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Louis XVI Sofas

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
Louis XVI Style Sofa
Located in London, Park Royal
French Louis XVI style two-seat sofa, hand-carved in solid wood, upholstered with a white Calico and painted in an aged white gesso.
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2010s English Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

Circa 1780 Antique French Louis XVI Carved Settee Sofa Canapé
Located in Shippensburg, PA
LOUIS XVI CARVED AND SCRUBBED PARCEL-GILT CANAPÉ France, circa 1780 cambric not removed to examine for signatures Item # 404GPQ12L A lovely Louis XVI period canapé from the last qu...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Canapé à joues de style Louis XVI, bois laqué gris/vert rechampi bleu et or.
Located in ROYÈRE-DE-VASSIVIÈRE, FR
Canapé à joues de style Louis XVI, bois laqué gris/vert rechampi bleu et or. Fin XIXe ou début XXe Le dossier, le matelas capitonné et les deux coussins sont garnis d’un tissu soyeux...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

Louis XVI Style Giltwood Settee
Located in Houston, TX
This Louis XVI Style Giltwood Settee exudes timeless elegance with its intricate giltwood frame, meticulously crafted in the 18th-century French aesthetic. Adorned with delicate carv...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Linen, Wood

Monumental Gilded Meticulously Carved French Louis XVI Sofa Silk Upholstery
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is one of the most graceful and beautiful French sofas or settees we've had in decades. The gold leaf finish sit atop an expertly carved French Louis XVI frame and the silk upho...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Silk, Walnut

Fine Louis XVI Style Sofa in Powder Blue from W&J Sloane, New York
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Originally purchased from W. & J. Sloane on Fifth Avenue, New York City. A Dramatic and Theatrical French Style Sofa with a Creme and Celadon Blue Painted Frame having a Carved Flora...
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20th Century Louis XVI Sofas

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Fabric, Hardwood

Louis XVI Styly Green Silk Velver Canapé Sofa Settee W Clarence House Tiger Pill
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Louis XVI Styly Green Silk Velver Canapé Sofa Settee W Clarence House Tiger Pillow
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1990s American Louis XVI Sofas

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Velvet, Wood, Feathers

4 Louis XVI walnut settees from the second half of the 1700s.
Located in Cesena, FC
4 Louis XVI walnut settees; from the second half of the 1700s. Perfect, nice size and proportions and the typical choked foot. Healthy structure, original upholstery Measurements: ...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Canvas, Walnut

Elegant Italian Neoclassical Louis XVI Sofa
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Elegant and classic 18th century authentic Italian Neoclassical sofa that's part of a salon set with two armchairs or fauteuils, selling separately. Upholstered in a stunning neutra...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

French Louis XVI 3-Piece Duchesse Brisée Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful unique three-piece French Louis XVI Duchesse Brisée lounge chair. Pieces include two chairs and an ottoman in the center. New upholstery, but frame in original finish and i...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Sofas mohagany and ormolu bronze by LINKE
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very rare sofas in mohagany ,ormolu bronze by F.LINKE louis xvi style . The quality of the bronze is simply top quality . the sofas need to be upholstered
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Sofa
Located in London, Park Royal
Louis XVI style canape made by La Maison London. Hand carved in solid wood, painted in an ecru white with gold highlights. Upholstered in a fabric of your choice Please note: 11m of...
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2010s British Louis XVI Sofas

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Giltwood

Pair of French Hand Carved & Painted Silk Sofas. Signed Carpentier. Circa 1780
By Louis-Charles Carpentier
Located in Hollywood, SC
Pair of French carved wood and painted sofas with floral silk upholstery, carved floral skirt, and terminating on cabriole legs. Signed by Carpentier. Makers Stamp is located on s...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Paint, Silk, Upholstery, Wood

French Sofa Louis XVI Style end 19th Century TOTAL RESTORED
Located in Madrid, ES
French Sofa Louis XVI Style end 19th Century Totally restored Length: 171cm seat: 0.63cm height: 121cm
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

A Finely Carved Louis XVI Style Giltwood Sofa
Located in London, Park Royal
A Louis XVI style two seater sofa featuring exquisitely fine carving from LML's most master carvers. The piece is a replication of an original; made to the highest standard and finis...
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2010s British Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Giltwood

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style 2 seat curved Sofa
Located in London, Park Royal
A French, early 19th Century, Louis XVI style 'Corbeille' Sofa. This petit, curved sofa has a generous seat depth that makes it comfortable to sit in. It has very fine carving and be...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Seat Sofa Corbeille, Maison Pierre Frey Velvet
Located in Senonches, Centre-Val de Loire
Antique French Louis XVI style sofa corbeille. Two removable cushions, with a fabric of the famous French "Maison Pierre Frey" in velvet. With its thick feather and down cushion, th...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Sofas

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Velvet

Early 1900s French Sofa: Timeless Elegance in Hand-Carved Wood
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Step back in time with our early 1900s French sofa, a masterpiece of craftsmanship and classic beauty. Skilfully restored by our expert team, this vintage gem retains its original sp...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood, Giltwood, Fabric, Upholstery, Linen, Foam

Large Louis XVI Sofa / Daybed in Rechampi and Gilded Lacquered Wood
Located in BARSAC, FR
Magnificent Louis XVI sofa in the style of the ottomans in gray lacquered wood and green, blue and gold rechampi with rich carved decoration of scrolls, wrapped foliage, resting on f...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

Customizable French Louis XVI Style Sofa/Settee Made By La Maison London
Located in London, Park Royal
This exceptional, Louis XVI style sofa/settee is hand carved in solid lime wood and can be customized to your requirements. This French design features finely carved details, includi...
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2010s British Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

Vintage Italian Sofa in Gilded Wood and Green Velvet
Located in Milano, IT
The vintage sofa is in Louis XVI style and it is of fine Italian manufacture from the early 1900s. The large sofa has three seats and it’s upholstered in the beautiful original green...
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XVI Sofas

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Velvet, Giltwood

French Cream painted Louis XVI style sofa, circa 1900
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality early 20th Century French cream painted three seater sofa, having carved scrolling foliate and fluted decoration, raised on turned taper legs. Batch 73 BYZKN
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Sofas

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Beech

Large Louis XVI style gilt wood sofa, circa 1900
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A large good quality French carved gilt wood sofa, having scrolling foliate and fluted decoration to the show wood frame, raised on turned tapering legs, circa 1900. Batch 73 57758...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Giltwood

French 19th Century Walnut Louis XVI Hand Carved Sofa
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A French Louis XVI period Provençal carved sofa from the late 19th century, with new upholstery, lovely fluted legs and exquisite carving. Born in Provence during the reign of King L...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Antique French Louis XVI Sofa with Carved Details
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique French Louis XVI Sofa with Carved Details Country: France Materials: Carved giltwood, Alpaca Mohair Condition: Newly Reupholstered...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Sofas

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Alpaca, Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Carved-Wood Cream-Lacquered Settees, Jansen Attr.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Fine Pair of French Louis XVI Style Carved-wood Cream-Lacquered Settees, probably by Maison Jansen. The rectangular shaped Love Seats, each with scr...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Sofas

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Fabric, Satin, Silk, Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Carved Gold Leaf & Alpaca Mohair Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique French Louis XVI Carved Gold Leaf & Alpaca Mohair Sofa Country: France Materials: Carved Gold-Leaf Wood, New Alpaca Mohair Condition: Newly Reupholstered, New Alpaca Moha...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Sofas

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Alpaca, Wood

Vintage Louis XVI Style Sofa in Black Lacquer
Located in North York, ON
Vintage Louis XVI Sofa in Black Lacquer. Featuring a beautiful, curved frame with carved details from head to toe in a rich black lacquered fini...
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1940s American Vintage Louis XVI Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Antique Beige Sofa, Scandinavia, circa 1890s, Restored
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique sofa from around 1890. Furniture in very good condition, after professional renovation. The sofa has been covered with a new fabric. Dimensions: Height 103 cm / seat he...
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1890s Scandinavian Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Velvet, Walnut

Antique French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Damask Upholstered Long Sofa Set
Located in Forney, TX
Add a touch of sophisticated elegance, timeless luxury and romantic warmth with this striking Belle Époque period French gilt wood four seater long sofa. Exquisitely hand-crafted...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Antique French Louis XVI Carved Wood & Faux Zebra Leather Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique French Louis XVI Carved Wood & Faux Zebra Leather Sofa Designer: Unknwon Country: France Manufacturer: Unknown Materials: Carved Wood, Faux Zebra Leather Style: French Louis XVI Year: 1920’s $4,500 Dimensions: 42”H x 55”W x 26” Seat Height 20
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Sofas

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Faux Leather, Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Giltwood Beige Upholstered Canapes / Settees
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI (18th Century) canapes / settees with a curved and carved giltwood frame with a circular panel in the backrest, which curves forward to create the settee\'s ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Giltwood

Daybed Louis XVI Style in White Bronze on Teak Wood, Louis XVI Daybed by Paul
Located in New York, NY
Daybed in Louis XVI style reflects the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Daybed Louis XVI features more angular shapes than the Rococo...
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2010s Indian Louis XVI Sofas

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Metal

Late 20th-C. French Louis XVI Style Sofa By EJ Victor In Stripe Damask
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a late 20th century French Louis XVI style sofa by E.J. Victor. The piece is done in a stripe damask. It is shown with and without the loose cushions. It is marked. The carve...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Fruitwood, Giltwood

Fancy Louis XVI Giltwood Sofa Loveseat with New Silk Upholstery
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Louis XVI style sofa having carved gilded wood and beautiful new upholstery. The lovely frame displays fluted columns topped by acanthus leaves. The base is composed of fluted and ta...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Swedish 19th Century Louis XVI Style Settee
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A vibrant upholstered Louis XVI style settee from Sweden, circa 1840. The green-ish blue paint is original to the frame, worn in few spots adding to the overall antique charm. The high back and shaped sides are covered with yellow and white striped vintage fabric with a border of yellow, secured to the frame and perimetered by carved beads. The scrolling arms feature carved rosettes at the top and at the conjunction with the turned, fluted legs. Two decorative cylindrical pillows...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Canape
Located in Stockbridge, GA
This is a sofa Corbeille which means Basket because it wrapped you inside the sofa. Beautiful Louis XVI line with little pineapples on the frame. The fabric is in good condition. Won...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Walnut

Elegant French Style Carved Sofa
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A large and deep French Style sofa with elaborately carved and shaped frame with a floral basket crest. The arm ends with carved acanthus leaves and bell flowers along the front frame and skirt. Raised on short fluted tapering legs in front and square in back. Upholstered in a very pleasing Aqua tweed fabric. Along with two matching pillows and two complementary machine embroidered pillows with leaves...
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20th Century Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

French Louis XVI Period Style Sofa with Scroll Arms Made by La Maison london
Located in London, Park Royal
French, Louis XVI Style sofa with scroll arms, hand carved by La Maison London. This piece has been finished in house, in an ecru white with hand gilded highlights. The seating, bols...
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2010s British Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

Louis XVI Style Sofa in Indigo Navy Blue Fabric
Located in North York, ON
Louis XVI style sofa in Indigo Navy blue fabric. Beautiful Louis XVI inspired frame with floral carvings and details. Finished in a distressed off-white cream with dark glaze to accentuate the detailing. Completed with thick cushion upholstery work in a dark navy indigo fabric...
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2010s American Louis XVI Sofas

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Maple, Fabric

Giltwood Sofa Hand Carved in the Louis XV Style
Located in London, Park Royal
An elegant and impressive large Louis XV style confidante sofa which has been hand carved and gilded using traditional methods and materials to achieve...
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2010s British Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood, Giltwood

Louis XVI Style Sofa in Plum Burgundy Fabric
Located in North York, ON
Louis XVI style sofa in Plum Burgundy fabric. Beautiful Louis XVI inspired frame with floral carvings and details. Finished in a distressed off-white c...
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2010s American Louis XVI Sofas

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Fabric, Maple

19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Canape or Sofa
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Canape or Sofa displays amazing craftsmanship combined with the finest mahogany to create a classical elegance beyond compare! The curved, oval...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Mahogany

Louis XVI Settee or Sofa, Golden Wood, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Louis XVI style sofa. Golden wood. Upholstery to restore or replace. Sofa on turned stipe legs and waist with dice with flowers, repeating the decoration of the legs in columns on ...
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19th Century European Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Other

French Louis XVI Period Sofa
Located in Pembroke, MA
An elegant neoclassical Louis XVI period sofa or canapé, with down-stuffed separate seat cushion, two small tasseled pillows, painted frame, and tapered f...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood, Down

Early 20th Century Italian Louis XVI Style Gilded Living Room Set or Salon Suite
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Rare complete Italian luxury Louis XVI style 1930s living room set includes: 1 large sofa 4 armchairs Refined living room set in carved and gil...
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1930s Italian Vintage Louis XVI Sofas

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Poplar

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Gilt-Wood Five-Piece Salon Suite
Located in London, GB
A fine 19th century salon suite comprising a canapé / sofa and four fauteuils / open armchairs, each with a rope-twist carved frame, oval padded bac...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Giltwood

French 1780s Louis XVI Period Walnut Canapé en Corbeille
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI period carved walnut canapé en corbeille from the late 18th century, with carved roses and upholstery. Created in France during the last quarter of the 18th centur...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

18th Century Italian Louis XVI Painted and Parcel Gilt Loveseat
Located in Houston, TX
18th century Italian Louis XVI painted and parcel gilt loveseat. 18th century Italian Louis XVI painted and parcel gilt loveseat, sofa, settee or divanetto. This stunning Italian lo...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

Antique Louis XVI Style Sofa, 4 Chair Salon Suite, Aubusson Tapestry Upholstery
Located in Madrid, ES
A 19th century French Louis XVI style five piece salon suite, consisting of a sofa and four matching armchairs. All five pieces have intricately carved giltwood furniture frames and ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Tapestry, Fabric, Hardwood, Giltwood

21st Century Pegaso 2-Seater Sofa in Fabric
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
Soft lines and timeless design for the Pegaso line. The seats are characterized by a lateral opening which gives the furniture a special lightness. The fringes add a decorative note that enhances the sophisticated atmosphere that is typical of Jumbo Collection environments. Pegaso 2-seater sofa with structure in beechwood. Padding in foam. Upholstery in fabric MIL.21.09, MIL.21.23 with decorative fringe. N° 2 pillows 50 x 30...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Louis XVI Sofas

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Beech, Fabric

Fine Antique Napoleon III circa 1870 Gold Giltwood Bergere Louis XVI Sofa Settee
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this stunning original circa 1860-1870 Napoleon III Louis XVI style bergère settee which is part of a suite This sofa comes with a matching pair of parlour armchairs...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Giltwood

Magnificent Louis XVI Carved Wood and Linen Sofa
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A gorgeous 19th century sofa bought in Avignon France having stunning carvings, original wood casters, and all new cotton/linen upholstery including two p...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Linen, Wood

Newly Upholstered Carved Wood Louis XVI Style Canape
Located in New York, NY
Newly upholstered 1950's Louis XVI style carved wood sofa with columnal legs and carved ornamental details to corners. Single welting and arm cushions. Down wrapped seat. Age appropr...
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1950s American Vintage Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

20th Century Lacquered Wood and Vienna Straw Louis XVI Style Italian Sofa, 1950
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Sofa in Louis XVI style from the mid 20th century. Furniture in carved, lacquered and painted wood with Vienna straw seat in excellent condition. Three-seater sofa equipped with armr...
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1950s Italian Vintage Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

20th Century French Sofa / Canape in antique Louis Seize Style beech hand carved
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beechwood, carved, colored and gilded. Semicircular ascending backrest frame with perforated rocaille crowning. Passive curved frame with richly r...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Sofas

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Beech

Elegant Nord Italian 18th Century Painted Sofa or Canapè
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Nord Italian finely carved 18th century painted canapé. Measures: cm 210 x 60 x 90 Provenance from an aristocratic Piedmontese estate.
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

French Louis XVI Style Painted Settee or Sofa with Carving Detail, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
French Louis XVI style painted settee or sofa with carving detail and ending in hoof feet, early 19th century.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sofas

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Wood

Louis Xvi sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI sofas 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 sofas 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 sofas 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 sofas, popular names associated with this style include La Maison London, Jumbo Collection, E.J. Victor, and Europa Antiques. 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 sofas differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,468 and tops out at $75,000 while the average work can sell for $6,150.

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