Wooden Folding Chairs

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These charming vintage wood folding stadium seats are perfect for an event, or just to have a few to use as extra seating when you have guests. Priced individually.

They were made by the Snyder Chair Co. in Pennsylvania which later became the Palmer Snyder Furniture Co. and produced this model of chair until 2004 when they were discontinued. The chairs we have are mostly fastened with flat-head screws. Philips head screws first saw use in the 1940s. So, while there was a period when both screw-types were in use, these chairs were probably produced during or prior to the 1940s. This model of chair saw all types of institutional use and the batch we received were used by a chair rental company. Also, some of the chairs were re-fastened with Philips head screws over the years as they needed maintenance. In general, the lighter blond chairs with less pronounced wood grain are Maple and the darker stained chairs with grain that sometimes looks like a zebra are oak. However, sometimes we see both woods used on a single chair and sometimes seat slats have been replaced with one or the other wood. Also, some of the oak chairs received a light yellow finish so the grain is more of an indicator than the color.
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Other Characteristics
Maple and oak.
Fair. Good. Wood is time worn and some chairs are slightly wobbly from use. The screws can be tightened up for a more stable seat. .
30 in. H x 16 in. W x 13 in. D
76 cm H x 41 cm W x 33 cm D
Seat Height
16 in. (41 cm)
Dealer Location
San Francisco, CA
Number of Items
Reference Number
1stdibs Dealer since 2008 | Located in San Francisco
297 Kansas St.
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 870-8650