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Wilhelm Schauman

Werner West Wingback Chair, Wilhelm Schauman, 1930s
By Werner West
Located in Helsinki, FI
Wingback chair, designed by Werner West, manufactured by Wilhelm Schauman, 1930s. Stained birch
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Birch

Werner West, Hugging Chair, Wilhelm Schauman Ltd, 1940s
By Werner West
Located in Uppsala, SE
Wilhelm Schauman in the town Jyväskyle in the middle of Finland. The design of the back is heavily
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Birch

Werner West, Hugging Chair, Wilhelm Schauman Ltd, 1940s
By Werner West
Located in Uppsala, SE
Wilhelm Schauman in the town Jyväskyle in the middle of Finland. The design of the back is heavily
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Birch

Rare Scandinavian Modern Sofa by Wilhelm Schauman Oy, 1940s/1950s
Located in Helsinki, FI
Rare Scandinavian Modern sofa by Wilhelm Schauman Oy from the 1940s/1950s. Elm frame, re
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Elm

Werner West, Hugging Chair, Wilhelm Schauman Ltd, 1940s
By Werner West
Located in Uppsala, SE
Wilhelm Schauman in the town Jyväskyle in the middle of Finland. The design of the back is heavily
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Birch

Set of Two Finnish Birch and Rattan Chairs Produced by Wilhelm Schauman
By Werner West
Located in Helsinki, FI
Scandinavian Modern set of two rattan & birch chairs from the 1940s/1950s, produced by Wilhelm
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rattan, Birch

Werner West, Side Chair, Bentwood, Finland, 1930s
By Werner West
Located in High Point, NC
A stained bentwood side chair designed by Werner West and produced by Wilhelm Schauman Fanerfabrik
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bentwood

Werner West, Side Chair, Bentwood, Finland, 1930s
By Werner West
Located in High Point, NC
A stained bentwood side chair designed by Werner West and produced by Wilhelm Schauman Fanerfabrik
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Side Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Alvar Aalto Rare Set of Early Armchairs, 1939
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Exceptionally rare set of early Alvar Aalto armchairs for O.Y Wilhelm Schauman A.B Jyväskylä
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

  • Alvar Aalto Rare Set of Early Armchairs, 1939
  • Alvar Aalto Rare Set of Early Armchairs, 1939
  • Alvar Aalto Rare Set of Early Armchairs, 1939
  • Alvar Aalto Rare Set of Early Armchairs, 1939
H 31.5 in W 24.22 in D 20.48 in
Ilmari Tapiovaara Set of 3 Stacking Rare Wilman Chairs Scandinavian Modern
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Tapiovaara, and manufactured in Finland by Wilhelm Schauman Fanerfabrik. These innovative chairs are made
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

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By Lisa Johansson-Pape
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Floral chandelier by Lisa Johansson-Pape Large chandelier with a yellow glass shade and transparent glass flowers above the stem on an all brass frame, Finland, circa 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Scandinavian Modern Flush Mount Model 11025 by Idman, circa 1950s
By Idman
Located in Helsinki, FI
Scandinavian Modern flush mount model 11025 by Idman Oy Finland, from the 1950s. Fabric shade, brass details. Good vintage condition, patina and wear consistent with age and use. Cla...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Österreichischer Bugholzsessel Vintage ca. 1950er Jahre
Located in Hannover, DE
Coffee Vintage Armchair made of bentwood. Origin: Austria. Production period: approx. 1950s. Good vintage condition. Stable dyed beech wood frame. No cracks or former repairs in ...
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Beetle Wall Lights by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Beetle wall lights designed by Gallery L7, handcrafted and finished in Los Angeles from American brass. Reminiscent of stag beetle armor, in an aged raw brass finish, also av...
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2010s American Organic Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

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Large Art Deco Lounge Chairs in Oak & Reupholstered in Bouclé Fabric France '30s
Located in Almelo, NL
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

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Vintage Fischel Bentwood Bistro Chairs, 1920s. Set of 6.
By Fischel
Located in Asaa, DK
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Vintage 1920s Czech Art Nouveau Chairs

Materials

Beech

Two Elegant Antique Chairs from France in Louis XVI Style, circa 1860
Located in Sofia, BG
Two elegant antique chairs from France in Louis XVI style, circa 1860. These chairs are made of solid painted wood with curved frame and legs and have been reupholstered with a beige...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Reclining Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive vintage modern lounge chair features a solid walnut frame, a high backrest, and thick padded cushions. Sleek design with sculpted arm rests and angled legs conveniently re...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rare Model 30 Armchair, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Rare model 30 armchair, designed by Alvar Aalto, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s. Birch frame, cotton weaved seat. Good vintage condition, minor patina c...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Birch

Pair of Large Swedish 19th Cantury Oak Armchairs in Beige Fabric
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
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Materials

Oak

1940's Mahieu Warm Oak Bentwood Hoop Dining Chairs - Pair
Located in Hook, Hampshire
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Oak

Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist "Skrindan" Armchairs, Sweden 1960s
By OPE Möbler, Kerstin Horlin Holmquist
Located in Utrecht, NL
The “Skrindan” armchair model was designed in 1963 by iconic Swedish designer, Kerstin Hörlin-Homquist. Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist had a unique and humanistic design vision, and thanks...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Carl Malmsten for O.H. Sjögren 'Our Lady' Lounge Chair in Teak
By Carl Malmsten, O.H. Sjögren
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Carl Malmsten for O.H. Sjögren, 'Our Lady' easy chair, teak, fabric, Sweden, 1950s. Very interesting Swedish lounge chair by Carl Malmsten in a yellow fabric with tufted back. The ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Swedish Grace Style Lounge Chairs Attributed to Otto Schulz and Boet
By Otto Schulz, Boet
Located in Hägersten, SE
Pair of lounge chairs attributed to Otto Schulz. Most likely produced by Boet in Gothenburg, Sweden during the 1930s-1940s. Made from stained birch and rattan. With New linnen uphols...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Linen, Rattan, Birch

Antique Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Windsor Side Chair Spindle Back Saddle Seat
Located in Miami Beach, FL
19th century Windsor chair featuring a mother-of-pearl and marquetry design on the top comb section which is connected to a spindle back that attaches to a saddle slab seat with curv...
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Antique 19th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Rare Mid Century modern Poul Hundevad Rocking Chair
By Poul Hundevad
Located in Weesp, NL
Poul Hundevad rare mid century modern rocking chair Extremely rare oak and canvas 1950s safari rocking chair by Poul Hundevad. A true beauty and as far as I know, it is the only rock...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Canvas, Oak

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Pair of Ilmari Tapiovaara Molded Plywood 'Wilhelmina' Chairs
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in London, Greater London
designed in 1959 for the Wilhelm Schauman company, Finland, and are marked with the Schauman stamp. They
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Chairs by Werner West for Wilhelm Schauman Ltd, circa 1940s, Set of 6
By Werner West
Located in Uppsala, SE
Set of 6 chairs designed by Finish designer Werner West in the 1930s and manufactured by Wilhelm
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Birch

Set of 6 Electric Blue & Grey 1930s W1 Chairs by Werner West & Wilhelm Schauman
By Werner West
Located in London, GB
A set of six model W1 dining chairs designed by Werner West circa 1930 and made by Wilhelm Schauman
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Early 20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Birch

Tapiovaara Wilhelmina Armchair
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Oosterbeek, NL
Very rare Wilhelmina armchair design by Ilmari Tapiovaara 1959 for Wilhelm Schauman company. This
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood

  • Tapiovaara Wilhelmina Armchair
  • Tapiovaara Wilhelmina Armchair
  • Tapiovaara Wilhelmina Armchair
  • Tapiovaara Wilhelmina Armchair
H 27.96 in W 20.87 in D 24.81 in
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Wilhelm Schauman For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the wilhelm schauman you’re looking for. Each wilhelm schauman for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, birch and fabric. Your living room may not be complete without a wilhelm schauman — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each wilhelm schauman bearing Scandinavian Modern or mid-century modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one wilhelm schauman that is appealing in its simplicity, but Alvar Aalto and Ilmari Tapiovaara produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Wilhelm Schauman?

Prices for a wilhelm schauman start at $818 and top out at $14,020 with the average selling for $2,711.

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.