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Buttercup Chair

1960 Erwine & Estelle Laverne Buttercup Molded Lucite Chair from Invisible Group
By Laverne Originals, Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a rare Buttercup chair from The Invisible Group, designed by Erwine and Estelle
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Lucite

Buttercup Lucite Lounge Chair by Erwin & Estelle Laverne
By Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Atlanta, GA
A "Buttercup" lucite lounge chair by Erwin & Estelle Laverne, designed for Laverne International as
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

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Laverne International Buttercup Lucite Lounge Chair, Invisible Group, 1959
By Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Laverne International buttercup Lucite lounge chair, Invisible Group, 1959. Considered a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Laverne International Buttercup Lucite Lounge Chair Pair, Invisible Group, 1959
By Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Laverne International buttercup Lucite lounge chair, Invisible Group, 1959. Considered a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Pair Buttercup Lounge Chairs by Estelle & Erwine Laverne, Professionally Polised
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Estelle & Erwine Laverne Originals Modern Rosewood Lamp Table Floor White 1950s
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chair and the central table evocative of their cafe table that was a part of the Lily collection of the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Fiberglass, Rosewood

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Buttercup Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic buttercup chair available at 1stDibs. A buttercup chair — often made from plastic, fabric and acrylic — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the buttercup chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A buttercup chair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Erwine & Estelle Laverne, Laverne International and Ligne Roset each produced at least one beautiful buttercup chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Buttercup Chair?

Prices for a buttercup chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $933 and can go as high as $8,850, while the average can fetch as much as $5,090.

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