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Metal Foot Rest
Located in Houston, TX
Unique metal footrest found in France. The sturdy iron frame has curled feet with stretchers. The swivelling top frame has heavy gauge iron mesh. The original grey paint has worn and...
Category

Early 20th Century French Footstools

Materials

Iron

  • Metal Foot Rest
  • Metal Foot Rest
  • Metal Foot Rest
  • Metal Foot Rest
H 7.75 in. W 13.75 in. D 9.5 in.
Thom McAn Antique Foot Rest
Located in Redding, CT
Thom McAn antique foot rest. Used in stores to tie and try on shoes. Great collector piece of Industrial Folk / Advertising Art. Says on foot rest "Thom McAn, Try my Big 4 Hosiery, t...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass, Metal

  • Thom McAn Antique Foot Rest
  • Thom McAn Antique Foot Rest
  • Thom McAn Antique Foot Rest
  • Thom McAn Antique Foot Rest
H 12 in. W 15.5 in. D 8.5 in.
Chinese Limestone Foot Rest, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 20th century foot rest from China's Shanxi province is simply designed with a rounded body and four square feet. Hand carved of limestone, the footstool is patterned with ...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Footstools

Materials

Limestone

  • Chinese Limestone Foot Rest, c. 1900
  • Chinese Limestone Foot Rest, c. 1900
  • Chinese Limestone Foot Rest, c. 1900
  • Chinese Limestone Foot Rest, c. 1900
H 6.75 in. W 13 in. D 6.75 in.
Audrey Chair and Foot Rest
By Koket
Located in New York, NY
You’ll be aching to embark on a rebellious rendezvous with Audrey. Accompanied by a petite footrest, she exudes a devil-may-care attitude which feels coolly nonchalant. Plush upholst...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet

  • Audrey Chair and Foot Rest
  • Audrey Chair and Foot Rest
  • Audrey Chair and Foot Rest
  • Audrey Chair and Foot Rest
H 33.47 in. W 35.04 in. D 31.5 in.
Gillows Style Large Foot Rest or Otterman
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Northwich, GB
Large Gillows style foot rest or otterman, 20th C, the legs are original Gillows patern, covered in deep buttoned black leather on a mahogany frame. Gillows of Lancaster and Londo...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Regency Revival Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Gillows Style Large Foot Rest or Otterman
  • Gillows Style Large Foot Rest or Otterman
  • Gillows Style Large Foot Rest or Otterman
  • Gillows Style Large Foot Rest or Otterman
H 20.08 in. W 46.86 in. D 31.89 in.
19th Century Gentleman's Vintage Foot Rest
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Vintage metal footrest marked "Rest Your Feet Here". Used in a western "gentleman's club." Red velvet in horseshoe design. Origin: Wyoming Period: Late 19th century Dimensions:...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Antiquities

Materials

Other

Set of 3 Vintage Bar Stools with Foot Rest
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Set of 3 vintage bar stools with foot rest (black and gold) Measures: 16" round x 29" height 7469-1.
Category

20th Century Stools

Materials

Metal

Gianfranco Ferré Home Miky Foot-Rest in Leather
By Gianfranco Ferre Home
Located in Cantu, IT
The everlasting appeal of the Capitonnè finishing in a modern and versatile interpretation: the contemporary lines of Miky pouf meet the classic details of the rotating Louis XV feet...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Foam, Beech

  • Gianfranco Ferré Home Miky Foot-Rest in Leather
  • Gianfranco Ferré Home Miky Foot-Rest in Leather
  • Gianfranco Ferré Home Miky Foot-Rest in Leather
  • Gianfranco Ferré Home Miky Foot-Rest in Leather
H 20.08 in. W 27.56 in. D 22.84 in.
Gypsy Oriental Rug Covered Foot Rest Vintage, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Gorgeous oriental pillow or seat pillow. Handmade of woolen salt bag or Oriental rug. A beautiful item to put on your leather sofa or a bench.
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Rancho Monterey Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Wood

Victorian Mahogany and Leather Gout Stool Foot Rest
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A late 19th century mahogany and leather gout stool in well cared for original condition. The Leather upholstered cushion with brass nailhead trim with a caned side with mahogany fra...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Footstools

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

1970s Pair of Spanish Stools with Aluminium Foot Rests
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s pair of Spanish stools with aluminium foot rests.
Category

Vintage 1970s Spanish Chairs

Materials

Wood

Austrian Mid-Century Chair and Foot Rest in Walnut
Located in Houston, TX
Very comfortable and wide chair is newly re-upholstered in the sand color velvety fabric. Body of the chair is made out of walnut wood and covered with French polish. Chair is eleva...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Gigi Lucite and Hide Counter Stool with Foot Rests
Located in Birmingham, AL
Gigi Lucite counter stool with two stainless foot rests. Add style and a touch of Hollywood Glam to your decor. Modern acrylic frame fastens to cowhide seat featuring cream faux leat...
Category

2010s American Stools

Materials

Cowhide, Faux Leather, Acrylic

A Late Empire Armchair with Foot Rest and Paisley Fabric
Located in Chicago, IL
A Late Empire Armchair Featuring Hand Printed Blue and Red Paisley Linen Upholstery with Original Pull Out Foot Rest Mechanisms With pull-out closed: 28''D Seat 15.5''H From the...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Lounge Chairs

Materials

Linen, Wood

Ayala Serfaty, "Lotta Leh" Contemporary Foot-Rest, Israel, 2014
By Ayala Serfaty
Located in New York, NY
Unique piece by Israeli designer Ayala Serfaty.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Israeli Footstools

Materials

Wool, Silk

Louis Philippe Mahogany Hall Bench with a Folding Foot-Rest
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
An unusual Louis Philippe mahogany hall bench with a folding footrest, of narrow rectangular form with turned handles at either end set upon tapering reeded supports and feet, the hi...
Category

Antique 1830s French Benches

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Small Handmade Draftsman's Foot Rest/Riser, circa 1900
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A small handmade draftsman's footrest from the workshop of the Southern Pacific Railway building in San Francisco. This piece could be used as a riser for objects or plants....
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Footstools

Materials

Wood

Gianfranco Ferré Home Miky Foot-Rest in Wood and Fabric
By Gianfranco Ferre Home
Located in Cantu, IT
The everlasting appeal of the Capitonnè finishing in a modern and versatile interpretation: the contemporary lines of Miky pouf meet the classic details of the rotating Louis XV feet...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Beech

Ewald Schillig Florenz Designer Foot-Rest Black Leather Couch Modern
By Ewald Schillig
Located in Cologne, DE
Ewald Schillig Florenz designer footrest black leather, in a minimalistic and modern design, made for pure comfort.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Sofas

Materials

Leather

Prototype Wall Bench and Foot Rest, Designed by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Prototype wall bench and foot rest, designed by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen for PP Möbler Denmark. 1980s. Designed by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen for PP Möbler, Denmark. 1980s. Prototyp...
Category

Vintage 1980s Danish Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Maple

Wool Love Seat with Foot Rest by Obiect, Mexican Contemporary Design
Located in MEXICO CITY, MX
Love - Poc is a wool love seat with footrest that turns into a hall table. A multifunction design that allows you to play with each component. The key design element in Poc are the t...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Loveseats

Materials

Felt, Foam

Luxurious Round Double Stitch Living Room Ottoman Foot Rest Table Handcrafted
By Lisa Tharp Collection
Located in Boston, MA
Lisa Tharp Collection Double Stitch Ottoman A simple form rounds out the conversation with ample space for trays, books and putting up one's feet. Distinctive double top-stitching ...
Category

2010s American Furniture

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Gianfranco Ferré Home Cardiff Foot-Rest in Greige Winter Cotton Velvet
By Gianfranco Ferre Home
Located in Cantu, IT
Soft and comfortable, the Cardiff pouf features a simple and linear design that hides a precise and refined craftsmanship. Upholstered in leather or fabric of the Gianfranco Ferré Ho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Beech, Fabric, Foam

Restored Midcentury Arched Arms Chaise Lounge Chair with Foot Rest, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Designed in the manner of Paul Frankl, this restored rattan lounge chair features arched arms with a built-in footrest. Cushions are C.O.M. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bam...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Modernist Cylindrical Foot Rest in Metallic Bronze Upholstery and Tufted Details
Located in New York, NY
A modernist cylindrical footrest, newly upholstered in a metallic bronze upholstery, with swirl patterned detailing and button-tufted accents throughout. This piece is in excellent c...
Category

20th Century American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Shaker Style Woven Rush Seat Wood Foot Rest Stool Ottoman
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Shaker style stool or footrest. Features woven seat, black painted finish with turned baluster supports and metal capped feet. Measures: 15".  
Category

Late 20th Century Shaker Footstools

Materials

Rush, Hardwood, Paint

1990s Set of Four Wood and Leather Stools with Steel Foot Rests
Located in Malaga, ES
1990s set of four wood and leather stools with steel foot rests.
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Club Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Antique 19th Century English Mahogany Armchairs and Foot Rests
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of antique 19th century English mahogany armchairs and foot rests. Measure: Seat height is 19" Foot rests are 8" H x 14" W x 10" D.  
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

20th Century Pair of Carved Walnut Spanish Savonarola with Foot Rest
Located in Miami, FL
20th century pair of carved walnut Spanish Savonarola You can use like a armchairs, swivel chairs, settee. It´s a very decorative and functional piece. Very sturdy and resistant. W...
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Revival Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Paint

Gianfranco Ferré Home Miky Foot-Rest in Wood with Brown Technical Fabric
By Gianfranco Ferre Home
Located in Cantu, IT
The everlasting appeal of the Capitonnè finishing in a modern and versatile interpretation: the contemporary lines of Miky pouf meet the Classic details of the rotating Louis XV feet...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Foam, Beech, Fabric

Gianfranco Ferré Home Cardiff Foot-Rest in Dark Brown Winter Cotton Velvet
By Gianfranco Ferre Home
Located in Cantu, IT
Soft and comfortable, the Cardiff pouf features a simple and linear design that hides a precise and refined craftsmanship. Upholstered in leather or fabric of the Gianfranco Ferré Ho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Beech

Gianfranco Ferré Home Cardiff Foot-Rest in Lobster Orange Winter Cotton Velvet
By Gianfranco Ferre Home
Located in Cantu, IT
Soft and comfortable, the Cardiff pouf features a simple and linear design that hides a precise and refined craftsmanship. Upholstered in leather or fabric of the Gianfranco Ferré Ho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Beech

Pair of Mid-Century Reclining Patio Lounge Arm Chairs w/ Extendable Foot-Rests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of American Mid-Century reclining patio chairs. This pair of vintage iron patio chairs from the mid-20th century feature simple lines with a sweet clover and dot cut-out motif...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Italian Sling Lounge Chair w/ Rush Seating & Extendable Foot rest, Early 20th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian sling chair from the early 20th century. This antique lounge chair from Italy features a solid wood frame with beautiful hand-rolled rushing about the seat and back. The w...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

Boo Bar Stool, Japan Black Bamboo, Black Leather Cushion, Brass Foot Rest
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Boo stools are sturdy and versatile, made from 100% solid bamboo. Available in a Japan black stain finish with a polished brass foot guard and leather cushions. Boo stools can also b...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

20th Century Pair of Carved Walnut Spanish Savonarola with Foot Rest
Located in Miami, FL
20th century pair of carved walnut Spanish Savonarola You can use like a armchairs, swivel chairs, settee. It´s a very decorative and functional piece. Very sturdy and resistant. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Revival Club Chairs

Materials

Pine

1890s Five-Seat Stool Unit with Brass Foot Rail Rest
Located in New York, NY
1890s five-seat soda fountain stool unit with a brass foot rail rest. Overall in good shape, but the seats are in need of reupholstering. The manufacturer is tagged on the bottom of ...
Category

Antique 1890s American Industrial Stools

Materials

Brass, Iron

Invicta Bar Stool with One Back Foot and Antique Brass Rest Feet
Located in Porto, PT
With a unique design, the Invicta stool completely captures the attention.‎ Upholstered in fabric, this stool is made even more special by the beautiful detail of the piping that run...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Boot and Shoe Cleaning Box with Foot Shaped Shoe Rest and Cherry Blossom Polish
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Boot and shoe cleaning box with foot shaped shoe rest and cherry blossom polish A handy and attractive little piece, the handle of the polish box doubles up as a rest to put the f...
Category

Antique Early 1900s Industrial Decorative Boxes

Vintage English Foot Rest
Located in Houston, TX
This vintage English Foot Rest sits on four ebonized wood legs with a newer linen/poly blend upholstered top. The edge of the upholstered top is adorned with antiqued brass tacks to ...
Category

20th Century English Footstools

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage English Foot Rest
  • Vintage English Foot Rest
  • Vintage English Foot Rest
  • Vintage English Foot Rest
H 6.5 in. W 13 in. D 10 in.
Vintage Leather Hippopotamus Foot Rest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage leather hippo attributed to Abercrombie and Fitch
Category

Vintage 1960s American Ottomans and Poufs

  • Vintage Leather Hippopotamus  Foot Rest
  • Vintage Leather Hippopotamus  Foot Rest
  • Vintage Leather Hippopotamus  Foot Rest
  • Vintage Leather Hippopotamus  Foot Rest
H 14.5 in. W 27 in. D 10 in.
Matching Rosewood Upholstered Armchair & Foot Rest
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Solid purple upholstered rosewood armchair and foot rest with exposed rosewood on arms and legs.<br /> <br /> Foot Rest Dimensions: 16 ¼”h x 27"w x 16 ½”d
Category

Vintage 1970s Norwegian Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Foot Rest
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian footrest. Legs in stained beech. Seat in similar leather.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Footstools

Materials

Faux Leather

  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Foot Rest
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Foot Rest
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Foot Rest
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Foot Rest
H 14.97 in. W 18.51 in. D 13 in.
19th Centruy Chinese Foot Rest
Located in Chicago, IL
A Chinese footrest from c. 1880 made of Chinese Northern Elm with legs ending in hoofed feet.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Stools

Materials

Elm

  • 19th Centruy Chinese Foot Rest
  • 19th Centruy Chinese Foot Rest
  • 19th Centruy Chinese Foot Rest
  • 19th Centruy Chinese Foot Rest
H 7 in. W 26 in. D 12.5 in.
Hungarian Reclining Chair with Pullout Foot Rest
Located in Chicago, IL
This reclining chair comes with a foot rest and is made from solid Walnut.
Category

Vintage 1930s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Mahogany Arm Chairs with Matching Foot Rest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Arm Chair with adjustable backs with Matching foot rests. Down cushions
Category

Vintage 1940s French Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Abercrombie's Bulldog Foot Rest by Dimitri Omersa
By Dimitri Omersa
Located in San Francisco, CA
Abercrombie bulldog footrest designed by Dimitri Omersa. One of the more rare figures to find and in very good original condition by the iconic London based designer.    
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Leather

Rare Salterini Circle Lounge with removable foot rest
By John Salterini
Located in Ferndale, MI
Rare Salterini Circle Lounge with removable foot rest.<br /> Chair 43 3/4" H x 18 3/4"- Deep ( seat ) x 16 Seat to floor x 30"- W - Foot Rest 9"- H x 23"- L
Category

20th Century Lounge Chairs

Early 19th Century Chinese Huanghuali Foot Rest
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Second half Qing dynasty huanghuali foot rest, circa 1800. Used as a foot rest for a throne or a step around a bed stove. Good color and natural patina. Standing on scrolled feet. ...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Stools

Materials

Hardwood

Baroque Style Long Foot Rest or Low Bench
Located in Essex, MA
A baroque style long foot rest or low bench, the top upholstered in Oriental carpet, the serpentine sides newly upholstered in burgundy velvet, supported on 4 Bragança style scrolle...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Benches

Materials

Walnut, Velvet

  • Baroque Style Long Foot Rest or Low Bench
  • Baroque Style Long Foot Rest or Low Bench
  • Baroque Style Long Foot Rest or Low Bench
  • Baroque Style Long Foot Rest or Low Bench
H 6.5 in. W 47 in. D 14.5 in.
Chair & Foot Rest by Gaetano Pesce for C&B (B&B) Italia
Located in London, GB
Chair & Foot Rest designed by Gaetano Pesce for C&B (B&B) Italia 1969. Dimensions of Stool: 61cms high Ball: Diameter 60cm.<br /> <br /> It's so nice when one actually finds an ORI...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Armchairs

Victorian Mahogany and Leather Gout Stool Foot Rest
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A late 19th century mahogany and leather gout stool in well cared for original condition. The Leather upholstered cushion with brass nailhead trim with a caned side with mahogany fra...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Footstools

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

White Lounge Chairs with Foot Rests, Italy 1950s
Located in New York, NY
These armchairs feature a high straight back opening in flat wings, curved armrests and tapered wood legs. One armchair has been re-upholstered and one is in original conditions. The...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Whimsical Abercrombie's Bulldog Foot Rest by Dimitri Omersa
By Abercrombie & Fitch
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wonderfully whimsical leather figure. One of the more rare figures, all original, by the iconic London based designer, circa 1950s, early 1960s.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Footstools

Materials

Leather

"Crossed Swords" Foot Rest Unique Design 20th Century
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Crossed Swords" foot rest unique design 20th century.
Category

20th Century Footstools

Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, since 1913
By Adolf Loos, Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Praha, CZ
The foot rest in the style of Viennese Art Nouveau is attributed to well-known designer Adolf Loos. Loos was the first of the major architect designers to use bentwood in his work. F...
Category

Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Stools

Materials

Bentwood

  • Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, since 1913
  • Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, since 1913
  • Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, since 1913
  • Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, since 1913
H 12.21 in. W 8.67 in. D 18.12 in.
COR Swing Leather Brown One-Seater Set + Foot-Rest
By COR
Located in Cologne, DE
We offer delivery options to most destinations on earth. Find our shipping quotes at the bottom of this page in the shipping section. An COR Swing Leather Brown One-Seater Set + Foo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • COR Swing Leather Brown One-Seater Set + Foot-Rest
  • COR Swing Leather Brown One-Seater Set + Foot-Rest
  • COR Swing Leather Brown One-Seater Set + Foot-Rest
  • COR Swing Leather Brown One-Seater Set + Foot-Rest
H 36.62 in. W 30.71 in. D 37.41 in.
Antique French Garden Stool / Iron and Wood Foot Rest
Located in Houston, TX
Found in the South of France, this antique French garden stool with aged patina and traces of original paint is made of hardwood slats and set on four iron legs. With its weathered r...
Category

Early 20th Century French Footstools

Materials

Wood

Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, circa 1913
By Adolf Loos, Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Praha, CZ
The footrest in the style of Viennese Art Nouveau is attributed to well-known designer Adolf Loos. Loos was the first of the major architect designers to use bentwood in his work. Fo...
Category

Vintage 1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Footstools

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

  • Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, circa 1913
  • Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, circa 1913
  • Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, circa 1913
  • Adolf Loos Foot Rest J&J Kohn H1121, circa 1913
H 11.82 in. W 15.75 in. D 7.88 in.
17th Century Style Foot Rest with 1970s Needlepoint
Located in Essex, MA
A 17th century style foot stool of rectangular form with serpentine, undulating seat rails raised on Braganza feet in oak or walnut , upholstered in a hand made 1970s Pucci-esque ne...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Footstools

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Foot Rest For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal foot rest for your home. Each foot rest for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and plastic. If you’re shopping for a foot rest, we have 15 options in-stock, while there are 12 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer foot rest, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A foot rest made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular. A well-made foot rest has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Ayala Serfaty, Jonathan Ben-Tovim and Koket are consistently popular.

How Much is a Foot Rest?

A foot rest can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,240, while the lowest priced sells for $440 and the highest can go for as much as $12,488.

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.