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Italian 19th Century Carved Wood Petite Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian 19th century carved wood petite chair.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs

Materials

Muslin, Wood

Art Deco Brazilian Hardwood Petite Chairs
Located in East Hampton, NY
These truly special small scale chairs in Brazilian hardwood and original woven cane seats feature cheetah print cushions (removable) and just a wonderful dark finish. Very solid and...
Category

Vintage 1940s Brazilian Art Deco Side Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Wood

Pair petite Fauteuil Louis XV Chairs
Located in Westport, CT
Pair petite Fauteuil Lois XV Chairs Salmon pink lacquered finish with off white and soft pink weaved fabric original in very good condition.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Chairs

Materials

Down, Fabric, Wood

  • Pair petite Fauteuil Louis XV Chairs
  • Pair petite Fauteuil Louis XV Chairs
  • Pair petite Fauteuil Louis XV Chairs
  • Pair petite Fauteuil Louis XV Chairs
H 29.5 in. W 26 in. D 22 in.
Candace Barnes Now "Lotus" Petite Slipper Chair
By Candace Barnes
Located in Larkspur, CA
"Lotus" petite slipper chair with hand tufting, tight seat and nailhead detail the whole on walnut splayed feet.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Arthur Court Aluminum Free Form Petite Modernist Chair
By Arthur Court
Located in Westport, CT
Arthur court aluminum free form petite chair with white faux fur upholstered cushion. Sleek and sophisticated design.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set 4 Antique French Petite Chair Carved Walnut Louis XV Style Accent Vanity
Located in Shreveport, LA
Set 4 antique French petite chair carved walnut Louis XV style accent vanity ~Direct from France~ ~Lovely set of 4 antique French carved walnut chairs, in a very petite size!~ ~...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Petite Early American Ladderback Side Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early American ladderback chair in slightly-scaled down proportions. Black painted oak frame with rope woven seat. Excessive wear to the front spindles indicate decades--if not centu...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Primitive Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Petite Early American Ladderback Side Chair
  • Petite Early American Ladderback Side Chair
  • Petite Early American Ladderback Side Chair
  • Petite Early American Ladderback Side Chair
H 32 in. W 16.5 in. D 13.5 in.
Vintage Tripod Legs Wood Birthing Petite Side Chair
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Vintage Tripod Legs Wood Birthing Petite Side Chair. Hand carved with three round legs. Size: 19"W x 14.5"S.H. x 7.5"S.D. x 26.5"BH
Category

Vintage 1960s Malian Tribal Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Pair of Petite Leather Chairs by De Sede
By De Sede
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brown petite leather chairs by De Sede. Great coloring and detailed patchwork to leather. Storage under the cushion of each chair can be used for blankets or miscellaneous items. Sea...
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Pair of Petite Leather Chairs by De Sede
  • Pair of Petite Leather Chairs by De Sede
  • Pair of Petite Leather Chairs by De Sede
  • Pair of Petite Leather Chairs by De Sede
H 28.38 in. W 21 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Petite Skirted Wing Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of elegant wing chairs upholstered in a muted lavender, blush and cream flame stitch silk blend. Narrow and arched top back, slight rake in profile and low slung out turned arms...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Petite Skirted Wing Chairs
  • Pair of Petite Skirted Wing Chairs
  • Pair of Petite Skirted Wing Chairs
  • Pair of Petite Skirted Wing Chairs
H 48 in. W 26.25 in. D 29 in.
Petite Rocking Chair by Finn Juhl
By Finn Juhl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish modern rocking chair designed by Finn Juhl. Great midcentury lines with curved arms and rounded back. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).   
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Petite Rocking Chair by Finn Juhl
  • Petite Rocking Chair by Finn Juhl
  • Petite Rocking Chair by Finn Juhl
  • Petite Rocking Chair by Finn Juhl
H 27 in. W 27 in. D 29 in.
Pair of Petite Modern Slipper Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Petite Modern Slipper Chairs, American, circa 1950s. Comfortable pair of lounge chairs that work well in small spaces. They have been completely restored in an ultra-deep bro...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

  • Pair of Petite Modern Slipper Chairs
  • Pair of Petite Modern Slipper Chairs
  • Pair of Petite Modern Slipper Chairs
  • Pair of Petite Modern Slipper Chairs
H 29 in. W 18.5 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Petite Mahogany Salon Chairs
Located in Hingham, MA
Pair of lovely little carved mahogany shield-back salon chairs with elements of both Georgian and Queen Ann styles. Very sweet and charming. Perfect extra seating when entert...
Category

Early 20th Century British Chippendale Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Milo Baughman Petite Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Francisco, CA
Milo Baughman petite swivel and tilt lounge chairs for Thayer Coggin. Recently upholstered in boucle with rosewood veneer bases.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Petite French 1950s Green Painted Aluminium and Iron Chair
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Very lovely folding iron chair with a gorgeous green patina. The seat and backrest are made of perforated aluminium sheet.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Iron

Petite French Louis XV Style Slipper Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
Petite Louis XV style upholstered painted slipper chair from an apartment decorated by Miles Redd. As found upholstered in a multicolor ikat fabric. Measures: Seat is 13.5" H.
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XV Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Petite French Louis XV Style Slipper Chair
  • Petite French Louis XV Style Slipper Chair
  • Petite French Louis XV Style Slipper Chair
  • Petite French Louis XV Style Slipper Chair
H 29.75 in. W 20 in. D 18 in.
Early French Art Deco Petite Slipper Chair
Located in New York, NY
Early French Art Deco petite slipper chair. Walnut frame. The chair is sturdy.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Early French Art Deco Petite Slipper Chair
  • Early French Art Deco Petite Slipper Chair
  • Early French Art Deco Petite Slipper Chair
  • Early French Art Deco Petite Slipper Chair
H 23.5 in. W 17 in. D 18 in.
Petite Mid-Century Scoop Back Lounge Chair
By Karpen of California
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Petite Mid-Century scoop back lounge chair in cream naugahyde.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Wood

  • Petite Mid-Century Scoop Back Lounge Chair
  • Petite Mid-Century Scoop Back Lounge Chair
  • Petite Mid-Century Scoop Back Lounge Chair
  • Petite Mid-Century Scoop Back Lounge Chair
H 32 in. W 28.5 in. D 28 in.
Pair of Tommi Parzinger Petite Slipper Chairs/ Club Arm Chairs
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Westport, CT
Pair of Tommi Parzinger, for Charek modern petite club/slipper arm chairs , in a off white chenille velvet .Original Down cushions .Nice scale and detail the shape.
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Down, Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Petite Lounge Chairs Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Sexy petite pair of original 1960s lounge chairs in their original nubby wool weave upholstery. In the style of Jens Risom, they are exceptionally comfortable and plush. Upholstery...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Antique Petite French Louis XV Style Slipper Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Sweet French slipper chair with original painted frame and newly upholstered raw silk fabric. Very Hollywood Regency.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Slipper Chairs

Materials

Silk, Wood

Pair of Petite Slipper Chairs by Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of petite slipper chairs designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. Fully restored down to their bones, newly fitter with hand cut high density foam and reupholstered in natu...
Category

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

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

18th century English Georgian Petite Wingback Chair
Located in Savannah, GA
Unusual petite size Georgian ladies wingback chair. Out-scrolled arms supported by walnut cabriole legs. Newly upholstered in silk damask. See measurements below.
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Antique 1720s Great Britain (UK) George I Wingback Chairs

Materials

Silk, Walnut

Petite Art Deco Vanity Chair, Macassar Veneer, Webbed and Premium Leather
By Jean-Michel Frank
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Macassar vanity chair, perfect size for an elegant vanity area. Tufted channel back is exquisite with white leather.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Macassar

Pair of Petite 19th Century French XVI Style Carved Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Lovely pair of petite 19th century French XVI carved and painted curved back chairs. Very nice carving on the chairs and the upholstery is done in a beige and crème fabric. Please n...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Petite Wing Back Chairs with Matching Ottomans
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of petite wing back chairs with matching ottomans. Whimsical fabric with quilted type design. Some wear to upholstery piping and fading to upholstery. Solid construction. Meas...
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Petite Rocking Swivel Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
A small-scale pair of rocking swivel chairs on rosewood bases. Designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Fully restored.  
Category

Vintage 1960s Swivel Chairs

excellent French Style Petite Bergère, Hair on Hide chair
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
Contemporary Louis XV style petite bergere, the backrest upholstered in hair on hide, the sides and seat in faux leather with nailhead trim, the carved frame and armrests with acanth...
Category

20th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Petite Brushed Steel Rocking Chair by Simmons Sheraton Series
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Petite, Industrial, brushed steel rocking chair with upholstered gunmetal vinyl seat is from the Sheraton Series by Simmons Company Furniture, circa 1920s.
Category

Vintage 1920s American Industrial Rocking Chairs

Materials

Steel

Petite Milo Baughman Chair in Italian Cashmere Boucle Fully Restored
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Providence, RI
Petite chair designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1966. Chair sits on a circular walnut veneer base, and swivels. It also has a spring mechanism, so it rocks as well. P...
Category

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

Materials

Wool, Walnut

Petite Milo Baughman Chrome Cube Lounge Chair, Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Petite Milo Baughman chrome cube lounge chair. We love the smaller scale of this chair measuring 25.5" T x 24" W x 25.5" D and the seat height is 16.5". Please note we do have anothe...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Petite Milo Baughman Chrome Cube Lounge Chair, Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Petite Milo Baughman chrome cube lounge chair. We love the smaller scale of this chair measuring 25.5" T x 24" W x 25.5" D and the seat height is 16.5".
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1950s Painted Cast Aluminium Boudoir Petite Art Nouveau Single Chair
Located in San Diego, CA
One of a kind corner single chair, in cream painted finish with green velvet seat, solid and sturdy, nice clean condition the chair has been repainted some chips here and there, but ...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Louis XV Style Antique Petite Armchair
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Louis XV style antique petite armchair. Floral and ribbon cotton fabric upholstery. In shades of green, blue, pink on an off-white background. Honey color wood frame with padded ar...
Category

Vintage 1940s French Louis XV Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Pearwood, Trimming

  • Louis XV Style Antique Petite Armchair
  • Louis XV Style Antique Petite Armchair
  • Louis XV Style Antique Petite Armchair
  • Louis XV Style Antique Petite Armchair
H 33.5 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Set of Four Milo Baughman Petite Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Set of four Milo Baughman Petite swivel and tilt lounge chairs Chairs sit on rosewood swivel bases.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rosewood

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Petite Teardrop Swivel Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
We reupholstered this in a fun fabric. Great for a kids room ! Tilts, swivels and rocks!!
Category

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

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Petite Italian Midcentury Polished Steel Rope Slipper Chair with Velvet Cushion
Located in Atlanta, GA
A petite Italian polished steel rope slipper chair from the mid-20th century, with tassel feet and grey velvet cushion. Created in Italy during the midcentury period, this petite sli...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Steel

Antique French Victorian Carved Rosewood Small Petite Accent Side Chairs, Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Victorian carved rosewood small petite accent side chairs - a pair. Item features a small petite size, beautiful dark rosewood frames, upholstered seats, nicely carved...
Category

20th Century French Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

19th Century French Pair of Petite Carved Walnut Side Chairs
Located in CH
Pair of petite 19th century French beautifully carved walnut side chairs in Victorian style. Very stable and comfortable with new white upholstery, circa 1870.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Petite French Ballroom Side Chair, in Louis XVI Style
Located in CH
Petite French ballroom side chair, in Louis XVI style having a giltwood frame with carved floral ornaments. The front legs are curved and the seat is semi round in front having a cus...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 4 Painted and Gilded Petite French Louis XV Parlor Vanity Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fine set of beautifully painted and gilded carved chairs. They are perfect for use as parlor chairs or as vanity or occasional chairs, circa 1890s. They are in excellent co...
Category

Antique 1890s French Louis XV Side Chairs

Materials

Beech

Vintage Art Deco Petite White Swivel Chair Embroidered Leather by Oxford Ltd.
By Oxford Ltd.
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely petite Art Deco swivel chair in white embroidered leather by Oxford Ltd. of Chicago. It is in wonderful vintage condition. The leather/leatherette has lots of patina including...
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Canvas, Velvet

Pair of Diminutive Petite French Maison Jansen Style Louis XVI Recamier Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a very rare pair of small recamiers but proportioned as if they are larger full size versions. This Pair of petite Regency style distressed painted recamiers has removable cu...
Category

20th Century Regency Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Pair of Rococo Petite Painted Side Chairs with Green Silk, France, 1870
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of French Louis XV style painted boudoir or side chairs. Painted frame with carved rosette and foliate motifs, cartouche and slightly arched framed back above a shapely serpenti...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Rococo Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of Vintage French Louis XVI Style Low Petite Boudoir Small Hiprest Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage French Louis XVI style low Petite Boudoir small Hiprest chairs. Item features low profile frames, brass finials, tapered legs, great style and form, circa early 20th ...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Louis XVI Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Danish Petite Wing Lounge Chair in Snow Velvet and Camel Italian Leather Accents
Located in Wilton, CT
Danish midcentury and Art Deco design is some of the best from said eras. Their sensibility for delicate proportions far excelled that of any other furniture makers of the time. What...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

Petite Art-Deco Club Chairs in Dark Chocolate Velvet by Otto Schulz, Pair
By Otto Schulz, Boet
Located in Wilton, CT
Completely restored, an elegant pair of petite club chairs by German Architect and Designer Otto Schulz, (1882-1970). His prolific career in publication and design was primarily base...
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Petite Sculptural Milo Baughman Tear Drop Swivel and Tilt Slipper or Club Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very rare original, mid century modern swivel and tilt petite arm chair attributed to Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This unique item features a small sculpted frame with rolled an...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

1960s Pair of Petite Lounge Chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar in Red Velvet
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A pair of model 5936 original upholstery red velvet lounge chairs on casters designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. From the 1960 Dunbar catalog, "In a mature and civilized way Dunba...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

19th Century French Louis XVI Pair of Petite Hand Painted Side Chairs "Lyre"
Located in CH
Pair of petite French Louis XVI side chairs made of natural carved wood, hand painted in light green with Lyre backrest. There is also a hand carved and painted bench that matches pe...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Petite Victorian Style Elegantly Sculpted Balloon Back Chairs
Located in San Antonio, TX
Early 20th century Petite Victorian style elegantly sculpted balloon back chairs. This modern take on the Victorian balloon back side chair which traditionally has smaller seats to a...
Category

Early 20th Century American Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

19th Century Pair of Petite French Side Chairs in Oval Shape, in Louis XVI Style
Located in CH
Pair of petite French oval side chairs, in Louis XVI style made of walnut with different front legs with cannelures. Hand carved frame and caned backs and seats, circa 1890.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Petite Wing Back Armchairs In White Damask
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful and elegant in their size combined with damask upholstery. Well constructed wood frames that support the tall back well, very comfortable.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Queen Anne Wingback Chairs

Materials

Damask, Maple

Pair of Petite Edward Wormley for Dunbar "Slipper Benches"
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rarely seen pair of petite "Slipper benches" model #684 designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Newly upholstered frames on zebra wood legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Textile, Zebra Wood

Petite Bohemian Wicker Peacock Chair, 1970s
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering a gorgeous and iconic Mid-Century Modern petite wicker peacock chair. The chair features stunning woven wicker and cane with a curved seat back. It is very comfortable, stur...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wicker

  • Petite Bohemian Wicker Peacock Chair, 1970s
  • Petite Bohemian Wicker Peacock Chair, 1970s
  • Petite Bohemian Wicker Peacock Chair, 1970s
  • Petite Bohemian Wicker Peacock Chair, 1970s
H 29 in. W 23.75 in. D 21 in.
Pair of 19th Century Petite Chinese Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of elmwood chairs was made over a 150 years ago in China’s Shanxi province. Touched by the personal aesthetic sense of the artisan who crafted them, the chairs' simple, ele...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Elm

  • Pair of 19th Century Petite Chinese Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Petite Chinese Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Petite Chinese Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Petite Chinese Chairs
H 29.75 in. W 20.75 in. D 23.5 in.
Petite Antique English Carved Oakwood Bench Child Doll Chair Teddy Bear
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from England, a charming little antique English oak bench! I imagine it was lovingly hand constructed and carved for some special child (if only it could “talk” and tell us t...
Category

Antique 1890s English Arts and Crafts Children's Furniture

Materials

Oak

Lovely Petite Gilded Gold Rope Tassel Vanity Chair Stool Hollywood Regency
By S. Salvadori
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely mid-20th century Italian gold gilt metal stool or vanity seat/chair with a 'rope and tassel' design and cute tufted seat cushion. This chair is petite in stature measuring 29"...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Iron

Rare PETITE "Cottage" Faux Bois Cast Iron Garden Chair by FISKE
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare early rustic cast iron garden chair in the "twig"/ faux bois tradition, circa 1870. Back, seat and sides are made up of a climbing branch and leaf design. Referred to as the "co...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Victorian Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal

Petite Antique French Carved Painted Louis XVI Style Bergère Chair, circa 1920
Located in San Antonio, TX
Petite antique French carved and painted Louis XVI style bergère chair reupholstered in a vibrant celadon, blue, black, white striped designers Guild cut velvet fabric, circa 1920. E...
Category

Early 20th Century Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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Petite Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of petite chairs available for sale. Each of these unique petite chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and metal. Petite chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Petite chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Louis XV styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Petite chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Milo Baughman, Dunbar and Edward Wormley are consistently popular.

How Much are Petite Chairs?

Prices for petite chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, petite chairs begin at $398 and can go as high as $13,750, while the average can fetch as much as $2,750.

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.