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Lucian Ercolani for Ercol Cross Spindle Back Chair
By Lucian Ercolani, Ercol
Located in Tilburg, NL
Lucian Ercolani for Ercol Cross spindle back chair in beech and elm. Lovely spindle back chair by Ercol, designed by the founder of the company Lucian Ercolani. Great simple but g...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Beech, Elm

  • Lucian Ercolani for Ercol Cross Spindle Back Chair
  • Lucian Ercolani for Ercol Cross Spindle Back Chair
  • Lucian Ercolani for Ercol Cross Spindle Back Chair
  • Lucian Ercolani for Ercol Cross Spindle Back Chair
H 30.71 in. W 16.15 in. D 18.51 in.
Set of Four Thonet Inspired Natural Blonde Spindle Back Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four Thonet inspired natural spindle back chairs. Lightly refinished, slightly low seat height, otherwise in good natural condition. Set price.
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Late 18th Century Vintage Lancashire Dark Elm Spindle Back Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1780 Lancashire dark elm spindle back chair features a rush seat and a removable patterned pad. Vintage wear is consistent with age.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Other Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Elm

Danish Spindle Back Chair by Thomas Harlev for Farstrup, 1960
By Farstrup, Thomas Harlev
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Danish spindle back chair by Thomas Harlev for Farstrup, 1960. Single dining chair with age appropriate wear but in good condition. Two tone black frame and legs with teak seat. ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

Beachcomber Spindle Back Chair in Walnut
By Greg Mitchell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
During the 18th century, a profound design movement took place in Wales. It was led by peasant-carpenters who, simply in an effort to create a practical seating option, produced one ...
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2010s American Folk Art Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Thonet Mid Century Modern Black Lacquered Spindle Back Chairs, Set of 4
By Thonet
Located in Morgan, UT
Thonet black lacquered spindle back Mid-Century Modern chairs, set of 4 Thonet, USA, 1950s. Measures: 21 wide x 16.75 deep x 29.88 high. Seat height 17.5. Arm height 27.25. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Set of Three Original Midcentury Wood Spindle Back Chairs with Teak Seat
Located in München, DE
Set of three original midcentury wood spindle back chairs with teak seats. Plywood with teak veneer on top, with black lacquered legs and backrest. In the style of Ilmari Tapiovaar...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Teak, Plywood

Beachcomber Spindle Back Chair in Walnut in Stock
By Greg Mitchell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
During the 18th century, a profound design movement took place in Wales. It was led by peasant-carpenters who, simply in an effort to create a practical seating option, produced one ...
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2010s American Folk Art Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

High Back Spindle Back Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Measures: W 22.5 D 19 H 40 SW 18 SD 16 SH 18 Refinished set of six high back maple dining chairs. The set is structurally sound with no visible major areas of wear. Price is for t...
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Late 20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Maple

  • High Back Spindle Back Chairs, Set of Six
  • High Back Spindle Back Chairs, Set of Six
  • High Back Spindle Back Chairs, Set of Six
  • High Back Spindle Back Chairs, Set of Six
H 40 in. W 22.5 in. D 19 in.
Set of Three Scandinavian Modern Spindle Back Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare set of three Danish spindle back dining chairs made in the Scandinavian Modern style. Thick, round frames having a square back with spindles. Supported by tapered round legs end...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Hardwood

Set of Six George III Period Spindle Back Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Set of six George III period elm spindle back and rush seated chairs.
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Antique 19th Century British George III Side Chairs

Materials

Elm

Set of Four Old Hickory Plain Spindle Back Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four Old Hickory Chairs. Signed Old hickory Furniture Company.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chairs Maple Spindle Back Chairs
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
All original midcentury maple Paul McCobb Planner Group spindle back side chairs. Solid maple seat and curved back on tapered legs. Original vintage condition. Original blonde finish...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Maple

Pair of Early 20th Century Spindle Back Chairs in Bouclé
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of early 20th-century chairs with rounded spindle back and legs. The design was inspired by 19th-century smokers bow or captains chairs. These chairs combine elegance with...
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Early 20th Century European Chairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut, Wood, Bouclé

Spindle Back Chairs Antique Accent Primitive Farmhouse Saloon Tavern Inn Rustic
Located in Hyattsville, MD
A pair of antique handmade table chairs, not quite matching, procured from the Maryland Eastern Shore. We have put glides on one chair to even up the heights.
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Antique 1880s American Primitive Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Mid-Century Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chairs Maple Spindle Back Chairs
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Set of 6 All original midcentury maple Paul McCobb Planner Group spindle back side chairs. Solid maple seat and curved back on tapered legs. Original vintage condition. Original blon...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Maple

Antique Elm Lancashire Rush Seated Spindle Back Chair, Scotland 1900, B2925
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique elm and beechwood Lancashire rope seated chair, Scotland 1900, B2923 Scotland 1900 Solid Elm Original finish Shaped to rail With decorative turned spindle back With r...
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Antique Early 1900s Scottish Chairs

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Elm

Solid Wood Windsor Style Dining Chair, Spindle Back Chair by Möbius Objects
By Möbius Objects
Located in Calgary, CA
The Vände chair is a contemporary take on the classic Windsor chair. Hand-turned spindles feature wedged, mortice and tenon joinery for strength and aesthetic appeal. The round se...
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2010s Canadian American Craftsman Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Solid Wood Windsor Style Dining Chair, Spindle Back Chair by Möbius Objects
By Möbius Objects
Located in Calgary, CA
The Vände chair is a contemporary take on the Classic Windsor chair. Hand-turned spindles feature wedged, mortice and tenon joinery for strength and aesthetic appeal. The round se...
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2010s Canadian American Craftsman Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Eight Paul McCobb Spindle Back Chairs for Winchendon, USA, 1950s
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of eight planner group maple spindle back dining chairs by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. An iconic McCobb design. Original label on the bottom. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Maple

Pair of Swedish Spindle Dowel Back Chairs
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice spindle back chairs with newly upholstered seats.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch, Maple

Spindle Back Dining Chairs, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of 6 Danish design dining spindle back chairs in teak. The seats are upholstered in a grey salt and pepper fabric. Excellent condition!  
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

  • Spindle Back Dining Chairs, Denmark, 1960s
  • Spindle Back Dining Chairs, Denmark, 1960s
  • Spindle Back Dining Chairs, Denmark, 1960s
  • Spindle Back Dining Chairs, Denmark, 1960s
H 39.38 in. W 19.69 in. D 20.48 in.
Set of Six Spindle Back Dining Chairs by Heywood Wakefield, 1960s
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Munster, DE
Set of six Mid-Century Modern spindle back chairs manufactured by Heywood Wakefield. Sidechairs are 50 cm wide, arm chairs 58 cm.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cherry

Teak Spindle Back Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With dark and rich teak woodgrain, timeless design, and contrasting light colored upholstery, this vintage rocking chair is a stylish way to add Mid-Century Modern style to space.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

  • Teak Spindle Back Rocking Chair
  • Teak Spindle Back Rocking Chair
  • Teak Spindle Back Rocking Chair
  • Teak Spindle Back Rocking Chair
H 42 in. W 24 in. D 26 in.
Reproduction Spindle Back Red Side Chair
Located in Nantucket, MA
Reproduction spindle back red side chair.
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Early 2000s Chairs

Reproduction Spindle Back Yellow Side Chair
Located in Nantucket, MA
Reproduction spindle back yellow side chair.
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Early 2000s Chairs

Reproduction Spindle Back Whitewash Side Chair
Located in Nantucket, MA
Reproduction spindle back whitewash side chair.
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Early 2000s Chairs

6 Tell City Hard Rock Maple Colonial Style Windsor Back Spindle Dining Chairs
By Tell City Chair Co.
Located in Dayton, OH
6 Tell City chair Company hard rock maple dining chairs, circa 1960s. Features colonial styling with a spindled windsor back with cutout and a contoured seat. The Tell City Furni...
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Vintage 1960s American Colonial Dining Room Chairs

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Maple

Midcentury Ebonized Spindle Back Side Chair
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Most unusual and very stylish side chair. Designer unknown. In the style of transitional from Secessionist to Art Deco Made from tropical hardwood* and have been re-ebonized. Re-...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Side Chairs

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Wood

4 Plywood Spindle Back Tapiovaara Chairs, 1950s
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Den Haag, NL
Set of four beautiful chairs. Spindle back with a teak ply seat, circa 1950s. There were several companies producing this type of chair: Edsby Verken, Pastoe and Nesto and we have be...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Plywood

  • 4 Plywood Spindle Back Tapiovaara Chairs, 1950s
  • 4 Plywood Spindle Back Tapiovaara Chairs, 1950s
  • 4 Plywood Spindle Back Tapiovaara Chairs, 1950s
  • 4 Plywood Spindle Back Tapiovaara Chairs, 1950s
H 32.29 in. W 15.95 in. D 15.75 in.
Hana Dining Chair with Spindle Back
By Greg Mitchell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
On the island of Maui there is a stretch of coast that is as isolated and remote as it is surpassingly beautiful. This area, on the island’s east side, is home to a small community o...
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2010s American Anglo-Japanese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

  • Hana Dining Chair with Spindle Back
  • Hana Dining Chair with Spindle Back
  • Hana Dining Chair with Spindle Back
  • Hana Dining Chair with Spindle Back
H 36 in. W 20 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Swedish Spindle Back Peacock Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Swedish modern wood peacock spindle lounge chair. Item features solid wood construction, clean modern lines, style and form. In the style of Hans Wegner. (Please confirm item loc...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Pair of Spindle Back Barrel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Recently restored pair of vintage walnut framed barrel back chairs with grape colored upholstery. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Vintage Pair of Spindle Back Barrel Chairs
  • Vintage Pair of Spindle Back Barrel Chairs
  • Vintage Pair of Spindle Back Barrel Chairs
  • Vintage Pair of Spindle Back Barrel Chairs
H 31.5 in. W 24.75 in. D 25 in.
Reproduction Spindle Back Slate Armchair
Located in Nantucket, MA
Reproduction spindle back slate armchair.
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Early 2000s Chairs

  • Reproduction Spindle Back Slate Armchair
  • Reproduction Spindle Back Slate Armchair
  • Reproduction Spindle Back Slate Armchair
  • Reproduction Spindle Back Slate Armchair
H 41.75 in. W 21.5 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Handsome Square Back Spindle Side Chairs
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of Handsome Square Back Spindle side chairs with delicately carved foliage and beautiful carved details on the back. Covered in a textured stripe in a champagne color. A lovely ...
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Early 20th Century American Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Danish Modern Hans Wegner Spindle Back Easy Chair
By Hans J. Wegner, PP Møbler
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Known as the "British Chair' this wonderful spindle easy chair is made of ash wood with original paper cord seats. Designed by Hans J. Wegner and produced by PP Mobler circa 2000. Pr...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Unique Vintage Round Back Spindle Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautifully sculpted spindle chair with walnut base and leather seat, perfect for use at a desk or table. Handsome patina to leather, unusual curved lines throughout. (Please conf...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Wood

  • Unique Vintage Round Back Spindle Chair
  • Unique Vintage Round Back Spindle Chair
  • Unique Vintage Round Back Spindle Chair
  • Unique Vintage Round Back Spindle Chair
H 30 in. W 25 in. D 19 in.
Swift Easy Chair, Modern Spindle Back Walnut and Rope Woven Lounge Chair
By Phloem Studio
Located in Stevenson, WA
With a high spindle back and handcrafted bridle joinery clearly displayed, the Swift Easy Chair frame is studio favorite. Each Swift is a complex build for a skilled craftsperson: th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope, Hardwood

1950s Iron Spindle Fan Back Side Chairs, A Pair
By Modernmasters Inc., Paul McCobb, Clifford Pascoe, Freda Diamond
Located in Garnerville, NY
A very nice pair of spindle fan back side chairs. These are dining chair height and can also be used as a nice accent chair anywhere. Circa 1950-60. The iron chair base is reminiscen...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

‘Arka’ Solid Wood Spindle Back Lounge Chair by Yngve Ekström
By Yngve Ekström
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A mid century modern Yngve Ekström "Arka" lounge chair. Low wide profile. Solid wood construction. Original finish. Stamped "Sweden.".
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Comb Back Spindle Lounge Chair
Located in Garnerville, NY
Mid-Century Modern spindle back lounge chair. Black finish with new custom cushions and straps. Delicate yet sturdy design. The height and comb back design are what give this chair i...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Conant Ball Low Back Bow Back Maple Windsor Spindle Chair
By Conant Ball
Located in Germantown, MD
1970s Conant Ball low back windsor chairs. Solid maple wood construction. Excellent condition. Low back and bow back with spindles. Measurements are 25.25" in Width x 21" in Depth ...
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Vintage 1970s American American Classical Side Chairs

Materials

Maple

Reproduction Spindle Back Powder Blue Armchair
Located in Nantucket, MA
Reproduction spindle back powder blue armchair.
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Early 2000s Chairs

  • Reproduction Spindle Back Powder Blue Armchair
  • Reproduction Spindle Back Powder Blue Armchair
  • Reproduction Spindle Back Powder Blue Armchair
  • Reproduction Spindle Back Powder Blue Armchair
H 41.75 in. W 21.5 in. D 24 in.
Reproduction Spindle Back Light Green Side Chair with Blue Underneath
Located in Nantucket, MA
Reproduction spindle back light green side chair with blue underneath.
Category

Early 2000s Chairs

Swift Easy Chair, Handmade Modern Spindle Back Maple and Rope Woven Lounge Chair
By Phloem Studio
Located in Stevenson, WA
With a high spindle back and handcrafted bridle joinery clearly displayed, the Swift Easy Chair frame is studio favorite. Each Swift is a complex build for a skilled craftsperson: th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope, Hardwood

Hana Dining Chair with Spindle Back in Stock
By Greg Mitchell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Hana dining chair, with its hand shaped spindles and seat, is a nod to a rugged island ethos; handmade as a way of life. On the island of Maui there is a stretch of coast that is...
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2010s American Anglo-Japanese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

English West Midlands Spindle Back Armchair
Located in Leamington Spa, GB
A West Midlands spindle-back armchair in ash, elm and beech. Stylistically similar to the well known Clisset, Kerry & Warrender chairs, however the arms, spindles and finials ind...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Country Chairs

Materials

Ash, Beech, Elm

  • English West Midlands Spindle Back Armchair
  • English West Midlands Spindle Back Armchair
  • English West Midlands Spindle Back Armchair
  • English West Midlands Spindle Back Armchair
H 38.59 in. W 22.05 in. D 16.54 in.
Swift Easy Chair, Modern Spindle Back White Oak and Rope Woven Lounge Chair
By Phloem Studio
Located in Stevenson, WA
With a high spindle back and handcrafted bridle joinery clearly displayed, the Swift Easy Chair frame is studio favorite. Each Swift is a complex build for a skilled craftsperson: t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope, Hardwood

Gold Spindle Back Corner Chair with Floral Fabric Seat
Located in Amherst, NH
Victorian style spindle back gold painted square corner chair with a floral fabric seat. The spindles and legs have different turned styles but all look great together. The tops of t...
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Early 20th Century American Late Victorian Corner Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Russel Wright Spindle Back Rocking Chair for Conant Ball
By Russel Wright, Conant Ball
Located in Miami, FL
Spindle back maple wood rocker designed by Russel Wright and manufactured by Conant Ball.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Maple

Solid Birch Barrel Back Bent Wood Spindle Back Armchair Desk Chair
By Paul McCobb, George Nakashima
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern solid birch dining desk armchair attributed to Paul McCobb. Nice complement to George Nakashima decor.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Birch

Seven Robsjohn-Gibbings Style Spindle Back Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Hanover, MA
Seven sinewy curved walnut spindle-back dining chairs; 2 arm chairs and 5 side chairs, exceptionally well made (note cross-stretchers and tightness of joints, curved swan-like arms, ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Hale of Vermont Windsor Spindle Back Dining Chairs
By D.R. Dimes
Located in Southampton, NJ
1950's Hale of Vermont Prospers continuous bow Windsor spindle back dining chairs of fine hand constructed dovetailing with Mortis & Tenon joinery. This scarcely seen set of four fea...
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Mid-20th Century American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Mid 19th Century Maple Spindle Back Caned Seat Chair
Located in Germantown, MD
Civil War Era solid maple caned seat chair. Caning in good condition.. Vintage Solid Wood, Cane Seat Dining Side Accent Chair. truly antique furniture with 5 spindle back. One of the...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Cane, Maple

Mid-century Spindle Back Rocking Chair, the Netherlands, 1960's
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Pastoe
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Teak rocking chair with black spindles and frame. In good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wood

Sommar Dining Chair in White Oak with Spindle Back
By Greg Mitchell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by the casual elegance of Scandinavian cafes with their clean, minimal aesthetic and just enough whimsy to keep the vibe fun, the Sommar Dining Chair was designed to fill a ...
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2010s American Shaker Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Four Paul McCobb Dark Maple Spindle-Back Dining Chairs
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of four Planner Group dark maple spindle back dining chairs by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. An iconic McCobb design.
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Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Maple

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Spindle Back Birch Maple Side Chairs 'Single'
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Spindle Bush Birch Maple side chairs (Single). Item features removable legs, spindle backs, laminated wood construction, clean modernist lines. mid to late...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Birch, Maple

Spindle Back Dining Chairs in the Style of Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1960s
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Brussels, BE
Spindle back dining chairs in the style of Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Spindle Back Planner Group Chair by Paul McCobb for Winchendon, 1950s
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Maple spindle back dining chair from the Planner Group series designed by Paul McCobb and manufactured by Winchendon, Massachusetts. Very good condition with a fantastic patina.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Maple

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Spindle Back Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of spindle back chairs available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, hardwood and fabric, all spindle back chairs available were constructed with great care. We have 258 antique and vintage spindle back chairs in-stock, while there are 28 modern editions to choose from as well. Spindle back chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Victorian spindle back chairs are consistently popular styles. Large spindle back chairs can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller spindle back chairs available at 1stDibs — each spanning 14 inches in width — may make for a better choice. Many spindle back chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group) and George Nakashima produced popular spindle back chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Spindle Back Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,850, while they’re typically $175 on the low end and $32,000 highest priced.

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

Questions About Spindle Back Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    A set of antique Windsor chairs can sell from about $500 to well into the thousands, depending on the quality and condition. Single chairs range from about $100 to thousands, with age being a major factor in value. Find a range of antique vintage Windsor and other chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Round back chairs are often called barrel chairs or barrel back chairs. This is because the curvy shape makes the back look similar to half of a barrel. Often, this type of chair has an upholstered seat and exposed wood legs. You'll find a selection of barrel chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A lyre back chair is a type of furniture used for seating that originated during the early 18th century. It features a square back embellished with wood shaped like a lyre, an ancient stringed musical instrument. On 1stDibs, find a variety of lyre back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A splat back chair is a chair with a vertical central element on its back. Splat back chairs have more of a formal feel to them compared to other types of chairs and seating. Splat back Windsor chairs are popular on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A channel back chair is a chair that features deep channels in the upholstery along the back. These can create a seashell-like effect. This kind of back may also be called a fluted back. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage and new channel back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yoke back chairs are those that feature a curved top rail and a single central splat. The style of chair originated in China during the 10th century and was a common feature in Chinese homes by the 12th century. On 1stDibs, shop a range of yoke back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A bow back chair refers to a silhouette of a chair with a curved back and is usually made with high-quality wood. Bow back chairs were popular during the colonial period and are representative of American-Amish heritage. Browse a range of vintage bow back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A Windsor back chair is a solid wooden chair with an arched spindle back. Most designs have curved arms positioned on angled stands and carved legs connected by a cross stretcher. The chair gets its name from the English city of Windsor, where the chairs were first made in the 18th century. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Windsor back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A spoon back chair is an accent chair that features a deep curved back that forms arms along the sides of the furniture by sloping downward. Most spoon back chairs have wooden backs and upholstered seats. Find a variety of spoon back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A comb back chair is a style of chair featuring a back resembling a comb. Comb back chairs are also known as Windsor chairs and are typically crafted with a cage-like backing. Shop a selection of comb back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A balloon back chair is a specific type of seat that became popular during the Victorian era. It features a curved back that tapers as it travels down to the seat. Many balloon back chairs are armless, and nearly all examples feature upholstered seats. You'll find a range of balloon back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A low-back chair is designed to provide lumbar support to the lower back and mid-back. These chairs have a small backrest that reaches till the middle of one's back. Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary low back chairs from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A sling chair is usually made up of a framework connected by ropes or fabric hanging between the poles or frame. This design results in a structure quite similar to a sling stretcher.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A high back office chair has a tall backrest to provide support to both your back and neck. It helps minimize the risk of chronic neck and back problems. These chairs also come with wheels attached for ease of mobility. Shop a range of antique and vintage high back office chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Countless chair styles have incorporated rounded backs over the centuries, including the famous club chair. Some interior designers favor round-back chairs for their sleek curvatures. Shop a collection of rounded back chairs from some of the world’s top sellers Oon 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Reupholster a barrel back chair by first removing the old upholstery from the chair. Use the old pieces of material as a guide to help you cut the new upholstery into properly sized pieces. Reupholster the chair by using a furniture stapler to re-secure the new upholstery in the same manner that the old upholstery was attached. Shop a range of vintage and contemporary barrel back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While cane back chairs have been made around the globe for thousands of years, it was in the 1970s that this style took the world by storm and became a must for many households. It’s the organic, natural look of a cane back chair that made it so desirable and that makes it a modern furniture element as well, with its tropical vibe and vacation attitude. Shop a collection of cane back chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Balloon back chairs were made mostly in the Victorian era, as they were highly popular at this time in the 19th century. It is generally regarded as a classic antique dining room chair. Browse an array of authentic antique balloon back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The best chairs to prevent lower back pain are the Steelcase lamp chair, the Humanscale Freedom chair, and the Herman Miller Aeron chair. If you're shopping for a chair that will help with lower back pain, there is a variety of chairs that will meet your needs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ladder back chairs have a timeless design that was popular in several eras. Early examples date back to the Middle Ages. The wooden chairs became very popular in colonial America and England during the 17th century. Shop a range of antique and vintage ladder back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To upholster a channel back chair, you will need to remove the seat and back of the chair, measure for new padding and upholstery and make specialized cuts and patterns for the channels. Upholstering channel back chairs is challenging, so if you’re not experienced in upholstering furniture, it’s best to take it to someone who is. Shop a selection of upholstered channel chairs from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 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.