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19th c. Whitney Reed High Back Wicker Armchair
By Whitney Reed Chair Company
Located in New York, NY
Bearing the label of the American company Whitney Reed Chair Co., this nineteenth century wicker armchair features an elaborate high back with scroll and spindle designs, as well as ...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Upholstery

Exceptional Victorian Bent Reed Rocking Chair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Victorian Wicker Rocker made in a very sculptural detailed way all original and in a strong sturdy condition. The Victorian Era is named after the period from 1837-1901, the lengt...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Rocking Chairs

Materials

Reed

Superb Pair of Tortoiseshell Pagoda Loungers by John Wisner for Ficks Reed
By Ficks Reed, John Wisner
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chair frames are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and ready for upholstery...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Hardwood, Cane

Primitive Early American Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early American rocker with woven reed seat. Sturdy construction. Size: 18" seat height.
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Antique 19th Century Primitive Rocking Chairs

Materials

Reed, Wood

  • Primitive Early American Rocking Chair
  • Primitive Early American Rocking Chair
  • Primitive Early American Rocking Chair
  • Primitive Early American Rocking Chair
H 36 in. W 20 in. D 30 in.
Pair of Original Bamboo Tufted Green Rattan Lounge Chairs by Ficks Reed, 1970's
Located in Pasadena, TX
Two vintage original bamboo lounge chairs by Ficks Reed, circa 1970's. Leather straps support the cushioning and the bamboo frame. The upholstery is bright apple green and the tufted...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bamboo

Reed Lounge Chair in Oak and Leather - handcrafted by Richard Wrightman Design
By Richard Wrightman
Located in Long Island City, NY
The Reed lounge chair in natural finished white oak with Moore & Giles: Diablo / Cane leather upholstery The modern campaign collection by Richard Wrightman combines the vernacular ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak, Leather, Wood

19th Century Heywood Bros. and Wakefield Co. Natural Wicker Swivel Piano Chair
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Savannah, GA
This fanciful Victorian wicker swivel piano chair has all the bells and whistles of the most prestigious American wicker designers Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company. Curlicues, ...
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Antique 1890s American Late Victorian Chairs

Materials

Metal

Late 19th Century Child's Windsor Rocking Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
Late 19th century child's Windsor rocking chair Custom made rocking chair with reed woven seat Measures: 16 wide at the arms x 14" wide at the feet x 21" deep at the feet 11...
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Antique Late 19th Century American American Colonial Rocking Chairs

Materials

Reed, Walnut

Pair of Classical Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, New York
Located in Providence, RI
These chairs retain an old probably first surface and have large well-developed carved crest panels (see detail). These chairs have beautifully reeded stiles and have a backsplat of ...
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Antique 19th Century American American Classical Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

American Art Deco Split Reed Furniture Set
Located in Rochester, NY
American Art Deco split reed / stick wicker set - sofa / two lounge chairs and one ottoman (one chair as chaise lounge) in original glowing rich natural color / red and green painted...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Cane, Reed

Baltimore Wing Back Chair, circa 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
American wingback chair, attributed to Baltimore, mahogany turned and reeded legs, original casters, 1800-1815.
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Antique Early 19th Century American Sheraton Wingback Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Baltimore Wing Back Chair, circa 1810
  • Baltimore Wing Back Chair, circa 1810
  • Baltimore Wing Back Chair, circa 1810
  • Baltimore Wing Back Chair, circa 1810
H 47.5 in. W 32 in. D 28.5 in.
Set of Four Carved Classical Side Chairs, New York
Located in Providence, RI
These chairs are of the type known as "side chairs," which fit nicely for example alongside either a chest or a card table in a hallway. Also, these may be considered "boudoir chairs...
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Antique 19th Century American American Classical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Six Classical Mahogany Dining Chairs, Phyfe Circle, New York, circa 1810
Located in Providence, RI
This set of chairs relates to the early New York furniture grouping characterized as classical and which is often characterized by a carved panel depicting a central bow knot upon ei...
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Antique 1810s American American Classical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1820. Mahogany (secondary woods: Birch and maple; slip seats: Birch and pine) Measures: 33 1/4 in. high, 18 5/8 in. wide, 19 ¼ in. deep (overall). E...
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Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
  • Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
  • Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
  • Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
H 33.25 in. W 33.25 in. D 33.25 in.
Andy Warhol's 6 Stickley Chairs from the Factory and Contemporary Stickley Table
By Stickley Brothers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A rare piece of cultural history, offered here are six signed, circa 1918, quarter sawn oak mission style Stickley Brothers chairs which were used by American artist, producer and di...
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Vintage 1910s American Mission Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Important Rare Set of Six Neoclassical Side Chairs, Boston, circa 1815
Located in Providence, RI
This set of chairs is the only one known with the bulbous reeded front leg and commodious original box seats, which make for a most comfortable and sturdy dining room chair. The ...
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Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Early 20th Century Set 6 Sheraton Revival Mahogany and Satinwood Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
A striking set of six mahogany and satinwood banded dining chairs, in Sheraton Revival taste, to include a pair of armchairs, circa 1900 in date. The high back chairs feature satinw...
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Antique Early 1900s Sheraton Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood

Split Reed 5-Piece Living Room Set, circa 1920s
By Paul Frankl
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
5-piece split reed living room set. Three club chairs, ottoman, and three seat sofa. from a Jupiter island estate. This 1920s split reed set has been professionally restored with a f...
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Early 20th Century North American American Craftsman Living Room Sets

Materials

Reed

1930's American Art Deco 5 Piece Split Reed Salon Set
Located in New York, NY
American Art Deco five piece salon set including one settee and four armchairs. The chairs are composed of natural split reeds decorated and trimmed with red paint and wrapped wicke...
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Vintage 1930s American Armchairs

Materials

Paint, Upholstery

Split Reed Stick Wicker Armchair
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Antique American Art Deco split reed stick wicker arm chair with flat arms, magazine holder on one arm and drink holders on the other, painted black. Reed is a rattan when it is spro...
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Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Reed

  • Split Reed Stick Wicker Armchair
  • Split Reed Stick Wicker Armchair
  • Split Reed Stick Wicker Armchair
  • Split Reed Stick Wicker Armchair
H 31 in. W 32.25 in. D 35 in.
American Split Reed 3-Piece Set Art Deco circa 1920s Stick Wicker
By Bielecky Brothers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1920s three-piece American split reed stick wicker living room suite. Sofa and two club lounge chairs. Retains original finish with some touch up and minor repairs. Has passable cush...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Living Room Sets

Materials

Wicker

18th to 19th Century Ladder Back Chair with Reed Seat
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th to 19th century ladder back chair with reed seat. Hand made antique ladder back arm chair with hand woven reed seat Measures: 22" wide x 18" deep x 15.5" high at the seat ...
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Antique Early 19th Century American American Colonial Armchairs

Materials

Oak

American Mahogany Serpentine Back Martha Washington Armchair, Circa 1790
Located in Charleston, SC
American mahogany Martha Washington armchair with serpentine slant high back, reeded scrolled and squared arms, terminating on reeded squared curvature legs with connecting stretcher...
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Antique 1790s American American Colonial Armchairs

Materials

Muslin, Upholstery, Mahogany

American Cherry Martha Washington Serpentine Upholstered Armchair, Circa 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
American Cherry Martha Washington armchair with a serpentine back, reeded scrolled arms, curvature seat and resting on the original tapered squared splayed legs, Early 19th century, ...
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Antique 1810s American American Colonial Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Muslin, Upholstery, Cherry

American Mahogany Armchair, Baltimore, Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
American mahogany chair upholstered in Napoleon Bee silk, carved acanthus serpentine arms , floral medallions, and terminating on turned bulbous reeded legs. Baltimore, Early 19th Ce...
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Antique 19th Century American Armchairs

American Art Deco Rattan Sofa and Armchair
Located in Hingham, MA
Beautifully restored American Art Deco stick reed three seat sofa and lounge chair with cutout holders in the chair armrests for drink or ashtray and newspaper/magazines. Attributed ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Rattan

  • American Art Deco Rattan Sofa and Armchair
  • American Art Deco Rattan Sofa and Armchair
  • American Art Deco Rattan Sofa and Armchair
  • American Art Deco Rattan Sofa and Armchair
H 33.5 in. W 69 in. D 30 in.
American 1980s Music Stand by Michael Coffey
By Michael Coffey
Located in New York, NY
An American carved wood music stand by Michael Coffey. This piece represents an evolution in sculptor Michael Coffey's process. Always seeking functionality and beauty in his designs...
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Vintage 1980s American Music Stands

Materials

Wenge

American Breakfront Bookcase "Library Bookcase with Wings"
Located in New York, NY
Breakfront bookcase [library book case with wings], circa 1815–1820 New York Mahogany (secondary woods: mahogany, pine, and poplar), with wood and composition capitals and bases, v...
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Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany, Wood

Late 18th Century Side Chair
Located in New York, NY
With flat reed or basket weave seat.
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Antique Late 18th Century American American Colonial Children's Furniture

Materials

Wood, Maple

  • Late 18th Century Side Chair
  • Late 18th Century Side Chair
  • Late 18th Century Side Chair
  • Late 18th Century Side Chair
H 28.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 11.5 in.
Jenkins & Phipps Stick and Ball Wicker Portrait Chair
By Jenkins & Phipps
Located in Hingham, MA
Jenkins & Phipps stick and ball wicker photographers or portrait chair with asymmetrical scrolled right arm and fiddleheads, woven skirt, and woven beaded front legs. Jenkins-Phipp...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wicker

Regency Mahogany Library Chair by Gillows English, circa 1815
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Regency mahogany library chair by Gillows, the slender, shaped scroll back integral with the acanthus-carved scroll arms, the panelled seat rail set upon turned and reeded front le...
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Antique 1810s English Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Andy Warhol's Six Stickley Dining Chairs from the Factory and Extending Table
By Gustav Stickley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A rare piece of cultural history of international significance, offered here are six signed, circa 1918, quarter sawn oak mission style Stickley Brothers chairs which were used by Am...
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Vintage 1910s American Arts and Crafts Dining Room Sets

Materials

Oak

Maple William & Mary Bannister Back Armchair, Massachusetts, circa 1740-1750
Located in Providence, RI
This armchair relates to an example shown in Bishop, the American chair: Three centuries of style (see scan) with reeded vertical slats on the back and the sausage turnings at the ba...
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Antique Mid-18th Century American William and Mary Armchairs

Materials

Maple

"Lunar Sea II" Coffee Table by Michael Coffey
By Michael Coffey
Located in New York, NY
An American "Lunar Sea II" coffee table by Michael Coffey. The Lunar Sea II table was a collaboration between Michael Coffey and Brenda Houston, a collector/dealer in agate stone. "T...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Agate

  • "Lunar Sea II" Coffee Table by Michael Coffey
  • "Lunar Sea II" Coffee Table by Michael Coffey
  • "Lunar Sea II" Coffee Table by Michael Coffey
  • "Lunar Sea II" Coffee Table by Michael Coffey
H 16.5 in. W 42 in. D 39.5 in.
Set of Eight American Dining Chairs
Located in Port Chester, NY
A set of eight American Classical mahogany dining chairs with reeding and turned and tapered legs.
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Antique Early 19th Century American American Classical Dining Room Chairs

  • Set of Eight American Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight American Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight American Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight American Dining Chairs
H 33 in. W 22 in. D 21 in.
Split Reed Bamboo Lounge Chairs a Pair Midcentury
Located in Philadelphia, PA
With an architectural look, these generously sized chairs would add interest to any project. These chairs have had an ivory color applied and have seat and back cushions. The cushion...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bamboo

Pair of California Modern Woven Reed Scoop Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of California Modern Woven Reed Scoop Chairs, American, circa 1950's.
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Eva Lisa "Pipsan" Saarinen Swanson Lounge Chair for Ficks-Reed
By Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson
Located in Maastricht, NL
Early 1950s lounge chair designed by Eva Lisa "Pipsan" Saarinen Swanson (American, born Finland, 1905–1979) sister of famous designer/architect Eero Saarinen. She and her husband wor...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Woven Wicker and Rattan Storage Basket by Wakefield Reed Chair Company
By Wakefield Reed Chair Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pieces dates to the 1920s and was fabricated by the American firm of Wakefield Reed Chair Company. The piece retains its original paper label on the underside (see image...
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Early 20th Century American Decorative Baskets

Materials

Wicker, Rattan

American Federal-Style Mahogany Wing Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Late 19th Century American Federal-Style Mahogany Wing Chair with arched back and shaped wings. The mahogany reeded arms continue and taper into turned reeded legs raised on brass c...
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Antique 19th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

  • American Federal-Style Mahogany Wing Chair
  • American Federal-Style Mahogany Wing Chair
  • American Federal-Style Mahogany Wing Chair
  • American Federal-Style Mahogany Wing Chair
H 48 in. W 27.25 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Chrome and Woven Reed Sled Chairs by Ward Bennett
By Ward Bennett
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Chrome and Woven Reed "Sled" Chairs, designed by Ward Bennett for Brickell, American, circa 1960's. Sleek architectural form chrome frames with woven reed seats that lend vis...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Near Pair of American Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A near pair of early 19th century American, possibly Baltimore, side chairs featuring reeded and carved square backs with upholstered seats resting on round, reeded, tapering legs.
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Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Near Pair of American Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Near Pair of American Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Near Pair of American Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Near Pair of American Mahogany Side Chairs
H 33 in. W 17.75 in. D 19 in.
Pair of Eva Lisa "Pipsan" Saarinen Swanson Lounge Chairs for Ficks-Reed
By Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson
Located in Maastricht, NL
Early 1950s lounge chairs designed by Eva Lisa "Pipsan" Saarinen Swanson (American, born Finland, 1905–1979) sister of famous designer/architect Eero Saarinen. She and her husband wo...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Henry Link Split Reed Wicker and Bamboo Lounge Chairs and Ottoman, 3 Pieces
By Henry Link
Located in Fulton, CA
A pair of Henry Link wicker lounge chairs with single ottoman. Sculptural design, structurally very solid. Upholstery is in good condition with some wear, foam is soft and comfortabl...
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Late 20th Century Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wicker

Pair of American Mahogany Upholstered Club Chairs, 20th Century
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of American mahogany club chairs with carved reeded backs, scrolled arms, nickel tacking, and terminating on turned bulbous legs with original brass casters. 20th Century. Cha...
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20th Century American Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of American Regency Mahogany Side Chairs, Baltimore, Circa 1815
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of American Regency mahogany side chairs with carved acanthus and lotus splat backs, white muslin upholstered seat bottoms, and terminating on turned bulbous reeded legs, Early ...
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Antique 1810s American Regency Side Chairs

Stylish Set of Three American Custom-Made Corner Chairs by Tomlinson Furniture
By Tomlinson
Located in San Francisco, CA
A stylish and rare set of 3 American mid-century custom made corner chairs; by Tomlinson Furniture Co (PRICED INDIVIDUALLY); each with incurved back with x-form splats raised on reed...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Corner Chairs

Set of Four Chairs by Marcel La Riviere for Ficks Feed
By Marcel La Riviere, Ficks Reed
Located in New York, NY
Unusual and striking set of four armchairs in walnut with sinuous arms, pivoting back rests, and woven rattan seats. Designed by Marcel La Riviere and made by his company, La Riviere...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Walnut

Set of Seven American Federal Dining Chairs, circa 1805-1815
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This is a delightful set of period American Federal Dining Chairs, almost certainly New York City c. 1805-1815. The "bell-shaped" seat and square back was commercially successful onl...
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Antique 19th Century American Federal Dining Room Chairs

Pair of Vintage Oversized Rattan Bamboo McGuire Lounge Chairs and Ottoman
By McGuire, Ficks Reed, John Wisner, Michael Taylor, John and Elinor McGuire
Located in Framingham, MA
Pair of substantial low slung bamboo rattan lounge chairs by McGuire. Built, circa 1970. Rawhide leather strapping joinery and end caps. Exquisite craftsmanship and top notch materia...
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Vintage 1970s North American Bohemian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Set of Eight American Federal Style Mahogany and Birch Dining Chairs
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This very fine benchmade set of eight dining chairs in the Federal style are nearly indistinguishable from a period set, having an old and consistent patina throughout what is a very...
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Antique 1890s American Federal Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Stylish Small Curved Upholstered Slipper Chair
Located in Essex, MA
A well proportioned, small slipper or club chair with curved back, arms and seat, American, circa 1920s, raised on mahogany reeded square section legs, newly upholstered in cream and...
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Vintage 1930s American Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of English Lyre Back Regency Side Chairs, circa 1810
Located in Providence, RI
These chairs are related to chairs illustrated in English and American Furniture, by Cescinsky & Hunter pg. 271 and also to chairs on pg. 270 of which we have a set of six on display...
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Antique Early 19th Century European Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Exceptional Donald Dunlap Tiger Maple Carved Side Chairs
By Donald Dunlap
Located in Milford, NH
A rare and exceptional pair of carved tiger maple side chairs crafted by master cabinetmaker Donald Dunlap of Antrim, New Hampshire, in the tradition of the 18th century Dunlaps fami...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Side Chairs

Materials

Maple

Set of 6 Lacquered Dining Chairs designed by Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 chic dining chairs in white lacquer designed by Tommi Parzinger for Willow & Reed, American 1960's
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Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Chairs

John Risley Wicker and Iron 1950s Chaise
By John Risley
Located in Phoenix, AZ
John Risley wicker and iron 'Duyan' chaise or lounge chair for Ficks Reed, circa late 1950s. This all original example has a patinated iron frame with a suspended woven wicker seatin...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Century Furniture Beige Tufted Silk Wingback Armchair Louis XV French Style
By Century Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Century Furniture tufted wingback chair. Classic Louis XV styling with an intricately carved frame over reeded and tapered legs leading to arrow feet.     
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Late 20th Century North American Louis XV Lounge Chairs

Materials

Silk, Hardwood

19th Century Set of Four English Regency Antique Dining Chairs, circa 1810-20
Located in Shippensburg, PA
VERY FINE SET OF FOUR ENGLISH REGENCY MAHOGANY SABRE LEG DINING CHAIRS England, Circa 1810-20 Item # 502NPG22 This is a rather excellent set of four matched English Regency peri...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Upholstered Modern Wingback Armchairs
Located in Seattle, WA
Pair of American-made midcentury Wingbacks with an exaggerated silhouette; professionally reappointed in a red cotton/linen blend with nickel nailhead trim. Charming proportions ove...
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20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Cotton

Late 19th Century Bergere Armchair
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Late 19th century well carved bergere armchair, the arms terminating in rams heads, supported on rams feet. Archaic reeding and bow fronted seat rail. Provenance: Appearing firs...
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Early 20th Century British Bergere Chairs

  • Late 19th Century Bergere Armchair
  • Late 19th Century Bergere Armchair
  • Late 19th Century Bergere Armchair
  • Late 19th Century Bergere Armchair
H 32 in. W 23 in. D 24.00 in.
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American Reed Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of American reed chairs is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique American reed chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, mahogany and natural fiber. We have 34 antique and vintage American reed chairs in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. American reed chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. American reed chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Neoclassical, Arts and Crafts and Mid-Century Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. American reed chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Michael Coffey, Century Furniture and Ficks Reed are consistently popular.

How Much are American Reed Chairs?

Prices for American reed chairs start at $650 and top out at $225,000 with the average selling for $9,500.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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.

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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.

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Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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.

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