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Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered, Natural Wood Back, Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate, Hardwood

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered, Natural Wood Back, Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern Classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate

Piero Wood Slatted-Back Chair with Leather-Wrapped Back and Slung Seat
By Costantini
Located in New York, NY
Costantini prides itself in using the hardest and most beautiful hardwoods in the construction of its line of seating. The Piero stool features a solid Argentine Rosewood frame with ...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Chairs

Materials

Rosewood, Leather

Ethiopian Dark Wood Low Tribal Chair with Removable Panel Back
Located in London, Greater London
An Ethiopian tribal chair in weathered dark wood, raised on four short feet with a removable panel back, possibly from the Gurage People of southwest Ethiopia, about 125 kilometers s...
Category

20th Century Ethiopian Tribal Chairs

Materials

Wood

Morgan Chair tight seat and back Sleeper chair woods oak maple walnut custom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The sleek Morgan chair is cozy and charming. It is accented by tapered legs and strikes the perfect balance of utility and sophistication.
Category

2010s American Other Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

MCM Italian Bent Wood Round Back Chairs Colber & Trocadero
Located in New York, NY
Set of four deco inspired bentwood round back chairs by Colber & Trocadero, Italy. Colber & Trocadero makers of high end furniture, became Colber of Italy in 1979. Chairs are in goo...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Pine

1970s Pair of Spanish Wood and Red Leather Tall Back Chairs
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s pair of Spanish wood and red leather tall back chairs.
Category

Late 20th Century European Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Wood Italian Ladder Back Chairs Attributed to Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Wood Italian Ladder Back Chairs Attributed to Gio Ponti with Rush Seats. Woven, grass cloth. Mid-century modern
Category

20th Century Italian Chairs

Materials

Grasscloth, Wood

Lucite Back Zebra Wood Dining Chairs, Vintage Modern with New Black Vinyl
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Every aspect of this set of chairs is exquisite. The chairs are unmarked and the unique construction hints that these may be a limited edition or one-off custom creation. This set co...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Acrylic, Lucite, Zebra Wood

Yew Wood Broad Arm High Back Windsor Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
A good English yew wood broad arm high back Windsor chair with a Christmas tree splat, the hickory seat supported on well-turned legs joined by single stretcher, circa 1840-1860.
Category

Antique 1850s English Victorian Windsor Chairs

Materials

Yew

Modern Tufted Back Desk Chair
Located in Port Chester, NY
A modern Classic deep tufted upholstered barrel back desk chair with a pierced open crest and arm, with a tight upholstered seat above tapered and out-swept legs on brass caster feet...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Modern Tufted Back Desk Chair
  • Modern Tufted Back Desk Chair
  • Modern Tufted Back Desk Chair
  • Modern Tufted Back Desk Chair
H 36 in. W 23.5 in. D 26.25 in.
Set of Three Original Midcentury Wood Spindle Back Chairs with Teak Seat
Located in München, DE
Set of three original midcentury wood spindle back chairs with teak seats. Plywood with teak veneer on top, with black lacquered legs and backrest. In the style of Ilmari Tapiovaar...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Teak, Plywood

PH Snake Chair, Chrome, White Painted Satin Matt, Wood Seat/Back, Visible Tubes
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
The PH snake chairs flowing lines within its steel tube design are inspired by the strong yet flexible body of a snake. It is multi-use and fits any room at home, in the apartment, i...
Category

2010s Danish Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Chrome

PH Snake Chair, chrome, black painted satin matt, wood seat/back, visible tubes
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
The PH Snake Chairs flowing lines within its steel tube design are inspired by the strong yet flexible body of a snake. It is multi-use and fits any room at home, in the apartment, i...
Category

2010s Danish Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Chrome

PH Snake Chair, chrome, yellow painted satin matt, wood seat/back, visible tubes
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
The PH Snake Chairs flowing lines within its steel tube design are inspired by the strong yet flexible body of a snake. It is multi-use and fits any room at home, in the apartment, i...
Category

2010s Danish Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Chrome

PH Snake Chair, Chrome, Green Painted Satin Matt, Wood Seat/Back, Visible Tubes
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
The PH snake chairs flowing lines within its steel tube design are inspired by the strong yet flexible body of a snake. It is multi-use and fits any room at home, in the apartment, i...
Category

2010s Danish Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Chrome

PH Snake Chair, chrome, red painted satin matt, wood seat/back, visible tubes
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
The PH Snake Chairs flowing lines within its steel tube design are inspired by the strong yet flexible body of a snake. It is multi-use and fits any room at home, in the apartment, i...
Category

2010s Danish Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of six Mid-Century Modern dining chairs with curved back. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).     
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
  • Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
  • Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
  • Danish Modern Ladder Back Chairs
H 39 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Easy Chair with Back in Wood with Brown Fabric Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Easy chair with back in wooden brown fabric upholstery, Germany, 1960s. VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Bokken Chair by Colé, Beech Wood Structure, Turquoise Back, Minimalist Design
By Bellavista e Piccini
Located in Milan, Lombardy
An essential chair in the form, yet precious in colors. Tapered and elongated, the legs of the seat are inspired by the bokken, a wooden replica of the Japanese sword used in the tra...
Category

2010s Italian Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Gold Leaf

Bokken Chair by Colé, Beech Wood Structure, Black Back, Minimalist Design
By Bellavista e Piccini
Located in Milan, Lombardy
An essential chair in the form, yet precious in colors. Tapered and elongated, the legs of the seat are inspired by the bokken, a wooden replica of the Japanese sword used in the tra...
Category

2010s Italian Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Gold Leaf

Antique Bow-Back Windsor Chair
Located in Rochester, NY
18th century bow back Windsor chair with bamboo turnings and a continuous bow like steam bent back crest that is mortised into the back of the saddle seat. Overall beautifully aged o...
Category

Antique 18th Century American Country Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Antique Bow-Back Windsor Chair
  • Antique Bow-Back Windsor Chair
  • Antique Bow-Back Windsor Chair
  • Antique Bow-Back Windsor Chair
H 35 in. W 20 in. D 18 in.
Wood Framed Chair with Loose Back and Seat Cushions
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Viva club chair is a beautifully styled and comfortable armchair shown with linen cushions and arm pads - all hand sewn cushions with feather and down inserts with carved wood fr...
Category

2010s American American Classical Club Chairs

Materials

Linen, Oak

Scandinavian Spindle Back Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Modernist stick back lounge chair with olive velvet cushions and new seating straps on teak frame. Good original condition with wear consistent with age and use.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

  • Scandinavian Spindle Back Lounge Chair
  • Scandinavian Spindle Back Lounge Chair
  • Scandinavian Spindle Back Lounge Chair
  • Scandinavian Spindle Back Lounge Chair
H 31 in. W 23 in. D 27 in.
Solid Birch Barrel Back Bent Wood Spindle Back Armchair Desk Chair
By Paul McCobb, George Nakashima
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern solid birch dining desk armchair attributed to Paul McCobb. Nice complement to George Nakashima decor.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Birch

English Yew Wood Narrow Arm High Back Windsor Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
An excellent quality English yew wood narrow arm Windsor chair, the elaborate wavy pierced back splat over an elm saddle seat, supported on turned legs connected with crinoline stret...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Windsor Chairs

Materials

Elm, Yew

Emeco Alfi Low Back Chair in White with Ash Wood Base by Jasper Morrison
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
Emeco and Morrison together, designed and engineered The Alfi Collection with the conviction that what you don't see is as important as what you do see. Alfi reflects Emeco and Morri...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

1980s Vintage Postmodern "Tree Back" Chair
Located in Miami, FL
1980s vintage Postmodern "Tree Back" chair Offered for sale is a 1980s Postmodern "tree back" wooden chair. This unusual chair is upholstered with the perfect modern floral fabric...
Category

Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

High Back Chair with Caryatid Head
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carved high back armchair with caryatid head and scrolled arms, 19th century Measure: Seat 17" H Arm: 29" H.     
Category

Antique 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • High Back Chair with Caryatid Head
  • High Back Chair with Caryatid Head
  • High Back Chair with Caryatid Head
  • High Back Chair with Caryatid Head
H 51.5 in. W 28.35 in. D 26 in.
High Back Chair by Pierre Chapo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Meubles Chapo Re-Edition 2008.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • High Back Chair by Pierre Chapo
  • High Back Chair by Pierre Chapo
  • High Back Chair by Pierre Chapo
  • High Back Chair by Pierre Chapo
H 41.5 in. W 17.5 in. D 19 in.
Solid Wood Windsor Style Dining Chair, Spindle Back Chair by Möbius Objects
By Möbius Objects
Located in Calgary, CA
The Vände chair is a contemporary take on the classic Windsor chair. Hand-turned spindles feature wedged, mortice and tenon joinery for strength and aesthetic appeal. The round se...
Category

2010s Canadian American Craftsman Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Comb Back Windsor Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
Windsor style comb-back armchair with a pinwheel design on the pierced back splat. The legs also feature ring turnings with an h-shaped cross stretcher, circa 19th century.  
Category

Antique 19th Century American Colonial Windsor Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Comb Back Windsor Chair
  • Comb Back Windsor Chair
  • Comb Back Windsor Chair
  • Comb Back Windsor Chair
H 40 in. W 18 in. D 17 in.
Smart High Back Chair in Solid Mahogany Wood and High Quality Fabric
Located in Paris, FR
Chair smart high back with structure and feet in solid mahogany wood. Covered with satin high quality fabric. Also available with others fabrics on request.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Pair of High Back Italian Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
located in NY original condition
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood, Straw

  • Pair of High Back Italian Chairs
  • Pair of High Back Italian Chairs
  • Pair of High Back Italian Chairs
  • Pair of High Back Italian Chairs
H 43 in. W 17 in. D 16 in.
19th Century Pair of French Natural Wood Chairs with Openwork Back
Located in CH
Pair of natural wood chairs with openwork back decorated with small columns and beautiful geometrical upholstery. Perfect condition, France, late 19th century.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Solid Wood Windsor Style Dining Chair, Spindle Back Chair by Möbius Objects
By Möbius Objects
Located in Calgary, CA
The Vände chair is a contemporary take on the Classic Windsor chair. Hand-turned spindles feature wedged, mortice and tenon joinery for strength and aesthetic appeal. The round se...
Category

2010s Canadian American Craftsman Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Special High Back Chairs, 1950, Italian
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Special high back chairs, 1950, Italian.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Special High Back Chairs, 1950, Italian
  • Special High Back Chairs, 1950, Italian
  • Special High Back Chairs, 1950, Italian
  • Special High Back Chairs, 1950, Italian
H 33.47 in. W 25.6 in. D 23.63 in.
Set of eight high back chairs
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Chairs in natural wood, upholstered with Dedar fabric
Category

Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

  • Set of eight high back chairs
  • Set of eight high back chairs
  • Set of eight high back chairs
  • Set of eight high back chairs
H 43.31 in. W 17.72 in. D 16.93 in.
Navy Blue High Back Rocking Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Navy blue high back rocking chair. Newly upholstered. White painted wood frame. In good original condition with some signs of visual wear consistent with age and use. Details in photos.
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Navy Blue High Back Rocking Chair
  • Navy Blue High Back Rocking Chair
  • Navy Blue High Back Rocking Chair
  • Navy Blue High Back Rocking Chair
H 41 in. W 26 in. D 37 in.
Daina Chair in Ziricote with Open Back
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant chair was crafted of solid ziricote, boasting its distinctive dramatic grain and delicate colors. The structure of this piece is highlighted by delicate curves, in the d...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Daina Chair in Ziricote with Open Back
H 35.04 in. W 16.15 in. D 18.12 in.
Contemporary Curved Back Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Two available. Contemporary curved back chair. Measures: Height: 38 in. by width: 24 in. by depth: 23 in. Newly reupholstered.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Contemporary Curved Back Chair
  • Contemporary Curved Back Chair
  • Contemporary Curved Back Chair
  • Contemporary Curved Back Chair
H 38 in. W 24 in. D 23 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Modern Chair Series Single Backed Leather Woven Chair
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Premium quality leather with teak frame. Two available. The price reflects one. Custom teak wood stains and leather available. Premium quality leather chair with reclaimed teak fr...
Category

2010s Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Modern Chair Series Double-Backed Leather Woven Chair
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Premium quality leather with teak frame. Introducing the premium quality leather chair in the new double-back woven style. We utilize the finest quality leather for our modern cha...
Category

2010s Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Modern Chair Series Single Backed Leather Woven Chair
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Premium quality leather with teak frame. Two available. The price reflects one. Custom teak wood stains and leather available. Premium Quality Leather Chair with reclaimed teak fr...
Category

2010s Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Modern Chair Series Single-Backed Leather Woven Chair
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Premium quality leather with teak frame. Ten available. The price reflects one. Premium quality leather chair with teak frame. We utilize the finest quality leather for our modern...
Category

2010s Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Pair of High Back Chairs with Tufted Backs and Nicely Carved Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of vintage American upholstered chairs with nicely carved legs and stretcher. This pair of good-sized, arm-less side chairs have an Italian inspired design, with each featurin...
Category

20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Metal

Italian Hand Carved Oak Hall Chair with Ornate Wood Floral Cresting Back Rest
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare circa 1870 Italian carved oak hall chair An attractive and well made piece, very decorative, ideally suited as an occasional cha...
Category

Antique 1870s Italian Victorian Chairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of English Bow Back Windsor Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of English bow back Windsor chairs, 19th century.
Category

Antique 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of English Bow Back Windsor Chairs
  • Pair of English Bow Back Windsor Chairs
  • Pair of English Bow Back Windsor Chairs
  • Pair of English Bow Back Windsor Chairs
H 35 in. W 24.5 in. D 17 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

Colima Low Chair Solid Wood and Wicker Back, Contemporary Mexican Design
By Comité de Proyectos
Located in Mexico City, MX
Inspiration for this piece came from the outdoor spaces of guest houses found in tropical and exotic jungles on Mexico’s southern coastline. The boldness of the solid Huanacaxtle woo...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Hardwood

Charming Pair of French Balloon Back Carved Wood and Painted Side Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Darling pair of French side chairs painted blue and red having balloon motife backs and coordinating Provencal rooster upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1980s French French Provincial Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

High Back Accent Chairs with Button Accents
Located in Greenwich, CT
Our Tropical tea chair is a high back upholstered accent chair with a rounded base, deep feather filled seat and tapered legs. The chair is shown in Christian Lacroix fabric featurin...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Jens Risom "Playboy" Midcentury Cane Back Chair
By Jens Risom
Located in La Grange, IL
Jens Risom "Playboy" midcentury cane back chair Each chair measures: 20.5 wide x 19 deep x 32 high with a seat height of 17 inches This price includes getting this piece in wha...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Yngve Ekstrom 'Arka' Spindle Back Lounge Chair
By Yngve Ekström
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lovely Yngve Ekstrom 'Arka' white lacquered spindle back chair with tapered legs. Curved back with wide seat in original condition with visible wear and scratching. Wear is consisten...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Koene Oberman, Mid-Century Modern, Wood High Back Lounge Chair, 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
High back lounge chairs by Koene Oberman, circa 1960. Originated in Denmark In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful pati...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Lattice Back Oriental Style Chairs
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of wooden green chairs in decorative straight line oriental style.
Category

Vintage 1980s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Yngve Ekstrom Style White Spindle Back Chair
By Yngve Ekström
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cute white spindle back chair. White painted back and legs with natural wood seat. Lightly refinished. In otherwise original condition with some minor visible signs of wear, consiste...
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

French Art Deco Scroll Back Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
25 French Art Deco stained mahogany carved scroll back side chairs with upholstered seat and back (manner of Sue et Mare) priced each.
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Wood, Mahogany, Fabric, Upholstery

  • French Art Deco Scroll Back Side Chairs
  • French Art Deco Scroll Back Side Chairs
  • French Art Deco Scroll Back Side Chairs
  • French Art Deco Scroll Back Side Chairs
H 36.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 22 in.
Hi-Back Chair Attributed to Guglielmo Ulrich
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Milan, IT
Graceful hi-back chair attributed to Guglielmo Ulrich. Finest example of maximum care to every detail of the chair where no element is left aside.  
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Hi-Back Chair Attributed to Guglielmo Ulrich
  • Hi-Back Chair Attributed to Guglielmo Ulrich
  • Hi-Back Chair Attributed to Guglielmo Ulrich
  • Hi-Back Chair Attributed to Guglielmo Ulrich
H 40.56 in. W 18.9 in. D 18.9 in.
Italian High Back Lounge Chair
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Italian high back lounge chair, wood, leatherette, Italy, 1950s Four wooden, tapered legs lify this comfortable lounge chair up. Strinking is its high back with is joined by low arm...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

  • Italian High Back Lounge Chair
  • Italian High Back Lounge Chair
  • Italian High Back Lounge Chair
  • Italian High Back Lounge Chair
H 40.95 in. W 29.34 in. D 33.47 in.
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Wood Backed Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal wood backed chair for your home. Each wood backed chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and upholstery. If you’re shopping for a wood backed chair, we have 480 options in-stock, while there are 102 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect wood backed chair — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A wood backed chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one wood backed chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Emeco, Jasper Morrison and Carrocel produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Wood Backed Chair?

A wood backed chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,817, while the lowest priced sells for $175 and the highest can go for as much as $48,000.

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.