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Upholstered Bench
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is an exceptionally custom-made upholstered bench.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Other Benches

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery

  • Upholstered Bench
  • Upholstered Bench
  • Upholstered Bench
  • Upholstered Bench
H 18.5 in. W 46 in. D 28 in.
1920s Upholstered Bench
Located in Tarrytown, NY
A 1920s upholstered bench.
Category

Vintage 1920s Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • 1920s Upholstered Bench
  • 1920s Upholstered Bench
  • 1920s Upholstered Bench
  • 1920s Upholstered Bench
H 23 in. W 37 in. D 19.5 in.
Plain Upholstered Bench
By S&L Interni
Located in Milan, IT
Exuding a modern elegance, this sophisticated bench is the perfect addition to the hallway or bedroom. Its polished brass base is characterized by semi-circular details, topped with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Plain Upholstered Bench
  • Plain Upholstered Bench
  • Plain Upholstered Bench
  • Plain Upholstered Bench
H 19.69 in. W 35.44 in. D 15.75 in.
Modern X-Base Upholstered Bench
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish modern upholstered bench. Sturdy X-frame chrome base. The padded seat is covered in a black tufted faux-leather upholstery. A nice piece that is sure to compliment any modern...
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

  • Modern X-Base Upholstered Bench
  • Modern X-Base Upholstered Bench
  • Modern X-Base Upholstered Bench
  • Modern X-Base Upholstered Bench
H 16.5 in. W 50.5 in. D 21 in.
Michael Taylor Upholstered Bench
By Michael Taylor
Located in New York, NY
Custom-made upholstered bench in sandblasted ash. Documentation: Architectural digest, “Courting the Sun: Light Touch for a California Ranch House," pp 78-85, July 1986.
Category

20th Century American Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Michael Taylor Upholstered Bench
  • Michael Taylor Upholstered Bench
  • Michael Taylor Upholstered Bench
  • Michael Taylor Upholstered Bench
H 17 in. W 64 in. D 28 in.
Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French walnut upholstered bench, circa 1890. Made in France.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Benches

Materials

Damask, Wood

  • Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
  • Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
  • Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
  • Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 38 in. D 17 in.
Parchment and Upholstered Bench, Contemporary
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A parchment and upholstered bench in the manner of Jean-Michel Frank. Contemporary.
Category

2010s Benches

Materials

Parchment Paper

  • Parchment and Upholstered Bench, Contemporary
  • Parchment and Upholstered Bench, Contemporary
  • Parchment and Upholstered Bench, Contemporary
  • Parchment and Upholstered Bench, Contemporary
H 21.25 in. W 24 in. D 16.25 in.
Pair of Linen Waterfall Upholstered Benches
Located in New York, NY
Pair of linen blend waterfall upholstered benches.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Linen

Stylish Clean Line Upholstered Bench 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Stylish fully upholstered bench with graphic fabric, American, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Stylish Clean Line Upholstered Bench 1970s
  • Stylish Clean Line Upholstered Bench 1970s
  • Stylish Clean Line Upholstered Bench 1970s
  • Stylish Clean Line Upholstered Bench 1970s
H 19 in. W 48.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Two-Tone Upholstered Bench
By S&L Interni
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant bench boasts a brass base with a polished finish, characterized by semi-circular details for a modern look. Its padded seat is upholstered in soft fabric with a subtle t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Two-Tone Upholstered Bench
  • Two-Tone Upholstered Bench
  • Two-Tone Upholstered Bench
  • Two-Tone Upholstered Bench
H 19.69 in. W 35.44 in. D 15.75 in.
Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
Located in Westwood, NJ
A modern tufted upholstered bench. This bench is covered in luxurious beige linen with a tufted design on its tops and sides. It sits on oak legs in a natural finish and has two silv...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric

  • Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
  • Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
  • Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
  • Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
H 18 in. W 78 in. D 18 in.
Upholstered Bench with Nickel Nail Heads
Located in New York, NY
Custom upholstered bench with nickel nail heads. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and fabrics.
Category

2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Upholstered Bench with Nickel Nail Heads
  • Upholstered Bench with Nickel Nail Heads
  • Upholstered Bench with Nickel Nail Heads
  • Upholstered Bench with Nickel Nail Heads
H 22.5 in. W 39 in. D 13.5 in.
Mid Century Parsons Upholstered Benches, 1960
By Parsons
Located in Chicago, IL
Midcentury Parsons upholstered benches, 1960. Original fabric.
Category

Vintage 1960s Benches

Materials

Upholstery

  • Mid Century Parsons Upholstered Benches, 1960
  • Mid Century Parsons Upholstered Benches, 1960
  • Mid Century Parsons Upholstered Benches, 1960
  • Mid Century Parsons Upholstered Benches, 1960
H 18.500 in. W 31 in. D 17 in.
Karl Springer Brass and Upholstered Bench
Located in New York, NY
Karl Springer brass and upholstered bench. The bench has brass cylindrical legs with the original floral fabric.
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Karl Springer Brass and Upholstered Bench
  • Karl Springer Brass and Upholstered Bench
  • Karl Springer Brass and Upholstered Bench
  • Karl Springer Brass and Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 49 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of Parchment Upholstered Benches, Contemporary
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of parchment upholstered benches in the manner of Jean-Michel Frank. Contemporary. Beautiful addition to any room.
Category

2010s Benches

Materials

Parchment Paper

Pair of Hollywood Regency Reed Upholstered Benches
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Hollywood Regency, reed upholstered benches with blue upholstered seats.
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Reed

1980s Channeled Curved Upholstered Bench
Located in Miami, FL
1980s Channeled curved upholstered bench Offered for sale is a 1980s curved bench that is completely upholstered in a woven fabric. The bench is well made and would be perfect at...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Asian style tufted upholstered bench. The bench has a solid mahogany frame with an upholstered tufted seat cushion.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

  • Mid-Century Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
  • Mid-Century Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
  • Mid-Century Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
  • Mid-Century Modern Tufted Upholstered Bench
H 15.5 in. W 36 in. D 19.5 in.
Westmoreland Bench, Upholstered Bench, Contemporary Modern
By Studio Cidra
Located in Philadelphia, PA
We took our popular Westmoreland chair and elongated it into a three seated upholstered bench. Shown above in oxidized white oak and woven blue baize. Built and finished in our Ph...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Exotic Wood, Metal, and Upholstered Bench
By Gregory Clark
Located in Wilton, CT
Exotic wood, metal, and upholstered bench; customizable Shown in wenge wood with patinated steel. Offered in a two-seat or three-seat version; see other images.  
Category

2010s American American Craftsman Benches

Materials

Steel

Hollywood Regency Faux Bamboo Upholstered Bench
Located in New York, NY
Hollywood Regency faux bamboo upholstered bench. The frame of the bench is wood with a white painted finish and faux bamboo trimming to the front and rear. The cushioned seat is upho...
Category

Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Wood, Velvet

Pair of Louis XV Style Leather Upholstered Benches
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Pair of Louis XV style yellow leather upholstered benches with nailhead trim.
Category

20th Century Louis XV Benches

Materials

Leather

Pair of Upholstered Benches style of Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern upholstered benches. Upholstered in grey velvet. Milo Baughman.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Upholstered Benches with Scroll Legs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of upholstered benches with scroll legs. Solid wood legs and clean upholstered tops. Measures: 17" deep by 27 1/2" wide by 19" tall.
Category

Late 20th Century American Benches

Materials

Wood

Osvaldo Borsani Upholstered Bench or Stool Wood 1940 Italy
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Milano, IT
Osvaldo Borsani upholstered bench or stool wood 1940 Italy.  
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Other Benches

Materials

Wood

Pair of Modern White Painted Wood Upholstered Benches
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of modern white painted wood upholstered benches. Dimensions: 36” W x 18” D x 18” H.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Benches

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Contemporary Soft Velvet Upholstered Bench Signature
By Contempo
Located in Santa Cruz do Bispo, PT
The contemporary soft upholstered bench, this fabulous bench, or bedroom seat, offers a stylish comfortable design. Perfect for a variety of situations. Beautifully padded and uphols...
Category

2010s European Modern Benches

Materials

Velvet

Late 20th Century Modern Style Leather Upholstered Bench
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Late 20th century modern style leather upholstered bench. Nice clean leather bench with ebonized wood frame, nice clean lines. Measures: 18.50' D X 67" L X 18" H.  
Category

2010s American Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Elegant Regency Modern Cabriolet Leg Upholstered Bench Dorothy Draper
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Elegant Regency modern cabriolet leg upholstered bench. Magnificent in person with well sculpted cabriolet walnut legs and scrumptious upholstered double divided seat-very unusual.
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

19th Century French Carved and Giltwood Upholstered Bench
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine 19th century French carved and giltwood upholstered bench. Beautiful carvings and very pretty linen upholstery. Exquisite!
Category

Antique 19th Century French Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood

Six Foot Long Floating Upholstered Bench by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
A six foot long upholstered bench floating over a walnut frame structure with rectangular tapered legs, model number U-621. By Jens Risom. American, circa 1950. Price is COM.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Turquoise Upholstered Bench Attributed to Thonet Steel Chrome
By Thonet
Located in Toledo, OH
Turquoise Naugahyde upholstered bench with chrome-plated supports and heavy steel frame. Bent plywood seat. Bench is attributed to Thonet. Very good condition with minor wear to seat...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Upholstered Benches with Brass Handles
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning pair of upholstered benches with solid brass handles on casters. The benches have beautiful lines, they are fully upholstered and are in good condition, the fabric is dirty...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Curved Waterfall Upholstered Bench in White
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic decorator bench that can be used anywhere with most design aesthetics. It features a full upholstered bench in a waterfall form.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Neoclassical X-Frame Upholstered Benches, 20th Century
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Pair of Neoclassic X-frame upholstered benches, 20th century. Metal frames with matte silver finish and impressed floral design. Slip seat cushions upholstered in pony hair.
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Metal

Grosfeld House Wood Painted Low Back Upholstered Bench
By Grosfeld House
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Rare style low back wood upholstered bench by the well-known manufacture Grosfeld House. Sold wood construction with hand-painted floral and swag detailing. The wood has an overall n...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Knoll Style Mid Century Chrome Upholstered Bench
By Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Knoll Style mid century chrome upholstered bench The bench measures: 60 wide x 18 deep x 19 high, with a seat height of 19 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what we...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

1970s Lucite and Upholstered Bench by Hill Manufacturing Corp.
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Chicago, IL
A 1970s Lucite and linen blend upholstered bench by The Hill Manufacturing Corp. retaining the original label with a Charles Hollis Jones attribution. The perfect size and style for ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Lucite

Modern Upholstered Bench
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage modern bench, freshly upholstered in fabric with C-scroll back and aluminum legs, circa 1950s. Made in the United States.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Modern Upholstered Bench
  • Modern Upholstered Bench
  • Modern Upholstered Bench
  • Modern Upholstered Bench
H 32.50 in. W 43.00 in. D 17.00 in.
White Upholstered Bench
By A.R. Arredamenti
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant bench boasts a black-lacquered solid ash structure with short feet that supports a plain and rigorous silhouette upholstered of a cream-white melange fabric. A unique pi...
Category

2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Textile, Wood, Ash

  • White Upholstered Bench
  • White Upholstered Bench
  • White Upholstered Bench
  • White Upholstered Bench
H 15.75 in. W 40.56 in. D 21.66 in.
Pair of Square Upholstered Benches by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
A pair of square upholstered benches each with a button tufted seat supported by walnut legs with button feet and X-stretchers. Model no. 5002. By Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Iron Upholstered Bench
By Paul McCobb
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Iron bench with a newly upholstered seat. Nice 1950's look. Nice heavy construction with washer style feet.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

  • Iron Upholstered Bench
  • Iron Upholstered Bench
  • Iron Upholstered Bench
  • Iron Upholstered Bench
H 18 in. W 21 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair of Four Foot Floating Upholstered Benches by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
A pair of four foot long upholstered benches floating over a walnut frame with rectangular tapered legs, mod. no. U-620. By Jens Risom. American, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Style Leopard Upholstered Bench
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Vintage 1950s / 1960s Hollywood Regency Style Leopard upholstered bench. Newly upholstered in cotton velvet with leopard print. Buttons at top. Fluted brass legs with conical desig...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Camel Upholstered Bench, Alchemy Bench by Rick Owens
By Rick Owens
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary camel upholstered bench - Alchemy Bench by Rick Owens 2015 Dimensions: L 100 x W 74 x H 75 cm Materials: bronze, camel skin Weight: 55 kg Rick Owens is a Californ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Organic Modern Benches

Materials

Bronze

French Upholstered Bench with Cabriole Legs in Meg Braff Designs Menton Fabric
Located in Locust Valley, NY
French upholstered bench with carved cabriole legs in Meg Braff Designs pistachio green Menton fabric.
Category

20th Century Benches

Materials

Fabric

21st Century Contemporary Lucite Upholstered Bench or Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
21st century contemporary Lucite upholstered bench or table. Custom fabricated in Palm Beach, Florida with 1" inch Lucite slab and faux metallic silver, gold and brown python leather...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Benches

Materials

Fabric, Lucite

2 Florence Knoll Upholstered Benches
By Florence Knoll
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
2 Florence Knoll benches Original red upholstery. Labeled Sold individually, price is for 1 bench.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Benches

Materials

Steel

  • 2 Florence Knoll Upholstered Benches
  • 2 Florence Knoll Upholstered Benches
  • 2 Florence Knoll Upholstered Benches
  • 2 Florence Knoll Upholstered Benches
H 17.00 in. W 36.00 in. D 18.00 in.
English Style Upholstered Bench
Located in Southampton, NY
Classic turned taped legs on brass casters with a beige and white stripe fabric. This bench is in great condition, ready to use with only general expected wear to legs. Measures: 44...
Category

Late 20th Century American Benches

Materials

Upholstery

  • English Style Upholstered Bench
  • English Style Upholstered Bench
  • English Style Upholstered Bench
  • English Style Upholstered Bench
H 17 in. W 44.25 in. D 21 in.
French Regency Mahogany Upholstered Bench with Original Brass Casters Circa 1815
Located in Charleston, SC
French Regency mahogany upholstered bench with serpentine skirt, foliage carved knee, and terminating on the original brass casters. Bench is covered in white muslin with horse hair ...
Category

Antique 1810s French Regency Benches

Materials

Brass

Custom Modern Upholstered Bench
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Custom bench with chrome bases a walnut frame, upholstered in a designer fabric. Price includes complimentary curb side delivery to the continental USA.
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

  • Custom Modern Upholstered Bench
  • Custom Modern Upholstered Bench
  • Custom Modern Upholstered Bench
  • Custom Modern Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 84 in. D 24 in.
Exotic Wood Upholstered Bench
By Gregory Clark
Located in Wilton, CT
Exotic Wood Upholstered Twin Seat Bench This bench is constructed with walnut hardwood in mortise and tenon joinery and boasts a french polish finish. The luxurious cushion seating ...
Category

2010s American American Craftsman Benches

Materials

Walnut

  • Exotic Wood Upholstered Bench
  • Exotic Wood Upholstered Bench
  • Exotic Wood Upholstered Bench
  • Exotic Wood Upholstered Bench
H 21 in. W 43 in. D 16 in.
Midcentury Style Upholstered Bench
Located in Stamford, CT
Two arm midcentury style bench with brass legs, circa 21st century. The piece also features tufted seats. Please note of wear consistent with age. Made in the United States.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Midcentury Style Upholstered Bench
  • Midcentury Style Upholstered Bench
  • Midcentury Style Upholstered Bench
  • Midcentury Style Upholstered Bench
H 29.50 in. W 58.00 in. D 22.00 in.
Italy Pair of Mid-18th Century Baroque Hand-Carved Walnut Upholstered Benches
Located in Brescia, IT
Pair of mid-18th century Italian hand-carved walnut upholstered benches. Handcrafted in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Pieces of timeless beauty. With certificate of authenticity.
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Benches

Materials

Walnut

Fabulous Mod White Faux Bamboo Wood Pucci Style Upholstered Bench Hollywood Glam
By William Billy Haines
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous mod white faux bamboo Pucci style upholstered bench. The vintage upholstery shows some light wear with a few minor spots but is very presentable as is. This wonderful bench ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Chinoiserie Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan, Wood

Polished Steel and Upholstered Bench
By J. Robert Scott 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Polished steel upholstered 60 in bench from luxury furniture line. Beautiful condition. Extremely well made. Sturdy, heavy and ready for use. A good look for the foot of the bed or a...
Category

2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

  • Polished Steel and Upholstered Bench
  • Polished Steel and Upholstered Bench
  • Polished Steel and Upholstered Bench
  • Polished Steel and Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 60 in. D 16 in.
LaBarge Retangular Brass Upholstered Bench
Located in New York, NY
Substantial rectangular LaBarge brass bench with square legs. Attached cushion upholstered in an acid green velvet with tufting.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • LaBarge Retangular Brass Upholstered Bench
  • LaBarge Retangular Brass Upholstered Bench
  • LaBarge Retangular Brass Upholstered Bench
  • LaBarge Retangular Brass Upholstered Bench
H 18.25 in. W 38.75 in. D 22 in.
Classic Chippendale Style Upholstered Bench
By Southwood & Co.
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Classic mahogany Chippendale style bench having stylish striped upholstery.
Category

Early 2000s North American Chippendale Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Kilim Upholstered Bench with Storage
Located in New York, NY
Tribal wood bench upholstered in Kilim rugs, with storage compartment under seat.
Category

20th Century Tribal Benches

Materials

Wood

  • Kilim Upholstered Bench with Storage
  • Kilim Upholstered Bench with Storage
  • Kilim Upholstered Bench with Storage
  • Kilim Upholstered Bench with Storage
H 15 in. W 21 in. D 12 in.
English Painted and Upholstered Bench
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A late 19th C. English ebonized and paint decorated bench with rectangular back, curving arms and six square tapering legs recently covered in a hand-blocked linen fabric.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English George III Benches

Materials

Mahogany

  • English Painted and Upholstered Bench
  • English Painted and Upholstered Bench
  • English Painted and Upholstered Bench
  • English Painted and Upholstered Bench
H 38.25 in. W 58.5 in. D 23.5 in.
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Upholstered Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of upholstered benches available for sale. Each of these unique upholstered benches was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wood and upholstery. There are 1285 antique and vintage upholstered benches for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 95 modern editions to choose from as well. Upholstered benches have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Upholstered benches are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Upholstered benches have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Jens Risom, Edward Wormley and Milo Baughman are consistently popular.

How Much are Upholstered Benches?

Upholstered benches can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,646, while the lowest priced sells for $200 and the highest can go for as much as $65,000.

Finding the Right Benches for You

Don’t underestimate a good bench — antique and vintage benches are storage pieces, stylish accents and statement-making additional seating.

Today, benches are a great option to maximize seating in your house and outdoor space. The perfect option to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in foyers and entryways, benches can also transform dining areas, making it possible to host a hungry family with limited space. Whether you’re sprucing up your entertaining with upholstered Empire-style benches or adding more options to a dining room that’s seen a farmhouse makeover, this humble furnishing has only become more versatile over the years. Designers have recognized the demand for a good bench, crafting the convenient seating alternative from a range of materials, including wood, iron and even concrete.

Mid-century modern benches from George Nakashima, Charlotte Perriand and the pared-down Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller are classics of innovation, but maybe you’re looking for an unconventional design approach to your home's seating. Opt for something totally outside the box — an antique pine church-pew bench paired with a vintage wool throw and stationed under the mounted coatrack in your mudroom is a distinctive touch.

For your outdoor oasis, a wrought-iron patio bench is the obvious choice but not the only option. An enclosed back patio would do well to inherit a rattan bench with cushions, but it can be susceptible to weathering and should be covered or moved indoors when not in use.

Whatever your seating arrangement needs are, find vintage, new and antique benches for every space on 1stDibs.