Skip to main content

Vintage Barrel Chairs

2
to
196
3,147
177
3,338
1,663
1,123
712
591
391
168
148
117
47
263
109
41
37
37
Sort By
Flair Cantilevered Barrel Chairs
By Flair
Located in Chicago, IL
Flair Cantilevered barrel chairs on polished chrome steel frames newly upholstered in Gaston y
Category

1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Flair Cantilevered Barrel Chairs
Flair Cantilevered Barrel Chairs
H 27 in W 30 in D 28 in
Pair Leather Barrel Chairs, 1980
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair leather barrel chair, 1980. Original leather.
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Pair Leather Barrel Chairs, 1980
Pair Leather Barrel Chairs, 1980
H 30.5 in W 27.5 in D 23.5 in
Mid-Century Swivel Barrel Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-century swivel barrel chairs redone in velvet with walnut base.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Vintage Mid-Century Swivel Barrel Chairs
Mid-Century Swivel Barrel Chairs
H 28 in W 30 in D 30 in
Lucite Barrel Chair By Pace
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1990s Lucite barrel chair by Pace. 2 marks on chair as shown in last image. It might be able to be
Category

1990s Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Vintage  Lucite Barrel Chair By Pace
 Lucite Barrel Chair By Pace
H 29 in W 27.25 in D 25 in
Pair Brown Leather Barrel Chairs, 1980
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair Brown Leather Barrel Chairs, 1980. Original leather.
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Pair Brown Leather Barrel Chairs, 1980
Pair Brown Leather Barrel Chairs, 1980
H 29.5 in W 29.5 in D 31 in
Vintage Lucite Barrel Chair
Located in San Diego, CA
Stylish lucite barrel chair with white naugahyde seat, circa 1970s. The chair is in very good
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Acrylic

Vintage Lucite Barrel Chair
Vintage Lucite Barrel Chair
H 27 in W 22.75 in D 21.5 in
Italian Split Back Barrel Chairs, 1970
By Eugenio Gerli, Tecno
Located in Chicago, IL
Italian split back barrel chairs, 1970. Original upholstery in great condition on casters.
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Gustavian Washed Barrel Chairs - a Pair
Located in west palm beach, FL
Pair of Vintage Gustavian Washed Barrel Chairs - Elevate your decor with these exquisite barrel
Category

Late 20th Century American Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

1980's Italian Pair of Wicker Barrel Chairs
Located in Aspen, CO
Italian 1980's Pair of Wicker Barrel Chairs
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Wicker

Pair of Lawrence Peabody Barrel Chairs
By Lawrence Peabody
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of barrel chairs with floating frames designed circa late 1950s by Lawrence Peabody for
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Maple

Viennese Barrel Chair in upholstered in Moss Green Velvet
Located in Long Island City, NY
Viennese Barrel Chair in upholstered in Moss Green Velvet.
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Postmodern Black Fabric Swivel Barrel Chair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Immerse in the bold, luxurious allure of our Postmodern Black Swivel Barrel Chair. A perfect blend
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Set of Four Lucite Barrel Chairs
Located in Toledo, OH
A great set of four Lucite barrel chairs. These fantastic chairs feature a heavy 3/8" thick molded
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Set of Four Lucite Barrel Chairs
Set of Four Lucite Barrel Chairs
H 29 in W 21.5 in D 20.5 in
Pair of Bone Lacquer Sled Base Barrel Chairs
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Similar in design to the famous "Onassis" chair by Karl Springer, these barrel chairs have bone
Category

Late 20th Century American Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair John Widdicomb Cane Faux Bamboo Barrel Chairs
By John Widdicomb
Located in Pasadena, TX
John Widdicomb cane faux bamboo barrel chairs Pair of cane, faux bamboo and tortoise finish
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Ward Bennett Monochrome Barrel Chairs
By Ward Bennett
Located in Oakland, CA
Barrel chairs for Brickel Associates. The ash frames were repainted in enamel and reupholstered in red
Category

1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Enamel

Postmodern Nautilus "Camo" Swivel Barrel Chair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Make a statement in your home with the Postmodern Nautilus “Camo” Swivel Barrel Chair. This
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Mid Century Barrel Chairs Styled After Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fantastic vintage pair of barrel chairs styled after Milo Baughman was designed and manufactured in
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Midcentury Barrel Chairs Styled After Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fantastic vintage pair of barrel chairs styled after Milo Baughman designed and manufactured in the
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

1980s Boho Chic Wicker Barrel Chair With Tufted White Cushions
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Incredible whicker woven barrel chair. Features white fabric cushions with a tufted back. Seat
Category

1980s Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wicker

Pair of 1970's Spanish Revival Bobbin Barrel Chairs
Located in Las Vegas, NV
I just love this pair of hand carved Spanish Revival style bobbin barrel chairs. The bold spindle
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Colonial Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Wood

Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright for Cassina
By Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in PARIS, FR
The “Barrel Chair”or “Taliesen Barrel Chair” by Frank Lloyd Wright was designed in 1937 after a
Category

1930s Italian Arts and Crafts Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cherry, Bentwood

Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright for Cassina
Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright for Cassina
H 31.89 in W 21.46 in D 21.86 in
Pair of Charles Hollis Jones "O" Barrel Chairs
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Lucite barrel chairs designed by Charles Hollis Jones, and manufactured in the 1960s
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Lucite, Textile

Pair of Streamlined Channel Tufted Barrel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
A modern update of a classic. Plush, stylish, and bold these channel tufted barrel chairs are
Category

Mid-20th Century American Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Wood, Velvet

Blue Pair of Barrel Chairs, Original Fabric Vintage 1960's, France
Located in New York, NY
Barrel Chairs, Original Fabric Vintage 1970's, France Incredible and rare to be so well preserved.
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Wine Barrel Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of four chairs made from barrels.
Category

1950s Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Wine Barrel Chairs
Wine Barrel Chairs
H 37 in W 24 in D 20.5 in
Midcentury Barrel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Milo Baughman style barrel back swivel chairs. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Midcentury Barrel Chairs
Midcentury Barrel Chairs
H 27.5 in W 31 in D 35 in
Postmodern Multi Color Barrel Chairs in Chrome Casters
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Add vibrancy to your space with these Postmodern Multi Color Barrel Chairs on Chrome Casters
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Restored Pair of Green Milo Baughman Chrome Back Barrel Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
This stunning pair of heirloom quality barrel chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Super high
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Postmodern Maroon Faux Leather Clam Shell Back Barrel Chairs - a Pair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Discover the elegance of Maroon Faux Leather Clam Shell Back Barrel Chairs. With their unique
Category

1980s American Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather

1970s Oak Barrel Chairs With Holly Hunt Mohair - a Pair
Located in Roanoke, VA
These custom oak barrel chairs from the 1970s are the perfect blend of vintage style and comfort
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Oak

Vintage Wrought Iron Barrel Chairs in Tuscan Style, a Pair
Located in Fort Washington, MD
Rare set of vintage wrought iron barrel chairs in Tuscan style, chairs don’t have any labels on
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Benjamin Baldwin for Jack Lenor Larsen Furniture Company Barrel Chairs
By Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Benjamin Baldwin Designed chairs for Jack Lenor Larsen INC. Circa 1975. Great Barrel Chairs on
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Ficks Reed Barrel Chairs in White Lacquer and Todd Hase Textiles, a Pair
By Ficks Reed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Ficks Reed barrel chairs in new white lacquer and new Todd Hase textiles. Great vintage
Category

1960s Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Lacquer, Fabric

Selig Imperial Barrel Chair
By Selig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Round club chair by Selig for their "Imperial" line. Great mid-century modern form with wood base
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Selig Imperial Barrel Chair
Selig Imperial Barrel Chair
H 25 in W 40 in D 38 in
Modern Century Furniture Swivel Barrel Chair Off White & Blue Diamond Brocade
By Century Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely modern swivel barrel chair with off white & beige base & navy-blue diamond brocade fabric by
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Brocade

Mid Century Swivel Barrel Chairs Styled After Milo Baughman- Set of 2
By Milo Baughman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century swivel barrel chairs designed and manufactured in the United States circa 1960s. These
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" Chairs for Cassina, 1937, Set of 8
By Cassina, Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" chairs for Cassina, patinated wood and velvet seat, Italy, 1937, set of
Category

1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" Chairs for Cassina, 1937, Set of 6
By Cassina, Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" chairs for Cassina, patinated wood and velvet seat, Italy, 1937, set of
Category

1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" Chairs for Cassina, 1937, Set of 4
By Cassina, Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Frank Lloyd Wright "Barrel" chairs for Cassina, patinated wood and velvet seat, Italy, 1937, set of
Category

1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

1970s Karl Springer Faux Goatskin Sculptural Barrel Chairs, Set of 2
By Karl Springer
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
These extremely rare and stylish original barrel chairs are packed with personality! Outstanding
Category

1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Flair Chrome Barrel Chairs in Pierre Frey Wokabi Fabric
By Flair
Located in Saint Louis, US
Pair of original Flair Chrome Barrel chairs. Designed by one of the most well-known manufacturers
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Pencil Reed Barrel Chair
Located in Ross, CA
Vintage pencil reed pod chair in the Crespi style. Comes with a white cushion that could easily be
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Reed

Vintage Pencil Reed Barrel Chair
Vintage Pencil Reed Barrel Chair
H 28.5 in W 33 in D 26.5 in
1960s Rare Rattan Lattice Sculptural Tub Barrel Chairs, Set of 2
By McGuire
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A pair of Mid Century tub barrel chairs by JD Originals. The rattan finished frames are upholstered
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Vintage Modern Pink Barrel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stylish pair of vintage modern barrel back chairs with a fluffed backrest and a thick padded seat
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Vintage Modern Pink Barrel Chairs
Vintage Modern Pink Barrel Chairs
H 28.5 in W 30 in D 30.5 in
Vintage Low Profile Barrel Chairs, USA 1970's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing our Vintage Low Profile Barrel Chairs, the epitome of elegance and sophistication. This
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Textile, Wood

Pair of 1930's German Modernist Barrel Chairs
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
Pair of beautiful wooden barrel chairs manufactured in Germany in 1930's. Made of solid beech and
Category

1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Pair of 1930's German Modernist Barrel Chairs
Pair of 1930's German Modernist Barrel Chairs
H 27.56 in W 27.17 in D 19.3 in
Studio Simon Oil Barrel Chair
By Studio Simon
Located in Dronten, NL
Unique avant-garde piece made by Studio Simon, Italy. A dark blue steel oil drum cut diagonally and upholstered with a foam filled seat that is attached to the drum by a leather bel...
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Studio Simon Oil Barrel Chair
Studio Simon Oil Barrel Chair
H 31.5 in W 23.63 in D 35.44 in
Vladimir Kagan Barrel Chairs, Pair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Made by: Vladimir Kagan Design Group, USA, 1947 Material: Knoll Atelier Confetti upholstery, casters Size: 30 w × 30 d × 27.5 h in seat height 15 inches.
Category

1940s American Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Barrel Chairs, Pair
Vladimir Kagan Barrel Chairs, Pair
H 27.5 in W 30 in D 30 in
Pair of Mid-Century Barrel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning pair of midcentury style club chairs. This sleek and comfortable pair rests on tapered
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde

Pair of Mid-Century Barrel Chairs
Pair of Mid-Century Barrel Chairs
H 30.25 in W 32.25 in D 25 in
Set of Two '2' Barrel Chairs After Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, c. 1960s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Deland, FL
This set of two circa 1960 barrel chairs is subtle yet delightfully sophisticated. The body of the
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Post-Modern Bespoke French Barrel Chairs
By Ico Parisi
Located in Wilton, CT
Purchased at a vintage market outside of Paris, these chairs were brought back to a Connecticut
Category

1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Textile, Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Documented Walnut "Barrel" Chairs by Vladimir Kagan, 1947
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
This sculptural and iconic pair of low back "Barrel" chairs were designed and executed by Vladimir
Category

1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair Late 20th Century Modern Drexel Heritage Swivel Barrel Chairs Orig Fabric
By Drexel
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful vintage modern Drexel Heritage swivel barrel chairs with original contemporary style
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid 20th Century Maple French Country Barrel Chairs - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of French Country style barrel chairs, unbranded. Maple with a lightly distressed finish
Category

Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

Vintage Pair of Spindle Back Barrel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Recently restored pair of vintage walnut framed barrel back chairs with grape colored upholstery
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Pair of Spindle Back Barrel Chairs
Vintage Pair of Spindle Back Barrel Chairs
H 31.5 in W 24.75 in D 25 in
Set of Two (2) Grey Barrel Chairs in the Manner of Milo Baughman, USA, c. 1980's
By Milo Baughman
Located in Deland, FL
both indoors and outdoors this set of barrel chairs are as stylish as they are comfortable. Perfect in
Category

1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Barrel Chairs in the Manner of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Highland, IN
These two handsome and well made barrel back chairs are unmarked, but very similar to designs by
Category

1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Blue Velvet & Walnut Frame Barrel Chair, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
A stylish pair of Mid Century Modern style barrel chairs. The chairs feature a recent upholstery in
Category

Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Ruby Red High Back Barrel Chair Fairfield Chair Co., c. 1960s
By Fairfield Chair Company
Located in Deland, FL
. The chair sits on an artisan sculpted walnut frame wrapping around the back, ensuring attention from
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barrel Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • 1
  • ...
Get Updated with New Arrivals
Save "Vintage Barrel Chairs", and we’ll notify you when there are new listings in this category.

Vintage Barrel Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of vintage barrel chairs is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wood and upholstery, all vintage barrel chairs available were constructed with great care. Vintage barrel chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Vintage barrel chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many vintage barrel chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin and Selig produced popular vintage barrel chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Vintage Barrel Chairs?

Prices for vintage barrel chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, vintage barrel chairs begin at $10 and can go as high as $29,975, while the average can fetch as much as $3,500.

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 Vintage Barrel Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Barrel chairs are accent chairs that feature a curved back shaped like half of a barrel. In some cases, the back slopes down at the sides to form arms. Other pieces are armless or have separate rolled arms at the sides. You'll find a variety of barrel chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The earliest barrel chairs are from is the era of the early 19th century. However, Frank Lloyd Wright created one of the most famous barrel chairs in 1937 as a part of his design for Wingspread, a home in Wind Point, Wisconsin. On 1stDibs, find a collection of barrel chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    No one knows who invented the barrel chair originally, or even where the chairs appeared first. They became popular during the mid to late 19th century, but it was Frank Lloyd Wright who made them famous when he designed an iconic version for Wingspread, a home he designed in Wind Point, Wisconsin. Wright also used his Taliesin Barrel chair to furnish his own home in Wisconsin. Shop a selection of barrel chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 16, 2019

    Barrel chairs have high, semicircular backs which form a single piece with the arms.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Reupholster a barrel back chair by first removing the old upholstery from the chair. Use the old pieces of material as a guide to help you cut the new upholstery into properly sized pieces. Reupholster the chair by using a furniture stapler to re-secure the new upholstery in the same manner that the old upholstery was attached. Shop a range of vintage and contemporary barrel back chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    To be vintage, a chair typically needs to be at least 20 years old, while a chair older than 100 years is an antique. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique, vintage and modern dining chairs from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Many factors like wood, construction, and patina come into play when you date a vintage chair. If you can’t find a maker’s mark or any other kind of identifying mark on the piece, consult a furniture encyclopedia or a certified expert. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of vintage chairs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To tell how old a vintage chair is, first try and locate the manufacturer's label, tag or mark. Typically, identifying markings and tags appear under cushions or on the undersides of chairs. You may find that the date of manufacturing appears on the label or tag. If not, check trusted online resources to find out when the manufacturer was in business to make an estimate of the age. When in doubt, enlist the help of a certified appraiser or antiques dealer to help you date a particular chair. Find an assortment of antique, vintage and modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To know if your vintage Eames chair is real, check for a reclining mechanism. On original chairs, the back had a permanent reclined position, so no mechanism is necessary. Also, a vintage piece is around 32 inches high, while later reproductions are normally bigger. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of expertly vetted Eames chairs.