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Midcentury Sculptural High Back Swivel Chair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare mid century highback swivel chair. A beautiful one off, statement chair. Modernized in new
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Mid-Century Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of vintage modern round back chairs on swivel bases. Fun pattern fabric with comfortable
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Mid-Century Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
Mid-Century Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
H 28.25 in W 31 in D 31 in
Vintage Channel Back Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Wonderful vintage Channel back swivel lounge chairs designed and manufactured in the United States
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Vintage Channeled Back Swivel Lounge Chair
Located in North York, ON
Vintage Channeled back Swivel lounge chair. America, circa 1970’s. Fully restored with a pale
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Mid-Century Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
with metal inlay details. Stylish barrel back swivel chairs make a distinctive and comfortable addition
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Mid-Century Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
Mid-Century Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
H 30.5 in W 26.5 in D 24.5 in
Pair of Turquoise Channel Back Swivel Chairs
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Turquoise Channel Back Swivel Chairs. These chairs swivel and rock and have a round metal
Category

2010s Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
By Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of vintage modern round back lounge chairs. Fully covered chair and base that swivels.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair - White Matelassé Covered Swivel Club Chairs and Ottoman, Hickory Chair
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Morristown, NJ
Late 20th C. Hickory chair off white matelassé covered swivel club chairs with a matching ottoman
Category

1990s American American Classical Swivel Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood, Down

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Inspired Channel Back Swivel Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Showroom new. Paris swivel channel back chair. Wood swivel base with 360 degree swivel. Spring-down
Category

2010s American Art Deco Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Art Deco Inspired Channel Back Swivel Chair
Art Deco Inspired Channel Back Swivel Chair
H 32.5 in W 30.5 in D 32.5 in
Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Curved Back Swivel Chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair Milo Baughman Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome pair of very unusual swivel chairs designed by Milo Baughman, circa 1960s. One of the
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Striped Channel Back Swivel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of vintage swivel chairs, circa 1950s. Great shape and design, good structural condition
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Channel Back Swivel Chairs, 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
These chairs are super comfortable and very well made. They were in an amazing mid-century home. We
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Wood

Velvet Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

Pair Blue Swiveling Ruched Barrel-Back Lounge Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
These plush chairs are so much more than just typical swivel chairs, draws influence from Milo
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Swivel Barrel Back Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
chairs offer the convenient ability to swivel making them the perfect addition to any modern interior
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather

Set of Four Channel Back Swivel Chairs, 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
These chairs are super comfortable and very well made. They were in an amazing mid-century home. We
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Wood

Vladimir Kagan for Directional High-Back Swivel Lounge Chair
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vladimir Kagan for Directional High-Back Swivel Lounge Chair in a Charcoal Dark Blue Mohair. One
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Upholstery

Pair of Mid Century Modern Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of Mid Century Modern barrel back swivel chairs upholstered in neutral textured fabric
Category

Mid-20th Century Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Vintage Mid-Century Tufted-Back Swivel Rocker Club Chair
Located in Wilmington, DE
Vintage mid-century tufted-back swivel rocker club chair Offered is a vintage mid-century
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Rush Seat and Back Wicker Lounge / Swivel Chair, Throne Chair, Montis
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Stamford, CT
A rush seat and back wicker lounge / swivel chair, Throne Chair A rush seat and back throne
Category

Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

1950's Harvey Probber Leather Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
chair's swivel feature lets you follow the conversation without leaving your seat. Professionally
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Swivel Dining Chair with Seaming Details on the Back
By Munna Design Studio
Located in New York, NY
This swivel dining chair is an Art Deco inspired piece that brings the femininity of the boudoir to
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Oxford High Back Swivel Lounge Chair by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning high back slipper chair was originally designed for professors at St. Catherines
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Contemporary Swivel Chair in White Shearling and Vinyl Back
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
The Tyler Swivel chair is a contemporary swivel chair design that features track arms that curve up
Category

2010s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Postmodern Purple Ascending Clam Shell Back Swivel Chairs - a Pair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
The Postmodern Purple Ascending Clam Shell Back Swivel Chairs, a pair, offer a bold and elegant
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

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

Mid-Century Modern Green Ruched Barrel Back Swivel Chairs, Pair
Located in Dallas, TX
seat back that brings visual interest all raised on hidden swiveling bases. Chairs like these ones will
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Orange Vladimir Kagan Design Channel Back Swivel Chairs
By Directional
Located in Dallas, TX
Directional Inc. from the early 1980s. Each professionally custom upholstered swivel chair, barrel back style
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Mid Century High Back Swivel Lounge Chair by Viko Baumritter
By Viko Baumritter
Located in New York, NY
Rare high back swivel lounge chair by Viko Baumritter. The cozy womb like seat rests on sculptural
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

YETO swivel lounge chair with brass detail on the back
Located in Frazão, Porto
With smooth curves, this modern armchair with swivel base fits into any room, office, bedroom or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Barrel Back Swivel Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This midcentury style chair features comfortable barrel back design and swivel base. Fabric and
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Barrel-Back Chairs on Swivel Mechanism, USA 1990's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing a timeless duo of sophistication and comfort, the Pair of Barrel-Back Chairs on Swivel
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Sculptural High Back Swivel Chairs in Textured Ivory Fabric
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
These Vladimir Kagan swivel chairs deliver an alluring raised collar high art esthetic. The sort of
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery

Pair Milo Baughman Tilt Swivel Chairs. Chrome Backs, Hot Pink Upholstery
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare Milo Baughman tilt swivel lounge chairs with chrome sides/back. Expertly reupholstered in a
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Channel Back Swivel Chairs on Dark Walnut Supports, Directional, C. 1970s
By Directional
Located in Westport, CT
Enhance your space with this exquisite set of Mid-Century Modern swivel chairs by Directional
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

George Nelson Low-Back Executive Tilt-Swivel Chair for Herman Miller
By George Nelson
Located in Seattle, WA
Tilt-Swivel Chair and High-Back Executive Tilt-Swivel Chair. These design took on the lines and forms
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde

Stunning 1970s Vintage Danish Tilt Back Leather Swivel Chair and Stool
Located in Lewes, GB
A stunning 1970s Vintage Danishtilt back leather swivel chair with stool, High quality grained
Category

Late 20th Century Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Mid-Century Milo Baughman Style Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
evolution of design. Offering a modern twist on the classic barrel back swivel accent chair is a
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Italian Modernist High-Back Swivel Chairs, Italy, circa 1960
Located in New York, NY
A unique pair of Italian modernist high-back swivel chairs, circa 1960. Highly sculptural and
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mallo Swivel Chair
Located in North Vancouver, CA
Swivel Chair - a masterpiece of comfort and style. General Dimensions: Width: 36.5" Depth: 36" Back
Category

2010s Canadian Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Chenille, Upholstery, Velvet

Mallo Swivel Chair
Mallo Swivel Chair
H 30.5 in W 36.5 in D 36.5 in
Pair of Mid Century Modern Italian Inspired High Back Swivel Chairs
Located in Tulsa, OK
Pair of Mid Century Modern Italian Inspired High Back Swivel Chairs Above average vintage
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of 1970's Swivel Barrel Back Chairs, Milo Baughman Style
Located in Dallas, TX
Two fabulous Milo Baughman style barrel back lounge chairs. Modernist swivel chairs upholstered in
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Kalida Swivel Chair
By Pier Luigi Frighetto by Black Tie
Located in Milan, IT
This modern and refined swivel chair will be an ideal addition to a modern study or elegant office
Category

2010s Italian Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Steel, Other

Kalida Swivel Chair
Kalida Swivel Chair
H 31.5 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Asia Swivel Chair
By Pier Luigi Frighetto by Black Tie
Located in Milan, IT
chair strikingly complement the linear tension of the 360-degree swiveling base, resting on four legs of
Category

2010s Italian Swivel Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Other

Asia Swivel Chair
Asia Swivel Chair
H 36.62 in W 25.6 in D 26.78 in
Modern Shearling Swivel Chair with Faux Metallic Vinyl Textured Contrast Back
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
Slope arm bucket swivel chair with real shearling and contrast vinyl on outside back. Tight, firm
Category

2010s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin

Pair Matching Mid Century Modern Barrel Back Swivel Chairs Lenor Larsen Fabric
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare pair of mid century barrel back swivel chairs with Jack Lenor Larsen upholstery from the 1970
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

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Swivel Back Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the swivel back chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each swivel back chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wood and metal. Find 437 options for an antique or vintage swivel back chair now, or shop our selection of 22 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a swivel back chair — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right swivel back chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall and Thayer Coggin each produced at least one beautiful swivel back chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Swivel Back Chair?

Prices for a swivel back chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $250 and can go as high as $24,900, while the average can fetch as much as $3,743.

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 Swivel Back Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 12, 2024
    A swivel chair spins on its base. While seated, a user can turn the seat to face a different direction without repositioning the base of the chair. Swivel chairs are popular office furniture because they make it possible to reach for items in a workspace without having to get up from a seated position. In seating areas, swivel chairs allow people to focus on different areas of a room, such as a television screen or other people seated close by. Some dining chairs and bar stools also swivel to make it simpler for diners to sit down at and stand up from the table. Shop a large collection of swivel chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    In certain swivel chairs you can fit a rubber wedge between the base of the chair and the swiveling pole to increase the friction. By hammering the wedge you create a seal, limiting the motion of the chair.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the Tulip chair does indeed swivel. It is a pedestal swivel chair made with an aluminum base and a fiberglass shell, which was very innovative when it was designed in the mid-1950s. You can shop a collection of Tulip chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, the Swan chair swivels on its metal base. The pivoting design was one of the major innovations of the chair that Arne Jacobsen designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it remains a selling point of the piece to this today. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Like most home decor trends, swivel chairs have come in and out of popularity multiple times since their creation. However, swivel chairs are considered classic decor even when they’re not on-trend. Swivel chairs continue to be a popular choice because they spin and can suit a variety of spaces. Shop a wide variety of swivel chair styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A swivel chair means a chair with a seat that can rotate 360 degrees to face in any direction. You can shop many styles of swivel chairs on 1stDibs.com.
  • 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 ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Yes, a swivel on a chair is a good idea in many spaces. In offices, swiveling mechanisms make it possible for you to turn and access different items in your workspace without having to get up from your seat. Swiveling dining chairs can make it easier for people to sit and stand before and after meals, and accent chairs that swivel can allow you to turn and easily engage in conversation with other people in the room. On 1stDibs, find a wide range of swivel chairs.
  • 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.