Antique & Vintage Chairs, Sofas and Lounges

Adding an elegant focal point to your space, antique and vintage chairs, sofas, and lounges exhibit both highly-skilled craftsmanship and timeless design that are harder to replicate. The eclectic collection of vintage and antique chairs, and sofas for sale on Bidsquare ranges from plush 17th Century 4-seaters, right through to mid-modern classics of the 20th century that attracts a truly global audience.

Antique Chairs

With a silhouette that began as a symbol of authority, the chair has been symbolic of authority for centuries, reserved for people in high positions. It wasn't until the 16th century that chairs became popular in Europe. Prior to that, people sat primarily on benches and stools. The chair began to lose its stately connotations after the renaissance era and became a fashionable piece of furniture among those who could afford them.

Antique chairs are rare treasures with an interesting story behind them. Reviving old styles became à la mode in France in the 19th century. The exceptional elegance of antique chairs became an emblem of intricate techniques, including carving, marquetry, gilding, and veneering in high-quality woods like mahogany, walnut, and oak practiced by French master craftsmen of the period. 

Antique Sofas

The long history of chairs and sofas - dating back to the ancient Egyptian and Roman eras - is a true testament to their unique blend of comfort and style. Popular during the 17th and 18th centuries, the settee or loveseat with its extra-wide seat allowed enough space for a woman and her dress involving elaborate fabric and design, to sit comfortably. In the late 18th century, the Swedish Gustavian style - popularised by King Gustav III - was a sought-after design.  Characterized by white-washed wood with intricately carved detailing, Gustavian sofas show the strong influence of the neoclassical style.

The perennial Chesterfield sofa, which according to legend was commissioned by the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Phillip Stanhope (1694-1773), has arms and backs of equal heights, though design lovers consider deeply buttoned leather upholstery and rolled arms sofas as the true qualities of Chesterfield.  The 19th century witnessed a proliferation of the Chesterfield sofa across London, becoming an enduring representation of British, Victorian style. These handmade antique sofas are timeless masterpieces that are marked by eclectic historical references.

Antique Lounge Chairs

Sophisticated and stylish, antique and vintage lounge chairs have been perennially popular among buyers, bringing as much joy and satisfaction as they did centuries back. Soft and generous in size, lounge chairs are more suited for relaxing in or giving an intimate and cozy place to while away your time.

Bidsquare online auctions are a great place to buy vintage and antique chairs whether you are looking for a vintage Lounge Chair, Rocking Chair, Chippendale Chair, Oak Settle, Patio Chair, Serpentine Sofa, Chaise Lounge, or Chinese Chair, among others, each having a certain je ne sais quoi.  All the antique and vintage chairs featured were handcrafted by skilled craftsmen and are of heirloom quality. These furniture pieces are sure to compliment your style, adding luxury and grandeur to any room.
 

Quick Facts About Chairs, Sofas and Lounges

  • The average lifespan of a sofa is 2958 days.
  • The office chair with wheels was invented by none other than Charles Darwin
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  • Four Similar Stickley Style Oak Side Chairs
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    $800 - $1,200

    Four Similar Stickley Style Oak Side Chairs

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    $800 - $1,200
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    $400
  • Four Hitchcock Presidential Cane Seat Side Chairs
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    $600 - $900

    Four Hitchcock Presidential Cane Seat Side Chairs

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    $600 - $900
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    Current Bid
    $300
  • George III Mahogany Corner Chair
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    $600 - $900

    George III Mahogany Corner Chair

    Est.
    $600 - $900
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    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $300
  • George III Style Mahogany Cambelback Sofa
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    $500 - $1,000

    George III Style Mahogany Cambelback Sofa

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    $500 - $1,000
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    $250
  • Jacobean Style Oak Stool
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    $500 - $700

    Jacobean Style Oak Stool

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    $500 - $700
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    $250
  • Pair of Adam Style Painted Armchairs
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    $500 - $700

    Pair of Adam Style Painted Armchairs

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    $500 - $700
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    $250
  • Pair of Louis XV Style White-Painted Fauteuil
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of Louis XV Style White-Painted Fauteuil

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    $400 - $600
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    $200
  • Metal Mounted Oak Carriage Seat
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    $300 - $500

    Metal Mounted Oak Carriage Seat

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • George III Style Carved Mahogany Library Chair
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    $300 - $500

    George III Style Carved Mahogany Library Chair

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • George III Style Mahogany Library Chair
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    $300 - $500

    George III Style Mahogany Library Chair

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • George II Style Mahogany Armchair
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    $200 - $300

    George II Style Mahogany Armchair

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    $200 - $300
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    $100
  • Pair of Modern Beige Upholstered Stools
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    $200 - $400

    Pair of Modern Beige Upholstered Stools

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    $200 - $400
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    $100
  • Charles II Style Beechwood Armchair
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    $800 - $1,200

    Charles II Style Beechwood Armchair

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    $800 - $1,200
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    Starting Bid
    $500
  • George II Style Walnut Side Chair
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    $200 - $300

    George II Style Walnut Side Chair

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    $200 - $300
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    $100
  • Pair of Edward Wormley Ebonized Club Chairs
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    $800 - $1,200

    Pair of Edward Wormley Ebonized Club Chairs

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    $800 - $1,200
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    Starting Bid
    $600
  • Modern Cream-Upholstered Two Seat Sofa
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    $100 - $200

    Modern Cream-Upholstered Two Seat Sofa

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    $100 - $200
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    Starting Bid
    $60
  • Four Frontgate Outdoor Chair Lounges
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    $400 - $600

    Four Frontgate Outdoor Chair Lounges

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    $400 - $600
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    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Frontgate Patinated Aluminum Settee
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    $400 - $600

    Frontgate Patinated Aluminum Settee

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    $400 - $600
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    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Six Stickley Inlaid Oak Dining Chairs
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    $2,000 - $4,000

    Six Stickley Inlaid Oak Dining Chairs

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    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Arts and Crafts Style Cherrywood Sofa
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    $1,500 - $2,500

    Arts and Crafts Style Cherrywood Sofa

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Stickley Oak Box Settee
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    $2,000 - $4,000

    Stickley Oak Box Settee

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    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Louis XV Style Paint-Decorated Canape
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    $600 - $900

    Louis XV Style Paint-Decorated Canape

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    $600 - $900
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    Starting Bid
    $300
  • George III Mahogany Leather-Top Stool
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    $500 - $800

    George III Mahogany Leather-Top Stool

    Est.
    $500 - $800
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    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Adam Style Painted & Parcel-Gilt Armchair
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    $300 - $500

    Adam Style Painted & Parcel-Gilt Armchair

    Est.
    $300 - $500
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    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Carved Walnut Upholstered Porter's Chair
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    $300 - $500

    Carved Walnut Upholstered Porter's Chair

    Est.
    $300 - $500
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    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair
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    $200 - $400

    Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair

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    $200 - $400
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    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Pair of Frontgate Aluminum Club Chairs & Ottomans
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    $500 - $700

    Pair of Frontgate Aluminum Club Chairs & Ottomans

    Est.
    $500 - $700
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    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Federal Style Mahogany Lolling Chair
    Estimate
    $700 - $1,000

    Federal Style Mahogany Lolling Chair

    Est.
    $700 - $1,000
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    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Queen Anne Cherrywood Rush-Seat Side Chair
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    $150 - $250

    Queen Anne Cherrywood Rush-Seat Side Chair

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    $150 - $250
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    Starting Bid
    $70
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Inlaid Mahogany Armchairs
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of Art Deco Style Inlaid Mahogany Armchairs

    Est.
    $400 - $600
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    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Four Stefano Giovanni for Magis "Bombo" Stools
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    $300 - $500

    Four Stefano Giovanni for Magis "Bombo" Stools

    Est.
    $300 - $500
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    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Suite of Outdoor Aluminum Seating Furniture
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    $600 - $900

    Suite of Outdoor Aluminum Seating Furniture

    Est.
    $600 - $900
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    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Pair of Frontgate Aluminum Double Chaise Lounges
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of Frontgate Aluminum Double Chaise Lounges

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    $400 - $600
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    $200
  • Stickley Upholstered Club Chair
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    $600 - $900

    Stickley Upholstered Club Chair

    Est.
    $600 - $900
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    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Arts and Crafts Oak Bench
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    $600 - $900

    Arts and Crafts Oak Bench

    Est.
    $600 - $900
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    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Pair of Arts & Crafts Oak Armchairs
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    Pair of Arts & Crafts Oak Armchairs

    Est.
    $600 - $900
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    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Arts & Crafts Style Oak Rocking Chair
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    Arts & Crafts Style Oak Rocking Chair

    Est.
    $500 - $700
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    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Red Damask Upholstered Circular Ottoman
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Red Damask Upholstered Circular Ottoman

    Est.
    $400 - $600
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    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Two Chippendale Walnut Side Chairs
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Two Chippendale Walnut Side Chairs

    Est.
    $300 - $500
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    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Queen Anne Style Walnut Diminutive Wing Chair
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Queen Anne Style Walnut Diminutive Wing Chair

    Est.
    $300 - $500
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    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Antonio Citterio, Baisity Sofa for B&B Italia
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    Antonio Citterio, Baisity Sofa for B&B Italia

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
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    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Mahogany Side Chairs
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Pair of Art Deco Style Mahogany Side Chairs

    Est.
    $400 - $600
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    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Six Regency Inlaid Mahogany Dining Chairs
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Six Regency Inlaid Mahogany Dining Chairs

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • PAR DE BANCAS METAMÓRFICAS MEDIADOS DEL SIGLO XX Elaboradas en madera con tapicería de tela con motivos florales. 201 cm de longitud
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    MXN$18,000 - MXN$30,000 $853 - $1,422

    PAR DE BANCAS METAMÓRFICAS MEDIADOS DEL SIGLO XX Elabor...

    Est.
    MXN$18,000 - MXN$30,000 $853 - $1,422
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    MXN$15,000$711
  • Pair of MINOTTI Villon Skin Leather Ottoman Cubic Seats
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    Pair of MINOTTI Villon Skin Leather Ottoman Cubic Seats...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
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    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • SOFÁ SIGLO XX Estilo ART DECO Elaborado en madera tallada y enchapada con tapicería de tela color verde. 255 cm de longitud
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    MXN$20,000 - MXN$30,000 $948 - $1,422

    SOFÁ SIGLO XX Estilo ART DECO Elaborado en madera talla...

    Est.
    MXN$20,000 - MXN$30,000 $948 - $1,422
    Morton Subastas
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    Starting Bid
    MXN$18,000$853
  • Armani / Casa Modern Bar Stools (Set of 3)
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000

    Armani / Casa Modern Bar Stools (Set of 3)

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $6,000
  • PAR DE SILLONES SIGLO XX Elaborados en madera tallada con soportes a manera de garra. Incluyen cojines. 126 x 64 cm
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    MXN$18,000 - MXN$25,000 $853 - $1,185

    PAR DE SILLONES SIGLO XX Elaborados en madera tallada c...

    Est.
    MXN$18,000 - MXN$25,000 $853 - $1,185
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$15,000$711