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 These handmade antique sofas are timeless masterpieces that are marked by eclectic historical references.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 auction is a great place to buy vintage and antique chairs whether you are looking for a upholstered chairs, Rocking Chair, Chippendale Chair, Oak Settle, Patio Chair, Serpentine Sofa, Chaise Lounge, herman miller chairs 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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  • Victorian Chairs
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    $5 - $500

    Victorian Chairs

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    $5 - $500
  • Painted Ladderback
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    $5 - $500

    Painted Ladderback

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    $5 - $500
    0 Bids
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    $5
  • Westing, Evans, Egmore Chairs
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    $5 - $500

    Westing, Evans, Egmore Chairs

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    $5 - $500
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    $5
  • George III Dining Chair
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    $5 - $500

    George III Dining Chair

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    $5 - $500
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $5
  • Windsor Chairs
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    $5 - $500

    Windsor Chairs

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    $5 - $500
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $45
  • Victorian Chairs, etc.
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    $5 - $500

    Victorian Chairs, etc.

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    $5 - $500
  • Victorian Chair and Ottoman
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    $5 - $500

    Victorian Chair and Ottoman

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    $5 - $500
  • Sackback Windsor
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    $5 - $500

    Sackback Windsor

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    $5 - $500
    3 Bids
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    $50
  • Pair of Painted Chairs
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    $5 - $500

    Pair of Painted Chairs

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    $5 - $500
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    $5
  • Mission Stool
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    $5 - $500

    Mission Stool

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    $5 - $500
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $5
  • Wainscot Chair
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    $5 - $500

    Wainscot Chair

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    $5 - $500
    4 Bids
    Current Bid
    $140
  • Philadelphia Windsor Chair
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    $5 - $500

    Philadelphia Windsor Chair

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    $5 - $500
    3 Bids
    Current Bid
    $45
  • Ladderback Armchair
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    $5 - $500

    Ladderback Armchair

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    $5 - $500
    0 Bids
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    $5
  • Classical Sofa
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    $5 - $500

    Classical Sofa

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    $5 - $500
  • Windsor Rocker
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    $5 - $500

    Windsor Rocker

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    $5 - $500
  • Pennsylvania Windsor
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    $5 - $500

    Pennsylvania Windsor

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    $5 - $500
    1 Bid
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    $5
  • Doll Bed and Chair
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    $5 - $500

    Doll Bed and Chair

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    $5 - $500
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    $5
  • New Jersey Windsor
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    $5 - $500

    New Jersey Windsor

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    $5 - $500
    2 Bids
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    $35
  • Shaker Rocking Chair
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    $5 - $500

    Shaker Rocking Chair

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    $5 - $500
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    $5
  • Chair and Stand
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    $5 - $500

    Chair and Stand

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    $5 - $500
    1 Bid
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    $5
  • Pair Sheraton Chairs
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    $5 - $500

    Pair Sheraton Chairs

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    $5 - $500
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    $5
  • Country Chairs
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    $5 - $500

    Country Chairs

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    $5
  • Childs Rocking Chair
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    $5 - $500

    Childs Rocking Chair

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    $5 - $500
  • Five Antique Chairs
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    $5 - $500

    Five Antique Chairs

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    $5 - $500
    1 Bid
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    $5
  • Writing Arm Rocker
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    $5 - $500

    Writing Arm Rocker

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    $5 - $500
  • Classical Sofa
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    $5 - $500

    Classical Sofa

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    $5 - $500
  • Southwood Furniture Chippendale Style Armchair.
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    $120 - $180

    Southwood Furniture Chippendale Style Armchair.

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    $120 - $180
    DGW Auctioneers Inc.
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    $60
  • Pair of Upholstered Armchairs.
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    $200 - $300

    Pair of Upholstered Armchairs.

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    $200 - $300
    DGW Auctioneers Inc.
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    $100
  • A French Napoleon Style Figural Gold Leaf Chair
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    $2,500 - $4,500

    A French Napoleon Style Figural Gold Leaf Chair

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    $2,500 - $4,500
    Five Star Auctions
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    $1,800
  • A Pair Of Luis XV Style Loveseat settee
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    $3,500 - $8,500

    A Pair Of Luis XV Style Loveseat settee

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    $3,500 - $8,500
    Five Star Auctions
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    $2,500
  • Southwood Furniture Chippendale Style Armchair.
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    $150 - $250

    Southwood Furniture Chippendale Style Armchair.

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    $150 - $250
    DGW Auctioneers Inc.
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    $70
  • Contemporary Upholstered Sofa and Armchair.
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    $600 - $1,000

    Contemporary Upholstered Sofa and Armchair.

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    $600 - $1,000
    DGW Auctioneers Inc.
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    $300
  • A Diskin Art "Parson" chair and ottoman
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    $600 - $800

    A Diskin Art "Parson" chair and ottoman

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    $600 - $800
    John Moran Auctioneers
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    $300
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Carved Beech Bergeres, 20th c., the arched upholstered back to curved reeded upholstered arms, to a removable bowed cushion se
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of Louis XVI Style Carved Beech Bergeres, 20th c.,...

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    $400 - $600
    Crescent City Auction Galle...
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    $350
  • Carved Mahogany Louis XV Style Caned Bergere, 20th c., the caned back with caned wrap around sides, to a cushioned seat, on cabriole legs with toupie
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    $300 - $500

    Carved Mahogany Louis XV Style Caned Bergere, 20th c., ...

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    $300 - $500
    Crescent City Auction Galle...
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    $200
  • Pair of Paul McCobb Wrought Iron Side Chairs, mid 20th c., the curved canted vertical spindled back, over pressed board seats, on splayed cylindrical
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    $300 - $500

    Pair of Paul McCobb Wrought Iron Side Chairs, mid 20th ...

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    $300 - $500
    Crescent City Auction Galle...
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    $200
  • Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Bergeres, 20th c., the arched curved back over a cushioned seat, in pink fabric, with a long dust ruffle,
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    $250 - $450

    Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Bergeres, 2...

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    $250 - $450
    Crescent City Auction Galle...
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    $150
  • Pair AFTER GEORGE MULHAUSER for PLYCRAFT Sultana Chair in Blue
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    $400 - $600

    Pair AFTER GEORGE MULHAUSER for PLYCRAFT Sultana Chair ...

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    $400 - $600
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • AFTER EKORNES Stressless Leather Recliner Chair and Ottoman #1
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    $200 - $400

    AFTER EKORNES Stressless Leather Recliner Chair and Ott...

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    $200 - $400
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • Set 4 Mid Century Cane High Back Dining Chair
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    $200 - $300

    Set 4 Mid Century Cane High Back Dining Chair

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    $200 - $300
    Rivich Auction
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    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Stylish Elegant Rug
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    $1,260 - $1,760

    Stylish Elegant Rug

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    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
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    Starting Bid
    $840
  • Stunning Black & White Handwoven Rug
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    $1,240 - $1,740

    Stunning Black & White Handwoven Rug

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    $1,240 - $1,740
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Large Soft Authentic Handwoven Blue Rug
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    $1,750 - $2,250

    Large Soft Authentic Handwoven Blue Rug

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    $1,750 - $2,250
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,250
  • Elegant Artistic Handwoven Rug
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    $1,280 - $1,780

    Elegant Artistic Handwoven Rug

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    $1,280 - $1,780
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $820
  • Authentic Yellow Engraved Rug
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    $1,240 - $1,740

    Authentic Yellow Engraved Rug

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    $1,240 - $1,740
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  •  Fabulous Authentic Handwoven Rug
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    $1,260 - $1,760

    Fabulous Authentic Handwoven Rug

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    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Authentic Abstract Colorful Rug
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    $1,260 - $1,760

    Authentic Abstract Colorful Rug

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    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $810
  • Elegant Abstract Rug
    Estimate
    $1,140 - $1,640

    Elegant Abstract Rug

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    $1,140 - $1,640
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $789