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Modern Lloyd Accent Chair in White Oak, Brass, Shearling
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Lloyd Chair by Crump and Kwash Solid wood construction / hand rubbed oil finished / solid waxed brass rungs / shearling wrapped back support / shearling wrapped seat cushion. D...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Ether Lounge Chair in Ice Blue Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Heaven sent. Our sleek Ether chair packs a powerful punch. The Minimalist gesture of the capsule-inspired Silhouette provides surprising comfort, while gleaming brass stiletto legs p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

  • Ether Lounge Chair in Ice Blue Velvet
  • Ether Lounge Chair in Ice Blue Velvet
  • Ether Lounge Chair in Ice Blue Velvet
  • Ether Lounge Chair in Ice Blue Velvet
H 31 in. W 32 in. D 30 in.
Ether Swivel Chair
Located in New York, NY
Heaven sent. Our signature Ether chair silhouette perched atop a twinkly brass recessed base. Pairing the capsule-inspired silhouette with the ultimate swivel-rocker experience catap...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Ether Swivel Chair
  • Ether Swivel Chair
  • Ether Swivel Chair
  • Ether Swivel Chair
H 32 in. W 33 in. D 32 in.
Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful pair of swivel chairs in the style of Harvey Probber. Fully restored and reupholstered.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
  • Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
  • Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
  • Harvey Probber Style Swivel Chairs
H 30 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
Contemporary Madda Lounge Chair in Velvet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Madda is a contemporary interpretation of the Classic club chair. The metal base fully wraps around the chair, as if to squeeze it into its plump and comfortable upper seating ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Adrian Pearsall Havana Lounge Chair in Pierre Frey Wool
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, 'Havana' lounge chair, walnut and Pierre Frey woollen upholstery with walnut, United States, 1960s. This lounge chair with small walnut armre...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Contemporary "Lane" Leather, Brass & Wood Sling Chair by Alex Drew & No One
Located in Ferndale, MI
The “Lane” lounge chair is from the 2018 collection of Alex Drew & No One. Inspired by traditional craftsmanship while incorporating a modern edge, AD&NO's work plays on light, textu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Copper, Metal, Brass

Vladimir Kagan Fire Side Chair with Swivel Base in Antique Brass
Located in Clifton, NJ
With its low seat and voluptuous upholstery, the Fire Side chair imbues the warm, intimate feeling of evenings spent near the hearth. An occasional chair that can fit any environment...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Brass

Set of 4 High Ladder Back Iron Chairs by Umanoff
Located in New York, NY
Rare set of 4 high back iron, brass, and vinyl ding chairs by Arthur Umanoff. Very stylish and chic architectural form, hard to find this model, especially hard to find in sets. Th...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Louise Club Chair in Copper by Paul Mathieu for Stephanie Odegard
Located in New York, NY
Available Size: 26"x27"x33"H The renowned designer Paul Mathieu chose the name “Louise” when he created his more feminine version of Louis XV (1730-1760) furniture. The characteris...
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2010s American Other Chairs

Materials

Brass

THE PHILODENDRON LEAF LOUNGE CHAIR, solid brass by CHRISTOPHER KREILING STUDIO
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Philodendron Leaf Lounge Chair is one-of-a-kind, edition of 8 and is a beautifully crafted hand-forged brass sculpture. The Philodendron leaf shape lent itself perfectly to mak...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Base Metal, Brass

The Philodendron Dining Chair in Powder-Coated Brass by Christopher Kreiling
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Philodendron leaf dining chair is hand-sculpted in solid brass and is as comfortable as it is gorgeous! Each chair weighs about 38 pounds - making it well suited for outdoor cond...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass, Brass

Philodendron Leaf Dining Chair in Solid Bronze by Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Philodendron dining chair was hand-sculpted; be sure it's as comfortable as it is gorgeous! Each chair weighs about 40 pounds making it well suited for outdoor conditions, includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass, Brass, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze

Pommele Eucalyptus Throne
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This live edge Eucalyptus sculptural "throne" features a stunning array of detail and craftsmanship. Beginning with a chainsawed round stump of rare Pommele Eucalyptus, Taylor Donsk...
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2010s American Organic Modern Armchairs

Materials

Granite, Brass, Bronze

  • Pommele Eucalyptus Throne
  • Pommele Eucalyptus Throne
  • Pommele Eucalyptus Throne
  • Pommele Eucalyptus Throne
H 44 in. W 39 in. D 30 in.
Feast Dining Chair in Solid Ash and Brass by Bowen Liu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Feast dining chair is a comfortable chair. It represents my design philosophy- high-end quality, minimal, timeless, and contemporary. It is intended for the Feast dining table, but t...
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2010s American Minimalist Chairs

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Brass

Feast Dining Chair in Solid Walnut and Brass by Bowen Liu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Feast dining chair is a comfortable chair. It represents my design philosophy- high-end quality, minimal, timeless, and contemporary. It is intended for the Feast dining table, but t...
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2010s American Minimalist Chairs

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Brass

Feast Dining Chair in Solid Maple and Brass by Bowen Liu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Feast dining chair is a comfortable chair. It represents my design philosophy- high-end quality, minimal, timeless, and contemporary. It is intended for the feast dining table, but t...
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2010s American Minimalist Chairs

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Brass

"The Imperial Chair" Set of Six by Weiman/Warren Lloyd for Mastercraft, 1970s
Located in Hamburg, PA
A magnificent set of six chairs known as "The Imperial Chair" by Weiman/Warren Lloyd for Mastercraft. The solid brass faux bamboo chairs have the original aged patina. Sage green vel...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Giacomo Counter Chair: Ebonized Ash, Black Danish Seat, Brass Footrest
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek and comfortable chair for counter-height surfaces. Also available in bar height. Solid ash construction with an ebonized finish, black papercord seat and brass footrest. Steel ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Giacomo Bar Chair/Bar Stool Ebonized Ash, Black Danish Cord, Brass Footrest
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek and comfortable chair (bar stool) for bar-height (42") surfaces. Also available in counter-top height. Solid ash construction with an ebonized finish, black, hand-woven danish ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Design Institute of America DIA White and Brass Dining Chairs, Set of 6
Located in La Grange, IL
Design Institute of America DIA white and brass dining chairs - Set of 6 Each chair measures: 19.75 wide x 20 deep x 40.5 high, with a seat height of 19 inches All pieces of furn...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Purple Heart Brass Wood Dining Chair with Blue Velvet Upholstery
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Hex Dining Chair Hex Dining Chair with frame made with solid purple heart , lacquered finish, velvet upholstery and solid brass chair rails. Set of 2 dining chairs. Orders can inclu...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Six Burled Empire Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A remarkable set of six dining room chairs hand-crafted out of solid wood fully covered with beautiful burled veneers and has been professionally restored. This eye-catching elegant ...
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Vintage 1960s American Empire Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

  • Set of Six Burled Empire Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Burled Empire Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Burled Empire Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Burled Empire Dining Chairs
H 35.75 in. W 19.75 in. D 22.25 in.
Lloyd Modern Barrel Back Round Bar Stool
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Lloyd bar stool Solid wood frame / hand rubbed oil finish / brushed brass, bronze or black rungs / leather wrapped back support / recessed leather seat cushion Measures: 23” W...
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2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Brass, Steel

Contemporary Madda Lounge Chair in Boucle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Madda is a contemporary interpretation of the Classic club chair. The metal base fully wraps around the chair, as if to squeeze it into its plump and comfortable upper seating ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Set of Six Renzo Rutili Neoclassical Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fabulous set of six neoclassical style dining chairs by Renzo Rutili for Johnson Furniture Co. Elegant klismos style profile with a square back and an x form backsplat. Newly upholst...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Set of Four Renzo Rutili Leather Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish set of four neoclassical style dining chairs designed by Renzo Rutili for Johnson Furniture Co. Elegant klismos style profile with a square back centered by a brass rosette m...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Set of Six 20th C. Brass and Beechwood Dining Chairs atribuyes to Milo Baughman
Located in Madrid, ES
A set of six 20th century brass and beechwood dining chairs atributted to Milo Baughman. The spreading rectangular caned back above a padded seat covered in yellow linen, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Custom Desk/Vanity Chair in Walnut on Brass Castors, 1990s
Located in New York, NY
Custom design desk/vanity chair in walnut on brass castors upholstered in fabric with geometric motif, American, 1990s. This chair is beautifully made.
Category

1990s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

St. Charles Dining Chair by VOLK
Located in Brooklyn, NY
As shown: Solid ash with brass details. Bleached finish. Dimensions: 30 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W x 20 1/2" D. COM or custom fabric options available. Offered in a variety of woods an...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • St. Charles Dining Chair by VOLK
  • St. Charles Dining Chair by VOLK
  • St. Charles Dining Chair by VOLK
  • St. Charles Dining Chair by VOLK
H 30.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of 1970s Brass, Steel and Lucite Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
A very well made pair of vintage 1970s side chairs with frames in curved brass with polished stainless curved spines. The seats in very thick and substantial curved Lucite. Wonderful...
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Vintage 1970s American Chairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Set of Ten Midcentury Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A remarkable set of ten Mastercraft dining chairs that are fully restored and feature a sturdy brass chair frame. This set of chairs has also been professionally reupholstered in a b...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

  • Set of Ten Midcentury Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten Midcentury Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten Midcentury Dining Chairs
  • Set of Ten Midcentury Dining Chairs
H 37 in. W 26 in. D 21.5 in.
Basic Pivot Back Dining Chair in Walnut by Thomas Hayes Studio
Located in Hollywood, CA
A custom, elegant solid wood dining chair available in a variety of woods and finishes with solid wood frame, pivoting back, and upholstered seat by Thomas Hayes Studio. The angle of...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

William “Billy” Haines Brass and Marble Game/Dinette Party Table and Chairs Set
Located in Southampton, NJ
A beautiful 5-piece game or 'party' table and chairs set having brass construction with leather chairs and a stunning Rojo Alicante marble table. Designed and Manufactured by the Fat...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Game Tables

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Marble, Brass

Set of 8 Sling Side Chairs by Thomas Pheasant for Baker
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Like a sling, the mahogany base supports the finely tailored, crisp upholstery held together with artful brass dowels. The epitome of comfort and design, this chair will make heads t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Aesthetic Movement Dining Room Ch...

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Walnut and Gauffraged Oyster Klismos Vanity Chair
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern vanity chair was realized in the United States, circa 1950. It features a subtly convex circular seat finished in a luxe gauffraged oyster velvet with...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Newly Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Armchair with Brass Details
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful newly upholstered Mid-Century Modern armchair with brass sabots and arm details. Button tufting to back with single welting throughout. Tapered legs. Good original conditio...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Six French Louis XIII Style Lacquered Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive set of six lacquered dining chairs by Ferguson Copeland. Made in the grand French Louis XIII style with peaked seat backs. The chairs have a vintage upholstery with brass...
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20th Century American Louis XIII Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Slipper Chair in the Style of André Sornay
Located in Glendale, CA
Slipper chair in the style of André Sornay. Handcrafted in Los Angeles in the workshop of noted French designer and antiques dealer Denis de le Mesiere, who pays homage to the work o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Twelve Baroque Style Dining Chairs by Kreiss Collection
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand set of twelve dining chairs by Kreiss collection Hollywood, CA. Palazzo chairs made in the Italian Baroque style from handcrafted hardwood frames. The set consists of ten side ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Baroque Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Set of Eight Ebonized Dining Chairs with String Detail
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nautical accents distinguish this captain’s chair in the style of Edward Wormley for Dunbar and Drexel Precedent. A rounded backrest of solid wood curves around the ample seating are...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Jacques Adnet Model of Pair of Large Comfortable Armchairs
Located in Encino, CA
Jacques Adnet model of pair of large comfortable armchairs in off white/beige lacquered mahogany upholstered in gray/green textured fabric. Sockets in patinated solid brass. Jacque...
Category

1990s American Chairs

Materials

Brass

St. Charles Armchair in Walnut by VOLK
Located in Brooklyn, NY
As shown: Solid walnut with grey wool upholstery. Oil and wax finish. Dimensions: 26 1/2" H x 24" W x 24" D. COM or custom fabric options available. Offered in a variety of woo...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • St. Charles Armchair in Walnut by VOLK
  • St. Charles Armchair in Walnut by VOLK
  • St. Charles Armchair in Walnut by VOLK
  • St. Charles Armchair in Walnut by VOLK
H 26.5 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
English Gothic Revival Wainscot Style Carved Hall Chair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Bespoke modern interpretation of an English gothic revival wainscot style hall chair. Beautifully crafted with an aged, distressed patina. Upholstered with organic Irish linen fabric...
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20th Century American Gothic Revival Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Eight Dunbar Dining Chairs by Edward Wormley
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of eight modern dining chairs, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, circa 1950s. These chairs have been restored in a snow white leather like vinyl and the wood has b...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Elegant Set of Four Mahogany & Flame Stitch Game Table Chairs by Hancock & Moore
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of four game or petite dining table chairs elegantly covered in a burgundy flame stitch upholstery with exposed frames by Hancock and Moore. Hancock and Moore have been designed ...
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Vintage 1980s American Regency Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Walnut Louis XV Style Armchairs in Faux Python
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of heavily carved Louis XV style armchairs on walnut frames with ivory and taupe simulated snakeskin upholstery with brass nail head detailing.
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Vintage 1940s American Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Milo Baughman Swivel Chairs on Brass Bases
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of swivel chairs by Milo Baughman. These were reupholstered in pleated leather in the 1980s. The leather has a Nice broken in feel to it. Both in good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Fin Chair by Pelle and Erie Basin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
PAST PRESENCE is a collaboration between design studio founders Jean and Oliver Pelle of PELLE, and antique dealer and jewelry designer Russell Whitmore of Erie Basin. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chairs

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Fin Chair by Pelle and Erie Basin
  • Fin Chair by Pelle and Erie Basin
  • Fin Chair by Pelle and Erie Basin
  • Fin Chair by Pelle and Erie Basin
H 26.5 in. W 23 in. D 23 in.
Channeled Goldfinger Lounge Chair
Located in New York, NY
Shock Waves. Minimalist comfort gets a modernist makeover—we've taken our definition of leaned-back luxury to the next level with our Channeled Goldfinger Lounge Chair. Ultra-comfy c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Channeled Goldfinger Lounge Chair
  • Channeled Goldfinger Lounge Chair
  • Channeled Goldfinger Lounge Chair
  • Channeled Goldfinger Lounge Chair
H 26.75 in. W 28.75 in. D 31 in.
Hand-Dyed Indigo Canvas and Antique Brass Chair - Extra Wide
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sleek and refined, the Inheritance Chair is a great addition to nearly any space. This particular option features an extra wide seat of 36" for a roomy lounge option. Inspired by a...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Henkel Harris Solid Cherry "Lady Astor" Queen Anne Desk and chair
Located in Plainview, NY
An elegant Queen Anne style " Lady Astor" writing desk and matching chair. The desk and chair are made of solid cherry wood. The desk has brass hardware and is finely carved featurin...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Queen Anne Desks

Materials

Brass

Mastercraft Elegant Chair with Bronze Frame with Bamboo Motif 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Upholstered chair with frame in bronze with bamboo motif by Mastercraft, American, 1970s. Newly upholstered by Lobel Modern in blue velvet.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Biscuit Tufted Armchair in the Manner of William Haines
Located in New York, NY
This handsome and refined Mid-Century Modern armchair- realized in the manner of William Haines- features a tapered high back and a tufted biscuit pattern seat and back in new oyster...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Mahogany and Brass Open-Back Armchair
Located in Chicago, IL
Stylized X-frame Regency-style armchair with cast brass arm risers, curved open back, striped silk button tufted removable cushion over a caned panel seat. Nicely carved arms and bac...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Mahogany and Brass Open-Back Armchair
  • Mahogany and Brass Open-Back Armchair
  • Mahogany and Brass Open-Back Armchair
  • Mahogany and Brass Open-Back Armchair
H 29.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 25 in.
Set of 4 Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, set of 4 high back cane chairs, with upholstered arms. Chairs showing original velvet upholstery, gently used. Brass has light patina spots and wear...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Set of 4 Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
  • Set of 4 Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
  • Set of 4 Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
  • Set of 4 Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
H 43.5 in. W 21 in. D 22 in.
St. Charles Armchair by Volk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
As shown: Solid white oak with cerused finish and coral linen upholstery. Solid bleached ash with light blue cotton upholstery fabric by Maharam or grey wool upholstery fabric by K...
Category

2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • St. Charles Armchair by Volk
  • St. Charles Armchair by Volk
  • St. Charles Armchair by Volk
  • St. Charles Armchair by Volk
H 26.5 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Set of Eight Mastercraft Dining Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Mastercraft dining chairs for Widdicomb, six side chairs with two armchairs. Patched and bookmatched burled veneer, with extruded curved brass accents. Tufted upholstery would bene...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Set of Eight Mastercraft Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Mastercraft Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Mastercraft Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Mastercraft Dining Chairs
H 42 in. W 20 in. D 26 in.
Metallic Cowhide in Zebra Print Brass and Leather Armchair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Beautiful and heavy, finished with a zebra print cowhide leather with gold metallic spots. This is a perfect single accent chair. Heavy and sturdy.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Thin Frame Lounge Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The thin frame lounge chair is a modern lounge chair with a low-profile, thin metal frame that is available in an array of finishes and the option of diamond tufting. Shown here in a...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

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American Brass Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of american brass chairs for sale on 1stDibs. There are 75 antique and vintage american brass chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 57 modern editions to choose from as well. American brass chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of american brass chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency american brass chairs are of considerable interest. Some american brass chairs are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller american brass chairs, measuring 5 inches across, are available at 1stDibs. Milo Baughman, Jonathan Adler and Lawson-Fenning each produced beautiful american brass chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are American Brass Chairs?

Prices for american brass chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, american brass chairs begin at $325 and can go as high as $105,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,500.

Finding the Right Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the chair you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — antique and vintage Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames. 

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office.

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today.