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Seating For Sale
Set of Two Danish Cocktail Longuechair 1960s
Located in Čelinac, BA
Danish Cocktail Longuechair 1960s
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric

Leather & Velvet Club Chairs, France circa 1920
Located in Culver City, CA
Leather & Velvet Club Chairs France circa 1920 Deep club chairs with down cushions in original velvet upholstery and frame in original leather upholstery with brass rivets. Unique ...
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20th Century French Seating

Materials

Leather, Velvet

System 1-2-3 Lounge Deluxe by Verner Panton with Dark Brown Leather
Located in Tucson, AZ
Beautiful and comfortable Verner Panton System 1-2-3 Lounge Deluxe manufactured by VerPan International in Denmark. Covered in its original, soft dark chocolate brown leather with de...
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1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Antique Empire Settee in Ebonized Mahogany: Elegance Restored
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dive into the world of classic elegance with our Antique Empire Settee, a testament to timeless craftsmanship and style. Expertly restored and reupholstered by our skilled in-house t...
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1880s French Empire Antique Seating

Materials

Bronze

Vintage patinated Dining Chairs by Tito Agnoli for Matteo Grassi, 1980, Set of 4
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A set of four Postmodern sculptural dining chairs designed by Tito Agnoli for Matteo Grassi in Italy during the 1980s. These chairs are a striking fusion of art and functionality, bo...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather

Danish Midcentury Large Scale Club or Lounge Chair 1940s
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Danish large-scale club or lounge chair by renowned Furniture maker Lysberg, Hansen & Terp made in the 1940's. Super comfortable with coil springs in both backrest and seat c...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Wool, Beech

French Chinoiserie Art Deco Carved Giltwood Bench
Located in Barcelona, ES
French Long Bench / Long Ottoman / Stool in Carved Giltwood, France, 1930s Chinoiserie style upholstered bench in giltwood with carving details. This bench or stool is raised on six ...
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20th Century French Art Deco Seating

Materials

Gold Leaf

Italian Renaissance Style Walnut Savonarola Folding Chair circa 1900
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian Renaissance style walnut Savonarola folding chair from circa 1900 with lion paw feet. This Italian Renaissance style Savonarola chair, dating back to circa 1900, is a sple...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Seating

Materials

Walnut

Modern Laurence Dining Chairs, Dedar Bouclé, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Laurence Chair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the Laurence dining chair was crea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

A lovely French Leather club Chair Cuban Lounge Model Circa 1940’s
Located in Hastings, GB
This lovely and classic single chair is in a beautiful and original condition. The leather colour is best described as toffee, with areas of chestnut. The condition is as good as it ...
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20th Century French Art Deco Seating

Materials

Leather

Modern Laurence Dining Chairs, Pink Velvet, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Laurence Chair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the Laurence leather dining chair ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

Mid-Century Danish 1940's Large Scale Club Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale club chair in the style of Fritz Hansen made in the early 1940s. The chair is unmarked and we are not aware of the Designer nor maker. Raised on square shaped leg...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Wool, Beech

Giancarlo Piretti Chairs in Boucle, Italy circa 1970
Located in Culver City, CA
Giancarlo Piretti Chairs in Boucle Italy circa 1970 Newly upholstered, with chrome feet. 26"w x 27”d x 27.5”h x 15”seat
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20th Century Italian Seating

Materials

Chrome

Oak Arts & Crafts Ladies High-Back Armchair by Charles F.A. Voysey, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Arts & Crafts ladies high-back armchair. Design by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey. Striking English design from the 1900s. Solid oak frame with original rush se...
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Early 1900s British Arts and Crafts Antique Seating

Materials

Rush, Oak

Chinese Contemporary White Painted Wooden Ming Style Bench with A-Form Base
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese contemporary Ming Dynasty style white painted wooden bench with A-form base and carved spandrels. Our eye is immediately drawn to the soft white finish of this Ming style bench...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ming Seating

Materials

Wood

Hand-Shaped Midcentury Pine Armchair in the Style of Pedro Friedeberg, 1950s
Located in Atlanta, GA
A hand-shaped Midcentury armchair made of pine in the style of Pedro Friedeberg, resting on a circular brass base. This Midcentury armchair is a striking example of whimsical design,...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Gothic Revival Oak Hall Bench, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Gothic Revival hall bench. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original hand-carved decorative elements. Original hand-carved decorative faces a...
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Early 1900s Dutch Gothic Revival Antique Seating

Materials

Metal

Carl Hansen Foyer Series Bench in Edelman's Helm Leather by Ilse Crawford
Located in Burlington, NJ
Edelman The foremost creator of leather for interiors, Edelman was founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife Arthur and Teddy Edelman. Incorporating a breadth of techniques and aesthetics,...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Oak

Pair of “bean” shaped armchairs, in blond beech. Contemporary work.
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of “bean” shaped or curved armchairs, in slightly veined solid blond beech with a gap between the base of the seat and the backrest, with its removable cushion. “Tripod” base, c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Seating

Materials

Beech

OPERA: Pair of Contemporary Mexican Midwife Birthing Chairs in Mohair Velvet
Located in colima, MX
Reminiscent of the "Sillas Parteras" or Midwife Birthing Chairs made by Don S. Shoemaker in the 1960s, Ópera reveres the profound and dramatic journey of labor and birth — a prayer o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Folk Art Seating

Materials

Mohair, Velvet, Oak

Fledermaus cabaret table lounge set by Josef Hoffman for Wittmann 1960 (1907)
Located in Lyon, FR
Impressive salon, originally designed in 1907 by Josef Hoffman for the Fledermaus cabaret and manufactured in the 1960s by Austrian manufacturer Wittmann. This set consists of a beec...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Seating

Materials

Beech

Set of Four Torbecchia Chairs by Giovanni Michelucci for Poltronova
Located in Dronten, NL
Set of 4 dining chairs from the Torbecchia series, designed by brutalist architect Giovanni Michelucci for Poltronova, 1964. Solid walnut structure with seats upholstered in cane. ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Cane, Walnut

19th century demi-borne / Half seat in rosewood
Located in Paris, FR
Very unusual 19th-century demi-borne in rosewood and damask fabric with an attached planter in the back. France, circa 1860
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1860s French Napoleon III Antique Seating

Materials

Damask, Rosewood

1950's Organic Design Sofa Restored with New Faux Sheepskin Upholstery
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
A beautiful organic shaped 1950's sofa fully restored with love This sofa was purchased from an architects house interior in Belgium The design is very reminiscent to the works of...
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel

Set of Six George Nelson for Herman Miller Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
George Nelson for Herman Miller teak and upholstered dining chairs. We also have the matching dining table, please inquire for details. All items ar...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Teak

Gerard van den Berg 'Oslo' Sofa for Montis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Mid-Century, 'Oslo' sofa was designed by innovative and prolific Dutch designer Gerard van den Berg for the Montis company, the iconic furniture manufacturer of which Van den Be...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood

Murphy 3-Seater Beige Sofa
Located in Milan, IT
Streamlined profiles and plump volumes wrapped in fine beige fabric define the understated elegance of this three-seater sofa with poplar plywood and sprucewood frame. The removable ...
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2010s Italian Seating

Materials

Textile

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Armchair in Beige Creme Fabric and Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, armchair, oak, fabric, United States, design 1948, later production An organic shaped armchair designed by Eero Saarinen. A fluid, sculptural ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Set of 6 Plastic Stools "HOLO" by Y. Tsurumaru for Hidden - 1990s
By Hidden
Located in Milano, IT
Fun and practical plastic stools designed by Yuko Tsurumaru for Hidden. Stackable, they simultaneously solve two problems: space to stow them and the number of seats in case of need...
Category

Late 20th Century English Modern Seating

Materials

Plastic

Early, Museum Quality Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Located in Dallas, TX
Early production Marshmallow sofa model 5670 designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, circa 1956. This is an early excellent (One of the best) examples of 186 ever produced betwe...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Seating

Materials

Steel

Antique Pine Hungarian Storage Bench With Old Blue Paint
Located in Centennial, CO
An absolutely charming antique 1920s or earlier Hungarian or Eastern European storage bench with old sky and colbalt blue paint. The old painted blue finish has been sanded smooth, s...
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Early 20th Century Hungarian Rustic Seating

Materials

Pine, Paint

Victorian English Country House Hampton & Sons Armchair - Howard & Sons Style
Located in Stockbridge, GB
Victorian Country House Hampton & Sons Armchair A stunning victorian deep seated country house armchair by renowned makers Hampton & Sons, Pall Mall London. It has a great shape to ...
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Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Brass

Set of Ten Plaid and Painted Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs, circa 1930
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of 10 French Louis XVI style dining chairs with arch backs and fluted legs, painted and carved wood with plaid upholstery. The upholstery on the seat and back is accented with ...
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1930s French Louis XVI Vintage Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Art Deco Vintage Walnut Burnt Orange Armchair Lounge Chair circa 1925 Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco vintage lounge chair model Kanadier from walnut with loose cushions for back and seat in coral burnt orange color, circa 1925 Austria. While the chair frame from walnut show...
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1920s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Two Mats Theselius PS Chair for IKEA Limited Edition 1990s
By IKEA
Located in Čelinac, BA
Mats Theselius PS Chairs for IKEA 1990s
Category

1990s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Rattan

Leather Wingback Armchair, England, 1747
Located in Culver City, CA
Leather Wingback Armchair England, 1747 Wingback armchair with frame composed of elm and leather cushions. Brass rivets on surround of fabric, intricately carved balusters, and dat...
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18th Century English Antique Seating

Materials

Leather

Pair Bauhaus Basculant LC1 Sling Armchairs Le Corbusier Cow Hide Cassina 1960s
Located in Portland, OR
A very good pair of MCM Le Corbusier LC1 sling chairs, by Cassina, 1960's. This iconic design was designed in the Bauhaus through the collaboration of Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Seating

Materials

Steel, Nickel

Modernist Dining Chairs in Metal and Camel Leather, 1980s
Located in Antwerp, BE
These sleek modernist dining chairs, featuring a seamless blend of materials, draw inspiration from the style of Hans Wegner. The clean lines of the sturdy white lacquered metal fram...
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1980s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Metal

Vintage Carved Small African Stool or Table by the Nupe of Nigeria
Located in Troy, MI
Found in Nigeria, this stool is attributed to the Nupe people of Nigeria and dates from the late 1980s / early 1990s. Hand carved from a dense, heavy wood, this stool has thick, tap...
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1990s Nigerian Tribal Seating

Materials

Wood

Large bench - Italy 1950
Located in Girona, ES
Large bench in solid Zebrano and Zebrano veneer. Very nice cabinet work. Italy around 1950.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Zebra Wood

508 Lounge Chair by Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort, 1970s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very cute and comfortable 508 Lounge Chair designed by the famous Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort in the 70's. Very solid wooden frame with a large pivoting metal foot. The chair h...
Category

1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Metal

Italian 1940s folk art wood and plywood armchair
Located in Milan, IT
Splendid Italian 1940s folk art wood armchair
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1940s Italian Folk Art Vintage Seating

Materials

Wood, Plywood

18th Century French Walnut Louis XV Style Fauteuil with Original Petit Point
Located in Louisville, KY
This mid 18th century French Louis XV walnut fauteuil with seemingly gloriously original upholstery portrays an exquisite petit-point that shows beautiful aging and a few minor areas...
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Early 18th Century French Louis XV Antique Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Original Rattan Daybed by Franca Helg for Bonacina, 1959
Located in Milan, IT
Original Rattan Daybed by Franca Helg for Bonacina, 1959 A splendid rattan daybed designed by Franca Helg for Bonacina in the 1960s, in which we can see balance between form and fun...
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1950s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Rattan

21st Century Contemporary Minimal White Velvet Bench With Black Lacquered Base
Located in Porto, PT
Fifih Bench is a luxury bench upholstered in velvet and wood base. A contemporary design bench is perfect for minimalist and modern interior architecture ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric, Velvet, Lacquer, Wood

19th Century Confident / Conversation Seat / Tête-à-tête
Located in Paris, FR
19th century confident in rosewood. France, circa 1860.
Category

1860s Napoleon III Antique Seating

Materials

Rosewood

Stunning patinated DS 125 leather sofa by Gerd Lange for De Sede Swiss
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Stylish DS-125 sofa in his original thick brown buffalo leather! What a patina! Designed by Gerd Lange for De Sede in 1970 The sculptural design in combination with the high quality...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Leather

LC1 Lounge Chair by Le Corbusier, 1980s
Located in Norwalk, CT
The LC1 chair is an icon of modern design, combining functional comfort with an exceptional aesthetic, featuring a tubular steel frame, and this example has black hair on cowhide sta...
Category

1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel

Large 18th Century Primitive Spanish Catalan Pine Bench
Located in Birmingham, AL
A large 18th century primitive bench from the Catalan region of Spain, circa 1780s. Handcrafted from mélèze, a robust pine variety native to mountainous areas, its construction speak...
Category

1780s Spanish Antique Seating

Materials

Iron

Pair of leather wingback chairs
Located in Salisbury, GB
Pair of walnut leather wing chairs This pair of walnut leather wing chairs with the solid walnut underframe were made circa 1920. This dramatic pair of wing chairs have the walnut l...
Category

1920s English William and Mary Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Walnut

"Lamino" Easy Chair by Yngve Ekstrom for Swedese
Located in Skokie, IL
"Lamino" Easy Chair by Yngve Ekstrom for Swedese The "Lamino" Easy Chair in oak and teak by Yngve Ekstrom for Swedese. It was made in Sweden, and the maker's mark is incised on the ...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Teak, Oak, Fabric

Set of Two in original condition "Djinn" Chairs by Olivier Mourgue for Airborne
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pair of vintage chairs in original green upholstery model "Djinn" designed by Olivier Mourgue in 1965 for Airborne.Metal frame lined with foam and covered with the original olive gre...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Martin Visser Leather Lounge Chair, 1960’s
Located in Round Rock, TX
A beautiful lounge chair designed by Martin Visser, model SZ02. Featuring a thick, one piece saddle leather seat supported by a chromed steel frame. Ergonomic and comfortable. An ove...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel, Chrome

PK 22 Lounge Chair by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen with Brown Leather
Located in Belmont, MA
Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for his friend and manufacturer E. Kold Christiensen, the PK22 is made from brown leather and stainless steel. While many of Kjaerholm's contemporaries pri...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Modular Sofa by Rolf Heide for ICF, 1970s
Located in Zagreb, HR
Mid-Century Modern Modular Sofa, without markings, attributed to Rolf Heide for ICF, 1970s The set consists of 6 seats and a corner side table Each element measures approximately 8...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood

Early Ib Kofod Larsen Easychair Model 4346 in Teak
Located in Handewitt, DE
Early Ib Kofod Larsen easychair, model 4346 in teak and creme fabric. Very early production with the old Fritz Hansen mark 1950s (see last pic) In absolutely original condition , wit...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Oak Victorian or Gothic Revival Ecclesiastical His & Hers Throne Chairs a Pair
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible Late19th Century to Early 20th Century Victorian or Gothic Revival Ecclesiastical His & Hers Throne Chairs comprised of oak frames with black and gold details, red hopsack...
Category

Late 19th Century Unknown Gothic Antique Seating

Materials

Fabric, Oak, Paint

1970s Arne Jacobsen "Lily" armchair , oak / niger leather.
Located in København V, DK
Arne Jacobsen. Pair of armchairs. Model 3208 ("The Lily" ). 1970s edition. Armrests in oak, seat and back upholstered in patinated natural cognak coloured niger goat leather. The mo...
Category

1970s Danish Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel

Unique Chairs, Sofas and Other Seating for Sale on 1stDibs

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.

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