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Maeble Parsons Chair
Located in North York, ON
A modern version of the classic parsons chair. Customize this frame by selecting your finish and fabric! Shown in a set of 10, but available in any quantity.
Category

Late 20th Century Canadian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Fabric

  • Maeble Parsons Chair
  • Maeble Parsons Chair
  • Maeble Parsons Chair
  • Maeble Parsons Chair
H 38 in. W 20.5 in. D 23 in.
Set of 6 Fabulous Velvet Parson’s Chairs
Located in Livingston, NJ
Fabulous set of 6 cut-velvet dining chairs from a Palm Beach estate. Covered in a designer diamond-pattern Champagne/tan velvet, these chairs feature a flat skirt, scalloped back, an...
Category

Early 2000s North American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Chrome and Velvet Midcentury Parsons Chairs
Located in Asheville, NC
This pair of midcentury Parsons chairs sit upon chrome bases. They are covered in channeled vivid raspberry velvet upholstery with piping. The artfully executed upholstery gives thes...
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Vintage 1960s American Slipper Chairs

Studio Maison Nurita Parsons Chairs in Delft Blue Silk Velvet
Located in Toronto, ON
These Parsons chairs are custom designed and are fully upholstered in a rich delft blue silk velvet from Paris by Studio Maison Nurita's master upholsterer. One of the most significa...
Category

2010s Canadian Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Thayer Coggin Parson Chairs Milo Baughman Jack Lenor Larsen
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Rochester, NY
A pair of signed Thayer Coggin tall back Parsons chairs attributed to Milo Baughman - upholstered in what appears to be the original Jack Lenor Larsen cotton velvet lemon yellow / li...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Textile, Wood

Set of Six Vintage Parsons Chairs, circa 1970
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Set of six vintage parsons chairs, circa 1970.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric

  • Set of Six Vintage Parsons Chairs, circa 1970
  • Set of Six Vintage Parsons Chairs, circa 1970
  • Set of Six Vintage Parsons Chairs, circa 1970
  • Set of Six Vintage Parsons Chairs, circa 1970
H 38.75 in. W 20.5 in. D 21.25 in.
Pair of New Milo Baughman Style Iconic Parsons Chairs, Pantone Blue Velvet
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of New Milo Baughman style iconic 'Parsons chairs' upholstered in ultra-luxurious velvet in Pantone Classic blue. Our chairs are handcrafted and upholstered from new materials a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Poplar

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs in Blue Velvet
Located in Dallas, TX
These lovely, well-constructed fully upholstered armchairs. Completely redone with new high density foam and upholstered in a deep blue velvet, these are comfortable and sensual to t...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Set of Eight Parsons Chairs - Holland and Sherry Ultrasuede
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of eight Parsons chairs upholstered in a honey-colored Holland & Sherry ultra-suede fabric. The fully upholstered chairs, reminiscent of the Art Deco style that was originally ...
Category

Vintage 1980s North American Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Ultrasuede

Postmodern Linear Parsons Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Postmodern parsons lounge chairs, circa 1970s. Extraordinarily comfortable! Big, low and wide. They are very fine quality chairs. Not marked by designer or manufacturer. Both are ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Postmodern Linear Parsons Lounge Chairs
  • Postmodern Linear Parsons Lounge Chairs
  • Postmodern Linear Parsons Lounge Chairs
  • Postmodern Linear Parsons Lounge Chairs
H 30 in. W 29 in. D 32 in.
Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Grey Parsons Chairs, Set of 4
By Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman style mid century grey Parsons chairs - Set of 4 Each chair measures: 22.25 wide x 23.5 deep x 40 high, with a seat height of 20 inches All pieces of furniture can ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Ox Blood Red Leather Parsons Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Spectacular, well-constructed fully upholstered armchairs. Completely redone in an ox blood red leather. The cubist design and vibrant color elevate the 1970s style to fit today's ta...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of New Milo Baughman Style Iconic Parsons Chairs in Leopard Chenille
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of New Milo Baughman style iconic 'Parsons chairs' upholstered in ultra-luxurious leopard chenille. Our chairs are handcrafted and upholstered from new materials and new fabric ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Poplar

Set of 6 Design Institute of America DIA Chrome Parsons Chairs
By Design Institute America
Located in Hudson, NY
Lovely set of 6 Sleek chrome based dining chairs. This set consists of 2 armchairs and 4 side chairs done in complimentary colors of ultra-suede. Measures: Arm height on armchairs: ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Parsons Style Chairs Newly Reupholstered in Mushroom Velvet
Located in Norwalk, CT
Parsons style chairs newly reupholstered in mushroom velvet.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Tribal Print Upholstered Parsons Chairs a Pair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin original tribal print upholstered Parson’s style chairs. Gorgeous vintage condition. The original fabric is a bit worn as you would e...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Incredible Pair of Caramel Cane Parsons Chairs by Danny Ho Fong, circa 1965
By Tropi-cal, Danny Ho Fong
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chair frames are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and ready for upholstery...
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Pair of Parson Style Drexel Lounge Chairs
By Drexel
Located in Dallas, TX
Sleek pair of Mid-Century Modern armchairs by Drexel. This comfortable set has a lot of style featuring upholstered frames with cutout arms and rounded barrel backs. Professionally u...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Century Furniture Parson Side Chairs Nail Head Trim
By Century Furniture
Located in Toledo, OH
Pair of Century Furniture Parson side chairs. Tweed upholstery in shades of cream , charcoal and tan. Decorative nailhead border. Legs and stretcher bars in espresso finish.
Category

20th Century North American Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Parsons Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Milo Baughman style parsons lounge chairs. Mid Century Modern.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Baker Furniture Parsons Dining Chairs, Newly Reupholstered
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six Parsons dining chairs By Baker Furniture USA, late 20th century Measures: 22" W x 24" D x 42" H. Seat height 20". Expertly reupholstered. Excellent ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman Style Parsons Lounge Chair and Matching Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Milo Baughman style parsons lounge chair and matching ottoman. Tufted back with original wool-blend fabric. Mid Century Modern. Measures (chair): 34 D x 33 W x 31 H. Ottoman: 33 W x ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Grey Velvet Milo Baughman Style Parsons Club Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A pair of sophisticated Parsons chairs in the style of Milo Baughman having new upholstery in a grey silk velvet. The color has taupe undertones.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Set of 6 Distressed Brown Leather Parson Dining Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
Set of six dining chairs upholstered in a wonderful brown distressed leather. The more you use them the better the age. Ready for everyday use. These dining chairs have a dark brown...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

12 Modern Parsons Style Low Back Dining Chairs
Located in New London, CT
Nice set of 12 dining chairs with a contemporary silver and black upholstery. Nice firm cushioning and back support. Classic Parsons style that will work with almost every type of ta...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • 12 Modern Parsons Style Low Back Dining Chairs
  • 12 Modern Parsons Style Low Back Dining Chairs
  • 12 Modern Parsons Style Low Back Dining Chairs
  • 12 Modern Parsons Style Low Back Dining Chairs
H 31.75 in. W 19 in. D 20.5 in.
Set of 6 Henredon Parsons Style Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Henredon
Located in Norwalk, CT
Mid-Century Modern Henredon Parson style, set of 6 dining chairs. Strong linear appearance well-proportioned with deep seats for ultimate comfort, high backs and two winged arm chai...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dillingham Mid Century Upholstered Parsons Dining Chairs, Set of 8
By Dillingham Manufacturing Company
Located in La Grange, IL
Dillingham Mid Century upholstered parsons dining chairs - Set of 8 These chairs are 20 wide x 21 deep x 40 inches high, with a set height of 19 inches This set is available in what...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Eight Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft Burled Parsons Dining Chairs
By Mastercraft
Located in Dallas, TX
Highly sought after set designed by Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft. The set of eight chairs, is well crafted with attention to every detail, consisting of two captain and six side ch...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Ten Carrocel Custom Amara Modern Parson Dining Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Carrocel custom-made set of ten dining chairs. Curved and sleek with tapered espresso stained legs. These chairs have a fully upholstered curved back. Detail on chair backs is pleate...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Postmodern Parsons Dining Chair Set of 4, J. Robert Scott Floral Seating
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Postmodern dining chair, sculptural fully upholstered form, heather gray, pale lilac, soft pink and white textile. Custom piece by J. Robert Scott for a Connecticut estate. ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Textile

1980s Art Deco Revival Upholstered Parsons Dining Chairs, Milo Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Set of four Art Deco style fully upholstered parsons dining chairs in the style of Milo Baughman. These sculptural chairs feature curved scalloped arched backs and original neutral s...
Category

Vintage 1980s Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Upholstered Parsons Dining Chair - S
By Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Upholstered Parsons Dining Chair - Set of 6 22 Wide x 20.5 Deep x 33 High. Seat Height is 19 in Great vintage condition, however the...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Design Institute of America Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Parsons Dining Chairs
By Design Institute America
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six Mid-Century Modern upholstered Parsons dining chairs By Design Institute of America USA, circa 1970s Measures: 20.25" W x 28" D x 39" H. Seat height 19...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Stylish Milo Baughman Style Parsons Upholstered Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stylish set of six Milo Baughman style parsons dining chairs. These do retain their original 1980s fabric in nice condition but is a bit dated.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Six Upholstered Parsons Style Dining Chairs Hollywood Regency Pink and Sliver
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of six pink and sliver fully upholstered Parsons style dining chairs in the Hollywood Regency style. Chairs feature clean modernist lines, fully upholstered frames, pink and silv...
Category

Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Stylish Set of 6 Restored Rattan Parsons Style Dining Chairs, circa 1975
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Completely installation ready. A stellar set of six (6) Parsons st...
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Hardwood

Set of 6 Chrome Parsons Style Dining Side Chairs Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A great set of 6 vintage modernist dining chairs with chrome parsons style bases, slightly tapered backs, and seamless joints attributed to Milo Baughman for Design Institute if Amer...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Sublime Set of 8 Greek Key Parsons Dining Chairs by Michael Taylor, circa 1970
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative, completely installation ready. An sophisticated unique set of ei...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Four 1950s Dunbar Parsons Style Dining Chairs by Edward Wormley, USA
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Denver, CO
Beautiful set of four (mid-rise) Parsons dining chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture, circa 1959. Amazing original fabric and upholstery in usable condition with the welting...
Category

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

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Elegant Restored Set of 10 Parsons Style Dining Chairs by Baker, Circa 1970
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered and co...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Elegant Set of 12 Parsons Dining Chairs by Michael Taylor for Baker, circa 1970
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Completely installation ready. A sublime set of twelve (12) rest...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Chic Restored Set of 12 Brass Parsons Dining Chairs by John Stuart, circa 1968
By John Stuart Inc.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning set of twelve (12) brass base Parsons style dining chairs, circa 1968. The set consists of two (2) host and ten (10) side chairs. Exquisite design, weight and craftsmanshi...
Category

Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Milo Baughman style Parsons armchairs. Has a loose cushioned seat.
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

  • Pair of Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs
  • Pair of Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs
  • Pair of Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs
  • Pair of Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs
H 30 in. W 26 in. D 28.5 in.
Pair of Leopard Parsons Chairs with Brass Sabots, Custom
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Parsons chairs in the style of Milo Baughman with custom brass sabots. New velvet leopard upholstery. Please allow 4-5 weeks production time.
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Parson Chairs, Lagoon Blue Velvet
By Milo Baughman
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Two parson chairs in lagoon blue velvet.  
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Pair of Leopard Parsons Chairs in the Style of Milo Baughman, Custom
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of custom stylish parsons armchairs in the style of Milo Baughman. Newly upholstered in a fun-sophisticated leopard upholstery fabric. Down wrapped seat cushion with down back c...
Category

2010s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Custom Pair of Elegant Brown Velvet Parson Style Wingback Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Karl Springer
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of custom Parson-style wingback lounge chairs that have been reupholstered in a rich brown velvet. A well made and decorative armchair that is very comfortable, and has uphols...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

1970s Parsons Style Lounge Chair in Black, White and Grey Geometric Fabric
By Parsons
Located in Stamford, CT
Parsons-style lounge chair with cushions upholstered in a black, white, and grey geometric patterned fabric. USA, 1970s. Pair available, priced individually.  
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Lounge Chairs

Black Parsons Chairs
Located in North York, ON
A black sleek upholstered parsons chair with square tapered black legs.
Category

Late 20th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Black Parsons Chairs
  • Black Parsons Chairs
  • Black Parsons Chairs
  • Black Parsons Chairs
H 36 in. W 20.5 in. D 21 in.
1970's Wicker Parsons Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Large Scale 1970's Wicker Parsons Chair
Category

Vintage 1970s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Fabric

  • 1970's Wicker Parsons Chair
  • 1970's Wicker Parsons Chair
  • 1970's Wicker Parsons Chair
  • 1970's Wicker Parsons Chair
H 30 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons Chairs upholstered in Jack Larson fabric.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

  • Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons Chairs
  • Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons Chairs
  • Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons Chairs
  • Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons Chairs
H 16 in. W 28 in. D 27 in.
Fuschia Pink and White Animal Print Parsons Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeous pair of 1970s Parsons chairs freshly upholstered in a print reminiscent of zebra.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Recommend reupholstery.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Parsons Chair with Ottoman
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Beautifully restored Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin parsons chair with new beige/cream upholstery and matching ottoman. Fully upholstered in easy care fabric, this is a rare version...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Set of Ten Carrocel Custom Blue Parsons Chairs
Located in North York, ON
These traditional chairs are truly fit for royalty. They sit atop wooden legs finished in a matte black and have a high chair back with scalloped arms. The chairs are upholstered in ...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

  • Set of Ten Carrocel Custom Blue Parsons Chairs
  • Set of Ten Carrocel Custom Blue Parsons Chairs
  • Set of Ten Carrocel Custom Blue Parsons Chairs
  • Set of Ten Carrocel Custom Blue Parsons Chairs
H 42.25 in. W 22.25 in. D 29.5 in.
Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs in Beata Heuman Marbleized Velvet
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
We've been long time fans of Beata Heuman's design work. So, when we acquired this Parsons chair pair with their all-over upholstery, we knew we wanted to use her fabric. Our favorit...
Category

20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

20th Century Pair of Carved Parsons Chairs in Natural Belgian Linen
Located in Brea, CA
20th century pair of carved parsons chairs in natural Belgian linen The legs are painted in a soft white finish, with subtle distressed edges, and finished with an antique glazed pa...
Category

20th Century Chairs

Materials

Linen, Wood

Pair of New Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs in Designer Tiger Fabric
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of New Milo Baughman style parsons chairs upholstered in high-end designer tiger fabric, woven, heavy cut and uncut chenille; the hand of the fabric is unexpectedly soft and lux...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Poplar

Pair of New Milo Baughman Style Parsons Chairs in Designer Tiger Fabric
By Milo Baughman
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of new Milo Baughman style parsons chairs upholstered in high-end designer tiger fabric, woven, heavy cut and uncut chenille; the hand of the fabric is unexpectedly soft and lux...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Poplar

Pair of Parsons Chairs in Scalamandré Iconic Fabric 'Edwin's Covey' Brand-New
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of brand-new Parsons chairs in Scalamandré iconic fabric 'Edwin's Covey' multi on London blue (SKU: SC-0004-16310 Price: $298 per yard with a 2-yard minimum per order--this pair...
Category

2010s American Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

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Parsons Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of parsons chairs available for sale. Each of these unique parsons chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wood and upholstery. We have 120 antique and vintage parsons chairs in-stock, while there are 8 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of parsons chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Parsons chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. If space is limited, there are small parsons chairs measuring 18 inches across. Parsons chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Milo Baughman, Drexel and Thayer Coggin are consistently popular.

How Much are Parsons Chairs?

Parsons chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,275, while the lowest priced sells for $280 and the highest can go for as much as $32,000.

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.

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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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.

Questions About Parsons Chairs
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