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Fritz Hansen Three-Seat Sofa Green Model 1669a / 4468
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Lasbek, DE
Three-seat sofa by Fritz Hansen, Model 1669a/4468. Oval, stained beech legs. Seat, sides and back upholstered in wool. Literature: Catalogue from Fritz Hansen 1942, p. 17. Catalog...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen Three-Seat Sofa, Model 1669A Couch 3-Seat Black
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Lasbek, DE
Fritz Hansen three-seat sofa, model 1669A with oval beech legs, upholstered in wool, buttoned back. Produced by Fritz Hansen/ Denmark. Literature: Catalogue from Fritz Hansen, 1942...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wool

Fritz Hansen Three-Seat Sofa Model 1669a Red 3-Seat Couch 1940s Midcentury
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Lasbek, DE
Fritz Hansen three-seat sofa, model 1669A, with oval beech legs, later reupholstered in wool. Designed and produced by Fritz Hansen. Measures: H. 75 cm., L. 185 cm., D. 84 cm. L...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen, Console, Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1984 Logo, Wood, circa 1984
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Fritz Hansen, console, Wooden top and wood feet, Each foot marked by the logo: "FRITZ HANSEN, DENMARK, 1984" circa 1984, Denmark. Measures: Height 75 cm, width 2m20, depth 70 cm.
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Antique 1660s Danish Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Wood

Ceasar Stoffi and Fritz Nagel Silver Plated Candleholders, 1960s
By Bmf Nagel, Fritz Nagel
Located in Modena, IT
Set of two Brutalist stackable candle holders design Ceasar Stoffi and Fritz Nagel in silver plated for BMF Nagel, made Germany 1960s Please note that the items are original of th...
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Antique 1660s German Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Silver Plate

Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural model re-upholstered in wool, legs of stained beech. All work carried out as original with filling in organic...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
H 31.89 in. W 31.5 in. D 29.14 in.
Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A pair of sculptural easy chairs. Designed in the late 1930s and made by Fritz Hansen as model 1669 with maker's stamp to the frame. Legs of stained beech, new upholstery wit...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

  • Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
  • Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
  • Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
  • Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
H 29.14 in. W 31.89 in. D 31.5 in.
Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
By Fritz Hansen
Located in DE
A pair of sculptural easy chairs. Designed 1938 and made by Fritz Hansen in the 1940s. Legs of stained beech, new upholstery in Angora Mohair. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Angora, Beech

  • Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
  • Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
  • Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
  • Pair of Fritz Hansen 1669 Easy Chairs
H 29.14 in. W 30.32 in. D 31.11 in.
Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair, Model 1669, 1940
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Madrid, ES
A variant model 1669 armchair designed by Fritz Hansen in the 1940s.Wood structure. Reupholstered in Kvadrat Coda wool. Excellent condition. Very elegant.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair, Model 1669, 1940
  • Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair, Model 1669, 1940
  • Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair, Model 1669, 1940
  • Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair, Model 1669, 1940
H 35.04 in. W 29.14 in. D 29.53 in.
Rare High Back Chairs 1669 by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in San Francisco, CA
An extremely rare pair of high back chairs by Fritz Hansen. This model was based on the Fritz Hansen 1669 chairs. Reupholstered in a luxurious wool on mahogany legs. Denmark, circa 1...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wool, Mahogany

Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural chair re-upholstered in sheepskin, legs of stained beech. All work carried out as original with filling in or...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin

  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
H 31.89 in. W 31.5 in. L 31.89 in.
Danish Modern Lounge Chair by Fritz Hansen Model 1669, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
Lounge chair in upholstered in French velvet. Designed and made by Fritz Hansen cabinetmakers in 1940s. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Fritz Hansen Variant of Model 1669 Easy Chair, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful lounge chair model 1669 lounge chair made in the 1940s by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen. The 1669 is very sought after with its sculptural organic shape and harmonious proportio...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen Attributed Model 1669 Style Easy Chair, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful small scale lounge chair made in Denmark in the 1940s. The chair bear some resemblance to Frits Hansen's model 1669 and also has legs identical to a design seen on one vari...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen Variant of Model 1669 Danish Midcentury 1940s Easy Chair
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful model 1669 lounge chair made in the 1940s by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen. The 1669 is very sought after with its sculptural organic shape and harmonious proportions combined w...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Beech

1940s Fritz Hansen Three-Seat Sofa in Sheep Skin, Model 1669A
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Praha, CZ
Beautiful Danish "Fritz Hansen" sofa in sheepskin upholstery suitable for open spaces. The sheepskin were carefully selected and their weren't chemically treated (to be mo...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Sheepskin, Mahogany

Pair of Danish 1940s Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Style Lounge Chairs
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful pair of 1940s Danish easy chair similar in style and size to Fritz Hansen's famed model 1669 and the armrests and cylindrical front legs also show strong similarities to Cl...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Pair of Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Lounge Chairs in Sheepskin Shearling, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful exuberant pair of model 1669 lounge chairs made in the 1940s by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen. The 1669 is very sought after with its sculptural organic shape and harmonious pro...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Beech, Sheepskin

Fritz Hansen Variant of Model 1669 Danish Midcentury 1940s Easy Chair in Mohair
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful model 1669 lounge chair made in the 1940s by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen. The 1669 is very sought after with its sculptural organic shape and harmonious proportions combined w...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Model 3350 Bachelor Chair with Footstool by Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen, 1967
By Verner Panton, Fritz Hansen
Located in Munster, NRW
Verner Panton (1926-1998) Bachelor chairs model 3351 designed 1953, production from 1967. Produced by Fritz Hansen. Tubular steel frame with suede lining, seat cushions in suede. Mea...
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Antique 1660s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Suede

Danish Lounge Chairs by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard for Fritz Hansen, 1960s
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Berlin, DE
Very beautiful lounge chairs designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard for Fritz Hansen. Very beautifully shaped, newly reupholstered with a high quality fabric in dark grey, the wood ...
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Antique 1660s Danish Lounge Chairs

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Beech, Teak

Fritz Hansen Easy Chair Model 1669
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Madrid, ES
An easy chair designed and upholstered by Fritz Hansen 1n, 1940s . Recently reupholstered in Kvadrat Coda fabric. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Fritz Hansen Easy Chair Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Easy Chair Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Easy Chair Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Easy Chair Model 1669
H 29.53 in. W 29.14 in. D 29.53 in.
Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural model re-upholstered in a quality wool, legs of stained beech. All work carried out as original with filling ...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
H 31.89 in. W 31.5 in. D 29.14 in.
1940s Fritz Hansen 1669A Three-Seat Sofa, Denmark
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition/structurally stabile - Suitable to be newly upholstered.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • 1940s Fritz Hansen 1669A Three-Seat Sofa, Denmark
  • 1940s Fritz Hansen 1669A Three-Seat Sofa, Denmark
  • 1940s Fritz Hansen 1669A Three-Seat Sofa, Denmark
  • 1940s Fritz Hansen 1669A Three-Seat Sofa, Denmark
H 29.93 in. W 72.84 in. D 29.93 in.
Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural model upholstered in wool, legs of stained beech. Price is for the pair.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669
H 31.89 in. W 31.5 in. D 29.14 in.
Lounge Chairs 1669 by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of lounge chair model 1669 produced by Fritz Hansen. Made in Denmark during the 1940s. Dark stained oak legs and new honey toned sheep skin with tufted leather buttons in the ba...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Sheepskin, Oak

  • Lounge Chairs 1669 by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1940s
  • Lounge Chairs 1669 by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1940s
  • Lounge Chairs 1669 by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1940s
  • Lounge Chairs 1669 by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1940s
H 32.29 in. W 30.71 in. D 25.6 in.
Model 1669 White Sheepskin Fritz Hansen Easy Chair
By Fritz Hansen
Located in New York, NY
A Fritz Hansen model 1669 easy chair newly reupholstered in sheepskin with original beech legs.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Beech

Rare High Back Sofa 1669a by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in San Francisco, CA
An extremely rare high back sofa by Fritz Hansen. This model was based on the Fritz Hansen 1669 chairs. Reupholstered in a luxurious wool on mahogany legs. Denmark, circa 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Mahogany

Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural chair upholstered in sheepskin, legs of stained beech. All work carried out as original with filling in organ...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin

  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
H 31.89 in. W 31.5 in. D 29.14 in.
Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural chair upholstered in sheepskin, legs of stained beech. All work carried out as original with filling in organ...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin

  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
H 31.89 in. W 31.5 in. D 29.14 in.
Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Three-Seat Sofa
By Fritz Hansen, Mogens Lassen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A model 1669 sofa by Fritz Hansen in the style of Mogens Lassen which can seat three comfortably. A timeless Art Deco inspired design with tufted upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

  • Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Three-Seat Sofa
  • Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Three-Seat Sofa
  • Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Three-Seat Sofa
  • Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Three-Seat Sofa
H 31 in. W 67 in. D 30 in.
Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural chair re-upholstered in sheepskin, legs of stained beech. All work carried out as original with filling in or...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
  • Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs, Model 1669, 1930s
H 31.89 in. W 31.5 in. D 29.14 in.
Fritz Hansen 1940 Easy Chair Model 1669, Raf Simons Upholstery
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Madrid, ES
An easy chair, model 1669, designed in the 1940s by Fritz Hansen and edited by Fritz Hansen. Beautifully reupholstered with Raf Simons luxury fabrics. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Fritz Hansen Easy Chair Variant of Model 1669, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful a model 1669 lounge chair made in the 1940s by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen. The 1669 is very sought after with its sculptural organic shape and harmonious proportions combined...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen, Pair of Easy Chairs Model 1669, Mid-Century Modern
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
FRITZ HANSEN - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN The iconic pair of easy chairs from Fritz Hansen, model 1669. Upholstered in flask green wool fabric by Kvadrat. We can arrange for a different ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Lounge Chair in Beige Sheepskin Shearling, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful exuberant model 1669 lounge chair made in the 1940s by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen. The 1669 is very sought after with its sculptural organic shape and harmonious proportions ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Lounge Chair in Beige Sheepskin Shearling, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful exuberant model 1669 lounge chair made in the 1940s by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen. The 1669 is very sought after with its sculptural organic shape and harmonious proportions ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Lounge Chair in Beige Sheepskin Shearling, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful exuberant model 1669 lounge chair made in the 1940s by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen. The 1669 is very sought after with its sculptural organic shape and harmonious proportions ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Beech

Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs in Beige Sheepskin, Model 1669, 1930s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural chair re-upholstered in beige sheepskin, legs of stained beech. All work carried out as original with filling...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin

Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs in Beige Sheepskin, Model 1669, 1930s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural chair re-upholstered in beige sheepskin, legs of stained beech. All work carried out as original with filling...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin

Fritz Hansen Pair of Easy Chairs in Beige Sheepskin, Model 1669, 1930s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Fritz Hansen easy chairs, model 1669, circa 1930s. Sculptural chair re-upholstered in beige sheepskin, legs of stained beech. All work carried out as original with filling...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin

Unique Danish Fritz Hansen Sofa Mod. 1669 in Teddy Bear Fur and Leather Tufted
By A. J. Iversen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful and in this style, unique Fritz Hansen sofa 1669, solid beechwood legs, completely reupholstered and professionally renewed upholstery, since this time, never used, the con...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Beech

1669 Fritz For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal 1669 fritz for your home. Frequently made of wood, fabric and beech, every 1669 fritz was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a 1669 fritz, we have 46 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer 1669 fritz, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right 1669 fritz, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made 1669 fritz has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Fritz Hansen, BMF Nagel and Fritz Nagel are consistently popular.

How Much is a 1669 Fritz?

Prices for a 1669 fritz start at $518 and top out at $30,098 with the average selling for $9,500.

fritz-hansen Biography and Important Works

When the Copenhagen-based furniture maker Fritz Hansen opened for business more than 140 years ago, the company — which today styles itself The Republic of Fritz Hansen — adhered to the traditional, time-honored Danish values of craftsmanship in woodworking and joinery. Yet thanks to the postwar innovations of Arne Jacobsen and others, Fritz Hansen would become the country’s leader in modernist design using new, forward-looking materials and methods.

Fritz Hansen started his company in 1872, specializing in the manufacture of small furniture parts. In 1915, the firm became the first in Denmark to make chairs using steam-bent wood (a technique most familiar from birch used in the ubiquitous café chairs by Austrian maker Thonet). At the time, Fritz Hansen was best known for seating that featured curved legs and curlicue splats and referenced 18th-century Chippendale designs. In the next few decades, the company promoted simple, plain chairs with slatted backs and cane or rush seats designed by such proto-modernist masters as Kaare Klint and Søren Hansen. Still, the most aesthetically striking piece Fritz Hansen produced in the first half of the 20th century was arguably the China chair of 1944 by Hans Wegner — and that piece, with its yoke-shaped bentwood back- and armrest, was based on seating manufactured in China during the Ming dynasty. (Wegner was moved by portraits he’d seen of Danish merchants in the Chinese chairs.) 

Everything changed in 1952 with Arne Jacobsen’s Ant chair. The collaboration between the architect and Fritz Hansen officially originated in 1934 — that year, Jacobsen created his inaugural piece for the manufacturer, the solid beechwood Bellevue chair for a restaurant commission. The Ant chair, however, was the breakthrough. Designed by Jacobsen for the cafeteria of a Danish healthcare company called Novo Nordisk, the Ant was composed of a seat and backrest formed from a single piece of molded plywood attached, in its original iteration, to three tubular metal legs. Its silhouette suggests the shape of the insect’s body, and the lightweight, stackable chair and its biomorphic form became an international hit.

Jacobsen followed with more plywood successes, such as the Grand Prix chair of 1957. The following year he designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and its furnishings, including the Egg chair and the Swan chair. Those two upholstered pieces, with their lush, organic frames made of fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane, have become the two chairs most emblematic of mid-20th-century cool. Moreover, the Egg and Swan led Fritz Hansen to fully embrace new man-made materials, like foam, plastic and steel wire used to realize the avant-garde creations of later generations of designers with whom the firm collaborated, such as Piet Hein, Jørn Utzon (the architect of the Sydney Opera House) and Verner Panton. If the Fritz Hansen of 1872 would not now recognize his company, today’s connoisseurs certainly do.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.