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Baker Furniture Modern Sculptural Split Reed Rattan Upholstered Lounge Chair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
. Sculptural split reed rattan frame, with upholstered seat and back. Measures: 32.5"W x 29"D x 32.5"H. Seat
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Vintage Postmodern Lounge Chairs by Carson Furniture Newly Upholstered in Boucle
By Carson's Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Postmodern Sculptural Lounge Chairs by Carson Furniture Newly Upholstered in Natural
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

1990s Baker Furniture Sculptural Carved Wood Lion Barrel Tub Chairs, Set of 2
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
ending in paw feet. These extremely rare and stylish upholstered tub chairs are packed with personality
Category

1990s English Regency Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of New Velvet Upholstered Sculptural Easy Chairs by Sven Ellekaer, 1960s
By Comfort Design Furniture, Sven Ellekaer
Located in Rijssen, NL
. True unique pieces of furniture. A custom made re-upholstered pair of lounge chairs has a lead-time
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Teak

Sculptural Upholstered Popcorn Armchair by Kunaal Kyhaan
By KUNAAL KYHAAN
Located in Pune, IN
Contemporary, upholstered fiberglass armchair - Popcorn Armchair by Kunaal Kyhaan. The sensual form
Category

2010s Indian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Fiberglass

Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Velvet Upholstered Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in South Bend, IN
, 1970s Sculptural design, with light gray velvet upholstery. Measures: 30.25"W x 32"D x 30"H. Seat
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Sculptural Upholstered Cushion or Bench by Alfhild Külper
By Alfhild Külper
Located in New York, NY
"Moon Stone" is a sculptural upholstered floor pillow, pouf, or soft bench by Amsterdam-based
Category

2010s Dutch Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool

Sculptural Italian Midcentury Upholstered Loveseat / Chair by Fede Cheti
By Fede Cheti
Located in New York, NY
A sculptural midcentury Italian loveseat by designer, Fede Cheti, with domed high back, two shaped
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Upholstered Lounge Chairs with Sculptural Arms, Europe ca 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
furniture design for the coming decades. Inspired by the conspicuous curves and artistic use of wood that
Category

Vintage 1940s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Post Modern Upholstered Sculptural Lounge Chair, One Chair, 1980s
By Louis Durot, Pierre Paulin
Located in Basel, BS
. One makes the room, and two makes a bang!! These are Stunning examples of sculptural Pierre Paulin
Category

20th Century Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Raw Steel and Upholstered Oak, Contemporary, Sculptural, Pisa Sofa
Located in Goshen, NY
Aside from following our standard three concepts--The Pisa Sofa was simply inspired by inertia. A play on strong forces against thinner materials. Seat Depths: ? 26" or 28" Pleas...
Category

2010s American Sofas

Materials

Steel

1970s Sculptural Chrome Dining Or Center Table
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Modern sleek and sculptural chrome 1970s tubular dining or center table. This table is simply
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Modern Three-Legged Sculptural Armchairs by Preview Furniture Co.
By Preview
Located in Dallas, TX
Eye-catching, three-legged sculptural chairs manufactured by Weiman-Preview. Expertly restored
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

1990s Baker Furniture Barrel Swivel Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company, Milo Baughman
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
These rare and stylish upholstered swivel chairs are packed with personality! Outstanding design is
Category

1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Ultrasuede, Wood

1980s Post Modern Sculptural Waterfall Upholstered Bench, Style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Post modern curved waterfall bench upholstered in a black satin fabric. This sculptural Hollywood
Category

Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Style Wide Frame Sculptural Upholstered Rocker Rocking Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern style wide frame sculptural upholstered rocker rocking chair. Item features a
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

1980’s Post Modern Sculptural Black Upholstered Lounge Rounded Arm Chair
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural 1980's lounge armchair fully upholstered in a black satin fabric. This Post Modern
Category

Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Sculptural Swivel Upholster Lounge, Side Chairs by Michael Wolk for Directional
By Directional
Located in North Miami, FL
These amazing fully restored pair of Michael Wolk sculptural swivel side or lounge chairs are
Category

1990s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Modern Sculptural Shaped Bench Velvet & Wood
By MORADA Haute Furniture Boutique LLC
Located in Miami, FL
upholstered wood shell in combination with the diligently crafted wood base composes this sculptural bench
Category

2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Art Deco Suede Sculptural Curved Back Dining Chairs Newly Upholstered - Set of 6
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Italian Art Deco Sculptural Curved Back Dining Chairs Newly Upholstered in a Holly Hunt
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Brass

Modern Sculptural Shaped Bench White Leather & Wood
By MORADA Haute Furniture Boutique LLC
Located in Miami, FL
upholstered wood shell in combination with the diligently crafted wood base composes this sculptural bench
Category

2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Rocking Chair by Lee Woodard
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
upholstered armrests add to the style and comfort of the piece. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 8 Mid Century Modern Sculptural Upholstered Italian Form Dining Chairs
By Gio Ponti
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Spectacular set of eight walnut with upholstered seats and backs dining chairs in the style of Gio
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Weiman Post Modern Lounge Chairs Newly Upholstered in Latte Bouclé
By Weiman Preview Furniture
Located in Saint Louis, MO
upholstered barrel backs and plunging thickly upholstered arms newly and freshly professionally upholstered in
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

1960s Rare Rattan Lattice Sculptural Tub Barrel Chairs, Set of 2
By McGuire
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A pair of Mid Century tub barrel chairs by JD Originals. The rattan finished frames are upholstered
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Dragonfly Inspired Lounge Chair Upholstered in Leather, True White
By MORADA Haute Furniture Boutique LLC
Located in Miami, FL
sculptural accent for your home! As shown Seat: Mpdash301 Leather Wood: Tanganica Dark Hand Crafted in
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair William Doezema for Baker Mastercraft Brass Inlay Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company, Mastercraft
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Doezema. Chairs feature sculptural solid wood frames with brass inlaid trim throughout and upholstered
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Post Modern Chaise Lounge Newly Upholstered in Ivory White Bouclé
By Directional, Weiman Preview Furniture, Preview
Located in Saint Louis, MO
professionally upholstered in super soft ivory white bouclé. Sculptural form exudes a sophisticated look that's
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Midcentury Upholstered Wood Lounge Chair by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Detroit, MI
gentle curves. The chair is impeccably constructed with a solid wood frame, angled legs and sculptural
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Triton Sculptural Armchair
By Albino Miranda
Located in Barcelos, PT
Triton is a unique armchair that combines bold finishes, with an amazing sculptural shape. Its
Category

2010s Portuguese Armchairs

Materials

Resin, Fiberglass, Leather

  • Triton Sculptural Armchair
  • Triton Sculptural Armchair
  • Triton Sculptural Armchair
  • Triton Sculptural Armchair
H 28.75 in W 39.38 in D 32.68 in
Sculptural Arm Chair
By American of High Point
Located in Clermont, FL
Geometric Bentwood Style Mid-Century Chair custom made by HighPoint Furniture NC. Angular framing
Category

20th Century American Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Sculptural Arm Chair
  • Sculptural Arm Chair
  • Sculptural Arm Chair
  • Sculptural Arm Chair
H 34 in W 23 in D 22 in
Sculptural Danish Chairs
By Knud Vodder
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A set of (8) upholstered dining chairs on solid teak bases. Requires new upholstery.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Sculptural Danish Chairs
  • Sculptural Danish Chairs
  • Sculptural Danish Chairs
  • Sculptural Danish Chairs
H 38.75 in W 20.25 in D 20 in
Sculptural American Midcentury Chairs
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
A pair of sculptural American Midcentury chairs with solid walnut frames and upholstered in a soft
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Fabric, Walnut

Postmodern Curvaceous Sculptural Chaise
By Preview, Vladimir Kagan, Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin, Directional
Located in Houston, TX
Postmodern Curvaceous sculptural chaise. This stunning postmodern chaise was inspired by the
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Bouclé

Chrome Postmodern Sculptural Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of chrome jewel tone velvet upholstered sculptural chairs featuring a Minimalist design
Category

Vintage 1970s Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Sculptural Curved Benches
Located in Chicago, IL
house in upstate New York, tell a story of both form and function. Their simple yet sculptural
Category

20th Century American Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Pair of Sculptural Curved Benches
  • Pair of Sculptural Curved Benches
  • Pair of Sculptural Curved Benches
  • Pair of Sculptural Curved Benches
H 33 in W 70 in D 70 in
Vintage Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chairs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning vintage sculptural walnut lounge chairs, designed in the United States, circa 1950’s
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Walnut

  • Vintage Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chairs
  • Vintage Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chairs
  • Vintage Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chairs
  • Vintage Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chairs
H 34 in W 30.75 in D 26 in
Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant, Mid-Century Modern, armchair features a sculptural ebonized maple frame with aubergine
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

James Mont Style Sculptural Sofa
Located in New York, NY
cushion and newly upholstered. Gondola style. By Leonard Haber for Albano Furniture company.
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

  • James Mont Style Sculptural Sofa
  • James Mont Style Sculptural Sofa
  • James Mont Style Sculptural Sofa
  • James Mont Style Sculptural Sofa
H 32.5 in W 96 in D 33 in
Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sculptural armchair. The chair has a black lacquered wood sculptural frame
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Maison Jansen Styled Metal / Upholstered Stool
By Maison Jansen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A sculptural banded steel based stool with dark brown velvet upholstered seat cushion and to the
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Steel

Pair of Sculptural Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of sculptural lounge chairs. Has brass sabots. Chairs are newly upholstered in gray wood-blend
Category

Vintage 1970s Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Sculptural Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Sculptural Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Sculptural Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Sculptural Lounge Chairs
H 28 in W 29.5 in D 29 in
Contemporary Upholstered, Walnut Dining Chair
By Sebastian Blakeley
Located in Loddiswell, Devon
back. This creates a very sculptural, fluid and ergonomic contemporary design, that sits at ease in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • Contemporary Upholstered, Walnut Dining Chair
  • Contemporary Upholstered, Walnut Dining Chair
  • Contemporary Upholstered, Walnut Dining Chair
  • Contemporary Upholstered, Walnut Dining Chair
H 29.14 in W 21.26 in D 24.81 in
Upholstered "X-Rays" Daybed, Alain Gilles
Located in Geneve, CH
Upholstered "X-Rays" daybed, Alain Gilles Dimensions: 185 W x 86 D x 40 H cm Materials: Black
Category

2010s French Modern Daybeds

Materials

Steel

  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Daybed, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Daybed, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Daybed, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Daybed, Alain Gilles
H 15.75 in W 72.84 in D 33.86 in
Upholstered "X-Rays" Armchair, Alain Gilles
Located in Geneve, CH
Upholstered "X-Rays" armchair - Alain Gilles Dimensions: 110 W x 86.4 D x 76 H cm Materials
Category

2010s French Modern Canapes

Materials

Steel

  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Armchair, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Armchair, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Armchair, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Armchair, Alain Gilles
H 29.93 in W 43.31 in D 34.02 in
Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
Located in Geneve, CH
Upholstered "X-Rays" sofa - Alain Gilles Dimensions: 250 W x 86.4 D x 76 H cm Materials: Black
Category

2010s French Modern Canapes

Materials

Steel

  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
H 29.93 in W 98.43 in D 34.02 in
1960s Italian Sculptural Lounge Chair
Located in New York, NY
1960s Italian sculptural lounge chair upholstered in Boucle. The chair has a sculptural shape with
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Bouclé

Midcentury Kroehler Upholstered Lounge Chairs
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Well designed pair of sculptural armchairs by the Kroehler Co. Featuring blue fabric upholstery
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Upholstered Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A sculptural, tailored and fully upholstered (and very comfortable) sofa floating on well-scaled
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Oak, Upholstery

  • Upholstered Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
  • Upholstered Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
  • Upholstered Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
  • Upholstered Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
H 30.5 in W 80 in D 29 in
Post Modern Sculptural Pouf Sofa, 1980
By Comfort Designs, Inc.
Located in Chicago, IL
Post Modern Sculptural Pouf Sofa, 1980. Newly upholstered in ultra plush mohair A post-modern
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair

Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
Located in Geneve, CH
comfortable upholstered pieces: a sofa (2, 3, 4 seaters), a daybed and an armchair. Instead of hiding the
Category

2010s French Modern Canapes

Materials

Steel

  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
  • Upholstered "X-Rays" Sofa, Alain Gilles
H 29.93 in W 78.75 in D 34.02 in
Sculptural Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Located in Waalwijk, NL
high back is executed in a bent beech frame. The lounge chair and ottoman are upholstered in canvas
Category

Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Canvas, Plywood

  • Sculptural Lounge Chair with Ottoman
  • Sculptural Lounge Chair with Ottoman
  • Sculptural Lounge Chair with Ottoman
  • Sculptural Lounge Chair with Ottoman
H 39.38 in W 27.56 in D 34.26 in
Moveis Cimo sculptural sofa Brazil 1960
By Moveis Cimo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Beautiful sculptural B082 sofa manufactured by Moveis Cimo in Brazil in 1960. This sofa is bulky
Category

Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

  • Moveis Cimo sculptural sofa Brazil 1960
  • Moveis Cimo sculptural sofa Brazil 1960
  • Moveis Cimo sculptural sofa Brazil 1960
  • Moveis Cimo sculptural sofa Brazil 1960
H 27.17 in W 93.71 in D 31.5 in
Sculptural Ernst Kühn Sofa, 1930's
By Ernst Kühn
Located in Kastrup, DK
Ernst Kühn, 1890-1948 Architectural and sculptural sofa designed by Ernst Kühn, presumably made for
Category

Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

  • Sculptural Ernst Kühn Sofa, 1930's
  • Sculptural Ernst Kühn Sofa, 1930's
  • Sculptural Ernst Kühn Sofa, 1930's
  • Sculptural Ernst Kühn Sofa, 1930's
H 38.59 in W 60.24 in D 27.56 in
Scandinavian Modern Sculptural Walnut Scoop Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian modern armchair features a sculptural walnut frame with scoop seat newly upholstered
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Gold Metal Sofa with Sculptural Backrest
By CG capelletti
Located in Milan, IT
, this gorgeous sofa is distinguished by a sculptural backrest handmade of gold-finished and chromed
Category

2010s Italian Sofas

Materials

Textile

  • Gold Metal Sofa with Sculptural Backrest
  • Gold Metal Sofa with Sculptural Backrest
  • Gold Metal Sofa with Sculptural Backrest
  • Gold Metal Sofa with Sculptural Backrest
H 55.12 in W 77.17 in D 37.41 in
Sculptural French Walnut Side Chairs, Pair
Located in East Hampton, NY
WOW! What amazingly chic and sculptural chairs with floating armrests and SO MANY details. French
Category

Vintage 1960s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Walnut

  • Sculptural French Walnut Side Chairs, Pair
  • Sculptural French Walnut Side Chairs, Pair
  • Sculptural French Walnut Side Chairs, Pair
  • Sculptural French Walnut Side Chairs, Pair
H 31.75 in W 23.5 in D 21.5 in
Jens Risom 1970s Sculptural Walnut Armchairs
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
Amazing pair of 1970s sculptural walnut armchairs designed by Jens Risom, fully restored and re
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

  • Jens Risom 1970s Sculptural Walnut Armchairs
  • Jens Risom 1970s Sculptural Walnut Armchairs
  • Jens Risom 1970s Sculptural Walnut Armchairs
  • Jens Risom 1970s Sculptural Walnut Armchairs
H 28.75 in W 22.5 in D 22.5 in
Sculptural Walnut Benches in Boucle, Each
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural walnut bench upholstered in Boucle. By the each. Kagan style.
Category

1990s Modern Benches

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

  • Sculptural Walnut Benches in Boucle, Each
  • Sculptural Walnut Benches in Boucle, Each
  • Sculptural Walnut Benches in Boucle, Each
  • Sculptural Walnut Benches in Boucle, Each
H 19.5 in W 48.25 in D 17.25 in
Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Wing Chair
Located in Pasadena, CA
Dramatic and sculptural wing chair in the style of Fritz Henningsen, from the estate of French
Category

1990s Danish Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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Sculptural Upholstered Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of sculptural upholstered furniture you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, every item from our selection of sculptural upholstered furniture was constructed with great care. There are 3607 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of sculptural upholstered furniture you’re looking for, while we also have 1029 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect object in our assortment of sculptural upholstered furniture — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An option in this array of sculptural upholstered furniture made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one piece of sculptural upholstered furniture that is appealing in its simplicity, but Finn Juhl, Adrian Pearsall and Guillerme et Chambron produced versions that are worth a look.

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Prices for a piece of sculptural upholstered furniture start at $2 and top out at $1,110,729 with the average selling for $4,881.

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.