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Set of Four Leather Barrel Back Chairs on Wheels
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern olive leather upholstery set of four barrel back swivel chairs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of Four Lucite Barrel Chairs
Located in Toledo, OH
A great set of four Lucite barrel chairs. These fantastic chairs feature a heavy 3/8" thick molded Lucite. Perfect for your modern decor. Very good condition. The seats have been rec...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Lucite

  • Set of Four Lucite Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Four Lucite Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Four Lucite Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Four Lucite Barrel Chairs
H 29 in. W 21.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Set of Modern Barrel Back Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Vintage Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Chrome Dining Chairs have been fully restored, and feature a barrel back chrome frame in very good condition. The armchairs have also been ...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Set of Modern Barrel Back Chairs
  • Set of Modern Barrel Back Chairs
  • Set of Modern Barrel Back Chairs
  • Set of Modern Barrel Back Chairs
H 27 in. W 23 in. D 22 in.
Set of Four Hand Carved Occasional Barrel Back Chairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a set of four stylish parcel-gilt and mahogany hand carved occasional chairs with barrel back and conforming rope-carved top rail, extending to become arms. The fully upholst...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Other Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four French Hollywood Regency Barrel Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning set of four French barrel back lounge or club chairs made in the Hollywood Regency period featuring a barrel or tub form. Wooden frame with an iconic Mid-Century Modern prof...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 4 Barrel Back Leather Chairs Baughman Style
By Brueton, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern high quality leather upholstery chairs on 6 six heavy duty brass finish castors. They easy move around and swivel. Brushed chrome band around the base.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four French Barrel Back Style Dining Chairs
By Restoration Hardware
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stately set of four French barrel back style dining chairs featuring a white linen upholstery. Oak frames with an ebonized finish and decorative exposed nailhead trim on the sides. R...
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20th Century Asian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Four Midcentury Chrome Faux Bamboo Barrel Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning set of four Mid-Century Modern barrel back dining chairs featuring a faux bamboo chrome finish. Unique chairs having six supports conjoining demilune form rings on top and b...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 4 Milo Baughman Barrel Back Walnut Frame Lounge Chairs Midcentury
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning set of 4 Milo Baughman barrel back walnut frame lounge chairs. We love the original emerald green wool fabric still in very nice condition. Each chair measures 29" T x 27" W...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 4 Barrel Back Bent Wood Dining Lounge Chairs New Upholstery
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of 4 Danish Mid-Century Modern Hans Werner style newly upholstered lounge chairs. Tapered legs with sloping arms features.
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Set of Four Leather and Chrome Barrel Chairs by J. Robert Scott
By Robert Scott, Sally Sirkin Lewis
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A set of four glamorous leather and chrome swivel chairs designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis for J. Robert Scott in the 1980s. Perfect for a game table or just as lounge chairs. They ha...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Modern Dark Grey Velvet Barrel Back Lounge Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company, Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Set of four modern grey velvet barrel back club chairs. Recently refinished and freshly upholstered in lush deep grey velvet. Perfect for any modern or mid-mod home.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Unusual Set of Six Whiskey Barrel and Hammered Iron Pub Chairs
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual set of six whiskey barrel and hammered iron pub chairs. All handmade, cut barrels, legs attached, custom hand-forged decorative backs, perfect for card table, wine tasting ch...
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Iron

Milo Baughman Chrome and Velvet Barrel Dining Chairs Set of 8
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning set of 8 1970's Milo Baughman designed for Thayer Coggin chrome and velvet barrel dining chairs, newly reupholstered in velvet with minor wear and patina to the chrome, ther...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Walnut Barrel Dining Chairs with Spindles, Set of 5
Located in La Grange, IL
Mid Century walnut barrel dining chairs with spindles, set of 5 Each chair measures: 20 wide x 20.5 deep x 29 high with a seat height of 18 inches This set is available in what we c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Chrome Barrel Back Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman, Set of 4
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish set of 4 barrel back dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman. Sturdy and sleek chrome frame which supports seat and backrest cushions that are covered in a vintage green upho...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Matching Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Swivel Barrel Back Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous set of Midcentury 360 degree swivel chairs with peach colored velvet upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Set of Three Matching Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Swivel Barrel Back Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous set of midcentury 360 degree swivel chairs with peach colored velvet upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Set of Five McGuire Style Rattan Cane Barrel Back Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive set of five bamboo rattan barrel back dining armchairs made in the manner and style of McGuire's toboggan armchair. The matching chairs feature a double caning on the bac...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

Chromcraft Midcentury Chrome Frame Barrel Back White Vinyl Chairs, Set of 4
By Daystrom Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chromcraft midcentury chrome frame barrel back vinyl armchairs - Set of 4. Item features chrome frames, white vinyl upholstery, original label, very nice vintage item, sleek sculptur...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Early 20th Century Mismatched Barrel Back Oak Pub Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Set of four early 20th century mismatched barrel back oak pub chairs American chairs in the style of Boling Each chair is slightly mismatched (see all images) but they work we...
Category

Early 20th Century American Windsor Chairs

Materials

Oak

Exceptional Set of 4 Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome Barrel Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Southampton, NJ
Amazing set of 4 exceptional barrel dining chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin -1977 Original upholstery is in good vintage condition. Chrome is beautiful and has been cleaned.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Set of Five Poul Kjaerholm Style Barrel Back Dining Chairs Table, Midcentury
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful set of five Poul Kjaerholm style barrel back dining chairs with their original ebonized drum base dining table. The chairs retain their original black faux leather in nice ...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Six French Art Deco Walnut Barrel Back Arm Chairs w/ Klismos Style Legs
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated set of six Art Deco dining chairs were realized in France circa 1930. They feature gently rounded barrel backs; stylized klismos legs; streamlined arms; and uphols...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Scandinavian Modern Barrel Lounge Chairs
By Finn Juhl
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Scandinavian lounge chairs, newly upholstered in distressed grey linen by Holly Hunt. Exposed walnut frame work fully restored.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Walnut

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

Vintage Cane Back Barrel Chairs, Set of Four
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Set of 4 barrel chairs feature cane backs and vinyl upholstery in a fun vintage print. One chair in yellow vinyl and three in green. Very good vintage condition with minor imperfecti...
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Club Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

  • Vintage Cane Back Barrel Chairs, Set of Four
  • Vintage Cane Back Barrel Chairs, Set of Four
  • Vintage Cane Back Barrel Chairs, Set of Four
  • Vintage Cane Back Barrel Chairs, Set of Four
H 32.5 in. W 22 in. L 32.5 in.
Set of Six Barrel Back Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A set of 6 barrel back chairs in macassar ebony *Also available in pairs
Category

Vintage 1930s French Chairs

Materials

Macassar, Ebony

  • Set of Six Barrel Back Chairs
  • Set of Six Barrel Back Chairs
  • Set of Six Barrel Back Chairs
  • Set of Six Barrel Back Chairs
H 30.25 in. W 21.75 in. D 19 in.
Set of 6 iron barrel chairs
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Set of 6 iron painted barrel chairs. Upholstered seats.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Set of 6 iron barrel chairs
  • Set of 6 iron barrel chairs
  • Set of 6 iron barrel chairs
  • Set of 6 iron barrel chairs
H 28.5 in. W 22 in. D 18 in.
Set of 4 Thonet Barrel Back Beech Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed by Oswald Haerdtl, architect and designer and a pupil of Kolo Moser and later an assistant of Josef Hoffmann. Made of bent Beech plywood, formed back and ebonized legs. Stic...
Category

Vintage 1950s Czech Side Chairs

Set of Three Caned Oak Barrel Lounge Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Chic set of three barrel back lounge chairs or club chairs featuring an oak frame with double caned sides. Newly upholstered thick cushions and tufted pillow with Irish linen fabric....
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Linen, Cane, Oak

Set of Eight Chrome Barrel Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Leandro, CA
Set of eight chrome barrel style dining chairs in the style of Milo Baughman. This is one of our favorite modern chair designs, in mint original condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Set of Eight Chrome Barrel Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Chrome Barrel Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Chrome Barrel Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Chrome Barrel Dining Chairs
H 31.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Set of Four French Louis XV Cane Barrel Back Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Houston, TX
A beautiful set of four French Louis XV cane barrel back chairs. Needs upholstery otherwise in great vintage condition.
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chairs

Materials

Cane

Set of Two Art Deco Barrel-Back Upholstered Chairs
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Two barrel back armchairs newly reupholstered in vintage green fabric. Of note are the original square-shaped nailheads that subtly accentuate the lines of the chair.
Category

French Art Deco Side Chairs

  • Set of Two Art Deco Barrel-Back Upholstered Chairs
  • Set of Two Art Deco Barrel-Back Upholstered Chairs
  • Set of Two Art Deco Barrel-Back Upholstered Chairs
  • Set of Two Art Deco Barrel-Back Upholstered Chairs
H 29.93 in. W 19.69 in. D 20.87 in.
Set of Four Midcentury Barrel Back Lounge Chairs, 1960s
Located in Pasadena, CA
Chic set of four barrel back chairs with newly ebonized wood, cane and newly reupholstered in modern graphic fabric, circa 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Set of Eight Vladimir Kagan Lucite Barrel Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Chic set of eight lucite barrel chairs with chrome disks detailing connection points, and original faux fur upholstery. Produced by Vladimir Kagan, c. 1968. From the original owner...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 8 Barrel Swivel Dining Chairs, Circa 1970s
Located in Norwalk, CT
Classic form and very comfortable. A nice set of eight chairs with simple chrome bases and rounded barrel shaped chair, upholstered in quality faux leather. Original cover but very c...
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Vintage 1970s Dining Room Chairs

Set of Four Faux Bamboo Leather Barrel Back Lounge Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Restored set of four Mid-Century Modern barrel back form lounge chairs or club chairs. These chairs feature a faux bamboo carved wood frame with a beautiful distressed lacquer finish...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 6 Leather and Walnut Barrel Back Lounge Dining Chairs
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Set of 6 barrel back leather and walnut chairs. Very comfortable and versatile as they would work in many settings. Low enough that they can work up to a dining table. Seat hgt is 16...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Two Modern Barrel Back Lounge Chairs with Chinoiserie Landscape Fabric
By Henredon, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Houston, TX
A set of beautiful Parsons styled barrel back lounge chairs with whimsical chinoiserie landscape fabric. The delightful scenery and soft pastel colors make these chairs a great state...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Chairs

Set of Six Mid-Century French Vintage Barrel Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Six fantastic French modernist barrel chairs that are very comfortable and ready to be upholstered in the fabric of your choice. These chairs have great wooden legs and superb brass ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Four Chrome Barrel Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Leandro, CA
Sculptural Barrel form Dining or Club Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Set of Four Caned Barrel Back Dining/Game Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of elegant 4 dining/game chairs in ebonized mahogany with caned barrel backs, American 1960's
Category

Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Chairs

Set of Four 19th Century Biedermeier Karelain Birch Barrel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of four 19th century Biedermeier Karelian birch barrel chairs.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century European Biedermeier Club Chairs

Materials

Birch

Set of Four McGuire Rattan and Cane Barrel Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic set of four genuine McGuire dining armchairs featuring double caned sides in a classic barrel form. Currently known as the Belden chair the vintage versions of these chairs we...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Woven Rattan and Wicker Barrel Back Club Chairs, Set of Four
By Calif-Asia, Charlotte Perriand, McGuire, Ficks Reed, Danny Ho Fong
Located in Framingham, MA
Set of 4 stunning barrel back occasional chairs in woven wicker. Clean modernist lines juxtaposed with natural materials form a perfect organic bohemian vibe. Silhouette is Panton - ...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Frank Lloyd Wright Set of Two 606 Barrel Armchairs
By Frank Lloyd Wright, Cassina
Located in Miami, FL
Two 606 barrel armchairs Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Cassina Measures: 23" W x 23” D x 32” H. World famous American architect and interior designer Frank Lloyd Wright fir...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set Of Six White 1970s Barrel Back & Sculpted Arm Dining Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
An unusual design, these six dining chairs are created from bent wood frames, with cutout arm designs. Upholstered in a white tone-on-tone silk blend fabric, with a tropical foliage...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Horizontal Rattan Barrel Dining Chairs in the Manner of Franco Albini, Set of 4
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Rattan barrel dining chairs feature a unique horizontal rattan construction. Set of 4. Good condition with minor imperfections consistent with age, circa 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Set of 8 Chic Barrel Back Dining Chairs with Silver Leaf Frames, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Set of 8 barrel back dining chairs, with silver leaf frames and upholstered seats and backs, custom design, American, 1970s. Newly upholstered by Lobel Modern. These chairs are extre...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Silver Leaf

Set of Six Danish Barrel Back Leather Kofod-Larsen Style Dining Chairs
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of six Danish barrel back leather dining chairs. Kofod-Larsen style chairs having fine lines with subtle form and design much like the Larsen style seen in other designs. Each wi...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

A Set of Two Barrel Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
Both chairs have been upholstered in a subtle purple gray mohair and more true purple piping. The chairs sits on brass casters allowing for easy moving. Very comfortable.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

  • A Set of Two  Barrel Chairs
  • A Set of Two  Barrel Chairs
  • A Set of Two  Barrel Chairs
  • A Set of Two  Barrel Chairs
H 27.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 28 in.
Set of 50 McGuire Bamboo Fretwork Barrel Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fabulous set of 50 bamboo barrel chairs by McGuire featuring extensive fretwork backs and rawhide strapping with cognac leather seats. Provenance: From the iconic Lion's Pub in Pacif...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Bamboo, Rattan

Set of Four Dieter Waeckerling Barrel Back Arm Chairs.
Located in North Miami, FL
A set of four as found and retaining the original faux tortoise upholstery barrel back Dieter Waeckerling armchairs.
Category

Vintage 1960s Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four French Louis XV Style Caned Barrel Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant set of four French caned barrel back form chairs made in the Louis XV taste. Beautifully carved from walnut with caned sides and seat. Topped with playful yellow cushions wit...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Naugahyde, Cane

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 upholstery. The cheerful mustard yellow color is a bold statement ...
Category

Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Four Round Wrought Iron Salterini Barrel Back Patio or Garden Chairs
By John Salterini
Located in Pau, FR
Rare set of four dark green round wrought iron garden or patio chairs by Salterini. The chairs are decorated with a graphical, scrolled round iron backrest, very sturdy. The green ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Set of 4 Oak Barrel-Back Chairs, circa 1880
Located in Doylestown, PA
A set of 4 oak barrel-back chairs with black vinyl seats, circa 1880, American.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Country Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Ten Thonet Barrel Chairs
By Oswald Haerdtl, Thonet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Newly re-upholstered Thonet dining chairs by Oswald Haerdtl in cafe velvet. Most retain the original labels underneath. Set price.
Category

Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

  • Set of Ten Thonet Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Ten Thonet Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Ten Thonet Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Ten Thonet Barrel Chairs
H 32 in. W 17.5 in. D 21 in.
Set of Four Teak Barrel Chairs
By Københavns Toldsted 1, Illums Bolighus
Located in Belmont, MA
Set of four teak and fabric barrel chairs by Illums Bolighus for København.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

  • Set of Four Teak Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Four Teak Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Four Teak Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Four Teak Barrel Chairs
H 25.5 in. W 25.5 in. D 20.5 in.
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Barrel Chairs Set Of 4 For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic barrel chairs set of 4 available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wood and metal, every barrel chairs set of 4 was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer barrel chairs set of 4, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each barrel chairs set of 4 bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Milo Baughman, Daystrom Furniture and Hickory Chair Furniture Company each produced at least one beautiful barrel chairs set of 4 that is worth considering.

How Much is a Barrel Chairs Set Of 4?

Prices for a barrel chairs set of 4 start at $895 and top out at $12,495 with the average selling for $3,500.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

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