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Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

American

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
Set of 4 Russell Woodard Black Sculptura Dining Room Indoor Outdoor Side Chairs
By Russell Woodard, Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in Wayne, NJ
Set of 4 Russell Woodard black "sculptura" dining indoor outdoor side chairs. If you are in the New Jersey, New York City Metro Area, please contact us with your delivery zipcode, as...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Vintage Russell Woodard Woven Spun Fiberglass Mid-Century Dining Side Chair
By Russell Woodard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Item: Vintage Russell Woodard woven spun fiberglass Mid-Century Modern dining side chair. Item features round pedestal base, woven spun fiberglas...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Fiberglass

Set of Eight Red Mid Century Woodard Metal Dining Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Stamford, CT
Spectacular and timeless Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard wrought iron dining chairs in original red paint. Mesh seat, woven mesh back, ball finials. Substantial and comfortable c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Iron

Pair of Russell Woodard Sculptura Wrought Iron Dining Room Chairs Mid Century
By Russell Woodard
Located in Wayne, NJ
Vintage Russell Woodard Sculptura wrought iron Pair of Dining , side or accent chairs. If you are in the New Jersey, New York City Metro Area, please contact us with your delivery z...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Set of Four Russell Woodard Sculptura Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Kick back and relax with legendary Mid-Century Modern design with this terrific set of Sculptura chairs from Russell Woodard. Great for patio or garden seating. Please confirm locat...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Russell Woodard Sculptura Wrought Iron Dining Room Side Chair Mid-Century Modern
By Russell Woodard
Located in Wayne, NJ
Vintage Russell woodard sculptura wrought iron dining side chair. If you are in the New Jersey, New York City Metro Area, please contact us with your delivery zipcode, as we may be ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Set of 6 Modernist Russell Woodard Sculptura Side Chairs, Outdoor Garden
By Russell Woodard
Located in Buffalo, NY
Set of 6 Modernist Russell Woodard sculptura side chairs, outdoor garden, iron mesh and steel. Retain original dark grey finish, a...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Steel

Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Woodard Iron Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs C
By Russell Woodard
Located in Wilmington, DE
Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Woodard Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs Offered is a set of Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Woodard Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs(...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Sculptura Armchairs by Russell Woodard 5 Available
By Russell Woodard
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous set of Russell Woodard Sculptura armchairs either sold individually or as a set. 5 Available in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Recently sprayed white. Sold a...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Iron

Set of 5 Piece Round Patio Garden Dining Table and 4 Arm Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Sheffield, MA
Newly painted 40" round Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard style wrought or cast iron base dining table with center hole for umbrella and four ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Woodard Bradford Collection Spring High Back Wrought Iron Patio Chairs, a Pair
By Russell Woodard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Woodard Bradford Collection Coil Spring high back wrought iron Patio garden dining chairs - a pair. Item features tall backs, coil spring base, wrough...
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20th Century North American Modern Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Set of Four Mid Century Woodard Scroll Armchairs Mesh Seats, circa 1955
By Russell Woodard
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Nice set of 4 armchairs with a slight curve to the back. Mesh seats with flowers on the legs. One foot repaired. Signed Woodard, metal tag remains on one cha...
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1950s American Art Nouveau Vintage Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Iron

Russell Woodard Sculptura Wrought Iron Sculptural Garden Patio Dining Arm Chair
By Russell Woodard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Russell Woodard Sculptura wrought iron sculptural garden patio dining arm chair. Item features heavy gauge iron construction, very rare model, very nice vintage item, quality...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Iron

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Set of Four Wrought Iron Garden Patio Dining Chars Orleans for Woodard 1950/1960
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Pair of Russell Woodard Sculptura Outdoor Chairs, ca. 1950
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Mid Century Modern Sculptura Outdoor Dining Chairs by Russell Woodard
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Pair of Early Russell Woodard Mid-Century Modern Sculptura Chaise Lounges
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Wrought Iron Dining Table Set of 6 Chairs, Russell Woodard attributed
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Set of Eight Tall Iron and Cord Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of eight tall iron and cord chairs, probably American, circa 1950s. They have a very California Modern vibe and could be manufactured by Van Keppel and Green or Alan Gould...
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Set of Eight Tall Iron and Cord Chairs
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Set of Four Ole Wanscher 'Rungstedlund' Chairs
By Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik, Ole Wanscher
Located in Dronten, NL
Ole Wanscher for P. Jeppesen, set of 4 dining chairs, model 'Rungstedlund' PJ 34, in mahogany and red velvet ribcord upholstery, Denmark, 1960s. Marked with PJ silver medallion. Th...
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Set of Four Ole Wanscher 'Rungstedlund' Chairs
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Mid-Century Modern Sculptura Ottoman by Russell Woodard, C1960
By Russell Woodard
Located in Port Jervis, NY
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Set of 4 White Garden Metal Outdoor Dining Arm Chairs
Located in Sheffield, MA
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20th Century Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Russell Woodard 'Sculptura' Patio Chair in Dark Green Lacquered Metal
By Russell Woodard
Located in Waalwijk, NL
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By Russell Woodard
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Mid-Century Modern 5 Pieces Glass Top Outdoor Dining Set Art, Russel Woodard
By John Salterini, Russell Woodard
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice lime green five pieces ripple glass top dining dinette outdoor set star shape table base atr. to Russel Woodard or Salterini. Chairs measure: 20 x 21 x 32 seat 16" H.
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Vintage Midcentury Russell Woodard “Sculptura” Wrought Iron Dining Chairs
By Russell Woodard
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Mid Century Modern White Russell Woodard Spun Fiberglass Swivel Chairs - a Pair
By Russell Woodard
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional mid Century Modern Russell Woodard spun fiberglass swivel dining chairs.
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Extruded Aluminum Outdoor/Patio Dining Table
By Russell Woodard
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Russell Woodard Sculptural Aluminum Table and Chairs Dining Dinette Set
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Set of 4 +1 Mid-Century Modern Woodard Iron Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs
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Set of 4 Sculptura Garden Patio Dining Chairs by Woodard
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Set of 4 Russell Woodard Black "Sculptura" Dining Indoor Outdoor Side Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Wayne, NJ
Set of 4 Russell Woodard original black "Sculptura" indoor dining side chairs.
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs

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Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Woodard Iron Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Wilmington, DE
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Russell Woodard Sculptura Dining Chairs Freshly Powder Coated, Set of 4
By Russell Woodard
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
From design within reach: Meshing durability with delicacy — An alfresco favorite since its debut, the handcrafted Sculptura chairs transform sturdy iron mesh into an airy silhouette...
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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Armchairs by Russell Woodard, circa 1955
By Russell Woodard
Located in Port Jervis, NY
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Located in New York, NY
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Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Sculptura Iron Chairs by Russell Woodard
By Russell Woodard
Located in Port Jervis, NY
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Russell Woodard dining room chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Russell Woodard dining room chairs 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 dining room chairs, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original dining room chairs by Russell Woodard were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider dining room chairs by Thomasville, Woodard Furniture Co., and George Nelson. Prices for Russell Woodard dining room chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $350 and can go as high as $8,100, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,280.
Questions About Russell Woodard Dining Room Chairs
  • 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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