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Seating For Sale
Period: 19th Century
Period: 18th Century and Earlier
Period: 18th Century
Set of Six Swedish Rococo Blue Painted Dining Chairs, circa 1750-70
Located in Round Top, TX
Set of 6 lovely Swedish rococo dining chairs with curved cabriolet legs and carved accents. Newer professionally applied custom layered blue painted finish with white undertones has...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Antique Seating

Materials

Linen, Wood, Paint

19th century Pair of Louis Philippe Period Walnut Armchairs
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
This exquisite pair of armchairs from the Louis-Philippe period is crafted from rich walnut, exemplifying the elegance of mid-nineteenth-century design. The chairs feature gracefully...
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

Spanish Mid-18th Century Primitive Bench
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very charming mid-18th century Primitive Bench from the Catalan region of Spain. Wonderfully constructed from chestnut with a very thick top and fabulous patina. Very heavy and s...
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Mid-18th Century Spanish Antique Seating

Materials

Chestnut

Antique Louis XIV Style Beech Wood Armchair
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Louis XIV style beech wood armchair, early 19th century. With a cupids bow crest rail, serpentine shaped arms and arm supports os de mouton legs and double serpentine shaped ...
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Early 19th Century European Louis XIV Antique Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Beech

19th c. Funky French Tufted Arm Chair
Located in Clermont, FL
Antique rolled arm tufted arm chair in contemporary funky fabric. 35”h x 36” w x 23” h Seat Height: 16”h
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Seating

Materials

Polyester

English Arts & Crafts Slipper Arm Chair
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
English Arts & Crafts Slipper Arm Chair, circa 1885. A rarely found example of elm & oak with original leather woven strapwork seat. Large studs anchor the leather. Turned, tapered l...
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Late 19th Century English Arts and Crafts Antique Seating

Materials

Leather, Elm, Oak

French 18th Century Sacristy Armchair
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very handsome mid-18th century Armchair from the South of France. Soundly constructed from beautiful walnut. The seat lifts to expose a hidden compartment for storing a Bible. W...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

Scandinavian Neoclassical Sette
Located in Hudson, NY
Circa 1800 Scandinavian sette. With beautiful yet delicate architectural carving, with three wreaths across the crest rail. The higher back and down cushion makes this item extremely...
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Early 1800s Swedish Neoclassical Antique Seating

Materials

Wood, Tulipwood

Set Of Six 18th Century Baroque Dining Chairs With Gilt Accents, Italy ca. 1790
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Exquisite set of six handcarved baroque dining chairs from the late period around 1790 in Italy. These stunning Italian baroque chairs were elaborately handcrafted out of solid oakwo...
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Late 18th Century Italian Baroque Antique Seating

Materials

Velvet, Oak

A Spectacular Nineteenth Century Walnut Egyptian Revival Day Bed
Located in London, GB
A Spectacular Nineteenth Century Walnut Egyptian Revival Day Bed With geometric inlay and accentuated stimulated rope bound hoof feet Height: 110 cm, 43 1/2″ Length: 188 cm, 74“ Wi...
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19th Century Unknown Egyptian Revival Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

Beautifully Drawn Pair of 18th Century Hepplewhite Period Mahogany Window Seats
Located in London, GB
Raised on elegantly fluted, square tapering legs with carved acanthus paterae and block feet. The swept arms finished with show-wood on both front and back, the front side with fine...
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18th Century Hepplewhite Antique Seating

Materials

Mahogany

Louis XV Style Gilt Wood Armchair with Colorful Needlepoint Upholstery
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Louis XV style gilt wood (gold leaf) needlepoint armchair, 19th century. With a floral carved cupid's bow crest rail, a cartouche shaped back inset with colorful needlepoint, needlep...
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19th Century European Louis XV Antique Seating

Materials

Gold Leaf

Antique Empire Scroll Footstool
Located in Charleston, SC
A beautiful mahogany footstool with beautiful exaggerated scroll legs. New old stock velvet burnout upholstery has been added. C. 1890
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Late 19th Century American American Empire Antique Seating

Materials

Silk, Velvet, Mahogany

c. 1835 English Rising Piano Stool
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Circa 1835 revolving & rising piano stool, English. William IV period. Lappet motif, scroll foot, with hexagonal upward flaring shaft. Antique needlepoint covering as found. 20" h., ...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Wood

Original Painted Bench with Storage, Sweden circa 1820-40
Located in Round Top, TX
This original hand painted Swedish pine bench displays a brick red/brown faux wood background and simple folk art motif along the front panel and back. The bench seat opens/is remove...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Seating

Materials

Linen, Pine, Paint

Narrow Pine Bench, Hungary circa 1890
Located in Round Top, TX
Rustic plank top pine bench with dark aged patina, just under 6' long. The top reveals generations of use with nicks, gouges, stains, cracks and scuffs which add character to the nar...
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Rustic Antique Seating

Materials

Pine

19th Century Rococo Style Wide Marquise Chair
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
This exquisite antique chair is a French Louis XV style ‘Bergère Marquise’ in the Rococo tradition, dating from circa 1890-1900. The chair is meticulously crafted from gilded wood, s...
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19th Century French Rococo Antique Seating

Materials

Wood

Antique Victorian Walnut Needlepoint Balloon Back Parlor Dining Side Chair
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Victorian parlor or dining chair. Made of walnut featuring a balloon back with leaf and berry crown and floral needlepoint seat with nailhead trim. Dimensions: 18.5" w x 20...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Textile, Walnut

Rustic, Primitive, Wabi Sabi, Naive Vintage Table, England, c19th Century.
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
c19th Century Rustic Side Table/Stool With Amazing Nail Fixtures, England. A rustic oak table with amazing nail fixtures to the upper legs, the piece has a great aesthetic. Dating ...
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19th Century British Rustic Antique Seating

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Wood

Art Nouveau Giltwood settee by Louis Majorelle
Located in Montreal, QC
Art Nouveau Giltwood settee by Louis Majorelle with japonesque organic carving Similar furniture pictured in Majorelle: Master of Art Nouveau by Alastair Duncan, p.179, fig. 46.
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1890s French Art Nouveau Antique Seating

Materials

Wood

Rustic, Primitive, Wabi Sabi, Naive Vintage Stool, Table, England, c1800s
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A naive, most probably 19th-century rustic, primitive, Wabi-Sabi vintage antique stool in oak. Befitting of interiors that blend pieces of different styles and ages and harness the...
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19th Century British Rustic Antique Seating

Materials

Wood

Pair Of Carved Mahogany Armchairs By Thomas Chippendale
Located in New Orleans, LA
This set of two carved mahogany chairs was crafted by the inimitable and famed Thomas Chippendale. The yellow upholstered seats complement the deep mahogany beautifully, creating an ...
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18th Century English Chippendale Antique Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Early George II Settee, circa 1730s, in Moss Green Mohair Velvet
Located in Dallas, TX
an early George II settee upholstered in moss green mohair velvet, nailhead trim, shaped back and swept scrolled arms, carved mahogany cabriole legs with carved knees, shells with be...
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18th Century English George II Antique Seating

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

English Windsor Captains Chair
Located in Ludwigslust, DE
A Windsor Captain's chair, very delicately crafted and in very good condition with a fantastic patina. The design element on the armrests and backrest and the simple and delicate str...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Elm

Beautifully Restored Miles & Edward’s 19thC Corner Chair
Located in London, GB
We have fully restored this very elegant 19thC corner chair which we have finished in Smoking Room velvet. This really is a very opulent and striking piece which will unquestionably...
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1860s British Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Beech

Directoire-Style Sofa with Carved and Painted Frame
Located in Dallas, TX
a handsome Directoire-style sofa with carved and white painted frame, comfortable single seat cushion, upholstered back and sides, beautiful blue and white floral design fabric, the ...
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Late 19th Century French Directoire Antique Seating

Materials

Wood, Paint

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Carved Stools or Tabourets
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful pair of weathered Louis XVI style carved stools or tabourets. Gilding and giltpaint France, circa 1850, weathered, small losses and old repairs. More pictures available o...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Seating

Materials

Wood

French alp wood armchair
Located in grand Lancy, CH
French alp wood armchair
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Early 19th Century French Antique Seating

Materials

Wood

1750 Venezia Italy Set 2 Green Lacquered Wooden Armchairs with Floral Decoration
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a magnificent set of two Venetian armchairs lacquered in light green with a fine polychrome little flowers decoration. The pieces have a delicate and refined drawing of poly...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Seating

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Late18th century Swedish Period Gustavian Chairs 'The Swedish Model"
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of late 18th century Swedish period Gustavian chairs with hand scraped to its most original finish. This type of chair is called the Swedish model, oval back frame with carved r...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Paint

1750 Venezia Italy Set 4 Blue Lacquered Wooden Dining Armchairs with Flowers
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a magnificent set of four Venetian armchairs lacquered in blue with a fine polychrome little flowers decoration. Engraved and lacquered walnut. A delicate and refined drawin...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Seating

Materials

Silk, Wood, Lacquer

1750 Venezia Italy Set 3 Green Lacquered Wooden Engraved Chairs with Flowers
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a magnificent set of three Venetian chairs lacquered in light green with a fine polychrome little flowers decoration. A delicate and refined drawing of polychrome floral gar...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Seating

Materials

Silk, Lacquer

Empire Style Walnut Tub Chair in the Manner of Jacob Desmalter
Located in Montreal, QC
Empire Style Walnut Bergere Chair in the manner of Jacob Desmelter with nicely carved rams head resting on articulated hoof feet.
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1850s American Empire Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

English Regency Grecian Couch in the Manner of Thomas Hope
Located in Dallas, TX
an english regency grecian couch/daybed in the manner of Thomas Hope, carved and gilded mahogany frame, with horned winged lion's ( griffin ) paw feet,...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Seating

Materials

Mahogany, Giltwood

19th Century Leather Savonarola Chair with Iron
Located in New Orleans, LA
Step back in time with this exquisite 19th Century Leather Savonarola Chair with Iron. The chair features a beautifully aged leather seat and backrest, providing both comfort and a ...
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19th Century French Renaissance Revival Antique Seating

Materials

Iron

MUSEUM QUALITY RESTORED VICTORIAN BROWN LEATHER CHESTERFIELD WINGBACK ARMCHAiR
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely sublime, Museum quality, fully restored, extra large Wingback armchair with ornately hand carved base frame and Th...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Early 19th Century Wooden Foot Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Windsor style solid wood foot or step stool. Oval-shaped top and Windsor-style turned legs and stretcher. Solidly built with a soulful, worn patina. This piece is from the early 19th...
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Early 19th Century Antique Seating

Materials

Hardwood

Set of 8 Jacobean Style Dining Room Chairs
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Set of 8 Jacobean Style Oak Dining Room Chairs, late 19th century. The crest rail with central carved Tudor rose flanked by vine carving, barley twist stiles, Tudor rose and vine car...
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19th Century English Jacobean Antique Seating

Materials

Cane, Oak

Set of Eight 19th Century Dining Chairs with Carved Backs
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A wonderful suite of eight antique French country dining chairs, dating from the 19th century, and full of character and quirky detail. These comfortable chairs feature woven rush se...
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19th Century French Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

18th Century Italian Baroque Walnut Bench
Located in Houston, TX
18th Century Italian Baroque Walnut Bench. Offered is a handsome 18th century Italian Baroque walnut bench from the Tuscany region of Italy that has graceful arms which is profession...
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18th Century Italian Baroque Antique Seating

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Pair of 19th Century French Country Carver Armchairs
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A wonderful pair of antique French country carver armchairs, dating from the 19th century, and full of character and quirky detail. These comfortable chairs feature woven rush seatin...
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19th Century European Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

Georgian Style Red Leather Library Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A handsome and early Library Chair in Georgian style. The tub chair with curved arms and upholstered overall including the arm pads in a fine red leather with nail head trim. Raised ...
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19th Century Georgian Antique Seating

Materials

Brass

Set of Eight Walnut Neoclassical Chairs Style of Henri Jacob
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of eight walnut Neoclassical chairs the slightly bent backrests are decorated with hand-carved decor showing a rosette in a diamond shaped field and a lambrequin motif. This desi...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

Antique Ebonized Childrens Bobbin Chairs With Upholstered Seat and Back - A Pair
Located in Morristown, NJ
A pair of Victorian English ebonized childs bobbin chairs with upholstered seats and backs. Each having a turned wooden bobbin frame with turned finials above an upholstered seat, r...
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1870s English Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Set of 12 Louis XV Oak High Back Chairs with Original Tapestry, 19th Century
Located in New Orleans, LA
This stunning set of 12 French high back side chairs features hoof feet and date back to the 19th century. The set, made of oak, displays the Louis XV style beautifully. Each chair f...
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19th Century French Antique Seating

Materials

Tapestry, Oak

Manner E.W. Godwin Aesthetic Ebonized Tortoiseshell Leather Chairs, a Pair
Located in Jensen Beach, FL
Fabulous pair of chairs in the manner of EW Godwin. Patinated tortoiseshell leather.
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Late 19th Century Antique Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of six dining chairs by Danish architect M.G. Bindesbøll, Denmark 1840’s
Located in Valby, 84
Rare set of six chairs by Danish architect Michael Gottlieb Birckner Bindesbøll from the 1840’s in a very classic Pompeii style. Similar examples of this chair are displayed at the ...
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1840s Danish Scandinavian Modern Antique Seating

Materials

Cane, Beech

Antique English Coffee Table Farmhouse Rustic Oak Drawers Shaker Legs Mid-19th C
Located in Tyler, TX
Rare antique English oak gate leg drop leaf coffee table or bench~~c.1900 or earlier. Versatile piece with so many functions~~use as a traditional coffee table or could be used as a...
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Mid-19th Century English Arts and Crafts Antique Seating

Materials

Oak

Gustavian Sofa Ephraim Stahl attributed
Located in New York, NY
Antique Gustavian sofa attributed to Ephraim Stahl. Wonderfully carved Lion & Female busts, bulbous toped legs leaf toped, acanthus ornamentation throughout all signature details at...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Rustic Peg Leg Bench, Hungary circa 1890
Located in Round Top, TX
The thick top of this rustic 3' long bench is covered in scrapes, gouges, nicks, stains, knots and old cracks acquired with over 100 years of use. The top is a single slab of wood w...
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Rustic Antique Seating

Materials

Wood

19th C. Artist model joint stool
Located in Hudson, NY
19th C. Artist model joint stool
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Late 19th Century European Antique Seating

Materials

Oak

Set Of 4 Early 19th Century Italian Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning set of 4 Louis XIV Armchairs from the Piedmont region of Italy. Soundly constructed from handsome walnut. Each having slightly reclined backs, shaped arms atop turned su...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

FINE PAIR OF ANTiQUE VICTORIAN GEORGE HEPPLEWHITE PRINCE OF WALES SIDE CHAIRS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of George Hepplewhite design Shield back side chairs depicting the Price of Wales feathered back circa 1880 Pl...
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1880s English Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Antique Piano Chair, 1880
Located in Schwerin, MV
Antique piano stool from Germany or France, around 1880. The piano stool has a frame made of 3 slanted, turned legs which support the plate with the spi...
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1880s French Napoleon III Antique Seating

Materials

Metal

Pair 18th C. Game Table of Antique side Chairs Hand Carved Wood Walnut Regence
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Pair 18th C. Game Table of Antique side Chairs Hand Carved Wood Walnut Regence. outstanding Craftsmanship of wood carved Walnut French Regence Period, Game Table Chairs. The Régence...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Walnut

Original Thonet Piano Stool, Early 20th Century, Restaured
Located in Schwerin, MV
Black piano stool from the traditional company Gebrüder Thonet, Vienna from the beginning of the 20th century. The piano stool is made of black lacqu...
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1890s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Seating

Materials

Wood, Braid

Rustic Plank Top Bench from Hungary, circa 1890
Located in Round Top, TX
Rustic 6' plank top bench with deep aged patina. The top reveals generations of use with nicks, stains and scuffs which add character to the narrow bench. Restored and waxed, this be...
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Rustic Antique Seating

Materials

Wood

Victorian Ladderback Walnut and Cane Seat Side Chair
Located in Germantown, MD
A Victorian Ladderback Walnut and Cane Seat Side Chair
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Late 19th Century American Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Cane, Walnut

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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