Vintage High Back Chair

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For a lovely option for seating, or just for something classic to showcase your style, we have some lovely vintage high back chairs for you to take a look at. They are constructed with the style and care of Old Worlds craftsman, and will take your normal, ordinary room and give it a new lease on style. Take a look at this collection for details and options.

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Our Picks

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Attractive Wingback Chair

Attractive Wingback Chair

Top grain leather envelopes this vintage high back chair. Perfect for warm and intimate spaces. Round and recessed arms with matching upholstery rest on a solid wooden frame. Nailhead trimming along the arms and base adds sophistication. 

Designer Advice:

A great option for traditional, midcentury, and industrial interiors. The rich brown tones of the faux leather bring a dominating and eye-catching appeal that would look perfect in private libraries, sitting rooms, and living spaces. We recommend pairing the dark brown unit with a black round table, while the medium brown chair would be perfect with reddish wood finishes.

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Cathedral Back Chair

Cathedral Back Chair

A set of vintage chairs following authentic mid-century styling. It features a unique cane back with shiny black vinyl seating. Its sturdy wooden oak legs with a light finish keep the composition bright and timeless. 

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Studded Wingback Chair

Studded Wingback Chair

A contemporary vintage chair is made with a stunning winged design and silver nailhead accents. Its plush upholstery with a tight back adds to the flair of the composition. Its sleek arms go straight on the edges.

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Midcentury Club Chair

Midcentury Club Chair

Antique chairs with a weathered look. This wingback seating option adds a homey yet refined touch to a space. Masterfully crafted from solid birch wood. The whole composition ties together a mid-century flair with stunning nailhead detailing. 

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High Back Fauteuil

High Back Fauteuil

Conveying a regal appeal, this antique high back chair is a statement piece. A light-colored patterned upholstery runs from the back to the seat. Features elegant arms and legs with intricate detailing.

Designer Advice:

Bring a regal ambiance to your dining room with these stunning vintage chairs. Best paired with a long rectangular table in a distressed cream or bleached finish, these chairs are perfect for traditional interiors. Complete the look with a rectangular crystal chandelier. Aside from that, these chairs will also look great in a sitting room. 

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Cozy Wingback Chair

Cozy Wingback Chair

Upgrade your reading nook with old high back chairs for sale. Its classic and neutral tones and upholstery blend easily in any space. It features a wingback silhouette with flared arms and intricate cabriole legs. 

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Queen Anne Inspired Chair

Queen Anne Inspired Chair

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This high back antique chair offers a traditional yet posh addition to a space. It brings comfort with its foam-filled back and recessed arms. The dark upholstery and nailhead trim detail bring elegance to the look. 

$649.99

Designer Advice:

Available in charcoal, espresso, and coffee, these chairs would look charming in farmhouse, transitional, industrial style, and bohemian interiors. You can create a perfect reading nook by pairing it with a round side table, an arch reading lamp, and a sheepskin area rug. Throw in a knitted blanket, and you’ll be ready for a cozy night, curling with a good book.

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Novelty Vintage Chair

Novelty Vintage Chair

A vintage high back chair is sure to make a statement in any room. Damask fabric upholstery matches the intricate Baroque-inspired backing with an antique gold finish. It comes with an arm and legs with similar flower carvings. 

Designer Advice:

A unique and attention-grabbing piece that will generate tons of “oohs” and “aahs” from your guests. Get two of these pieces, separated by a round middle table in black or gold leaf finish. Its distinct look adds theatricality to maximalist and eclectic interiors. It can also serve as an accent chair in a modern Baroque interior with a black, white, and gold theme. 

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Buying Guide

Vintage high back chairs don’t just offer extra seating, but they’re also a great way for you to add a brand new style reference, color or silhouette to any room. Read on as we’ve compiled tips on how to spot the best one for your home.

If you are wondering which chair can fit your home, you first need to consider the room’s size. It is always a good idea if you make a floor plan like what interior designers do when figuring out several different ways of ensuring a furniture’s fit.

A good floor plan will also ensure that you utilize the available space in your room efficiently and avoid clutter. What’s more, you’ll be able to set enough room for a walkway around your vintage high back chair.

Remember as you’re getting the measurements of your space to take note of furniture-to-wall-clearance, so you don’t get the vintage piece that doesn’t feel right or fit into your space. If you have a room that’s rather small in size, a huge vintage high back chair can look overbearing. In a large living space, a tiny chair will also look off.

Look for a type of fabric that is resistant to staining apart from being high quality. A good quality fabric will be able to give you more comfort and last a lot longer compared to an inexpensive material. If you have toddlers or pets, then it is definitely a great idea to get a vintage high back chair that has a stain-resistant fabric as spills are more likely to happen.

When you’re checking out the upholstery material of a vintage high back chair, don’t forget to assess whether its color can coordinate with your room’s style or not. Every piece in a room must look great together. The furniture pieces don’t have to match, but they should at least complement each other. If you choose the right color for your vintage high back chair, you will enjoy a more conducive atmosphere for dinner parties and get-togethers. It is, therefore, a good thing to adhere to one theme.

If you’re having a hard time choosing a color for your chair as it’s crucial from the fact that it affects a room’s mood, just opt for neutral wood colors. You can add a pop of color through cushions or throws. If you get tired of the color, you can simply change the throw pillows instead of getting a chair in another color.

When you are selecting a vintage high back chair, it is imperative that you select the item that has a quality construction. As much as possible, only choose the one that is made of solid wood. Although that would be your best bet when it comes to durability, your wallet may not like it. However, you have to remember that the piece has already lasted generations and it will continue to do so. This means you’re making an investment on the right piece of furniture.

If your budget really won’t be able to accommodate a quality craftsmanship, your other best options are imitation wood pieces.

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Incredibly awesome vintage high wing

Incredibly awesome vintage high wing

Tall wing backs are characteristic for vintage arm chairs. This high back one sports juicy yellow velvet upholstery and traditional nailheads trim accent. Carved legs complete this classic, yet striking design.

Black on black high back queens throne

Black on black high back queens throne

This beautiful, high-backed chair is an incredibly fascinating piece of furniture that is perfect for any original interior design. Beautifully carved base with velvet upholstery creates a complete whole, bringing to mind the royal throne.

Vintage high back chair 2

This vintage arm chair is, simply, astonishing in its design. It has a sturdy hardwood frame with gorgeous curvature, with a lovely-tufted back and beautifully-shaped seat, both upholstered in a pink satin fabric.

Vintage High Back Chair

Vintage High Back Chair

The most characteristic of this vintage high back chair is its navy upholstery with huge blue dots, around which a rich beige pattern develops. But the frame of this chair catches the eye with a dull matt finish and metal mesh on the armrests.

Button back sofa 1

A magnificent piece of furniture for luxurious living rooms that crave for striking and comfortable masterpieces. The sofa has a very high, button-tufted back with rolled arms and 2 removable seat cushions - all upholstered in purple velvet material. It rests on highly-polished metal legs.

Purple furniture 20

Boasting with characteristic, rich rolled arms and wood silver-finished legs, this unique purple high back chair will add eclecticism to any interior. It has a premium foam construction for greater softness. Measures overall 34.6"L x 30"W x 66"H.

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Jacobean chair 13

Top quality antique Jacobean chair handcrafted from scratch. The chair is constructed from a sturdy wooden frame and features a leather upholstered backrest and seating area. The wood is then finished in a glossy black finish for that outstanding touch of midcentury class.

Joliet High Back Club Chair

Joliet High Back Club Chair

With classy tufting and beautifully curved sides, this tastefully crafted club chair adds a substantial element of refined style to any living space. Crafted of solid wood and soft, durable polyster fabric, it has quality in ever detail.

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Over-the-top design for an elegant, sophisticated dining chair with a high back and black velvet upholstery. The exquisite frame gives it a unique look, perfect for a classy, moody dining room.

Antique high back armchair

An authentic vintage chair having a 4-arm metal base with a grey finish and black wheels. A swivel shell features a tall flared backrest looking like an open book, a deep seat, thin low arms. It's foam-padded and upholstered in vivid green vinyl.

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Constituting a bold mid-century project, these two chairs just cannot be separated. They complement each other perfectly, being like each other's mirror reflections. Their unique design amazes with their high backrests and curved, one side armrests.

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