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French Folding Slipper Chair with Woven Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Folding slipper chair, rope and beech, France, 1960s. Elegant French folding chair made of beech and rope. The woven wicker shows beautiful graphical details. The beech wooden fra...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Rope, Beech

  • French Folding Slipper Chair with Woven Seat
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  • French Folding Slipper Chair with Woven Seat
H 29.53 in. W 20.08 in. D 28.35 in.
French Folding Slipper Chairs with Woven Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Folding slipper chairs, rope and beech, France, 1960s Elegant French folding chairs made of beech and rope. The woven wicker shows beautiful graphical details. The beech wooden fr...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Rope, Beech

  • French Folding Slipper Chairs with Woven Seat
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  • French Folding Slipper Chairs with Woven Seat
  • French Folding Slipper Chairs with Woven Seat
H 29.53 in. W 20.08 in. D 28.35 in.
French Folding Slipper Chairs with Woven Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Folding slipper chairs, rope and beech, France, 1960s Elegant French folding chairs made of beech and rope. The woven wicker shows beautiful graphical details. The beech wooden fr...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Rope, Beech

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  • French Folding Slipper Chairs with Woven Seat
  • French Folding Slipper Chairs with Woven Seat
  • French Folding Slipper Chairs with Woven Seat
H 29.53 in. W 20.08 in. D 28.35 in.
Pair of Side Chairs with Woven Seats
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Woven Chairs
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20th Century American Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Seagrass

  • Pair of Side Chairs with Woven Seats
  • Pair of Side Chairs with Woven Seats
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  • Pair of Side Chairs with Woven Seats
H 36 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Multiple Ashwood "Leggera" Chairs with Woven Seats, Italy, 1955
By Gio Ponti
Located in Den Haag, NL
Multiple ashwood "Leggera" chairs with woven seats, Italy, 1955 These elegant light weight chairs can serve many functions. They look great as side chair dining chair or other pur...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plastic, Ash

Chinese Bamboo Dining Chairs with Woven Seat
Located in Chicago, IL
A lovely and unique chair from China. The majority of the structure is made of bamboo. There are a total of five (5) chairs available.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bamboo

Set of 10 Plywood "Leggera" Chairs with Woven Seats, Italy, 1955
By Gio Ponti
Located in Den Haag, NL
Set of 10 plywood "Leggera" chairs with woven seats, Italy, 1955.      
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plastic, Wood, Plywood

Italian Painted Side Chair with Woven Seat and Ladder Back
By Gio Ponti
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Italian painted side chair with woven seat and ladder back. aka Rush Seat. Size: 15 W x 13.5 SD x 18.5 SH x 36.5 BH.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Twine, Wood

Set of Four Chinese Bamboo Yokeback Chairs with Woven Seats
Located in Chicago, IL
These early 20th-century tall-back chairs from Southern China are built from spotted bamboo and woven reed. Because the top rail resembles the yoke for an ox, chairs of this style we...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Dining Room Chairs

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Reed, Bamboo

Six French Chairs with Woven Straw Seat
Located in New York, NY
Six French chairs with woven straw seat Property from esteemed interior designer Juan Montoya. Juan Montoya is one of the most acclaimed and prolific interior designers in the wor...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chairs

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Straw, Wood

  • Six French Chairs with Woven Straw Seat
  • Six French Chairs with Woven Straw Seat
  • Six French Chairs with Woven Straw Seat
  • Six French Chairs with Woven Straw Seat
H 34 in. W 18 in. D 16 in.
19th Hitchcock Rocking Chair with Woven Seat and Black Painted
Located in Miami, FL
19th Hitchcock rocking chair with woven seat and black painted.
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Antique Late 19th Century North American Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Red Bamboo Chair with Woven Seat in Rope Handmade by Studio Mumbai
By Bijoy Jain
Located in Brussels, BE
The "Bamboo Study II" is part of the second furniture series developed for MANIERA by Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai in 2019. The series draws inspiration from traditional craft found in...
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2010s Indian Chairs

Materials

Bamboo

Set of Four Classic French Bentwood Bistro Chairs with Woven Seats
Located in Hopewell, NJ
This set of four bentwood French bistro or café chairs have Classic campaign style and beautiful woven caned seats. The bentwood design is Classic and elegant. #5107.
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1990s French Campaign Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Bentwood

Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Side chair, leather, walnut, United States, 1950s Admirable handcrafted side chair from the 1950s. This chair features a combination of diverse shapes that create a wonderful unique...
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Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

  • Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
  • Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
  • Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
  • Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
H 30.32 in. W 20.08 in. D 20.08 in.
George Nakashima Dining Chair with Woven Grass Seat
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
George Nakashima solid walnut dining chair with woven grass seat in beautiful original condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Side chair, leather and hardwood, United States, 1950s This American handcrafted chair is as sculptural as it can get. A combination of sturdy shapes and elegant, slender lines is w...
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Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Side Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

  • Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
  • Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
  • Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
  • Sculptural Side Chair with Woven Leather Seat
H 30.32 in. W 20.08 in. D 20.08 in.
1960s French Oak Chairs with Woven Seats and Backs, Set of Six
Located in High Point, NC
A set of six wooden chairs with woven rush seats and backs from France, circa 1960. Softly rounded barrel legs connected by simple offset stretchers form smooth, clean lines designed...
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Rush, Oak

Lounge Chair with Ottoman, Oak with Woven Seat, Yugoslavia
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Folding lounge chair and ottoman made in Yugoslavia. Made of solid oak with woven seat. Very slight stain on edge of lounge seat, please see photo.
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Late 20th Century Macedonian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rope, Oak

1970s Pair of Spanish Chairs with Woven Wicker Seats
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s pair of Spanish chairs with woven wicker seats.
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Chairs

Materials

Pine

  • 1970s Pair of Spanish Chairs with Woven Wicker Seats
  • 1970s Pair of Spanish Chairs with Woven Wicker Seats
  • 1970s Pair of Spanish Chairs with Woven Wicker Seats
  • 1970s Pair of Spanish Chairs with Woven Wicker Seats
H 26.78 in. W 17.33 in. D 16.54 in.
Giacomo Rocking Chair in Oak with Woven Leather Seat
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Our award-winning Giacomo rocking chair was the genesis for the Giacomo line of seating which now includes benches and chairs as well. Solid white oak construction and a handwoven le...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Rocking ...

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Oak, Leather, Oak

American 18th Century Child's Chair with Original Woven Seat
Located in Carmel, CA
Charming child's chair in pine with original hickory woven seat. This slat back chair is very likely Shaker. Mushroom button top on arm. The turned finial on the back is of good prop...
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Antique Late 18th Century American American Colonial Chairs

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Wood

Black Oak Stained Frame Chair with Woven Cane Seat + Back with Cushion, Cassina
By Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina, Cassina
Located in Tulsa, OK
Capitol complex office chair by Cassina This chair is one of the most recognizable in Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex, found throughout the offices of the Secretariat. The independen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Patinated Metal Framed chairs with Woven Wicker Seat, The Netherlands, 1950
By Martin Visser
Located in Almelo, NL
Patinated woven wicker midcentury chairs designed and produced in The Netherlands during the 1950s. The chair is made from handwoven wicker for the seat and he frame is made of black...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wicker

High Style Midcentury Mahogany Dining Chair with Woven Wicker Seat
Located in Van Nuys, CA
High style midcentury mahogany formal dining chair with woven wicker seat.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH N.14 Chair in Black with Woven Cane Seat
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Adolf Loos
Located in New York, NY
The great classic. The item that is absolutely the most famous and most sold in the history of furniture. Designed by Michael Thonet in 1860, the No. 14 chair immediately became know...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH Bodystuhl Chair in Black with Woven Cane Seat
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Adolf Loos
Located in New York, NY
Thanks to the striking effect of the steam-bent beech, the Bodystuhl chair proposed by Nigel Coates shows a profile showing sinuous shapes characterized by a structure with variable ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Chairs

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Wood

Scandinavian Set of Dining Chairs with Leather Woven Seats
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of 6 dining chairs, elmwood and patinated leather, Scandinavia, 1922. A set of midcentury dining chairs in thick saddle leather. The woven seats and backrests consist of cogna...
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Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Elm

Two Patinated Metal Framed Martin Visser Chairs with Woven Wicker Seat, 1950s
By Martin Visser
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of 2 black patinated metal framed Martin Visser dining chairs with woven wicker seat and backrest. Head designer for Spectrum in 1954 with an architectural and engineering backgr...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Metal

Ming Dynasty Style Natural Wood Wedding Side Chair with Woven Rattan Seat
Located in Yonkers, NY
A single Chinese Ming dynasty style vintage wedding side chair from the mid-20th century, with woven rattan seat, curving back splat and natural wood patina. Born in China during the...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Ming Side Chairs

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Rattan, Wood

Folding Chair in Teak or with Woven Seat in Cane Handmade by Studio Mumbai
By Bijoy Jain
Located in Brussels, BE
The "Folding Chair II" is part of the second furniture series developed for MANIERA by Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai in 2019. The series draws inspiration from traditional craft found i...
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2010s Indian Chairs

Materials

Teak

18th Century American Pine Ladder Back Chair with Original Woven Seat
Located in Carmel, CA
Pine ladder back chair with original woven seat. The slender, tall finials are a nice detail to a simple chair. The style evokes the Shaker style.
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Antique Early 18th Century American American Colonial Side Chairs

Materials

Pine

1970s Spanish Wooden Armchair Imitating Bamboo with Woven Wicker Seat
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Spanish wooden armchair imitating bamboo with woven wicker seat.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Chairs

Materials

Wood

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH Lehnstuhl Lounge Chair in Black with Woven Cane Seat
By Adolf Loos, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in New York, NY
Nigel Coates has designed a sophisticated lounge chair with a complex design reflecting the stylistic features of the brand with refined skill. The seat and the comfortable backrest ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Lounge Chair in Teak with Woven Seat in Rope Handmade by Studio Mumbai
By Bijoy Jain
Located in Brussels, BE
The "Lounge Chair III" is part of the second furniture series developed for MANIERA by Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai in 2019. The series draws inspiration from traditional craft found i...
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2010s Indian Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH Lehnstuhl Lounge Chair in White with Woven Cane Seat
By Adolf Loos, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in New York, NY
Nigel Coates has designed a sophisticated lounge chair with a complex design reflecting the stylistic features of the brand with refined skill. The seat and the comfortable backrest ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Enclosed Bamboo Canopy Chair with Upholstered Seat Cushion
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Enclosed woven bamboo canopy chair with upholstered seat cushion.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Bamboo

Chair in Teak with Woven Seat and Back in Rope or Cane Handmade by Studio Mumbai
By Bijoy Jain
Located in Brussels, BE
The "Dining Chair II" is part of the second furniture series developed for MANIERA by Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai in 2019. The series draws inspiration from traditional craft found in...
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2010s Indian Chairs

Materials

Teak

Antique Set of 6 Brown Walnut Chairs, with Woven Straw Seat, 1700, Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique set of 6 brown walnut chairs, with seat in yellow woven straw, to be restored in the seats but very ancient and elegant, impossible to find in the whole set, coming from the ...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Antique Indian Rustic Low Seat Wooden Chair with Carved Rosettes and Twine Seat
Located in Yonkers, NY
An old Indian rustic wooden low chair from the early 20th century, with hand-woven twine and carved motifs. Charming our eyes with its rustic appearance, this low seat wooden chair f...
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Early 20th Century Indian Rustic Chairs

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Twine, Wood

American Studio Craft Tri-Leg Chair in Oak with Woven Seat after Hans Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A remarkable, tri-legged studio crafted chair executed in solid oak and finished with a beautifully-patterned handwoven papercord seat. The undulating armrests are supported by Danis...
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20th Century American Organic Modern Side Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

French Art Deco Armchair in Solid Oak with Woven Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
French armchair, oak, canvas, France, 1940s This armchair in the style of Charles Dudouyt (1885-1946) is both elegant and sturdy. The clean lines of the oak frame feature some surp...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Oak, Canvas

French Carved Oak Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Woven Seat, Set of Six
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant set of country chairs was crafted in France, circa 1980. Carved from solid oak, each chair stands on front turned legs, and has four carved and scalloped ladders across ...
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Late 20th Century French Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

French Carved Oak Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Woven Seat, Set of Six
Located in Dallas, TX
These six elegant country chairs were crafted in France, circa 1990. Carved from solid oak, each chair stands on carved turned legs embellished with a bottom stretcher. Each chair ha...
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Late 20th Century French Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model J16 in Painted Beech with Woven Paper Cord Seat
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Wonderful model J16 rocking chair by the Scandinavian Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler, designed in 1944. This original black version has its completely genuine and vintage look. This wond...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

French Art Deco Armchair in Solid Oak with Woven Seat
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Armchair, oak and canvas straps, France, 1940s This arm chair in the style of Charles Dudouyt (1885-1946) is both elegant and sturdy in their design. It might be the perfect seat t...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Canvas, Oak

Restored Rattan Dining Side Chair with Woven Wicker Seat Back, Set of Five
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of five Post-war 1950s rattan dining side chair with woven wicker seat back and white vinyl seat. Designed in the manner of Paul Frankl. Custom cushions using C.O.M. (Customer...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Rattan

Vintage French Carved Oak Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Woven Seat, Set of Six
Located in Dallas, TX
These elegant six country chairs were crafted in France, circa 1990. Carved from solid oak, each chair has a tall pitched back for ultimate comfort, and decorated with four ladders a...
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Late 20th Century French Country Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Oak

Jacob & Josef Kohn Vienna Secession Patinated Chairs with Wicker Seats, Pair
By Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Barcelona, ES
Beautiful pair of bentwood chairs patinated in white color with cane weave seats. Manufactured by J & J Kohn. Austria, 1900s. Both are marked with the original manufacturers paper l...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Chairs

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Cane, Wood, Bentwood

Paul McCobb Pair of Armchairs for Directional with Woven Leather Seats
By Paul McCobb
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of Paul McCobb armchairs for Directional. They have a sculptural walnut frame with a curved backrest. The inward curved armrest are both elegant and give a wonderful comfort...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Porky Hefer, Kooboo Cane "Spun" Chair with Leather Seat
By Porky Hefer 1
Located in Capetown, ZA
The "Spun" chair is an evolution of Porky Hefer’s iconic human-sized nests woven from Kooboo cane and inspired by his fascination with the weaver bird. These are the result of his in...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Cane

Pair of Ladder Back Chairs with Woven Rattan Seats in the Manner of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of Italian honey toned wood ladder back with woven rattan seats in the manner of Gio Ponti.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Rattan

Handcrafted Antique French Provincial Corner Chair with Handwoven Rush Seat
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and very good condition, wooden Provincial chair. This early 1900s corner chair is the kind of piece that in our trade will often be referred to as an honest chair or an honest...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Corner Chairs

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Rush, Wood

American Country Dining Arm Chair with Raffia Seat
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The wood country dining or desk chair with a woven raffia seat is in the style of early 19th century American Empire with turned back and legs. Stretchers secure the legs. Measures:...
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Antique 19th Century American American Empire Dining Room Chairs

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Raffia, Wood

Sluyters Dining Chair with Braided Ox Blood Leather Seat With Walnut Frame
By Alex Stap, Brett Paulin
Located in Cambridge, Ontario
Our signature dining room chair is Minimalist in design with no shortage in comfort. In this iteration we are offering a handcrafted braided leather cushion paired with a solid walnu...
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2010s Canadian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

English 1890s Bamboo Slipper Chair with Fan Back, Rattan Seat and Casters
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English bamboo slipper chair from the late 19th century, with fan back, woven rattan seat and casters. Created in England during the last decade of the 19th century, this bamboo s...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Slipper Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

Set of Eight English Oak Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Seats
Located in New York, NY
A set of eight English oak ladder back chairs with rush seats with slight variations in design & heights. Seat dimensions Height 17.5th Depth 16’’ Width 21’’
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Vintage 1960s English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Oak

Set of 6 Early 20th Century French Oak with Rush Seat Side Chairs
Located in Livingston, NJ
Set of 6 vintage French side chairs. Solid oak with a hand done rush seat. Simple shell motif carved on the inside back and a graceful leg. These chairs are from the Brittany region ...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Side Chairs

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Rush, Oak

Mid Victorian Side Chair Finely Hand Carved with Wool Work Seat, Circa 1850
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good quality example of an English occasional side chair in the Rococo style, from the mid Victorian period, circa 1850, made from Beech. The back is a Classic ball...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Side Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Set of Four Italian Ponti-Style Ebonized Wood Side Chairs with Rush Seats, 1960s
By Gio Ponti
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very handsome set of four late 1960s Italian ebonized wood ladder back side or dining chairs with woven rush seats, reminiscent of iconic designs by Gio Ponti. Spry frame with s...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

Five Dining Chairs Chrome-Plated Stackable, with Robe Weaving Seat and Back
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
A set of five high quality chrome framed stackable dining chairs. Seat and back in rope handcrafted weaving. This subtle ergonmical shaped chair designed in Bauhaus style. Produced i...
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Vintage 1980s Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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Chairs With Woven Seats For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of chairs with woven seats for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, natural fiber and papercord, all chairs with woven seats available were constructed with great care. Find 38 antique and vintage chairs with woven seats at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 25 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Chairs with woven seats have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Chairs with woven seats are generally popular furniture pieces, but Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made chairs with woven seats over the years, but those made by Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn and Bijoy Jain are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Chairs With Woven Seats?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,425, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $27,400 highest priced.

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.