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Very Rare Bannister Back Side Chair
Located in West Chester, PA
Arched crest, good turnings, molded splats, rush seat. Turned legs terminating in ball feet. Wonderful old grained paint and patina. Pennsylvania, circa 1730-1740.
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Antique 1730s American William and Mary Side Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

  • Very Rare Bannister Back Side Chair
  • Very Rare Bannister Back Side Chair
  • Very Rare Bannister Back Side Chair
  • Very Rare Bannister Back Side Chair
H 47.5 in. W 18 in. D 14 in.
Extremely Rare William and Mary Side Chair
Located in West Chester, PA
Stepped crest with carved volutes, solid splat, rush seat, turned legs, stretchers and ball feet. Ball and ring front stretcher. Early black paint over original green.
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Antique 18th Century American William and Mary Side Chairs

Materials

Maple

  • Extremely Rare William and Mary Side Chair
  • Extremely Rare William and Mary Side Chair
  • Extremely Rare William and Mary Side Chair
  • Extremely Rare William and Mary Side Chair
H 42.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 14.25 in.
Rare Pair of Renaissance Sgabelli 'Side Chairs'
Located in Woodbury, CT
Extremely well and deeply carved rare pair of Italian Renaissance side chairs, called sgabelli, Small losses to the back and feet. Carved of solid walnut. Beautiful patina.
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Rare Neoclassical Style Side Chair with Caduceus Crest
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very rare caduceus carved back to a traditional neoclassical style side chair. The richly historical and ancient Caduceus symbol features well carved wings and the two Classic intert...
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Antique 19th Century Neoclassical Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Rare Pair of Five Slat Ladderback Side Chairs
Located in West Chester, PA
Good turned ball and ring front stretcher and ball feet. Rush seats with a front apron.
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Antique 18th Century American American Colonial Side Chairs

Materials

Maple

Rare Pair of Mahogany Chippendale Carved Side Chair
Located in West Chester, PA
Carved shells and volutes with rare pierced double hearts in the splat. Cabriole legs with acanthus carved knees terminating in ball and claw feet. Philadelphia.
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Antique 18th Century American Chippendale Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Rare Pair of Maple Queen Anne Side Chairs
Located in West Chester, PA
Cupids bow crest, solid splats, cabriole legs terminating in faceted feet. Flat stretchers and scalloped aprons. Philadelphia.
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Antique 18th Century American Queen Anne Side Chairs

Materials

Maple

  • Rare Pair of Maple Queen Anne Side Chairs
  • Rare Pair of Maple Queen Anne Side Chairs
  • Rare Pair of Maple Queen Anne Side Chairs
  • Rare Pair of Maple Queen Anne Side Chairs
H 40.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 15.25 in.
Rare Mid Century Elmar Flototto Rosewood Side Chair
By Elmar Flötotto
Located in Redding, CT
Rare Elmar Flototto Rosewood Side Chair. This bentwood chair is stamped and signed on the chair by Elmar Flototto and has a beautiful rosewood grain. Great as an accompaniment to any...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Rare Pair of Side Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani for ABV
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Solid maple frames, mohair upholstery. A rare custom model that almost never turns up on the market. Wood has been refinished and seats re-upholstered.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mohair, Wood, Maple

Rare Fischel Bentwood Ebonized Side Chair with Incised & Gilded Decoration
By Fischel
Located in London, GB
A rare Fischel bentwood ebonized side chair incised gilded decoration and original cane seat. Original Fischel paper label to the underneath of the seat.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Side Chairs

Materials

Bentwood, Cane, Beech

Rare Thaden-Jordan Furniture Bent Plywood Side Chairs, Set of 4
By Thaden-Jordan Furniture Co.
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Known as the "Model 102" chair, these very rare steam-formed bent plywood side chairs were designed by Herbert Von Thaden and Donald Lewis Jordan for their company, Thaden-Jordan Fur...
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Vintage 1950s American Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Rare Set of Four Boulle Side Chairs, 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A rare and unusual set of four 19th century French Boulle tortoiseshell and brass inlaid side chairs, each with gilded ormolu mounts, the inlay depicting foliate scrolls and exotic b...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

Materials

Tortoise Shell

  • Rare Set of Four Boulle Side Chairs, 19th Century
  • Rare Set of Four Boulle Side Chairs, 19th Century
  • Rare Set of Four Boulle Side Chairs, 19th Century
  • Rare Set of Four Boulle Side Chairs, 19th Century
H 38.19 in. W 20.48 in. D 19.69 in.
Rare Danish "Wishbone" Side or Desk Chair George Petersens, Denmark
By George Peterson
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare Danish "wishbone" side or desk chair George Petersens, amazing sculptural form and design, retains original grey wool upholstery as well as original label. Elegant ,functional s...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Birch

Very Rare Set of Four Highly Carved Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in West Chester, PA
Carved shell ears with highly carved splat. Shell on center rail with carved knee returns and acanthus carved legs with ball and claw feet. Descended in the James Henderson family of...
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Antique 18th Century American Chippendale Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Rare Pair of Bentwood Side Chairs by Jacob & Josef, Czechoslovakia, circa 1920
By Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
Rare pair of Bentwood side chairs By Jacob & Josef Kohn, Czechoslovakia, circa 1920. Made of beech, laminated splat carved with stylized acanthus motif, turned front legs wi...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Rare Artifort Model 320 in by Geoffrey Harcourt Side or Dining Room Chairs
By Artifort, Geoffrey D. Harcourt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Very rare set of chairs by one of Artifort 's top designers Geoffrey Harcourt (along with Pierre Paulin) in a stunning lavender blue color with satin velvet upholstery in excellent c...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Bentwood, Velvet

Rare Pair of Vintage Side Chairs Designed by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Alexander Girard
Located in Pasadena, TX
A rare pair of vintage Alexander Girard armchairs. The chairs are upholstered in naugahyde in two different color ways, olive with white and slate gray with white. The subtle color t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Rare DCM Side Chair with Magazine Rack by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Boston, MA
This rare iteration of the Eames's DCM side chair, produced by Herman Miller between 1950 and 1954, features a chrome wire magazine rack below the seat. The bent plywood is finished ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Chrome

Rare Panton for Thonet 276 S Chair
By Verner Panton, Thonet, Frederik Sommer
Located in New York, NY
Rare Verner Panton for Thonet 276 S chair in original orange finish, circa 1956. Very hard to find iconic design modernist bent plywood chair, especially appealing in the orange colo...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Plywood

  • Rare Panton for Thonet 276 S Chair
  • Rare Panton for Thonet 276 S Chair
  • Rare Panton for Thonet 276 S Chair
  • Rare Panton for Thonet 276 S Chair
H 32 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Rare Minimal Wrought Iron Lounge Chair
Located in Maastricht, NL
A beautiful chair with a white coated wrought iron frame, wooden arm rest and a wonderful large seat. The back cushion is hung from the wooden top, so it stays in place and leaves...
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Vintage 1950s American Minimalist Side Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Bauhaus Very Rare Chrome Cantilever Pagholz Chairs
By Pagholz Flötotto
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare cantilever Pagholz chairs the seat and back was made at the Pagholz manufacture in Germany. The frame is beautifully chromed tubular with feets that come forwards to prevent ti...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Side Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Bauhaus Very Rare Chrome Cantilever Pagholz Chairs
  • Bauhaus Very Rare Chrome Cantilever Pagholz Chairs
  • Bauhaus Very Rare Chrome Cantilever Pagholz Chairs
  • Bauhaus Very Rare Chrome Cantilever Pagholz Chairs
H 31.5 in. W 16.54 in. D 21.66 in.
Rare Societa Compensati Curvati Chair, Italy, 1950s
By Carlo Ratti, Società Compensati Curvati
Located in London, GB
Very rare Societa Compensati Curvati chair, attributed to Carlo Ratti, Italy, 1950s. Good condition with some signs of wear to wooden seat. Fast shipping worldwide. UK custom...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Rare Societa Compensati Curvati Chair, Italy, 1950s
  • Rare Societa Compensati Curvati Chair, Italy, 1950s
  • Rare Societa Compensati Curvati Chair, Italy, 1950s
  • Rare Societa Compensati Curvati Chair, Italy, 1950s
H 33.08 in. W 18.71 in. D 19.3 in.
Pair of Rare Thonet Chairs Model 110
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Vienna, AT
Simple and elegant beech/plywood construction from the 1890s. Excellent restored, walnut stained with shellac finish. Singed on the frame. Two pieces available.
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Antique 1890s Austrian Vienna Secession Side Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

  • Pair of Rare Thonet Chairs Model 110
  • Pair of Rare Thonet Chairs Model 110
  • Pair of Rare Thonet Chairs Model 110
  • Pair of Rare Thonet Chairs Model 110
H 34.65 in. W 16.54 in. D 17.72 in.
Rare Italian Modernist Bent Plywood Dining Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of five, rare and unique, modernist dining chairs with original, lipstick red lacquered, rounded, bent maple plywood frames and fully restored natural caned seats.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Cane, Maple

Rare Gastone Rinaldi DU 30 Chair for RIMA
By RIMA, Gastone Rinaldi
Located in Maastricht, NL
A rare Gastone Rinaldi 'DU 30' chair for RIMA, Italy with label. Made of a black tubular metal base with a yellow vinyl covered seat. This design was the winner of the Compasso d'o...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Rare Gastone Rinaldi DU 30 Chair for RIMA
  • Rare Gastone Rinaldi DU 30 Chair for RIMA
  • Rare Gastone Rinaldi DU 30 Chair for RIMA
  • Rare Gastone Rinaldi DU 30 Chair for RIMA
H 30.32 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.33 in.
Rare Pair of George II Period Satinwood Chairs
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A rare pair of Hepplewhite George II period satinwood side chairs. The backs each with three carved and fretted urn like splats. Drop in seats and raised square section moulded legs ...
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Antique 18th Century English George II Side Chairs

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Satinwood

  • Rare Pair of George II Period Satinwood Chairs
  • Rare Pair of George II Period Satinwood Chairs
  • Rare Pair of George II Period Satinwood Chairs
  • Rare Pair of George II Period Satinwood Chairs
H 37.41 in. W 21.26 in. D 17.33 in.
Very Rare Thonet Chairs Attributed to Josef Hoffmann
By Josef Hoffmann, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood with upholstered seat and backrest. Catalog number 798. Designed probably by Josef Hoffmann for Thonet, circa 1900. Set of two.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Side Chairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

  • Very Rare Thonet Chairs Attributed to Josef Hoffmann
  • Very Rare Thonet Chairs Attributed to Josef Hoffmann
  • Very Rare Thonet Chairs Attributed to Josef Hoffmann
  • Very Rare Thonet Chairs Attributed to Josef Hoffmann
H 30.32 in. W 16.15 in. D 16.54 in.
Rare Pair of James II Walnut Hall Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Fine and rare pair of James II walnut and cane hall chairs, the turned finials over profusely foliate carved oval backs with turned and carved uprights, standing on canted "horsebone...
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Antique 1680s English James II Side Chairs

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Walnut

Rare "Medea" Chair by Vittorio Nobili for Tagliabue
By Vittorio Nobili
Located in Milan, IT
Unusual upholstered "Medea" chair by Vittorio Nobili for Tagliabue.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Side Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Upholstery

  • Rare "Medea" Chair by Vittorio Nobili for Tagliabue
  • Rare "Medea" Chair by Vittorio Nobili for Tagliabue
  • Rare "Medea" Chair by Vittorio Nobili for Tagliabue
  • Rare "Medea" Chair by Vittorio Nobili for Tagliabue
H 33.08 in. W 18.51 in. D 20.48 in.
Rare Set of Four Friso Kramer Theater Chairs, 1959
By Friso Kramer, Ahrend de Cirkel
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Extremely rare set of ten Friso Kramer theater chairs designed in 1959. Manufactured in the Netherlands by Ahrend de Cyrkel. It was only manufactured during four years so is very d...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Rare Set of Four Friso Kramer Theater Chairs, 1959
  • Rare Set of Four Friso Kramer Theater Chairs, 1959
  • Rare Set of Four Friso Kramer Theater Chairs, 1959
  • Rare Set of Four Friso Kramer Theater Chairs, 1959
H 31.11 in. W 18.9 in. D 18.12 in.
Set 4 Early and Rare Variant Marcel Breuer B5 chair
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Hudson, NY
Produced by Thonet for just a couple of years, this version of the classic B5 chair differs from the more common version by employing a single uninterrupted line of bent tube metal f...
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Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Rare Grosfeld House "Glassics" Lucite and Patent Leatherette Chair
By Grosfeld House
Located in Hudson, NY
Lorin Jackson, design director of Grosfeld house from the mid-1930s, introduced the Glassics collection in 1939, to celebrate the miraculous new material, Lucite. Jackson brought a f...
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Vintage 1940s American Side Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
By Jean Claude Mahey, Maison Romeo
Located in Paris, FR
Sleek, stately lines, Asian inspired with a bold twist like seen in this pair of chairs, were the marks of the French designer Jean-Claude Mahey. These rare pieces were designed by M...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
  • Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
  • Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
  • Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
H 33.47 in. W 22.05 in. D 19.69 in.
Stunning Rare Oak British Chair with Beautifully Carved Back
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A rare and early English carved wood chair having breathtaking back with carvings that depict a child in the center, surrounded by two male heads and acanthus leaves; a piece of art!...
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Antique Early 1800s English Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Early and Rare George Nelson Pretzel Chair, 1952 Sculpture
By George Nelson
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful sculptural side chair. Pretzel designed in 1952 by George Nelson, amazing original finish and patina.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Rare Tall Back Brass Chiavari Chairs with Truncated Legs
Located in North Miami, FL
These fantastical and rare Italian brass Chiavari chairs have tall exaggerated backs and very low seats on truncated 9" legs. Professionally polished, two are newly upholstered in a ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

A Rare Set of 6 Sycamore Dining Chairs by Melchiorre Bega
By Melchiorre Bega
Located in Paris, FR
Six beautiful and rare chairs
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Vintage 1950s Italian Side Chairs

Materials

Sycamore, Upholstery

Rare Set of Five Stainless Steel Chairs by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare set of five stainless steel (acier inoxydable) chairs by Maison Jansen. Manufactured by Usinox. Original green leather seat and back covers that need to be replaced with C. O. M...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Guillerme et Chambron Rare Set of Six French Oak Chairs
By Guillerme and Chambron
Located in East Hampton, NY
Beautifully carved backrests, original upholstery. Sturdy and great country chic look.
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Vintage 1950s French Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Rare Gregg Fleishman Prototype European Birch “Lumbarest” or Puzzle Chair
By Gregg Fleishman
Located in Hollywood, FL
Rare Gregg Fleishman Prototype “Lumbarest” chair. Also known as “Puzzle Chair”. American, 1975. This chair was the prototype for chairs that were produced for 10 years in plywood and...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Rare Set of Five Stainless Steel Chairs by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare set of five stainless steel (acier inoxydable) chairs by Maison Jansen. Manufactured by Usinox. Original green leather seat and back covers that need to be replaced with C. O. M...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Side Chairs

Rare Set of Six Regency Period Mahogany Hall Chairs, circa 1820
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A rare set of six Regency period mahogany hall chairs, each with circular carved molded back rests with Prince of Wales feathers to the center, solid Mahogany seats, raised on out sw...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Rare Pair of Philippe Starck Chairs from the Royalton Hotel, NYC
By Philippe Starck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of Philippe Starck chairs from the Royalton Hotel, NYC. Original label. Royalton Hotel is located just east of Times Square in Manhattan at 44 West 44th Street. It was the ...
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Vintage 1980s North American Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Plywood

Rare Pair of Thomas Chippendale Period 1760 Embroidered Chairs Ornately Carved
By Thomas Chippendale Jr., Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this very rare pair of Thomas Chippendale era circa 1760 Library chairs with period embroidered upholstery These are a very rare and highly collectible pair o...
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Antique 1760s English Georgian Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Rare Pair of Stamped Maison Jansen Louis XV Neoclassical Chairs, 1940s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
The construction of this pair of chairs was deeply cared about, and it shows in the finished product, even some eight decades later. The chairs were made and stamped by French firm M...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XV Side Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

Rare Pair of Chairs by Pierre Cardin for Maison Jansen, 1970s
By Maison Jansen, Pierre Cardin
Located in Paris, FR
Lounge on extravagant deep blue velvet, suspended across a sturdy, but artfully imagined structure made of heavy nickeled metal. This pair of chairs was created by French avant-garde...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Rare Pair of Campanino Chiavari Walnut Chairs by Fratelli Levaggi, 1950
By Fratelli Levaggi/Guiseppe Gaetano Descalzi
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful pair of Italian chairs in walnut wood, model "Campanino" by Fratelli Levaggi from the early 1950s, in Chiavari. These chairs were originally designed in 1807 by Giuseppe Ga...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Rare Pair of Regency Floral Hand Painted Ornate Chinoiserie Ebonized Chairs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this lovely pair of early 19th century Regency chinoiserie ebonized occasional chairs I absolutely love these chairs, they are very rare, the paintwork is nic...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Very Rare Gillows of Lancaster Regency Hardwood Harpist Height Adjustable Chair
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this stunning and very rare original Gillows of Lancaster Rosewood height-adjustable Harpist musician stool A very good looking and well-made piece, the chair ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Beech

Rare Hans-Christian Hansen and Viggo Jørgensen Chair in Original Red Leather
By Hans-Christian Hansen & Viggo Jörgensen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans-Christian Hansen and Viggo Jørgensen for Johannes Hansen, side chair, red buffalo leather, ash, Denmark, 1936 This chair, already designed in 1936, is a very early example of S...
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Vintage 1930s European Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ash

Rare Brazilian Jacaranda Two Chairs and Table Art Nouveau Set, circa 1900
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare Brazilian Jacaranda two chairs and table Art Nouveau set, circa 1900. Mission arts and crafts design. Table height: 30.5" Diameter: 22". Condition: Good with wear commensurate ...
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Antique Early 1900s Brazilian Art Nouveau Side Chairs

Materials

Jacaranda

Rare Zebrano Edition of the Eames LCM Chair for Herman Miller, USA
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Maastricht, NL
A rare zebrano wood edition of the iconic Charles and Ray LCM chair for Herman Miller in mint condition. The chair is made of a steel frame with a beautifully curved plywood seating ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Rare Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 568, Designed by Dirk van Sliedregt, 1954
By Dirk Van Sliedregt
Located in Schagen, NL
Design icon! Pair of two easy chairs, model 568, designed by Dirk van Sliedregt for Gebr. Jonkers, 1954. This highly desirable model is also to be found within the collection of the ...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Rare circa 1880 Burmese Solid Rosewood Hand Carved Floral Chair High Back Ornate
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this absolutely stunning solid Rosewood hand carved high back low seat Burmese chair A truly stunning piece, this type of furniture is just about as ornate as ...
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Antique 1880s Burmese Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Rare Pair of French Carved 19th Century Henri II Oak Chairs with Caned Seats
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful and rare pair of meticulously carved oak 19th century chairs with caned seats. Created in the 19th century, the chairs are sturdy with exceptional color and patina and carv...
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Antique 19th Century French Side Chairs

Materials

Cane, Oak

Rare Bovirke armchair in fibreglass
By Kai Lyngfeldt Larsen, Steen Ejler Rasmussen
Located in Toronto, Ontario
An unusual early fibreglass chair by Kaj Lyngfeldt Larsen & Steen Ejler Rasmussen for Bovirke Denmark.
Materials

Metal

Rare Space Age Original "Garden Egg" by Peter Ghyczy, 1960s, Marked
By Peter Ghyczy
Located in Praha, CZ
The both of chairs are marked with the manufacturer stamps / see photos / and originally dated 1.Oct.1974 and 27.Aug.1974. The original condition, including the original cloth uph...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plastic

Rare and Incredible Pair of Armchairs Designed by Jordan Mozer
By Jordan Mozer
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Pair of 1980s cast aluminium chairs, designed for the Hudson Club "Chicago," IL.
Category

Late 20th Century French Side Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Rare 18th Century English Walnut Country High Back Corner Armchair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An extremely rare 18th century English provincial walnut country high back corner armchair retaining excellent untouched color and Patina throughout with turned supports over pier...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Jacques Adnet, Eight Fine and Rare Side Chairs, France, C. 1938-1940
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Eight fine and rare tall back side chairs by Jacques Adnet. Limed oak with original Aubusson tapestry.
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Tapestry, Oak

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Rare Side Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

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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.

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