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Art Deco Side Chairs

ART DECO STYLE

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, vintage Art Deco dining chairs, tables, desks, cabinets and other furniture — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” 

ORIGINS OF ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGN

  • Bold geometric lines and forms, floral motifs
  • Use of expensive materials such as shagreen or marble as well as exotic woods such as mahogany, ebony and zebra wood
  • Metal accents, shimmering mirrored finishes
  • Embellishments made from exotic animal hides, inlays of mother-of-pearl or ivory

ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

VINTAGE ART DECO FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

Few design styles are as universally recognized and appreciated as Art Deco. The term alone conjures visions of the Roaring Twenties, Machine Age metropolises, vast ocean liners, sleek typography and Prohibition-era hedonism. The iconic movement made an indelible mark on all fields of design throughout the 1920s and ’30s, celebrating society’s growing industrialization with refined elegance and stunning craftsmanship.

Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne, Paul Follot and Jules Leleu.

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco design” is often used broadly, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also called Streamline Moderne or Machine Age design. (Streamline Moderne, sometimes known as Art Moderne, was a phenomenon largely of the 1930s, post–Art Nouveau.)

Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers in their seating, case pieces, living room sets and bedroom furniture.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs. Today, the style is still favored by interior designers looking to infuse a home with an air of luxury and sophistication.

The vintage Art Deco furniture for sale on 1stDibs includes dressers, coffee tables, decorative objects and more.

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Style: Art Deco
Tolix 'Genuine' Vintage Steel Dining Chairs C1950's Hundreds to Choose from
Located in Chicago, IL
Authentic European Tolix chairs with their original gold TOLIX labels. We have over (1500) Tolix chairs, stools and tables in stock, new and vintage Tolix. This set of (4) are near-m...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Wrought Iron French Art Deco Chairs with Zebra Print
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An exquisite pair of beautifully designed French Art Deco wrought iron Chairs upholstered in Zebra printed Cowhide. Use the pair as an ar...
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20th Century Art Deco Side Chairs

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Wrought Iron, Iron

Llonka Karasz American Moderne Side Chairs
Located in Sharon, CT
A rare and important pair of rationally designed square section wood chairs with 'oilcloth' upholstered seats/backs. The handling of the corner structure with small cubes is an espec...
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1920s American Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Chinese Art Deco Geometric Side Chairs, c. 1920
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of beautiful blackwood chairs was crafted a century ago in Shanghai, a bustling port city that was at the forefront of taste and influence in Chinese culture during the early 20th century. Made in the style of Art Deco, the striking, geometric forms of these chairs are decorated with intricate carvings, reminiscent of the scrollwork and auspicious symbols seen in traditional Chinese woodworking...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Side Chairs

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Hardwood

Set of 4 Fine 1930s Wooden Back Dining Chairs
By Ateliers Saint Sabin
Located in Long Island City, NY
A set of four fine French Art Deco beech and mahogany side chairs with marquetry details and leather re-upholstered seats.  
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Beech, Leather, Mahogany

20th Century Set of Four Black Ebonized Art Deco Chairs by Jindrich Halabala
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of four black ebonized Art Deco chairs made of wood with white upholstery, designed by Jindrich Halabala. Newly upholstered in good condi...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Ebony

Dutch Art Deco side chair, School of Amsterdam
Located in Beerse, VAN
Decorative chair from the Dutch art deco period. The strict and modern architecture shows that it’s of the Amsterdam School. The chair is from the 1920s or 1930s. The chair is in g...
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1920s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Oak

Pair of Chairs in the Style of André Arbus, Austria 1940s
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Elegant Austrian 1940s lacquered pearwood and tan leather pair of chairs in the style of André Arbus with curved front legs and unique casters.
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1940s Austrian Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Leather, Pearwood

Art Deco Wooden Chair with Burgundy Leather Seat, 1930s
Located in Hellouw, NL
This chair is an interesting mix between simplicity and fascinating details. The stained oak frame is a combination of curved and straight lines. The end of the armrests have a nice ...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Side Chairs

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Leather, Oak

2 French Art Deco Metal Cafe Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
2 French Art Deco brown painted metal stacking cafe side chairs with a solid "V" shaped back Priced As Pair  
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20th Century French Art Deco Side Chairs

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Metal

Art Deco Burlwood Chair
Located in Houston, TX
French Art Deco burlwood side chair newly upholstered in an Italian pinstripe wool. This chair also available C.O.M. for additional charge of $75.00.
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Side Chairs

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Wool, Wood, Burl

Dutch Art Deco Haagse School high back chair by Hendrik Wouda for Pander, 1924
Located in EVERDINGEN, NL
Very rare highback chair by Hendrik Wouda for Pander & sons, 1924. One of the signature designs by Hendrik Wouda, also depicted in the most referenced monographs about his life and w...
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1920s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Art Deco Cubist Black Lacquer Skyscraper Style Club Chairs in Manner of Ruhlmann
Located in New York, NY
This exquisitely designed and fabricated Pair of Art Deco Cubist Skyscraper Style Side Chairs in Black Lacquer W/ Holly Hunt Upholstery in the Manner of Ruhlmann originates from Fran...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Walnut

Vintage Leather Large Side Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of large side chairs from France made with comfortable stretched leather seats and backs. The structure of each chair is made of metal w...
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Metal

1920s Art Deco Side Chairs in Walnut, Original Sitting with Abstract Upholstery
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-20th century Art Deco side chairs in walnut, with original sitting and futurism abstract upholstery. Very special and aesthetic effect. Excellent conditions, restored and wax-po...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Dutch Rationalist Haagse School armchair by Hendrik Wouda for Pander
Located in EVERDINGEN, NL
Rationalist/Haagse School armchair, designed by Dutch architect Hendrik Wouda for Pander, 1920s to 1930s. An almost identical chair is part of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum collection. S...
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1920s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Decorative Leather & Burl Wood Art-Deco Style Lounge Or Side chair, 1970's
Located in Zwijndrecht, Antwerp
A peculiar wooden lounge or side chair with skai leather upholstery in Art Deco style, 2nd half of the 20th century. The two round armrests and legs are covered with brass-colored me...
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1970s European Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

1930s Art Deco Vintage Side Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Oh I love the lines of this chair! Need new upholstery but the structure is solid. I have the matching sofa as well, check out my other listings. DIMENSIONS: 40ʺW × 34ʺD × 34ʺH STY...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Brass Chiavari Side Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of high backed chairs from Italy made of solid gilded brass with newly upholstered seats in a gray velvet blend. Chiavari chairs are named for the Italian city where they origin...
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1940s Italian Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Brass

't Woonhuys Amsterdam Rare Pair of Side Chairs in Patinated Cognac Leather 1920s
Located in Tilburg, NL
This is a very rare pair of 't Woonhuys Amsterdam side chairs in very desirable patinated cognac leather, made in the 1920s. As Holland’s most illustrious furniture company in the e...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Side Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of 4 French Art Deco Dining Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Set of 4 French Art Deco blackened wood dining chairs with a rosewood veneered back rest.
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20th Century French Art Deco Side Chairs

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Wood

Art Deco Modernist Oak High Back Chair by Cor Alons, 1923
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and ultra rare Art Deco Modernist high back chair. Design by Cor Alons. Striking Dutch design from the 1920s. Solid oak frame wit...
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1920s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Rush, Oak

'Haagse School' Side Chair by Pander 1930s
Located in Tilburg, NL
'Haagse School' Side Chair by Pander, The Netherlands, 1930s. Beautiful side chair in oak and velvet manufactured by H. Pander in a distinct 'Haagse School' or 'Hague School' style....
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Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Side Chairs

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Velvet, Oak

Early 20th Century Occasional Swan Neck Single Chair, Swedish
Located in London, GB
This is a very elegant and versatile swan neck chair with a beautiful black curved frame, Swedish circa 1930s. The chair has been newly upholstered in...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Art Deco Zebra Style Matching Pair of Side Chairs
Located in Oakland, CA
Art Deco Zebra Style Matching Pair of Side Chairs are a stunning set of two chairs from the Art Deco period. These chairs feature exposed Mahagonny wood frames that have been renewed...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set Of Two The Hague School Side Chairs In Mahogany, Netherlands 1930's
Located in Hellouw, NL
These two modest chairs are subtly designed in the Hague School style. Design The almost cubist design is averse to ornaments and radiates strength in its simplicity. Dark-coloured...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Vintage American Seating Metal Frame Red Upholstered Folding Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage American seating metal frame red upholstered folding chairs - Set of 4. Item features (4) folding chairs, unique metal frames, origin...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Side Chairs

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Metal

Vintage Joerns Bros Art Deco Walnut Fan Back Vanity Side Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Joerns Bros Art Deco Walnut Fan Back Vanity Side Chair. Circa Early 20th Century. Measurements: 37" H x 18.5" W x 21" D x 19" Seat height.
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Side Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Eight Fine French Art Deco Ebonized Lime Oak Dining Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Set of eight fine French Art Deco ebonized oak dining chairs with a light ceruse.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Oak

A Pair of Art Deco Solid Walnut Side Chairs
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A pair of Art Deco side chairs. Solid walnut with carved scroll detail to feet and back. Upholstered in cream leather. Dimensions: H 90cm W 60cm D 50cm, Seat H 45cm Origin: English...
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1930s English Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Walnut

1980s Carved Wood Rope Green Bergere Armchairs, Set of 2
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning, carved wood chairs set you could hope to find. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. The beautiful chairs set is statemen...
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1980s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Art Deco Oxidised Forged Iron Bamboo Rattan Side Chairs Vintage 1920s
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and sought after pair of 1920s oxidised iron side chairs with bamboo rope weave seating, reminiscent of Raymond Subes work. The forged iron frame with swirl armrests and ...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Iron

Set of 8 Fine French Art Deco Cherry Dining Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
A set of height fine French Art Deco cherry dining/side chairs.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Cherry

French Carved Gilt Wood Green Gold Stripes Bergere Library Chairs, Set of 2
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning, carved wood chairs set you could hope to find. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. The beautiful chairs set is statemen...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Jacques Adnet Green Leather Chairs, Circa 1950s, France
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of rare chairs by French architect and Art Deco Modernist designer and icon of luxurious French Modernism, Jacques Adnet, circa 1950s. Each chair upholstered in sumptuous green ...
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1950s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Art Deco Highback Chairs in Floral Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Highback chairs, fabric, wood, Europe, 1930s Four highback chairs with ocher textured floral upholstery. The seating is lifted by conical wooden legs in the front that have a decora...
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1930s European Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Two Original J.Hoffmann Oswald Haerdtl Chairs Art Deco New Fabric by Josef Frank
Located in Vienna, AT
Created by Josef Hoffmann and Oswald Haerdtl for the Otto Beyer fashion style pattern store in Vienna, Singerstrasse 14 which is shown on one of the images. Fabric "Notturno," design...
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1930s Austrian Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Art Deco Faux Shagreen J. Robert Scott Side Chair, 1990s
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Art Deco Faux Shagreen J. Robert Scott Side Chair. Featuring an art deco form and iridescent faux shagreen Priced each. Additional information: Materials: Faux Shagreen, Mahogany P...
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20th Century American Art Deco Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Ernesto La Padula Pair of Italian Art Deco Side Chairs, Italy, circa 1930
Located in New York, NY
A rare pair of side /slipper chairs designed by Ernesto La Padula from the Italian Art Deco period, circa 1930. The design can also be described as ...
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1930s Italian Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Set of 6 French Art Deco Cherry Dining Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Petite but comfortable.
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Cherry

Dutch Art Deco De Stijl/Haagse School set of chairs, 1920s
Located in EVERDINGEN, NL
Unique set of four early (around 1910-1920) Haagse School dining chairs with De Stijl influences. Very austere and functional design with clean lines and oval shaped recesses that op...
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1920s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Oak, Leather

Art Deco Curved Back Side Chair Set, France 1930's
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Art Deco Design Curved Back Side Chair set of 2. Made in France, 1930's. Oak constructed chair with silk fabric on the seat and backrest, finished with metal studs. Rare chair set wi...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Silk, Oak

Dutch Art Deco Modernist set of chairs by H. Wouda for Pander, 1924
Located in EVERDINGEN, NL
Set of dining or side chairs bij Hendrik Wouda for Pander, 1924. Modernist, rationalist and Haagse School. The chairs are reupholstered in a light fabric. Hendrik Wouda (1885 - 194...
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1920s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Oak, Fabric

Italian Settee in Stained Beech, 1940s
Located in Antwerp, BE
1940s Italian cubist loveseat, a harmonious blend of form and function, its distinctive design and cozy comfort make it a stunning addition to any inter...
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1940s Italian Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Beech

Italian Settee in Stained Beech, 1940s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rustic modern, Art Deco style, cubist loveseat, Italy, 1940s Craft style junctions give these Art Deco chairs a very rustic feel to it. What should be a conflict of styles is a m...
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1940s Italian Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Beech

Art Deco Side Chairs Original Fabric Excellent Condition
Located in Oakland, CA
Art Deco Side Chairs Original Fabric and in excellent condition. It is not often we can utilize the original fabric. This wonderful pair of side chairs arrived but needed to be resto...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

A Set of 12 Fine French Art Deco Mahogany Dining Chairs in the Manner of Arbus
Located in Long Island City, NY
A set of 12 fine French Art Deco mahogany dining/side chairs, with carved details, in the manner of Andre Arbus. A matching dining table and console are also available (see pictures...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Art Deco Modernism Design Side Chair set, Belgium 1930's
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage original Art Deco Modernism Style Design Side Chair set of 2. Made in Belgium, 1930's. Oak and exotic wood constructed frame with cognac color leather studded seat. Very well...
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1930s Belgian Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Leather

Two Elegant French Art Deco Side Chairs ca 1930
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Two very nice antique side chairs made in France around the 1930's. These two side chairs are exquisite examples of the French Art Deco style, which flourished in the 1920s and 1930s...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Set of Five French Andre Sornay Style Mid-Century Modern Dining / Side Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of Five French Andre Sornay Style Mid-Century Modern Dining / Side Chairs Set of five Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco style shield back dining, office or side chairs. Each havin...
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1960s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Upholstery

Rare Early 20th Century Dentist Chair, ca 1930s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Rare early 20th century dentist / medical chair made in white painted wood with dark green leather upholstered seat and neck rest. The neck rest is height adjustable so it would accommodate both adults and children when in use. The seat also has a very modernist pattern made with upholsterers decor nails similar to that of German/Swedish designer Otto Schulz and what he used on his cabinets. The high back style of chair is also very much associated with the grand father of Scottish design Charles Rennie...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Wood

Set of 8 Jules Leleu French Art Deco Green Fabric Dining / Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
SET of 8 French Art Deco dining chairs with green upholstery and with scroll legs with gilt brass sabots. (JULES LELEU)(PRICED AS SET)
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20th Century French Art Deco Side Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Jules Leleu, Pair of Side Chairs, France, circa 1928
Located in New York, NY
The house of Leleu rose to prominence in the 1920s during the Art Déco period, and became known for the ornate classicism of its richly refined furniture and lavish interiors. In the...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Mahogany

A Pair of Fine French Art Deco Cherry Wood Side Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of fine French Art Deco cherrywood side chairs with a curved back, fluted back post, and turned wood details on front legs.
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Cherry

Vintage Jacques Adnet Leather Side Chairs, Set of 4
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Jacques Adnet was an art deco designer known for his creations in leather. These side chairs were acquired from Paris and, in their original leather, are a rare and beautiful example...
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1950s French Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Art Deco Chairs of Burled Walnut and Leather Attributed to Harry and Lou Epstein
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of comfortable English cloud-backed tub chair from the Art Deco period - each chair featuring a bleached burr walnut wraparound veneer, re-upholstered back and seat in cream l...
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1930s English Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Burl, Leather, Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Italian Art Deco Style Sculptural Gilt Steel Vanity Desk Side Chair Distressed
Located in Miami, FL
Artistic Italian Art Deco Style hand painted and handcrafted gold leaf Steel vanity, side or desk chair in distressed golden finish. Sculptural shaped backrest and legs makes this ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Art Deco Side Chairs

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Steel, Gold Leaf

Den Haag Art Deco Solid Oak Side or Desk Chair, Netherlands, 1930s
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural solid oak wooden Art Deco chair, in Haagse School style. The details, materials and nearly modernist appearance of the design are matching the Haagse School style. This s...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Art Deco side chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Art Deco side chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage side chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, building and garden elements, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Art Deco side chairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original side chairs, popular names associated with this style include Jules Leleu, Armand Albert Rateau, René Prou, and Jacques Adnet. 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 side chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $350 and tops out at $110,000 while the average work can sell for $3,600.

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