the time, reflected this more informal court. Introduced at the start of Louis XV’s reign, bergère chairs in this style were deeper and broader than other chairs of the period.

Louis XV tapestries and carpets tended to be floral and colorful, and design elements were borrowed from Asia. Dutch-born cabinetmaker Bernard van Risenburgh brought lacquer techniques influenced by Japan and China into his luxuriously made furniture. Along with its fine details, the furniture of the era also featured new innovations including mechanical devices. Jean François Oeben, a royal cabinetmaker, created such intricate pieces as a mechanical table for Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress. It involved a sliding top and a writing surface that extended from its marquetry panels.

During the later years of Louis XV’s reign, there was a shift from the ostentatious rocaille style, part of the exuberantly decorative Rococo movement in Europe for which designers such as Nicolas Pineau and Juste-Aurèle Meissonier are known. The style under Louis XVI would return to boxier forms, but with a neoclassical touch inspired by the ancient world.

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Style: Louis XV
19th Century French Hand Carved Walnut Chair with Linen Upholstery
Located in Sofia, BG
19th Century French hand carved walnut chair with beige linen upholstery. There are nice monograms on both front and back side of the chair. There are three other chairs with differe...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Antique Louis XV Style Carved Fauteuil Arm Chairs
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Pair of Antique Louis XV Style Carved Fauteuil Arm Chairs. This listing is for two chairs but we actually have four available.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of 4 French Louis XV Style Dining Chairs, Painted Newly Reupholstered
Located in Miami, FL
A very good quality set of four comfortable and sturdy French Louis XV style dining chairs in a pleasing antiqued beige finish. Newly reupholstered with a neutral fabric. The well ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

French Louis XV Style Upholstered Oak Armchair, 2
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XV style carved oak arm chairs or fauteuil a la reine with floral crest above a shaped rectangular upholstered back raised on cabriole legs joined by X stretcher...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Oak

French, Louis XV Style Caned Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Set of six French pale Trianon grey patinated chairs with natural caned backs and seats, in the classic style of Louis XV. Mid-Century Modern, Hollyw...
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20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Cane, Wood

19th Century Pair of French Giltwood Caned Chairs
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A delightful pair of late 19th century carved and moulded giltwood side chairs, with caned seats and backrests. These elegant chairs, with their high, cartouche-style backs, are rais...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Cane, Giltwood

Pair 19th C French Louis V Style Bergere Lounge Chairs with Hand Carved Frames
Located in New York, NY
Voguish pair of French Beregeres, having hand carved wood frames, and upholstered seats and backs. The chairs are structurally sound and sturdy, the upholstery is as is, and will nee...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut and Cane Low Chair or Child Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
Add charm to a family friendly living room or nursery with this elegant low chair. Crafted in France circa 1970 and nicely carved, the antique chair ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Italian Painted Dining Chair, C. 1800
Located in Chicago, IL
This upholstered dining chair wonderfully recreates the delicate, feminine seating of 17th and 18th century European furniture, designed in the style of Venetian Rococo and Louis XV....
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Louis XV Bidet with Black Leather Upholstery Stamped JME TILLIARD
Located in Dallas, TX
a handsome carved Louis XV French fruit wood bidet / chair, now fixed in a closed position with an upholstered black leather seat and back, nail head trim, signed / stamped by make...
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1750s French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Fruitwood

Set of Eight Louis XV Style Caned Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
19th century gorgeous set of eight French caned dining chairs hand-carved from walnut in the grand Louis XV taste. The chairs feature an open...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

19th Century French Hand Carved and Hand Painted Sedan Chair in Louis XV Style
Located in Sofia, BG
19th Century French sedan chair made of hand carved gilded wood hand painted with music trophy, wedding rings at the back and lots of flowers all ar...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

19th Century French Louis XV Style Painted and Parcel Gilt Children's Chair
Located in Houston, TX
19th century French Louis XV style painted and parcel gilt children's chair. This stunning antique French Louis XV style painted and parcel gilt children's chair has been profession...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Mohair, Giltwood

Set of Twelve French Louis XV Style Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand set of twelve bespoke dining chairs a' oreilles or with ears crafted in the French Louis XV taste. The finely molded walnut frames have a h...
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20th Century American Louis XV Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Large Louis XV Style Giltwood Fauteuil with Tapestry
Located in Nashville, TN
Estate lawyers say must sell as probate close looms . Pair of unusually large and commodious giltwood fauteuil with possibly 18th century chinoiserie...
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20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Gold Leaf

PAIR OF ANTIQUE ORIGINAL GiLTWOOD FINISH FRENCH LOUIS XV FAUTEUILS ARMCHAIRS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this pair of antique Louis XV French giltwood Fauteuils Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Fruitwood, Giltwood

Pair 19th Century Louis XV Style Giltwood Fauteuils
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th century Louis XV style giltwood armchairs newly upholstered in a creamy ecru velvet with nailhead detail. Also available C.O.M.    
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

Vintage Pair of Painted and Upholstered Louis XV Style Open Armchairs
Located in Brea, CA
Pair of painted and upholstered Louis XV style open armchairs Beautiful painted chairs in soft white with subtle antique distressing. An oyster gr...
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20th Century Louis XV Chairs

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Cotton, Wood

Antique Louis XV Style Giltwood Carved Open Armchairs
Located in Brea, CA
Antique Louis XV style giltwood carved open armchairs Original giltwood finish with subtle distressed edges, and wood peeking through the gilt. Classic cabriole legs, with flower c...
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20th Century European Louis XV Chairs

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Giltwood

French, Louis XV Style caned Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Set of six French pale Trianon grey patinated chairs with natural caned backs and seats, in the classic style of Louis XV. The carved legs joined by an en...
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20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Cane, Giltwood, Wood

18th/19th Century Venetian Chinoiserie Rococo Chair
Located in Forney, TX
A most charming Italian hand painted, carved, and woven cane side chair with beautiful heavily worn and distressed original patina perfection ove...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Cane, Wood, Paint

19th Century French Louis XV Pair of Caned Chairs in Moulded and Carved Wood
Located in Sofia, BG
Pair of beautiful caned chairs in moulded and hand carved wood, which are resting on four arched legs and have silk cushions. The frame is elegantly finished in light beige. France,...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

Elegant Pair of Antique French Armchairs in Louis XV Style, circa 1880
Located in Sofia, BG
Pair of antique armchairs from France. These chairs are made of solid walnut with curved legs and back and have been reupholstered with a beige fabric with floral motifs. Very comfor...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Style Painted Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Country French provincial or Louis XV style pair of painted fauteuil armchairs. The set features a generous seating area with a vintage butte...
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20th Century American Louis XV Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

French, Louis XV Style Caned Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Set of six French pale Trianon grey patinated chairs with natural caned backs and seats, in the classic style of Louis XV. Mid-Century Modern, Hollywo...
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20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Cane, Wood

French Belle Époque Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine set of fourteen, French, 19th-20th century Belle Époque Louis XV style mahogany and ormolu-mounted dining chairs, comprising of twelve chairs and two armchairs, all with cane ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Bronze

Antique French Vanity Chair Painted in a Pale Pink and White Belgian Linen
Located in Brea, CA
Antique French vanity chair painted in a pale pink and upholstered white Belgian linen. Measures: 22" W x 41" H x 25" D Seat height 19"...
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20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Linen, Upholstery, Wood

Pair of French Country Side Chairs
By JB Freeman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of round side chairs in the style of Louis XV with cabriole legs headed with carved acanthus leaves, a round caned back with cresting that is e...
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2010s American Louis XV Chairs

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Linen, Cane, Hardwood

Pair of Louis XV Period Painted and Parcel Gilt Fauteuils
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fabulous pair of Louis XV period fauteuils featuring a painted and parcel-gilt distressed finish. Upholstered in a stunning salmon pink brocade. Beautifully molded frames with cabrio...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Metal

19th Century Carved French Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
Fauteuil upholstered in linen damask with self welt detail. Hand-carved details are crisp and accent the quality of this stand alone chair.
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Linen, Paint

Pair of Antique Carved Walnut French Victorian Louis XV Style Side Accent Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable pair of hand carved walnut 19th Century French side chairs in the Louis XV taste. The pair features carved cabriole legs, heavy solid walnut floral carved frames, and clas...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Walnut

19th Century French Louis XV Style Giltwood Fauteuil
Located in Houston, TX
19th century French Louis XV Style giltwood armchair newly upholstered in a black, white and gray wave fabric.
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1860s French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

Pair of French Louis XV Period Fauteuils
Located in Pembroke, MA
A pretty pair of French Louis XV period fauteuils, circa 1760, in carved fruitwood with floral lamps fabric. Cabriolet backs, nicely carved an...
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18th Century and Earlier French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Fruitwood

Louis XV Style Giltwood Fauteuils
Located in Houston, TX
An ornately carved pair of 20th century Louis XV giltwood armchairs newly upholstered in a creamy ecru nubuck Italian leather.
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20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Leather, Giltwood, Wood

Pair of French Louis XV Style Armchairs in Pale Green Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
This elegant pair of Louis XV style fruitwood armchairs upholstered in a soft, delicate pale green velvet, will add an elegant touch to any living room or office. The intricate carvings on the frames mimic the floral decoration seen on 16th-17th century French furniture...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Velvet

Pair of French Louis XV Style Fauteuils with Aubusson Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of French Louis XV style fauteuils with a beautiful old painted finish and Aubusson tapestry upholstery.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

French Louis XV Carved Walnut Fauteuil, Mid-18th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
A French Louis XV carved walnut fauteuil from the Provence region of France from the 18th century.  
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

18th Century White Upholstered French Fauteuil
Located in Houston, TX
18th century French fauteuil with beautifully carved scroll arms and shell detail. Newly upholstered in crisp white.
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Armchairs, Louis XV Montespan Style, Soft Caramel/Tan Leather
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Pair of Armchairs, Louis XV Montespan style, newly upholstered in soft caramel/tan leather.
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20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Antique French Louis XV Style Painted and Giltwood Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Antique French Louis XV style painted and giltwood chair. Chic French Louis XV style painted and gilt wood side chair, slipper chair, chauffeuse ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of 4 18th Century Painted Louis XV Side Chairs, Attributed to J.B. Mouette
By Jean-Babtiste Mouette
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of 4 18th Century Painted Louis XV Side Chairs, Attributed to J.B. Mouette A set of four Louis XV painted and newly upholstered side chairs painted in a white/ cream color and c...
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1750s French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wood, Linen

Louis XV Period Bergere in Chinoiserie Toile
Located in Pembroke, MA
A generous French Louis XV period armchair or bergere (Circa 1760), newly-upholstered in Scalamandre green and white Chinoiserie pattered t...
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18th Century and Earlier French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Beech, Paint

A Rare Set of Four Louis XV Side Chairs, Stamped Tillard
By Jean-Baptiste Tilliard
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Rare set of Four Petite Louis XV Painted & Parcel Gilt Side Chairs Stamped Tillard Circa 1750 Height 33 ½ in. Width 19 in. Depth 17 in. Jean-Baptiste ...
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18th Century and Earlier French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

Pair 18th Century Louis XV Painted Armchairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of painted and carved 18th century armchairs.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

Luois XV Venetian Side Chairs in silvered Hand-Carved Walnut, new upholstered
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Code: FA41 Elegant Venetian Baroque side chairs in walnut hand-carved and silvered with new blue velvet upholstery.
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Chairs

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Silver Leaf

Venetian Set of 6 Dining Chairs Made by La Maison London
Located in London, Park Royal
A set of x6 hand carved, Venetian style, dining chairs featuring tall backs and overall elegant proportions. The chairs are finished in a hand painted Gesso white patina which is dis...
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2010s British Louis XV Chairs

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Gesso, Wood

Louis XV Style Side Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
The elegant pair of Louis XV-style side chairs exhibits exceptional artistry. Graceful and feminine lines inform this well-balanced design, from the serpentine backs and seats to the...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Bronze

Pair of Louis XV Blue Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Pair of Louis XV Fauteuil armchairs. Carved fruitwood frame has been refinished. Newly upholstered in navy blue linen with bronze nailheads.
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Fruitwood, Linen

A Rare Set of Five diminuitive Portuguese Armchairs
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Extremely Rare Set of Five Portuguese Armchairs Mid 18th Century Same chair is in the National Museum of Antiques Art, in Lisbon Reference: “World Furniture”, by Helena Hayward, ...
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18th Century and Earlier Portuguese Antique Louis XV Chairs

French Country Louis XV Style Double Cane Canopy Porter Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A mid century Louis XV style porter chair. Balloon canopy silhouette with double cane paneling. White washed blonde oak frame and original gray suede upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Chairs

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Suede, Cane

Roche Bobois Sultan Chair, Set of Two
Located in London, GB
The Roche Bobois Sultan Chairs are a statement piece that combines comfort with modern design. Roche Bobois is known for their luxurious and innovative furniture, and these chairs ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Louis XV Chairs

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Metal

Antique French Needlepoint Gilt-Wood Child's Fauteuil 19Th Century.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This charming Antique French Needlepoint Gilt-Wood Child's Fauteuil 19Th Century. just arrived! Very sturdy childs chair in the Louis XV style , c.1870, with a gilt wood frame, nail ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wool, Giltwood

Pair of antique chairs, 19th century, Louis XV style
Located in Monza, IT
Elegant pair of antique chairs, from the 1800s, gilded and finely crafted, large and comfortable seat embellished with refined upholstery (probably not contemporary but of great value...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Wood

French Louis XV Style Blue Damask Fabric Hooded Porters Chair
Located in Long Branch, NJ
French Louis XV Style Blue Damask Fabric Hooded Porters Chair Dimensions : 53" Tall X 29" Wide X 20" Deep This chair has a stunning blue damask fabric and is made in a Louis XV sty...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

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Walnut

French Litlle Armchair red and yellow gold - Louis XV Style - France Napoleon 3
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Very elegant Louis XV style armchair upholstered in red and yellow with geometric patterns reminiscent of plants. The base is curved and rests on casters for easy movement. The seat ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Antique chair, France, late 19th century. After renovation
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique chair from around 1890, France. Our offer includes two identical chairs. The furniture is in very good condition, after professional renovation. The seat and backrest are co...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Chairs

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Walnut

Vintage French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Fauteuil Parlor Lounge Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Fauteuil Parlor Lounge Arm Chair. Circa Early 20th Century. Measurements: 40" H x 27" W x 27" D x 17" Seat height x 26" Arm height.
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Early 20th Century Unknown Louis XV Chairs

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Walnut

20th Century French Country Louis XV Walnut Fauteuils Open-Arm Armchairs - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of French Country Louis XV style fauteuils open-arm armchairs, unbranded. Carved walnut frame, curved arms with carved supports, brocade fabric upholstery of teal (green-blue)...
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Late 20th Century Italian Louis XV Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Louis Xv chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XV 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, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XV chairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original chairs, popular names associated with this style include Stephanie Odegard Collection, La Maison London, Paul Mathieu (French), and Aubusson Manufacture. 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 $398 and tops out at $74,500 while the average work can sell for $2,650.

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