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Louis XVI Seating

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
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 Seating

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Canvas, Walnut

Louis XVI Style Small Bench Upholstered in a Vintage Brown Leather
Located in Oakville, ON
A Louis XVI style custom small bench, the frame is made of solid beech wood in Italy and it has been stained and upholstered with a vintage brown leather.
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2010s Italian Louis XVI Seating

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Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Chaise Lounge and Ottoman, circa 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis XVI chaise lounge and ottoman, circa 1890. Measurements: Chair- 37.75 inches high x 27 inches wide x 20 deep Ottoma...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair Antique French Louis XVI Gold Leaf Armchairs, circa 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair Antique French Louis XVI gold leaf armchairs, circa 1890.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Gold Leaf

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Circular Swivel Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome French 19th century Louis XVI st. circular swivel bench. The bench is raised by four elegant circular fluted tapered legs with chandelles en...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Giltwood

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

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Leather, Upholstery, Beech

19th Century French Giltwood & Painted Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Finely-carved sturdy and comfortable giltwood armchairs. Paint is most likely not original. Newly-upholstered in a raspberry velvet strie.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Giltwood

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Mahogany and Ormolu Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany and ormolu bench. The bench is raised by slender circular tapered fluted legs with richly chased fitt...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Ormolu

A Fine & Rare Pair of Stools by Jean Baptiste Lelarge III, 18th Century
By Jean Baptiste Lelarge III
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Fine & Rare Pair of Louis XVI Painted & Giltwood Stools Stamped Lelarge 18th Century Jean Baptiste Lelarge III Maitre 1775 Height of back 24 in. Height of seat ...
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18th Century and Earlier French Antique Louis XVI Seating

19th Century Louis XVI Style Giltwood Cream White Canapé
Located in Houston, TX
A Classic and stately 19th century Louis XVI giltwood canapé, newly upholstered in a creamy white ecru mohair silk velvet. Measures: 71.5" L.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Mohair, Silk, Giltwood, Wood

Custom Louis Pava Cane Back Side Chair
Located in North York, ON
Louis Pava Custom Cane Back Side Chair. Beautiful Louis XVI inspired chair with cane back. Featuring 2 tone look with natural cane back and black...
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2010s Italian Louis XVI Seating

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Beech

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

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Upholstery, Wicker, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Footstool or Ottoman
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome French carved mahogany footstool or ottoman made in the neoclassical Louis XVI taste. The footstool features a square shape frame with gracefully curved concave sides. The c...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

Materials

Brass

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

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Upholstery, Wood, Leather

French Louis XVI Walnut and Double Caned Loveseat
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Fantastic, original and rare loveseat made in France in the early 1900s with double caning in the style of Louis XVI. A few minor breaks in the caning on the back (see photos). New c...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Cane, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Neoclassical Gold Gilt Painted Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An elegant and very comfortable pair of French Neoclassical giltwood armchairs or fauteuils in the Louis XVI style, both frames showing arched crest-rails with upholstered backs, sid...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of ceremonial armchairs in carved and gilded wood
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of ceremonial armchairs in carved and gilded wood. Fluted feet ending in lion's paws, richly carved crosspieces. Late 18th Century. This magnificent pair of armchairs with perf...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Wood

Antique Louis XVI Giltwood 5 Pieces Salon Suite
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
An exquisite suite of richly carved giltwood salon furniture in the Louis XVI style, comprising four oval back 'Fauteuil Cabriolet' armchairs and a matching two-seater sofa. Each cha...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Giltwood, Tapestry

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

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Wood

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

Materials

Silk, Wood

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

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Leather, Upholstery, Beech

Pair of Louis XVI Style Giltwood Fauteuils / Armchairs, France Circa 1900
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An attractive & very comfortable pair of giltwood fauteuils, both frames showing arched crest-rails with upholstered backs, sided by padded armrests ter...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Seating

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Giltwood, Fabric

18th Century French Louis XVI Period Hand Carved Silk Armchair by JB Boulard
Located in Sofia, BG
Rare authentic armchair made by Jean-Baptiste Boulard in the late 18th century. It is a very lovely piece hand carved and hand painted with great details upholstered in yellow to gol...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

Materials

Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergère Armchairs, France 1860-80
Located in Leimen, DE
This very decorative pair of Louis XVI Style Bergère Armchairs come from France and date back to 1860-70. They have an oak frame with carved decor. The armchairs are very comfortable...
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1860s French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Oak

Pair French Louis XVI Style Bergeres
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Pair of elegant French Louis XVI style bergeres having carved wood frames and new striped silk moire upholstery. Arm 24” H
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1950s French Vintage Louis XVI Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 4 French Louis XVI Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 French Louis XVI style (19th Century) mahogany side chairs with bronze trim and cane seats and back (PRICED AS SET).
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Bronze

Louis XVI 19th Century Settee
Located in Houston, TX
Indulge in the elegance of a Louis XVI wood carved settee, a timeless piece that epitomizes the sophistication and grandeur of 18th-century French design. Crafted with meticulous at...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Fabric, Wood

French Giltwood Settee Sofa, Style Louis XVI, Red Velvet, 19th Century
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French giltwood settee sofa, style Louis XVI, red velvet, 19th century. Dimensions: 53.5 in. L 25 in. D x 39.5 in. H Seat height 20 in.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Velvet, Wood

French Louis XVI Style 1900s Light Blue Canapé en Corbeille with Carved Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI style sofa from circa 1900 with soft light blue painted finish, carved floral motif on the crest, scrolling arms and fluted legs. This French Louis XVI style sofa,...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of Four French Louis XVI Style 1900s Oval Back Painted and Carved Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of four French Louis XVI style off-white painted oval back armchairs from circa 1900 with carved décor. This set of four French Louis XVI style armchairs, dating back to circa ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Seating

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Wood

Antique Louis XVI style accent chair
Located in Brea, CA
Antique French Louis XVI Style chair. painted in a french oyster white finish with subtle distress edges, finished with an antique patina. Upholstered seat and back in a luxurious na...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Seating

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Linen

Pair of Louis XVI Style Marquis Armchairs
Located in Elkton, MD
Pair of Louis XVI style Marquis attributed to Grosfeld House.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Louis XVI Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Fauteuils Chairs, Newly Upholstered in Schumacher Fabric
Located in New York, NY
Discovered in the South of France, these dressy 19th-century fauteuils have the oval backs, scrolled handrests and straight legs associated with Louis XVI pieces. Newly upholstered i...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Silk, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Giltwood Bergeres
Located in Beaune, FR
Pair of Louis XVI style gilded wood armchairs covered with floral patterned fabric. 'The size is very important and imposing. They are very decorative, the structure is entirely orig...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Fabric, Giltwood

Suite of 6 Louis XVI Style Walnut and Cordoba Leather Chairs
Located in Beaune, FR
Suite of 6 Louis XVI style chairs in carved walnut covered in embossed brown leather, Cordoba leather. This series is very elegant and in very good condition. Dimensions Total heigh...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Kindel Lattice Back Dining Chairs - Set of 6
Located in Countryside, IL
Kindel Lattice Back Dining Chairs - Set of 6 Each armless chair measures: 20 wide x 20.5 deep x 38 high, with a seat height of 19 inches Each captains chair measures: 22.75 wide x 2...
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1980s American Vintage Louis XVI Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Ten painted and giltwood Louis XVI style dining chairs circa 1950
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ten painted and giltwood Louis XVI style dining chairs circa 1950 with new fabric and refreshed paint.
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1950s Vintage Louis XVI Seating

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Upholstery, Giltwood

A pair of antique chairs on lion's paws, Western Europe, circa 1920.
Located in Chorzów, PL
A pair of antique chairs on lion's paws Made of oak wood Origin: Western Europe Year: around 1920 Dimensions: height 110 cm / seat height. 46 cm / width 52 cm / depth 58 cm
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Seating

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Oak

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 Seating

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Feathers

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

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Walnut

24 Louis XVI-Style Hollywood Regency Dining Chairs, circa 1950
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This set of 24 dining room side chairs were manufactured in the 1950s in a Louis XVI-style Hollywood Regency design and finished in gold leaf color, featuring blue and gold colored fabric covers. Side Chairs Extra chairs...
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1950s American Vintage Louis XVI Seating

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Oak

Antique Louis XVI Style French cane back chair in Oyster White Finish
Located in Brea, CA
Antique French Louis XVI Style Cane chair painted in a french oyster white finish with subtle distress edges, finished with an antique patina. Cane back, solid and sturdy ready for e...
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20th Century Louis XVI Seating

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Linen

Antique Louis XVI French Open Arm chair
Located in Brea, CA
Antique gilt wood open arm chair upholstered in natural grain sack. This vintage chair has the original finish, which is a weathered patina gilt wood. We have reupholstered them in a...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Seating

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Hemp

Vintage Louis XVI Style Painted and Upholstered chair
Located in Brea, CA
Antique Louis XVI style painted and upholstered chair Painted in an oyster french gray washed finished, with subtle distressed edges, and upholstered in a standard cotton muslin. Solid and sturdy ready for everyday use. Antique chair 21...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Linen, Walnut

Fantastic Rare Caned Bronze Ormolu Signed Francoise Linke Pair Side Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous pair of French Louis XVI style signed Francois Linke Cane back and seated walnut side chairs. They are in good condition with minor signs of age and use but nothin...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Bronze

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

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Cane, Walnut

Louis XVI French Bench In Gold Leaf Wood And Dedar Fabric
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest that you read the entire description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to ensure the authenticity of our objects. Elegant...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Seating

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Fabric, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Bergère Armchair Upholstered Green Velvet, 19th Century
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French Louis XVI style bergère armchair upholstered in sage green velvet, 19th century Deep and comfortable, Classic French ch...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Velvet, Wood

Louis Seize Gildwood Medallion Chair Late 19th Century
Located in Bjuråker, SE
A richly carved Louis Seize medallion chair covered with a red sturdy fabric. The giltwood chair has green accents. In original condition, late 19th century from France. Object: Cha...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Fabric, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Caned Seat and Back Carved Oak Vanity Chair
Located in Doylestown, PA
French Louis XVI style caned seat and back carved oak vanity chair, c. 1920. Charming chair beautifully carved with central rosettes, ribbon swag, ac...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Seating

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Cane, Oak

Late 19th Century Louis XVI Settee with Detached Columns
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Late 19th Century Louis XVI Settee with Detached Columns Beautiful piece, see photos.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Velvet

Mid 20th Century French Louis XVI Style Walnut Side Chair or Desk Chair, Leather
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This very sturdy mid-twentieth century French Louis XVI style walnut side chair features rosettes on the die joints and classic tapered fluted legs. Upholstered in green leather with...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Seating

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Leather, Walnut

19thc Louis XVI Style Carved Walnut Fauteuils w/ Petite Point and Needlepoint
Located in Savannah, GA
This lovely pair of fauteuils with carved wood frames feature a combination of needlepoint and petite point upholstery with brass nail head trim. If you look closely they are each a ...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Wool, Walnut

Antique Maison Jansen Style French Louis XVI Painted Fauteuil Chairs - a Pair
Located in Centennial, CO
A stunning pair of antique Maison Jansen Style Louis XVI painted fauteuil chairs with down cushions and old upholstery tacks. Very rare to find a matching pair of this age. The layered painted surface in shades of cream, olive green and black on the wood frames adds such character to this 100+ year old set. Clearly in need of re-upholstery but the down cushions could be recovered. The wood frames themselves are strong and comfortable to sit in. Stamped FRANCE on the underside of the chair frame. From the collection of a Boulder, Colorado interior designer who collected many antique pieces from France. Collector purchased this pair of fauteuil chairs at the annual Chicago Antiques...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Brass

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

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Leather, Wood, Paint

French Louis XVI Style Painted Side Chairs, Set of 6
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of six (6) early 20th century French Louis XVI style painted side chairs. Original paint/distressed finish on frames with fluted and tapered legs. Seat and back in red ribbed vel...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Seating

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Velvet, Wood, Paint

Series Of 6 Louis XVI Style Chairs In Solid Walnut And Embossed Cordoba Leather
Located in BARSAC, FR
Beautiful series of 6 Louis XVI style chairs in very finely carved solid walnut and embossed Cordoba leather trim decorated with flower garlands. French work around 1900 Very good ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Late 19th Century Pair of Louis XVI Style Painted Arm Chairs
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Nice carvings on the frames. Cool fabric pattern!
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Louis Xvi seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI seating 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 seating created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, more furniture and collectibles, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XVI seating made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original seating, popular names associated with this style include Jumbo Collection, La Maison London, Maison Jansen, and Drexel. 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 seating differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $220 and tops out at $115,000 while the average work can sell for $3,844.

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