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Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

FOLK ART STYLE

Folk art is a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Antique, new and vintage folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, duck decoys, portraiture and paintings, carnival art and quilts.

Quilts are a quintessential part of American folk art but their roots are international, with quilting dating back to Ancient Egypt. The practice spread to Europe and was especially prominent in the Middle Ages, with one of the oldest surviving examples being the Tristan quilt made in Sicily in the 14th century. They were made as bedcovers and clothing, including as a layer for knights to wear beneath their armor. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

Elsewhere, the vast range of work associated with Mexican folk art includes masks made by Mexican craftspeople for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater.

Works in the folk art tradition are valuable because of the skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of antique, new and vintage folk art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Folk Art
Danish Cabinetmaker Spindle Chairs in Solid Stained Elmwood, Early 20th Century
Located in Odense, DK
Set of 4 charming folk art style spindle back chairs made in Denmark in the early 20th century by a cabinetmaker. The chairs are made from solid stained elmwood with an amazing grain...
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Early 20th Century Danish Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Elm

Folk Art Style Design Dining Chair Set by Vanderree / Berkel, Netherlands 1970's
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Folk Art Style Design Red Dining Chairs by Vanderree / Berkel. Made in the Netherlands, 1970's period. As in a 1973 dutch Catalog for furniture models for that year. Set of 6 chairs....
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1970s Dutch Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Beech

Near Pair of Antique Welsh Country Ladder back Chairs. C.1800
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Fabulous near pair of elm ladder back chairs One is slightly taller than the other Lovely original patina and colour Great in a Folk Art interior Sturdy construction The measure...
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Early 1800s Welsh Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Elm

Hand Carved Mexican Modern Side Dining Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved Mexican modern side chair. The chair features a mahogany frame with a carved detailing along the front of the backrest. Perfect as an a...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Hand Carved Mexican Modern Side Dining Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved Mexican modern side chair. The chair features a mahogany frame with a carved detailing along the front of the backrest. Perfect as an a...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Hand Carved Mexican Modern Side Dining Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved Mexican modern side chair. The chair features a mahogany frame with a carved detailing along the front of the backrest. Perfect as an a...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Hand Carved Mexican Modern Side Dining Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved Mexican modern side chair. The chair features a mahogany frame with a carved detailing along the front of the backrest. Perfect as an a...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Hand-Painted Cat Chair, 1990s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Meet the perfect throne for feline enthusiasts and art connoisseurs alike! This hand-painted, one-of-a-kind chair is more than furniture - it's a statement piece. Take a seat and let...
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1990s Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Classic Swedish pine chairs set of 4 in solid pinewood Early 1900
Located in Forest, BE
Set of 4 classic, minimal and elegant lightweight comfortable pinewood chairs from Sweden around 1900. These are massive pine that shows a nice warm patina. We did not touch anything...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood, Pine

6 Antique Swedish Folk Art Farm County Dining Chairs In Pine And Tan Leather
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Absolutely beautiful set of six late 19th century Swedish 'Folk Art' country farm dining chairs in pine with sturdy tan leather. The measurements of...
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1890s Swedish Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Pine

Antique Set 4 Spanish Polychrome Dining Chairs Giltwood Green Painted Folk Art
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A stunning set of four Andalusian ladderback dining chairs in original Polychrome dark green and old gold with rush seats – a stunning combination of colours with the most appealing ...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Paint, Giltwood, Wood

Handcrafted Folk Art Rustic Oak Dining Chair Set, France, 1940s
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Handcrafted Folk Art Rustic Oak Dining Chair set of 6. Made in France, 1940s period. Handmade handcrafted and carved solid oak const...
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1940s French Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of Six 20th Century Andalusian High Back Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Fabulous set of six early 20th century polychrome high back chairs with strawed seats. Each features a prominently raised crest on the headrest, beautifully carved with a sunflower. The open ladder back features bow motifs. The uprights feature decorative carving and terminate in stylised acorn-shaped finials. The legs are also ornately carved and the front leg brace continues the bow motif. These chairs feature double-turned stretchers to the front and sides with a single-turned stretcher to the rear. With their wonderful colour and patination, this stunning set of Spanish chairs...
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20th Century Spanish Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Antique High Back Windsor Chairs with Hexagonal Sheet
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
A high-back windsor chair with a very rare hexagon seat. An excellent design with a sense of tension. An antique product with a very good overall atmo...
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1880s British Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Set of 6 Swiss Handmade Farm House Carved Dining Chairs, Switzerland, 6 Pieces
Located in Madison, WI
Absolutely stunning RARE complete set of 6 Swiss Solid wood farm house traditional dining chairs. The chairs are handmade and display beau...
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1950s Swiss Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of 20th Century South American Armchairs with Leather Seat and Back
Located in San Marino, CA
Peruvian hand carved reproduction of a French found antique. Dark stained wood frame, very sturdy and substantial. Leather sling seat and back with large nailhead detailing on leathe...
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20th Century Peruvian Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

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Painted French Louis XVI Style Hand-Carved Side Chairs Made in France Options
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8 French 1950s Dining / Side Beech Chairs
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1950s French Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Mid-Century Modern curved back dining chairs upholstered in black faux leather. Crafted of solid black wood frame for either casual or formal dining room or kitchen. This chair is ...
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2010s Portuguese Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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1970s Italian Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Set of Four Massive Dining Chairs Designed by Luciano Ercolani for Ercol, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Italy - made of pinewood - wooden parts has some signs use - good original condition.
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Early 20th Century Neapolitan Set Four Thonet Chairs Sautto & Liberale Ebonized
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century set four Thonet chairs by Sautto & Liberale, ebonized in curved beech. Naples is a capital of the Thonet style in an Italian version with a beautiful story to tel...
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1930s Italian Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Early 20th Century French Bentwood Dining Chairs, Set of Four
Located in High Point, NC
This set of early 20th-century dining chairs was crafted in France. The rounded sculptural backrests seamlessly transition into the back legs, which are supported by elegant circular...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Lovely Set of Four Carved Walnut English Side Dining Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
This set of four walnut English side dining chairs have wonderful decorative carvings, cabriole legs that terminate with ball and claw feet, and new French linen blend upholstery. #...
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Set of Six Gustavian Style Chairs, Early 20th C
Located in Aalsgaarde, DK
Set of six Gustavian style chairs, richly carved, early 20th century.
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20th Century Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Six Gustavian Style Chairs, Early 20th C
Set of Six Gustavian Style Chairs, Early 20th C
H 37.41 in W 19.69 in D 21.66 in
Antique Set 4 Spanish Polychrome Dining Chairs Giltwood Green Painted Folk Art
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A stunning set of four Andalusian ladderback dining chairs in original Polychrome dark green and old gold with rush seats – a stunning combination of colours with the most appealing ...
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Rush, Paint, Giltwood, Wood

1970s, Danish design by Henning Kjærnulf, set of 4 dining chairs, original.
Located in Tarm, 82
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Set of 4 Swedish Folk Art Dining Room Chairs
Located in Kramfors, SE
Set of 4 folk art chairs from the village Delsbo in Hälsingland, Sweden. The chairs are made around 1820 to 1830 and are in completely untouched condition. They still have the origin...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Set of 4 Swedish Folk Art Dining Room Chairs
Set of 4 Swedish Folk Art Dining Room Chairs
H 33.47 in W 16.15 in D 14.97 in
Vintage art populaire mexican dining chairs set of 6, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
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1970s Mexican Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Mexican Art Populaire Dining Chair, Folk Art, Leather, Wood, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
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Antique Folk Art Green Painted Windsor Spindle Back Side Desk Chair Farmhouse
Located in Dayton, OH
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Unusual and Unique Swedish Folk Chairs, circa 1900
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Set of 4 Antique Oak Country Chippendale Chairs, English, 18th Century
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
A great set of 4 naive oak country chairs. Lovely color. In the Country Chippendale style. I particularly like shape of the splat. The chairs are English, circa 1780. ...
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1780s English Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Set of Six 19th Century Pennsylvania Folk Art Painted Windsor Chairs
Located in Peabody, MA
A set of six 19th century Pennsylvania Windsor chairs, embellished in the German Folk Art tradition of Lancaster County. A rare set found intact in their original Bauernmalerei (literally, farmer...
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19th Century North American Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Dining Chairs French Set of Six Rustic 19th Century Wood Rope Seat France
Located in New York, NY
Dining Chairs French Set of Six Rustic 19th Century Wood Rope Seat France. A set of dining chairs made in France during the 19th century. Frame made of fruitwood and seat of weaved r...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

Set of Four Cobalt Blue Wicker Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Suitable for indoor use or covered loggia. Bright and clean look.
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1940s Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

Set of Eight American Lyle-Back Hitchcock Chairs
Located in Downingtown, PA
A Pair of Armchairs and Six Chairs, The chairs with lyle-shaped back and rush seats in black and red with stenciled design and gilt highlights with a flat crest rail at top and a...
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19th Century American Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

Folk Art dining room chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Folk Art dining room 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 dining room chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, hardwood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Folk Art dining room chairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, Scandinavia, and Spain pieces for sale on 1stDibs. 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 dining room chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $585 and tops out at $5,975 while the average work can sell for $2,778.

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