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33 Step Chair Large Polished Brass Bone Chair by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This visceral and sculptural chair is designed and made by renown artist Zhipeng Tan. Size and color is customizable upon request, lead time is 45-60 days. We ship internationally. ...
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2010s Chinese Chairs

Materials

Brass

33 Step Chair Large Polished Brass Bone Chair by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This visceral and sculptural chair is designed and made by renown artist Zhipeng Tan. Size and color is customizable upon request, lead time is 45-60 days. We ship internationally. ...
Category

2010s Chinese Chairs

Materials

Brass

Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
H 33.47 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.72 in.
Step Chair in Blackened Steel with Powdered-Coated Steel and Brass Patina Detail
By Kin & Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The signature curves of Kin & Company and waves of Norwegian designer Henrik Ødegaard blend together seamlessly in this collaboration from the two studios, created for the Sight Unse...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Bronze, Steel, Steel

Cherry Stepladder Chair Library Chair, Transforming Chair and Step Stool
By Meredith Hart Furniture
Located in Durham, NC
The transforming chair/step stool has been circa 1700s and continues to be useful to this day. This version is a modern take on the classic model. It is great for small spaces where ...
Category

2010s American Chairs

Materials

Cherry

Early 19th C Step Down Windsor Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine original natural aged surface Windsor side chair is in fine condition with mellow wear. It is strong, sturdy condition. This was found in New England collection.
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Antique Early 19th Century American Country Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Early 19th C Step Down Windsor Chair
  • Early 19th C Step Down Windsor Chair
  • Early 19th C Step Down Windsor Chair
  • Early 19th C Step Down Windsor Chair
H 34.5 in. W 18 in. D 14 in.
33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This visceral and sculptural chair is designed and made by renown artist Zhipeng Tan. Size and color is customizable upon request, lead time is 45-60 days. We ship internationally. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
H 32.68 in. W 31.5 in. D 25.6 in.
33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This visceral and sculptural chair is designed and made by renown artist Zhipeng Tan. Size and color is customizable upon request, lead time is 45-60 days. We ship internationally. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
H 32.68 in. W 31.5 in. D 25.6 in.
Polished Brass "33 Step" Bar Chair/Stool by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

Materials

Brass

Polished Brass "33 Step" Bar Chair/Stool by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

Materials

Brass

Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
H 33.47 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.72 in.
Indian Vintage Metamorphic Step Ladder Carved Chair with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indian vintage metamorphic carved side chair from the mid-20th century, with mother of pearl inlay and natural patina. Created in India during the midcentury period, this convenie...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

English Regency Metamorphic Library Step Chair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare and unique metamorphic library step chair featuring hand-carved dolphin arm supports in a neoclassical taste. This solid colonial chair opens to four steps with a 30" height and...
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20th Century Indian Regency Armchairs

Materials

Wood

English Regency Style Mahogany Metamorphic Library Step Chair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive English Regency style metamorphic library step ladder chair constructed from mahogany. Features a large generous seat with a handcrafted cane inset. The wide arms have Cl...
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20th Century Italian Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Cane, Mahogany

Vintage Metamorphic Indian Wooden Step Ladder Folding Side Chair
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Indian metamorphic wooden ladder chair from the mid-20th century. Created in India during the midcentury period, this convenient chair features a slanted slatted back flowi...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Ladders

Materials

Wood

Unique Handcrafted Elmwood Gothic Revival Monastery Library Step / Reading Chair
Located in Lisse, NL
Finest quality crafted, Gothic Revival monks reading chair. If you are looking for a stylish chair and a small library step into one then this handcrafted specimen could be perfect ...
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Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Religious Items

Materials

Elm

Original Black Painted Step Down New England Windsor Chair, Dated 1812
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a amazing untouched black painted Windsor chair from New England is in untouched amazing surface with a date of 1812 on the reverse back splash. The condition is very good an...
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Antique 1810s American Country Painted Furniture

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century English Country House Oak Metamorphic Step Ladder Chair
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century oak metamorphic chair We are proud to offer a wonderful example of an early 20th century metamorphic chair. This chairs metaphorically changes into a 3-step ladde...
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Vintage 1920s British Folk Art Ladders

Materials

Oak

Uniquely Formed Chair / Stepping Stool
Located in Culver City, CA
Chair / stepping stool, unique form.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Uniquely Formed Chair / Stepping Stool
  • Uniquely Formed Chair / Stepping Stool
  • Uniquely Formed Chair / Stepping Stool
  • Uniquely Formed Chair / Stepping Stool
H 31 in. W 16 in. D 23 in.
Mid-19th Century Boston Oak Metamorphic Library Step Chair by Maker a. Eliaers
Located in Charleston, SC
A remarkable and cleverly designed mid-19th century metamorphic oak library step chair, circa 1850, signed in three places by noted maker A. Eliaers. The chair is upholstered in a mo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Gothic Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

Painted Stepladder Chair Library Chair, Transforming Chair and Step Stool
By Meredith Hart Furniture
Located in Durham, NC
The transforming chair/step stool has been around since the 1700s and continues to be useful to this day. This version is a modern take on the Classic model. It is great for small sp...
Category

2010s American Chairs

Materials

Poplar, Paint

Gothic Revival Metamorphic Chair and Step Ladder
Located in Essex, MA
A well made and detailed Gothic Revival metamorphic combination chair and step ladder in carved oak, circa 1875, the rectangular back supports with cut out quatrefoil and crescent de...
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Antique 1870s American Gothic Revival Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Gothic Revival Metamorphic Chair and Step Ladder
  • Gothic Revival Metamorphic Chair and Step Ladder
  • Gothic Revival Metamorphic Chair and Step Ladder
  • Gothic Revival Metamorphic Chair and Step Ladder
H 35.88 in. W 16.75 in. D 15 in.
Pair of 18th Century Step Down Windsor Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine pair of step down Windsor chairs are in fine condition. One chair is signed underneath the seat. Both chairs are sturdy and comfortable.
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Antique Late 18th Century American Adirondack Chairs

Materials

Wood

Original, Vintage Wooden Step Stool
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage wooden seating. Vintage wooden step stool. Seat height is 23".
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20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Wood

Early 19th Century Original Mustard Painted Step Down Windsor Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These fine early original yellow painted New England Windsor chairs are in good condition. They are paint decorated floral pattern on the front of the inside slat. They have minor pa...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Country Chairs

Materials

Pine

19THC STEP DOWN WINDSOR CHAIRS FROM NEW ENGLAND/CIRCA 1820
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC STEP DOWN WINDSOR CHAIRS FROM NEW ENGLAND IN ORIGINAL OLD SURFACE .WONDERFUL AND RARE IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND GREAT PATINA.IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND A MATCH SET OF SIX W...
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Antique 19th Century American Windsor Chairs

Materials

Pine

Pair of 1825 Rod-Back Step-Down Windsors Attributed to Daniel Stewart
Located in Chicago, IL
Similar to a signed one illustrated in "The Windsor Style in America" Charles Santore, 1981 Plate V.
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Antique 19th Century American Federal Windsor Chairs

Metamorphic Oak Arts & Craft Library Step/Chair
Located in London, GB
This unadorned yet very attractive metamorphic oak Arts & Craft library step/chair features a simple floral corner design and brass trim and hardware. This useful and well-proportion...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Ladders

Materials

Oak

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Stepped-Back Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of 19th century Chinese black-lacquered chairs are carved with ornate, red-lacquered aprons and stepped backs ending in a simple, elegant scroll. The round medallions carve...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Spruce, Lacquer

Metamorphic Vintage Dutch Colonial Teak Wood Step Ladder Folding Side Chair
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Indonesian teak wood Dutch Colonial metamorphic ladder chair from the midcentury period. This exquisite and convenient teak wood step ladder features a linear silhouette, a...
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Dutch Colonial Ladders

Materials

Teak

Early 20th Century French Carved Chestnut Chair Folding Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a library or study with this artisan-made folding step ladder chair. Crafted in Southern France circa 1920, the metamorphic chair features two carved ladders in the back; th...
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Early 20th Century French Country Ladders

Materials

Chestnut

19th Century Oak Metamorphic Library Step Chair
Located in Martlesham, GB
19th century oak metamorphic library step chair in the Victorian Gothic style, the chair having a well carved back incorporating a coat of arms and at the centre of the shaped back p...
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Antique 1880s English Gothic Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • 19th Century Oak Metamorphic Library Step Chair
  • 19th Century Oak Metamorphic Library Step Chair
  • 19th Century Oak Metamorphic Library Step Chair
  • 19th Century Oak Metamorphic Library Step Chair
H 37.75 in. W 17.75 in. D 18 in.
Set of Eight Antique Step Down Windsor Chairs
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous set of eight antique painted Windsor chairs with a hand-painted chinoiserie design on the step down top rail and faux bamboo turned legs and back uprights. In excellent vint...
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Vintage 1910s Chinoiserie Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Set of Eight Antique Step Down Windsor Chairs
  • Set of Eight Antique Step Down Windsor Chairs
  • Set of Eight Antique Step Down Windsor Chairs
  • Set of Eight Antique Step Down Windsor Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 22 in.
Regency Style Metamorphic Armchair and Library Step Stair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A lovely Regency style armchair... or is it? Sit and read your latest recipe, or flip the back, creating a step to reach the best recipes on the highest shelf! Clever and stately...
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20th Century Regency Chairs

Swedish 19th Century Step Chair in Pine
Located in Maastricht, NL
A 19th century pine, foldable step chair. This piece can be used as a small ladder or, by placing it upside down, as a chair.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Stairs

Materials

Pine

  • Swedish 19th Century Step Chair in Pine
  • Swedish 19th Century Step Chair in Pine
  • Swedish 19th Century Step Chair in Pine
  • Swedish 19th Century Step Chair in Pine
H 38.98 in. W 16.54 in. D 23.63 in.
19th Century French Carved Walnut Chair Folding Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a library or study with this artisan-made folding step ladder chair. Crafted in Southern France circa 1880, the metamorphic chair features two carved ladders in the back; th...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Country Ladders

Materials

Walnut

Step Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the step chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A step chair — often made from wood, metal and brass — can elevate any home. Find 25 options for an antique or vintage step chair now, or shop our selection of 11 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a step chair — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A step chair, designed in the Regency, Folk Art or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made step chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Zhipeng Tan, Meredith Hart Furniture and Kin & Company are consistently popular.

How Much is a Step Chair?

The average selling price for a step chair at 1stDibs is $2,348, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $17,500 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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.