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2021 Carl Hansen CH24 Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner in Soft Yellow / Hollyhock
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
color by Ilse Crawford and Hans Wegner. The chair, designed by Hans Wegner and produced by Carl Hansen
Category

2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Papercord

Pair of Hans Wegner Wishbone Danish Dining Chairs CH 24
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen
Located in Oakland, CA
Pair of authentic Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen CH24 wishbone dining chairs in white oak with paper
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Set of Six Early Wegner Wishbone CH-24 Dining Chairs for Carl Hansen & Son
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of six model CH-24 dining chairs, designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son. These
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Hans Wegner, Wishbone CH 24 pour Carl Hansen, 1950
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in PARIS, FR
4 chairs model CH24 in an early version produced in 1973 and stamped by the cabinetmakers. They are
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

2021 CH24 Wishbone Dining Chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen in Walnut
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a CH24 Wishbone Dining Chair designed by Hans Wegner and produced by Carl Hansen & Son in
Category

2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Walnut

Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' Chair in Oak & Soap for Carl Hansen & Son
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' chair in oak & soap for Carl Hansen & Son The story of Danish
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak, Wood

2021 CH24 Wishbone Dining Chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen in Mahogany
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark. The chairs are made with a solid glossy lacquered mahogany frame with a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Papercord

2021 CH24 Wishbone Dining Chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen in Green
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
excellent with only minimal wear. See photos. These chairs came directly from Carl Hansen. They were likely
Category

2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

2021 CH24 Wishbone Dining Chairs by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen in Green
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark. The chairs are made with a solid beech frame, painted bright
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' Chair in Oak & Black Paint for Carl Hansen & Son
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' chair in oak & black paint for Carl Hansen & Son The story of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Papercord, Wood

Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' Chair in Mahogany and Oil for Carl Hansen & Son
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' chair in mahogany and oil for Carl Hansen & Son The story of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Papercord, Wood

Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' Chair in Oak & White Oil for Carl Hansen & Son
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' chair in oak & white oil for Carl Hansen & Son The story of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak, Wood

Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' Chair in Teak and Oil for Carl Hansen & Son
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' chair in teak and oil for Carl Hansen & Son The story of Danish
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Teak, Wood

Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' Chair in Oak and Oil for Carl Hansen & Son
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans J. Wegner 'CH24 Wishbone' chair in oak and oil for Carl Hansen & Son The story of Danish
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Mahogany, Wood

2021 CH24 Wishbone Dining Chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen in Green Beech
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a CH24 Wishbone Dining Chair designed by Hans Wegner and produced by Carl Hansen & Son in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

Early Hans J. Wegner Pair Oak CH24 Wishbone Chairs Carl Hansen and Sons Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Philadelphia, PA
legendary designer. This lovely pair was manufactured by the skilled craftsmen at Carl Hansen and Sons in
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20th Century Danish Chairs

Materials

Jute, Oak

2021 Set of 7 CH24 Wishbone Dining Chairs by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a set of seven Wishbone dining chairs, designed by Hans Wegner and produced by Carl Hansen
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner CH24 Vintage Oak Wishbone Y Chair for Carl Hansen Set of 4
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Hans J. Wegner Iconic Wishbone Chair. Model CH24 in oiled oak and papercord. Vintage version from
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Hans Wegner, Wishbone CH24 Pour Carl Hansen, 1950
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in PARIS, FR
Set of 4 chairs model CH24 in oak and Danish rope, designed by Hans Wegner in 1950 for Carl Hansen
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Dining Y-Chairs by Hans Wegner CH 24
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Vienna, AT
Hans J Wegner (1914-2007). Bog oak Y-chair, model CH 24, seat woven with paper yarn, manufactured
Category

Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

  • Dining Y-Chairs by Hans Wegner CH 24
  • Dining Y-Chairs by Hans Wegner CH 24
  • Dining Y-Chairs by Hans Wegner CH 24
  • Dining Y-Chairs by Hans Wegner CH 24
H 28.35 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Hans J. Wegner Model CH-24 Dining Chair, 1950
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful model CH-24 dining chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, designed in 1950, in light
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Ash, Leather, Papercord

(6) Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son "Wishbone" Chairs
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Norwalk, CT
designed in 1949 and first put into production by Carl Hansen & Son in 1950. When designing the CH24
Category

Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech

Hans J. Wegner "Wishbone" Ebonized Arm Chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of CH-24 arm chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn in Denmark in 1950. Often
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn Pair of 'Wishbone' Chairs in Oak
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, pair of 'Wishbone' chairs, model 'CH24', oak, papercord
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Wishbone Chair, Model CH24, by Hans J. Wegner
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
The Wishbone chairs, model CH24, designed by Hans J. Wegner and manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Wood

  • Wishbone Chair, Model CH24, by Hans J. Wegner
  • Wishbone Chair, Model CH24, by Hans J. Wegner
  • Wishbone Chair, Model CH24, by Hans J. Wegner
  • Wishbone Chair, Model CH24, by Hans J. Wegner
H 28.75 in W 21.66 in D 20.08 in
Y Chair, Model CH24, Hans J. Wegner in Oak, 1950
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Lejre, DK
The Y chair, model CH24, designed by Hans J. Wegner in oak designed in 1950.
Category

Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wicker, Oak

Danish Modern Cherry CH24 Wishbone Chairs by Hans J. Wegner, 1990s
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Asaa, DK
designer Hans Jørgensen Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, Denmark. Also known as the Y Chair. Set of six
Category

1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cherry

The set of 8 Y-chairs, model CH24, iconic design by Hans J. Wegner, 1950
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Lejre, DK
The set of four Y-chairs, model CH24, is an iconic design created by the famous Danish architect
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Six Oak "Wishbone" Chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Montreal, QC
Set of six oak and paper cord "Wishbone" chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son. CH24
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Oak

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Teak Oil Finish with Natural Papercord *Quickship*
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Mahogany Oil Finish with Natural Papercord *Quickship*
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Oak Soap Finish with Natural Papercord *Quickship*
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Walnut Lacquer Finish with Natural Papercord *Quickship*
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Oak Oil Finish with Natural Papercord *Quickship*
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Walnut Oil Finish with Natural Papercord *Quickship*
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Oak Smoked Oil Finish with Natural Papercord *Quickship*
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Oak White Oil Finish with Natural Papercord *Quickship*
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Folding chair model JH 512 designed by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen, 1949
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Stockholm, SE
with its elegant, formal but comfortable style. The Wishbone Chair was produced by Carl Hansen & Søn
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Oak

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Beech Wood with Soft White Finish and Natural Papercord
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Beech Wood with Soft Black Finish and Natural Papercord
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Beech Wood with Soft Blue Finish and Natural Papercord
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Beech Wood with Soft Seaweed Finish and Natural Papercord
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
To celebrate more than 70 years of collaboration between Carl Hansen & Søn and Hans J. Wegner
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Wood with Soft North Sea Finish and Natural Papercord
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
To celebrate more than 70 years of collaboration between Carl Hansen & Søn and Hans J. Wegner
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Beech Wood with Soft Clay Finish and Natural Papercord
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
To celebrate more than 70 years of collaboration between Carl Hansen & Søn and Hans J. Wegner
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

CH24 Wishbone Chair in Beech Wood with Soft Barley Finish and Natural Papercord
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
To celebrate more than 70 years of collaboration between Carl Hansen & Søn and Hans J. Wegner
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Original Set of 4 CH24 Chairs by Designer Hans Wegner Oak Danish Scandinavian
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lyon, FR
Hansen & Søn. Known as the CH24 chair or Y chair, it is recognizable by its Y-shaped backrest and
Category

Vintage 1960s Chairs

Materials

Oak

Hans J. Wegner Set of Six “Wishbone” Chairs in Oak
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans J. Wegner “The Wishbone Chair”. Set of six armchairs of oak. Seat with woven papercord. CH 24
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

'8' Hans Wegner-Style Oak Wishbone Dining Chairs
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Norwalk, CT
" model CH24 dining chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son in 1949. Crafted of bent oak
Category

Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of armchairs ‘The Chair’ model JH 501 designed by Hans J. Wegner 1949
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Stockholm, SE
with its elegant, formal but comfortable style. The Wishbone Chair was produced by Carl Hansen & Søn
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Set of Six Wishbone Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
CH 24 - set of 6 'Wishbone' chairs in beech and woven paper yarn. Hans J. Wegner / Carl Hansen.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

  • Set of Six Wishbone Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
  • Set of Six Wishbone Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
  • Set of Six Wishbone Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
  • Set of Six Wishbone Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
H 29.93 in W 21.66 in D 20.08 in
Collection of 6 Hans Wegner Chairs, Wishbone, Heart, CH33
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Oakland, CA
'' 2- CH33 dining chairs made between 1957-1967 by Carl Hansen. dramatic curved backrest and new
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Cane, Oak, Teak

CH24, Wishbone Chairs by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son in 1949, Pair
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
CH24 - wishbone chairs by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949 - iconic Danish design - two
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

Carl Hansen CH24 Soft Wishbone Chair in Blue with Natural Cord by Hans J. Wegner
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Burlington, NJ
The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Hans J. Wegner “Wishbone” CH-24 Dining Chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four CH-24 dining chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn in Denmark in 1950
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood, Oak

Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs CH24 Carl Hansen, 1970s
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and excellent set of Wishbone chairs designed by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Soner
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Papercord

Set of 4 Chairs "ch24 Wishbone Chair" Design Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen, 1950
By Carl Hansen, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in taranto, IT
wegner for Carl hansen made of black lacquered wood, original factory, seat in rope, also original
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cord, Wood

Set of Six Wegner Wishbone CH-24 Dining Chairs for Carl Hansen & Son
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of six Hans J. Wegner wishbone chairs produced by Carl Hansen & Son. These iconic dining chairs
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Hans Jorgen Wegner Chair CH24 Carl Hansen & Son Production, 1960
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
available) Embossed with the manufacturer's name. Six chairs available Production Carl Hansen & Son
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope, Wood

H. J. Wegner Set of 4 Wishbone Chairs CH 24, Green by Carl Hansen & Son, 1970s
By Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Here is a rare set of 4 Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) wishbone chairs model no. CH 24 manufactured by
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Lacquer

Hans J. Wegner Wishbone Chair CH 24 of Beech by Carl Hansen A/S Denmark, 1980s
By Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) wishbone chair model no. CH 24 manufactured by Carl Hansen A/S, Denmark
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Beech, Papercord

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Carl Hansen Ch24 For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the carl hansen ch24 you’re looking for. Each carl hansen ch24 for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, natural fiber and papercord. If you’re shopping for a carl hansen ch24, we have 66 options in-stock, while there are 11 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer carl hansen ch24, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A carl hansen ch24 made by Scandinavian Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular.

How Much is a Carl Hansen Ch24?

Prices for a carl hansen ch24 can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $372 and can go as high as $14,500, while the average can fetch as much as $1,621.

Hans J. Wegner for sale on 1stDibs

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tablesHans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.

Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.

In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.

Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room.  Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — 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 furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official 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 unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.