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Great 19th Century English Mahogany and Cane Library Chair with Leather Cushions
Located in Charleston, SC
Great 19th century English mahogany and cane library chair with leather cushions. Wonderful color and patina. Nice turned legs and curved back. Cane is in perfect shape. The cushions...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Bergere Chairs

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Leather, Cane, Mahogany

Pair of French Leather, Cane and Suede Library Bergère Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Quite an attractive pair of 19th century French Louis XVI style barrel back neoclassical armchairs. The carved frames with rich wood tone is complementary to the worn tacked pinkish ...
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Antique 19th Century French Bergere Chairs

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Leather, Suede, Cane, Wood

Pair of English Regency Style Library Cane Armchairs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of 20th century English Regency style library armchairs with X-shaped back, turned top rails and arms, and cane seats. Pair of elegant classic armchairs with rounded arms raise...
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Vintage 1940s English Anglo-Indian Bergere Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A good authentic set of two Chandigarh chairs. Artisanally and locally made with pegged solid teak and braided canework in the 1960s. This type is known as the Library chair. The x- ...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Teak

  • Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
  • Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
  • Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
  • Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
H 30.32 in. W 19.69 in. D 18.51 in.
19th Century English Victorian Mahogany Library Chair with Caned Back and Sides
Located in CH
An early Victorian mahogany bergere armchair or library chair, with caned back and sides, with a drop-in seat with later leather upholstery, on baluster turned front legs and brass c...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Four Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Stockton, NJ
Set of six teak library chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret for the Central Library of Punjab University, Chandigarh. Solid lacquered teak frame with woven cane seat. Provenance: C...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Regency Campaign Mahogany Library Chair, Early 19th Century
Located in Charleston, SC
Regency period mahogany Campaign library bergère chair having a removable sliding cane seat and back. This chair has scrolled arms above turned tapered legs with brass casters.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

Early 19th Century English Mahogany Library Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Fine quality, early 19th century English Regency mahogany caned library chair. A substantial chair with nice patination and casters Measures: Seat height 46cm Seat depth 52cm.    
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Antique Early 19th Century English Bergere Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

  • Early 19th Century English Mahogany Library Chair
  • Early 19th Century English Mahogany Library Chair
  • Early 19th Century English Mahogany Library Chair
  • Early 19th Century English Mahogany Library Chair
H 36.23 in. W 27.56 in. D 31.5 in.
Early 19th Century Regency Bergère Library Chair
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Early 19th century Regency bergère library chair, the rectangular and shaped moulded mahogany frame hand caned with downswept moulded arms with green studded green leather raised ove...
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Antique 1810s Irish Regency Bergere Chairs

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Leather, Cane, Mahogany

Regency Caned Mahogany Library Chair
Located in Hudson, NY
This fine late-period chair made circa 1820-1830 rests on large casters in brass and the chair is deep and comfortable. Caned throughout and meant to have a loose cushion and back th...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Cane, Mahogany

  • Regency Caned Mahogany Library Chair
  • Regency Caned Mahogany Library Chair
  • Regency Caned Mahogany Library Chair
  • Regency Caned Mahogany Library Chair
H 37 in. W 24 in. D 33 in.
19th Century English William IV Walnut Library Chair with Cane
Located in Dallas, TX
English William IV carved walnut and cane library armchair with brass casters and a taupe leather seat cushion. This armchair has a wonderful patina and the cane is in good condition...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of English 1870s Cane and Oak Library Chairs with Cushions and Casters
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of English oak library chairs from the late 19th century, with cane and custom cushions. Created in England during the third quarter of the 19th century, this pair of cane and...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Armchairs

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Brass

Period English Regency Library Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
a period English Regency armchair with mahogany faux bamboo frame, caned seat, sides, and back, with olive green leather button-tufted cushions, brass castors on front legs, England,...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Cane, Mahogany

  • Period English Regency Library Chair
  • Period English Regency Library Chair
  • Period English Regency Library Chair
  • Period English Regency Library Chair
H 35 in. W 26.5 in. D 28 in.
English Regency Style Mahogany Metamorphic Library Step Chair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive English Regency style metamorphic library step ladder chair constructed from mahogany. Features a large generous seat with a handcrafted cane inset. The wide arms have Cl...
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20th Century Italian Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Cane, Mahogany

Regency Caned Library Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
An English Regency mahogany & caned library chair on casters. Caning is new.
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Antique 19th Century English Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Cane, Wood

  • Regency Caned Library Chair
  • Regency Caned Library Chair
  • Regency Caned Library Chair
  • Regency Caned Library Chair
H 34.5 in. W 23 in. D 26.5 in.
Pierre Jeanneret Teak and Cane Library Chair
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in New York, NY
Pierre Jeanneret library chair which was designed for the Panjab University Library reading rooms but also for other libraries of the city Chandigarh. The chair is made out of solid ...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Side Chairs

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Teak, Fabric, Cane

A Late Regency Mahogany and Caned Library Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
A Late Regency Mahogany and Caned Library Armchair Featuring a Wool Tartan Seat Cushion on Turned and Shaped Supports to the Front Finished with Castors<br /> <br /> *NOW ON SALE F...
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Antique 19th Century English Bergere Chairs

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Wood

Early 19th Century Period English Mahogany and Cane Library Chair
Located in Charleston, SC
Early 19th century period English mahogany and cane library chair on castors with removable green cushion. Great color and nice turnings.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Bergere Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

Regency Caned Mahogany Library Chair 'Bergère,' c1810
Located in valatie, NY
This handsome English Library chair (Bergère) is from the Regency period, c1810. Constructed of mahogany with a caned seat, back and arms. It has ribbed arm rests and stands on turne...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Brass

Regency Caned Library Bergere Chair
Located in Port Chester, NY
Regency cane-filled library bergère with loose cushion seat, padded arms and sabre legs ending in casters.
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Regency Lounge Chairs

  • Regency Caned Library Bergere Chair
  • Regency Caned Library Bergere Chair
  • Regency Caned Library Bergere Chair
  • Regency Caned Library Bergere Chair
H 38.5 in. W 21.25 in. D 29 in.
Pair of English Caned Library Bergere Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome pair of fine English caned library bergere armchairs from the Edwardian era, each chair featuring inlaid mahogany frames with caned back, seat, and sides. With turned colu...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Bergere Chairs

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Brass

Pierre Jeanneret Solid Teak and Cane Library Chairs, #PJ-SI-51-A, circa 1959
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful, sophisticated and classy handmade set of six solid teak and cane "Library Chairs" (PJ-SI-51-A) by Pierre Jeanneret for the Punjab University Library in Chandigarh, India...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Solid Teak and Cane "Library" Chairs, circa 1959, Set of Six
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful, sophisticated and classy handmade set of six solid teak and cane "Library Chairs" (PJ-SI-51-A) by Pierre Jeanneret for the Punjab University Library in Chandigarh, India...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Metamorphic Library Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
A 19th century Regency cane metamorphic library chair.
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Antique 1820s Chairs

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Cane

  • Metamorphic Library Chair
  • Metamorphic Library Chair
  • Metamorphic Library Chair
  • Metamorphic Library Chair
H 34 in. W 26.5 in. D 25 in.
Traditional Pair of Carved Wood, Caned and Velvet Library Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome pair of chairs for the livingroom or library having rich carved wood and caned curved frames and luxurious brown velvet upholstered seats.
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Vintage 1950s American Club Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Regency Style Caned Library Chair
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
An English Regency Style mahogany and caned library chair on brass casters with dark red leather seat. Recently re-caned.
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Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

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Mahogany, Cane, Upholstery, Leather

  • Regency Style Caned Library Chair
  • Regency Style Caned Library Chair
  • Regency Style Caned Library Chair
  • Regency Style Caned Library Chair
H 38 in. W 22.5 in. D 24 in.
Regency Mahogany and Cane Filled English Library or Bergère Chair
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Glasgow, GB
Regency period mahogany and cane-filled library armchair. With acanthus carved scroll arms and a serpentine reeded front rail it stands on turned and reeded front legs in the typical...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Bergere Chairs

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Brass

Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning library chair by Pierre Jeanneret. Made for the Central Library of Punjab University in Chandigarh. Solid teak chair with cane seat and brown cushion. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1950s Indian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Cane, Teak

  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
H 28 in. W 18.5 in. D 20 in.
George IV Caned Library Bergère
Located in London, GB
With faded red leather squab cushion.
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Bergere Chairs

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Mahogany

  • George IV Caned Library Bergère
  • George IV Caned Library Bergère
  • George IV Caned Library Bergère
  • George IV Caned Library Bergère
H 34.65 in. W 24.81 in. D 35.44 in.
Set of Six Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs in Teak and Cane
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn, NY
These Pierre Jeanneret library chairs (model PJ-SI-51-A) were originally designed for the University of Punjab's central library in Chandigarh in 1959. The frames are solid teak with...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Teak

ENGLISH MAHOGANY CANED LIBRARY CHAIR
Located in Atlanta, GA
ENGLISH MAHOGANY CANED LIBRARY CHAIR<br /> AN ATLANTA RESOURCE FOR FINE ANTIQUES<br /> WE HAVE A VERY LARGE INVENTORY ON OUR WEBSITE<br /> TO VISIT GO TO: WWW.PARCMONCEAU.COM
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Antique 19th Century Armchairs

  • ENGLISH MAHOGANY CANED LIBRARY CHAIR
  • ENGLISH MAHOGANY CANED LIBRARY CHAIR
  • ENGLISH MAHOGANY CANED LIBRARY CHAIR
  • ENGLISH MAHOGANY CANED LIBRARY CHAIR
H 36&quot;T in. W 21&quot;W in. D 17&quot;D in.
Pair of Danish Early 20th Century Caned Library Bergère Chair in Stained Birch
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very elegant and simple lines yet exuberant execution of detail. We found these art nouveau period caned bergeres handwoven in a spider pattern with mohair velvet cushions in Denmark...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Bergere Chairs

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Cane, Birch

"Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Paris, FR
Set of 4 chairs «Library» by Pierre Jeanneret made for the Central Library of Punjab University in Chandigarh. Solid teak chair with cane seat.
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Vintage 1950s Indian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Cane, Teak

  • "Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
  • "Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
  • "Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
  • "Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
H 29.93 in. W 16.15 in. D 15.75 in.
Regency 19th Century Caned Bergère Library Tub Chair, Gillows Manner
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
In the manner of Gillows, a Regency period Bergère Library tub chair. Demonstrating a graceful sweeping shaped back and arm, raised on sabra legs, terminating on brass caster. Due to...
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Antique 19th Century Bergere Chairs

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Mahogany

Early Victorian Mahogany Library Chair
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4396, stylish early Victorian mahogany bergère library chair, having curved top rail with scrolled and leather padded arms, caned back and generous leather seat, standing on turned...
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Antique 1850s English Early Victorian Bergere Chairs

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Leather, Cane, Mahogany

  • Early Victorian Mahogany Library Chair
  • Early Victorian Mahogany Library Chair
  • Early Victorian Mahogany Library Chair
  • Early Victorian Mahogany Library Chair
H 36.23 in. W 24.41 in. D 20.87 in.
PAIR OF MAHOGANY BERGERE LIBRARY CHAIRS
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
PAIR OF MAHOGANY BERGERE LIBRARY CHAIRS WITH LEATHER SEAT
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20th Century English Bergere Chairs

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Mahogany, Cane

  • PAIR OF MAHOGANY BERGERE LIBRARY CHAIRS
  • PAIR OF MAHOGANY BERGERE LIBRARY CHAIRS
  • PAIR OF MAHOGANY BERGERE LIBRARY CHAIRS
  • PAIR OF MAHOGANY BERGERE LIBRARY CHAIRS
H 37 in. W 24.5 in. D 24 in.
Pair of English Regency Caned Library Bergere Armchairs
Located in Sarasota, FL
This is a pair of Regency caned library armchairs bergere (off pair--not exactly alike) mahogany with broad back rails caned inset to back, sides and seat having padded arm rests, fr...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Bergere Chairs

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Mahogany

19th Century English William IV Mahogany Library Chair
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century English William IV mahogany library chair with original cane.
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Antique 19th Century English Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

Antique Regency Mahogany Library Bergere Chair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very fine quality Regency period mahogany library bergere chair having elegant swept back and arms with caned panels and tapering turned supports raised on turned legs with origi...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Bergere Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

19th Century English Regency Caned Klismos Library Armchair with Leather Cushion
By William Wilkinson
Located in London, GB
A fine Regency period simulated rosewood library tub Bergere, of Klismos form, attributed to William Wilkinson of Ludgate Hill, London. English, circa 1815. The open beech showfr...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Bergere Chairs

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Brass

Set of Six Library Side Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in West Chester, PA
Each have a caned seat and back, V-Type flared triangular legs and stretchers. Chandigarh, India, c. 1959. Dimensions: H 33.5-35" x W 16". x D 19" x SH 17". Le Corbusier Pierre Jean...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Teak, Cane

1 Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair from Chandigarh PJ-SI-51-A
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Dietikon, CH
Chair, 1959-1960. Designed for the University Library and the High Court. Completely restored. Wonderful patina on the fantastic teak. Cane is redone in 2016. You get an cushion too....
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair AUTHENTIC Chandigarh PJ-SI-51-A
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Dietikon, CH
We can make a set of 10 of them. Chair, 1959-1960. Designed for the University Library and the High Court. Completely restored. Wonderful patina on the fantastic teak. Cane is red...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair from Chandigarh PJ-SI-51-A
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Dietikon, CH
Chair, 1959-1960. Designed for the University Library and the High Court. Completely restored. Wonderful patina on the fantastic teak. Cane is redone in 2016. You get an cushion too....
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Teak

10 Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, 1959-1960
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier
Located in Morbio Inferiore, CH
Stunning and rare set 10 of library chairs This pieces comes from the famous Chandigarh project in India by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Set from an important private home co...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Library or Dining Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in New York, NY
Set of 10 teak and cane library chairs, model PJ-SI-51-A, circa 1960, by Pierre Jeanneret for the famous modernist capital city of Chandigarh, India designed by Le Corbusier, Jeanner...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair Model No. PJ-SI-54-A Chandigarh, 1960s
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in London, Greater London
Pierre Jeanneret Library ChairModel no. PJ-SI-54-A model no. PJ-SI-54-A, from Punjab University, Chandigarh, circa 1960s. Photos of original state to show authenticity available on ...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Chairs

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Cane

19th Century mahogany library bergere chairs
Located in London, GB
A near pair of early 19th century Regency period mahogany caned library bergere chairs, having receded backs and arms, above turned, tapering and receded arm supports and legs, endin...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Bergere Chairs

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Brass

A Rare Pair of Oversized Edwardian Rosewood Caned Library Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A rare pair of oversized Edwardian rosewood caned library chairs on castor.
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Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

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Rosewood, Cane

19th Century Mahogany English Regency Library Chair
Located in Charleston, SC
Classic Regency hand caned mahogany library chair / bergère. This library chair is made out of solid mahogany framing the caning. The armrest terminate into a reeded hand rest that a...
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Antique Early 19th Century Regency Bergere Chairs

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Brass

Set of Six Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs in Teak from Chandigarh, 1950s
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A set of six library chairs in teak and cane by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh, 1950. Cushions included.
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Georgian Mahogany Library Bergere
Located in Water Mill, NY
Georgian ca.1820 Caned Library Chair-Reupholstered
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Antique 19th Century English Bergere Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Georgian Mahogany Library Bergere
  • Georgian Mahogany Library Bergere
  • Georgian Mahogany Library Bergere
  • Georgian Mahogany Library Bergere
H 34.5 in. W 25 in. D 29 in.
Pair of Regency Style Cane Library Chairs
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rare pair of Regency style English library chairs crafted in mahogany and hand caned. These armchairs have a relaxed yet sophisticated design with carved acanthus arms, rounded backs...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

Early 19th Century English Regency Gillows Carved Tub Bergere Desk Library Chair
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A fine Regency period desk or library chair, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London, English, circa 1820 The foliate and scroll-carved curved toprail, flanked by shaped ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Greek Revival Office Chairs and Desk ...

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Beech, Beech, Cane

Pair of 19th Century Regency Mahogany Caned Library Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 19th century Regency mahogany caned library chairs, arm height is 24.75" and seat height is 18.25”.
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Antique 19th Century Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Early 19th Century Regency Matched Pair of Bergere Library Chairs
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Early 19th century Regency matched pair of mahogany bergere library chairs, the rectangular moulded frame, caned with downswept arms, one chair with moulded arms with studded green l...
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Antique 1810s Irish Regency Bergere Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

Edwardian Caned Library Chair of Mahogany (on Casters)
Located in Austin, TX
A classic library armchair of Cuban mahogany from the Edwardian-era, with caned sides and back featuring Modern style drop-in back and seat cushions, on rolling brass casters.
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Early 20th Century English Armchairs

18th Century George III Mahogany Caned Library Chair on Castors
Located in Pasadena, CA
An 18th century George III library chair in mahogany. On castors, with caned arms and removable back and seat upholstered cushions.
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Antique 18th Century European George III Armchairs

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Mahogany

20th Century English Cane Regency Style Library Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century English cane regency style library chair Fine quality Measures: 24.5"W x 40"D x 42.75" T, seat 19" T, arm 27.5" T.
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20th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

George III Mahogany & Cane Arm or Library Chair, England, c. 1800
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Fine George III, early English Regency period, circa 1800 armchair or library chair of elegant, clean design having solid mahogany frame with rectangular caned back, open arms, and c...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Cane Library Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of cane library chairs available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique cane library chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using cane, natural fiber and wood. Cane library chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Cane library chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Regency, Mid-Century Modern and Victorian styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Cane library chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Pierre Jeanneret are consistently popular.

How Much are Cane Library Chairs?

Prices for cane library chairs start at $2,500 and top out at $36,000 with the average selling for $5,550.

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.