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Six Art Deco Dining Chairs French Walnut Mid Century
Located in FR
Six Art Deco dining chairs French midcentury, circa 1930-1940 Great shaped walnut backs With upholstered sprung seats covered in tan faux leather in good vintage condition Top covers...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

  • Six Art Deco Dining Chairs French Walnut Mid Century
  • Six Art Deco Dining Chairs French Walnut Mid Century
  • Six Art Deco Dining Chairs French Walnut Mid Century
  • Six Art Deco Dining Chairs French Walnut Mid Century
H 38.19 in. W 17.13 in. D 17.33 in.
20th Century Italian Louis XVI Style Walnut Wood Four Chairs
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Series of four refined Italian Louis XVI style four chairs in solid walnut wood. The legs are very elegant straight. The seat is wide and comfortable with light brown leather. The ch...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Louis XVI Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Attributed Walnut Arm Lounge Chairs
By Finn Juhl
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Danish Modern John Stuart Finn Juhl walnut armchairs Offered is a pair of Mid-Century Modern arm chairs attributed to Finn Juhl. Look to be walnut and have be...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wood

C-Chair Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, American Walnut
By Gubi, Marcel Gascoin
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

C Chair Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, French Cane Back, American Walnut
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Walnut Base
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
The GUBI 2D Chair is a series of light dining chairs made from laminated veneer with options for front upholstery in a wide range of fabrics and leathers, suitable for both private a...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

  • 2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Walnut Base
  • 2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Walnut Base
  • 2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Walnut Base
  • 2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Walnut Base
H 31.88 in. W 21.25 in. D 22.44 in.
Gent Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the design duo GamFratesi, the Gent dining chair is characterised by the contradiction between Scandinavian elegance and Italian dynamic lines. Strongly connected to the ...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

  • Gent Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
  • Gent Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
  • Gent Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
  • Gent Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
H 30.30 in. W 18.5 in. D 19.3 in.
3D Dining Chair, Front Upholstered, Wood Base, American Walnut
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, American Walnut
By Komplot Design, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

C Chair Dining Chair, French Cane, Black Stained Oak
By Gubi, Marcel Gascoin
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair Dining Chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

C-Chair Dining Chair, French Cane, Brown Stained Oak
By Gubi, Marcel Gascoin
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

3D Dining Chair, Front Upholstered, Wood Base, Natural Oak
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, Black Stained Beech
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian early 20th century walnut chair, 1900s Walnut chair with studded seat, worked legs and tips. Dating back to the early 1900s. Good condition, some signs of aging. Meas...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian American Classical Chairs

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Walnut

  • Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
  • Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
  • Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
  • Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair, 1900s
H 31.89 in. W 16.15 in. D 18.12 in.
Italian Early 20th Century Walnut Chair with Armrests, 1900s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian early 20th century walnut chair with worked armrests, Early 1900s Good condition, some signs of aging. Measures: 57 x 45 x 89 H cm.
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Antique Early 1900s Italian American Classical Chairs

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Walnut

Early 20th Century Walnut Hall Chairs
Located in Stamford, GB
A finely carved pair of early 20th century walnut hall chairs in the William and Mary style, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s British Chairs

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Walnut

  • Early 20th Century Walnut Hall Chairs
  • Early 20th Century Walnut Hall Chairs
  • Early 20th Century Walnut Hall Chairs
  • Early 20th Century Walnut Hall Chairs
H .1 in. W .1 in. D .1 in.
Boling Changebak Chair Walnut Cane Back Mid Century by Boling Chair Co. 'B'
By Boling Chair Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The boling changebak chair walnut cane back mid century by Boling Chair Co. (B). Item features cane back, "Changebak" model, solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, original stamp, t...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

20th Century Linen Rattan George Dining Chair Walnut Wood
Located in RIO TINTO, PT
George is one of the wood tailors club's bestsellers. George dining chair is made in solid walnut wood with rigorous handcraft expertise and its round seat upholstered in linen. A...
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20th Century Portuguese Chairs

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Walnut

The Boling Changebak Chair Walnut Cane Back Mid Century by Boling Chair Co. 'A'
By Boling Chair Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The Boling Changebak chair walnut cane back mid century by Boling Chair Co. (A). Item features cane back, "Changebak" model, solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, original stamp, t...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

20th Century Antique Tuscan Walnut Set Six Chairs Stuffing Handmade
Located in Buggiano, IT
Antique Tuscan solid walnut chairs, lot of 6 pieces, good stuffing, handmade. Size cm.: 45 x 43 x 47/110 H Period: circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century Italian Country Chairs

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Walnut

1 Vintage Walnut Johnson Furniture Dining Chair
By Johnson Chair Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage dining chairs by Johnson Chair Co Chicago with beautiful yellow vinyl upholstery and solid walnut wood frame construction. Johnson Chair Co is the company that made chairs...
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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PVC, Walnut

  • 1 Vintage Walnut Johnson Furniture Dining Chair
  • 1 Vintage Walnut Johnson Furniture Dining Chair
  • 1 Vintage Walnut Johnson Furniture Dining Chair
  • 1 Vintage Walnut Johnson Furniture Dining Chair
H 29.5 in. W 23.75 in. D 23.5 in.
20th Century French Hand Carved Walnut Set of a Table with Six Chairs
Located in Pully, CH
Middle size table with six chairs with beautiful floral carvings and the original upholstery. France, circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century French Chairs

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Walnut

20th Century Italian Louis XIV Style Walnut Wood Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Series of six refined mid-20th century Italian Louis XIV style walnut wood chairs. The legs with turned decorations. Each chair has a protective yellow fabric that can be removed for...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XIV Chairs

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Walnut

Mid-20th Century Sculptural Olive Wood and Walnut French Chair
Located in Madrid, ES
Midcentury sculptural chair. Composed of remains of ancient farming implements. Handmade of olive wood and walnut structure, France, 1940s.  
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Olive, Walnut

Early 20th Century Six Renaissance Chairs, in Solid Walnut Richly Hand Carved
By Dini & Puccini
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian Tuscany early 20th century six Renaissance chairs, in solid walnut, richly hand carved, Dini e Puccini attributable. Back and seat ocher velvet upholstered with original stra...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Chairs

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Walnut

Early 20th Century Set of Four Chairs Art Nouveau in Walnut, Original Upholstery
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century set four chairs Art Nouveau in walnut, original upholstery in good conditions, restored and polished to wax. Charming, essential design: suitable for a modern ta...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Early 20th Century Chinese Spindleback Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of early 20th century walnut chairs owes its graceful design to the styles and techniques that emerged during the Ming dynasty, the golden age of Chinese furniture design. ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Chairs

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Walnut

Early 20th Century Louis XV Style Porter’s Chair of Walnut
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th Century French Porter’s chair created in the Louis XV style with a walnut frame and carved rosette details. The canopied chair is currently upholstered in a cream silk taffeta.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

20th Century Dark-Brown French Art Deco Club Chairs - Walnut Side Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Art Deco French club chairs made of hand carved solid Walnut, upholstered in a light brown velvet, in good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 19...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Club Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Walnut

Early 20th Century Captain's Chairs, Set of 2
Located in New York, NY
Pair of solid wood captain's chairs with molded seat and back. American, early 20th century. Brass casters. Simple early industrial design executed in walnut. Property from esteem...
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Early 20th Century American Chairs

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Brass

Early 20th Century Italian Six Louis Philippe Chairs in Hand-Carved Blond Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century set of six Louis Philippe chairs in hand-carved blond walnut spring seat upholstered in clear green velvet. Upholstery still usable, but we can re-upholster them o...
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis Philippe Chairs

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Walnut, Velvet

Set of 6 Early 20th C. Georgian Style Carved Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Worcester, GB
Set of 6 early 20th c. Georgian style carved walnut dining chairs Chair Width 58 cm / 23 in Depth 46 cm / 18 in Height 103 cm / 40 1/2 in Height ( to seat) 49 cm / 19 1/4 in...
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Early 20th Century British Chairs

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Walnut

20th Century White Italian Pair of Lounge Chairs - Walnut Chairs by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This vintage Mid-Century modern Italian pair of lounge chairs were designed by the famous Italian designer Paolo Buffa. In Walnut with a hand polished Shellac finish in good conditio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Early 20th Century Louis Majorelle Pair Side Chair
Located in Hudson, NY
Early 20th century Louis Majorelle pair side chair . Each piece is in great vintage condition with appropriate wear consistent with age / use . Each is about 37 inches high x 15.5 in...
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Early 20th Century French Chairs

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Walnut

20th Century Green Italian Pair of Polished Walnut Lounge Chairs by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Italian pair of Mid-Century Modern open arm lounge chairs, designed by Paolo Buffa. In Walnut with a hand polished shellac finish in good condition and reupholstered with a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Walnut

Two 20th Century Chairs in the Chippendale Type
Located in Opole, PL
Presented pieces of furniture, circa 1950, are based on the furniture in the style of English Rococo, which had been introduced by T. Chippendale in the 18th century. Furthermore, t...
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Early 20th Century European Chairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

  • Two 20th Century Chairs in the Chippendale Type
  • Two 20th Century Chairs in the Chippendale Type
  • Two 20th Century Chairs in the Chippendale Type
  • Two 20th Century Chairs in the Chippendale Type
H 33.47 in. W 18.9 in. D 19.69 in.
Three Early 20th Century French Walnut Carved Side Chairs, circa 1900
Located in San Francisco, CA
Three early 20th century French walnut carved side chairs, circa 1900 Classic French walnut side chairs. Each chair is carved from solid walnut. The chair are currently sporting a s...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Side Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Eight Early 20th Century Walnut George II Dining Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Set of eight Georgian style dining chairs. Good color, very good form. Carved shell knee and seat. Cabriole George II or Queen Anne legs.
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20th Century English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Eight Italian Walnut and Upholstered Dining Chairs, 20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Set of eight Italian walnut and upholstered dining chairs, 20th century. Having upholstered backs and seats, with H-form stretchers.        
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20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Early 20th Century Louis XV French Walnut and Gilt Chairs
Located in Troy, MI
Pair of Louis XV style French armchairs feature beautifully carved and gilded walnut frames, circa 1900. Tall seat backs have carved crests and gilt detail, padded arms and scrolled ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Bergere Chairs

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Upholstery, Velvet, Walnut

Early 20th Century Pair of Gustavian Chippendale Chairs, Lacquered Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian Early 20th century pair of chairs Chippendale hand-carved walnut, laquered Gustavian Style, restored , re-upholtered. Good conditions. Measure cm: H 45\93 P 42 L 47.  
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Early 20th Century Italian Chippendale Side Chairs

Antique American Walnut Windsor Armchair, Early 20th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Antique American walnut Windsor armchair early 20th century Classic American Windsor chair Solid, sturdy and very comfortable Measures: 26" wide x 20" deep x 18" high at the...
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Early 20th Century American Windsor Chairs

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Walnut

20th Century Set of Six Deco Dark Walnut Refinished Tall Back Dining Chairs
Located in Miami, FL
Set of fine original French modernist dining chairs. Tall backs with elegant cabriole front legs and tapered splay back legs. All six chair frames have been completely restored, regl...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Modern Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Mid 20th C. Set 6 Chiavari Chairs in Walnut, Straw Seat, atributable Cassina
By Cassina
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern set of six Chiavari chairs in Walnut with straw seat, robust and stylish. Production 1950s. Attributable to Cassina Measure cm: H 100\45 x W 45 x D 40.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut, Straw

Early 20th Century Art Deco Walnut Armchair Jules Leleu attributed
By Jules Leleu
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century Art Deco blond walnut chair armchair Jules Leleu manner, Mid-Century Modern. Original Vintage waxed fabric in very good condition Designer and ensemblier, Jules L...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chairs

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Patent Leather, Walnut

6 Vintage Carved Walnut Gothic Style Dining Chairs by Kittinger, 20th Century
By Kittinger Furniture Company
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage set of six Gothic style dining chairs by Kittinger feature heavily carved walnut frames with crown crests flanked by gadroon and foliate elements surmounting pressed cane b...
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20th Century American Gothic Revival Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Most Shapely Mid-20th Century Queen Anne Designed Walnut Framed Wing Chair
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A most shapely Queen Anne design walnut framed wing chair. The wings particularly well-shaped. On short cabriole supports. Entirely recovered in our won workshop in a Gainsborough cl...
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Mid-20th Century English Queen Anne Wingback Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Mid-20th Century Carved Walnut and Upholstered High Back Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of mid-20th century carved walnut and upholstered high back chairs, circa 1950 Gorgeous pair of carved walnut and checkered upholstery high back, low seat chairs. Each cha...
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Mid-20th Century American Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

In Stock in Los Angeles, 20th Century Carlo Bugatti Chair
By Carlo Bugatti
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products.. In Stock in Los Angeles About the designer: Carlo Bugatti, born in Milan in 1856, is best k...
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20th Century Italian Moorish Chairs

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Copper

Three Early 20th Century French Walnut Carved Side Chairs, circa 1900
Located in San Francisco, CA
Three early 20th century French walnut carved side chairs, circa 1900 Classic French walnut side chairs. Each chair is carved from solid walnut. The chair are currently sporting a...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Side Chairs

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Oak

Walnut Dutch Chairs of the 20th Century with Maple Wood Inlays, Netherlands
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
4 Dutch chairs from the mid-20th century. Exceptional quality chairs, richly inlaid in walnut and maple. The upholstery has been redone in worked velvet, partially restored and polis...
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20th Century Dutch Dutch Colonial Dining Room Chairs

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Maple, Walnut, Velvet

Early 20th Century Italian Set of Six Chippendale Chairs , hand-carved Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian set of six robust Chippendale Chairs , solid hand-carved walnut, restored and wax polished. The upholstery of the seat is still in good condition, usable, and can be redone o...
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Early 20th Century Italian Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Early 20th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut and Cane Desk Armchair
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a study or office with this elegant antique desk armchair. Crafted in Provence, France, circa 1920, the chair stands on cabriole legs ending with escargot feet and decorated...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

20th Century White-Grey Italian Pair of Tall Walnut Lounge Chairs by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian pair of tall lounge chairs, detailed with a demi-lune button-tufted back, designed by Paulo Buffa in good condition. The seat backrest of the arm...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Cotton, Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 8 Early 20th Century French Louis XV Style Walnut and Leather Side Chairs
Located in Birmingham, AL
A set of 8 early 20th century French Louis XV style dining side chairs handcrafted in the Loire Valley near Paris, circa 1900, having high slightly slanted chapeau de gendarme backs ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Side Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Early 20th Century Pair of Chiavarine Eclectic Chairs Carlo Molino attributable
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century unique and rare pair of Chiavarine Chairs, Carlo Mollino style in ebonized walnut and with new red velvet upholstery. Feet in gilt brass Measure cm: H 125\50 W 43...
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Early 20th Century Italian Aesthetic Movement Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Early 20th C George II Style Carved Walnut Chair by Brower
By Brower Furniture Co.
Located in Baltimore, MD
George II-style carved walnut side chair with trapezoid drop in seat, cabriole legs, curved H stretcher and claw and ball feet by Brower Furniture, Grand Rapids MI, circa 1920s. The ...
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Early 20th Century North American George II Side Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

20th Century Pair of French Carved Walnut Chairs in Style of Louis XV
Located in Pully, CH
Pair of French carved walnut dining chairs in style of Louis XV. Both with hand-caned seats and backs. The chairs are raised on elegantly carved cabriole front legs and could be sol...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Pair of Early 20th Century English Egyptian Revival Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
A striking and rare pair of early 20th century English Egyptian Revival chairs inspired by an 18th Dynasty chair discovered in 1905. The frames are carved of walnut and feature legs ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Egyptian Revival Chairs

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Walnut

20th Century Swedish Yellow Sheepskin Swivel Lounge Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish swivel lounge chair with a backrest that is supported by metal weights, in good condition. The small side chair is made of hand carved Walnut, ne...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Corner Chairs

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Animal Skin, Fur, Walnut

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20th Century Walnut Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of 20th century walnut chairs available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique 20th century walnut chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and fabric. 20th century walnut chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of 20th century walnut chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Louis XV 20th century walnut chairs are of considerable interest. 20th century walnut chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Adrian Pearsall, Milo Baughman and Jens Risom are consistently popular.

How Much are 20th Century Walnut Chairs?

Prices for 20th century walnut chairs start at $3 and top out at $168,000 with the average selling for $3,991.

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.