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Lovely Small Vintage Occasional Curved Chair with Caned Seat
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very pretty diminutive but comfortable occassional chair having French style, lovely carved wood frame and curvy shape. Upholstered in a feminine green and white small floral print.
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Vintage 1940s American Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut, Upholstery, Cane

French Louis XV Provincial Style Yellow Boudoir Curved Back Small Slipper Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Quality vintage curved back Boudoir slipper chair in the Louis XV taste. Item features a nicely carved solid wood frame, overstuffed loose seat cushion and Classic French Louis XV form.
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XV Slipper Chairs

Materials

Wood

Small Chair with Curved Swan Necks, 20th Century Empire Style
By Momiq Design
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Momiq chair 'Lovebirds' is a small fruitwood chair with curved swan necks. The chair is from the 20th century and Empire style. Chair lovebirds has been adjusted to Momiq design and ...
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20th Century Dutch Empire Chairs

Materials

Cotton

Stylish Small Curved Upholstered Slipper Chair
Located in Essex, MA
A well proportioned, small slipper or club chair with curved back, arms and seat, American, circa 1920s, raised on mahogany reeded square section legs, newly upholstered in cream and...
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Vintage 1930s American Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Small Curved Desk with Matching Chair Attributed to Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Munich, DE
very nice and elegant small desk from the 50thies . all original.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.