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Seating For Sale
Mid-Century Original Danish Clam Chair attr. to Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
An increasingly hard to find 'clam' chair. Denmark, c1950s. Attributed to Arnold Madsen, similar models were made by Philip Arctander. The current fabric is in good condi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Seating

Materials

Wood

Louis XVI Style Ladder Back Armchairs Set of 2
Located in Pasadena, CA
Pair of Louis xvi style ladder back armchairs. The chairs are covered in toile fabric, and the loose cushions are down-filled.
Category

1990s American Seating

Materials

Wood

Le Bambole Chaise Longue by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
Located in Athens, GR
This chaise long is part of Le Bambole series, designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia in 1972, awarded with the Compasso d’Oro in 1979. What makes Le Bambole series special is the ...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric, Foam

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Lounge Chair
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin mid century lounge chair The chair measures: 27.75 wide x 25.5 deep x 31 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Michael Gustavson Ceramic Indoor/Outdoor "Composition"
Located in Glen Ellen , CA
Dimensions: 34" long x 14" deep x 20.5" high. California sculptor Michael Gustavson's colorful "Composition #4" ceramic bench is made from hand-built clay and finished with his signa...
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2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Armchair in Teak by Grete Jalk for P. Jeppesens, Danish, 1950’s
Located in London, GB
An early Grete Jalk armchair model PJ 56 in teak, Danish 1950’s. Beautiful colour and patina to the teak frame matched perfectly by the terracotta Twill Weave fabric from Kvadrat. ...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Wool, Teak

Pair of Tabourets, 2nd Half 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of tabourets with x-shaped frames on lion paws and balustraded intermediate strut. The stools were newly covered with a golden velvet.
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Late 19th Century European Empire Revival Antique Seating

Materials

Velvet

Pair of French Mid Century Audoux Minet Rope Chairs and Footstool
Located in London, GB
A pair of rare hand crafted Audoux Minet armchairs with footstool in pine and woven cord A vintage French classic, the chairs were designed by Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet in the mi...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Cord, Pine

Patchwork Leather Bean Bag and Ottoman by the Sede, Switzerland
Located in Barcelona, ES
Leather bean bag and ottoman by De Sede, Switzerland, 1970's. Patchwork leather filled with polystyrene balls that conforms to the shape of the body. Dimensions: 95 Ø x 80 H. cm. ...
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1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather

Red Aluminium Stool with Reel Rush Seating from Anodised Wicker Collection
Located in London, GB
Originally realised for the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield and inspired by Donald Judd and Børge Mogensen, Anodised Wicker marries industrially extruded and anodised aluminium with ha...
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2010s British Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of English Chesterfield Style Armchairs with Lion’s Paw Feet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of English leather tufted Chesterfield style armchairs standing on carved wood Lion Paw Feet. The chairs are upholstered in a beautiful tobacco color that has worn well througho...
Category

1930s English Chesterfield Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood

Wood Range Dining Chair in Walnut and Shearling by Fort Standard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shaker inspired wood side chair with comfortable contoured backrest. Option for a plain wooden seat pan or a seat pan with a low profile leather or shearling pad. This chair's simpli...
Category

2010s American Seating

Materials

Walnut, Fur, Leather, Hardwood, Ash, Maple, Oak

19th Century English Walnut William and Mary Style Bench
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome 19th century William and Mary still bench upholstered in a creme and beige chevron fabric. Very fine quality and great for a variety of decors!
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19th Century English William and Mary Antique Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

John Hutton for Donghia Block Island Armchairs, Set of 6
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of 6 block island armchairs by John Hutton for Donghia. Found in original natural blonde finish and upholstery. Some minor wear to finish and upholstery (please refer to photos)....
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1990s American Hollywood Regency Seating

Materials

Fabric, Rattan

George III Mahogany Footstool
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular brown leather top with brass tacking, raised on square section legs with box form stretcher. Estate of Douglas S Kramer. TV producer and art collector.
Category

1780s English George III Antique Seating

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Waxed Moss Leather and Antique Brass Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Sofa by Stephen Kenn is as comfortable as it is unique. The design features an exposed construction composed of three elements - a steel frame, plush upholstery, and ...
Category

2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

"Cloud" Contemporary Stool with Handwoven Blue Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Seating

Materials

Fabric

Turned Wooden Pedestal #14 in Ebonised Catalpa
Located in Bangall, NY
This custom version of the #14 Pedestal, one of the ten original shapes in the Lehrecke Pedestal collection from 1996, is ebonised catalpa, made from a log from the Hudson Valley, in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Seating

Materials

Wood

Six Cassina Mario Bellini CAB 412 Chairs 1980s Dark Tobacco
Located in Melbourne, AU
Set of six older model Mario Bellini Cab 412 dining chairs by Cassina. These date to the late 1980s. Beautifully worn and ready to go on for another 35 years. They are in great condi...
Category

1980s Italian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel

Merel Bekking ‘Scientifically’ Orange Swivel Chair
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Merel Bekking, 30, graduated from Utrecht School of the Arts with a degree in product design in 2011. She began her own studio in 2012 and is currently based in north Wales in the UK...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Seating

Materials

Metal

GREGSON Mid 20th Century Black Vinyl Office Chair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A vintage Traditional style office side chair by Gregson Manufacturing, of Liberty, North Carolina, USA. Solid walnut frame with black faux leather (vinyl) upholstery, square back, b...
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Mid-20th Century American American Classical Seating

Materials

Metal

Adrian Pearsall Sofa in Ocher Yellow Striped Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Adrian Pearsall, sofa, American walnut, fabric, United States, 1960s. This beautifully shaped sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall is characterized by a solid construction, featuring cl...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Walnut, Fabric

Amat-3 Jamaica Stool by Pepe Cortès, Spanish Stool 'BD Barcelona, Knoll'
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
In his early design career, dating back to the 1960s, Spanish designer Pepe Cortès has been recognized with multiple design awards. However, he designed his best piece in the 1990s: ...
Category

1990s Spanish Post-Modern Seating

Materials

Chrome

Elegant Walford Duresta Tumeric Three Seater Sofa with Reversible Cushions
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this comfortable Duresta Walford, Tumeric colour three seater sofa. This is an English hand made, traditional style, comfortable sofa that offer...
Category

20th Century English Country Seating

Materials

Upholstery

Contemporary Fang Bei Drumstool in Black Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fang Bei Drumstool Black Lacquer Hand Repoussé Metal Base Limited Edition Contemporary Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. These...
Category

2010s Minimalist Seating

Materials

Lacquer

Post-Modern Upholstered Nepentha Stool by Draga & Aurel
Located in New York, NY
NIGHT FEVER COLLECTION Just like the fashionable armchair design, the Nepentha stool by Draga and Aurel is designed to be modern, glamorous, and comfortable. A truly unique piec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Post-Modern Seating

Materials

Wire

18th Century Welsh Lambing Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
An extraordinary 18th century Welsh oak wingback lambing chair having a back constructed of three oak panels with scalloped top, and straight flat arms with rounded ends, through tur...
Category

18th Century Welsh Primitive Antique Seating

Materials

Oak

Bolt Stool Mat Black Ash Copper Ring By La Chance
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bolt is maybe the most iconic stool of the collection. Its unique silhouette is highly recognizable with his 4 solid logs elegantly held by a contrasting metal ring. Bolt is a parado...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Seating

Materials

Ash

Baker Furniture Historic Charleston Georgian Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs, Six
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six Georgian or Queen Anne style dining chairs By Baker Furniture, "Historic Charleston" Collection USA, Circa 1980s Solid carved mahogany frames, with ivo...
Category

Late 20th Century American Georgian Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

19th Century Mahogany Bench-England
Located in Brussels, Brussels
A fine 19th century mahogany bench from England Very beautiful solid mahogany base with a very beautiful turning and a beautiful decoration on the top Solid mahogany table top with...
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Mahogany

Leather Marsala Chair by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset
Located in Chicago, IL
Designed by Michel Ducaroy for Lignet Roset, the Marsala chair features a sculptural amber plexiglass frame that is entirely curved. This Marsala chair has a gorgeous cognac leather ...
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Plexiglass

Dining Wooden Chairs, Czechoslovakia, 1950´s, Set of 4
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Set of four dining chairs, probably made by TON, made in the the former Czechoslovakia in the 1950´s. It´s made of wood and plywood. In good Vintage condition. Price is for the set o...
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Plywood

1950’s French Art Deco Bamboo Sofa
Located in Charleston, SC
This stunning French bamboo sofa is so so comfortable! New cushions slip covers have been redone in new old stock atomic barkcloth. The arms have metal caps on the ends and the l...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Seating

Materials

Metal

Renato Zevi for Selig Mid Century Chrome Elliptical Rocking Chairs, A Pair
Located in Countryside, IL
Renato Zevi for Selig Mid Century Chrome Elliptical Rocking Chairs - A Pair Each chair measures: 27.75 wide x 42 deep x 31 high, with a seat height of 17 inches and arm height of ...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Lucite Armchairs, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pair of acrylic armchairs made of heavy & thick high quality lucite. Since they are transparent and because the cushions are suspended, it seems to appear the cushions are floating...
Category

1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Suede, Acrylic

1910 French Footstool Cabriolet Leg
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1910 Carved wood French cabriolet leg footstool. Needs reupholstering.
Category

1910s Vintage Seating

Materials

Wood

Antique English Mahogany Swivel Desk Chair on Casters, Circa 1890-1910
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English mahogany swivel desk chair on casters, Circa 1890-1910. Handsome inlaid chairs with green leather upholstery and grommet detailing. Per the last in situ photograph, ...
Category

Early 20th Century English Seating

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Polished Brass Lotus Stool/Chair in Gold or Rose Gold Color Finish
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The forms designed by Tan vary from being environmental (water drops, tree roots) to being figurative (spinal cords, pelvic structures). The Lily collection brings together the botan...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Seating

Materials

Brass

Candelaria Contemporary Sofa by AD HOC
Located in Mexico City, MX
A conversational sofa built by a unique assembly process of three separate elements, with a subtle visual effect intended to create a classic, but infinitely bold piece. Inspired by ...
Category

2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric

Contemporary Cream Fiberglass Chair, Roly-Poly Dining Chair by Faye Toogood
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary fiberglass chair - Roly Poly Dining Chair by Faye Toogood. This is shown in the cream fiberglass finish. Design: Faye Toogood Material: Fiberglass Available also in...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Seating

Materials

Fiberglass

Milo Baughman Style Tufted Velvet and Brass Wave Chaise 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
Iconic Wave chaise longue, the upholstered shape is tufted in a large square format and appears to float on the polished brass plated base. Very modern design after Milo Baughman. Pr...
Category

1970s American Vintage Seating

Materials

Brass

Black Iron Loop Stool with Mohair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful iron stool with curved and looped base painted in a matte black finish. Rectangular cushioned seat upholstered in a dark gray mohair or can be COM. Multiple available, sold...
Category

2010s American Seating

Materials

Iron

Sizzling Hot Vintage Italian Leather Chaise Longue
By Contempo Italia
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Contempo is an Italian manufacturer of luxury leather seating. With 2 production sites in Italy, Contempo continues to design and create high end leather furniture since 1991. This...
Category

1990s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Leather

3x 50s 60s Bar Stools Brutalist Iron Cast Iron Design 50s 60s
Located in Neuenkirchen, NI
3x 50s 60s bar stools brutalist iron cast iron design 50s 60s Object: 3x bar stools Manufacturer: Condition: good - vintage Age: around 1950-1960 Dimensions: 42cm x...
Category

1960s European Vintage Seating

Materials

Iron

21st Century Modern Almourol 3-Seat Sofa Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Almourol 3-seat sofa light blue leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple A contemporary designer piece inspired by the irregular shape...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Ficks Reed Rattan Semi Circular Sofa, Large Circle Sectional
Located in Decatur, GA
Rare monumental rattan semi circular sectional sofa by Ficks Reed, circa 1975. Pit Group style with seating for 10-12 people. Truly a statement piece and unique on the market. 3 piec...
Category

1970s American Organic Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Danish Cabinet Maker Sofa / Settee Two-Seater, Lambswool
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Danish cabinet maker sofa / settee two-seater, lambswool Newly upholstered in genuine lambs wool, this curved danish sofa, settee or loveseat has a beautiful f...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Oak, Lambskin, Wool

Pair of Sculptural Chairs in Braided Natural Fiber
Located in Isle Sur Sorgue, FR
These chairs are perfect decoration pieces. They are all handmade with natural fiber yet strong and solid. They were featured in a French decoration magazine last summer (2020) as an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Seagrass

Black Forest Carved & Intricately Inlaid Musical Chair, Swiss, ca. 1900
Located in Banner Elk, NC
A Black Forest Carved Walnut Chair, the seat and seatback with intricately inlaid cartouches each depicting an alpine chamois, with carved edelweiss and leaves, with the working musi...
Category

Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Seating

Materials

Satinwood, Walnut

Custom Made Slim Chesterfield Buttoned Green Leather Captains Directors Armchair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely, specially designed, handmade chesterfield buttoned green leather captains or directors armchair. A good looking well-made and decor...
Category

20th Century British Chesterfield Seating

Materials

Leather, Beech

Pair of Sculptural Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs Style of Ponti, Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of sculptural Italian midcentury arm club or lounge chairs, rendered in orange ultra suede with splayed brass legs, ISA, Italy, circa 1950s.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Børge Mogensen Model 211 Oak Sled Sofa in Oak, 1956, Fredericia, Denmark
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A Børge Mogensen three-seater sofa in oak and teak, designed in 1956, model number 211 for Fredericia Stolefabrik. Pieces in oak and teak with exposed webbing are rare and early prod...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Oak, Fabric, Teak

21st Century Designed by Saccal Design House Hygge Stool Latte Boucle Travertino
Located in Castelo da Maia, PT
Hygge Collection is inspired by contemporary architecture in Portugal that Speaks of its Romanesque past by honoring the antiques geometris, such as the arch and the column. Saccal D...
Category

2010s Seating

Materials

Travertine

Upholstered Bench with Greek Key Detail
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Vintage wood bench with carved greek key design to apron and upholstered with trellis pattern dark velvet.
Category

20th Century Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Minimalist Outdoor Lounge Chair in "Slate" Fabric and Polished Stainless Steel
Located in Lisbon, PT
Embracing the purpose to take a break outside, the outdoor version of the LISBOA lounge chair invites you to just sit and relax under the sun, enjoying the long days and warm summer ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

FD 130 Armchair by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, 1960
Located in Barcelona, ES
Armchair model FD 130 designed in 1960 by danish designers Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Daverkosen, Denmark. Early edition in hardwood with new upholstery in Kvad...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Set of 3 Harry Bertoia for Knoll Bar Stools
Located in Amarillo, TX
Set of 3 Harry Bertoia bar stools by Knoll Excellent condition Red knoll pads Made in Italy Measures: 43”H x 21.75”W x 22”D Seat height 29.5” Knoll stamp.  
Category

2010s Seating

Materials

Metal

Rare Set of 4 Ilana Goor Leather and Steel Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 Ilana Goor side chairs made of hand wrought iron rebar with saddle leather seat and back. Sold separately.
Category

1980s Israeli Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Cut Steel

Antique, New and Vintage Seating

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.

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