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Pair of Carved Wood Swedish Stools, 18th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of carved wood Swedish stools, 18th century Upholstered in Rubelli silk.
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Stools

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Silk, Wood

  • Pair of Carved Wood Swedish Stools, 18th Century
  • Pair of Carved Wood Swedish Stools, 18th Century
  • Pair of Carved Wood Swedish Stools, 18th Century
  • Pair of Carved Wood Swedish Stools, 18th Century
H 17.72 in. W 18.51 in. D 18.51 in.
Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wood stool, produced by a Swedish designer, Sweden, c. 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish, Freeform Stool, Wood, Sweden, C. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A free-form stool or side table. Maker unknown. Sweden, c. 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish, Stool, Solid Wood, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A simple and modernist stool. Produced in Sweden, 1940s. In solid stained oak, with revealed joinery. Other designers of the period include Axel Einar Hjorth, Charlotte Perriand,...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish, Stool, Painted Wood, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A carved stool. In brown-painted wood. Features carved wood and revealed joinery. In untouched original condition.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Solid Wood, Sweden, c. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wooden stool designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1940s. With inscription to top of seat
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish Maker, Stool, Solid Wood, Sweden, 1971
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A simple and modernist stool. Produced in Sweden, dated 1971. In solid wood, with revealed joinery. Other designers of the period include Axel Einar Hjorth, Charlotte Perriand, P...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

  • Swedish Maker, Stool, Solid Wood, Sweden, 1971
  • Swedish Maker, Stool, Solid Wood, Sweden, 1971
  • Swedish Maker, Stool, Solid Wood, Sweden, 1971
  • Swedish Maker, Stool, Solid Wood, Sweden, 1971
H 17.92 in. W 15.36 in. D 14.57 in.
Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood, Sheepskin

Swedish, Stool, Stained Solid Wood, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A simple and modernist stool. Produced in Sweden, 1940s. In solid stained oak, with revealed joinery. Other designers of the period include Axel Einar Hjorth, Charlotte Perriand,...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Fabric, Webbing, Sweden, C. 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wood, fabric, and webbing stool, produced by a Swedish designer, Sweden, c. 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Fabric, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Pine Wood, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A solid pine wood stool produced in Sweden, c. 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish, Free-Form Stool, Carved Wood, Sweden, c. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A carved free-form stool. Produced in Sweden, c. 1940s.   
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Pine Wood, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A solid pine wood stool produced in Sweden, c. 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Han...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood with carved fluted ornamentation, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the perio...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Han...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Maker, Stool, Solid Blue Painted Wood, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A simple and modernist stool. Produced in Sweden, dated 1971. In solid painted wood. Other designers of the period include Axel Einar Hjorth, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret,...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1940s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Wood, Blue Velvet, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat in blue velvet. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Isamu Noguchi, Charlott...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood, Velvet

Swedish Designer, Stool, Dark-Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood with carved fluted ornamentation, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the perio...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1940s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Arnold Madsen, Stool, Wood, Shearling, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wood and shearling stool, produced by Arnold Madsen, Sweden, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Stool, Solid Wood, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Swedish wooden stool or side table. By unknown designer, 1970s. Please see LU3228123028512 for another available stool of the same model that could be paired with this stool. ...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish, Very Small Milking Stool, Wood, Sweden, c. 1900
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very small milking stool, Swedish folk craft, c. 1900. Features revealed joinery.
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Early 20th Century Stools

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Brass Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood with carved fluted ornamentation, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the perio...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Dark-Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in dark stained wood with simple carved ornamentation, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Teak

Swedish Designer, Stool, Dark-Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in dark stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new authentic sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juh...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Teak

Ingvar Hildingsson Stool in Alder Wood circa 1970, Sweden
By Ingvar Hildingsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
High Ingvar Hildingsson stool made in solid alder wood during the end of the XX century. Typical shape for Hildingsson model. Some parts have been reglued underneath ( check the pict...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Modernist Stool, Dark Stained Wood, Fabric, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An all original 1930s modernist / Art Deco stool. Features original veneered wood and spring seat with original fabric. This work needs to be fully restored. Other designers of th...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Stools

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Blue Painted Wood, Sweden, Early 20th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool. In carved wood and blue painted. Produced in Sweden, early 1900s. Pure and sculptural appearance. Has traces of paint that has worn off over time. Other designers of the ...
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Vintage 1910s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Oak

Ingvar Hildingsson Stool in Solid Alder Wood circa 1970, Sweden
By Ingvar Hildingsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
High Ingvar Hildingsson stool made in solid alder wood during the end of the XX century. The stool is high for its the model. The stool is in good condition and it's stamp and labele...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Wall Mounted Stool, Painted Wood, Sweden, Early 20th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wall mounted stool. In carved wood. Produced in Sweden, early 1900s. Pure and sculptural appearance. Has traces of paint that has worn off over time. Other designers of the peri...
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Vintage 1910s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Oak

Sculptural Swedish Craft Stool
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Swedish low tripod wooden stool with a sculptural seating, carved out from a solid piece of wood. Outside curving is the natural curve of the tree.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

  • Sculptural Swedish Craft Stool
  • Sculptural Swedish Craft Stool
  • Sculptural Swedish Craft Stool
  • Sculptural Swedish Craft Stool
H 15.75 in. W 13.59 in. D 9.85 in.
Swedish Folk Art, Unique Organic Farmers Stool, Wood, 19th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique organic and farmers wooden stool, 19th century. Signed "M" on the underside.      
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Stools

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Wood

Swedish 1890s Rococo Revival Painted Wood Stool with Carved Floral Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Rococo Revival painted wooden stool from the late 19th century, with cabriole legs, carved motifs and new upholstery. Created in Sweden during the last decade of the 19th c...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Rococo Revival Stools

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Upholstery, Wood

Swedish Folk Art, Unique Organic Farmers Stool, Wood, 19th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique organic and farmers wooden stool, 19th century. Features superb hand carved scribbles on its underside. Signed "B" on the seat. Has a beautiful sculptural appeal.   
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Stools

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Wood

Swedish Folk Art, Unique Sculptural & Organic Farmers Stool, Wood, 19th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique organic and farmers wooden stool, 19th century. Signed has a beautiful sculptural appeal. In untouched original condition.    
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Stools

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Wood

Swedish Folk Art, Organic Side Table / Stool Wood, "Faluröd" Paint, 19th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique organic and farmers wooden stool, 19th century. Signed has a beautiful sculptural appeal. In untouched original condition. Partially painted in the iconic "faluröd" red pigm...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Stools

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Wood

Stools Pair of Swedish Baroque Beige Original Paint, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Stools pair of Swedish Baroque beige, Sweden. A pair of stools made during the Baroque period in Sweden, 1650-1750. Original greyish green paint. Beautiful patina.      
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Baroque Stools

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Wood

Swedish Folk Art, Unique Early 19th Century Farmers Stool, Green-Painted Wood
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique organic and farmers wooden stool. Painted in green color with hints of blue. Early 19th century or possibly 18th century.   
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Stools

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Wood

Hand Carved Sculptural Stool Stained and Lacquered Wood, Sweden Mid-20th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A highly sculptural and intricately carved organic stool. Produced in Sweden, circa 1950 or possibly older. Sculptural appearance if further enhanced by an original stain and lacquer...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood

Mid-Century Teak Swedish Bar Stool '1'
Located in London, GB
A stylish single bar stool. Sweden, c1960s. Re-upholstered. Immaculate condition Location: London Gallery. Dimensions: 39 W x 39 D x 74 Seat Height x 80.5 Total H...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Stools

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Wood, Teak

  • Mid-Century Teak Swedish Bar Stool '1'
  • Mid-Century Teak Swedish Bar Stool '1'
  • Mid-Century Teak Swedish Bar Stool '1'
  • Mid-Century Teak Swedish Bar Stool '1'
H 31.7 in. W 15.36 in. D 15.36 in.
Swedish Folk Art, Unique Early 19th Century Farmers Stool, Green-Painted Wood
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique organic and farmers wooden stool. Painted in green / torquise. Early 19th or possibly 18th century. Most likely painted early 20th century. Features fine carvings along the ...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Stools

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Wood

19th Century Folk Art Swedish Stool
Located in San Angelo, TX
A beautiful Swedish folk art stool from the early 19th century. This stool has the original worn patina of time and use which can be noticed on the seat and the stretcher where the f...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Stools

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Wood

  • 19th Century Folk Art Swedish Stool
  • 19th Century Folk Art Swedish Stool
  • 19th Century Folk Art Swedish Stool
  • 19th Century Folk Art Swedish Stool
H 22 in. W 14.5 in. D 10 in.
Stool Karl Johan Swedish 1810-1840 Black Leather Seat, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
A stool made during the Karl Johan period 1810-1830 in Sweden. Refinished in our Laserow Black. Upholstered in a black leather thats is finished with brass nail heads.
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Stools

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Boet Stools, Sweden, 1920s-1930s
By Otto Schulz
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of round stools by Boet Mobler and attributed to Otto Schulz. The stools are made of stained hardwood and have a green velvet seating. Marked by Boet and in a very good condit...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Velvet, Wood

Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Echt, NL
Set of solid pine stools in good condition. Made in Sweden in the 1960s The seat is made of solid pine slats. The base is made of sculpted and joined pine wood The rustic pine ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood, Pine

  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
H 19.69 in. W 17.33 in. D 17.33 in.
19th Century Swedish Carved and Painted Stool
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century Swedish carved and painted stool. This piece has the original red paint finish. So pretty! A great accent piece!
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Stools

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Upholstery, Wood

Swedish Rococo Style Stools, 19th C
Located in Aalsgaarde, DK
Pair of charming Swedish Rococo style stools, old paint, 19th Century
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Antique 19th Century Stools

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Fabric, Wood

  • Swedish Rococo Style Stools, 19th C
  • Swedish Rococo Style Stools, 19th C
  • Swedish Rococo Style Stools, 19th C
  • Swedish Rococo Style Stools, 19th C
H 15.75 in. W 18.51 in. D 14.18 in.
Midcentury Stool by Josef Frank, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1950s
By Josef Frank, Svenskt Tenn
Located in Stockholm, SE
Elegant stool by Josef Frank, made from mahogany with an “H” form on the sides. Rattan seat in a densely wreathed pattern.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood, Rattan

Midcentury stool by Josef Frank, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1950s
By Josef Frank, Svenskt Tenn
Located in Stockholm, SE
Neat stool by Josef Frank, made from mahogany with elegantly sculpted feet. Rattan seat in a densely wreathed pattern.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Rattan, Wood

Gärsnäs, Foldable Stool, Solid Oak, Natural Leather, Sweden, 1950s
By Gärsnäs Mobler
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A foldable stool produced by Gärsnäs, Sweden, 1950s. Labeled. In original condition. Other designers working in similar functionalist style include Pierre Chapo, Kaare Klint, Moge...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Fabric, Wood

Ikea, Scandinavian Design Stools, Swedish, 1970's, Mid-Century Modern
By Ikea
Located in Antwerp, BE
Ikea, Scandinavian design stools, Swedish, 1970's, Mid-Century Modern, Side stools; Ikea manufactured wooden stools. A great piece of Swedish Mid-Century Modern design. Perfect f...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood

David Rosén, Foldable "Futura" Stool, Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1950s
By NK (Nordiska Kompaniet), David Rosén
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A foldable stool designed by David Rosén, for the "Futura" series from Nordiska Kompaniet. David Rosén served as the head designer at Nordiska Kompaniet, preceeded by Axel Einar H...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Fabric, Wood

Igvar Hildingsson Original Stool in Mix Wood Beech & Ash Wood
By Ingvar Hildingsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare mix wood Ingvar Hildingsson stool made in Beech & ash wood during the last part of the XXème century. The stool is in verry good condition, it's mark and labeled by the artist.
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Ash, Beech

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Wood Swedish Stool For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic wood Swedish stool available at 1stDibs. Each wood Swedish stool for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and animal skin. There are 156 variations of the antique or vintage wood Swedish stool you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer wood Swedish stool, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each wood Swedish stool bearing Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Folk Art hallmarks is very popular. A well-made wood Swedish stool has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Alvar Aalto, Artek and Göte Möbler Nässjö are consistently popular.

How Much is a Wood Swedish Stool?

A wood Swedish stool can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,800, while the lowest priced sells for $205 and the highest can go for as much as $48,000.

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.