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20th Century Linen Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Early 20th Century Linen Wingchair
Located in Vosselaar, BE
Elegant early 20th century English wing chair with mahogany frame and new linen upholstery.
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Early 20th Century British Country Wingback Chairs

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • Early 20th Century Linen Wingchair
  • Early 20th Century Linen Wingchair
  • Early 20th Century Linen Wingchair
  • Early 20th Century Linen Wingchair
H 43.31 in W 25.99 in D 27.56 in
Folding Maui Blue and Red Iron Outdoor Director's Chair, American 1930's
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Original American 1930's Movie Director's Armchair. This sturdy and solid iron armchair was originally white painted. It has recently been powder-coated in fresh Maui blue that has ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Antique British Elbow Office Chairs circa 1920
Located in London, GB
Antique British Elbow desk chairs in solid Wood dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920. This office chairs are beautifully proportioned, featuring a rounded fan-shaped backre...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Linen, Wood

Kay Fisker Mid-Century Armchair
By Kay Fisker
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A oak and linnen armchair designed by Kay Fisker in the 1950's for the King Frederik IX ferry in Denmark. This prestigious ferry was the largest of its kind in the world. The Danish ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Linen, Oak

  • Kay Fisker Mid-Century Armchair
  • Kay Fisker Mid-Century Armchair
  • Kay Fisker Mid-Century Armchair
  • Kay Fisker Mid-Century Armchair
H 31.5 in W 23.63 in D 22.45 in
Roger Sprunger Desk Chair for Dunbar 1967
By Roger Sprunger, Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Desk chair model No. 6738 in dark ash with seat upholstered in white linen by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar, American 1967. Refinished and reupholstered in white linen by Lobel Modern.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Linen, Ash

FK Leather Bucket Chairs
By Preben Fabricius, Jørgen Kastholm
Located in Napa, CA
Set of two FK Bucket Chairs designed by Preben Fabricius & Jorgen Kastolm. Original leather covers come with the chairs. Pictured without leather covers. Excellent vintage condition....
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Vintage 1960s French Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • FK Leather Bucket Chairs
  • FK Leather Bucket Chairs
  • FK Leather Bucket Chairs
  • FK Leather Bucket Chairs
H 34 in W 27.5 in D 24 in

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Contemporary Minimal Round Coffee Center Table in Travertine Stone Natural Pores
Located in Porto, PT
Lunarys Center Table is an outstanding modern design piece. A key coffee table for a contemporary living room project seems to come directly from space. Made in travertine stone is p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Organic Modern Center Tables

Materials

Travertine

Solid Black Oak Round Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This solid wood coffee table is handcrafted out of oak solid wood that retains its natural character.
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2010s Mexican Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Classic Acorn Prismatic Sconces
By Early Electrics Design Studio
Located in Peekskill, NY
This acorn shaped shade is a favorite. The style was mainly used as lighting for dentists. The shape is very pleasing and makes a perfect simple sconce. The thick prismatic glass giv...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass

  • Classic Acorn Prismatic Sconces
  • Classic Acorn Prismatic Sconces
  • Classic Acorn Prismatic Sconces
  • Classic Acorn Prismatic Sconces
H 11 in W 6 in D 9 in
17th Century Walnut Sofa
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A fine 17th century walnut Louis XIII canapé. The original frame was fully restored and newly upholstered by our workshop.
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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIII Canapes

Materials

Walnut

  • 17th Century Walnut Sofa
  • 17th Century Walnut Sofa
  • 17th Century Walnut Sofa
  • 17th Century Walnut Sofa
H 45.67 in W 70.08 in D 31.5 in
19th Century Oak Trestle Refectory Table
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A rare and beautifully proportioned large trestle table from the Pyrinees. Refectory tables like these were made for centuries by rural craftsmen. This particular exemple was complet...
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Antique Early 19th Century Spanish Victorian Dining Room Tables

Materials

Oak, Softwood

  • 19th Century Oak Trestle Refectory Table
  • 19th Century Oak Trestle Refectory Table
  • 19th Century Oak Trestle Refectory Table
  • 19th Century Oak Trestle Refectory Table
H 29.93 in W 107.49 in D 30.71 in
White Playdough Chair by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
White playdough chair by Karstudio Materials: FRP Dimensions: 37 x 39 x 89 cm *This piece is suitable for outdoor use. Soft like cotton, with a strong contrast to the hard te...
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2010s Chinese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

  • White Playdough Chair by Karstudio
  • White Playdough Chair by Karstudio
  • White Playdough Chair by Karstudio
  • White Playdough Chair by Karstudio
H 35.04 in W 15.36 in D 14.57 in
The Howard, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Introducing the home collection. A small selection of timeless Flemish designs made by hand for us in a small third generation workshop in Belgium. Has been used by many influent...
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2010s Belgian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Linen

  • The Howard, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
  • The Howard, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
  • The Howard, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
  • The Howard, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
H 35.44 in W 35.44 in D 31.5 in
Pair of Gainsborough Style Lounge Chairs
Located in Vosselaar, BE
As we found a small but amazing batch of root walnut we decided to make a pair of chairs suitable for this rare woodspecies. Our choice of style was a classic high quality Gainsborou...
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2010s Belgian Georgian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Pair of Gainsborough Style Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Gainsborough Style Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Gainsborough Style Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Gainsborough Style Lounge Chairs
H 38.19 in W 27.17 in D 32.68 in
Selection of Willy Rizzo sofas available, we can restore, choose your own fabric.
By Willy Rizzo
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This iconic sofa was designed by Willy Rizzo in 1969 and is published in many of the interior design journals of the period. This design was illustrated in Casa Vogue's feature on Ri...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Suede, Wood

Marge Carson Italianate Sofa
By Marge Carson
Located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Large-scale Italianate sofa by Marge Carson, upholstered in velvet. Custom-made pillows are included, as shown, except for the front center pillow, which is not included. Since its i...
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Early 2000s American Baroque Sofas

Materials

Textile, Wood

  • Marge Carson Italianate Sofa
  • Marge Carson Italianate Sofa
  • Marge Carson Italianate Sofa
  • Marge Carson Italianate Sofa
No Reserve
H 45.5 in W 97 in D 43 in
The Lily, Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Introducing the home collection. An iconic, unobtrusive design. A small selection of timeless Flemish designs made by hand for us in a small third generation workshop in Belgiu...
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2010s Belgian Modern Sofas

Materials

Linen

  • The Lily, Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
  • The Lily, Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
  • The Lily, Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
  • The Lily, Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
H 31.5 in W 106.3 in D 39.38 in
The Albert, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Introducing the home collection. A small selection of timeless Flemish designs made by hand for us in a small third generation workshop in Belgium. Has been used by many influent...
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2010s Belgian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Linen

  • The Albert, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
  • The Albert, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
  • The Albert, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
  • The Albert, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
H 35.44 in W 35.44 in D 31.5 in
Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Introducing the home collection.  An iconic, unobtrusive design. A small selection of timeless Flemish designs made by hand for us in a small third generation workshop in Belgium....
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2010s Belgian Modern Sofas

Materials

Linen

  • Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
  • Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
  • Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
  • Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
H 31.5 in W 106.3 in D 39.38 in
Medium Sized Cube Sidetable 18th Century Walnut
Located in Vosselaar, BE
Our cube sidetable is made from 18th century walnut. All sides are in one piece slabs of the same plank. While upholding golden cut proportions these small sidetables are as versatil...
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2010s Sofa Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Medium Sized Cube Sidetable 18th Century Walnut
  • Medium Sized Cube Sidetable 18th Century Walnut
  • Medium Sized Cube Sidetable 18th Century Walnut
  • Medium Sized Cube Sidetable 18th Century Walnut
H 16.54 in W 16.15 in D 12.21 in
Vico Magistretti Black CS49 Samarcanda Black Chest of Drawers by Poggi 1970s
By Poggi, Vico Magistretti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Chest of drawers model CS49 with four frontal drawers and four doors revealing inner shelves with structure in black lacquered wood and top upholstered with black skai or faux leathe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

Stickley Brothers Antique Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Executive Swivel Desk Chair
By Stickley Brothers
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mission or Arts & Crafts executive swivel desk chair By Stickley Brothers USA, circa 1900 Solid quarter sawn oak and iron frame, with brown leather upholste...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Recent Sales

Pair of Art Deco Upholstered Tub Chairs, England, circa 1930s
Located in East Hampton, NY
Armchairs have ebonized tapered legs and are newly upholstered in natural French linen.
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Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

Materials

Linen

Swedish Walnut Armchair Attributed to Erik Chambert
Located in New York, NY
European walnut ladder-backed armchair attributed to Erik Chambert, circa 1940. Classically referenced form with an unusual "linenfold" detail to the arm supports. Newly Fr...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Walnut

French Style Desk/Side Chair
Located in Charlotte, NC
Nice patina, great style. Linen Fabric
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Vintage 1950s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood, Linen

  • French Style Desk/Side Chair
  • French Style Desk/Side Chair
  • French Style Desk/Side Chair
  • French Style Desk/Side Chair
H 37.5 in W 24 in D 25.5 in
Pair of Armchairs in the Manner of Florence Knoll, C. 1960
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Pair of desk or side armchairs that have a a slightly fanned design at the back seat’s top edge and arms, a brushed nickel plated frame, legs that are 1.5 cm square wide, side stretc...
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Vintage 1960s Armchairs

Materials

Nickel

Set of Italian Chrome Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four Italian chrome dining chairs with modern chrome tubular frame from the 1960's. Newly upholstered green linen seat and backs. Great semi-circle shape and low profile. Perf...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Set of Italian Chrome Dining Chairs
  • Set of Italian Chrome Dining Chairs
  • Set of Italian Chrome Dining Chairs
  • Set of Italian Chrome Dining Chairs
H 26.34 in W 22.5 in D 18.5 in
Soren Hansen Armchair for Fritz Hansen, 1940s
By Frits Hansen/Soren Hansen
Located in Providence, RI
Armchair designed by Soren Hansen, and produced in Copenhagen, Denmark by Fritz Hansen, circa 1940s. The brothers Soren and Fritz Hansen were the third generation of the Hansen famil...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Beech

Chinese Chippendale-Style Chairs, Pair
Located in Sheffield, MA
Pair of vintage side chairs with fretwork-style backs. Legs have stunning carved incised detailing. Black-on-white linen seats. Solid construction.
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20th Century Chippendale Side Chairs

Materials

Linen, Wood

Pair of Saarinen for Knoll Executive Swivel Chairs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New London, CT
Pair of Saarinen for Knoll Executive swivel chairs in newly recovered in orange linen.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Polished Brass Horseshoe Desk Chair by DIA
By Design Institute America
Located in Stamford, CT
1970s polished brass horseshoe armchair by DIA- Design Institute of America. Newly upholstered in Miles Redd for Schumacher 'Deconstructed Stripe' in cobalt (blue or white) linen.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vintage Faux Bamboo Armchair
Located in Sheffield, MA
The faux bamboo armchair has a newly upholstered seat in a zebra-striped linen. The chair has a wicker back and a rubbed gilt finish. A great pull-up or desk chair. Measures: Arm ...
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Mid-20th Century American Other Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Wood

  • Vintage Faux Bamboo Armchair
  • Vintage Faux Bamboo Armchair
  • Vintage Faux Bamboo Armchair
  • Vintage Faux Bamboo Armchair
H 32.5 in W 24 in D 23.5 in
Tesselated Bone and Linen Side Chairs
By Enrique Garcel
Located in North Miami, FL
Stylized Empire-inspired desk or side chairs in tesselated bone with grey Belgian linen upholstery. Fully restored.
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Vintage 1970s Colombian Organic Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Bone, Linen

  • Tesselated Bone and Linen Side Chairs
  • Tesselated Bone and Linen Side Chairs
  • Tesselated Bone and Linen Side Chairs
  • Tesselated Bone and Linen Side Chairs
H 37 in W 21.25 in D 21 in
Saarinen Style Orange Linen Desk Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in New London, CT
Vintage desk chairs with polished aluminum base and casters. Newly upholstered seats in orange linen fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Louis XVI Style Office Chair
Located in Culver City, CA
This unique early 20th century walnut office chair is done in the Louis XVI style with heavily carved flora and fauna motifs, patterned and reed details and elegant turned finials. T...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Louis XVI Style Office Chair
  • Louis XVI Style Office Chair
  • Louis XVI Style Office Chair
  • Louis XVI Style Office Chair
H 44.5 in W 25 in D 21 in
Late Victorian Walnut Desk Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
Late Victorian walnut oversized desk chair. American walnut. Carved clean lines with older linen upholstery. High back and broad seat. Modern rolling casters added.
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Early 20th Century American Late Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Late Victorian Walnut Desk Chair
  • Late Victorian Walnut Desk Chair
  • Late Victorian Walnut Desk Chair
  • Late Victorian Walnut Desk Chair
H 42 in W 25 in D 28 in
Robsjohn-Gibbings Desk Chair with Cane Wrapped Seat
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Providence, RI
Robsjohn-Gibbings designed desk chair with cane wrapped seat and linen wrapped back. Manufactured by Widdicomb, circa 1950s. We offer free delivery on most of our items within the...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Cane, Linen

Gio Ponti Style Desk Chair
By Gio Ponti
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful brass desk chair in the style of Gio Ponti. Brass frame with original cushion. Criss crossing arrows on seat back. Excellent vintage condition. Two available, priced indivi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Gio Ponti Style Desk Chair
  • Gio Ponti Style Desk Chair
  • Gio Ponti Style Desk Chair
  • Gio Ponti Style Desk Chair
H 34.25 in W 21.5 in D 20 in
Pair of Jens Risom Lounge Chairs / Side Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Mid Century Modern upholstered arm chairs / side chairs by Jens Risom, c. 1960s. These architecturally designed occasional chairs are upholstered in a black woven wool / cott...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

1950's Walnut Armchair
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Elegant walnut chairs recently refinished in its natural walnut color; reupholstered in a cream color cotton/linen fabric.
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Vintage 1950s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Linen

  • 1950's Walnut Armchair
  • 1950's Walnut Armchair
  • 1950's Walnut Armchair
  • 1950's Walnut Armchair
H 32 in W 23.5 in D 23.5 in
1960's Walnut Chairs
By Edward Wormley
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Elegant walnut chairs (3 available) recently refinished in their natural walnut color; they were also reupholstered in a cream color cotton/linen fabric.
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Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Materials

Linen

  • 1960's Walnut Chairs
  • 1960's Walnut Chairs
  • 1960's Walnut Chairs
  • 1960's Walnut Chairs
H 32 in W 23.5 in D 24 in
Italian Painted Chair
Located in Sheffield, MA
Newly upholstered painted Italian arm chair. Keywords: desk chair, louis xvi style arm chair, gustavian style chair, gustavian arm chair. directoire arm chair, fauteuil, regence ...
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20th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Wood

  • Italian Painted Chair
  • Italian Painted Chair
  • Italian Painted Chair
  • Italian Painted Chair
H 45 in W 23 in D 35 in
Lucite Swivel Base Desk Chair With White Cushion
Located in South Pasadena, CA
Lucite desk chair with brushed chrome swivel base with linen upholstered seat cushion.
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Vintage 1960s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hans Olsen Side/Desk Chair
By Hans Olsen
Located in New York, NY
A Hans Olsen sculptural teak and linen side or desk chair. Original finish.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Armchairs

Materials

Teak, Linen

Louis XVI Style Hooded Chair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Great old French hooded chair with new ceruse finished frame, linen upholstery and down seat cushion
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Vintage 1940s American Chairs

Materials

Wood, Linen, Down

c.1910 French Mahogany Desk Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful vintage French barrel-back armchair with interesting bentwood stretchers. Completely restored with a newly upholstered linen seat and back. A uniquely styled, extremely com...
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Early 20th Century French Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Linen

  • c.1910 French Mahogany Desk Chair
  • c.1910 French Mahogany Desk Chair
  • c.1910 French Mahogany Desk Chair
  • c.1910 French Mahogany Desk Chair
H 30.5 in W 23.25 in D 20 in
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20th Century Linen Office Chairs and Desk Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of 20th century linen office chairs and desk chairs available on 1stDibs. 20th century linen office chairs and desk chairs made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Design Institute America, Frits Hansen/Soren Hansen and Jørgen Kastholm each produced beautiful 20th century linen office chairs and desk chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are 20th Century Linen Office Chairs and Desk Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,800, while they’re typically $475 on the low end and $12,500 highest priced.

Finding the Right Office Chairs and Desk Chairs for You

An essential part of every office or home workstation, office chairs and desk chairs are critically important to your comfort and getting the job done.

Desk chairs have evolved over time. While writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson pined for a wider range of motion and introduced some improvements to his English-style Windsor chair, inventing the swivel chair along the way. So the next time you roll, recline or swivel at your vintage desk, remember: The third president of the United States had a lot to do with that functionality.

Changes in the availability of resources have also led to innovations in desk chair design. After World War II, for example, optimistic American designers made use of wartime materials in their efforts to create practical domestic goods.

Mid-century modernism is the name given to the broad postwar time period that prioritized thoughtful design. Journalist Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” cites “ergonomic wisdom” as part of the reason for the longevity of the era’s furnishings, and when it comes to sitting in a desk chair for hours at a time, what could be more important than ergonomic support?

As mid-century modernism was marked by resourcefulness and boundless creativity — and produced designers who, in most cases, prioritized comfort and support — it follows that all mid-century chairs are not the same. Nowhere is this perhaps more evident than at Herman Miller. The legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer got its start in the office, with design director George Nelson enlisting the likes of Charles and Ray Eames to produce desk chairs and lounge chairs that are still celebrated today. Elsewhere at the time, the numerous pieces Florence Knoll created for Knoll’s office furniture line were envisioned as design solutions for the changing needs of residential and office spaces.

If you’re working remotely and streamlined seating isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid of making a statement with your office chair. Introduce a touch of drama to your video calls by way of 19th-century desk accessories and the alluring forms we typically associate with antique desk chairs designed in the Empire and Regency styles. For a minimalist touch, a spare, utilitarian Industrial-style office chair can work in any space but will fit in particularly well amid the exposed brick and steel architecture that characterizes a loft apartment.

An inspiring home office cleverly mixes materials and styles to create a welcoming place of productivity and comfort, and if you’re gathering with colleagues at your company HQ, an array of wood, leather and metal office chairs can help integrate disparate textures in a conference room or any other collaborative space. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse collection of office and desk chairs today.