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English Georgian Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
Located in Staffordshire, GB
English Georgian mahogany barrel back armchair circa 1830. Georgian mahogany barrel back armchair, lovely shape size and proportions in this hard to find example. Excellent detaili...
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Antique 1830s British Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

  • English Georgian Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
  • English Georgian Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
  • English Georgian Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
  • English Georgian Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
H 40.95 in. W 28.35 in. D 24.02 in.
English Barley Twist Barrel Back Armchair
Located in Wilson, NC
English Barley Twist barrel back armchair, with the back supported by fifteen barley twist spindles. The legs and cross stretchers also have barley twist turnings.
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Antique 1890s English Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Mahogany

  • English Barley Twist Barrel Back Armchair
  • English Barley Twist Barrel Back Armchair
  • English Barley Twist Barrel Back Armchair
  • English Barley Twist Barrel Back Armchair
H 33 in. W 22 in. D 18.5 in.
American Mission Style Oak Barrel Back Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Three American Mission style (19th-20th century) stained oak barrel back armchairs with solid wood back and copper trim with leather upholstered seat and back (Priced Each).   
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20th Century American Mission Armchairs

Materials

Copper

Howard and Sons Barrel Back Armchair
By Howard and Sons
Located in Batley, GB
An elegantly formed Howard and Sons barrel back armchair raised on mahogany supports with front cup casters and the back both stamped H&S. The back left leg stamped "Howard & Sons LT...
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Early 20th Century English Early Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Howard and Sons Barrel Back Armchair
  • Howard and Sons Barrel Back Armchair
  • Howard and Sons Barrel Back Armchair
  • Howard and Sons Barrel Back Armchair
H 40.95 in. W 26.38 in. D 30.71 in.
19th Century Gustavian Barrel Back Armchairs
By Ephraim Stahl
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine pair of early 19th century Gustavian barrel back armchairs. With stamp from the Stockholm master chair makers guild. Ca 1810 Stockholm, Sweden. Attributed to Ephraim Stahl (1767...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

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Wood

  • 19th Century Gustavian Barrel Back Armchairs
  • 19th Century Gustavian Barrel Back Armchairs
  • 19th Century Gustavian Barrel Back Armchairs
  • 19th Century Gustavian Barrel Back Armchairs
H 33.08 in. W 23.63 in. D 24.41 in.
Barrel Back Armchair in House of Hackney Velvet, England, circa 1880
Located in Culver City, CA
Barrel back armchair in house of hackney velvet England, Circa 1880 Wonderfully curved barrel back armchair recently upholstered in green velvet by House of Hackney. Measure...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Edwardian Barrel Back Armchair, England, circa 1910
Located in Culver City, CA
Edwardian barrel back armchair, England, circa 1910. Newly upholstered in a wool herringbone tweed on mahogany legs.
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Swedish Gustavian Barrel Back Armchairs with Lions’ Head
Located in Round Top, TX
A stunning pair of 19th century Swedish Gustavian barrel back armchairs with lions’ head detail on arm. Original paint along with touch up and covered in a beautiful light blue silk....
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Armchairs

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paint

Barrel Back Armchair or Side Chair Mid-Century Modern Style, a Set of 4
Located in Plainview, NY
A very chic and comfortable set of 4 Mid-Century Modern barrel back armchairs. The chair is handmade and have a new suede upholstery. The cheerful mustard yellow color is a bold stat...
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Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nice vintage Mid-Century Modern barrel backed wooden armchair with a leather seat. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Armchair
  • Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Armchair
  • Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Armchair
  • Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Armchair
H 29.5 in. W 31 in. D 28 in.
George III Barrel Back Armchair Upholstered, Grey Linen
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A George III barrel back chair. Upholstered in a lovely grey linen with interior tub-back wings and elegant hand stitches decoration to the seams. Displaying out-scrolled arms and a ...
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Antique 18th Century British Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair or Edward Wormley for Drexel Style Barrel Back Armchairs
By Drexel
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern barrel back armchairs or lounge chairs produced by Drexel in the manner and style of Edward Wormley. The chairs feature a hardwood frame with a uni...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Faux Leather, Naugahyde, Hardwood

Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
Located in Essex, MA
Of very generous proportions with upholstered barrel and bowed seat raised on turned tapered legs and casters, exaggerated splayed rear legs. Needs new upholstery.
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Antique 1810s English Regency Wingback Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
  • Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
  • Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
  • Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair
H 41.75 in. W 39 in. D 36 in.
Mid-Century Rattan Barrel Back Armchair with Skeleton Arms
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Single strand rattan barrel back armchair with skeleton arms. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bamboo and wicker furniture has been painstakingly refurbished to the highest stan...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Barrel Back Armchairs
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern pair of Adrian Pearsall chairs featuring unique three sculpted legs on brass wheels. Designed for Craft Associates, they feature a comfortable rounded frame set on an ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Vintage Pair Baker Style Barrel Back Armchairs in Cream Lacquer
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stylish pair of armchairs. While unmarked, the chairs are reminiscent of Baker production of the late 1960's. Excellent Restored Condition. The price noted is for the pair of chair...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Molded Plywood Barrel Back Armchair New Upholstery.
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Unusual mid-century modern molded plywood desk chair possibly after H. Wegner.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak, Plywood

20th Century English Leather Barrel Back Armchair
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A truly excellent barrel back leather armchairs. The characteristic of a barrel back chair is a high back, semi circular back rest. This particular chair dates back to around the mid...
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20th Century British Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • 20th Century English Leather Barrel Back Armchair
  • 20th Century English Leather Barrel Back Armchair
  • 20th Century English Leather Barrel Back Armchair
  • 20th Century English Leather Barrel Back Armchair
H 44.1 in. W 33.47 in. D 28.35 in.
Pair of Custom Barrel-Back Armchairs in Leopard Velvet
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous pair of barrel-back cutout armchairs in custom leopard velvet. Made to order and can be modified to your specifications. Available at $5800 (as shown), or in choice of fabri...
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2010s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

3 Finch Furniture Thomasville Mid-Century Modern Walnut Barrel Back Armchairs
By Thomasville
Located in Dayton, OH
Three 1959 occasional armchairs by Finch Furniture for Thomasville Chair Company. Made from walnut with a barrel back design and unique x shaped supports. The chairs feature a floral...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Cream Lacquered Chinoiserie Blue Barrel Back Lounge Club Arm Chairs
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Elegant pair of vintage Hollywood Regency barrel back armchairs in the French style. Item features shapely rounded frames, bell flower pierce carved backrests, rolled and flared arms...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Rare Saber Leg 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Lion Head Barrel Back Chair
Located in San Angelo, TX
A stunning late 18th century Swedish Gustavian barrel back armchair featuring the lions’ head detail on the arms. Dry scrapped down to the original paint along with touch up paint fe...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

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Wood, Paint

Italian Pair of Barrel Back Chairs with Beautiful Volute-Carved Arm Supports
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian pair of barrel back occasional chairs. This vintage pair of chairs from Italy each feature barreled backrest supports, with arm supports at either side being carved in a l...
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20th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Handwoven Barrel Back Banana Leaf Armchair, c 1970s-1980s
Located in Zagreb, HR
Handwoven Banana Leaf armchair made in Italy, c the 1970s - 1980s Two chairs are available, price is for one The chairs have a sturdy metal supportive structure that keeps the...
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Late 20th Century Italian Organic Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Brass Cantilevered Armchairs with Barrel Backs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
Excellent design and incredible comfort, these cantilevered armchairs are very much like designs Milo Baughman produced for Thayer Coggin. The brass bar is of good weight and the cen...
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Vintage 1980s American Armchairs

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Brass

Georgian Barrel Back Wingchair
Located in Westwood, NJ
A wonderful George III style barrel back wingchair with top-grain cigar colored leather, a tufted upholstery barrel backrest with winged sides, rolled arms and a padded seat. Finishe...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Georgian Barrel Back Wingchair
  • Georgian Barrel Back Wingchair
  • Georgian Barrel Back Wingchair
  • Georgian Barrel Back Wingchair
H 43 in. W 32 in. D 33 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Kagan Barrel Back Lucite Armchairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This amazing, iconic pair of 1960's Vladimir Kagan armchairs are detailed with barrel back lucite frames which appears to make the multi-colored upholstered seat cushions float. Chro...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Lucite

Classic Set of 4 McGuire Whitewashed Handcrafted Barrel Back Rattan Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Classic set of 4 McGuire barrel back whitewashed rattan armchairs having stylish newly upholstered seats in a striking cotton decorated with Chinese blue and white vases against red ...
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Vintage 1970s American Organic Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Rattan

Pair Biedermeier Barrel Back Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is an unusual form of Biedermeier Barrel Back chairs in walnut. The barrel back is configured of open bars with three profiles of abstracted pineapple* silhouettes spaced betwee...
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Antique Early 19th Century European Biedermeier Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Pair Biedermeier Barrel Back Chairs
  • Pair Biedermeier Barrel Back Chairs
  • Pair Biedermeier Barrel Back Chairs
  • Pair Biedermeier Barrel Back Chairs
H 29.5 in. W 24 in. D 25 in.
Georgian Barrel Back Jute Wingchair
Located in Westwood, NJ
A wonderful George III style barrel back wingchair with top-grain vintage cigar colored leather, a tufted upholstery barrel backrest with winged sides, rolled arms and a padded seat ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Georgian Barrel Back Jute Wingchair
  • Georgian Barrel Back Jute Wingchair
  • Georgian Barrel Back Jute Wingchair
  • Georgian Barrel Back Jute Wingchair
H 43 in. W 32 in. D 33 in.
Pair Dimond Pattern Velvet Upholstery Barrel Shape Back Fireside Armchairs MINT!
By Baker Furniture Company, Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Dimond Pattern Velvet Upholstery Barrel Shape Back Fireside armchairs MINT!.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Lucite and Velvet Barrel Back Chair
Located in South Salem, NY
A 1970s lucite barrel back chair reupholstered in gray velvet. This chair is heavy for its size. Some wear to the lucite including a few scratches. Wear consistent with age and use. ...
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Vintage 1970s American Armchairs

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Lucite

  • Lucite and Velvet Barrel Back Chair
  • Lucite and Velvet Barrel Back Chair
  • Lucite and Velvet Barrel Back Chair
  • Lucite and Velvet Barrel Back Chair
H 37 in. W 26 in. D 22 in.
Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Walnut
Located in Westwood, NJ
An Irish country style barrel back tub chair with slatted backrest and cushioned seat above out flaring legs and finished in our dark ale (pub) color. Dimensions: 27.25" W x 23" D...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Country Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Walnut
  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Walnut
  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Walnut
  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Walnut
H 32.13 in. W 27.25 in. D 23 in.
Georgian Barrel Back Wingchair, Chateau Blue
Located in Westwood, NJ
A wonderful George III style barrel back wingchair with top-grain Chateau blue colored leather, a tufted upholstery barrel backrest with winged sides, rolled arms and a padded seat. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Whitewash
Located in Westwood, NJ
An Irish Country style barrel back tub chair with slatted backrest and cushioned seat above out flaring legs and finished in our Dark Ale (pub) color. Dimensions: 27.25" W x 23" D...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Country Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Whitewash
  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Whitewash
  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Whitewash
  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Whitewash
H 32.13 in. W 27.25 in. D 23 in.
Vintage Mid Century Wrought Iron Barrel Back Patio Dining Armchairs, Set of 6
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern wrought iron barrel back patio dining armchairs, set of 6. Set includes (6) armchairs, wrought iron construction, tapered legs, clean modernist lines, qual...
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Mid-20th Century English Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Sublime Hand Dyed Barrel Back Tub Armchairs in Brown Leather Comfortable
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of hand made in England brown leather barrel back tub armchairs. A very well made pair, they have mahogany frames, the leather ...
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20th Century English Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Vintage Slatted Barrel Back Hand Carved Chair
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Vintage Slatted Barrel back hand carved chair Wiener Werkstatt inspired, hand carved and hand shaved barrel chair. This creative chair is constructed in solid walnut. Vertical sla...
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Faux Bamboo Upholstered Barrel Back Lounge Chair
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Faux bamboo upholstered barrel back lounge chair. Beautiful pickled finish with a great decorative fabric. Gorgeous barrel back design, very comfortable and is a great accent chair f...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Bentwood

Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Dark Ale
Located in Westwood, NJ
An Irish Country style barrel back tub chair with slatted backrest and cushioned seat above out flaring legs and finished in our Dark Ale (pub) color. Dimensions: 27.25" W x 23" D...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Country Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Dark Ale
  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Dark Ale
  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Dark Ale
  • Irish Country Barrel Back Chair, Dark Ale
H 32.13 in. W 27.25 in. D 23 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Barrel Back Teak Armchairs in the Style of Erik Kirkegaard
By Erik Kirkegaard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish pair of teak and vinyl midcentury armchairs in the manner of Erik Kirkegaard. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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Vintage 1970s European Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

18th Century Swedish Gustavian Barrel Back Chairs
Located in San Angelo, TX
A gorgeous and unique pair of late 18th Century Swedish barrel backs from the Gustavian period that have been dry scrapped and touch up with new paint and are newly upholstered in li...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

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Linen, Wood, Paint

18th Century Swedish Gustavian Barrel Back Chairs
Located in San Angelo, TX
A gorgeous and unique pair of late 18th Century Swedish barrel backs from the Gustavian period wearing original paint and newly upholstered in linen. Fine details include: rosette ca...
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Antique Late 18th Century European Gustavian Armchairs

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Linen, Wood, Paint

18th Century Swedish Gustavian Barrel Back Chairs
Located in San Angelo, TX
A gorgeous and unique pair of late 18th Century Swedish barrel backs from the Gustavian period wearing original paint and newly upholstered in linen. Fine details include: unique and...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

Materials

Paint, Linen, Wood

Chair Swedish Gustavian Style Black Barrel Back Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chair Swedish Gustavian Style black barrel Back Sweden. A barrel backed chair made in the Gustavian style during the late 19th century in Sweden. Refinished in our Laserow Black and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

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Wood

Antique Fluted Back Early Victorian circa 1840 Porters Wingback Barrel Armchair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning early Victorian Porters barrel back armchair with fluted back This chair a real tour de force, is has absolutely everything going...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Barrel Back Tub Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Vintage mid century barrel back chairs with original yellow floral print upholstery. The fabric has age appropriate wear as one would expect. Add a pop of brightness to your decor! S...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Wood

Set of 4 Design Institute of America Barrel Back Chairs
By Design Institute America
Located in Highland, IN
This handsome set of four D.I.A. chairs feature a barrel back, an external frame finished in "midnight chrome" that supports the upholstered body, and casters at the base for ease of...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Arts and Crafts Deco Accent Barrel Back Chairs, A Pair
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Culver City, CA
These chairs are absolutely stunning! In the style of Josef Hoffmann or Frank Lloyd Wright, these period arts and crafts barrels back chairs are a Bauhaus meets Art Deco meets Arts a...
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Vintage 1930s Arts and Crafts Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Bentwood

High Back Barrel Chair in Colorful Floral Embroidered Linen
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
Inspired by classic mid-century style our tea chair has a rounded seat and base and tall back. The chair is shown in Matthew Williamson Cubana/Flordita, a vibrant embroidered linen, ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Linen

Pair of Swiveling Barrel Back Chairs by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A pair (2) of continuous arm swivel chairs in laminated walnut having tan button tufted leather cushions and a cruciform stretcher detail.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Lacquered Canned Barrel Back Upholstered Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1970s pair of mid-century lacquered canned barrel back upholstered chairs with scrolled arm holds. Made in the United States. Please note of wear consistent with age including ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

French 16th Century early Baroque Oak Barrel-Back Seat
Located in Troy, NY
Tall, unusual and conceptual chair of half-round paneled form, The seat can be lifted on hinges forming a misericord supported by a fluted console. A a rare and form of free-standi...
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Antique 16th Century French Renaissance Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Amazing Pair of Billy Haines Barrel Back Chairs, Regency Modern
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of Billy Haines fruitwood barrel back chairs. This pair is meant to be seen from all angles-looks as good from the back as they do from the front. They are in fantasti...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Red Upholstery Barrel Scallop Shape Back Lounge Chairs
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of striking looking red upholstery lounge chairs by Kroehler.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Vintage Hollywood Regency Scrolling Wrought Iron Barrel Back Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Hollywood Regency scrolling wrought iron barrel back chairs - set of 4. Item features (4) armchairs, scrolling frames, barrel backs, stretcher base, wrought iron construction...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century English Bamboo Barrel Back Arm Chair with Upholstered Seat
By McGuire
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Take a set in this beautiful antique barrel-back bamboo chair. This chair features an upholstered seat, and woven geometric barrel back. Each of the four legs is affixed to a stretch...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Brass Barrel Back Chairs by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of outstanding heavy brass barrel back chairs by Mastercraft newly upholstered in Kravet fabric.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Barrel Back Chair in Patterned Linen by Zak + Fox, England, Circa 1810
Located in Culver City, CA
Barrel back chair in Patterned Linen by Zak + Fox England circa 1810 Newly upholstered on antique frame with mahogany legs and original castors. Measures: 31.5” L x 24.5” D ...
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Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

Vintage Boling Chair Co. Mid-Century Modern Oak Barrel Back Danish Modern Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern oak barrel back Danish modern chair after Hans Wegner. Item features vinyl wrapped back and seat, solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, clean modernist l...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Oak

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Barrel Back Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal barrel back armchair for your home. Each barrel back armchair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and upholstery. Find 241 options for an antique or vintage barrel back armchair now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect barrel back armchair — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A barrel back armchair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin and Woodard Furniture Co. each produced at least one beautiful barrel back armchair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Barrel Back Armchair?

Prices for a barrel back armchair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $495 and can go as high as $36,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,500.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.