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Wood Wing Back Chair with Designer Fabric Upholstery
Located in Dallas, TX
Fantastic looking wooden wingback chair, in designer upholstery. Perfect as an occasional chair and versatile enough to be placed in any room. A timeless classic.
Category

20th Century Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood

Wing Back Chair with Ottoman
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge chair with ottoman, wood and upholstered fabric, Germany, 1950s German wing back chair with square ottoman. This chair features a high backrest with striking wings and folded...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

  • Wing Back Chair with Ottoman
  • Wing Back Chair with Ottoman
  • Wing Back Chair with Ottoman
  • Wing Back Chair with Ottoman
H 42.52 in. W 33.86 in. D 35.44 in.
Hickory Townsend Wing Back Chair
Located in Pasadena, TX
A traditional Townsend wing chair made by Hickory. A unusually curvy design by a respected maker.
Category

Late 20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Hickory Townsend Wing Back Chair
  • Hickory Townsend Wing Back Chair
  • Hickory Townsend Wing Back Chair
  • Hickory Townsend Wing Back Chair
H 46 in. W 33 in. D 32 in.
1950s French Style High Back Wing Chair
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s French style high back wing chair. Needs reupholstering.
Category

Vintage 1950s Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • 1950s French Style High Back Wing Chair
  • 1950s French Style High Back Wing Chair
  • 1950s French Style High Back Wing Chair
  • 1950s French Style High Back Wing Chair
H 55 in. W 26 in. D 30 in.
1920s Carved Wood Stuffed Wing Back Chair with Foral Cream Colored Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
19th century wing back chair with cream colored floral and ribbon upholstery and a carved floral wooden frame. There is general wear from age and use. This can be seen at our 400 Gil...
Category

Vintage 1920s American Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Painted French Style Wing Back Bergere Chair
Located in Brea, CA
Painted French style wing back bergere chair This vintage wing back chair has been painted in a soft oyster white with distressed edges. Upholstery is a natural canvas duck. Solid a...
Category

20th Century Wingback Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Liz O'Brien Editions Evelyn Wing Back Chair
By Liz O'Brien Editions
Located in New York, NY
Liz O'Brien Editions Evelyn Wing Back Chair Made-to-order wing-backed lounge armchair based on a vintage Grosfeld House model from the 1940s with exposed wood frame and optional nail...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Liz O'Brien Editions Evelyn Wing Back Chair
  • Liz O'Brien Editions Evelyn Wing Back Chair
  • Liz O'Brien Editions Evelyn Wing Back Chair
  • Liz O'Brien Editions Evelyn Wing Back Chair
H 44 in. W 36 in. D 35.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Tall Wing Back Chairs, Pair
Located in Dallas, TX
A unique pair of monumental wing back chairs. These would be great to add some height to a room plus make a statement. These chairs have been restored including refinished legs, new ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Stylish Scandinavian Upholstered Wing Back Lounge Chair in Gold Fabric
Located in New York, NY
A stylish Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern wing back lounge chair newly upholstered in a textured golden fabric. Legs have been newly restored. Made in Denmark late 1940s-early 1950s....
Category

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

High Back French Empire Neoclassical Style Marble Fabric Wing Back Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage high back French Empire / neoclassical style lounge chair with marbled fabric. Item features a tall solid carved wood frame, unique upholstered wings, shapely legs, cream dis...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Empire Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

1890s Wing Back Chair with Carved Dark Tone Wood Legs and Red Gold Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
1890s carved wood wing back chair with newly reupholstered deep red gold dotted upholstery. Dark wood tone frame with carved figural legs. There is general wear from age and use. Thi...
Category

Antique 1890s American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Rare Pair of Wing Back Chiavarine "Super Leggera" Chairs, Italy, 1950s
By Fratelli Levaggi
Located in New York, NY
Pristine original cane upholstery patinated "bois noirci" structure feather light chairs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Chairs

Materials

Cane, Rush, Wood

Pair of Petite Wing Back Chairs with Matching Ottomans
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of petite wing back chairs with matching ottomans. Whimsical fabric with quilted type design. Some wear to upholstery piping and fading to upholstery. Solid construction. Meas...
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Mid-20th Century Classic American Wing Back Chair
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The classically elegant American wingback chair is upholstered for deep comfort in a green and yellow stripped faux satin fabric. The "knees" of the front legs of this wing chair fea...
Category

Mid-20th Century American American Classical Wingback Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Italian Modern Wing Back Lounge Chairs after Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of high back Paolo Buffa attributed armchairs feature sculpted wingback design and elegant hardwood arms. Tapered legs and unique vintage fabric add to the Mid-Cent...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Pair of Painted French Style Wing Back Bergere Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage Pair of painted french style wing back bergere chairs Vintage wing backs have been painted in a soft oyster white with distressed edges. Upholstery features an antique nail ...
Category

20th Century Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood

High Back Wing Chair in Kravet Fabric from Costantini, Matteo
By Costantini
Located in New York, NY
The Matteo Chair is a modern high wing-back design and a sled base. Shown here with contrasting seat and matching welting, but available in any combination of your desired upholstery...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Vintage Painted French Style Wing Back Bergere Chairs
Located in Brea, CA
Pair of painted French style wing back bergere chairs Vintage wing backs have been painted in a soft oyster white with distressed edges, and gilt peeking through. Upholstered in a ...
Category

20th Century Louis XV Wingback Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Pair of Louis XV Style High Back Lounge or Wing Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Louis XV style high back lounge or wing chairs. This pair of finely carved solid wooden Lounge Chairs would make a statement in any Living room or Office setting. The green...
Category

Late 20th Century Louis XV Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Sculptural Pair of 1940s Barrel Back Wing Chairs In Ivory Moire'
Located in Chicago, IL
An elegant and unusual pair of wing chairs with curvaceous lines. The original upholstery is skirted, but the brass inlaid mahogany legs are quite nice in their own right. Wonderful ...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Georgian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Brass

Dramatic Pair of Wing Back Scroll Arm Chairs Attributed to Kittinger
By Kittinger Furniture Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Dramatic pair of wing back scroll arm chairs attributed to Kittinger, Classic styling, presently slip covered, super quality frames, hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere ...
Category

20th Century American American Classical Wingback Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

1980s Striped Upholstered Wing Back Armchair with Cabriole Legs
Located in New York, NY
Wing back chair with red, tan and brown stripes and dark tone carved wooden cabriole legs. The wood has some scratches and will need minor refinishing. This can be seen at our 400 Gi...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Wood Frame Wing Back Settee in Walnut and Leather Designed by Craig Bassam
By BassamFellows
Located in Ridgefield, CT
“Living in a glass house makes you design pieces to look immaculate from every angle,” says Craig Bassam, who designed the BassamFellows wood frame lounge collection for his own home...
Category

2010s American Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Winged-Back Bergère Chair with It's Original Paint
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI style winged back bergère chair, with it's original paint, from the 19th century. This antique chair from France features an elegant and shapely winged back, with ...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Dunbar Wing Back Side Chairs in Holly Hunt Great Plains
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
We reupholstered these chairs in a Holly Hunt silk. Great side chairs or for dining. We can stain the legs as desired.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

20th Century Pair Of American Queen Anne Style Wing Back Chairs
By Sam Moore Furniture Co.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Pair Of American Queen Anne Style Wood Frame Upholstered Slip Cover Wing Back Arm Chairs. Features the original upholstery fabric in tact with newly made white denim and...
Category

20th Century American Queen Anne Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric, Paint

Louis XV Style Silver Gilt Wing Back Bergere Chair Faux Blue Ostrich Upholstery
Located in Stamford, CT
Louis XV style silver gilt wing back or bergere chair in a fine custom faux blue Ostrich upholstery. The frame on this early chair having been fully re-silvered and the material is n...
Category

Mid-20th Century Louis XV Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Newly Restored Pair of High Back Wing Lounge Chairs by Adrian Pearsall, 1950s
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Berlin, DE
An absolutely gorgeous design, this wingback armchair designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates is sure to be a conversation piece. Upholstered in Dedar fabric. This is Adrian...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Wing Back Lounge Chairs, Carlo Mollino
By Carlo Mollino
Located in New York, NY
Stunning pair of large Italian Mid-Century Modern wing back armchairs, lounge chairs or club chairs with an angular wood structure attributed to Carlo Mollino. Incredible form and li...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Victorian Gold Giltwood Wing Back Bergere Armchair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunning antique French Victorian giltwood wingback armchair. The chair features carved and applied acanthus and geometric accents, a large and impressive profile, and an original di...
Category

Late 20th Century Louis XVI Wingback Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Danish Wing Back Armchair in the style of Mogens Lassen, Denmark, c. 1940’s
By Mogens Lassen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wing back armchair in the style of Mogens Lassen, Denmark, c. 1940’s Measures: H 42, W 31.5, D 30 in. Original upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Wing Back Corner Chair
Located in Napa, CA
Ma(i)sonry Vintage Collection.
Category

Early 20th Century French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood, Linen

  • Wing Back Corner Chair
  • Wing Back Corner Chair
  • Wing Back Corner Chair
  • Wing Back Corner Chair
H 43.5 in. W 31 in. D 32 in.
Pair of Carved Wood Gilt Wing Back Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Carved Wood Guilt Wing Back Chairs
Category

20th Century Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

  • Pair of Carved Wood Gilt Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair of Carved Wood Gilt Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair of Carved Wood Gilt Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair of Carved Wood Gilt Wing Back Chairs
H 44 in. W 26.5 in. D 26.5 in.
American Upholstered Painted Wood High Back Wing Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
This upholstered light grey painted wood wing chair is quite unusual with its very high back. The front part of the two arms are turned and stylized rosettes decorate the knees. ...
Category

20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Haberer Wing Back chair
By Albert Haberer
Located in Maastricht, NL
A labeled architectural arts and crafts chair by Albert Haberer for Hermann Fleiner, Stuttgart, ca 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Leather

Stickley Wing Back Chair
Located in New York, NY
Stickley Armchairs with wood side panels, wings, & stretchers reupholstered in a sky blue.
Category

20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Stickley Wing Back Chair
  • Stickley Wing Back Chair
  • Stickley Wing Back Chair
  • Stickley Wing Back Chair
H 43 in. W 29.5 in. D 32 in.
GROSFELD HOUSE WING-BACK CHAIR
Located in New York, NY
Upholstered wing-back chair rasied on four wooden legs, with wood and hob-nail trim.
Category

American Club Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

  • GROSFELD HOUSE WING-BACK CHAIR
  • GROSFELD HOUSE WING-BACK CHAIR
  • GROSFELD HOUSE WING-BACK CHAIR
  • GROSFELD HOUSE WING-BACK CHAIR
H 16 in. W 36.5 in. D 25 in.
Leather Wing Back Executive Chair
By Lee Industries
Located in Dallas, TX
Can be sold as a set, listing is for a single chair. Fabric: Leather Burnham Coco Fill: Haven Finish: Ebony Lee Industries Model L1413-01 Made in High Point, NC Floor sam...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Leather Wing Back Executive Chair
  • Leather Wing Back Executive Chair
  • Leather Wing Back Executive Chair
  • Leather Wing Back Executive Chair
H 48 in. W 35 in. D 22 in.
English Barrel Back/Wing Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
English barrel back/wing chair with muslin upholstery.
Category

Early 20th Century English Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • English Barrel Back/Wing Chair
  • English Barrel Back/Wing Chair
  • English Barrel Back/Wing Chair
  • English Barrel Back/Wing Chair
H 43.5 in. W 29 in. D 20 in.
Pair Maison Jansen Wing Back Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of marvelous creme peinte wing back chairs, with subtle gilding of scrolls and acanthus leaf, in the taste of Louis XV, upholstered in gray-blue toned fabric. Stamped Jansen.
Category

Vintage 1940s Argentine Club Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

  • Pair Maison Jansen Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair Maison Jansen Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair Maison Jansen Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair Maison Jansen Wing Back Chairs
H 41.5 in. W 27 in. D 36 in.
Primitive Tall-Back Regency Wing Chair
Located in Culver City, CA
Primitive Tall Back Regency Wing Chair multiple fabrics, wonderful straight up form, original casters
Category

Antique 19th Century English Club Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Primitive Tall-Back Regency Wing Chair
  • Primitive Tall-Back Regency Wing Chair
  • Primitive Tall-Back Regency Wing Chair
  • Primitive Tall-Back Regency Wing Chair
H 48 in. W 29 in. D 28 in.
Pair of High Back Wing Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Pair of newly upholstered high back wing chairs in natural color linen upholstery.
Category

20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of High Back Wing Chairs
  • Pair of High Back Wing Chairs
  • Pair of High Back Wing Chairs
  • Pair of High Back Wing Chairs
H 48 in. W 32 in. D 26 in.
Pair English Style Wing Back Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Early 20th century wingback chairs with delightfully exaggerated form. Carved wood legs and trim. Seating areas upholstered in a cream, gold and magenta damask. Backs upholstered ...
Category

20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair English Style Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair English Style Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair English Style Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair English Style Wing Back Chairs
H 44.5 in. W 38 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Henredon Wing Back Chairs
By Henredon
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Henredon Wing Back Chairs in Turquoise. Fabulous fabric, just worn at arm rest ends. All brass tacks have been replaced. Strong and structurally sound.
Category

1990s American Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Henredon Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair of Henredon Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair of Henredon Wing Back Chairs
  • Pair of Henredon Wing Back Chairs
H 44 in. W 33 in. D 25 in.
Pair of ebonized wood upholstered wing back armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of ebonized wood upholstered wing back armchairs.<br /> <br /> View our complete collection at www.johnsalibello.com
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Hand crafted wing back chair and ottoman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A wonderful hand crafted artisan made wing back chair land ottoman. It is beautifully made with exquisite joinery. The cushions are all goose down and the chair is extremely comforta...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Linen

  • Hand crafted wing back chair and ottoman
  • Hand crafted wing back chair and ottoman
  • Hand crafted wing back chair and ottoman
  • Hand crafted wing back chair and ottoman
H 43.5 in. W 33.5 in. D 36 in.
Pair of Orange Corduroy Wing Back Chairs
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of orange corduroy wing back chairs. Traditional in style but fun in color. This pair of chairs has brass nail head trim and sturdy wooden base. Put these in front of your firep...
Category

Vintage 1970s Wingback Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Wing Back Chairs with Cushions
Located in New York, NY
Pair of wood wing back chairs with cushions from the late 19th century. Price is for the pair.
Category

Antique 19th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Wing Back Chairs with Cushions
  • Pair of Wing Back Chairs with Cushions
  • Pair of Wing Back Chairs with Cushions
  • Pair of Wing Back Chairs with Cushions
H 41 in. W 26.75 in. D 33.25 in.
Pair of Hollywood Regency Wing back chairs
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of tall wing back chairs with scroll arms, reupholstered in blue fabric with brown embroidery, dark mahogany legs, new price is net.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Pair Of Custom High Back Wing Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bespoke custom high back wing chairs modeled after a classic English 1940's style. The front legs will have casters. Separate seat cushion. Can have decorative nail head ac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair Of Custom High Back Wing Chairs
  • Pair Of Custom High Back Wing Chairs
  • Pair Of Custom High Back Wing Chairs
  • Pair Of Custom High Back Wing Chairs
H 42 in. W 24 in. D 25 in.
19th Century English High Back Wing Chair
Located in New York, NY
This wing chair has been recently upholstered in Belgian linen. The chair has a high back and turned arms for added comfort. Note the decorative nail heads throughout.<br /> The leg...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood, Linen, Upholstery

4 fabulous designer high mini wing back chairs in Fortuny fabric
Located in Palm Springs, CA
4 fabulous designer chairs with high mini wing sides recently redone in Fortuny fabric. They are excellently re-upholstered with probably the original tacks. the fabric is a velvet a...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Chairs

Materials

Silk, Velvet, Wood

Midcentury High Back Wing Chair by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
A vintage high back sculptural wing chair in original orange fabric by designer Adrian Pearsall. In good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Slight fading to upholster...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Kurt Olsen Model-215 Wing Back Chair for Slagelse Møbelvaerk
By Slagelse Mobelvaerk, Kurt Olsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wing back chair designed by Kurt Olsen for Slagelse Møbelvaerk in Denmark circa 1950’s. This unique design features a fixed seat in an angled position with a comfortable loose seat c...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Teak

Pair of Tufted low back wing chairs stamped JANSEN
Located in Stamford, CT
Fantastic pair of over sized tufted low back wing back chairs, in off white upholstery. Each stamped Jansen. New Fabric, new springs and welts.
Category

Vintage 1940s Argentine Bergere Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern “Winged” and Tufted Back “Hollywood” Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern “Winged” and tufted back “Hollywood” chairs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Pair Unusual Sleigh Leg Mid Century Wing Back Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An unusual pair of mid century design modern wing/club chairs on sleigh like legs. The chairs have wood supports holding up the wrap around tops. A great and unusual pair of chairs, ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Nylon, Wood, Wool, Cotton

Vintage French Provincial Wing Back Style Chair Upholstered in Natural Linen
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage French Provincial wing back style chair upholstered in natural linen Painted in our oyster white, which is an off white with subtle distressed edges, and antique glazed pati...
Category

20th Century French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Linen, Wood, Down

Pr Unusual Sleigh Leg Mid Century Wing Back Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An unusual pair of mid century design modern wing/club chairs on sleigh like legs. The chairs have wood supports holding up the wrap around tops. This pair has been re-upholstered in...
Category

20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Wing Back Chair and Ottoman by Century
By Century Furniture
Located in Redding, CT
Mid-Century wing back chair and Ottoman by Century. Fabulous splash of colored fabric covers this solid, heavy chair. It comes with a matching Parsons style ottoman. The upholstery ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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Wing Back Wood Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic wing back wood chair available at 1stDibs. A wing back wood chair — often made from wood, fabric and upholstery — can elevate any home. There are 104 variations of the antique or vintage wing back wood chair you’re looking for, while we also have 4 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a wing back wood chair — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right wing back wood chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Louis XV and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made wing back wood chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Adrian Pearsall, Albert Haberer and Alfred Kill International are consistently popular.

How Much is a Wing Back Wood Chair?

The average selling price for a wing back wood chair at 1stDibs is $3,875, while they’re typically $10 on the low end and $18,820 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.