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Russel Wright Easy Chair for Conant Ball's, American Modern, 1935
By Russel Wright, Conant Ball
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare Art Deco easy chair designed by Russel Wright for Conant Ball American modern in 1935 ,solid
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Maple

Mid-Century American Russel Wright Maple Brown Leather Lounge Chair Conant Ball
By Russel Wright, Conant Ball
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Rare original mid-century Russel Wright for Conant Ball. All maple low lounge chair. Arms have
Category

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

Materials

Maple, Leather

Mid Century Side Dining Chair by Leslie Diamond for Conant Ball Modern Mates
By Conant Ball, Leslie Diamond
Located in New York, NY
Voguish and chic curved side, or desk, or dining chair designed by Leslie Diamond for Conant Ball
Category

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

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Swivel ball chair attributed to Eero Aarnio, 1980s
By Eero Aarnio
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Vintage lounge swivel chair attributed to Eero Aarnio. This is not an original or signed exampled
Category

Vintage 1980s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Abalone, Fabric, Plastic, Fiberglass

Space Age Mod White Fiberglass Ball Chair Style Girasole Chair Luciano Frigerio
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome Space Age Mod style ball chair in the style of the Girasole chair by Luciano Frigerio
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass, Foam

Space Age Ball Chair in White Fiberglass and Brown Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge or ball chair, fiberglass, leather, Italy, 1960s Pop-cultural lounge chair, consisting of a
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fiberglass

Pr. Leather Wingback Chairs with Ball and Claw Feet and Nailhead Studs
By Henredon
Located in New York, NY
Lake George NY. The chairs have leather upholstery with decorative nailhead studs, with gutsy ball and
Category

Early 20th Century American Chippendale Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of circa 1940s Bergere & Flamed Hardwood Claw & Ball Feet Occasional Chairs
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of circa 1940s Claw & Ball feet mahogany and
Category

Vintage 1940s English Mid-Century Modern Bergere Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Vintage Post-Modern Gold Mohair Slipper Chairs on Brass Ball Feet - Set of 4
Located in Chicago, IL
Set Vintage set of 4 slipper chairs in original gold mohair. We added oversized brass ball feet on
Category

Vintage 1980s Unknown Post-Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Brass

18thc American Stenciled Ladderback Chair with Rush Seat and Original Finish
Located in Savannah, GA
This rare 18th century painted oak and stenciled New England ladderback chair features a heavily
Category

Antique 1780s American American Classical Chairs

Materials

Oak

Eight English Chippendale Mahogany Dining Chairs with Ball & Claw Feet, C. 1820
Located in Hollywood, SC
, gardrooned carved skirt, acanthus carved knee, removable leather seats, and resting on the original ball and
Category

Antique 1820s English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Six Victorian 1880 Walnut Shepherds Crook Dining Chairs with Claw & Ball Feet
Located in GB
dining chairs with Claw & Ball feet and Shepherds crook curved arms Please note the delivery fee
Category

Antique 1880s English High Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Fully Restored Suite of New Leather Chesterfield Dining Chairs Claw & Ball Feet
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
brown leather dining chairs These are a very important and substantial set of chairs, they have been
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Six Stunning Fully Restored Brown Leather Hardwood Claw & Ball Dining Chairs 6
Located in GB
framed brown leather dining chairs These are a very fine, highly decorative and extremely comfortable
Category

Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Leather

Chippendale Style Mahogany Ball and Claw Dining Chairs by Henry Link - Set of 6
By Henry Link
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chippendale Style Mahogany Ball and Claw Dining Chairs by Henry Link - Set of 6. Item
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Single Italian Mid-Century Slipper Chair - walnut feet and original upholstery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
in its original brown velvet upholstery (still good condition) and houses four wooden ball feet
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Late 19C English Oak Spindle-back Ball Finial Rocker
Located in Dallas, TX
PRESENTING A LOVELY & RARE Late 19C English Oak Spindle-back Ball Finial Rocker. Probably made
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Rocking Chairs

Materials

Oak

Fine Set of Six Solid Hand Carved Walnut Claw & Ball Feet Art Deco Dining Chairs
Located in GB
dining chairs with Claw & Ball feet These chairs are amazing, they seat very comfortable owing to the
Category

Early 20th Century English Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

18TH CENTURY CLAW & BALL FEET CARVED ANTiQUE WINGBACK ARMCHAIR FRAME
Located in GB
by my upholsterer so its nice and clean The chair has exquisite original hand carved Claw & Ball
Category

Antique 1780s English Georgian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

VINTAGE OXBLOOD CLAW & BALL FEET DAMASK LEATHER WiNGBACK ARMCHAIR & FOOTSTOOL
Located in GB
with Claw & Ball carved legs Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within
Category

20th Century English Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

ANTIQUE THOMAS CHIPPENDALE CLAW & BALL CARVED BERGERE BROWN LEATHER ARMCHAiR
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in GB
collectable, Circa 1900-1920 Thomas Chippendale style carved with Claw & Ball feet and hand dyed brown leather
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Bergere Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Vintage Wingback Kilim Style Upholstery Wingback Amrchair Claw & Ball Feet
Located in GB
will ever find, it is quite silky soft to touch These types of chairs were used in the sitting
Category

20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Fully Restored and Reupholstered Victorian Claw and Ball Feet Wingback Armchair
Located in GB
ornately carved frame and claw and ball feet A very nicely restored piece, the chair has been stripped
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

PAIR OF RESTORED ANTiQUE WILLIAM MORRIS FOREST CLAW & BALL WINGBACK ARMCHAIRS
By William Morris (English)
Located in GB
& Ball feet newly upholstered in William Morris Forest Linen upholstery which has been wonderfully
Category

Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Antique Victorian Deconstructed Wingback Armchairs with Claw & Ball Feet
Located in GB
1860 Wingback armchairs with ornately carved Georgian style Claw & Ball feet This pair have been
Category

Antique 1860s English High Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Oak

Antique 1840 Museum Quality Claw & Ball Carved Feet Wingback Very Large Armchair
Located in GB
armchair with ornately carved Claw & Ball legs What a chair, you will never see another this size and
Category

Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Pair of Antique Claw & Ball Restored Hand Dyed Brown Leather Wingback Armchairs
Located in GB
armchairs in hand dyed brown leather and finished with carved Claw & Ball feet. These are very well made
Category

Antique 1880s English Late Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Antique Pair of Claw & Ball Feet Leather Club Tub Armchairs Chippendale Cushions
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in GB
tub armchairs with carved Claw & Ball feet and Chippendale floating button cushions A good looking
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Late Victorian Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

PAIR OF ANTIQUE KILIM FABRIC WiNGBACK ARMCHAIRS ORNATELY CARVED CLAW & BALL FEET
Located in GB
Antique circa 1900-1920 extra large wingback armchairs with hand carved Claw & Ball Cabriolet legs and
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Kilim Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Antique Victorian Pair of Claw & Ball Feet Brown Leather Walnut Club Armchairs
Located in GB
England armchairs with hand carved walnut claw & ball feet feather filled cushions. A good looking
Category

Antique 1880s English High Victorian Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Antique Victorian Pair of Claw & Ball Feet Hand Carved Walnut Club Armchairs
Located in GB
England armchairs with hand carved Walnut Claw & Ball feet feather filled cushions A good looking, well
Category

Antique 1880s English High Victorian Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of George Smith Chelsea Large Wingback Armchairs Claw and Ball Feet
By George Smith
Located in GB
carved mahogany, the upholstery is Damask. The frames costs £3825 each, each chair needs 8 meters of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Antique circa 1880 Hand Carved Claw & Ball Feet Brown Leather Club Tub Armchair
Located in GB
with hand carved Claw & Ball feet A good looking, well made and decorative chair, it is
Category

Antique 1880s English High Victorian Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Delaware River Valley Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Bradenton, FL
chairs. Straight rounded stiles topped with inverted turnip shaped finials. Five graduated arched
Category

Antique Late 18th Century American American Colonial Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Restored Brown Leather circa 1860 Wingback Armchairs Claw and Ball Feet
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in GB
look amazing from every angle The chairs were recently reupholstered with thick English heritage
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Eero Aarnio Vintage Blue Pony Chair
By Eero Aarnio
Located in Dronten, NL
Rare, playful and iconic Pony Chair by designer Eero Aarnio in original blue fabric. The Pony Chair
Category

Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eero Aarnio Vintage Blue Pony Chair
Eero Aarnio Vintage Blue Pony Chair
H 31.89 in W 44.89 in D 20.87 in
French 19th Century Painted Chippendale Chair
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Very lovely, extremely well-built and solid Chippendale style chair, with original, rich, cream
Category

Antique 19th Century French Chippendale Chairs

Materials

Beech

French 19th Century Painted Chippendale Chair
French 19th Century Painted Chippendale Chair
H 40.95 in W 23.63 in D 20.87 in
Chippendale Dining Chairs - Antique Mahogany Set 8
Located in Potters Bar, GB
swept legs with boldly carved Ball and Claw feet. These chairs retain their original lift out needlework
Category

Antique 1890s Chippendale Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Four Sheraton Style Hitchcock Chairs
By Hitchcock
Located in Carmel, CA
a ball foot. The front stretcher repeats the same detail. The rush seat is original and is in very
Category

Mid-20th Century American Sheraton Chairs

Materials

Straw, Wood

Saturn Rose Mohair Chair by Bohinc Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Saturn Rose Mohair Chair by Bohinc Studio Dimensions: D 76 x W 76 x H 79 cm. Materials: Bronze
Category

2010s English Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saturn Rose Mohair Chair by Bohinc Studio
Saturn Rose Mohair Chair by Bohinc Studio
H 31.11 in W 29.93 in D 29.93 in
Saturn Cream Bouclé Chair by Bohinc Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Saturn Cream Bouclé Chair by Bohinc Studio Dimensions: D 76 x W 76 x H 79 cm. Materials: Bronze
Category

2010s English Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saturn Cream Bouclé Chair by Bohinc Studio
Saturn Cream Bouclé Chair by Bohinc Studio
H 31.11 in W 29.93 in D 29.93 in
Saturn Red Wool Chair by Bohinc Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
style ball and cup sections, which are grouped to make an undulating chair seat. The lower semi-sphere
Category

2010s English Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saturn Red Wool Chair by Bohinc Studio
Saturn Red Wool Chair by Bohinc Studio
H 31.11 in W 29.93 in D 29.93 in
Midcentury Bronze Metal Draped Accent Chair, Italy
Located in Lambertville, NJ
and Greek key details. Seat features original black velvet with gold ball fringe trim.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Bronze

19th century Biedermeier carved and painted cane chair
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
coat of arms in the backrest. Chair is beautifully hand painted with a rose design. Original cane work
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Chairs

Materials

Pine, Paint

Dutch Modern Haagsche School Dining Chair, 1930s, Netherlands
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Dutch Modern Haagsche or Amsterdam School Design Dining Chair, made in the Netherlands
Category

Vintage 1930s Dutch Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Jacques Adnet leather brass side chair France 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
side of desk chair with an elegant appearance. Original and authentic items by Jacques Adnet are very
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Carved Oak William IV Pierced And Carved Gothic Hall Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A rare Carved Oak side chair in the Gothic style dating to 1830-1837 in original condition. The
Category

Antique Early 19th Century William IV Chairs

Materials

Oak

French Art Deco Chairs in the Style of Paul Follot
By Paul Follot
Located in Oakland, CA
follows all the way down to the scroll and ball foot. The finish on the chairs are original and very
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Giltwood

Trio of Regency Ebonised Hand Painted Gilt & Cane Distressed Occasional Chairs
Located in Lowestoft, GB
chairs have their original ebonised black painted finish with original hand applied painted gilt details
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

Materials

Pine

Pair of Swedish Period Rococo Carved-Wood Side Chairs, 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
legs. These chairs retain traces of their original paint, though they have been refinished at one point
Category

Antique Early 18th Century Swedish Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Giancarlo Piretti Plia Lucite & Chrome Folding Chair for Anonima Castelli, 1970s
By Anonima Castelli, Castelli, Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Deland, FL
: 17.5 in / 44.45 cm Condition Details: This iconic "Plia" folding chair is in 100% original condition
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Russel Wright Lounge Chair
By Thonet, Russel Wright
Located in New York, NY
Russel Wright lounge chair for Thonet. Iconic American mid century lounge Chair designed by Russel
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

Russel Wright Lounge Chair
Russel Wright Lounge Chair
H 33 in W 26 in D 30 in
Saturn Chair, Red Coated Steel Frame and Red Wool by Lara Bohinc
By Lara Bohinc
Located in Holland, AMSTERDAM
evolved to create bilboquet style ball and cup sections, which are grouped to make an undulating chair
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

Saturn Chair, Chrome Finish Steel Frame and Cream Boucle Wool by Lara Bohinc
By Lara Bohinc
Located in Holland, AMSTERDAM
to create bilboquet style ball and cup sections, which are grouped to make an undulating chair seat
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Late 19th Century Walnut Twin Chair Back Sofa After a George II Design
Located in Benington, Herts
with shell carved knees and ending in claw and ball feet. This elegant walnut twin chair back settee
Category

Antique 1880s English George II Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Four Tufted Leather Armchairs by B.L. Marble
By B.L. Marble Chair Co.
Located in New York, NY
a leather bucket type seat, which is supported by a solid wood base, and legs, on original ball
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Chairs Set of 4 18th Century, Portuguese, Baroque, Parcel-Gilt, Walnut, Bargello
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
This elegant set of chairs relate to a set of twelve chairs and a settee from the collection of D
Category

Antique Early 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Saturn Chair Bronze Oxidized Steel and Cream Boucle Wool by Lara Bohinc in Stock
By Lara Bohinc
Located in Holland, AMSTERDAM
to create bilboquet style ball and cup sections, which are grouped to make an undulating chair seat
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Vinyl Circle Chairs
By Castro Convertibles
Located in New York, NY
One bright red/orange, one off-white. Both in original vinyl upholstery. Raised on tapered pole
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

PVC, Wood

Pair of Vinyl Circle Chairs
Pair of Vinyl Circle Chairs
H 26.25 in W 34 in D 34 in
Danish Wingback Chair in Off White Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
decorative ball feet made of beech. The chair features a backrest with flattering vertical seams. The seat is
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Danish Wingback Chair in Off White Upholstery
Danish Wingback Chair in Off White Upholstery
H 40.75 in W 32.68 in D 36.03 in
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Original Ball Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic original ball chair available at 1stDibs. An original ball chair — often made from wood, fabric and metal — can elevate any home. Find 154 options for an antique or vintage original ball chair now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer original ball chair, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An original ball chair made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — is very popular. Eero Aarnio, Charles Hollis Jones and Chesterfield each produced at least one beautiful original ball chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Original Ball Chair?

An original ball chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,250, while the lowest priced sells for $795 and the highest can go for as much as $345,000.

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.

Questions About Original Ball Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The iconic Ball Chair is made of fiberglass, creating that rounded shape. The interior of a Ball Chair is upholstered in fine fabrics. Originally designed by Finnish furniture designer Eero Aarnio in 1963, this rounded chair is considered a classic display of industrial design. Shop a collection of Ball Chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The significance of the Ball chair is that it became an instant commercial success, and its groundbreaking form shook up the modern design world. After its debut at the 1966 International Furniture Fair in Cologne, buyers from 30 countries placed orders for their homes. Celebrities like Sammy Davis Jr. and Grace Kelly were among the early purchasers, as were royal figures like the Shah of Iran. Today, Eero Aarnio Originals makes the Ball chair, and it's featured in movies, magazines and museums all over the planet, even as it appears to have arrived from another solar system. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Eero Aarnio Ball chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The slipper chair originated in 18th century Europe. It was used in women’s bedrooms as seating for when maids would assist them in putting on their slippers. Today, a slipper chair refers to a low-slung chair. Browse a selection of modern and antique slipper chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The original Barcelona chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe featured ivory upholstery made of pigskin leather. Modern incarnations come in a wide range of upholstery colors and are available from Knoll Furniture. You'll find a variety of Barcelona chairs 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The original Eames chair and matching ottoman were designed by Charles and Ray Aemes for the Herman Miller furniture company in 1956. The Eames chair is considered the epitome of modern interior design and is widely coveted by home decor enthusiasts. Browse a range of authenticated Eames chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    In 1949, Hans Wegner made the original Wishbone chair, a bentwood piece with a curved rail and Y-back. Today, Carl Hansen & Søn manufactures the chair based on Wegner's original design. You can find a variety of Hans Wegner chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    One way to authenticate an original Wassily chair is to look at the stainless frame. There will be no weld in the corners, and will look like a continuous piece, with no cap on the end. Shop a collection of expertly vetted Wassily chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    The original Eames chair was made out of molded plywood and leather. Charles and Ray Eames designed the iconic mid-century modern chair for Herman Miller in 1958. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Eames chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Whether or not Eero Aarnio Ball chairs are comfortable or not is largely a matter of personal opinion. When the chair debuted in 1966, the New York Times reporter who saw it at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne suggested that the seating on display was "designed more for laughs than for comfort." However, the distinctive chair brought Aarnio instant commercial success. Today, many people still find the inviting foam-filled fabric seat inside its molded-fiberglass orb to be as comfortable to sit on as it is pleasing to the eye. Shop an assortment of vintage Eero Aarnio Ball chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    There are a number of ways that you can tell an original Marcel Breuer chair. One trick is to examine the frame. If you see end caps, you're likely looking at a replica. Authentic Breuer chairs featured polished, welded ends. Some chairs also feature stickers that identify the model name located under their seats. On 1stDibs, find a collection of expertly vetted Marcel Breuer chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 21, 2020

    The design has changed over the years, but most antique carver chairs were made of wood. Antique carver chairs were wide chairs made in 17th century New England — with backs that featured several supporting spindles — although there were no spindles between the armrests and the seat. Antique carver chairs were typically topped with decorative ornaments.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Which chair is best for a George Nakashima Origins for Widdicomb desk is largely a matter of preference. George Nakashima chairs with Shaker-inspired spindle backs like the Mira and Conoid tend to complement the lines of the desks in the collection. However, you can mix and match styles to create an eclectic look. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of George Nakashima desks and chairs.

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