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Twisted Rattan High Back Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Set of four vintage dining chairs feature high backs and a twisted rattan design. Unique look with a skirted splayed base. Ready for your cushions to complete your decor. Good vintag...
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Vintage 1970s Bohemian Dining Room Chairs

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Rattan

American of Martinsville MCM Walnut and Cane High Back Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By American of Martinsville
Located in La Grange, IL
American of Martinsville MCM walnut and cane high back dining chairs, set of 6 These chairs are 21 wide x 20 deep x 37 inches high, with a seat height of 19 and arm height of 25.5 i...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Postmodern High Back Dining Chairs, Set of Six Available
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Six Postmodern dining chairs with exaggerated tall backs rendered in black powder-coated aluminium and red seats. Measures: seat height 17.5".
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Franco Albini Style High Back Dining Chairs, Set of Six
By Franco Albini
Located in Porto, PT
Set of six high back beech dining chairs upholstered in red velvet in the style of Franco Albini. Price fully restored: 5250€ The price shown is in the original condition. We have...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak High Back Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful set of six 1960s Scandinavian Modern high backs dining chairs in teak manufactured in Denmark. This comfortable chairs, recently imported from Copenhagen to Cali...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Set of 6 Leopard Print High back Dining Chairs
Located in Norwood, NJ
Set of six (6) leopard print high back contemporary dining chairs. A single plank forms both the backrest and acts as the back legs.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery

Set of Six Postmodern High Back Dining Chairs
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Six Postmodern dining chairs with exaggerated tall backs rendered in black powder coated aluminum and red seats. Measures: seat height 17.5".
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Set of High Back Dining Chairs
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish set of four matching dining chairs offer a shapely vinyl covered seat, with comfortable high backs. Hardwood walnut frames with tapered legs and clean modern lines add t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

  • Mid-Century Set of High Back Dining Chairs
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  • Mid-Century Set of High Back Dining Chairs
  • Mid-Century Set of High Back Dining Chairs
H 38.5 in. W 23 in. D 21.25 in.
Set of Ten High Back Lucite Dining Chairs
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in New York, NY
Great set of ten matching dining chairs, consisting of two armchairs, eight side chairs. Skyscraper top, solid Lucite backrest, legs and arms, white vinyl seats, chrome bolts. Dime...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Lucite

Midcentury Set of 6 Thonet High Back Bentwood Dining Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Set of 6 Thonet high back bentwood beech chairs. Solid and stabile. Signed. Fabric can be changed easily.
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Bentwood

Midcentury Set of 8 Thonet High Back Bentwood Dining Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Set of 8 Thonet high back bentwood beech chairs. Solid and stabile. Signed. Fabric can be changed easily.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Bentwood

French 1940s Set of Eight High-Back Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French 1940s Art Deco dining chairs, set of eight in beech with bronze mounts and high, tapered backs. Please note these chairs are unrestored in the photographs. Chairs can be cu...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Set of 4 Victorian Mahogany Twist High Back Dining Chairs
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality set of 4 Victorian mahogany twist high back dining chairs, circa 1880. A very rare find with attractive twist carved legs and backs. Grand imposing chairs. Solid, h...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Eight Queen Anne High Back Dining Chairs
Located in Cheshire, GB
Set of eight Queen Anne style high back dining chairs, comprising of one armchair and seven chairs. having vase shaped back splat, drop-in seat and standing on cabriole supports unit...
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Early 20th Century British Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

  • Set of Eight Queen Anne High Back Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Queen Anne High Back Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Queen Anne High Back Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Queen Anne High Back Dining Chairs
H 39.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Set of 8 Cleopatra Black Leg High Back Dining Chairs
Located in Westport, CT
Set of 8 Cleopatra black curved leg high back slim dining chairs, off-white fabric. Comfortable and supportive. Purchased with a Pucci di rossi table.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Lacquer, Fabric, Hardwood

Set of Six Aluminum Frame High Back Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Two Arm, and four Side chairs, polished square aluminum frames upholstered seats and backs ( will need to be reupholstered ) Dimensions in listing are for the arm chairs, contact u...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Eight Vintage Italian High Back Dining Chairs
Located in Pasadena, TX
A set of eight vintage Italian high back dining chairs. These chairs feature leather upholstery for the seats and backrests and mahogany legs and frame. In addition, they feature thr...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Four Foster McDavid High Back Dining Chairs
By Foster-McDavid
Located in New York, NY
Nice set of four high back dining chairs designed by Foster McDavid in original green vinyl upholstery. These chairs are in very clean original condition, one chair has a professiona...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 4 Black Lacquered Thonet N 17 High Back Dining Chairs
By Thonet
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare set of 4 black lacquered Thonet N 17 high back dining chairs, manufactured in France in 1960s. In good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Eight 'Ingrid' High Back Dining Chairs in Teak
By Niels Koefoed, Koefoeds Møbelfabrik 1
Located in Berkeley, CA
Set of eight teak dining chairs by Niels Koefoed for Koefoed Hornslet Møbelfabrik. Set includes two captain's chairs and six side chairs. Purchase price includes restoration.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Set of Eight High Back Brown Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Cheshire, GB
Set of eight walnut high back dining chairs. Comprising of two armchairs and six side chairs, having shaped brown leatherbacks and seat. Raised up on cabriole front supports terminat...
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Early 20th Century British Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Rare Set of Four Verner Panton High Back Dining Chairs
By Verner Panton, Thonet
Located in Dronten, NL
Rare set of four model no. 430 high back chairs by Verner Panton, 1967 for Thonet, Germany. Tubular steel frame, plywood, upholstered with beautiful red wool. Marked with Thonet pl...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Four Split Reed Rattan High Back Dining Chairs
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Set of 4 high back split pencil reed rattan dining chairs add a tropical touch to any decor. Very good vintage condition with minor signs of age appropriate wear. Structurally sound....
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

Set of Eight Custom D'barto High Back Dining Chairs
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Sleek Italian made custom high back transitional dining chair. Visible Deco influence with extended clean lines and slightly curved back tapered legs. These elegant dining chairs wil...
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2010s Canadian Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Set of Six Brass High Back Dining Chairs by DIA
By Design Institute America
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous set of six polish brass high back dining chairs designed by Design Institute of America. Newly recovered in a beautiful nubby fabric (see detail photos). The brass shows ...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Set of 4 High Back Swivel Dining Chairs by Overman Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Rare set of 4 sculpted high back swivel dining chairs by Overman of Sweden. Extremely comfortable contoured back rests create an ergonomic seating experience. Cognac faux leather ( v...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of 6 American Modern Walnut High Back Dining Chairs, Jeffrey Greene
By Jeffrey Greene
Located in Miami, FL
Jeffrey Greene is a New Hope, PA furniture maker who has been influenced my the other great cabinet makers from New Hope, such as George Nakashima and Philip Lloyd Powell.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Eight Pearsall High Back Dining Chairs for Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Set of eight vintage midcentury high back dining chairs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Lovely sculptural seats over solid walnut bases, original orange upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Vintage Set of Eight Italian Modern Leather High Back Dining Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant set of eight Mid-Century Modern high back dining chairs that have an unusual metal base. The sleek design ensures maximum comfort with its high backrest and thick cushione...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Set of Four Mid-Century Modern High Back Teak Dining Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This sleek and slender set of four teak dining chairs feature statuesque high back design with sculpted spokes. Upholstered seats strike a nice contrast with the rich teak finish whi...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Set of 4 High Back Brighton Style Lacquered White Rattan Dining Chairs
By Brighton Pavilion 1
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of 4 vintage high back rattan Brighton style dining chairs. These have been professionally lacquered white and have new coral and white stripe indoor/outdoor cushions. Cushions a...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Rattan, Lacquer

Art Nouveau Style Set of Dining Table and High Back Chairs by Macintosh
By A.H. MacIntosh & Company
Located in CH
Art Nouveau style set of circle dining table and eight high back chairs, by Macintosh. There is a mechanism for lifting the central part of the table. All set is made of high quali...
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Late 20th Century Scottish Art Nouveau Dining Room Sets

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Wood

Set of Four High Back Dining Chairs by Aldo Tura, circa 1950's
By Aldo Tura
Located in Berlin, DE
A set of four tall ladder-back dining chairs by Aldo Tura, circa 1950's. The chairs frames are made of gloss black ebonized wood and the backrests feature lacquered goatskin parchmen...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Parchment Paper

Set of Five High Back Dining Chairs by Aldo Tura, circa 1950's
By Aldo Tura
Located in Berlin, DE
A set of five tall ladder-back dining chairs by Aldo Tura, circa 1950's. The chairs frames are made of gloss black ebonized wood and the backrests feature lacquered goatskin parchmen...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Parchment Paper, Wood

Set of Four Midcentury High Back Chiavari Chairs
By Chiavari
Located in Vienna, AT
Midcentury pair of Italian chairs, produced in the 1950s in Chiavari Italian. Slim design and amazingly light. Ebonized hardwood frame with upholstered seat. Normal patina due to ag...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Beech

  • Set of Four Midcentury High Back Chiavari Chairs
  • Set of Four Midcentury High Back Chiavari Chairs
  • Set of Four Midcentury High Back Chiavari Chairs
  • Set of Four Midcentury High Back Chiavari Chairs
H 48.82 in. W 16.93 in. D 17.72 in.
Set of Four Adrian Pearsall High Back Dining Chairs for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Wayne, NJ
Set of four Adrian Pearsall high back dining chairs for Craft Associates.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Six High Back Art Deco Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original set of six high back Art Deco chairs.
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20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood

  • Set of Six High Back Art Deco Chairs
  • Set of Six High Back Art Deco Chairs
  • Set of Six High Back Art Deco Chairs
  • Set of Six High Back Art Deco Chairs
H 38.59 in. W 18.51 in. D 16.93 in.
Set of 6 Alain Delon Gold-Plated High Back Dining Chairs, France, 1980s
By Roche Bobois, Maison Jansen, Alain Delon
Located in Amsterdam, NL
High-end gold-plated metal high back dining chairs by Alain Delon. Made and designed in France in the 1980s. A set of six dining chairs made of gold plated metal and fabric. The c...
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Vintage 1980s French Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Gold Plate

Set of Eight Halo Soho High Back Heritage Brown Leather Dining Chairs
By Halopeau
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning set of eight Halo Soho heritage brow leather high back dining chairs RRP £3,832 A very good looking well made and comfortable set ...
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20th Century English Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Set of 4 Vintage Black and Clear Lucite High Back Sculptural Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 4 vintage black and clear Lucite high back sculptural dining chairs. Listing includes (2) armchairs, (2) side chairs, black and clear Lucite frames, tall shapely backs, very n...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Lucite

Set of Eight French Louis XIV Style Carved High Back Dining Chairs
Located in Peabody, MA
Set of eight high back dining chairs with carved walnut frames in the style of Louis XIV. Re-upholstered recently in a tapestry damask. Made in France, circa 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 4 High Back Folding Chairs by Stackmore
Located in New York, NY
Very chic and stylish set of four high back chairs manufactured by Stackmore. This set includes two cane back and two upholstered back chairs, all having black wood frames and black ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Set of Six French Art Deco High Back Dining Chairs Possibly Gaston Poisson
By Gaston Poisson
Located in New York, NY
Nice set of 6 French Art Deco high back dining chairs, attributed to Gaston Poisson. This set is in good original condition, usable as is or you can restore to perfection if you want...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of Six Danish High Back Dining Chairs, Koefoeds Hornslet "Eva", circa 1960s
By Niels Koefoed, Benny A. Linden, Koefoeds Hornslet
Located in Peabody, MA
A set of six Danish high back dining chairs in teak. As found, the set consists of five 1960s vintage Niels Koefoed for Koefoeds Hornslet "Eva" side chairs with an unsigned Benny Lin...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Antique Set of 12 High Back Oak Dining Chairs with Carved Crown Details
Located in Round Top, TX
This striking set of 12 tall dining chairs are made even more dramatic due to the carved King's crowns that embellish the upper top and lower stretcher, along with carved feet as wel...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of Eight Postmodern High Back Spindle Dining Chairs from Spain in Black
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A dramatic set of 8 matching dining chairs that were produced in Spain in the late 1980s. They feature solid wood construction with gloss black lacquer. Seat cushion have some minor ...
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Vintage 1980s Spanish Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Midcentury Set of 10 Thonet High Back Bentwood Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Set of 10 Thonet high back bentwood beech chairs. Solid and stable. Signed. Fabric can be changed easily.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Bentwood

Arrben of Italy Leather Clad High Back Salinas Two Dining Chairs, Set of Six
By Arrben
Located in Miami, FL
Arrben of Italy Leather Clad High Back Salinas Two Dining Chairs, Set of Six Offered for sale is a set of six dining chairs manufactured by Arrben of Italy, a family owned company s...
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1990s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Set of Six High Back Chrome & Caned Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Set of Six High Back Chrome & Caned Dining Chairs Offered for sale is a set of six high backed chrome dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Stunning Set of Six Restored Vintage Wicker and Beech High-Back Dining Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A beautiful set of vintage high-back dining chairs, circa 1980. Exceptionally crafted beech base finished in a walnut stain with a lovely woven wicker seat. All chairs are matching a...
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Vintage 1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wicker, Beech

Set of Six Salterini High Back Iron Bronze Top White Cord Dining Chairs
By John Salterini
Located in Westport, CT
Salterini set 6 high back bronze top white cord back Iron chairs, cushioned foam seat off white woven fabric. Two arm chairs measurements are 42.50 high x 19.50 wide with arms x 17 d...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Set of Six Chrome Frame High Back Dining Chairs attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Nice set of six dining chairs, high backs with chrome frames. Design attributed to Milo Baughman. The chrome frames are in very good condition, the upholstery is worn and will need t...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Six Art Deco Chairs with High Back
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Set of Six Art Deco chairs with high back.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

  • Set of Six Art Deco Chairs with High Back
  • Set of Six Art Deco Chairs with High Back
  • Set of Six Art Deco Chairs with High Back
  • Set of Six Art Deco Chairs with High Back
H 43.31 in. W 18.9 in. D 20.48 in.
Set of Six Early 20th Century Queen Anne Style High Back Dining Chairs
Located in Cheshire, GB
Set of six early 20th century Queen Anne style high back dining chairs, having vase shaped back splat, drop-in seat and standing on cabriole supports united by turned rear stretcher,...
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Early 20th Century British Queen Anne Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

High Back Italian Baroque or Swedish Rococo Style Dining Side Chairs Set of Four
By Dods Murdick
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of four vintage high back Italian Baroque / Swedish Rococo style dining side chairs by Dods Murdick. Item features tall shapely backs, stretcher base, Queen Anne style legs, soli...
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Vintage 1950s American Baroque Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Four Black and Clear Sculptural Lucite High Back Dining Room Chairs 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of four black and clear Lucite sculptural dining room chairs, 1970s. Original thick transparent and black Lucite sculptural design. The chairs are extraordinary and in very goo...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Lucite

Set of Eight English Art Deco Maple High Back Dining Chairs by S. Hille & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Set of eightde 1940's English Art Deco maple high back dining chairs with beige vinyl upholstery (2 arms: 22½"w x 26"d x 42"h/ 6 sides), by S. Hille & Co., c.1948.
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Vintage 1940s English Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Maple

Set of 10 High Back Chairs with Carved Wooden Frames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of 10 high back chairs from the early 1900s, the frames are made out of solid wood and heavily carved, the set consist of 8 side chairs and 2 armchairs. The pieces were...
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Antique Early 1900s North American Louis XIV Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of Six High Back Lacquered Chairs, Italy, circa 1940
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
A set of six elegant black lacquered high back chairs. The seats are re upholstered in grey leather. Italy, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Set of Six 19th Century High Back French Louis XVI Style Carved Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant set of six French 19th century Louis XVI style carved beachwood dining chairs. The set is raised by S scrolled cabriole legs with richly detailed carvings of acanthus leav...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

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High Back Dining Chairs Set Of 2 For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the high back dining chairs set of 2 you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, fabric and metal, every high back dining chairs set of 2 was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a high back dining chairs set of 2, we have 73 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer high back dining chairs set of 2, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each high back dining chairs set of 2 bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one high back dining chairs set of 2 that is appealing in its simplicity, but Adrian Pearsall, Aldo Tura and Design Institute America produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are High Back Dining Chairs Set Of 2?

The average selling price for a high back dining chairs set of 2 at 1stDibs is $4,434, while they’re typically $875 on the low end and $26,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Dining Room Chairs for You

No matter what your dream dining experience looks like, 1stDibs has upholstered dining-room chairs, wood dining-room chairs and more to outfit any space designated for a good meal, be it in your home or in the great outdoors.

In the early 18th century, most dining-room furniture was designed to look masculine. In America, dining rooms weren’t even much of a concept until the late 1700s, when a space set aside specifically for dining became a part of the construction of homes for the wealthy. Dining-room chairs of the era were likely made of walnut or oak. In Europe, neoclassical dining chairs emerged during the 1750s owing to nostalgia for classical antiquity, while the curving chair crests of Queen Anne furniture in the United States preceded the artistically bold seat backs that characterized the Chippendale chairs that followed. If there weren't enough dining chairs at suppertime in the American colonies, men were prioritized and women stood.

Dining rooms of today, however, allow space for people of any gender to have a seat at the table. Modern styles introduce innovative design choices that play with shape and style. Icons of mid-century modern dining-room chairs are plentiful: With its distinctive bentwood back, there is the DCW dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames, while Hans Wegner's timeless classic, the Wishbone chair, remains relevant and elegant decades after its debut. Stefano Giovannoni's White Rabbit dining chairs, in their lovable polyethylene biomorphism, reinvent what dining can look like.

Today's wide range of dining-room chairs also means that they can now be styled in different ways, bringing functionality and fun to any dining space. No longer do tables have to be accompanied by a matching set of seats. Skillfully mixing and matching colors and designs allows you to showcase your personality without sacrificing the cohesion of a given space.

By furnishing your dining room with cozy chairs — vintage, antique or otherwise — family time can extend far beyond mealtime. The plush upholstery of Victorian-style dining-room chairs is perfect for game nights that stretch from dinner to midnight snack. Outdoor tables and dining chairs can also present an excellent opportunity for bonding and eating — what goes better with a delicious meal than fresh air, anyway?

Whether you prefer your chairs streamlined and stackable or ornate and one of a kind, the offerings on 1stDibs will elevate your mealtime and beyond.