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21st Century Leather Upholstered and Bronzed Frame Bar Stool, the Bar Chair
By B.B. for Reschio, Benedikt Bolza Design
Located in Lisciano Niccone, Perugia
Designed for The Bar Centrale at the heart of the newly opened Ristorante alle Scuderie, the green bar chair, a new element of the B.B. for Reschio range.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Stools

Materials

Brass, Steel

Cherner Lounge Side Chair
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The lounge chair and ottoman designed by Benjamin Cherner is the latest addition to the Cherner seating collection. A molded plywood shell, solid bentwood arm and laminated wood base...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Walnut

  • Cherner Lounge Side Chair
  • Cherner Lounge Side Chair
  • Cherner Lounge Side Chair
  • Cherner Lounge Side Chair
H 29.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 28.5 in.
Norman Cherner Mid Century Chair
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Countryside, IL
Norman Cherner mid century chair The chair measures: 17 wide x 20.5 deep x 32 high, with a seat height and chair clearance of 18 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

  • Norman Cherner Mid Century Chair
  • Norman Cherner Mid Century Chair
  • Norman Cherner Mid Century Chair
  • Norman Cherner Mid Century Chair
H 32 in. W 17 in. D 20.5 in.
Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood stacking chairs by Norman Cherner are perfect for home, office or cafe. The seat is made of laminated plywood of graduated thickness, from 15 plys to 5 plys a...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Walnut

  • Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
  • Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
  • Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
  • Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
H 31.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Arthur Umanoff, "Swing chair", Birch, Lacquered Iron, The Elton Company, 1953
By The Elton Company, Arthur Umanoff
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare "Swing chair" by Arthur Umanoff for The Elton Company, 1953. In birch plywood and lacquered wrought iron.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Flat Bar Brno Chairs in the Style of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Flat Bar Brno chairs in the Style of Mies Van Der Rohe. Classic Knoll style Chrome cantilever chairs In caramel colored leather. No labels found but heavy chairs.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Brno Flat Bar Chairs in the Manner of Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Brno flat bar chairs in the manner of Mies van der Rohe. This Pair of 1970s Mid-Century Modern Brno chairs feature timeless curves on the Classic polished flat bar stainless ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Turn of the Century Alpine Chair
Located in High Point, NC
This antique wooden chair was crafted in central Europe, circa 1900. A beautifully preserved wooden mountain chair with original patina, featuring splayed tapered legs, a square seat...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Country Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Turn of the Century Alpine Chair
  • Turn of the Century Alpine Chair
  • Turn of the Century Alpine Chair
  • Turn of the Century Alpine Chair
H 33.9 in. W 15.4 in. D 13.8 in.
Modern Wing Chair with Loose Seat Cushion
By The Tailored Home, Jhon Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
About this piece Cushion has high density foam and feather/down wrap. Fabric comes in blue, orange and brown and chair can also be done COM. Made to order. How we work Made to o...
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2010s American Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Linen, Maple

  • Modern Wing Chair with Loose Seat Cushion
  • Modern Wing Chair with Loose Seat Cushion
  • Modern Wing Chair with Loose Seat Cushion
  • Modern Wing Chair with Loose Seat Cushion
H 43.5 in. W 30.5 in. D 37.5 in.
The "Santorini" Chair, Dragonette Private Label
By Dragonette Private Label
Located in Palm Desert, CA
The "Santorini" Chair is a new production piece from the Dragonette Private Label line. Our updated version of the ancient Klismos chair design is made entirely of Lucite....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Side Chairs

Materials

Lucite

The "Loretta" Chair, Dragonette Private Label
By Dragonette Private Label
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This elegant piece, modeled after a vintage 1940 vanity chair, is custom order only and priced COM. The graceful walnut frame is shown in a high gloss espresso finish. 3 yards of...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Horton Texteel Ironer Industrial Steel Mesh and Wood Chairs, circa 1940s
By The Horton Manufacturing Co
Located in Denver, CO
Wonderful and sculptural steel mesh and wood Industrial chairs manufactured by the Horton manufacturing company (1882-1953), circa 1940s very unique design with an adjustable back an...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Side Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Horton Texteel Ironer Industrial Steel Mesh and Wood Chairs, circa 1940s
By The Horton Manufacturing Co
Located in Denver, CO
Wonderful and sculptural steel mesh and wood Industrial chairs manufactured by the Horton manufacturing company (1882-1953), circa 1940s very unique design with an adjustable back an...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Amsterdamse School Side Chairs, The Netherlands, 1920s
Located in Utrecht, NL
The Amsterdamse School defined Dutch architecture and design from as early as the 1910s. The style has roots in Expressionist architecture, borrowing elements from the Jugendstil (Ar...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Turn of the Century Belgian Carved Chair
Located in High Point, NC
A carved wooden chair from Belgium, circa 1900. An upright form with a simple seat and elegant backrest. Turned legs joined by a strut support a deep, curved apron. The slats of the ...
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Antique Early 1900s Belgian French Provincial Side Chairs

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Oak

  • Turn of the Century Belgian Carved Chair
  • Turn of the Century Belgian Carved Chair
  • Turn of the Century Belgian Carved Chair
  • Turn of the Century Belgian Carved Chair
H 37.4 in. W 16.1 in. D 12.2 in.
Arthur Umanoff, Arm Chair, Solid Pine, Lacquered Iron, America, 1950s
By Arthur Umanoff, The Elton Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An armchair / side chair by Arthur Umanoff, likely for The Elton Company, 1950s. In solid pine and lacquered wrought iron.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Gio Ponti Chairs for the Casino San Remo
By Gio Ponti
Located in Meulebeke, BE
Set of two chairs designed by Gio Ponti in 1951 exclusive for the San Remo Casino. In natural ash wood with seat and back in woven cane, Legs with brass tips. These rare chairs a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Cane, Ash

  • Gio Ponti Chairs for the Casino San Remo
  • Gio Ponti Chairs for the Casino San Remo
  • Gio Ponti Chairs for the Casino San Remo
  • Gio Ponti Chairs for the Casino San Remo
H 38.59 in. W 16.93 in. D 19.3 in.
Pair of Upholstered Chairs in the George I Style
Located in Martlesham, GB
A pair of mid-20th century upholstered chairs in the George I style, the chairs upholstered in a tartan fabric with brass stud decoration, having high backs and an attached cushioned...
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Vintage 1960s English George I Side Chairs

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Mahogany

A nineteenth century burlwood chair in the Biedermeier Style
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A nineteenth century burlwood framed side chair in the Biedermeier style with elegant curved and carved saber-shaped legs. Featuring ebony inlaid details on the legs and back of the ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Biedermeier Side Chairs

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Wood

12 Sjoerd Schamhart architectural chairs The Hague 1953
By Sjoerd Schamhart
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
These chairs where commissioned by Dutch architect Sjoerd Schamhart in 1953 for the Grotius Lyceum (school) that is now classified as a national monument in Holland Only 200 chai...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Side Chairs

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Brass

Vintage Rocking Chair in the Scandinavian Style, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
This rocking chair is in very good original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Viennese Cocktail Chairs from the 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Two edgy chairs by P.M.P. manufactured in Vienna, circa 1956. These objects are featured with solid wooden frames equipped with lime wood legs providing an extravagant dialogue betwe...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

  • Pair of Viennese Cocktail Chairs from the 1950s
  • Pair of Viennese Cocktail Chairs from the 1950s
  • Pair of Viennese Cocktail Chairs from the 1950s
  • Pair of Viennese Cocktail Chairs from the 1950s
H 29.93 in. W 18.9 in. D 17.33 in.
Minimalist Side Chair in the Manner of Donald Judd
By Donald Judd
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simple architectural lines in solid Douglas fir belies refined detailing and construction, such as subtle carved edge-shaping in the seat and backrest, circa 1980s. Unmarked.
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Vintage 1980s American Side Chairs

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Oak

Rocking Chair in the Style of Dirk Van Sliedrecht
Located in Lisboa, 11
Rare rocking chair designed during the 1960's in the style of Dirk Van Sliedrecht. The structure is in tubular green metal, with white fiberglass in the seat and red bentwood in the ...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

  • Rocking Chair in the Style of Dirk Van Sliedrecht
  • Rocking Chair in the Style of Dirk Van Sliedrecht
  • Rocking Chair in the Style of Dirk Van Sliedrecht
  • Rocking Chair in the Style of Dirk Van Sliedrecht
H 27.56 in. W 17.33 in. D 51.19 in.
Pair of Russian Style Easy Chairs, Belgium, End of the 20th Century
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Russian style easy chairs, Belgium, end of the 20th century.
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Late 20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Elegant Rocking Chair in the Thonet Style
By Thonet
Located in Miami, FL
In the style of the French designer Thonet .  Elegant design Rocking Chair Mid Century Modern .
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wood

Minimalist Modern Wire Side Chair, the Captain Chair by Bend Goods in Gold
By Bend Goods
Located in Ontario, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture A Bend Goods original design, the captain chair is truly one of a kind. It has a generous seat for better maneuverability, making this the ideal wire chair...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel, Iron

Minimalist Modern Wire Side Chair, the Captain Chair by Bend Goods in White
By Bend Goods
Located in Ontario, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture A Bend Goods original design, the Captain chair is truly one of a kind. It has a generous seat for better maneuverability, making this the ideal wire chair...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Stainless Steel, Iron

Minimalist Modern Wire Side Chair, The Captain Chair by Bend Goods in Copper
By Bend Goods
Located in Ontario, CA
Bend Goods Wire Furniture A Bend Goods original design, the Captain chair is truly one of a kind. It has a generous seat for better maneuverability, making this the ideal wire chair...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Stainless Steel, Iron

Mid-century Spindle Back Rocking Chair, the Netherlands, 1960's
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Pastoe
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Teak rocking chair with black spindles and frame. In good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wood

Minimalist Modern Wire Side Chair, The Captain Chair by Bend Goods in Black
By Bend Goods
Located in Ontario, CA
Bend Goods Wire Furniture A Bend Goods original design, the captain chair is truly one of a kind. It has a generous seat for better maneuverability, making this the ideal wire chair...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Stainless Steel, Iron, Metal

Chair the Cord Connection, One Piecer, Out of Recycled Materials
By Atelier Ruben van Megen
Located in MAASBREE, LI
This one of a kind chair 'The Cord Connection' is made out of recycled rope, from horse farms. The ropes are originally used for binding straw and hay together and was collected by R...
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2010s Dutch Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Nylon

Marta Blomstedt 1930s Sheepskin Wing Chair for The Hotel Aulanko
By Märta Blomstedt
Located in London, GB
Marta Blomstedt Hotel Aulanko Wing Chair, 1939. This iconic wing chair was designed by Finnish architect Marta Blomstedt for the foyer of the Hotel Aulanko in Hameenlinna, Finland....
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

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Sheepskin, Elm

Industrial Side Chairs in the Manner of Jean Prouve
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of vintage, industrial side chairs in the manner of Jean Prouve's classic Standard chair. Chairs feature steel legs with black composite seat and back.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair Hans J. Wegner 'the Chair' JH503 for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning rare pair of Danish modern Teak chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen circa 1954. The chairs are upholstered with original black leather on Teak frame. “The ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Lauren Side Chair in the Style of Maxime Old
By Maxime Old
Located in Bronx, NY
This chic dining side chair was created to partner with the Jackie dining chair. These are in a cerused white oak with a wax finish. The chair is shown in a mushroom mohair. This cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Side Chairs

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Cotton, Foam, Wood

Vintage Rocking Chair in the Style of Renato Zevi, 1970s
By Renato Zevi
Located in taranto, IT
Original rocking chair from the 70s, probably attributed to renato zevi design, on a white lacquered metal structure and fabric upholstery Good overall condition, as shown in the ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Danish Rocking Chair in the Style of Benny Linden
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With an elegant design and spindle back, this vintage Danish rocker in the style of Benny Linden is full of Mid-Century Modern style. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Teak, Upholstery

Studio Craft Rocking Chair in the style of Sam Maloof
By Sam Maloof
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful American Studio Craft Oak Rocking Chair in the style of Sam Maloof. Amazing sculptural hand made rocking chair. The chair is structural and functional. No Signatures or Lab...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Oak, Ash

Early 19th Century Rosewood Chair in the Gothic Style
Located in Martlesham, GB
A lovely quality Regency rosewood side chair in the Gothic style, the padded high back upholstered in a decorative floral pattern along with the cushioned seat, either side of the hi...
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Antique 1830s British Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Side Chair in the Style of Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This side chair is very stylish, and reminiscent of the Mies van der Rohe MR10 chair. The piece is fabricated in polished chrome with a black leather seat and back.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Vintage Wrought Iron Chairs in the French Style
Located in East Hampton, NY
In the French style, these scrolled back and arm rests wrought iron chairs are wonderful accent chairs.
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Side Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Steel and Leather Rocking Chair in the Manner of R. W Winfield
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A strip metal steel frame rocking chair in the manner of R. W Winfield, reupholstered in new black distressed leather.
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Antique 1850s English Rocking Chairs

Materials

Steel

Italian Ladder Back Chairs in the Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rochester, NY
A pair of 1950's Italian modernist ladderback chairs in the style of gio Ponti, with the original woven natural rush seats and black lacquered factory finish. Look at all pictures an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Ash

Midcentury High Back Chairs in the Style of Adrian Pearsall
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Pair of midcentury high-back chairs in the style of Adrian Paersall upholstered in printed linen.
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20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Linen

Chinoiserie Blue and White High Back Chair from the Miami Viceroy
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in Saint Louis, MO
This beautiful high back dining or occasional chair was selected by Kelly Wearstler for her Miami project - The Viceroy Hotel - and later featured in Kelly Wearstler's book, HUE. Ins...
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Early 2000s American Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Lacquer, Satin, Silk

Mid-Century Bentwood Chairs in the Style of Norman Cherner
By Norman Cherner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of mid century chairs in the style of Norman Cherner feature a bentwood design, original vinyl upholstered seat backs, and black painted tapered legs which offer a modern a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Bentwood

Neoclassical Marquetry Desk Chair in the Style of Giuseppe Maggiolini, Italy
Located in Dallas, TX
A spectacular Italian Neoclassical style desk chair, in the manner of Giuseppe Maggiolini, late 19th c. Exquisite marquetry veneer in rosewood, satinwood and other decorative woods. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

CH56 Bar Stool in Walnut Oil with Thor 307 Leather Seat by Hans J. Wegner
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Farmingdale, NJ
Even decades after it was first produced, the CH58 barstool designed by Hans J. Wegner is still an ideal fit for modern kitchens, bars and restaurants. It creates an inviting atmosph...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Abraham A Patijn Poly-Z Tropical side Chairs in Walnut, The Netherlands, 1950s
By Abraham A. Patijn
Located in Den Haag, NL
Abraham A Patijn Poly-Z Dining room chairs, The Netherlands 1950s. These Walnut chairs are newly upholstered in a Tropical fabric with leaf Pattern size chairs: Height 88 cm, width ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Walnut, Fabric

Midcentury Bamboo Rocking Chairs in the Style of Franco Albini, Italy
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of elegant and comfortable pair of rocking chairs in the style of Franco Albini, Italy. The chairs are in very good condition and functions well.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Bamboo

Six French Louis XVI Style Turn of the Century Side Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wonderful set of six French Louis XVI st. turn of the century side chairs. Each ebonized fruitwood chair is raised on tapered reeded legs with rosette block tops. The molded apron ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Fruitwood

Amazing Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair in the Style of Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This wonderful vintage modern rocking chair features a sculptural bent rod chrome frame. Stylish design with an upholstered seat and backrest complimented by maple wood. Sleek and co...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Oak & Straw Fireside Chair in the Manner of Charles Dudouyt, French, C. 1940s
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in London, GB
A charming turned oak and straw low chair very much in the manner of Charles Dudouyt. French, c. 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s French Side Chairs

Materials

Straw, Oak

'Chair" from the Catenary Collection by Minimalist Studio Artist Adam Zimmerman.
By Zimmerman Workshop, Adam Zimmerman
Located in Bellport, NY
"Chair" by Studio Craft and minimalist Artist Adam Zimmerman. This curvaceous and comfortable chair is shown here in stain blue/green ash wood, click through for other color option...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of the 1950s Lacquered Walnut Side Chairs Melchiorre Bega Attributed
By Melchiorre Bega
Located in Vigonza, Padua
A pair of mid-20th century lacquered mahogany side chairs, Melchiorre Bega attributed. Excellent overall condition, the timber and linen in a particularly good state. Original red v...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Rare Pair of Philippe Starck Chairs from the Royalton Hotel, NYC
By Philippe Starck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of Philippe Starck chairs from the Royalton Hotel, NYC. Original label. Royalton Hotel is located just east of Times Square in Manhattan at 44 West 44th Street. It was the ...
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Vintage 1980s North American Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Plywood

"Rocking Chair" from the Cursive Collection by Studio Artist Adam Zimmerman.
By Zimmerman Workshop, Adam Zimmerman
Located in Bellport, NY
Extraordinary works by Studio Craft Artist and minimalist Adam Zimmerman, "Rocking Chair" from the Cursive Collection, shown here in stained ash wood, click through for more col...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Rocking Chairs

Materials

Ash

Pair of Custom Three-Legged Chairs in the Style of Kelly Wearstler
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of sculptural 3 legged chairs in the style of Kelly Wearstler. This pair of chairs are upholstered in hot pink and are accented with a brass leg. Available as shown or in your c...
Category

2010s Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

Ladder Back Accent Side Chair in the Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury, tall ladder back, accent, side chair in the style of Gio Ponti features a black lacquered wood frame with woven, rush seat.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

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The Bar Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the the bar chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A the bar chair — often made from wood, fabric and metal — can elevate any home. Find 270 options for an antique or vintage the bar chair now, or shop our selection of 22 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the the bar chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right the bar chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. A well-made the bar chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Norman Cherner, Hans J. Wegner and Bend Goods are consistently popular.

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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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.