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Balloon Wingback Chairs
By Grosfeld House
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural pair of balloon wingback chairs with carved legs in the manner of Grosfeld House. Two sets of chairs four available.
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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H 38 in. W 24 in. D 19 in.
Pair of Balloon Back Chairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Faux grain later painted English balloon back chairs with upholstered seats and arm rests.
Category

Early 20th Century English George III Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

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H 39.75 in. W 23 in. D 24 in.
Balloon Lounge Chair by Hans Olsen
By Hans Olsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
The iconic balloon lounge chair by highly acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen, who designed the chair in the 1950s. With teak armrests and a light metal frame. The lounge chair do...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Suede

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H 25.2 in. W 30.32 in. D 27.17 in.
Pair of Napoleon III Balloon Backed Armchairs
Located in Malton, GB
This is a simply stunning pair of Napoleon III balloon backed armchairs. The ebonised finish it totally original and has lovely wear to it. We have upholstered these in a rich green ...
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Antique 19th Century Armchairs

Materials

Wood

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H 44.89 in. W 28.75 in. D 32.29 in.
American Renaissance Walnut Balloon Back Arm Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 19th Century American Renaissance walnut balloon back arm chair w/ chinoiseries fabric on wheels.
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Antique 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Wood, Walnut

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H 42.50 in. W 26.50 in. D 22.50 in.
Pair of French Balloon Back Side Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of French pierced balloon back side chairs with newly reupholstered round seats in a soft striped linen fabric, circa 1920.
Category

Early 20th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

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H 37 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Vintage Balloon Suede Easy Chair, 1960s, Hungary
By Hans Olsen
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
Rare vintage 1960s "Balloon" chair was designed in Hungary. It features a black metal frame with a brown suede leather seat. The frame is made from tubular black enameled metal. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Hans Olsen Midcentury Danish Leather Balloon Chair
By Hans Olsen
Located in West Hollywood, CA
1960s Danish leather balloon chair, Hans Olsen midcentury suede sling hoop teak arms Measures: 30.38" W × 27" D × 25.25" H.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of Four Walnut Balloon Back Salon Chairs
Located in Cheshire, GB
Set of four walnut balloon back dining chairs, each chair with an openwork ring back interlaced with carved scrolling foliate detail, above the overstuffed serpentine seat, raised up...
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Antique 19th Century British Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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H 35 in. W 19.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Vintage Balloon Chair Design by Lusch Erzeugnis, 1960s
By Lusch Erzeugnis
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage Balloon chair design by Lusch Erzeugnis 1960s A beautiful suede bucket seat, also called the balloon chair. Designed by Lusch Erzeugnis. Produced in Germany by Lusch & ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Outstanding Pair of Mahogany Balloon Back Side Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
These are a pair of outstanding 19th century Victorian antique mahogany Scottish balloon back dining chairs which have unusual backs with shaped reeded centres. They have turned legs...
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Antique 19th Century European Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Other

Antique Set of Six Mahogany Balloon Back Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
These are a set of six outstanding 19th century Victorian antique mahogany Scottish balloon back dining chairs which have unusual backs with shaped reeded centres. They have turned l...
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Antique 19th Century Scottish Victorian Chairs

Materials

Other

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H 35.04 in. W 18.9 in. D 16.15 in.
Wood and Metal "Balloon" Chair by Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in East Hampton, NY
Piero Fornasetti lithographed wood and painted metal side chair.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chairs

Materials

Metal

Balloon Bench h220430 Satoshi Itasaka Hanging Bench
By Satoshi Itasaka
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Balloon bench designed by Satoshi Itasaka of h220430 This bench is hanging bench installed to ceiling. Made up of 14balloons and seat. Balloon is FRP, thread is steel wire. Bench i...
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2010s Japanese Modern Benches

Materials

Wire

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H 129.93 in. W 98.43 in. D 39.38 in.
English Victorian Balloon Back Satinwood and Needlepoint Armchair
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian carved satinwood high balloon shaped back arm chair with needlepoint upholstery.
Category

Antique 19th Century Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Satinwood, Tapestry

Queen Anne Balloon Side Chairs with Tapestry Cushion
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Exceptional display side chairs. Walnut with veneer. Looks like these were upholstered 100 years ago or so with floral tapestry. These retain an a very nice aged beauty.   
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Antique Mid-18th Century Queen Anne Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Windsor Chair with Balloon Back
By Simonds Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 19th century Windsor chair is in fine condition and has a black original stain finish. There is a label on the bottom of the seat. It is from Suracuse, New York and made by Edmo...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Country Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Louis XVI Style Balloon Back Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good set of four painted Louis XVI style balloon back chairs. Originally caned, then upholstered. Could be re-caned or reupholstered. Lovely carving with good depth and clarity.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Victorian Antique Mahogany Carved Balloon Back Upholstered Seat Chair
Located in Germantown, MD
Victorian Antique mahogany carved balloon back upholstered seat chair in good condition. Lemon green velvet seat is firm and upholstery in good condition. Chair measures 19"W x 19"D...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

1970's Lucite Balloon Back Chair with Grey Leather Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
Single 1970's Lucite balloon back chair with gray leather upholstery. The chair is in good condition and reupholstered in few years ago. There are minor crazing and scratches on Luci...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Leather, Lucite

Traditional Victorian Balloon Back Side Chair, English, Circa 1850
Located in Incline Village, NV
Fine quality traditional form solid mahogany Victorian balloon back chair with "slip in" seat, upholstered in gold silk damask. Nicely carved double curved back top and mid section r...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Chairs

Materials

Damask, Mahogany

Traditional Victorian Balloon Back Side Chair, English, Circa 1850
Located in Incline Village, NV
Fine quality traditional form solid mahogany Victorian balloon back chair with "slip in" seat, upholstered in black and maroon pin-striped fabric (see images). Nicely carved double c...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Pair of Victorian Mahogany Balloon Back Side Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique pair of quality Victorian mahogany balloon back side chairs having magnificent shaped back carved lower rails standing on very elegant turned legs to the front and out swept ...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Other

Victorian English Walnut Pair of Chairs With Balloon Back
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Parti...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Walnut

Superb Set of 6 Antique Victorian Mahogany Balloon Back Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
These are an outstanding set of six 19th century Victorian antique mahogany balloon back chairs. The circular backs have a beautifully carved lower rail and they stand on elegant tur...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Other

Superb Pair of Antique Victorian Mahogany Balloon Back Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
These are an outstanding pair of 19th century Victorian antique mahogany balloon back chairs. The circular backs have a beautifully carved lower rail and they stand on elegant turned...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of 6 Victorian Walnut Leather Balloon Back Dining Chairs
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Set of 6 Victorian circa 1880 walnut balloon back dining chairs with leather seats. Solid, heavy and strong, with no loose joints and no woodworm. The leather upholstery is old and...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Carbon Balloon Chair Delft Blue, by Marcel Wanders, 2013, Unique
By MARCEL WANDERS
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Carbon Balloon chair Delft Blue, year of design 2013, unique piece Debuting at Pinned Up at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam 2014, the 800-gram Carbon Balloon Chair began as a ch...
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2010s Dutch Chairs

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Lacquer, Carbon Fiber

Carbon Balloon Chair Gold, by Marcel Wanders, 2013, Limited Edition #2/5
By MARCEL WANDERS
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Carbon balloon chair gold, year of design 2013, limited edition #2/5 Debuting at pinned up at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam 2014, the 800-gram Carbon Balloon Chair began as a ...
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2010s Dutch Chairs

Materials

Gold Leaf

Antique Victorian Mahogany Balloon Back Floral Needlepoint Dining Side Chair
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Victorian mahogany chair featuring balloon back and needlepoint seat. Measure: 35".  
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Slipper Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Early 20th Century Walnut Victorian Balloon Back Side Chair
Located in Charlotte, NC
An antique Victorian balloon back side chair, unbranded. Walnut with decorative floral carving to crest rail, carved backrest, salmon colored raised dot fabric upholstered seat and c...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Antique Victorian Mahogany Serpentine Balloon Back Floral Needlepoint Side Chair
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique 19th century balloon back chair. Made of mahogany featuring serpentine form with balloon shaped back, needlepoint seat and turned accents.      
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Slipper Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Antique Victorian Quality Mahogany Set of Four Balloon Back Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique Victorian quality mahogany set of four balloon back chairs having a quality mahogany balloon back with a carved mahogany splat to the centre, newly reupholstered seats in a q...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Purple an Orange Balloon Chairs from Lusch & Co., Germany, 1960s
By Lusch & Co
Located in Hamburg, DE
2 wonderful balloon chairs from the company Lusch & Co. The well-known 60s armchairs consist of a black tubular steel frame, foam padding and suede cover. One of the covers is purple...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Antique Set of Six Victorian Mahogany Balloon Back Dining Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique quality set of six Victorian mahogany balloon back dining chairs having charming mahogany balloon backs with quality carved centre splats. Attractive serpentine mahogany fron...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Other

Carbon Balloon Chair White Gold, by Marcel Wanders, 2013, Limited Edition #2/5
By MARCEL WANDERS
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Carbon Balloon chair white gold, year of design 2013, limited edition #2/5 Debuting at Pinned Up at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam 2014, the 800-gram Carbon Balloon Chair began...
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2010s Dutch Chairs

Materials

Gold Leaf

Vintage Set 14 Victorian Revival Balloon Back Dining Chairs 20th C
Located in London, GB
This is an absolutely fantastic vintage set of fourteen balloon back dining chairs, dating from second half of the 20th Century. These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beauti...
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Vintage 1980s Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Century Chair Co Victorian Style Balloon Back Cherry Dining Side Chair
By Century Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Century Chair Co Victorian Style Balloon Back Cherry Dining Side Chair. Item features gold pink, and green striped upholstery, solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, original label,...
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Late 20th Century American Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Cherry

Hans Olsen 'Balloon' Folding Armchair in Nubuck 'Suede', Mid-Century Danish
By Hans Olsen
Located in London, GB
Hans Olsen (designer), Denmark 'Balloon' lounge chair, designed 1955 Black nubuck leather with black metal folding frame. A design classic, and a comfortable and fully useable lou...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Antique Fine Quality Set of 8 '6 Plus 2' Balloon Back Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique fine quality set of 8 (6 plus 2) Victorian mahogany balloon back dining chairs C1840. No loose joints or woodworm. Lovely age, colour and original patina. New professio...
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Antique 1840s English Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Fine Set 8 Paint Decorated Signed Maison Jansen Balloon Back Dining Chairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a newly upholstered set of 8 Maison Jansen chairs. Each chair is beautifully carved and painted in an antique distressed painted finish. The chairs are in excellent condition...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Set 12 Victorian Revival Balloon back Dining Chairs 20th C
Located in London, GB
This is an absolutely fantastic vintage set of twelve balloon back dining chairs dating from the late 20th century. These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mah...
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Vintage 1980s Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Early 20th Century Walnut Victorian Balloon Back Side Chairs - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of antique Victorian balloon back side chairs, unbranded. Walnut with decorative floral carving to crest rail, carved backrest, multi-color floral fabric upholstered seat and ...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

2 French Neoclassical George III Open Fauteuil Balloon Back Nailhead Arm Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
A lovely Neoclassical Revival George III style open arm chair. Features a balloon back, chanelled scrolled padded arms, serpentine seat rail and tapered fluted legs. Finished with br...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Revival Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

French Set of 4 Pierce-Carved Balloon-Back Side Chairs, Jansen-Style
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French set of four carved-wood Jansen-style side chairs, with upholstered seats, from the mid 20th century. This set of vintage chairs from France each feature beautiful pierce-car...
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Mid-20th Century French Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

2 Vintage Oversized Brunschwig Fils French Fauteuil Balloon Back Club Arm Chairs
By Brunschwig & Fils
Located in Dayton, OH
Two vintage Brunschwig & Fils armchairs featuring a wide stance with French fauteuil styling, oval balloon back and flared and tapered legs.  
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

1 Set Purple an Orange Balloon Chairs from Lusch & Co., Germany, 1960s
By Lusch & Co
Located in Hamburg, DE
2 wonderful balloon chairs from the company Lusch & Co. The well-known 60s armchairs consist of a black tubular steel frame, foam padding and suede cover. One of the covers is purple...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

1 Set Purple an Orange Balloon Chairs from Lusch & Co., Germany, 1960s
By Lusch & Co
Located in Hamburg, DE
2 wonderful balloon chairs from the company Lusch & Co. The well-known 60s armchairs consist of a black tubular steel frame, foam padding and suede cover. One of the covers is purple...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage French Louis XVI Gold Leaf Balloon Back Fauteuil Armchairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XVI style gold leaf balloon back fauteuil armchairs, a pair. Item features distressed gold gilt/solid leaf finish, upholstered armrests, nicely carved details, c...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of 6 French Napoleon III Balloon-Back Dining Chairs with Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
A set of 6 finely-carved Napoleon III dining chairs in a dark chocolate-colored mahogany with upholstered seat and tufted balloon-back. Carved embellishments on chair frame include p...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century Italian Giltwood Oversized Balloon Back Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 19th century Italian giltwood oversized balloon back armchairs. These chairs have been recovered. These chairs are sold in pairs. The price below is per each chair. The total...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Giltwood

Bisquit Tufted Dining Side Chair with Wood Legs and Balloon Shaped Back
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Clara chair is a classic style with an all upholstered back and seat with hand stitched bisquit tufting and buttons covered in same material, seat has hand tied springs and paddi...
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2010s American American Classical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

60s 70s Armchair Lusch & Co Balloon Chair Cocktail Armchair Design 60s 70s
Located in Neuenkirchen, NI
60s 70s armchair Lusch & Co Balloon Chair cocktail armchair design 60s 70s Object: Balloon Chair Manufacturer: Condition: good - vintage Age: around 1960-1970 Dimensio...
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Vintage 1970s European Club Chairs

Materials

Metal

Lovely Pair of Antique French Louis XVI Side Chairs with Balloon Backs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Really lovely pair of antique French Louis XVI dining room chairs with harp or balloon shaped ornament in the back, the legs decorated with fluting and rosettes, and the wood with or...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Set of Four Fine Quality Antique Victorian Walnut Balloon Back Dining Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Set of four fine quality antique Victorian walnut balloon back dining chairs having a balloon back with carved and pierced tops, newly reupholstered backs and seats standing on shape...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair Estate French Walnut Fleur-de-lis Upholstered Balloon Canopy Porters Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair Estate French walnut ivory & gold Fleur-de-Lis upholstered balloon canopy porters chairs with grommet details. Circa 1940's. These chairs are in excellent condition, very comfo...
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Mid-20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Antique Pair of Chairs, Carved Walnut, Balloon Back, Scotland 1880, B2704
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique pair of chairs, carved walnut, balloon back, Scotland 1880, B2704 Scotland 1880 Solid walnut Original finish The elegant balloon shaped back with hand carved detailing ...
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Antique 1880s Scottish Victorian Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Victorian Rosewood Balloon Back Parlor Chairs, Scotland 1870, B2555
Located in Vancouver, BC
Pair of Victorian rosewood balloon back parlor chairs, Scotland 1870, B2555 Scotland 1870 Rosewood Original finish Intricately carved open back Upholstered seat Standing on c...
Category

Antique 1870s Scottish Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Pair of Antique William IV Walnut Balloon Back Chairs, England, circa 1835
Located in London, GB
Pair of antique William IV walnut balloon back chairs, England, circa 1835. Presented in good antique condition commensurate of age.   
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Antique 1830s English William IV Chairs

Materials

Walnut

French Louis XVI Hot Air Balloon Back Montgolfier Zebra Print Fauteuil Armchair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XVI hot air balloon back Montgolfier zebra print fauteuil armchair. Item features upholstered armrests, nicely carved details, tapered legs, very nice vintage item, grea...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Wood

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Balloon Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of balloon chairs available for sale. The range of distinct balloon chairs — often made from wood, mahogany and fabric — can elevate any home. Find 186 antique and vintage balloon chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of balloon chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Balloon chairs bearing Victorian or Louis XVI hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. If space is limited, there are small balloon chairs measuring 15 inches across. Balloon chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Hans Olsen, LEA Design and Lusch & Co are consistently popular.

How Much are Balloon Chairs?

Prices for balloon chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, balloon chairs begin at $225 and can go as high as $49,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,999.

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.

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