House Of Hackney
Antique Late 18th Century French Sofas
Antique Late 19th Century English Armchairs
Antique Mid-19th Century French Sofas
Antique Late 19th Century English Wingback Chairs
Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Sofas
21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws
Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Wingback Chairs
Early 20th Century French Armchairs
Antique 18th Century Spanish Chairs
Cotton, Velvet, Wood
Antique Mid-19th Century English Armchairs
Antique 18th Century Spanish Armchairs
Velvet, Wood, Cotton
Antique Mid-19th Century French Benches
Antique Early 19th Century French Ottomans and Poufs
Antique 1880s English Sofas
Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Sofas
Antique Early 1900s English Armchairs
Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs
Antique Late 18th Century French Sofas
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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.
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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.
- Who owns House of Hackney?1 Answer1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle own House of Hackney as of January 2022. The husband and wife founded the interior design firm and furniture maker in London, UK, in 2010. Shop a collection of House of Hackney furniture on 1stDibs.
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