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English Spindle Back Chair
Located in Wilson, NC
English spindle back chair, the back is shaped for a very comfortable sitting, original rush seat
Category

Antique 1860s English Armchairs

Materials

Rush, Elm, Oak

English Spindle Back Chair
English Spindle Back Chair
H 37.25 in W 21 in D 19.5 in
Single Ilmari Tapiovaara Style Spindle Back Chair
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous, Mid-Century, two-toned Ilmari Tapiovaara inspired spindle back chair. Single dining or
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 4 Tapiovaara Inspired Natural Blonde Spindle Back Chairs
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 Tapiovaara inspired natural spindle back chairs. lightly refinished, slightly low seat
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Danish Spindle Back Chair by Thomas Harlev for Farstrup, 1960
By Thomas Harlev, Farstrup
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Danish spindle back chair by Thomas Harlev for Farstrup, 1960. Single dining chair with age
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

Chinese Huanghuali (Rosewood) Spindle Back Chair, Meiguiyi, 18th/19th Century
Located in Southampton, NY
Chinese Huanghuali (Rosewood) Spindle Back Chair, Meiguiyi, 18th/19th Century A fine 19th century
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Chairs

Materials

Cane, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Studio Craft Arts Swivel Spindle Back Chair
By Thomas Moser
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern Studio Craft Arts Swivel Spindle Back chair in the style of Thomas Moser
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Custom Set of Eight Spindle Back Chairs, Circa 1920
Located in High Point, NC
Set of eight ash spindle back chairs from England with woven rush seats, circa 1920. There are two
Category

Vintage 1920s English Country Chairs

Materials

Rush, Ash

Beachcomber Spindle Back Chair in Walnut
By Greg Mitchell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
spindle back chairs of that time. It is known as the 'Welsh Stick Chair' and it's makers are thought to be
Category

2010s American Folk Art Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Paul McCobb Spindle Back Chair, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Paul McCobb (American, 1917-1969) for Winchendon, Spindle Back Planner Group Chair (designed 1950
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Wood

Paul McCobb Spindle Back Chair, 1950s
Paul McCobb Spindle Back Chair, 1950s
H 30 in W 20 in D 17.5 in
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
Category

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
spindle back chairs of that time. It is known as the 'Welsh Stick Chair' and it's makers are thought to be
Category

2010s American Folk Art Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

2 Vintage Spindle Back Chairs 1960s-1970s - Sweden
Located in Hannover, DE
Pair of midcentury chairs, most likely from the manufacturer Nesto, Sweden. Production period
Category

Vintage 1960s European Chairs

Materials

Teak

An Antique Set of 4 Spindle Back Chairs
Located in Oak Park, MI
A good set of antique ash and elm spindle back side chairs. Very solidly built in the traditional
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Country Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Ash

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
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Hardwood

Vintage Boho Rustic Spindle Back Chairs - Set of 4
Located in west palm beach, FL
spindle back design. Beautiful all over patina from time. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
Category

Late 20th Century American Rustic Chairs

Materials

Wood

Jorgen Baekmark Pair Yellow Spindle Back Chairs Denmark 1960s
By Jorgen Baermark, FDB Møbler
Located in Troy, MI
A pair of original model J104 chairs designed by Jorgen Baekmark for FDB Mobler 1960s Solid wood in
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chairs Maple Spindle Back Chairs
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
All original midcentury maple Paul McCobb Planner Group spindle back side chairs. Solid maple seat
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Maple

1 of 2 Vintage dining chairs 1960s - spindle back chair - Tapiovaara style
Located in Hannover, DE
Vintage spindle back dining chair in the style of Ilmari Tapiovaara. Unknown manufacturer
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Birch, Teak

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
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Maple

19th Century Early American Ebonized Saddle Seat and Spindle Back Chair
Located in Germantown, MD
the top back, 20" in depth and 33" in height. Seat height is 17" and Seat width is 16.5".
Category

Antique 19th Century American American Colonial Side Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

Set of 4 Blonde Wood Tapiovaara Inspired Spindle Back Chairs by Farstrup
By Farstrup
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 blonde Farstrup spindle back dining chairs. In original condition with normal wear
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech

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
Category

2010s Canadian American Craftsman Dining Room Chairs

Materials

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
Category

2010s Canadian American Craftsman Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Spindle Back Chairs in black stained maple
By Paul McCobb
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Chairs in black stained maple, USA - 1950s. Good original
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Maple

Set of 6 Spindle Back Chairs "Model 101" in Sheepskin & Oak, Denmark, 1950s
By Slagelse Mobelvaerk, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Odense, DK
design is typical for the early Danish Modern movement of the 1940-1950s where the spindle back was a
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Set of Three Elegant Chinese Early 20th Century Spindle Back Chairs
Located in Antwerp, BE
The chairs are constructed with a back top rail, which is supported by round posts that continue
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

Materials

Brass

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.
Category

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
Category

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
No Reserve
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 Rosendahl, DE
Set of six Mid-Century Modern spindle back chairs manufactured by Heywood Wakefield. Sidechairs
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cherry

Stick Back Armchair, England, circa 1890
Located in Culver City, CA
Stick Back Armchair England, circa 1890 Spindle back chair with slab seat, turned legs, and
Category

Antique 1890s English Primitive Chairs

Materials

Wood

Stick Back Armchair, England, circa 1890
Stick Back Armchair, England, circa 1890
H 39.25 in W 24.5 in D 23 in
8 Brazilian Rosewood Spindle High-Back Dining Chairs Danish Sibast Model No. 422
By Arne Vodder, Helge Sibast
Located in Hyattsville, MD
. These Spindle Back chairs were designed by Arne Vodder and made by Sibast Mobler of Denmark in 1961
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Vintage Farmhouse Ebony Windsor Spindle Back Dining Chairs - Set of 6
By The Farmhouse Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Farmhouse Ebony Windsor Spindle Back Dining Chairs - Set of 6 Beautiful set of 6 vintage
Category

20th Century American American Classical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

George Nakashima New Chair
By George Nakashima
Located in Miami, FL
Rare and early model 271 or New Chair, the iconic Windsor spindle back chair reimagined by Japanese
Category

Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Chairs

Materials

Hickory, Walnut

George Nakashima New Chair
George Nakashima New Chair
H 36 in W 19 in D 21 in
English Solid Oak Spindle Back Dining Chairs Set of 8
By Bevan Funnell Ltd.
Located in Toronto, CA
A quality set of English Oak Spindle Back Dining Chairs. The set consists of two with arms and six
Category

20th Century English Tudor Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of George Nakashima New Chairs
By George Nakashima
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of rare and early model 271 or New Chairs, the iconic Windsor spindle back chairs reimagined
Category

Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Chairs

Materials

Hickory, Walnut

Pair of George Nakashima New Chairs
Pair of George Nakashima New Chairs
H 36.25 in W 18.75 in D 21.75 in
George Nakashima New Chair
By George Nakashima
Located in Miami, FL
Rare and early model 271 or New Chair, the iconic Windsor spindle back chair reimagined by Japanese
Category

Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Side Chairs

Materials

Hickory, Walnut

George Nakashima New Chair
George Nakashima New Chair
H 36.25 in W 18.75 in D 21.75 in
Set of 12 Spanish Renaissance Green Upholstered Chair
Located in New York, NY
Set of 12 Spanish Renaissance style (19/20th Cent) walnut spindle back chairs with stretcher and
Category

Early 20th Century Spanish Renaissance Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Fannett Dining Chairs By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Set Of 2
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Bunnik, NL
Set of 2 dining chairs made of teak plywood and black painted legs and spindle backs. Chairs are in
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Four Edmond Spence "Yucatan" Mahogany Side Chairs Woven Sea Grass Seats
By Edmond J. Spence, Industria Mueblera Mexico
Located in Camden, ME
, circa 1958. The solid mahogany framed spindle back chairs with their original woven sea grass seats and
Category

Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Seagrass, Hardwood, Mahogany

Patricia Urquiola Designed 'Nub' Chair
By Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This spindle back chair in ebonized wood was designed for Andreu World by Patricia Urquiola
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Patricia Urquiola Designed 'Nub' Chair
Patricia Urquiola Designed 'Nub' Chair
H 34.88 in W 31 in D 25.75 in
English Windsor Youth Chair
Located in Wilson, NC
English Windsor youth chair, this spindle back chair is entirely made from English elm. The
Category

Antique 1850s English Windsor Chairs

Materials

Elm

English Windsor Youth Chair
English Windsor Youth Chair
H 35.5 in W 17.5 in D 23 in
1950s Oak Rope Scandinavian Danish Dining Chair Cabin Architect Rustic Farmhouse
Located in Hyattsville, MD
A rare and wonderful pair of reinvented shaker spindle backed chairs with rush woven seats by FDB
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Swedish Armchair by Gillis Lundgren for IKEA C. 1961
By Gillis Lundgren
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
unscrew. Very wonderful spindle back chair all solid Birch wood. Made in Sweden - located in Brooklyn NYC.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Birch

English Antique Inlaid Mahogany Arts & Crafts Side Chair Bedroom Chair
Located in Leicester, GB
An absolutely stunning Arts & Crafts spindle back chair from the early 1900s. Made in England. The
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

1940's Bentwood Debrecen Spindle Back Dining Chairs - Mixed - Good Qty Av
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1940’s Bentwood Debrecen Spindle Back Dining Chairs – Mixed – Good Quantities Available 1940’s
Category

Vintage 1940s European Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

English Spindle Back Rocking Chair
Located in Wilson, NC
English spindle back rocker, this gently rocking chair is very comfortable, having arms and a tall
Category

Antique 1860s English Rocking Chairs

Materials

Rush, Beech

English Spindle Back Rocking Chair
English Spindle Back Rocking Chair
H 41 in W 22.5 in D 28 in
Reproduction Spindle Back Red Side Chair
Located in Nantucket, MA
Reproduction spindle back red side chair.
Category

Early 2000s Chairs

Reproduction Spindle Back Yellow Side Chair
Located in Nantucket, MA
Reproduction spindle back yellow side chair.
Category

Early 2000s Chairs

Reproduction Spindle Back Whitewash Side Chair
Located in Nantucket, MA
Reproduction spindle back whitewash side chair.
Category

Early 2000s Chairs

Teak Spindle Back Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
vintage rocking chair is a stylish way to add Mid-Century Modern style to space. Please confirm location
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Teak Spindle Back Rocking Chair
Teak Spindle Back Rocking Chair
H 42 in W 24 in D 26 in
6 Tell City Hard Rock Maple Colonial Style Windsor Back Spindle Dining Chairs
By Tell City Chair Co.
Located in Dayton, OH
with a spindled windsor back with cutout and a contoured seat. The Tell City Furniture Company
Category

Vintage 1960s American Colonial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Maple

Hana Dining Chair with Spindle Back
By Greg Mitchell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. The wood is milled on our finely tuned machines, then shaped by hand into spindles, legs, back rests
Category

2010s American Anglo-Japanese Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Mid-Century Swedish Spindle Back Peacock Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Swedish modern wood peacock spindle lounge chair. Item features solid wood construction, clean
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Black spindle back rocking chair, Denmark 1960s
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Illum Wikkelsø, Nesto
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black wooden rocking chair in good condition. In the Style of Nesto, Tapiovaara or Eilersen. Would
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wood

Black spindle back rocking chair, Denmark 1960s
Black spindle back rocking chair, Denmark 1960s
H 31.89 in W 21.26 in D 34.65 in
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
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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.
Category

Early 2000s Chairs

Reproduction Spindle Back Slate Armchair
Reproduction Spindle Back Slate Armchair
H 41.75 in W 21.5 in D 24 in
Paul McCobb for Winchendon Maple Spindle Back Lounge Chair
By Winchendon, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
, black lacquered maple frame with spindle back and newly upholstered cushions in segmented gray blue
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

1950s Iron Spindle Fan Back Side Chairs, A Pair
By Paul McCobb, Clifford Pascoe, Modernmasters Inc., 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
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Antique Side Chair With Cane Seat and Spindle Back
Located in Trenton, NJ
, and aesthetic charm? Look no further than this Vintage Spindle Back Cane Seat Chair. This beautifully
Category

20th Century Unknown Colonial Revival Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Scandinavian Mid Century Spindle Back Oak Rocking Chair
By Varjosen Puunjalostus
Located in Edinburgh, Scotland
, Varjosen Puunjalostus, Yvgne Ekstrom and Ilmari Tapiovaara, using traditional shaker inspired spindle-backs
Category

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Oak

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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.

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 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 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 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 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 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
    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 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 ExpertMarch 15, 2024
    The back of a chair is called a chair back. In some cases, you may see people use modifiers to describe the styles of chair backs. For example, a chair with two crisscrossing cross rails is an X-back or cross back, while a chair with a series of horizontal cross rails positioned parallel to one another is a ladder back. Explore a wide range of 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 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 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 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 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 ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Balloon back chairs are from the Victorian era, which lasted from the late 1830s to the turn of the 20th century. These chairs get their name from their rounded backrests and narrow waists, which make it seem like their tops have ballooned or grown in size. On 1stDibs, shop a range of balloon back chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Cross back chairs are sometimes called X-back chairs because of the crisscrossing design. However, cross back chair is a commonly used name in its own right. Since couples often rent these types of chairs for seating during wedding ceremonies, some people call cross back chairs wedding chairs. Shop an assortment of cross back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 30, 2023
    Vladimir Kagan designed the Shield Back chair, which debuted in 1955. It features an upholstered back and seat. Cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite is also known for creating an all-wood shield back chair sometime during the mid-18th century. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of shield back chairs.