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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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Style: Rococo
Rococo Beige Armchair Set, France, circa 1880, After Renovation
Located in Chorzów, PL
Rococo armchair set, France, circa 1880. Very good condition, after professional renovation. The seats and backrests have been upholstered with a new fabric. Wood: walnut Di...
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1880s French Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Antique Rococo Needlepoint & Walnut Revolving Stool, Unicorn & Tiger, c1880
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Rococo stool offers needlepoint upholstered seat having unicorn and tiger beneath fruit tree on floral and foliate caved revolving frame raised on base having gadrooned sc...
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19th Century European Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Period Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
Located in Hudson, NY
This fine sofa made in France circa 1750 is from the period of the reign of Louis XV. The carved beech wood frame is decorated with flowers and extensively modeled rails. The piece i...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Beech

Neo-Baroque Throne in White Finish and Upholstered Fabric
Located in PADOVA, Italy
A whimsical neo-rococo furniture such this piece bring immediate attention to any household space. The exciting bold prints on two bright colours of the upholstered fabric over the p...
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2010s Italian Rococo Seating

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Gold Leaf

18th Century Italian Carved and Painted Grotto Settee with Silk Cushion & Pillow
Located in Dallas, TX
The heavily carved antique bench was crafted in Northern Italy, circa 1780. Standing on six tree-form legs, the bench features rich carving throughout, including cherub head figures ...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Silk, Wood, Paint

Italian Fruitwood Venetian Style Carved Canape Bench
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous Italian fruitwood settee or bench carved in the Venetian style. Features an interlocking design on the back decorated with small scrolls and quatrefoils. The arms measure 25...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Seating

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Fabric, Fruitwood

Exceptional 18th Century Swedish Rococo Armchair
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Exceptional Swedish 18th century Rococo armchair in it's original finish with great proportions and carvings. Ca 1760 Stockholm, Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Italian Rococo Silver Mecca Giltwood Throne Armchair, Rome 18th Century
Located in Firenze, IT
This antique Italian Rococo 18th century (1740 circa) throne armchair sourced in a palazzo in Rome, features swirls, curls and foliate motif richly hand carved throughout, the solid ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Silver Leaf

19th Century Carved Italian Rococo Salon Set
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A pretty 19th century Italian rococo style salon set. With ornately-carved back and elegant cabriolet legs. Originally matched eight-piece suite consisting of the settee, a pair of a...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery

Set of Four Cast Iron Victorian Garden Chairs
Located in London, GB
A set of four highly ornate and elegant cast iron Victorian antique garden or conservatory chairs in the Rococo style with oval shaped acanthus scrolled backs, detatchable seats and ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Rococo Seating

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Iron

1900s Pair of Original Danish Rococo Chairs
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with minor signs of use - Fabric upholstery with some signs of use.
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Early 1900s Danish Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Exceptional 18th Century Swedish Rococo Stools
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Exceptional pair of 18th century Rococo stools in their original finish, great proportions and carvings, Stockholm, Sweden, Signed & Dated - J: 20 May 1774. Provenance: Lars Sjöbe...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Chair with Original Paint
Located in Boden, SE
18th Century Swedish Rococo chair from Stockholm, Southern Sweden. A fantastic chair with nice proportions & curvy legs It comes from the upper class environment. Scraped by ha...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Pine

19th Century Swedish Rococo Armchair
Located in Nijlen, BE
A 19th Century Swedish Rococo armchair with weathered paint. Ask about our own personalized shipping rate. Packed securely, shipped worldwide.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

21st Century Hand Decorated Bombed Pink Ottoman by Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Boasting a bold and curvy silhouette, this classic baroque-inspired ottoman is an example of exquisite craftsmanship by the Italian producer Modenese Gastone Interiors. It combines r...
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2010s Italian Rococo Seating

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

French 19th Century Rococo Style Bleached Wood Bench with Carved Scrolling Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Rococo style bleached wood bench from the 19th century, with new custom linen upholstery, curving legs, carved acanthus leaves and H-form cross stretcher. Created in France ...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of 18th Century Swedish Period Rococo Chairs
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of 18th century Swedish chairs, in Rococo period, circa 1760 with rocaille carving on the seat rails and pierced splats. Hand scraped back to traces of their original worn cream...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Pine, Raw Linen

18th Century Unique Swedish Painted Rococo Folk Art Sofa
Located in Kramfors, SE
Unique folk art rococo sofa from an old farm house in Vålådalen in Jämtland in Sweden. The village is located a couple of Scandinavian miles from Sweden’s largest ski resort Åre. The...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Pine

Set of Four 18th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of four 18th century carved walnut Italian Rococo armchairs.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

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

18th Century Swedish Gripsholm Armchair
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish Gripsholm armchair in original color and padding, circa 1775. The armchairs got its name from the Gripsholm castle when the king Gustav III decorated mo...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Italian Rococo Parcel Gilt Armchair
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century large Rococo style armchair recovered in white Terry Towelling with a feathered cushion seat. The parcel gilt frame of scrolls, foliate and shells. with original ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Giltwood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Tragsofa
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Wonderful Swedish 18th Century tragsoffa in the Rococo style. This beautiful sofa has serpentine curved arms which support the 18th Century frame and supports. Featuring stunning c...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Pine

18th Century, Pair of Italian Wood Armchairs
Located in IT
18th century, pair of Italian wood armchairs This fine pair of armchairs was made in Lombardy, Itay, around the middle of the eighteenth century. In carved walnut wood, they have ...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Pair of 18th Century Swedish Rococo Side Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Beautiful pair of 18th Century Swedish side chairs. These chairs have been scraped back to reveal their original paintwork which is also original to the Gustavian period. These chai...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Pine

Minton Spidell Italian Regency Rococo Cream Painted Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Minton Spidell Italian Regency Rococo style cream painted dining chairs - Set of 4. Item features (4) Side chairs, cream distress painted finish, solid wood frame, nicely carved deta...
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Late 20th Century North American Rococo Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Late 19th Century Giltwood Rockery Piano Bench Rococo Style
Located in Marseille, FR
Late 19th century giltwood rockery piano bench Rococo style.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Giltwood

Pair of Swedish Rococo Style Carved Painted Upholstered Stools, circa 1890
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Rococo style painted stools from the late 19th century with richly carved décor, cabriole legs and newly upholstered seats. Each of this pair of Scandinavian Rococo...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

18th Century Italian Rococo Set of Four Giltwood Arm Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Height of Rococo style, Louis XV period set of four giltwood carved armchairs raised on cabriole legs. The serpentine curved front having a shell carving in the center. The style bei...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Giltwood

Swedish Period Rococo 3-Chair Back Painted Sofa Bench, Early 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Rococo style three-chair back sofa from the turn of the 18th and 19th century. This antique bench from Sweden features three carved back splats for resting, with sweetly ca...
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

19th C. French Painted and Parcel Gilt Daybed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th C. French Rococo style carved wood daybed. The piece is painted white with gold leaf on the raised carved areas of the bed frame. It is decorated with a floral wreath, acanthus ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

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

18th Century Swedish Rococo Chairs
Located in San Angelo, TX
A stunning pair of Swedish Rococo chairs that are sturdy with nice proportions with hand carved details. This pair has been dry scraped to the original paint and has new linen uphols...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Paint, Wood

Flamboyant Baroque Harp Chair by Modenese Gastone Luxury Interiors
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Specially designed dining chair by Modenese Luxury Interiors take on a true baroque style. This wonderful chair is a great head turner piece in any living space with its flamboyant r...
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2010s Italian Rococo Seating

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Gold Leaf

18th Century Scandinavian Settee
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique 18th century Scandinavian carved fruit wood settee ( Sweden or Denmark in origin ) with early period joinery construction and beautiful glowing warm surface colors. Circa 178...
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18th Century Scandinavian Antique Rococo Seating

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Fabric, Upholstery, Fruitwood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Original Paint Chair
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
A provincial period armchair scraped to original paint. This piece has been reupholstered in linen.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Spanish Rococo Rush Seat Distressed Carved Wood Dining Side Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Spanish Rococo style distress finish rush seat carved wood dining side chairs - set of 4. Set included (4) side chairs, woven rush cord seats, solid wood frames, distressed finish, v...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Rococo Seating

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Rush, Wood

19th Century Portuguese Arm Chair
Located in Houston, TX
19th century Portuguese Rococo style mahogany arm chair featuring a scrolled crest on a double yolk back centering a shaped flat splat, scalloped seat rail centering a stylized splay...
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Rococo Seating

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Mahogany

Four Rococo Chairs, France, Around 1880
Located in Chorzów, PL
Rococo chairs, France, around 1880. Very good condition, there is a choice of fabrics. Wood: walnut Dimensions: height 97 cm, height 46 cm, width 44 cm, seat height 44 cm 52...
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1880s French Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Swedish Blue Painted 3 Person Rococo Sofa Settee, circa 1780-1790
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large three person Rococo sofa in blue hand painted decoration in great sturdy condition.
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Chair
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish Rococo side chair with unusual bone shaped back legs, collectors item. Circa 1770 Stockholm.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Swedish 18th Century Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Beautiful Rococo armchair. This chair has been scraped back to reveal the original paint which is original to the Gustavian period. This chair also has elements of the original un...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Beech

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

Large 18th Century Swedish Dining Chairs
Located in San Angelo, TX
Absolutely stunning set of 4 large 18th century Gustavian dining chairs. These have been carefully dry scrapped and are fantastic with the shades of patina coming through. This set i...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood, Paint

Set of Six Aubusson Tapestry and Giltwood Chairs
Located in London, GB
A set of six Aubusson tapestry and giltwood chairs French, 18th and 19th Centuries Measures: Height 87cm, width 61cm, depth 50cm Formed of a set of six, these fine works are nin...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Seating

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Tapestry, Giltwood

French Pair of White Painted Rococo Bergère Armchairs
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A pair of French bergère armchairs in white painted wooden frame. The original paint is circa 1920-1930. The armchairs are super-sized and a very comfortable size and feel.
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1920s French Vintage Rococo Seating

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Birch, Upholstery

Fine French Louis XVI Chaise Lounge with Limed Frame and Silk Upholstery
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a truly beautiful chaise lounge. The upholstery is a gorgeous blush pink silk and the frame is beautifully and tastefully carved and finished as well. Dates to the 1890s era ...
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1890s French Antique Rococo Seating

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Walnut

Louis XV Style Hand Painted Bench
Located in Pomona, CA
Louis XV style bench. The painted back panel with game birds is surrounded by heavily carved gilt-work in a Rococo style.
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Early 1900s French Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Pair of Side Chairs Swedish Rococo Period Wood Sweden
Located in New York, NY
A pair of beautiful Swedish Rococo side chairs from the west part of Sweden. Made during the Rococo period and upholstered in a chocolate brown suede.    
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Pair of Charming Swedish Folk Art Rococo Chairs
Located in Kramfors, SE
Charming folk art rococo chairs from Järvsö in Hälsingland, Sweden. The chairs are a charming pair made around the turn of the century, circa 1790 to 1810. The chairs are known as Jä...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Seating

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Pine

Pair 19th Century Gilt Stools
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Pair Rococo style giltwood tabourets in rectangular form with foliate carving throughout, raised on cabriole legs terminating on scrolled feet over intricate bow aprons. These stools...
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Early 19th Century Irish Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Giltwood

18th Century, Pair of Dutch Marquetry Dining Chairs in Walnut & Elm
Located in Odense, DK
A beautiful pair of antique marquetry dining chairs, made in walnut and elm. Finely carved in the Netherlands, ca 1780s. General good original condition with traces of wear. Gre...
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Late 18th Century Dutch Antique Rococo Seating

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Elm, Walnut

Pair of Vintage Grotto Style Armchairs
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of vintage grotto style armchairs Wooden armchair features a Venetian grotto style scalloped shell back Original silver finish patina Available to view in-situ in our Miami ...
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1970s American Vintage Rococo Seating

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Wood

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

Set of Eight Venetian Dining Chairs and Bench
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Decorative set of eight 18th century painted Venetian dining chairs and bench. This wonderful set has a great amount of charm and history. Both the chairs and bench were original...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Wood

Italian Venetian Carved Huge Walnut Sofa, Correctly Restored circa 1700's
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique o riginal 106" 18th century northern Italian sofa. Expertly constructed with hand-carved walnut in the popular and romantic Rococo style, the padded and domed back is joined ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

18th Century, Pair of Italian Rococò Carved Giltwood Benches
Located in IT
18th Century, pair of Italian Rococo carved giltwood benches. This elegant pair of two-seater benches was built in the second half of the 18th century in Rome, Italy. The structur...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Seating

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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

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