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Mid-Century Modern Black Vintage Stool Leather Metal, circa 1970
Located in Vienna, AT
This vintage stool from the 1970s shows a black stitched leather covering. Also the stool is decorated with leather buttons. The base and the feet were made of black lacquered metal....
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Vintage Wicker Stool in Black Finish
Located in Southampton, NY
Vintage wicker bench or footstool in black finish, upholstered in black linen. This is a Classic vintage wicker piece was updated with a sharp black finish and upholstered in a sing...
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20th Century American Stools

Materials

Linen, Wicker

  • Vintage Wicker Stool in Black Finish
  • Vintage Wicker Stool in Black Finish
  • Vintage Wicker Stool in Black Finish
  • Vintage Wicker Stool in Black Finish
H 24.75 in. W 29.25 in. D 17 in.
Vintage Black Tripod Stool with Rustic Wood Top
Located in New York City, NY
Vintage black tripod stool with rustic wood top. Handsome design consists of three faceted legs, staggered crossbars, and a rough, rustic wood seat top. This versatile piece can ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Rustic Stools

Materials

Wood

French Vintage Industrial Red and Black Stool, 1950s
Located in Austin, TX
A midcentury French Industrial stool with tubular metal legs painted black and a round pine seat painted red. The seat is 12.5" in diameter.
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Stools

Materials

Metal

Vintage Bar Stools
Located in Praha, CZ
- Bar seats - In perfect condition - Ton Czech Republic.
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1990s Czech Stools

Materials

Chrome

  • Vintage Bar Stools
  • Vintage Bar Stools
  • Vintage Bar Stools
  • Vintage Bar Stools
H 48.04 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Great looking vintage tripod base factory stool. The seat height is adjustable by turning the seat. Good used condition 1950s, Latvia Dimensions: Max height 46cm Min h...
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Vintage 1950s Latvian Industrial Stools

Materials

Steel

  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
H 18.12 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Vintage Metal Folding Stool
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Set of 4 French vintage folding Industrial style chair or stool. Can be used as side table, end table, occasional table or extra seating. Easily stored or moved to be useful in many ...
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20th Century European Industrial Stools

Materials

Iron

  • Vintage Metal Folding Stool
  • Vintage Metal Folding Stool
  • Vintage Metal Folding Stool
  • Vintage Metal Folding Stool
H 18 in. W 11.75 in. D 11.50 in.
1970s Vintage Indonesian Black Bamboo and Rattan Stool or Ottoman
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vintage Indonesian handcrafted stool and ottoman made of sustainable bamboo and knotted rattan. Hand painted in black with a satin matte finish. The stool mixes the best of artisanal...
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Vintage 1970s Indonesian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Bamboo, Rattan

Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Nicely worn cast iron Industrial stools. The stools have turnable seat mounted on a cast iron base. The simple design makes them attractive. The height of the stools can be ...
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Vintage 1950s Latvian Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
  • Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
  • Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
  • Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
H 15.75 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Vintage American Industrial Swivel Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
A fantastic mid-20th century American industrial swivel stool with a circular footrest. The stool adjusts from 25 inches high to 35 inches high by pulling up on the seat.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

Materials

Steel

Vintage Set of 4 Swivel Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting set of four vintage stools. Brass trim around the bases which are lined with felt. Vinyl upholstery. Please confirm item location with dealer (NJ or NY).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Set of 4 Swivel Stools
  • Vintage Set of 4 Swivel Stools
  • Vintage Set of 4 Swivel Stools
  • Vintage Set of 4 Swivel Stools
H 28.5 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Vintage Thomas Hayes Style Stool
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century adjustable height stool reminiscent of the designs of Thomas Hayes. An oak frame with chrome foot rest and caramel composite upholstery.
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Vintage 1940s American Stools

Materials

PVC, Oak

  • Vintage Thomas Hayes Style Stool
  • Vintage Thomas Hayes Style Stool
  • Vintage Thomas Hayes Style Stool
  • Vintage Thomas Hayes Style Stool
H 38 in. W 19 in. D 18 in.
Vintage Industrial Factory Shop Stool
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial wood and metal, steel backless factory shop stool. Seat measures: 14 3/4".
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20th Century American Industrial Stools

Materials

Metal, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Black Leather Metal Stool Johannes Spalt Austria 1961
By Johannes Spalt
Located in Vienna, AT
A high-quality black leather vintage leather stool with chromed steel feet and frame, which was designed by Johannes Spalt 1961 Austria and executed by Franz Wittmann. The black leat...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Vintage Modern Black Painted Brass & Upholstered Counter Height Bar Stools, Pair
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of modern counter height bar stools with a black painted frame, square brass foot rungs, and upholstered seat and back made by Stewart Furniture Manufacturing Co., Inc....
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1990s American Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Vintage Rare Tony Paul High Stool
By Tony Paul
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful example of a Tony Paul stool with cane seat. Very nice vintage condition. style of Salterini
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wicker

  • Vintage Rare Tony Paul High Stool
  • Vintage Rare Tony Paul High Stool
  • Vintage Rare Tony Paul High Stool
  • Vintage Rare Tony Paul High Stool
H 29 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Pair of Vintage Thayer Coggin Bar Stools
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of vintage Thayer Coggin tubular chrome bar stools having blue velvet upholstery. Original label.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Brown Black Vintage Wicker Metal Stool Ottoman Vienna, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern wicker stool with black lacquered steel feet and rubber sabots, which was designed and manufactured Vienna 1950s. The stable seat was made of woven wicker. We love...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Vintage Dark Green Bar Stool, Germany, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Produced in Germany. Beautiful, well crafted dark green Italian upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and steel black legs. ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Vintage Modern Yellow Bar Stool, Germany, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Produced in Germany. Beautiful, well crafted yellow Italian upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and steel black legs. Not ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Pair Of Vintage Woodard Wrought Iron Stools
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of mid century modern stools made by Woodard. Black wrought iron frames with burgundy cushions. 32" Seat Height When shopping for stools: Stools with a seat height of 28 t...
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Vintage 1970s American Stools

Materials

Iron

Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
By Jerry Johnson
Located in New York, NY
Set of four vintage stools by Jerry Johnson. Black vinyl seats and backs with tubular chrome frame. Mid-Century Modern.   
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

  • Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
  • Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
  • Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
  • Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
H 33 in. W 20.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Four Vintage Ice Cream Parlor, Soda Fountain Stools
Located in Crockett, CA
These have cast iron bases with a white porcelain finish. and original seats and backs that have a sprayed black finish on vinyl. One back is not quite as curved as the other three. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Stools

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Iron

Set of Four Vintage Midcentury Antarenni Swivel Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great set of vintage stools by Antarenni Wrought Iron of Brooklyn, N.Y. These swivel stools have original vinyl seats/backs with a large circular foot rest above a four star base giv...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Vintage 1940's Industrial Green Metal Truss Drafting Stool
Located in Lafayette, IN
This great little stool was made by the Angle Steel Stool company and was used in a Pharmacy Dept lab at Purdue University its whole life. Stool features a heavy-duty, riveted, bridg...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Stools

Materials

Steel

Vintage Retro Full Metal 4 Italian 1970's Kartell Bar Stool
By Kartell
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Vintage retro full metal 4 Italian1970's Kartell bar stool Delivery price is per stool Measures: Seat height: 66cm, height: 79cm, depth: 44cm, width: 44cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Vintage Regency Style Bar Stools with Brass Accents
Located in Brooklyn, NY
High gloss vinyl upholstery accented with decorative brass tacks, sabots and footrests make for an eye-catching addition to any office or home environment. Please confirm item locati...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Midcentury Italian Iron Stool with Greek Key Embroidered Cushion
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage Italian iron stool from the mid 20th century, with Greek Key embroidered cushion and scrolling accents. We currently have two available, priced and sold $3,750 each. Create...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

Vintage Jean Michel Frank Style Stool, 20th Century, France
By Jean-Michel Frank
Located in New York, NY
Vintage x-style stool in the style of Jean Michel Frank in the designer's signature French modern neoclassical style. This stool has recently been recovered in a vintage indigo strip...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Stools

Materials

Wood

20th Century Plum Violet Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Beautiful violet high quality velvet upholstery (color 969). The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Two Petrol Blue Vintage Stools, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stools from the turn of the 1960s. They was designed by Edmund Homa, a Polish architect, designer of Industrial Design and interior architecture, professor at the Academy of Fine Art...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric

20th Century Plum Violet Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Beautiful violet high quality velvet upholstery (color 969). The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric

Set of 4, Vintage Stools, French, Leather, Pedestal, 20th Century, circa 1960
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a set of 4, vintage stools. A French, leather cushioned pedestal stool, dating to the mid-20th century, circa 1960. A charming, vintage set Displays a desirable aged pati...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Scandinavian Modern Pair of Vintage Bar Stools by Peter Opsvik, 1985, Norway
By Peter Opsvik
Located in Vienna, AT
Scandinavian Modern pair of vintage bar stools, which were designed by Peter Opsvik for Stokke Norge 1985 Norway. A fantastic pair of bar stools made of white lacquered wood and grey...
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Vintage 1980s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood, Faux Leather

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Metal and Faux Leather Rocking Stool, Austria, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid-Century Modern vintage black and white metal rocking stool, which was designed and made circa 1950s in Austria. The seat was covered with red faux leather, while the round bot...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Original Mid-Century Modern Chrome Vintage Retro High or Bar Stools, 1950s
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Original 1950s chrome high or bar stools.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Chrome

10 Round Rustic Vintage Bar Stools with Tree Logs Legs from the 20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
10 vintage American barstools from the 20th century featuring a round swivel seat upholstered with black leatherette padding. Each piece rests on four high splayed legs made of thin ...
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Late 20th Century American Stools

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

Vintage Midcentury Lion Brand Black Red Vinyl Italian Style Barstools, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage midcentury lion brand black metal red vinyl Italian style barstools, a pair. Item features red vinyl upholstery, metal frame, original labels, tapered legs, clean modernist l...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Vintage Midcentury Lion Brand Black Metal Red Vinyl Italian Style Barstool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage midcentury lion brand black metal red vinyl Italian style barstool. Item features red vinyl upholstery, metal frame, original labels, tapered legs, clean modernist lines, qua...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Set of Three Vintage Iron Barstools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An eye-catching set of three Mid-Century Modern barstools that combine graceful and curving iron frames with durable fabric seats. Sturdy and stylish, these barstools are full of vin...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

  • Set of Three Vintage Iron Barstools
  • Set of Three Vintage Iron Barstools
  • Set of Three Vintage Iron Barstools
  • Set of Three Vintage Iron Barstools
H 41 in. W 22.5 in. D 17 in.
Large Vintage Omersa Brown Leather Hippo
By Dimitri Omersa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large vintage Omersa brown leather hippopotamus. Handmade in England. Used as a stool and also a great sculptural piece of art. Great patina. Excellent condition.             ...
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Vintage 1970s English Stools

Materials

Leather

  • Large Vintage Omersa Brown Leather Hippo
  • Large Vintage Omersa Brown Leather Hippo
  • Large Vintage Omersa Brown Leather Hippo
  • Large Vintage Omersa Brown Leather Hippo
H 16.5 in. W 33.5 in. D 13 in.
Vintage BKF Hardoy Butterfly Chair Footstool for Knoll
By Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage BKF Hardoy butterfly chair footstool for Knoll. Navy blue sling is in excellent new condition, with no rips, holes, or tears. Black wire frame is strong with all welds intact.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Vintage Wicker Stool in Black
Located in Southampton, NY
Vintage wicker bench or footstool in black finish, upholstered in black linen. This is a classic vintage wicker piece was updated with a sharp black finish and upholstered in a sin...
Category

20th Century American Footstools

Materials

Wicker, Linen

  • Vintage Wicker Stool in Black
  • Vintage Wicker Stool in Black
  • Vintage Wicker Stool in Black
  • Vintage Wicker Stool in Black
H 16.75 in. W 18 in. D 14.5 in.
Vintage, Maison Jansen Style Iron Stools
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A striking pair of vintage, European, mated, cast iron, curule seats with gilded hounds heads atop paw feet. After Maison Jansen.
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Vintage 1940s European Benches

Materials

Iron, Iron

  • Vintage, Maison Jansen Style Iron Stools
  • Vintage, Maison Jansen Style Iron Stools
  • Vintage, Maison Jansen Style Iron Stools
  • Vintage, Maison Jansen Style Iron Stools
H 17.75 in. W 28 in. D 17.5 in.
MCM and Vintage Style Black Lacquer Wooden and Velvet Ottoman or Stool
Located in Halluin, FR
Black lacquer wooden feet with gilded metal finish and psychedelic velvet ottoman or stool in a Mid-Century Modern style.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Handwrought Iron and Leather Vintage Bar Stools, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
These hand-hammered and handwrought iron bar stools feature brand new cushioning and a dark red/maroon leather upholstery. They're a pair of 1970s vintage pieces.
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Vintage 1970s European Industrial Chairs

Materials

Iron, Wrought Iron

Vintage Pair of Rattan Malachite Newly Upholstered Benches Stools
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage pair of rattan stools benches. These have been upholstered in a green malachite fabric. The foam inside the cushion is new as well.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Custom Iron and Vintage Basket Woven Batik Ottoman Stool
Located in Brea, CA
Custom made by bloom home inc, we've designed these stools for extra seating. They are upholstered in a basket woven textured antique indigo blue batik cloth, that has been fully li...
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20th Century Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Iron

Relax, Lounge Armchairs with Stool Vintage, Eames Style Made in Germany
Located in Berlin, DE
One of the last relax armchairs with stool vintage made in the 1970s. Charles Eames style, made in Germany. Leather must to be reupholstered. Frame from the armchair and stool in woo...
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20th Century German Bauhaus Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Black Metal Medical Stool with Three Legs, Adjustable Seat Height
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage black metal medical stool with three legs, adjustable seat height. Seat diameter is. 12 1/4″.  
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20th Century North American Industrial Stools

Materials

Metal

Rare Vintage Industrial Architects Black Drafting Spring Stool
By American Cabinet Company, Hamilton Products
Located in Washington, DC
Antique spring suspension seat, fabricated by the American cabinet co. located in two rivers Wisconsin. The seat was designed by Charles E. Miller with the patent on Nov. 1921. Denta...
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Stools

Materials

Steel

Vintage Bistro Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
The circular wood seat is raised on an adjustable stem supported by five splayed, tubular legs. Six total, discount available if purchased as a group; measurements reflect stool seat...
Category

20th Century French Industrial Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Bistro Stool
  • Vintage Bistro Stool
  • Vintage Bistro Stool
  • Vintage Bistro Stool
H 24.5 in. Dm 21 in.
Vintage Knoll Saarinen Tulip Stool in Black Leather
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Early, vintage Tulip stool by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. Two available; priced individually. USA, circa 1970. White metal base with upholstered seat. New black leather...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Vintage Pair of Lucite and Black Velvet Stools by DeLoach
By Michael DeLoach
Located in New York, NY
A vintage pair of button tufted black velvet stools with Lucite legs by designer Michael DeLoach. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. One stool has some black marks ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Stools

Materials

Lucite, Velvet

Pair of 1960s Vintage Black Metal and Cane Wicker stools
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Pair of good quality metal and cane stools. Made from metal with stove enameled paint finish and cane seats. They date from the 1960s and are very good quality. Both have new seats...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Set of Vintage Danish Chrome & Black Leather Bar Stools
Located in New York, NY
A set of vintage bar stools. Denmark, circa 1960. Bar stools feature a chrome base with blakc leather upholstered round seat. <br /> <br /> Three bar stools available; priced at...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Stools

Vintage Chrome Bar Stools, 1970s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Nicely shaped chrome bar stools with a dark brown skai upholstery. The design is in the style of Giotto Stoppino, 1970s, Italy Very good condition Dimensions: Height: 7...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Bienal Stools with Chromed Steel Bases and Black Leather Seats
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Bienal stools by Brazilian designer, Fernando Jaeger. Refurbished chromed steel bases and reupholstered in Black Leather. Note: Three additional stools available in another l...
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Vintage 1980s Brazilian Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Industrial Wood Top Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of refinished bar stools featuring a dark stained wood seat on Industrial legs that have been stripped, sanded, and varnished. These are a classic Vintage set that can be an opt...
Category

Vintage 1960s Industrial Stools

  • Vintage Industrial Wood Top Stools
  • Vintage Industrial Wood Top Stools
  • Vintage Industrial Wood Top Stools
  • Vintage Industrial Wood Top Stools
H 26 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Vintage Industrial Stool by Rowac
By Rowac
Located in Nijmegen, NL
This vintage stool was manufactured by Rowac in Germany, during the 1930s. The frame is made from metal while the seat is made from wood.
Category

Early 20th Century German Industrial Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Industrial Stool by Rowac
  • Vintage Industrial Stool by Rowac
  • Vintage Industrial Stool by Rowac
  • Vintage Industrial Stool by Rowac
H 20.48 in. W 17.72 in. D 10.63 in.
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Black Vintage Stool For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the black vintage stool you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each black vintage stool for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, fabric and animal skin. Find 133 options for an antique or vintage black vintage stool now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a black vintage stool — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A black vintage stool is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one black vintage stool that is appealing in its simplicity, but Rowac, Knoll and Harry Bertoia produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Black Vintage Stool?

Prices for a black vintage stool start at $150 and top out at $12,500 with the average selling for $1,296.

Finding the Right Stools for You

Stools are versatile and a necessary addition to any living room, kitchen area or elsewhere in your home. A sofa or reliable lounge chair might nab all the credit, comfort-wise, but don’t discount the roles that a good stool can play.

“Stools are jewels and statements in a space, and they can also be investment pieces,” says New York City designer Amy Lau, who adds that these seats provide an excellent choice for setting an interior’s general tone. 

Stools, which are among the oldest forms of wooden furnishings, may also serve as decorative pieces, even if we’re talking about a stool that is far less sculptural than the gracefully curving molded plywood shells that make up Sōri Yanagi’s provocative Butterfly stool

Fawn Galli, a New York interior designer, uses her stools in the same way you would use a throw pillow. “I normally buy several styles and move them around the home where needed,” she says.

Stools are smaller pieces of seating as compared to armchairs or dining chairs and can add depth as well as functionality to a space that you’ve relegated to entertaining. For a splash of color, consider the Stool 60, a pioneering work of bentwood by Finnish architect and furniture maker Alvar Aalto. It’s manufactured by Artek and comes in a variety of colored seats and finishes.

Barstools that date back to the 1970s are now more ubiquitous in kitchens. Vintage barstools have seen renewed interest, be they a meld of chrome and leather or transparent plastic, such as the Lucite and stainless-steel counter stool variety from Indiana-born furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones, who is renowned for his acrylic works. A cluster of barstools — perhaps a set of four brushed-aluminum counter stools by Emeco or Tubby Tube stools by Faye Toogood — can encourage merriment in the kitchen. If you’ve got the room for family and friends to congregate and enjoy cocktails where the cooking is done, consider matching your stools with a tall table.

Whether you need counter stools, drafting stools or another kind, explore an extensive range of antique, new and vintage stools on 1stDibs.