20th Century Dining Room Chairs
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Renaissance Chairs
Antique 1830s American American Empire Chairs
Fabric, Upholstery, Mahogany
Antique 1830s French Louis Philippe Dining Room Chairs
Antique 19th Century French Directoire Chairs
Antique Early 1900s European Art Nouveau Chairs
Antique Late 19th Century European Rococo Revival Chairs
Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Antique 1810s British Regency Side Chairs
Early 20th Century African Chairs
Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Antique Late 19th Century English Empire Revival Chairs
Antique Mid-19th Century Dutch Chairs
Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Chairs
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chairs
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs
Vintage 1960s Danish Dining Room Chairs
Antique 19th Century English Dining Room Chairs
Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Chairs
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
20th Century Irish Dining Room Chairs
Antique 19th Century English Dining Room Chairs
Mohair, Mahogany, Satinwood
Antique Early 18th Century English George I Chairs
Antique Mid-19th Century American American Empire Armchairs
Antique 18th Century English Neoclassical Side Chairs
Antique Late 19th Century European Armchairs
Vintage 1930s European Chairs
Vintage 1910s English Armchairs
Antique 1810s European Empire Chairs
Early 20th Century French Other Armchairs
Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs
Antique Late 18th Century English Sheraton Chairs
Antique Late 18th Century British Chippendale Chairs
Antique Early 19th Century American Regency Chairs
Antique 1840s French Chairs
Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Chairs
Antique 1850s German Dining Room Chairs
20th Century British Side Chairs
Antique Late 19th Century British Arts and Crafts Dining Room Chairs
Antique 1820s German Biedermeier Chairs
Vintage 1930s French Dining Room Chairs
Antique 1880s French Chairs
Antique 19th Century British Regency Chairs
Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Side Chairs
Leather, Upholstery, Mahogany
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chairs
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Club Chairs
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Antique Mid-19th Century English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Chairs
Fabric, Cotton, Silk, Upholstery, Mahogany, Giltwood
Mid-20th Century English Hepplewhite Dining Room Chairs
Antique 19th Century Baltic Baltic Armchairs
Antique Late 19th Century English George II Chairs
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Armchairs
Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Dining Room Chairs
Antique 18th Century English Chippendale Chairs
Antique Late 19th Century English Armchairs
Antique 1810s American Neoclassical Benches
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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.
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JF Chen Moves Stools Out of the Corner and into the Spotlight
In Los Angeles, dealer Joel Chen gives the often clever and always versatile seats some long-overdue attention.
Marie Burgos’s Milo Bean Ottoman Is Portable, Versatile and Downright Huggable
This little pouf can be a seat, a floor pillow or a footrest and comes in Caribbean-inspired fabric colors.
This Niko Kralj Mid-Century Rocking Chair Can Be Folded and Tucked Away
The 'King of Slovenian Design' is getting discovered anew, thanks to reissues of his sleek and inventive postwar designs.
Kaleidoscopic Upholstery Makes This Edward Wormley Chair a Showstopper
What at first glance seems an unusual choice jibes perfectly with the designer's aesthetic.
Who Is Mario Bellini, and Why Is His 1970s Camaleonda Sofa Everywhere Right Now?
Get the lowdown on the ultrachic modular sofas that are currently taking up real estate in your Instagram saved folder.
How to Arrange Furniture + Layout Ideas
Here, we give design advice and show layout examples to help you create the perfect living room setup.
Design Icon Ilse Crawford on Her Colorful New Hans Wegner Chairs
If anyone is brave, humble and adept enough to recolor these mid-century masterpieces, it’s Ilse Crawford. Here, she gives us the details on her five earthy paint choices and tells us how she feels about design collaborations.