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26 Inch Stools

Generally known as counter height, a 26 inch stool is an ideal height for a 36 inch high counter or counter high table. With enough room for your legs — from seat to counter top — this height gives a 10 inch gap which falls into the general rule of 10 to 12 inches from seat to counter top.

It was thought years ago, and still considered today by many, that a 24 inch high stool is required for a counter high top, but this theory is no longer true with today’s expert studies in the bar stool field.

Twenty-four inch is considered too low, even in the 10 to 12 inch standard gap. Even with a 10 inch spread from seat to countertop, still the ideal height is 26 inches for optimal comfort.

The average counter height, today, is 36 to 37 inches high, hence the 26 inch counter stool. Note, the 26 inch stool is typically measured from the floor to the top of the seat.

Whether you’re tall or short, the 26 inch high stool has the ideal comfort zone for everyone.

The counter height stool is mostly found in kitchens and dining rooms. This is because it’s the more preferred height in the most used rooms on a daily basis. This height is easier to get in and out of it at any age.

We select only the finest quality stools with the utmost comfort and durability here at Barstool Comforts.

30 Inch Stools

A 30 inch bar stool is a perfect height for a pub table, a bar, or a bar high counter. A standard bar is 42 inches high which is perfect for a 30 inch stool, giving a difference of 12 inches between the seat and the top of the bar.

The 30 inch high stool can also accommodate a 41 inch high bar.

The standard distance from seat to bar top should be no less than 8 inches and no more than 12 inches.

Bar height stools work great with arms. Thirty inch stools are higher than a counter stool so this makes getting in and out of them, a little harder. The arms act as a support when lifting yourself into them.

Make sure the measurement, from the floor to the top of the arm, clears the bottom of the counter by at least 1 inch (see measurements on our product pages). Also, the footrest measurement is the same distance from the footrest to floor, whether it’s a counter or bar height stool.

On stools where the legs flare out, the bar high stools will have legs slightly wider at the bottom than a counter high stool for better stability.

If the legs go straight down to the floor (no flare or curve), the legs will obviously be the same width for bar and counter height.

The seat and back will always be the same size, whether it’s a counter height stool or a bar height stool.

Once you know which height you need, use our website to browse the selection we have. These are the most durable and most comfortable stools you will find on the internet. Being in the business for over 20 years and having a showroom where we have personally sat on these stools, we have only given you the best selection. You will love these stools for many years, and they will last you for decades.

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #174 Swivel Bar Stool with Padded Arms, Tufted Back, and Metal Frame Base
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    #174 Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #2010 Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool with Arms in Red Cushion $400.00 $385.00 Lisa Furniture

    #2010 Serene Swivel Stool with Back

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture - Oval Shaped Classic Barstool with Arms and Upholstery $419.00 $399.00 Lisa Furniture

    #2020 Classic Nailhead Trim Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Shield Back Swivel Stool with Arms #2027 by Lisa Furniture $419.00 $399.00 Lisa Furniture

    #2027 Shield Back Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's Orion #2028 Swivel Bar Stool with Round Lattice Back and Seat Cushion $330.00 $309.00 Lisa Furniture

    #2028 Orion Swivel Stool with Oval Back

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #2035 Tilt Swivel Bar Stool with Arms $449.00 $409.00 Lisa Furniture

    #2035 Tilt Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #2545 Tilt Swivel Bar Stool with Arms in Black and Tan $449.00 $399.00 Lisa Furniture

    #2045 Tilt Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #2046 Backless Metal Swivel Bar Stool with Round Seat $350.00 $329.00 Lisa Furniture

    #2046 Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Kenna Comfortable Swivel Stool with Arms #2046 by Lisa Furniture $419.00 $365.00 Lisa Furniture

    #2046 Kenna Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Dudley Backless Swivel Stool #2086 by Lisa Furniture $269.00 $239.00 Lisa Furniture

    #2086 Dudley Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's Coco #2535 Tilt Swivel Bar Stool with Arms in Black metal and Brown seat and back cushion $449.00 $409.00 Lisa Furniture

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #2545 Tilt Swivel Stool with Arms in Black Finish and Brown Fabric $449.00 $399.00 Lisa Furniture

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #2546 Tilt Swivel Bar Stool with Arms $424.00 $399.00 Lisa Furniture

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  • Sale! #2545 Bucket with #874 Base $449.00 $399.00 Lisa Furniture

    #845 Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #874 Laze Modern Angular Swivel Barstool with Arms shown in Metallic metal finish and Red seat and back cushion $400.00 $379.00 Lisa Furniture

    #874 Laze Modern Angular Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #97 Modern Backless Stool $250.00 $236.50 Lisa Furniture

    #97 Modern Backless Stool

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  • Sale! Holland's 3000 Georgian Backless Swivel Barstool in Black Metal Finish and Grey Vinyl Seat $172.00 $149.00 Holland

    3000 Georgian Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Holland's 3020 Backless Swivel Barstool in Black Metal Finish and Grey Vinyl Seat $172.00 $149.00 Holland

    3020 Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Holland's #3110 Hampton Stationary Wooden Bar Stool with Back in Black Wood Finish $210.00 $199.00 Holland

    3110 Hampton Wood Stool

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  • Sale! Holland's Hampton 3120 Wooden Barstool in Natural Wood Finish and Green Vinyl Seat $229.00 $219.00 Holland

    3120 Hampton Wood Stool

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  • Sale! Holland's Hampton 3130 Barstool with Back in Black Wood and Blue Seat Cushion $229.00 $219.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Hampton #3140 Barstool with Back in Medium Wood and Brown Seat Cushion $229.00 $219.00 Holland

    3140 Hampton Wood Stool

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  • Sale! Holland's #3160 Hampton Bar Stool in Black Wood and Gray Seat Cushion $250.00 $239.00 Holland

    3160 Hampton Wood Stool

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  • Sale! Darafeev's 438 Bartender Swivel Backless Bar Stool in Oak Wood $744.00 $632.00 Darafeev

    438 Oak Wood Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Darafeev's #610 Wooden Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool with Arms in Honey Oak Finish $1,104.00 $939.00 Darafeev

    610 Oak Wood Upholstered Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Darafeev's 615 Maple Wood Swivel Bar Stool with Back in Rustic Driftwood Whitewash Finish $1,104.00 $938.40 Darafeev

    615 Oak Wood Flexback Upholstered Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Darafeev's #600 Upholstered Swivel Wood Stool with Arms in Tobacco Oak Finish $1,200.00 $1,020.00 Darafeev

    660 Oak Wood Upholstered Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Darafeev's 865 Walnut Wooden Backless Stool with Black Round Seat Cushion $768.00 $652.00 Darafeev

    865 Walnut Wood Backless Stool

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  • Sale! Holland's 9000 Laser Backless Swivel Barstool in Black Metal Finish and Green Seat Cushion $220.00 $179.00 Holland

    900 Laser Backless Swivel Bar Stool 30″

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  • Sale! Darafeev's #907 Spectator Billiard Bench with Arms and Cup Holders and Pool Cue Holders $1,800.20 $1,599.00 Darafeev

    907 Maple Wood Upholstered Billiard 30″ Bar Stool Bench with Arms

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  • Sale! Darafeev's #910 Wooden Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool with Arms in Cinnamon Cherry Wood Finish $984.00 $836.00 Darafeev

    910 Maple Wood Upholstered Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Darafeev's #915 Flexback Upholstered Swivel Wooden Stool with Back in Brown Finish $984.00 $836.00 Darafeev

    915 Maple Wood Flexback Upholstered Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Darafeev's #917 Upholstered Swivel Counter Stool in Natural Wood $984.00 $836.00 Darafeev

    917 Maple Wood Upholstered Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Darafeev's 938 Wood Maple Backless Swivel Bar Stool $672.00 $571.00 Darafeev

    938 Maple Wood Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Darafeev's 960 Wood Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool with High Back, Arms, and Button-Tufting on Back $1,104.00 $938.00 Darafeev

    960 Maple Wood Upholstered Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Darafeev's 965 Backless Wood Maple Swivel Bar Stool $576.00 $489.00 Darafeev

    965 Maple Wood Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Darafeev's #977 Billiard Spectator Bar Stool with Pool Cue Holder and Drink Holders with Arms $900.00 $836.00 Darafeev

    977 Maple Wood Upholstered Billiard Bar Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Aaron Backless Stool with Wood Seat $210.00 $199.00 Amisco

    Aaron Backless Stool with Distressed Wood Seat

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  • Sale! Amisco Aaron Backless Stool with Linear Base $170.00 $159.00 Amisco

    Aaron Backless Stool with Seat Cushion

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  • Sale! Darafeev's Ace Wooden Modern Swivel Bar Stool with Low Back in Gray and Black $798.00 $678.00 Darafeev

    Ace Maple Wood Swivel Stool with Low Back

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  • Sale! Trica Adam Backless Swivel Stool $219.00 $209.00 Trica

    Adam Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Fairfield's Albany Wooden Bar Stool with Arms and Back $900.00 $875.00 Fairfield Chair

    Albany Upholstered Wooden Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Woodard's All-Weather Bali Outdoor Woven Bar Stool with Back in Coffee Weave $500.00 $489.45 Woodard

    All-Weather Bali Outdoor Woven Bar Stool

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  • Sale! Woodard's All-Weather Padded Mocha Bar Stool with Tall Backrest, 24.5" Bar Height $450.00 $439.40 Woodard

    All-Weather Outdoor Padded Woven Stool with Back

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  • Sale! Trica's Allan Swivel Counter Stool in Mahogany Wood Finish on Back, Thick Seat Cushion and Metal Frame $400.00 $387.00 Trica

    Allan Swivel Stool with Back

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  • Sale! Trica's Ally Backless Swivel Bar Stool with Round Seat $275.00 $262.00 Trica

    Ally Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Amisco's Anders Backless Swivel Bar Stool with Square Seat Cushion and Round Base $209.00 $189.00 Amisco

    Anders Backless Swivel Bar Stool

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  • Sale! Amisco's Angelina Farmhouse Metal & Wood Barstool with Spindle Back Design $472.00 $449.00 Amisco

    Angelina Distressed Farmhouse Stool

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  • Sale! Amisco's Annabelle Swivel Bar Stool with Distressed Solid Wood Back and Seat, Metal Frame and Footrest $400.00 $389.00 Amisco

    Annabelle Distressed Swivel Stool with Wood Seat and Back

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  • Sale! Amisco's Annabelle Swivel Barstool with Distressed Solid Wood Trim on Back, Metal Frame and Seat Cushion $330.00 $319.00 Amisco

    Annabelle Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Fairfield Chair's Anthony Wooden Bar Stool with Tall Upholstered Back and Seat with Wood Frame $920.00 $889.00 Fairfield Chair

    Anthony Upholstered Wooden Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Amisco's Anton Backless Swivel Wood Counter Stool in Brown Wood Finish and Off-White Fabric $450.00 $429.00 Amisco

    Anton Backless Wooden Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Trica's Aramis Swivel Counter Stool with Cross Back in Cocoa metal $350.00 $332.00 Trica

    Aramis Swivel Stool with Cross Back Design

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Swivel Bar Stool in Brown $370.00 $345.00 Amisco

    Architect Adjustable Screw Stool with Distressed Wood Back

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Screw Stool with Metal Backrest and Fabric Seating $340.00 $322.00 Amisco

    Architect Adjustable Screw Stool with Metal Back

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Backless Screw Stool with Seat Cushion $310.00 $289.00 Amisco

    Architect Backless Adjustable Screw Stool with Cushion

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Backless Screw Metal Stool with Wood Seat $350.00 $332.00 Amisco

    Architect Backless Adjustable Screw Stool with Distressed Wood Seat

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  • Sale! Amisco's Architect Industrial Bar Stool Bench with Wood on Seat and Back with Metal Base $700.00 $689.00 Amisco

    Architect Bar Stool Bench with Distressed Seat & Back

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  • Sale! Amisco's Architect Industrial Barstool Bench with Distressed Wood Back and Seat Cushion, Metal Legs $700.00 $655.00 Amisco

    Architect Bar Stool Bench with Seat Cushion

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  • Sale! Fairfield Chair's Ardmore Upholstered Counter Stool with Backrest $720.00 $689.00 Fairfield Chair

    Ardmore *Express Upholstered Wooden Stool with Back

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  • Sale! Fairfield Chair's Ardmore Upholstered Counter Stool with Backrest $720.00 $689.00 Fairfield Chair

    Ardmore Upholstered Wooden Stool with Back

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  • Sale! Trica's Art Collection 1 Armless Swivel Counter Stool in Black Metal Finish, Purple Seat Cushion and Wine Glass, Wine Bottle and Grapes Cut-Out on Backrest $280.00 $259.00 Trica

    Art Collection #1 Swivel Stool with Custom Back

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  • Sale! Trica's Art Collection Swivel Stool with Wood Seat and Fisherman Back Design in Traditional Kitchen $350.00 $330.00 Trica

    Art Collection #1 Swivel Stool with Wood Seat

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  • Sale! Trica's Art Collection Swivel Bar Stool with Arms and Duck with Grass and Pond Laser Cut-Out on Backrest $309.00 $290.00 Trica

    Art Collection #2 Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Trica's Arthur Armless Swivel Bar Stool with Button-Tufted Upholstered Back and Seat - Shown in Black Metal Frame and Gray Seat $450.00 $412.00 Trica

    Arthur #1 Swivel Stool with Button-Tufted Back

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  • Sale! Trica's Arthur 2 Swivel Metal Bar Stool with Arms, Black Metal Finish, and Gray Back with Seat Cushion $460.00 $442.00 Trica

    Arthur #2 Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Muniz Aspen Mushroom Acrylic Swivel Bar Stool with Back and White Seat Cushion $650.00 $629.00 Muniz

    Aspen Acrylic Swivel Bar Stool with Mushroom Back

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #186 Atlas Backless Swivel Stool $225.00 $209.00 Lisa Furniture

    Atlas Backless Stool #186

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  • Sale! Amisco's Atlas Backless Swivel Barstool with Square Seat Cushion and Metal Base $209.00 $189.00 Amisco

    Atlas Backless Swivel Bar Stool

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  • Sale! Amisco's Atlas Backless Swivel Metal Barstool with Square Wood Seat - In Brown $229.00 $209.00 Amisco

    Atlas Backless Swivel Bar Stool with Wood Seat

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  • Sale! Woodard's Baja Strap Outdoor Stationary Bar Stool 30" with Arms $310.00 $291.85 Woodard

    Baja Strap Outdoor Stationary Bar Stool 30″

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Bali Backless Swivel Bar Stool in Black Metal Finish and Blue Seat Cushion $300.00 $264.00 Wesley Allen

    Bali Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Bali Metal Backless Swivel Stool in Stainless Steel with Round Seat Cushion $350.00 $329.00 Wesley Allen

    Bali Backless Swivel Stool in Silver Stainless Steel

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Bali Swivel Bar Stool with Low Back shown in Stainless Steel metal finish and White seat and back cushion $540.00 $515.00 Wesley Allen

    Bali Swivel Stool in Silver Stainless Steel

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Bali Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool with Low Back in Silver Metal and Blue Cushion $450.00 $409.00 Wesley Allen

    Bali Swivel Stool with Low Back

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Baltimore Swivel Bar Stool with Metal Back in Stainless and Round Seat Cushion $489.00 $449.00 Wesley Allen

    Baltimore Swivel Stool in Silver Stainless Steel

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Baltimore Backless Swivel Bar Stool with Metal Back and Round Seat Cushion $369.00 $349.00 Wesley Allen

    Baltimore Swivel Stool with Low Back

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  • Sale! Trica's Bambusa Swivel Bar Stool with Natural Wood Trim on Back, Cross Back Design, Wide Seat Cushion, and Silver Metal Frame $600.00 $589.00 Trica

    Bambusa #1 Swivel Stool with Back

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  • Sale! Trica's Bambusa 2 Brown Swivel Bar Stool with Arms, Wood Trim on Back, Cross Back Design, Wide Seat Cushion and Metal Frame $720.00 $704.00 Trica

    Bambusa #2 Swivel Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Amisco's Barry Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool with Curved Back and Round Seat Cushion $355.00 $289.00 Amisco

    Barry Swivel Stool with Curved Back

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