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Vintage French Slatted Wood and Metal Stool, 20th Century
Located in New York City, NY
Vintage slatted wood and metal stool, France, 20th century. Smart design consists of a tubular metal frame, comfortable foot rests, and a slatted wood seat that wraps over the edg...
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20th Century French Stools

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Metal

Primitive Wood Slat Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Primitive stool with wood slat seat. Likely early American design. Measure: 15" seat height.
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Antique 19th Century Primitive Stools

Materials

Pine

  • Primitive Wood Slat Stool
  • Primitive Wood Slat Stool
  • Primitive Wood Slat Stool
  • Primitive Wood Slat Stool
H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 14 in.
Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish set of 5 vintage stools. Wooden slat seats and backs. Long tapered legs with two tiers of foot-rests. A great addition to any home's interior decor. Please confirm item locat...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
  • Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
  • Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
  • Vintage Modern Wood-Slat Stools
H 43.5 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Solid Pine Midcentury Slats Stool, Sweden, 1960s
By Carl Malmsten
Located in Den Haag, NL
Solid pine midcentury slats stool, Sweden, 1960s. Nice detail: finished with 4 large brass screws. Can also be used as a side table.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Pine

  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slats Stool, Sweden, 1960s
  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slats Stool, Sweden, 1960s
  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slats Stool, Sweden, 1960s
  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slats Stool, Sweden, 1960s
H 17.33 in. W 16.93 in. D 15.36 in.
Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Echt, NL
Set of solid pine stools in good condition. Made in Sweden in the 1960s The seat is made of solid pine slats. The base is made of sculpted and joined pine wood The rustic pine ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood, Pine

  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
  • Solid Pine Midcentury Slat Stools, Sweden, 1960s
H 19.69 in. W 17.33 in. D 17.33 in.
Pair of Slat Stools by Vista of California
By Vista of California
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of wooden slat stools with metal bases by Vista of California.
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Vintage 1950s Stools

  • Pair of Slat Stools by Vista of California
  • Pair of Slat Stools by Vista of California
  • Pair of Slat Stools by Vista of California
  • Pair of Slat Stools by Vista of California
H 22.75 in. W 15.375 in. D 18.75 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two vintage-modern stools featuring iron bases and slat wood seat and back, designed by Arthur Umanoff. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Oak Slat Red Stool
Located in Paris, FR
Stool oak slat red with seat in solid oakwood from Venice. Base in iron in red lacquered finish. Reinforced structure under the seat in iron in yellow lacquered finish. Stool com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Stools

Materials

Iron

  • Oak Slat Red Stool
  • Oak Slat Red Stool
  • Oak Slat Red Stool
  • Oak Slat Red Stool
H 18.51 in. W 20.08 in. D 18.71 in.
Pair of Arthur Umanoff Swivel Slat Stools for Raymor
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Arthur Umanoff tall swivel bar stools designed for Raymor in the 1960s. These iconic stools feature an iron base with bentwood slatted seats and a woven rush backrest. The pe...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Contemporary pi2 Stool, Oak Frame, Oak Slats Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
A variation of our original pi stool, the pi2 stool has all the same trademark features but with elongated proportions. The longer seat is ideal for the end of a bed, as a side/coffe...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Papercord, Wood

  • Contemporary pi2 Stool, Oak Frame, Oak Slats Seat
  • Contemporary pi2 Stool, Oak Frame, Oak Slats Seat
  • Contemporary pi2 Stool, Oak Frame, Oak Slats Seat
  • Contemporary pi2 Stool, Oak Frame, Oak Slats Seat
H 17.33 in. W 35.44 in. D 17.72 in.
Pair of Umanoff Slatted Wood and Iron Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in New York, NY
Pair of stools designed by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor, in good original condition. Both show some cosmetic wear to finish, normal and consistent with age, measures seat H 28 inches.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Custom Wrought Iron and Slat Maple Counter Height Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom, Mid-Century Modern style, counter stools feature minimal, wrought iron bases with foot rests and contoured, slat, ebonized maple seats. Made in Brooklyn by cityFoundry.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Egyptian Revival Light Slat Oak Thebes Stool, Liberty & Co.
By Liberty & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 20th century, Egyptian Revival, light, slat oak Thebes stool styled after the stools of ancient Egyptian royalty, attributed to Liberty & Co.
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Early 20th Century English Egyptian Revival Stools

Materials

Oak

Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Jacaranda Stools with Slatted Shelf
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern stools in Brazilian jacaranda with slatted lower shelf. Each is recently reupholstered in light green tufted linen. The stools remain in good vintage condition and...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Linen, Jacaranda

Set of 4 Mid-Century Arthur Umanoff Slat Style Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Wilmington, DE
Set of 4 mid-century Arthur Umanoff slat style bar stools Offered is a great set of 4 mid-century Arthur Umanoff slat style bar stools. They have the simple lines and design seen ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Set of 4 Mid-Century Arthur Umanoff Slat Style Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Wilmington, DE
Set of 4 mid-century Arthur Umanoff slat style bar stools Offered is a great set of 4 mid-century Arthur Umanoff slat style bar stools. They have the simple lines and design seen ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Set of 4 Mid-Century Arthur Umanoff Slat Style Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Wilmington, DE
Set of 4 mid-century Arthur Umanoff slat style bar stools Offered is a great set of 4 mid-century Arthur Umanoff slat style bar stools. They have the simple lines and design seen ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Slat Back Swivel Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This matching pair of wood slat bar stools feature sculpted chrome bases with comfortable upholstered seats. Attractive hardwood slat design in the style of Arthur Umanoff contrasts ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Slat Maple and Wrought Iron Counter Stools by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of stools by Arthur Umanoff feature wrought iron bases with bright red, slat maple seats and backs. The stools work as counter stools at 26 inches seat height.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Antique Arts & Crafts Stick and Ball Thebes Bentwood Slat Wooden Stool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Arts & Crafts Stick and Ball Thebes Bentwood Slat wooden stool. Item features bentwood slatted seat, twisted legs, very nice antique item. Circa Late 1800s - Early 1900s. Mea...
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Early 20th Century North American Arts and Crafts Stools

Materials

Wood, Paint

3 Vintage Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Wood Slatted Wooden Bar Stools
Located in Philadelphia, PA
3 vintage Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff wood wooden slatted slat wooden bar stools. Item features (3) barstools, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, very nice vintage ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

English Walnut Egyptian Revival Thebes Stool with Slatted Seat, circa 1930
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English Egyptian Revival walnut Thebes stool from the mid-20th century. This English Thebes stool is a perfect example of the enthusiasm for everything Egyptian that started in th...
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Mid-20th Century English Egyptian Revival Stools

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Slatted Wood Bar/Counter Stools Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Mid-Century Modern bar stools created out of maple seat height is 30in.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Brutalist Iron and Wood Slats Stools, France, 1970's
Located in New York, NY
Minimalist slats bench sturdy some scratches and misses on paint this stool will ship from France and can be returned to either France or upstate NY location price does not inclu...
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Vintage 1970s French Benches

Materials

Steel

Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of counter height stools with blonde slat seats and backs. Strong black iron frame and swivel seat function. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer)
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Stools

  • Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
  • Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
  • Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
  • Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
H 39 in. W 17 in. D 19 in.
Classic Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of slat seat, jute backrest stools with wrought iron frames designed by Arthur Umanoff. Classic style bar height stools with swivel seats, thin iron legs and foot rail. (Plea...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

  • Classic Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
  • Classic Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
  • Classic Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
  • Classic Arthur Umanoff Slat Stools
H 42 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Set of Arthur Umanoff Style Slat Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of four mid-century slate stools are the perfect addition to your kitchen or bar. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

  • Set of Arthur Umanoff Style Slat Stools
  • Set of Arthur Umanoff Style Slat Stools
  • Set of Arthur Umanoff Style Slat Stools
  • Set of Arthur Umanoff Style Slat Stools
H 36 in. W 21 in. D 16 in.
Woodard Slatted Aluminum Stools
By Russell Woodard
Located in Phoenix, AZ
4 slatted aluminum stools by Woodard circa 1970. These examples have been newly upholstered in a Kravet gold velvet. Price listed is for all four stools.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

  • Woodard Slatted Aluminum Stools
  • Woodard Slatted Aluminum Stools
  • Woodard Slatted Aluminum Stools
  • Woodard Slatted Aluminum Stools
H 16.5 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
The Slat Stool in Zebrawood by Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
Custom Slat bar stool by Thomas Hayes Studio in Zebrawood with a gray finished steel base. This listing is for a single stool off of the showroom floor. Seat measures 14" wide and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Slat Stool in the Manner of Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arthur Umanoff style slat stools, tall and comfortable design perfect for kitchen or bar use. Swivel seats with bent slats on an iron frame. Multiple available. Listing is for one. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Slatted Wood and Metal Stool
Located in New York City, NY
Small Slatted Wood and Metal Stool France, 20th Century
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20th Century French Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Slatted Wood and Metal Stool
  • Slatted Wood and Metal Stool
  • Slatted Wood and Metal Stool
  • Slatted Wood and Metal Stool
H 20.75 in. W 13 in. D 12 in.
Pair of Iron & Wood Slat Stools by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in New York, NY
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Vintage 1950s American Stools

1960s Midcentury Industrial Teak and Metal Slatted Stools or Side Tables, Pair
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Pair of good quality stools from the 1960s, can also be used together to form a bench or individually as tables. Powder coated flat steel frames with teak slats to form the seat an...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Teak

Highly figural Macassar Ebony slat bar stools
By Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
Macassar Ebony slat bar stools with beautiful sap grain and spalting details by Thomas Hayes Studio. The stools have flat black finished metal frames. Mslats were cut horizontally fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Materials

Macassar, Ebony

Thomas Hayes Studio iron and wenge slat bar stools
Located in Hollywood, CA
Bar stools with black powder coated steel bases and solid wenge slats. Available in custom finishes and a variety of woods. See other listings for choices. Price below is per stool. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

  • Thomas Hayes Studio iron and wenge slat bar stools
  • Thomas Hayes Studio iron and wenge slat bar stools
  • Thomas Hayes Studio iron and wenge slat bar stools
  • Thomas Hayes Studio iron and wenge slat bar stools
H 33 in. W 14 in. D 15" Seat depth: 11" in.
The Slat Bar Stool in Mahogany by Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
Bar stools with black powder coated steel bases and finished mahogany slats. Available in custom finishes and in a variety of woods. Please see other listings for choices. Price belo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Wrought Iron and Slat Wood Bar Stools by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A great vintage set of four bar stools designed by Arthur Umanoff. They feature very thin iron frames with swiveling birch slat seats.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

The Slat Bar Stool in Walnut by Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
The slat bar stool by Thomas Hayes Studio made with solid Walnut on flat black finished steel frames. Comfortable and sturdy. This listing is for a single stool. Seat measures 14"...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Materials

Steel

The Slat Bar Stool in Lacewood by Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
The slat bar stool made with natural oiled Lacewood on flat black finished steel frames by Thomas Hayes Studio. Comfortable and sturdy. This listing is for a single stool. Seat me...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Materials

Steel

Custom Slat Bar Stools in Salvaged Rosewood by Thomas Hayes Studio
By Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
A set of 3 limited edition stools designed by Thomas Hayes Studio using salvaged solid rosewood slats from Brazil with powder coated iron frames and chrome tipped feet. Priced indivi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Stools

Materials

Rosewood

Classic Modernist Slat Wood Swivel Bar Stools Designed by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Buffalo, NY
Set of six matching bar stools designed by Arthur Umanoff, Classic Mid-Century Modern, slatted wood seats and backs, tubular iron bases, smooth swivel.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Set of 3 Midcentury Danish Modern Arthur Umanoff Swivel Slat Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a set of 3 Umanoff style slat bar stools that swivel. The stools are in good condition for their age, showing some wear (see photos) with repainted bases and new foot cups...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Set of 2 Slat Bar Stools in Mahogany by Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
Slat bar stools by Thomas Hayes Studio made with solid Mahogany on flat black finished steel frames. Comfortable and sturdy. This listing is for a set of 2 stools off the floor. S...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Materials

Steel

Pair of Metal Based Slat Back Bar Stools by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Stamford, CT
Classic pair of Arthur Umanoff swivel bar stools with slatted bent wood seats and sculptural grass back rests. v
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Stools

The Slat Bar Stool In Bleached Oak by Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
Comfortable custom stool with solid wood slats and, flat black finished metal base, and adjustable chrome-tipped feet. This item is available for custom order and the lead time i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Slat Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of four slat bar stools features woven wicker style backs on iron bases. Famous Arthur Umanoff design, includes unique shape, foot rest, and a wonderfully comfortable vintag...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Pair of Antique English Curved Slatted Mahogany Black Leather Benches Stools
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted matching pair of English leather slatted benches or stools with black leather seats and studs. They are supported with a gorgeous mahogany frame, circa late 19th century, Eng...
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Antique 1890s English Stools

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

The Slat Bar Stool In Bleached Oak by Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
Comfortable custom stool with solid wood slats and, flat black finished metal base, and adjustable chrome-tipped feet. Seat measures 14" wide and 14" deep with a seat depth of 12....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Materials

Oak

Set of 3 Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Style Swivel Slat Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a set of 3 Umanoff-style slat bar stools that swivel. The stools are in good condition for their age, showing some wear (surface scratches/stains on wood) with repainted b...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

Four Wrought Iron Base with Wood Slat Bar Stools by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Ferndale, MI
Four wrought iron base with wood slat bar stools by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor.
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Vintage 1950s American Stools

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Set of 2 Slat Bar Stools in Bleached Walnut by Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
Slat bar stools made with bleached solid Walnut with Satin Lacquer Finish on flat black finished steel frames by Thomas Hayes Studio. Comfortable and sturdy. This listing is for a Se...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Set of Four Arthur Umanoff Iron and Slat Wood Swivel Bar Height Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Troy, MI
Set of four bar height stools designed by Arthur Umanoff, circa 1960s. Swivel slat wood seats are curved and set on tall, narrow black iron bases with foot rests. These stools are ba...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Pair of custom Slat Bar Stools in salvaged Rosewood by Thomas Hayes Studio
By Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
A set of 2 bar stools by Thomas Hayes Studio with beautiful old growth rosewood slats from Brazil. Frames are steel powder coated in a matte black finish. Price of $1,350 is per stoo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Stools

Materials

Metal

Set of 2 Custom Slat Bar Stools in Salvaged Sap Rosewood by Thomas Hayes Studio
By Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
Set of 2 Rosewood bar stools by Thomas Hayes Studio with beautiful sap grain and spalting details. The seats are made of solid salvaged Rosewood from Brazil and the metal bases are f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Arthur Umanoff Iron and Slatted Wood Barstools, circa 1965
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Arthur Umanoff iron and slatted wood barstools, circa 1965. Swivel seats rotate 360 degrees smoothly. Iron has some patina on the legs. Original floor protectors. Counter height stoo...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Wood Slat Barstools by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor
Located in New York, NY
A pair of barstools with paper-cord roped back rests and molded wood slat seats that swivel; the whole rests on a wrought iron base with four legs and a square stretcher that incorpo...
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Vintage 1950s American Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Set of Four Mid Century Arthur Umanoff Slat Wood and Iron Bar St
Located in Troy, MI
Set of four circa 1950s bar stools attributed to Arthur Umanoff for Raymor. Curved / bentwood slatted seats and back rests on slender black iron frames. Original finish, all original...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Stools

Materials

Iron

Set of 4 Arthur Umanoff Slat Wood and Wrought Iron Bar Height Swivel Barstools
Located in Troy, MI
This set of four bar height circa 1950s swivel stools designed by Arthur Umanoff have wrought iron frames with curved slat wood seats and backs. Seats are 30” high from the floor and...
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Vintage 1950s American Stools

Materials

Iron

One of a Kind Custom Reclaimed Oak Handcrafted Slat Bench or Stool
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Houston, TX
One of a kind slat bench made of reclaimed oak from the Houston area by a local craftsman.
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

French 19th Century Country Pinewood Slatted Foot-Stool or Small Bench
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French 19th century country pinewood slatted foot-stool or small bench.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Footstools

Materials

Pine

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Slat Stool For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal slat stool for your home. Frequently made of wood, metal and iron, every slat stool was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a slat stool, we have 54 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer slat stool, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A slat stool made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Arts and Crafts — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one slat stool that is appealing in its simplicity, but Arthur Umanoff, Thomas Hayes Studio and Raymor produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Slat Stool?

A slat stool can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,295, while the lowest priced sells for $275 and the highest can go for as much as $4,829.

Finding the Right Stools for You

Stools are versatile and a necessary addition to any living room, kitchen area or elsewhere in your home. A sofa or reliable lounge chair might nab all the credit, comfort-wise, but don’t discount the roles that a good stool can play.

“Stools are jewels and statements in a space, and they can also be investment pieces,” says New York City designer Amy Lau, who adds that these seats provide an excellent choice for setting an interior’s general tone. 

Stools, which are among the oldest forms of wooden furnishings, may also serve as decorative pieces, even if we’re talking about a stool that is far less sculptural than the gracefully curving molded plywood shells that make up Sōri Yanagi’s provocative Butterfly stool

Fawn Galli, a New York interior designer, uses her stools in the same way you would use a throw pillow. “I normally buy several styles and move them around the home where needed,” she says.

Stools are smaller pieces of seating as compared to armchairs or dining chairs and can add depth as well as functionality to a space that you’ve relegated to entertaining. For a splash of color, consider the Stool 60, a pioneering work of bentwood by Finnish architect and furniture maker Alvar Aalto. It’s manufactured by Artek and comes in a variety of colored seats and finishes.

Barstools that date back to the 1970s are now more ubiquitous in kitchens. Vintage barstools have seen renewed interest, be they a meld of chrome and leather or transparent plastic, such as the Lucite and stainless-steel counter stool variety from Indiana-born furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones, who is renowned for his acrylic works. A cluster of barstools — perhaps a set of four brushed-aluminum counter stools by Emeco or Tubby Tube stools by Faye Toogood — can encourage merriment in the kitchen. If you’ve got the room for family and friends to congregate and enjoy cocktails where the cooking is done, consider matching your stools with a tall table.

Whether you need counter stools, drafting stools or another kind, explore an extensive range of antique, new and vintage stools on 1stDibs.