The Régence fauteuil retained the lines of the late Louis XIV style. It was still rectilinear but the upper part of its backrest was twisted (chantourné), with cabriole legs (pieds-de-biche), and subsequently, legs with S-curves. The arm supports are no longer aligned with the legs but set further back. Stretchers disappeared. The seat rail is serpentine, curved, and decorated with a central scallop shell.
The Régence fauteuil is made of beech, walnut, or oak. The wooden back frame was now visible. Cane chairs were very fashionable in the Régence style: the back and seat are caned, or covered with floral fabrics or tapestries. The arms are enhanced with upholstered arm pads (manchettes), which rest on ‘S’-shaped crosier arm supports with stylised foliage. The X-shaped stretcher became increasingly rare.