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Rococo Chairs

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Pair of 18th Century Swedish Chairs
Located in Salisbury, GB
A superb pair of 18th century Swedish period rococo armchairs in their original paint (not retouched or repainted) with hand carved details they are a glorious yellow ochre colour T...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Shell Grotto Garden Chairs, 20th Century
Located in Bagshot, GB
Unusual and rare shell Grotto Garden chairs, 20th century. It has taken us a long time to source 2 pairs of these very rare garden composite Shell Grotto garden chairs. These ...
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Mid-20th Century British Rococo Chairs

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Composition

Set of Two Italian Grotto Style Armchairs
Located in Bradenton, FL
Set of two Grotto Style beautifully carved armchairs. The chairs feature shell and dolphin motifs on back, arms and leg portions. Very unique. The striking silhouettes effortlessly b...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Chairs

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Wood

Late 18th Century Swivel Chair
Located in Stockholm, SE
The swivel chair is made in Sweden about 1770:s. It is in a good condition and a practical functional chair.
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1770s Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Birch, Pine

18th Century Rococo chair, with original color
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chair, rococo, made in Stockholm about 1765, attributed to Alexander Thunberg, not signed. He became member of Stockholms chair maker society 1757 and died 1797. The chair is in good...
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1760s Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Birch

18th Century Rococo chair
By Carl Magnus Sandberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chair made in the Royal workshop in Stockholm, attributed to Carl Magnus Sandberg. Not signed. He became member of Stockholms chair maker society 1760 and died before 1790. It is ve...
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1760s Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Birch, Giltwood

18th Century Rococo Chairs Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of rococo chairs made in Sweden about 1765. The model are provincial and unique. The carvings on the top is typical for the Rococo period with the shell shaped form. The word...
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1760s Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Birch

19th Century Chairs
Located in Stockholm, SE
Four chairs made in Sweden in the rococo style about 1830:s. The first secondary color have been removed and what is left, is the second secondary color. Under the secondary color th...
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1830s Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Birch

10 late 18th Century Rococo chairs made in Stockholm
Located in Stockholm, SE
A set of 10 similar Rococo chairs made in Stockholm, about 1770. The chairs are made in alder, that is a very light wood. In Stockholm they made chairs that are very similar and i...
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1770s Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Birch

Pair of Quatrain for Dessin Fournir Venetian Shell Giltwood Arm Chairs
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Pair of Quatrain for Dessin Fournir Venetian She’ll Giltwood Arm Chairs. Sold in pairs, 4 pair available.
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1990s American Rococo Chairs

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Giltwood

Swedish Rococo Style Chairs 2 Arm 8 Side
Located in Hollywood, FL
This this a set of 10 , 100% Original painted Swedish Rococo chairs. 8 Side chairs 2 Arm chairs the seating has been restored and covered in Muslin.
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1920s Swedish Vintage Rococo Chairs

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Wood

Exceptional 18th Century Swedish Rococo Chair
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Exceptional 18th century Swedish Rococo chair with embossed carvings, original surface and great shape. ca 1770 Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood

Pair Gilt Arm Chairs French Rococo Carved
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Stylish pair of French Rococo gilt arm chairs Very wide arms so comfortable to sit in Ornately carved frames are very detailed with floral motifs Reuph...
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1920s Vintage Rococo Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of 18th Century Walnut Rococo Side Chairs with Rush Seats
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Pair of fine period 18th Century Walnut Rococo side chairs, likely Dutch, with rush seats, having shaped yoke crests with evidence of earlier, likely crest, carving over woven rush s...
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18th Century Dutch Antique Rococo Chairs

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Walnut

Antique Louis XV Rococo Style French Paint Decorated & Gilt Desk Chair
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Dimensions- H: 36 1/4in W: 17 3/4in D: 16in SH: 20in This antique Louis XV style desk chair is made of the highest quality and is perfect...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Rococo Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Giltwood

Custom Royal French Style Oversized Throne Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very theatrical large throne chair in a custom treatment. With an intricately carved frame having stylized shells and scrolls with the foot a raised snail’s head...
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20th Century Rococo Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

French 19th Century Rococo Style Armchair
Located in Pasadena, CA
A Rococo style armchair from the 19th century, delicately carved with floral clasps to the crest and seat rails and to the tops of the cabriole l...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Armchair
Located in Salisbury, GB
A very beautiful 18th century Swedish period rococo armchair which has been carefully dry scraped back to its original pale cream paint (not retouched or repainted) This is a very ...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Pair of Armchairs
Located in San Angelo, TX
18th Century Swedish Rococo pair of armchairs that have been dry scrapped to the original paint with the natural wood showing through and features new upho...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood, Paint

Fine 18th Century Swedish Rococo Chair
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Fine and unusually large 18th century Swedish Rococo period chair in its original finish with fantastic shape and proportions, circa 1760 Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Pine

18th Century Big Swedish Rococo Reeded Dining Chairs in New Upholstery
Located in San Angelo, TX
Absolutely stunning set of 4 large 18th century Gustavian dining chairs reupholstered in a beautiful Crypton fabric. These have been carefully dry scrapped uncovering the most fantas...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

18th Century Venetian Rococo Polychrome and Gilded Chair
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Fine 18th century Venetian Rococo polychrome and gilded antique chair Gorgeous Venetian green and gilt carved wood side chair. This Rococo chai...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood

Set of Four Louis XV Chairs
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of four Louis XV chairs from about 1750, made in Netherlands. The back of the chairs are elegantly carved in round shapes. The the legs, board...
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1750s Dutch Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood

Viennese Reed Rococo Chair
Located in Budapest, HU
Viennese rococo, reeded and wooden small chair, from the end of the 18th century. This piece is untouched antique! Use it as a fancy decoration in your residency. You can find...
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18th Century Austrian Antique Rococo Chairs

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Reed, Wood

Italian Gilt Rococo Style Armchair
Located in Buchanan, NY
An exquisite Italian gilt Rococo style armchair. This beautiful armchair is crafted from the finest materials and designed with intricate attention t...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Antique Italian Rococo Side Chairs, 18th Century
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Antique 18th century Italian walnut Rococo side chairs Additional information: Materials: walnut Color: red Period: 18th century Styles: Italian, Rococo Number of seats: 2 ...
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18th Century Antique Rococo Chairs

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Walnut

French Louis XV Rococo Giltwood Fauteuil Oversized Armchairs - a Pair
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. For a shipping quote, please send us your zip code. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine...
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Mid-20th Century Rococo Chairs

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Cotton

Pair of Period Stockholm Made Rococo Side Chairs with Carved Decoration
Located in Washington, DC
A pair of Stockholm made Rococo chairs scraped to original paint, with carved splats, cabriole legs, H-Form cross stretchers, and new linen upholstery. Created in the 18th century, e...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Set of Six Venetian Dining Chairs
Located in London, Park Royal
Early 20th century Set of six Venetian dining chairs painted with an aged gold highlight . They have reupholstered with a linen fabric.
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Early 20th Century Italian Rococo Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Swedish Rococo Period 18th Century Side Chairs with Carved Splats
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Rococo period painted wood chairs from the 18th century, with carved splats, cabriole legs, H-Form cross stretchers, floral upholstery and distressed patina. Create...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

18th Century Antique Swedish Rococo Side Chair Marked HGK Royal Provenance
Located in Boden, SE
Fine 18th Century Swedish Roccoco chair with marks of (The Swedish Royal Treasury) HGK It comes from the upper class environment. A fantastic chair wi...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Pine

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Fauteuils, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Louis XVI style Fauteuils French, from the end of the 19th century in carved and gilded wood. Backrests, backrests and seats upholstered in fabric with floral decoration...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood

19th Century Portuguese Chair
Located in Houston, TX
19th century Portuguese Rococo style mahogany chair featuring a scrolled crest on a double yolk back centering a shaped flat splat, scalloped seat rail ...
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Rococo Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Intricately Hand-Carved Rococo Style Fauteuils
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of intricately hand-carved rococo style fauteuils dating to the 19th century. French armchairs hand-carved in walnut and newly upholstered in white muslin. Armchairs sold...
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1860s French Antique Rococo Chairs

Materials

Steel

Rococco Gainsborough Chair
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A fine Rococco design Gainsborough chair in the French taste. Shown in a bleached out finish but can be classically polished if required. To be upho...
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17th Century British Antique Rococo Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Pair of Carved Walnut Rococo Throne Chairs
Located in Norwood, NJ
A fine quality pair of hand carved walnut Host and Hostess throne chairs. Upholstered in a coral tone velvet. Carving with a center cabochon form cartouche surrounded by floral scrol...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

19th Century Rococo Walnut Chair
Located in Berlin, DE
Rococo chair walnut, circa 1870 Solid walnut. Richly ornate body on curved legs. (C-121).
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Nutwood

Antique Painted Italian Side Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Antique painted Italian side chairs with foliate carved top rail supported by a shaped and pierced central splat, flanked by profoundly curved ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of 18th Century Swedish Armchairs
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Pair of 18th Century Stockholm-made armchairs with carved backs. With deep seats, cabriolet legs and beautifully upholstered Belgium linen seats. Re-painted in a typical white paint.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Linen, Wood

Italian Gilt X Frame Curule Stool Circa 1800
Located in Sherborne, GB
This is a stunning Italian gilt X frame curule stool circa 1800. It features deep bold crisply carved lions heads, paws, corners scrolls and side rails. The gilding is slightly worn but untouched, it retains its original silk seat cushion...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Chairs

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Beech, Giltwood

Antique Painted Italian Side Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Antique painted Italian side chairs with foliate carved top rail supported by a shaped and pierced central splat, flanked by profoundly curved ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chair with Original Paint
Located in Boden, SE
18th Century Swedish Rococo chair from Stockholm, Southern Sweden. A fantastic chair with nice proportions & curvy legs It comes from the upper class environment. Scraped by ha...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Pine

18th Century Swedish Rococo Pair of Chairs
Located in San Angelo, TX
A stunning pair of Swedish Rococo chairs that are sturdy with nice proportions with hand carved details. This pair has been dry scraped t...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Paint, Wood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Chairs
Located in Kramfors, SE
A pair of Swedish Rococo chairs with nice proportions and wooden Rococo carvings. Scraped to original paint and original seats with new l...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

Materials

Wood

Armchairs French Rococo Period 18th Century Brown Frame Black Leather France
Located in New York, NY
Armchairs French Rococo Period 18th century brown frame black leather France. An assembled pair of armchairs made during the Rococo period in Fran...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Carved French 19th Century Salon Chairs
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of carved 19th century French salon chairs with original paint and castors to the front feet. We've had them upholstered in a light Mark Alexander...
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1870s French Antique Rococo Chairs

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Linen, Wood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Children Chair with Original Paint Swedish Antiques
Located in Boden, SE
18th Century Swedish Rococo children chair from Sundsvall Medelpad, Northern Sweden A very charming and genuine Rococo Chair. Great for children aged 6-12 years. Scraped by hand to its originalpaint. Good antique condition with minor historic knocks, marks, scratchers, wear, imperfections as is to be expected with functional antique furniture. A rare find that would look amazing in the right location. It is upholstered in old antique linen fabric...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Pine

Set of 2 Northern Swedish Rococo Pine Chairs
Located in Kramfors, SE
Set of 2 Swedish rococo chairs from the late 18th century, 1780 to 1790. The chairs are northern Swedish and dry scraped to the original paint from the late 1700s. The chairs have th...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Pine

Pair of Rococo Period Walnut Armchairs, Genova, Italy Mid-18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Rococo Period walnut armchairs, Genova, Italy Mid-18th Century. 2 pairs available.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Chairs

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Walnut

1900s Pair of Original Danish Rococo Chairs
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with minor signs of use - Fabric upholstery with some signs of use.
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Early 1900s Danish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Rococo Chair with Armrests in Black and Gold Finish by Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, Italy
A glimps to the past, with this handcrafted luxury piece of timeless rococo beauty. An elegant floral upholstered seating gracefully on top of the contrast black painted carving wood...
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2010s Italian Rococo Chairs

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Gold Leaf

Flamboyant Baroque Harp Chair by Modenese Gastone Luxury Interiors
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Specially designed dining chair by Modenese Luxury Interiors take on a true baroque style. This wonderful chair is a great head turner piece in any living space with its flamboyant r...
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2010s Italian Rococo Chairs

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Gold Leaf

18th Century Italian Rococo Set of Four Giltwood Arm Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Height of Rococo style, Louis XV period set of four giltwood carved armchairs raised on cabriole legs. The serpentine curved front having a shell carving in the center. The style bei...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Chairs

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Giltwood

Pair of Rococo Style Gilt Wood Side Chairs, Late 19th Century
Located in London, GB
Each with a padded back and seat, upholstered in greenish fabric with flower pattern, the shell-carved front seat rail raised on leaf-carved cabriole legs.  
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Chairs

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Giltwood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Side Chair
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish Rococo side chair, circa 1770. Original finish, leather upholstery later applied.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood

19th Century antique Louis XVI or Neo Rococo Style Chair walnut hand crafted
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant 4 Louis Seize chair, circa 1870 neo Rococo. Solid walnut. On the legs of the legs, a strongly cambered frame. Braided medallion-shaped backr...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Chairs

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Walnut

Chair Armchair Swedish Rococo 1750-1775 Black Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chair armchair Swedish Rococo 1750-1775 black Sweden. An armchair made during the Rococo period in Sweden 1750-1775. Repainted in our Laserow Black. Seat upholstered in a waxed brown...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood

Venetian Blue Leather and Wood Chair
Located in Houston, TX
18th century blue-gray painted Venetian side chairs with leather seats. Chairs have a heraldic style cross maker's mark engraved on backs of chairs. Features hand carved stretchers a...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Chairs

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Wood

Rococo chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Rococo chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Rococo chairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, Scandinavia, and Sweden pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original chairs, popular names associated with this style include Modenese Gastone, and Jonathan Sainsbury. 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 $550 and tops out at $45,869 while the average work can sell for $4,150.

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