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Vintage Chinoiserie Yoke Back Scholar Chair
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Chinese Yoke back scholar chair. Classic style with cane seat. Wonderful coloring and lines.
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Side Chairs

Materials

Cane, Elm

Vintage Chinoiserie Yoke Back Scholar Chair
Vintage Chinoiserie Yoke Back Scholar Chair
H 41.75 in W 22 in D 22.25 in
Pair of Chinese Yoke Back Official's Hat Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic pair of Chinese yoke back official's hat chairs featuring a Shuangxi emblem on the
Category

20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Chairs

Materials

Lacquer, Wood

Pair of Yoke Back Chinese Slipper Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Unique pair of Chinese yoke back slipper chairs.
Category

20th Century Chinese Slipper Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Chinese Elmwood Yoke High Back Ming Style Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Chinese Elmwood Yoke High Back Ming Style Chairs 22.5"W x 18"D x 46.5"H
Category

20th Century Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of 18th Century Qing Dynasty Yoke-back Chinese Elm chairs
Located in London, Charterhouse Square
A pair of large elm Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) yoke back chairs, with bespoke cushions made from
Category

Antique 18th Century Chinese Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Blue Painted Elm Yoke Back Officials Hat Chairs
Located in Asheville, NC
Beautiful tall pale blue chairs made for tall hat officials. Yolk back detail at top. Good luck
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Yoke Back Elm Armchairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of yoke back elm armchairs, circa 1880-1900, China.
Category

Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Yoke Back Elm Armchairs
Pair of Yoke Back Elm Armchairs
H 47 in W 22.75 in D 17 in
Vintage Chinoiserie Ming Style Yoke Back Chairs Black Lacquered Style James Mont
By Century Furniture, James Mont
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful vintage Asian Chinoiserie Ming style yoke back chairs with black lacquered frames & brass
Category

20th Century Unknown Chinoiserie Chairs

Materials

Brass

Qing Dynasty Yoke Back Official Hat Armchair
Located in Mjöhult, SE
fine and unusually large single Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Yoke back official hat armchair. circa
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Chairs

Materials

Wood

Qing Dynasty Yoke Back Official Hat Armchair
Qing Dynasty Yoke Back Official Hat Armchair
H 47.64 in W 24.81 in D 19.69 in
A Pair of Lacquered Chinese Northern Elm Yoke Back ‘Officials Hat’ Chairs
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A Pair of early 20th Century Chinese Elm Yoke Back Officials Hat Chairs These elegantly crafted
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Side Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Ming Dynasty Style Yoke Back Side Chairs with Woven Rattan Seats
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of Chinese Ming dynasty style yoke back side chairs from the early 20th century with woven
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Side Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Near Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Yoke High Back Decorative Chairs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A near pair of Chinese Qing dynasty period yoke high back chairs from the 19th century, with carved
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Six Slate Grey Linen Upholstered and Ebonized Yoke Arm Dining Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
. Narrow curved back with a forward slant seat, ebonized frames with yoke arms and reverse tapered legs
Category

Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Linen

Rare Hans J. Wegner "Yoke" CH-34 Armchair, Denmark, circa 1960
Located in Nashville, TN
Rare Hans J. Wegner "Yoke" CH-34 armchair, Denmark, circa 1960. Solid teak frame with tapered legs
Category

Vintage 1960s European Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Georgian Reading Chair
Located in New Orleans, LA
A handsome and rare Georgian-style reading chair, expertly crafted of mahogany. With its high, wide
Category

Antique 19th Century English Georgian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Georgian Reading Chair
Georgian Reading Chair
H 31.75 in W 22.25 in D 21.5 in
Vintage Hand Carved African Baule Primitive Tribal Chair
By Baule Tribe
Located in Bonita Springs, FL
Vintage hand carved African Baule Tribal yoke back low chair. Vintage hand carved African Baule
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of mahogany Chinese style chairs, circa 1900
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
. Work from 1900 perid, in the style of huanglhuali yoke-back chairs of the Chinese Dynasty. Removable
Category

Antique Early 1900s Chinese Export Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Ming Style Black Lacquer & Brass Low Chair After James Mont
By James Mont
Located in Pasadena, TX
Ming style black lacquer & brass low chair after James Mont. Ming style yoke back black lacquered
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Ash

Pair of 18th Century Walnut Rococo Side Chairs with Rush Seats
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Pair of fine period 18th Century Walnut Rococo side chairs, likely Dutch, with rush seats, having
Category

Antique 18th Century Dutch Rococo Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Four Chinese Official's Chairs, Rosewood, Qing Dynasty, China
Located in Buffalo, NY
A finely crafted set, four Chinese official's chairs. The center yoke back panel has elegantly
Category

20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Pair of Late Baroque Swedish Chairs, Origin, Sweden, Circa 1750-1760
Located in New York, NY
A pair of late Baroque Swedish chairs, origin: Sweden, circa 1750 -1760, reupholstered in linen
Category

Antique 18th Century Swedish Baroque Chairs

Materials

Wood

Hand Carved African Baule Tribal Chairs, Ivory Coast, Early 20th century
Located in Utrecht, NL
. The thin, wooden yokes and carved legs define this pair of chairs. The wooden crosspieces are fastened
Category

Early 20th Century Ivorian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Eight Vintage MCM Chinese Dining Room Chairs in Ming Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of eight Yoke high back Chinese dining room chairs in Ming style. Handcrafted vintage Mid
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Elm

Ming Style Black Lacquer & Brass Low Chair After James Mont Scalamandre Zebra
By Scalamandre, James Mont
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning vintage Ming style yoke back black lacquered low chair with square brass sabots in the
Category

Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Chippendale Revival Side Chairs
Located in Cheshire, GB
Pair of mahogany side chairs, each with a yoked crest rail above a pierced splat with quatrefoil
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Chippendale Revival Side Chairs
Pair of Chippendale Revival Side Chairs
H 38 in W 22.5 in D 21.5 in
Georgian Leather Side Chair, circa 1740
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful and comfortable, this walnut upholstered chair with cabriole legs, yoked crest and
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Side Chairs

Materials

Wool, Leather

Georgian Leather Side Chair, circa 1740
Georgian Leather Side Chair, circa 1740
H 36.5 in W 20.5 in D 22 in
Chinese Elm Audience Chair, c. 1850
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Chinese audience chair in the Ming Dynasty taste. The chair is made from Northern Chinese Elm with
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Side Chairs

Materials

Elm

Chinese Elm Audience Chair, c. 1850
Chinese Elm Audience Chair, c. 1850
H 38.75 in W 19.5 in D 15.75 in
Pair of High Back Chinese Chairs Ming Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of Yoke high back Chinese chairs in Ming style. Could be used as side chairs or dining chairs
Category

20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Corner Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Chinese Hardwood Yoke-Back Chairs
Located in Nantucket, MA
A pair of Chinese hardwood yoke-back chairs (Qing Dynasty) with carved back and tenon seat.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Armchairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of 19th Century Queen Anne Style Chippendale Rush Seat Side Chairs
Located in Lomita, CA
. Each chair with yoke crest, pierced vasiform splat,...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Side Chairs

Materials

Maple

Rare Anglo-Chinese Hongmu Corner Chair of George II Style Early 19th Century
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A RARE ANGLO-CHINESE HONGMU CORNER CHAIR OF GEORGE II STYLE Early 19th Century The “ox-yoke
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinese Chippendale Corner Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Yoke Back Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Chinese yoke back or scholar chairs made in Chinese elmwood.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Six Walnut and Tooled Leather Splat-Back Dining Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of dining chairs, with four side chairs and two armchairs. Made of walnut with tooled salmon
Category

Vintage 1940s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Set of Six Gilded Steel Chinese Officials Hat Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
with a smooth round tubular frame having a classic hat chair yoke style top rail and a wide, flat back
Category

20th Century Chinese Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Chippendale Style Console, Wall or over the Mantle Mirrors, a Pair Italian
Located in Stamford, CT
, which emulates old-world, monarchal designs. Stylistically, refined details like yoked chair rails and
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Chinese Chippendale Pier Mirrors and Console M...

Materials

Gesso, Mirror, Wood

Pair of Chinese Elm Yoke Back Officials Hat Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Highly carved pair of Chinese elm yoke back officials hat chairs. Featuring a decorative back splat
Category

20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

Materials

Elm

Queen Anne-Style Fiddle-Back Chair in Mahogany w/ Upholstered Slip Seat, c 1880
Located in Miami, FL
A very well-crafted American Centennial, Queen-Anne-style chair in mahogany with fiddle yoke-back
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Queen Anne Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Good Pair Of 19th Century Chinese Yoke Back Scholars Chairs
Located in London, GB
A good pair of XIX Century Chinese yoke back elm scholars chairs of great colour and patina. Qing
Category

Antique 1880s Chinese Armchairs

Materials

Elm

Two 18th Century Lacquered Wood Chinese Yoke-Back Chairs, Chinoiserie Chique
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A pair of lacquered wood northern Chinese yoke-back chairs, Guan mao shi Hebei Province, Qing
Category

Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Wood

Pair of Certified Chinese 19c Armchairs in Black Laquered Elmwood and Rattan
Located in Bridgeport, CT
height 25.4" Unique and highly desirable set of two Antique Certified Scholar's Cap Yoke - Back
Category

Antique 1850s Chinese Slipper Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Elm

Pair of Vintage Queen Anne Green Library Office Lounge Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of lovely vintage Queen Anne style library chairs. The chairs feature beautiful green
Category

Mid-20th Century American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Later 20th Century Chinese Blonde Wood Official's Hat or Yoke Back Chairs, Pair
Located in Austin, TX
A stunning pair of 20th century Chinese yoke back armchairs crafted of cypress, baimu. The chairs
Category

Late 20th Century Chinese Ming Armchairs

Materials

Cypress

"The Lava Chair", Yoke Back Armchairs with Custom Deep Orange Lacquer, a Pair
Located in Yonkers, NY
"The Lava Chair", a pair of Qing Dynasty period Yoke back armchairs from the 19th century, boldly
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 6 armchairs CH 34 by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
CH 34 - ‘Yoke' armchairs in lacquered oak and black leather. Backrest with tilt. Hans J. Wegner
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Set of 6 armchairs CH 34 by Hans J. Wegner
Set of 6 armchairs CH 34 by Hans J. Wegner
H 28.35 in W 23.63 in D 17.72 in
2 Antique Chinese Elm Qing Dynasty Horseshoe Club Lounge Yoke Arm Chairs Pair
Located in Dayton, OH
"An impressive pair antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Horseshoe back armchairs, circa first half 19th century Made of Elm featuring bentwood horseshoe shaped back with intricately carved ...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Qing Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Elm, Bentwood

Chinese 19th Century Qing Dynasty Yoke Back Armchair with Carved Medallions
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period yoke back armchair from the 19th century with original finish and
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of mid 19th century carved elm Chinese yoke back armchairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality pair of chinese yoke back armchairs circa 1860. These chairs would have been
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood

American Mid Century Rare Tall Yoke Back Armchair in Walnut & Cane
By Paul McCobb, Kipp Stewart
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible rare solid walnut frame with cane back, American mid-century upholstered chair beautiful
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Chinese Pair of Fine Yoke Back Armchairs with Bamboo Carvings, circa 1800
Located in Chicago, IL
as a "yoke-back chair," defined by a tall back, curved arms, a flat back yoke, and a protruding top
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Armchairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Yoke Back Armchairs with Rattan Seats
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty period yoke-back chairs from the 19th century, made from natural
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Armchairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Chinese 19th Century Handcrafted Lounge Chair
Located in Hilversum, NL
chair. Adjustable backrest and uniquely curved armrests. Good color and patina. Adjustable Yoke backrest
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Arts and Crafts Furniture

Materials

Wood

Chinese 19th Century Handcrafted Lounge Chair
Chinese 19th Century Handcrafted Lounge Chair
H 31.5 in W 22.05 in D 39.38 in
19th Century Chinese Official Hat Chair
Located in New York, NY
A pair of 19th century Chinese Officials Hat Chairs. Dramatic details include yoke back splat
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Armchairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Chinese Yokeback Chairs, c. 1750
Located in Chicago, IL
like a yoke for an ox. However, in China, the name translates to "lamp hanger" chair, describing how
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Elm

Pair of Chinese Yokeback Children's Chairs, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
"yoke-back chair," defined by its tall back, flat back yoke, and protruding top crest rail. The style is
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Elm

Pair of Chinese Lacquered Tall Back Chairs, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
With clean lines and balanced proportions, these 19th-century tall back chairs exemplify the
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Elm

Chinese Ming Style High Back Chair, Red Lacquer
Located in Hamburg, DE
They are commonly referred to as 'Deng Gua Yi', which means lamp. The backrest of these chairs is
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Qing Furniture

Materials

Wood

Pair of Chinese Low Back Official's Chairs, C. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
complex construction. The chairs are an unusual blend of traditional tall yoke-back chairs and square low
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Tall Back Porch Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Unusual for its small scale, this pair of 19th century tall back chairs are diminutive updates on
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Reed, Elm, Lacquer

Edward Barnsley. An Arts & Crafts Walnut dining table & eight matching chairs.
By Edward Barnsley
Located in London, GB
Edward Barnsley for the Rural Industries Bureau. A Walnut dining table and eight matching chairs
Category

Vintage 1950s English Arts and Crafts Dining Room Sets

Materials

Walnut

William Switzer Biedermeier French Art Deco Inspired Barrel Back Desk Arm Chair
By William Switzer
Located in Dayton, OH
William Switzer Austrian Biedermeier style yoke back Arm Chair. Made from mahogany with beautiful
Category

Late 20th Century Biedermeier Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

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Yoke Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal yoke chair for your home. Each yoke chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, hardwood and elm. Your living room may not be complete without a yoke chair — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A yoke chair, designed in the Scandinavian Modern or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made yoke chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn and Baker Furniture Company are consistently popular.

How Much is a Yoke Chair?

Prices for a yoke chair start at $835 and top out at $16,000 with the average selling for $2,200.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — 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 furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official 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 unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Yoke Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A yoke chair is a style of chair that has a curved top rail. Yoke back chairs became prominent during the Tang dynasty, 618 - 907 AD, in China and get their name for their resemblance of a yoke for oxen. Yoke chairs were traditionally made of high-quality wood and are a favorite among woodworking enthusiasts and home décor collectors. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary yoke chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yoke back chairs are those that feature a curved top rail and a single central splat. The style of chair originated in China during the 10th century and was a common feature in Chinese homes by the 12th century. On 1stDibs, shop a range of yoke back chairs.

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