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Antique Tiger Oak Swivel Desk Chair, circa 1900-1920
By The Marble & Shattuck Chair Co.
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original solid tiger oak desk chair with cast iron mechanism, casters and original maker's metal tag. This chair swivels, tilts back and the height is adjustable....
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Early 20th Century Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Antique Library / Desk Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Very nice quality George III period mahogany antique library chair in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. This chair has good crisp carving, it is made of fine dense grained timber, it...
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Antique 18th Century British George III Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique Library / Desk Chair
  • Antique Library / Desk Chair
  • Antique Library / Desk Chair
  • Antique Library / Desk Chair
H 38 in. W 26.5 in. D 23 in.
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

Leather and Wicker Cane 19th Century William IV Design Antique Desk Chair
Located in Halluin, FR
Leather And Wicker Cane 19th century William IV Design antique desk chair composed of an oak wooden structure, finely sculpted, brass finish, a cane wicker seat and padded dark brown...
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Antique 19th Century European William IV Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wicker, Oak

Antique Swivel Oak Desk Chair, circa 1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original solid oak desk chair with cast iron mechanism and brass casters. This chair swivels, tilts back and the height is adjustable. This chair has retained its...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

Antique Swivel Oak Desk Chair, circa 1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original solid oak desk chair with cast iron mechanism and brass casters. This chair swivels, tilts back and the height is adjustable. This chair has retained its...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

Antique French Carved Walnut Caned Desk Chair
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French carved walnut caned desk chair, circa 1890-1900. Very comfortable, with classic lines.
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Antique 1890s French Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Antique Regency Desk Chair, Early 19th Century
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
Why we like it One of the most comfortable models of a Regency chair. Full 'country house look' with their beautifully patinated mahogany frame and worn early 20th century leatheret...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Faux Leather

  • Antique Regency Desk Chair, Early 19th Century
  • Antique Regency Desk Chair, Early 19th Century
  • Antique Regency Desk Chair, Early 19th Century
  • Antique Regency Desk Chair, Early 19th Century
H 33.86 in. W 20.08 in. D 19.69 in.
Victorian 19th Century Antique Carved Mahogany Desk Chair
Located in Norwich, GB
This is an outstanding Victorian 19th century antique carved mahogany desk chair with an exquisite carved ribbon back, open splat centred by tassel and drop in seat. It stands on ele...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique French Mahogany Barrel Back Desk Chair 19th Century
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French mahogany Barrel back desk chair, 19th century FOC039.
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Antique 19th Century Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

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

Materials

Aluminum

Quality Pair of 19th Century Antique Victorian Carved Ebonized Side/Desk Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
A quality pair of antique carved rosewood desk or side chairs. This pair have a very attractively carved top rail and center splat. They have been tastefully reupholstered in a quali...
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Antique Late 19th Century English High Victorian Office Chairs and Desk ...

Materials

Rosewood

Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
An unusual late 18th-early 19th century George III, early Regency period mahogany tub chair, Possibly Irish, circa 1790-1800. Why we like it The combination of this chair's unusual ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
  • Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
  • Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
  • Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
H 32.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 22 in.
Beautiful Antique Chair "Banker", Labelled "Thonet"
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
The production of circa 1915. It is very pleasant to sit-has atypically shaped seat. The item is renovated-massive material, surface treatment-shellac.
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Antique 19th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Beautiful Antique Chair "Banker", Labelled "Thonet"
  • Beautiful Antique Chair "Banker", Labelled "Thonet"
  • Beautiful Antique Chair "Banker", Labelled "Thonet"
  • Beautiful Antique Chair "Banker", Labelled "Thonet"
H 32.68 in. W 18.12 in. D 17.33 in.
Lovely Antique English Edwardian Ralph Johnson Oak Captains Office Desk Armchair
By Ralph Johnson
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original Edwardian English oak Ralph Johnson stamped captains chair A very good looking and well made piece, I have two of these cha...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Oak

Important Antique Chesterfield circa 1860 Restored Brown Leather Captains Chair
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare and important fully restored circa 1860 barrel back Chesterfield hand dyed brown leather office chair This chair is really quite ...
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Antique 1860s English High Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Antique English Georgian Style Dark Green Leather Library Office Chairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique English Georgian style dark green leather library office chairs - a pair. Item features nailhead trim, solid wood frame, upholstered armrests, dark green leather upholstery, ...
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Early 20th Century North American Georgian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Antique William IV Aged Brown Leather Chesterfield Fully Restored Captains Chair
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very fully restored circa 1830 horse shoe back Chesterfield hand dyed brown leather office chair This chair is really quite exquisite, its ...
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Antique 1830s English William IV Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Antique Captains Chair with Embossed Leather Armorial Coat of Arms, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely exquisite circa 1880 Victorian walnut framed with embossed brown leather upholstery captain’...
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Antique 1880s English High Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Antique Wicker Desk and Chair
Located in Old Saybrook, CT
Antique wicker desk and chair in fresh white paint. Desk measures: 39” by 24” and is 36” tall.
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Vintage 1920s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wicker

  • Antique Wicker Desk and Chair
  • Antique Wicker Desk and Chair
  • Antique Wicker Desk and Chair
  • Antique Wicker Desk and Chair
H 36 in. W 39 in. D 24 in.
Antique Lloyd Loom Desk and Chair
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Old Saybrook, CT
Antique Lloyd loom desk and chair in fresh white paint. Desk measures: 30” by 21” and is 35” tall.
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Vintage 1920s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wicker

  • Antique Lloyd Loom Desk and Chair
  • Antique Lloyd Loom Desk and Chair
  • Antique Lloyd Loom Desk and Chair
  • Antique Lloyd Loom Desk and Chair
H 35 in. W 30 in. D 21 in.
Antique Willow Desk and Chair
Located in Old Saybrook, CT
Antique willow desk and chair in dark natural finish. Desk measures 35" tall, 30" wide, 21" deep.
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Vintage 1910s American Desks

Materials

Willow

  • Antique Willow Desk and Chair
  • Antique Willow Desk and Chair
  • Antique Willow Desk and Chair
  • Antique Willow Desk and Chair
H 35 in. W 30 in. D 21 in.
Antique French Mahogany Barrel Back Desk Chair
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French mahogany barrel back desk chair.    
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Antique Early 19th Century French Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Wicker Chair for Desk or Dresser
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Late 19th century wicker chair has a 3 interlocking woven twisted inverted pear shapes to form its back. Inside the pears are curlicues topped with a single centre bead. It has simpl...
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Antique 1890s American Victorian Chairs

Materials

Wicker

  • Antique Wicker Chair for Desk or Dresser
  • Antique Wicker Chair for Desk or Dresser
  • Antique Wicker Chair for Desk or Dresser
  • Antique Wicker Chair for Desk or Dresser
H 37 in. W 16.5 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Antique Chippendale Carver Chairs, Side Chairs or Desk Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Pair of antique carver armchairs or desk chairs, these are a very charming pair of vernacular Chippendale chairs with pierces back splats, great shape to the arms and H frame stretch...
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Antique 18th Century British George III Chairs

Materials

Oak

Antique English Mahogany Desk Chair, circa 1865-1875
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English mahogany desk chair, circa 1865-1875 EAC035.
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Antique 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Federal Design Mahogany Desk Chair, circa 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique federal design mahogany desk chair, circa 1890 EAC026.
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Antique 19th Century Federal Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Oak Desk, Breakfast or Library Table, and Two Chairs
Located in Crockett, CA
A nice quarter-sawn oak desk or library table and two pressback chairs with the face of the north wind on the back. This table could also be used as a breakfast table in a small kitc...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak

Antique Walnut Desk Chair, G.F Armytage, Lamb of Manchester
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
A wonderfully well proportioned walnut desk chair attributed to G.F Armytage in from a design by Lamb of Manchester. The chair with well turned front legs, shaped square back legs su...
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Antique 1890s British Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Antique Neoclassical Black Lacquered Desk Telephone Table Stand and Accent Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique neoclassical or directoire style telephone stand and accent chair. Item features caned seat side chair, black lacquered finish with gold accents, brass capped feet on table, ...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Antique Dining / Desk / Carver / Library Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Antique dining chair, good size and comfortable, good shape to the arms and standing on fine reeded legs. English circa 1830
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Dining Room Chairs

Antique George III Carved Mahogany Elbow/Desk Chair
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique George III carved mahogany elbow/desk chair having a wonderful shaped carved top and rail and open lattice work splat with shaped open arms, newly reupholstered drop in seat....
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Antique 18th Century English George III Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique French Provincial Walnut Carved Parlor Side Accent Desk Chair Scalloped
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique French Provincial side chair. Made from walnut with ornate shell and cartouche carvings. Features a pink upholstery over cabriole legs and scrolled deet.   
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Early 20th Century French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mulholland Desk Chair in Antique Silver Leaf by Innova Luxuxy Group
By Innova Luxury Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Mulholland desk chair is a classic, timeless piece, that showcases a hand upholstered waterfall seat. Sitting on detailed carved and tapered legs, this chair is the epitome of ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Chairs

Materials

Silver Leaf

Antique Japanese Meiji Export Hardwood Mt. Fuji Dragon Carved Desk and Chair Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Japanese Meiji period export hardwood Mt. Fuji dragon carved desk and chair set. Set includes (1) chair, (1) desk, Mt. Fuji and dragon carvings, ball and claw feet, scale car...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Antique Viennese Biedermeier Walnut Pierced Back Side Desk Chair Striped Seat
Located in Dayton, OH
Early 19th century Biedermeier side chair. Features a balloon shaped back with pierced design over striped seat and square tapered legs.  
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Antique Early 19th Century European Biedermeier Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Carved Side / Desk Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality pair of antique mahogany carved side/desk chairs with an elegant tall back with a carved shaped top, an attractive carved open splat to the centre, newly recovered drop in se...
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Antique Late 19th Century Late Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Quality Pair of Antique William IV Carved Hardwood Side/Desk Chairs, circa 1830
Located in Norwich, GB
A quality pair of antique William IV carved hardwood side/desk chairs. This pair has a very attractively carved top rail and centre splat. They have been tastefully reupholstered in ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English William IV Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Glamorous Antique French Hand Carved Side/Desk Chair w/Needlepoint Seat
Located in Chicago, IL
Stunning hand-carved nineteenth century antique French oak side chair with an intricate back, awesome front cross-stretcher, and a gorgeous hand needle pointed blue and white seat. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Antique Regency Klismos Desk Chair
By Thomas Hope
Located in London, GB
An elegant early 19th century Regency period open armchair, of Grecian 'Klismos' outline, circa 1810. Why we like it We love its sleek, timeless Klismos design, derived from anc...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique Regency Klismos Desk Chair
  • Antique Regency Klismos Desk Chair
  • Antique Regency Klismos Desk Chair
  • Antique Regency Klismos Desk Chair
H 34 in. W 20.5 in. D 22 in.
Antique Regency Ebonised and Brass Desk Chair
Located in London, by appointment only
This fabulous overscale Regency ebonized armchair, is profusely mounted with brass reeding. The chair has scroll arms and sabre legs back and front, England, circa 1810. Measur...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Antique Carved Mahogany Desk Chair, Clarence House Zebra and Mohair
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Imposing antique carved mahogany desk or side chair newly covered in Clarence House zebra velvet and mohair.
Category

Early 20th Century English Renaissance Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Inlaid Arm or Desk Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality pair of antique mahogany inlaid arm or desk chairs with fine inlaid satinwood tops and centre splat. They boast elegant shaped inlaid arms and are raised on inlaid square tap...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Regency Klismos Armchair or Desk Chair, Attributed to George Oakley
By George Oakley
Located in London, GB
An exceptional early 19th century Regency period open armchair, of well-shaped Klismos outline and rare generous proportions, attributed to George Oakley, England, circa 1810. Ce...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Early Antique Industrial Adjustable Rolling Desk Chair by DoMore
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early Industrial adjustable rolling desk chair by DoMore, nice example, retains original fabric, extremely comfortable as well as smart, simple, stylish design.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Antique Desk Chair, Leather & Wood
Located in Port Chester, NY
Antique desk chair from England made of leather and wood. We like the worn look of the original leather on the arms. Rosy rust color of the leather is very close to the depiction in ...
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Antique 19th Century English Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Antique Desk Chair, Leather & Wood
  • Antique Desk Chair, Leather & Wood
  • Antique Desk Chair, Leather & Wood
  • Antique Desk Chair, Leather & Wood
H 32 in. W 24 in. D 20 in.
Luggage Colored Leather Antique Desk Chair
Located in Port Chester, NY
An antique swivel desk chair from England. See the third thumbnail photo for the most accurate leather color; in reality, it is even a bit richer in color. Beautifully curved arms wi...
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Antique 19th Century English Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

Antique Desk Chair by Thonet, 1900s
By Michael Thonet, ZPM Radomsko
Located in Neervelp, BE
Late 19th-early 20th century bentwood and rattan desk chair designed by Thinef for ZPR Daomsko. Model 5501. This swivel chair is adjustable in height by turning it. Thonet w...
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Antique Late 19th Century Polish Art Nouveau Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Cane, Bentwood

  • Antique Desk Chair by Thonet, 1900s
  • Antique Desk Chair by Thonet, 1900s
  • Antique Desk Chair by Thonet, 1900s
  • Antique Desk Chair by Thonet, 1900s
H 30.71 in. W 21.66 in. D 21.66 in.
Antique Leather Desk Chair
Located in Port Chester, NY
Antique desk chair from England. The original leather is a rich, chocolate brown in color. We like the somewhat crackled look of it on the seat. Lovely curved arms made of wood with ...
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Early 20th Century English Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Antique Leather Desk Chair
  • Antique Leather Desk Chair
  • Antique Leather Desk Chair
  • Antique Leather Desk Chair
H 38 in. W 26 in. D 21 in.
Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Desk Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique desk chair standing on reeded legs with drop in seat and good spay to the back legs. The scroll of the arm is a nice design and the back s...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Oak Desk Chair
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Antique oak office chair in perfect original condition. The chair has seat-height adjustment and a rocking mechanism. It has the original iron casters but can be equipped with smooth...
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Antique Early 1900s British Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
H 32.6 in. W 24 in. D 24.4 in.
Antique Oak Desk Chair
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Antique oak office chair in perfect original condition. The chair has seat-height adjustment and a rocking mechanism. It is equipped with smooth rolling casters, especially for parqu...
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
H 32.6 in. W 24 in. D 24.4 in.
Antique Oak Desk Chair
Located in Eindhoven, NL
English oak office chair in perfect and original condition. New leather upholstery. Desk chair is height-adjustable and equipped with adjustable rocking mechanism. Is on new casters,...
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
  • Antique Oak Desk Chair
H 32.6 in. W 24 in. D 24.4 in.
Antique Oak Desk Chair
Located in Eindhoven, NL
English oak office chair in perfect and original condition. New leather upholstery. Desk chair is height-adjustable and equipped with adjustable rocking mechanism. Is on the original...
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Antique Oak Desk Chair
H 32.6 in. W 24 in. D 24.4 in.
Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
A smart and extremely well made antique swivel desk chair, dating from circa 1890-1900 period. This is made from solid beech and is in superb original condition with a lovely pati...
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Antique 19th Century English Late Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Beech

  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
H 32 in. W 26 in. D 23 in.
Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
Antique deep buttoned leather mahogany desk chair in good original condition & full of character. The leather has a fabulous original look & a wonderful color, with natural fading & ...
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Vintage 1950s British Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

  • Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
  • Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
  • Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
  • Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
H 35 in. W 26 in. L 35 in.
Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
Antique deep buttoned leather mahogany desk chair in good original condition & full of character. The leather has a fabulous original look & a wonderful colour, with natural fading &...
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Vintage 1950s English Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
  • Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
  • Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
  • Antique Leather & Mahogany Desk Chair
H 35 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Antique English Leather Desk Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Tub form with a carved mahogany frame, the back supports reeded with scrolled fan elements, the arms raised on turned supports. The whole upholstered in tan button-tufted leather wit...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

  • Antique English Leather Desk Chair
  • Antique English Leather Desk Chair
  • Antique English Leather Desk Chair
  • Antique English Leather Desk Chair
H 35.5 in. W 25 in. D 21 in.
Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
Strong looking antique Victorian swivel desk chair in good original condition. This piece was actually sold by me about 10 years ago and I have just done a part exchange with the cus...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
H 34 in. W 28 in. D 25 in.
Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
A smart and extremely well made antique swivel desk chair, dating from circa 1890-1900 period. This is made from solid beech and is in superb original condition with a lovely pati...
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Antique 19th Century English Late Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Beech

  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Swivel Desk Chair
H 32 in. W 26 in. D 23 in.

Antique Desk Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of antique desk chairs is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and oak, all antique desk chairs available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of antique desk chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Victorian, Regency and Georgian antique desk chairs are consistently popular styles. Many antique desk chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Chesterfield, General Fireproofing Company and Heywood-Wakefield Co. Produced popular antique desk chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique Desk Chairs?

Antique desk chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,189, while the lowest priced sells for $375 and the highest can go for as much as $18,485.

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.

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 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.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.