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Pair of French 1850s Upholstered Régence Style Armchairs with Cross Stretcher
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Régence style wooden armchairs from the mid-19th century, with Saint-Andrew style cross stretchers, hoofed feet and upholstery. We currently have two pairs available...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Régence Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Painted Armchairs with Carved Decor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style painted wood armchairs from the late 19th century, with carved motifs and new upholstery. Created in France during the 19th century, each of this pai...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Wood

New Bentwood Armchair with Wood Seat and Back
Located in Miami, FL
New bentwood armchair with wood seat and back Ideal for hospitality Measure: Arm height, 26in.
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2010s Spanish Organic Modern Armchairs

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Bentwood

  • New Bentwood Armchair with Wood Seat and Back
  • New Bentwood Armchair with Wood Seat and Back
  • New Bentwood Armchair with Wood Seat and Back
  • New Bentwood Armchair with Wood Seat and Back
H 31.5 in. W 23.62 in. D 19.68 in.
Capistrano Dining Armchair with Wood and Brass Frame by Innova Luxuxy Group
By Innova Luxury Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Complementary to the Capistrano dining table, the dining arm chair evokes the charm of Spanish influence of the Southern Californian 1900s. The chair is finely upholstered in the fro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Wood

19th Century Spanish Colonial Altar Carved Armchairs with Wood Seat
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish colonial altar armchairs with wood seat with ornamental carved Measures: Height to arms 27.55 in.
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Armchairs

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Walnut

Visionnaire Camden Armchair with Wood Frame and Upholstery by Mauro Lipparini
By Visionaire, Mauro Lipparini
Located in Milan, IT
Small padded armchair. External structure in resin with leather upholstery. Seat divided in three parts, padding in polyurethane with different densities, upholstery in fabric. Suppo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
19th Century Pair of turned wooden chairs or armchairs with braided rope -The backrest is made of bobin Unique shape, very original It comes from the North of Spain They are in ver...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Victorian Armchairs

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Wood

  • Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
  • Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
  • Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
  • Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
H 32.68 in. W 23.63 in. D 22.84 in.
New Bentwood Armchair with Wood Seat and Back and Brown Skin Cushions
Located in Miami, FL
New bentwood armchair with wood seat and back and brown skin cushions Ideal for hospitality Measures: Arm height 23.62 in.
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2010s Spanish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Animal Skin, Bentwood

Ebonized Carved Wood Armchair with Linen Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
Ebonized Carved Wood Armchair with Linen Upholstery Offered for sale is a large ebonized carved wood armchair with off-white linen upholstery created in the Second quarter of the 20...
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Early 20th Century Armchairs

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Linen, Wood

1950s French Leather Armchair with Ornate Carved Wood
Located in Malaga, ES
1950s French leather armchair with ornate carved wooden rounded feet and arm rest.   
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Mid-20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Midcentury Brazilian Armchair with Ivory Wood Base, 1950s
By Mòveis Artisticos Z
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Midcentury Brazilian armchair with Ivory wood base, 1950s With all upholstered structure, this comfortable armchair attributed to Z Handcrafted Furniture follows the style of many...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Dakota Jackson Style Armchairs with Ebonized Wood Frames
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Miami, FL
Dakota Jackson Style Armchairs with Ebonized Wood Frames Offered for sale is a pair stylish of armchairs in the style of Dakota Jackson with ebonized wood frames and upholstered ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Ramses Armchair in Fabric with Wood Structure
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair Ramses in fabric Cat A. with wood structure. Available with genuine leather Cat C. price: 6800,00€               
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Armchairs

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Leather

  • Ramses Armchair in Fabric with Wood Structure
  • Ramses Armchair in Fabric with Wood Structure
  • Ramses Armchair in Fabric with Wood Structure
  • Ramses Armchair in Fabric with Wood Structure
H 46.86 in. W 27.96 in. D 23.63 in.
Tellus Armchair With Metal and Wood Detail
By Brabbu
Located in New York, NY
In Roman mythology, Tellus is the goddess of the Earth. Tellus lounge chair honors its deity aura. The twill fabric, nailhead trim and the back legs in matte lacquered add subtle sop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Armchairs

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Upholstery

  • Tellus Armchair With Metal and Wood Detail
  • Tellus Armchair With Metal and Wood Detail
  • Tellus Armchair With Metal and Wood Detail
  • Tellus Armchair With Metal and Wood Detail
H 33.47 in. W 28.35 in. D 25.99 in.
New Rococo Armchair of Poliched Wood with Carvings, 1890
Located in Lejre, DK
New Rococo armchair of poliched wood with carvings and upholstered with striped fabric from 1890. The chair is in great antique condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Rococo Revival Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Easy’s sculptural structure make this armchair light and charming. The comfortable upholstery, with parallel round shapes, seems succulent and inviting and rests suspended by the bee...
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2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

  • Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
  • Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
  • Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
  • Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
H 31.5 in. W 27.96 in. D 30.71 in.
Square with Base Coated in Wood - Koana Armchair
Located in Miami, FL
Koana armchair transmits the warmth of home and offers a comforting hug for rest. With its sober and ergonomic design, the Koana armchair inspires elegance and personality.
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2010s Brazilian Armchairs

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Fabric

  • Square with Base Coated in Wood - Koana Armchair
  • Square with Base Coated in Wood - Koana Armchair
  • Square with Base Coated in Wood - Koana Armchair
  • Square with Base Coated in Wood - Koana Armchair
H 27.56 in. W 31.11 in. D 23.63 in.
Italian Armchair with Carved Wood Frame and Salmon Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This chair has got to be the most comfortable chair ever! And every one agrees, no matter the body type. The attention to details is remarkable. The chair is extremely sturdy. And I ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Midcentury White Leather Black Wood Armchairs with Pouffs
Located in Milano, IT
Midcentury white leather black wood armchairs with pouffs. A pair of armchairs with pouffs from Italy from 1950s period. They have been reupholstered in premium quality white leath...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Nanook Armchair in Faux Leather with Wood Detail
By Brabbu
Located in New York, NY
Nanook is the master of bears, the one who decides the luck of the hunters in the Arctic regions. NANOOK Armchair blends the beauty and grandiosity of this animal. This accent chair ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Faux Leather

  • Nanook Armchair in Faux Leather with Wood Detail
  • Nanook Armchair in Faux Leather with Wood Detail
  • Nanook Armchair in Faux Leather with Wood Detail
  • Nanook Armchair in Faux Leather with Wood Detail
H 33.08 in. W 28.35 in. D 28.35 in.
Pierre Jeanneret Kangaroo Low Armchair, Wood and Cane with Cushions
By Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1955, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and ad...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Set of Two Wood and Leather Armchairs with Their Pouf
Located in Brussels, BE
Set of two wood and leather armchairs with their pouf.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Brutus Armchair in Solid Wood with Cane Seat Designed by Craig Bassam
By BassamFellows
Located in Ridgefield, CT
The BassamFellows Brutus chair has its roots in the powerful Modernist vernacular of Perriand and Jeanneret, but is softer and visually lighter. It emphasizes certain sculptural elem...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Single Upholstered Armchair with Tapered Wood Legs and Brass Feet
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Single upholstered armchair with tapered wood legs and brass feet.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik Teak Wood Club Armchair with Label
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik teak wood club armchair with label. Item features solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, original label, clean modernist lines, quality Danish craftsmansh...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Teak

Contemporary Armchair in Wood and Braided Straw with Raw Cotton Cushion
By Estúdio Orth
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
This contemporary armchair in wood and braided straw with raw cotton cushion was meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. It is therefore quite difficult, if not...
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2010s Brazilian Brutalist Armchairs

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Straw, Wood

Kaare Klint, Rare Armchairs with Back Wood Panels, 1916
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in New York, NY
Kaare Klint (1888 Frederksberg, Copenhagen 1954) A very rare, early set of "Faaborg" armchairs, with wooden panel backs, four (4) available, designed in 1916, manufactured by Rud. Ra...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Mahogany

Antique French Carved Wood Armchair with Green Velvet Upholstery
Located in Houston, TX
This generously sized antique French carved wood armchair features faded green velvet upholstery and various turned details the arms, legs and back. The arms gently curve down and fo...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XIII Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

"Tapajós" Armchair with Ottoman in Amazonian Rare Wood and Eco Leather
By Alessandra Delgado
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado created this unique pieces with Amazonian rare woods certified FSC, angelim pedra and muiracatiara. They are made by a local community of Indian descendents who ne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Paradisoterrestre Naeko Armchair in Blue with Wood Frame by Kazuhide Takahama
By ParadisoTerrestre, Kazuhide Takahama
Located in New York, NY
This is a wooden-made version of a project developed when Takahama was in Italy to set up the Japanese pavilion at XI Triennale in Milan in 1957. On that occasion, he met Dino Gavina...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Paradisoterrestre Naeko Armchair in White with Wood Frame by Kazuhide Takahama
By Kazuhide Takahama, ParadisoTerrestre
Located in New York, NY
This is a wooden-made version of a project developed when Takahama was in Italy to set up the Japanese pavilion at XI Triennale in Milan in 1957. On that occasion, he met Dino Gavina...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Armchair in Dark Wood and Upholstered with Light Elegance Leather, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Armchair in dark wood and upholstered with light elegance leather of Danish design from the 1960s.The chair is in great vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Italian Carved Wood Armchairs with Serpentine, X-Shaped Cross Stretcher
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian 19th century carved wood armchairs. These Italian chairs, circa 1880, feature camel shaped backs, nicely carved arms and legs, with a serpentine, X-shaped cross str...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Biedermeier Armchair, Cherry Wood with Carvings, France, circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
Very elegant french Biedermeier armchair from about 1820. Cherry solid wood with vases and flower rank carvings at the frontside of the armrests. The upholstery fabric is a white, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Biedermeier Armchairs

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Cherry, Fabric

Italian Midcentury Pink Velvet and Wood Armchair with Curved Armrests, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian midcentury pink velvet and wood armchair with curved armrests, 1950s Solid wood structure with curved armrest armchair, seat and back upholstered in a new pink velvet, circ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

20th Century Wood with Stripped Fabric Italian Design Armchairs, 1970
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Pair of Italian armchairs from the 1970s-1980s. Design furniture with wooden structure covered in striped fabric of beautiful line and pleasant decor. Armchairs ideal to be inserted ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Vintage Chinese Ming Style Natural Wood Horseshoe Armchair with Carved Splat
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese vintage Ming dynasty style natural wood horseshoe back armchair from the mid-20th century, with carved splat and apron. Born in China during the midcentury period, this arm...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Ming Armchairs

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Wood

Vintage Dutch Colonial Armchair with Pierced Wood Back Splat, Several Available
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Dutch Colonial armchair from the mid-20th century, with pierced back splat and wooden slats on the seat. We currently have five chairs available, priced and sold individual...
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Dutch Colonial Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Swedish Rococo Style 1890s Painted Wood Armchairs with New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Rococo style painted wood armchairs from the late 19th century, with carved splats, cabriole legs and new upholstery. Created in Sweden during the last decade of th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Wood

Venetian 1810s Rococo Style Painted Wood Armchair with Parcel-Gilt Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian painted wood Rococo style armchair from the early 19th century, with carved splat, scrolling arms, cabriole legs and cross stretcher. Born in Venice during the early years...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

18th Century Italian Carved-Wood Camel-Back Armchair with New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian carved wood armchair from the 18th century with new upholstery. This antique chair from Italy has a large camel-back which is set at a comfortably reclined position, with ...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Black with Wood Back by Carlo Colombo
By Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

French Pair of Double Bent-Wood Armchairs with Upholstered Seat and Back
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French pair of bent-wood double armchairs, with upholstered seat and back, from the mid-20th century. This midcentury pair of occasional chairs from France each feature a pair of b...
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Mid-20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Italian Carved-Wood Armchairs with Newly Upholstered Seat and Back
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian pair of carved-wood armchairs with newly upholstered fabric from the 19th century. These antique chairs from Italy each have a large rectangular-shaped back, with graceful...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Gold with Wood Back by Carlo Colombo
By Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

French Set of Four Carved Wood Armchairs with Newly Upholstered Seats & Backs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French set of four carved wood and upholstered armchairs from the mid-20th century. This vintage set of armchairs from France each feature rectangular-shaped upholstered backs with...
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Mid-20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Single Italian Armchair with Richly Carved Wood Details in Brown/Green Color
Located in Atlanta, GA
An single Italian, early 19th century accent armchair with richly carved wood details. This Italian accent chair has a nicely carved stylized acanthus leaf adorning its crest echoed ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Italian Midcentury Art Deco Briar Walnut Wood Pair of Armchairs with Stools
By Melchiorre Bega, Gio Ponti, Dassi, Ico & Luisa Parisi
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant and refined Italian 1940s midcentury Art Deco armchairs and stool with beautiful veneer burl walnut briar wood all around and great decorated legs. This set makes a grea...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Antique Oak Armchair with Slat Back and Turned Wood Details
Located in Pasadena, CA
Stately antique oak armchair with slat back and turned wood detailing, has been newly repainted in a gorgeous black lacquer and the seat cushion has been reupholstered in a natural f...
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20th Century Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Modern Style Wood Armchair with Woven Cane Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
This retro-inspired armchair includes an exposed wood frame with angled legs and arms that are unbelievably amazing. The upholstery, is a mix of woven threads in shades of green, and...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Wood Armchair with Woven Cane Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Immerse yourself in the depths of nature with woven cane, our mountain pallet colors and the honest wood finishes. Nara lounge chair welcomes you to a world of design and sustainabil...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Wood

A French Art Deco beech Wood Bridge Armchair with a Tartan Fabric
Located in Long Island City, NY
French Art Deco darkened beech wood bridge armchair with a Tartan fabric.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Beech

Pair of Mexican Wood Carved Armchairs with Leather Strap Seats
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is a wonderful authentic pair of rustic and rustic carved mahogany chairs. Original hammered metal oversized nail head trim throughout the seat base. The leather is also origina...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Folk Art Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

English Regency Upholstered Armchair with Painted and Gilt Wood Legs on Casters
Located in Atlanta, GA
This English early 19th century period Regency armchair features a new muslin upholstered curved back, seat with cushion and arms over four exquisite short painted legs with gilded a...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Wood, Muslin, Upholstery, Giltwood

Italian Pair of Carved-Wood Armchairs with Upholstered Seats, Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian pair of carved wood armchairs with upholstered seats from the mid-20th century. This pair of occasional chairs from Italy have nicely entwined pierced oval-shaped backs, c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Armchair Upholstered with Dark Blue Wool Fabric and Legs in Dark Wood, 1960s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
Armchair upholstered with dark blue wool fabric and legs in dark wood, of Danish design manufactured by Fritz Hansen in the 1960s. The chair is in great vintage condition. Measures:...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Wood

LUI 5/A Armchair with Fabric
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
Lui 5 by Philippe Bestenheider – available as an armchair and small armchair – stands within the iconic pieces Fratelli Boffi has presented throughout the years. A classic in its kin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • LUI 5/A Armchair with Fabric
  • LUI 5/A Armchair with Fabric
  • LUI 5/A Armchair with Fabric
  • LUI 5/A Armchair with Fabric
H 48.43 in. W 40.56 in. D 28.35 in.
Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
The structure of the Lui6 family by Philippe Bestenheider – composed of an armchair and sofa – develops from its hexagonal form. Instead of starting by designing its contours and out...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric
  • Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric
  • Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric
  • Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric
H 37.01 in. W 27.56 in. D 29.14 in.
Umber Modern Low Armchair in Walnut Wood with Crafted Arm Detail
By Tréology
Located in Papanui, Christchurch
The Umber chair is a comfortable modern walnut armchair with crafted arm design detail. Designed to sit comfortably in its own space, the Umber chair offers a low, laid-back sitting ...
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2010s New Zealand Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

French Set of Four Carved Wood Armchairs with Newly Upholstered Seats and Backs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French set of four carved wood and upholstered armchairs from the mid-20th century. This vintage set of armchairs from France each feature rectangular-shaped upholstered backs with...
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Mid-20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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Armchairs With Wood For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal armchairs with wood for your home. Each armchairs with wood for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and upholstery. If you’re shopping for a armchairs with wood, we have 392 options in-stock, while there are 140 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer armchairs with wood, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A armchairs with wood made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. A well-made armchairs with wood has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Merve Kahraman, Adolf Loos and Nube Italia are consistently popular.

How Much is a Armchairs With Wood?

A armchairs with wood can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,387, while the lowest priced sells for $250 and the highest can go for as much as $35,976.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

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

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

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

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

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

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