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Perch Stools
By Ofena, Daniel Mancini
Located in Guelph, CA
Perch stool is a solid wood, three-legged seating option with an upholstered seat cushion. The
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Perch Stools
Perch Stools
H 17 in W 14 in D 14 in
Perch Stools
By Ofena, Daniel Mancini
Located in Guelph, CA
Perch stool is a solid wood, three-legged seating option with an upholstered seat cushion. The
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Perch Stools
Perch Stools
H 25 in W 12 in D 18 in
Perch Stool in Oak by Wesley Walters & Salla Luhtasela
By Wesley Walters, Salla Luhtasela
Located in Fiskars, FI
The Perch bar stool got its inspiration from a very round, solid wooden doorknob in Helsinki. The
Category

2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Perch High Bar Stool in Oak by Wesley Walters & Salla Luhtasela
By Wesley Walters, Salla Luhtasela
Located in Fiskars, FI
The Perch High was created after its little brother Perch stool, to be used around bar height
Category

2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Pair of White Perch Chairs by George Nelson for Vitra
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of white leather stools or 'Perch Chairs' by George Nelson for Vitra. Designed 1964. This pair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Ensemble de 4 Tabourets Hauts Vitra “Nelson Perch”, George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Célèbre tabouret “Nelson Perch”, dessiné par George Nelson et édité par vitra. Avec assise en tissu
Category

Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Stainless Steel

MCM Leather Perch Chair by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-Century Modern leather perch stool or chair designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Category

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

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Naboo Stool
By Royal Stranger
Located in Vila Nova De Gaia, PT
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to land at Naboo Stool – an exquisite fusion of cosmic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Foam

Naboo Stool
Naboo Stool
H 21.66 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Wooden Beam Stool
Located in Westwood, NJ
this piece not just a stool but conversational artwork. Whether it's used as a charming perch by the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Rustic Stools

Materials

Wood

Wooden Beam Stool
Wooden Beam Stool
H 18 in W 11 in D 11 in
Rustic Chinese Stool
Located in Sheffield, MA
Dated to the early 20th century, this rustic stool has simple splayed-leg design and well-worn
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Stools

Materials

Elm

Rustic Chinese Stool
Rustic Chinese Stool
H 19.5 in W 16 in D 9.25 in
Antique Oak Milking Stool
Located in Port Chester, NY
A small English country oak milking stool. Three legged for stability when milking! Charming as a
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Stools

Materials

Oak

Antique Oak Milking Stool
Antique Oak Milking Stool
H 13.5 in W 15.5 in D 15 in
George Nelson Vanity Stool
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic model 4672 vanity stool designed by George Nelson. Plush rectangular seat gracefully
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Bouclé

George Nelson Vanity Stool
George Nelson Vanity Stool
H 20 in W 20 in D 14 in
Antique Oak Joint Stool
Located in Port Chester, NY
. Perfect as a fireside perch or at the end of a guest bed. There is a small hole in the apron of the seat
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

Materials

Oak

Antique Oak Joint Stool
Antique Oak Joint Stool
H 18 in W 18.25 in D 10.75 in
Bermuda Triangle Stool by Odditi
Located in Geneve, CH
Bermuda Triangle Stool by Odditi Dimensions: D 42 x H 46 cm Materials: Petrified Wood Sculpted Seat
Category

2010s Australian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Limestone, Steel

Bermuda Triangle Stool by Odditi
Bermuda Triangle Stool by Odditi
H 18.12 in Dm 16.54 in
Old English Oak Joint Stool
Located in Port Chester, NY
. Perfect as a fireside perch or at the end of a guest bed.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

Materials

Oak

Old English Oak Joint Stool
Old English Oak Joint Stool
H 18 in W 18 in D 11.5 in
Pair of Covey Model Six Stools
By Jeff Covey
Located in Los Angeles, CA
and architects find a good stool their best seat for working‚ you can perch lightly on a stool and
Category

Early 2000s American Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Covey Model Six Stools
Pair of Covey Model Six Stools
H 24 in W 18 in D 16 in
20th Century French Upholstered Bar Stool
Located in High Point, NC
Stool. Its black base boasts four straight legs for a sleek and modern look, accentuated by a circular
Category

20th Century French Stools

Materials

Wood

Pine Sauna Stool for Finnsauna Lagerholm
Located in BREDA, NL
handmade, beautiful pieces. Sauna stools are traditionally used as a perch while washing up in the
Category

Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Pine

Pine Sauna Stool for Finnsauna Lagerholm
Pine Sauna Stool for Finnsauna Lagerholm
H 16.15 in W 12.6 in D 12.6 in
Small Oak Box Table or Stool
Located in Port Chester, NY
A small carved English box on legs in golden oak. Can be used as a stool, a keepsake box, a low
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

Materials

Oak

Small Oak Box Table or Stool
Small Oak Box Table or Stool
H 15 in W 18 in D 13 in
Chinese Autumn Moon Stool, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
The stool is a central fixture of Chinese furniture culture. Found in a variety of materials and
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Stools

Materials

Elm

Chinese Autumn Moon Stool, c. 1900
Chinese Autumn Moon Stool, c. 1900
H 20 in W 21 in D 18 in
Pair of English Oak Joint Stools
Located in Port Chester, NY
. Perfect as a fireside perch or at the end of twin guest beds. One may be slightly lighter in tone than
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Stools

Materials

Oak

Pair of English Oak Joint Stools
Pair of English Oak Joint Stools
H 18 in W 17.5 in D 11.25 in
Oak Joint Stool with Carved Legs
Located in Port Chester, NY
. Perfect as a fireside perch or at the end of a guest bed.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

Materials

Oak

Oak Joint Stool with Carved Legs
Oak Joint Stool with Carved Legs
H 20 in W 25 in D 15.5 in
French Louis XVI Style Oak Piano Stool
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
intricately carved details on the corners that continues around the trim. The square-shaped stool is perched
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Stools

Materials

Oak

French Louis XVI Style Oak Piano Stool
French Louis XVI Style Oak Piano Stool
H 19.25 in W 14.38 in D 14.38 in
Solid Maple Meditation Stool by Elliott Marks
Located in Glendale, CA
Solid maple 3 leg stool hand crafted in Los Angeles. Turned Legs and seat offer solid, always
Category

2010s American Minimalist Stools

Materials

Maple

Bone Bermuda Triangle Counter Stool by Odditi
Located in Geneve, CH
Bone Bermuda Triangle Counter Stool by Odditi Dimensions: D 42 x H 65 cm Materials: Petrified Wood
Category

2010s Australian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Limestone, Steel

Antique Oak Joint Stool with Carved Legs
Located in Port Chester, NY
design note. Perfect as a fireside perch or at the end of a guest bed.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

Materials

Oak

Antique Oak Joint Stool with Carved Legs
Antique Oak Joint Stool with Carved Legs
H 18.5 in W 19.75 in D 12.5 in
Carved Swedish Pine Clover Stools, Circa 1970's
Located in Norwalk, CT
This captivating pair of stools, hand-carved from pine in Sweden during the 1970s, exudes both
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Brutalist Stools

Materials

Pine

Pair Danish Teak Counter Stools by Korup Stolefabrik
By Korup Stolefabrik
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Perch yourself atop classic mid-century Scandinavian modern design with these simple teak stools
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Leather, Wood, Hardwood, Teak

Set of Four 19th Century English Pub Stools
Located in Chicago, IL
stools offer a perfect perch for moments of relaxation and camaraderie. Invite the warmth of a
Category

Antique 19th Century English Rustic Stools

Materials

Iron

19th Century Chinese Elm Rustic Primitive Brutalist Stool
Located in Germantown, MD
perch as a side table for a drink or a stack of books or an ever-practical stool in all corners of a
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Stools

Materials

Elm

Pine Sauna Stools for Finnsauna Lagerholm, Finland 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
more treasured today than in the 50s. Sauna stools are traditionally used as a perch while washing up
Category

Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Pine

19th Century Chinese Elm Rustic Farmhouse Primitive Brutalist Stool
Located in Germantown, MD
perch as a side table for a drink or a stack of books or an ever-practical stool in all corners of a
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Stools

Materials

Elm

Pair of Maxie Lane Artist-made Tall Sculptural Bar Stools
Located in Sherborne, GB
are unique and rustic. The stools are tall perching seats. The raw and open wood finish are light
Category

1990s English Folk Art Stools

Materials

Driftwood

Bermuda Triangle • Hand-Carved Solid Petrified Wood Stool by Odditi
By Odditi
Located in CAROOL, NSW, AU
The ‘Bermuda Triangle’ sculptural stool features a solid hand-carved petrified wood saddle seat
Category

2010s Australian Organic Modern Stools

Materials

Composition, Stainless Steel

19th Century English Mahogany Needlepoint Stool with Claw Feet
Located in Port Chester, NY
of its age. Sturdy and would make a nice fireside perch or bedroom accent piece.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Stools

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Bermuda Triangle • Hand-Carved Solid Petrified Wood Stool by Odditi
By Odditi
Located in CAROOL, NSW, AU
The ‘Bermuda Triangle’ sculptural stool features a solid hand-carved petrified wood saddle seat
Category

2010s Australian Organic Modern Stools

Materials

Composition, Steel

Pair of Midcentury Italian Steel Swan Neck Stools with Custom Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian steel stools from the Midcentury period with swan neck motifs, pad feet and
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Stools

Materials

Steel

Bermuda Love Triangle • Hand-Carved Solid Petrified Wood Stool by Odditi
By Odditi
Located in CAROOL, NSW, AU
The ‘Bermuda Love Triangle’ sculptural stool features a solid hand-carved petrified wood saddle
Category

2010s Australian Organic Modern Stools

Materials

Composition, Stainless Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Gold Brass and White Upholstery Tripod Stools Bench
Located in Carimate, Como
Very simple, stylish and elegant gilt brass tripod stools with white velvet new upholstery. They
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Set of 4 French Cafe Bar Stools with Gotland Sheepskin Tops, 20th Century
By French House & Garden
Located in Sherborne, GB
A set of four fun high / bar / cafe stools for perching at a cafe bar. Great for home breakfast bar
Category

Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Stools

Materials

Beech

Karl Springer Onassis Bar Stools, A Set of 4, Goatskin, Boucle & Bronze, C. 1980
By Karl Springer
Located in Culver City, CA
These bar stools are absolutely gorgeous! If you have an eye for opulence and a taste for the finer
Category

Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Bronze

Pair Industrial Modern Barstools
Located in Trenton, NJ
Check out this pair of Industrial Modern Stools – a dynamic duo that effortlessly merges sleek
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Industrial Stools

Materials

Metal

Pair Industrial Modern Barstools
Pair Industrial Modern Barstools
H 33 in W 15 in D 15 in
Pair of Vintage Modern Cane Seat Barstools
By Thonet
Located in Trenton, NJ
hosting a gathering with friends, these stools provide the perfect perch for any occasion. The cane
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Cane, Wood

Side Table by Objects of Common Interest
By Objects of Common Interest
Located in Pireaus-Athens, Greece
The collection is named after a tiny village perched high on the wind-swept mountains of the Greek
Category

2010s Greek Stools

Materials

Wood

Side Table by Objects of Common Interest
Side Table by Objects of Common Interest
H 17.72 in W 17.72 in D 17.72 in
1960s Action Office Standing Desk by George Nelson, Herman Miler production
By Herman Miller, Robert Propst, George Nelson
Located in Renens, CH
the following day by opening up the roll-top. Here available are the High desk and Perch stool
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Country Oak Turned Leg Stool
Located in Port Chester, NY
An elegant country stool with nice turned legs and a slightly higher than average loft. Nicely
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Oak

Country Oak Turned Leg Stool
Country Oak Turned Leg Stool
H 23 in W 27.5 in D 14.5 in
Two Rustic Chinese Stools, Sold Separately
Located in Sheffield, MA
Dated to the early 20th century, this rustic stool has simple splayed-leg design and well-worn
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Furniture

Materials

Elm

Mid-Century Piano Bench or Vanity Stool
By Mengel Furniture Co., Raymond Loewy
Located in Trenton, NJ
stool uniquely its own. Perched atop gracefully tapered legs, the silhouette of this stool embodies the
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Mid-Century Piano Bench or Vanity Stool
Mid-Century Piano Bench or Vanity Stool
H 18.5 in W 22.5 in D 15 in
Pair of Italian rationalist stools in formica
Located in Milano, IT
Imagine a pair of Italian rationalist stools, frozen in time from a bygone era. These stools are
Category

Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Benches

Materials

Formica, Wood

The Cube Stool by Sister By Studio Ashby
Located in London, GB
The Cube Stool, is the perfect foot perch or pair it with a brass tray and cocktail glasses for a
Category

2010s European Footstools

Materials

Fabric

The Cube Stool by Sister By Studio Ashby
The Cube Stool by Sister By Studio Ashby
H 17.33 in W 17.33 in D 17.33 in
Drum End Table/Stool with Tessellated Bone Marquetry
By Karl Springer
Located in New York City, NY
stool where you might perch, lost in thought. And its presence? It doesn't scream; it soothes, emanating
Category

2010s Art Deco Tables

Materials

Bone

Customizable Modern Colima Counter Stool, Solid wood and upholstery.
By Comité de Proyectos
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
versions, this stool is ideal for the kitchen bar or a perch table. Made of solid wood with fabric
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Customizable Modern Colima Bar Stool, Solid wood and upholstery.
By Comité de Proyectos
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
versions, this stool is ideal for the kitchen bar or a perch table. Made of solid wood with fabric
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Pair of Design for Leisure Memory Swivel Bar Stools
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This pair of design for Leisure Art Deco Machine-Age style memory swivel bar stools will make the
Category

Late 20th Century American Art Deco Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Large Vintage Industrial Lab Stool, English, Suede, Kitchen, Office Seat, C.1950
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
capping This is a delightful vintage industrial lab stool, an inviting perch for rooms throughout the
Category

Mid-20th Century British Furniture

Materials

Steel

Red and White Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
. Perfect as a foot stool or a spot to perch books, this little gem will brighten up any room!
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wood

Red and White Ottoman
Red and White Ottoman
H 17 in W 23 in D 17 in
Tara Meditation Ottoman in Tzalam Wood and Linen by Tana Karei
By Tana Karei
Located in Ciudad De México, MX
Discover serenity with the Tara Meditation Stool – a truly unique piece crafted from the exquisite
Category

2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Linen, Hardwood

Postmodern Outsider Artist Nude Portrait Painting of a Woman by Clair Seglem
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
piece is of a woman in the nude with dark upswept hair. She sits perched upon a photography stool that
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

Napoleon III Style Giltwood Rope-Twist Armchair and Ottoman
Located in Dallas, TX
perched atop hearty knots of rope and evokes the true definition of royalty. Chair size: 30 in. H x 26.5
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood

The Hampton Footstool
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
comfort to its petite proportions. Based on a 19th Century Howard and Sons design, the stool is topped
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Beech, Feathers

The Hampton Footstool
The Hampton Footstool
H 17.33 in W 29.93 in D 20.08 in
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Perching Stool For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal perching stool for your home. Frequently made of metal, aluminum and steel, every perching stool was constructed with great care. There are 10 variations of the antique or vintage perching stool you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a perching stool — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A perching stool made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one perching stool that is appealing in its simplicity, but George Nelson, Herman Miller and Salla Luhtasela produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Perching Stool?

The average selling price for a perching stool at 1stDibs is $1,050, while they’re typically $384 on the low end and $3,000 for the highest priced.

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.

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