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Louis XV Seating

LOUIS XV STYLE

The style of 18th-century French furniture was guided by the court. When Louis XV, who reigned from 1715–74, focused royal life on the smaller salons of Versailles rather than its grand chambers, it transformed the aesthetics away from the imposing and angular furniture that characterized the style of Louis XIV. A broader focus on comfort and more delicate forms define antique Louis XV furniture, with nature-inspired carvings, wood inlays, curved cabriole legs, asymmetrical shapes and rounded oval seat backs. The furnishings changed throughout the king’s life, as he ascended to the throne as a child and then grew to establish his own tastes.

Pieces like the bergère, an upholstered armchair with a wide cushion that fit the flowing dresses in fashion at the time, reflected this more informal court. Introduced at the start of Louis XV’s reign, bergère chairs in this style were deeper and broader than other chairs of the period.

Louis XV tapestries and carpets tended to be floral and colorful, and design elements were borrowed from Asia. Dutch-born cabinetmaker Bernard van Risenburgh brought lacquer techniques influenced by Japan and China into his luxuriously made furniture. Along with its fine details, the furniture of the era also featured new innovations including mechanical devices. Jean François Oeben, a royal cabinetmaker, created such intricate pieces as a mechanical table for Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress. It involved a sliding top and a writing surface that extended from its marquetry panels.

During the later years of Louis XV’s reign, there was a shift from the ostentatious rocaille style, part of the exuberantly decorative Rococo movement in Europe for which designers such as Nicolas Pineau and Juste-Aurèle Meissonier are known. The style under Louis XVI would return to boxier forms, but with a neoclassical touch inspired by the ancient world.

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Style: Louis XV
Antique French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut & Tapestry Long Bench, circa 1920
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique French Louis XV style long bench offers floral tapestry seat with central reserve with courting scene, over carved walnut base having foliate and floral elements and raise...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Louis XV Leather Swivel Bar Stool
Located in Westwood, NJ
A French Louis XV style hand carved scoop back swivel bar stool, the padded scoop back and upholstered tooled leather seat and back, with scroll arms and legs and a verdigris brass f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Louis XV Seating

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Leather, Wood

Beautiful French Salon Seating Group / Seating Set in Louis XV Style, 20th Centu
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful French salon seating group / seating set in Louis XV style, 20th Century. Solid beech wood, finely carved and set in gold. Slightly cambered and finely carved frame on c...
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20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Beech

French Rococo Louis XV Cleopatra Style Settee
Located in Forney, TX
French perfection! An absolutely stunning, Provincial style, handcrafted masterpiece, of exceptional quality and craftsmanship, finished in the timeless and sophisticated Louis XV ta...
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Late 20th Century Louis XV Seating

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Velvet, Wood

Walnut and Parcel-Gilt Louis XV Style Armchair
Located in London, GB
A French finely carved walnut and parcel-gilt Louis XV style armchair, newly upholstered in textured silk.
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Walnut

Pair of Carved and Gilded Wood Bergères
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A pair of carved and gilded wood Bergères, Louis XV style cambered legs with silk fabric. Seat with a large cushion. In perfect condition. Late 19th century, Napoleon III period. M...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XV Seating

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Silk, Wood

Pair Carved Painted French Louis XV Style Armchairs, Circa 1960
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful pair of chairs. They are designed in the French Louis XV style in an antique distressed white pant. The upholstery is good but not perfect and will show slight co...
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1960s French Vintage Louis XV Seating

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Walnut

French Louis XV Style Gold Gilt Fauteuil Arm Chairs to Refinish DIY, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XV style gold gilt Fauteuil arm chairs to refinish DIY project - a Pair. Item features solid wood construction, upholstered armrests, gold distressed finish, cabriole le...
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Late 20th Century Louis XV Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Two Louis XV Provincial Country Style Caned Seat Dining Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Two antique French country carved pine caned back and seat chairs on cabriole legs, with chair front and crest rail carved with flower and scroll design. The one armchair and one sid...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Pine

Pair of 20th Century French Louis XV Carved Armchairs with Scalamandre Fabric
Located in Dallas, TX
Add a dose of sophisticated, French style to your home with this pair of large fauteuils. Crafted in France, circa 1920, the elegant armchairs sit on cabriole legs, and feature exqui...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Fabric, Beech

French Country Louis XV Style Swivel Vanity Chair Cane Back Boudoir Seat Walnut
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Country / Louis XV style revolving vanity chair or stool. Item features a solid carved wood frame, shapely cabriole legs terminating at carved feet, cane back and seat...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Seating

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Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Pair of White Painted Louis XV Style Chairs in Leopard
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of white painted Louis XV style chairs in leopard fabric. Carved details to chair frame.
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20th Century Louis XV Seating

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Wood

Pair of Italian Vintage Stools w/Original Painted Wood & New Belgian Linen Seats
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian vintage stools. These Italian mid-20th century wooden stools feature nice scrolled arms, cabriole legs, a nicely scalloped skirt and original paint made of beige, g...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Fine Louis XV Style Armchairs in Fine Upholstery Custom Frames
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of fine Louis XV style armchairs in fine upholstery custom frames. These wonderfully shell motif carved and finely recovered armchairs are simply stunning and are certain to add...
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1960s Vintage Louis XV Seating

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Wood

Small Louis XV Sofa Walnut and Pale Beige Velvet Golden Wickerwork
Located in Weiningen, CH
Small Louis XV sofa walnut and pale beige velvet golden wickerwork, can be placed in the middle of the room, used for entry, bedroom or even children's room The wood is restored, th...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Velvet, Walnut

French Louis XV Gold Damask 5-Piece Living Room Set
Located in New York, NY
Set of 5 French Louis XV-style (19/20th Cent) walnut high-back salon set with gold damask upholstery. 2 arms: 27"w 29½"d 44½"h/2 sides:20"w 21"d 40¼"h/1 loveseat. Available indivi...
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Early 20th Century Louis XV Seating

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Damask, Walnut

Sensational Curvy Irregular Shaped French Carved Walnut Bench
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful hand-carved walnut bench with a lighter grayish antiqued wash, upholstered in 100% white duck and having an irregular scalloped shape with brass nailheads around the edging...
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1960s French Vintage Louis XV Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Carved French Armchairs with Animal Print Upholstery
Located in South Hamilton, MA
Pair of French carved armchairs with animal print upholstery, gracefully curved legs, and ample seat. Frames are natural wood. 40 1/2" H x 26" W x approximately 20" seat height.   
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XV Seating

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Wood

Antique French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Double Hump Back Settee Loveseat
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV Style carved walnut double hump back settee loveseat. Item features unique double hump back with one end slightly raised, tight solid frame, solid walnut cons...
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1930s French Vintage Louis XV Seating

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Walnut

19th Century Antique French Louis XV Original Needlepoint Tapestry Armchair
Located in Dallas, TX
Regarding this particular antique French armchair (fauteuil en Francaise), few appreciate the intricate style and engineering required in constructing such a handsome piece as this, ...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Tapestry, Walnut

Pair of Louis XV Style High Back Lounge or Wing Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Louis XV style high back lounge or wing chairs. This pair of finely carved solid wooden Lounge Chairs would make a statement in any Living room or Office setting. The green...
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Late 20th Century Louis XV Seating

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Wood

Louis XV Style Provincial Fauteuil Armchairs with Velvet Upholstery, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Louis XV Style Provincial Fauteuil Armchairs with Velvet Upholstery, Pair Offered for sale are a late 19th-early 20th century pair of Louis XV style French provincial fauteuil armch...
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Late 19th Century Antique Louis XV Seating

Materials

Wood, Velvet

French Louis XV Style GiltWood Carved Bench
Located in VELP, GE
A very detailed gilded wooden bench in Louis XV style. This bench has the appearance of the grandeur of yesteryear. The green fabric is in good condition. Embroidered flowers in yell...
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1950s French Vintage Louis XV Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Louis XV Style Paint Decorated Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This Pair of Paint decorated Louis XV style armchairs add a nice sense of sophistication and luxury into your home or office and can be paired with any style of your choosing! These ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Upholstery

Antique French Louis XV Style Slipper Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Very sweet Louis XV style French slipper chair newly upholstered in white fabric with blue silk back & welting. Sumptuous down seat cushion.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Wood, Paint

Pair of Swiss, French Armchairs, Louis XV Style, Rococo, Silvered, Brown-Red
Located in Ettlingen, DE
This pair of armchairs came to us from a friend, descendant of a traditional familiy in Geneva, Switzerland. Her grandfather was a renowned doctor in the city. Geneva was a very hono...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Louis XV Seating

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Silver Leaf

Italian 19th Century Living Room Suite Gilt Salon Eleven Piece, 1850
Located in Rome, IT
This magnificent and finely carved suite comprising of one sofa, two armchairs, two single chairs, Two window benches and four benches with original gilding. Provenience from a Sici...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Seating

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Giltwood

Vintage Painted and Upholstered Louis XV Style Curved Back Sofa
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage painted and upholstered Louis XVI style sofa settee. Painted in a French gray with subtle distressed edges, where gilt and wood show through. Classic cabriole legs, with fl...
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20th Century Louis XV Seating

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Cotton, Wood

19th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Stool with Green Velvet
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in southern France circa 1890 and round in shape, the traditional stool stands on cabriole legs decorated with floral motifs at the shoulders, and ending with scrolled feet. ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Velvet, Walnut

1950s Vintage Off-White Painted French Louis XV Daybed Chaise
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous chaise measuring 63 wide x 29 deep x 37 tall and the seat height is 19 inches. The piece has gold accents on a off- white frame.
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1950s French Vintage Louis XV Seating

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Walnut

Set 8 French Carved Walnut Cane Seated Louis XV Country Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
French. Carved wood. Cane seat. Cane back. 39 1/2" h x 17 1/4" w x 19" d. Seat height 18". Condition Finish loss. Scratches.
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1950s French Vintage Louis XV Seating

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Walnut

Pair of French Louis XV Style 1920s Era Oval Back Settees
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superb pair of French style walnut settees. They are in beautiful upholstery and have great lines. They each measure 49 wide x 31 deep x 37.5 tall x 14.5 inch seat height. ...
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1920s American Vintage Louis XV Seating

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Walnut

Antique Italian Style Leather Entry Bench / Hall Chair
Located in London, GB
A beautiful deep buttoned leather entry way chair, in the antique French style, dating from around the 1960’s. It is of excellent quality, with a beautiful shape and is a lovely s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Seating

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Leather, Wood

Romweber French Rococo Louis XV Carved Walnut Dining Chairs, Set of Twelve
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional set of twelve French Rococo or Louis XV style dining chairs By Romweber USA, Mid-20th Century Carved solid walnut frames, with ivory upholstery. Measures: ...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

18th Century Louis XV French Fauteuil Armchair
Located in Winter Park, FL
A small 18th century Louis XV French fauteuil, or armchair, with sturdy walnut frame and fine hand carved decoration. Upholstered in 19th century petit point tapestry. Pegged constru...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Tapestry, Walnut, Upholstery

Louis XV Style Sofa with Red Velvet and Gilded Wood
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis XV style sofa with red velvet and gilded wood Napoleon III period carved wood and gilded with gold leaf in very good condition Measures: Width : 124 cm Height : 89 cm Dep...
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1870s European Antique Louis XV Seating

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Wood

Pair of Canned Louis XV Style Armchairs in Cream Lacquered Wood, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of à la Reine Louis XV style canned armchairs in carved and cream lacquered wood standing on four cabriole legs with a decor of stylized cartouche and acanthus leaves, finishing...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Cane, Wood

19th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Stool with Velvet from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in southern France circa 1890 and square in shape, the traditional stool stands on cabriole legs decorated with floral motifs at the shoulders, and ending with escargot feet;...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Velvet, Walnut

Tall Back French Louis XV Walnut 5-Leg Occasional Lounge Chairs, circa 1900 Pair
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
These are highly unusual French 5-leg parlor or lounge chairs. They date to the late 1880s and are carved of walnut and in good usable condition. The chairs feature 3 legs in front a...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Walnut

20th Century Fancy Chair in Louis XV Style, Velvet Leopard
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century Fancy chair in Louis XV style, velvet leopard Solid wood and gold frame. Bombed and carved frame on curved feet. Leopard velvet fabric cover. (C-Mu-1).
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20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of French Louis XV Style Leather Armchairs
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of French Louis XV style, leather bergere armchairs with nailhead trim to the leather, carved cabriole legs and slate blue and ivory check patterned fabric seat backs.
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20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Leather, Fabric

Petite Silk Upholstered French Louis XV 6 Legged Carved Walnut Ottoman Stool
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fine quality 19th century French carved Louis XV stool. The stool measures only 26 wide x 14 wide x 8 inches tall. The fantastic silk upholstery is in a beautiful soft pink...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Walnut

Pair of French Painted Louis XV Style Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French painted & parcel gilt Louis XV armchairs newly upholstered in a washed Belgium linen with nailhead trim detail. Worn and missing paint and gold leaf throughout.
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Linen, Wood, Giltwood

Pair of French 18th Century Louis XV Walnut Armchairs
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of French Louis XV walnut armchairs with foliate carved back and seat covered in grey horsehair fabric, with padded cushion. Mid-18th century.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Walnut

Louis XV Pair of Chairs in Linen
Located in San Angelo, TX
A beautiful newer pair of Louis XV style of chairs reupholstered in a white linen fabric. Perfect for any sitting room, at the foot of a bed, kitchen nook and more. The fabric has be...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Louis XV Seating

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Wood

Pair Antique French Louis XV Bergeres, Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XV canape ~ Sofa represents the epitome of quality furnishings from a bygone era! With a framework sculpted from dense, old-growth hand-selected oak, it features...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Silk, Oak

Set of Four Country French Louis XV Style 19th Century Patinated Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful set of four French 19th century Louis XV st. patinated wood armchairs. Each armchair is raised by elegant cabriole legs with finely detailed foliate carvings, original ca...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Wood

Pretty Pair of French Louis XV His and Her Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very pretty pair of French Louis XV carved walnut his and her chairs upholstered in a versatile taupe and off-white fabric with tree and leaf design. The backs are upholstered in a c...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 6 French Antique Louis XV Style Dining Chairs, 19th Century
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
An elegant set of 6 dining chairs. There is a lovely sort of greyness to the wood Limed oak. I particularly like the cabriole legs at the back and the simple os de mouton sh...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Oak

Louis XV Style, Walnut and Caning Sofa, 19th Century
Located in Beaune, FR
Pretty little 2-seater sofa in walnut Louis XV style cane. Cannage in very good condition. French work of the 19th Century, Good quality.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Seating

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Walnut, Cane

19th Century Italian Louis XV Style Walnut Armchairs with Vienna Straw, Set of 4
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Very rare series of four armchairs production of Italy cabinetmakers in Louis XV style, 1880s. Beautiful wavy line with encabriole legs. Of great value is the original Vienna straw o...
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1880s Italian Antique Louis XV Seating

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Straw, Walnut

Luxurious Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Rococo or Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Luxurious sofa, canapé, couch in Rococo or Louis XV style. Solid beech wood, carved and gilded. Rising backrest framing with openwork rocaille crowning. Appropriately curved frame...
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20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Wood

French Louis XV Style White Painted Carved and Upholstered Armchair
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV-style armchair with carved wood frame with an antique white painted finish and beige and blue striped upholstery.  
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20th Century Louis XV Seating

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Upholstery, Fabric, Wood

Antique French Louis XV Victorian Distressed Green Gold Gilt Cane Bergere Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV Victorian style distressed green gold gilt cane bergere chair. Item features gold gilt details, double cane frame, solid wood construction, green distressed f...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Cane, Wood

Late 19th-Early 20th C. Set of 14 French Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An elegant and fine set with two arm and twelve side chairs. Finely carved walnut Louis XV style with deep Saddle tome leather upholstery and nailhead trim. With floral scrolled cres...
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Early 20th Century Louis XV Seating

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Leather, Wood

1920s French Louis XV Rococo Style Gold Gilt Parlor Chair Armchair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
1920s French Louis XV Rococo style gold gilt parlor armchair. Item features brass rolling casters, distressed gold finish, gold fabric with pink flowers, solid wood construction, uph...
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20th Century European Louis XV Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Super Comfortable and Top Quality Made Pair of Louis XV Style Wingback Armchairs
Located in Lisse, NL
Magnificent design with classical green velvet upholstery wing back chairs. This vintage and pastel green painted pair of wingback chairs is beautiful in design, they are in superb ...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Early 20th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut and Cane Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a study or office with this elegant pair of antique armchairs. Crafted in Provence, France, circa 1920, each chair stands on cabriole legs decorated with leaf motifs at the ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Seating

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Cane, Walnut

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