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Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Woodard Furniture Company’s diverse offerings have included everything from pine caskets to premium patio and garden furniture over the years.

Lyman E. Woodward founded the family business Woodard Brothers (he dropped the second w for his venture’s name), later Woodard Furniture Co., in Owosso, Michigan, in 1866. Woodard Furniture produced wood furniture such as birch and oak bedroom pieces, window and door blinds and even pine caskets. Demand for the latter increased during the spread of the Spanish flu in America, and Woodard’s casket business — a new company called Owosso Casket Company — thrived, becoming the largest casket manufacturer in the world throughout the 1920s. Two U.S. presidents, William McKinley and Benjamin Harrison, were buried in Owosso caskets.

On the furniture side, Lyman’s son Lee Woodard spun off his own business as Lee L. Woodard and Sons, opening a shop with his sons, Joseph, Lyman II and Russell Woodard. During the 1930s, the new company explored the use of metal in furniture-making and introduced a wrought-iron set of patio dining furniture featuring ornate grillwork inspired by French design called Orleans in 1940. The line became a best seller and kick-started the company’s international reputation as a patio-furniture maker, even as the Woodard factory subsequently shifted toward supporting the wartime efforts in manufacturing parts for trucks and military equipment. After World War II, the business returned to making furniture. Over the years, Woodard and Sons would go on to master metallurgy in furniture making, developing expertise in wrought iron, cast aluminum and tubular aluminum for both indoor and outdoor pieces. In colder regions, wrought iron, which can be left outdoors all year round, was the material of choice in outdoor furniture designs for the Atomic Age, and vintage Woodard outdoor furniture is widely coveted by collectors today.

While the business started with more traditional styles of furnishings, the company would go on to embrace mid-century modernism. In fact, one of Woodard’s most famous pieces is 1956’s Sculptura chair, variously credited over the years to Russell and/or Joseph. The Sculptura was reportedly the first sculpted chair made without molds. Not unlike Harry Bertoia’s elegant steel-wire Side chair (also a mid-century darling) in its undulating form, the Sculptura chair, which is composed entirely of enameled woven wrought-iron wire, bears similarity to Eero Saarinen’s Womb chair for Knoll and Charles and Ray Eames’s DAX chair. The beloved Woodard chair was added to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection in 1994.

While the Woodard business is no longer in family hands, the company continues to produce fine patio furniture today and even reintroduced the Sculptura chair in 2015 as nostalgia for mid-century modernism gained steam again. 

On 1stDibs, find vintage Russell Woodard lounge chairs, dining chairs and patio furniture today.

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Creator: Russell Woodard
Mid Century Modern Sculptura Patio and dining armchairs, set of 8
By Russell Woodard
Located in Asheville, NC
1950s Russell Woodard Sculptura set in black. No bends or breaks in the wire mesh. For indoor or outdoor use. Measurements are slightly different 2 chairs 27ʺW × 22ʺD × 32ʺH x 16.5...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Metal

Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Chairs A Set of 6
By Russell Woodard
Located in Cumberland, RI
Available now for your enjoyment and ready to ship is a Set of 6 Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Chairs including a 60" Wrought Iron Patio Table. This lovely Wrought Iron Set of 6 Chairs...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Chairs
By Russell Woodard, Russell Woodard, Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
Available now for your enjoyment and ready to ship is a Set of 2 Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Chairs by Woodard in his popular Pinecrest Pattern. This lovely Wrought Iron Set of Chairs...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Set Of Six Russell Woodard Outdoor Sculptura Patio Armchairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Southampton, NJ
A beautiful set of 6 vintage Russell Woodard Sculptura patio armchairs in rare green. Very nice condition having no breaks or weakness. 2 of the chairs retain their original "WOODARD...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Steel

Larger Russell Woodard Off White Spun Fiberglass "Peacock" Chair, 1950s
By Russell Woodard
Located in Bainbridge, NY
American Mid Century Russell Woodard Geometric Spun Fiberglass Chair. Featuring a balanced, sturdy and comfortable woven Off White Spun Fiberglass framework, arched fan backrest, wi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Fiberglass

Set of 8 Wrought Iron French Cafe Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Cumberland, RI
Set of 8 Wrought Iron French Cafe Chairs Perfect for your next outdoor gathering. Pair with one of our wrought iron 74” glass topped tables to enjoy dining service for 8. In stock a...
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Mid-20th Century Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Wrought Iron

Set of 8 Wrought Iron French Cafe Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Cumberland, RI
Set of 8 Wrought Iron French Cafe Chairs Perfect for your next outdoor gathering. Pair with one of our wrought iron 74” glass topped tables to enjoy dining service for 8. In stock ...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Wrought Iron

Woodard Chantilly Rose Wrought Iron Tete a Tete, Pair Arm Chairs
By Woodard Furniture Co., Russell Woodard
Located in Stamford, CT
This is the classic vintage Woodard Chantilly Rose wrought iron Tete a Tete - a pair of attached arm chairs with a small round glas...
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Mid-20th Century American American Classical Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Wrought Iron Outdoor Seating Set of 6
By Russell Woodard
Located in Cumberland, RI
Vintage Wrought Iron Outdoor Seating A Set of 6 Chairs Perfect for any dining space to accommodate six people. Pairs excellent with the...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

Vintage Woodard Wrought Iron Furniture Curved Sectional Chantilly Rose
By Russell Woodard
Located in Cumberland, RI
Vintage Woodard Wrought Iron Furniture Curved Sectional Chantilly Rose Add to your existing sectional or start your complete set of Vintage Wrought I...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Spun Fiberglass Chair with Alpaca Seat Cover
By Russell Woodard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage spun fiberglass chair with Alpaca seat cover. Great for indoor or outdoor use. Lightweight but robust, sturdy design.
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1960s American French Provincial Vintage Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Alpaca, Fiberglass

Vintage Spun Fiberglass Chair with Alpaca Seat Cover
By Russell Woodard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage spun fiberglass chair with Alpaca seat cover. Great for indoor or outdoor use. Lightweight but robust, sturdy design.
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1960s American Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Fiberglass, Alpaca

Original Russell Woodard Polished Aluminum Armchairs, Pair
By Russell Woodard, Herbert Saiger
Located in East Hampton, NY
Designed by Herbert Saiger for Woodard & Sons, these polished to a perfect shine armchairs have been restored beautifully. 
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Aluminum

Set of 8 Russell Woodard Sculptura Armchairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of 8, Mid-Century Modern, wrought iron mesh and steel, low armchairs by Russell Woodard, Sculptura.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Steel, Wrought Iron

Vintage Spun Fiberglass Chair with Alpaca Seat Cover
By Russell Woodard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage spun fiberglass chair with Alpaca seat cover. Great for indoor or outdoor use. Lightweight but robust, sturdy design.
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1960s American French Provincial Vintage Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Fiberglass, Alpaca

Vintage Spun Fiberglass Chair with Alpaca Seat Cover
By Russell Woodard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage spun fiberglass chair with Alpaca seat cover. Great for indoor or outdoor use. Lightweight but robust, sturdy design.
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1960s American Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Alpaca, Fiberglass

Mid-Century Modern Patio Armchairs By Russell Woodard, Sculptura
By Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of four, iconic, Mid-Century Modern, wrought iron mesh and steel, outdoor/patio, armchairs by Russell Woodard, Sculptura.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Armchairs

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Steel, Wrought Iron

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Russell Woodard 'Sculptura' Patio Chair in Dark Green Lacquered Metal
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Russell Woodard armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Russell Woodard armchairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Russell Woodard armchairs, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original armchairs by Russell Woodard were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider armchairs by Gunlocke, George Nelson, and Charles Pollock. Prices for Russell Woodard armchairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $549 and can go as high as $8,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,200.
Questions About Russell Woodard Armchairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To identify Russell Woodard furniture, look for the Woodard Furniture company name. Some pieces feature paper labels bearing the name "Woodard." Some even have the designer's handwriting on them. Wrought iron furniture pieces often display an embossed name on their frames, while upholstered pieces tend to have metal labels. Shop a selection of expertly vetted Russell Woodard furniture on 1stDibs.

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