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Seating For Sale
Swedish Designer, Sofa, Velvet, Elm, Sweden, 1930s
Located in High Point, NC
A small two-seat elm and beige brown velvet sofa designed and produced in Sweden, 1930s. Seat height 17”
Category

1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Velvet, Elm

Vintage Teak and Cowhide Lounge Chair by Larsen and Madsen for Pontoppidan
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Easy/lounge chair by Ejner Larsen and Axel Bender Madsen. Teak and upholstered in a single cowhide. Great condition with new foam and upholstery and great vintage patina on the solid...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Cowhide, Teak

A Large English George II Walnut Bench with Carved Legs
Located in San Francisco, CA
the shaped stool with a slip seat above a deep concave apron; all raised on exuberant acanthus carved cabriole legs ending in claw & ball feet
Category

1750s English George II Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

1 of 12 Vintage Thonet Bentwood Prague Chairs by Josef Hoffman, 1970s, Restored
Located in Zagreb, HR
Vintage Prague dining chairs designed by Joseph Hoffman for Thonet. A 1970s production by Thonet Mundus in Yugoslavia. Bentwood beech and wicker cane. Fully restored in natural wood...
Category

1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Cane, Bentwood

French Louis XIV Style Carved Fruitwood And Leather Bergere / Arm Chair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a large scale French Louis XIV style bergere in a tooled saddle leather. The frame is a very detailed carved fruitwood. Note the tooled diamond formation on the chair back. I...
Category

Late 20th Century American Louis XIV Seating

Materials

Fruitwood, Leather

Set of 4 Mahogany Dining Chairs by Paolo Buffa
Located in Montreal, QC
Set of 4 mahogany dining chairs by Paolo Buffa
Category

1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Quatrain for Dessin Fournir Venetian Shell Giltwood Arm Chairs
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Pair of Quatrain for Dessin Fournir Venetian She’ll Giltwood Arm Chairs. Sold in pairs, 4 pair available.
Category

1990s American Rococo Seating

Materials

Giltwood

Illum Wikkelsø, Leather Sofa for Holger Christiansen, Denmark, 1960
Located in Paris, FR
Nice loveseat free-standing sofa Model V12 upholstered in light brown patinated leather, tapered Brazilian rosewood legs. This very beautiful two-seat sofa was designed by Illum Wikk...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Vittorio Introini for Saporiti Pair of 'Larissa' Lounge Chairs in Velvet
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vittorio Introini for Saporiti, pair of 'Larissa' lounge chairs, velvet, chrome-plated acrylic, chrome-plated steel, Italy, 1969 Bulky and sturdy set of two 'Larissa' lounge chairs ...
Category

1960s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Gilt Armchair after Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
An exceptional George III style giltwood armchair, after one of Thomas Chippendale's most beautiful models. Two armchairs available - select quantity 2 to purchase both armchairs. E...
Category

Early 20th Century British Neoclassical Seating

Materials

Giltwood, Upholstery

Modernist Vintage Dining Chairs Brown Beech Up to Nineteen 1970s Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Modernist vintage beech dining chairs or chairs brown stained designed and manufactured Italy 1970s, up to nineteen ( 19 ) chairs. A great dining chair with a brown stained and natur...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Plywood, Beech

Midcentury Contempora Dining Chairs by William Clingman for J. L. Metz Set of 6
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome set of six midcentury dining chairs from J. L. Metz Furniture’s Contempora line designed by William J. Clingman. They are not marked but well documented and in fabulous vint...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Seating

Materials

Brass

Giorgetti Cherry Wood Dining Chairs Model Sella Media by Leon Krier 1991 Set Of
Located in Bjuråker, SE
An exquisite design dining chair in solid cherry wood by Leon Krier for Giorgetti. Set of 4. The chair features an elegant curved backrest with high-quality black imitation leather o...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Faux Leather, Cherry

Contemporary Modern Black Bamboo Bentwood Armchair or Lounge Chair, IDN 2023
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Contemporary, stylish black armchair or lounge chair from an indonesian artist. This incredible designed, modern armchair impresses with its beautiful shaped wide lines. Elaborately ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Bentwood

Set of eight Klismos Chairs, Attributed to George Oakley
By George Oakley
Located in London, GB
An exceptional pair of Regency period chairs, of well-shaped 'Klismos' outline and rare generous proportions, attributed to George Oakley of Bond Street. London, circa 1810. Four p...
Category

Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Seating

Materials

Brass

Swedish Mid Century Modern Brown Faux Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Located in Plainview, NY
a Mid Century Modern lounge chair and ottoman from Sweden. Marrying form and function, this ensemble boasts a swiveling base with tilt and a convenient tilt-locking feature for perso...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Faux Leather

Vladimir Kagan Directional with Left Arm for Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
Condition: Newly upholstered Vladimir Kagan kidney shaped "cloud" sofa for Directional, designed in the 1960s. Curved sofa with a left facing arm and right facing enlarged bumper. Wa...
Category

1960s American Vintage Seating

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Børge Mogensen "Spanish Chair" in Oak and Saddle Leather, Danish Modern, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Rare edition of Danish architect Børge Mogensens iconic "Spanish chair" with amazing patina. Seat and back in patinated saddle leather and frame in solid oak. Manufactured in 1967. T...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Oak

Mid 20th c. Chinese Chippendale Bamboo Rattan Lounge Chairs & Matching Ottoman
Located in Southampton, NJ
Mid 20th c. Ficks Reed style Chinese chippendale bamboo rattan lounge chairs & matching ottoman in new Ikat cotton upholstery with striking southwest influence. New straps, upholster...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Chinese Chippendale Seating

Materials

Steel

Set of 4 Vintage CESCA Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Set of 4 Vintage CESCA Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Dino Gavina, Italy 1970s.  Load-bearing structure in mannesmann-type continuous tubular steel, cold-bent chrome-plated. Seat and b...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel

Grand Repos Lounge Chair D80 by Jean Prouvé for Tecta, Germany, 1980s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Grand Repos D80 lounge chair by Jean Prouvé, a timeless piece of furniture that embodies the essence of modernism and industrial design. Originally conceived between 1928 and 1930, t...
Category

1980s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Metal

19th Century English Georgian-Style Wingchair
Located in Chicago, IL
Embrace the refined elegance of 19th-century English design with this exquisite Georgian-style leather wing chair. Its intriguing flared wings, tapering down to meet out-turned arms,...
Category

19th Century English Georgian Antique Seating

Materials

Leather

Set of Eight French Louis XV Style Dining Chairs w/ Belgium Linen Upholstery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of eight French Louis XV style dining chairs with Belgian linen upholstery. The bleaching process gives them a fabulous and contemporary appeal while still showcasing their clas...
Category

1930s French Louis XV Vintage Seating

Materials

Linen, Wood

Set of Four 19th Century English Pub Stools
Located in Chicago, IL
Embrace the rustic charm of late 19th-century England with this set of four pub stools, each a treasure of timeless appeal. Crafted from sturdy elmwood, their seats bear the marks of...
Category

19th Century English Rustic Antique Seating

Materials

Iron

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ming Seating

Materials

Wood

Vintage Pair Of Hollywood Regency Gold Gilt Metal Faux Bamboo High Back Chairs
Located in Southampton, NJ
An elegant pair of Hollywood Regency gold gilt metal faux bamboo high-back accent chairs having silk bumblebee seat cushions. Very unique and playful in design. These attract attenti...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Seating

Materials

Steel

Torbjørn Afdal, walnut Krobo bench, Norway, 1960s
Located in Eskilstuna, SE
’Krobo’ bench designed by Torbjørn Afdal. Produced in Norway in the 1960s for Mellemstrands Bruksbo. Made in walnut.
Category

Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Seating

Materials

Walnut

‘Lotus’ Lounge Chairs in cream wool fabric by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti, 1960s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Recliner lounge chairs mod. ‘Lotus’ by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti, Italy 1960s. Lotus-shaped seating and backrest on a distinctive streamlined black coated wire frame and chic pati...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Wool

1970s Leather Loveseat by Percival Lafer
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of leather loveseats by Brazilian designer Percival Lafer. Elegantly aged, the patina highlights the richest tufted and pleated dark leather. The hardwood frame claims the pie...
Category

1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood

Falcon chair, design Sigurd Ressell, wood and brown leather version
Located in SAINT-YRIEIX-SUR-CHARENTE, FR
Falcon chair designed by the Norwegian designer Sigurd Ressell (1920-2010) and produced by the Norwegian manufacturer Vatne in 1970. Like a suspended hammock, the chair is made up of...
Category

1870s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Antique Seating

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood, Beech

Mid-Century Bolster Back Sofa in the Style of Milo Baughman by Marge Carson
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Spectacular Mid Century Modern sofa in the style of Milo Baughman by Marge Carson. This is a great three seats sofa. Really comfortable in good condition and very well maintained. I...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Suede

Coppia poltrone anni 50 in velluto rosso originale
Located in Guazzora, IT
"Esplorate l'eleganza intramontabile delle poltrone originali degli anni '50, una coppia di pezzi pregiati che incarna l'estetica e lo spirito dell'epoca d'oro del design. Rivestite ...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Iron

Pair of Gio Ponti 687 arm stools for Cassina, Italy, 1953.
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pair of Gio Ponti 687 arm stools for Cassina, wood and fabric, circa 195, Italy. Upholstered in fabric and in very good condition. Length 46 cm, width 45 cm, height 54 cm.
Category

1950s Italian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Modern Pine Side Chair by Carl Malmsten, Svensk Fur, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
"Sörgården" pine chair by Carl Malmsten, with a low seat height that fits well with a coffee table or as a bedside table. Rustic modernist design with folkloristic influences.
Category

1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Pine

Mushroom Armchair by Pierre Paulin
Located in PARIS, FR
Mushroom Armchair by French designer Pierre Paulin (1927-2009), released by Artifort in the 1960s. This iconic armchair is upholstered in its original orange fabric. Revolutionizing...
Category

Mid-20th Century Seating

Materials

Textile

Georgian Mahogany Corner Chair on Wheels 19th Century
Located in Bjuråker, SE
Sophisticated 19th-century corner chair crafted from mahogany, adorned in timeless blue fabric. This refined seat, on graceful wheels, embodies the grandeur of the 19th-century style...
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Early 19th Century British Georgian Antique Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Danish Mid-Century Beech Footstool
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Beech footstool, circa 1960's. Unique splayed legs & original upholstery with minor wear.
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Beech

Set of "Beto" Armchairs in Metal, Wood & Boucle, Sergio Rodrigues, 1958
Located in New York, NY
Available today in NYC with free US shipping included, these "Beto" Armchairs in Metal, Wood & Boucle, Sergio Rodrigues, 1958 These "Beto" armchairs were originally designed for th...
Category

Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Metal

Queen Anne Style Mahogany & Marquetry inlay Settee or Bench
Located in Plainview, NY
A Queen Anne style two-seat settee, a masterpiece of refined craftsmanship. The seat back boasts rounded shoulders that exude sophistication. The inner panels show intricate marquet...
Category

Early 20th Century Queen Anne Seating

Materials

Mahogany

Set of 6 Mid-Century Dining Chairs in the manner of Milo Baughman Style, c. 1960
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing an expansive and stately set of dining chairs in the manner of Milo Baughman. Featuring a stout stance, impressive dimensions and patinaed metal legs this remarkable cha...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Metal

"Wing Back" sofa by Roche Bobois
Located in PARIS, FR
Two-seater Wing Back sofa, released by Roche Bobois in the 1980s. It has been reupholstered in bouclé fabric. In perfect condition. DV463
Category

Mid-20th Century Seating

Materials

Textile

Galvanitas Children's Pagwood 1960s Little Chair
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Beautiful chair stamped and numbered, produced in the late 1950s and during the 1960s for public buildings (universities, workshops, canteens). The Galvanitas workshop was known at t...
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Metal

Vintage 'Togo' Set in Brown Leather, Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, 1970s
Located in Zagreb, HR
Beautiful original Ligne Roset 'Togo' lounge set in dark brown leather. Designed by Michel Ducaroy in the 1970s. Rare and early production of the late 1970s or early 1980s. Sourced f...
Category

1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Foam

Carved Dutch Curule Chair, circa 1895
Located in Evergreen, CO
With a curule, throne like design and intricate Dutch carvings, this exquisite Dagobert style chair is a masterpiece. Crafted from oak and finished with a dark stain, the chair featu...
Category

Late 19th Century Dutch Antique Seating

Materials

Oak

Guillerme & Chambron, pair of "GRÉGOIRE" Stools, for Votre Maison France 1960
Located in leucate, FR
A pair of Robert Guillerme et Jacques Chambron stools. Grégoire model, Votre Maison edition. Oak frames and upholstered seats with original wool boucle fabric. Being functional ...
Category

1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Oak

Pair of Industrial Steel & Ply Swedish Stools, Sweden 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Pair of fully adjustable Iron and Plywood stools by Odeberg.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Brutalist Seating

Materials

Cut Steel

George Nelson stool
Located in PARIS, FR
A stool by designer George Nelson for Herman Miller, 1960s. White lacquered metal base and gray leather seat. In perfect condition. DV503
Category

Mid-20th Century Seating

Materials

Metal

Wicker Canopy Chair Bohemian 1970s
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and rare wicker hooded canopy chair, Bohemian, circa 1960s, 1970s. Chair is entirely wicker, with wicker arm rests, and a simple round seat cushion (seat cushion is remov...
Category

Mid-20th Century Bohemian Seating

Materials

Wicker

FINE PAiR OF LARGE CARVED GAINSBOROUGH ARMCHAIRS AFTER GILES GRENDEY 1693-1780
By Giles Grendey
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of heavily carved large Gainsborough Library armchairs depicting Lions and Hairy Paw legs...
Category

20th Century English Georgian Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Danish Cabinetmaker 'Banana' Sofa Slagelse Møbelværk Attributed, Denmark, 1940s
Located in London, GB
Crafted in the 1940s by Danish cabinetmakers, the banana sofa is not only a staple of that era but also finds itself emulated in later trends. The sofa’s alluring organic curves form...
Category

1930s Danish Art Deco Vintage Seating

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

French Art Deco Tiger Maple Chaise Lounge Daybed
Located in Hudson, NY
Tiger Maple French Art Deco chaise lounge - daybed. Pure modernist style, this beauty is made from some of the most beautiful figured, tiger maple, with chamfered edged arms. The ba...
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Deco Seating

Materials

Maple

Three-Seater Sofa by Georges van Rijck for Beaufort, Belgium, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Three-seater sofa designed by Georges van Rijck and manufactured by Beaufort in Belgium. This piece merges the timeless design aesthetics of 1960s Belgium with contemporary elegance....
Category

1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Magazine Rack Italian Design 1960s
Located in Palermo, IT
Mid-Century magazine rack Italian design 1960s. Good condition, small signs of aging
Category

1960s Vintage Seating

Materials

Iron

Modern Design Annibale Colombo Chair Italy
Located in Bjuråker, SE
Annibale Colombo Design Chair. An unique and high-quality piece that effortlessly blends style and craftsmanship. Solid cherry wood and cane in very good condition. This item is mark...
Category

1990s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Cane, Cherry

A. Brandt for Ranch Oak Cerused Oak Minimalist Three Seat Sofa.
Located in Chicago, IL
Minimalist sofa from the 1950s designed and manufactured by August Brandt for Ranch Oak Furniture. Ranch Oak was a furniture brand that had a slight western look and feel. This sofa,...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Wool, Oak

Swedish TeVe chair by Alf Svensson for Ljungs Industrier, Dux, 1950s
Located in Forserum, SE
A TeVe lounge chair, designed by the Swedish architect Alf Svensson in 1953 for the manufacturer Ljungs Industrier (Dux). Crafted from solid beech with brass details and featuring or...
Category

1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Brass

Ann Morris Bar Stool - Ebonized
Located in New York, NY
Available in any wood finish or paint color Custom made to any seat height The A-M Bar Stool is completely custom made. The seat height is custom and can be any height not exceedin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Seating

Materials

Wood

Outdoor or Indoor "2 4 U", Two for You Sofa Limited Edition
By NAE
Located in Bochum, NRW
Sculptural designer sofa or loveseat "2 4 U" (two for you) suitable for poolside, garden, patio etc. Fiberglass, black glossy painted surface. Limited edition, made by N.Ionesco for ...
Category

2010s European Modern Seating

Materials

Resin

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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