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Unusual Stylized Swan Bench
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual stylized swan, upholstered bench, gold leaf over carved wood, France, ca' 1950's.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Baroque Revival Benches

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Unusual Stylized Swan Bench
  • Unusual Stylized Swan Bench
  • Unusual Stylized Swan Bench
  • Unusual Stylized Swan Bench
H 28.5 in. W 61 in. D 16.5 in.
Unusual Italian Bentwood Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian bentwood chairs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Unusual Italian Bentwood Chairs
  • Unusual Italian Bentwood Chairs
  • Unusual Italian Bentwood Chairs
  • Unusual Italian Bentwood Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 14 in. D 16 in.
Unusual Curvy Bamboo Sofa
By Ficks Reed
Located in New York, NY
Unusual form bamboo sofa comes with upholstered fitted, tufted pad and pad as is. Well-made sturdy frame, stylish lines, comfortable and chic. Please view the matching chairs and ott...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bamboo, Upholstery

  • Unusual Curvy Bamboo Sofa
  • Unusual Curvy Bamboo Sofa
  • Unusual Curvy Bamboo Sofa
  • Unusual Curvy Bamboo Sofa
H 39 in. W 78 in. D 36 in.
Unusual Antique Hardwood Chinese Armchair
Located in Norwich, GB
Unusual antique hardwood Chinese armchair. This chair has a delightful design with a beautiful rich tone. It boasts an attractive centre splat to the back and elegant shaped open arm...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Other Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

  • Unusual Antique Hardwood Chinese Armchair
  • Unusual Antique Hardwood Chinese Armchair
  • Unusual Antique Hardwood Chinese Armchair
  • Unusual Antique Hardwood Chinese Armchair
H 37.8 in. W 22.05 in. D 18.9 in.
Unusual, 1900s, Painted, Italian Armchair
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Beautifully proportioned, crème painted and parcel-gilt, neoclassical style, Italian armchair. The arms featuring petals and foliate, relief carved embellishments. The back terminate...
Category

Antique Early 1900s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Wood, Wood

  • Unusual, 1900s, Painted, Italian Armchair
  • Unusual, 1900s, Painted, Italian Armchair
  • Unusual, 1900s, Painted, Italian Armchair
  • Unusual, 1900s, Painted, Italian Armchair
H 38.5 in. W 25.5 in. D 25.5 in.
Unusual Cast Iron Dentist Stool
Located in Milan, IT
An unusual adjustable cast iron dentist’s stool with a big metal spring, weight motion. Original white color.
Category

Antique 1890s French Stools

Materials

Enamel, Iron

Pair of Unusual Cherrywood Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of unusual cherrywood armchairs with stylized cutout frame.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Unusual Cherrywood Armchairs
  • Pair of Unusual Cherrywood Armchairs
  • Pair of Unusual Cherrywood Armchairs
  • Pair of Unusual Cherrywood Armchairs
H 35.5 in. W 23 in. D 31 in.
Unusual American Empire Mahogany Armchair
Located in Hingham, MA
Mid-late 19th century (Second Period) American Empire chair, stripped, tightened and finish restored and polished, ready for your upholsterer's workbench. It is most unusual to find ...
Category

Antique 1850s American Empire Revival Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Unusual Louis XV Painted Armchair
Located in Essex, MA
With an upholstered back and carved serpentine crestrail over arms that are hinged, upholstered serpentine seat with carved and pierced seat rail, raised on cabriole legs and scroll ...
Category

Antique 1750s French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Unusual Louis XV Painted Armchair
  • Unusual Louis XV Painted Armchair
  • Unusual Louis XV Painted Armchair
  • Unusual Louis XV Painted Armchair
H 34.75 in. W 25 in. D 26 in.
Unusual Regency Mahogany Sabre Leg Armchair
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
An unusual Regency mahogany sabre leg arm chair with substantial wings and brass castors, re-upholstered in distressed black leather.  
Category

Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Unusual Regency Mahogany Sabre Leg Armchair
  • Unusual Regency Mahogany Sabre Leg Armchair
  • Unusual Regency Mahogany Sabre Leg Armchair
  • Unusual Regency Mahogany Sabre Leg Armchair
H 43 in. W 31.50 in. D 31 in.
Unusual Pair of English Bamboo Armchairs
Located in Port Chester, NY
Pair of late 19th century English bamboo armchairs with ebonized spindles and intricate bases.
Category

Antique 1880s European Regency Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Unusual Pair of English Bamboo Armchairs
  • Unusual Pair of English Bamboo Armchairs
  • Unusual Pair of English Bamboo Armchairs
  • Unusual Pair of English Bamboo Armchairs
H 39.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 23 in.
Unusual Carved Oak Danish Wing Chair
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A Scandinavian oak art nouveau child sized chair with chunky legs and organic scrolling arms. The back rest of the chair has oak rivets down the side of the frame and finials to the ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Scandinavian Art Nouveau Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Unusual Carved Oak Danish Wing Chair
  • Unusual Carved Oak Danish Wing Chair
  • Unusual Carved Oak Danish Wing Chair
  • Unusual Carved Oak Danish Wing Chair
H 37.41 in. W 24.81 in. D 25.6 in.
Extremely Unusual Regency Mahogany Low Stool
By Charles Heathcote Tatham
Located in London, GB
With simulated bronze paw feet, in the manner of Charles Heathcote Tatham.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century British Stools

Materials

Mahogany

  • Extremely Unusual Regency Mahogany Low Stool
  • Extremely Unusual Regency Mahogany Low Stool
  • Extremely Unusual Regency Mahogany Low Stool
  • Extremely Unusual Regency Mahogany Low Stool
H 13.39 in. W 34.26 in. D 20.08 in.
Unusual European Chaise Lounge
By Willy Guhl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderfully sculpted chaise lounge encased in fibercrete, very much in the manner of Willy Guhl. Resourced in Europe, this fantastic form is a spectacular example of functional art...
Category

Vintage 1960s European Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Concrete

  • Unusual European Chaise Lounge
  • Unusual European Chaise Lounge
  • Unusual European Chaise Lounge
  • Unusual European Chaise Lounge
H 37 in. W 24 in. D 62 in.
Unusual Small Baby Chairs, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
These unusual small baby chairs. This is a nice design, circa 1970.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Unusual Small Baby Chairs, circa 1970
  • Unusual Small Baby Chairs, circa 1970
  • Unusual Small Baby Chairs, circa 1970
  • Unusual Small Baby Chairs, circa 1970
H 17.72 in. W 11.03 in. D 11.82 in.
A Set of Three Unusual Libriary Stools
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A set of three libriary or child stools. Super sturdy and well-made of solid birch circa 1950s. Could be foot stools or ottomans, etc...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

  • A Set of Three Unusual Libriary Stools
  • A Set of Three Unusual Libriary Stools
  • A Set of Three Unusual Libriary Stools
  • A Set of Three Unusual Libriary Stools
H 11.75 in. W 16 in. D 12 in.
Very Unusual Archaic Georgian Wainscot Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Most unusual English or Welsh Georgian wainscot armchair following the 16th and 17th century tradition of paneled backs and sides, but with early Regency motifs. This richly patinate...
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier Welsh Country Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Unusual 19th c. Austrian Bentwood Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Nineteenth century Austrian bentwood armchair with an unusual scrolling curlicue design and cane panels at the back, seat, and arms.
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Armchairs

Materials

Bentwood, Cane

  • Unusual 19th c. Austrian Bentwood Armchair
  • Unusual 19th c. Austrian Bentwood Armchair
  • Unusual 19th c. Austrian Bentwood Armchair
  • Unusual 19th c. Austrian Bentwood Armchair
H 43 in. W 39.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Amsterdam School Unusual Armchair with Purple Velours
Located in Antwerp, BE
Unusual Dutch Art Deco armchair, 1930s, Netherlands Stained oak sculptural armchair on five ebonized conic feet. The sides and the back are like shields guarding you while seated...
Category

Vintage 1930s Dutch Arts and Crafts Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

Pair of Unusual French Midcentury Rattan Chairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of French midcentury rattan chairs of unusual design, with metal frames and cone shaped seats.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

  • Pair of Unusual French Midcentury Rattan Chairs
  • Pair of Unusual French Midcentury Rattan Chairs
  • Pair of Unusual French Midcentury Rattan Chairs
  • Pair of Unusual French Midcentury Rattan Chairs
H 30.32 in. W 28.35 in. D 29.53 in.
Unusual Corner Armchair Audoux Minet, circa 1960
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Located in The Hills, TX
Unusual corner armchair with woven rope Audoux Minet, circa 1960.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rope, Wood

Highly Unusual Sculptural Horse Chair
Located in Norwood, NJ
Postmodern with an Art Deco influence. Sculptural cast aluminum horse chair by Ray Lewis. Designer cast aluminum and leather chair. Makers Mark: Fauna Collection by Ray Lewis HORSE c...
Category

Early 2000s American Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • Highly Unusual Sculptural Horse Chair
  • Highly Unusual Sculptural Horse Chair
  • Highly Unusual Sculptural Horse Chair
  • Highly Unusual Sculptural Horse Chair
H 34 in. W 19 in. D 23.5 in.
Hand Welded Unusual Steel Chair
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An unusual handmade and welded steel chair in new upholstery. This chair was thought to have been sold at auction as part of the Mama Cass estate.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Club Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Hand Welded Unusual Steel Chair
  • Hand Welded Unusual Steel Chair
  • Hand Welded Unusual Steel Chair
  • Hand Welded Unusual Steel Chair
H 36 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
Unusual Architecturally-Inspired Chaise Lounge
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An incredible and highly-unusual, double-articulated, steel chaise longue. An inspired and well-executed construction, Machine Age meets Postmodern. Three uniform pieces hinged toget...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel

Unusual Bauhaus Tubular Metal Chair, France, 1930s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Unusual tubular iron armchair with a cantilevered base and a very large vinyl-upholstered seat. The metal is painted in shiny reddish-brown.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Bauhaus Armchairs

  • Unusual Bauhaus Tubular Metal Chair, France, 1930s
  • Unusual Bauhaus Tubular Metal Chair, France, 1930s
  • Unusual Bauhaus Tubular Metal Chair, France, 1930s
  • Unusual Bauhaus Tubular Metal Chair, France, 1930s
H 35.44 in. W 21.66 in. D 19.69 in.
Unusual Lucite Piano Bench Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unusual Lucite piano bench. We love the fact the seat lifts up to store sheet music or what ever you need to store. Thick Lucite panels flank each side forming the legs with a nice u...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

Unusual Contemporary Modern Lounge Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A wild looking contemporary modern lounge chair with horn shaped legs and overstuffed seating. The extremely comfortable design is covered in a orange mustard vinyl upholstery from t...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather

Pair of of Unusual Arts & Crafts Leather Armchairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of Arts & Crafts armchairs with leather covered arms and back, with large brass studs. The chairs are in oak with carved rondel on the front legs the leather of the inside back...
Category

Vintage 1920s Danish Arts and Crafts Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Unusual Pouf with Mosaics
Located in Hudson, NY
This unique pouf or stool or end table was produced by CRAFTOR.
Category

Late 20th Century American Organic Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Lucite

  • Unusual Pouf with Mosaics
  • Unusual Pouf with Mosaics
  • Unusual Pouf with Mosaics
  • Unusual Pouf with Mosaics
H 17.5 in. Dm 24 in.
Antique Victorian Unusual Carved Mahogany Armchair
Located in Norwich, GB
Unusual antique Victorian carved mahogany armchair having the most magnificent carved, pierced mahogany shaped top and two carved pierced mahogany shaped splats. It boasts pretty sha...
Category

Antique 1880s British Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Unusual Carved Turn of the Century Settee / Loveseat
By John Henry Belter
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual carved turn of the century settee / loveseat, carver face (center) carved snake motif (legs), carved wood finials, retains original upholstery, in need of restoration.
Category

Vintage 1910s American Aesthetic Movement Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Unusual Adrian Pearsall Armchairs with Ottomans
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of sculptural armchairs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, model #2291-C. Beautiful walnut frames with exaggerated, angled arms, curved backs and unusual slanted legs. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Unusual Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of vintage modern bar stools feature unique sculpted chrome frames with a vinyl seat. Sleek design with a rounded chrome backrest, kick rest, and a sturdy oval bas...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

  • Unusual Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
  • Unusual Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
  • Unusual Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
  • Unusual Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
H 36.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 14.5 in.
Unusual "Arc" Art Deco Armchair - France, Circa 1930s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Large and comfortable Art Deco period armchair of unusual design. The structure presents a large and streamlined arc shape and is of brushed oak. The seat and back have been newly u...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

Unusual Vintage Cantilever Blue Lounge Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern lounge chair with a flat bar metal base and royal blue velvet fabric. The uniquely shaped armrests ensure maximum comfort without sacrificing style. A ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Unusual Pair of Carved Walnut Chairs, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
An unusual pair of late 19th century Victorian walnut chairs. The chairs each have different oval carved panels backs of tropical birds, foliage and flowers and carved top rails. ...
Category

Antique 19th Century European Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Unusual Pair of Carved Walnut Chairs, 19th Century
  • Unusual Pair of Carved Walnut Chairs, 19th Century
  • Unusual Pair of Carved Walnut Chairs, 19th Century
  • Unusual Pair of Carved Walnut Chairs, 19th Century
H 38.59 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.92 in.
19th Century Black Forest Carved Unusual Bear Bench
Located in High Point, NC
An excellent example of a 19th century Black Forest carved wooden bear bench from Switzerland made from linden wood. The bench having highly detailed hand carved bears at either end ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Benches

Materials

Fruitwood

Most Unusual Set 4 of Modernist Bentwood Armchairs by Thonet
By Thonet, Michael Thonet
Located in Buffalo, NY
Most unusual set of modernist bentwood armchairs by Thonet ...This chair seems to be a blend of Classic Bauhaus style chairs designed by Michael Thonet, can’t seem to find another? C...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Bentwood, Patent Leather

Unusual Mid-Century Modern Witco Style Bench and Table
By Witco
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This amazing vintage modern piece combines seating and a table all in one. A one of a kind two-tone Witco style piece that is made with carved wood. A thick cushion rests on a sturdy...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Pair of Unusual 19th Century Upholstered Mahogany Benches
Located in New York, NY
A pair of unusual 19th century upholstered mahogany benches.
Category

Antique 19th Century Stools

Materials

Mahogany

Unusual Pair of Weiman Ruched Kidney Shaped Curved Sofa
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unusual pair of Weiman kidney shaped curved sofas-Vladimir Kagan style. We especially love the original ruched fabric in a soft grey-very KWID indeed! The fabric does have a bit of w...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Unusual Studio Carved Oak Armchair in Liebes Style Fabric
Located in Chicago, IL
Oak lounge chair upholstered in green, violet blue, and cream fabric, handwoven in the manner of Dorothy Liebes. One-piece strap back supported by tapered risers with carved and exag...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Upholstery

Unusual Set of 4 Armchairs /Dining, Weaved Walnut Modern Brutalist
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual set of 4 armchairs /dining, weaved Naugahyde and walnut wood construction, modern Brutalist design. Great from any angle. Hand delivery available to New York City or anywhere...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Armchairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut

Unusual Art Deco Machine Age Side Chair, Gilbert Rhode
By Gilbert Rohde, Troy Sunshade Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual Art Deco Machine Age side chair / vanity stool designed by Gilbert Rhode for Troy Sunshade company, black oil cloth and tubular chrome. Amazing original condition, retains ea...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Unusual Pair of Heavy Cast Iron Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique pair of chairs look great in any home, business, or office. The sleek design boasts vinyl straps for armrests, seating, and the backrest. A stylish and sturdy chair with ...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Unusual Pair of Heavy Cast Iron Chairs
  • Unusual Pair of Heavy Cast Iron Chairs
  • Unusual Pair of Heavy Cast Iron Chairs
  • Unusual Pair of Heavy Cast Iron Chairs
H 32 in. W 25 in. D 19.25 in.
Pair of Unusual Armchairs from S.S. United States Ocean Liner
By Dorothy "Dot" Marckwald
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of rare armchairs from the famed ocean liner SS United States. Retaining original patent blue leather, aluminum legs. Beautiful patina and historical rarity. "SS United States...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Unusual Mid-Century Modern Leather Bowl Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern bowl chair has a unique design that allows a large circular leather seat to rest inside of a sturdy round base. The tufted white leather seat contours th...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Unusual Biomorphic Chaise circa 1940s Hollywood Regency
By Gilbert Rohde, James Mont
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual chaise, in the style of James Mont or Gilbert Rohde, circa 1940s.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery

Unusual Early 20th Century Chair Made from Horse Hames
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A most unusual and rare chair constructed from horse hames. With a fine leather back and seat. Measures: Seat height 14" Excellent overall condition.
Category

Early 20th Century English Chairs

Materials

Wood

Unusual Pair of 19th Century Fruitwood High Back Armchairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Unusual pair of 19th century fruitwood high back armchairs, circa 1880. High back and wingback these shaped ladder back chairs are made from fruitwood. Lacking covering to seats a...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Unusual Mid-Century Modern Overman Pod Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous vintage modern lounge chair features a unique tulip shaped base. This unique chair has two overstuffed removable cushions covered in a red vinyl. Sleek and comfortable ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather

Unusual Oversized Chippendale Style Mahogany Dining Chair for Shop Display
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Unusual oversized Chippendale style mahogany dining chair for shop display. Unique opportunity to own this rare decorative chair which was obviously a special commission. Standing...
Category

Late 20th Century Swedish Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Unusual Pair Iron Chairs, Custom Made, Savonarola Style, Indoor /Outdoor
By Salterini
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual Pair Iron Chairs ,custom made .Savonarola Style.indoor /outdoor.,custom made c.1950s. Savonarola Style.indoor /outdoor,, Matching chaise lounge available ..Please check othe...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Unusual Armchairs Swedish Grace from the Early 20th Century
By Axel Einar Hjorth
Located in Kramfors, SE
Unusual armchairs Swedish Grace from the 1920s or 1930s. The armchairs are made in a style similar to that of Swedish designer Axel Einar Hjort. Frame in stained birch and hand worke...
Category

Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Birch

Unusual Art Deco Set with Bronze Inlays, France, circa 1920s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
An elegant and luxurious very well-made Art Deco living-room set comprised of two armchairs, a coffee / side table and a floor lamp. The set is decorated with the inclusion of bro...
Category

Vintage 1920s French Armchairs

Super Unusual Set of 16, Stylish Retro 1960s Dining Chairs
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Super unusual set of stylish made chairs, lovely organic shape,the set is in good vintage condition, we currently have 16 chairs available. Dimensions (approx), seat height: 45cm, ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Unusual Pair of Iron and Leather Armchairs, France, circa 1930s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
One-of-a-kind pair of wrought iron chairs with a lovely patina (traces of original white paint still very faintly visible). Great and unusual design. The round seats are covered in c...
Category

Early 20th Century French Bauhaus Armchairs

French Iron Chair from the 1930s, Unusual Model, Great Patina
Located in Brecht, BE
A quirky, very unusual model of a French iron garden chair, can be used inside or outside, great charm!
Category

Vintage 1930s French Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Unusual Large Square Back Louis XVI Style Fauteuils
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of Large Square Back Louis XVI Style Fauteuil - Part of A Suite of Four Fauteuils and A Sofa- Model After A Set Marie Antoinette Had Them Made for Her Grand Cabinet in Tuileri...
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Unusual Early 19th Century French Oak and Leather Desk Chair
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A shapely early 19th century leather and oak chair, upholstered with its original conker brown leather and stud work. The chairs original use was to wash from, the seat is remova...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

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Unusual Seating For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of unusual seating on 1stDibs. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and metal. Your living room may not be complete without a piece of unusual seating — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. An item from our selection of unusual seating is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts styles are sought with frequency. A well-made choice in our collection of unusual seating has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall and Alexander Girard are consistently popular.

How Much is a Unusual Seating?

Prices for a piece of unusual seating start at $127 and top out at $35,000 with the average selling for $3,800.

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.