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Mid-Century Modern Cherry Wood Curved Back Hoof Leg Dining Side Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern cherry wood curved back hoof leg side chair. Item features curved back
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cherry

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Four Cherry Blue Velvet Dining Room Chairs 1950 Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage four (4) dining room chairs from cherry wood and seats covered with
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Cherry

Mid-Century Modern Cherry Wood Curved Back Hoof Leg Side Chair, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern cherry wood curved back hoof leg side chair - a pair. Item features curved backs
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cherry

Two Cherry Mid-Century Modern Chairs Model Swing by van Os Culemborg, 1950s
By Van Oss Culemborg
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning set of two Mid-Century Modern Model Swing dining room chairs. Design by G. Van Os for
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Cherry

Mid-Century Dining Chairs in Cherry Wood and Rattan Mesh by Georg Leowald
By Georg Leowald, Wilkhahn
Located in München, Bavaria
vintage dining chairs, model 351 designed by Georg Leowald was Manufactured by Wilkhahn, Germany. The set
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rattan, Cherry

Mid Century modern wood dining chairs, Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Molteni, Italy
By Molteni & C, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
Mid century modern dining chairs set designed by Tobia Scarpa for Molteni and munufactured in Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cherry, Walnut, Bentwood

Ten French cherry rush seat dining chairs circa 1960
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ten French cherry rush seat dining chairs circa 1960 having shaped backs and legs.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Wood, Cherry

Set of Six Cherry Dining Chairs by John Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by John Widdicomb, this elegant set of six dining chairs features solid cherry frames with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Cherry

Mid-Century Modern Four Red Beech Dining Room Chairs or Chairs 1950s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage dining room chairs or chairs from red lacquered beech and plywood 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech, Plywood

Melchiorre Bega Set of 6 European Cherry Wood Dining Chairs, 1950s
By Melchiorre Bega
Located in New York, NY
Chic set of 6 Mid-Century Modern dining chairs in light European cherry wood by renowned Italian
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Cherry

Ernst Martin Dettinger Cherry Wood and Black Leather Dining Chairs Germany 1960
By Ernst Martin Dettinger
Located in Almelo, NL
Ernst Martin Dettinger cherry wood and black Leather Dining Chairs, Germany, 1960s A Mid-Century
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Cherry

Rare Set of Six 1960s Mid-Century Modern Cherry and Chrome Dining Chairs
By Romweber Furniture Co.
Located in Lafayette, IN
This very unusual set of Mid-Century chairs is attributed to the manufacturer Romweber. We have
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs by Philippe Starck for Driade
By Philippe Starck, Driade
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of four 1980s "Costes" dining-chairs designed by Philippe Starck and made in Italy by Driade
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

La Permanente Mobili Cantù Chair in Cherry and Soft Green Upholstery
By La Permanente Mobili Cantù
Located in Waalwijk, NL
La Permanente Mobili Cantù, chair, cherry, fabric, Italy, 1960s This chair is produced by La
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Cherry

3 Vintage Chairs, 1960s, Italy, Cherry wood
Located in Hannover, DE
Set of 3 vintage dining chairs, most likely Italian origin. Production period: approx. 1960s-1970s
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

3 Vintage Chairs, 1960s, Italy, Cherry wood
3 Vintage Chairs, 1960s, Italy, Cherry wood
H 35.04 in W 17.72 in D 18.51 in
Solid Wood Modern Dining Chair - Royal Blue
Located in Miami Beach, FL
effortlessly blends modern minimalism with mid-century elegance. Designed for versatility, Enna is contract
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21st Century and Contemporary Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Set of Four Red Chairs by Günter Talos Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern set of four chairs designed and made in Vienna circa 1950 by Günter Talos. The
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

1950’s A.A. Patijn Dining Room Chairs Set
By Zijlstra, Abraham A. Patijn
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of four dining room chairs by the Dutch designer A.A. Patijn for Zijlstra Joure made in Cherry
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Cherry

1950’s A.A. Patijn Dining Room Chairs Set
1950’s A.A. Patijn Dining Room Chairs Set
H 34.65 in W 21.66 in D 17.33 in
Cane and Black Lacquered Dining Chairs by Alfred Hendrickx, Set of Six
By Alfred Hendrickx
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern, set of six 'S2' chairs designed by Alfred Hendrickx in 1958 for Belform. The
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Rare Set of 6 Bert England "Forward Trend Collection" Dining Chairs
By Bert England
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful set of 6 Bert England for Johnson Furniture Co. dining chairs. Weathered cherry with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Stylish Vintage Metal Dining Chairs, circa 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great set of 1950s retro style metal and vinyl seat dining chairs. A sleek mid-century design with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Industrial Dining Chairs by Elmar Flötotto , 1970
By Galvanitas, Jean Prouvé
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant cherry colored pagwood industrial dining chairs, on stackable, espresso color enameled
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Exquisite Set of Fourteen Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Exquisite Set of Twelve Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Meticulously Restored Set of 12 Cane Dining Chairs by Michael Taylor, circa 1960
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in Atlanta, GA
meticulously restored examples from a coveted series of modern dining chairs from the boutique New World
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cherry

Meticulously Restored Set of 8 Cane Dining Chairs by Michael Taylor, circa 1960
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in Atlanta, GA
from a coveted series of modern dining chairs from the boutique New World collection designed by
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cherry, Cane

Meticulously Restored Set of 12 Cane Arm Dining Chairs by Michael Taylor, 1960
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
examples from a RARE series of modern dining chairs from the boutique New World collection designed by
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cherry, Cane

Six Industrial Dining Chairs by Galvanitas, 1960
By Galvanitas, Jean Prouvé
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant cherry colored pagwood industrial dining chairs, on stackable, espresso color enameled
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Exquisite Set of Ten 10 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the Collector's equivalent to
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

1 of 3 Vintage Chairs, 1960s, Italy, Cherry wood, in the style of Ico Parisi
Located in Hannover, DE
Vintage dining chair, most likely Italian origin. Production period: 1960s. Displayed price is 1
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Exquisite Set of 14 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958, Cane Seats
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Exquisite Set of 8 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958, Cane Seats
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Exquisite Set of 12 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958, Cane Seats
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Exquisite Set of 10 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958, Cane Seats
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Breathtaking Set of 12 Modern V-Back Cane Chairs by Michael Taylor, circa 1960
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
, meticulously restored set of twelve (12) modern cane dining chairs by the esteemed Michael Taylor for Baker
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Breathtaking Set of 8 Modern V-Back Cane Chairs by Michael Taylor, circa 1960
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in Atlanta, GA
, meticulously restored set of eight (8) modern cane dining chairs by the esteemed Michael Taylor for Baker
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Breathtaking Set of 10 Modern V-Back Cane Chairs by Michael Taylor, circa 1960
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
, meticulously restored set of ten (10) modern cane dining chairs by the esteemed Michael Taylor for Baker
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

All Arms, Breathtaking Set of 12 Modern V-Back Cane Arm Chairs by Michael Taylor
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
, meticulously restored set of twelve (12) modern cane dining chairs by the esteemed Michael Taylor for Baker
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Cherry

Arne Jacobsen Dining Chairs Set of Four by Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of four Curvaceous series 7 dining chairs, designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen and
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Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

1960s Six Dining Chairs Chiavarine by Fratelli Levaggi / Gaetano Descalzi
By Fratelli Levaggi/Guiseppe Gaetano Descalzi
Located in Vigonza, Padua
exceptional nature seen the massive chairs of those days. Descalzi, by working with local woods such as cherry
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Straw, Walnut

Set of Six (6) Ebonized Dining Chairs with Cane Backs by Michael Taylor for Bake
By Michael Taylor
Located in Deland, FL
Rare, exceptional, highly collectable, and ready for installation. This set of 6 chairs (4 side
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Ernst Martin Dettinger German Mid Century Dining Chair Lucas Schnaidt Set of 4
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Ernst Martin Dettinger designed this sculptural dining chair. Manufactured by Lucas Schnaidt in
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Cherry

Set of 6 Cane Dining Chairs by Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sorensen for Botium 1980s
By Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sorensen
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of 6 Danish Modern cane and cherry wood dining chairs designed by Rud Thygesen and Johnny
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Christian Hvidt Mid-Century Modern Dark Wood Dining Table for Soborg Mobler
By Soborg Mobler, Christian Hvidt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Hvidt mid-century cherry dining table for Soborg Mobler. Lightly refinished in good
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Cherry

Set of Six Midcentury Chairs American Design Brown in Original Fabric, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
slats at the top. The chairs are perfect to complete dining rooms.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Cherry

Dining Set by David Rosen Futura-Series Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1950's
By David Rosén
Located in Paris, FR
's. a Dining table expandable, with 8 dining chair, certains with armrest. Futura-series Nordiska
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Chairs by Grosfeld House
By Grosfeld House
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An elegant pair of occasional chairs having open backs with dramatic hand-carved draped and
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

Pair of Chairs by Grosfeld House
Pair of Chairs by Grosfeld House
H 34.5 in W 20 in D 21.5 in
2 Vintage Chairs 1960s by Ernst Martin Dettinger, Germany
Located in Hannover, DE
Pair of vintage chairs from German Origin. Dedicated designer: Ernst Martin Dettinger Production
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Eames "DCM" Molded Plywood Chairs for Herman Miller in Rare Cherry
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
short years making this chair highly sought after. Mix and max your DCM dining chairs, use it as a side
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 10 Handcrafted Studio Bent Chairs by Fabian Fischer, Germany, 2023
By Fabian Fischer
Located in Berlin, DE
Made to order set of 10 bent chairs by German Woodworker Fabian Fischer. (2 arm and 8 side chairs
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2010s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Teak Wood & Fabric Eva Chairs by Niels Koefoed for Koefoeds Hornslet
By Koefoeds Hornslet, Niels Koefoed
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
has been designed as dining chairs, but this kind of form also fit well in other parts of the home or
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Yugoslavian Faux Bamboo Cherry Windsor Chair, Circa 1970s
Located in Germantown, MD
Yugoslavian faux bamboo cherry windsor chair. Engraved stamp. Excellent vintage. Solid Cherry
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Late 20th Century Macedonian Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Faux Bamboo, Cherry

Eames Herman Miller Oval Conference Dining Table Universal Segmented Cherry
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
timeless Mid-Century Modern table that will host many options of dining or office chairs. We have several
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ta...

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Aluminum, Steel

1970s Slavic Solid Cherry Low-Back Windsor Chairs, a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
A beautiful pair of 1970s Slavic Solid Cherry Low-back Windsor Chairs for the former Republic of
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Mid-20th Century Macedonian Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

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Cherry

2 Rare Albert Haberer Dining Chairs from 1950
By Albert Haberer
Located in Rümmingen, BW
us directly" This rare set of 2 dining chairs are designed by Albert Haberer and manufactured by
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Beech, Cherry

2 Rare Albert Haberer Dining Chairs from 1950
2 Rare Albert Haberer Dining Chairs from 1950
H 31.89 in W 17.72 in D 18.51 in
Albert Haberer Cherry Wood Chairs for Hermann Fleiner, Germany 1950s
By Hermann Fleiner, Albert Haberer
Located in Utrecht, NL
of German mid-century design history. Wood is the most traditional material for furniture, it is
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Set of Six Spindle Back Dining Chairs by Heywood Wakefield, 1960s
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Rosendahl, DE
Set of six Mid-Century Modern spindle back chairs manufactured by Heywood Wakefield. Sidechairs
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cherry

Edoardo Landi Model Diago Brutalist Tripod Purist Dining Chair Nikol
By Edoardo Landi
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These puristic sculpured dining chairs are designed in 1973 by italian Architect Edoardo Landi for
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Cherry

Contemporary Modern Cherrywood Windsor Peacock Side Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Southampton, NJ
of Hans Wegner's midcentury Peacock chair. Stylish, solid & extremely comfortable. Original makers
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

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Cherry, Oak

4 Chiavari "Impero Classica' S.A.C. Original Artisan Handwoven Seats, Italy, 1950
By Chiavari
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
light "Impero" dining or side chairs in stained mahogany beech, cherry or maple wood with original
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

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Cherry Midcentury Modern Dining Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of cherry midcentury modern dining chairs is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of hardwood, wood and cherry, all cherry midcentury modern dining chairs available were constructed with great care. Find 65 antique and vintage cherry midcentury modern dining chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Cherry midcentury modern dining chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Cherry midcentury modern dining chairs bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmark is very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made cherry midcentury modern dining chairs over the years, but those made by Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor and George Nakashima are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Cherry Midcentury Modern Dining Chairs?

Prices for cherry midcentury modern dining chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, cherry midcentury modern dining chairs begin at $995 and can go as high as $110,000, while the average can fetch as much as $9,600.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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 unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.