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Baroque Seating

BAROQUE STYLE

The decadence of the Baroque style, in which ornate furnishings were layered against paneled walls, painted ceilings, stately chandeliers and, above all, gilding, expressed the power of the church and monarchy through design that celebrated excess. And its influence was omnipresent — antique Baroque furniture was created in the first design style that truly had a global impact.

Theatrical and lavish, Baroque was prevalent across Europe from the 17th to mid-18th century and spread around the world through colonialism, including in Asia, Africa and the Americas. While Baroque originated in Italy and achieved some of its most fantastic forms in the late-period Roman Baroque, it was adapted to meet the tastes and materials in each region. French Baroque furniture informed Louis XIV style and added drama to Versailles. In Spain, the Baroque movement influenced the elaborate Churrigueresque style in which architecture was dripping with ornamental details. In South German Baroque, furniture was made with bold geometric patterns.

Compared to Renaissance furniture, which was more subdued in its proportions, Baroque furniture was extravagant in all aspects, from its shape to its materials.

Allegorical and mythical figures were often sculpted in the wood, along with motifs like scrolling floral forms and acanthus leaves that gave the impression of tangles of dense foliage. Novel techniques and materials such as marquetry, gesso and lacquer — which were used with exotic woods and were employed by cabinetmakers such as André-Charles Boulle, Gerrit Jensen and James Moore — reflected the growth of international trade. Baroque furniture characteristics include a range of decorative elements — a single furnishing could feature everything from carved gilded wood to gilt bronze, lending chairs, mirrors, console tables and other pieces a sense of motion.

Find a collection of authentic antique Baroque tables, lighting, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Baroque
Thrones in Giltwood and Velvet Antique Armchairs, Italian Craftsmanship, 1880s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Baroque; Throne; Italian design; armchair; Hollywood regency; Luxury; Baroque-inspired thrones in giltwood and velvet. Antique Armchairs dating back from the 1880s. Remarkable It...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Giltwood

Pair of Romantic Chairs 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Romantic chairs 19th Century in carved oak wood, hollow back, cane seats. Decorated with plant motifs. Signs of use. Dim.: 101 x 47 x 42 cm.
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Seating

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Wood

Thonet Seat by Jakob Et Josef Kohn Wien
Located in Madrid, ES
Thonet seat by Jakob Et Josef Kohn Wien. Measures: 96 x 60 x 60 cm Good state of conservation.
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Baroque Seating

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Wood

19th Century French Hand Carved Oak Settee or Park Bench
Located in Miami, FL
19th century French bench made from oak. The back is exquisitely hand carved with two differents motifs, surrounded by decorative carvings. The sides are made up of matching decorati...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Baroque Seating

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Oak

21st Century Handpainted Baroque Bed Bench by Modenese Interiors
Located in PADOVA, Italy
This surprising carved baroque bed bench from Modenese Gastone Luxury Interiors, Italian furniture producer close to Venice, is a classical but up-to-date piece for a luxury decor, b...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

18th Century Italian Painted Cassapanca Bench
Located in Hastings, GB
A wonderful 18th century Italian Cassapanca, the tall back is carved as Florentine fleur de lis, and the seat and back have hand painted decoration, depicting more fleur de lis, acan...
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1750s Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Wood

Set of Four Late 18th Century Baroque Walnut and Gilt Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome set of four Italian late 18th century Baroque st. walnut and giltwood armchairs. Each chair is raised by elegant lightly scalloped shaped supports at each side with elegan...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Velvet, Walnut, Giltwood

Red Satin and Dark Walnut Finish Footstool by Modenese Gastone Interiors
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Use your freetime wisely and confortably: rest your feet on the soft, delicate upholstery featured in this elegant footstool from Modenese Interiors, high-end furniture producer from...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf

A Pair of Late Baroque Swedish Chairs, Origin: Sweden, Circa 1750-1760
Located in New York, NY
A pair of late Baroque Swedish chairs, origin: Sweden, circa 1750 -1760, reupholstered in linen sateen fabric from Rogers & Goffigon, the wood stained to resemble walnut. The form...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Seating

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Wood

Fine 18th Century Swedish Late Baroque Chair
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish late Baroque chair in Its original condition with great patination to the wooden surface. Ca 1850 Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Seating

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Pine

Rocking Armchair in Natural Walnut Wood and Gold Leaf Finishes by Modenese
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Classy baroque rocking armchair in natural walnut wood and patinated gold leaf finishes. Upholstered with a premium damascus ivory fabric and tested by our specialized employees. Eve...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Late 19th Century Swedish Bleached Oak Carvers or Side Chairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of multifunctional bleached Oak Swedish carvers or side chairs. Featuring scrolled arms, decoratively carved seat backs and front frieze. The chairs have been reupholstered in...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Seating

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Oak, Leather

Baroque Golden Leather Swivel Chair with Walnut Finishes by Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Bespoke Italian office swivel chair for presidential offices. Modenese Gastone Interiors designed and produced this item for a VIP client office in Montecarlo. According to the clien...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf

Vintage Spanish Iron Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary pair of baroque style armchairs hand-crafted out of iron in a great condition, newly refurbished only waxed and polished keeping the age and beautiful patina finish....
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1970s Spanish Vintage Baroque Seating

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Wrought Iron

Bergere Armchair in Dark Walnut Finish and Patinated Gold Leaf by Modenese
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Classic bergere armchair with cushion, decorated with dark walnut finish and patinated gold leaf. Both internal and external upholstery is in high-end Italian fabric with classic-sty...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf

Hand-Carved Baroque Chair with Sagomated Curved Legs in Red Damascus by Modenese
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Refurnish your newbuilt mansion with a touch of monarchy by adding one of Modenese Interior's most sold baroque pieces. This dining chair features wide surfaces of hand-carved squigg...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf

Set Of 8 Venetian Dining Chairs 1920s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A splendid matched series of eight Venetian chairs dating from the mid-late 19th century. Stunning royal blue lacquered paint and golden water details and design on the chairs, with ...
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Mid-19th Century European Antique Baroque Seating

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Wood

11 Portuguese Chairs from the 20th Century in Mahogany
Located in Madrid, ES
11 Chairs Portuguese from the 20th century, in mahogany wood with straw back, fabric seats. Signs of use. Dim.: 90 x 50 x 42 cm.
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20th Century Portuguese Baroque Seating

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Mahogany

Rare Set of Four Mazarine Chairs
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very beautiful set of four Mazarine chairs is linked to a new seating formula appeared in France in the 17th century. It is developed in its last decades. The particular propor...
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17th Century French Antique Baroque Seating

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Walnut

Rams Head Berger Chairs
Located in Hollywood, FL
This is a set of 2 Rams Head Berger chair, they have been restored and repainted with milk paints "Oyster White" seating recovered in muslin.
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1920s Swedish Vintage Baroque Seating

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Birch

Neo-Baroque Sofa with Massive Wood, Ivory Craquelè Lacquered and Gold Leaf Art
Located in PADOVA, Italy
The exciting bold prints over the plush inner cushion, a unique accent piece that brings immediate attention to your living space. The hard wooden frames are as exciting as the soft ...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf

Baroque Armchair, Germany 1750-60
Located in Belmont, MA
Original and unique Baroque armchair. This beautiful armchair dates back to 1750-60 and comes from Southern Germany. The oak chair stands out for its beautifully hand-carved details....
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1750s German Antique Baroque Seating

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Oak

20th Century Pair of Spanish Polychromed Sgabello Carved Side Chair or Stool
Located in Miami, FL
Spanish Sgabello carved side chair or stool depicting shields from Spain. Original polychrome It has a large crest featuring a crown.  
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Early 20th Century Spanish Baroque Seating

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Walnut

Modenese Luxury Bed Bench in Red Upholstery with Natural Finish and Silver Leaf
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Tiny baroque bed bench with red satin and velvet upholstery with solid wood silver-leafed base. This upholstered bench with pillow is perfect if combined with the baroque Casa Nova b...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Pair of 18th Century Swedish Baroque Chairs
Located in Kramfors, SE
A pair of provincial Swedish baroque chairs. Dry scraped to original paint Northern Sweden, circa 1770.
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Seating

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Pine

Bench Long European Baroque 1650-1750 Black Leather Brown Wood Europe
Located in New York, NY
Bench Long European Baroque 1650-1750 black leather brown wood Europe. A long bench made during the Baroque period in Southern Europe, most likely Portugal. A carved wooden frame wit...
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Late 17th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Seating

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Wood

19th Century Italian Giltwood Palazzo Chair Suite
Located in London, GB
Consisting of three armchairs and seven side chairs, this superb giltwood suite was made in Italy in the nineteenth century. With slight variations in the dimensions, the ten chairs ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of Tufted Cerused Lounge Slipper Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Tufted Cerused Lounge Slipper Chairs upholstered in a velvet fabric. The chairs have cerused oak legs with the front legs having casters.
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1970s Vintage Baroque Seating

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Oak, Velvet

English William IV Style Leather Library Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1830s English tufted leather library chair with carved, scrolled arm hold detail in the William IV style on castors. Made in England. Please note wear consistent with age.
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1830s English Antique Baroque Seating

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Leather, Wood

French Baroque Style Chintz-Upholstered Daybed, circa 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Rather theatrical and glamorous daybed with a sweeping S-shaped top, raised on large turned baluster legs. The structure is painted in an elegant light green, and has been newly upho...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Seating

Armchair Swedish Baroque Wood Green Velvet Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Armchair Swedish Baroque wood green velvet Sweden. An armchair made during the Baroque period in Sweden. A raw wooden frame with beautiful carvings. Upholstered in a slightly faded g...
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Seating

Spanish Bench or Low Console Table with Carved Drawers and Iron Stretcher
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish bench or low console table with three carved drawers you can open in both sides Original iron pull hardware and iron stretcher That back has the same picture t...
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19th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Seating

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Iron

Baroque Armchair, South Germany, 19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
Baroque Armchair, South Germany 19th century, walnut finely carved. Covered with a beautiful gobelin. In good condition. The armchair chair will be shipped from Germany. Shipping cos...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Baroque Seating

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Walnut

Pair of 18th and 19th C Italian Curved Walnut Velvet Benches
Located in Charleston, SC
This pair of curved walnut benches was made in Italy. One is the original dating back to the end of the 18th century. The other is a exact copy that was made in Italy in the mid-19th...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Walnut

Bench Italian Style with Cabriole Legs
Located in Ballard, CA
A reproduction Italian bench, hand-crafted with traditional joinery, with an antiqued paint finish and patina on the hand-carved cabriole legs. Custom sizes and finishes available.  
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2010s American Baroque Seating

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Wood

Set of Carved Baroque Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Set of Four Baroque Side Chairs are in good condition and made out of oakwood with a bleached wood finish. The chairs have elegantly hand carved backrest, intricate molding alon...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Baroque Seating

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Iron

Baroque Style Italian Walnut Bench with Lyre Shaped Trestle Base, circa 1810
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian Baroque style walnut bench from the early 19th century with lyre shaped legs and cross stretcher. This Italian wooden bench features a rectangular single-plank seat with r...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Wood, Walnut

Classic French Armchair in Damask Upholstery and Gold Leaf by Modenese
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Bringing the 18th century french palace furniture style to your luxururious living space. The grand armchair's rounded embelished arms and legs are intricately hand gilded on the woo...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf

Sofa Loveseat Settee English Black Lacquer Chinoiserie 1900's White England
Located in New York, NY
Sofa Loveseat Settee English Black Lacquer Chinoiserie 1900's White England. A sofa made during the first half of the 20th century in England. Black lacquered frame decorated with Ch...
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Early 20th Century English Baroque Seating

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Lacquer

Dos Gallos Custom Walnut and Leather Spiral Twist Armchair with Scrolled Arms
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Our Custom Occasional chair in walnut with barley twist legs and stretchers. Beautifully carved scrolled arms. As shown in COL and nail heads. Can be made in any finish, in solid Wal...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Baroque Seating

19th Century Pair of Carved Walnut Folding Scissors Savonarola Bench or Settle
Located in Miami, FL
19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola bench or settee featuring a lion shield in the back. Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine backs (no sho...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Walnut

21st Century Deluxe Baroque Green Bed Bench by Modenese Interiors, Silver Leaf
Located in PADOVA, Italy
This white baroque bed bench from Modenese Gastone Luxury Interiors, Italian furniture producer, is a superbly elegant yet confortable piece for a classic decor, best showcased in li...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

19th Century Antique Italian Carved Walnut Bench by Valentino Besarel Ca 1870
Located in Encinitas, CA
Magnificent walnut hand-carved bench attributed to master artist Valentino Besarel (b. July 29 1829, d. Dec 11 1902) of Venice, Italy. Renaissance Revival. High quality; soft, fine...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Walnut

17th Century Venetian Painted and Parcel Gilt Gondola Sofa
Located in Houston, TX
17th century Venetian painted and parcel gilt gondola sofa. This gorgeous antique venetian sofa or canape has been newly upholstered in a plush white short pile mohair type fabric. S...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Mohair, Wood

Vintage Italian Baroque Painted Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An eye-catching Italian Baroque-style Bench is crafted out of maple wood with a newly painted white distress finish and is in good condition. This bench features a scrolled leg base ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Baroque Seating

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Upholstery, Wood, Linen, Maple, Paint, Foam

Baroque Green Leather Swivel Chair with Walnut and Gold Leaf Finishes, Modenese
Located in PADOVA, Italy
This Modenese Gastone Luxury Interiors item has been precisely conceived for CEOs and presidential offices. Its unique class and sense of power represent the perfect solution for lea...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf

Louis XV Canape in Carved Walnut Wood French work of the 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Louis XV Canape in carved walnut wood. French work of the 18th century. Measurements: 88 x 63 x 195 cm Good condition
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Seating

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Wood

Portuguese "Savonarola" Chair 18th Century in Brazilian Rosewood
Located in Madrid, ES
"Savonarola" chair 18th century Portuguese in Brazilian rosewood, backrest decorated with windings and plant elements on the neck. Center table cut out. Curved legs ending in claw a...
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Early 18th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Seating

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Rosewood

A Swedish Pair of Period Baroque Carved & Painted Wood Side Chairs, Circa 1730
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish 18th century period Baroque painted wood side chairs with tall backs. This pair of Swedish chairs made of fir wood feature a nicely carved top rail, pierced splat a...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Seating

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Paint, Fir

19th Century Pair of Carved Walnut Folding Scissors Savonarola Bench or Settle
Located in Miami, FL
19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola bench or settee featuring a gentleman in the back. Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine backs (no shows i...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Walnut

Pair of Italian Armchairs in Carved and Gilded Wood 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of armchairs in carved and gilded wood. 19th Century Covered in green damask fabric, Measures: W. 70 - D. 70 - H. 100 Cm Good conditions.
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19th Century European Antique Baroque Seating

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Wood

Antique Baroque Throne Armchair Fully Carved with Crown, circa 1880 walnut
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful armchair fully carved solid walnut, on the backrest with wickerwork right and left carved pillars in the middle of the chair a carved crown. swing armrests. Feet are c...
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19th Century German Antique Baroque Seating

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Walnut

Sofa Bench Swedish Baroque Period 1650-1750 Brown Black, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Sofa bench Swedish Baroque Period 1650-1750 brown black, Sweden. A sofa bench made during the Baroque Period 1650-1750 in Sweden / Northern Europe. The seat has been reupholstered in...
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Seating

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Leather, Wood

18th Century Spanish Armchairs with Giltwood Finials, a Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18th century Spanish giltwood finial armchairs upholstered in a later embossed leather with an ostrich design and gold glaze. Antique brass colored nailhead trim detail. Seat height...
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18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Seating

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Ostrich Leather, Wood, Giltwood

Vintage French Bergère Lounge/ Armchair in Orange Mohair
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage French bergère lounge/ armchair in orange mohair Large, comfortable lounge chair with ornate gilted detailing throughout. Has buttons on back, nailhead trim, and scroll fo...
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Mid-20th Century Baroque Seating

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Mohair

Venezian Baroque Walnut Sofa, Italy, 18th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Baroque sofa on six volute legs with slightly wavy frame and S-shaped armrests and curved backrest. The sofa is covered with a white base fabric and has been expertly finished and ha...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Walnut

Royal Blue Sofa in Exclusive Massive Wood and Blue Velvet Capitonné Upholstery
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Graceful and luscious, this sofa posies itself with the feminine curve and the visual sensory of the sumptuous dark indigo upholstered velvet. Crafted with high-quality materials and...
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2010s Italian Baroque Seating

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Gold Leaf

Italian Baroque Iron and Brass Faldistorio
Located in Greenwich, CT
Italian Baroque period folding bench (faldistorio), the "X" frame with scroll etched iron supports with notched corners, joined by rosettes, topped by superstructure with suppressed ...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Seating

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Bronze, Wrought Iron

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