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Arca Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Feet
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair Arca with cotton velvet fabric and aged brass feet. Also available with other fabrics on request.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Arca Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Feet
  • Arca Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Feet
  • Arca Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Feet
  • Arca Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Feet
H 32.68 in. W 37.8 in. D 28.75 in.
Navis Armchair in Taupe Velvet Seat with Brass Details
By Luxxu
Located in New York, NY
Navis armchair, as its names suggest, is inspired by the epoch of the discoveries’ courageous vessels. A heritage of courageous ancestors prevails in this straight line handcrafted c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Maya Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Legs
By Brabbu
Located in New York, NY
The Maya civilization had maize as one of the primary elements of their culture. Personified as a woman, Maya’s Maize God was the inspiration behind Maya upholstered chair. With legs...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Upholstery

  • Maya Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Legs
  • Maya Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Legs
  • Maya Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Legs
  • Maya Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Legs
H 33.08 in. W 38.19 in. D 29.14 in.
Ibis Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Details
By Brabbu
Located in New York, NY
Ibis are beautiful birds known for their long slim legs. Just like Ibis armchair, an elegant seating solution. Upholstered in cotton velvet, this accent chair with an aged brass nail...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Upholstery

  • Ibis Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Details
  • Ibis Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Details
  • Ibis Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Details
  • Ibis Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Brass Details
H 31.5 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.96 in.
A Fine 1970's Italian Red Velvet Armchair with Brass Legs
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine 1970's Italian red velvet armchair with brass legs.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Jumbo Collection Hawking Oval Armchair in Velvet with Brass Support
By Jumbo Collection
Located in Cantu, IT
Recalling both the shape of the Zen circle, symbol of illumination, infinity and representative of the absolute universe, the Hawkings armchair hides a complex process in terms of de...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Italian Mid-Century Green Velvet Armchairs with Brass Structure, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century green velvet armchairs with brass structure, 1950s Armchairs with paw in brass and covered in green velvet. Comfortable and beautiful armchairs to furnish your ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Essex Armchair in Cotton Velvet with Matte Brass Base
By Brabbu
Located in New York, NY
Metamorphosis is the transformation process from caterpillar to butterfly. It inspired the creation of Essex swivel chair. This barrel chair is upholstered in velvet and has a base i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Upholstery

Armchair Ivy with Houndstooth and Velvet, Brass Details
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Gorgeous armchair with houndstooth back, yellow or blue velvet seat and polished brass details on the back. Made to Order. For sales with delivery address within European territori...
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Smart Armchair in Green Cotton Velvet with Aged Brass Feet
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair smart with cotton velvet fabric and matte aged brass feet. Also available with other fabrics on request.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Otto Armchair in Black Leather and Velvet Upholstery with Brass Details
By Luxxu
Located in New York, NY
Otto armchair is Luxxu’s omen to its prosperous future, a luxurious design Empire. Made with noble materials, such as velvet and leather, the brass detail elevates this armchair into...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Natural Green Armchair in Velvet with High Gloss Hammered Brass Back
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair natural green in green velvet in rotative base. Base and back are in high gloss hammered brass. Nails are golden polished.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Italian Midcentury Armchairs in Chocolate Brown Velvet with Brass Feet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous pair of original Italian armchairs with original brass stiletto feet from the Italian mid-century, 1950s. The armchairs are completely refurbished inside with quality mater...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Berliner Armchair with Black Velvet Fabric
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair Berliner with structure in solid wood, covered with black velvet fabric. Details in polished brass. Also available in stool berliner.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Berliner Armchair with Black Velvet Fabric
  • Berliner Armchair with Black Velvet Fabric
  • Berliner Armchair with Black Velvet Fabric
  • Berliner Armchair with Black Velvet Fabric
H 45.67 in. W 31.5 in. D 33.86 in.
Malay Armchair in Cotton Velvet With Matte Aged Brass Base
By Brabbu
Located in New York, NY
The ethnicities of the mesmerizing Malay Archipelago inspired the creation of MALAY velvet armchair, a twist on Mid-Century Modern furniture. This tufted upholstered chair with aged ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Upholstery

Cyprus Armchair with Turquoise Velvet Fabric
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair Cyprus with structure in solid wood, covered with turquoise velvet fabric. Details in polished brass, with wooden feet. Also available in stool Cyprus.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Cyprus Armchair with Turquoise Velvet Fabric
  • Cyprus Armchair with Turquoise Velvet Fabric
  • Cyprus Armchair with Turquoise Velvet Fabric
  • Cyprus Armchair with Turquoise Velvet Fabric
H 40.56 in. W 34.65 in. D 28.75 in.
Ibiza Occasional Armchair with Curved Brass Base in Blush Pink Velvet
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Sitting a top of a brass curved base is the Ibiza armchair. Unique and fun like the island of Ibiza, this chair is a perfect addition to any home. Shown in a blush velvet with long a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Virginia Armchair with Blue Velvet Fabric
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair Virginia with solid wood structure, upholstered and covered with Italian high quality blue velvet fabric. With polished brass stripes finish. Also available with other fab...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Virginia Armchair with Blue Velvet Fabric
  • Virginia Armchair with Blue Velvet Fabric
  • Virginia Armchair with Blue Velvet Fabric
  • Virginia Armchair with Blue Velvet Fabric
H 28.35 in. W 47.25 in. D 43.31 in.
Croix I Armchair with Brass Feet
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Delicate seaming in diagonal shapes throughout Croix upholstered back contrast with the smooth seating. Stylish and elegant, this armchair is extremely comfortable in its’ perfect fi...
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Croix I Armchair with Brass Feet
  • Croix I Armchair with Brass Feet
  • Croix I Armchair with Brass Feet
  • Croix I Armchair with Brass Feet
H 33.86 in. W 28.35 in. D 29.93 in.
Tempo Armchair with Black Velvet and Black Leather
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair Tempo with structure in solid wood upholstered and covered with black velvet high quality fabric. Back covered with black genuine leather. With polished brass base.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Tempo Armchair with Black Velvet and Black Leather
  • Tempo Armchair with Black Velvet and Black Leather
  • Tempo Armchair with Black Velvet and Black Leather
  • Tempo Armchair with Black Velvet and Black Leather
H 31.5 in. W 28.35 in. D 28.35 in.
Swivel Armchair with Solid Walnut, Rattan and Soft Velvet
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
With its name being the direct translation of selfish in Portuguese, this armchair revolves around its own universe. Within a refined, elegant and distinctive frame, resembling the n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Swivel Lounge Chair In Blue Velvet With Polished Brass Base
By Troy Smith Studio
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The Future 1st Lounge Chair has a modern look with a streamlined silhouette. The fully upholstered lounge chair has soft simple lines with contemporary styling giving the chair a f...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Swivel Lounge Chair In Pink Velvet With Polished Brass Base
By Troy Smith Studio
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The Future 1st lounge chair has a modern look with a streamlined silhouette. The fully upholstered lounge chair has soft simple lines with contemporary styling giving the chair a...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Swivel Lounge Chair in Yellow Velvet With Polished Brass Base
By Troy Smith Studio
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The Future First Lounge chair has a modern look with a streamlined silhouette. The fully upholstered lounge chair has soft simple lines with contemporary styling giving the chair a ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Brass

New Structured Armchair L'Unité with Brass Feet
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
L’Unité armchair is proportional and sculptural, perfectly made to the human scale. It gathers strong upholstered shapes lightly supported on elegant stands. A piece that excites the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Bauhaus Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of 1950s Italian Armchairs with Matching Ottomans Reupholstered in Velvet
Located in London, GB
A lovely pair of 1950s Italian armchairs in the style of Guglielmo Veronesi with matching ottomans, all with original brass legs and reupholstered in Designer Guild "Verese" velvet. ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Century/Club Upholstered Armchair in Velvet with Geometric Motifs
By Dainelli Studio
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
Matelassé stitching, satin-finished brass tips, big soft seat cushion and English tastes of the '50s. Designed by Dainelli Studio. The design synthesizes the elements, eliminating th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Grace Urban Armchair with Lacquered Structure and Brass Details
Located in Porto, PT
The Grace Urban armchair is made of solid wood structure. With a singular and robust character, Grace stands out for its refined details and its unique and elegantly curved shape. Av...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Stainless Steel

French Pair of Midcentury Gold Brass Chairs with Blue Velvet Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of midcentury brass chairs with blue velvet upholstery Very comfortable chairs with seat and back in original blue velvet in very good condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Armchair Ivy with Lamb Fur and Weaved Fabric, Brass Details
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Gorgeous armchair with natural lamb fur back, cotton seat, black velvet piping and polished brass details on the back. Made to Order. For sales with delivery address within Europea...
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2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Swivel Club Chair with Brass Wrapped Base in Graphite Velvet
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern arm/ club chair was realized in the United States, circa 1975. It features a subtly cantilevered back and faceted tufted body with a circular base in...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Italian Armchairs from the 1960s with New Green Velvet Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Italian armchairs from the 1960s with new green velvet upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

20th Century French Pair of Gold Brass and Bronze Armchairs with Red Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
French pair of midcentury gold brass and bronze chairs with red upholstery Very comfortable chairs with seat and back reupholstered.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Leopard Parsons Chairs with Brass Sabots, Custom
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Parsons chairs in the style of Milo Baughman with custom brass sabots. New velvet leopard upholstery. Please allow 4-5 weeks production time.
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Swivel Armchair with Soft Velvet and Brass Detail Panorama
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Swivel armchair with soft cotton velvet by Pierre Frey in Kiwi and Dijon color and satin brass detail. New and Made to Order. Solid and concrete like in appearance, Panorama line i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Swivel Armchair with Soft Velvet and Brass Detail Panorama
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Swivel armchair with soft cotton velvet by Pierre Frey and satin brass detail. New and made to order. Solid and concrete like in appearance, panorama line is an ode to monumental pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Contemporary Gold Velvet Armchairs with Brass Fittings, 1960s Style
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of armchairs contemporary in 1960s style gold velvet and brass fittings.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Bergere Chairs

Materials

Brass

Antique Spanish Oak & Velvet Stripe Armchair with Fringe Detail
Located in Houston, TX
This antique Spanish chair is crafted with an oak frame and upholstered in a yellow velvet striped fabric with fringe detail and brass nail-head accents. The golden yellow stripe is ...
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Vintage 1920s Spanish Chairs

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Brass

Armchair Swivel with Soft Kiwi Cotton Velvet Panorama, in Stock
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Swivel armchair with soft cotton velvet by Pierre Frey in Kiwi and Dijon color and satin brass detail. New and in stock, ready to ship. Solid and concrete like in appearance, Panor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Italian Mid Century Blue Velvet Large Armchairs with Brass Feet, Milano, 1950s
By Melchiorre Bega
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful pair of armchairs with brass feet and blue velvet upholstery attributed to Melchiorre Bega designer The large ears characterize the design as well as the sides that suppor...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Armchairs Restored in Green Velvet with Brass Feet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Magnificent pair of original Italian armchairs with original full brass stiletto feet from the midcentury, 1950s. The armchairs are completely refurbished with quality material and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Italian Camel Velvet Armchairs with Brass Legs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a lovely sculptural pair of mid century armchairs made in Italy in the 1950's. Covered in a creamy camel velvet, these chairs are gorgeous, but do show wear. Velvet is crushe...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Italian 1950s Pink Velvet Armchairs with Brass Legs
Located in London, GB
Pair of Italian 1950s armchairs with brass legs. These chairs have been reupholstered with pink velvet.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Amazing Minotti Italy Armchairs, Velvet Avory with Original Legs with Brass 1950
By Minotti
Located in MIlano, IT
Amazing armchairs, in avory velvet and legs in black metal, end legs in brass. The armchairs is completely restored and the velvet is new. The painting of the legs is original to c...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Brass

1930s French Distressed Leather and Velvet Armchair with Brass Nailhead Detail
Located in Houston, TX
This beautifully weathered and patinated French leather armchair features classic brass nailhead details and a matching velvet seat cushion. This armchair is comfortable, cozy and ex...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Velvet, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Pink Velvet Tweed Brass Italian Armchair with Footrest, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian armchair with back and seat upholstered in wool tweed with legs finished in brass and footrest reupholstered in cotton velvet with pips in tweed along with the armchair.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Brass

Italian Midcentury Blu Velvet Armchair with Armrests, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian midcentury blu velvet armchair with armrests, 1950s Armchair with armrests, upholstered in blue velvet, with metal leg and brass tips. With a very contemporary design. Per...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Brass

Italian Armchairs Restored with Light Purple Velvet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Amazing and comfortable pair of Italian original armchairs from the 1950s. Completely restored internally with quality material and outside reupholstered with light violet (or lilac)...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of French Ebonized Oak Armchairs with Brass Detail
Located in Aspen, CO
Pair of French Mid-Century armchairs in ebonized oak with brass detailing to the feet. The upholstery is original but the frames of the chairs have been completely restored.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of 1950s French Lounge Chairs in Blue & Gold Velvet Fabric with Brass Legs
Located in London, GB
A striking pair of midcentury 1950s French lounge armchairs. The chairs have been newly reupholstered in an abstract navy blue and gold velvet and sit on four tapered polished brass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Antique Iron Savonarola Chair with Red Velvet Upholstery
Located in Houston, TX
A beautifully made and detailed Savonarola chair crafted in iron with brass details and red velvet upholstery. The twists in the iron along with the circle accents at both front and ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Armchairs

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Tall Scrolled Wing Arm Chairs In Cut Velvet With Brass Finials
By Drexel
Located in Chicago, IL
Tall back armchairs by Drexel with open sides and unexpected scrolled wings with top and bottom brass finials. Walnut frames with cabriole front legs, raked rear legs and undulating ...
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Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Italian Navy Blue Velvet Lounge Chairs with Splayed Legs
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Stunning pair of lounge chairs featuring splayed walnut legs ending in brass sabots. Larger scale and extremely comfortable. Original from Italy, circa 1950s. In the style of Gio Pon...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Modernist Italian Velvet Armchair with Black Lacquered Brass Feet
Located in Madrid, ES
Newly upholstered Italian armchair in lightly striped grey velvet fabric with lacquered brass feet from circa 1950s. Sofa in set also available, sold separately.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Italian velvet armchairs by Gigi Radice with stiletto brass feet, 1955
By Gigi Radice
Located in Clivio, Varese
A pair of beautiful Italian and very comfortable original Mid-Century armchairs or lounge chairs with brass Stiletto feet by Gigi Radice, circa 1955 The armchairs have been completel...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Italian Midcentury Armchairs with Springs in Designers Guild Velvet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Magnificent pair of original Italian armchairs with brass tips from the midcentury, 1950s. Completely remade with quality material and re-upholstered with designers guild velvet fro...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Chair "Lady" Covered with Green Velvet
By Marco Zanuso, Arflex
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Chair "Lady" covered with green velvet - Design by Marco Zanuso, manufactured by Arflex, Italy, 1951.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Chair "Lady" Covered with Green Velvet
  • Chair "Lady" Covered with Green Velvet
  • Chair "Lady" Covered with Green Velvet
  • Chair "Lady" Covered with Green Velvet
H 31.5 in. W 31.11 in. D 28.35 in.
Navy Blue Velvet Lounge Chairs with Splayed Legs, Italy, circa 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Stunning pair of lounge chairs featuring walnut splayed legs ending brass sabots. Newly upholstered in navy blue velvet. Legs fully restored, brass hand polished.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Barrel Back Jacobean Style Library Chairs with Emerald Green Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Decadent and refined, this pair of elegant barrel back Jacobean styled armchairs or library chairs have detailed hand-turned legs and back. The oakwood is rich with gorgeous patina, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Jacobean Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Gigi Radice Italian Design Armchair with Important Fabric Dedar, 1955
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Very comfortable upholstered armchair, the structure is very solid with legs in black painted brass, the seat is large and comfortable; the overall appearance is curved with soft lin...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

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Brass Armchair With Velvet For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of brass armchair with velvet for your home. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, velvet and brass. There are 30 variations of the antique or vintage item from our selection of brass armchair with velvet you’re looking for, while we also have 28 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the choice in our collection of brass armchair with velvet you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each object in our assortment of brass armchair with velvet bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. A well-made option in this array of brass armchair with velvet has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by DOOQ, Mambo Unlimited Ideas and Troy Smith Studio are consistently popular.

How Much is a Brass Armchair With Velvet?

Prices for a piece of brass armchair with velvet start at $614 and top out at $14,940 with the average selling for $4,438.

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.