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Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
Located in Kinderhook, NY
A New York Federal period mahogany side chair of elegantly austere design having rectangular form backrest with vertical splats, upholstered slip-seat raised on front square legs and...
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Antique Late 18th Century American Federal Side Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
  • Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
  • Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
  • Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
H 37 in. W 20.5 in. D 29 in.
Pair of Classical Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, New York
Located in Providence, RI
These chairs retain an old probably first surface and have large well-developed carved crest panels (see detail). These chairs have beautifully reeded stiles and have a backsplat of ...
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Antique 19th Century American American Classical Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Mahogany Classical Lyre Side Chair, Duncan Phyfe, New York, circa 1815
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in Providence, RI
This is the famous model that Phyfe produced in the classical style. A full set is on exhibit in the Metropolitan museum and in a number of other museums showing the quintessential c...
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Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Side Chairs

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Set of 4 French Art Deco Side Chairs, by Pascaud - 1stdibs New York
By Jean Pascaud
Located in New York, NY
Set of four French Art Deco light mahogany side chairs with shaped back and upholstered seat and back with bronze sabot. (PASCAUD) *Matching game table #060627 Like other great des...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Side Chairs

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Bronze

Pair of 19th Century Venetian Dolphin Side Chairs - 1stdibs New York
Located in New York, NY
Pair of nineteenth century Italian Venetian style silver gilt dolphin side chairs with carved backs and blue tufted upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Side Chairs

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Silver Leaf

Set of Four Carved Classical Side Chairs, New York
Located in Providence, RI
These chairs are of the type known as "side chairs," which fit nicely for example alongside either a chest or a card table in a hallway. Also, these may be considered "boudoir chairs...
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Antique 19th Century American American Classical Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
Located in Kinderhook, NY
A New York Federal period mahogany side chair of elegantly austere design having rectangular form back-rest with vertical splats, upholstered slip-seat raised on front square legs an...
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Antique Late 18th Century American Side Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
  • Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
  • Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
  • Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
H 37 in. W 20.5 in. D 29 in.
Set of Eleven Neoclassical Gondola Side Chairs, New York
Located in Providence, RI
These gondola chairs have side stiles that fully contour from the upper crest down to the front seat rail and terminate with lamb’s tongue carving. <br /> <br /> The backsplat is c...
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Antique 19th Century American Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Rare American Federal Carved Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
Located in Shippensburg, PA
RARE AND EXCEEDINGLY FINE AMERICAN FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR New York c. 1790-1800 with original surface Exhibiting the finest lines and perfect sense of proportion to b...
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Antique 1790s American Federal Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Rare American Federal Mahogany Antique Side Chair, New York, 1790
Located in Shippensburg, PA
RARE AND EXCEEDINGLY FINE AMERICAN FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR New York c. 1790-1800 with original surface Exhibiting the finest lines and perfect sense of proportion to b...
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Antique 1790s American Federal Side Chairs

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Mahogany

American Federal Carved Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
Located in Shippensburg, PA
RARE AND EXCEEDINGLY FINE AMERICAN FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR New York c. 1790-1800 with original surface, Inscribed underneath in graphite "E.W." Exhibiting the finest l...
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Antique 1790s American Federal Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Exceptional American Federal Mahogany Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Exhibiting the finest lines and perfect sense of proportion to be found in any form of the period, this rare and incredibly beautiful chair is a work of art in it's purest expression...
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Antique 1790s American Federal Side Chairs

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Ash, Fabric, Mahogany, Pine

Exceedingly Fine American Federal Antique Side Chair, New York, circa 1790
Located in Shippensburg, PA
RARE AND EXCEEDINGLY FINE AMERICAN FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR New York c. 1790-1800 with original surface Exhibiting the finest lines and perfect sense of proportion to b...
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Antique 1790s American Federal Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Fine American Federal Period Side Chair on Splayed Legs, New York, circa 1790
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Exhibiting the finest lines and perfect sense of proportion to be found in any form of the period, this rare and incredibly beautiful chair is a work of art in it's purest expression...
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Antique Late 18th Century American Federal Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Three Cast Iron Side Chairs with Teak Slat Seats by Emil Hauser, New York
By Emil Hauser
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Set of three cast iron side chairs with Teak slat seats. A very rare design by an American foundry of the early 20th century.
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Vintage 1930s American Regency Side Chairs

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Iron

Pair of Louis XVI Chairs from Van Cleef & Arpels' New York Store
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels' flagship boutique at 744 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was recently redesigned, to great fanfare. These low-back chairs, done in a 20th-century adaptation of the Loui...
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Vintage 1970s American Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Suede, Wood

Thonet Marcel Breuer Cesca Black Side Chair Midcentury, New York
By August Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Authentic 1960s Mid Century Thonet Marcel Breuer Cesca Side Chair with Black Finish. Cane Seats and Backs. Classic Chrome Cantilever Frames. Made by Thonet New York, NY. Still retai...
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Mid-20th Century American Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Six Classic American Bentwood Side Chairs by Thonet, New York
By Michael Thonet, Thonet
Located in Buffalo, NY
Set of Six Classic American bentwood side chairs by Thonet New York, nice set of six matching chairs, retain original finish. Wonderful warm honey blond color and patina.The model no...
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Vintage 1940s American Vienna Secession Dining Room Chairs

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Bentwood

New York Side Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic new york side chair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and fabric, every new york side chair was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect new york side chair — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A new york side chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Neoclassical, Art Deco and Louis XVI styles are sought with frequency. A well-made new york side chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by August Thonet, Marcel Breuer and Emil Hauser are consistently popular.

How Much is a New York Side Chair?

Prices for a new york side chair start at $1,000 and top out at $32,500 with the average selling for $5,813.

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.

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