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The Louis Sixteen oval back dining chair

April 7, 2019

The Louis Sixteen oval back dining chair is a very versatile and elegant dining chair option. Just like the Louis square back dining chair, this chair can have a cane or upholstered back. Defined by its elegant fluted legs, carved rosettes and delicate mouldings around the apron and back of the chair this chair is a gorgeous addition to any dining room.

This quintessential French chair has smooth neoclassical touches with cabriole legs and soft beautiful curves. It is both elegant and stylish.


Louis XVI Oval Back Dining Chair Setting

As most dining tables and dining rooms have a very rectangular quality the lovely design of this chair with the oval backs adds a lovely touch to the dining room. The oval backs of the chairs breaks the angularity of the room. Around the dining table the oval shape of the backs of each chair matches beautifully creating a lovely continuity around the room that enhances the softness of the French design style.

Louis XVI Oval Back Carver


This chair is so versatile. Depending on the look you want we can customize the finish to suit your interior. In a timber finish with classic fabric it gives a traditional quality. For a more casual modern look a painted antique white finish is fresh and airy. You can also decide to have some contrast trim to some of the carvings to add that special touch.

Louis XVI Oval Back Carver Setting

The seat can be upholstered in variety of ways depending on your preferences. You can have a dome seat or ‘cap-on seat’ with a square edged seat, which has rectangular edges with piping and adds more structured look to the chair.

The choice of fabric will determine whether the chair has a more modern or country or dressy formal quality. Plain linens are lovely a fresh and versatile for different settings and occasions. For a more formal look we have some beautiful French Louis fabrics at affordable prices to really add that gorgeous French touch to your dining room.

The Louis sixteen oval back chair also looks great as a desk chair or an occasional bedroom chair.

Louis XVI Oval Back Chair

Jean-Christophe Burckhardt

Jean-Christophe Burckhardt

An expert on interior design, craftsmanship and fine arts, Jean-Christophe has trained extensively in Italy, France and Switzerland. Since moving to Australia, he has supplied many of the country’s grand homes and collected a number of awards for his furniture designs.