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Pair of Vintage Midcentury Attributed to Harvey Probber Parsons Cube Stools
By Harvey Probber, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of vintage midcentury stools attributed to Harvey Probber. Legs have a radius interior side. I believe these most likely need re-upholstery. Some wear to the wood bases as well....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood

Vintage Mid-Century Swivel Bar Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary pair of modern swivel bar stools are in good condition and are beautiful hand-crafted out of metal finished in brass each of the stool comes with 360-degree round ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Slatted Oak Stool, France, Mid-20th Century
Located in New York City, NY
Vintage Slatted Oak stool, France, Mid-20th Century. Six Available; Sold Individually.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Oak

Vintage Mid Century Braided Rope Stools
Located in Doylestown, PA
Versatile vintage braided rope stools or side tables with stacked wooden feet. Supported by a sturdy interior wood frame. These stools may serve many purposes and beautifully accent ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Bohemian Stools

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Rope, Wood

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Atomic Orange Metal Stool
By Meadowcraft
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern atomic orange metal stool, circa 1960's. This piece is made of welded steel and features gracefully styled legs and a mesh top. It is in good ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Mid Century Black Wool Vintage Stool, Denmark, 1960
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Beautiful black high quality faux leather. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Beech, Wool

  • Mid Century Black Wool Vintage Stool, Denmark, 1960
  • Mid Century Black Wool Vintage Stool, Denmark, 1960
  • Mid Century Black Wool Vintage Stool, Denmark, 1960
  • Mid Century Black Wool Vintage Stool, Denmark, 1960
H 13.78 in. W 16.93 in. D 16.93 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Danish Tripod Stool with Cow Hair
Located in New York City, NY
Vintage Mid-Century Tripod Stool with Cow Hair. This chic stool consists of a sleek tripod base, tubular hardwood legs, and a sizable round seat upholstered a plush off-white cow...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood

Vintage Mid Century Modern Wrought Iron Slatted White Painted Stools - a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Wrought Iron Slatted White Painted Stools - a Pair. Item features slatted metal frames, wrought iron construction, clean modernist lines, great style and f...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Mid Century Faux Fur Orange Vintage Stool, Denmark, 1960
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Beautiful high quality faux fur. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Faux Leather, Beech

Mid Century Orange Melange Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Beautiful bright orange high quality melange upholstery. The stools consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, cha...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric

Vintage Stool in the Manner of Jean Touret, France, Mid-20th Century
By Jean Touret
Located in New York City, NY
Vintage rustic tripod stool in the manner of Jean Touret, France, mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood

Mid Century Vintage Cane Round Bar Height Stools by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century cane round bar height stools by Thonet blonde bentwood with light cane. Seat height is 30” high. Great vintage condition. Cane is perfect on both stools. Very sturdy and ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Cane, Bentwood

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern X Base Stools
Located in North York, ON
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern X base stools. Polished stainless steel X base stools newly upholstered in a Boucle fabric. Price includes complimentary scheduled curb side del...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Camel Boucle Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. The stool consist of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. Stool was designed by Edmu...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Black Vintage Stool Leather Metal, circa 1970
Located in Vienna, AT
This vintage stool from the 1970s shows a black stitched leather covering. Also the stool is decorated with leather buttons. The base and the feet were made of black lacquered metal....
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Pair of Vintage Italian Rattan Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
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

Mid-Century Camel Boucle Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. The stool consist of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. Stool was designed by Ed...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Chiavari Stool, 1950s, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage brass stool Chiavari 1950s Italy, which shows a brass frame and an upholstered seat. The seat is newly covered with blue velvet fabric and is in very good ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Blue Metal Vintage Industry Stool, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
This stool shows a newly blue lacquered three legged metal frame with a shaped seat, made of spruce. So the seat features color rests. The vintage condition is very good. Approx....
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Mid-Century Leopard Velvet Vintage Swivel Piano Stool, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. High-quality printed velvet - soft and very pleasant to the touch, vivid and natural colors - a beautiful, original pattern! The stool con...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Velvet, Beech

Mid-Century Navy Blue Wool Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. The stool consist of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. Stool was designed by Ed...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Wool, Wood

Mid-Century Pink Velvet Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. The stool consist of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. Stool was designed by Ed...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Velvet, Beech

Mid-Century Orange Velvet Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. The stool consist of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. Stool was designed by Ed...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Velvet, Beech

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Atomic Era Yellow & Green Vinyl Bar Stools, Set of 6
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern atomic era yellow & green vinyl bar stools - set of 6. Item features a swivel and return seats, original green and yellow vinyl upholstery, very nice vinta...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

Vintage 1960's Pine Wood Stool, Olof Ottelin, Finland, Mid-Century
By Olof Ottelin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage pine stool from Finland attributed to Olof Ottelin Early 1960's Measures: 14" height.
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Mid-Century Modern Organic Sculptural Vintage Rattan Stool, 1960s, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern organic vintage stool or ottoman from rattan work 1960s Italy. The stunning organic stool shows rattan or wicker work without damages in sculptural form. Throug...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rattan Circular Stool Side Table, 1950s, Italy
By Bonacina
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Riviera style vintage stool or side table from rattan attributed to Bonacina 1950s Italy. A stunning stool or side table with amazing and clean design features, w...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cherrywood Stools with Green Cushions, Vienna, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
This pair of cherrywood stools were designed and made in Vienna, circa 1950. Also the set of two stools features a curved seat and conical shaped legs. Furthermore the stools are ca...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Cherry

Mid-Century Modern White Vintage Metal Beech Tripod Industry Stool, circa 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented vintage metal tripod industry stool is height - adjustable from 43 cm to 47 cm. Also the steel base is ivory lacquered and shows beloved signs of age and use. The swiv...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

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

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Brass, Chrome, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Green Metal Wood Industry Stool, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
This Mid-Century Modern vintage green metal and wood industry stool 1950s features three legs and a wooden seat with brown painted color rests. Also at the end of the newly green la...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Mid Century Hand Made Vintage Stool, Wood and Cow Fur, France, 1960
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Cow fur on the seat. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. The s...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Wool, Beech

Set of Two Mid Century Mustard Yellow Vintage Stools, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Beautiful mustard yellow high quality velvet upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, char...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric

Vintage Mid Century Modern Early Aluminum George Nelson Pedestal Swag Leg Stool
By George Nelson
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Early example of a cast-aluminum swag leg pedestal stool designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Great patina on the base showing nice wear in contrast to the new foam and black...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Black Leather Metal Stool Johannes Spalt Austria 1961
By Johannes Spalt
Located in Vienna, AT
A high-quality black leather vintage leather stool with chromed steel feet and frame, which was designed by Johannes Spalt 1961 Austria and executed by Franz Wittmann. The black leat...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Vintage Mocho Stools by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazilian Mid-Century, 1954
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Clifton, NJ
The Mocho stool is one of the most iconic pieces designed by Sergio Rodrigues in 1954, before founding the Oca store. This pair is made of gorgeous solid Rosewood in very good vintag...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Leather, Rosewood

Mid-Century Yellow-Gray Pattern Velvet Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. The stool consist of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. Stool was designed by Ed...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Fabric, Velvet, Beech

Mid-Century Modern Red Vintage Stool Mezzadro Achille Castiglioni Zanotta, 1950s
By Zanotta, Achille Castiglioni
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage stool Mezzadro by Achille Castiglioni 1950s for Zanotta circa 1978. An iconic gorgeous stool from metal and beech in red, silver and brown color tones. T...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Mid Century Modern Vintage Stools by Talos, 1950s, Vienna Set of Two
By Günter Talos
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid century modern vintage pair of three-legged stools with ametal base and a plastic covered seat. The stools have a seat from plastic cover with multicolored geometric pattern and ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brown Patchwork Leather Cubus Stool DeSede 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage cubus stool or ottoman from stitched patchwork leather in cognac brown color tone by deSede 1970s Switzerland. Throughout the different brown color shades...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Leather

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 1950s Chemist Professors Vintage Industrial Tri-Prop Propeller Stool
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Science Professors workshop spinner stool. Spinning Stool, Cast Iron and Steel Tripod Pedestal. Very Good Vintage Condition, Sturdy, Level, and smoothly Functional.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Steel

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

Mid Century Modern Brown Black Vintage Wicker Metal Stool Ottoman Vienna, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern wicker stool with black lacquered steel feet and rubber sabots, which was designed and manufactured Vienna 1950s. The stable seat was made of woven wicker. We love...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Steel

Jacques Adnet Style Vintage French Mid Century Leather and Metal Stools set 3
Located in Bordeaux, FR
3 Round stools in new full grain leather and metal foot. Very good state.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Set of 2 Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Bar Stools
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful pair of Danish Modern bar stools in solid teak. Frames have been completely refinished and seat pads have been reupholstered in a vibrant dark teal fabric that lo...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Teak

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

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Metal, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Vintage Rattan Wicker Beech Stool attr Tony Paul 1955 USA
By Tony Paul
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern organic vintage stool footstool or pouf from rattan and beechwood round like design attributed to Tony Paul, c. 1955 USA. Tony Paul ( 1918 - 2010 ) We love this...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Rattan, Beech

Mid Century Modern Vintage Pair of Beech Stools Roland Rainer c. 1955 Austria
By Roland Rainer
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage pair of stools model SW 2 from beech by Roland Rainer circa 1955 Austria. While the seat is reupholstered with light green fabric, the frame from beech is...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Beech

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Round Cast Iron Stool Chair with Mahogany Seat
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern style round cast iron frame stool chair with mahogany seat. $375 This beautiful and practical stool chair features nicely bent cast iron legs, bringing...
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Late 20th Century American Stools

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Iron

Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish set of 5 vintage stools. Wooden slat seats and backs. Long tapered legs with two tiers of foot-rests. A great addition to any home's interior decor. Please confirm item locat...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood

  • Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
  • Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
  • Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
  • Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
H 43.5 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Mid-Century Modern Vintage Metal and Faux Leather Rocking Stool, Austria, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid-Century Modern vintage black and white metal rocking stool, which was designed and made circa 1950s in Austria. The seat was covered with red faux leather, while the round bot...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Vintage Medical Stool
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage medical stool Overall Dimensions: 16 1/2" x 16 1/2" Seat Height: 19 1/4" x 27".
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Mid-20th Century American Stools

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Steel

  • Vintage Medical Stool
  • Vintage Medical Stool
  • Vintage Medical Stool
  • Vintage Medical Stool
H 19.25 in. W 16.5 in. D 16.5 in.
20th Century Leopard Vintage Stool, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful soft velvet leopard print upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, cha...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Velvet, Beech

  • 20th Century Leopard Vintage Stool, 1960s
  • 20th Century Leopard Vintage Stool, 1960s
  • 20th Century Leopard Vintage Stool, 1960s
  • 20th Century Leopard Vintage Stool, 1960s
H 15.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Blue Beech Vintage Folding Stool TS Roger Tallon 1970s France
By Roger Tallon
Located in Vienna, AT
The stool named TS was designed by Roger Tallon in France circa 1970. Also this stool made of blue lacquered beechwood shows a foldable function. The vintage condition is good with...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Beech

Mid-Century Vintage Set 5 Swivel Bar Stools By Shelby Williams Vinyl Brass-Tone
By Shelby Williams
Located in Philadelphia, PA
For your consideration, a big set of 5 stools by Shelby Williams. These super stylish and highly comfortable bar height stools have swivel seats in faux vinyl and are mounted to 5-st...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Vintage American Industrial Swivel Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
A fantastic mid-20th century American industrial swivel stool with a circular footrest. The stool adjusts from 25 inches high to 35 inches high by pulling up on the seat.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Vintage Set of Four Bar Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage set of bar stools can brighten up any space through their bright blue upholstery. Metal bases add a crafted and sturdy Mid-Century quality to the stools. Please confirm ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

  • Vintage Set of Four Bar Stools
  • Vintage Set of Four Bar Stools
  • Vintage Set of Four Bar Stools
  • Vintage Set of Four Bar Stools
H 41 in. W 18.5 in. D 18 in.
Vintage Italian Iron Stool
Located in Atlanta, GA
Italian vintage stool made of scrolling hand-forged iron and having four cabriole-shaped legs. The stool supports an upholstered seat covered in a green and white botanical print by ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Stools

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Iron

  • Vintage Italian Iron Stool
  • Vintage Italian Iron Stool
  • Vintage Italian Iron Stool
  • Vintage Italian Iron Stool
H 13.5 in. W 16.25 in. D 21 in.
Vintage Bar Stools
Located in Oakville, CT
Pair of Vintage bar stools Overall Dimensions: 15 1/4" x 15 1/4" x 29 1/2" high.
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Mid-20th Century American Stools

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Maple

  • Vintage Bar Stools
  • Vintage Bar Stools
  • Vintage Bar Stools
  • Vintage Bar Stools
H 29.5 in. W 15.25 in. D 15.25 in.
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Vintage Mid Century Stools For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of vintage mid century stools is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct vintage mid century stools — often made from wood, metal and fabric — can elevate any home. We have 728 antique and vintage vintage mid century stools in-stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Vintage mid century stools have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Vintage mid century stools are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Scandinavian Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Charlotte Perriand, Charles and Ray Eames and Arne Jacobsen each produced beautiful vintage mid century stools that are worth considering.

How Much are Vintage Mid Century Stools?

Prices for vintage mid century stools can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, vintage mid century stools begin at $48 and can go as high as $23,013, while the average can fetch as much as $1,250.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

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.