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Pair of Century Furniture Cos Barrel Back Chairs with Walnut Legs and Casters
By Century Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Great pair of barrel chairs in a very cool batik fabric. These chairs are classic lounge chairs
Category

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

Materials

Cotton

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs, a Pair
Located in Raleigh, NC
A stunning pair of walnut framed lounge chairs. Sculpted frame with cane back and a refined look
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair Each lounge chair measures: 26 wide x 27 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Sculpted High Back Walnut Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern lounge chairs feature a solid walnut frame with sculpted arm
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Walnut

Pair Vintage Mid-Century Modern Walnut Arm Chair Lounge Chair by United Chair Co
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair vintage Mid-Century Modern walnut arm chair lounge chair by United Chair Co. Item features
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs – Pair
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs – Pair Each lounge chair measures: 23.25 wide x 24
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Erwin Lambeth Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Erwin Lambeth
Located in Countryside, IL
Erwin Lambeth Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair Each lounge chair measures: 29.25 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Lawrence Peabody Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Lawrence Peabody
Located in Countryside, IL
Lawrence Peabody Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair Each chair measures: 29 wide x 28 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut lounge chairs. America circa 1970’s, iconic Mid-Century Modern
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Mid Century Walnut Occasional Lounge Chairs, a Pair
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century walnut occasional lounge chairs - A pair Each chair measures: 24.25 wide x 25 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair, American Mid Century Walnut Spoon Back Chairs W/ Fine Upholstery
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of American (Likely Baker) mid century walnut framed spoon back chairs. After the 19th
Category

Mid-20th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Suede, Walnut

Vittorio Nobili, Pair of Italian Walnut "Medea" Chairs, Mid 20th Century
By Vittorio Nobili
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid-20th century Italian walnut "Medea" occassional chairs by Vittorio Nobili for
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Lounge Chairs Walnut Open Arm Lounge Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of mid-century lounge chairs walnut open arm lounge chairs This set includes 2 open arm
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid 19th Century Carolean Style High Back Walnut Chairs
Located in Folkestone, GB
A good pair of mid 19th century Carolean style chairs in walnut with caned seats and backs. The
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Charles II Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Lawrence Peabody Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs, a Pair
By Lawrence Peabody
Located in Countryside, IL
Lawrence Peabody mid century walnut lounge chairs - a pair Each chair measures: 30.25 wide x 32
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Mid Century Modern Beechwood Walnut "Right Angle" Triangle A Frame Chair - Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Side Chairs - a Pair. Circa Mid to Late 20th Century. Measurements: 31.5" H x 17.5" W x 19" D x 17.5
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Beech, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Open Arm Walnut Lounge Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut open arm lounge chairs Offered is a beautifully pair of
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fabulous pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs, manufactured in the United States, circa 1950s
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
H 27.5 in W 29.5 in D 30 in
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Walnut Lounge Chairs, Italian, ca. 1967
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of Mid-Century Modern upholstered lounge chairs, the frame constructed of solid walnut
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Tall Sculptural American Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs in Walnut
Located in Bernville, PA
Pair of tall sculptural American Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs. Elegantly restored and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Ultrasuede, Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of mid century chairs. Great design and condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Walnut

  • Pair of Mid Century Chairs
  • Pair of Mid Century Chairs
  • Pair of Mid Century Chairs
  • Pair of Mid Century Chairs
H 27 in W 26.5 in D 23.5 in
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Rounded Walnut Arm Chairs with Orange Upholstery
By Jens Risom
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Rounded Walnut arm chairs with Orange Upholstery. Very Nice Pair of
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut

Lawrence Peabody for Nemschoff Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Richardson Nemschoff, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Countryside, IL
Lawrence Peabody for Nemschoff Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair Each lounge chair measures
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Adrian Pearsall Style Mid Century Walnut Swivel Lounge Chair – Pair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall Style Mid Century Walnut Swivel Lounge Chair – Pair This chair measures: 27.75
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut and Cane Playboy Chairs - Pair
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut and Cane Playboy Chairs - Pair Each chair measures: 22.5 wide x 23
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Stunning Pair of American Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of American mid-century modern walnut lounge chairs. Unusual walnut details surround
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Lovely Pair of Selig Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
By Selig
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut lounge chairs by Selig. This pair retain their original
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Curved Angled Back Dining Arm Chairs - a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern walnut curved angled back dining arm chairs - a pair. Item features sleek curved
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Walnut Club Chairs, a Pair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style mid century walnut club chairs - a pair Each chair measures: 34 wide x 32.5
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Made to Order Mid Century Z Chair in Walnut
Located in Los Angeles, CA
chair is currently paired with white upholstery but you can choose any fabric that you prefer, see
Category

2010s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs & Ottoman Selig
By Selig
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs most likely by Selig. Chairs are in excellent
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut

Pair Adrian Pearsall Angular Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chair Mid-Century
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Simply scrumptious pair of Adrian Pearsall angular and sculptural lounge chair. I really feel like
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of 19th Century Italian Walnut Children's Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th century Italian walnut children's chairs. Fabulous pair of 19th century Italian
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Régence Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

Mid-Century Walnut Easy Chairs, Italy 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Walnut Easy Chairs, Italy 1960s This is a pair of easy chairs that were manufactured
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Mid-Century Walnut Easy Chairs, Italy 1960s
  • Mid-Century Walnut Easy Chairs, Italy 1960s
  • Mid-Century Walnut Easy Chairs, Italy 1960s
  • Mid-Century Walnut Easy Chairs, Italy 1960s
H 31.89 in W 20.48 in D 29.53 in
Pair Mid Century low tan lounge club cube chairs walnut base
By Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair Mid Century low tan lounge club cube chairs walnut base. Great set of low cube chairs in sand
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Danish Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Danish Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair Each chair measures: 30 wide
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair Each lounge chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

1950's Pair Mid Century Modern Danish Walnut Upholstered Barrel Arm Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a pair of vintage danish barrel back armchairs, dating to the mid 1950's. I
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

19th Century Walnut Victorian Hand-Carved Chairs - a Pair
Located in Louisville, KY
This stunning pair of Victorian hand-carved walnut ladies chairs are nothing short of breathtaking
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Unknown Early Victorian Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs, American, Walnut, 1960s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs. These sleek and elegant arm or lounge chairs from the
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic pair of Adrian Pearsall sculptural walnut lounge chairs. Wonderful large-scale barrel
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Sculptural Pair of Adrian Pearsall Walnut Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous Pair of sculptural walnut Adrian Pearsall Lounge chairs. This pair will need re
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dining Chairs
By Kent-Coffey
Located in Trenton, NJ
hallmark of mid-century aesthetics. The chairs feature a warm, inviting walnut tone with a subtle grain
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Wood

19th Century Pair of Carved Walnut Chairs from France
Located in Sofia, BG
19th century pair of carved walnut chairs from France. Very stable and comfortable with floral
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chairs by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual pair of Mid-Century Modern sculptural walnut lounge chairs by Adrian Pearsall .Beautiful
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Walnut and Cane Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Countryside, IL
Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Walnut and Cane Lounge Chairs - Pair Each lounge chair measures
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Slipper Chairs by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century modern walnut slipper chairs designed by Kroehler in the United States, circa 1960s
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Walnut Base Swivel Club Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern swivel club chairs What a find. Offered is a pair of swivel chairs
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Paul McCobb for Winchendon Mid-Century Cane and Walnut Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Winchendon, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Winchendon midcentury cane and walnut lounge chairs - pair Each chair measures
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
stretchers on each side shows true quality craftsmanship. A perfect pair of side chairs for any home
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
H 30.5 in W 24.75 in D 21.5 in
Pair of Giacomo Buzzitta Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs by Stow Davis
By Stow Davis
Located in Basel, BS
era appropriate. Additional information: Materials: Walnut Color: Brown Style: Mid-Century
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs By Robs johns Gibbons
By Robs Johns Gibbons
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous roomy pair of Sculptural walnut lounge chairs by Robs Johns Gibbons from the early 60s
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair French Mid 20th Century Light Walnut and Kilim Upholstered Bergeres
Located in Atlanta, GA
Highly stylized pair of large and comfortable bergeres covered in woven kilim fabric, the chairs
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Jens Risom Style Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut Lounge Chairs by Gunlocke, Pair
By Jens Risom, Gunlocke
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern club chairs or lounge chairs In the manner of Jens
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Walnut Slab Chairs after Gerrit Rietveld
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of walnut finish wooden slab chairs sold as a set. Their monolithic form are sure to stand up
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Wood

Pair Mid-Century Highback Lounge Chairs
By Dux of Sweden, Milo Baughman
Located in Trenton, NJ
Introducing this pair of mid-century high-back walnut frame lounge chairs, an epitome of mcm
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Walnut Side Chairs by Colombo Sanguinetti
By Colombo Sanguineti
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1940s Mid-Century Modern pair of Italian Ebonized walnut side chairs by Colombo Sanguinetti, all
Category

Vintage 1940s European Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Jens Risom Style Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut Lounge Chairs by Gunlocke, Pair
By Gunlocke
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern club chairs or lounge chairs In the manner of Jens
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Dan Johnson for Selig Mid Century Brass and Walnut Viscount Chairs - Pair
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Dan Johnson for Selig Mid Century Brass and Walnut Viscount Chairs - Pair Each chair measures: 22
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage Modern Walnut Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut chairs. Featuring rich walnut grain and a backrest set
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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  • Pair of Vintage Modern Walnut Chairs
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  • Pair of Vintage Modern Walnut Chairs
H 34.5 in W 26.5 in D 27 in
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Mid Century Chairs Walnut Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century chairs walnut pair for your home. Frequently made of wood, walnut and fabric, every mid century chairs walnut pair was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a mid century chairs walnut pair, we have 1593 options in-stock, while there are 19 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century chairs walnut pair — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right mid century chairs walnut pair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Louis XV and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall and Jens Risom each produced at least one beautiful mid century chairs walnut pair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Chairs Walnut Pair?

The average selling price for a mid century chairs walnut pair at 1stDibs is $4,778, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $56,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.