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Eero Saarinen and Knoll International Suite De 4 Chaises
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) and Knoll International Suite de 4 chaises modèle Tulipe Coque en fibre de verre laquée blanc, piètement pivotant en fonte d'aluminium recouvert de Rilsan...
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Late 20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Space Copenhagen Spine Lounge Suite Chair
By Fredericia, Space Copenhagen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Space Copenhagen spine lounge suite chair pays respect to the traditions of hand upholstering to which Fredericia built its name on, while offering a modern flavor in its own succinc...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Space Copenhagen Spine Lounge Suite Chair
  • Space Copenhagen Spine Lounge Suite Chair
  • Space Copenhagen Spine Lounge Suite Chair
  • Space Copenhagen Spine Lounge Suite Chair
H 27.95 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.89 in.
Suite of Biedermeier Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural suite of Biedermeier sidechairs with intricate carved detailing. Upholstered in black fabric.<br /> Seat Depth - 15"<br /> Seat Height - 17"
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20th Century Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

  • Suite of Biedermeier Chairs
  • Suite of Biedermeier Chairs
  • Suite of Biedermeier Chairs
  • Suite of Biedermeier Chairs
H 34.5 in. W 19 in. D 20 in.
Cattelan Italia Suite of 4 Chairs
By Cattelan Italia
Located in Paris, FR
Cattelan Italia suite of 4 chairs black leather / metal circa 1980 Measures: 106 x 49 x 45 cms the 4: 890 euros.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Cattelan Italia Suite of 4 Chairs
  • Cattelan Italia Suite of 4 Chairs
  • Cattelan Italia Suite of 4 Chairs
  • Cattelan Italia Suite of 4 Chairs
H 41.74 in. W 19.3 in. D 17.72 in.
Suite of Antique Painted Chairs
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Six, hand carved, painted, and parcel gilt, turn-of-the-century Italian chairs in creme. The pierced, sculptural backsplat and serpentine arms above tapered legs. Acquired from a pri...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood, Wood, Wood

  • Suite of Antique Painted Chairs
  • Suite of Antique Painted Chairs
  • Suite of Antique Painted Chairs
  • Suite of Antique Painted Chairs
H 36 in. W 23.25 in. D 23 in.
Suite of 6 Chairs "Dining Chairs" by Pierre Jeanneret'
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Altwies, LU
Solid teak chairs with double side legs of compass type joined by two spacers. Backrest and seat with cane bottom, circa 1958-1959. Restoration of use and maintenance. Provenan...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Chairs

Materials

Wood

Foppapedretti Suite Valet Stand Chair Italian Modern
By Ico Parisi
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a Foppapedretti Gentleman Valet. Amazing design with a chair and valet included. The chair can be folded into a very practical rectangular shape which takes h...
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1990s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Suite of 6 Chairs and a Bench by Ilmari Tapiovaara
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Paris, FR
Ilmari Tapiovaara Suite of 6 chairs and a bench Hongisto model Published by Laukaan Puu Finland circa 1960 Solid pine Chair size : 40 x 40 x 71.5 H Seated: 41.5 Bench si...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Suite of 6 Chairs and a Bench by Ilmari Tapiovaara
  • Suite of 6 Chairs and a Bench by Ilmari Tapiovaara
  • Suite of 6 Chairs and a Bench by Ilmari Tapiovaara
  • Suite of 6 Chairs and a Bench by Ilmari Tapiovaara
H 28.35 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Suite of Six "Eros" Chairs by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck
Located in Mondorf les Bains, LU
With metal base and seat in orange tinted plexiglass. KARTELL edition (Small cracks on one) 20th century Dimensions: H 80, D 62 cm.
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Late 20th Century European Chairs

Materials

Metal

Suite of 4 Chairs Paulin Style, Gipsen, circa 1960
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Suite of 4 chairs Paulin style, Gipsen, circa 1960 structure and chrome in good condition, fabric to replace.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Suite of 4 Chairs Paulin Style, Gipsen, circa 1960
  • Suite of 4 Chairs Paulin Style, Gipsen, circa 1960
  • Suite of 4 Chairs Paulin Style, Gipsen, circa 1960
  • Suite of 4 Chairs Paulin Style, Gipsen, circa 1960
H 31.89 in. W 17.72 in. D 18.9 in.
Suite of 8 Empire Style Chairs in Solid Cherrywood
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Suite of 8 empire style chairs in solid cherrywood, velvet to change small old restorations.
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Early 20th Century French Empire Chairs

Materials

Cherry

4-Piece Suite Italian Modern Chairs, Formenti e Giovenzana, Italy, 1960s
Located in Budapest, HU
4-piece suite Italian modern chairs, Formenti e Giovenzana, Modello Depositato, Italy, 1960s.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

A Suite Of Six Modernist Chairs
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
A suite of six modernist chairs nickeled steel, with original colt upholstery. France, circa 1930
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • A Suite Of Six Modernist Chairs
  • A Suite Of Six Modernist Chairs
  • A Suite Of Six Modernist Chairs
  • A Suite Of Six Modernist Chairs
H 37.41 in. W 17.33 in. D 20.48 in.
Suite of 4 Oak Chairs, Faux Leather Covering, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
suite of 4 oak chairs, faux leather covering, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Oak

Suite of Four Solid Brass Chiavari Chairs, Italy, 1970s
By Chiavari
Located in New York, NY
Rare square high back design Good vintage condition Patinated brass - the condition has intentionally be left to show patina.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chairs

Materials

Brass

Suite of Six Chairs, Gilded Brass, circa 1970, France
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
suite of six chairs, Original blue textile and gilded brass, circa 1970, France. Measures: Height 105 cm, seat height 42 cm, Width 43 cm, depth 45 cm.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Suite of Six Modernist Tubular Chairs by Robert Mallet-Stevens
By mallet stevens
Located in Mondorf les Bains, LU
Lacquered yellow, with metallic tubular structure and backrest with metal blades and metallic seat. Period: 20th century. Dimensions: H 82, L 40, D 46 cm.
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Antique Early 19th Century European Chairs

Materials

Metal

Suite of Six Maison Jansen Stainless Steel Chairs, France, 1970s
By Maison Jansen, Pierre Cardin
Located in New York, NY
Good vintage condition. Shipping to the United States starts at $200/chair. These chairs will ship from Paris. Price does not include handling, shipping and possible customs relat...
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Vintage 1970s French Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Suite of 8 Art Deco Chairs in Macassar Ebony and Leather
By Jean Fauré
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Suite of 8 Art Deco chairs in Macassar ebony, mahogany and leather The general condition is very good tiny scratches on the leather,. Do not require a complete restoration.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Leather, Macassar, Mahogany

Rare Suite of 8 Art Deco Chairs and 2 Mahogany and Leather Armchairs i
By Maxime Old
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rare suite of 8 Art Deco chairs and 2 mahogany and leather armchairs in the style of Maxime Old, circa 1930-1940. Dimensions in centimeters Armchairs: H 90, SH 48, W 54, D 50 Chai...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Suite of Six Scandinavian Teak Chairs circa 1960, Made in Denmark
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Suite of six Scandinavian teak chairs, circa 1960, made in Denmark very good condition, one small hole to be notified on a seat.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Teak

Suite of Six Modernist Stainless Steel and Fabric Chairs, France, 1970s
By Michel Boyer
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Six cast stainless steel chairs in the style of Pierre Folie, Francois Monnet, Michel Boyer. New upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Osvaldo Borsani, Suite of Twelve Chairs, Tecno Edition, Italy, circa 1970
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Osvaldo Borsani, suite of twelve chairs, Tecno edition, Italy, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel

Selva Italy Dressing Table Chair Part of Luxury Bedroom Suite Drawers
By Selva
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Selva Italy RRP £399 dressing table chair This chair is part of a suite, I have the matching medium chest of drawers and pair of b...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Suite of Four Modernist Stainless Steel and Fabric Chairs, France, 1970s
By François Monnet, Kappa, Michel Boyer
Located in New York, NY
Remarkable set of four cast stainless steel chairs in the style of Pierre Folie, Monnet, Boyer, Kappa Legs are elegantly almost imperceptibly curved inward new upholstery This is ...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Suite of Regency Grain-Painted Dining Chairs
By Regency
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Suite of ten Regency Grain-Painted Dining Chairs, in tiger grain-painted wood with brass inlay on backs and antique silk cushions. Excellent condition.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Suite of 6 Art Deco Chairs in Walnut and Walnut Veneer, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Suite of 6 Art Deco chairs in walnut and walnut veneer, circa 1930 polish to review and worn velvet Healthy structure, do not move, no lack of veneer.  
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Victorian Mahogany Prayer Chair Part of Suite Silk Floral and Birds Upholstery
By Liberty & Co.
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Victorian Prayer chair with a mahogany frame and silk floral and bird detailed upholstery, part of a four piece suite As mentioned t...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Suite of Six Rigitulle Garden Chairs attributed to Colette Gueden, France 1950s
By Colette Gueden
Located in New York, NY
newly repainted very good vintage conditions these chairs are currently in Paris, France please ask us about worldlwide shipping options
Category

Vintage 1950s French Chairs

Materials

Steel

Antique Dining Chair Suite, English, Walnut, Set of 5 Chairs, Gillow, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique dining chair suite. An English, walnut set of 5 chairs by Gillows of Lancaster and dating to the Victorian period, circa 1850. Appealing dish-back form with ros...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Suite of 8 Curved Back Coach House Chairs Ltd Dining Chairs Chesterfield Button
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely suite of eight Coach House Chairs LTD single button dining chairs with silky upholstery and ebonized frames These are a very good lo...
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20th Century English Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Silk

Suite of 8 Handmade Important Chippendale Ornately Carved Gainsborough Chairs
By Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Chippendale Jr.
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning suite of eight fully restored important handmade in England Chinese Chippendale style large Gainsborough chairs I have the matchi...
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20th Century English Chinese Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Suite of Eight Parcel-Gilt and Polychromed Dining Chairs
Located in Vista, CA
Suite of eight parcel-gilt and polychromed dining chairs, of Italian neoclassical inspiration, comprised of a pair of armchairs and six side chairs, each with a molded framed back wi...
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20th Century European Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Jan Ekselius Mid Century Modern Three-Piece Suite Lounge Chairs with a Table
By Jan Ekselius
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Rare and fabulous three-piece set which consists of two chairs with a low table. Fabric is a blue-green tweed with a black Naugahyde vinyl around the base of the chairs and the top o...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Set of 4 Hepplewhite Revival Chairs, English, Mahogany, Dining Suite, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a set of 4 Hepplewhite revival chairs. An English, mahogany dining suite, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1890. Delightfully graceful frames and attractive upho...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Unusual Suite of Luxurious Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs with Matching Ottoman
Located in Long Island City, NY
Unusual suite of luxurious Mid-Century Modern club chairs with matching ottoman. The bases are in chrome.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Club Chairs

Don Shoemaker Suite for Senal SA, Mexico, 1960s
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A suite by Don Shoemaker comprised of a pair of lounge chairs and ottomans, in bocote, a Central American hardwood, and leather. In lovely, original condition. The tops of the chair...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Elegant Early 20th Century Satin Mahogany Salon Suite
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
An elegant three piece satin mahogany salon suite. Of the best quality. With double caned semi-circular sections to the back. Finely painted with floral and leaf decoration. The cane...
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Early 20th Century English Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Very Rare Suite of Four Regency circa 1815 Hand Painted Berger Rattan Chairs 4
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original suite of four circa 1810-1820 Regency hand painted green with floral details berger chairs A very good looking well made an...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Bergere Chairs

Materials

Oak

Samson Berman Monumental Platform Seating Suite
By Samson Berman
Located in South Charleston, WV
Samson Berman studio, NY, USA, circa 1955. Integrated illuminated tandem chair platform, walnut, brass, lighting. Priced to allow customers own choice of reupholstering or be done b...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Samson Berman Monumental Platform Seating Suite
  • Samson Berman Monumental Platform Seating Suite
  • Samson Berman Monumental Platform Seating Suite
  • Samson Berman Monumental Platform Seating Suite
H 101 in. W 121.5 in. D 41.5 in.
Suite of Six Premium Viscount David Linley American Walnut Dining Chairs 6
By David Linley
Located in London, GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to this stunning suite of six original Linley Classic American walnut dining chairs with original upholstery RRP £10,200 ...
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20th Century British Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Suite of Three Italian Neoclassical Polychrome Painted Side Chairs, circa 1780
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Suite of three Italian neoclassical polychrome painted side chairs, circa 1780 Antique, excellent and rare suite of three Northern Italian (probably Venice) Neoclassical side chai...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Michael Wolk Swivel Lounge Chairs in Ivory Bouclé with En-Suite Ottoman
By Michael Wolk
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Sexy pair of Michael Wolk Miami chairs with swivel bases and en-suite ottoman professionally reupholstered in luxurious ivory bouclé. Frequently mistaken as designed by Vladimir Kaga...
Category

1990s American Organic Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Suite of Four Aged Pretol Brown Leather & Mahogany Chesterfield Dining Chairs 4
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely suite of four petrol brown coloured Chesterfield dining chairs with Mahogany frames A very good looking and decorative set of chair...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Suite of 6 John Crowe & Sons Victorian Chesterfield Brown Leather Dining Chairs
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare suite of six Victorian Chesterfield conker brown leather dining chairs circa 1840 made by John Crowe & Son's These are a very im...
Category

Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Suite of Eight Louis XV Style Polychrome Chairs, Made in Italy
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Suite of eight Louis XV style polychrome chairs, 20th century, each with a carved serpentine crest over a conforming padded back, above a like seat and a carved apron, raised on cabr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Antque Suite of circa 1860 Victorian Balloon Medallion Back Dining Chairs
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer this lovely hand carved late Victorian circa 1880 suite of six balloon medallion back dining chairs with ornate carvings A good looking suite of period ...
Category

Antique 1860s English High Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Restored Suite of Six Antque Victorian Chesterfield Brown Leather Dining Chairs
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare suite of six fully restored Victorian Chesterfield conker brown leather dining chairs These are a very important and substantial ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Fully Restored Suite of Five Chesterfield Brown Leather & Mahogany Dining Chairs
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare suite of fully restored Victorian chesterfield brown leather dining chairs These are a very important and substantial set of chai...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Stunning Suite of Six Regency Mahogany Berger Dining Chairs Velvet Chesterfield
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this sublime suite of six original Regency circa 1810-1820 sabre leg dining chairs These are a very well made set, the frames are ornately carved...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Stunning Suite of Original Solid Mahogany Victorian Maple & Co. Dining Chairs
By Maple & Co.
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely suite of four original Maple & Co. solid mahogany dining chairs These chairs are part of a suite These are a very well made set, ...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Suite of 16 Prince of Wales Feathers George Hepplewhite Style Dining Chairs
By George Hepplewhite
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning suite of 16 George Hepplewhite style dining chairs with hand carved mahogany frames and shield backs decorated with the Prince of Wal...
Category

20th Century English Sheraton Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

English Late Victorian Gilt Chinoiserie Bergere Suite
Located in Hastings, GB
An exceptional and rare antique English later Victorian chinoiserie three-piece mahogany bergere cane suite, circa 1885, in excellent antique condition. The suite is comprised of a t...
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Antique 1880s English Art Deco Bergere Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

3-Piece Art Deco Shell Back Salon Suite
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
3-piece Art Deco shell back salon suite circa 1930. Good quality suite comprising of a sofa and 2 matching chairs. All with fanned shell backs decorated with piping, shaped seats....
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • 3-Piece Art Deco Shell Back Salon Suite
  • 3-Piece Art Deco Shell Back Salon Suite
  • 3-Piece Art Deco Shell Back Salon Suite
  • 3-Piece Art Deco Shell Back Salon Suite
H 34.75 in. W 40 in. D 27 in.
Stunning Suite of Five William IV circa 1830 Hardwood Dining Chairs Sublime!!!!!
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exquisite set of five original William IV circa 1830 hardwood dining chairs These chairs have a timber patina to die for! The hardwood has ...
Category

Antique 1830s English William IV Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Suite of Six Ralph Lauren Bel Air White Leather Dining Chairs Carved
By Ralph Lauren
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely suite of six Ralph Lauren Bel Air white leather dining chairs RRP £27,000 A very well made and decorative suite of designer dining c...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Suite of 10 Carolean Dining Chairs with Crocodile Alligator Patina Leather Ten
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exquisite suite of handmade in Italy Carolean dining chairs with walnut frames and crocodile patina brown leather upholstery A truly import...
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Suite of Six Victorian Hand Carved Mahogany Spoon Medallion Back Dining Chairs 6
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely suite six handmade original Victorian spoon or medallion back dining chairs with original upholstery A good looking well made and de...
Category

Antique 19th Century English High Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Suite of Six Bicast Leather Contemporary Dining Chairs with Custom Made Covers
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this suite of six bicast leather dining chairs with custom made fabric covers These a good functional set of chairs, they are comfortable and very contemporary...
Category

20th Century English Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather

Suite of Four Original Svegards Markaryd Danish Dining Chairs with Teak Frames
By Svegards Markaryd
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely suite of four original fully stamped Svegards Markaryd Danish teak dining chairs These chairs have those beautiful lines you only fi...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

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Suite Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of suite chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique suite chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and animal skin. Suite chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Victorian and Art Deco suite chairs are consistently popular styles. Suite chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Chesterfield, B&B Italia and Antonio Citterio are consistently popular.

How Much are Suite Chairs?

Prices for suite chairs start at $354 and top out at $137,000 with the average selling for $5,592.

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.