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Xavier Pauchard Tolix White H Stools, Set of 6
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in London, GB
with the H stool becoming one of the most recognisable styles from the range. Pauchard discovered
Category

Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Xavier Pauchard Tolix White H Stools, Set of 6
  • Xavier Pauchard Tolix White H Stools, Set of 6
  • Xavier Pauchard Tolix White H Stools, Set of 6
  • Xavier Pauchard Tolix White H Stools, Set of 6
H 18.51 in W 14.77 in D 14.77 in
Indigo Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Indigo Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

  • Indigo Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Indigo Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Indigo Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Indigo Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
H 23.63 in W 25.6 in D 15.75 in
Brume Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Brume Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

  • Brume Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Brume Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Brume Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Brume Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
H 23.63 in W 25.6 in D 15.75 in
Melanzana Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Melanzana Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Prugna Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Prugna Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

  • Prugna Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Prugna Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Prugna Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Prugna Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
H 23.63 in W 25.6 in D 15.75 in
Argent Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Argent Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

  • Argent Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Argent Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Argent Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Argent Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
H 23.63 in W 25.6 in D 15.75 in
Mirtillo Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Mirtillo Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Vino Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Vino Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

  • Vino Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Vino Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Vino Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Vino Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
H 23.63 in W 25.6 in D 15.75 in
Lago Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Lago Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

  • Lago Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Lago Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Lago Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
  • Lago Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
H 23.63 in W 25.6 in D 15.75 in
Aubergine Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Aubergine Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Rose Thé Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Rose Thé Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Designer: Coralla Maiuri + Giorgia Zanellato
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

H Stool by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi
Located in Geneve, CH
H stool by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi Objects Dimensions: H 90 x L 42 x W 25 cm Seat
Category

2010s Israeli Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

  • H Stool by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi
  • H Stool by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi
  • H Stool by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi
  • H Stool by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi
H 35.44 in W 9.85 in D 16.54 in
Two Authentic French Vintage "Tabouret H" Stools by Tolix
By Jean Pauchard
Located in Woodbury, CT
examples of “Tabouret H” stools, dating to the 1950s. A true innovator in French industrial design, Xavier
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Awaiting, H Stool Brass and Velvet
By Giorgia Zanellato
Located in Roma, IT
This stool can be considered a "spin-off" of the Awaiting collection, presented by Secondome during
Category

2010s Italian Stools

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Awaiting, H Stool Brass and Velvet
  • Awaiting, H Stool Brass and Velvet
  • Awaiting, H Stool Brass and Velvet
  • Awaiting, H Stool Brass and Velvet
H 23.63 in W 25.6 in D 15.75 in
Original Printed Velvet Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni
Located in Geneve, CH
Original Printed Velvet Awaiting H Stool by Secondome Edizioni Limited Edition Of 9 pieces + 3 A.P
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Awaiting, H Stool Printed Velvet and Brass
By Coralla Maiuri, Giorgia Zanellato
Located in Roma, IT
This stool is part of the awaiting collection, presented by Secondome during Milan Fuorisalone
Category

2010s Italian Stools

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Awaiting, H Stool Printed Velvet and Brass
  • Awaiting, H Stool Printed Velvet and Brass
  • Awaiting, H Stool Printed Velvet and Brass
  • Awaiting, H Stool Printed Velvet and Brass
H 23.63 in W 25.6 in D 15.75 in
Tolix H65 Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H65 Stool Indoor Painted in White
H 13.78 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Tolix H45 Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H45 Stool Indoor Painted in White
H 17.72 in W 14.65 in D 14.65 in
Tolix H45 Stool Indoor Painted in Black
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H45 Stool Indoor Painted in Black
H 17.72 in W 14.65 in D 14.65 in
Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX's H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
H 29.53 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix Stool Indoor Painted in White
H 13.78 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Tolix Stool Indoor Painted in Blueberry
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix Stool Indoor Painted in Blueberry
H 17.72 in W 14.65 in D 14.65 in
Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in White
H 29.53 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in Black
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in Black
H 29.53 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in Chili
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in Chili
H 29.53 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix H65 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H65 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
H 13.78 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Tolix H45 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H45 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
H 17.72 in W 14.65 in D 14.65 in
Tolix H75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, Tolix®'s H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Graphite
H 29.53 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix H75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Chili
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, Tolix®'s H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Chili
H 29.53 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix H75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Black
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Black
H 29.53 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Night Blue
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Night Blue
H 29.53 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Raw Steel in Glossy Raw Steel
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in Black
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in Black
H 37.01 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in Chili
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, Tolix®'s H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in Chili
H 37.01 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in White
H 37.01 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
H 37.01 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix HPD75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Chili
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Chili
H 37.01 in W 17.13 in D 17.13 in
Tolix HPD75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Graphite
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, Tolix®'s H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Night Blue
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Steel

1950's Original French Tolix H Metal Café Dining Stools Red, Pair
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950’s original French Tolix H metal café dining stools red – pair 1950’s original French Tolix H
Category

Vintage 1950s French Stools

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Danish Modern Arthur Umanoff Three-Piece Bar and Pair of Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Wilmington, DE
. Dimensions: Bar: 41.5" W x 18.5" D x 40.5" H Stools: 17.5" W x 14.5" D x 42" H Seat height 29.25" H.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

1950's Original French Tolix H Metal Café Dining Stools Red, Set of Three
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950’s Original French Tolix H Metal Café Dining Stools Red – Set Of Three 1950’s Original French
Category

Vintage 1950s French Stools

Materials

Metal

1950s Original French Tolix H Metal Café Dining Stools Khaki, Set of Four
By Tolix
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950s original French Tolix H metal cafe dining stools blue – Set of four. Tolix is one of our all
Category

Vintage 1950s French Stools

Materials

Metal

Piano Stool by C.H. Hare & Son
By C. H. Hare & Son
Located in New Orleans, LA
This late Victorian piano stool was created by the English firm of C. H. Hare & Son, which patented
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

Materials

Brass, Iron

  • Piano Stool by C.H. Hare & Son
  • Piano Stool by C.H. Hare & Son
  • Piano Stool by C.H. Hare & Son
  • Piano Stool by C.H. Hare & Son
H 21.25 in W 18.63 in D 11.63 in
Modernist Stool by H. Wouda, 1924
By Hendrik Wouda, H.Pander & Zonen
Located in Antwerp, BE
Modernist yellow stool, Hendrik Wouda, H. Pander & Zonen, Netherlands, 1924. Painted pine, silk
Category

Vintage 1920s Dutch Modern Stools

Materials

Belgian Black Marble

  • Modernist Stool by H. Wouda, 1924
  • Modernist Stool by H. Wouda, 1924
  • Modernist Stool by H. Wouda, 1924
  • Modernist Stool by H. Wouda, 1924
H 16.93 in W 20.48 in D 14.57 in
1940s Vintage English Bamboo Bar Stools – a Pair
By Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Franco Albini
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
"W x 18"D x 29"H Stool #2: 17"W x 17"D x 30"H
Category

Vintage 1940s English Organic Modern Stools

Materials

Bamboo

T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings Stool or Ottoman
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant splayed leg stool or ottoman, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, American
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings Stool or Ottoman
  • T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings Stool or Ottoman
  • T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings Stool or Ottoman
  • T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings Stool or Ottoman
H 16.75 in W 26.5 in D 26.5 in
Stool of adjustable height by C. H. Hare and Sons
By C. H. Hare & Son
Located in London, GB
A steel and brass Victorian patent stool of adjustable height by C. H. Hare and Sons of Birmingham
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Stools

Materials

Brass, Steel

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Stool by Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Highland, IN
Typical of Robsjohn-Gibbings' refined aesthetic, this stool is elegant and sexy, with graceful
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Modern Stool or Bench Attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Modern stool or bench, attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, American, circa 1950s. This piece is
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Sabre Leg Walnut Stool by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, C. 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Westport, CT
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Vintage Stool, circa 1950s. Crafted from rich walnut, this
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

Elm and Boucle Upholstered Stool by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, c. 1960
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York City, NY
Large, elegant stool with sculptural legs designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. In great condition
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Stools

Materials

Bouclé, Elm

Early T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Stool for Saridis of Athens
By Saridis, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Dronten, NL
This rare Klismos stool/table was designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings and produced by Saridis of
Category

Vintage 1960s Greek Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Leather, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Stools, Brass, Walnut, Cotton, USA, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of cotton, brass, and walnut stools, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, and produced by
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Teak Art Deco Modernist Stool by Hendrik Wouda for H. Pander & Zonen, 1924
By H.Pander & Zonen, Hendrik Wouda
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Art Deco Modernist stool. Design by Hendrik Wouda for H. Pander & Zonen Den Haag
Category

Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Stools

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Oak Art Deco Modernist Stool by Hendrik Wouda for H. Pander & Zonen, 1924
By H.Pander & Zonen, Hendrik Wouda
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and ultra rare Art Deco Modernist stool. Design by Hendrik Wouda for H. Pander & Zonen
Category

Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Stools

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Pair of Neonakis "Archaic" Stools c.1980 in the manner of T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbing
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in London, GB
This pair of 'Archaic' stools have an artisanal aesthetic, combined with classical techniques and
Category

Late 20th Century Swedish Classical Greek Stools

Materials

Wood

1 Midcentury H Miller Eames Fiberglass Stool with H-Base
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller Eames vinyl fiberglass stool on H base An unusual version of this classic shell in
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Stool Designed by Ingvar Hildingsson for I.H. Slöjd, Sweden, 1970s
By Ingvar Hildingsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stool designed by Ingvar Hildingsson for I.H. Slöjd, Sweden, 1970s. Birch. Marked: IH Dimensions
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Birch

Kembo Dining Height Stools with New Velvet Upholstery
By Willem H. Gispen, Kembo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kembo stools shown with new velvet upholstery. Available in various velvet colors: beige (4), olive
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

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H Stool For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal h stool for your home. Frequently made of wood, metal and fabric, every h stool was constructed with great care. Find 20178 options for an antique or vintage h stool now, or shop our selection of 4299 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a h stool — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A h stool made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one h stool that is appealing in its simplicity, but Emeco, Charlotte Perriand and Jasper Morrison produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is an H Stool?

A h stool can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,742, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $140,800.

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.