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Louis XVI Chairs

LOUIS XVI STYLE

Reflecting the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Louis XVI furniture features more angular shapes than the Rococo curves of the Louis XV style, harkening back to the imposing grandeur of Louis XIV.

Dating between 1750 and 1800, an era that overlapped with the last king of France whose reign was cut short by the guillotine, Louis XVI furniture, known as the goût grec, is emblematic of the neoclassical revision that French furniture underwent during the second half of the 18th century.

Authentic Louis XVI furniture characteristics include clean lines and carved details such as scrolls and acanthus flourishes that were inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. This was informed by a burgeoning interest in antiquity in the 18th century, owing to new archaeological excavations at sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum. It largely eclipsed the more East Asian–influenced ornamentation of Louis XV for something more geometric and symmetrical.

The Louis XVI style was defined by what was being created for the palatial rooms at Versailles and Fontainebleau, particularly for the queen, with cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener being a favorite of Marie-Antoinette’s for his luxurious pieces accented with gilded bronze and marquetry. Furniture maker Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené was also a major designer of the period, with his pieces for the royal residences adorned with giltwood and neoclassical touches like tapered columns for chair legs and laurel leaf carvings. Cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler occasionally incorporated into his furniture porcelain panels produced by Sèvres, a popular manufacturer of European ceramics that served the crown with serveware, vases and other decorative objects.

Find a collection of antique Louis XVI seating, tables, cabinets and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Louis XVI
Vintage Louis XVI Style Painted and Upholstered chair
Located in Brea, CA
Antique Louis XVI style painted and upholstered chair Painted in an oyster french gray washed finished, with subtle distressed edges, and upholstered in a standard cotton muslin. Solid and sturdy ready for everyday use. Antique chair 21...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Linen, Walnut

Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs, Hand Carved European Beechwood Frame
Located in New York, NY
These Louis XVI side chairs are upholstered in Johnson Hartig/Libertine for Schumacher Bodhi Tree fabric in Yellow & Pink (178560).
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21st Century and Contemporary American Louis XVI Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair Of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair Of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Chairs. This lovely pair of antique French Louis XVI style chairs, armchairs or fauteuils are beautifully carved with fluted legs and upho...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Chauffeuse
Located in Houston, TX
French Louis XVI Style Chauffeuse. This stylish antique French chair or chauffeuse makes a great side chair in a living area, bedroom, dressing room or closet and dates to the 1920's...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Lyre back Louis XVI Chair
Located in Doylestown, PA
Louis XVI French Antique slipper chair, painted off-white with a lyre back, elegantly designed and sophisticated, and covered in green woven fabric, tufted. Late 19th Century, French.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

Exceptional piano giltwood armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional piano armchair in gilded wood louis XVI style which rotates . the sculpture and quality of this armchair is worthy of the greatest parisien cabinetmakers of this time it...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Giltwood

Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Period Armless Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Remarkable pair of 18th Century Louis XVI side chairs, circa 1780 France. Hand-carved, solid wood frames with original painted finish. Tapering stop-fluted legs. Due to age and delic...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Upholstery, Velvet, Wood, Paint

Pair of Black & White Print Carved Wood Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of contemporary Louis XVI style carved wood armchairs with greek key detail and nailhead trim. Recently upholstered in black and white fabric; good, lightly used condition. *Ple...
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1990s Louis XVI Chairs

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Metal

Pair 19th Century French Giltwood Louis XVI Salon Chairs with Cane Seats
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th Century French Giltwood Louis XVI Salon Chairs with Cane Seats will make the perfect accent chairs for your more formal accommodations. Hand-crafted to a high degree of de...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Cane, Giltwood

Pair Of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair Of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Chairs. This stunning pair of classic French Louis XVI style chairs, side chairs, armchairs or fauteuils have been professionally upholstered in a plush designer leopard print velvet. These animal print upholstered chairs...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Custom Louis Pava Cane Back Side Chair
Located in North York, ON
Louis Pava Custom Cane Back Side Chair. Beautiful Louis XVI inspired chair with cane back. Featuring 2 tone look with natural cane back and black...
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2010s Italian Louis XVI Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Beech

Pair of Maison Jansen Giltwood French Louis XVI Style Chairs
Located in Roma, IT
Pair of very well proportioned, elegant and chic Louis XVI style wood and gold leaf gilded chairs created very probably by Maison Jansen. Each chair with curved oval-shaped padded b...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Antique Giltwood & Velvet Louis XVI Side Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Lovely pair of petite French side chairs having beautifully aged giltwood frames and sumptuous grey velvet upholstery. Casters on tapered legs...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair French Jansen Louis XVI Blue Arm Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
An exquisite pair of cerused Louis XVI bergeres attributed to Maison Jansen in pristine blue upholstery. Classic beauties.
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1960s French Vintage Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

19th Century French Hand Carved Dining Chairs in Louis XVI Style with Cane Seats
Located in Sofia, BG
19th Century French hand carved dining chairs delicately hand painted in light grey with original cane seats and backs. The frame of the backs is in oval shape and all of them are in...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Marquis Armchairs
Located in Elkton, MD
Pair of Louis XVI style Marquis attributed to Grosfeld House.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Louis XVI Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Antique Louis XVI Style French cane back chair in Oyster White Finish
Located in Brea, CA
Antique French Louis XVI Style Cane chair painted in a french oyster white finish with subtle distress edges, finished with an antique patin...
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20th Century Louis XVI Chairs

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Linen

Suite of 6 Louis XVI Style Walnut and Cordoba Leather Chairs
Located in Beaune, FR
Suite of 6 Louis XVI style chairs in carved walnut covered in embossed brown leather, Cordoba leather. This series is very elegant and in very good condition. Dimensions Total heigh...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Antique Louis XVI French Open Arm chair
Located in Brea, CA
Antique gilt wood open arm chair upholstered in natural grain sack. This vintage chair has the original finish, which is a weathered patina gilt wood. We have reupholstered them in a...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Hemp

French Louis XVI Style Caned Seat and Back Carved Oak Vanity Chair
Located in Doylestown, PA
French Louis XVI style caned seat and back carved oak vanity chair, c. 1920. Charming chair beautifully carved with central rosettes, ribbon swag, ac...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Cane, Oak

Louis Seize Gildwood Medallion Chair Late 19th Century
Located in Bjuråker, SE
A richly carved Louis Seize medallion chair covered with a red sturdy fabric. The giltwood chair has green accents. In original condition, late 19th century from France. Object: Cha...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Louis XVI Glitwood Versailles Style Giltwood Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Ross, CA
Suite of four Louis XVI giltwood chairs in the style of Versailles. Each boasts a delicately carved splat with a rosette medallion surrounded ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Giltwood

Set Of 6 Chairs And A Louis XVI Armchair Late 19th Century
Located in SAINT-CLÉMENT-DE-LA-PLACE, FR
Set Of 6 Chairs And A Louis XVI Armchair Late 19th Century. The seat is upholstered with fabric. The seat backs are rigid, rectangular and straight. The seat itself is rectangular. ...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

Late 18th/19th Century French Ivory Louis XVI Armchairs with Aubusson
Located in Essex, MA
Lovely original carved Louis XVI style chairs with original Aubusson tapestry upholstery. A pair of Louis XVI style fauteuils or armchairis in their original condition ready to be re...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Tapestry, Wood

Pair Of 19th Century Italian Louis XVI Style Giltwood Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair Of 19th Century Italian Louis XVI Style Giltwood Chairs. A glamorous pair of antique Italian Louis XVI style gilt wood chairs with excellent carving and beautiful original gildi...
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1860s Italian Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Giltwood

Elegant Early 20th Century Italian Louis XVI Style Pair of Chairs in Beech Wood
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Refined italian Louis XVI style chairs, set of two. The chairs made in solid beech wood. The seat and backrest are comfortable and padded, covered with elegant fabric decorated with ...
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1920s Italian Vintage Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Period Walnut Bergere with Tapered Legs & Dow
Located in Atlanta, GA
Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Period Walnut Bergere with Tapered Legs & Downswept Arms
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Circa 1870 French Louis XVI Style Side Chair
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Circa 1870 French Louis XVI style side chair. Elegant, molded walnut frame carries through in design to the legs, aprons & back. Carved florets repeat from crest rail to front apron....
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

24 Louis XVI-Style Hollywood Regency Dining Chairs, circa 1950
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This set of 24 dining room side chairs were manufactured in the 1950s in a Louis XVI-style Hollywood Regency design and finished in gold leaf color, featuring blue and gold colored fabric covers. Side Chairs Extra chairs...
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1950s American Vintage Louis XVI Chairs

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Oak

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Carved Chairs with an Antiqued Paint Finish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Materials: Antiqued Paint Finish Wood, Original Fabric,
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1970s American Vintage Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

A pair of antique chairs on lion's paws, Western Europe, circa 1920.
Located in Chorzów, PL
A pair of antique chairs on lion's paws Made of oak wood Origin: Western Europe Year: around 1920 Dimensions: height 110 cm / seat height. 46 cm / width 52 cm / depth 58 cm
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Chairs

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Oak

Set of 4 Louis XVI Chairs, Germany 1800, Walnut
Located in Belmont, MA
This set of 4 original Louis XVI walnut chairs stands out for the finely carved back with an open work palette motif. The chairs have two elegan...
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1790s German Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

18th Century French Walnut Shield Back Chair signed by Adrien Dupain
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
18th Century French Walnut Shield Back Chair signed by Adrien Dupain who wassupplier to the Queen probably circa 1780
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Louis XVI Style Giltwood Fauteuils / Armchairs, France Circa 1900
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An attractive & very comfortable pair of giltwood fauteuils, both frames showing arched crest-rails with upholstered backs, sided by padded armrests ter...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Giltwood, Fabric

Important Sofa Set, Pair of Armchairs and Lot of 4 Louis XVI 19th Century Style
Located in Madrid, ES
Important Sofa Set, Pair of Armchairs and Lot of 4 Louis XVI 19th Century Style Chairs SOFA in richly carved and gilded wood in Louis XVI style, France, late 19th century, h 125 x 1...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

Antique 18th Century Louis XVI Giltwood Fauteuil Armchair
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Antique 18th Century Louis XVI Giltwood Fauteuil armchair. This lovely chair is a genuine antique and feature a genuine giltwood finish. It is beautifully worn and the silk upholster...
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18th Century Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Giltwood

Set of Four Louis XVI Style Chairs with Striped Silk Upholstery, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
A matched set of 19th century Louis XVI style dining or side chairs with walnut furniture, nicely carved floral rosettes, and new cream and light green striped silk upholstery. A Cla...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Silk, Walnut

Set of 8 Louis XVI Style French Chairs
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Set of 8 Louis XVI style French chairs. Painted and patinated wood, upholstered in pale green damask, beautiful model.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood, Damask

18th Century Italian Louis XVI Solid Carved Walnut Armchair
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful 18th century of the period Louis XVI Italian antique armchair in solid walnut wood. An imposing large armchair with a wide and comfortable seat. Very linear characterized b...
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1780s Italian Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

18th Century Solid Walnut Pair of Rustic Armchairs
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful 18th century of the period Louis XVI Italian antique rustic set of 2 armchairs in solid walnut wood. These armchairs are very simple and essential. The seats are wide and c...
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1750s Italian Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

18th Century Italian Louis XVI Solid Walnut Armchair
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful 18th century of the period Louis XVI Italian antique armchair in solid walnut wood. An imposing large armchair with a wide and comfortable seat. Very linear characterized b...
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1780s Italian Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

18th Century Italian Louis XVI Solid Walnut Set of Four Antique Chairs
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful 18th century of the period Louis XVI Italian antique set of 4 chairs in solid walnut wood. An imposing large chairs with a wide and comfortable seat. Very linear characteri...
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1780s Italian Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

18th Century Italian Louis XVI Solid Walnut Armchair
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful 18th century of the period Louis XVI Italian antique armchair in solid walnut wood. The armchair is very simple and essential. The backrest decorated with a lyre carved in ...
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1750s Italian Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

French Louis XVI Style Carved & Painted Bergere Chairs In Velvet - Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a nicely carved French Louis XVI style bergere chairs in original velvet. I believe they date to the 1940s or 50s. The frame is painted in an antique ivory and is in very goo...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

19th C., a Pair of Louis XVI Style Painted Carved Wood and Needlepoint Fauteuils
Located in Morristown, NJ
19th c., France, a lovely pair of fauteuils with painted carved wood frames, wool needlepoint embroidered upholstery and brass nailhead trim. Elaborately carved with folded ribbon cr...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Gilt Caned Chairs
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A pair of exquisite Louis XVI style vanity chairs, with lightweight, caned oval- shaped seats and extravagant wraparound gallery backrests. These chairs are wonderful examples of Fre...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Cane, Giltwood

Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Armchairs C1920
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique pair of French Louis XVI style arm chairs offer giltwood construction with upholstered seats and backs, covered scroll for...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs
Located in Stockbridge, GA
Beautiful line with an oval back that we call " Medaillon " Louis XVI Chairs, very elegant. They are in a very good condition, ready to be used around a Dining Table.
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Cherry

Antique Pair Louis XVI Style Painted Fauteuils w. 20th C. Crewel Work Upholstery
Located in Morristown, NJ
A pair of 19th C. Louis XVI style painted fauteuils with 20th c., floral needlework upholstery on the seat, seatback and arm rests. The back of the chair is upholstered in a complementary checkered fabric. There is a "Baron Upholstery...
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19th Century American Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Fabric, Wood, Paint

Antique French Louis XVI Style Parcel Gilt and Painted Side Chair
Located in Miami, FL
French Louis XVI style dining side chair from Paris decorated with timeless classical styling and hand carved excellence on the entire framework, emphasizing typical neoclassical gil...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut, Giltwood

Louis XVI Style Fauteuils with Original Aubusson Upholstery – Set of Four
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Louis XVI Style Fauteuils with original Aubusson upholstery. Original condition with horsehair stuffing. These pieces are exceptionally carved with gilt. The Aubusson tapestry is stu...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Wool, Giltwood

Louis XVI Miles Redd Cubist Silk Side Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Period Louis XVI painted side chair: antique hardwood frames newly styled in Miles Redd Cubist peacock silk panel. Antique Notes: Original/early finish w...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Silk, Hardwood

Two Pairs of French White Painted Louis XVI Chairs, Signed Nadal, 1733-1783
Located in Virum, DK
A pair of French white painted Louis XVI armchairs and chairs(4pcs). Signed Nadal. Maker Jean-René Nadal, 1733-1783. The regal set of Nadal chairs consisting of two arm chairs and t...
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Mid-18th Century Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

French Louis XVI Pair of Bergere Chairs
Located in Stockbridge, GA
Those charming pair of bergere chairs are covered of leather in the Louis XVI style. Simple and elegant they can be place anywhere at home.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Reproduction French Louis XVI Style Bar Stool with Rush Seat and No Back
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Reproduction French Louis XVI style bar stool with rush seat and no back.
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2010s American Louis XVI Chairs

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Rush, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Chairs, Germany 1780
Located in Leimen, DE
Discover the timeless allure of this original pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs, originating from South Germany and dating back to 1780-1800. These chairs captivate with their exquisite ...
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1780s German Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Beech

French Pair of Louis XVI Style Marquise Bergere Giltwood Armchairs
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French pair of Louis XVI style marquise bergère armchairs, gilt wood, 19th century. In the clean and classic Louis XVI style, the name Marquise is attributed due to their exceptiona...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood, Velvet

French Early 20th Century set of 6 Dining Room Chairs Signed Gouffe a Paris
Located in Stockbridge, GA
Beautiful set of 6 dining room chairs signed Gouffe a Paris. The chairs are covered of leather and painted. Very Chic and so much quality.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood

Louis Xvi chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI 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, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XVI 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 Jumbo Collection, Maison Jansen, Miles Redd, and Schumacher. 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 $335 and tops out at $82,819 while the average work can sell for $3,500.

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