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Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of six Mid-Century Modern dining chairs with curved back. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).     
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
  • Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
  • Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
  • Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
H 39 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Custom Set of Eight Ladder Back Chairs
Located in High Point, NC
Set of eight oak ladder back chairs from England with woven rush seats, circa 1960-1970. There are two armchairs and six side chairs. Handmade. The arm chairs measure 22.25 W x 21 D ...
Category

Mid-20th Century English Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

  • Custom Set of Eight Ladder Back Chairs
  • Custom Set of Eight Ladder Back Chairs
  • Custom Set of Eight Ladder Back Chairs
  • Custom Set of Eight Ladder Back Chairs
H 36.5 in. W 18.25 in. D 19 in.
Pair of High Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of tall ladder back European side chairs. Finials are painted black as the rest of the chairs. Measures: Seat: 17.5 inches wide, 17 inches deep, 19 inches high.
Category

Vintage 1960s European Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of High Ladder Back Chairs
  • Pair of High Ladder Back Chairs
  • Pair of High Ladder Back Chairs
  • Pair of High Ladder Back Chairs
H 58 in. W 21 in. D 23 in.
David N. Ebner, Twisted Stick Ladder Back Chair
By David N. Ebner
Located in Bellport, NY
One of a kind tall twisted stick ladder back chair by renowned artist and craftsman David N. Ebner. Please see the newly published book "David Ebner: Studio Furniture" by Nancy Sc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American American Craftsman Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Brass Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Hingham, MA
Pair of brass Chiavari ladder back chairs with nearly matching leopard vinyl seat covering.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Brass Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs
  • Pair of Brass Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs
  • Pair of Brass Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs
  • Pair of Brass Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs
H 45.5 in. W 15 in. D 14.5 in.
Italian Gilt Metal Ladder Back Chair, circa 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Hand-wrought gilt metal chair with graceful scroll arms and ladder back. Needs new upholstery, Italy, circa 1950.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 6 Italian Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs, 1950s
By Chiavari
Located in Naples, IT
Fabulous six chairs by Chiavari designed and manufactured in 1950s period, Italy. Brass elegant chair frame with tall ladder shape back seat and original seating covered in velvet f...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Set of 6 Italian Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs, 1950s
  • Set of 6 Italian Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs, 1950s
  • Set of 6 Italian Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs, 1950s
  • Set of 6 Italian Chiavari Ladder Back Chairs, 1950s
H 46.07 in. W 16.54 in. D 15.36 in.
Vintage Italian Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Seating
By Gio Ponti
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A nice set of 4 vintage 1950s Italian ladder back chairs with original rush seating. Each signed Italy. One was painted green, 2 tall retain original negro finish, one is natural. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

18th-19th Century American Ladder Back Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th-19th century American ladder back chair Classic ladder back chair with rush seat Measures: 18" wide x 14" deep x 15" high at the seat x 42" high at the back. Good antiq...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American American Colonial Side Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood, Paint

Pair of Vintage Ladder Back Chairs with Low Rush Seat
Located in Tucson, AZ
Pair of ladder back chairs with high back and low rush seat. Would make great accent chairs. The rush is in good vintage condition. Chairs are unique in design and low to the floor....
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

Pair of Highly Decorative Ladder Back Chairs by Paolo Buffa
By Marelli & Colico, Paolo Buffa
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
After graduating from the Politecnico in his native Milan, Paolo Buffa (1903-1970) worked at the office of Gio Ponti for some time. Before long he embarked on a solo career. During t...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chenille, Mahogany

Pair of Wood Italian Ladder Back Chairs Attributed to Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Wood Italian Ladder Back Chairs Attributed to Gio Ponti with Rush Seats. Woven, grass cloth. Mid-century modern
Category

20th Century Italian Chairs

Materials

Grasscloth, Wood

Midcentury Italian Giltwood High Ladder Back Chair with New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage Italian giltwood high ladder back chair from the mid-20th century, with new upholstery and cylindrical legs. Born in Italy during the midcentury period, this giltwood chair...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Oxalino Ladder-Back Chair with Handwoven Cord Seat by Nicholas Hamilton Holmes
By Hamilton Holmes Woodworking & Design
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The OS chair is Canadian designer Nicholas Hamilton Holmes's take on the American ladder back chair. This chair can work comfortably as a single desk seat, or in a group dining setti...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Custom Set of Eight French Style Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
These chairs, constructed in sturdy oak, but finished in a fruitwood stain offer the best of both worlds: Handsome French country style and solid, substantial construction. The rush ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of 19th Century Gilt Cane Side Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th century gilt cane side ladder back chairs Perfect occasional chairs to accent any style room.   
Category

Antique 19th Century European Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Giltwood

1920s Pair of Modernist Ladder Back Chairs Attributed to Josef Urban
By Josef Urban
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An unusual and highly architectural pair of hall chairs showing both Arts & Crafts and Secessionist influences. These expressive ladder back chairs are crafted of oak and are in exce...
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Biedermeier Ladder Back Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Biedermeier ladder back side chairs with light green velvet upholstered seats.
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Antique 19th Century European Biedermeier Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Biedermeier Ladder Back Side Chairs
  • Biedermeier Ladder Back Side Chairs
  • Biedermeier Ladder Back Side Chairs
  • Biedermeier Ladder Back Side Chairs
H 36 in. W 17.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Ladder High Back Rocking Chair
By Shaker Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Great country accent, ladder high back rocking chair with straw. Honey color, wonderful worn patina. The seat is hand-woven .The condition is good with wear consistent with age and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Shaker Rocking Chairs

Materials

Maple

  • Ladder High Back Rocking Chair
  • Ladder High Back Rocking Chair
  • Ladder High Back Rocking Chair
  • Ladder High Back Rocking Chair
H 44 in. W 21 in. D 23 in.
Antique 1820s Set of Six Ladder Back Chairs Rush Seat Paint Decorated
Located in Wallkill, NY
Great set of six paint decorated rush seat chairs.. True antique primitive pieces that came out my Historic 1769 Hudson Valley New York Property. These pieces carefully handpicked fo...
Category

Antique 1820s American Primitive Chairs

Materials

Wood, Wood

Custom Set of Eight English Bobble Top Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
A variation of the Classic English ladder back chair, these chairs (two arms and six sides) offer a slightly sleeker look, but add a little visual interest with the addition of turne...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Georgian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Antique Rocking Chair, Ladder Back Chair, Pine, 19th Century America 1880, Bcon1
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique rocking chair, ladder back chair, pine, 19th century, America 1880, Bcon1, America 1880, Bcon1 America 1880 Finial tops Three ladder backs Bark seat Standiong on turned fro...
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Antique 1880s American Rocking Chairs

Materials

Pine

Custom Set of Eight English Oak Wavy Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Seats
Located in Woodbury, CT
This is a set of eight (two arms, six sides) English wavy ladder back chairs just waiting for duty in a country kitchen. Sturdy oak construction ensures years of practical use while ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Georgian Chairs

Materials

Oak, Rush

Set of Eight English Oak Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Seats
Located in New York, NY
A set of eight English oak ladder back chairs with rush seats with slight variations in design & heights. Seat dimensions Height 17.5th Depth 16’’ Width 21’’
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Vintage 1960s English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

Eight Swedish Painted Ladder Back Chairs Four Side and Four Arm
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A set of eight painted Swedish ladder-back chairs in beech wood, consisting of four side chairs and four armchairs. Available for sale separately as sets of four. Listed price is the...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

18th Century American Pine Ladder Back Chair with Original Woven Seat
Located in Carmel, CA
Pine ladder back chair with original woven seat. The slender, tall finials are a nice detail to a simple chair. The style evokes the Shaker style.
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Antique Early 18th Century American American Colonial Side Chairs

Materials

Pine

Set of 4, Antique Ladder Back Chairs, Irish, Mahogany, Dining Seat, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a set of 4 antique ladder back chairs. An Irish, mahogany dining seat, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1880. Wonderful frames, prime for reupholstering Display...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Italian Ladder Back Dining Chairs
By Gio Ponti
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Stunning set of 4 black ladder back dining chairs with jute seats in the style of Gio Ponti, made in Italy. Photographed with Eames DCM for scale.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Jute, Wood

  • Italian Ladder Back Dining Chairs
  • Italian Ladder Back Dining Chairs
  • Italian Ladder Back Dining Chairs
  • Italian Ladder Back Dining Chairs
H 42.25 in. W 17.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Set of 4 Italian Ladder Back Chairs in the Manner of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 wood Italian ladder back chairs with wood frames and woven rush seats. In the manner of Gio Ponti.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Rush

Pair of Ladder Back Paolo Buffa Style Chairs
By Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
A set of two elegant curved ladder back hall chairs in the manner of Paolo Buffa. Newly upholstered in scarlet velvet.    
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Ladder Back Paolo Buffa Style Chairs
  • Pair of Ladder Back Paolo Buffa Style Chairs
  • Pair of Ladder Back Paolo Buffa Style Chairs
  • Pair of Ladder Back Paolo Buffa Style Chairs
H 49.61 in. W 17.33 in. D 17.33 in.
Ladder Back Country Child’s Chair with Rush Seat
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Shaker Country Child’s Chair with Rush Seat, shaker country child’s chair with rush seat, very sturdy, no repairs to seat, maple color wood. Size: 12 x 14.5 x 11.5 x 14.5 x 30.5BH
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Vintage 1960s American Shaker Chairs

Materials

Maple

Teak Danish Chairs with Ladder Back
Located in Chorzów, PL
Four teak dining chairs with ladder back from Denmark, 1960s. Black upholstery. Very good condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

  • Teak Danish Chairs with Ladder Back
  • Teak Danish Chairs with Ladder Back
  • Teak Danish Chairs with Ladder Back
  • Teak Danish Chairs with Ladder Back
H 31.89 in. W 20.08 in. D 20.48 in.
Set of Six Italian Walnut Rustic Ladder Back Chairs with Playing Card Motif
Located in New York, NY
Very unique Italian rustic set of six walnut ladder back chairs; the back slats decorated with carved motifs of the four playing card symbols: clubs (?), diamonds (?), hearts (?), an...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

French Carved Oak Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Woven Seat, Set of Six
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant set of country chairs was crafted in France, circa 1980. Carved from solid oak, each chair stands on front turned legs, and has four carved and scalloped ladders across ...
Category

Late 20th Century French Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

French Carved Oak Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Woven Seat, Set of Six
Located in Dallas, TX
These six elegant country chairs were crafted in France, circa 1990. Carved from solid oak, each chair stands on carved turned legs embellished with a bottom stretcher. Each chair ha...
Category

Late 20th Century French Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

Country French Carved Walnut Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Seat, Set of Six
Located in Dallas, TX
These six elegant country chairs were crafted in France, circa 2000. Carved from solid walnut, each large chair stands on turned front legs and curved back legs, all connected with a...
Category

Early 2000s French Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Walnut

Pair of Rush Seat Ladder Back Side Chair
Located in New York, NY
A pair of American rush seat ladder back oak side chairs.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American American Colonial Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Pair of Rush Seat Ladder Back Side Chair
  • Pair of Rush Seat Ladder Back Side Chair
  • Pair of Rush Seat Ladder Back Side Chair
  • Pair of Rush Seat Ladder Back Side Chair
H 41 in. W 19.5 in. D 15 in.
Italian Renaissance Style Carved Ladder Back High Chair
Located in New York, NY
Italian Renaissance style (17th century) green and gold painted and carved ladder back high side chairs with rush seat.
Category

Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Side Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

Red Ladder-Back Chair
Located in Nantucket, MA
Remarkably preserved 4-stretcher ladder-back chair in original red paint. Turned and incised legs and back with knob finials. Bulbous front stretcher. Arched arms terminate in unique...
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier American Armchairs

Materials

Paint, Wood

  • Red Ladder-Back Chair
  • Red Ladder-Back Chair
  • Red Ladder-Back Chair
  • Red Ladder-Back Chair
H 46.5 in. W 25 in. D 21.5 in.
Edwin Lutyens Style English Ash & Alder Ladder Back Side Chairs
Located in Sharon, CT
Beautiful pair with rich early and untouched patina. Early if not original woven rush seats.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Arts and Crafts Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage French Carved Oak Ladder Back Chairs with Rush Woven Seat, Set of Six
Located in Dallas, TX
These elegant six country chairs were crafted in France, circa 1990. Carved from solid oak, each chair has a tall pitched back for ultimate comfort, and decorated with four ladders a...
Category

Late 20th Century French Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

Set of Six 19th Century French Louis XIII Carved Walnut Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant set of country chairs was crafted in France, circa 1880. Carved from solid walnut, each large chair has a tall pitched back with three ladders embellished by a carved sh...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Unusual Country Ladder Back Side Chair with Caned Seat
Located in Southampton, NY
Unusual country ladder back side chair with caned seat - this is chair has unusual and fine details. The ladder back rails extend extra tall to a fine taper which slightly curves out...
Category

20th Century American Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Black Ladder Back Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage set of 4 black ladder back dining chairs with rush seats and painted floral accents. Excellent refinished condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

Pair of Tall Ladder Back Side Chairs by Chiavari
By Chiavari
Located in New York, NY
A fabulous pair of brass side chairs in a ladder back form with four shapely slats between slender spindles with finials, vintage upholstered seats supported on brass frame with svel...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

Six Danish Modern Midcentury Ladder Back Dinning Chairs
Located in Vienna, Austria
Very nice set of six Danish midcentury ladder back dining chairs from 1955, with new upholstery. Overall, in very nice condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Ladder Back Chairs with Woven Rattan Seats in the Manner of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of Italian honey toned wood ladder back with woven rattan seats in the manner of Gio Ponti.  
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Rattan

Pair of Italian Ladder Back Chiavari Chairs in Silver Metal
By Chiavari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Chiavari Italian chairs, in a rarely seen pewter metallic finish. The pair feature a lovely and graceful ladder back and are newly upholstered in Belgian Velvet. A stunning p...
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Italian Painted Side Chair with Woven Seat and Ladder Back
By Gio Ponti
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Italian painted side chair with woven seat and ladder back. aka Rush Seat. Size: 15 W x 13.5 SD x 18.5 SH x 36.5 BH.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Twine, Wood

English Country Ladder Back Armchair
Located in Port Chester, NY
English country hand carved mahogany ladder back armchair, the curved top rail above four arched ladders between turned uprights, the drop in seat above an undulating apron, on turne...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • English Country Ladder Back Armchair
  • English Country Ladder Back Armchair
  • English Country Ladder Back Armchair
  • English Country Ladder Back Armchair
H 39 in. W 24 in. D 27 in.
Pair of High Back Ladder Chairs with Goatskin Seating, 1960s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of decorative Bohemian object chairs from the 1960s. This matching pair of high back ladder chairs is upholstered with goatskin.
Category

Vintage 1960s German Bohemian Side Chairs

Materials

Goatskin, Wood

Midcentury High Back Ladder Green Velvet Italian Chiavari Chairs, 1950
By Chiavari
Located in Rome, IT
Beautiful pair of chiavarine chairs, with a seat dressed in green velvet. High quality of the "Chiavari" chairs in very good original condition. Perfect sculptural side chairs made ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Beech

Set of 4 High Ladder Back Iron Chairs by Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in New York, NY
Rare set of 4 high back iron, brass, and vinyl ding chairs by Arthur Umanoff. Very stylish and chic architectural form, hard to find this model, especially hard to find in sets. Thes...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

French Country Ladder Back Painted Dining Chairs, Set of 8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French Country ladder back painted set of dining chairs. The seats are newly upholstered in a textured linen. Seat height. 21" Armchairs 24" wide, 25" deep.  
Category

Vintage 1930s French Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Linen, Elm

Set of Mid-Century Modern Ladder Back Dining Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful set of four vintage modern dining chairs feature high ladder back rests with a sculpted design to ensure maximum comfort. Unique slanted back legs, brass capped stretc...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

New Upholstery Pair of Chrome Wide Ladder Back Chrome Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice Mid-Century Modern chrome ladder back chairs.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Set of Niels Kofoed Ladder Back Dining Chairs for Raymor
By Raymor, Niels Koefoed
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of six vintage ladder back chairs make for a beautiful addition to any setting. Manufactured in Denmark for Raymor, the uniquely tapered ladder backs, tapered legs, and styl...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

Ladder Back Accent Side Chair in the Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury, tall ladder back, accent, side chair in the style of Gio Ponti features a black lacquered wood frame with woven, rush seat.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

Early 20th Century South West Ladder High Back Rocking Chair
By Shaker Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Early 20th century South West ladder high back rocking chair Great country accent, ladder high back rocking chair with cane. Honey color, wonderful worn patina. The seat is handwo...
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Shaker Rocking Chairs

Materials

Maple

Vintage Shaker Ladder Back Turquoise Boho Chic Dining Side Chair with Jute Seat
Located in Dayton, OH
Shaker style dining chair in boho chic fashion. Features a ladder back with jute wrapped seat.
Category

20th Century Bohemian Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

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Ladder Back Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of ladder back chairs available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique ladder back chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, natural fiber and rush. Find 356 antique and vintage ladder back chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 9 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Ladder back chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Ladder back chairs made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Large ladder back chairs can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller ladder back chairs available at 1stDibs — each spanning 1 inches in width — may make for a better choice. There have been many well-made ladder back chairs over the years, but those made by Koefoeds Hornslet, Korup Stolefabrik and Kai Kristiansen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Ladder Back Chairs?

Ladder back chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,382, while the lowest priced sells for $175 and the highest can go for as much as $54,000.

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.

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