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Set of Eight American Black Lacquered and Gilt Fancy Chairs Baltimore, C. 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of Eight American black lacquered and gilt fancy chairs with painted bird, floral, and shell motif. Two arms and six sides. Chairs have cane seats with upholstered silk cushions....
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Antique 1810s American American Classical Chairs

Materials

Silk, Upholstery, Pine, Giltwood, Lacquer, Paint

1970s Mid-Century Modern Chrome Desk Chair
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Handsome Mid-Century Modern desk chair or side chair with sleek cantilevered chromed frame. Newly upholstered in woven Rogers & Goffigon fabric in hues of steel blue and grey heather...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chrome Desk Chair
  • 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chrome Desk Chair
  • 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chrome Desk Chair
  • 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chrome Desk Chair
H 33.5 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
1970's Chrome Desk Chair Upholstered in Rogers & Goffigon
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-century modern desk chair or side chair with sleek cantilevered frame in polished chromed steel. Newly upholstered in woven Rogers & Goffigon fabric in hues of steel blue and gre...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

SW2 Lounge Armchair with Woven Upholstery and Matte Lacquered Finish
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
The SW collection encourages a meditative dwelling, hence the name “Slow & Wait”. The SW2 lounge chair uses wood and the typical shapes of the 50s design, using the classic piercing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Full Size Bed with Rush Wrapped Headboard Sidetrails and Footrail in Natural Oak
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Claret bed is the quintessential beach house bed but can also be used in your modern penthouse apartment, made in your choice of wood with hand wrapped rush fiber around the side...
Category

2010s American American Classical Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rush, Oak

Ralph Lauren Woven Rattan Settee with Blue Ombre Upholstery
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive settee or loveseat by Ralph Lauren Polo collection constructed from woven bamboo rattan reeds. Features a blue ombre faded soft denim style cotton fabric that has a lovel...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern Settees

Materials

Rattan, Fabric, Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Ralph Lauren Woven Rattan Sofa with Blue Ombre Upholstery
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand sofa by Ralph Lauren Polo collection constructed from woven bamboo rattan reeds. Features a faded blue soft denim type cotton upholstery that has lovely age and ombre color. Ma...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Rattan, Fabric, Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Pair of Italian Armchairs, New Fish Woven Fabric Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Italian armchairs - New fish woven fabric upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

1970s Spanish Vintage Hand Woven Lace Wicker Chair w/ Original Upholstery
Located in Malaga, ES
Vintage 1970s Spanish hand woven lace wicker chair with original upholstery.
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Chairs

Materials

Wicker

1990s Spanish Hand Woven Wicker Long Stool or Bench w/ Antique Upholstery
Located in Malaga, ES
1990s Spanish hand woven wicker long stool or bench with antique upholstery.
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wicker

1990s Spanish Hand Woven Wicker Long Stool or Bench w/ Antique Upholstery
Located in Malaga, ES
1990s Spanish hand woven wicker long stool or bench with antique upholstery.
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wicker

Midcentury Woven Reed Lounge Chair with New White Cotton Linen Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
1970s woven whitewashed reeded lounge chair with newly upholstered high quality white cotton linen indoor cushion. The seat supports have also been redone to provide many more years ...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Reed

Contemporary Bench with Handwoven B&W Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The Cloud collection was created around the concept of tress. These contemporary styled benches and stools are made with cotton fabric and foam stripes, woven and stitched by hand. E...
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2010s Brazilian Benches

Materials

Fabric

  • Contemporary Bench with Handwoven B&W Upholstery
  • Contemporary Bench with Handwoven B&W Upholstery
  • Contemporary Bench with Handwoven B&W Upholstery
  • Contemporary Bench with Handwoven B&W Upholstery
H 17.72 in. W 51.19 in. D 19.69 in.
French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Vintage rustic canvas for country or modern furnishing: armchairs, curtains, cushions. They were the sacks of the French mail. We have some others; this one has many meters: 12,80 + ...
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Early 20th Century French Rustic Pillows and Throws

Materials

Canvas

  •  French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
  •  French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
  •  French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
  •  French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
H 19.69 in. W 503.94 in. D 0.4 in.
French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Vintage French canvas for modern or country furnishing. Upholstery fabric for armchairs: Mediterranean good taste! This tissue was used for French mail bags. - mt. 6 - there are oth...
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Mid-20th Century French Country Pillows and Throws

Materials

Canvas

  •  French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
  •  French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
  •  French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
  •  French Fabric Canvas For Upholstery
H 20.08 in. W 253.94 in. D 0.4 in.
Contemporary Bench with Handwoven Orange Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The Cloud collection was created around the concept of tress. These contemporary styled benches and stools are made with cotton fabric and foam stripes, woven and stitched by hand. E...
Category

2010s Brazilian Benches

Materials

Fabric

  • Contemporary Bench with Handwoven Orange Upholstery
  • Contemporary Bench with Handwoven Orange Upholstery
  • Contemporary Bench with Handwoven Orange Upholstery
  • Contemporary Bench with Handwoven Orange Upholstery
H 17.72 in. W 51.19 in. D 19.69 in.
"Cloud" Contemporary Chair with Handwoven B&W Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary chair is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Ro" Modernist Armchair in Upholstery and Painted Steel
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado is passionate about Sergio Rodrigues work. The use of fine soft style and woven design of the armchair adds to its sophistication. The upholstery can be customized...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Canvas, Velvet, Synthetic, Polyester

Set of 3 Wool Tapestry Chair Upholsteries
Located in Woodbury, CT
Each is fully decorated with a central scene and surrounded by flowers, vines, leaves, etc. two measure 27 x 31, one measures 28 x 31. They would make great throw pillows.
Category

Early 20th Century Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool

Vintage French Fabric Canvas for Upholstery
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Many meters (mt. 12,40 x cm. 52) of a vintage French tissue, suitable for covering armchairs in a country or seaside home: difficult to find this quantity.! This tissue was used for ...
Category

Early 20th Century French Country Pillows and Throws

Materials

Canvas

  • Vintage French Fabric Canvas for Upholstery
  • Vintage French Fabric Canvas for Upholstery
  • Vintage French Fabric Canvas for Upholstery
  • Vintage French Fabric Canvas for Upholstery
H 20.48 in. W 488.19 in. D 0.4 in.
French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
Located in Cookeville, TN
Distressed cream color paint highlights the details on this French fauteuil. The top of the chair features a bow with a trailing ribbon. The arms and legs have detailed carvings of f...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
  • French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
  • French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
  • French Fauteuil Armchair with Silk Upholstery
H 37.13 in. W 24.5 in. D 27.13 in.
"Cloud" Contemporary Small Stool with Handwoven B&W Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Chair with Handwoven Blue Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary chair is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Chair with Handwoven Green Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary chair is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Chair with Handwoven Orange Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary chair is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Stool with Handwoven Blue Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Chair with Handwoven Red Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary chair is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Oscar" Stool in Solid Jequitibá Wood and Handwoven Upholstery
By Alessandra Delgado
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Oscar Stoll, Alessandra Delgado was inspired by the master architect Oscar Niemeyer´s work. The Oscar Stoll is made of solid wood and although very sturdy it is ligh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Canvas, Velvet, Polyester, Wood

1930s Hand Woven Wicker Porter’s Chair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a 1930s hand woven wicker porter’s chair. It is a two tone weave and is in very good condition. An unusual find!
Category

Early 20th Century Unknown Victorian Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wicker

  • 1930s Hand Woven Wicker Porter’s Chair
  • 1930s Hand Woven Wicker Porter’s Chair
  • 1930s Hand Woven Wicker Porter’s Chair
  • 1930s Hand Woven Wicker Porter’s Chair
H 56.5 in. W 30 in. D 25 in.
French Rococo Fauteuil with Needlepoint Upholstery
Located in Cookeville, TN
This beautiful Rococo chair has all the intricate hand-carving details. On either of the front legs there is a floral motif surrounded by scrollwork. In the center of the seat is ano...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Rococo Side Chairs

Materials

Tapestry, Walnut

"Ro" Modernist Armchair with Ottoman in Upholstery and Painted Steel
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado is passionate about Sergio Rodrigues work. The use of Fine soft style and woven design of the armchair adds to its sophistication. The upholstery can be customized...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Canvas, Velvet, Synthetic, Polyester

"Ro" Modernist Armchair with Ottoman in Upholstery and Painted Steel
By Alessandra Delgado
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado is passionate about Sergio Rodrigues work. The use of Fine soft style and woven design of the armchair adds to its sophistication. The upholstery can be customized...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Canvas, Velvet, Synthetic, Polyester

"Cloud" Contemporary Small Stool with Handwoven Blue Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Small Stool with Handwoven Red Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Woven Leather Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of contemporary club chairs are in good condition, finely crafted, and completely covered in woven strapped leather over medium form foam inserts. These Armchairs feature a...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Woven Leather Chairs
  • Pair of Woven Leather Chairs
  • Pair of Woven Leather Chairs
  • Pair of Woven Leather Chairs
H 31 in. W 39 in. D 29 in.
"Cloud" Contemporary Small Stool with Handwoven Orange Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Small Stool with Handwoven Green Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Antique French Louis XV Style Bergères/Armchairs w/ Caning & Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
A very fine pair of Louis XV style bergères with carved wood frame with serpentine apron along front and sides of seat, carved acanthus and rocaille motifs, scroll arms and resting o...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Hardwood

Woven Rattan Lounge Chair by Rogan Gregory
By Rogan Gregory
Located in New York, NY
Available for custom commission. Unique lounge chair in woven rattan with upholstered shearling seat, sculptural bronze buttons and bronze base. Designed and made by Rogan Gregory, USA.
Category

2010s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Targa Lounge Chair, Contemporary Lounge Chair with Woven Cane Edge
By GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in New York, NY
The Targa bent beech structure holds the wide seat cushion and the upholstered backrest has a woven cane edge with an ellipsoidal element. The Targa is characterized by the refined ...
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

"Cloud" Contemporary Small Stool with Handwoven Navy Kvadrat Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Small Stool with Handwoven Green Kvadrat Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Small Stool with Handwoven White Kvadrat Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the Cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

"Cloud" Contemporary Small Stool with Handwoven Red Kvadrat Upholstery
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
This contemporary stool is part of the cloud collection, which was created around the concept of trees. These contemporary stools and benches are made with cotton fabric and foam str...
Category

2010s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Fabric

John Hutton for Donghia "Ogee" Sofa, Corded Chenille Upholstery
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Norwalk, CT
The Ogee sofa by John Hutton for Donghia adds a modernist touch to the traditional English silhouette, with its slightly splayed slope arms, serpentine front, and tapered feet. This ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Sofas

Materials

Chenille, Wood

American Victorian Wicker Woven Rocking Chair
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian natural wicker ornate high back platform rocking chair with woven rolled arms and finials on back (HEYWOOD BROS.)
Category

Antique 19th Century American Victorian Rocking Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wicker

  • American Victorian Wicker Woven Rocking Chair
  • American Victorian Wicker Woven Rocking Chair
  • American Victorian Wicker Woven Rocking Chair
  • American Victorian Wicker Woven Rocking Chair
H 47.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 27 in.
Contemporary Truffle Ottoman or Footstool in Grey Sheepskin Upholstery
By Elnaz Namaki Studio
Located in London, GB
Elnaz Namaki Studio have created the Luuna collection to bring warmth, comfort and soul to every home. The spirit of Luuna is to bring unique and unexpected objects into our lives. L...
Category

2010s British Modern Footstools

Materials

Sheepskin, Sheepskin

"Diamond" Chair in Polished Chrome with Black Upholstery
By Knoll
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This iconic chair was designed by Harry Bertoria for Knoll International and retains its original black wool crepe seat pad and manufactures label from the 1970s, For best net tra...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Stylish Pair of Newly Upholstered Woven Wicker Benches
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Two organic modern wicker benches having new upholstery woven with raffia.
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Organic Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wicker

Contemporary Truffle Ottoman or Footstool in Pink Sheepskin Upholstery
By Elnaz Namaki Studio
Located in London, GB
Elnaz Namaki Studio have created the Luuna Collection to bring warmth, comfort and soul to every home. The spirit of Luuna is to bring unique and unexpected objects into our lives. L...
Category

2010s British Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Sheepskin, Sheepskin

French Fabric Vintage Canvas for Upholstery mt. 10,50 !!
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Interesting vintage canvas for armchair upholstery in an unconventional setting : for country or sea house. It is difficult to find mt. 10,50 of this tissue ! It was used for Fren...
Category

Early 20th Century French Country Quilts and Blankets

Materials

Canvas

Brueton Cantilevered Chrome Desk Chair with Woven Tropical Print, circa 1970s
By Brueton
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern desk chair or side chair with cantilevered steel frame in chrome. Chair has streamlined profile with curved armrests and floating seat design. Newly upholstered in...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Style Wood Armchair with Woven Cane Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
This retro-inspired armchair includes an exposed wood frame with angled legs and arms that are unbelievably amazing. The upholstery, is a mix of woven threads in shades of green, and...
Category

2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Wood Armchair with Woven Cane Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Immerse yourself in the depths of nature with woven cane, our mountain pallet colors and the honest wood finishes. Nara lounge chair welcomes you to a world of design and sustainabil...
Category

2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Minimal Wood Chair with Woven Cane Backboard
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
The boytes cane dining chair lends classy-casual character to the dining experience. Boytes Minimalist beech wood frame is stylishly juxtaposed with natural woven cane for striking u...
Category

2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Pair of Biedermeier Style X-Stools with Faux Fur Upholstery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This pair of Biedermeier style X-frame stools have been newly upholstered in a woven exotic leopard pattern faux fur. The fabric is quite luxurious in its soft coloration which compl...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Biedermeier Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Paineiras Brazilian Contemporary Woven Fiber Outdoor Sofa by Lattoog
Located in Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Paineiras collection is the concrete proof that simplicity and sophistication walk side by side. The tortuosity of two harmonic curves complemented by the accuracy of the straight li...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Plastic, Upholstery, Fabric

Contemporary Eclipse Curved Sofa in White Sheepskin and Leather Upholstery
By Elnaz Namaki Studio
Located in London, GB
Elnaz Namaki Studio have created the Luuna Collection to bring warmth, comfort and soul to every home. The spirit of Luuna is to bring unique and unexpected objects into our lives. L...
Category

2010s British Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Sheepskin, Sheepskin, Wood, Wood

Contemporary Eclipse Curved Sofa in Pink Sheepskin and Suede Upholstery
By Elnaz Namaki Studio
Located in London, GB
Elnaz Namaki Studio have created the Luuna Collection to bring warmth, comfort and soul to every home. The spirit of Luuna is to bring unique and unexpected objects into our lives. L...
Category

2010s British Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Sheepskin, Sheepskin, Wood, Wood

Sylva Daybed with Hand Pleated Upholstery and Scandinavian White Oak
By John Sorensen-Jolink
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian minimalism and luxurious texture come together in this six-legged modern daybed. The white-oak base is comprised of a rounded-edge frame and distinctively hand-shaped l...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Fabric, Oak

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Woven Upholstery For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the woven upholstery you’re looking for. Frequently made of fabric, upholstery and wood, every woven upholstery was constructed with great care. Find 162 options for an antique or vintage woven upholstery now, or shop our selection of 71 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer woven upholstery, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A woven upholstery is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Louis XVI styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made woven upholstery over the years, but those crafted by Daniel Nikolovski and Danu Chirinciuc, Milo Baughman and Elnaz Namaki Studio are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Woven Upholstery?

Prices for a woven upholstery can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $525 and can go as high as $75,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,193.

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.