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1990s Set of Four Danish Johannes Foersom Armchairs in Steel and Black Leather
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of four Johannes Foersom stackable armchairs designed in 1998 in tube steel, beech, chrome and black fabric made by Paustian. The chairs feature elegant organic round shaped a...
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Chrome, Steel

Pair of 'Marnie' Leather Club Chairs by Adam Tihany for i4 Mariani, Italy 1987
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic pair of Post-Modern 1987 design with Art Deco styling 'Marnie' club chairs by Adam Tihany for i4 Mariani, originally retailed for over $9,000 each. These Italian tub chai...
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1990s Italian Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather

Henredon Heavy Leather Wingback Writer's Club Chair and Ottoman, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous 'Writers' wingback club chair and ottoman by Henredon for Ralph Lauren has such incredible lightly distressed and moderately patinated leather, very thick and quality n...
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1990s American Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Marc Sadler Armchair and Ottoman Model "Poggiapiedé Hal", 1997
Located in Paris, FR
Very rare! Marc Sadler Armchair and ottoman Measures: Fauteuil: H 103 x L 94 x P 97 Ottoman: H 38 x L 66 x P 54 Model Poggiapiedé Hal Designed in 1997 Published by Cassina Me...
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1990s French Armchairs

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Leather

Mats Theselius Lounge Chair in Patinated Aluminium and Brown Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, patinated lounge chair, aluminum, wood, leather, Sweden, 1990 This distinct design of Mats Theselius features a body of aluminum on four metal feet. T...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Ron Arad, Victoria and Albert Moroso Armchair
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Ron Arad, Victoria and Albert Moroso armchair, blue wool cover.
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1990s French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Ron Arad, Victoria and Albert Moroso Armchair
  • Ron Arad, Victoria and Albert Moroso Armchair
  • Ron Arad, Victoria and Albert Moroso Armchair
  • Ron Arad, Victoria and Albert Moroso Armchair
H 28.35 in. W 28.35 in. D 23.63 in.
Pair of Colber International Armchairs, circa 1990
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Pair of Colber International armchairs Oak and leather, circa 1990 Measures: H 98 x L 61 x P 67 cm.
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1990s European Régence Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Peter Thode Steel Lounge Chair, Germany, 1991
Located in London, GB
A striking sculptural metal club armchair by German architect Peter Thode, crafted from solid steel sheeting, pipe and black leather. It is a statement piece with an incredible weigh...
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1990s German Post-Modern Armchairs

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Steel

  • Peter Thode Steel Lounge Chair, Germany, 1991
  • Peter Thode Steel Lounge Chair, Germany, 1991
  • Peter Thode Steel Lounge Chair, Germany, 1991
  • Peter Thode Steel Lounge Chair, Germany, 1991
H 34.65 in. W 40.95 in. D 36.23 in.
Mats Theselius for Källemo Lounge Chair in Metal and Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, lounge chair ‘Älgskinnsfåtölj’, patinated metal, stained birch, elk leather, Sweden, 1991 This distinct 'Älgskinnsfåtölj' lounge chair of Mats Thesel...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Saga Cherrywood Shell Black Leather Armchair and Foot Stool by Gioia Marcovicz
Located in Milano, IT
1990s Saga Model - Cherrywood shell black leather armchair and foot stool designed by Gioia Meller Marcovicz for Calssicon. The chair size are: Biography of Gioia Meller by L...
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1990s European Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Cherry

Brunstad Møbler Amanda Leather Armchair with Ottoman
Located in Vienna, AT
Leather and hardwood Amanda armchair with ottoman, foot crosses made of matte chrome-plated steel, swivel base. Loose neck pillow and seat cushion. Adjustable seat and back. Measures...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

De Sede DS-102 Lounge Armchair and Hocker in Cognac Leather by Mathias Hoffmann
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Comfortable lounge armchair by De Sede (DS-102) with thick nappa cognac leather upholstery by Mathias Hoffmann. All in very good / excellent original condition.
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1990s Swiss Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Lounge Chairs in Bentwood and Leather by Christoph Zschocke for Thonet, 1990s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Magnificent pair of very comfortable and strong lounge chairs or armchairs mod. S3001 designed by Christoph Zschocke in 1990s and produced by Thonet Germany. The lounge chairs are ma...
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1990s German Bauhaus Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Beech, Plywood

Rud Thygesen & Johnny Sørensen Model 7703 King Series Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Model 7703 armchairs designed by Rud Thygesen & Johnny Sørensen for Botium in 1989, beech frames with French wicker backs and dark red leather cushions, part of the 'King' ...
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Wicker, Beech, Leather

Midcentury Italian Javier Mariscal "Alessandra" Armchairs, Edited by Moroso
Located in Madrid, ES
Stunning pair of armchairs model “Alessandra” from "Muebles Amorosos" collection, designed in 1995 by Spanish multidisciplinary artist Javier Mariscal (Valencia 1950), for Italian ic...
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1990s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wool, Wood

Modern Seven Vintage Cognac Leather Teak Dining Chairs Cassina, 1990s, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
A modern set of 7 vintage dining chairs, which were made out of a teak base and cognac brown leather armchair shell. Stamped Cassina - N 10 The set of dining chairs by Josep Lluska...
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1990s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

De Sede Black Leather Armchair
Located in Munich, Bavaria
De Sede from Switzerland manufactured this elegant armchair. Black select leather and a sculptural shape. Feet made of polished aluminium We have 2 chairs in stock.
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1990s Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • De Sede Black Leather Armchair
  • De Sede Black Leather Armchair
  • De Sede Black Leather Armchair
  • De Sede Black Leather Armchair
H 31.5 in. W 26.38 in. D 27.56 in.
Easy Chair / Armchair in Black Leather by Skalma Denmark
Located in Halle, DE
Scandinavian easy chair / armchair / club chair from the 90s by SKALMA, Denmark. Upholstered in original black Leather. Good condition. Marked with Manufacturer Tag.
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

1990s Sculptural Armchair light wood and leather by Italian Anacleto Spazzapan
Located in London, GB
A 1990s very sculptural armchair Italian design by Anacleto Spazzapan light wood frame with loose leather threads in mustard, tobacco, dark gray colors. Greatly executed with clever...
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1990s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Pair of Joel Otterson Endangered Species Chairs
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Unique set of Joel Otterson armchairs. Constructed of enameled cast iron, copper pipes, upholstery, animal hide, appropriated elements, 1993. One pair (2 total) available.
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1990s American Armchairs

Materials

Copper, Iron

Six De Sede 'DS-14' Armchairs Lounge Chairs, Cognac Leather Teak, 1989
Located in Graz, AT
One of six De Sede 'DS-14' armchairs in a warm high quality cognac brown leather with a solid Teak base, designed in 1989 and manufactured between 1989 and 1997. The chairs are in g...
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1990s Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Teak

Set of 6 model 'VM3' Vico armchairs by Vico Magistretti for Fritz Hansen, 1990s
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This is a very nice set of 6 dining chairs designed in 1994 by Vico Magistretti for Fritz Hansen. The chair has a molded and blackened maple wood veneer seat with a black soft leathe...
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1990s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Grand Caned Cameo Back Armchair with Leather Seat by Theodore Alexander
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A grand Theodore Alexander cameo caned back armchair having beautiful decorative floral center medallion and rich brown leather seat. Beautiful front and back. Arm height 27.5 Note...
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1990s American Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Theodore Alexander Grand Pair of Caned and Cameo Back Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A grand pair of Theodore Alexander cameo caned back armchairs having beautiful decorative floral center medallions and rich brown leather seats. Beautiful front and back. Arm height...
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1990s American Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Cane, Wood

Sleek Pair of Wrought Iron Cowhide and Leather Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very unusual super chic pair of black wrought iron club chairs in the Campaign style, having interior brown and cream cowhide upholstery and dark brown leather on the reverse with ha...
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1990s North American Modern Club Chairs

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Iron

Pair of Eames EA 222 Herman Miller Leather Recliner Lounge Armchairs & Ottomans
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely suite of vintage 1996/1997 Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Ea222 reclining lounge armchairs with matching black leather ottoman...
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1990s English Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Rolf Benz 684 Armchairs Cream Leather Wooden Base Swivel Movement
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A pair of Rolf Benz, 684 armchairs of recent manufacture. Cream leather on a pivotal wooden base for mobility and freedom of movement. Dimensions: H 73 cm, W 60 cm, seat D 57 cm, se...
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1990s Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Poltrona Frau Midnight Blue Leather Edoardo Armchair
Located in Weesp, NL
Edoardo midnight blue leather Poltrona Frau armchair. Edoardo re-proposes the classical living room furniture of the 20th century. It became part of Poltrona Frau's catalogue in the ...
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1990s Italian Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Down

Pair of Armchairs by Umberto Asnago "project series" for Giorgetti, 1990
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful pair of armchairs by Umberto Asnago for Giorgetti, 1990. The pair of armchairs are made of blue leather and are very well held. However, they are not damaged, but there are...
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1990s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Teak

Pair of Armchairs, Italy, 1990s
Located in New York, NY
Inox steel frames featuring wraparound backs upholstered in dark brown leather, the seats and backs upholstered in the original crushed velvet with leaf pattern. These chairs were de...
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1990s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

  • Pair of Armchairs, Italy, 1990s
  • Pair of Armchairs, Italy, 1990s
  • Pair of Armchairs, Italy, 1990s
  • Pair of Armchairs, Italy, 1990s
H 30 in. W 21.5 in. D 21 in.
Minotti “Suitcace” Armchair, Rodolfo Dordoni, 1990s
Located in Antwerp, BE
A contemporary set of two “Suitcase” armchairs designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti. The chairs are reupholstered in beautiful high-quality cognac leather, which creates a stu...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of De Sede 'DS-14' Armchairs Lounge Chairs, Cognac Leather Teak, 1989
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of De Sede 'DS-14' armchairs in a warm high quality cognac brown leather with a solid Teak base, designed in 1989 and manufactured between 1989 and 1997. The chairs are in gre...
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1990s Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Teak

Mats Theselius for Källemo 'Järn/Mocca' Easy Chair Edition 192/360
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced by Källemo 1994 in a limited edition of 360 chairs, this is #192. Cognac suede, wood and steel, Sweden, 1994.
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Chair by Gernot Rasenberger
Located in Long Island City, NY
A chair by Gernot Rasenberger. Spain, circa late 20th century. Pained wood, cow hide and horns with brass decoration. Labelled: "Pintor, Escultor y Disenador. Gernot Rasenberger. M...
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1990s Spanish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Animal Skin

  • Chair by Gernot Rasenberger
  • Chair by Gernot Rasenberger
  • Chair by Gernot Rasenberger
  • Chair by Gernot Rasenberger
H 45 in. W 36 in. D 32 in.
Team by Wellis or De Sede Sena Ds 2620 Lounge Armchair
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This small armchair Sena DS 2620 was designed by Kurt Erni 1995 for the Swiss manufacture team by Wellis. De Sede was buying Team by Wellis in the year 2012 and this armchair was pr...
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1990s Swiss Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Beech, Leather

De Sede Ds 17 Pair of Grey Leather Lounge Chair Armchair
Located in Munich, Bavaria
De Sede leather armchair DS 17. The leather is the DS Club leather a thick grey aniline leather. Great comfort and a classic timeless design by De Sede. In a good condition. Set ...
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1990s Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

De Sede DS 14 Black Leather Armchair
Located in Munich, Bavaria
De Sede model DS 14 leather armchair Black aniline leather. The legs were made of black lacquered wood.   .
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1990s Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

  • De Sede DS 14 Black Leather Armchair
  • De Sede DS 14 Black Leather Armchair
  • De Sede DS 14 Black Leather Armchair
  • De Sede DS 14 Black Leather Armchair
H 31.5 in. W 33.47 in. D 31.5 in.
Wittmann Leather Armchair Chair Model Alta Design by Paolo Piva
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Leather armchair by Austrian, Italian architect Paolo Piva. Model Alta manufactured by Wittmann. Cognac aniline leather. The design is a basic design from the model aura. Wittmann...
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1990s Austrian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Cassina Model Lazy Working Chair Blue Leather Armchair by Philippe Starck
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Philippe Starck designed this Model Lazy working armchair for Cassina Blue leather. Feet made of aluminium.  
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1990s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Walter Knoll Black Leather Armchairs, Line Jason, Austria, 1997
Located in Paris, FR
Four Walter Knoll armchairs line Jason (1997) design by the Austrian studio EOOS, in black grained leather with anodized aluminum structure. The armchairs are in like new- condition...
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1990s Austrian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Wittmann Leather Armchair Chair Model Alta Design by Paolo Piva
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Leather armchair by Austrian - Italian architect Paolo Piva. Model Alta manufactured by Wittmann. Blue aniline leather. The design is a basic design from the model aura. Wittmann ...
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1990s Austrian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

De Sede Leather Lounge Chair Armchair Creme Paolo Piva
Located in Munich, Bavaria
De Sede leather armchair designed by Paolo Piva. Great comfort and a Classic timeless design by De Sede. With patina on the leather and beech feet.  
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1990s Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Century Pair of Supple Brown Leather and Ebonized Gilded Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Impressive glamorous pair of roomy brown leather arm chairs having regal ebonized and gilded frames. The backs are oval shaped and beautiful front and back. Measures: Arm height 28 ...
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1990s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather

French Pair of Christian Biecher Armchairs for Poltrona Frau, 1990s
Located in Paris, FR
20th-century vintage pair of armchairs designed by French architect Christian Biecher for an elite Parisian restaurant named le Korova in 1999. These were edited by Italian notable f...
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1990s French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Renzo Frau Art Deco Style Red Leather Italian Fair Armchair, 1990s
Located in Milan, IT
Poltrona Frau vanity fair armchair.  
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1990s Italian Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede Ds 17 Leather Lounge Chair Armchair Dark Blue
Located in Munich, Bavaria
De Sede leather armchair DS 17. The leather is the DS Club leather a thick Semianiline leather in dark blue. Great comfort and a Classic timeless design by De Sede. In a very good...
Category

1990s Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Poltrona Frau, Sina Armchairs, Circa 1990
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Two-tone brown and beige leather Good condition Dimensions: H87 x W68 x P60.
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1990s European Other Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Poltrona Frau, Sina Armchairs, Circa 1990
  • Poltrona Frau, Sina Armchairs, Circa 1990
  • Poltrona Frau, Sina Armchairs, Circa 1990
  • Poltrona Frau, Sina Armchairs, Circa 1990
H 34.26 in. W 26.78 in. D 23.63 in.
Set of Four MR20 Armchairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An incredible set of four (4) signed cantilevered MR 20 armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. In excellent showroom condition, this collectible set of arm chairs possess t...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Six Palm Wood Armchairs by Pacific Green, Australia, 1990s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of six "Messina" armchairs in palm wood and leather, made by Pacific Green in the 1990s. Each chair is in good condition with age appropriate patina to the leather upholstery, so...
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1990s Australian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Palmwood

Arne Jacobsen Scandinavian Leather Swan Armchair for Fritz Hansen, 1990s
Located in Modena, IT
Danish mou leather Swan armchair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen in 1958, model of 1992. Please note that the item is original of the period and this shows normal signs...
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Late 20th Century Pacific Green Messina Black Leather Lounge Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Featuring handcrafted palm wood arms and legs, this pair of rare pacific green Messina lounge chairs are a statement piece for your home. The patina on the leather shows well and the...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Animal Skin, Leather, Wood

Mats Theselius for Källemo "Järn / Mocca" / "Iron / Suede" Chair Edition 146/360
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare edition of this iconic chair made and produced by Källemo in 1994. Designed by Mats Theselius. In good vintage condition with signs of use beautiful patina. This example is...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Angel Pazmino Chair Leather
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Angel Pazmino chair leather, in good condition, If available also for sale to be matched with a rocking chair, just ask us about it.
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1990s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

  • Angel Pazmino Chair Leather
  • Angel Pazmino Chair Leather
  • Angel Pazmino Chair Leather
  • Angel Pazmino Chair Leather
H 30.32 in. W 25.99 in. D 29.53 in.
Renzo Frau Italian Leather Armchair "Fumoir" by Poltrona Frau, 1990s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This armchair is part of the "La Collezione" collection, product name: Fumoir, made of genuine full-grain calf leather, with Capitonnè workmanship, limited edition exemplary No. 4209...
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1990s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Montis Leather Sting Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Sting gives new meaning to the words ‘easy seater‘: its seating height is that of an ordinary chair, but it simultaneously offers all the seating comfort of a luxury armchair. What s...
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1990s Dutch Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Montis Leather Sting Armchair
  • Montis Leather Sting Armchair
  • Montis Leather Sting Armchair
  • Montis Leather Sting Armchair
H 34.26 in. W 27.17 in. D 25.6 in.
Medallion Upholstery Brown Leather Chesterfield Armchair Part of Suite
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning RRP £1699 Medallion upholstery LTD San Remo Tan brown leather Chesterfield armchair which is part of a suite The suite came from a...
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1990s English Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Contemporary Pair of Brayton Gray Leather Accent Lounge Armchairs, 1990s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous pair of gray leather lounge chairs, Brayton for Metropolitan Furniture Company, circa 1990s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 31" W x 2...
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1990s American Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Henrik Tengler Armchairs, Model Chairman
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Henrik Tengler armchairs in steel and backrest of mahogany. Upholstered with patinated nature leather. Made by Hansen & Sørensen.
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Henrik Tengler Armchairs, Model Chairman
  • Henrik Tengler Armchairs, Model Chairman
  • Henrik Tengler Armchairs, Model Chairman
  • Henrik Tengler Armchairs, Model Chairman
H 29.93 in. W 21.66 in. D 19.69 in.
Steel and leather chairs designed for Parisian nightclub Le Queen
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Le Queen is a very famous Parisian nightclub located on the Champs-Elysées. One of its founders was the world famous discjockey David Guetta. In the 1990's this was the Parisian p...
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1990s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini for Cassina Cab Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Russian red leather has wonderful patina and is in excellent condition.  
Category

1990s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Mario Bellini for Cassina Cab Armchairs
  • Mario Bellini for Cassina Cab Armchairs
  • Mario Bellini for Cassina Cab Armchairs
  • Mario Bellini for Cassina Cab Armchairs
H 32 in. W 23 in. D 20 in.
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1990s Animal Skin Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 1990s animal skin armchairs for sale on 1stDibs. Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern 1990s animal skin armchairs are consistently popular styles. De Sede, Poltrona Frau and Fritz Hansen each produced beautiful 1990s animal skin armchairs that are worth considering.

How Much are 1990s Animal Skin Armchairs?

1990s animal skin armchairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,325, while the lowest priced sells for $300 and the highest can go for as much as $28,863.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.