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Soleil Dining Chair

Wonderful Set 10 John Hutton Donghia Grey Leather Gold Gilt Grand Soleil Chairs
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in Roslyn, NY
grand Soleil dining chairs. Measures: set includes two armchairs: height of armchairs 37 3/4 inches
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

New York Soleil Armrest Chair in Black Rope Frame & White Legs by Sergio Bicego
By Sergio Bicego
Located in Brooklyn, NY
hand. New York Sofa Soleil is the product of careful research into materials and the desire to maintain
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Rope

New York Soleil Armchair with Black Rope Frame & White Legs by Sergio Bicego
By Sergio Bicego, Saba Italia
Located in Brooklyn, NY
hand. New York Sofa Soleil is the product of careful research into materials and the desire to maintain
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Rope

New York Soleil High Stool with Grey Rope Frame & Black Legs by Sergio Bicego
By Sergio Bicego
Located in Brooklyn, NY
hand. New York Sofa Soleil is the product of careful research into materials and the desire to maintain
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Rope

New York Soleil Low Stool with Grey Rope Frame & Black Legs by Sergio Bicego
By Sergio Bicego
Located in Brooklyn, NY
hand. New York Sofa Soleil is the product of careful research into materials and the desire to maintain
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Rope

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Arflex Marenco Sofa in Fabric Heidi and Candy by Mario Marenco
By Mario Marenco, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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1950's Style Curved Velvet Sofa in Custom Velvet Colors
Located in New York, NY
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Located in Porto, PT
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Two Mario Bellini Sofas Model 'Le Bambole' for B&B Italia in brown leather 1977
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Köln, NRW
Mario Bellini für B&B Italia, Sofas "Le Bambole", leather Alfa, Italien, 1977 This set from 1977 in Alfa leather/Kenia Cuoio finish is in great, unaltered vintage condition! Amazing...
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Afra & Tobia Scarpa, A Low Table, Model 771, Cassina, 1960s
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Cassina
Located in Paris, FR
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19th Century French Louis XV Style Blue Painted and Gilt Bed Frame
Located in Sofia, BG
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Modern Contemporary Soleil Dining Chair Polished Casted Brass by Boca do Lobo
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Modern Contemporary Soleil Dining Chair Polished Casted Brass by Boca do Lobo Modern Contemporary
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Wonderful Set 10 John Hutton Donghia Grey Leather Gold Gilt Grand Soleil Chairs
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in Roslyn, NY
grand Soleil dining chairs. Measures: Set includes two armchairs: height of armchairs 37 3/4 inches
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

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Located in New York, NY
Exceptional set of 6 French dining chairs upholstered in a woven multi stripe stain and water
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20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

Set of Four Cast Aluminum Faux Bamboo Dining Chairs
Located in Danville, CA
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Set of Ten John Hutton for Donghia Silvered Dining Chairs
By John Hutton
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Donghia. Known as "Grand Soleil" chairs featuring a handcrafted frame with a fluted or reeded design. Each
Category

20th Century American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of 8 Elegant Dining Chairs by John Hutton for Donghia
Located in New York, NY
Set of 8 “Soleil Collection” dining chairs in dark walnut with silk upholstery designed by John
Category

Late 20th Century American Dining Room Chairs

Four Cane Back Walnut Dining Chairs by Richard Thompson for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Richard Thompson
Located in San Francisco, CA
A four-piece set of uncommon mid-century walnut dining chairs with woven cane backs and upholstered
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Fabric, Walnut

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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 Soleil Dining Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    A dining chair is a chair used to provide seating while dining at a table. There are two main types: side chairs and armchairs. As the name suggests, armchairs feature integrated arms, and they typically go along the short ends of rectangular tables. Free of arms, side chairs are usually arranged along the sides of rectangular tables. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Dining chairs should be around 18 inches tall. Since most dining tables are 30 inches high, 18 inch tall dining chairs allow for a comfortable amount of legroom. As a general rule of thumb, there should be around 12 inches between a dining table and a seat.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A carver dining chair is a kind of spool chair with legs rising above the seat level to frame the back and support the armrests. A theory about how carver chairs got their name is that the “master of the household” would sit at the head of the dining table and carve the meat that would be served for dinner. A widely reported origin story for the carver chair is that the name references a Pilgrim named John Carver, who was the founder of the Plymouth colony of Massachusetts in the United States. On 1stDibs, shop a range of antique and vintage carver chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    The difference between an accent chair and a dining chair comes down to function and design. An accent chair usually goes in a seating area, and makers craft them with comfort in mind. As a result, most accent chairs feature cushioning and upholstery and are characterized by generous proportions. The purpose of a dining chair is to provide a place to sit while enjoying a meal. Usually, dining chairs are lighter and smaller than accent chairs for easy maneuvering. While they may have padded seats and backrests, dining chairs generally aren't as abundantly cushioned as accent chairs. Explore a large selection of chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room chairs with arms require more space than armless ones.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    A good width for a dining chair is generally considered to be 16 to 20 inches. Chairs within this size range typically provide enough space for most people to sit comfortably. Shop a collection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A dining chair with arms is called a carver chair or elbow chair. It is a traditional dining chair with arms added to it for a more structured look and is a popular option for dining seats for a spot to comfortably rest your arms. Shop a selection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Whether leather is good for dining chairs is largely a matter of personal opinion. However, many people find leather to be easy to wipe clean and appreciate its texture and appearance. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of leather dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room chairs and dining tables do not necessarily have to match. 

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The entire back of a dining chair is simply called the chair back. It may have another name that more accurately describes the shape such as an X back or a cross back. The individual parts of a chair back include the ear, top rail, cross rail, stile and back post. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary dining chairs from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Choosing a fabric for reupholstering dining chairs is dependent on a number of factors. Cotton, faux suede, leather, tweed, velvet and vinyl are all popular options though each has different benefits. It is important to consider durability, ability to clean, and coordinating with decor.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The end chairs are called an armchair. Typically found at the head of the table, these specific chairs have armrests and give off a more formal feel. You can shop a collection of armchairs and dining tables from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Dining chairs without arms are called side chairs. Their counterpart, the armchair, is often found at the head of the table, with the side chairs filling in the seats along the side of the table. Shop a collection of side chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Dining room chairs with arms are simply called armchairs. They are not to be confused with armchairs used in seating areas. A dining chair without arms is a side chair. You'll find a collection of antique and vintage dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, your dining room table and chairs do not need to match. Coordinated colors and styles can add visual flair to a space, and is a great way to show off your personal style. Shop a collection of dining room tables and chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    The seat of a dining room chair is typically 18 inches from the floor and 16 to 20 inches wide.

  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    To pick a fabric for dining room chairs, one should consider durable, easy to maintain or stain-resistant materials. While choosing a fabric is a personal choice, the most commonly preferred upholstery materials include cotton and linen — both are prone to staining, however — as well as leather and synthetic fabrics such as polyester. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary dining chairs from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To protect your woven dining chairs, try a fabric protection spray designed for the specific type of material. Follow the application directions printed on the bottle for best results. Also, wipe your chairs clean after every meal with a slightly damp cloth to reduce the risk of stains. On 1stDibs, find a range of woven dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    The best fabric for dining room chairs is really a matter of preference. Those who are looking for maximum durability should opt for a smooth synthetic fabric that is liquid repellant. Shop dining room chairs in a variety of fabrics on 1stDibs.