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Wormley Y Chairs

Pair Edward Wormley for Dunbar "Y" Modernist Lounge Chairs
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Pair Dunbar Lounge Chairs designed by Edward Wormley,,Retains early 'D' metal badge label,, minor damage to caning ( see photo),, Extremely comfortable,, Classic style and ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood, Leather

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Captain's "Y" Chair, ca. 1955
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Captain's "Y" chair, ca. 1955. Professionally restored walnut frame with new back caning and new upholstered seat with super soft and luxurious ivory wool f...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Incredible Caned Y back A-Frame Chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, C. 1950s
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Hudson, NY
A very beautiful original example of an Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Company "Y" chair or "A-Frame" chair circa 1950-1959. Featuring brass feet, walnut frame, caned back, and ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Cane, Walnut

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Dunbar Cane Y Back Captains Chairs by Edward Wormley, a Pair
By Edward Wormley
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of ebonized walnut completely restored Dunbar cane back A frame lounge chairs by Edward Wormley newly upholstered in off white boucle.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Y-Back Captain Chairs
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Stamford, CT
Exquisite and rare pair of armchairs labeled "Y-Back Captains Chairs" designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Original caning and walnut frames have been fully restored. Newly upho...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Y-Back Captain Chair
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1954 design for an elegant armchair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture. Known as the Y-Back Captain chair for the distinctive forked brace supporting its caned backrest, the de...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Cane, Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Captain's "Y" Chair, ca. 1955
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Captain's "Y" chair, ca. 1955. Professionally restored walnut frame with new back caning and new upholstered seat in Old World Weavers Ivory Boucle. Classic...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Dunbar Y-back lounge chairs - Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Y-back lounge chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunabr. New cream leather and caning. Dark espresso finish frames.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

A Pair of Ed Wormley, Dunbar, Y Back Chairs
Located in Hollywood, FL
the rounded back with original cane with upholstered drop in seat over splayed legs with brass tips
Category

Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair Of Edward Wormley Y-Back Chairs For Dunbar
Located in Chicago, IL
An iconic Wormley look, these chairs are framed in medium stained laminated ash. They have cane backs, brass feet, and retain their original white vinyl upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Dunbar Y back chairs by Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of Mahogany and cane Y back chairs designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

Vintage 1950s Armchairs

Set Of Four Edward Wormley Y-Back Chairs For Dunbar
Located in Chicago, IL
An iconic Wormley look, these chairs are framed in dark stained laminated ash. They have cane backs, brass feet, and retain their colorful original upholstery.
Category

20th Century American Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Dunbar Y Back Captian Dining Chair by Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, sophisticated and chic dining chair, designed by Wormley for Dunbar. The chair features a sculpted walnut frame, caned back and upholstered seat. This example is in good con...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Dunbar "Y-Back Captain Chair" by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Walnut frame captain chair by Edward Wormley. Cane back with new mohair upholstery.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Mohair, Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Y-Back Captain Chair in Woven Cane and Walnut
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An elegant captain chair from designed by Edward Wormley and produced by Dunbar in the 1950s. It is a walnut armchair with a shell-like, curved backrest of basket-woven cane with an ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Ed Wormley Y-Back Chair for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Hudson, NY
Ed Wormley for Dunbar "Y" back ash and cane armchair with brass feet.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

PVC

  • Ed Wormley Y-Back Chair for Dunbar
  • Ed Wormley Y-Back Chair for Dunbar
  • Ed Wormley Y-Back Chair for Dunbar
  • Ed Wormley Y-Back Chair for Dunbar
H 29.5 in. W 22.75 in. D 23 in.
Edward Wormley Dunbar Y Back Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cane back with Y detail and brass tip feet. Silk gold fabric with navy striping.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

  • Edward Wormley Dunbar Y Back Chair
  • Edward Wormley Dunbar Y Back Chair
  • Edward Wormley Dunbar Y Back Chair
  • Edward Wormley Dunbar Y Back Chair
H 32.25 in. W 22.5 in. D 19.5 in.

Wormley Y Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of wormley y chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique wormley y chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and upholstery. Wormley y chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of wormley y chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency wormley y chairs are of considerable interest. Wormley y chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Edward Wormley, Dunbar and Drexel are consistently popular.

How Much are Wormley Y Chairs?

Wormley y chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $5,800, while the lowest priced sells for $200 and the highest can go for as much as $69,500.

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Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between, and everyone has an antique, new or vintage armchair that they love.

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs.

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours.

If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces.

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to provocative effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.