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Very Elegant Biedermeier Chair, Birch, 19th Century
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid birch wood. Slightly trapezoidal frame on also slightly saber-shaped legs. Rectangular, profiled backrest framing, ebonized sprout wood in the center. Extra professional and hi...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

  • Very Elegant Biedermeier Chair, Birch, 19th Century
  • Very Elegant Biedermeier Chair, Birch, 19th Century
  • Very Elegant Biedermeier Chair, Birch, 19th Century
  • Very Elegant Biedermeier Chair, Birch, 19th Century
H 28.75 in. W 24.81 in. D 23.63 in.
Antique Arts & Crafts Windsor Armchair, Mid-19th Century
By William Birch
Located in London, GB
An extremely rare and superbly elegant Arts & Crafts period Windsor armchair (two armchairs are currently available) of the finest quality, attributed to William Birch of High Wycomb...
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Antique 19th Century English Arts and Crafts Windsor Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six 19th Century Satin Birch Dining Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Set of six 19th century satin birch single dining chairs, the oval upholstered backs surmounted with applied carved decoration. RR.
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Antique 19th Century British Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Set of 8+2 19th Century Carved Birch Chippendale Design Dining Chairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Set of 8+2 19th century carved birch chippendale design dining chairs circa 1890. Comprising of 6 single and 2 armchairs. Pierced and carved back rests, carved and shaped scrollin...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Swedish Ivory-Glazed Birch, Patinated Leather and Brass 19th Century Armchair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The scrolled top rail, above a concave backrest, issuing scrolled armrests above a patinated leather seat, raised on turned front legs and saber back legs, terminating in patinated b...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Empire Chairs

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Brass

Set of Four 19th Century Karl Johan Swedish Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of four mid-19th century Karl Johan Swedish side chairs made of birchwood with ebonized top rail and details. The Karl Johan period is the equivalent of Biedermeier in Germany an...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Chairs

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Birch, Upholstery, Wood

19th Century Antique Swedish Rococo Biedermeier Carved Dining Chairs
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual pair of antique Swedish Rococo Biedermeier carved dining chairs with top grade mahogany quilted veneers in a deep mid oak color with lovely detail to the carving with Classic...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Rococo Revival Chairs

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Birch

Early 19th Century Three Biedermeier Curved Legs Set of Chairs
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid birchwood. Chairs with curved legs. The chairs have been restored and upholstered not so long ago. (C-128).
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Chairs

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Wood, Birch

19th Century Set of Six Karl Johan Dining Chairs in Birch with Upholstered Seats
Located in Miami, FL
From the reign of the French-born Swedish king, Karl Johan, a very lovely set of six dining chairs in birch with foliate carvings on crest and bottom back rail, with turned front leg...
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Antique 1840s Swedish Karl Johan Dining Room Chairs

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Birch, Upholstery

Swedish Biedermeier Empire Antique Dining Chairs 19th Century Ormolu Style, Pair
Located in LONDON, GB
Antique Swedish Biedermeier pair of dining chairs with rare roundel motifs decorated in ormolu style finish - the chairs have top grade golden birch quilted veneers finished in a Cla...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Ormolu

Set Of 4 19th Century Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs, Sweden
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A set of 4 Swedish Biedemeier dining chairs in birch wood from circa 1820-1840. Lathed front legs, nice warm patina, plentiful carved back and removable sits.
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Antique 1820s Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

Biedermeier Swedish Carver Chairs 1800s Antique Quilted Golden Birch
Located in LONDON, GB
Swedish Biedermeier Empire pair of carver chairs in highly quilted golden birch veneers finished in the Classic honey color French polish finish with ormolu roundel on the arms. T...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

Biedermeier Swedish Carver Chairs 1800s Antique Honey Quilted Golden Birch
Located in LONDON, GB
Swedish Biedermeier Empire pair of carver chairs in highly quilted golden birch veneers finished in the Classic honey color French polish finish with ormolu roundel on the arms. T...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

Swedish Biedermeier Carver Chairs Late 1800s Antique Honey Quilted Golden Birch
Located in LONDON, GB
Swedish Biedermeier Empire pair of carver chairs in highly quilted golden birch veneers finished in the Classic honey color French polish finish with ormolu roundel on the arms and f...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

Handsome French Charles X Burl Birch Spoon Back Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
A handsome French Charles X burl birch spoon back chair; the tall incurved back with stylized floral and foliate band with down-swept arms above a boxed seat raised on console legs w...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Chairs

Set of 10 Swedish Biedermeier Birch Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 10 Swedish Biedermeier birch dining chairs with white cotton upholstered seats (8 side chairs, mid 19th Cent; 2 arm chairs of a later date: 23"w 22¬Ω"d 37¬Ω"h)
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

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Cotton, Birch

Arts & Crafts Reclining Club Chair
By William Birch
Located in New York, NY
English Arts & Crafts mahogany leg and brown leather upholstered roll seat and back reclining club chair. (designed by WILLIAM BIRCH; labeled HAMPTON & SON, RD #324569)
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Antique 19th Century British Arts and Crafts Lounge Chairs

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Leather

  • Arts & Crafts Reclining Club Chair
  • Arts & Crafts Reclining Club Chair
  • Arts & Crafts Reclining Club Chair
  • Arts & Crafts Reclining Club Chair
H 31.5 in. W 30.5 in. D 41 in.
19th Century Karl Johan Dining Chairs, Swedish Set of Six Birchwood Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique Swedish set of six Karl Johan period armchairs in good condition. The dining chairs are made of hand carved Birchwood with shovel-shaped backrests, recessed volute arms, a...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Birch

Swedish Biedermeier Dining Chairs Set of 6 Flame Golden Birch Honey Colour 1800s
Located in LONDON, GB
Set of 6 antique Swedish flame golden birch Biedermeier dining chairs with the distinctive curved seat back, carved central motif and gracefully curved front legs. The top grade ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Swedish Biedermeier Dining Chairs Set of 4 Flame Golden Birch Honey Colour 1800s
Located in LONDON, GB
Set of 4 antique Swedish flame golden birch Biedermeier dining chairs with the distinctive curved seat back, carved central motif and gracefully curved front legs. The top grade ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Birch Hand-Carved and Ebonized Biedermeier Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of armchairs crafted of solid birch, the classically curved back crest adorned with a carved, ebonized fan motif and sabre legs. The armchairs boast a pair of whimsical, eboni...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

Swedish Biedermeier Dining Chairs Set of 12 Flame Golden Birch Honey Colour 1800
Located in LONDON, GB
Mixed Set of 12 (6+4+2) antique Swedish flame golden birch Biedermeier dining chairs with the distinctive curved seat back, carved central motif and gracefully curved front legs. Th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Oak Armchairs by William Birch, England, circa 1890
Located in Culver City, CA
Near pair of handsome oak chairs with newly upholstered seat.
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Antique 19th Century English Chairs

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Oak

Russian Empire Period Desk Chair
Located in Charleston, SC
Lovely burled birch wood ("loupe de bouleau de Carélie") desk chair from the Russian Empire, and recently reupholstered in French damask fabric with two tone bees.
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Antique 19th Century Russian Empire Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Burl, Birch, Fabric, Damask, Upholstery

  • Russian Empire Period Desk Chair
  • Russian Empire Period Desk Chair
  • Russian Empire Period Desk Chair
  • Russian Empire Period Desk Chair
H 34.5 in. W 21 in. D 22 in.
Very Unusual Antique Swedish Study Chairs, Signed by Well-Known Carpenter Sylven
Located in Dallas, TX
Very unusual antique Swedish study chairs, signed by well-known carpenter Sylven, made between 1890-1900.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Chairs

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Birch

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Neoclassical Tub Chairs by Ephraim Stahl
By Ephraim Stahl
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of Swedish neoclassical chairs attributed to Ephraim Stahl. Of typical Gustavian form with lion head arm ends and sweeping curved back. In very good structural condition. Early ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Chairs

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Birch

Early 19th Century Set of Four Biedermeier Birch Wood Chairs from Germany
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The four chairs date from the Biedermeier period, circa 1820. The chairs are solid and veneered with birch wood. The set is in very good condition. The chairs are newly upholstered a...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Living Room Sets

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Birch

Swedish Antique Biedermeier Carver Chairs Square Back Late 1800s Marquetry Inlay
Located in LONDON, GB
Swedish Biedermeier Empire pair of square back carver chairs in top grade golden birch finished in the Classic honey color French polish finish with marquetry designs on the centres....
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

Set of 12 Gondola Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A dozen late Biedermeier, handmade neoclassical chairs of a design typical to Gothenburg, Sweden.
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

  • Set of 12 Gondola Chairs
  • Set of 12 Gondola Chairs
  • Set of 12 Gondola Chairs
  • Set of 12 Gondola Chairs
H 33 in. W 18.5 in. D 21.25 in.
Set of Four Baltic Empire Chairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An extraordinary set of four Baltic neoclassical parcel-gilt and silver gilt side chairs each with scrolled and circular backrest and applied with anthemion and palmette decoration. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Baltic Neoclassical Side Chairs

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Birch

  • Set of Four Baltic Empire Chairs
  • Set of Four Baltic Empire Chairs
  • Set of Four Baltic Empire Chairs
  • Set of Four Baltic Empire Chairs
H 39 in. W 21 in. D 20 in.
Swedish Biedermeier Dining Chairs Set of 6 Flame Mahogany Antique Deco
Located in LONDON, GB
Set of 6 antique Swedish flame mahogany Biedermeier dining chairs with the distinctive curved seat back, carved central motif and gracefully curved front legs. It includes 4 chairs a...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Pair of Large 19th Century Empire Style Swedish Birch Side Chairs by Karl Johan
By Karl Johan
Located in London, GB
A pair of large 19th century Swedish birch side chairs with scrolled arms and ebonized contrasting decorative detail by Karl Johan in an Empire style. Reupholstered in a neutral Fren...
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Antique 1880s Swedish Empire Armchairs

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Linen, Wood, Birch

Pair of 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of chic early 19th century Swedish Karl Johan figural birchwood chairs with elegant scrolled arms, ribbon-carved backsplats with ebonized wood carved flower rosettes, saber le...
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Antique Early 19th Century Karl Johan Armchairs

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Birch

Swedish Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Biedermeier style (19/20th Cent) birch arm chair with lyre carved back and blue and red stripe upholstery
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Armchairs

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Birch

  • Swedish Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
  • Swedish Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
  • Swedish Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
  • Swedish Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
H 33 in. W 22.75 in. D 20.5 in.
Austrian Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier Karelian birch arm chair with ebonized & mahogany inlaid trim on back with scroll design finial. (Circa 1825)
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Armchairs

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Birch, Mahogany

  • Austrian Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
  • Austrian Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
  • Austrian Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
  • Austrian Biedermeier Birch Arm Chair
H 37 in. W 24 in. D 22 in.
Italian 19th Century Renaissance Revival Savonarola Chair in Walnut Side Chair
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Impressive & fully original Florentine Renaissance Savonarola chair in carved walnut. Restored in our workshop and it looks simply stunning. Armrests ending with two amazing hand-c...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Armchairs

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Birch, Walnut

North German Potty Chair in Pine with Chalk Finish and Upholstered Seat, c. 1820
Located in Miami, FL
A charming and beautiful chair with an interesting place in history, this potty chair has an upholstered slip seat that lifts up to expose a round opening under which would have rest...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Empire Armchairs

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Birch, Upholstery

Pair of 19th Century Swedish Birch Side Chairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Elegant pair of birch side chairs circa 1890. Shaped back with typical Scandinavian design in the back rest. Front sabre legs. Upholstery in good clean condition. Measures: ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Late Victorian Chairs

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Birch

  • Pair of 19th Century Swedish Birch Side Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Swedish Birch Side Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Swedish Birch Side Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Swedish Birch Side Chairs
H 32.25 in. W 17.5 in. D 18.5 in.
19th Century Biedermeier Sweden Birch 8 Chairs, 1840s
Located in Roma, RM
Set of eight Swedish birch chairs, in excellent condition, simple and very graceful lines, embellished with a carved headboard. In excellent condition and in patina. Period circa 184...
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Antique 1840s Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

Pair of Arts & Crafts Chairs by William Birch
By William Birch
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Pair of lovely carved oak side chairs by famous English Arts & Crafts furniture designer, William Birch. New rush seats.
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Antique 19th Century British Arts and Crafts Chairs

  • Pair of Arts & Crafts Chairs by William Birch
  • Pair of Arts & Crafts Chairs by William Birch
  • Pair of Arts & Crafts Chairs by William Birch
  • Pair of Arts & Crafts Chairs by William Birch
H 40.95 in. W 17.72 in. D 16.93 in.
19th Century Sofa and Six Chairs in Birch Root
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Swedish seven-piece set in birch root, circa 1880. Set comprises of one sofa and six single dining chairs. Excellent color to woodwork. All standing on tapering legs. Some losses...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Victorian Chairs

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Birch

  • 19th Century Sofa and Six Chairs in Birch Root
  • 19th Century Sofa and Six Chairs in Birch Root
  • 19th Century Sofa and Six Chairs in Birch Root
  • 19th Century Sofa and Six Chairs in Birch Root
H 35.5 in. W 84.75 in. D 26 in.
Swedish Biedermeier Carver Chairs Late 19th Century Antique Brown Birch
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual square back antique Swedish Biedermeier carver chairs with delicate carved detail in the backrest. Lovely French polish finish and trap seat. They will ship in the original ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

19th Century Biedermeier Chair, Birch, Northern Germany, circa 1835
Located in Greven, DE
Biedermeier chair Northern Germany birch 19th century, circa 1835 Dimensions: Seat height 47 cm, back height 84 cm   Beautifully shaped chair from the Biedermeier period....
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Antique 1830s German Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

Set of Four 19th Century Biedermeier Karelain Birch Barrel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of four 19th century Biedermeier Karelian birch barrel chairs.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Biedermeier Club Chairs

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Birch

Mid-19th Century English Ebony and Satin Birch Chairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Set of six rare mid-19th century English ebony and satin birch chairs. A very unique design style to these pieces, and they're sturdy enough for everyday use.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Dining Room Chairs

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Birch, Ebony

Set of Six, 19th Century Birch Swedish Dining Chairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Elegant set of Swedish dining chairs, circa 1880. Dark stained birch which still allows the grain to show through. Shaped back with pierced backrest. Tapered legs united by stretc...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Empire Revival Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Pair of Antique Biedermeier Style Birch Fan Carved Side Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An incredibly attractive pair of Biedermeier style side chairs, they are crafted of birch with finely veneered crest rails of the same over fan-carved ebony stained embellishments in...
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Antique 19th Century Biedermeier Side Chairs

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Birch

Set of Ten 19th Century Carved Swedish Birch Chippendale Design Dining Chairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Set of Swedish birch Chippendale inspired dining chairs, circa 1890. Comprising of six single and two armchairs. Pierced and carved back rests, carved and shaped scrolling arms. D...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

19th Century Empire Birchwood Russian Chairs
Located in Roma, RM
Group of four chairs of Baltic origin, most likely Russa, birch wood, Empire style, second half of the nineteenth century, ebonized and gilded capitals. Full wooden back panel, lower...
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Antique 19th Century Baltic Empire Chairs

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Birch

  • 19th Century Empire Birchwood  Russian Chairs
  • 19th Century Empire Birchwood  Russian Chairs
  • 19th Century Empire Birchwood  Russian Chairs
  • 19th Century Empire Birchwood  Russian Chairs
H 35.83 in. W 18.51 in. D 15.75 in.
Mid 19th Century Pair of Russian Palace Chairs
Located in Larkspur, CA
Mid 19th Century Pair of Russian Palace Chairs Composed of Flame Birch Veneers, Vase Shaped Open Backs with Raised Hand Carved Gilt Decoration of Floral and Foliate Motifs, the Arms ...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Chairs

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Birch, Upholstery, Silk

Pair of Biedermeier Chairs in Birch Austria
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Pair of Biedermeier chairs in birch restored and covered in black velvet. Austria 1850. NOTICE: DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION, THE SHIPPING OF ITEMS MAY BE SLIGHTLY DELAYED....
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Chairs

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Velvet, Birch

  • Pair of Biedermeier Chairs in Birch Austria
  • Pair of Biedermeier Chairs in Birch Austria
  • Pair of Biedermeier Chairs in Birch Austria
  • Pair of Biedermeier Chairs in Birch Austria
H 33.47 in. W 16.54 in. D 18.51 in.
Late 19th Century 4-Piece Bentwood Garden Furniture
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Late 19th century 4-piece bentwood garden furniture, circa 1890. Unusual Swedish made garden set comprising of 2 chairs, sofa and a table. Made from naturally sourced birch then a...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Chairs

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Birch

Fontaine Adirondack Woven Birch Rocking Chair
By Lee Fontaine
Located in New York, NY
Rustic American Adirondack birch rocking chair featuring a woven seat and back and a painted wash finish. Attributed to Lee Fontaine. Similar to Newel inventory item number 030007A.
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Antique 19th Century American Adirondack Rocking Chairs

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Birch

Antique Biedermeier Empire Swedish Carver Chairs in Quilted Golden Birch
Located in LONDON, GB
Antique Swedish Biedermeier Empire pair of carver chairs in highly quilted golden birch veneers finished in the Classic honey colour French polish finish. They have fully webbed sea...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch

Swedish Biedermeier Desk or Dressing Table Chair in Birch, circa 1820
Located in Miami, FL
A beautifully proportioned Karl Johan/Biedermeier chair with rounded gondola back and tapered saber legs in a light birch with newly upholstered seat, interior and exterior back in a...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Office Chairs and Desk Ch...

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Birch

Biedermeier Chair, Cherry/Birch Root/Ebony, South Germany, circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
Beautiful and elegant single Biedermeier chair. The backrest and frame are veneered with cherry wood and birch roots surrounded by an ebony inlays. The legs and back support are ch...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Chairs

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Birch, Cherry, Ebony

Pair of Stunning Swedish Biedermeier Satin Birch Wood Occasional Chairs Desk
By Biedermeier
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of Swedish Biedermeier chairs A very good looking and well-made pair, the timber patina puts these more in the art category for...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Chairs

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Leather, Birch

Pair of 19th Century Biedermeier Chairs with Grey Silk Velvet Upholstered Seats
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Austrian, 19th century Biedermeier side chairs. This pair of Biedermeier birch side chairs from circa 1840 features a scrolled back with partially pierced ebonized diamond ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Side Chairs

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Wood, Birch, Upholstery

Set of Six Antique Swedish Biedermeier Yellow Birch Dining Chairs
Located in Round Top, TX
The appeal of this set of six Biedermeier chairs is in the craftsmanship and Swedish design of the period. Comprised of 2 armchairs and 4 side chairs, the yellow birch glows, enhance...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Pair of Baltic 1890s Neo-Classical Birch Bergere Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of Generously Proportioned Neo-Classical Baltic Bergeres. The scrolled shaped backs with scrolled arms terminating in flower heads. The chair's apron with delicate scroll dec...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Neoclassical Bergere Chairs

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19th Century Birch Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 19th century birch chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique 19th century birch chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, birch and fabric. 19th century birch chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. 19th century birch chairs made by Empire designers — as well as those associated with Arts and Crafts — are very popular at 1stDibs. William Birch, Biedermeier and Cees Braakman each produced beautiful 19th century birch chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are 19th Century Birch Chairs?

Prices for 19th century birch chairs start at $865 and top out at $24,500 with the average selling for $3,700.

Finding the Right Seating for You

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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.