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16 Mid-Century Brown Parsons Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
16 Mid-Century Modern brown Parsons side chairs with leather upholstered seat & back. (priced each).
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather

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
Category

20th Century North American Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric

21st C. 4 Colorful Designer Parsons Dining Chairs with Contrasting Piping
Located in Morristown, NJ
21st c., (2) pairs of colorfully upholstered Parsons side chairs, two in turquoise with lime green
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Late 20th Century Mahogany Frame French Provincial Parsons Chairs - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of French Provincial style Parsons chairs, unbranded, similar in quality to Hickory Chair or
Category

Late 20th Century American French Provincial Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

21st Century Olive Green Upholstered Transitional Style Parsons Chairs - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of Transitional style Parsons chairs, unbranded, similar quality to Lane. Solid wood frame
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

1970's Brown Velvet Tufted Chrome High Back Parsons Dining Chairs
By Design Institute America, John Stuart Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in Chattanooga, TN
What's more 70's legit than tufted brown chevron velour? These aluminum leg parsons dining chairs
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Basket Chair by Danny Kaplan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Basket Chair is handmade studio pottery by ceramic artist by Danny Kaplan. Please note exact
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Leather Bank Chair - Original Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
19th century leather bank chair. Beautifully upholstered with a brass nail head trim. Property
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

"Tail Feathers" Pink and Black Floral Accent Chair
Located in Houston, TX
, California College of the Arts, Parsons - The New School, Haystack Mountain School, Penland School of Craft
Category

2010s American Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Vintage Blackened Oak Square Parsons Style Side Table with Glass Top
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage blackened oak square Parsons side table with glass top. It is in beautiful vintage
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Oak, Glass

4 Italian Modern Parsons Dark Oak Suede Side Accent Dining Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
Four vintage modern Italian Parsons dining chairs featuring dark oak frame with suede upholstery
Category

Late 20th Century Mission Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Suede, Oak

John Widdicomb Parsons Dining Chairs
By John Widdicomb
Located in Dallas, TX
An outstanding set of Mid-century Modern Parsons Dining Chairs by John Widdicomb Co., The
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

4 Modern Leopard Upholstered Nailhead Parsons Rolled Back Oak Side Dining Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of four vintage dining side chairs featuring Leopard fabric with rolled back, nailhead trim
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

High End Parsons Dining Chairs Blue
Located in Lake Worth, FL
look purple in photos. Includes 2 Captains chairs and 2 side chairs Approximate Measurements in Inches
Category

Vintage 1980s Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cotton

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
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 6 Vintage Parsons Dining Chairs
Located in Sheffield, MA
experience. Measures: Arm H = 24" Side Chairs: 35" H x 20.5" D x 18" W x 19" SH.  
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Wood

1980s Postmodern High Back Parsons Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Harlingen, TX
A late 20th century set of four postmodern style Parsons dining side chairs. Featuring a high back
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

1980s Postmodern High Back Parsons Chairs, Set of 4
1980s Postmodern High Back Parsons Chairs, Set of 4
No Reserve
H 42 in W 19.5 in D 28.5 in
Set of Six All Upholstered Parsons Style Dining Chairs After Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
, and four side chairs. All are in very good, clean, original and ready to use condition. The chairs are
Category

Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Caned Side Chair in the Louis XVI Style
Located in New York, NY
Caned balloon back side chair in the Louis XVI Style. The cane is in good condition and the chair
Category

20th Century Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Caned Side Chair in the Louis XVI Style
Caned Side Chair in the Louis XVI Style
H 35.25 in W 17 in D 19 in
Nice Set of 8 Milo Baughman Upholstered Parson Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
. Set includes 2 armchairs measuring 40" T x 24" W x 24" D and 6 side chairs measuring 40" T x 19" W x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture Far East Parsons Dining Chairs, Set of Six
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six mid-century Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Parsons style dining chairs By
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

18th Century George II Leather Upholstered Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful pair of antique 18th century George II leather upholstered carved mahogany side chair
Category

Antique 18th Century English Regency Chairs

Materials

Metal

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Parsons Chair in Leopard Velvet c. 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Timeless Milo Baughman Parsons style chair freshly reupholstered with forever sexy and stylish
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Upholstery

Chic Restored Set of 16 Brass Parsons Dining Chairs by John Stuart, circa 1968
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
base Parsons style dining chairs, circa 1968. The set consists of two (2) host and fourteen (14) side
Category

Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Chic Restored Set of 12 Brass Parsons Dining Chairs by John Stuart, circa 1968
By John Stuart Inc.
Located in Atlanta, GA
upholstery service is available. A stunning set of twelve (12) brass base Parsons style dining chairs, circa
Category

Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Rattan Campaign Ficks Reed Far Horizons End Table W/Tile Top by John Wisner
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Topeka, KS
rattan ties on the corners on all four sides of the coffee table. And the design of this awesome Campaign
Category

Mid-20th Century American Campaign Side Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Rattan

Set of Seven Juan Montoya Stained Wood "Antelope" Dining Chairs
By Juan Montoya
Located in New York, NY
Set of seven dinnign chairs comprising a pair of armchairs and five side chairs. Design by Juan
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

Superb Set of 12 Cane Wrapped Dining Chairs in the Style of Billy Baldwin, 1975
Located in Atlanta, GA
room. There are two host chairs and eight side chairs. The host chairs measure: 21.5 inches W x 35.5
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Hardwood

Superb Set of Ten Cane Wrapped Dining Chairs in the Style of Billy Baldwin, 1975
Located in Atlanta, GA
room. There are two host chairs and eight side chairs. The host chairs measure: 21.5 inches W x 35.5
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Hardwood

Black Syroco Parsons Style Console Table...Wall-Mount MCM Two-Legged Side Table
By Syroco
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage circa 1970s Syroco ABS molded 450plastic wall-mount end or side table in shiny black
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Plastic

Post Modern Gray Faux Leather Parson’s Style Armed Accent Chair on Casters
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous modern gray faux leather modified Parson’s style armed accent chair on casters. Beautiful
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Armchairs

Materials

Faux Leather

Round Oak Tulip Pedestal Table with 4 Brown and Chrome Parsons Dining Chairs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Chattanooga, TN
accompanied by four aluminum leg parsons dining chairs. Perched on chrome flat-bar bases, these high back
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Game Tables

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Vintage White Laminate Custom Parsons Style Rectangle Dining Table
By (after) Jean Michel Frank
Located in Topeka, KS
dining chairs you place around them. This table just has endless appeal. The original Parson’s table was
Category

Late 20th Century American Art Deco Dining Room Tables

Materials

Composition

White Lizard Leather & Chrome Parsons Games Table, Attributed Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
White Lizard Leather and Chrome Parsons Games Table, Attributed Karl Springer Circa 1980s Fresh
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Game Tables

Materials

Chrome

Mastercraft Mid-Century Brass End Side Tables, Pair. Circa 1970
By Mastercraft
Located in Los Angeles, CA
has bevel. Circa 1970. We currently have this paired with a pair of Milo Baughman Parsons Chairs in
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Pr Chrome & White Cane Square Side Tables Glass Top Mid-Century Modern to Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of square Mid-Century Modern to modern Parsons style side tables or end tables
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Suite, Eight Chairs with Table
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
dining table (not pictured at this moment) with two armchairs and six side chairs. Dining table is signed
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Metal

Minimalist Brazilian Modern Exotic hardwood minimalist extension dining table
By Sergio Rodrigues, Percival Lafer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
with a sliding top that reveals (1) leave only on one side. Fits 6 chairs easily no leaf and with the
Category

Vintage 1980s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Hardwood

Light Maple Armchair Upholstered in a Juan Montoya Design Fabric
Located in New York, NY
a side chair in a room. Armrest Height: 26.75" : Property from esteemed interior designer Juan
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Maple

Modern Square Frame Oak Armchairs with Original Blush Textured Fabric, Set of 4
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful set of four modern square frame, almost a Parsons style, armchairs comprised of oak
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Rattan Campaign Ficks Reed Far Horizons Coffee Table w/Tile Top by John Wisner
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Topeka, KS
Far Horizons Collection by John Wisner coffee table we also have the matching lounge chair, sofa, and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Campaign Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan, Ceramic

MCM to Modern Tuxedo Cube Sofa Upholstered Legs by Henredon Style Milo Baughman
By Henredon, Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
, 1960-1970’s. DISCLAIMER: The close-up photo of the side of the sofa shows the true colors of this
Category

20th Century American Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Pair of American Modern Coconut Veneered Side Chairs
Located in Hollywood, FL
square parsons legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Coconut, Textile

Set of Six Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Parsons Style Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
upholstery. Two armchairs and four side chairs on brass rolling wheels. We can assist with upholstering with
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Set of Eight Parsons Side Chairs
Located in North York, ON
espresso walnut. These chairs can be custom ordered in different finishes and fabrics. Inquire for pricing.
Category

2010s Canadian Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of Eight Parsons Side Chairs
Set of Eight Parsons Side Chairs
H 39 in W 21.5 in D 25 in
Pair of 1970s Brass & Cane Parsons Side Chairs by Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 1970s parsons style side chairs by Widdicomb. Burnished solid brass chair frames with
Category

Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

Milo Baughman Attr Upholstered Parsons Side Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Milo Baughman (American, 1923-2003) for Thayer Coggin Attr. upholstered Parsons bar chairs
Category

Late 20th Century Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

FAIRFIELD CHAIR CO Transitional Style Parsons Chairs - Pair
By Fairfield Chair Company
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of Transitional style Parsons chairs by Fairfield Chair Company. Solid wood frames covered
Category

Late 20th Century American Other Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

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
H 36 in W 20.5 in D 21 in
Lee Jofa Custom Parsons Chairs, a Pair
By Lee Jofa
Located in Hartville, OH
Brilliant pair of Custom made parsons chairs in a peachy salmon Lee Jofa fine plaid with a
Category

1990s American American Classical Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

LANE Venture Transitional Style Parsons Chairs - Pair A
By Lane Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of Transitional style Parsons chairs by Lane Venture. Solid wood frame, brown & beige color
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, 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
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric

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
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Textile, Wood

Midcentury Blue Velvet Milo Baughman Style Parsons Open Arm Club Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
accommodate the side arms, and are removable. The feet of the chairs features metal discs for ease in moving
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Karl Springer "JMF Chair" in Blue Shagreen with Bone Inlays 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"J.M.F. Chair" covered in blue shagreen with bone inlays by Karl Springer, American 1980's (signed
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Lacquer, Bone, Shagreen, Wood

Set of 6 Parson Style Dining Chairs
Located in Sheffield, MA
Set of 6 dining chairs w/2 arm chairs & 4 side chairs. Parsons style legs. Extremely comfortable
Category

20th Century American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Eight Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft Burled Parsons Dining Chairs
By Mastercraft
Located in Dallas, TX
well crafted with attention to every detail, consisting of two captain and six side chairs. Each chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Six Deco Parson Style White Vinyl Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of six deco parson style white vinyl dining chairs. Chairs are in good vintage condition with
Category

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

Rare Vladimir Kagan Atomic Occasional Walnut Side Table
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in San Diego, CA
A very rare Kagan Occasional Walnut Side Table, circa 1950s. With a triangular wedge black laminate
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Laminate, Walnut

John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Parsons Dining Chairs, Set of Eight
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six Mid-Century Modern Parsons dining chairs By John Widdicomb USA, Circa
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

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Parsons Side Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic parsons side chair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wood and metal, every parsons side chair was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect parsons side chair — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A parsons side chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. John Widdicomb, Thayer Coggin and Milo Baughman each produced at least one beautiful parsons side chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Parsons Side Chair?

Prices for a parsons side chair start at $657 and top out at $8,750 with the average selling for $2,200.

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 Parsons Side Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The difference between a side chair and a Parsons chair is style. A side chair is a very commonly used dining chair. The form of a side chair may vary, but the constant is the lack of armrests to keep hands free for eating and to save space at the table. A Parsons chair is a type of side chair that features upholstery on the seat and back. Shop a selection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    A Parsons chair is a type of dining chair. It features four wooden legs with a slight taper. In some cases, the front legs may be turned. The chairs also tend to have high rectangular backs and lightly padded seats, both clad in upholstery. The name Parsons chair refers to the Parsons School of Design in Paris, France, where students first developed the now iconic chair during the 1930s. Shop an assortment of Parsons chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Parsons-style chair is a type of seating furniture with a simple square back and straight arms that connect to rectangular legs. The name comes from the Parsons School of Design in Paris, France, where the chairs originated in the 1930s. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Parsons-style chairs.

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