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Six Caned Back Dining Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Six caned back dining chairs, probably French, circa 1950s. They are currently being refinished and reupholstered and can be completed in your choice of finish color and in your fabr...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

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H 32.25 in. W 19 in. D 18.5 in.
Set of 6 Erno Fabry Cane Back Dining Chairs
By Erno Fabry
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 Erno Fabry walnut and cane back dining chairs. The chairs are walnut with caned backs. Seats are blue velvet. There are two sculptural arm chairs in this set. Table not inc...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

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H 34 in. W 24 in. D 23.75 in.
Set of 4 Midcentury Style Cane-Back Dining Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of 4 midcentury style dining chairs. Sleek angular frames with woven cane backs. Seats are covered in a white faux-leather upholstery.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Wood

English Regency Leather and Caned Back Dining Chairs
Located in Southampton, NJ
An exceptional and unique set of six English Regency style tufted leather and caned back dining chairs, circa 1950s. Excellent all original backs with replaced leather seats and bras...
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Mid-20th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Set of Six John Widdicomb Caned Back Dining Chairs
By John Widdicomb
Located in Hingham, MA
Set of six walnut dining chairs by John Widdicomb, circa 1960. The four side chairs have woven radio cane backs. The two arm chairs have upholstered backs which match the seats. See ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Six Chrome & Cane Back Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Simplistic dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The gorgeous high back chrome frame is softened by the original inset panel of caning. Completely restored, the ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Faux Bamboo Cane Back Dining Chairs by Thomasville, Set of 6
By Thomasville
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Set of six vintage Thomasville dining chairs feature cane backs and faux bamboo detailing. Very good condition with minor imperfections consistent with age.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Faux Bamboo, Cane, Wood

4 Danish MCM Walnut Cane Back Dining Chairs after TH Robsjohn Gibbings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
4 Danish Mid-Century Modern walnut cane back dining chairs after TH Robsjohn Gibbings. Items feature cane backs, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, upholstered seat, tape...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Set of 6 Painted and Upholstered Cane Back Dining Chairs with Slip Covers
Located in Brea, CA
Set of 6 painted and upholstered cane back dining chairs with slip covers Painted in our antique white finish, with subtle distressed edges, and antique glazed patina. This set in...
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20th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Linen, Cane, Wood

Set of Six Arne Vodder Teak and Cane Back Dining Chairs
By Arne Vodder
Located in Garnerville, NY
Early and good set of six Danish modern Arne Vodder designed teak and cane back chairs. These beautiful chairs feature solid teak construction, inset caned backs, and brass fittings ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Teak

5 Walnut Foster and McDavid Cane-Back Dining Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Foster-McDavid
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Mid Century Modern Walnut Dining Set by Foster McDavid. Founded in 1950 in Tampa, Florida- Foster McDavid's designs exude the stylings of the mad men era. These chairs look great wit...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Faux Leather, Walnut

Marcel Breuer for Stendig Midcentury Ebonized and Cane Back Dining Chairs, Set
By Stendig Co., Marcel Breuer
Located in La Grange, IL
Marcel Breuer for Stendig midcentury ebonized and cane back dining chairs - set of 6 Each chair is 23 wide x 21 deep x 31 high, with a seat height of 18 and arm height of 28 inches ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Six Mid-Century Modern Walnut Curved Cane Back Dining Chairs Tomlinson Style
By Modern Manor Inc.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of six Mid-Century Modern walnut curved cane back dining chairs by Modern Manor Inc. Item features two armchairs, four side chairs, solid walnut wood construction, curved and can...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

S/8 Milo Baughman New Light Blue & Navy Fabric Chrome & Cane Back Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a set of eight Mid-Century Modern newly upholstered in "ice" blue and navy blue Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin chrome frame and cane back dining chairs. This amazing set ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Eight Louis XVI Style Caned Back Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A set of refined and striking Louis XVI style dining chairs. These beautiful chairs are painted is a soft, creamy white with blue/gray accents. The squared back is caned and the slig...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Cane Back Dining Chairs by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of six lane dining chairs features sturdy walnut frames with unique cane seat backs. Upholstered wide seats add to the comfort, and the matching set comes complete with two-...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Six Walnut Foster and McDavid Cane Back Dining Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Foster-McDavid
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Mid Century Modern Walnut Dining Set by Foster McDavid. Founded in 1950 in Tampa, Florida- Foster McDavid's designs exude the stylings of the mad men era. These chairs look great wit...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Sotto Cane-Back Dining Chair in Walnut with a White Fabric-Covered Seat Cushion
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Sotto is a walnut solid wood dining chair frame featuring a stunning cane-backing partnered with an open top rail and white fabric-covered seat cushion......In stock!!!
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2010s Brazilian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set/ 4 Mid-Century Modern Cane Back Dining Chairs Attributed to John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Set of four Mid-Century Modern dining chairs with elegant high back design. The chairs have an trapezoid back with cut-out details and cane back center. Ebonized walnut wood finish, ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Silk, Walnut

John Widdicomb Hollywood Regency French Style Cane Back Dining Chairs Set of Six
By John Widdicomb
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of six walnut John Widdicomb Hollywood Regency French style cane back dining chairs. Set features open carved top rails, quality American craftsmanship, cane backs, and sleek tap...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Sotto Cane-Back Dining Chair with Open Top Rail in Walnut with Oatmeal Fabric
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The sotto is a solid wood dining chair frame featuring a stunning cane-backing partnered with an open top rail......In stock!!!
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2010s Brazilian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Sotto Cane-Back Dining Chair with Open Top Rail in Walnut with Oatmeal Fabric
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Sotto is a solid wood dining chair frame featuring a stunning cane-backing partnered with an open top rail......IN STOCK!!!
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2010s Brazilian Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Four Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Brass Tone Cane Back Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Wayne, NJ
Four Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, brass tone cane back dining chairs.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Four Scandinavian Style Cane Back Dining Chairs Manner of Michael Taylor
By Michael Taylor
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
These Mid-Century Modern chairs feature elegant design and classic modern form that will always be synonymous with good taste. The combination of a sturdy but minimalist frames, cane...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Set of Four Louis XVI Style French Painted Cane Back Dining Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
Set of four Louis XVI style French painted cane back dining chairs Original painted finish, in an off white with a pretty garden green colored painted lattice pattern on the cane ba...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Sotto Cane-Back Dining Chair with Open Top Rail in Teak Finish
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Sotto is a solid wood dining chair frame featuring a stunning cane-backing partnered with an open top rail.....In Stock!!!
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2010s Brazilian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Sotto Cane-Back Dining Chair with Open Top Rail in Teak Finish
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Sotto is a solid wood dining chair frame featuring a stunning cane-backing partnered with an open top rail.....IN STOCK!!!
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2010s Brazilian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Sotto Cane-Back Dining Chair with Open Top Rail in Teak with Light Grey Fabric
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The sotto is a solid wood dining chair frame featuring a stunning cane-backing partnered with an open top rail...... In stock!
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2010s Brazilian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

Six Mid-Century Cane Back Dining Room Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of vintage-modern dining room chairs featuring upholstered seats and cane back. Matching dining room table sold separately. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Set of 6 Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Frames Cane Back Dining Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very high quality set of 6 American modern dining chairs. Sculpted solid walnut frames with fine turned walnut finials. Fine turned stretchers beautiful blue fabric upholstery. Excel...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Danish Modern High Cane Back Teak Dining Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of 4 Danish modern, teak dining chairs feature high sculpted backs with cane detail and vinyl upholstered seats.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Teak

Four Scroll Carved Italian Hollywood Regency Cream Pink Cane Back Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very unique set of four vintage scroll carved Italian Hollywood Regency cream and pink painted side chairs. Chairs feature carved solid wood frames, caned backs, cabriole legs in the...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Early 20th Century Louis XVI Style Upholstered and Cane Back Dining Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
Early 20th century Louis XVI style upholstered and cane back dining chairs Set of 6, with 4 of them having a cane back, and 2 upholstered back. The backs and seats are upholstered i...
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20th Century European Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Linen, Walnut

Set of 8 Paint Decorated French Louis XVI Cane Back Dining Chairs, circa 1920s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a wonderful set of Maison Jansen style Louis XVI dining chairs. The set is in very good condition with good cane backs and beautifully painted frames and subtle gilt details....
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Set of 10 Sculpted Italian Louis XV Style Cane Back Dining Chairs in Black
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Set of 10 sculpted Italian Louis XV cane back dining chairs. Featuring a textured linen and black lacquer finish. The perfect blend of classic and modern for any home.
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2010s Italian Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

6 Milo Baughman Chrome & Cane Back Black Velvet Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The simplistic high back chrome frame is softened by the original inset panel of caning. The set consists of four ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Foster-McDavid Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs with Caned Backs
By Foster-McDavid
Located in Miami, FL
Foster-McDavid midcentury caned back dining chairs Offered for sale is a set of four Mid-Century Modern caned back dining chairs by Foster McDavid Furniture of Tampa, Florida. The...
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Antique Early 17th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood, Fabric

Sotto Cane-Back Dining Chair with Open Top Rail in Oak Finish and Oatmeal Seat
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The sotto is a solid wood dining chair frame featuring a stunning cane-backing partnered with an open top rail.....IN STOCK!!!
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2010s Brazilian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Six Italian Cane Back Birch Dining Chairs, circa 1980s
By Stendig Co.
Located in Peabody, MA
A set of six Italian dining chairs in birch with cane backs by Stendig, made in Italy and sold through Workbench, USA, circa 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Birch, Upholstery, Cane

C Chair Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, French Cane Back, Natural Oak
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

C Chair Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, French Cane Back, American Walnut
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Midcentury Tall Cane Back Klismos Gibbings Style Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern tall cane back Italian Gibbings Klismos style dining chairs, set of 4. Set includes tall double cane backs, angled and tapered legs, stretcher base, solid ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

C Chair Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, French Cane Back, Brown Stained Oak
By Gubi, Marcel Gascoin
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

C-Chair Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, French Cane Back, Black Stained Oak
By Gubi, Marcel Gascoin
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair Dining Chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

McGuire San Francisco Campaign Dining Chairs with Caned Backs, Set of Six
By McGuire
Located in Miami, FL
McGuire San Francisco Campaign dining chairs with caned backs, set of six Offered for sale is a set of six McGuire San Francisco Campaign style dining armchairs with caned backs, ...
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Late 20th Century American Campaign Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Cane, Leather, Rattan

Set of 6 Vintage French Hollywood Regency Style Cane Pretzel Back Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 6 vintage French Hollywood Regency style cane pretzel back dining chairs. Listing includes (6) side chairs, cane backs, solid wood frame, nicely carved details, cabriole, grea...
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Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Rare Set of 6 Swedish Modern Cane Back Sculptural Dining Chairs by Edmond Spence
By Edmond J. Spence
Located in Hudson, NY
Set of six birch dining chairs by Edmond J. Spence This lovely original set consists of two armchairs and four side chairs. The chairs are in good original condition as shown. Caning...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wool, Cane, Birch

Milo Baughman for Lane Mid Century Cane Back Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 4
By Milo Baughman, Lane Furniture
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman for Lane Mid Century Cane Back Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 4 Each chair measures: 22.75 wide x 23.25 deep x 42 high with a seat height of 17.5 inches If this is...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Set of Six High Back Chrome & Caned Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Set of Six High Back Chrome & Caned Dining Chairs Offered for sale is a set of six high backed chrome dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern High Back Cane and Ebonized Wood Dining Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
Mid-century modern high back dining chairs Designed by Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Ebonized wood + cane + upholstery Measures: 18"W x 19.5"D x 47.5"H. Seat height is 19". ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Faux Bois Branch Form Cane Back Rush Seat Carved Wood Twig Dining Chair Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of six vintage Faux Bois rush seat dining chairs. Listing includes two armchairs and four side chairs. Item features heavy solid wood construction, nicely carved details, tapered...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Rush, Wood

Set of 6 French Cane Back Louis XV Painted Dining Chairs, circa 1940
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Cane back. Upholstered seats. Painted. Carved. Measure 41 1/2" H x 20" W x 17 3/4" D. Seat height 20 1/4". Condition: Paint loss. Staining to upholstery. Splits in wood.
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

Set of Eight Dining Chairs in Rosewood with Cane Seat and Back
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight (8) dining chairs in rosewood with cane seat and back. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, circa 1949 (seat: 17.75" H).
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Vintage 1940s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Vintage Italian Provincial French Louis XV Yellow Cane Back Dining Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Provincial French Louis XV yellow cane back dining armchairs. Item features cane backs, solid wood frame, distressed finish, cabriole legs, quality craftsmanship, gre...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Wood

19th Century French Set of Hand Carved Dining Chairs with Cane Backs, circa 1870
Located in CH
19th century set of dining chairs in Louis XVI style made of hand-painted wood with cane backs and upholstered very comfortable seat resting on elegantly shaped legs. Very good cond...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cane

Midcentury Louis XVI Style Faux Bois Rush Cane Branch Form Back Dining Chairs
By Weiman
Located in Southampton, NJ
Set of four Louis XVI style faux noise branch form dining chairs having root carved frames and new moss tone velvet upholstery. Outstanding vintage condition with new cushioning and...
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Vintage 1960s American Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Vintage Cane Back Louis XV Style Dining Chairs with Linen Slip Covered Cushions
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage cane back Louis XV style dining chairs with linen slip covered cushions Solid and sturdy, ready for everyday use. These set of 4 cane back chairs have been painted in a soft...
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20th Century Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Brass Tone Cane Back Arm or Dining Chairs, Pair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Wayne, NJ
Pair of Milo Baughman cane back arm or dining chairs. We have an additional set of armless matching chairs in our other items.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Breathtaking Set of 8 Modern V-Back Cane Chairs by Michael Taylor, circa 1960
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent unique set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

20th Century French Set of Four Hand Carved Dining Chairs with Tall Cane Backs
Located in CH
Wooden hand carved set of four dining chairs in light beige upholstery. Very stable structure and comfortable seat. Very good condition. France, circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century French Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

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8 Cane Back Dining Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 8 cane back dining chairs for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct 8 cane back dining chairs — often made from wood, cane and natural fiber — can elevate any home. Find 65 antique and vintage 8 cane back dining chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. 8 cane back dining chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. 8 cane back dining chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Louis XVI and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many 8 cane back dining chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Milo Baughman, Gubi and Lane Furniture produced popular 8 cane back dining chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are 8 Cane Back Dining Chairs?

Prices for 8 cane back dining chairs start at $395 and top out at $36,000 with the average selling for $2,770.

Finding the Right Dining Room Chairs for You

No matter what your dream dining experience looks like, 1stDibs has upholstered dining-room chairs, wood dining-room chairs and more to outfit any space designated for a good meal, be it in your home or in the great outdoors.

In the early 18th century, most dining-room furniture was designed to look masculine. In America, dining rooms weren’t even much of a concept until the late 1700s, when a space set aside specifically for dining became a part of the construction of homes for the wealthy. Dining-room chairs of the era were likely made of walnut or oak. In Europe, neoclassical dining chairs emerged during the 1750s owing to nostalgia for classical antiquity, while the curving chair crests of Queen Anne furniture in the United States preceded the artistically bold seat backs that characterized the Chippendale chairs that followed. If there weren't enough dining chairs at suppertime in the American colonies, men were prioritized and women stood.

Dining rooms of today, however, allow space for people of any gender to have a seat at the table. Modern styles introduce innovative design choices that play with shape and style. Icons of mid-century modern dining-room chairs are plentiful: With its distinctive bentwood back, there is the DCW dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames, while Hans Wegner's timeless classic, the Wishbone chair, remains relevant and elegant decades after its debut. Stefano Giovannoni's White Rabbit dining chairs, in their lovable polyethylene biomorphism, reinvent what dining can look like.

Today's wide range of dining-room chairs also means that they can now be styled in different ways, bringing functionality and fun to any dining space. No longer do tables have to be accompanied by a matching set of seats. Skillfully mixing and matching colors and designs allows you to showcase your personality without sacrificing the cohesion of a given space.

By furnishing your dining room with cozy chairs — vintage, antique or otherwise — family time can extend far beyond mealtime. The plush upholstery of Victorian-style dining-room chairs is perfect for game nights that stretch from dinner to midnight snack. Outdoor tables and dining chairs can also present an excellent opportunity for bonding and eating — what goes better with a delicious meal than fresh air, anyway?

Whether you prefer your chairs streamlined and stackable or ornate and one of a kind, the offerings on 1stDibs will elevate your mealtime and beyond.