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Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

Dramatic 19th Century Newly Upholstered Tufted Fan Back Slipper Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Super glamorous pair of French fan back tufted slipper chairs having wonderfully shaped balloon
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Late 19th Century French Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Wood

American Charleston Mahogany Upholstered Side Chair, Circa 1790
Located in Hollywood, SC
American Charleston mahogany side chair with carved molded edges, flanking fan corners, centered
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1790s American American Colonial Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Superb Set of Six Antique English Geo. I/II Style Hand Carved Mahogany Chairs
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Charleston, SC
the hand carved "spider web" or "fan" motif illustrated on the crestrail of the back and knee of the
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Late 19th Century English George II Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Mahogany

Pair of High Style Art Deco Fan Backed Side Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
the 1920's. These plush and completely restored chairs, feature a vertical channel tufted fan back and
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Cherrywood Biedermeier Side Chairs, European Early 19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
An exceptionally nice pair of cherrywood side chairs with black lacquer accent. Wonderful inlay fan
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Early 19th Century European Biedermeier Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Cherry, Lacquer

Antique Black Lacquer Aesthetic Movement Slipper/Hall Chair With Velvet Seat
Located in Morristown, NJ
wood back carved as a fan of stylized feathers over a padded seat upholstered in a black and white
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Late 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Brass

Set of 6 Chippendale Period Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
, Having Attractive Splat Backs With Pierced Fan Decoration, Over Upholstered Drop In Seats Raised On
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Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Mahogany

Edwardian Arts and Crafts Walnut Desk or Office Chair
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
back with a fan shape pierced splat and a wide curved top rail, the seat is upholstered with old Wine
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Walnut

Early 20th century 3 piece upholstered salon suite
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
with fan shell backs, piping and button back detail.  Richly upholstered in later cream material with
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Early 20th Century English Late Victorian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Vintage Salterini Peacock Chairs
By John Salterini, Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
fan back peacock chairs by Salterini. Perfect for any deck, garden, or patio. Can be sandblasted and
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Early 20th Century Victorian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

French, Empire Provencal Armchair
Located in Montreal, Quebec
back is surmounted by a sculpted star motif in a lozenge, surrounded by bee-shaped fans.
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Early 19th Century French Empire Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Wood

Antique French, Empire Provencal Armchair
French, Empire Provencal Armchair
H 33 in W 21.5 in D 18 in
Antique 19th Century Portrait Painting of Boston Gentleman in Period Gilt Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
tousled. He sits in a curved back upholstered chair. Obviously a fan a good posture. Side note, I LOVE
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Late 19th Century American American Classical Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Canvas, Giltwood, Paint

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'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it “...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Textile

Big Art Deco Chandelier Vienna Around 1920s
Located in Wien, AT
Big Art Deco chandelier vienna around 1920s Brass polished and stove enamelled Cut glasses New wired We can adjust the height of the chandelier for fitting for your room.
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1920s Austrian Art Deco Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Brass

Antique Big Art Deco Chandelier Vienna Around 1920s
Big Art Deco Chandelier Vienna Around 1920s
H 47.25 in W 19.69 in D 19.69 in
Set of Four Antique English Mahogany "Signed" Chippendale Style Chairs
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of four superb quality antique English hand-carved solid mahogany "Signed" Chippendale style side chairs with superbly pierced and hand-carved back splat; gadroon carved front se...
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Late 19th Century English Chippendale Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Mahogany

Art Deco Firescreen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A unique and expressive Art Deco fire screen handmade of silver enameled scored steel and having a fan form.
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1930s American Art Deco Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Steel

Art Deco Firescreen
Art Deco Firescreen
H 33.5 in W 35.5 in D 12 in
Set of Six Period 18th Century George II Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Set of six period English walnut George II side chairs Six period Georgian side chairs in transitional form moving from Queen Anne to George II in design and age. Original finish....
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Early 18th Century English George II Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Walnut

Set of Eight Waring And Gillow George III Style Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each very sturdy and wonderful generous scale with serpentine carved crestrail over a pierced splat with carving and drop in upholstered seat raised on cabriole legs with ball and cl...
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1760s Great Britain (UK) George III Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Other

Pair of Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala, 1950s
By Jindřich Halabala
Located in Lucenec, SK
Professionally restored and re-upholstered rmchairss, model No. 2, designed by Jindrich Halabala and produced in Czechoslovakia from the 1930s by UP Zavody Brno ( the same as the fam...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Bentwood

Pair of Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala, 1950s
Pair of Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala, 1950s
H 33.08 in W 26.78 in D 33.86 in
King Size Teak & Caned Back Bed Frame by British Khaki
Located in Southampton, NY
King size teak & caned back bed frame by British Khaki British Colonial style design in teak and hand-caned headboard. Clean and classic style bed frame. Teak frame, headboard and wo...
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20th Century English British Colonial Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Cane, Teak

Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
An exotic color room size Chinese Art Deco Rug from the 1930s. Measures: 8'10" x 11'6''
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Early 20th Century Turkish Art Deco Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Wool

Chinese Art Deco Rug
Chinese Art Deco Rug
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W 104 in L 138 in
18th century Swedish Gustavian Period Side Chair
Located in Charleston, SC
18th century Swedish Gustavian period side chair hand-scraped to its most original paint, with oval back, pierced slats and carved wheat sheaf, cross stretcher, and slip seat cover i...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Linen, Wood

18th century Swedish Gustavian Period Side Chair
18th century Swedish Gustavian Period Side Chair
H 35.75 in W 18.25 in D 15.25 in
French Inspired Upholstered Linen Bergère Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
French inspired upholstered linen bergère chairs These French inspired chair are based on an original Napoleon III style pair of chairs. Napoleon III was the nephew of the Napoleon t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Linen

19th Pair of Louis XV Bergère Armchairs in White Velvet
Located in Miami, FL
19th pair of Louis XV bergère armchairs in white velvet Recently upholstered Really very comfortable. Seat interior measurements: Wide 19.29in Deep 20.47in.  
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Velvet, Walnut

Pair of 1940s Art Deco Velvet Upholstered Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1940s Art Deco green velvet upholstered lounge / club chairs. The chairs have fringed skirts and the original velvet fabric. The pillows are not original, but nicely done. ...
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1940s Art Deco Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Velvet

Art Deco Style Warm Yellow Velvet Upholstery Chair Dining Room Chair
By Hommes Studio
Located in Porto, PT
Pina Chair is an art deco-style dining chair whose shape provides the best comfort for guests—upholstered in velvet with a modern wood structure. Perfect for modern dining room proje...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Velvet, Wood, Fabric

Custom Swivel Chair Slip Covered in a Heavy Flax Stone Washed Linen
Located in Brea, CA
Custom slip covered linen swivel lounge chair. Fabric: 20 oz heavy stone washed linen flax. Origin: Ireland Price is as shown in our GRADE 4 Fabric Prewashed linen before slip co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Linen, Foam, Wood

Antique 19th Century Mahogany English Chippendale Dining Side Chairs - Set of 6
Located in Charlotte, NC
A set of six antique dining side chairs in solid Mahogany, unbranded. English Chippendale style with carved backsplats, red crushed velvet upholstered seats, gadroon carved aprons, c...
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19th Century English Chippendale Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Velvet, Mahogany

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Pair of Painted and Decoupage Antique Chairs in Light Blue
Located in Livingston, NJ
a protective wax finish as the finishing touch. The chairs have be upholstered with a new seat
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Early 20th Century American Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Fabric, Wood

Four Bent Iron Chairs
Located in Woodstock, NY
A matched set of four cafe style chairs, comprised of machine bent iron, with well drawn fan back
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

Antique Four Bent Iron Chairs
Four Bent Iron Chairs
H 32 in W 15 in D 15 in
George II Carved Mahogany and Needlework Gainsborough Chair
Located in Knutsford, GB
A fine George II carved mahogany Gainsborough chair upholstered in a period 18th century needlework
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18th Century English George III Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

Pair of Austrian Biedermeier Fan Back Chairs with Light Blue Upholstery, 1840
Located in Atlanta, GA
This pair of exquisite Biedermeier side chairs from the mid-19th century features fan shaped backs
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Walnut, Upholstery

Set of Six Walnut 1840s Biedermeier Austrian Dining Room Chairs with Fan Backs
Located in Atlanta, GA
, with black upholstered seats, curving fan backs and saber legs. Born in Imperial Austria during the
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Upholstered Wingback Bergère Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
of bergère chair features a fan-shaped wingback, adorned with carved foliage on its upper rail. The
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Walnut

Late 19th Century Pair of Louis XV Style Giltwood Side Chairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
molding and interior rope molding surrounding a fan-shaped ornamental back splat above an upholstered seat
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Wood

Late 19th Century Pair of Louis XV Style Giltwood Side Chairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a very decorative pair of Louis XV style side chairs. The oval back rail has an exterior
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Art Deco Black Lacquer and Gold Leaf Chairs, France, circa 1920s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
the back rest on a fan pattern and gold leaf half-star details. Chairs are upholstered in black silk
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Gold Leaf

Antique Elbow Chair English Oak Leather Office Desk Captains, Study, circa 1910
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
, pierced fan back splat Generous seat pad, webbed and traditionally stuffed Upholstered in a claret
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Oak

Antique Elbow Chair English Oak Leather Office Desk Captains, Study, circa 1910
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
Decorative, pierced fan back splat. Generous seat pad, webbed and traditionally stuffed Upholstered in a
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Oak

Morris & Co A Pair of Ebonised Sussex Chairs Designed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
By Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Located in London, GB
Dante Gabriel Rossetti with fine fan back spindles and turned legs, originally had rush seats now
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Late 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Beech

6 Antique Grand Rapids Chair Co. William & Mary Walnut Dining Chairs Jacobean
By Grand Rapids Furniture Co.
Located in Dayton, OH
connected by an H stretcher with turned central support. Upholstered in a red fan patter fabric. Includes
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Early 20th Century Jacobean Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Upholstery, Walnut

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
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Late 19th Century English Regency Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique English Leather Desk Chair
Antique English Leather Desk Chair
H 35.5 in W 25 in D 21 in
Set of Eight '6+2' Old English Inlaid Mahogany Hepplehwite Shieldback Chairs
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Charleston, SC
inlay in the center of each back splat. The legs are tapered and grooved. The upholstered fabric seats
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Late 19th Century English Hepplewhite Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Mahogany

Set of Six Viennese Biedermeier Dining Chairs with Horsehair Seats, circa 1825
By Josef Danhauser
Located in Atlanta, GA
exquisitely carved fan shaped backs supported on each side by delicate volutes. This is one of the most
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Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Walnut, Pine, Upholstery

Antique Set of Four Dining Chairs, Victorian Rosewood, Howard & Sons, circa 1880
By Howard & Sons Ltd
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
carved detail Shaped crest rail featuring pierced carved foliate detail Upholstered, show back
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Rosewood

Set of 6 Crotch Mahogany Hoof Foot Regency Style Klismos Saber Leg Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
side chairs, hoof feet, crotch mahogany curved backs, drop in upholstered seats, shell / fan carved
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Early 20th Century American Regency Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Mahogany

Early 20th Century 3-Piece Upholstered Salon Suite
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
with fan shell backs, piping and buttonback detail. Richly upholstered in cream material with red silk
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Early 20th Century Swedish Late Victorian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Fabric

Early 20th Century 3-Piece Upholstered Salon Suite
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
with fan shell backs, piping and buttonback detail. Richly upholstered in cream material with red silk
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Early 20th Century English Late Victorian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Walnut

Baltic Neoclassical Chair
Located in New York, NY
A Baltic Neoclassical style birchwood and ebonized spoon back openarchair, Late 19th Century, with
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19th Century Unknown Neoclassical Revival Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

Baltic Neoclassical Chair
Baltic Neoclassical Chair
H 37 in W 23 in D 20 in
Antique Pair of Armchairs, Edwardian Leather Chairs
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
. Professionally upholstered Traditionally stuffed and well sprung Finished in a quality tan leather hide
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Early 20th Century Great Britain (UK) Edwardian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Leather, Walnut

Antique Open Armchair, French, Walnut, Salon Chair, Damask Upholstery, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
fascinations. Ready to enjoy in any room, the chair can be upholstered to individual taste. Solid joints and
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Walnut

Mahogany Biedermeier Neoclassical Style Shell Fan Back Dining Chairs Set of Six
Located in Philadelphia, PA
details carved fan/ shell backs, two armchairs, four side chairs, solid wood frames, vinyl upholstered
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Early 20th Century Biedermeier Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Mahogany

19th Century Arts and Crafts Style Spindle Back Armchair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare and unusual round-back spindle chair similar to an American fan-back windsor chair. Features a
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19th Century American Arts and Crafts Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Wood

Set of Four Federal Shieldback American Hepplewhite Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
exhibits moulded profiles and a spiderweb fan at the base of the back splat. The over upholstered seats are
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1790s American Hepplewhite Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Brass

Antique Set 12 Hepplewhite Mahogany Dining Chairs 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a fantastic antique English made set of twelve mahogany shield back dining chairs of
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1860s English Hepplewhite Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Mahogany

Set of 8 Schumacher Provincial Wood Chinoiserie Dining Chairs by Interior Crafts
By Interior Crafts
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
. Each chair is crafted of wood and upholstered in a chinoiserie style cotton fabric. The fabric depicts
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Early 20th Century American French Provincial Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Metal

Pair of 18th Century English Mahogany Fan Back Chairs
Located in East Hampton, NY
A superb pair of period chairs with the classic fan back and wide serpentine seat upholstered in
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18th Century and Earlier English Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Early Victorian Mahogany & Peach Velvet Upholstered Shell Backed Chair c.1840
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
a five fanned back with shaped arms and shaped apron to cabriole legs, the whole surviving from the
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1840s English Early Victorian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Velvet, Mahogany

Biedermeier Set of Four Chairs
Located in Santander, ES
chairs have been meticulously restored in our workshop and have been newly upholstered. Complimentary
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19th Century German Biedermeier Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

Biedermeier Set of Four Chairs
Biedermeier Set of Four Chairs
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H 36.23 in W 17.72 in D 17.72 in
Biedermeier pair of 2 chairs
Located in Santander, ES
chairs have been meticulously restored in our workshop and have been newly upholstered. For any other
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Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

Biedermeier pair of 2 chairs
Biedermeier pair of 2 chairs
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H 36.23 in W 17.72 in D 17.72 in
Late 19th Century Button-Back Leather Tub Armchair, circa 1900
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
scrolled fanned back to barrel arms, and on tapering legs to brass castors, surviving from the last quarter
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Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Leather

Antique Nursing Chair Salon Chair Bedroom Victorian 19th Century Green Velvet
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
beautiful small and petit 19th century Victorian fan back nursing chair upholstered in Olive green velvet
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1890s British Victorian Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Brass

Directoire Empire Style Antique French Painted Chair, circa 1850
Located in Houston, TX
circular medallion visible from the front and sides. The two back legs on each chair extend from the ground
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Mid-19th Century French Empire Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Beech

19th Century France Napoleon III Style Chair
Located in New Preston, CT
19th c France Napoleon III Style Fan- Back Chair on Cabriole Legs with Casters. Newly Upholstered
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19th Century French Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

Biedermeier Reclining Chair Based on a Schinkel Design
By Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Located in Long Island City, NY
This German Biedermeier library reclining wing chair is based on Karl Friedrich Schinkel's famous
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19th Century German Biedermeier Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Walnut, Upholstery

Set of Four William IV Rosewood Dining Chairs
Located in Salisbury, Wiltshire
shape. The chair back of kidney shape, the top-rail with a central carving and then with more carving
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1820s British William IV Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Rosewood

Fine Quality Early to Mid-19th Century Set of Six Rosewood Dining Chairs
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Suffolk, GB
manner of Gillows. This set of chairs consist of a finely carved top rail with scroll and fan
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Rosewood

Pair Of Napoleon III Chairs
Located in New Preston, CT
Pair of Napoleon III Chairs Upholstered in Muslin with Ebonized Turned Legs on Original Casters
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19th Century French Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

Pair Of Napoleon III Chairs
Pair Of Napoleon III Chairs
H 33.5 in W 30 in D 31 in
A Pair Of Ebonized Brass-inlaid Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Each chair has a curved back, centering on a square upholstered panel, whose frame is inlaid with a
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19th Century English Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

Pair of 18th Century New York Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
Pair of Chippendale mahogany side chairs with carved fans on serpentine top rail over pierced
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1780s American Chippendale Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair

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Mahogany

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Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal antique fan back upholstered chair for your home. Each antique fan back upholstered chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and upholstery. Your living room may not be complete without an antique fan back upholstered chair — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. An antique fan back upholstered chair, designed in the Art Deco, Empire or Georgian style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made antique fan back upholstered chair over the years, but those crafted by John Salterini and Salterini are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Antique Fan Back Upholstered Chair?

An antique fan back upholstered chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,656, while the lowest priced sells for $2,400 and the highest can go for as much as $10,000.

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.

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