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Hepplewhite Design Mahogany Framed Chair
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
An extremely elegant mahogany framed chair of Hepplewhite design. The heart shaped back with beautifully executed cartouche carving to the top involving a stretched anthemiom leaf.  
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Hepplewhite Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
A pair of Regency mahogany x-frame library chairs with good carved detail.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
  • Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
  • Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
  • Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
H 36 in. W 23 in. D 34 in.
Side Frame Chair in the Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Light ash veneer on solid beech wood. Elegantly curved saber-shaped legs in a straight frame. High-angled curved backrest, in the centre medallion-shaped middle bridge. A very nice c...
Category

Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Chairs

Materials

Ash

  • Side Frame Chair in the Biedermeier Style
  • Side Frame Chair in the Biedermeier Style
  • Side Frame Chair in the Biedermeier Style
  • Side Frame Chair in the Biedermeier Style
H 35.24 in. W 18.12 in. D 20.48 in.
High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s high back lounge chair reupholstered in an off-white velvet. Solid walnut frame has been refinished.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

  • High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
  • High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
  • High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
  • High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
H 37 in. W 27.5 in. D 31 in.
Established & Sons Single Frame Chair by Wouter Scheublin
By Established & Sons
Located in London, GB
This tough lightweight chair is blessed with good proportions and seating comfort. A complex study in angles the straight lines of the wooden laths are adeptly balanced with the subt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Good Set of Regency Period 4+2 Mahogany Framed Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good and original set 4+2 Regency period mahogany framed chairs. With arms with strongly reeded decoration and on turned supports. Seat height 19"
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Good Set of Regency Period 4+2 Mahogany Framed Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good and original set 4+2 Regency period mahogany framed chairs. With arms with strongly reeded decoration and on turned supports.        
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Good Set '6+1' of William iv Mahogany Framed Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good and original set (6+1) of William IV mahogany framed chairs. Of sturdy construction. On finely turned supports of reeded decoration. The tops beautifully figured with flared t...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Good Set '6+1' of William iv Mahogany Framed Chairs
  • Good Set '6+1' of William iv Mahogany Framed Chairs
  • Good Set '6+1' of William iv Mahogany Framed Chairs
  • Good Set '6+1' of William iv Mahogany Framed Chairs
H 34.25 in. W 18.75 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair of Red/Brown Leather and Metal Frame Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of reddish brown leather and metal frame chairs. 20th Century. Most likely Italian.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Good Set '6+2' of Regency Period Sabre Legged Mahogany Framed Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good and original set of Regency period sabre legged mahogany framed chairs. The backs with scrolled details to the top splat. Reeded throughout the uprights. Measures: Seat heigh...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Misha Wood Frame Chair Customizable Woods Oak, Maple Walnut sleeper chair yellow
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Misha wood chair strikes just the right balance between style and comfort with its sleek slipper chair shape and the perfect combination of rich wood and textured fabric. This ch...
Category

2010s American Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Steel Frame Chair Model 201 by Gispen in Bicolor Upholstery
By Willem H. Gispen
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This Classic of Dutch design was designed in 1931 by W.H. Gispen and has ever since a much beloved chair due to its timeless looks and high comfort. It is made of a chrome frame and ...
Category

Vintage 1930s Dutch Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Late 19th Century Chippendale Design Mahogany Framed Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A handsome and well-carved pair of mahogany framed chairs of Chippendale design. With pierced back splats with elaborate detail. The top beautifully carved. On cabriole claw and ball...
Category

Antique 1890s English Chippendale Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique X-Frame Chair, Middle Eastern, Mahogany, Seat, Bone Inlay, circa 1850
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique X-frame chair. A Middle Eastern, ebonised mahogany seat with elaborate bone inlay, dating to the mid-19th century, circa 1850. Extraordinary decoration and form...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Asian Early Victorian Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

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

Set of Ten Chippendale Design Mahogany Framed Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A fine quality set of ten (Eight plus two) mahogany framed chairs, of classical Chippendale design. The front square sections supports with blind fret lozenge carving. The back uprig...
Category

Early 20th Century British Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Seven Regency Period Mahogany Framed Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A set of seven, six side plus one elbow, Regency period mahogany framed chairs. On turned supports. Good original color and patina. In need of recovering. Elbow chair measurements: ...
Category

Antique 1820s English Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Aesthetic Movement X-Frame Chair w. Hand Carved Monkey Finials
Located in Lisse, NL
Marvellous, early Arts & Crafts chair with human-like, monkey sculptures. I once learned that one of the goals of art is that it should trigger your imagination. Also, in the sense ...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Chairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

Mid Century Modern, Italian metal framed chairs by Rima
By RIMA
Located in London, GB
Pair of lacquered metal chairs with wooden arm rests upholstered in black leather.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Italian Gilt and Blue Wood Frame Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Old blue and water giltwood finish. Reupholstered Italian chairs with new cushions.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Club Chairs

Vincent Cafiero for Knoll black leather on chrome frame chair
By Vincent Cafiero, Knoll
Located in Ferndale, MI
Vincent Cafiero side chair for Knoll . Upholstered in black leather on chrome frame with teak wood arms .
Category

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

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Upholstered Steel Frame Chairs by Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia
By Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia
Located in Stamford, CT
A set of four Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia ( Philippines, 1959 - ) steel frame chairs with upholstered "V" shaped seat and shaped back. Made circa 1995 in the Philippines by Arete-Ugma....
Category

20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Hickory Chair Co. Chelsea Queen Size Bed 2028-15 Nailhead Oxford Black Velvet
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Dayton, OH
Hickory Chair Co. Chelsea queen size bed 2028-15 nailhead oxford black velvet The Chelsea bed by Hickory Chair Co was designed by Thomas O'Brian. Contemporary, oak frame, black velv...
Category

Late 20th Century Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Velvet, Oak

Forma Frame Extra Large Chair
By Vittorio Bifulco Troubetzkoy
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the forma frame series, this chair is entirely made in brass, whose warm hues reflect the surrounding light creating striking effects. The structure is in brass with a square...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Forma Frame Extra Large Chair
  • Forma Frame Extra Large Chair
  • Forma Frame Extra Large Chair
  • Forma Frame Extra Large Chair
H 31.5 in. W 14.97 in. D 14.97 in.
Set of Six Victorian Mahogany Framed Chairs of Elaborate Form
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A set of early Victorian mahogany chairs of quite an elaborate form. On strong cabriole supports with wavy serpentine seats. The backs originally upholstered now need recovering.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Vintage Wire Frame Grid Chair
Located in New York, NY
Metal frame and upholstered cushion chair. Includes cushions upholstered as shown in images, in very good condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Wire Frame Grid Chair
  • Vintage Wire Frame Grid Chair
  • Vintage Wire Frame Grid Chair
  • Vintage Wire Frame Grid Chair
H 33.63 in. W 19 in. D 33 in.
Edward Wormley A-Frame Lounge Chairs
By Edward Wormley
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Great design by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Professional reupholstery
Category

Vintage 1950s American Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Cane

  • Edward Wormley A-Frame Lounge Chairs
  • Edward Wormley A-Frame Lounge Chairs
  • Edward Wormley A-Frame Lounge Chairs
  • Edward Wormley A-Frame Lounge Chairs
H 28 in. W 27.5 in. D 28.5 in.
Kai Kristiansen Model 31 Teak 'a' Frame Chairs for Schou Andersen, 1960s
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A set of four Kai Kristiansen model 31 teak 'A' frame dining chair for Schou Andersen, 1960s. Amazing Kai Kristiansen model 31 teak 'A' frame dining chairs for Schou Andersen, 196...
Category

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

Materials

Faux Leather, Teak

Set of Six Midcentury French Polished Beech Frame Chairs with New Upholstery
Located in Troy, MI
Set of six circa 1950s French dining chairs. Beech frames have been professionally polished and there is new natural color linen-blend upholstery on seats and backs. Unknown maker. Q...
Category

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

Materials

Beech, Upholstery

Pair of Mahogany Framed Easy Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good pair of mahogany framed easy chairs. The finely carved details to the top section and to the scrolling shaped arms. On fluted turned supports.  
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Pair of Mahogany Framed Easy Chairs
  • Pair of Mahogany Framed Easy Chairs
  • Pair of Mahogany Framed Easy Chairs
  • Pair of Mahogany Framed Easy Chairs
H 37.25 in. W 24 in. D 20.75 in.
Art Deco Style Side Chair Frame
Located in Buchanan, NY
An unfinished and not upholstered frame for a reproduction of a French, 1940s side chair. Please see photo of finished version. A total of 5 frames are available including the one up...
Category

Early 2000s American Art Deco Chairs

  • Art Deco Style Side Chair Frame
  • Art Deco Style Side Chair Frame
  • Art Deco Style Side Chair Frame
  • Art Deco Style Side Chair Frame
H 31.5 in. W 20 in. D 23 in.
Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" with Upholstery
By Supaform
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
Design of the "Apart chair" appeals to the classics of Russian avant-garde, which was stopped by a Soviet regime in the early 1920s. There were a lot of influential designers and art...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" with Upholstery
  • Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" with Upholstery
  • Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" with Upholstery
  • Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" with Upholstery
H 27.56 in. W 21.66 in. D 19.69 in.
Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" Green Edition
By Supaform
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
Design of the "Apart chair" appeals to the classics of Russian avant-garde, which was stopped by a Soviet regime in the early 1920s. There were a lot of influential designers and art...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" Green Edition
  • Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" Green Edition
  • Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" Green Edition
  • Thin, Metal-Framed "Apart Chair" Green Edition
H 27.56 in. W 21.66 in. D 19.69 in.
Frame, Minimalist Black Metal Structured Side Chair
By Jialun Xiong
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frame Collection is based on the sensibility of black. Simple but has visual impact, comfortable in the sense of touch, it has the subtlety and nuance of black materials and color.  
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Reeves Chair in Black with Metallic Frame
By Essential Home
Located in New York, NY
Reeves is an accent chair that could easily be considered a piece of futuristic furniture, due to its edgy and stylish design. The chair-back and legs are made of a tubular brass str...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Reeves Chair in Black with Metallic Frame
  • Reeves Chair in Black with Metallic Frame
  • Reeves Chair in Black with Metallic Frame
  • Reeves Chair in Black with Metallic Frame
H 29.77 in. W 26.86 in. D 29.73 in.
Modern Acapulco Curved Dining Chair Brass Frame
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Meet the Acapulco dining chair. As the perfect accent for your modern dining room, the Acapulco dining chair is upholstered in your choice of soft blush velvet with beautiful curved ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Well Carved Mahogany Framed Gainsborough Type Chair
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A very well carved mahogany framed Gainsborough type chair. The arms with beautifully carved anthemion leaves. With grosse pointe tapestry cover and back. The armrests now worn.  
Category

Early 20th Century English Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

"Hi!breed" Bespoke Chair with Biomorphic Upholstery on Vintage Chair Frame
By Charlotte Kingsnorth
Located in London, GB
Squishy Thonet is a continuation of the Hi!breed family, sculpted from an an old broken Thonet bentwood chair. The series explores the personification of old chair frames with a sens...
Category

2010s European Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bentwood

1930s Walnut Frame Desk Rolling Chair with Red Leatherette
Located in New York, NY
Rolling desk or secretary chair with walnut base and red leatherette upholstery. The fabric has vintage wear, circa 1930. This can be seen at our 333 West 52nd St location in the The...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Open Frame Lounge Chairs, Attributed to Harvey Probber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Great pair of lounge chairs Reupholstered in faux fur.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of vintage folding chairs. Frame made of stained oak, brown faux leather covered back and seat. Labeled by the maker.
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak, Faux Leather

  • Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
  • Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
  • Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
  • Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
H 30.32 in. W 18.12 in. D 16.93 in.
HERVE CHAIR - Minimal Modern Chair with a Wood Frame and Metal Ferrules.
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Herve Chair is a minimal modern side or dining chair featuring a wood frame and metal ferrules. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Snake Vinyl $4,080.00....
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Chrome Framed Milo Baughman Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of chrome framed Milo Baughman lounge chairs.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Rope Net Sling Chair with Exposed Oak Frame
Located in New York, NY
Rope net sling forms the seat with exposed oak frame support. Classic architectural midcentury design and execution, great original ready to use condition. Measures: Seat H 19 inches.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope, Oak

Eames EA 108 Aluminium Chair with Black Frame by Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Vienna, AT
Eames EA 108 aluminium chair with black frame by Vitra.
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

ANDRE CHAIR - Modern Dining Chair with Wood Frame and Brass Pole Detail
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Andre Chair is a modern side or dining chair featuring a wood frame with a fractured brass pole detail. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Snake Vinyl $4...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

18th Century Caned Chair with Original Frame Finish
Located in Houston, TX
18th century caned chair with original frame finish. Chair is newly upholstered. We have 2 of these chairs. Chairs are priced individually.
Category

Antique 18th Century Chairs

Materials

Cane

Giltwood Framed Bergeres Chairs / Side Armchairs
Located in Hudson, NY
20th century pair of French giltwood frame Provincial bergeres chairs / side armchairs with cabriole legs joined by X-form stretcher support. Each chair is in excellent vintage condi...
Category

Vintage 1940s French Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood

Lounge Chair with Chrome Tube Frame
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This chair has a distinctive profile and clever construction. Newly upholstered in fabric similar to the original.
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Lounge Chair with Chrome Tube Frame
  • Lounge Chair with Chrome Tube Frame
  • Lounge Chair with Chrome Tube Frame
  • Lounge Chair with Chrome Tube Frame
H 29 in. W 24 in. D 31 in.
Folke Ohlsson Scissor Lounge Chair Frame
By Bodafors, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Ferndale, MI
Nice original finish Folke Ohlsson for Bodafors Scissor form lounge chair. Selling a single chair without cushion or upholstery. Leaving that decision to the next client.
Category

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

Materials

Teak

  • Folke Ohlsson Scissor Lounge Chair Frame
  • Folke Ohlsson Scissor Lounge Chair Frame
  • Folke Ohlsson Scissor Lounge Chair Frame
  • Folke Ohlsson Scissor Lounge Chair Frame
H 27.75 in. W 23.5 in. D 28 in.
Custom Carved Chair Frame from Oak, Wooden Furniture Part
Located in St Petersburg, St Petersburg
High-quality carved chair frame. Material: Oak or beech of your choice. Unpainted. Measures: 25.39" x 39.72" x 26.06" (645mm x 1009mm x 662mm) (A x B x C) Each product is proce...
Category

2010s Victorian Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vintage Modern Chrome Frame Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This sleek and stylish modern lounge chair features a unique chrome frame with an extra wide seat. Mid-Century Modern design with comfortable upholstery makes this a wonderful additi...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Ward Bennet Ash Frame Black Leather Chairs
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in Ferndale, MI
Set of four ash frame chairs upholstered in black leather. Designed by Ward Bennet for Brickel Associates. Condition is superb.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ash

Cees Braakman & Adriaan Dekker for Pastoe Wire Frame Vanity Chair
By Adriaan Dekker, Cees Braakman, Pastoe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cees Braakman & Adriaan Dekker for Pastoe wire frame chair. New cream upholstered seat cushion. Well loved, with heavy patina. In very original condition with visible signs of wear i...
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

1950s Original French Bienaise Swiveling Workshop Chair, Grey Frame
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950s original French Bienaise swiveling workshop chair – desk chair – grey frame 1950s original French Bienaise swiveling workshop chair – grey frame. The classic French industrial...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Chairs

Materials

Metal

Retro Industrial Stacking School Chairs with Green Enameled Frame
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cute Small Vintage Industrial Stacking School Chairs in Natural Birch Plywood with Well Worn Green Enameled Metal Frame. Small Profile. In Original Condition with Visible Wear to the...
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Green Leather Reading Chair with Dark Wood Tone Frame
Located in New York, NY
Green leather upholstered chair with a dark wood tone frame. Made by Bright Chair. Small quantity available at time of posting. Please inquire. Priced each. This can be viewed at our...
Category

Early 2000s American Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of 4 Vintage Game Chairs with Bronze Metal Frame
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 vintage game chairs with bronze metal frame and platinum velvet cushion. Geometrically striking and contoured with streamlined and slanted design throughout the chairs. The ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Blonde Plywood Industrial Stacking Chairs with Enameled Metal Frames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Blonde plywood and tubular enameled metal stacking School chairs. In original condition with visible signs of scratching and wear consistent with age and use. Individually priced.
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

1950s Vintage Retro metal framed Black and White Chairs
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
1950s vintage retro black and white chairs, seat hight is 43 cm or 17.2in
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

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X Frame Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of x frame chairs for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct x frame chairs — often made from wood, metal and fabric — can elevate any home. Find 403 antique and vintage x frame chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 202 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. X frame chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. X frame chairs made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many x frame chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Modshop, Lara Bohinc and Lawson-Fenning produced popular x frame chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are X Frame Chairs?

Prices for x frame chairs start at $74 and top out at $45,000 with the average selling for $2,651.

Finding the Right Seating for You

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