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Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns. Ormolu — or elaborate bronze gilding — was essential to French design in the 18th and 19th centuries as a cornerstone of the neoclassical and Empire styles.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Late 20th century hand wrought iron newly upholstered bench
Located in Allentown, PA
This is a late 20th century hand wrought iron newly upholstered bench. This wrought iron bench has a gray steel finish to the surface of the metal. The newly upholstery bench is done...
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1990s American Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Iron

Classic Leather Ottoman
Located in Westwood, NJ
A blend of timeless design and comfort! Wrapped in a rich, caramel-hued top-grain leather, this ottoman exudes an air of classic sophistication. Accentuated with oversized antique b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather

Pair Of Italian Painted Draped Poufs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair Of Italian Painted Draped Poufs. Our pair of Italian draped poufs or ottomans are paint decorated lovely shades of Tuscan colors as they hail from ...
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1920s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Wood

Natural Cow Hide Cube Ottoman / Pouf
Located in Germantown, MD
Cowhide cube ottoman with leather stitched detail around the edges for additional strength. This cowhide ottoman is unique and natural product. Measures 20" in width, 20" in depth an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Textile

Neoclassical Plaza Ottoman Eucalyptus Leather Handmade Portugal Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Neoclassical Plaza Ottoman, Modern Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by GF Modern. A comfy ottoman with a luxurious touch. Upholstered in high standard Italian beige leat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather

Classical Carved Mahogany Upholstered Foot Stool Ottoman
Located in Essex, MA
A Classical carved mahogany footstool, or ottoman, the top newly upholstered in leopard print velvet fabric over scrolled supports joined by a vase and ring-turned stretcher, Boston, circa 1820. Beautifully made and very solid, this stool may serve as additional occasional seating...
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1820s American Antique Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Oak Parquetry Upholstered Bench, Dark Oak
Located in Westwood, NJ
A dark oak parquetry upholstered bench with tapered legs. Crafted with rustic oak with an upholstered seat, this bench is the perfect addition to the foot of any bed or entryway. S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Wood

Pair of Italian Neo-Classic Giltwood Upholstered Taborets / Benches / Stools
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of Italian neoclassic (Late 18th century) giltwood taborets / foot stools with circular brown upholstered padded seats, encircled by a carved frieze in an interlocking pattern, ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Pair of 19th Century French Giltwood Ottomans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very finely carved giltwood ottomans. Have been newly upholstered in cheetah-leopard print. Great scale and size.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Fabric, Giltwood

Ralph Lauren Antique Style Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Ralph Lauren antique style lounge chair and ottoman. The frame of the chair and ottoman is giltwood. Chair and ottoman is newly upholstered. Meas...
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1980s Vintage Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Oak Parquetry Upholstered Bench, Light Oak
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Light oak parquetry upholstered bench with tapered legs. Crafted with rustic oak with an upholstered seat, this bench is the perfect addition to the foot of any bed or entryway. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Wood

Art Deco Flox Pouf Ottoman Faux Fur Velvet Handmade Portugal Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Flox Pouf, Modern Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by GF Modern. A comfy pouf stool with a luxurious touch. Upholstered in blue faux fur and blue velvet jacquard, Flox...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Brass

Directoire Style Leather Bench
Located in Westwood, NJ
A French Directoire style leather bench with a button tufted antique brown leather on an oak base with a warm finish and turned and tapered legs. Dimension: 51" W x 16" D x 18" H....
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Wood

Canvas and Leather Strap Ottoman
Located in Westwood, NJ
A canvas and leather strap ottoman with nailhead trim accents. The classic cube design makes it a perfect transitional piece of furniture to use ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Canvas

Early 20th-C. Neo-Classical Style Carved Mahogany Bench with Eagles
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a fantastic bench! It is a neo-classical style carved Italian piece newly upholstered in a flax linen. The supports are wonderful hand carved eagles. It is in very good condi...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Pouff with Wooden Base Neoclassic, 6088
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Pouff with wooden base and upper part upholstered. The base and the pouff itself have a round shape. The capitonnè upholstery complete the classic look. Finishing is cod. 18 turtledove (40% gloss). The upholstery is in velvet cod. 9124 cat. D brown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Fabric, Wood

21st Century Red Satin and Dark Walnut Piano Stool by Modenese Gastone Interiors
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Use your freetime wisely and confortably: try to seat on soft, delicate upholstery featured in elegant poufs from Modenese Interiors, high-end furniture producer from Padova, Italy. ...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Gold Leaf

Elegant White Piano Stool with Gold Leaf Decorations by Modenese
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Enjoy your unique customized piano while playing it sitting on one of our most beloved poufs. Its four empire legs end with a firm and robust lion's paw and all its wooden surfaces a...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Gold Leaf

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Pouff with Wooden Base Neoclassic, 6087
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Oval pouff with wooden base and upper part upholstered. The base and the pouff itself have a round shape. The capitonnè upholstery complete the classic look. Finishing is cod. 18 turtledove (40% gloss). The upholstery is in velvet cod. 9124 cat. D brown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Wood, Leather, Fabric

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Pouff with Wooden Base Neoclassic, 6091
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Pouff with wooden base and upper part upholstered. The base and the pouff itself have a round shape. The capitonnè upholstery complete the classic look. Other finishings, fabrics a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Fabric, Wood

Custom Ottoman and Wood Table Shown in Suede and Oak with Faux Shagrin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Wolcott ottoman and table is made in custom sizes and wood finishes - can be made with or without the table being upholstered - the ottoman itself is all hand sprung and stitched...
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2010s American Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Shagreen, Suede

Custom Upholstered Channeled Ottoman on Maple Wood Base with Hand Stitching
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Astor ottoman is completely handcrafted with vertical channeling throughout the sides - interior upholstery is all handstitched with springs and synthetic hair - hand carved mapl...
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2010s American Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Suede, Maple

Upholstered Ottoman to Match Club Chair Shown in White Faux Skin and Wood Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Willow ottoman created to match the club chair of same name is shown in matching off white faux skin on wood stained legs. Hand carved and upholstered with feather and down seat ...
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2010s American Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Animal Skin, Mahogany

Neoclassic Style Walnut Stool with Brown Velvet Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
French-inspired neoclassic style walnut stool with brown velvet top.
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1980s American Vintage Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Walnut

Round Pouf on Steel Metal Base with Faux Animal Skin and Self Welt at the Seat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Lido Pouf is the fun younger sister to the Colle pouf shown in faux animal skin with a steel metal base - it can be used as an ottoman or pull up table...
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2010s American Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Steel

Italian Neoclassical Style Painted and Giltwood Bench
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Italian Neoclassical style painted and gilt bench. This Italian 1920s Directoire style bench was taken down to the frame and professionally upholstered with cream striated c...
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1920s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Wood

Pair of American Flame Mahogany Needlepoint Hall Benches. Baltimore, Circa 1820
Located in Hollywood, SC
Pair of American flame mahogany floral needlepoint brass tacked hall benches resting on the original turned bulbous decorative carved feet with...
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1820s American Antique Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Brass

Neoclassical Style Banquette, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Fun and theatrical banquette with a gold-painted wood structure and scrolled arms.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

Pair of Drexel Heritage Ottomans or Stools
Located in Redding, CT
Classic pair of Drexel Heritage Ottomans or Foot Stools. Perfect for under a console or at the end of a bed. Signed and in very good condition....
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1980s North American Vintage Neoclassical Ottomans and Poufs

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Upholstery, Wood

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Neoclassical ottomans and poufs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Neoclassical ottomans and poufs 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 ottomans and poufs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Neoclassical ottomans and poufs made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original ottomans and poufs, popular names associated with this style include Carpanese Home Italia, GF Modern, Greenapple, and Modenese Gastone. 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 ottomans and poufs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $796 and tops out at $11,500 while the average work can sell for $2,583.

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