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Midcentury Upholstered Dining Chair
Located in Port Chester, NY
Elegant Mid-Century Modern style upholstered dining chair. With a leather wrapped tailored backrest, upholstered back and seat, oak legs and stainless steel antiqued bronze finish fe...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

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Fabric, Wood

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H 35.5 in. W 21.25 in. D 24.5 in.
Modern Upholstered Dining Armchair
Located in Port Chester, NY
A fine modern Classic dining armchair upholstered with an oatmeal linen and cream leather hide, our mesquite finished mahogany frame, antiqued steel nail heads on square tapering leg...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

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  • Modern Upholstered Dining Armchair
H 40 in. W 23 in. D 27 in.
Modern Upholstered Dining Chair
Located in Greenwich, CT
Our Svelte chair is a comfortable dining chair with a slightly narrow build and a narrow base. Shown in beige linen, the chair fabric is customizable. Measurements: 17" W x 17" D...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric

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  • Modern Upholstered Dining Chair
  • Modern Upholstered Dining Chair
  • Modern Upholstered Dining Chair
H 37.5 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Set of Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of eight dining chairs in custom B.Tyler graphic upholstery with brass nailhead trim and bracketed corners on the legs.  
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Late 20th Century Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

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H 38 in. W 20 in. D 21 in.
Tall Casual Upholstered Dining Chair
Located in Greenwich, CT
The principal feature of this dining chair is its reclined shape. Typically, dining chairs are meant to keep us upright and in "eating" position but this chair was made for contraria...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Linen, Upholstery

  • Tall Casual Upholstered Dining Chair
  • Tall Casual Upholstered Dining Chair
  • Tall Casual Upholstered Dining Chair
  • Tall Casual Upholstered Dining Chair
H 39 in. W 19 in. D 27 in.
Dutch Upholstered Dining Chairs of Mahogany
Located in Austin, TX
A set of four fine dining chairs of mahogany from Holland (The Netherlands), each chair featuring a rolled back with arch supports over a comfortable, upholstered seat, with tapering...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany

  • Dutch Upholstered Dining Chairs of Mahogany
  • Dutch Upholstered Dining Chairs of Mahogany
  • Dutch Upholstered Dining Chairs of Mahogany
  • Dutch Upholstered Dining Chairs of Mahogany
H 35 in. W 20.5 in. D 18.75 in.
Midcentury Style Upholstered Dining Chair Daydream
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern style form with lacquered hardwood frame, upholstered with Kvadrat fabric. Back made of molded plywood covered with foam and Molino, seat with cold foam and fleece...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wool, Hardwood

  • Midcentury Style Upholstered Dining Chair Daydream
  • Midcentury Style Upholstered Dining Chair Daydream
  • Midcentury Style Upholstered Dining Chair Daydream
  • Midcentury Style Upholstered Dining Chair Daydream
H 32.29 in. W 18.51 in. D 15.75 in.
Set of Eight Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of eight upholstered custom dining chairs in Brunschwig & Fils fabric.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Set of Eight Upholstered Dining Chairs
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H 42.50 in. W 22.50 in. D 21.50 in.
Set of 8 Modern Sleek Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Set of 8 modern sleek upholstered dining chairs. Beautiful textured weave fabric design with rich walnut wood finish.
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2010s Canadian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Four Walnut Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of four walnut upholstered dining chairs. The chairs have solid walnut legs and the original upholstery.
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Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Contemporary Upholstered Dining Chairs in Brass Coating
Located in New York, NY
Upholstered seat and back in faux beige leather and taupe fabric. The chair is offered in a powder coated brass legs with floor protecting glides. Curved back for greater support a...
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2010s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Brass

1920s Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in High Point, NC
This set of six wooden chairs was made in the United Kingdom, circa 1920. The pure white upholstered seats complement the rich and warm umber shade of the wood. Carved top rails and ...
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Vintage 1920s British Arts and Crafts Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Hardwood

  • 1920s Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
  • 1920s Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
  • 1920s Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
  • 1920s Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
H 35.8 in. W 21.7 in. D 21.7 in.
Pastel Furniture Chrome Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in La Grange, IL
Pastel furniture chrome upholstered dining chairs - set of 4 Each chair measures 22 wide x 25 deep x 38 high with a seat height of 18.25 inches and an armrest height of 25.25 inches...
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1990s American Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 8 Modern Upholstered Dining Chairs by Carrocel
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Set of 8 modern upholstered dining chairs by Carrocel. This original designed Flusso dining chair is beautifully sculpted with gentle curves and graceful show wood detailing. A true ...
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2010s Canadian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Dyrlund Midcentury Teak Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Dyrlund
Located in La Grange, IL
Dyrlund midcentury teak upholstered dining chairs - set of 6 Each chair measures: 20 wide x 21.25 deep x 35.75 high, with a seat height of 18.5 inches All pieces of furniture can...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Midcentury Upholstered Dining Chairs after Knoll, Set of 4
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stylish set of 4 midcentury upholstered dining chairs. Bentwood frames with interestingly contoured armrests on each chair. Seats and backs are covered in a vintage orange upholste...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Contemporary Palermo Hollywood Upholstered Dining Chair from Costantini
By Costantini
Located in New York, NY
Costantini prides itself in using the hardest and most beautiful hardwoods in the construction of its line of seating. Shown in Argentine rosewood, the Palermo Hollywood chair has a ...
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2010s Argentine Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

A+ Solid Hardwood Upholstered Dining Chair by Izm Design
By Izm Design
Located in Edmonton, Alberta
The A+ dining chair is constructed of solid wood and features a curved upholstered and padded seat for your comfort as well as a shaped backrest for support. A clean, contemporary d...
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2010s Canadian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood

1960s French Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Four
Located in High Point, NC
A set of four French wooden dining chairs, circa 1960s. Graceful legs connected by simple stretchers support a swooping apron holding aloft seats that appear as plump clouds, fog hug...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Set of Eight French Klismos Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a stylish set of eight French Klismos mahogany dining chairs with fully padded upholstered back and seat, 20th century.      
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20th Century French Other Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Set of 6 Henredon Parsons Style Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Henredon
Located in Norwalk, CT
Mid-Century Modern Henredon Parson style, set of 6 dining chairs. Strong linear appearance well-proportioned with deep seats for ultimate comfort, high backs and two winged arm chai...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Four Renzo Rutili Walnut and Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Renzo Rutili
Located in Chicago, IL
Clean lined set of 4 bleached walnut dining chairs by Renzo Rutili for Johnson Furniture. The three sides chairs and single armchair have three curved and rounded edged back cross ba...
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Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs

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Silk, Walnut

Four Renzo Rutili Walnut and Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Johnson Furniture Co., Renzo Rutili
Located in Chicago, IL
Clean lines and figured walnut wood are the focal points of this set of 4 dining chairs by Renzo Rutili for Johnson Furniture. The three sides chairs and single armchair have three c...
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Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage Henredon Purple Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of 8
By Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 8 elegant dining chairs by Henredon. Consisting of two arm and four side chairs. Chairs feature solid walnut wood floating form frames, tall sculptural backs with ladder back ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

1960 Set of Four Original Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Arne Vodder
Located in Praha, CZ
Nice midcentury design dining chairs in very good condition. Those chairs were produced in Czechoslovakia in circa 1960. The wooden frame is made from stained beechwood.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

  • 1960 Set of Four Original Upholstered Dining Chairs
  • 1960 Set of Four Original Upholstered Dining Chairs
  • 1960 Set of Four Original Upholstered Dining Chairs
  • 1960 Set of Four Original Upholstered Dining Chairs
H 29.93 in. W 17.33 in. D 20.08 in.
1950s Midcentury French Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950s midcentury French Upholstered dining chairs – Set of six 1950s midcentury upholstered dining chairs – set of six. Superb set of very original midcentury walnut color birch fra...
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Vintage 1950s French Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

2 Italian Provincial French Hollywood Regency Upholstered Dining Room Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
2 vintage Italian Provincial French Hollywood Regency style upholstered dining armchairs. Item features solid wood construction, upholstered back and seats, distressed finish, cabrio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Eight Upholstered Dining Chairs by Dunbar, 1970s
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Set of Eight Upholstered Dining Chairs by Dunbar, 1970s. Set of eight dining chairs in wood and upholstery by Dunbar, 1970s. Four shown. Two arms, six sides upholstered in Jack Lenor...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Paul McCobb Midcentury Blonde Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Paul McCobb
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul McCobb midcentury blonde upholstered dining chairs, set of 6 Each chair measures: 22.5 wide x 19.5 deep x 36 high with a seat height of 19 inches This set is available in...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Tress Upholstered Dining Chair in Walnut and Light Fabric
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
Legendary Uultis designer Mr. Sergio Batista's creations are synonymous with style, elegance, comfort and quality. With the tress chair, Mr. Batista has combined all of these qualiti...
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2010s Brazilian Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

4 Italian Provincial French Hollywood Regency Upholstered Dining Side Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
4 vintage Italian Provincial French Hollywood Regency upholstered dining side chairs. Items feature solid wood construction, upholstered back and seats, distressed finish, cabriole l...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

6 Antique Italian Renaissance Carved Oak Wood Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
6 antique Italian Renaissance carved oakwood upholstered dining chairs. Listing features (5) side chairs, (1) armchair, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, finely carved d...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Dining Room Chairs

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Naugahyde, Oak

1980s Belgian Beech Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in High Point, NC
A set of six bleached oak dining chairs from Belgium, circa 1980. A striking cantilevered form creates an abstract, S-shaped silhouette. An upholstered seat in a soft gold color comp...
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Vintage 1980s Belgian Minimalist Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Beech

Jenny Contemporary Upholstered Dining Chair in Hand Turned Ashwood
By Morelato
Located in Salizzole, IT
Jenny contemporary upholstered chair in hand-turned ashwood. The curved backrest is made of a raw of ash poles fixed at different angles.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Ash

Contemporary Upholstered Dining Chair Set, Base in Satin Brass
Located in New York, NY
Sleek and stylish dining set of 8 chairs featuring ample curves and generous size with high functionality. Upholstered in arctic blue ultra suede fabric and satin brass base. Handcr...
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2010s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass, Metal

Set 6 Restoration Hardware "Vintage French" Vinyl Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Please note-there are 6 chairs shown. The quantity in the set says 8. There are 6 chairs and not 8. This is a beautiful set of 6 restoration hardware dining chairs in very good con...
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Early 2000s Chinese Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Fine Set of 14 Upholstered Dining Chairs by Hickory
By Drexel
Located in Bridgeport, CT
The Lillian August collection "Eva" chair made by Hickory Chair. Including 2 arm and 12 side chairs. Deep brown mahogany frames with angular shaped crest rails. Raised on carved fron...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in High Point, NC
This set of six wooden chairs was made in Poland, circa 1960. The textured white upholstered seat and crescent-shaped back accentuate the lustrous patina of the wood. These refined d...
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Vintage 1960s Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Ten Angelo Donghia Casper Designer Modern Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Angelo Donghia
Located in Big Flats, NY
A set of ten Casper designer dining chairs by Donghia offer circular backs with one central oversized button surmounting seat raised on ebonized and tapered legs, original DONGHIA la...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of 6 Modern Upholstered Dining Chairs with Brass Accents
Located in North York, ON
Demanding immediate attention, this fabulously designed modern chair is sure to add glam to any room. Upholstered in a sumptuous linen, with a pleated accent on the back, perched on ...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

1970s Danish Teak Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in High Point, NC
A geometric hardwood dining chair set in characteristic mid-20th century modernist style. Simple and sturdy forms combine dynamically, at angles with reclining back and supportive le...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Gazelle Cast Aluminium Upholstered Dining Chairs by Shelby Williams
By Shelby Williams
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A set of four Gazelle chairs with cast aluminum frames and upholstered seats and backs with a textured black contract fabric. Called the Gazelle chair because of the strong but thin ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Gattone Fully Upholstered Dining Chair in Wood and Pony Leather
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
Fully upholstered dining chair in pony leather. Dimensions: Diameter 76 width x 70 diameter x 100 height cm, SH 46 cm. This item has been individually handmade by our master crafts...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Chamonix French Style Upholstered Dining Chair Range, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine Chamonix French style upholstered dining chair range, 20th century. With their stunning buttoned backs, these French style upholstered dining chairs are sure to make a stat...
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20th Century European Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Set of Four Contemporary Shells Inc. Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Contemporary Shells Inc. 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of four dining armchairs by Contemporary Shells Inc., Hempstead NY featuring chrome frames with a deep grey wool felt upholstery. Very stylish Mid-Century Modern in appearance, t...
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20th Century American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Fourteen Orange Velvet Upholstered Dining Chairs, circa 1920s
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of fourteen French dining chairs upholstered in orange velvet with distressed finish, circa 1920s. The chairs also feature metal nail head trim and scrolled legs. Please note of ...
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Vintage 1920s Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Gorgeous 6 Signed Milo Baughman Upholstered Dining Chairs Mid-century Mod
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous set of 6 signed Milo Baughman upholstered dining chairs. This is the set you designers have been looking for-they need to be reupholstered. These are ohh so comfortable an...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Joyce Contemporary Upholstered Dining Armchair in Ashwood and Tufted Leather
By Morelato
Located in Salizzole, IT
Contemporary style Joyce dining armchair made of ashwood with leather tufted seat and brass tips. Design Libero Rutilo
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Ash

Set of Six French Style Painted and Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
Set of 6 French Style Painted and Upholstered Dining Chairs Finished in an off white with subtle distressed edges on the legs, and upholstered in a heavy Belgian linen, in a natural ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

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Linen, Wood

Set of 6 Louis XVI Style Painted Red Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 French Louis XVI style (20th century) oversized white painted dining side chairs with red velvet upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Eight High Back Brown Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Cheshire, GB
Set of eight walnut high back dining chairs. Comprising of two armchairs and six side chairs, having shaped brown leatherbacks and seat. Raised up on cabriole front supports terminat...
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Early 20th Century British Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Louis XV Style Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Eight
Located in High Point, NC
This set of eight antique dining chairs hails from Belgium, circa 1920. A typical Louis XV silhouette, complete with romantic curves and lavish ornament, expresses a Rococo exuberanc...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Matched Pair Victorian Style Chocolate Brown Leather Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Madrid, ES
A charming pair of Victorian style dining (or boardroom) chairs, upholstered in a milk chocolate brown leather with decorative nail head trim and nicely carved detailing in the chair...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood, Leather

Luxury Beverly Hills Art Deco Contemporary Leather Upholstered Dining & Armchair
Located in Coimbra, PT
The current vogue for Art Deco furniture, combined with an interior design love affair with leather makes this chair one of the most sought after pieces in our collection. Beverly Hi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Six French 1940s Painted Pine Re-Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Set of six French 1940s painted pine re-upholstered dining chairs.
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Mid-20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Pine

Luxury Beverly Hills Art Deco Contemporary Velvet Upholstered Dining & Armchair
Located in Coimbra, PT
The current vogue for Art Deco furniture, combined with an interior design love affair with velvet makes this chair one of the most sought after pieces in our collection. Perfect ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Connect Upholstered Dining Chair in Hand Blackened Aluminium and Lacquer
By New Format Studio, Henry Norris
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Connect chair is inspired by the work of Hans Wegner, revisited in modern material and finishes. A simple appearance disguises careful consideration of ergonomics and the hum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Leather-Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six French Louis XVI style leather-upholstered dining chairs Measure: Seat height 21".
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of Eight Newly Upholstered Dining Chairs by John Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice set of eight 8 dining room chairs by John Widdicomb.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Six 18th Century French Walnut Upholstered Dining Chair
Located in Boston, MA
Set of six 18th century William and Mary style walnut upholstered dining chairs having domed backs over square seats. Measures: 38” H x 18.3” D x 18” W.
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Antique 18th Century French Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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Upholstered Dining For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the upholstered dining you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and metal, every upholstered dining was constructed with great care. Find 365 options for an antique or vintage upholstered dining now, or shop our selection of 268 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an upholstered dining — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each upholstered dining bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one upholstered dining that is appealing in its simplicity, but Gubi, GamFratesi and Komplot Design produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Upholstered Dining?

The average selling price for an upholstered dining at 1stDibs is $2,004, while they’re typically $150 on the low end and $36,000 for the highest priced.

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.