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Spool Bench

Upholstered Spool Leg Bench, Spain, 1940s
Located in New York, NY
1940's Spanish spool leg bench. Recently recovered in handspun vintage Belgian linen.
Category

Vintage 1940s Spanish Benches

Materials

Linen, Upholstery

English 19th Century Oak Bench with Spool Turned Legs and Camel Leather Seat
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English oak bench from the 19th century, with spool turned legs, leather upholstery, nailhead
Category

Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Brass

Pair of South German Biedermeier Walnut Benches
Located in New York, NY
Pair of South German Biedermeier (1820s) walnut benches with splayed form legs and upholstered seat
Category

Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Benches

Materials

Walnut, Fabric

English Tudor Style Bobbin Turned Walnut Leather Bench
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rustic English walnut bench, footstool, or ottoman crafted in the Tudor style. The walnut frame
Category

20th Century English Tudor Benches

Materials

Brass

Rustic Carved Wood Bench in Ivory Boucle by Pierre Frey, Mexico, circa 1960s
By La Maison Pierre Frey
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mexican rustic carved wood bench with spool-turned crossbars. Newly upholstered in La Maison Pierre
Category

Vintage 1960s Mexican Rustic Benches

Materials

Wool, Alpaca, Bouclé, Wood

Large Four Piece Round Upholstered Ottoman with Barley Twist Wood Legs
Located in Stamford, CT
An unusual large four piece round ottoman, bench, or bourne. Each piece is pie shaped and
Category

Vintage 1950s English Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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Located in Big Flats, NY
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Materials

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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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H 53.75 in W 60.5 in D 22 in
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Located in Somerton, GB
This superb William IV sofa is of fine quality and elegant form. It comprises of a mahogany frame and features an elegant shaped top rail, Egyptian revival arms and laurel leaf carve...
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English William IV Carved Sofa, 19th Century
English William IV Carved Sofa, 19th Century
H 33.86 in W 78.75 in D 25.2 in
Late 19th Century English Oak Long Needle Point Bench, circa 1880
Located in Madison, MS
This lovely hand stitched needlepoint stool features elegant light pink, dark pink, and yellow flowers with a light blue background. The ottoman rests on 6 ornate dark stained oak le...
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Italian 19th Century Venetian Oval Mirror
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This is a lovely Venetian oval mirror from Italy. Its original plate has lots of foxing and aging. It would definitely add Old World elegance to any space. Be sure to view the detail...
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Rustic Modern Bench in Tanned Oak by Martin & Brockett
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
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H 18.9 in W 63.78 in D 18.12 in
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Located in New York, NY
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Located in New York, NY
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1940's Italian Black Spool Leg Bench
Located in New York, NY
Italian long black spool leg bench. Recently reupholstered in vintage linen.
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Benches

Materials

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Upholstered Spool Leg Bench, Italy, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
19th century Italian spool leg bench. Newly reupholstered in vintage Belgian linen.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Benches

Materials

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Spool Leg Upholstered Bench, Italy, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
19thc Italian spool leg bench. Walnut. Newly refinished. Newly reupholstered in handspun vintage
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Benches

Materials

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Spool Leg Upholstered Walnut Bench, Italy, 18th Century
Located in New York, NY
18th century Italian spool leg bench. Newly reupholstered in vintage handspun Belgian linen.
Category

Antique 18th Century European Benches

Materials

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Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Victorian mahogany upholstered Victorian spool spindle bench loveseat. Item features "Spool
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Materials

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19th Century English Carved Bench
Located in High Point, NC
19th century English oak bench with the most wonderfully carved top. The legs are turned in a spool
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By Addison Mizner
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
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Located in High Point, NC
-turned spool style arms, resting on a single plank seat with a beveled edge, following down to a carved
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Benches

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Oak

19th Century English Carved Window Bench
19th Century English Carved Window Bench
H 23.63 in W 47.25 in D 11.38 in
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Located in Fayetteville, AR
This hand-carved walnut Napoleon III period banquette or bench features hand-painted gold detailing
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Located in Atlanta, GA
An English mahogany hall bench from the late 19th century, with cylindrical armrests and turned
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Located in Atlanta, GA
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Located in Dayton, OH
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Benches

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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Period Hand Carved and Painted Banquette
Located in Fayetteville, AR
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Benches

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Spool Leg Upholstered Foot Stools, Italy, 18th Century
Located in New York, NY
18th century Italian pair of spool leg foot stools. Can also be used as a bench. Newly
Category

Antique 18th Century Italian Footstools

Materials

Wood

Foot Stool-Bench
Located in New York, NY
Spool leg foot stool covered in white muslin.
Category

Early 20th Century Spanish Footstools

Foot Stool-Bench
Foot Stool-Bench
H 19 in W 17 in D 17 in
Scandinavian Modern Vanity Bench, Sweden, circa 1950
Located in New York, NY
Simple and comfortable, this sleek, single bench features a padded seat atop slender, spooled
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Birch

French Footstool/Bench Ebonized Finish, 19th Century, Napoleon III
Located in New York, NY
19th century, French, Napoleon III ebonized spool leg footstool. Upholstered in vintage Belgian
Category

Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Footstools

Materials

Walnut

Vintage 1980s Flair Furniture Pine Settee Love Seat Bench Pierre Deux
By Flair
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Flair Furniture Settee or love seat. Made of pine with spool turned / ribbed design
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Materials

Fabric, Pine

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Located in Laguna Beach, CA
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Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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Located in High Point, NC
19th-C. English oak bench with new linen upholstery. The oak frame is nicely decorated with spool
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Materials

Linen, Oak

19th Century English Oak Window Seat
Located in High Point, NC
decorated edge. There are two hand turned spool patterned handles, which match the pattern on the front legs
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Benches

Materials

Oak

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19th Century English Oak Window Seat
H 20 in W 46.13 in D 11.25 in
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Located in Atlanta, GA
A French giltwood stool from the mid-20th century, with spool legs and linen upholstery. Born in
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of Spool Leg Stools
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Spool legs and stretcher-newly upholstered in linen.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Benches

Pair of Spool Leg Stools
Pair of Spool Leg Stools
H 17 in W 24 in D 16 in
Wrought Iron Three-Part Bench
Located in New York, NY
1930s Italian hand-forged iron bench in three sections; two end pieces with arms and a central
Category

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Materials

Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron Three-Part Bench
Wrought Iron Three-Part Bench
H 27 in W 64 in D 17.5 in
Pair of William IV oak window benches
Located in New York, NY
A pair of William IV oak window benches, each with spool end rails on baluster supports, above a
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Wood

Large Anglo Indian Rosewood and Satinwood Bench/Low Table
Located in Denver, CO
raised on a satinwood base with baluster turned legs joined by box stretchers and raised on turned spool
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Materials

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19th Century American Spool Bed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An ebonized American spool bed of turned hardwood. The side rails screw into the foot and head
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Antique 19th Century American Beds and Bed Frames

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Hardwood

19th Century American Spool Bed
19th Century American Spool Bed
H 30 in W 76 in D 29.5 in
Vintage Steel Cable Spool Bright Red, circa 1960s
Located in Alhambra, CA
Rare vintage steel cable spool with distressed red paint finish. Can be made into a great round
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Vintage 1960s American Industrial Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel

Vintage Steel Cable Spool Navy Blue, circa 1960s
Located in Alhambra, CA
Rare vintage steel cable spool with distressed blue paint finish. Can be made into a great round
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Vintage 1960s American Industrial More Furniture and Collectibles

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Steel

Vintage Steel Cable Spool in Bright Yellow, circa 1960s
Located in Alhambra, CA
Rare vintage steel cable spool with distressed yellow paint finish. Can be made into a great round
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Vintage 1960s American Industrial More Furniture and Collectibles

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Steel

Vintage French Woven Wicker Bench with Lift Top Seat
Located in Antwerp, BE
Woven wicker bench with upholstered lift top seat. Traditionally these benches were used
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Mid-20th Century French Benches

Materials

Rattan

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Spool Bench For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal spool bench for your home. A spool bench — often made from wood, fabric and linen — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a spool bench — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A spool bench made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — is very popular.

How Much is a Spool Bench?

Prices for a spool bench start at $850 and top out at $3,950 with the average selling for $2,700.

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.