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Four Antique Bull Horn Chairs, circa 1870
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A set of four antique bull horn chairs, circa 1870, covered with antique green velvet which has to be renewed (is loosing the hairs). Manufactured in Austria, circa 1870. Please con...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Chairs

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Horn, Wood

  • Four Antique Bull Horn Chairs, circa 1870
  • Four Antique Bull Horn Chairs, circa 1870
  • Four Antique Bull Horn Chairs, circa 1870
  • Four Antique Bull Horn Chairs, circa 1870
H 35.44 in. W 22.05 in. D 25.6 in.
Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A pair antique bull Horn chairs, from a noble villa in Austria. with antique green velvet fabric. unrestored original condition, fabric needs to be renewed. Please contact us for an...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Chairs

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Horn, Wood

  • Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
  • Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
  • Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
  • Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
H 38.98 in. W 30.71 in. D 37.41 in.
Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A pair small bull Horn chairs circa 1870, one covered with vintage cow coat which has to be renewed (is loosing the hairs), the other without cover. Iron legs added to improve stabil...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Chairs

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Wood, Horn

  • Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
H 34.26 in. W 26.38 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A pair large bull horn chairs circa 1870, one covered with vintage cow coat which has to be renewed (is loosing the hairs), the other without cover. Iron legs added to improve stabil...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Chairs

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Wood, Horn

  • Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
H 41.34 in. W 28.35 in. D 26.78 in.
Beetle Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, Conic Base, Antique Brass
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
Taking inspiration from the four-legged creature – the beetle, GamFratesi has been looking closely at its characteristic elements: shape, shells, sutures, rigid outside and soft insi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Beetle Dining Chair, Un-Upholstered, Conic Base, Antique Brass
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
With the introduction of the un-upholstered Beetle chair, the collection has bloomed into a chair series with unlimited possibilities. The Beetle chair is no longer only an upholster...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Bat Dining Chair, Un-Upholstered, Conic Base, Antique Brass
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Bat Dining Chair, designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi, carries strong references to the interesting characteristics of bats, with its inviting, distinctive shell rem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

China Antique Natural Dream Stone Chair
Located in Shelburne, VT
A Fine chair China- an extraordinary prolifically crafted example of an antique hand carved hardwood chair inlaid with multiple natural dream stone "paintings" and with "butterfly a...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Marble

  • China Antique Natural Dream Stone Chair
  • China Antique Natural Dream Stone Chair
  • China Antique Natural Dream Stone Chair
  • China Antique Natural Dream Stone Chair
H 38.75 in. W 25.75 in. D 19 in.
Black Wool and Antique Brass Corner Chair
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Corner Chair can be used as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional with other Inheritance pieces. This variation is upholstered in a rich, black wool ...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Antique Black Japanned Japan Cane Chairs Seats
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning pair of antique Japanned chairs with cane seats. One-of-a-kind hand painted detail and craftsmanship.
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Vintage 1920s American Chinoiserie Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Antique French Chair Barley Twist Black Forest Carved Oak Upholstered 19th C
Located in Tyler, TX
Rare antique French oak Black Forest upholstered chair with barley twist legs~~19th century Exquisite back is carved from one solid piece of oak~~red, gold and green striped uphol...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Black Forest Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Stunning Antique Black Forest Smoking Chair by Horrix with Original Upholstery
By Horrix
Located in Lisse, NL
Amazing quality carved, great condition and rare antique chair. Over the years we have sold beautiful Black Forest items and the best quality that was made in Holland was made by Ho...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Dutch Black Forest Chairs

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Upholstery, Nutwood

Marvelous Bamboo Antique Corner Chair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Bamboo corner chair with incredible finials and antique patina. Measure: seat height 17.
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Vintage 1950s Chinese Chairs

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Bamboo

  • Marvelous Bamboo Antique Corner Chair
  • Marvelous Bamboo Antique Corner Chair
  • Marvelous Bamboo Antique Corner Chair
  • Marvelous Bamboo Antique Corner Chair
H 32 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Pair of Antique Swiss Black Forest Chairs w. Matching Tilt-Top Table, Late 1800s
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning hand carved Black Forest hall set with marquetry inlay. These very well crafted pieces of Black Forest furniture are an incredible sight to see. The workmanship and the lar...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Chairs

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Wood

Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
A handsome pair of Regency ebonised armchairs with gilt decoration. The gilding mainly original but restored.
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Antique 1810s English Regency Chairs

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Beech

  • Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
  • Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
  • Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
  • Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
H 32.5 in. W 20 in. D 17 in.
Antique Folding Children's Buggy Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Antique, children's chair for a buggy or early automobile features a cast iron frame with folding vinyl seat and back. All original patina.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chairs

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Iron

  • Antique Folding Children's Buggy Chair
  • Antique Folding Children's Buggy Chair
  • Antique Folding Children's Buggy Chair
  • Antique Folding Children's Buggy Chair
H 28 in. W 14 in. D 15 in.
Antique Gilt Finish and Black Naugahyde Moorish Style Lounge Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Moorish style tall back lounge chair with an ebony glazed gold lacquer frame and cane sides. Upholstered in high quality black leather-like Naugahyde. Loose seat cushion and fixed back.
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Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs

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Cane, PVC

Authentic Antique Rustic Adirondack Twig Chair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Authentic Adirondack rustic twig arm chair having beautiful workmanship and antique character. Sturdy and comfortable. Measures: Arm height 26 seat depth 11.5.
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Antique 19th Century North American Adirondack Chairs

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Twig

Antique 19th Century Windsor Chair
Located in Houston, TX
19th century windsor chair, circa 1840. Beautifully worn seat and arms.
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Antique 19th Century English Chairs

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Wood

  • Antique 19th Century Windsor Chair
  • Antique 19th Century Windsor Chair
  • Antique 19th Century Windsor Chair
  • Antique 19th Century Windsor Chair
H 27 in. W 17.5 in. D 16.75 in.
Navy Leather and Antique Nickel Chair
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sleek and refined, the Inheritance Chair is a great addition to nearly any space. This variation is upholstered in a rich navy leather. The foam seat cushions have been wrapped in ...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

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Steel

  • Navy Leather and Antique Nickel Chair
  • Navy Leather and Antique Nickel Chair
  • Navy Leather and Antique Nickel Chair
  • Navy Leather and Antique Nickel Chair
H 30 in. W 24 in. D 36 in.
Black Leather and Antique Brass Dining Chair
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A steel and leather chair with a comfortable seat, easily stackable to save space when needed. This version has an antique brass frame, an antique brass backrest, and a black leather...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Antique English Chiavari Black Wood and Red Velvet Chair
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful antique English Chiavari black wood painted side chair with striking red velvet tufted seat, England, circa Late-19th century to early-20th century. Chair has spindle bac...
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Antique 1890s English Chinoiserie Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Velvet

Pair of Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Desk Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Pair of antique Edwardian inlaid mahogany desk chairs having a lovely shaped top rail boasting a fantastic quality marquetry inlaid splat to the centre, shaped open arms, newly reuph...
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Antique Early 1900s European Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Other

Antique Victorian Black Lacquer & Stenciled Balloon Back Cane Side Chair Regency
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Victorian parlor chair. Hand stencilled with an ornate pierced back with a caned seat and turned legs.   
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Antique Late 19th Century Regency Side Chairs

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Cane, Hardwood, Lacquer

Human Brass Chair in Solid Antique Brass
Located in Paris, FR
Chair human in solid brass in antique finish. Hand beaten solid brass.
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Human Brass Chair in Solid Antique Brass
  • Human Brass Chair in Solid Antique Brass
  • Human Brass Chair in Solid Antique Brass
  • Human Brass Chair in Solid Antique Brass
H 39.38 in. W 14.97 in. D 31.89 in.
Set of Four Antique Chairs by Horrix
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of four antique chairs by Horrix are perfect examples of the highest quality furnishings produced by the storied Dutch company. Displaying a Black Forest style influence, each wa...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Black Forest Chairs

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Oak

  • Set of Four Antique Chairs by Horrix
  • Set of Four Antique Chairs by Horrix
  • Set of Four Antique Chairs by Horrix
  • Set of Four Antique Chairs by Horrix
H 36 in. W 18 in. D 19 in.
Antique Black Forest Carved Bear Hall Chair Armchair, 19th Century, circa 1875
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique Black Forest carved bear hall chair armchair, 19th century, circa 1875 Magnificent Swiss 19th century Black Forest carved bear hall chair circa 1875, the bear standing on ...
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Antique 1870s Swiss Black Forest Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine quality pair of antique mahogany Regency library chairs having a quality shaped reeded mahogany top rail supported by carved and reeded uprights, newly reupholstered drop in sea...
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Antique 19th Century European Regency Chairs

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Other

Antique Black Forest Faux Bois Carved Mahogany Twig Branch Side Vanity Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful antique black forest carved mahogany, faux bois, small side chair or vanity chair. Item features an intricately carved faux bois design complete with realistic leaves, as w...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Side Chairs

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Wood

Antique Antler Easy Chair by H.F.C Rampendahl ca. 1880
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A rare antler armchair made of original horns from the stag and fallow deer. Feet made of original deer legs reinforced with wood. The unusual chair is elaborately manufactured with ...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Chairs

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Antler

Antique Louis XV Walnut Hall Chair, circa 1900-1910
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique Louis XV walnut hall chair, circa 1900-1910.
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Early 20th Century French Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

French Ebonized Mahogany Antique Desk Chair with a Leather Seat Cushion
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French solid mahogany desk chair in a beautiful ebonized finish that lets the warm brown tones of the wood to gently peek through the black. The seat cushion is old leather w...
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Early 20th Century French Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Quality Antique Victorian Set of Four Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality antique Victorian set of four carved mahogany dining chairs having a quality carved mahogany shaped top rail, carved and pierced open splat to the centre of the back, newly r...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Chairs

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Other

Antique Industrial Aluminum Rolling Desk Chair by General Fireproofing Co.
By General Fireproofing Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique industrial aluminum rolling desk chair by General Fireproofing co. Amazing patina, surface and finish, curved aluminum slat back for optimum comfort, retains original painted...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Black Leather and Antique Brass Dining Chair with Blackened Steel Frame
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A steel and leather chair with a comfortable seat, easily stackable to save space when needed. This version has a blackened steel frame, a brass backrest, and a black leather upholst...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Antique Rustic Antler Parlor Chairs, Germany, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A pair of antique antler chairs, made of horns from the deer and fallow deer. Decorated with a turned Horn rose and wild boar tusks. Seat and backrest made of oakwood with hand carve...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Chairs

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Antler, Oak

Antique Victorian Style Leather Swivel Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
A magnificent vintage deep buttoned leather swivel desk chair. This was made in England & I would date it from around the 1950’s period. The quality is amazing and this is extreme...
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Mid-20th Century English Victorian Swivel Chairs

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Leather

An Antique Set of His And Hers Eastlake Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of ebonized wood Eastlake his and hers antique side chairs newly re-upholstered in silk Ikat. His: 40" H x 19" W x 16" D x 24" S Hers: 36" H x 19&...
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Antique 19th Century American Eastlake Chairs

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Textile, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs set of (8) in Black Leather, Antique Finish
Located in Chicago, IL
Classic French Louis XVI style set of (8) dining chairs (more available) with a boxed seat cushion, which eliminates the crowned seat bottom. Our Louis XVI dining chairs are made by...
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2010s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Pair of Antique Chinese Hardwood Side Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of antique side Chinese side chairs circa 19th century. Made from highly grained HongMu, a hard wood that resembles the Chinese rosewood, Huanghuali. These chairs feature a cr...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Antique French Louis XV Style Painted and Giltwood Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Chic French Louis XV style painted and giltwood side chair, slipper chair, chauffeuse or vanity chair, professionally upholstered in cut velvet. This stunning French lounge chair dat...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Slipper Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Antique Early 19th Century Windsor Elm Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Early 19th century windsor elm chair, England, circa 1800.
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Antique Early 19th Century Windsor Chairs

Materials

Elm

  • Antique Early 19th Century Windsor Elm Chair
  • Antique Early 19th Century Windsor Elm Chair
  • Antique Early 19th Century Windsor Elm Chair
  • Antique Early 19th Century Windsor Elm Chair
H 41.5 in. W 23.25 in. D 12.75 in.
Pair of Antique Bohemian Chairs Hand-Carved Teak
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Fabulous exotic large lounge chairs with brass panther head hand rests. Hand-painted and hand-carved. Very unique pair of chairs in completely original condition including upholstery.
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Vintage 1930s Indian Moorish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Four Antique Oak Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
Set of four antique oak chairs with original black painted finish. Cleaned and waxed, newly upholstered seats "Pomegranates and Grapes", circa 1890s from England.
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Antique 19th Century English Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Set of Four Antique Oak Chairs
  • Set of Four Antique Oak Chairs
  • Set of Four Antique Oak Chairs
  • Set of Four Antique Oak Chairs
H 38.75 in. W 18 in. D 19.5 in.
Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Antique Brass
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle lounge chair is with its comfortable design and generously proportioned silhouette, the perfect lounge chair for relaxation at any contemporary home. The Beetle lounge cha...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Chic Antique French Iron Brass & Original Distressed Leather Side Chair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Wonderful turn of the century French occasional chair, remarkably comfortable and oozing with character, having heavy curlicue iron and brass frame and original handsome distressed l...
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Vintage 1910s French Side Chairs

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Brass, Iron

Six Stunning Small Antique Dutch Dining Chairs
Located in Port Chester, NY
These have an elegant shape and present a wonderful profile. Chairs are in two very similar sizes- three chairs slightly smaller than the other three somewhat larger chairs. The dime...
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Paint, Wood

Metropolitan Furn Modern Blue & Antique Brass Plate Tub Chairs by Jules Heumann
By Metropolitan, Jules Heumann
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous modern blue tub chairs by Jules Heumann for Metropolitan Furniture Company. They are comprised of antiqued brass plate frames and wear their original blue hopsacking fabric....
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Late 20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Antique circa 1815 Mother of Pearl Inlaid Ebonsied & Gold Leaf Regency Chair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exquisite original circa 1815 Regency ebonised gold leaf painted and mother of pearl inlaid occasional bergere chair A very good looking we...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Side Chairs

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

Antique French Art Nouveau Style Hand Forged Scrolling Wrought Iron Side Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunning Vintage French Art Nouveau Style Scrolling Side Chair with a Hand Wrought and Forged Iron Frame. Item features the most beautiful and whimsical lines throughout including th...
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Mid-20th Century British Art Nouveau Side Chairs

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Iron

Quality Antique Victorian Set of Six Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality antique Victorian set of six carved mahogany dining chairs consisting of two carver chairs and four side chairs having a quality carved mahogany shaped top rail, carved and p...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Other

Large and Fantastic Set of 18 Antique Chippendale Dining Room Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A large and fantastic quality set of 18 late 19th century English Chippendale style dining room chairs Comprising of four arm and 14 side chairs (It is very rare to find such a...
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Antique 19th Century English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Eight Antique Mahogany Fine 19th Century Ribbon Back Dining Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
These are fine examples of English furniture design, with the interlaced ribboning and graceful cabriole legs.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Leather Wingback Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century Queen Anne-style wingback, with beautifully aged burgundy-toned leather, brass stud trimming, and cabriole front legs. Dimensions: 28 in. depth 33 in. width 22 in...
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Early 20th Century Queen Anne Wingback Chairs

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Brass

  • Antique Leather Wingback Armchair
  • Antique Leather Wingback Armchair
  • Antique Leather Wingback Armchair
  • Antique Leather Wingback Armchair
H 47 in. W 33 in. D 28 in.
Antique Vintage Leather Barrel Shaped Small Scale Armchair
Located in Round Top, TX
The rolled arms and back of this vintage brown leather arm chair are accented by leather strips which adds to their visual appeal. There is extensive age related wear to the leather ...
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Early 20th Century Danish Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Antique Deep Buttoned Leather Wing Back Armchair
Located in London, GB
An absolutely stunning antique leather wing back armchair on a solid mahogany base. This is of the utmost quality, it dates from the 1900-1920 period & is Chippendale style. The d...
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Early 20th Century English Chippendale Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Original circa 1840 Antique Victorian Wingback Armchair Embroidered Upholstery
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this rather lovely original early Victorian English oak and embroidered wingback armchair A very early and original wingback armchair, the embro...
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Antique 1840s English Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Antique Black Iron French Patio Outdoor Table and Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
Antique black iron French Patio outdoor table and chairs original finish, faded black iron. Table has cut out design on the top, as well as the seats on the chairs. This round metal ...
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Early 20th Century European Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Black Lacquered Library Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Pair of antique 19th century Victorian carved black lacquered library chairs, with lovely carved and shaped backs, shaped open arms, standing on cabriole legs to the front and out-sw...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Hepplewhite Style Chair King 'Antique Master' in Mahogany and Black Velvet
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Iconic and elegant King (Antique Master) chair for the mahogany and black velvet headboard; the arms are sinuous and end in scroll knuckles; the front legs are straight and square wh...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Neoclassical Revival Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

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Antique Black Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the antique black chair you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, metal and animal skin, every antique black chair was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for an antique black chair, we have 211 options in-stock, while there are 8 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the antique black chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An antique black chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Victorian, Louis XVI and Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one antique black chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but GamFratesi, Gubi and Stephen Kenn produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Antique Black Chair?

Prices for an antique black chair start at $425 and top out at $55,000 with the average selling for $2,500.

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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.