Upholstered Barrel Back Chairs

You will feel like you are sitting in the lap of luxury when you plop yourself down in one of these upholstered barrel back chairs. They are very handsome and come in tons of upholstery options, not to mention they're very well made by some of the finest furniture makers. They have a classic look that will properly accent your space in style in class.

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Mid century cane back barrel chairs hollywood glam 2

Mid century cane back barrel chairs hollywood glam 2
Barrel back chairs with solid wooden frames and classic lines. Gentle slope of the back provides additional comfort. Green-gold tone cushions are soft for more relaxation to any user. Four strong legs assure good stability.

Chair victorian carved tufted back

Chair victorian carved tufted back
Beautifully upholstered, this barrel back chair distinguishes itself with the charming, ornamental design, particularly visible in its gently adorned framing. A good representation of the empire or glamour styles.

Vintage Hollywood Regency Pair Of Barrel Back Faux Bamboo Club Lounge Chairs

Vintage Hollywood Regency Pair Of Barrel Back Faux Bamboo Club Lounge Chairs
This charming 2-piece set with Hollywood Regency chairs is sure to make a lasting impression in any home. They have got the barrel backs, upholstered cushions on the back and seat and vintage style.

Pair of cane back barrel chairs hand

Pair of cane back barrel chairs hand
Classic arm chair mounted on wooden base and fitted with cane back. Seat is covered with nice touch fabric. Neutral design for each place according to taste and need.

Amazing Pair Of Milo Baughman Wide Barrel Back Lounge Chairs Mid Century Modern

Amazing Pair Of Milo Baughman Wide Barrel Back Lounge Chairs Mid Century Modern
Set of 2 arm chairs mounted on wooden frame and reinforced with solid supports. It is upholstered with pleasant to the touch fabric. Great addition to the living room and others interiors according to taste.

Danish mid century modern upholstered

Danish mid century modern upholstered
A wonderful set of 2 wide chairs, each designed for making your room comfortable and stylish. Both chairs have a barrel back with stylish button-tufting, a removable seat cushion, and a hardwood frame with tapered legs.

Microfiber Barrel Chair

Microfiber Barrel Chair
Stylish barrel chair featuring solid wood frame, foam padded cushion in microfiber upholstery for extra support, tapered legs for added stability, and modern design sporting versatility and durability in stylish form.

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What are barrel back chairs?

Barrel back chairs are chairs which consist of a seat and then a large back piece which surrounds the chair and provides arms too. The name is taken from the fact that these chairs do look like they are made somewhat in the shape of a barrel, and their short legs often contribute to this look too. This is a look which has been featured in homes for decades, if not centuries, and you can opt for the modern versions of the chair or the traditional furniture.

What are the most popular patterns on upholstered barrel back chairs?

The patterns will vary on upholstered barrel back chairs. Since they are upholstered, the most common material is fabric, creating a comfortable environment in your home. Let's consider some of the most popular patterns that people choose when buying barrel back chairs.

  • Subtle floral pattern: This is normally upholstered using one main color for the chair. For example, light brown or beige are common colors. The material is then embroidered with flowers and leaves which are a shade just slightly darker or lighter than the main color. This means that the floral pattern doesn't stand out too much, but is obviously not a completely plain piece of furniture.
  • Brighter floral pattern: Similar to the subtle pattern mentioned above, the brighter floral patterns have more contrast and are therefore more colorful. While the main background color might be beige or cream, the flowers will normally have some pink, green or purple thread running through them to add color. If choosing this pattern, consider any other prominent colors in the room to decide whether it will clash or work well.
  • Plain pattern: Since many of these chairs have an antique frame, the fabric upholstery is the chance to make it a little more modern. Since floral patterns are very traditional, many buyers like to consider plainer solid colors. Dark colors are popular if you intend to make the barrel chair a feature piece in a room or the only furniture for seating, while lighter colors work well as part of a wider living room suite.

What style of frame pairs well with upholstered barrel chairs?

A common look for older chairs is the distressed wooden look. While this may have been reinforced with newer wooden materials, the upholsterer is careful not to force the chair to look its antique look. A distressed frame paired with modern upholstery can create a beautiful contrast which is ideal for homes furnished with a shabby chic design.


Savannah Barrel Chair

Savannah Barrel Chair
Cozy barrel chair on tapered turned legs. The body is padded with maintenance-free faux leather in yellow with lime undertones. You may choose from toher upholstery colors to match the style to your current decor color scheme.

Barrel back chairs

The oversized barrel back chairs are an excellent combination of exceptionally smart antique styling and functionality. The whole, based on the beautifully carved wooden frame, creates a unique upholstered composition.

Upholstered barrel back chairs

The nicely-framed barrel back chair is a perfect combination of style and functionality. Interesting details and solid wood construction are beautifully compiled with a light cover, which adds charm to the striped pattern.

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A set of two traditional armchairs made in an old-fashioned style. The armchairs are upholstered with polyester blend material in a variety of colors, paired with wooden legs crafted out of dark, burnt oak wood.

Vintage barrel chairs

Barrel-back French chair, perfect if you want to design a traditional, luxurious interior. The distressed framework doesn’t need any renovation, as the antique vibe it carries is just priceless.

Brooklyn is a barrel back club chair that has been

Brooklyn is a barrel back club chair that has been reupholstered using Old-World techniques such as eight-way hand-tied with coil springs, horsehair,

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This soft-in-touch, comfy barrel back chair delights with its cosy, rustic appeal. Upholstered with beige linen, features a stylish nailhead trimming. A smooth way to add your decor some vintage vibe.

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Enjoy elegance with this pair of barrel-backed armchairs. The legs and wood trim are a bright brown which contrasts nicely with the lighter beige upholstery. Decorative nailhead studs around the upper edge of the fabric complete the look.

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An elegant vintage chair with a woody frame and 4 quite tall angular tapered legs in brown. Its tub shell features a half-oval seat and full arms running to same height rounded back. Upholstery is of light brown leather with nailhead trims on edges.

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Lathe turned and trimmed legs and carved wood trim on this barrel backed upholstered chair are lime-washed to give a feeling of antiquity. Seat and back are neatly upholstered in natural linen-look fabric, trimmed with matching piping around the seat and across the back.

Barrel back chair high quality upholstered furniture leather chair

Barrel Back Chair, High Quality Upholstered Furniture Leather Chair ...

Vintage barrel chair

An absolutely adorable example of the shabby chic style, this accent chair will provide your bedrooms a regal character. Its inside delights with fabulous button-tufted upholstery, while the outer side features timeless black and white stripes.

Slipcovered barrel back chair

Slipcovered barrel back chair

Cane back barrel chair

Boasting of amazing hand-carvings and timeless elegance, this fine swan chair has a walnut-finished hardwood frame and quality gray upholstery. Includes a barrel back, a removable seat cushion, padded armrests, and flared rear legs.

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Mid Century Modern American Upholstered Barrel Back Arm Chairs 05094 N | eBay

Looks exactly like the rattan chair i just bought to

Looks EXACTLY like the rattan chair I just bought to redo... Except mine has the org rattan and is in (rare) PERFECT condition. could make padding for back like this but not attach...

Cane barrel back chair

A cool fashionable modern chair featuring a half-barrel like frame of durable transparent acrylic glass. Its semi-oval quite thick padded seat is upholstered in quality black material with a plain design.

Aargau Chair

Mid century barrel chair

A very luxurious solution is to replace standard wooden chairs in the dining room, at the table - through the delicate beige fabric upholstered armchairs. Here barrel back chairs bases are made of the same wood as a dining table.

Clubby classic takes a sophisticated turn in low sweeping arms

Clubby classic takes a sophisticated turn in low sweeping arms, reclined back and tight-seat cushioning upholstered in a smart grey nubby basketweave with just a hint of luster. Brushed nickel nailheads on contrasting fabric banding and washed charcoal wo

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French louis xvi style chair with a painted wood frame

French Louis XVI style chair with a painted wood frame.The barrel back extends to upholstered arm pads and curves down to the seat rail, and is scrolled and supported on tapered, fluted legs. The back legs are splayed. The top rail is scrolled with a cent

French barrel chair

A truly breathtaking pair of fine barrel chairs, excellent for spicing up modern interiors with chicness and elegance. Each chair has a tubular chromed metal frame that holds an extremely cozy seat designed of Mongolian sheepskin.

Retro barrel furniture

The beautifully crafted upholstered barrel back chair is an impressive way to decorate the interior. The beautiful wooden base of the chair combined with the impressive upholstery seat looks dignified and stylish, yet comfortable.

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Add a splash of vintage charm to your interior with some help from these barrel back chairs that sport the warm shade of the leather upholstery and a nice and elegant design that will catch everyone's eye.

Upholstered barrel back chairs

Barrel Chair - Upholstered

This 1970s upholstered barrel back chair has a quilted buttoned

This 1970s Upholstered Barrel Back Chair has a quilted, buttoned back ...

Antique barrel chairs

This pair of vintage upholstered chairs features a characteristic barrel back design, distinguishing the items from the others. Along with grooved scroll wooden armrests and matching straight legs, they constitute a retro masterpiece.

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Vintage Faux Bamboo Upholstered Barrel Back Arm Chair Mid Century Hollywood Regency

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A Pair of Barrel Chairs by James Mont USA ca. 1950's A pair of barrel chairs by James Mont, c 1950. Each chair sits low and has a channeled back that curves around, a thick cushioned seat and ebonized feet. Newly upholstered in 100% silk velvet

Barrel back chairs 3

Set of 2 barrel chairs in the French style. It is mounted on wooden frame and upholstered with pleasant to the touch fabric. Suitable as dining chair or extra seating in any interior.

Barrel back chairs 2

We see this chair from the back so to draw attention to the high quality hand-made wooden carvings that make up the skeleton of this barrel back chair. Safely and comfortably sit on the shiny silk upholstery in the shade of blue.

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Barrel-Back Upholstered Swan Chair

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Hollyhock Barrel Back Chair - Suzanne Rheinstein

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Barrel-Back Upholstered Swan Chair

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Barrel-Back Upholstered Swan Chair

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Vintage Barrel Style Chair.Esme Flatiron fabric.cane back chair.side chair.accent chair.white chair.upholstered chair.vintage chair on Etsy, $255.00

Mid century modern barrel chair

Set of 2 arm chairs mounted on wooden frame. It is upholstered with nice touch fabric and finished with decorative quilting on the back. Ideal as extra seating in the living room, bedroom and more.

Vintage barrel furniture

Intricate, detailed finish along with a stunning, snowy white painting make this a barrel back chair a unique shabby chic proposition. It will bring elegance anywhere it appears.

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Barrel-Back Upholstered Swan Chair

Napoli Chair Color: Brown

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American Upholstered Barrel-Back Chair