Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Russell Woodard "Sculptura" Patio Side Chairs

Unavailable
US$995Asking Priceper item

About

Outdoor dining chairs by Russell Woodard for Woodard Furniture, c.1950s. The side chairs are from Woodard’s “Sculptura” line designed in 1956. Each chair has a molded mesh frame that sits atop four wrought iron legs with disc feet. The chairs have been powder-coated and are suitable for outdoor use. These chairs sit slightly lower than standard height. Perfect for that relaxed outdoor lounging vibe. We have four chairs available. They are priced individually. Dimensions: 18.5” width x 22.5” depth x 28” height; seat height 14” Please note; these dining chairs sits slightly lower than standard height. Condition: Excellent restored condition; professionally powder-coated in a black satin finish.

Details

  • Creator
    Russell Woodard (Designer),Woodard Furniture Co. (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Depth: 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)Seat Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Powder-CoatedSteel
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Newly Powder Coated. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1645223123142

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Manufacturer

Woodard Furniture Co.

Woodard Furniture Company’s diverse offerings have included everything from pine caskets to premium patio furnishings over the years. Lyman E. Woodward founded the family business Woodard Brothers (he dropped the second w for his venture’s name), later Woodard Furniture Co., in Owosso, Michigan, in 1866. Woodard Furniture produced wood furniture such as birch and oak bedroom pieces, window and door blinds and even pine caskets. Demand for the latter increased during the spread of the Spanish flu in America, and Woodard’s casket business — a new company called Owosso Casket Company — thrived, becoming the largest casket manufacturer in the world throughout the 1920s. Two U.S. presidents, William McKinley and Benjamin Harrison, were buried in Owosso caskets. On the furniture side, Lyman’s son Lee Woodard spun off his own business as Lee L. Woodard and Sons, opening a shop with his sons, Joseph, Lyman II and Russell. During the 1930s, the new company explored the use of metal in furniture-making and introduced a wrought-iron set of patio dining furniture featuring ornate grillwork inspired by French design called Orleans in 1940. The line became a best seller and kick-started the company’s international reputation as a patio-furniture maker, even as the Woodard factory subsequently shifted toward supporting the wartime efforts in manufacturing parts for trucks and military equipment. After World War II, the business returned to making furniture. Over the years, Woodard and Sons would go on to master metallurgy in furniture making, developing expertise in wrought iron, cast aluminum and tubular aluminum for both indoor and outdoor pieces. While the business started with more traditional styles of furnishings, the company would go on to embrace mid-century modernism. In fact, one of Woodard’s most famous pieces is 1956’s Sculptura chair, variously credited over the years to Russell and/or Joseph. The Sculptura was reportedly the first sculpted chair made without molds. Not unlike Harry Bertoia’s elegant steel-wire Side chair (also a mid-century darling) in its undulating form, the Sculptura chair, which is composed entirely of enameled woven wrought-iron wire, bears similarity to Eero Saarinen’s Womb chair and Charles and Ray Eames’s DAX chair. The beloved Woodard chair was added to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection in 1994. While the Woodard business is no longer in family hands, the company continues to produce fine patio furniture today and even reintroduced the Sculptura chair in 2015 as nostalgia for mid-century modernism gained steam again. At 1stDibs, find Woodard Furniture’s wrought-iron patio chairs, spun fiberglass dining tables and more.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2010
1stDibs seller since 2015
318 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • By Russell Woodard, Woodard Furniture Co.
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    A bistro table by Russell Woodard for his family company's popular line of spun fiberglass patio furniture. The ...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

    Materials

    Fiberglass

  • By Robert Lewis
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    An early California-made bronze patio lounge chair by Walter Lamb antecedent, Robert Lewis. The bronze tubing in...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

    Materials

    Bronze

  • By Maurizio Tempestini, Russell Woodard, John Salterini, Woodard Furniture Co., Salterini
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Set of four patio armchairs by Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini, USA, c.1950s. It consists of four wrought...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

    Materials

    Wrought Iron

  • By Brown Jordan, Walter Lamb
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    A side table in patinated bronze designed by Walter Lamb and produced by Brown Jordan. The round table is suppor...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

    Materials

    Bronze

  • Located in Los Angeles, CA
    The iron work, wood and paint all coalesce to form one of the most unique patio chairs you didn’t know was missi...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

    Materials

    Iron

  • By Paul Laszlo, Pacific Iron
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    A pair of rare patio dining armchairs by Paul Laszlo for Pacific Iron Products, circa 1950s. The chairs feature ...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Wrought Iron

You May Also Like

Set of 8 Russell Woodard Sculptura Side Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of 8, Mid-Century Modern, low, wrought iron mesh and steel, side chairs by Russell Woodard, Sculptura.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Pair of Sculptura Patio Chairs by Russell Woodard
By Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of two original sculptura armchairs, designed by Russell Woodard. An airy design achieved by mesh steel on a wrought iron frame. Black satin finish has been recently professional...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Sculptura Patio Loveseat Sofa by Russell Woodard
By Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, outdoor, patio, powder-coated, steel mesh and wrought iron loveseat sofa by Russell Woodard, Sculptura with original cushions.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Sculptura Patio Loveseat Sofa by Russell Woodard
By Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, outdoor, patio, powder-coated, steel mesh and wrought iron loveseat sofa by Russell Woodard, Sculptura.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

"Sculptura" Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Russell Woodard
By Russell Woodard, Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
A large Woodard Sculptura wrought iron with steel mesh lounge chair and matching ottoman by Russell Woodard, circa 1960s. Originally designed in 1956 this example is estimated from t...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Pair of Mid-20th Century Russell Woodard Wicker Effect Side Chairs, Patio
By Russell Woodard
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A pair of Woodard spun fibreglass chairs, Designed by Russell Woodard, one of the third generation members or Woodard furniture. These examples date from circa 1960 - a truly iconic ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Central American Side Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Woodard Sculptura Patio Garden Dining Table
By Woodard Furniture Co., Russell Woodard
Located in New York, NY
Rare Sculptura garden, patio dining table by Russell Woodard. The table has an octagonal metal mesh top, on four tubular iron legs. The table shows cosmetic wear to the paint finish,...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Russell Woodard Sculptura Patio Set
Located in New York, NY
Russell Woodard patio set. The set has a mesh pattern, four armchairs and matching octagonal shaped table. Measures: Table 52 W x 52 D x 25.5 H. Chairs 26.25 W x 24 D x 28.25 H.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery