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Mid Century Vintage C1950 Tall High Back Bar Stools
Located in Port Jervis, NY
All original vintage vinyl material in overall excellent condition with a couple of minor blemishes. Pictured. Original feet on legs, very comfy contours to the backs and the chrome ...
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Stools

Materials

Brass, Chrome, Steel

Original Mid-Century Modern Chrome Vintage Retro High or Bar Stools, 1950s
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Original 1950s chrome high or bar stools.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Flat Bar Gold Brass Cantilever Stools Arthur Umanoff Style
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Pasadena, TX
Great pair of vintage curved flat bar bronze brass cantilever stools made by Cal-Style Furniture after an Arthur Umanoff Design, circa 1970s. Newly reupholstered in a tweed seat with...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Faux Leather Pink Seven Bar Stools 1960 Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage up to seven bar stools designed 1960s Austria from solid brass and faux leather in bold pink color tone. The brass frame was polished some times ago and g...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Brass, Steel

Vintage French Oak Bar Stools
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of two vintage French oak bar stools in the style of Charles Dudouyt from the 1940s. Carved wood seat and four post legs with carved ring details. Slim support bars and footrest ...
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Mid-20th Century French Stools

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Oak

  • Vintage French Oak Bar Stools
  • Vintage French Oak Bar Stools
  • Vintage French Oak Bar Stools
  • Vintage French Oak Bar Stools
H 30 in. W 16 in. D 12.5 in.
'1' Vintage Industrial Adjustable Bar Stool
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage industrial adjustable bar stool Ebonized wood and metal construction Adjustable mechanism 25" - 30.5" Height.
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Stools

Materials

Wood

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lucite Swivel Bar Stool Chair by Haziza
By Haziza
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern Lucite swivel bar stool chair by Haziza. Listing includes thick Lucite swivel seat, chrome pedestal base, metal footrest, upholstered seat and back...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Vintage Metal Bar Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of industrial style metal bar stools, aged to perfection.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Vintage Metal Bar Stools
  • Pair of Vintage Metal Bar Stools
  • Pair of Vintage Metal Bar Stools
  • Pair of Vintage Metal Bar Stools
H 24 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Set of Three Vintage Bar Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern set of three stools featuring a vinyl seat and Lucite backrest on a sturdy metal frame. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer).
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Lucite

  • Set of Three Vintage Bar Stools
  • Set of Three Vintage Bar Stools
  • Set of Three Vintage Bar Stools
  • Set of Three Vintage Bar Stools
H 45 in. W 18 in. D 15.5 in.
New Hope School Vintage Bar Stool
By George Nakashima
Located in Atlanta, GA
New Hope School vintage hand made bar stool, in the manner of George Nakashima, Philip Lloyd Powell, et al, American, circa 1970s. We only have the one stool, and believe it to be un...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood

  • New Hope School Vintage Bar Stool
  • New Hope School Vintage Bar Stool
  • New Hope School Vintage Bar Stool
  • New Hope School Vintage Bar Stool
H 27 in. W 15.5 in. D 14.5 in.
Set of 8 Vintage Swiveling Bar Stools
Located in Miami, FL
Superb set of 8 swiveling bar stools Newly restored and refinished New suede upholstery. Solid, heavy and sturdy Measures: Base 20" diameter.  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass, Steel

Vintage Dark Green Bar Stool, Germany, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Produced in Germany. Beautiful, well crafted dark green Italian upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and steel black legs. ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Vintage Dark Orange Bar Stool, Germany, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Produced in Germany. Beautiful, well-crafted dark orange upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and steel black legs. Not reg...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Steel

Vintage Modern Yellow Bar Stool, Germany, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Produced in Germany. Beautiful, well crafted yellow Italian upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and steel black legs. Not ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Steel

Set of 4 Vintage 1970's Chrome Bar Stools
Located in London, GB
A beautiful set of four wedge shaped bar stools in chrome. These were made in France, they date from around the 1970’s. They are beautifully made and have a great design, they can...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Chrome

Pair of Vintage Thayer Coggin Bar Stools
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of vintage Thayer Coggin tubular chrome bar stools having blue velvet upholstery. Original label.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Set of Three Vintage Italian Bar Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great set of vintage Italian bar stools in great condition. Very solid and well made.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

  • Set of Three Vintage Italian Bar Stools
  • Set of Three Vintage Italian Bar Stools
  • Set of Three Vintage Italian Bar Stools
  • Set of Three Vintage Italian Bar Stools
H 36 in. W 26 in. D 28 in.
Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
By Jerry Johnson
Located in New York, NY
Set of four vintage stools by Jerry Johnson. Black vinyl seats and backs with tubular chrome frame. Mid-Century Modern.   
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

  • Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
  • Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
  • Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
  • Set of Four Vintage Jerry Johnson Bar Stools
H 33 in. W 20.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of Vintage Italian Rattan Bar Stools, 1960s
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Pair of beautiful rattan bar stools produced in Italy in the 1960s. Very good condition, one low backrest has been repaired.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Vintage High Back Bar Stools With Suede Seats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These high back maple bar stools are newly upholstered in high grade quality Italian suede. They are very sturdy and comfortable. The condition is perfect.
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Mid-20th Century American Adirondack Stools

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of Three Vintage Modern Swivel Bar Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish retro set of vintage modern bar stools feature vinyl swivel seats, sturdy metal frames, and circular metal footrest. Perfect set of bar height stools for home or busines...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Retro Full Metal 4 Italian 1970's Kartell Bar Stool
By Kartell
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Vintage retro full metal 4 Italian1970's Kartell bar stool Delivery price is per stool Measures: Seat height: 66cm, height: 79cm, depth: 44cm, width: 44cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Aluminum

Vintage Windsor Swivel Spindle Turned Legs Bar Stools, a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
A pair of historical bow back swivel windsor bar stools, counter stools with spindle back and legs in natural oak. Measurements are 21W x 17D x 40.75H. Seat interior width is 17.25"...
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Mid-20th Century American American Colonial Stools

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Oak

Three Vintage Modern Arthur Umanoff Style Swivel Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A striking midcentury set of three bar stools that boast slatted wood seats and backrests. The sturdy iron rod base tapers down to splayed feet showing quality construction. A conven...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

Pair of Vintage Italian Bamboo & Rattan Bar Stools, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of vintage bar stools in Bamboo & Rattan, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Bamboo, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Pair of Vintage Italian Gio Ponti Style Bar Stool
By Gio Ponti
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of vintage Italian bar stools, in the style of Gio Ponti. Original Patent Leather Seat. Base are newly restored and refinished.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Pair of Bamboo Tall Swivel Bar Stools Vintage Sunbrella Fabric
Located in Westport, CT
Pair of bamboo tall swivel bar stools, off-white woven sunbrella fabric.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Foam, Bamboo

Three Vintage Bar Stools in the Manner of Mathieu Matégot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Three vintage bar stools in the manner of Mathieu Matégot done in white and probably made in the early 1980s. Seat size is roughly 11.5" square.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Vintage 1980s Chrome Bar Stools by Anton Lorenz for Thonet
By Anton Lorenz, Thonet
Located in San Antonio, TX
Designed by Anton Lorenz for Thonet, this beautiful pair of chrome bar stools feature Chiseled in Travertine upholstery by Knoll textiles, creating a unique and timeless design. Both...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Chrome

Vintage Standing Bar & Four Stools
By Chromcraft
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage 1970's standing bar and four high chair bar stools by Chromcraft. Bar is chromed steel square bar barrel form frame and white laminate cylindrical cabinet with an oval bla...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

  • Vintage Standing Bar & Four Stools
  • Vintage Standing Bar & Four Stools
  • Vintage Standing Bar & Four Stools
  • Vintage Standing Bar & Four Stools
H 36.25 in. W 48 in. D 41 in.
Vintage Danish Teak Bar Stool with Arms in COM (6 Available)
Located in New York, NY
Up to six teak bar stools with arms and upholstered seat available; priced individually and including reupholstery in COM (Client's Own Material). Denmark, circa 1960. Signed. Allow...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Leather, Fabric, Teak

Four Vintage Bentwood Thonet Bar Stools Lovely Suite Very Comfortable X4
By Thonet
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this lovely suite of four vintage Thonet bentwood with plywood seats bar stools These stools are very utilitarian and extremely comfortable, the design i...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Bentwood

Vintage Custom Made Spanish Revival Wrought Iron Bar Stools, Set of 8
Located in Esperance, NY
Vintage custom made Spanish revival wrought iron bar stools - set of 8. Stools are very well made and were ordered custom from a shop in the city.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Vintage Solid Walnut Studio Craft Bar Stools by David Scott
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of new hope-style walnut bar stools manufactured by David Scott in 1982. While Scott remains a noted name in woodworking today, these early, scarce examples are uniquely stylish...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Walnut

1970s Vintage Luigi Bardini Lucite and Chrome Bar Stool for Hill Mfg
By Hill Manufacturing, Luigi Bardini
Located in Miami, FL
Lucite and tubular chrome bar height stool designed by Luigi Bardini for Hill Manufacturing Co. New black upholstered seat.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Chrome

Vintage Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Ottoman Stool
Located in North York, ON
Vintage Upholstered Mid-Century Modern ottoman stool. Newly restored in dark grey fabric and sleek walnut feet. Price includes complimentary curb side delivery to the continental ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Stool Attributed, 1950s, Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage stool from wood attributed to Hans J. Wegner 1950s Denmark.The stool shows underneath a paper label which gives the information model no. 85 and made in th...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Fabric

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Burl Wood Driftwood Freeform Ottoman Footstool Stool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern burl wood driftwood freeform ottoman footstool. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, clean modernist lines, sleek sculptural form, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Burl

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rattan Pouf Stool Franco Albini attr Italy, 1950s
By Franco Albini
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage rattan pouf or stool, which was designed attributed to Franco Albini. Italy 1950s. The rattan pouf is very stable, although it looks like lightweight. F...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Brown Grey Black Ottoman Stool 1970s Italy
By De Sede
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage ottoman or stool De Sede style from patinated brown grey black leather with black plastic feet Italy 1970s. The upholstered leather cloth shows stitched c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather

Mid Century Modern Vintage Cherry Stool by Anna Lülja Praun Josef Frank Fabric
By Anna-Lülja Praun
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage stool or ottoman by Anna Lülja Praun circa 1952 from cherry wood. and one loose cushion. The cushion is newly covered with amazing textile fabric by Josef ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Fabric, Cherry

Vintage Arhaus Wrought Iron Swivel Bar Stools Set of Two Mexico
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage rustic wrought iron hand forged swivel barstools by Arhaus with back and arms. Set of Two Arhaus barstools, heavy iron Spanish Revival Mexican bar stools with great age patin...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Spanish Colonial Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Egyptian Camel Saddle Stool
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Egyptian, North Africa camel saddle shape stool. Traditionally used to ride camels in the desert of Africa and the Middle East, this camel saddle could be used as a foot sto...
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Mid-20th Century Egyptian Folk Art Ottomans and Poufs

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Brass

  • Vintage Egyptian Camel Saddle Stool
  • Vintage Egyptian Camel Saddle Stool
  • Vintage Egyptian Camel Saddle Stool
  • Vintage Egyptian Camel Saddle Stool
H 16 in. W 24 in. D 14 in.
Egyptian Vintage Camel Saddle Stool
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Egyptian, North Africa camel saddle shape stool. Traditionally used to ride camels in the desert of Africa and the Middle East, this camel saddle could be used as a foot sto...
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Mid-20th Century Egyptian Folk Art Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Cowhide, Wood

  • Egyptian Vintage Camel Saddle Stool
  • Egyptian Vintage Camel Saddle Stool
  • Egyptian Vintage Camel Saddle Stool
  • Egyptian Vintage Camel Saddle Stool
H 17 in. W 22 in. D 14 in.
Vintage Moroccan Camel Saddle Stool
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan, North Africa camel saddle shape stool. Traditionally used to ride camels in the desert of Africa and the Middle East, this camel saddle could be used as a foot sto...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Ottomans and Poufs

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Cowhide, Wood

  • Vintage Moroccan Camel Saddle Stool
  • Vintage Moroccan Camel Saddle Stool
  • Vintage Moroccan Camel Saddle Stool
  • Vintage Moroccan Camel Saddle Stool
H 15 in. W 23.5 in. D 12 in.
Vintage Camel Leather Saddle Stool Ottoman, Morocco c.1960
Located in London, GB
A Vintage camel leather saddle stool ottoman, Morocco C.1960. In very good vintage condition commensurate of age.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Spanish Sgabello Carved Side Chair or Stool
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Spanish Sgabello carved side chair or stool depicting the "Valencia" shield This chairs come from a Monte Picayo Casino, Valencia, Spain.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Paint

Pair Vintage BKF Hardoy for Knoll Cream Leather Butterfly Stool
By Knoll, Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic butterfly ottoman in stunning cream leather, designed by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy and produced by Knoll. An essential companion to the butterfly chair, the design echoes its styl...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Weiman-Warren Velvet & Brass X-Base Ottoman, Glamour Stool, Bench
By Weiman, Weiman/Warren Lloyd
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Weiman-Warren blush velvet & brass crossed-base ottoman, glamour stool, bench with Weiman label underneath. Original peachy blush velvet upholstered to perfection. Love the Neoclassi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Beechwood Vintage Stool Multicolored Josef Frank Cushion by Anna Lülja Praun
By Anna-Lülja Praun
Located in Vienna, AT
Beechwood vintage stool designed by the Viennese female designer and architect Anna-Lülja Praun, circa 1952. The frame from stained solid beechwood is shellac hand-polished, and equi...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Fabric, Beech

MCM and Vintage Style Black Lacquer Wooden and Velvet Ottoman or Stool
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Black lacquer wooden feet with gilded metal finish and psychedelic velvet ottoman or stool in a Mid-Century Modern style.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Vintage Barcelona Ottoman Stool White Leather and Chrome by Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in National City, CA
Vintage Barcelona ottoman stool in white leather and chrome designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Timeless Classic beauty. Stylish X base with fancy flair in chrome. Manufacture co...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Ottomans or Stools in the style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in San Antonio, TX
A companion pair of Gio Ponti stools. Largest stool measures 22 W x 14 D x 17 H
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Bar Stools by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in St. Louis, MO
This is a pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern swivel bar stools chairs by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard in the style of Salterini. The frames are black wrought iron and the seats a...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Vintage Cantilever Leather Bar Stools, 1960s, Mid Century Bar Stools
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Bauhaus design cantilever bar stools with a beautiful patinated leather seat and back rest. Great sturdy design with footrest. 1960s, Germany Good original condition Dime...
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Vintage 1960s German Bauhaus Stools

Materials

Leather

Set of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of mid-century leather bar stools are made out of wrought iron, feature a Harpin backrest design, and rest on stretched legs frame newly painted in black color. The seats have...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

  • Set of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
  • Set of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
  • Set of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
  • Set of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
H 32 in. W 12.5 in. D 15.5 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Oak Bar Stools, Belgium, 1970s
Located in Almelo, NL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern oak bentwood bar stools in original brown fabric, Belgium, 1970s.       
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Bentwood

Vintage Mid-20th Century Rattan Bar & Stools
Located in Hudson, NY
a charming vintage mid-century rattan bar with a pair of matching rattan stools. lots of character in this engaging piece, with lots of storage behind and a laminate top. excellent c...
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Vintage 1960s American Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Rattan

Vintage Grapevine Bar and Stools
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage grapevine bar with stools. The entire set crafted from grapevine wood. Very unique set of furniture with a stunning and distinctive look.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

  • Vintage Grapevine Bar and Stools
  • Vintage Grapevine Bar and Stools
  • Vintage Grapevine Bar and Stools
  • Vintage Grapevine Bar and Stools
H 40 in. W 39 in. D 24 in.
Vintage Chrome Bar Stools, 1970s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Nicely shaped chrome bar stools with a dark brown skai upholstery. The design is in the style of Giotto Stoppino, 1970s, Italy Very good condition Dimensions: Height: 7...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

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Vintage Mid Century Bar Stool For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal vintage mid century bar stool for your home. Frequently made of metal, wood and fabric, every vintage mid century bar stool was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a vintage mid century bar stool, we have 120 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect vintage mid century bar stool — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A vintage mid century bar stool made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular. A well-made vintage mid century bar stool has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Franco Albini, Harry Bertoia and Cleo Baldon are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Mid Century Bar Stool?

The average selling price for a vintage mid century bar stool at 1stDibs is $1,600, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $14,800 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Stools for You

Stools are versatile and a necessary addition to any living room, kitchen area or elsewhere in your home. A sofa or reliable lounge chair might nab all the credit, comfort-wise, but don’t discount the roles that good antique, new and vintage stools can play.

“Stools are jewels and statements in a space, and they can also be investment pieces,” says New York City designer Amy Lau, who adds that these seats provide an excellent choice for setting an interior’s general tone. 

Stools, which are among the oldest forms of wooden furnishings, may also serve as decorative pieces, even if we’re talking about a stool that is far less sculptural than the gracefully curving molded plywood shells that make up Sōri Yanagi’s provocative Butterfly stool

Fawn Galli, a New York interior designer, uses her stools in the same way you would use a throw pillow. “I normally buy several styles and move them around the home where needed,” she says.

Stools are smaller pieces of seating as compared to armchairs or dining chairs and can add depth as well as functionality to a space that you’ve set aside for entertaining. For a splash of color, consider the Stool 60, a pioneering work of bentwood by Finnish architect and furniture maker Alvar Aalto. It’s manufactured by Artek and comes in a variety of colored seats and finishes.

Barstools that date back to the 1970s are now more ubiquitous in kitchens. Vintage barstools have seen renewed interest, be they a meld of chrome and leather or transparent plastic, such as the Lucite and stainless-steel counter stool variety from Indiana-born furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones, who is renowned for his acrylic works. A cluster of barstools — perhaps a set of four brushed-aluminum counter stools by Emeco or Tubby Tube stools by Faye Toogood — can encourage merriment in the kitchen. If you’ve got the room for family and friends to congregate and enjoy cocktails where the cooking is done, consider matching your stools with a tall table.

Whether you need counter stools, drafting stools or another kind, explore an extensive range of antique, new and vintage stools on 1stDibs.