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Gustavian Style Barrel Chairs
Located in Hollywood, FL
This is a set of 2 Gustavian style Barrel chairs. They have been restored and repainted with milk
Category

Vintage 1920s Swedish Gustavian Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Gustavian Style Barrel Chairs
  • Gustavian Style Barrel Chairs
  • Gustavian Style Barrel Chairs
  • Gustavian Style Barrel Chairs
H 29 in W 23 in D 20 in
Selig Imperial Barrel Chair
By Selig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Round club chair by Selig for their "Imperial" line. Great mid-century modern form with wood base. Please confirm location.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric

  • Selig Imperial Barrel Chair
  • Selig Imperial Barrel Chair
  • Selig Imperial Barrel Chair
  • Selig Imperial Barrel Chair
H 25 in W 40 in D 38 in
Lucite Barrel Chair By Pace
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1990s Lucite barrel chair by Pace. 2 marks on chair as shown in last image. It might be able to be
Category

1990s Chairs

Materials

Lucite

  •  Lucite Barrel Chair By Pace
  •  Lucite Barrel Chair By Pace
  •  Lucite Barrel Chair By Pace
  •  Lucite Barrel Chair By Pace
H 29 in W 27.25 in D 25 in
Plinth Base Barrel Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
W31.5 D33 H30.5 SW22 SD22 SH15 AH23 Circa 2000’s Barrel lounge chairs with a walnut finish plinth
Category

Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chenille, Walnut

  • Plinth Base Barrel Lounge Chair
  • Plinth Base Barrel Lounge Chair
  • Plinth Base Barrel Lounge Chair
  • Plinth Base Barrel Lounge Chair
H 30.5 in W 31.5 in D 33 in
Mid-Century Barrel Back Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern swivel club chairs. String barrel back armchairs with tufted backs
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric

  • Mid-Century Barrel Back Chairs
  • Mid-Century Barrel Back Chairs
  • Mid-Century Barrel Back Chairs
  • Mid-Century Barrel Back Chairs
H 25 in W 29.5 in D 30 in
Vintage Pencil Reed Barrel Chair
Located in Ross, CA
Vintage pencil reed pod chair in the Crespi style. Comes with a white cushion that could easily be updated. Can be picked up for free from my Bay Area location
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Chairs

Materials

Reed

  • Vintage Pencil Reed Barrel Chair
  • Vintage Pencil Reed Barrel Chair
  • Vintage Pencil Reed Barrel Chair
  • Vintage Pencil Reed Barrel Chair
H 28.5 in W 33 in D 26.5 in
Studio Simon Oil Barrel Chair
By Studio Simon
Located in Dronten, NL
Unique avant-garde piece made by Studio Simon, Italy. A dark blue steel oil drum cut diagonally and upholstered with a foam filled seat that is attached to the drum by a leather bel...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Studio Simon Oil Barrel Chair
  • Studio Simon Oil Barrel Chair
  • Studio Simon Oil Barrel Chair
  • Studio Simon Oil Barrel Chair
H 31.5 in W 23.63 in D 35.44 in
Vladimir Kagan Barrel Chairs, Pair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Made by: Vladimir Kagan Design Group, USA, 1947 Material: Knoll Atelier Confetti upholstery, casters Size: 30 w × 30 d × 27.5 h in seat height 15 inches.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

  • Vladimir Kagan Barrel Chairs, Pair
  • Vladimir Kagan Barrel Chairs, Pair
  • Vladimir Kagan Barrel Chairs, Pair
  • Vladimir Kagan Barrel Chairs, Pair
H 27.5 in W 30 in D 30 in
Made to Order Barrel Chairs- Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century custom barrel swivel chairs. Unlike most barrel chairs this set includes wider seating
Category

2010s Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric

  • Made to Order Barrel Chairs- Pair
  • Made to Order Barrel Chairs- Pair
  • Made to Order Barrel Chairs- Pair
  • Made to Order Barrel Chairs- Pair
H 31 in W 38 in D 34.5 in
Barrel Plinth Base Lounge Chairs- Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
W31.5 D33 H30.5 SW22 SD22 SH15 AH23 Barrel Lounge Chairs with a walnut finished plinth base. Item
Category

Early 2000s Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Barrel Plinth Base Lounge Chairs- Pair
  • Barrel Plinth Base Lounge Chairs- Pair
  • Barrel Plinth Base Lounge Chairs- Pair
  • Barrel Plinth Base Lounge Chairs- Pair
H 30.5 in W 31.5 in D 33 in
Vintage Oak Barrel Back Club Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage modern side chair features a rounded oak barrel back design with brass studded vinyl
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Oak Barrel Back Club Chair
  • Vintage Oak Barrel Back Club Chair
  • Vintage Oak Barrel Back Club Chair
  • Vintage Oak Barrel Back Club Chair
H 30 in W 27 in D 27 in
19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Hand carved, painted, and pickled wood, barrel back, French bergère atop fluted, tapered legs
Category

Antique 1880s French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
  • 19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
  • 19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
  • 19th Century, Barrel Back, French Chair
H 38.25 in W 30 in D 29.5 in
Set of Four Empire Barrel Chairs
Located in Belmont, MA
This set of 4 Empire Barrel chairs dates back to around 1810-20. They come from France. The chairs
Category

Antique 1810s French Empire Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Set of Four Empire Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Four Empire Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Four Empire Barrel Chairs
  • Set of Four Empire Barrel Chairs
H 32.68 in W 17.72 in D 17.72 in
Pair of Lawrence Peabody Barrel Chairs
By Lawrence Peabody
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of barrel chairs with floating frames designed circa late 1950s by Lawrence Peabody for
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Maple

Interior Crafts Barrel Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Interior Crafts
Located in Countryside, IL
Interior crafts barrel lounge chairs - pair. These chairs measure: 30 wide x 30.5 deep x 39
Category

2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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
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
Pair of barrel back upholstered swivel chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of barrel back upholstered swivel chairs
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Indian Quilt Barrel Chair, England circa 1890
Located in Culver City, CA
Indian Quilt Barrel Chair England circa 1890 Recently upholstered in Indian hand block printed
Category

Antique 19th Century English Chairs

Materials

Linen

Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Wing Chair
Located in Essex, MA
Rounded back with used fabric cover in decent condition, raised on circular tapered legs.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Wingback Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Wing Chair
  • Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Wing Chair
  • Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Wing Chair
  • Regency Mahogany Barrel Back Wing Chair
H 42.75 in W 32 in D 26.75 in
Pair of Mid-Century Barrel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning pair of midcentury style club chairs. This sleek and comfortable pair rests on tapered wooden legs. An oyster-shell design with elegant coral Naugahyde makes these perfect...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde

  • Pair of Mid-Century Barrel Chairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Barrel Chairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Barrel Chairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Barrel Chairs
H 30.25 in W 32.25 in D 25 in
English Barrel Back Wood Chair 1920's
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
English barrel back hardwood chair with curved arm support ,saddled seat and turned legs and
Category

Vintage 1920s Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Antique Swedish Gustavian Upholstered Barrel Back Chairs
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish gustavian barrel back chairs in a set of two. The chairs are a true pair and manufactured
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Chairs

Materials

Pine

Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair for Cassina
By Frank Lloyd Wright, Cassina
Located in Berlin, DE
iconic Barrel chair was created in 1937 by Frank Lloyd Wright, based on an original design dating from
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair for Cassina
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair for Cassina
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair for Cassina
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair for Cassina
H 31.89 in W 21.46 in D 21.86 in
Huge Pair of Barrel Form Mahogany Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Late French Empire mahogany barrel form chair with turned legs, along with a modern copy. Very deep
Category

Antique 1840s French Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Joseph Hoffman for Khon Signed Barrel Chair
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Westport, CT
Joseph Hoffman for Khon signed,barrel chair,Mahogany wood,creme upholstery,and open section on
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Lloyd Modern Barrel Back Round Bar Stool
By Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Lloyd bar stool Solid wood frame / hand rubbed oil finish / brushed brass, bronze or black rungs / leather wrapped back support / recessed leather seat cushion Measures: 23” W...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Brass, Steel

Thonet Barrel Back Club Chair in Mohair
By Thonet
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautifully restored chair by Thonet. New upholstery and cushioning. In a faux snakeskin print.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Thonet Barrel Back Club Chair in Mohair
  • Thonet Barrel Back Club Chair in Mohair
  • Thonet Barrel Back Club Chair in Mohair
  • Thonet Barrel Back Club Chair in Mohair
H 28.5 in W 26.5 in D 26.5 in
1980's Italian Pair of Wicker Barrel Chairs
Located in Aspen, CO
Italian 1980's Pair of Wicker Barrel Chairs
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Chairs

Materials

Wicker

Vintage Painted David Barrett Barrel Back Armchairs, Pair
By David Barrett, Dorothy Draper
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Painted David Barrett Barrel Back Armchairs, Pair Offered for sale is a pair of late 1970s
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Antique French Mahogany Barrel Back Desk Chair
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pleasing chair with its navy and blue stars upholstery.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique 18th Century Rustic Choir Stall Barrel Chair
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique choir stall barrel chair in overall nicely aged old surface and early hand wrought large
Category

Antique Early 18th Century Unknown Rustic Chairs

Materials

Wood

Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright for Cassina
By Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in PARIS, FR
The “Barrel Chair”or “Taliesen Barrel Chair” by Frank Lloyd Wright was designed in 1937 after a
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Arts and Crafts Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cherry, Bentwood

  • Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright for Cassina
  • Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright for Cassina
  • Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright for Cassina
  • Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright for Cassina
H 31.89 in W 21.46 in D 21.86 in
Pair of "Nana and Poppa" Barrel Backed Chairs
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Pair of “Nana” and “Poppa” walnut barrel backed chairs from the area of Genoa. Upholstered in new
Category

Antique Early 1800s Neoclassical Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Antique Child’s Windsor Barrel Chair with Leather Seat
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Antique Child’s Windsor barrel chair W leather seat. It is a very unusual example with a beautiful
Category

Antique 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Velvet Regency Barrel Back Circle Armchairs
Located in Naples, FL
Pair of plum velvet upholstered barrel backed Hollywood Regency circle armchairs. Chairs are dark
Category

Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Wood, Velvet

Set of 6 Empire Barrel Chairs, 1810-20
Located in Belmont, MA
This unique and original set of 6 early 19th century Empire barrel chairs stands out for its
Category

Antique 1810s French Empire Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Set of 6 Empire Barrel Chairs, 1810-20
  • Set of 6 Empire Barrel Chairs, 1810-20
  • Set of 6 Empire Barrel Chairs, 1810-20
  • Set of 6 Empire Barrel Chairs, 1810-20
H 34.26 in W 18.9 in D 20.87 in
Unique Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Side Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern lounge chair features a unique barrel backrest that slants downward
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather

Pair of Charles Hollis Jones "O" Barrel Chairs
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Lucite barrel chairs designed by Charles Hollis Jones, and manufactured in the 1960s
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Lucite, Textile

Pair of 19th C. Swedish Gustavian Barrel Back Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of Swedish 19th Century Barrel Back Gustavian Chairs.
Category

Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Wicker + Cane Barrel Bar Stools, 20th Century
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of vintage wicker and cane bar stools with barrel frames and a beautiful braided trim. These
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wicker

Pair of Barrel Back Lounge Chairs Att. to Widdicomb
By Kipp Stewart, John Widdicomb
Located in New York, NY
Chic, sophisticated pair of barrel back lounge chairs attributed to Widdicomb, in the style of Kipp
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Scandinavian Wooden Barrel Chair Made in the 19th Century
By Craft and Folk Art Museum
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian wooden barrel chair made in the 19th century. A circular, beautifully wooden chair
Category

Antique 1890s Swedish Folk Art Chairs

Materials

Pine

1970s Oak Barrel Chairs With Holly Hunt Mohair - a Pair
Located in Roanoke, VA
These custom oak barrel chairs from the 1970s are the perfect blend of vintage style and comfort
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Oak

Mid Century Peacock Barrel Wicker Rattan Chair, C.1960, Italy
Located in London, GB
Mid century Peacock Barrel wicker rattan chair. C.1960 Italy In good condition, with general
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Rattan

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, ...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Linen

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous pair of vintage modern lounge chairs feature two overstuffed removable cushions and plush upholstery. A unique draping fabric along the base and curved arm rests add to...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Swivel Barrel Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Swivel Barrel Lounge chairs - pair This chair measures: 34.5
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Twisted Washed White Rattan Coastal Style Barrel Back Lounge Chair
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous Late 20th century Twisted Rattan Coastal / Bohemian style Barrel back lounge chair with
Category

1990s Bohemian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Rattan

Pair of Midcentury Faux-Leather and Chrome Barrel-Back Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive set of Mid-Century Modern barrel chairs feature a lovely white faux-leather
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Blue Pair of Barrel Chairs, Original Fabric Vintage 1960's, France
Located in New York, NY
Barrel Chairs, Original Fabric Vintage 1970's, France Incredible and rare to be so well preserved.
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Barrel Back Club Chairs Newly Upholstered, Pair
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern Atomic Barrel back club chairs newly upholstered - pair This is a fantastic
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair Dimond Pattern Velvet Upholstery Barrel Shape Back Fireside Armchairs MINT!
By Drexel, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Dimond Pattern Velvet Upholstery Barrel Shape Back Fireside armchairs MINT!.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" Chairs for Cassina, 1937, Set of 8
By Frank Lloyd Wright, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" chairs for Cassina, patinated wood and velvet seat, Italy, 1937, set of
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" Chairs for Cassina, 1937, Set of 6
By Frank Lloyd Wright, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" chairs for Cassina, patinated wood and velvet seat, Italy, 1937, set of
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" Chairs for Cassina, 1937, Set of 4
By Frank Lloyd Wright, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" chairs for Cassina, patinated wood and velvet seat, Italy, 1937, set of
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

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
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo

Single Lucite Barrel-Back Chair with Shearling Upholstery and Brass Detail
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Single Lucite barrel-back chair with shearling upholstery and brass detail.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Edward Wormley Mahogany and Grey Wool Barrel Back Chairs
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar barrel back arm chairs in mahogany and blue/gray wool upholstery. Great
Category

Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Vintage Modern Geometric Barrel Back Tufted Club Chairs Newly Upholstered, Pair
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Modern Ebonized walnut carved Geometric barrel back Tufted club chairs newly upholstered in
Category

Vintage 1970s Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Walnut

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.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak, Plywood

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Barrel Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of barrel chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, all barrel chairs available were constructed with great care. We have 365 antique and vintage barrel chairs in-stock, while there are 12 modern editions to choose from as well. Barrel chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Barrel chairs bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Not every interior allows for large barrel chairs, so small barrel chairs measuring 17 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Barrel chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin and Vladimir Kagan are consistently popular.

How Much are Barrel Chairs?

Prices for barrel chairs start at $375 and top out at $29,000 with the average selling for $3,600.

Finding the Right Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the vintage, new or antique chairs you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The mid-century years yielded many popular chairs.

The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office. 

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today. 

Questions About Barrel Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Reupholster a barrel back chair by first removing the old upholstery from the chair. Use the old pieces of material as a guide to help you cut the new upholstery into properly sized pieces. Reupholster the chair by using a furniture stapler to re-secure the new upholstery in the same manner that the old upholstery was attached. Shop a range of vintage and contemporary barrel back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Barrel chairs are accent chairs that feature a curved back shaped like half of a barrel. In some cases, the back slopes down at the sides to form arms. Other pieces are armless or have separate rolled arms at the sides. You'll find a variety of barrel chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 16, 2019

    Barrel chairs have high, semicircular backs which form a single piece with the arms.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The earliest barrel chairs are from is the era of the early 19th century. However, Frank Lloyd Wright created one of the most famous barrel chairs in 1937 as a part of his design for Wingspread, a home in Wind Point, Wisconsin. On 1stDibs, find a collection of barrel chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    No one knows who invented the barrel chair originally, or even where the chairs appeared first. They became popular during the mid to late 19th century, but it was Frank Lloyd Wright who made them famous when he designed an iconic version for Wingspread, a home he designed in Wind Point, Wisconsin. Wright also used his Taliesin Barrel chair to furnish his own home in Wisconsin. Shop a selection of barrel chairs on 1stDibs.