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Adirondack Chairs

ADIRONDACK STYLE

Evoking rusticity and relaxation through simple and elegant designs, vintage Adirondack furniture originated in the Adirondack Mountains of northeastern New York. The most famous piece is the Adirondack chair, which dates to 1903.

With its ample armrests and sturdy but comfortable slanted seat, the reclined Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee for his own country home. The postwar golden age of modern patio and garden furniture production — led by the likes of Brown Jordan, Knoll, Salterini and Woodard — was decades away at the time, and there were few pieces of furniture specifically created for outdoor use.

Lee, a Massachusetts-born Harvard graduate raised in a wealthy family, was no furniture designer. He merely needed a durable, rugged chair for afternoons in the sun while he was vacationing on Lake Champlain in Westport, New York, in the summer. The amateur woodworker used just one wooden plank cut into 11 segments that were jointed together for his now-legendary seat, which is said to have been made of hemlock, hickory or basswood.

The story of the Adirondack chair continues with Lee’s friend, carpenter Harry Bunnell, covertly patenting the chair and going on to produce it as the Westport Plank chair for a growing audience over the next two decades. Over a century later, the Adirondack chair has gone through several design evolutions while maintaining its popularity and basic form with slats of wood such as pine offering comfort both indoors and out.

The widespread demand for rustic Adirondack outdoor furniture was bolstered by the turn-of-the-century establishment of rural escapes to treat diseases such as tuberculosis. The low-slung Adirondack chair became common in these places of convalescence, allowing patients to recline and breathe in the country air. It also complemented the camp-style architecture that was prevalent in the Adirondacks for recreation as well as restoration, where rugged furniture with exposed wood and minimal carving filled interiors and wide porches.

Today, Adirondack chairs are made in a range of materials and can be found around the world, from ski resorts to lakeside piers, their durability and classic form making them an enduring favorite for spending time in nature.

Find vintage Adirondack chairs, benches, lounge chairs, decorative objects, folk art and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Adirondack
Signed Old Hickory & Rattan Arm Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine Signed Old Hickory Furniture & rattan seat & back chair is in amazing as found condition.It is similar to a lounge chair.Most unusual and great as found condition.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

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Hickory

1920s Wooden Arts And Crafts Childs Chair with Leather Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1920s arts and crafts wooden child's chair with original leather seat and brass tacks around the seat.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Beads

1930s old Hickory Chairs with Rattan backing and Seating
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of wonderful hickory chairs with rattan seating. Strong hickory hand made chairs. Strong design.
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1930s American Vintage Adirondack Chairs

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Hickory

20Thc Leather Wing Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
20Thc Red leather wing chair in amazing condition and super comforter.The comforter.
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1940s American Vintage Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Adirondack / Twig Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, US
These amazing chairs are made of twigs and branches. The were well thought out and creatively designed. They vary in sizes from 25” wide to 30” wide. The height varies as well. Aroun...
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20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

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Wood

19thc Original Painted Extended Arm Windsor Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine red painted 19thc Windsor arm chair is in fine and sturdy condition.The later painted surface has been on there for many years and is a fun red color. This chair is very co...
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

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Wood

19thc Ladder Back Chairs From Pennsylvania -Set of Three
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of three matching ladder back chairs are in very good condition and fine patina.Great for at a round kitchen table for that fine country look ! They are super comfortable an...
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1860s American Antique Adirondack Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Early 19Thc Original Painted Child's Height Chair From New England
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 19Thc Original Painted Child's Height Chair From New England - Circa 1840s Wonderful wooden child's chair in amazing condition. This chair is a high chair meant to be level a...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Bar Harbor Style Wicker Chairs With Sunbrella Fabric Cushions -Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These amazing black painted wicker chairs are in a Bar Harbor style and have been sprayed with a all weather protector spray. These chairs also have custom made cushions for all weat...
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Late 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wicker

19Thc Windsor High Back Side Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19Thc High back Windsor arm chair with bamboo turnings.This chair is very comfortable and sturdy.A great desk or side chair.
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1850s American Antique Adirondack Chairs

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Wood

Bar Harbor Style Wicker Chairs -Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These amazing black painted wicker chairs are in a Bar Harbor style and have been sprayed with a all weather protector spray.
Category

Late 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wicker

19thc French Wrought Iron Occasional Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
19thc Iron sides with amazing patina that have been redone with new wooden boards. The iron arms have a wonderful patinaed rusted paint with beautiful greens and orange. Very strong ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Free Form Slab Redwood Lounge Chair Sheep Skin
Located in Pasadena, CA
Vintage Free Form Slab Redwood Lounge Chair Sheep Skin. Great formed burl root wood in large slabs. 1960s measures approx - 44d x 40w x 48h x 15 seat height
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Late 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

18Thc Banister Back Chair From New England
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18Thc Banister back chair from New England with hand woven early seat .The condition is very good and sturdy.
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1790s American Antique Adirondack Chairs

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Rush, Wood

Old hickory Pair of Arm Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1930's Old hickory arm chairs in a dark varnished finish. The condition are pristine and very sturdy. Signed Old Hickory Furniture Company from Martinsville,Indiana. Sold as a matchi...
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1930s American Vintage Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Hickory

19Thc Original Paint Decorated Step Down Windsor Chairs -4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19Thc Original sour apple green painted step down New England Windsor chairs in fine condition.The chairs have fine little floral design on the top splash of each chair. All chairs a...
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Early 19Thc Original Paint Decorated Windsor Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19Thc Step down Windsors in original paint decorated chairs.These very fine red painted chairs have mustard floral decoration with an amazing patina...
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

19Thc Bird Cage Windsor Chairs in Original Black Paint
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These 19thc Original black painted Windsor chairs were found in Pennsylvania and in great condition.They have a fine worn patina and very strong & sturdy.
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

19Thc Hickory-Bentwood Ranch House Arm Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19Thc Hand made rustic Ranch house hickory Side chair from Ohio.This fine old finish has a coat of outdoor protective varnish so it can be inside or outdoors. Fantastic porch chair.
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1890s American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Hickory

Adrondach Children's Ranch House or Beach Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These very cool Children's beach or ranch house chairs are so amazing and coated in nautical boat varnish for protection.They are very strong and durable.Sold as a pair.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Hickory

Adirondack High Back Chairs, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Adirondack high back chairs wonderful pair of lounge chairs. very comfortable and very strong and sturdy pair. This set has been cleaned up a bit and professionally tightened for str...
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1950s Vintage Adirondack Chairs

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Wood

19Thc High Back Windsor Arm Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19thc Plank seat Windsor arm chairs in fine condition and with an amazing patina.This arm chair was found in New England estate.
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Shaker Style Original Black Painted ladder Back Chairs -3
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These amazing Shaker style collection of three ladder back chairs are with black leather seats and very comfortable. The chairs are copies from the original Shaker chairs from New En...
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

19Thc Original Painted Decorated Fiddle Back Chairs -Set of Six Signed G. Nees
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19Thc Original paint decorated fiddle back plank bottom chairs from Lancaster County ,Pennsylvania. Signed G. Nees made in Manheim,Pennsylvania. These chairs are so comfortable and ...
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

19Thc Ladder back Chair With Hand Woven Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19Thc New England ladder back arm chair with hand woven seat.This chair has most unusual cut outs and wonderful aged patina.
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1860s American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Set of 19th Century Adirondack Children's Chairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A set of 19th century Children's Adirondack chairs. The set includes one child's rocker and one child's side chair. The frame is made of lags with bark and the seats and back of wove...
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1880s American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

19th Century Firehouse Windsor Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of natural surface Firehouse Windsor chairs are in good sturdy condition. They are the look of the 18th century Windsor chair rail chairs f...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

19thc Birdcage Windsor Chairs From New England-Set of Six
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These amazing matching set of six Birdcage Windsor chairs are in fine condition and very comfortable. The construction of the chairs are peg an...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Old Hickory Tall-Back Paddle-Arm Chair W/Slat Seats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Old Hickory tall-back paddle-arm chair with slat seat and back, circa 1940. Stamped Old Hickory Furniture Co., Martinsville, this side chair is in ...
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1940s American Vintage Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Matching Pair of E. 20thc Original Green Painted Arm Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These early high back arm chairs in original cactus green painted surface.These chairs are in great condition.
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Late 19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Buggy Seat / Settee Handmade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century Original salmon painted & hand woven rush seat. This Children's settee is in fine condition and very sturdy.
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Adirondack Arm Chair
Located in Carmel, CA
This Adirondack arm chair is great looking, solid construction, and a lovely addition to rustic settings, porch or patio. The woven seat is original and in good condition.
Category

Early 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Hickory, Wood

Early 20Thc French Small Chairs in Linen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20Thc French small chairs covered in fine plaid linen.The finish is original white washed painted surface.The chairs are very sturdy and strong.Great...
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Pine

High Back Adirondack Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
White painted High Back Adirondack chair.   
Category

20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Adirondack High Back Chairs, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Adirondack high back chairs - pair.
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20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

20Thc Children's Windsor Chairs, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20Thc Original black painted bow back Child's Windsor chairs in fine condition. These fun Children's Windsor chairs are so unusual and hard to find.
Category

Early 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Early 19th C Hoop Back Windsor in Original Black Paint
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine extended arm hoop back New England Windsor chair is in fine sturdy condition. The black painted surface is all original with a wond...
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

20th C Adirondack Chairs, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
20th C Adirondack chairs - pair.
Category

20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Antique Twig Adirondacks Chair
Located in New York, NY
Antique Twig Adirondacks Chair. Very well made example of a rustic Twig Adirondack style chair. Comfortable to sit in ergonomically, the design...
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Early 20th Century North American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Twig

19thc Ranch Style Pressed Back Chairs, Set of Four
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19thc original old surface pressed back chairs in fine sturdy condition. The set of a great cowboy or Ralph Lauren Double RL look !!! Fantastic condition and...
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1890s American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Old Hickory Chairs in Brown Suede Leather - Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Old Hickory Chairs newly upholstered in brown suede seats & backing.These amazing barrel back Old Hickory chairs are super comfortable and ...
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1930s American Vintage Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Suede, Hickory

Early 19th C Delaware River Valley Ladder Back Chairs, 2
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These ladder back chairs are from Delaware River Valley and have the original woven seats. Selling as a pair.
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Original Red Painted Childs Windsor Thumb Back Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare form of a fantastic original red painted child's chair, circa 1860s-1870s Original worn stencil back splash and signed in pencil Conn. on bottom seat fantastic as found condition.
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Stick Form Branch & Slat Side Chairs, 20th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
A set of four Old Hickory style dining side chairs offer stick form branch and slat construction, 20th century Measures - 36''H x 18''W x 21.5''D. Catalogue Note: Ask about DISCOUN...
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20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Original Red Painted Child's Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic undisturbed original red painted children's ladder back chair. The seat is a hand woven original seat.
Category

Mid-19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Pine

19Thc Original Painted & Decorated NE Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of four paint decorated chairs have a Rufus Potter top rail all hand painted, Amazing !!! The mustard paint is secondary coat over the 19thc original blue base. All in very ...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Studio Adirondack Southwest Chairs and Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Studio Adirondack chairs and table. A skyscraper and southwest pattern. The table has an incised lizard on the front and can be used for storage as well as a table. All 3 pie...
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1960s American Vintage Adirondack Chairs

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Wood

Midcentury Out Door Chairs in Old White Paint, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This funky pair of lawn or beach chairs are in old white painted surface. The undercoat is in robin egg blue. Sold as a pair.
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Mid-20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Metal

Early 19th Century Child's Chair with Original Rush Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This early form strong and very sturdy child's ladder back chair from New England is in fine and worn condition. The rush seat is very strong and sturdy with a fantastic patina.
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cane

19th Century High Chair with Lift Top Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century lift top high chair for children with beautiful cane lift top seat.
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19th Century American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Old Hickory Arm Chairs -Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20Thc Old Hickory arm chairs with leather seats and amazing original worn patina. These ranch house chairs are in fine & sturdy condition.Sold as a pair.
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1940s American Vintage Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hickory

19Thc Walnut Captains Chairs From Maine
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19Thc Walnut captains arm chairs in fine condition and very sturdy.These arm chairs have a beautiful patina and very nice turnings to the spindles. Sold as a set of four only and s...
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1870s American Antique Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Five Matching Signed Old Hickory Chairs -5
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Old Hickory chairs in fine condition with the original woven seats and backs. These are very nice sturdy condition.Sold as a set of five matching chairs.
Category

Early 20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Hickory

Set of Eight Signed Old Hickory Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of eight old hickory chairs. A set of eight is hard to come by. The chairs are very strong. Great for a Ranch Style home or Country home.
Category

20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Hickory

Adirondack Spindle Back Chair
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted Adirondack hall or dining natural wood chair with spindle chair back and split wood seat.
Category

20th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Adirondack chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Adirondack chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, folk art, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, hardwood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Adirondack chairs made in a specific country, there are North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original chairs, popular names associated with this style include and Old Hickory Furniture Company. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $495 and tops out at $5,200 while the average work can sell for $1,695.

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