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Rococo Seating

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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18th Century Swedish Rococo Settee from Lindome, Sweden in Original Blue Paint
Located in Wichita, KS
A richly carved, 18th century Swedish Rococo settee from Lindome, Sweden, newly upholstered in linen. This beautiful settee has been hand-scraped back to reveal the original blue pai...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Paint

Fine Pair of 18th Century Swedish Rococo Chairs
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine pair of 18th century Swedish Rococo chairs in their original finish and rich in detailed carvings throughout. Ca 1760 Sweden.
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18th Century European Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Italian Baroque Burgundy 6-Piece Living Room Set
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 Italian Baroque style 20th c. living room / salon set with gilt wood filigree frames, & burgundy / cream upholstery with embroidered flowers.  
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20th Century French Rococo Seating

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Wood, Giltwood

Fantastic Rococo' Chair Carved Solid Wood Tiny Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Rococo Seating

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Leather, Fabric, Lacquer

Period Swedish Rococo Armchair
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
A period Swedish Rococo armchair with decorative carved shell detail in the back and seat stretcher. This piece has been repainted in light greenish grey and the seat has been reupho...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

18th century Venetian Rococo Armchair
Located in Troy, NY
A delicate armchair of typical form, with beautiful lines and proportions and delicately carved details. Ex Metropolitan Museum of Art. For an almost identical chair see: “Il Mobile ...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Italian Giltwood Bench with Exaggerated Legs
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Italian giltwood bench with exaggerated legs. This 1920s Italian bench was taken down to the frame and professionally upholstered in striated velvet with spaced brass nailhe...
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1920s Italian Vintage Rococo Seating

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Giltwood

Italian Rococo Gold Damask Throne Chair
Located in New York, NY
Antique Italian Rococo high back gilt carved throne chairs with gold damask slip seat and back.  
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Gold

Walnut Stool, Louis XV Style
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Walnut stool, Louis XV style Magnificent walnut "grotto" stool, Harpist or piano stool. Carved in the shape of a shell. A superb work of cabinet making. With its screwed foot, the...
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Mid-18th Century European Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

1950s Pair of Pink Swedish Rococo Bergère in the Shabby Chic Technique Chairs
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1950s, the Swedish Neo-Rococo, and finished in the shabby chic technique armchair is in perfect condition. Upholstered in pink fabric and two extra cushions for extra comfort also in...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Rococo Seating

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Fabric, Beech

19th Century Swedish Rococo Chairs - Set of 8
Located in New Orleans, LA
Graceful curves complimented by swirling detailed carving on the arms. Includes two armchairs and 6 side chairs for the perfect set around a dining table. Generous seat and back make...
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19th Century Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Spanish Rococo Baroque Style Solid Pine Wood Cane Seat Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Spanish Rococo Baroque style solid pine wood cane seat dining chairs - Set of 4. Item features (4) side chairs, cane seats, solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved deta...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Rococo Seating

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Cane, Cherry, Pine

Pair of Rococo Style Footstools
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1900s pair of Italian Rococo style footstools with pegged construction, newly upholstered in leather with dark wood on the legs and lighter wood on the apron. The piece also fe...
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20th Century English Rococo Seating

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Giltwood, Leather, Walnut

Italian Rococo Giltwood Throne Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Italian Rococo period pair of ornate carved giltwood throne armchairs with upholstery, mid-18th century. Tears to seat upholstery on one chair. Measures: 52.5" H x 31" W x 30" D.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Giltwood

1950s, Pair of Pink Swedish Rococo Bergères in the Shabby Chic Technique Chairs
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1950s, the Swedish neo-Rococo, and finished in the shabby chic technique armchair is in perfect condition. Upholstered in pink fabric and an extra cushion for extra comfort also in p...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Rococo Seating

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Jacquard, Beech

'Meant for Pearls' Ceramic, Steel and Metal Leaf Shell Motif Chair, Etienne Marc
Located in Antwerp, BE
'Meant for Pearls' beautiful shell motif functional art chair, with three twisted gold-coloured legs by French artist and designer Etienne Marc; "With this work, Meant for Pearls, ...
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2010s Dutch Rococo Seating

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Steel, Gold Leaf

Fine 19th Century Italian Venetian Carved Giltwood Armchair
Located in Benington, Herts
Finely carved mid 19th century Italian giltwood open armchair of wide proportions in the Rococo manner. Italy, Venice Circa 1860. The asymmetrical scroll and leaf-carved top ra...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Silk, Giltwood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Armchairs
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine pair of Swedish 18th century Rococo armchairs their original colour grey and upholstered in washed linen. Ca 1760, Stockholm Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

19th Century Louis XVI or Neo Rococo Style Chair
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant 4 Louis Seize chair, circa 1870 neo Rococo. Solid walnut. On the legs of the legs, a strongly cambered frame. Braided medallion-shaped backrest. Seat surface upholstered and ...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

1950s, Pink Swedish Rococo Bergère in the Shabby Chic Technique 1
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1950s, the Swedish Neo-Rococo, and finished in the shabby chic technique armchair is in perfect condition. Upholstered in pink fabric and an extra cushion for extra comfort also in p...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Rococo Seating

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Fabric, Beech

Set of 2 Northern Swedish Rococo Pine Chairs
Located in Kramfors, SE
Set of 2 Swedish rococo chairs from the late 18th century, 1780 to 1790. The chairs are northern Swedish and dry scraped to the original paint from the late 1700s. The chairs have th...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Pine

8 Maison Jansen Fauteuils Louis XVI Style
Located in Madrid, ES
8 Fauteuils Louis XVI style Maison Jansen. France, 19th Century, in painted wood, carved and gilt. Seat upholstered in ivory and gold tones. Measures: 91 x 59 x 49 cm. Go...
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20th Century French Rococo Seating

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Period Rococo Armchair
Located in Charleston, SC
Wonderful armchair of mid-18th century Rococo period, circa 1760, Sweden in well worn blue patina with rocaille carvings on the seat rail and pierced splat, cabriole legs, H-shaped s...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Paint, Linen, Wood

18th Century Pair of Swedish Rococo Period Side Chairs
Located in Wichita, KS
A stunning pair of 18th century, Swedish dining chairs from the Rococo period with splat backs carved with a family crest, carved and shaped seat rail, refined cabriole legs, H-shape...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Swedish 19th Century Rococo Style Painted Upholstered Stool with Carved Shells
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Rococo style painted wood stool from the 19th century, with carved shells and newer upholstery. Created in Sweden during the 19th century, this painted stools features a sq...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of Eight Swedish 1790s Rococo Painted Dining Chairs with Leather Seats
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of eight Swedish Rococo painted wood dining chairs from the late 18th century, with leather seats. Created in Sweden during the last decade of the 18th century, each of this se...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood, Leather

Ebonized and Gilded Portuguese Side Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Ebonized and gilded Portuguese side chair carved in the 1980s. Covered in green-dyed leather and decorated with nailhead trim.
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1980s Portuguese Vintage Rococo Seating

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Brass

Exceptional Pair of Very Fine Late 18th Century Venetian Open Armchairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A pair of early Venetian armchairs with exceptional form. Of heavy construction, carved and painted off-white with parcel gilt details. The shaped crest rails with carved leafy cente...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Four Louis XV Armchairs and Sofa 19th Century Aubusson Tapestry
Located in Madrid, ES
Title: Four Louis XV Armchairs and Sofa Date/Period: XIX Century Dimension: (Sofa) 105 x 168 x 78 cm. Material: Carved and gilded wood Additional Information: Four Louis XV Armch...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Wool

Pair of Fauteuils Michel Gourdin, 18th Century
By Michel Gourdin
Located in Madrid, ES
Category: Furniture Subject: Pair of Fauteuils Michel Gourdin Material: wood, covered in fabric, Gourdin print on the background Period: 18th century Country of origin: F...
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Early 18th Century European Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Italian Pair of Armchairs and 7 Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of armchairs and 7 chairs Italian, from the 19th century, in carved and gilded wood. Decoration with plant elements, vines and grapes. Upholstered seat and back. Dim.: 12...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Fauteuils, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Louis XVI style Fauteuils French, from the end of the 19th century in carved and gilded wood. Backrests, backrests and seats upholstered in fabric with floral decoration...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Pair Norwegian 18th Century Rococo Dining Chairs with Leather Seats
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
18th century Scandinavian Rococo pair of dining chairs. This pair of hand cared birch chairs with newly upholstered chocolate brown leather seats are stunning. They are perfectly su...
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Mid-18th Century Norwegian Antique Rococo Seating

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Brass

Set of Six Rococo Style 19th Century Dining Room Chairs with Tall Pierced Backs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of six Danish Rococo style early 19th century walnut dining chairs with carved splats, upholstered seats and cross stretchers. Each of this set of six Rococo style dining chair...
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19th Century Danish Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut, Upholstery, Wood

Early 19th Century Rococo Walnut Bench
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Early 19th Century rococo long walnut bench with neutral upholstery on carved cabriole legs.
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Early 19th Century Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Castle Worthy Salon Group Sofa and Chairs Neo Rococo, circa 1860
Located in Berlin, DE
This salon group consists of one sofa and four chairs. Through and through solid walnut wood. Appropriately curved frame on volute-shaped legs. High oval profiled Rückenlehnenrahmun...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Long 18th Century Carved and Parcel-Gilt Spanish / Portuguese Settee
Located in Troy, NY
Exceptional, long open arm walnut sofa with carved and gilt accents, the cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet and joined by stretchers.
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Early 18th Century Spanish Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Pair of Italian Early 19th Century Rococo Style Gilt Pliants or Stools
Located in Troy, NY
The folding benches with X-form carved and gilt wood bases, fabric tops and cushions.
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Swedish Rococo Footstool
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Wonderful Swedish 18th century Stockholm-made footstool. This pine stool has wonderful rococo curves with a scalloped apron and carved cabriole legs. It has been repainted in ...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Swedish Rococo 18th Century Stool
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Stunning Swedish 18th Century footstool or bench, circa 1760. This elegant stool embodies the rococo style with its beautifully carved and pierced frame and cabriole legs terminat...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Pine

1950s, Pink Swedish Rococo Bergères in the Shabby Chic Technique
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1950s, the Swedish Neo-Rococo, and finished in the shabby chic technique armchair is in perfect condition. Upholstered in pink fabric and an extra cushion for extra comfort also in p...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Rococo Seating

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Fabric, Beech

Impressive Pair of French Mid 18th Century Black and Gilt Rococo Armchairs
Located in Aabenraa, DK
An impressive pair of French mid 18th century black and gilt pair of armchairs Fauteuil à la Reine France circa 1755-60 The chairs need a new upholstery. Difference of circa 1cm in...
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Mid-17th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Pair Italian Rococo Carved & Painted Upholstered Benches, mid 18th century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having loose upholstered cushions above an upholstered deck the benches are of walnut with various layers of paint on their surfaces, with carved moldings and centered scrolls on all...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

French Rococo Louis XV Giltwood and Cane Upholstered Fireside Chair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Rococo Louis XV style gilded fireside club chair or lounge chair Attributed to Grosfeld House, Mid-20th century Giltwood and caning, with upholstered seat ...
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Mid-20th Century American Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Cane, Giltwood

Set of 10 Swedish Rococo Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful set of 10 dining room chairs, Swedish, turn of 20th C, popular Queen Anne style in rococo form, in a beige/yellow paint, sturdy but elegant, seats in perfect condition in o...
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1890s Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Danish Period Rococo 18th Century Sofa with Beautiful Floral Carved Details
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Danish period Rococo sofa from the 18th century. This antique Danish sofa features a beautifully carved wood frame in a floral and leaf motif, carved scrolling knuckles, a gently v...
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18th Century European Antique Rococo Seating

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Linen, Wood

Armchair French Wingback Rococo Period 18th Century France
Located in New York, NY
Chair French Wingback Rococo Period France. A wingback chair made during the Rococo period in France 1720-1750. Original finish and upholstered in a waxed brown leather. Measures...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Mid-18th Century Italian Pair of Armchairs in “Petit Point” Embroidery, Turin
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of carved walnut armchairs covered in “petit point” embroidery Turin, circa 1750 They measure 33.8 in (86 cm) in height; 17.32 in (44 cm) in height to the seat; 25.98 in (66 cm...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Wool, Walnut

Venetian 18th Century Rococo Large Walnut Side Chair
Located in Troy, NY
Of impressive large size and unusual design, the front legs of cabriole form ending in hoof-feet, connected to the shaped back-legs by wavy H-stretchers. Clean-up and wax-polish inc...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Long Italian Rococo Style Bench with Leather Upholstery
Located in San Francisco, CA
The long leather seat above a scalloped apron with beaded edge all raised on cabriole legs; new leather upholstery.
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Fruitwood

Mid-18th Century Italian Pair of Armchairs with Leather Covers, Milan circa 1750
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of armchairs Original impressed leather covers Milan, circa 1750 They measure: 40.94" high [18.11" to the seat] x 21.65" in deep x 27.55". 104 cm high (46 to the seat) x 55 ...
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1750s Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Early 20th Century French Carved Painted Vanity Chair or Piano Stool
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a master bathroom with this comfortable antique vanity chair; crafted in France circa 1920, the Rococo stool stands on three scrolled legs decorated with carved acanthus lea...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Seating

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Oak

Vintage Italian Rococo Baroque Cream Distress Painted Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Rococo Baroque style cream distress painted dining chairs, set of 4. Item features shell carved top rail, shell carved knees, stretcher base, distress painted finish,...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Seating

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Fabric, Wood

French Rococo Louis XV Giltwood and Cane Upholstered Fireside Chairs, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of French Rococo Louis XV style gilded fireside club chairs or lounge chairs In the manner of Grosfeld House, Mid-20th century Giltwood and caning, with upho...
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Mid-20th Century Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Cane, Giltwood

Set of Twelve Italian Carved Rococo Style Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of twelve Italian hand carved Rococo style dining chairs that are newly reupholstered in a washed Belgium linen with nailhead trim detail. They are finely carved with intricate d...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Original Swedish Rococo Chair, Late 18th Century
Located in Vienna, AT
Hartwood frame painted with several layers of paint, made in Sweden, circa 1760. Lovingly handmade with carving on the seat rails. Measures: Seat 14" x 18.50".
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1760s Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Antique Victorian Rococo Carved Rosewood Upholstered Armchair, Circa 1880
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Victorian Rococo armchair offers carved rosewood frame having shield shape back with carved and pierced foliate crest and scroll form frame, upholstered and raised on cabr...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood, Rosewood, Upholstery

Italian Hand Carved Florentine Gilt Chairs with Original Animal Print Fabric
Located in South Hamilton, MA
Pair of Italian 18th century hand-carved florentine gilt chairs Louis V style with cartouche back with original zebra/ animal print upholstery, paint loss, faded, gilt loss Measures...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood