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Cheyenne Armchair
Located in Paris, FR
Cheyenne armchair with structure in solid oak. Upholstered and covered with genuine leather. Two-seat sofa. Also available in 16 finishes on request.   
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21st Century and Contemporary French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

  • Cheyenne Armchair
  • Cheyenne Armchair
  • Cheyenne Armchair
  • Cheyenne Armchair
H 27.56 in. W 35.44 in. D 31.89 in.
Pair of Art Deco French Mustache Back Club Chairs in Red Leather
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This pair of French club chairs features a vibrant poppy red color and a very nice mustache shaped back. Separate seat cushions. Red leather trim around and studs all around their b...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in Vienna, AT
Finn Juhl, diplomat desk chair or armchair with frame in solid hardwood, seat and backrest upholstered, model 209. Designed in 1963. Produced by France & Son. Measures: H. 82 cm, SH...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

  • Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
  • Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
  • Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
  • Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
H 32.29 in. W 27.17 in. D 20.87 in.
Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in Vienna, AT
Finn Juhl, diplomat desk chair or armchair with frame in solid hardwood, seat and backrest upholstered, model 209. Designed in 1963. Produced by France & Son. Measures: H. 82 cm, SH...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

  • Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
  • Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
  • Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
  • Finn Juhl Armchair 209 Diplomat, Early 1960s
H 32.29 in. W 27.17 in. D 20.87 in.
Early 21st Century Re-Edition of "1927 Transat" by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in Paris, FR
Early 21st century re-edition by Ecart International of a "1927 Transat" armchair by Eileen Gray with tilting head-rest. Black lacquered wood structure and black leather upholstery.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

1950s French Leather Armchair with Ornate Carved Wood
Located in Malaga, ES
1950s French leather armchair with ornate carved wooden rounded feet and arm rest.   
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Mid-20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

French Quilted Leather Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two vintage condition armchairs, Super inviting and comfortable. The lines of the chairs are very stylish. Original leather in great shape. Chrome has a nice patina for the age ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • French Quilted Leather Armchairs
  • French Quilted Leather Armchairs
  • French Quilted Leather Armchairs
  • French Quilted Leather Armchairs
H 30 in. W 33 in. D 33 in.
Poul Cadovius Woven Teak Black Leather Armchairs Pair by France & Son circa 1960
By Poul Cadovius, France & Søn
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Poul Cadovius woven teak black leather armchairs pair by France & Son, circa 1960s Rare midcentury Danish Poul Cadovius for France & Son leather and teak basket weave frame armcha...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Finn Juhl "Bwana" Teak and Leather Lounge Armchair Model 152 by France & Son
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Finn Juhl "Bwana" teak and leather lounge chair model 152 by France & Son, circa 1962. Finn Juhl (1912-1989) for France & Son model no 152 "Bwana" teak and black leather lounge ch...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Antique French Leather Armchair in Walnut with Brown Leather, Restored
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French walnut throne chair or armchair that was completely disassembled, cleaned, glued, and reupholstered with new springs, padding, and high quality dark brown leather. Per...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XIV Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

French Black Leather Armchair/ Desk Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
Louis XV style walnut and black leather armchair or desk chair. Arm height is 27 inches.
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Midcentury French Leather and Palisander Armchair
Located in Houston, TX
Very comfortable chairs are newly re-upholstered in cow hide. Arm rests sides are covered in palisander wood. Back is adjustable with a chrome bar. Condition is perfect. Restored. ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Set of three leather and cast iron armchairs in the manner of Jacques Adnet.
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Vintage 1950s French Armchairs

Materials

Iron

  • Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
  • Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
  • Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
  • Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
H 29.75 in. W 24.75 in. D 26 in.
Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Set of three leather and cast iron armchairs in the manner of Jacques Adnet.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

  • Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
  • Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
  • Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
  • Set of Three Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1955
H 29.75 in. W 24.75 in. D 26 in.
Embossed Leather Walnut Wood Armchair from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a handmade leather armchair from the South of France. The frame is constructed of French walnut and the leather is attached by hundreds of brass nail heads. This is a custom ...
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Early 2000s French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Rare French Jacques Adnet Leather Armchair, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paris, FR
Here’s a signature streamlined design by renowned French designer Jacques Adnet. It is the details found in this chair that make the piece especially noteworthy, including solid bras...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Rare French Jacques Adnet Leather Armchair, 1950s
  • Rare French Jacques Adnet Leather Armchair, 1950s
  • Rare French Jacques Adnet Leather Armchair, 1950s
  • Rare French Jacques Adnet Leather Armchair, 1950s
H 32.68 in. W 23.63 in. D 27.17 in.
Pair of French 1940s Mahogany and Leather Armchairs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of French, 1940s armchairs in blue leather with mahogany wood frames and brass nailing.
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pair of French Carved Wood Leather Tufted Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1940s French carved wood armchairs that are upholstered in tobacco colored leather and finished with antique brass colored nailhead trim detail.
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Set of 2 fantastic leather armchairs designed by French designer Pierre Chapo, model "S15". Designed in 1966, the "S15" armchair illustrates the technical prowess of the "48 x 72" as...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Elm

  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
  • Pierre Chapo Leather armchair S15, France, 1966
H 28.35 in. W 28.35 in. D 29.53 in.
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 Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric

French Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Original Leather
Located in Chicago, IL
Great pair of very old French Louis XVI armchairs, in their original leather upholstery. Although we do have an in house upholstery department, I have been resisting the temptation t...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Reclining Leather Armchair
Located in Culver City, CA
Original leather upholstery with decorative turned arms and reclining back. Measures: 25.75” W x 33” D x 39” H x 16” seat, arms 24” H.   
Category

Early 20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Reclining Leather Armchair
  • Reclining Leather Armchair
  • Reclining Leather Armchair
  • Reclining Leather Armchair
H 16 in. W 25.75 in. D 33 in.
French Art Deco Black Edelman Leather Armchair
Located in North Bergen, NJ
A comfortable French Art Deco armchair from the 1930s. The pale beechwood legs contrast with the soft black Edelman leather upholstery. Add the silver studs in Greek Key pattern and ...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of 1940s French Mahogany and Leather Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome pair of French 1940s mahogany armchairs. Newly upholstered in cream color embossed leather. Clean lines, great profile. The seat height is 13 inches and the seat depth is 1...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Jules Leleu, Mahogany and Leather Armchair, France, circa 1945
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Mahogany and leather visitor armchair by Jules Leleu. Marked with model number.
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A 18th century Louis XV walnut armchair with 19th century leather upholstery. This chair has the typical Rococo design of the Louis XV era. A period when designers where inspired by ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
  • 18th Century French Armchair Leather and Walnut
H 39.77 in. W 26.38 in. D 21.66 in.
Contemporary Interlaced Leather Armchair
Located in LEGNY, FR
Beautiful contemporary interlaced brown leather armchair. Very nice quality and comfortable.   
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2010s French Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Contemporary Interlaced Leather Armchair
  • Contemporary Interlaced Leather Armchair
  • Contemporary Interlaced Leather Armchair
  • Contemporary Interlaced Leather Armchair
H 27.56 in. W 25.6 in. D 31.5 in.
Set of Four French Embossed Leather Armchairs, circa 1900
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four French embossed leather armchairs upholstered in a leather that resembles crocodile. Great set of petite occasional armchairs that would also make great game chairs aroun...
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Antique Early 1900s French Regency Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Leather

Handsome French Baroque Style Leather Upholstered Armchair
Located in San Francisco, CA
The tall upholstered back with whimsical pierced crest centering a squirrel flanked by facing lions; with down-scrolled arms flanking a tight seat all raised on turned supports joine...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Baroque Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood

Oversized French Louis XV Style Armchairs with Leather Upholstery
Located in Denton, TX
Pair of antique Louis XV style solid walnut throne lounge chairs with leather upholstery and brass nailheads.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Armchairs French Empire Mahogany Brown Black Leather Upholstery France
Located in New York, NY
An assembled pair of French Empire armchairs made in mahogany and upholstered in a soft black leather decorated with nailheads. The chairs both comfortable and stylish.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Louis Süe, Pair of Oak and Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1940
By Louis Sue
Located in New York, NY
Pair of oak armchairs by Louis Sue upholstered in leather Provenance: Lazare Freres bank offices in Paris.
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

Materials

Steel

19th Century French Napoleon III Leather Reclining Armchair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic 19th century French Napoleon III period leather reclining armchair or lounge chair. Features a mahogany frame covered with rich, distressed dark leather. The leather surfac...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Jean Pascaud French Mid-Century Leather Armchairs
By Jean Pascaud
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century dark rosewood stained oak bergere Armchairs with a rolled back and and carved scroll arm upholstered in black leather with white piping (by JEAN PASCAUD) (...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Pair of Tufted Carved Mahogany French Regency Style Leather Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful pair of French Regency leather armchairs that can be used in a study or a living room. They can also be used as head chairs for a dining room or even as guest cha...
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Vintage 1950s French Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

1940´s Art Deco Style Armchair, High Back, Leather, Wood, France
Located in Girona, ES
Elegant Art Deco style armchair with high back, French polished wood and beige-grey leather upholstery. France, c. 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Rosewood Armchairs by Grete Jalk, Model 118 for France & Son, 1960s
By Grete Jalk, Cado, France & Søn
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
Very comfortable pair of astonishing rosewood lounge chairs by designer Grete Jalk, from the 1960s. One is stamped by Cado (previously known as France & Son) and another one is stamp...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

19th Century French Walnut and Leather Turning Office Armchair
Located in LEGNY, FR
19th century French walnut office turning armchair. The seat is covered with a chocolate full grain leather. Very nice quality.  
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Two Midcentury Tubular Armchairs in Patinated Cognac Leather, France, 1960s
By Bauhaus Deutschland, Marcel Breuer
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of two midcentury tubular chrome arm chairs with patinated cognac leather. An admirable patina is visible on the natural leather, which creates a vibrant surface and stunning col...
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Mid-20th Century French Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Tubular Metal and Faux Leather Armchair, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Wide and comfortable easy chair. The structure is made of tubular metal with a glossy black finish, and the seat and back are upholstered in original red leatherette. The height of t...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

French Decorator Pierre Chapo Sahara or S10 Armchair, Elmwood, Leather
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Brussels, BE
Vintage finely proportioned S10 or so called Sahara elmwood and leather armchair designed and manufactured by Pierre Chapo (France), circa 1960. Smart construction, very nice propo...
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Vintage 1960s French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Mahogany and Black Leather Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI-style (19th Century) mahogany arm chairs with brass trim, spindle detail, and black leather upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Brass

19th Century French Louis XIII Armchair with Embossed Leather
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XIII armchair with embossed leather was sculpted from fine French walnut, and features a majestic presence enhanced by the boldly carved rams' heads at the ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIII Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Four French 1950s Stitched Leather Patio Armchairs By Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Set of four French 1950s stitched leather patio armchairs with brass knobs Chairs are sold separately and can be acquired as a set of 4 with 40% discount.    
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Iron, Brass

Pair of French Leather Embossed Armchairs, circa 1930s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of unique French embossed leather armchairs with a soft crocodile pattern in the antiqued brown leather. The pair of walnut armchairs are detailed with antique brass colored nai...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair French Carved White Painted Genuine Top Grain Leather Fauteuills Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fine pair of genuine chocolate brown natural top-grain leather arm chairs in the Louis XVI style the chairs are in excellent condition and have no damage or issues. They ea...
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Early 2000s French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paris, FR
1950s armchair by Jacques Adnet, piqué-sellier chocolate brown leather.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
  • Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
  • Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
  • Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
H 40.56 in. W 27.96 in. D 28.75 in.
Pair of Antique French Louis XV Painted Armchairs with Leather
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of antique French Louis XV painted armchairs with leather represent the epitome of the style, with gracefully contoured frameworks emulating the forms of nature, surrounding the...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Wood, Wood

Pair of 19th Century French Fruitwood and Leather Cushion Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome large scale pair of 19th century French fruitwood and tooled leather fireside chairs featuring nail-head trim, carved knees, and whorl feet; circa 1890.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fruitwood

Space Age Vintage White Faux Leather Metal Armchairs Boris Tabacoff, France
By Boris Tabacoff
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented great pair of white faux leather Space Age armchairs, which was designed by Boris Tabacoff, circa 1960, France. The vintage armchairs feature a c-shaped chromed metal ...
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Vintage 1960s French Space Age Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of French Empire Mahogany Leather Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire style (19th Cent) mahogany and bronze trimmed Armchairs with black leather seat and back.
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Antique 19th Century Empire Armchairs

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Oakwood and Leather Armchairs
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of armchairs in the Louis XV style from the end of the 19th century made of oakwood in perfect condition and upholstered in a camel color leather.   
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Pair of Restored Victorian French Brown Leather Hand Carved Armchairs Gothic
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of fully restored Victorian French Gothic chairs with brown leather upholstery A good looking and well made pair, they are ha...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Wood and Leather Armchairs, Art Deco Period, France, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and leather armchairs. Art Deco period, France, circa 1940.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Set of Four French Mid-20th Century Black Leather Tub Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A handsome set of four French black leather arm chairs with rounded tub backs from the mid-20th century. This set of vintage chairs from France each feature their original tufted lea...
Category

20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Metal

French 19th Century Embossed Leather Upholstered Wooden Armchair with Open Arms
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French wooden armchair with leather upholstery from the turn of the century (19th-20th). This French wooden chair from circa 1890-1910 features an exquisite original black leather ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
Located in Munich, DE
Rare big armchair convertible into a daybed (also called „lit d’officier“) – Paris circa 1815 is upholstered in black imitation leather. Length when used as daybed: 200 cm.
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Antique 1810s French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Faux Leather

  • Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
  • Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
  • Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
  • Antique Officer Daybed Armchair, France
H 38.98 in. W 27.17 in. D 24.02 in.
French Art Deco Design 1940s Green Forest Faux Leather and Wood Armchair
Located in Halluin, FR
French Art Deco armchair in faux leather, comfortable, typical, in very good condition for his great age.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black leather armchair by Jacques Adnet.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
  • Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
  • Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
  • Black Leather Armchair by Jacques Adnet
H 28 in. W 25.5 in. D 26 in.
Classic English Chesterfield Armchair, Leather Cognac
Located in Berlin, DE
Classic English Chesterfield armchair, leather cognac Complete upholstery in Chesterfield, cognac. Classic shape and extremely comfortable, 20th century. Solid mahogany wood. ...
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20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

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French Leather Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the French leather armchair you’re looking for. Frequently made of animal skin, leather and wood, every French leather armchair was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a French leather armchair, we have 1340 options in-stock, while there are 25 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the French leather armchair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A French leather armchair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. A well-made French leather armchair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Jacques Adnet, France & Søn and Finn Juhl are consistently popular.

How Much is a French Leather Armchair?

Prices for a French leather armchair start at $1 and top out at $76,765 with the average selling for $4,660.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.