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Hans Wegner Lounge Chair AP-16 by AP-Stolen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Dallas, TX
Hans Wegner lounge chair Model AP-16 by AP-Stolen in Teak. Refinished and reupholstered.
Category

Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Hans J. Wegner Ox-Chair Queen for Ap-Stolen
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
back upholstered with grey fabric. Executed by AP-Stolen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Hans J. Wegner Ox-Chair Queen for Ap-Stolen
Hans J. Wegner Ox-Chair Queen for Ap-Stolen
H 32.68 in W 36.23 in D 31.5 in
Hans Wegner Ap-31-S AP Stolen Oak Sofa
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Winnipeg, CA
An oak sofa by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen. AP Stolen manufactured most of Wegner's fully upholstered
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Oak, Fabric

Hans J. Wegner “Airport” Chairs for Ap Stolen, Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
, model Airport / Hans J. Wegner / AP Stolen, Denmark A pair of “Airport” chairs designed Hans J
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Nanna Ditzel Easy Chairs Model Ap 26 Produced by Ap-Stolen
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare pair of easy chairs model AP 26 designed by Nanna Ditzel. Produced by AP-Stolen in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Oak

Hans Wegner Sofa Model AP-64 Produced by AP-Stolen in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Very rare sofa model AP-64 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by AP-Stolen in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

Hans Wegner Easy Chair Model AP-16 by AP-Stolen in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare easy chair model AP-16 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by AP-Stolen in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Hans Wegner AP34 Arm Chair by AP Stolen Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Utrecht, NL
seat cushion and legs of brushed stainless steel. Executed by 1st manufacturer AP Stolen Denmark
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Hans Wegner AP34 Arm Chair by AP Stolen Denmark
Hans Wegner AP34 Arm Chair by AP Stolen Denmark
H 27.96 in W 33.86 in D 29.93 in
Hans Wegner AP-16 Easy Chairs Produced by AP-Stolen in Denmark
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare pair of easy chairs model AP-16 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by AP-Stolen in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Hans J. Wegner Two-Seat Sofa in Oak and Fabric for AP Stolen
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans J. Wegner two-seat sofa in oak and fabric. Executed by AP Stolen, Denmark.  
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Hans J. Wegner Two-Seat Sofa in Oak and Fabric for AP Stolen
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans J. Wegner two-seat sofa in oak and wool upholstery, model AP20. Executed by AP Stolen, Denmark.    
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Oak, Wool

Pair of Hans J. Wegner Ox Chairs, Edition AP Stolen, 1960
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
and leather piping’s. Designed 1960 and made at AP Stolen, Denmark model AP46 and AP47. Very fine
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Hans Wegner model “AP38” pony hide chair for AP Stolen, Denmark, 1950s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Skokie, IL
Hans Wegner model “AP38” chair for AP Stolen, Denmark, 1950s Additional Information: Materials
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Easy Chair Model AP-15 Designed by Hans Wegner Produced by AP-Stolen in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare easy chair model AP-15 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by AP-Stolen in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Hans Wegner AP 62 Highback Lounge Chair in Teak, Produced by AP Stolen
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Hans Wegner Manufacturer: AP Stolen Era:  1960s Dimensions: 30 wide x
Category

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

Materials

Teak

Set of 4 AP 40 Airport Chairs by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen, Denmark, 1950s
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Steenwijk, NL
Copenhagen. It was produced by the company AP Stolen. These chairs are made of chrome-plated steel with black
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Hans Wegner, Ox Chair, Model AP-46, Designed 1960, Made by AP Stolen, Copenhagen
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
wool with tan leather piping. Important to note, this chair was manufactured by AP-Stolen (not Erik
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 4 Model Airport Dining Chairs by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen, Denmark
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Steenwijk, NL
Copenhagen. It was produced by the company AP Stolen. These 4 chairs are completely re-upholstered in a
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Four "Airport-Chairs", Model AP37 by Hans J. Wegner and AP Stolen, 1950s
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
and AP Stolen's craftsmanship ensures that these chairs are not only functional but also works of art
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four "Airport-Chairs", Model AP37, by Hans J. Wegner and AP Stolen, 1950s
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
. The combination of Wegner's design genius and AP Stolen's craftsmanship ensures that these chairs are
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hans Wegner AP 20 "Baby Bear" Lounge Chair for AP Stolen, ca. 1950's Denmark
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Munroe Falls, OH
This is an original vintage "Baby Bear" lounge chair designed by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen, ca
Category

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

Materials

Wool, Teak

Hans Wegner AP 28 "Mama Bear" Lounge Chair for AP Stolen, ca. 1950's Denmark
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Munroe Falls, OH
This is an original vintage "Mama Bear" lounge chair designed by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen, ca
Category

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

Materials

Wool, Teak

Hans Wegner Ox Lounge Chair AP 46 and Ottoman AP 49 by AP Stolen, Denmark 1960s
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
Hans Wegner, the Ox chair AP 46 and stool AP 49 in black leather by AP-Stolen, Denmark. One of Hans
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

1960’s Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair by AP Stolen
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful Papa Bear chair by Hans Wegner manufactured by A.P. Stolen. There is a Danish Control tag
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Rare Hans Wegner AP62 / 4 sofa by AP Stolen in Rosewood and Leather
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in GRONINGEN, NL
Rare Model AP 62 / 4 seater, version with higher armrests designed by Hans J. Wegner for A.P
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Rare Hans Wegner AP63 / 4 sofa by AP Stolen in Rosewood and Leather
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in GRONINGEN, NL
Rare Model AP 63 / 4 seater, version with higher armrests designed by Hans J. Wegner for A.P
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

1960s Authentic Teak AP29 Papa Bear Ottoman Stool for AP Stolen
Located in Victoria, BC
We are excited to offer a highly sought after stool for the iconic Papa Bear Chair designed by Hans Wegner in the 1950's. This authentic example features teak handles, teak legs, and...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Teak

1970s Danish Teak AP29 “Papa Bear” Ottoman Stool by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen
Located in Victoria, BC
We are excited to offer a highly sought after stool for the iconic Papa Bear Chair designed by Hans Wegner in the 1950's. This authentic example features teak handles, teak legs, and...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Teak

1950s Danish Pair of Armchairs Hans Wegner for A.P. Stolen
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
tapered wood legs. Designed by Hans Wegner, made by AP Stolen in Denmark, circa 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Linen, Wood

AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair in Hallingdal 65-wool. Hans J. Wegner / AP Stolen
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak

AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair by Hans J. Wegner
AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair by Hans J. Wegner
H 39.77 in W 35.44 in D 37.41 in
Pair of AP-30 Piano Stools by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of teak and leather AP-30 stools designed by Hans Wegner for AP-Stolen.
Category

Vintage 1950s Stools

Materials

Leather, Teak

Pair of AP-30 Piano Stools by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of teak and leather AP-30 stools designed by Hans Wegner for AP-Stolen.
Category

Vintage 1950s Stools

Materials

Teak

AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
/ AP Stolen
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak, Teak

AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair by Hans J. Wegner
AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair by Hans J. Wegner
H 39.77 in W 35.44 in D 37.41 in
AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair in green leather By Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
manufacturer; AP Stolen. The chair is second-hand, but has been reupholstered by our experienced upholstery
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Hans J. Wegner AP-30 Music Stool
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Obscure and very rare piano bench designed by Hans J. Wegner for AP Stolen. Known as the "Music
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wool, Teak

Hans J. Wegner AP-30 Music Stool
Hans J. Wegner AP-30 Music Stool
H 20.5 in W 27.5 in D 17 in
Midcentury Sofa by Hans Wegner, 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Lejre, DK
. In great condition, made by AP Stolen in the 1950s."
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Midcentury Sofa by Hans Wegner, 1960s
Midcentury Sofa by Hans Wegner, 1960s
H 31.5 in W 78.75 in D 31.5 in
Hans J. Wegner AP-20 Mini Bear Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of scarce model AP-20 chairs, designed by Hans J. Wegner, manufactured by AP Stolen. Classic
Category

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

Materials

Teak

Hans J. Wegner Model AP-16 in Oak 1951 / Set of 4
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Handewitt, DE
Set of four easychair, model AP-16 by Hans J. Wegner for AP Stolen Denmark 1951. Made in oak and
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak, Teak

AP16 Armchair by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
AP16 Armchair by Hans Wegner. Beech frame with an olive leather cushion. Manufactured by AP Stolen
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

AP16 Armchair by Hans Wegner
AP16 Armchair by Hans Wegner
H 33.5 in W 28 in D 28 in
Hans Wegner Ap19 Papa Bear Chair + Ottoman
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed in 1951 by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen, the Papa Bear chair has become an icon of danish
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Teak

Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
. Wegner / AP Stolen.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Oak

Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
H 31.89 in W 51.19 in D 27.56 in
Ap18s Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
patinated oak. Hans J. Wegner / AP Stolen.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Oak

Ap18s Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
Ap18s Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
H 29.53 in W 75.99 in D 31.5 in
Hans Wegner AP33 Four-seater Sofa for A.P. Stolen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Winnipeg, MB
Monumental and rare four-seater AP33 sofa designed by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen, Denmark. This
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Upholstery, Oak

Hans J. Wegner AP20 Easy Chair
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A scarce model AP-20 chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner, manufactured by AP Stolen. Classic form is
Category

Mid-20th Century Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Hans J. Wegner AP20 Easy Chair
Hans J. Wegner AP20 Easy Chair
H 32 in W 27.5 in D 28 in
1960s Danish Hans J. Wegner Airport Chair, Reupholstered in Purple Fabric
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Knebel, DK
Danish Hans J. Wegner airport chair by AP. Stolen reupholstered in purple fabric Exceptional
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

AP 19 - Papa Bear chair & stool in new fabric by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
by the original manufacturer; AP Stolen. The chair is used, but has been reupholstered by our
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Textile, Oak

1960s Danish Hans J. Wegner Airport Chair, Reupholstered in Green Fabric
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Knebel, DK
Hans Wegner AP38 'Airport' chair by A.P. Stolen. Danish Hans J. Wegner Airport chair by AP
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear AP19 chair by A.P. Stolen Denmark Leather and teak
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
its original ap stolen stamp with the designer name. This chair features open armrests and teak “paws
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair in Lambs Wool Hide
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in London, GB
back upholstered with natural colour lambs wool hide. Model AP 19. Designed 1951. Manufactured by AP
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Sheepskin

Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair in Lambs Wool Hide
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair in Lambs Wool Hide
H 39.77 in W 35.44 in D 37.41 in
1950s Danish Modern Model AP18 Sofa by Hans Wegner
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
AP Stolen. This Model AP18 Sofa is characterized by its sleek profile, three seats, and slightly
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

Danish Modern "Airport" Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Danish modern “Airport” chair designed by Hans Wegner and produced by AP Stolen. Set has been
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hans Wegner Rosewood Papa Bear Chair in Boucle Fabric
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in London, GB
. A small number of this classic chair were produced with rosewood arm tips by AP Stolen to meet the
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Rosewood

Hans Wegner CH413 Oak Coffee Table
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Winnipeg, CA
our AP 52 chair for AP Stolen. Manufactured in 2004.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Hans Wegner CH413 Oak Coffee Table
Hans Wegner CH413 Oak Coffee Table
H 17 in W 59 in D 24.5 in
Vintage Hans Wegner AP-16 Lounge Chair in Oak & Cognac Leather, 1951
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
joinery which was hand-shaped and finished by AP Stolen artisans. The seat rail to arm connection is
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Hans J. Wegner Pair of Easy Chairs in Blue Upholstery and Oak
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans J. Wegner for AP Stolen, pair of lounge chairs, model 'AP-16', fabric, oak, Denmark, 1951
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Hans Wegner Three-Seater and Set of Chairs for the "Airport", 1957
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans Wegner 3 seater "airport" sofa and set of chairs. Made by AP Stolen made 34/3. No longer in
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Hans J. Wegner Airport Sofa AP34/4 Denmark 1954
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Danish modern four seater sofa model AP34/4 designed by Hans J. Wegner and manufactured by AP
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Hans J. Wegner Airport Sofa AP34/4 Denmark 1954
Hans J. Wegner Airport Sofa AP34/4 Denmark 1954
H 28.35 in W 108.27 in D 31.5 in
Hans J. Wegner for A.P. Stolen ‘New Papa Bear’ Easy Chair
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
, is a design by Hans J. Wegner for AP Stolen produced in 1968/69. This chair is of limited
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

The Airport-Chair, Model AP37, Designed by Hans J. Wegner in the 1950s
By A. P. Stohlen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
prowess, exuding elegance and comfort in equal measure. Crafted in the 1950s by AP Stolen, this
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Hans Wegner, Teak Piano Stool, model AP-30, made by A P Stolen, 1950s
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Hans Wegner, Teak Piano Stool, model AP-30, made by A P Stolen, 1950s Wegner designed this stool
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

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Ap Stolen For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the ap stolen you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, fabric and oak, every ap stolen was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect ap stolen — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each ap stolen bearing Scandinavian Modern or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Ap Stolen?

The average selling price for a ap stolen at 1stDibs is $9,590, while they’re typically $650 on the low end and $47,908 for the highest priced.

Hans J. Wegner for sale on 1stDibs

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tablesHans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.

Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.

In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.

Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room.  Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

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.