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Kipp Stewart Chesterfield Tufted Leather Daybed, Calvin Furniture 1960s
Located in Chicago, IL
Chesterfield tufted daybed bench. Designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture. Original tufted blue leather has great broken-in patina. Walnut legs have been refinished, cushion su...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Leather, Wood

Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
Shaker bench in solid waxed oak with original seat in patinated leather . Designed by Maa. Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Furniture in the 1950s good original condition. Made in Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Oak

  • Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
  • Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
  • Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
  • Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
H 29.93 in. W 66.93 in. D 18.9 in.
Louis XIV Style Os de Mouton Legs Wood and Leather Stool / Bench, Spain, 1930s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Beautiful Louis XIV style bench or stool raised on four Os de Mouton hand carved walnut legs with stretcher, Spain, 1930s. This stylish banquette has a stretcher joining the legs an...
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20th Century Spanish Louis XIV Benches

Materials

Fabric, Velvet, Leather, Wood, Walnut

Sculptural Midcentury Scandinavian Vintage Woven Leather Bench Lounge Sofa 1960s
Located in Hamburg, DE
This captivatingly beautiful & very rare bench, settee ( 2-seat ) is a classical Scandinavian/ Danish Modern design beauty from 1950s-1960s. Special features are the thick webbed...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Josef Frank Benches, Mahogany and Niger Leather, 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Josef Frank and Svenskt Tenn - Scandinavian Modern A beautiful pair of benches by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Model 2082, mahogany frame and Niger leather with nails. The mo...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Benches

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Leather, Mahogany

Rosewood 'Artist Spinet' Mid-Century Modern Piano by Kimball, c. 1960s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible Rosewood piano is by Kimball, circa 1960s, and called the 'Artist Spinet' piano. We believe is the most attractive Mid-Century Modern piano we have seen, the Rosewood...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

Materials

Chrome

Prototype Wall Bench and Foot Rest, Designed by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Prototype wall bench and foot rest, designed by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen for PP Möbler Denmark. 1980s. Designed by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen for PP Möbler, Denmark. 1980s. Prototyp...
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Vintage 1980s Danish Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Maple

Beautifully Rustic Brazilian Day Bench with Woven-Leather Seat, Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Brazilian single woven-leather and wood daybed or bench. This Brazilian daybed from the mid-20th century has a great rustic feel with it's bucolic frame and leather strip seat. The...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Florence Knoll 72" newly re-upholstered blue leather bench. Classic design, great size and scale! Chrome in nice original condition. Bench retains original label.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

  • Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
H 17 in. W 72 in. D 18.5 in.
Glam Regency Style Ebonized & Giltwood Ottoman with Patent Leather Upholstery
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Schnazzy rectangular Regency style ebonized & giltwood ottoman bench with original black patent leather upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s North American Regency Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Karl Springer Stainless Steel & Leather Bench, 1980’s
Located in Chicago, IL
Karl Springer stainless steel and leather bench, circa 1980’s. All original.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Harvey Probber Knights Bench in Mahogany, Brass and Leather, Signed, 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1950s Harvey Probber 'Knights' bench, model number 1173, with arched base and slatted seat in steam-bent mahogany with brass accents, and finished with a channel-tufted cushion. Bras...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Art Nouveau Bentwood Bench by Josef Hoffmann for J&J Kohn, Austria, circa 1905
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Remarkable bentwood bench designed the famous Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann for the renown company of Jacob & Josef Kohn Vienna. Josef Hoffmann was also the founding member of th...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Benches

Materials

Leather, Bentwood

Leather Stool Bench, 1970s Design
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Modern stool bench upholstered with leather. Four wooden feet. Beautiful patina.
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20th Century Modern Stools

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Leather Stool Bench, 1970s Design
  • Leather Stool Bench, 1970s Design
  • Leather Stool Bench, 1970s Design
  • Leather Stool Bench, 1970s Design
H 16.93 in. W 18.9 in. D 18.9 in.
Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Leather Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom serpentine shaped bench made with antique Italian painted and parcel gilt fluted legs with capital feet. The bench is newly upholstered in chestnut colored leather with self c...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood, Giltwood

  • Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Leather Bench
  • Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Leather Bench
  • Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Leather Bench
  • Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Leather Bench
H 24.5 in. W 33 in. D 14.5 in.
Tommi Parzinger Bench for Parzinger Originals
Located in San Francisco, CA
Tommi Parzinger design bench for Parzinger Originals, N.Y. Upholstered in what appears to be the original white leather on a brass tubular studded frame. A rare design made with high...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Leather and Chrome Entry Bench
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern bench is sure to stand out in the entryway to a room or living space. A comfortable white leather surface provides durability and a sleek look while b...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

1960s Leather and Rosewood Bench by Ico Parisi
Located in New York, NY
This finely crafted modernist bench was designed by the Italian designer Ico Parisi in the 1960s. It is comprised of cushioned seating and a rosewood base. The seating is newly reuph...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

John Follis “Solo” Cognac Leather Lounge Chairs for Fortress
Located in Los Angeles, CA
John Follis “Solo” cognac leather lounge chairs for Fortress.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Steel, Chrome

One of Three Matteo Thun Tufted Leather Banquettes Bench Materassi, Wittmann
Located in Vienna, AT
80” tufted black leather banquette or sofa-bench by Matteo Thun for Wittmann, Austria, designed and produced 1993 - custom made. -3 pieces available, priced per bench Very elegant ...
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1990s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Billy Baldwin X Base Decorator Ottoman Benches in Russet Leather
Located in Ferndale, MI
Exceptional pair of X leg ottomans or benches in rarely seen button tufted leather cover. Original design by Billy Baldwin. Nicely patinated and original.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather

1930s Belgian Gym Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Belgian leather gym bench circa 1930s with fantastic patina and lines. Thick iron feet and oak legs.     
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Benches

Materials

Leather

  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
H 18 in. W 56 in. D 19 in.
Postmodern Italian 1980s Sofa, Two-Seat
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage 1980s Postmodern two-seat sofa. Sculpted beech frame with aluminum accents. Original warm yellow cream leather cushions. Very good condition, comfortable seat. Dimensions:...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Plywood

  • Postmodern Italian 1980s Sofa, Two-Seat
  • Postmodern Italian 1980s Sofa, Two-Seat
  • Postmodern Italian 1980s Sofa, Two-Seat
  • Postmodern Italian 1980s Sofa, Two-Seat
H 27.56 in. W 66.93 in. D 35.44 in.
Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful two seat bench of fine Italian manufacture from 1950. The bench was made with sky wood and beige colored leather. It is characterized by the particular shape in fact the ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
  • Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
  • Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
  • Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
H 18.9 in. W 45.28 in. D 15.75 in.
Green Leather Chesterfield
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Nice green leather Chesterfield with a great patina, stylish model 3 cushions, very comfortable.
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Vintage 1960s British Canapes

Materials

Leather

  • Green Leather Chesterfield
  • Green Leather Chesterfield
  • Green Leather Chesterfield
  • Green Leather Chesterfield
H 27.56 in. W 82.68 in. D 35.44 in.
Rocco Leather Dining Bench, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine Rocco leather dining bench, 20th century. Looking for an alterative to a traditional dining chair? The Rocco bench is smooth and stylish and will liven up any contemporary ...
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20th Century European Benches

Materials

Leather

  • Rocco Leather Dining Bench, 20th Century
  • Rocco Leather Dining Bench, 20th Century
  • Rocco Leather Dining Bench, 20th Century
  • Rocco Leather Dining Bench, 20th Century
H 17.72 in. W 70.87 in. D 15.75 in.
Fully Restored Vintage Chesterfield Bordeaux Leather Hand Dyed Footstool Bench
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored hand dyed Cherry Bordeaux leather Chesterfield footstool A very good looking and well made piece, it has been uphol...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Footstools

Materials

Leather

Jens Risom Walnut Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Walnut bench by Jens Risom for Risom Design, USA, circa 1950s.This example has been re-upholstered in gray Belgian bouclé with contrasting tufted leather buttons. The solid walnut ba...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Leather, Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

  • Jens Risom Walnut Bench
  • Jens Risom Walnut Bench
  • Jens Risom Walnut Bench
  • Jens Risom Walnut Bench
H 16 in. W 48 in. D 18 in.
Vanguard Furniture Round Leather and Paisley Faux Bamboo Ottoman Bench Pouf
Located in Dayton, OH
A stunning footstool or bench by Vanguard Furniture. Features a brown leather and paisley upholstered seat with nailhead trim. Supported by lacquered and naturally distressed faux ba...
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Late 20th Century Campaign Benches

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Faux Bamboo

Midcentury Brass Bench with Saddle Stitched Leather Cushion
Located in New York, NY
This Mid-Century Modern Brass Bench features a nude colored saddle stitched leather cushion. Since Schumacher was founded in 1889, our family-owned company has been synonymous wi...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Pair of Fully Restored Claw & Ball Feet Oxblood Leather Chesterfield Footstools
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this stunning pair of fully restored hand dyed oxblood leather chesterfield footstools A very good looking and well-made pair, they have been reupholstered wit...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Footstools

Materials

Leather

Fully Restored Vintage Chesterfield Brown Leather Hand Dyed Footstool Bench
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored hand dyed brown leather Chesterfield bench footstool A very good looking and well made piece, it has been reupholst...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Footstools

Materials

Leather

Stainless Steel and Woven Leather Benches by Ralph Lauren
Located in Rochester, NY
A beautiful matching pair of stainless steel frame classic long benches with black woven saddle leather seats by Ralph Lauren, circa 1980. Great original vintage condition. Look at a...
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Late 20th Century American International Style Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Midcentury Italian Black Lacquered Engraved Wood Black Leather Oval Bench
Located in Milano, IT
Midcentury Italian black lacquered engraved wood black leather oval bench. From Italy, from 1950s. Ideal as bench along a corridor, at the end of a bed, at the entrance. Excellent c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Midcentury Italian Black Lacquered Engraved Wood Dark Red Leather Bench
Located in Milano, IT
Midcentury Italian black lacquered engraved wood dark red leather Bench. From Italy, from 1950s. Ideal as bench along a corridor, at the end of a bed, at the entrance. Excellent co...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Midcentury Italian Black Lacquered Engraved Wood Tobacco Leather Bench
Located in Milano, IT
Midcentury Italian black lacquered engraved wood Tobacco leather Bench. From Italy, from 1950s. Ideal as bench along a corridor, at the end of a bed, at the entrance. Excellent con...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Thonet Bentwood Bench Attributed To Otto Wagner, Austria, circa 1905
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Timeless bentwood bench from the renown company of Thonet in Vienna/ Austria, circa 1905. Showing a fantastic design attributed to the famous Austrian designer Otto Wagner, this Art ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Benches

Materials

Leather, Bentwood

Vintage Cobra Sofa Bench by Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik, Denmark, 1980s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Marvelous sofa bench cobra designed by Johannes Foersom & Peter Hiort-Lorenzen for Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik in 1986 and then manufactured in the 1980s, Denmark. Cushions with beaut...
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Belgian leather gym bench circa 1930s with fantastic patina and lines.     
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Benches

Materials

Leather

  • 1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
H 19.5 in. W 69 in. D 12 in.
1930s Belgian Gym Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Collection of Belgian leather gym benches circa 1930s with fantastic patina in various shapes and styles. Angled legs with original thick iron feet. Priced individually.       
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Benches

Materials

Leather

  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
H 24 in. W 24 in. D 13 in.
Set of Two, Two-Seat Sofa’s in Leather by Mogens Hansen, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
These exceptional aubergine colored sofas from the sixties are made to the very high standard expected of one of Denmark's foremost furniture makers, Mogens Hansen. The design is min...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Dark Brown Scored Leather Bench by Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1970s H dark brown scored leather bench by renowned designer Karl Springer. The bench is constructed of wood covered in dark brown scored leather. Newly restored. Shows minor wea...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Benches

Materials

Leather

Pair of François Monnet Style Benches / Footstools Mid-Century Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of François Monnet attributed Benches in a brushed stainless steel with a black leather cushion. These impressive Mid-Century Modern benches are simply stunning. The strong heav...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Cut Steel

Handsome Leather Upholstered Bench with Walnut Base
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A deep brown walnut base with nicely carved details with camel color leather seat and aged nailhead trim. The carved legs with cabriole shape with a nicely detailed stretcher base. T...
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20th Century Benches

Materials

Leather

Restored Chesterfield Mahogany Framed Cigar Brown Leather Piano Bench Stool
Located in London, GB
This sale is for a stunning late 20th century, fully restored Chesterfield Piano stool or single bench seat in cigar brown leather A very good looking stool, its larger than a foo...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Stools

Materials

Leather

Pair of Louis XV Style Leather Upholstered Benches
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Pair of Louis XV style yellow leather upholstered benches with nailhead trim.
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20th Century Louis XV Benches

Materials

Leather

Hans J. Wegner Model GE19 Cognac Leather Daybed for GETAMA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One of the most luxurious and comfortable daybeds from Denmark is this iconic model GE19 designed by architect Hans J. Wegner in collaboration with the famous workshop of GETAMA in 1...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Gymnastic Leather Pommel Horse Bench, 1920s
Located in Wien, AT
Early pommel horse with beautiful patina, shortened to bench height 52cm and in a very good vintage condition. Completely restored. The iron feet are preserved. The thick leather has...
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Early 20th Century Czech Industrial Benches

Materials

Iron

  • Gymnastic Leather Pommel Horse Bench, 1920s
  • Gymnastic Leather Pommel Horse Bench, 1920s
  • Gymnastic Leather Pommel Horse Bench, 1920s
  • Gymnastic Leather Pommel Horse Bench, 1920s
H 20.48 in. W 74.81 in. D 13.78 in.
Florence Knoll Leather Bench
Located in Highland, IN
This upholstered bench is one the advanced collector will appreciate. It typifies Florence Knoll's designs aesthetic: refined, understated, with exceptional details and quality mater...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

  • Florence Knoll Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Leather Bench
H 17 in. W 72 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Benches by Warren Platner for Lehigh Leopold
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare bench in stainless steel, oak and leather designed by Warren Platner for Lehigh Leopold. Matching pair available. Priced and sold individually.
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Vintage 1970s Benches

Materials

Leather

Pair of Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Y61 Stools in Birch and Leather Seat
Located in Stockholm, SE
Finnish icons! A pair of Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto stool Y61 in birch with original leather seat. Designed in 1947, Alvar Aalto's Y61 stool required a special technique to crea...
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Vintage 1940s European Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Birch

Pair of Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Y61 Stools in Birch and Leather Seat
Located in Stockholm, SE
Finnish icons! A pair of Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto stool Y61 in birch with original leather seat. Designed in 1947, Alvar Aalto's Y61 stool required a special technique to crea...
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Vintage 1940s European Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Birch

Pair of Leather Top Neoclassical Footstool Style Benches
Located in Pasadena, CA
A pair of foot stools or benches in the neoclassical "X" style. Leather tops with brass studs.
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Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

French Midcentury Handstitched Leather Bench / Magazine Stand by Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Mid-Century Modern handstitched leather bench / magazine rack by Jacques Adnet. The top of the frame is wrapped in black leather and the legs in light brown leather. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Leather

1960s Italian Carved Wood Tufted Tan Leather Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s Italian carved wood tufted bench upholstered in tan or beige leather.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Lucite Waterfall Bench with Leather Seat
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern waterfall Lucite bench having a teal tufted leather seat .
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Lucite

Rare Midcentury Ottoman or Stool for Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this wonderful and seldom seen ottoman, bench or stool by Vincent Cafiero for knoll. Featuring a tufted seat in newly recovered Spinneybeck leather. Having ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Set of 3 Dorothy Draper Espana Collection Benches For Heritage Henredon
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three Dorothy Draper Espana Collection benches. These first appeared in 1955 as part of Draper's Espana Collection from Heritage /Henredon. They have been restored with fresh ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Karl Springer Modern Leather Bench
Located in New York, NY
Modern leather surfaced bench with waterfall rounded armrests, made by Karl Springer in 1987. Signed and dated by the designer. The piece is in great vintage condition with age-appro...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Benches

Materials

Leather

  • Karl Springer Modern Leather Bench
  • Karl Springer Modern Leather Bench
  • Karl Springer Modern Leather Bench
  • Karl Springer Modern Leather Bench
H 24.25 in. W 73 in. D 20 in.
Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
Located in Paris, FR
Bench by Raymond Subes (1891-1970) from the years 1940s-1950s. The legs are made of mahogany with lateral X shape gilt bronze design, It is covered with red-brown saddle-stitched l...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Benches

Materials

Bronze

  • Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
  • Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
  • Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
  • Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
H 21.26 in. W 59.06 in. D 17.72 in.
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20th Century Leather Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of 20th century leather benches is available at 1stDibs. Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern 20th century leather benches are consistently popular styles. 20th century leather benches have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Karl Springer, Edward Wormley and Baker Furniture Company are consistently popular.

How Much are 20th Century Leather Benches?

Prices for 20th century leather benches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, 20th century leather benches begin at $750 and can go as high as $24,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,500.

Finding the Right Benches for You

Don’t underestimate a good bench — benches are storage pieces, stylish accents and statement-making additional seating.

Today, benches are a great option to maximize seating in your house and outdoor space. The perfect option to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in foyers and entryways, benches can also transform dining areas, making it possible to host a hungry family with limited space. Whether you’re sprucing up your entertaining with upholstered Empire-style benches or adding more options to a dining room that’s seen a farmhouse makeover, this humble furnishing has only become more versatile over the years. Designers have recognized the demand for a good bench, crafting the convenient seating alternative from a range of materials, including wood, iron and even concrete.

Mid-century modern benches from George Nakashima, Charlotte Perriand and the pared-down Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller are classics of innovation, but maybe you’re looking for a more unique design approach to your home's seating. Opt for something totally outside the box — an antique pine church-pew bench paired with a vintage wool throw and stationed under the mounted coatrack in your mudroom is a distinctive touch.

For your outdoor oasis, a wrought-iron patio bench is the obvious choice but not the only option. An enclosed back patio would do well to inherit a rattan bench with cushions, but it can be susceptible to weathering and should be covered or moved indoors when not in use.

Whatever your seating arrangement needs are, find vintage, new and antique benches for every space on 1stDibs.