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1960s Arne Hovmand-Olsen Captain’s Chair
Located in High Point, NC
This captain’s chair designed by Arne Hovmand-Olsen was made in Denmark, circa 1960. The curved
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Jute, Teak

Retro 1960s Arne Hovmand-Olsen Captain’s Chair
1960s Arne Hovmand-Olsen Captain’s Chair
H 31.5 in W 19.5 in D 16.9 in
Sheep leather Captains Chair / office chair
Located in Harderwijk, NL
Offered this elegant Captains Chair is both height-adjustable and tiltable. This beautiful
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Late 20th Century Dutch Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Leather, Sheepskin

Retro Sheep leather Captains Chair / office chair
Sheep leather Captains Chair / office chair
H 36.23 in W 23.63 in D 26.38 in
George Nakashima Black Walnut Captain Chair
By George Nakashima
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Captain chair from American midcentury craftsman George Nakashima. The black walnut chair has a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Walnut

Retro George Nakashima Black Walnut Captain Chair
George Nakashima Black Walnut Captain Chair
H 28.25 in W 23.75 in D 20 in
Lawrence Peabody Mid Century Captains Chair
By Lawrence Peabody
Located in Countryside, IL
Lawrence Peabody Mid Century captains chair This chair measures: 21.5 wide x 19.5 deep x 30
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Arthur Espenet Carpenter Captains Chair. Red Lacquer, Black Leather. Signed.
By Arthur Espenet Carpenter
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare "Captains Chair" by Arthur Espenet Carpenter. Original red lacquered wood and black leather
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1980s American Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Sculptural Walnut Pair Of Adrian Pearsall ‘Captains’ Chairs
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Southampton, NJ
A sculptural pair of ‘Captains’ chairs Model #916-CC having walnut frames, striking Maharam's Paul
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Leather, Cotton, Walnut

Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century Occasional Captains Chairs - Pair
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Countryside, IL
Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century Occasional Captains Chairs - Pair Each chair measures
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall 916-CC Captain Chair for Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Uncommon Adrian Pearsall 916-CC captain chair for Craft Associates, 1960s with fun patterned newer
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Model 67 Captain Chair by Erik Buch for Ørum Møbler
By Ørum Møbler, Erik Buch
Located in London, ON
The Model 67 Captain Chair by Erik Buch for Ørum Møbler is a timeless and elegant piece of
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

1980s Mid-Century Danish Modern Style Captain Chairs by Benny Linden Design.
By Benny A. Linden
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of 1980s Mid-Century Danish Modern Style Captain Chairs by Benny Linden Design. Feature a
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1980s Thai Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Set of Four Captain Chairs by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wonderful set of four American black Walnut 'Captain" chairs handcrafted by George Nakashima in
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Walnut

Pair of George Nakashima Captain's Chairs
By George Nakashima
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of George Nakashima Chairs. Beautiful original finish. Original clients name on underside of
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1960s North American Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Walnut

Rare Pair of Walnut Captain Chair by Wharton Esherick
By Wharton Esherick
Located in Atlanta, GA
woodworker Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), the pair of "Captain's Chairs" manifests the beauty of a minimalism
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Niels Moller Model 55 Teak Captain's Chairs with Cord Seats
By Neils O. Möller
Located in Chicago, IL
This beautiful pair of iconic Niels Møller captain's chairs in teak have Danish cord seats and
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Papercord, Teak

Pair of armchairs model 789B ‘Captain’s Chair’ designed by Josef Frank
By Josef Frank
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of armchairs model 789B ‘Captain’s Chair’ designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Oak 916-CC Captains Chair by Adrian Pearsall, USA, c. 1960's
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Deland, FL
Designed by the incomparable Adrian Pearsall, this iconic Model 916-CC Captain's Chair is the
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Oak

1960s Erik Buch Set of Two Fully restored Captains Chair, Custom Upholstery
By Ørum Møbler, Erik Buch
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s Erik Buch Set of Two Fully restored Captains Chair, Custom Upholstery The well designed
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Teak

1960's Set of Ten Fully Restored Erik Buch Captain Chair in Teak
By Erik Buch, Ørum Møbler
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s Erik Buch model 67 "Captains Chair" in teak for Ørum Møbelfabrik. This rare and very
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Teak

1960s Pair of Erik Buch Model 67 Captains Chair in Teak Reupholstered in Leather
By Ørum Møbler, Erik Buch
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s Erik Buch model 67 "Captains Chair" in teak for Ørum Møbelfabrik reupholstered in exclusive
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Teak

Vintage Mid Century Modern Spindled Drexel Declaration Captain’s Chair.
Located in Seattle, WA
chair.! Vintage Condition Consistent with Age as Pictured. Dimensions. 24 W ; 24 D ; 30 H
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Walnut

Stunning Restored Pair of Custom Teak and Cane Captains Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
available. A fabulous restored pair of cane back Captain's lounge chairs, circa 1990. Beautiful expertly
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1990s American Organic Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Brass

Set 4 Richard McCarthy for Selrite Oak & Iron Upholstered Captains Chairs, 1950s
By Richard McCarthy, Selrite
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Classic set of four Richard McCarthy wrought iron and oak dining armchairs. Featuring sturdy and balanced brown enameled solid wrought Iron reinforced framework, ergonomic curved oak...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Wrought Iron

Forest Green Charles Dudouyt Captain Chair, France 1950s
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in New York, NY
Solid oak armchair with stacking detail in original patina and upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Oak

Reclining Captain's Chair by Sigvard Bernadotte for France & Son
By Sigvard Bernadotte, France & Daverkosen, France & Søn, John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Who needs a throne fit for a king when you could have a chair designed by a prince instead! This
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Armchairs Model 789b ‘Captain’s Chair’ Designed by Josef Frank
By Josef Frank
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of armchairs model 789B ‘Captain’s Chair’ designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Brass

Pair of Cushman Furniture Co. Early American Carved Wood Captain's Dining Chairs
By H.T. Cushman Manufacturing Company
Located in Weymouth, MA
Pair of Cushman Furniture Company carved wood early American style captains chairs (with arms
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Late 20th Century American American Craftsman Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Danish Modern Erik Buch Dining Chairs Model 49
By Erik Buch
Located in San Marcos, CA
. These are the captains chairs. If your'e looking for a set I have 2 more of the captains chairs and 2
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Teak

Rare Set of 6 Dining Chairs by Erik Wørts in Teak and Leather
By Erik Worts
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A set of 6 teak dining chairs by Erik Worts with leather seats and teak frames. Includes 2 captains
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Leather, Teak

Set of 6 Mid Century Modern Heywood Wakefield Dining Room Chairs. Circa 1960s
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Miami, FL
captain chair. Good solid condition with age appropriate wear. The upholstery is also in good vintage
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Five Jan Kuypers for Imperial Midcentury Walnut Dining Chairs
By Jan Kuypers, Imperial Furniture of Canada
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A set of 5 dining chairs designed by Jan Kuypers for Imperial. The set includes one captain chair
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1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Faux Leather, Walnut

Pair of Slim Midcentury Chippendale Style Wingback Chairs
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
set of lounge chairs or as captains chairs for a dining table. Sold as a set. 24"W x 19"D x 44.5" H
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Mid-20th Century American Chippendale Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

1940s Set of 6 Refinished Mahogany Klismos Lyre Back Chairs
Located in Germantown, MD
scroll arms captain chairs. Cream color upholstered seats.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Midcentury Richard McCarthy Cast Iron Outdoor Chairs, Set of 6
By Richard McCarthy
Located in Esperance, NY
captain chair is 25” Seat height: 18.5”.
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1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Metal

Paul Frankl Set of 6 Oak X- Back Dining chairs 1950s
By Paul Frankl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
includes 2 captain’s chairs and 4 side chairs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Foam, Oak

8 Vintage Danish Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs "Garmin" by Nils Jonsson
By Nils Jonsson
Located in San Marcos, CA
6 side chairs and 2 captain chairs, features a vibrant wood grain on each of the solid rosewood
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Rosewood

Set 6 Paul Frankl Style Mid Century Dining Chairs 2 Arm + 4 Side with New Fabric
By Paul Frankl
Located in Troy, MI
. This set includes four side chairs and two captain chairs. Side chairs have a distinct split back and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman Dining Chair, Set of Four
By Brown Saltman, Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
high quality blue cotton fabric. The set includes four captain's chairs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Wood

Vintage Chinoiserie Wooden Dining Chairs - Set of 6
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Vintage chinoiserie wooden dining chairs. The seat features two captains chairs and 4 side chairs
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1980s American Chinoiserie Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Fabric, Wood

6 Teak Dining Chairs
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak dining chairs, circa 1980's. Simple, sturdy design with 2 captain's chairs. Unrestored item
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Teak

6 Teak Dining Chairs
6 Teak Dining Chairs
H 31 in W 19 in D 20 in
Midcentury Japanese Sculpted Teak Dining Chairs C.1960
Located in San Francisco, CA
and two tall captain chairs. Each stamped "Made in Japan". CREATOR Unknown. Made in Japan. DATE OF
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Wool, Teak

1940s Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman Dining Chair, Set of Seven
By Paul Frankl, Brown Saltman
Located in Van Nuys, CA
high quality blue cotton fabric. The set includes seven captain's chairs. North America, circa 1940.
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1950s Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Wood

Broyhill Brasilia Midcentury Dining Chairs with 1 Captain, Set of 5
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Brasilia midcentury dining chairs with 1 captain - set of 5 Each armless chair measures
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Highback Spindle Dowel Oak Dining Chairs by Stephen Hynson
By Stephen Hynson
Located in Chicago, IL
dining chairs, including four armless chairs and two captains chairs. Studio made of oak.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

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Oak

Vintage Danish Modern Dining Chairs by Jl Moller Set of 4.
Located in Seattle, WA
This Set Contains 1 Captain Chair and 3 Side Chairs,Possibly Teak. Chairs have been Professionally
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Teak

1950's Tommi Parzinger Dining Chairs in Brunschwig & Fils
By Parzinger Originals, Tommi Parzinger
Located in Southampton, NJ
woven Chinoiserie fabric. Circa 1950's in excellent vintage condition; ready for use. Captain Chair
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Set of Six Arne Vodder Dining Chairs in Teak
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, G Plan Furniture
Located in Berkeley, CA
Measurements (side chairs): 19? wide x 18? deep x 31.5? tall Captains Chairs: 22? wide x 19? deep x 31.5? tall
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Teak, Wool

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
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1980s Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Cotton

1960s Niels Koefoed "Lis" Brazilian Rosewood & Mohair Dining Chairs- Set of 6
By Niels Koefoed
Located in Roanoke, VA
Denmark circa1960s. Set includes two captain's chairs with arms and four side chairs. Seats are newly
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Mohair, Rosewood

Set of Six Harvey Probber Style Dining Chairs 4 Side 2 Arm
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
side chairs, and two arm, or captains, chairs. Dimensions in listing are for Arm chairs, email for more
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Paisley Ebonized Chairs, Set of Three
Located in Weehawken, NJ
showstoppers and would be perfect as captain chairs on either end of a dining table mixed with chairs you
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Wood

Set of 4 Midcentury Danish Modern Teak Dining Chairs by Tarm Stole Mobelfabrik
By Tarm Stole, Erik Jørgensen
Located in Miami, FL
Mobelfabrik. Manufactured in 1985 Two Captain Chairs and two Side chairs Feature a sleek Mid-Century Modern
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1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Teak

Unique Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Side Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
. This captain chair style piece has angled back legs and thick padded seating covered in white vinyl
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Faux Leather

8 Monteverdi Young Dining Chairs by Maurice Bailey, Mid-Century Modern, 1960s
By Monteverdi-Young, Maurice Bailey
Located in Monrovia, CA
Upholstery, Original Mahogany With Vintage Monteverdi Young Labels. 2 Captain Chairs and 6 Side Dining Chairs
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Danish teak armchair "Captain´s chair" by Arne Hovmand Olsen
By Arne Hovmand-Olsen
Located in Kiel, SH
The Armchair Captain's Chair by Arne Hovmand Olsen, crafted in teak and leather in 1958, is a
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Leather, Teak

Classic Set of 6 Regency Dining Chairs by Bethlehem Furniture
By Bethlehem Furniture, John Widdicomb
Located in Buffalo, NY
, set retains 2 arm (captains) chairs 21" wide. And 4 side chairs, retain original gold leather seat and
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Postmodern Club Chairs by Chromcraft Newly Upholstered in Chenille - Set of 4
By Chromcraft
Located in Chicago, IL
seat cushions provide tremendous comfort as office, side or captains chairs for dining or a game table
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1990s American Post-Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Metal

Set 6 Rosewood Dining Chairs, Paul McCobb, Delineator
By Paul McCobb, Lane Furniture
Located in Buffalo, NY
" Handsome set of Paul McCobb rosewood and black dining chairs. Two captains chairs with arms. Dimensions
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Naugahyde, Rosewood

Vintage Ranch Oak Captains Armchairs by A. Brandt Acorn Brown Finish a Pair
By A. Brandt Ranch Oak Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Captain’s chairs by A. Brandt! This pair of armchairs is comprised of rustic solid ranch oak with an Acorn
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Mid-20th Century American Rustic Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Oak

1960s Vintage Jack Lenor Larson Upholstered Side Chairs - a Pair
By Jack Lennox Larson
Located in Portage, MI
one chair. Would be great captains chairs in the dining room or side chairs flanking a window or
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Mohair, Wood

Set Six Louis XVI Brass Mounted Carved French Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Germantown, MD
and two captain chairs. Measures 20.5" in width, 21" in depth and stands 42" tall. Seat height is 19
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Retro Captains Chair

Materials

Brass

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Retro Captains Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the retro captains chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A retro captains chair — often made from wood, fabric and animal skin — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect retro captains chair — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right retro captains chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Victorian styles are of considerable interest. A well-made retro captains chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by George Nakashima, Edward Wormley and Paul McCobb are consistently popular.

How Much is a Retro Captains Chair?

A retro captains chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,000, while the lowest priced sells for $401 and the highest can go for as much as $56,000.

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 Retro Captains Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Today, a captain's chair is typically used for providing seating at a kitchen or dining table. The name of the chair comes from the fact that furniture of this type once provided seating for a ship's officers in lounge areas. Shop a large collection of captain's chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A captain's chair is an armchair with a saddle seat and low curved back, usually upholstered in leather or cloth. It has vertical spindles that create the appearance of extra height for more formal settings. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Captain’s chairs are called that because early versions of the armchairs were used aboard boats to provide seating for high-ranking officers. These chairs date back to the 19th century and usually featured all-wood construction. Find a selection of antique and vintage captain's chairs on 1stDibs.