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Dentist Armchair with Lamp, USA, 1920
Located in Milan, IT
A stainless steel dentist’s armchair with a lamp. A reclining backrest, adjustable armrests, and adjustable headrest. Produced from A.S. Aloe Company, St. Louis, MO USA, circa 1920.
Category

Vintage 1920s American Chairs

Materials

Steel, Iron

  • Dentist Armchair with Lamp, USA, 1920
  • Dentist Armchair with Lamp, USA, 1920
  • Dentist Armchair with Lamp, USA, 1920
  • Dentist Armchair with Lamp, USA, 1920
H 47 in. W 18 in. D 20 in.
Robert and Joanne Herzog California Studio Craft Swivel Chair
Located in Fulton, CA
A Mid-Century Modern swivel, work or desk chair handcrafted by Robert & Joanne Herzog. Exceptional craftsmanship with all peg and mortise construction. Made of a solid, figured hardw...
Category

Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman Swivel Chairs

Materials

Iron

Tufted Leather Office Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1980s Chesterfield style office chair crafted maple wood finished in a walnut color with a newly lacquered finish and is completely restored. The reclining chair is upholstered in ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Tufted Leather Office Chair
  • Tufted Leather Office Chair
  • Tufted Leather Office Chair
  • Tufted Leather Office Chair
H 44.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 26.5 in.
Cleo Baldon Pair of Campaign Chairs Hand Crafted Wrought Iron Terra Studio 1960s
Located in Camden, ME
Cleo Baldon unusual pair of Campaign chairs manufactured by Terra in the mid-1960s thru the mid-1970s. The wrought iron chairs are lacquered in their original black color with fumed ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Wrought Iron Side Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, desk or side chair features a wrought iron frame with contrasting copper vinyl upholstery and nailhead detail on backrest.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Charles and Ray Eames Metal Leg Dining Chairs DCM for Herman Miller
Located in Ferndale, MI
Pair of Eames dining chair metal ( DCM ) for Herman Miller. Blonde laminate plywood seats in original finish on recently matte black powder coated wrought iron frames.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron and Maple Chair by Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, side or desk chair by Arthur Umanoff features a minimal, wrought iron frame with contoured maple seat and back.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Bronze Leather and Iron Campaign Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Pair of Oscar Bach bronze, leather and wrought iron folding Savonarola style campaign armchairs, circa 1920. Having lion and shield finials over bronze arms and leather seats support...
Category

Vintage 1920s American Baroque Armchairs

Materials

Bronze, Iron

Incised Iron Three-Leg Side Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Wrought iron framed architecturally inspired chair with arched three part back and sides constructed of incised flat wrought iron bars and silver enamel. Circular seat with woven iro...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

  • Incised Iron Three-Leg Side Chair
  • Incised Iron Three-Leg Side Chair
  • Incised Iron Three-Leg Side Chair
  • Incised Iron Three-Leg Side Chair
H 36 in. W 23 in. D 21 in.
Brizard & Young “Adjustable Industrial Chair”, circa 1900
Located in San Francisco, CA
An important and rare iron and wood “Adjustable Industrial Chair” by Brizard & Young of San Francisco, California, dating from the turn of the 20th century. Produced for a brief time...
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel, Metal, Iron

Pair of Gloss Black Harry Bertoia for Knoll Diamond Chairs
Located in Ferndale, MI
Recently powder coated in gloss black . Pair of Harry Bertoia for Knoll welded steel wire diamond chairs. Ship dis assembled MAY be cheaper . Inquire before purchase .
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron, Steel

Early Salmon color Charles and Ray Eames Arm Shell Chair, 2nd generation X base
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early Salmon color Charles and Ray Eames Arm Shell Chair, 2nd generation. X base. Amazing condition, retains clean, crisp gel coat, large domes of silence shock mounts and solid iron...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Beautiful Cook Cambridge Desk Chair
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Great patina, seat height is adjustable 20”-23”. Back is adjustable.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel, Iron

  • Beautiful Cook Cambridge Desk Chair
  • Beautiful Cook Cambridge Desk Chair
  • Beautiful Cook Cambridge Desk Chair
  • Beautiful Cook Cambridge Desk Chair
H 35 in. W 16 in. D 16.50 in.
Ward Bennett Desk Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sleek Ward Bennett desk chair. Newly upholstered black leather on a newly refinished aged iron base. Classic design. Multiple chairs are available.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Ward Bennett Desk Chair
  • Ward Bennett Desk Chair
  • Ward Bennett Desk Chair
  • Ward Bennett Desk Chair
H 33 in. W 27 in. D 27.5 in.
Cleo Baldon Pair of Campaign Chairs Hand Crafted Wrought Iron Terra Studio 1960s
Located in Camden, ME
Cleo Baldon pair of handcrafted Campaign chairs from her contract line manufactured by Terra in the mid-1960s thru the mid-1970s. The wrought iron chairs are lacquered in their orig...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Brunswick swivel Arm Chair
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Nice example of Industrial Walnut and Iron swivel and adjustable Arm Chair. Very comfortable for Desk use
Category

20th Century American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Brunswick swivel Arm Chair
  • Brunswick swivel Arm Chair
  • Brunswick swivel Arm Chair
  • Brunswick swivel Arm Chair
H 34 in. W 24 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Herman Miller Upholstered Shell Swivel Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
An iconic Mid-Century Modern design by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The chair consists of a sculptural fiberglass shell with the interior upholstered and covered with sti...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Iron

Antique Industrial Cast Iron Schoolhouse Chair
Located in Hudson, NY
this graceful and organic form is a rare example of industrial revolution era manufacturing in the USA.
Category

Antique 19th Century American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Eames chair with Alexander Girard fabric for Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
several Eames shell chairs two on star bases and one on old x base yellow and gray fiberglass and one with foam covered Alexander Girard fabric.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Wrought Iron

Paul McCobb Chair
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A maple and satin black iron framed McCobb Shovel chair with sculpted seat bottom and turned spindle back rest ,a delicate and visually pleasing design. Manufactured by the Winchendo...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Paul McCobb Chair
  • Paul McCobb Chair
  • Paul McCobb Chair
  • Paul McCobb Chair
H 34 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Billy Haines Style Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Arm Chair after Billy Haines. Black Iron, Rope and Leather. Seat cushion can be changed to c.o.m.
Category

20th Century American Armchairs

Materials

Iron

  • Billy Haines Style Chair
  • Billy Haines Style Chair
  • Billy Haines Style Chair
  • Billy Haines Style Chair
H 28 in. W 22.50 in. D 21 in.
Important Early “Adjustable Industrial Chair” by Brizard & Young
Located in Peekskill, NY
“Adjustable Industrial Chair” Is what the manufacturer inscribed on the oval brass plaque. Now it sounds like a real generic statement... But at the turn-of-the-century it was a gr...
Category

Early 20th Century American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Dorothy Schindele Desk
Located in North Miami, FL
This pared down and casual California desk by Dorothy Schindele features pull-out drawers that can be reversed for right-handed or left-handed use. Black iron frame, white laminate t...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Dorothy Schindele Desk
  • Dorothy Schindele Desk
  • Dorothy Schindele Desk
  • Dorothy Schindele Desk
H 28.75 in. W 49.5 in. D 22.25 in.
Unusual Stylish Bentwood Office Chair
Located in Essex, MA
A stylish, unusual (and comfortable) bentwood office chair the tall curved back with arm rests attached to a conforming adjustable height seat raised on bentwood tripod base.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron, Steel

  • Unusual Stylish Bentwood Office Chair
  • Unusual Stylish Bentwood Office Chair
  • Unusual Stylish Bentwood Office Chair
  • Unusual Stylish Bentwood Office Chair
H 41 in. W 22.75 in. D 23.25 in.
Pair of Leather Desk Chairs in the style of Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Pasadena, CA
They look very similar to the Osvaldo Borsani's chairs for Techno.<br /> The leather is soft and in excellent original condition..<br /> Chairs feature a 5-star chrome base, chrome...
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Vintage 1970s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Iron

Industrial Style Office Chair
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Industrial style rolling office chair with an antiqued iron frame and hand finished, antiqued leather upholstery. The seat is adjustable for comfort.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Industrial Style Office Chair
H 33.5 in. W 23.5 in. L 33.5 in.
Gallo Original Iron Works Wrought Iron Salterini Style Desk Chair Vitrolite
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Gallo original iron works wrought iron Salterini style desk and chair with vitrolite glass. Item features wrought iron frame, white Vitrolite glass top and lower shelf, ball ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Pair of Eero Saarinen Upholstered Tulip Swivel Desk Chairs for Knoll
Located in Utrecht, NL
Lovely pair of white pivoting Tulip desk chairs in beautiful original mixed tweed wool fabric on rare white four legged base. Two chairs available. Priced individually.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Chair by Allan Gould
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An indoor/outdoor occasional chair with a wrought iron frame and the original woven cord seat and back.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Side Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Chair by Allan Gould
  • Chair by Allan Gould
  • Chair by Allan Gould
  • Chair by Allan Gould
H 32.5 in. D 19 in.
Classic Regency Modern Faux Bamboo, Wood and Brass Armchair
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Regency Modern faux bamboo, wood and brass armchair. Matching desk or wine tasting table available, check other listing.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Iron

Early Industrial Task Chairs
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of early all original American Industrial rolling swivel adjustable position task chairs by Do More / Do-More, circa 1930-1940.
Category

20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Early Industrial Task Chairs
  • Early Industrial Task Chairs
  • Early Industrial Task Chairs
  • Early Industrial Task Chairs
H 38 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Mid Century Modern Desk Chair By Clifford Pascoe
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Rare mid century modern desk chair by Clifford Pascoe.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Industrial Design Swivel Chair on Casters by American Optical Corp Red Orange
Located in Kansas City, MO
1950s Industrial Design work chair on casters, also swivels. One of the coolest designs we have seen. Would make a great desk chair. Model number 14090 by the American Optical Corpor...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Industrial Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel, Iron

American Iron Office Chairs and Desk Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of american iron office chairs and desk chairs available for sale. American iron office chairs and desk chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Baroque american iron office chairs and desk chairs are consistently popular styles. Large american iron office chairs and desk chairs can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller american iron office chairs and desk chairs available at 1stDibs — each spanning 9.06 inches in width — may make for a better choice. American iron office chairs and desk chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Arthur Umanoff are consistently popular.

How Much are American Iron Office Chairs and Desk Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,600, while they’re typically $495 on the low end and $7,500 highest priced.

Finding the Right Office Chairs and Desk Chairs for You

An essential part of every office or home workstation, office chairs and desk chairs are critically important to your comfort and getting the job done.

Desk chairs have evolved over time. While writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson pined for a wider range of motion and introduced some improvements to his English-style Windsor chair, inventing the swivel chair along the way. So the next time you roll, recline or swivel at your vintage desk, remember: The third president of the United States had a lot to do with that functionality.

Changes in the availability of resources have also led to innovations in desk chair design. After World War II, for example, optimistic American designers made use of wartime materials in their efforts to create practical domestic goods.

Mid-century modernism is the name given to the broad postwar time period that prioritized thoughtful design. Journalist Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” cites “ergonomic wisdom” as part of the reason for the longevity of the era’s furnishings, and when it comes to sitting in a desk chair for hours at a time, what could be more important than ergonomic support?

As mid-century modernism was marked by resourcefulness and boundless creativity — and produced designers who, in most cases, prioritized comfort and support — it follows that all mid-century chairs are not the same. Nowhere is this perhaps more evident than at Herman Miller. The legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer got its start in the office, with design director George Nelson enlisting the likes of Charles and Ray Eames to produce desk chairs and lounge chairs that are still celebrated today. Elsewhere at the time, the numerous pieces Florence Knoll created for Knoll’s office furniture line were envisioned as design solutions for the changing needs of residential and office spaces.

If you’re working remotely and streamlined seating isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid of making a statement with your office chair. Introduce a touch of drama to your video calls by way of 19th-century desk accessories and the alluring forms we typically associate with antique desk chairs designed in the Empire and Regency styles. For a minimalist touch, a spare, utilitarian Industrial-style office chair can work in any space but will fit in particularly well amid the exposed brick and steel architecture that characterizes a loft apartment.

An inspiring home office cleverly mixes materials and styles to create a welcoming place of productivity and comfort, and if you’re gathering with colleagues at your company HQ, an array of wood, leather and metal office chairs can help integrate disparate textures in a conference room or any other collaborative space. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse collection of office and desk chairs today.