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Danish Adjustable Teak High-Back Lounge Chair
Located in Dorchester, MA
Made in Denmark in the 1960s, this high-back teak-framed lounge chair features adjustable dowels
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

European Oak Deck Chair with Adjustable Backs, Europe ca 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
creates an understated, luxurious look. Thanks to the angles and adjustable backs, this lounge chair is
Category

Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Restored "40s Transition" 2-Strand Adjustable Back Rattan Lounge Chair, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
stick rattan pieces. The chair features an adjustable back with adjustment points for sitting, lounging
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Customizable Artifort Adjustable Swivel Zuma High Back Chair by Patrick Norguet
By Artifort, Patrick Norguet
Located in New York, NY
Functional, comfortable and refined. Zuma high back is a new armchair for Artifort, designed by
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Textile

The Taylor Chair Co. Industrial Rolling Swivel Deskchair with Tilt Back, 1940s
By Taylor Chair co.
Located in Germantown, MD
Very unique Industrial desk chair by the famous Taylor Chair Co. Of Ohio. Circa 1940s. Great
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Cast Iron / Leather Chair 'Adjustable'
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 19th century Cast iron / leather chair w/ a unusual adjustable back ( Nail Head Trim
Category

Antique 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Iron

Cast Iron / Leather Chair 'Adjustable'
Cast Iron / Leather Chair 'Adjustable'
H 40 in W 21.25 in D 17.5 in
Restored 2-Strand Half Moon Rattan Lounge Chair w/ Adjustable Back & Ottoman
Located in Van Nuys, CA
adjustable back with 3 positions. This lounge is a Mid-Century chair featuring a great modernist look with a
Category

Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Domore Co. Executive Multi Adjustable Industrial Swivel Desk Chair on Casters
By Raymond Loewy
Located in Ferndale, MI
adjusts forward and back. Backrest does recline by way of hydraulic cylinders. Seat is also adjustable up
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Restored 3-Strand 3/4 Pretzel Rattan Reclining Lounge Chair w/ Adjustable Back
Located in Van Nuys, CA
"Arched" base. The chair features a 3-position reclining adjustable back. 1950, United States We only
Category

Vintage 1950s Club Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Unusual Copper Adjustable Designer Chair
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Unusual copper adjustable designer chair A very unusual piece, this chair is all made in copper
Category

Mid-20th Century Industrial Side Chairs

Materials

Copper

Mechanical Adjustable Patent Victorian Chair Table after Hunzinger
By George Hunzinger
Located in New York, NY
Interesting mechanical folding chair/table from the Victorian period. The chair backrest folds down
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Late Victorian Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Unusual Brass Adjustable Designer Chair
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Unusual brass adjustable designer chair. A very unusual piece, this chair is all made in brass
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Chippendale Style Back Wing Chair
Located in New York, NY
The Chippendale style carved mahogany back wing chair has approximate dimensions of 44 inches in
Category

20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Chippendale Style Back Wing Chair
Chippendale Style Back Wing Chair
H 44 in W 32 in D 35 in
High Back Accent Chair with Button Detail
By The Tailored Home, Jhon Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
New vintage-Inspired high back upholstered accent chair with rounded base, deep feather-filled seat
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Rare Antique Adjustable Swivel Oak Desk Chair with Floating Back Rest c.1926
Located in San Francisco, CA
and new brass replica casters. The floating back rest tilts and the chair swivels, tilts back and the
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

Lotus Adjustable Lounge Chair by Rob Parry
By Rob Parry, Gerrit Rietveld
Located in Dronten, NL
Reclinable Lotus lounge chair designed by Rob Parry for Gelderland. Rob Parry (The Hague, 1925-2023
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Lotus Adjustable Lounge Chair by Rob Parry
Lotus Adjustable Lounge Chair by Rob Parry
H 35.44 in W 28.35 in D 35.44 in
Pair of Leather Swivel Chairs-Height Adjustable
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Black plastic shell, with the seat and back upholstered in black leather. Lever to adjust height
Category

20th Century French Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Leather Swivel Chairs-Height Adjustable
Pair of Leather Swivel Chairs-Height Adjustable
H 30.71 in W 22.45 in D 22.45 in
Vintage Regency Dessin-Fournier Ratchet Back Fauteuil Chair
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous vintage Regency Ratchet back Fauteuil chair. Made by the iconic Dessin-Fournier group
Category

Late 20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cotton, Silk, Wood

Vintage Industrial Age High Back Swivel Medical Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Industrial age high back swivel medical chair Stainless Steel Construction Adjustable
Category

Vintage 1970s American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

4 x '80s Italian barber chair, height adjustable
Located in WEERT, NL
4 x '80s Italian barber chair, height adjustable This barber / desk chairs are made of steel
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Other Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

4 x '80s Italian barber chair, height adjustable
4 x '80s Italian barber chair, height adjustable
H 39.38 in W 23.63 in D 23.63 in
Original Toledo Bent Plywood Adjustable Swivel Side Chair
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in Oakville, CT
Refinished Authentic Toledo Side Chair Bent plywood seat and back, refinished steel base Height
Category

20th Century American Industrial Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Antique Orchestra Chair with Lyre Back
Located in Denton, TX
Hand crafted hardwood music chair with brass inlay on the chair back with a threaded seat for
Category

Antique 19th Century European Neoclassical Revival Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

Antique Orchestra Chair with Lyre Back
Antique Orchestra Chair with Lyre Back
H 32.25 in W 15.5 in D 14.75 in
Unusual Steel Adjustable Designer Chair
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Unusual steel adjustable designer chair A very unusual piece, this chair is all made in steel
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Arts & Crafts Adjustable Work Chair
Located in Greenwich, CT
A work chair with strong Arts & Crafts design elements including exposed iron mechanics and solid
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Italian modern metal adjustable chairs by De Marco & Rebolini for Robots, 1970s
By Robots
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern set of four chromed metal and metal mesh adjustable chairs by Guido De Marco and
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Exceptional Aged Leather French Art Deco Adjustable Club Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Adjustable back angle. This chair is in its original vintage condition, with the usual signs of aging that
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Exceptional Aged Leather French Art Deco Adjustable Club Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Adjustable back angle. This chair is in its original vintage condition, with the usual signs of aging that
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Cleo Adjustable Reclining Leather Easy Lounge Chair by FSM
By Georg Appeltshauser, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
FSM Cleo chair by De Sede. Slim and self-assured in every setting – the Cleo easy-chair is made for
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Exceptional Aged Leather French Art Deco Adjustable Club Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Adjustable back angle. This chair is in its original vintage condition, with the usual signs of aging that
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Cleo Adjustable Reclining Leather Easy Lounge Chair by FSM
By De Sede, Georg Appeltshauser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
FSM Cleo chair by De Sede. Slim and self-assured in every setting – the Cleo easy-chair is made for
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Exceptional Aged Leather French Art Deco Adjustable Club Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Adjustable back angle. This chair is in its original vintage condition, with the usual signs of aging that
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Gorgeous Vintage Adjustable Mid Century Bentwood and Metal Chairs, 60's
Located in Madison, WI
A PAIR of 2 Toledo Metal Furniture Co. chairs from the mid 20th century that can be adjusted for
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

19th Century Childs Chair with Reclining Back
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An unusual 19th century relining dark oak Childs chair. American, circa 1880. The back with an iron
Category

Antique 1880s North American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Modern Curve Back Dining Chair
By The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
Modern dining chair with a relaxed curve back. Shown in combination of blue vinyl and a floral
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Jacquard, Velvet

Modern Curve Back Dining Chair
Modern Curve Back Dining Chair
H 30.5 in W 21 in D 24 in
Restored Two-Strand "40s Transition" Adjustable Rattan Lounge Chair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
simultaneously into the rounded back of the chair with decorative 3 pole design accented with stick rattan pieces
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Antique Industrial Light Wood and Metal Adjustable Swivel High Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1940s French industrial swivel chair or stool in light blonde wood with adjustable metal base
Category

Early 20th Century French Industrial Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Classic 1980's Soft Pad Chair with Leather and Wool Back Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this authentic Eames for Herman Miller vintage soft pad chairs in brown
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1970s, Danish adjustable lounge chair with footstool, brown leather, by Skippers
By Skipper Mobler
Located in Tarm, 82
and no stains. Brown leather with patina, beech wood. Adjustable seat/back.
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Beech

Pair of Ilmari Lappalainen "Pulkka" Adjustable Leather and Aluminum Lounge Chair
By Asko, Jacques Adnet, Ilmari Lappalainen
Located in Miami, FL
Rare pair of adjustable lounge club or arm chairs, rendered in dove gray leather with brushed cold
Category

Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Bronze

Set 6 Vintage Industrial Original Singer Sewing Spring Back Factory Chairs Stool
By Singer
Located in Sale, GB
- A magnificent set of six iconic and rare Singer sewing spring back factory chairs, English circa
Category

Early 20th Century British Chairs

Materials

Iron

Very Rare Gillows of Lancaster Regency Hardwood Harpist Height Adjustable Chair
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in GB
-adjustable Harpist musician stool A very good looking and well-made piece, the chair is height adjustable
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Beech

Contemporary Swivel Chair in White Shearling and Vinyl Back
By The Tailored Home, Jhon Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
The Tyler Swivel chair is a contemporary swivel chair design that features track arms that curve up
Category

2010s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Pair of Antique Singer Sewing Machine Work Chairs Height Adjustable Bar Stools
By Singer
Located in GB
finish would looks to be a sure hard enamel paint, the back rest is height adjustable as is the actual
Category

Vintage 1920s English Industrial Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Studio Craft Arts Swivel Spindle Back Chair
By Thomas Moser
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern Studio Craft Arts Swivel Spindle Back chair in the style of Thomas Moser
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Original Herman Miller Fully Adjustable Classic Aeron Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Germantown, MD
The original Herman Miller Classic Aeron Chair Fully Adjustable in great vintage condition
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century High Back Swivel Lounge Chair by Viko Baumritter
By Viko Baumritter
Located in New York, NY
Rare high back swivel lounge chair by Viko Baumritter. The cozy womb like seat rests on sculptural
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Restored 3-Strand 3/4 Pretzel Rattan Adjustable Reclining Lounge Chair w Ottoman
Located in Van Nuys, CA
"Arched" base. The chair features a 3-position reclining adjustable back and matching ottoman. Crafted
Category

Vintage 1940s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rattan

Pair of Vintage Adjustable Toledo Chairs, c. 1950's
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in Napa, CA
Pair of adjustable Toledo Metal Furniture Co. chairs for drafting, office, or university, circa mid
Category

Vintage 1950s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Golden Vinyl Dining Chair with Blue Leopard Back
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
Art-deco inspired dining chair with a firm foam cushion seat covered in a fine, stain-resistant
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Modern Shearling Swivel Chair with Faux Metallic Vinyl Textured Contrast Back
By The Tailored Home, Jhon Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
Slope arm bucket swivel chair with real shearling and contrast vinyl on outside back. Tight, firm
Category

2010s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin

1990s Mario Bellini Vitra Figura High Back Desk Chair in Brown Leather
By Vitra, Mario Bellini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
inches deep. The chairs are height adjustable. As noted, the price listed is for one chair. Seven chairs
Category

1990s Swiss Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Arne Vodder Midcentury Danish Caned Swivel Back Dining Side Chairs
By Arne Vodder
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of midcentury Danish (1960s) dining chairs with exposed frames, caned backrests with brass
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Walter Knoll Low-Back Oxford Dining Chairs Set of Six
By Walter Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Walter Knoll Low-Back Oxford Chairs Set of Six Two with Arms Four Armless features five star bases
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Dining Chair with Bucket Back, Built to Order
By The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
Built to order in CT USA, this dining chair is constructed with solid hard maple and comes in
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Maple

Adjustable Armchair in Red Leather and Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge chair, oak, leather, brass, Europe, 1930s This adjustable chair is architectural in its
Category

Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Adjustable Armchair in Red Leather and Oak
Adjustable Armchair in Red Leather and Oak
H 38.19 in W 22.25 in D 39.38 in
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Tilt-Back Sheridan Lounge Chair in Walnut Cane & Brass
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant lounge chair was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar in the late 1960s and was only
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vitra AM Fully Adjustable Ergonomic Office Chairs by Alberto Meda 2021
By Alberto Meda, Vitra
Located in Miami, FL
Vitra AM Fully Adjustable Ergonomic Office Chairs by Alberto Meda 2021 Offered for sale
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plastic

Mid Century Danish Modern Adjustable Desk Chair Jørgen Rasmussen for Labofa
By Jørgen Rasmussen, Labofa A/S
Located in Port Jervis, NY
fully adjusting to a seat height of 23.5, lowered to 17.25 or anywhere in between. Back rest is also
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Knoll Generation Black Ergonomic Office Desk Chair Fully Adjustable, Brand New
By Formway Design Studio, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Knoll Generation black ergonomic office desk chair fully adjustable, brand new. Generation by Knoll
Category

2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Adrian Pearsall Ivory White High Back Arm Chair with Black Piping Model 1865-C
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Striking high back arm chair by Adrian Pearsall immediately adds a sense of Mid Century Modern high
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

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Adjustable Back Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the adjustable back chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each adjustable back chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, metal and wood. Find 13 options for an antique or vintage adjustable back chair now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an adjustable back chair — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. An adjustable back chair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. A well-made adjustable back chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Peter Ghyczy, Chromcraft and Dunbar are consistently popular.

How Much is a Adjustable Back Chair?

Prices for an adjustable back chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,200 and can go as high as $7,950, while the average can fetch as much as $2,995.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Adjustable Back Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How to adjust a Herman Miller chair depends on the model. Over the years, the company's furniture has employed many different mechanisms. Current styles of their well-known Aeron chair have a lever on the right for adjusting the seat height and one on the left that controls the seat tilt. A separate lever allows you to raise and lower the arms. You'll find a collection of Herman Miller chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A low-back chair is designed to provide lumbar support to the lower back and mid-back. These chairs have a small backrest that reaches till the middle of one's back. Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary low back chairs from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A spoon back chair is an accent chair that features a deep curved back that forms arms along the sides of the furniture by sloping downward. Most spoon back chairs have wooden backs and upholstered seats. Find a variety of spoon back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A sling chair is usually made up of a framework connected by ropes or fabric hanging between the poles or frame. This design results in a structure quite similar to a sling stretcher.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A comb back chair is a style of chair featuring a back resembling a comb. Comb back chairs are also known as Windsor chairs and are typically crafted with a cage-like backing. Shop a selection of comb back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A balloon back chair is a specific type of seat that became popular during the Victorian era. It features a curved back that tapers as it travels down to the seat. Many balloon back chairs are armless, and nearly all examples feature upholstered seats. You'll find a range of balloon back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A bow back chair refers to a silhouette of a chair with a curved back and is usually made with high-quality wood. Bow back chairs were popular during the colonial period and are representative of American-Amish heritage. Browse a range of vintage bow back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A lyre back chair is a type of furniture used for seating that originated during the early 18th century. It features a square back embellished with wood shaped like a lyre, an ancient stringed musical instrument. On 1stDibs, find a variety of lyre back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A channel back chair is a chair that features deep channels in the upholstery along the back. These can create a seashell-like effect. This kind of back may also be called a fluted back. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage and new channel back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A splat back chair is a chair with a vertical central element on its back. Splat back chairs have more of a formal feel to them compared to other types of chairs and seating. Splat back Windsor chairs are popular on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yoke back chairs are those that feature a curved top rail and a single central splat. The style of chair originated in China during the 10th century and was a common feature in Chinese homes by the 12th century. On 1stDibs, shop a range of yoke back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A Windsor back chair is a solid wooden chair with an arched spindle back. Most designs have curved arms positioned on angled stands and carved legs connected by a cross stretcher. The chair gets its name from the English city of Windsor, where the chairs were first made in the 18th century. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Windsor back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 15, 2024
    The back of a chair is called a chair back. In some cases, you may see people use modifiers to describe the styles of chair backs. For example, a chair with two crisscrossing cross rails is an X-back or cross back, while a chair with a series of horizontal cross rails positioned parallel to one another is a ladder back. Explore a wide range of chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Balloon back chairs are from the Victorian era, which lasted from the late 1830s to the turn of the 20th century. These chairs get their name from their rounded backrests and narrow waists, which make it seem like their tops have ballooned or grown in size. On 1stDibs, shop a range of balloon back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Cross back chairs are sometimes called X-back chairs because of the crisscrossing design. However, cross back chair is a commonly used name in its own right. Since couples often rent these types of chairs for seating during wedding ceremonies, some people call cross back chairs wedding chairs. Shop an assortment of cross back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 30, 2023
    Vladimir Kagan designed the Shield Back chair, which debuted in 1955. It features an upholstered back and seat. Cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite is also known for creating an all-wood shield back chair sometime during the mid-18th century. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of shield back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To upholster a channel back chair, you will need to remove the seat and back of the chair, measure for new padding and upholstery and make specialized cuts and patterns for the channels. Upholstering channel back chairs is challenging, so if you’re not experienced in upholstering furniture, it’s best to take it to someone who is. Shop a selection of upholstered channel chairs from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Round back chairs are often called barrel chairs or barrel back chairs. This is because the curvy shape makes the back look similar to half of a barrel. Often, this type of chair has an upholstered seat and exposed wood legs. You'll find a selection of barrel chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ladder back chairs have a timeless design that was popular in several eras. Early examples date back to the Middle Ages. The wooden chairs became very popular in colonial America and England during the 17th century. Shop a range of antique and vintage ladder back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    Shield back chairs were first made during the 18th century. However, the timeless design of these dining chairs continues to appeal to many people, so many furniture makers continue to produce chairs with distinctive shield backs. Shop a variety of shield back chairs on 1stDibs.