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Louis XVI Dining Room 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
Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Cane Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive set of six mahogany dining chairs crafted from mahogany. The chairs feature a large square back with woven honeycomb cane inset. Crafted in the grand neoclassical Louis X...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Wood

Lacquered Wood Set / Eight Louis XVI Style Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Tarry Town, NY
Elevate your dining experience with this exquisite set of eight lacquer painted dining chairs, inspired by the grand French Louis XVI sty...
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Late 20th Century Italian Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Lacquer

Vintage Set 10 Louis XVI Revival Blue Grey Painted Dining Chairs 20th Century
Located in London, GB
An absolutely fantastic set of 10 vintage Louis XVI Revival blue-grey painted dining chairs. These chairs have been masterfully crafted in...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 6 French Louis XVI Style Painted Dining Chairs with New Upholstery
Located in Troy, MI
Found in France, this set of 6 Louis XVI style dining chairs dates from the late 1930s. Chairs have a painted creamy ivory painted finish with some silver gilt banding on legs and ac...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Set of 8 Louis XVI Dining Chairs w/ Leather Upholstery
Located in Norwalk, CT
A handsome set of eight dining chairs, all sides, in the style of Louis XVI. Made in France in the mid-20th century and refreshed recently with all calf leather upholstery in a warm ...
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1960s French Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Six French Louis XVI style painted side chairs
Located in Bradenton, FL
Set of 6 French Louis XVI style painted side chairs. Early 20th century. Chairs feature attractive harp or balloon shaped backs and are supported on carved fluted tapering legs. Upho...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Textile, Wood

Karges French Regency Louis XVI Walnut Shield Back Dining Chairs, Set of Twelve
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of twelve French Regency Louis XVI style dining chairs By Karges Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Gorgeous carved solid walnut frames, with green upholstered seats. Meas...
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1960s American Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Six 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Grand set of 6 French Louis XVI giltwood dining side chairs featuring a giltwood painted aged finish. The set consists of six chairs in the style of Louis XVI. The lovely frames have...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs Dining Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Grand pair of French Louis XVI giltwood dining armchairs featuring a giltwood painted aged finish with padded arms in the style of French fauteuils. The lovely frames have a graceful...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Tapestry, Giltwood

French Vintage Set (6) Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs Original Paint in Muslin
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage set of (6) French Louis XVI Dining Chairs in their Original Painted finish, sort of. Actually, the set of (6) Louis XVI Dining Chairs had a yellowish tint or possibly a glaze...
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1950s French Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Beech, Paint

A Pair of Antique Elm Wood Louis XVI Chair 1780
Located in Bjuråker, SE
A pair of antique Elm wood Louis XVI dining chairs from the Netherlands, 1780s. Fluted legs and upholstered with sturdy green velour. The seat is original. Only the fabric has been r...
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Late 18th Century Dutch Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Elm

Louis XVI Medallion Cane Back Dining Chairs, Reupholstered - Set of 6
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Dimensions: H 38,2" / W 19,3" / D 20,8" Height from floor to seat: 17,7" A beautiful set of 6 renewed French Louis XVI style oval/medallion cane back dining room chairs...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wicker, Wood

Painted French Louis XVI Style Hand-Carved Side Chairs Made in France Options
Located in Chicago, IL
We have been searching for a correct size and “comfortable by American standards” Louis XVI side chair. Copied from an original circa 1800s French Louis XVI side chair...
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2010s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Beech

Six Louis XVI style painted and carved dining chairs in old blue leather C 1940
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Six Louis XVI style painted and carved dining chairs in old blue leather C 1940
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1940s European Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of 10 Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A stately set of ten Swedish Gustavian upholstered dining chairs from the Louis XVI period. These sturdy and comfortable painted chairs are all hand carved with a floral and hop desi...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Painted Side Chairs or Dining Chairs, c. 1940
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This set of six mid twentieth century French side chairs or dining chairs is in the Louis XVI style. They feature carved rosettes on the die joints and classic tapered fluted legs. T...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Ash

Pair of Dennis & Leen Louis XVI Style Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous pair of distressed dining chairs made in the neoclassical French Louis XVI taste by Dennis & Leen Hollywood, CA. The Louis XVI side chairs feature an intentionally aged pain...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Silk, Wood

Set Of Eight Karges Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Located in Norwood, NJ
Karges French Louis XVI style style tapered and fluted leg dining chairs - set of 8. Item features (2) gilt armchairs, (6) stained side chairs beautifully upholstered , quality Ameri...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Dennis & Leen Louis XVI Style Painted Dining Chair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous distressed dining chair made in the neoclassical French Louis XVI taste by Dennis & Leen Hollywood, CA. The Louis XVI side chair features an intentionally aged painted patin...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Silk, Wood

Set of 6 Vintage Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A vintage set of six Louis XVI style upholstered dining chairs with painted frames. These comfortable dining chairs have a worn bright orange fabric with griffin motifs secured by br...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

French Louis XVI Directore Dining Chairs Set of Twelve 12
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning set of 12, yes 12 French dining chairs. Upholstery is about 20 years old but still holds up. There are four arm chairs and eight side chairs in all.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Set of 8 Magnificent Maison Jansen Attributed Balloon Back Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous set of 8 French-made Maison Jansen dining chairs in the balloon back style. The chairs show a time-worn painted off-white finish and some tell-tale signs of age su...
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1950s French Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of 8 Walnut Louis XVI Cane and Upholstery Backed Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is gorgeous set of cane back and two upholstered back dining chairs with carved walnut frames and plaid upholstery in pastel tones in good condition. These are cane chairs so p...
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1950s Unknown Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Suite Of 6 Louis XVI Style Chairs In Lacquered Wood After A Model By Jacob
Located in BARSAC, FR
Set of 6 Louis XVI style chairs in cream lacquered wood after a model by Jacob with hot air balloon-shaped backrest and large oblong seat. The fabric has been changed by our upholst...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

French Louis XVI Dining Chairs Set of 4
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 4 French Louis X...
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1980s Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Damask, Mahogany, Cotton

Set of 4 French Louis XVI Style Cane Dining Chairs Circa 1940
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous set of 4 cane seated cane backed French made and signed "made in France" set of chairs. They are in good condition and have a single visible whole in one chair tha...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Kindel Lattice Back Dining Chairs - Set of 6
Located in Countryside, IL
Kindel Lattice Back Dining Chairs - Set of 6 Each armless chair measures: 20 wide x 20.5 deep x 38 high, with a seat height of 19 inches Ea...
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1980s American Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Antique Set (8) French Dining Chairs in Louis XVI Style Old Leather Unrestored
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique set of French (8) Louis XVI Style Dining Room Chairs in "unrestored" condition and I have to admit that one of the side chairs is in rough shape. The chair is certainly repai...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Louis XVI Style Grisaille Chairs with Red Leather by Baker, Group of 14
Located in Chicago, IL
Group of fourteen (14) Louis XVI Style Grisaille grey-painted wood chairs with red leather seats and back by Baker Furniture. Late 20th Century. Tagged Baker Furniture in brass on u...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Leather

Set 8 French Louis XVI Ebonized Black Lacquer Maison Jansen Style Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a chic set of 8 ebonized black lacquered dining chairs in the Directoire or Louis XVI style. The chairs are in good used condition and may show signs of age or minor stains o...
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1970s French Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

19th Century French Hand Carved Silke Dining Chairs in Louis XVI Style
Located in Sofia, BG
19th Century French eight hand carved dining chairs in Louis XVI style. All the chairs are in very good authentic condition and still wearing original silk upholstery. France, circa ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Silk, Wood

Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Lacquer Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Midcentury set of eight dining chairs made in the grand French Louis XVI taste. The set consists of six side chairs and two host armchairs measuring 25 inches wide. The frames featur...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Antique Venice Walnut Four Louis XVI Chairs , still usable, by Vincenzo Cadorin
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Refined Venice Four Louis XVI Chairs, 19th century, with velvet upholstery still usable, reupholsterable on request. Reinforced structure for dai...
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Late 19th Century Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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 Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cherry

Set of 10 Montgolfier Painted White Chairs with New Leather Upholstery
Located in Houston, TX
Embark on a journey through time with the Set of 10 20th Century Louis XVI French Style Painted White Hot Air Balloon Back Montgolfier Dining Chairs, resplendent in their timeless el...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Paint

12 Swedish Louis XVI Style Dining / Side Chairs Painted Carved Frames New Fabric
Located in Stamford, CT
Gustavian, Louis XVI Style, Dining Chairs, Swedish Paint Distressed, Pink Striped Fabric Set of 12 Swedish Louis XVI style dining or side chairs having painted carved frames and lat...
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1960s Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Henredon French Regency Louis XVI Walnut Cane Back Dining Chairs, Set of Four
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of four French Regency Louis XVI style dining chairs By Henredon USA, Circa 1960s Sculpted walnut frames, with caned seat backs, and floral patterned upholstered se...
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1960s American Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Rare Set of 12 Distressed Paint Decorated Maison Jansen Dining Chairs Circa 1920
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a spectacular and rare set of 12 signed Maison Jansen dining chairs in their original finish including the age related distressing that only time cane provide. The chairs are...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

19th Century French Louis XVI Carved and Painted Dining Chairs, Suite of Ten
Located in Dallas, TX
Dressed a dining table with this elegant suite of antique dining room chairs. Crafted in France, circa 1890, the set comprises 8 sidechairs and two matching armchairs. Each chair sta...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Two French Louis XVI Style Side Chairs
Located in Westwood, NJ
This fine chair is a true nod to the classic French Provincial design, crafted with detailed attention to bring an air of elegance to your dining room. The graceful wooden frame boas...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set Six Louis XVI Brass Mounted Carved French Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Germantown, MD
Set of six Louis XVI Style Brass Mounted French Walnut upholstered dining chairs. Four side chairs and two captain chairs. Measures 20.5" in width, 21" in depth and stands 42" tall. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Baker Furniture Style Louis XVI Mahogany Shield Back Dining Chairs, Set of Eight
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of eight Louis XVI or Georgian style shield back dining chairs In the manner of Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Carved mahogany, with needlepoint floral upholstere...
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1960s American Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Set of Four Louis XVI Style Painted Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning set of four lacquer painted dining chairs made in the grand French Louis XVI taste. The chairs feature beautifully carved frames...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

DREXEL HERITAGE Walnut & Cane French Louis XVI Dining Side Chairs - Pair A
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of French Provincial Louis XVI style dining side chairs by Drexel Heritage. Walnut with a slightly distressed finish, carved oval shield-like caned backs, gold color diamond p...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Walnut

Kindel Furniture French Louis XVI Carved Cherry Wood Cane Back Dining Chairs
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six French Louis XVI style dining chairs By Kindel Furniture USA, 1960s Carved solid cherry wood, with caned backs and upholstered seats. Measures: Side chairs ...
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1960s American Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Cherry

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 Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Damask

DREXEL HERITAGE Walnut & Cane French Louis XVI Dining Side Chairs - Pair B
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of French Provincial Louis XVI style dining side chairs by Drexel Heritage. Walnut with a slightly distressed finish, carved oval shield-like caned backs, gold color diamond p...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Walnut

DREXEL HERITAGE Walnut & Cane French Louis XVI Dining Armchairs - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of French Provincial Louis XVI style dining armchairs by Drexel Heritage. Walnut with a slightly distressed finish, carved oval shield-like caned backs, sloping straight arms ...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

French Louis XVI Manner Side Dining Chairs, Pair
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI Manner Side or Dining Chairs, the slipper chairs with striped upholstery and brass nailhead trim, likely of the period. Provenance: From the estate of Arnold...
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20th Century Unknown Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

French Louis XVI Medallion Back Dining Chairs, Reupholstered - Set of 6
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Dimensions: H 38,6" / W 20,4" / D 21,6" Height from floor to seat: 18,9" There is an amazing set of 6 French Louis XVI style oval/medallion back dining room chairs or side chairs wi...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Style Side Chairs (4) Completely and Properly Restored
Located in Chicago, IL
French Louis XVI Dining Chairs that our in house upholstery and restoration department restored from the bare wood frame on up. Everything was done old school, with horsehair and shr...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Set of Four 19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of Four 19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Chairs is truly a timeless classic! Featuring curved oval seatbacks and generous seats, the set...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

French Louis XVI Style Side Chairs, Handmade in France, Choice of Finishes
Located in Chicago, IL
For years we have been searching for a proper size and “comfortable” Louis XVI side chair. Finally we came upon a beautiful set from the 1800s in the style of Jacob from Chateau de I...
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2010s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Beech

Set of 18 Belgian dining chairs
Located in MADRID, ES
This is a fabulous set of Belgian Dining Chairs from the 18th C. The delicate green hand painted details on the frame stylize the shape whilst the...
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18th Century Belgian Antique Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Wood

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 Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of 6 French 20th Century Reproduction Balloon Back Dining Chairs
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A whimsical set of upholstered French reproduction dining chairs, produced there in the 20th Century. The set contains four side chairs and ...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Paint

French Louis XVI Style Medallion Back Reupholstered Dining Chairs - Set
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Dimensions: H 37,8" / W 20" / D 21,2" Height from floor to seat: 19,7" This stunning set of 8 newly upholstered Louis XVI Style Medallion back side dining chairs lends living rooms ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood

Karges French Regency Louis XVI Carved Walnut Oval Back Dining Chairs, Eight
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding set of eight French Regency Louis XVI style dining chairs By Karges Furniture USA, Circa 1980s Gorgeous carved solid walnut frames, with blue and yellow striped uph...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Louis Xvi dining room chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI dining room 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 dining room chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XVI dining room 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 dining room chairs, popular names associated with this style include Drexel, American of Martinsville, Karges Furniture, and Maison Jansen. 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 dining room chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $601 and tops out at $115,000 while the average work can sell for $5,288.

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