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Midcentury Dutch Plywood Chair, the Netherlands, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
The uniqueness of this midcentury Dutch chair is beyond question. With a peculiar shape and history, every aspect of this chair is one of a kind. Seriously minimal and highly functio...
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bouclé, Plywood

Italian Plywood Dining Chairs, 1940s
By Vittorio Nobili
Located in Antwerp, BE
Early Mid-Century Modern dining chairs, solid oak and plywood, Italy, 1940s Unknown and unusual dining chairs from the 1940s, Like an early 'Medea' chair by Vincenzo Nobilis for ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Plywood

  • Italian Plywood Dining Chairs, 1940s
  • Italian Plywood Dining Chairs, 1940s
  • Italian Plywood Dining Chairs, 1940s
  • Italian Plywood Dining Chairs, 1940s
H 30.71 in. W 18.51 in. D 18.51 in.
1940s Walnut Plywood LCW Chair by Charles & Ray Eames 'H'
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company, George Nelson
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
LCW chair, plywood in walnut, Charles & Ray Eames, USA, 1948. Early example of a LCW chair by famous Charles & Ray Eames. The unusual organic shape of this object shows Charles & ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut, Plywood

Group of Six Chairs Plywood Metal Plastic Wood, Italy, 1930s-1940s
Located in Milano, IT
Group of six chairs, chromed meal tubular, plywood and plastic material, lacquered wood armrests.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Robert Kayton Plywood with Woven Cord Chair, US, 1940s
By Klaus Grabe, Robert Kayton
Located in Maastricht, NL
A rare 1940s armchair attributed to Klaus Grabe for Robert Kayton, New York. The brown plywood frame has a white plastified cord woven into it. Bauhaus trained Klaus Grabe left Ge...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Rope

Rare 1940s Ash Plywood and Fabric LCW Chair by Charles & Ray Eames "G"
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company, George Nelson
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
LCW Chair, plywood in ash, original fabric, Charles & Ray Eames, USA, 1948. Early example of a LCW chair by famous Charles & Ray Eames. The unusual organic shape of this object sh...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Ash, Plywood

1940s Walnut Plywood DCW Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames, 4
By Charles and Ray Eames, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
DCW chair, walnut plywood, by designer couple Eames Iconic set of DCW chairs by famous Charles & Ray Eames. The unusual organic shape of the dining chairs makes clear the designer...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood

1940's red, brown molded plywood set of Charles and Ray Eames LCW Chairs 'b'
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Molded plywood in red, brown LCW Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames, USA, 1948. A set of Charles and Ray Eames "LCW" chairs have a modern sculptural form and both are from the first ex...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash, Plywood

Early DCW Bent Plywood Chair by Charles Eames for Evans, 1940s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company
Located in London, GB
Early example of the DCW by Charles and Ray Eames. Manufactured by Evans Production Company in California, USA, 1940s. Lovely example of Eames' plywood dining chair with five-two-...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Altered 1940s Red Analine Plywood Eames LCM JFK Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Washington, DC
This vintage 1940s-1950s Eames chair that was altered, the back had been drilled through and silver 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars bolts were used to cover the holes and re-cinch the back...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair in Black Webbing
By Klaus Grabe
Located in Berlin, DE
Hand built chair with new black strapping and pitch pine frame, 1949. Klaus Grabe was a German designer and architect who emigrated to the United States with fellow Bauhaus members i...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Plywood

  • 1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair in Black Webbing
  • 1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair in Black Webbing
  • 1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair in Black Webbing
  • 1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair in Black Webbing
H 32.29 in. W 17.33 in. D 20.48 in.
Early Eames DCW Mid-Century Modern Plywood Chair by Evans Products
By Evans Products Company, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Early Eames DCW Mid-Century Modern bent plywood chair by Evans Products Pre-Herman Miller.
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Vintage 1940s North American Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Set of Four Bent Plywood Workman’S Factory Chairs by Toledo
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
A set of four workman’s factory chairs with adjustable bent plywood backs and a bent plywood seat, all resting on an adjustable swiveling base with four legs and casters, with manufa...
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Vintage 1940s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

1940s Red Analine LCM Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
By Evans Products Company, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Early example of LCM chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames. This 1951 LCM has its original red aniline dye finish, chrome finish legs, and domes of silence glides. Manufactured by ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • 1940s Red Analine LCM Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
  • 1940s Red Analine LCM Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
  • 1940s Red Analine LCM Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
  • 1940s Red Analine LCM Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
H 27.17 in. W 22.84 in. D 24.02 in.
Mid-Century Modern Plywood Easy Chair by Cor Alons for Den Boer Gouda, 1948
By Cor Alons, Gouda Den Boer
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and very rare Mid-Century Modern easy chair. Design by Cor Alons for Den Boer Gouda. Striking Dutch design from 1948. High-frequency molded plywood and re-upholstered wit...
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

Rare 1940s Rocking Chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Keravan Puuteollisuus Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Rare 1940s rocking chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara. This extremely rare and beautiful chair was fabricated in European birch by Keravan Puuteollisuus Oy, Finland, circa the late 1940s. Th...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Rare 1940s Rocking Chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Keravan Puuteollisuus Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Rare 1940s Rocking chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara. This extremely rare and beautiful chair was fabricated in European birch by Keravan Puuteollisuus Oy, Finland, circa the late 1940s. Th...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Birch, Plywood

1947 Vintage Eames Evans Plywood Herman Miller Mid-Century Lounge Chair
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Washington, DC
All original, early pre-mass production LCW chair with the very rare original tri-sectioned stamp paper label, unmolested chair, all original, excellent museum quality example.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rubber, Plywood

Rare Pair of 1940s Rocking Chairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Keravan Puuteollisuus Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Rare Pair of 1940s Rocking Chairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara. These extremely rare and beautiful chairs were fabricated in European birch by Keravan Puuteollisuus Oy, Finland, circa the la...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

1940s Dark Brown Walnut DCW Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
By Evans Products Company, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Beautiful und really rare DCW chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames. The chair is made out of walnut and has a beautiful and unique patina. Manufactured by Evans in 1945. Together w...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Plywood

Pair of Plywood Cor Alons HF506 Easy Chairs for Den Boer Gouda the Netherlands
By Cor Alons, Gouda Den Boer
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Lovely pair of rare early Dutch Modernism moulded plywood easy chairs with armrests Cor Alons was the first Dutch interior and Industrial designer that started to work with moulde...
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Plywood, Upholstery, Birch

1940s Finnish Set of Four Upholstered Dining Chairs by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Set of four Alvar Aalto model No.62 laminated birch dining chairs produced by Artek in the late 1940s. The model of this listing, No.62, is slightly larger in scale than a very simil...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Upholstery, Leather

Odelberg Olsen Work Chairs
By Odelberg Olsen, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Two work chairs of molded birch plywood and painted steel by the Swedish metalworking firm of Odelberg Olsen, produced circa 1948, for distribution by Knoll in the U.S. market. The c...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Plywood

  • Odelberg Olsen Work Chairs
  • Odelberg Olsen Work Chairs
  • Odelberg Olsen Work Chairs
  • Odelberg Olsen Work Chairs
H 31 in. W 16.75 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chair Model S 188
By Rudolf Kleinkopf
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern chair model S 118. New release. Frame in black or chrome-plated steel tube, seat and back in natural or stained plywood beech. Created in 1946 by the German des...
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Vintage 1940s German Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Mid-Century Modern Chair Model S 188
  • Mid-Century Modern Chair Model S 188
  • Mid-Century Modern Chair Model S 188
  • Mid-Century Modern Chair Model S 188
H 32.29 in. W 17.33 in. D 17.33 in.
Rare Set of Six Plywood Dining Chairs by Cor Alons for Gouda Den Boer
By Cor Alons
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful early mid-century Dutch design dining chairs by Cor Alons manufactured by furniture factory Gouda Den Boer Holland, circa 1949. The chairs are made of laminated birchwood ...
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood, Birch

Jean Prouvé, "Tout Bois" Chair, 1941
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Paris, FR
Solid wood and molded plywood Measures: H. 81 x L. 42 x P. 47.5 cm H. 31.89 x L. 16.54 x D. 18.7 inches.
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Vintage 1940s French Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Wood

  • Jean Prouvé, "Tout Bois" Chair, 1941
  • Jean Prouvé, "Tout Bois" Chair, 1941
  • Jean Prouvé, "Tout Bois" Chair, 1941
  • Jean Prouvé, "Tout Bois" Chair, 1941
H 31.89 in. W 16.54 in. D 18.17 in.
Jean Prouvé, Dactylo CD 11 Chair, 1944
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Paris, FR
Bent sheet steel, steel tube and molded plywood Measures: H. 83 x L. 40 x P. 50 cm H. 32.68 x L. 15.75 x D. 19.69 inches.  
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Vintage 1940s French Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Jean Prouvé, Dactylo CD 11 Chair, 1944
  • Jean Prouvé, Dactylo CD 11 Chair, 1944
  • Jean Prouvé, Dactylo CD 11 Chair, 1944
  • Jean Prouvé, Dactylo CD 11 Chair, 1944
H 32.68 in. W 15.75 in. D 19.69 in.
"Cantilever Chair" Model no. 21 by Alvar Aalto, circa 1938
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in New York, NY
"Cantilever Chair," model no. 21, in molded birch plywood with birch frame. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932. Manufactured by Artek, Finland and retailed by New Furniture, Inc. / Arte...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Chairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Rare Lounge Chairs by Neil Morris in Velvet Burgundy Upholstery
By Neil Morris, Morris of Glasgow
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Neil Morris for H. Morris, lounge chairs, red upholstery, plywood, Scotland, 1940s  This rare chairs, designed by Neil Morris for H. Morris, are sculptural, elegant and feature vari...
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Vintage 1940s Scottish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Plywood

Pair of Iconic LCW Eames Chairs with Faux Cowhide Finish by Lynn Curlee
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Pair of red stained LCW chairs by Charles and Ray Eames. Faux cowhide finish by artist Lynn Curlee. The chairs were acquired in 1969. They are possibly original issue, they were dama...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Paint

First Edition Eames Evans LCM Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
Early LCM chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Evans, distributed by Herman Miller. Label is underneath for both chairs.
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Vintage 1940s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

  • First Edition Eames Evans LCM Chairs
  • First Edition Eames Evans LCM Chairs
  • First Edition Eames Evans LCM Chairs
  • First Edition Eames Evans LCM Chairs
H 27 in. W 25 in. D 22 in.
First Edition Eames LCM Chairs for Evans
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
Early LCM chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Evans, distributed by Herman Miller. Label is underneath for both chairs. Dimensions: H 27" x W 22" x D 25" x SH 15.5" Currently ...
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Vintage 1940s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • First Edition Eames LCM Chairs for Evans
  • First Edition Eames LCM Chairs for Evans
  • First Edition Eames LCM Chairs for Evans
  • First Edition Eames LCM Chairs for Evans
H 27.375 in. W 22.25 in. D 25.375 in.
Pair of Lounge Chairs Model 401 by Alvar Aalto, 1935 Finland Design
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Lyon, FR
First edition 1935 of Scandinavian lounge chair, this model 401 designed by Alvar Aalto Stamped with "Aalto design made in Finland" Original Frame in plywood and beige leather.
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

Jose Zanine de Caldas, Brazilian Black and White Midcentury Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Mòveis Artisticos Z, José Zanine Caldas
Located in Barcelona, ES
Jose Zanine de Caldas (1919-2001) Pair of Lounge chairs Manufactured by Mòveis Artísticos Z Brazil, 1949 Marine plywood, fabric upholstery in white Measurements: 63 cm x 61...
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Vintage 1940s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

Early Pair of Alvar Aalto Model 402 Chairs for Finmar with Original Upholstery
By Alvar Aalto, Finmar
Located in Ghent, BE
Some great original examples of one of Aalto’s groundbreaking cantilevered wooden armchairs. These are early models dating from the 1940s in birch plywood with lovely patina and o...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Charles & Ray Eames LCW Santos Palisander Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic LCW lounge chair in Santos palisander plywood. The veneer and chair is in excellent as new condition. Marked with manufacture label.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rubber, Plywood

Charles & Ray Eames Early LCW Maple Lounge Chair for Herman Miller, 1952
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic LCW lounge chair in maple plywood. The veneer and chair is in good condition with nice patina and wood grain. Light signs of wear and discoloration / dirt, mainly on the seat....
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Maple, Plywood

Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu, Deck Chai
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Paris, FR
Jean proves and Jules Leleu Deck chair of the sanatorium of martel de janville Beech and braided cable circa 1935 Measures: H 113 x L 200 x W 79 1900 euros Jean prouve et Jule...
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Vintage 1940s French Chairs

Materials

Plywood

  • Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu, Deck Chai
  • Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu, Deck Chai
  • Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu, Deck Chai
  • Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu, Deck Chai
H 44.49 in. W 31.11 in. D 78.75 in.
Evans Production Walnut DCM Chairs by Charles Eames, Set of Five, circa 1947
By Charles Eames, Evans Products Company, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of five (5) very rare Evans Production DCM chairs by Ray and Charles Eames predates Herman Miller produced versions. Being considered the "1st Generation" of DCMs this set i...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Classic First Year Production Eames LCW, Evans Label 5 2 5 Screw Configuration
By Herman Miller, Evans Products Company, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of the nicest examples I ve owned in quite a while, stunning figured birch plywood, circa early 1946-1947, L C W (Lounge chair wood) designed by Charles and Ray Eames, Manufactur...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Industrial and Foldable Cinema Chairs by Luterma Estonia, circa 1940s
By Luterma
Located in Schagen, NL
This Industrial bench was made from wood or plywood. It features elegant imprinting’s on the seating’s which are adjusted to the frame with nails. This bench is in good and completel...
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20th Century Estonian Industrial Benches

Materials

Wood, Plywood

Womb Chair Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Milan, IT
Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll The piece is constructed of foam cushion over moulded plywood.  
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Vintage 1940s American Footstools

Materials

Plywood

  • Womb Chair Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
  • Womb Chair Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
  • Womb Chair Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
  • Womb Chair Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
H 16.54 in. W 20.48 in. D 24.81 in.
Dutch Modernist Bambi Chair by Han Pieck
By Han Pieck
Located in Antwerp, BE
Bambi chair by Dutch designer Han Pieck, 1950's.; Dutch Modernist Han Pieck designed both the LaWo chair and this Bambi chair. Both are made out of one piece of plywood produced by...
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plywood

  • Dutch Modernist Bambi Chair by Han Pieck
  • Dutch Modernist Bambi Chair by Han Pieck
  • Dutch Modernist Bambi Chair by Han Pieck
  • Dutch Modernist Bambi Chair by Han Pieck
H 30.71 in. W 16.15 in. D 14.57 in.
Tapiovaara "High Back Lounge Chair" for Domus Academy 1948 Signed Keravan Puuteo
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Keravan Puuteollisuus Oy
Located in London, GB
First I have to say it's highly comfortable. The Tapiovaara's couple produced this leather and plywood armchair in 1948 for the Domus Academy Student complex in Helsinki in Finland ...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plywood, Leather

Jean Prouvé "Tout Bois" Chair, France, circa 1941
By Jean Prouvé
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
"Tout Bois" by Jean Prouvé, circa 1941 Solid wood and plywood.
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Vintage 1940s French Chairs

Materials

Wood, Plywood

  • Jean Prouvé "Tout Bois" Chair, France, circa 1941
  • Jean Prouvé "Tout Bois" Chair, France, circa 1941
  • Jean Prouvé "Tout Bois" Chair, France, circa 1941
  • Jean Prouvé "Tout Bois" Chair, France, circa 1941
H 32.09 in. W 15.75 in. D 19.69 in.
Nathan Lerner "Chair", 1947
By Nathan Lerner
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nathan Lerner, whose parents were Ukrainian emigrants, was born in Chicago in 1913. At the age of nine he attended painting courses at the Art Institute, and at sixteen started to us...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Upholstery

  • Nathan Lerner "Chair", 1947
  • Nathan Lerner "Chair", 1947
  • Nathan Lerner "Chair", 1947
  • Nathan Lerner "Chair", 1947
H 29.5 in. W 16 in. D 19 in.
Charles & Ray Eames Early LCW Ash Lounge Chair for Herman Miller, 1951
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic LCW lounge chair in ash plywood. The veneer and chair is in very good condition with nice patina and wood grain. Early Herman Miller edition after they took over the productio...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Ash, Plywood

1940's Folding Plywood Child's Chair
Located in New York, NY
Early postwar design for a folding plywood child's chair with a red canvas sling, from a Berk's County, PA, estate. Intended for production by a start-up company, this is a working ...
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Vintage 1940s American Chairs

Materials

Canvas

  • 1940's Folding Plywood Child's Chair
  • 1940's Folding Plywood Child's Chair
  • 1940's Folding Plywood Child's Chair
  • 1940's Folding Plywood Child's Chair
H 20.5 in. W 15 in. D 12 in.
Evans Plywood Chair DCW By Charles Eames 1940s
By Charles Eames
Located in Dallas, TX
This is an excellent early example DCW Molded Plywood Chair designed by Charles Eames manufactured by Evans. Chair is in good condition and retains the early Evans/Eames/Herman Mille...
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Rubber

  • Evans Plywood Chair DCW By Charles Eames 1940s
  • Evans Plywood Chair DCW By Charles Eames 1940s
  • Evans Plywood Chair DCW By Charles Eames 1940s
  • Evans Plywood Chair DCW By Charles Eames 1940s
H 28.75 in. W 19.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Pair of 1940s Birch Plywood Chairs Attributed to Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Pair of 1940s birch plywood chairs believed to be designed by Thonet. Solid beech legs and frame with birch plywood seat and curved back. The chairs retain the original brass screw d...
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Vintage 1940s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Birch, Plywood

Bent Plywood Side Chair by Thaden-Jordan Furniture, 1940s / Han Pieck Style
By Thaden-Jordan Furniture Co., Herbert Von Thaden
Located in Ghent, BE
A molded plywood side chair by Herbert Von Thaden who during the period of the 1940s used building methods founded in World War II, using molded plywood in the manner of Eames, Eiger...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Maple, Plywood

1940s Ash Plywood LCW Chair by Charles and Ray Eames "D"
By Charles and Ray Eames, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
LCW chair, plywood in ash, by designer couple Eames. Iconic LCW chair by famous Charles & Ray Eames. The unusual organic shape of this chair makes clear their innovative use of lumb...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Original Green 1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair
By Klaus Grabe
Located in Berlin, DE
Hand built chair with green army surplus strapping and pitch pine frame, 1949. Klaus Grabe was a German designer and architect who emigrated to the United States with fellow Bauhaus ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Cotton Canvas

  • Original Green 1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair
  • Original Green 1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair
  • Original Green 1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair
  • Original Green 1949 Klaus Grabe Plywood Chair
H 20.5 in. W 32 in. D 17.5 in.
CHARLES EAMES PLYWOOD CHILDS CHAIR
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Rare Eames Childs Chair from 1945 and made by Evans Products ,this example in red aniline-dyed finish , about 5,000 of these chairs were made in a single production run and sold betw...
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Vintage 1940s American Chairs

Borge Mogensen Plywood Easy Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare easy chair, molded teak plywood seat and back on solid oak base. Two available. Price is for each chair. Made by Erhard Rasmussen.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Chairs

Materials

Oak, Teak

Borge Mogensen Plywood Easy Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare easy chair, molded teak plywood seat and back on solid oak base. Made by Erhard Rasmussen.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Chairs

Materials

Oak, Teak

Charles & Ray Eames, Rare & Early LCW, Aniline Red Plywood, Cowhide, USA, 1940s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare and early lounge chair wood (LCW). Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, produced by Herman Miller, late 1940s. In aniline red plywood, original slunk upholstery.  
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cowhide, Plywood

Pair of Early DCW Plywood Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Pair of early production "DCW" plywood chairs designed by Charles Eames and made by Evans Products Company for Herman Miller. USA, circa 1940s. Suberb, pristine original condition. ...
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Vintage 1940s American Chairs

One Bent Plywood Lounge Chair by Hans Pieck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hans Pieck bent plywood lounge chair
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Jean Prouvé Wooden Standard Chair Prototype, 1940s
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Tokyo, JP
A prototype of Standard Chair, one of Jean Prouve's most famous chairs. The design and the materials of Standard Chair changed with the times. All of the parts of this model are ma...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Plywood

  • Jean Prouvé Wooden Standard Chair Prototype, 1940s
  • Jean Prouvé Wooden Standard Chair Prototype, 1940s
  • Jean Prouvé Wooden Standard Chair Prototype, 1940s
  • Jean Prouvé Wooden Standard Chair Prototype, 1940s
H 33.47 in. W 16.15 in. D 18.9 in.
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1940s Plywood Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of 1940s plywood chairs available for sale. Frequently made of wood, plywood and fabric, all 1940s plywood chairs available were constructed with great care. 1940s plywood chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of 1940s plywood chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Industrial 1940s plywood chairs are of considerable interest. Large 1940s plywood chairs can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller 1940s plywood chairs available at 1stDibs — each spanning 2 inches in width — may make for a better choice. 1940s plywood chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames and Herman Miller are consistently popular.

How Much are 1940s Plywood Chairs?

1940s plywood chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,451, while the lowest priced sells for $326 and the highest can go for as much as $79,835.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — 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 furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official 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.