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Modern Lloyd Accent Chair in White Oak, Brass, Shearling
By Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Lloyd Chair by Crump and Kwash Solid wood construction / hand rubbed oil finished / solid waxed brass rungs / shearling wrapped back support / shearling wrapped seat cushion. D...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

High Back Accent Chairs with Button Accents
Located in Greenwich, CT
Our Tropical tea chair is a high back upholstered accent chair with a rounded base, deep feather filled seat and tapered legs. The chair is shown in Christian Lacroix fabric featurin...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Vintage Brown Velvet Swoop Arm Slipper Club Chair Modern Library Side Accent
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage brown velvet wingback style club chair. Featuring swooped arms over square tapered legs.   
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Lounge and Accent Sling Chair, Walnut and Brown Leather by Fernweh Woodworking
By Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
This award winning piece is the inaugural chair design by Fernweh Woodworking. The frame is hand-shaped from high quality American Walnut, providing rich warm brown tones with sleek ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Walnut

High Back Accent Chair with Button Detail
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
New vintage-Inspired high back upholstered accent chair with rounded base, deep feather-filled seat and tapered legs. The chair is shown in a Christian Lacroix vibrant velvet palm fo...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

  • High Back Accent Chair with Button Detail
  • High Back Accent Chair with Button Detail
  • High Back Accent Chair with Button Detail
  • High Back Accent Chair with Button Detail
H 43.5 in. W 25 in. D 29 in.
Antique French Oak Accent Chair
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden armchair from France, circa 1900. This seat is embellished with throne-like ornament, tapered legs connected by an undulating stretcher, scrolled apron with seashell relief,...
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Antique Early 1900s European French Provincial Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Antique French Oak Accent Chair
  • Antique French Oak Accent Chair
  • Antique French Oak Accent Chair
  • Antique French Oak Accent Chair
H 47.6 in. W 24 in. D 24.4 in.
Modern Faux Fur Accent Chair
Located in North York, ON
This Modern accent chair is truly one of a kind. Featuring a very soft faux fur seat with square sides in cream leather trimmed with black lacquered wood. The interested mixed media ...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Modern Faux Fur Accent Chair
  • Modern Faux Fur Accent Chair
  • Modern Faux Fur Accent Chair
  • Modern Faux Fur Accent Chair
H 32 in. W 23.5 in. D 25 in.
Single Italian Walnut Upholstered Club Armchair/Accent Chair in Brown and White
Located in Atlanta, GA
A single Italian upholstered club chair with walnut wood from the early 20th century. This chair is made of an elegant walnut wood that is a warm brown color. The chair is upholstere...
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20th Century Italian Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Pair of Chippendale Accent Side Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Chippendale accent side chairs. Finished in a rich black lacquer and upholstered in white leather. Add some color and impact to your home or office with these unique accent c...
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Vintage 1980s Asian Chippendale Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Pair of Chippendale Accent Side Chairs
  • Pair of Chippendale Accent Side Chairs
  • Pair of Chippendale Accent Side Chairs
  • Pair of Chippendale Accent Side Chairs
H 38.5 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Elegant Pair of Vintage Asian Inspired Pagoda Accent Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A pair of Asian inspired rosewood accent or side chairs with beautiful rich patina. The corners of the backs of the chairs are decorated with hand carved dragon heads and the back sp...
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Vintage 1960s North American Chinese Export Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Don Shoemaker Accent Chair
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage sculpted frame armchair by designer Don Shoemaker makes an interesting addition to any interior. One of the most well-known designers of the Mexican-Modernism movement, ...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Mid-Century Don Shoemaker Accent Chair
  • Mid-Century Don Shoemaker Accent Chair
  • Mid-Century Don Shoemaker Accent Chair
  • Mid-Century Don Shoemaker Accent Chair
H 32 in. W 31.25 in. D 29 in.
Italian Rosewood and Parchment Accent Chair After Carlo Bugatti
By Carlo Bugatti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice design with sensuous lines. Solid rosewood with parchment seat and backrest. Great as an accent in any interior.
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Late 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Chairs

Materials

Wood

Danish Midcentury Style Leather Accent Chair Oslo
By Montse Piquer
Located in Madrid, ES
Neutral colors and soft materials make Oslo chair the most comfy of its kind. Melancholic yet welcoming, it invites you to immerse into an architectural retreat distinguished by a p...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Danish Midcentury Style Leather Accent Chair Oslo
  • Danish Midcentury Style Leather Accent Chair Oslo
  • Danish Midcentury Style Leather Accent Chair Oslo
  • Danish Midcentury Style Leather Accent Chair Oslo
H 31.89 in. W 28.75 in. D 28.75 in.
Catalina Accent Chair in Chocolate & White by Innova Luxuxy Group
By Innova Luxury Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Catalina accent chair is a relaxed approach to luxury seating. With a slightly nostalgic spirit, natural cane paneling is featured around the back and sides, while this chair ret...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

2 Vintage Century Furniture Chippendale Gooseneck Red Mahogany Arm Accent Chairs
By Century Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
2 vintage Century Furniture Chippendale gooseneck red mahogany arm accent chairs Pair of Chippendale style armchairs by Century Furniture of Hickory North Carolina. Features ornat...
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Late 20th Century Chippendale Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of Carrocel Custom Aridis Art Deco Dining Accent Chairs
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
These Art Deco dining chairs are part of the Carrocel Custom collection. They are custom finished in a hand applied, highlighted, and hand rubbed walnut finish and upholstered in an ...
Category

2010s Italian Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Marmont Accent Chair I in Chocolate and Spice by Innova Luxuxy Group
By Innova Luxury Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A charismatic piece, the Marmont accent chair I is an updated take on a French Art Deco boudoir chair. With a curved back, and round silhouette, this charming seat is fully upholster...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Palisades Accent Chair I in Carbon and Caviar by Innova Luxuxy Group
By Innova Luxury Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With its minimalistic design, the Palisades accent chair I is the epitome of a gorgeous, modern accent chair. But, from the chair’s sleek and guiding hand-gilded metal framework, to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Accent Dining Chair with Yellow Fabric
Located in Paris, FR
Dining chair accent with solid beechwood structure with eucalyptus veneer. With stainless steel rim in vintage brass finish on the 4 feet. Upholstered and covered with a high qual...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Accent Dining Chair with Yellow Fabric
  • Accent Dining Chair with Yellow Fabric
  • Accent Dining Chair with Yellow Fabric
  • Accent Dining Chair with Yellow Fabric
H 39.38 in. W 17.72 in. D 24.93 in.
Vintage Pair Chinese Chippendale Rattan Rolling Accent Chairs Wicker Henry Link
By Henry Link
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of rattan rolling Chinese Chippendale accent chairs from Wicker by Henry Link. They are in fabulous vintage condition. They wear a pastel floral fabric on their removab...
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20th Century American Chinese Chippendale Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rattan

Spindle Back Chairs Antique Accent Primitive Farmhouse Saloon Tavern Inn Rustic
Located in Washington, DC
A pair of antique handmade table chairs, not quite matching, procured from the Maryland Eastern Shore. We have put glides on one chair to even up the heights.
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Antique 1880s American Primitive Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Bel Air Accent Chair in Ebony and Carbon by Innova Luxuxy Group
By Innova Luxury Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With a unique silhouette, the Bel Air accent chair guides a Classic chair to the modern era. The rich wood frame supports a fully upholstered chair with a down wrapped foam seat. Fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Chairs

Materials

Ebony

Danish Modern High-Back Lounge Chair with Brass Accents
Located in Los Angeles, CA
High-back lounge chair designed and manufactured in Denmark, circa 1960s. Featuring a beautifully carved walnut wood frame with five slats accentuating the high-back with curvilinear...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Danish Modern Wingback Lounge Chair with Teak Accent Paws
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Danish modern wingback lounge chair with teak accent paws.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood, Teak

2 Baker Furniture Historic Charleston Russell Dining Chairs Mahogany Accent
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Dayton, OH
2 Baker Furniture Historic Charleston Russell dining chairs mahogany accent Baker Furniture Historic Charleston Collection Russell side chairs. Sheraton style with neoclassical in...
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Late 20th Century Sheraton Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Danish IB Kofod-Larsen for Selig Penguin Accent Chair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer: Kofod Larsen Manufacture: Selig Period/style: Midcentury Country: Denmark Date: 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Brass Accent Lounge Chair for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings brass accent lounge chair for Widdicomb.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Lloyd Modern Dinning, Accent Chair, Barrel Back
By Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Lloyd Chair by Crump and Kwash Solid wood construction / zero voc oil finish / metal rungs / leather wrapped back support Dimensions: 27 H (18in seat height) 23 W x 21 D. Wood o...
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Antique Side Accent Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of walnut side chairs with pierced splat backs, hand carved. Clean and simple lines, new back and gold upholstered slip seats.
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Antique 19th Century European French Provincial Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

K'ang HSI Ming Vintage Asian Side Accent Chair
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a vintage side or accent chair, in the K'ang HSI Ming style. In good vintage condition. The dimensions are 21" W x 17" D x 42" B.H. x 21" S.H.  
Category

20th Century Ming Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Antique French Louis XV Style Gilded Accent Chairs
Located in Wichita, KS
Beautiful pair of antique French gilded accents chairs with new white linen skirted seats. The gilt has areas of aged patina. Wonderful chairs for any area.
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Linen, Giltwood

Mid-Century Modern Baker Wood Slat Back Side Lounge Accent Chair 1960s Orange
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an incredible, newly reupholstered side lounge chair, by Baker Furniture, circa 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 28" W x 25" D x 27...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Sculptural Bamboo or Rattan Accent Lounge Chair, Italy, circa 1970s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in New York, NY
A unique sculptural bamboo or rattan lounge accent chair in the spirit of Gabriella Crespi. Organic composition and design and extremely comfortable and roomy. Italy, 1970s. In excel...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Adrian Pearsall High Back Lounge/ Accent Chair Crypton "Mambo Jive"
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage sculptural lounge/accent chair, designed by Adrian Pearsall . Features a walnut base with uniquely sculpted arm, high back and new Crypton Mambo Jive fabric. Thi...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Antique French Louis XV Provincial Walnut Upholstered Boudoir Accent Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV Provincial style carved walnut upholstered boudoir accent chair. Item features solid wood frame, nicely carved details, cabriole legs, very nice antique item,...
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Early 20th Century European Louis XV Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Edward J. Wormley Model-5481 "A" Chair with Brass Accents for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward J. Wormley Model-5481 "A" chair with brass accents for Dunbar.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Antique Victorian Floral Scrollwork Carved Mahogany Parlor Accent Slipper Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Victorian Floral Scrollwork carved mahogany parlor accent slipper chair. Item features floral scrollwork carved frame, brass rolling casters, very nice antique item. Frame lo...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Pair of 19th C Biedermeier Ebonized & Burl Walnut Curule Base Side Accent Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable pair of Biedermeier Period Side Chairs. The pair features shapely sabre legs, ebonized back splats, rolled backs, beautiful original burl walnut veneer and sold walnut fra...
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Antique 19th Century European Biedermeier Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Director or Savonarola Style Chairs in Burl Wood with Brass Accents by Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous chairs by Widdicomb, burl wood frames, brass accents including stretchers, feet, accents. New upholstery in Romo velvet. Selling in pairs. 1950s.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Lloyd Dinning and Accent Chair with Leather Cushion
By Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Lloyd Chair by Crump and Kwash Solid wood construction / hand rubbed oil finished / solid metal rungs / leather wrapped back support / leather wrapped seat cushion Dimensions: ...
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Chic Hand Painted John Widdicomb Neoclassical Style Accent Side Chair
By John Widdicomb
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A very stylish hand painted accent chair having gold yellow background and black neoclassical style beaked eagles and decoration finished off with a stunning black ruched upholstered...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Neoclassical Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mahogany Federal Style Fleur De Lis Plume Side Accent Chair
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Midcentury Federal style cream painted mahogany wood side or desk chair. Curved back features a carved Fleur De Lis or Plume decoration. Newly reupholstered in dark blue and cream Pa...
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany, Paint

Pair of Venetian Wooden Rope & Tied Knot Accent Side Chairs
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of venetian Wooden Rope and Tied Knot Accent Side Chairs from Italy. They are very heavy and so detailed in the back rest. The legs have a twisted sculptural form, very deco...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Antique Victorian Oakwood Arts & Crafts Rocker Rocking Chair w/ Brass Accents
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Victorian oakwood Arts & Crafts rocker rocking chair with brass accents. Item features ornate brass accents, brass rear brace to back, solid wood construction, beautiful wood...
Category

Early 20th Century American Victorian Rocking Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vintage Chippendale Style Mahogany Childs Doll Corner Accent Chair Ball & Claw
Located in Dayton, OH
Late 20th century Chippendale child or dolls chair. Made exclusively for Georgian Furnishing Co., LTD. in New Orleans, LA. Made from Mahogany with a curved rail over pierced splats a...
Category

Late 20th Century Chippendale Corner Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

2 Lewis Mittman French Louis XV Fauteuil Arm Chairs Club Accent Provincial
By Lewis Mittman
Located in Dayton, OH
"Pair of two late 20th century walnut Lewis Mittman fauteuil arm chairs. French inspired with foliate carvings, diamond striped upholstery and cabriole legs over pegged foot. Lew...
Category

Late 20th Century Louis XV Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mahogany Shield Back Sheraton Hepplewhite Chairs Nailhead Accent Scalamandre
Located in Dayton, OH
Mahogany Shield Back Sheraton Hepplewhite chairs Nailhead Accent Scalamandre Turn of the century American shield back dining or accent chairs. Made from mahogany with classic carv...
Category

Early 20th Century Hepplewhite Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Antique Jacobean Oak Carved Slat Back Arm Chair Library Reading Accent
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Jacobean arm chair. Features a scrolled serpentine rail over slat back. Features square supports with spool carvings. Measure: 36".
Category

Antique 19th Century Jacobean Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Lloyd Barrel Back Lounge and Accent Chair by Crump and Kwash
By Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Lloyd lounge chair by Crump and Kwash Solid wood frame / hand rubbed oil finish / solid steel or brass rungs / leather wrapped back support / leather seat top / premium foam cushi...
Category

2010s North American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Antique French Victorian Carved Rosewood Small Petite Accent Side Chairs, Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Victorian carved rosewood small petite accent side chairs - a pair. Item features a small petite size, beautiful dark rosewood frames, upholstered seats, nicely carved...
Category

20th Century French Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Ladder Back Accent Side Chair in the Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury, tall ladder back, accent, side chair in the style of Gio Ponti features a black lacquered wood frame with woven, rush seat.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

Antique Victorian French Style Mahogany Vanity Accent Side Chair with Round Seat
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Victorian French style carved mahogany vanity accent side chair. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, gold upholstered seat, nicely carved details, ca...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Italian Wrought Iron Hairpin Leg Bentwood Accent Side Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern Italian wrought iron hairpin leg bentwood accent side chair. Item features bentwood seat, slat back, wrought iron frame, hairpin legs, very nice vintage item, clea...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Iron

Arched Mono Side or Accent Chair in Lacquered Maple by Objects & Ideas
By Objects & Ideas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the patterns drawn by aircraft at summer air displays, and conceived primarily as a functional art piece, one single flowing line twists and turns to form the fluid outli...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Maple

Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
Located in High Point, NC
This wooden armchair was made in France and features turned legs and a scalloped apron. The decorative carvings of scallop shells, flowers, and foliage on the high back, armrests, an...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
  • Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
  • Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
  • Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
H 48.8 in. W 24.8 in. D 20.1 in.
Set 4 Antique French Petite Chair Carved Walnut Louis XV Style Accent Vanity
Located in Shreveport, LA
Set 4 antique French petite chair carved walnut Louis XV style accent vanity ~Direct from France~ ~Lovely set of 4 antique French carved walnut chairs, in a very petite size!~ ~...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

18th Century Lambing Chair, Great Color and Patination, Nice Accent Piece
Located in Buchanan, MI
An 18th century lambing chair, great color and patination, nice accent piece or captains chair. Measures: 43.5" x 27" x 30".
Category

Antique Late 18th Century British George III Wingback Chairs

Materials

Oak

Antique Oak Arts & Crafts Hand Painted Monterey Mission Accent Chair from Church
By Monterey Furniture, Gustav Stickley
Located in San Diego, CA
Tough to find original antique oak Arts & Crafts hand painted Monterey/Mission accent chair. I am pretty sure this was from a mission or church. Has an engraved cross on the back wit...
Category

Early 20th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Walnut Metamorphic Chair
Located in Cheshire, GB
19th century walnut metamorphic chair, with pierced back above solid seat the chair opens into a sturdy set of library steps. Dimensions: Height 35 inches height to seat 17.5 inc...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Ladders

Materials

Walnut

  • Walnut Metamorphic Chair
  • Walnut Metamorphic Chair
  • Walnut Metamorphic Chair
  • Walnut Metamorphic Chair
H 35 in. W 18 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Antique American Carved Walnut Parlor Chairs with Erotic Female Accents
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of antique chairs is unsigned but believed to have been made in the United States in circa 1880 in the Victorian style. The chairs have hand carved wooden frames and featur...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American High Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

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Brown Accent Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the brown accent chair you’re looking for. A brown accent chair — often made from wood, fabric and walnut — can elevate any home. There are 70 variations of the antique or vintage brown accent chair you’re looking for, while we also have 17 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the brown accent chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A brown accent chair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Crump and Kwash, Ib Kofod-Larsen and Innova Luxury Group each produced at least one beautiful brown accent chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Brown Accent Chair?

Prices for a brown accent chair start at $400 and top out at $12,000 with the average selling for $1,895.

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.

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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.

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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.