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4 Vintage Henredon Pickled Oak Transitional Modern Side Dining Chairs
By Henredon
Located in Dayton, OH
Four vintage Henredon side chairs. Made of pickled oak featuring a sculpted leaf shaped back and upholstered seat.  
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Vintage Ranch Oak Captains Armchairs by A. Brandt Acorn Brown Finish a Pair
By A. Brandt Ranch Oak Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful pair of vintage captains’ armchairs by A. Brandt comprised of solid ranch oak with acorn brown finish. Gorgeous vintage condition. The arm joints have been tightened and th...
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Mid-20th Century American Rustic Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vintage, Set of 8 Dining Chairs, English, Oak, Leather, Carolean Revival Taste
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage set of 8 dining chairs. An English, quality oak and leather suite in Carolean revival taste, dating to the mid-20th century, circa 1950. Wonderfully regal dining...
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Mid-20th Century British Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of 6 Vintage Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A complimenting set of 6 vintage dining chairs made from rich dark oak. A great set of dining chairs for a sophisticated dining set and comfortable to entertain. Measurements for ...
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Early 20th Century European Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Set of 6 Vintage Dining Chairs
  • Set of 6 Vintage Dining Chairs
  • Set of 6 Vintage Dining Chairs
  • Set of 6 Vintage Dining Chairs
H 30 in. W 15.5 in. D 16 in.
Vintage Set of Four Dining Chairs in Silk and Glazed Oak, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting set of four vintage Swedish dining chairs with hand-glazed 'Verona Green' oak frames, reupholstered with a lovely textured apricot Italian silk blend. The variegated silk...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Silk

Vintage Danish Oak Dining Chairs in the Manner of Borge Mogensen J39, 1970s
By Farstrup
Located in Esbjerg, DK
These chairs are very similar to Børge Mogensen's J39 but they are actually by another Danish maker called Farstrup and was manufactured in the late 1960s or early 70s. Everything ab...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Rustic oak dining chairs with a brut design. Slightly curved seat and backrest panels. Good condition with normal age related wear. Nice and sturdy. 1960s - France Dim...
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Vintage 1960s French Rustic Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
  • Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
  • Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
  • Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
H 36.23 in. W 17.33 in. D 14.97 in.
Louis XVI Style Vintage Dining or Occasional Chair
Located in Denver, CO
A vintage 20th century dining or occasional chair in the style of Louis XVI. Purchased in Italy. Exact creation date unknown.
Category

20th Century Italian Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Set 6 Restoration Hardware "Vintage French" Vinyl Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Please note-there are 6 chairs shown. The quantity in the set says 8. There are 6 chairs and not 8. This is a beautiful set of 6 restoration hardware dining chairs in very good con...
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Early 2000s Chinese Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Six Vintage Upholstered Ward Bennett Dining Chairs, Mid-Century, American
By Ward Bennett
Located in New York, NY
An elegant set of six upholstered dining chairs by Ward Bennett featuring bentwood oak frames and fully upholstered seats and backs in a textured taupe fabric. This is American Mid-C...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Bentwood, Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

X4 Amazing Vintage Gothic Steeple Back Dining Chairs Lovely Pugin Style Carving
By Pugin
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely suite of four steeple back oak dining chairs in the Pugin manor A truly sublime suite of ornately carved dining chairs, they look pu...
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20th Century English Gothic Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of 6 Charming Vintage English Wavy Ladder Back Dining Chairs with Rush Seats
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A wonderful set of six super high quality English wavy ladder back chairs just waiting for everyday use in a country kitchen. Really adds elegance and visual punch to the Classic lad...
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Vintage 1940s English Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rush, Oak

Set of 8 Vintage Hans Wegner "Wishbone" Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 8 Vintage Hans Wegner "Wishbone" dining chairs designed in 1950 and produced by Carl Hansen & Son.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Pair of Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
Located in New York City, NY
Beautifully crafted pair of vintage French dining chairs, c. 1950s. Both sturdy and charming in their construction, these chairs exhibit delightful slatted backs and seats well as ...
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20th Century French Rustic Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Pair of Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
  • Pair of Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
  • Pair of Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
  • Pair of Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
H 33.5 in. W 16 in. D 17 in.
Vintage Oak DCW Dining Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Boston, MA
An early model of a classic design, this DCW by Eames for Herman Miller is constructed out of oak plywood. It features the early oval shock mount on the back rest, and it is impress...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak, Rubber

Set of Six Vintage French Rustic Oak Dining Chairs
Located in New York City, NY
Beautifully crafted set of six vintage French dining chairs, c. 1950s. These oak chairs are both charming and elegant in their construction, with slatted backs and seats as well as h...
Category

20th Century French Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Wabi Sabi Dining Chairs and Table, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Midcentury 'wabi sabi' dining table and chairs made from solid wood with a beautiful pattern. This is entirely handmade and the rough design looks fantastic. Suitable for both ...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Brutalist Dining Room Sets

Materials

Oak

  • Vintage Wabi Sabi Dining Chairs and Table, 1960s
  • Vintage Wabi Sabi Dining Chairs and Table, 1960s
  • Vintage Wabi Sabi Dining Chairs and Table, 1960s
  • Vintage Wabi Sabi Dining Chairs and Table, 1960s
H 39.38 in. W 20.08 in. D 20.08 in.
1930s Vintage N E Hurricane Souvenir Chair
Located in Germantown, MD
Authentic 1938 NE Hurricane Souvenir chair in dark finish. Chair has been refinished and is in great structural condition. Measures: 15.5"W × 15.5"D × 32.5"H.
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Early 20th Century North American American Classical Windsor Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • 1930s Vintage N E Hurricane Souvenir Chair
  • 1930s Vintage N E Hurricane Souvenir Chair
  • 1930s Vintage N E Hurricane Souvenir Chair
  • 1930s Vintage N E Hurricane Souvenir Chair
H 35.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 15.5 in.
Vintage Studio Craft Cerused Ebonized Oak Vanity Chair
Located in Round Rock, TX
Offered is a vintage, handmade vanity stool. Made from cerused and ebonized oak. In all original condition retaining its original upholstery. This is a versatile piece that has a...
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Mid-20th Century North American American Craftsman Stools

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Oak

Vintage Industrial Factory Wooden Wood Unique Oak Shop Stool, Chair Pine Back
Located in Oakville, CT
Original Unique American Made Vintage Industrial Factory Oak Shop Stool, Chair with Pine Back. Stool Height Measures 21". Overall Height measures 43".
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20th Century American Industrial Stools

Materials

Pine, Wood

Antique Dining Chairs, Oak Dining Chairs, Vintage Chair,s France 1890, B1121
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique dining chairs, oak dining chairs, vintage chair, France 1890, Antique Furniture, B1121. France, 1890. Solid oak construction Carved lions head finials Brass handle on top of...
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Antique 1890s French Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs with Linen Seats
Located in Houston, TX
A wonderful set of six French Oak dining chairs with linen seats-- sourced in France, these chairs have been stripped of their original finish, allowing the details of the carving to...
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Vintage 1970s French Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Linen, Oak

Set of 4 Vintage Oak Mission Style Dining Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
These legendary Mission style chairs with wood seats possess the simple yet graceful look of the Arts & Crafts style. Constructed from solid quarter sawn white oak, these chairs fea...
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20th Century American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vintage Set of Seagrass and Oak Dining Chairs
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of 4 vintage dining chairs with oak frames and woven seagrass seats. Measures: 18.5" seat height, 28" arm height.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Seagrass, Rush, Oak

Set of Eight Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This lovely set of eight vintage provincial Louis XV-style oak dining chairs, circa 1940s, is from France and feature floral-carved ladderbacks and aprons, rush seats, cabriole legs,...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Set of Eight Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Vintage French Oak Dining Chairs
H 37.75 in. W 18 in. D 19.875 in.
4 Vintage English Country Lancashire Oak Spindle Back Dining Arm Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of four circa 1980s English Country or Lancashire style arm chairs. Made of oak featuring a spindle back and turned supports.
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Vintage 1980s British Colonial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

8 Vintage Pennsylvania House English Windsor Brace Back Oak Dining Chairs
By Pennsylvania House
Located in Dayton, OH
Eight 20th century Pennsylvania House Windsor style dining chairs. Finished in oak with two English Windsor armchairs in addition to the six brace back side chairs. Neatly designed w...
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Late 20th Century British Colonial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

8 Vintage Pennsylvania House English Windsor Brace Back Oak Dining Chairs
By Pennsylvania House
Located in Dayton, OH
Eight 20th century Pennsylvania House Windsor style dining chairs. Finished in oak with two English Windsor armchairs in addition to the six brace back side chairs. Neatly designed w...
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Mid-20th Century American Colonial Revival Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

1970s Vintage Oak Dining Set, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
Set of 4 chairs and round dining table - The chairs are made of oakwood and newly upholstered - The dining table is made of beechwood and oak veneer -All items have been carefully re...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech, Oak

  • 1970s Vintage Oak Dining Set, Czechoslovakia
  • 1970s Vintage Oak Dining Set, Czechoslovakia
  • 1970s Vintage Oak Dining Set, Czechoslovakia
  • 1970s Vintage Oak Dining Set, Czechoslovakia
H 32.29 in. W 16.15 in. D 19.3 in.
Vintage Set of Eight Carolean Style Oak Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
This is an impressive set of eight vintage high back oak dining chairs of Carolean design and dating from the second half of the 20th century. Comprising six side chairs and two a...
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Antique 1770s English Dining Room Chairs

Set of Six Vintage Leather and Oak Dining Chairs
Located in Round Top, TX
This matching set of six dining chairs with the original vintage leather are comfortable, stable and strong, ready to use in a contemporary setting. There is a wonderful, aged patina...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs

Set 8 Vintage French Country Carved Oak Dining Chairs Barley Twist Cane Seat
Located in Shreveport, LA
Set 8 antique French country carved oak dining chairs barley twist cane seat ~Direct from France~ ~Lovely set of 8 antique French barley twist dining chairs!!~ ~Ornately carved ...
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Vintage 1940s French French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Oak

6 English Windsor Oak Dining Armchairs Vintage Country Farmhouse
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of six vintage English Windsor oak dining chairs. Saddle seat and turned baluster supports, circa 1960s-1970s.  
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Late 20th Century British Colonial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vintage Oak Wood Rush Seat Tall Ladderback Dining Room Rustic Chairs, Set of 6
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage oak wood rush seat tall ladder back dining room primitive rustic chairs- Set of 6. Item features woven rush seats, beautiful wood grain, very nice vintage set, great style an...
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Late 20th Century North American Rustic Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rope, Oak

Pair of Vintage Horseshoe Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A complimentary pair of vintage horseshoe dining chairs. Rich dark oakwood with beautiful wood grain with a comfortable rounded back to hug while you seat and entertain. The measu...
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Early 20th Century European Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Eight English Oak and Leather Vintage Dining Chairs, Early 20th Century
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This most austere set of eight dining chairs are striking for their simplicity. The design is so square and angular, but dramatically softened by the beautifully patinated original l...
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Early 20th Century British Mission Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage oak and wicker Brutalist dining chairs. These where manufactured in the netherlands in the 1960s by a company called Meubelfabriek Oisterwijk. The chairs are nicely ma...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Brutalist Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Oak

  • Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
  • Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
  • Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
  • Vintage Brutalist Dining Chairs, Set of 6, 1960s
H 37.41 in. W 16.54 in. D 19.3 in.
Antique Set of 8 Oak Dining Chairs with Original Vintage Leather Seats and Backs
Located in Round Top, TX
This set of 8 vintage leather dining chairs are made of oak. All the chairs have stretchers connecting the legs making them stronger and more stabile; seat height is 19". Each of the...
Category

Early 20th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of Six White Oak Chairs Upholstered in Vintage Sacks
Located in Culver City, CA
Set of six tall back dining chairs in white oak, with vintage sacks as fabric. Priced for the set.
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Antique 19th Century English Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of 8 Vintage French Os de Mouton Dining Chairs-2 w/Arms
Located in Chicago, IL
Extraordinary set of eight vintage French solid oak Louis XIII/Os de Mouton dining chairs retaining their awesome French tapestry upholstery, which is still in very good condition. T...
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Vintage 1930s French Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vintage Set of 18 Dining Chairs from Denmark, Circa 1970
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage set of 18 dining chairs from Denmark, Circa 1970. Solid oak construction with nice wear and use.
Category

Vintage 1970s European Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vintage Set of Six Dining Chairs from France, Circa 1960
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage set of six dining chairs from France, circa 1960. Solid oak construction with light patina and wear.
Category

Vintage 1960s European Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Style Dining Chairs Set of Four Modernist Vintage
By Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
After Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a quartet of stained oak armchairs, after the original designs for the billiards and smoking rooms of Miss Cranston's Argyle street tea rooms, Glasgo...
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Mid-20th Century English Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Six Vintage Highly-Carved Leather Dining Chairs FG-1580C
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Set of six highly-carved leather dining chairs. Mid-20th century. Sturdy and suitable for everyday use.      
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Mid-20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Eight Original Vintage Hans Wegner CH23 Dining Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
Set of eight stylish Mid-Century dining chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen, all with perfect papecord and overall in great condition.
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Vintage 1950s Corsican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech, Oak

c.1930 Set of 8 Vintage French Oak Os de Mouton Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Wonderful set of eight Os De Mouton chairs hand-crafted from solid French white oak in exceptional all original condition. The simple lines on these outstanding chairs, make it possi...
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Vintage 1930s French Dining Room Chairs

Set of Eight Vintage Oak and Papercord CH24 or Wishbone Chairs by Hans J Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
These are a great original set of one of the most desirable dining chairs by Hans Wegner, they are in very nice original condition with a soaped Oak color and no damage. Designed by ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Set of 10 Danish Barley Twist Oak Side Chairs with Vintage Velvet
Located in Round Top, TX
The aged, vintage rust colored velvet draws the eye and compliments the barley twist legs of this handsome set of 10 antique dining chairs. The entire set of 10 side chairs is comfor...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs

Set of Six Vintage Side Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Oak side chairs with carved back splats and caned seats. Price includes shipping.
Category

Early 20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Cane

  • Set of Six Vintage Side Chairs
  • Set of Six Vintage Side Chairs
  • Set of Six Vintage Side Chairs
  • Set of Six Vintage Side Chairs
H 37 in. W 19 in. D 17 in.
Set of 4 Vintage Smoked Oak Armchairs Attributed to Robert Heritage
By Robert Heritage
Located in Highclere, Newbury
A set of 4 Postmodern smoked oak armchairs produced by George Stone and attributed to Robert Heritage. Most famous for producing the Isis chair designed by Robert Heritage, George...
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Vintage 1980s British Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vintage French Country Chairs, Set of Eight
Located in High Point, NC
From France circa 1960, the primitive wooden construction suggests a simple way of life. A calming interior accent, simple shapes give stability and structure to space, becoming a po...
Category

Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Vintage French Country Chairs, Set of Eight
  • Vintage French Country Chairs, Set of Eight
  • Vintage French Country Chairs, Set of Eight
  • Vintage French Country Chairs, Set of Eight
H 34.3 in. W 18.5 in. L 34.3 in.
Set of Four Vintage English Military Campaign Folding Chairs Berger Rattan Seat
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning set of four vintage Military campaign folding chairs in oak with brass fittings A very utilitarian set of chairs, they fold down t...
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20th Century English Campaign Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vintage Oak Draw Leaf Refectory Dining Table & 6 Chairs Mid 20th C
Located in London, GB
There is no mistaking the style and sophisticated design of this English oak draw leaf refectory dining table and set of six oak ladderback chairs, comprising four side chairs and tw...
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Vintage 1960s English Dining Room Sets

Materials

Oak

Vintage Jacobean Heavily Carved Oak Refractory Dining Room Table and Chairs
Located in Big Flats, NY
Vintage Jacobean heavily carved oak refractory dining table features heavily carved oak frame with scroll and foliate decoration, top with egg and dart trim over trestle base with ce...
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20th Century Jacobean Dining Room Sets

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Six Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage six Danish dinning chairs Two Armchairs Four Armless Chairs Nicely Curved Oak
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Eight Danish Vintage Dining Chairs by Poul Volther for FDB, Model J48
By Poul Volther, FDB Møbler
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Set of eight Danish vintage dining chairs in beech designed by Poul Volther for FDB. New upholstered with semi aniline black leather. Model J48, made by FDB.  
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Dining Set - Vintage Piet Hein Space Saving Table & Danform Chairs
By Fritz Hansen, Piet Hein
Located in Highclere, Newbury
A Mid century 1960s designed white and silver rectangular dining table designed by Piet Hein, Arne Jacobsen and Bruno Mathsson manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 1989 and a set of Danis...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Table and Chairs by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Highclere, Newbury
A Mid-Century Modern Danish oak 4-seat dining set dating from circa 1964 by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik that is perfect for a compact dining area. The set features a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Leather, Oak

Set of Vintage 1950's Dining Chairs in the Manner of Thonet
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Beautiful set of four 1950's blond bent wood Mid-Century Dining Chairs in the manner of Thonet. The stunning fluid form of the arms and seat back is accentuated by the black slubbed ...
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Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Vintage Belgian Bleached Oak Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in High Point, NC
A set of six oak dining chairs with wicker seats from 1960s Belgium. An upright frame in pale oak: a natural finish and a slight tinge of blush harmonizes effortlessly with the golde...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Oak

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Oak Vintage Dining Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of oak vintage dining chairs for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct oak vintage dining chairs — often made from wood, oak and natural fiber — can elevate any home. Oak vintage dining chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Oak vintage dining chairs bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Oak vintage dining chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by FDB Møbler, Børge Mogensen and Hans J. Wegner are consistently popular.

How Much are Oak Vintage Dining Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,400, while they’re typically $495 on the low end and $12,657 highest priced.

Finding the Right Dining Room Chairs for You

No matter what your dream dining experience looks like, there is a wide-ranging variety of vintage, new and antique dining room chairs on 1stDibs. Find upholstered dining room chairs, wood dining room chairs and more to outfit any space designated for a good meal, be it in your home or in the great outdoors.

In the early 18th century, most dining room tables and other furniture was designed to look masculine. In America, dining rooms weren’t even much of a concept until the late 1700s, when a space set aside specifically for dining became a part of the construction of homes for the wealthy. Dining room chairs of the era were likely made of walnut or oak. In Europe, neoclassical dining chairs emerged during the 1750s owing to nostalgia for classical antiquity, while the curving chair crests of Queen Anne furniture in the United States preceded the artistically bold seat backs that characterized the Chippendale chairs that followed. If there weren't enough dining chairs at suppertime in the American colonies, men were prioritized and women stood.

In the dining rooms of today, however, there is enough space for everyone to have a seat at the table. Modern styles introduce innovative design choices that play with shape and style. Icons of mid-century modern dining room chairs are plentiful: With its distinctive bentwood back, there is the DCW dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames, while Hans Wegner's timeless classic, the Wishbone chair, remains relevant and elegant decades after its debut. Stefano Giovannoni's White Rabbit dining chairs, in their lovable polyethylene biomorphism, reinvent what dining can look like.

Today's wide range of dining room chairs also means that they can now be styled in different ways, bringing functionality and fun to any sumptuous dining space. No longer do tables have to be accompanied by a matching set of seats. Skillfully mixing and matching colors and designs allows you to showcase your personality without sacrificing the cohesion of a given space.

By furnishing your dining room with cozy chairs — vintage, antique or otherwise — family time can extend far beyond mealtime. The plush upholstery of Victorian-style dining room chairs is perfect for game nights that stretch from dinner to midnight snack. Outdoor tables and dining chairs can also present an excellent opportunity for bonding and eating — what goes better with a delicious meal than fresh air, anyway?

Whether you prefer your chairs streamlined and stackable or ornate and one of a kind, the offerings on 1stDibs will elevate your mealtime and beyond.