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Minimal style, solid wood chair, textiles or leather seatings
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Restored Paul Frankl Style Square Pretzel Rattan Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Designed in the manner of Paul Frankl, this restored six-strand, rattan lounge chair features square pretzel arms with a matching fitted ottoman. Please note: This listing is for a ...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Lounge Chairs

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Wicker, Rattan

Pair of 1950s Italian Lounge Chairs in the Style of Gigi Radice
By Gigi Radice
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of vintage Italian armchairs with black enameled metal and brass feet. Sleek midcentury Italian design with button back. Completely restored and newly reupholstered in a vi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs Style of Ib Kofod-Larsen Plush Sherpa
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs in the style of Ib Kofod-Larsen having a new Plush Sherpa fabric. This fine pair of custom quality lounge or armchairs in the stylish fashion...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Six Dining Chairs Art Deco Empire Rev French Upholstered style of Andre Arbus
Located in FR
Six dining chairs Art Deco Empire revival French, circa 1940-1960 Mid Century manner of Andre Arbus Upholstered and ebonised wood With brass feet and side roundels These will be sen...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Pink Italian Armchairs and Sofa Paolo Buffa Style, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Rome, IT
Delicious set of pink painted wood frames lounge chairs or armchairs with deep seat. Upholstered with flower design in a very good vintage condition.     
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Alvar Aalto Style Bent Plywood Lounge Chairs by Pastoe
By Cees Braakman, Pastoe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of lounge chairs newly upholstered in natural canvas by Cees Braakman for Pastoe. Bent natural plywood frame in the style of Alvar Aalto. In good original condition with some si...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Birch, Canvas

Asian Style Queen Anne Side Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
Pale yellow painted Asian style queen Anne side chair with a plaid silk covered seat cushion.
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Vintage 1950s American Chairs

  • Asian Style Queen Anne Side Chair
  • Asian Style Queen Anne Side Chair
  • Asian Style Queen Anne Side Chair
  • Asian Style Queen Anne Side Chair
H 45 in. W 22 in. D 21 in.
Art Deco Style Club Chair with Loose Cushions
Located in Greenwich, CT
Our Art Deco inspired chair features loose back and seat cushions. Shown in a Zinc fabric described as jacquard velvet with a unique burnt-out appearance and an abstract, textural de...
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2010s American Art Deco Chairs

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Fabric, Jacquard, Velvet

Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful pair of swivel chairs in the style of Harvey Probber. Fully restored and reupholstered.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
  • Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
  • Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
  • Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
H 30 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
20th Century Italian Louis XVI Style Walnut Wood Four Chairs
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Series of four refined Italian Louis XVI style four chairs in solid walnut wood. The legs are very elegant straight. The seat is wide and comfortable with light brown leather. The ch...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

Italian Mid-Century Dining Chairs Paolo Buffa Style, Set of Six, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Traversetolo, IT
For your consideration this gorgeous set of six dining Chairs characterized by elegant lines, attributable to the design of Paolo Buffa. The structures, despite their slenderness, ar...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

Overman Style Pod Swivel Chair with Nickel Base
Located in New London, CT
High quality reproduction (better construction than the original) of the Swedish Overman pod chair. Just reupholstered in vintage fabric. Heavy, polished-nickel base.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Nickel

Overman Style Pod Swivel Chair with Nickel Base
Located in New London, CT
High quality reproduction (better construction than the original) of the Swedish Overman pod chair. Just reupholstered in vintage fabric. Heavy, polished-nickel base.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Nickel

Danish Modern Wegner Style Teak Chair
Located in Miami, FL
A 1960s Mid-Century Modern vintage side chair; can be used as a desk, dining or accent chair. The seat was recently recovered in a nautical style blue and white striped fabric. The s...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

  • Danish Modern Wegner Style Teak Chair
  • Danish Modern Wegner Style Teak Chair
  • Danish Modern Wegner Style Teak Chair
  • Danish Modern Wegner Style Teak Chair
H 30.5 in. W 19 in. D 18.75 in.
Set of Ten Regency Style Dining Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
This is a set of ten (eight sides, two arms) beechwood dining chairs with ebonized accents and black leather upholstery. With an elegant and simple design, they are incredibly comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Beech

  • Set of Ten Regency Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten Regency Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten Regency Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten Regency Style Dining Chairs
H 36.75 in. W 20.5 in. D 36.75 in.
Elegant midcentury Italian Chairs style Romeo Rega with brass fittings
Located in bari, IT
Midcentury Wooden Italian Chairs with Brass Fittings Four elegant wooden chairs with brass fittings covered in a new fabric with geometric patterns.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Modernist Cantilever Club Lounge Chair Augusto Bozzi Style, 1970
By Augusto Bozzi, Fratelli Saporiti
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Rare and stunning pair of club lounge chairs, Augusto Bozzi, Saporiti style. These cantilever armchairs are typical for the German and Eastern Europe Bauhaus era. These armchairs w...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Club Chairs

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Steel

Hollywood Regency Oversized Distressed Finish Louis XV Style Marquis Chairs Pair
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of oversized distressed finish Louis XV style Marquis chairs. Each in a fine Louis XV style distressed frame with hand carvings. Both in a recently covered fabric of rich gold, ...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Bergere Chairs

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Wood

Custom Postmodern Italian Style Pair of Slipper Chairs Artist Signed Fabric
By Mario Bellini
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Incredible and large, Postmodern Italian style slipper chairs on a plinth bases. Most likely a custom pieces, these beauties truly have lines and curves worth coveting. Kept as f...
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20th Century Post-Modern Slipper Chairs

Custom Postmodern Italian Style Pair of Slipper Chairs Artist Signed Fabric
By Mario Bellini
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Incredible and large, Postmodern Italian style slipper chairs on a plinth bases. Most likely a custom pieces, these beauties truly have lines and curves worth coveting. Kept as f...
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20th Century Post-Modern Slipper Chairs

Set of 6 Milo Baughman Style Chrome Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an excellent set of six dining chairs in the style of Milo Baughman. The set has been re-upholstered and the chrome polished and conditioned. Price is for the set. All items...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Rattan Chair in the Style of Franco Albini, Italian, 1950s
By Franco Albini
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Very stylish chair. Probably designed by Franco Albini. Rattan and wrought iron. Solid structure. It can be used to sit on. Free shipping.    
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Custom Postmodern Italian Style Pair of Slipper Chairs Artist Signed Fabric
By Mario Bellini
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Incredible and large, Postmodern Italian style slipper chairs on a plinth bases. Most likely a custom pieces, these beauties truly have lines and curves worth coveting. Kept as f...
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20th Century Post-Modern Slipper Chairs

Midcentury Rattan Chair in the Style of Franco Albini, Italian, 1950s
By Franco Albini
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Very stylish chair. Probably designed by Franco Albini. Rattan and wrought iron. Solid structure. It can be used to sit on. Free shipping.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Set of Eight Regal Queen Anne Style Mahogany Dining Chairs
By Councill
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful carved mahogany dining chairs by Council Furniture having two armchairs and six side chairs, a pretty scallop shell decoration at the top and recently Scalamandre fabric co...
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Vintage 1950s American Queen Anne Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Fine Dining Chairs in the Style of Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in London, GB
A set of six dining chairs of superb quality in the style of Ulrich. In beautifully sculpted and polished mahogany with aubergine mohair velvet seats. Measure: 49 cm high (seats...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Set of Fine Dining Chairs in the Style of Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in London, GB
A set of six dining chairs of superb quality in the style of Ulrich. In beautifully sculpted and polished mahogany with aubergine mohair velvet seats. Measure: 49 cm high (seats...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Set of Fine Dining Chairs in the Style of Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in London, GB
A set of six dining chairs of superb quality in the style of Ulrich. In beautifully sculpted and polished mahogany with Aubergine mohair velvet seats. Measure: 49 cm high (seats...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Set of Fine Dining Chairs in the Style of Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in London, GB
A set of six dining chairs of superb quality in the style of Ulrich. In beautifully sculpted and polished mahogany with Aubergine mohair velvet seats. Measure: 49 cm high (seats...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Set of Fine Dining Chairs in the Style of Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in London, GB
A set of six dining chairs of superb quality in the style of Ulrich. In beautifully sculpted and polished mahogany with aubergine mohair velvet seats. Measure: 49 cm high (seats...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

12 Single & Two Arm Late 19th Century Hepplewhite Style Camelback Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
A set of 12 single and two arm, late 19th century Hepplewhite style camelback dining chairs, having molded backs with honeysuckle carving to the top rails, with pierced Gothic splats...
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Antique 1880s English Hepplewhite Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Style Arm, Bergère or Wingback Chairs
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti style arm or wingback chairs. These finely detailed sleek and stylish armchairs depict this iconic designers style for flair and simplicity at hi...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

20th Century Italian Design in the Style of Osvaldo Borsani Chairs, Set of 6
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful and rare series of three Italian design chairs from the 1970s in the style Osvaldo Borsani. The chairs have a chromed metal frame and a brown fabric cover. The fabric in ge...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Armchairs

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Metal

Rococo Style Late 19th Century Chair
Located in Vienna, AT
Gilt and bronzed hardwood frame. Nyrokoko, the second half of the 19th century. Repairs, marks, loss of gilt. I offer also on request a professional complete restoration and new upho...
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Antique 1880s French Rococo Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

  • Rococo Style Late 19th Century Chair
  • Rococo Style Late 19th Century Chair
  • Rococo Style Late 19th Century Chair
  • Rococo Style Late 19th Century Chair
H 35.04 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Swedish Biedermeier Empire Roundel Dining Chairs, 19th Century Ormolu Style Pair
Located in LONDON, GB
Antique Swedish Biedermeier pair of dining chairs with rare roundel motifs decorated in ormolu style finish - the chairs have top grade golden birch quilted veneers finished in a Cla...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Ormolu

4 Custom-Made Arts & Crafts Oak Chairs in the Style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
By Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Located in London, GB
Two pairs of custom-made Arts and Crafts oak chairs in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. These chairs were hand made from solid oak in the late 1990s and the light oak pair hav...
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Late 20th Century Arts and Crafts Chairs

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Oak

Tail Low Back Modern Italian Style Chauffeuse Lounge Chairs
By GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Paris, FR
Designed by award-winning duo GamFratesi, the tail chair holds a playful nature, with its rounded back resembling the spectacular form of a peacock tail. The tail chair reflects the ...
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2010s Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

20th Century Chair in the Old Biedermeier Style Maple Root Veneer on Beechwood
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beechwood with maple root veneer. Conical squares. Straight frame. Exceptional arched backrest. Connected by a curved middle bridge. Seat surface, classic padded. High-quality ...
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20th Century German Biedermeier Chairs

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Beech, Maple

Set of 12 English Regency Style Ebonized Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 12 American Federal style (20th century) ebonized side chairs with fluted sides and a gilt carved eagle back with an upholstered seat.  
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Mid-20th Century American Federal Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Style Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of 1960s Mid-Century Modern style swivel lounge chairs are upholstered in a Red mohair velvet fabric with an aluminum base. The mohair covers all sides of the chairs and is...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Eight Milo Baughman Style Chrome Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Sculptural chrome dining chairs in the manner of Milo Baughman. Professionally upholstered in a gold colored velvet fabric provides a modern vibe with its chrome frames. The chair ba...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

24 Louis XVI-Style Hollywood Regency Dining Chairs, circa 1950
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This set of 24 dining room side chairs were manufactured in the 1950s in a Louis XVI-style Hollywood Regency design and finished in gold leaf color, featuring blue and gold colored f...
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Vintage 1950s American Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Oak

Italian Midcentury Reclinable Lounge Chair in the Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Vienna, AT
Highly comfortable and elegant Italian Midcentury armchair with black laquered wooden base and new upholstery. When using the reclinig position the footrest will fold out automatical...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Danish 1940s Pair of Viggo Boesen Style Lounge or Club Chairs
By Viggo Boesen, Flemming Lassen, Slagelse Mobelvaerk
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Incredibly comfortable, exuberant, and superbly made, these chairs perfectly capture the essence of 1940s Danish design coming out of the Art Deco era and into the midcentury. The cu...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Pair of Vintage Bamboo Regency Chippendale Chinoiserie Style Side Accent Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company, McGuire
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Nice pair of vintage faux wood bamboo accent chairs by Baker. Can be used with their removable seat cushions or without, for a more Minimalist look. The seat cushions have been profe...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Pair of Solid Balinese Teak and Cognac Leather Lounge Chairs, Brazilian Style
By Percival Lafer, Sergio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful pair of low lounge chairs, leather and solid teak wood, beautiful set, beautiful leather patina, handmade in Bali.
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Bruno Mathsson Style Bentwood Recliner
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Stamford, CT
A bentwood armchair recliner with black lattice, webbed seat support. Possibly by Bruno Mathsson.  
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

  • Bruno Mathsson Style Bentwood Recliner
  • Bruno Mathsson Style Bentwood Recliner
  • Bruno Mathsson Style Bentwood Recliner
  • Bruno Mathsson Style Bentwood Recliner
H 31 in. W 24 in. D 27 in.
Danish 1940s Pair of Viggo Boesen Style Lounge or Club Chairs in Lambswool
By Slagelse Mobelvaerk, Flemming Lassen, Viggo Boesen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Incredibly comfortable, exuberant, and superbly made, these chairs perfectly capture the essence of 1940s Danish design coming out of the Art Deco era and into the midcentury. The cu...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Set of Six Antique Gustavian Style Limed Oak Dining Chairs
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
A matching set of six limed oak chairs in Gustavian style. They have a delightful urn back splat, an unadorned cabriole or Queen Anne leg and an elegantly understated shaped top-r...
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Early 20th Century English Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Harlequin Set of Ten ( 10 ) Antique Gustavian Style Urn Back Dining Chairs
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
A set of ten English limed oak chairs made up of five different pairs. I have priced them individually because you might want a set of six or eight. I can also extend the set to 1...
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Early 20th Century English Gustavian Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

SH: Set of Four, Six or Eight Jean Prouvé Style Rare Compass Leg Dining Chairs
By Marko
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Set of eight stunning Industrial dining chairs by Dutch Industrial Design brand Marko. The steel frame has the elegant compass shape with a strong connection to the Industrial style ...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

SH, Set of Four, Six or Eight Jean Prouvé Style Rare Compass Leg Dining Chairs
By Marko
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Set of eight stunning Industrial dining chairs by Dutch Industrial Design brand Marko. The steel frame has the elegant compass shape with a strong connection to the Industrial style ...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Armchair Mountbatten Rose Fiore Leather Midcentury Style, Luxury Details
By Osvaldo Borsani, Gio Ponti
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Timeless and comfortable dining chair in Italian fiore leather. This successful dining chair is now offered in primo fiore leather. Here pictured in a soft and trendy Mountbatten ros...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Cal-Style Side Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of Cal-Style Mid-Century Modern side chairs with tubular chrome base and original upholstered seat and back.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

  • Pair of Cal-Style Side Chairs
  • Pair of Cal-Style Side Chairs
  • Pair of Cal-Style Side Chairs
  • Pair of Cal-Style Side Chairs
H 34.5 in. W 19 in. D 23 in.
Pair of Shaker Style Ladderback Chairs
By Shaker Style
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th c. early New England Shaker style Ladderback Chairs.
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Antique 19th Century American Shaker Side Chairs

Materials

Pine

  • Pair of Shaker Style Ladderback Chairs
  • Pair of Shaker Style Ladderback Chairs
  • Pair of Shaker Style Ladderback Chairs
  • Pair of Shaker Style Ladderback Chairs
H 37 in. W 18 in. D 15 in.
Hickory Chair Regency Style Double Caned Chairs
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Southampton, NJ
A pair of double caned, George III Regency style mahogany & satinwood armchairs with tapered reed & turned legs. Beautifully maintained, the pair is fully hand detailed, the caning b...
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Mid-20th Century American Regency Chairs

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Silk, Cane, Mahogany, Satinwood, Down

  • Hickory Chair Regency Style Double Caned Chairs
  • Hickory Chair Regency Style Double Caned Chairs
  • Hickory Chair Regency Style Double Caned Chairs
  • Hickory Chair Regency Style Double Caned Chairs
H 34 in. W 25.25 in. D 25.25 in.
Impressive Set of Twelve Dining Chairs Designed by Cal-Style
Located in Dallas, TX
Dynamic and elegant design by Cal-Style in the United States, circa 1970s. Twelve stunning dining chairs with the Classic thin chrome frames supporting perfectly sized newly upholste...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Stunning Dining Chairs Designed by Cal-Style
Located in Dallas, TX
Dynamic and elegant design by Cal-Style in the United States, circa 1970s. Set of four dining chairs with the Classic thin chrome frame supporting two perfectly sized newly upholster...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Cal-Style Vintage Curved Chrome Cantilever Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Very comfortable curved chrome cantilever dining chairs by Cal-Style. Professionally upholstered in a grey colored velvet fabric provides a modern vibe with its chrome frames. The ch...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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Styling Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the styling chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each styling chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and metal. Find 3262 options for an antique or vintage styling chair now, or shop our selection of 265 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a styling chair — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A styling chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Louis XVI and Louis XV styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one styling chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Modshop, SIMONINI and Baker Furniture Company produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Styling Chair?

Prices for a styling chair start at $132 and top out at $145,000 with the average selling for $3,189.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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 Styling Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Jacobean style furniture is a term that defines all English style furniture from the time of King James to that of King James II. Furniture in this style tends to have a certain 3D fullness and often features deeply carved wood. Embellishments include marine motifs as well as mother-of pearl.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Hitchcock chairs are 19th century-style chairs that were popular in the middle class as an emblem of social mobility. The chairs were affordable due to their easily mass-produced stenciling technique that replaced earlier painting designs.