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Set of Four Solid Oak Art Deco Dining Chairs from Portugal
Located in Chicago, IL
Four Art Deco solid oak dining chairs in elegant design with curved back providing comfortable
Category

Early 20th Century Portuguese Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Four Rare 19th Century Portuguese Goa Rosewood Dining Chairs
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of four rare rosewood dining chairs from Portuguese Goa, late 1800s. Caned seats have been
Category

Antique 19th Century Portuguese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Imperfectio Dining Chair
Located in Rio Tinto, PT
the finest materials, the Imperfectio Dining Chair showcases an exquisite blend of solid wood, brass
Category

2010s Portuguese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

Imperfectio Dining Chair
Imperfectio Dining Chair
H 22.8 in W 24 in D 24.4 in
Silhouette Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
Silhouette Dining Chair by InsidherLand Dimensions: D 53 x W 46 x H 87 cm. Materials: Wood
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Silhouette Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Silhouette Dining Chair by InsidherLand
H 34.26 in W 18.12 in D 20.87 in
Figueroa Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
Figueroa Dining Chair by InsidherLand Dimensions: D 62 x W 56 x H 90 cm. Materials: Polished brass
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Figueroa Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Figueroa Dining Chair by InsidherLand
H 35.44 in W 22.05 in D 24.41 in
Niemeyer Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
Niemeyer Dining Chair by InsidherLand Dimensions: D 65 x W 62 x H 83 cm. Materials: Fabric
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Niemeyer Dining Chair by InsidherLand
H 32.68 in W 24.41 in D 25.6 in
Fernandine Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
Fernandine Dining Chair by InsidherLand Dimensions: D 62 x W 62 x H 70 cm. Materials: Oak finished
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Fernandine Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Fernandine Dining Chair by InsidherLand
H 27.56 in W 24.41 in D 24.41 in
Wormley Dining Chair by DUISTT
Located in Geneve, CH
Wormley Dining Chair by DUISTT Dimensions: W 59 x D 57 x H 81 cm Materials: Duistt Fabric
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Wormley Dining Chair by DUISTT
Wormley Dining Chair by DUISTT
H 31.89 in W 23.23 in D 22.45 in
Estelle Dining Chair (In Stock)
By Koket
Located in Manassas, VA
Perfectly tailored and draped as a delicate Kimono would wrap a woman, the Estelle dining chair
Category

2010s Portuguese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Estelle Dining Chair (In Stock)
Estelle Dining Chair (In Stock)
H 39 in W 25 in D 23 in
INVICTA Dining Chair in Velvet
Located in Frazão, Porto
The Invicta dining chair is a unique piece, and the impressive design with just one leg in the back
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer

INVICTA Dining Chair in Velvet
INVICTA Dining Chair in Velvet
H 31.89 in W 22.84 in D 22.84 in
Arches Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
Arches Dining Chair by InsidherLand Dimensions: D 67 x W 59 x H 89 cm. Materials: Black lacquered
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Arches Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Arches Dining Chair by InsidherLand
H 35.04 in W 23.23 in D 26.38 in
Jean Pierre Dining Chair with Armrests
By Mondo
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Jean Pierre Dining Chair, a masterful blend of mid-century modern design and
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Jean Pierre Dining Chair with Armrests
Jean Pierre Dining Chair with Armrests
H 32.68 in W 25.2 in D 26.38 in
Niemeyer Brass Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
Niemeyer Brass Dining Chair by InsidherLand Dimensions: D 65 x W 62 x H 83 cm. Materials: Fabric
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Niemeyer Brass Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Niemeyer Brass Dining Chair by InsidherLand
H 32.68 in W 24.41 in D 25.6 in
INVICTA dining chair with contrast piping
Located in Frazão, Porto
The INVICTA dining chair is a unique piece, and the impressive design with just one leg in the back
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer

INVICTA dining chair with contrast piping
INVICTA dining chair with contrast piping
H 31.89 in W 22.84 in D 22.84 in
Arches Dining Chair II by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
Arches Dining Chair II by InsidherLand Dimensions: D 67 x W 53 x H 89 cm. Materials: Black
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Arches Dining Chair II by InsidherLand
Arches Dining Chair II by InsidherLand
H 35.04 in W 20.87 in D 26.38 in
Contemporary Dining Chair w/ Seaming Details
By Munna Design Studio
Located in New York, NY
Drawing from the impossibly elegant waistlines of the pin ups, this dining chair is a sensuous
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Contemporary Dining Chair w/ Seaming Details
Contemporary Dining Chair w/ Seaming Details
H 31.89 in W 22.05 in D 21.26 in
21st Century Leather Dining Chair Polished Brass
Located in RIO TINTO, PT
Taking your luxurious home décor to the next league, Inglewood Dining Chair evokes the glorious
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Dining Chair Featuring Minimalist Design
Located in New York, NY
Solid wood frame featuring sleek and angular silhouette. The chair is very stable and suitable for
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Mudhif Dining Armchairs from Alma De Luce, Set of 4
Located in Joane, PT
, which empowers stunning and contemporary interiors. Mudhif Dining Armchair, which empowers stunning and
Category

2010s Portuguese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Suede, Rattan, Walnut

Phu Cau Dining Armchairs from Alma De Luce, Set of 4
Located in Joane, PT
inspiration for this dining chair that encapsulates the best of modern design and a luxurious living room
Category

2010s Portuguese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Suede, Walnut

Set of 4 Perspective Dining Chair by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 Perspective Dining Chair by InsidherLand Dimensions: D 58 x W 52 x H 96 cm. Materials
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Tripod Dining Chair-Faux Sheepskin Fur
Located in New York, NY
Solid wood frame featuring sleek and angular silhouette. The chair is very stable and suitable for
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Faux Fur, Wood

Customizable Dining Chair With Rattan Back Detailing & Walnut Finish
By Mondo
Located in New York, NY
Artisan assembled from matte walnut and woven work, the chair also benefits from a comfortably
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Cane, Wood

Customizable Dining Chair In Leather And Rattan Detailing
By Mondo
Located in New York, NY
, the collection includes various seating options such as chairs, armchairs, and sofas, making it
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan, Wood

Contemporary Dining Chair with Seaming Details on the Back
By Munna Design Studio
Located in New York, NY
The front of this dining chair is composed as a verse, with a smooth seat, backrest and legs. The
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Niemeyer Dining Chair, COM, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Fernandine Dining Chair, COM, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
, the Fernandine dining chair is seen from the outside perspective as a high wall that surrounds the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Set of 4 Perspective Dining Chair II by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 Perspective Dining Chair II by InsidherLand Dimensions: D 58 x W 52 x H 96 cm. Materials
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Upholstered Dining Chair with Slatted Back In Oak Structure
By Mondo
Located in New York, NY
This chair embodies simplicity with interconnectedness, crafted from a solid wood frame designed to
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Beautiful and Very Elegant Dining Room Chair, Gilt Metal
Located in Paris, FR
This beautiful and very elegant chair, was born from the finest craftsmanship for the most
Category

2010s Portuguese Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Arches Dining Chair, Walnut & Tan, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
European Product Design Awards 2021 The Arches dining chair is designed in the likeness of the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

18th Century Style Dining Chairs In Premium Cotton Velvet
By Mondo
Located in New York, NY
) Leather: 40 square feet Drawing inspiration from French historical classicism, this dining chair features
Category

2010s Portuguese Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Foam, Wood

Contemporary Dining Chairs Featuring Minimalist Design, Set of 6
Located in New York, NY
Solid wood frame featuring sleek and angular silhouette. The chair is very stable and suitable for
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

INVICTA dining chair with one back foot in Solid Wood
Located in Frazão, Porto
The INVICTA dining chair is a unique piece, and the impressive design with just one leg in the back
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer

Arches Dining Chair, Velvet & Brass, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
European Product Design Awards 2021 The Arches dining chair is designed in the likeness of the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Arches Dining Chair, Brass & COM, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
European Product Design Awards 2021 The Arches dining chair is designed in the likeness of the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Arches Dining Chair, Walnut & Brass, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
European Product Design Awards 2021 The Arches dining chair is designed in the likeness of the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Arches Dining Chair, Twist & Brass, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
European Product Design Awards 2021 The Arches dining chair is designed in the likeness of the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Contemporary Dining or Office Chair with Velvet Upholstery and Metal Structure
By Mondo
Located in New York, NY
A dining chair that epitomizes contemporary elegance and superior craftsmanship. Designed to
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Arches Dining Chair, Fusion & Steel, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
European Product Design Awards 2021 The Arches dining chair is designed in the likeness of the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Niemeyer Dining Chair, Bouclé and Oak, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
The Niemeyer dining chair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

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Dining Chairs From Portugal For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic dining chairs from Portugal available at 1stDibs. Each dining chairs from Portugal for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wood and metal. There are 30 variations of the antique or vintage dining chairs from Portugal you’re looking for, while we also have 161 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect dining chairs from Portugal — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A dining chairs from Portugal is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in modern, mid-century modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. A well-made dining chairs from Portugal has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa and Myface are consistently popular.

How Much is a Dining Chairs From Portugal?

Prices for a dining chairs from Portugal start at $186 and top out at $51,450 with the average selling for $2,276.

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.

Questions About Dining Chairs From Portugal
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    A dining chair is a chair used to provide seating while dining at a table. There are two main types: side chairs and armchairs. As the name suggests, armchairs feature integrated arms, and they typically go along the short ends of rectangular tables. Free of arms, side chairs are usually arranged along the sides of rectangular tables. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Dining chairs should be around 18 inches tall. Since most dining tables are 30 inches high, 18 inch tall dining chairs allow for a comfortable amount of legroom. As a general rule of thumb, there should be around 12 inches between a dining table and a seat.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A carver dining chair is a kind of spool chair with legs rising above the seat level to frame the back and support the armrests. A theory about how carver chairs got their name is that the “master of the household” would sit at the head of the dining table and carve the meat that would be served for dinner. A widely reported origin story for the carver chair is that the name references a Pilgrim named John Carver, who was the founder of the Plymouth colony of Massachusetts in the United States. On 1stDibs, shop a range of antique and vintage carver chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    The difference between an accent chair and a dining chair comes down to function and design. An accent chair usually goes in a seating area, and makers craft them with comfort in mind. As a result, most accent chairs feature cushioning and upholstery and are characterized by generous proportions. The purpose of a dining chair is to provide a place to sit while enjoying a meal. Usually, dining chairs are lighter and smaller than accent chairs for easy maneuvering. While they may have padded seats and backrests, dining chairs generally aren't as abundantly cushioned as accent chairs. Explore a large selection of chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A dining chair with arms is called a carver chair or elbow chair. It is a traditional dining chair with arms added to it for a more structured look and is a popular option for dining seats for a spot to comfortably rest your arms. Shop a selection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Whether leather is good for dining chairs is largely a matter of personal opinion. However, many people find leather to be easy to wipe clean and appreciate its texture and appearance. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of leather dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room chairs and dining tables do not necessarily have to match. 

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room chairs with arms require more space than armless ones.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    A good width for a dining chair is generally considered to be 16 to 20 inches. Chairs within this size range typically provide enough space for most people to sit comfortably. Shop a collection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To protect your woven dining chairs, try a fabric protection spray designed for the specific type of material. Follow the application directions printed on the bottle for best results. Also, wipe your chairs clean after every meal with a slightly damp cloth to reduce the risk of stains. On 1stDibs, find a range of woven dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Dining room chairs with arms are simply called armchairs. They are not to be confused with armchairs used in seating areas. A dining chair without arms is a side chair. You'll find a collection of antique and vintage dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, your dining room table and chairs do not need to match. Coordinated colors and styles can add visual flair to a space, and is a great way to show off your personal style. Shop a collection of dining room tables and chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    The seat of a dining room chair is typically 18 inches from the floor and 16 to 20 inches wide.

  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    To pick a fabric for dining room chairs, one should consider durable, easy to maintain or stain-resistant materials. While choosing a fabric is a personal choice, the most commonly preferred upholstery materials include cotton and linen — both are prone to staining, however — as well as leather and synthetic fabrics such as polyester. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary dining chairs from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The entire back of a dining chair is simply called the chair back. It may have another name that more accurately describes the shape such as an X back or a cross back. The individual parts of a chair back include the ear, top rail, cross rail, stile and back post. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary dining chairs from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Choosing a fabric for reupholstering dining chairs is dependent on a number of factors. Cotton, faux suede, leather, tweed, velvet and vinyl are all popular options though each has different benefits. It is important to consider durability, ability to clean, and coordinating with decor.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The end chairs are called an armchair. Typically found at the head of the table, these specific chairs have armrests and give off a more formal feel. You can shop a collection of armchairs and dining tables from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Dining chairs without arms are called side chairs. Their counterpart, the armchair, is often found at the head of the table, with the side chairs filling in the seats along the side of the table. Shop a collection of side chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
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