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Black Painted Art Deco Accent Armchair, circa 1930s
Located in Stamford, CT
Black painted Art Deco style accent armchair upholstered in pale silver blue chenille fabric with silver brass nail head trim, circa 1930s. Please note of wear consistent with age in...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Armchairs

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Wood

  • Black Painted Art Deco Accent Armchair, circa 1930s
  • Black Painted Art Deco Accent Armchair, circa 1930s
  • Black Painted Art Deco Accent Armchair, circa 1930s
  • Black Painted Art Deco Accent Armchair, circa 1930s
H 37.00 in. W 24.00 in. D 21.00 in.
Faux Bamboo Black Painted Armchair, circa 1940s-1950s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Faux bamboo black painted armchair, circa 1940-1950s Great scale, comfortable Measures: 23" W x 20" D x 41.25" T, Seat: 21" T, Arm:28.5" T.
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Vintage 1940s Armchairs

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Faux Bamboo

Midcentury Scandinavian Armchair in Black Leather and Aluminum, circa 1970
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Berlin, DE
This midcentury Scandinavian armchair in black leather and aluminum was made circa 1970 in Denmark. It is tiltable. It is in good vintage condition with some wear on the leather bu...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs, Black Lacquered Wood, circa 1970, Austria
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pair of neoclassical armchairs, black lacquered wood, circa 1970, Austria. Measures: Height: 80 cm, seat height: 37 cm, width: 70 cm, depth: 45 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Wood

Black and Gilt Lacquered Empire Style Armchair, circa 1900
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Empire style armchair in black lacquered wood on a X shaped Stand, usual on the Curule chairs of this style. Straight backrest and uprights, except armrest console slightly reversed....
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Antique Early 1900s European Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood, Giltwood

Toshiyuki Kita Wink 111 Armchair in Black by Cassina, circa 1980
By Toshiyuki Kita, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair Wink 111 designed Toshiyuki Kita in 1980. Ergonomically correct and exquisitely versatile, Wink armchair cleverly unfolds into a chaise lounge. The back, and head-rest ca...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Artifort set of lounge chairs, black and white fabric, wood, The Netherlands, 1950s. This set of chairs is an iconic example of Dutch design from the 1950s. The design is on the one...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
  • Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
  • Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
  • Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
H 35.44 in. W 39.38 in. D 37.41 in.
Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
By Artifort
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Artifort, set of two lounge chairs, black and white fabric, wood, The Netherlands, 1950s. This set of chairs is an iconic example of Dutch design from the 1950s. The design is on ...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
  • Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
  • Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
  • Pair of Dutch Black and White Armchairs, circa 1950
H 35.44 in. W 39.38 in. D 37.41 in.
Sylvain Contini Armchair, circa 1960
By Sylvain Contini
Located in New York, NY
Sylvain Contini - Armchair, c. 1960 Metal
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Vintage 1960s Armchairs

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Metal

  • Sylvain Contini Armchair, circa 1960
  • Sylvain Contini Armchair, circa 1960
  • Sylvain Contini Armchair, circa 1960
  • Sylvain Contini Armchair, circa 1960
H 43 in. W 24 in. D 25 in.
Hepplewhite Armchair, England, Circa 1790
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Wide armchair in the Hepplewhite style. Shield back decorated with beading and rosettes. Graceful movement: nice, outwardly curving arms, and serpentine seat. Straight, tape...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Hepplewhite Armchairs

  • Hepplewhite Armchair, England, Circa 1790
  • Hepplewhite Armchair, England, Circa 1790
  • Hepplewhite Armchair, England, Circa 1790
  • Hepplewhite Armchair, England, Circa 1790
H 37.01 in. W 22.84 in. D 19.69 in.
Bauhaus Armchair, Black Piano Lacquer on Beech, Three Spouts, Germany circa 1930
By Eley Kishimoto
Located in Regensburg, DE
Elegant german Bauhaus Armchair / Desk Chair, Model "Stoeckler" (by the manufacturer Stoeckler). High gloss Black Piano Lacquer on Beech solid wood, from Germany about 1930. New up...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Armchairs

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Lacquer, Fabric, Beech

Rosenthal, Set of 4 Black Lacquered and Leather Armchairs on Casters, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This interesting set of 4 armchairs on casters is signed by Rosenthal. These armchairs are made of black lacquered metal, black molded plastic and leather. These armchairs are very c...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of English Regency Black Lacquered and Cane Seat Armchairs, Circa 1815
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of English Regency black lacquered arm chairs with a carved spiral ringed bulbous crest, flanking filigree splat backs, sweeping carved scrolled arms, cane hole seats, and termi...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

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Pine, Lacquer, Cane

Mahogany English Regency Armchair, circa 1810
Located in Providence, RI
This armchair has beautifully curved reeded arms that gracefully integrate the rear reeded stiles with the front legs. The crest is embellished with highly figured mahogany around a ...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

  • Mahogany English Regency Armchair, circa 1810
  • Mahogany English Regency Armchair, circa 1810
  • Mahogany English Regency Armchair, circa 1810
  • Mahogany English Regency Armchair, circa 1810
H 32 in. W 20.75 in. D 21.5 in.
Poul Cadovius Woven Teak Black Leather Armchairs Pair by France & Son circa 1960
By Poul Cadovius, France & Søn
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Poul Cadovius woven teak black leather armchairs pair by France & Son, circa 1960s Rare midcentury Danish Poul Cadovius for France & Son leather and teak basket weave frame armcha...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Teak

Plush Low Leather Armchair, circa 1900
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A plush low leather armchair, circa 1900. This chair is a perfect chair for lounging in for an extended period of time. It is upholstered in a soft leather that has taken on a lovely...
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

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Leather

  • Plush Low Leather Armchair, circa 1900
  • Plush Low Leather Armchair, circa 1900
  • Plush Low Leather Armchair, circa 1900
  • Plush Low Leather Armchair, circa 1900
H 27 in. W 38 in. D 35 in.
Rare Armchair Thonet Nr.1, circa 1885
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Praha, CZ
A rare model Nr.1. Manufactured in Austria by the Gebrüder Thonet company. In the production program was included around the Year 1850. It's very early model. Marked with paper label...
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Antique 1880s Austrian Art Nouveau Armchairs

  • Rare Armchair Thonet Nr.1, circa 1885
  • Rare Armchair Thonet Nr.1, circa 1885
  • Rare Armchair Thonet Nr.1, circa 1885
  • Rare Armchair Thonet Nr.1, circa 1885
H 38.19 in. W 22.05 in. D 26.38 in.
Classical Painted Armchair, Baltimore, circa 1820
Located in Providence, RI
Of grand proportions, this painted chair in Baltimore painted furniture, page 67 (see scan below). It appears that the center was a defining place for individual embellishment, i.e. ...
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Antique 19th Century American American Classical Armchairs

Pair of 20th Century Regency Style Black Armchairs with Cane Seats, circa 1900
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 20th century Regency style black armchairs with cane seats, circa 1900 large scale Measures: 23" W x 22.5" D x 35" T, arm 25.75" T, seat 17.25" T, 19.75" T.
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Antique Early 1900s Regency Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Bauhaus Armchairs by Mucke Melder, circa 1930s
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Gloucester, GB
Bauhaus armchairs by Mücke Melder, circa 1930s. - Price is for the pair - Sprung seats and back rest - Chrome-plated tubular steel cantilever frames - New dark charcoal velvet ...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

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Steel

  • Bauhaus Armchairs by Mucke Melder, circa 1930s
  • Bauhaus Armchairs by Mucke Melder, circa 1930s
  • Bauhaus Armchairs by Mucke Melder, circa 1930s
  • Bauhaus Armchairs by Mucke Melder, circa 1930s
H 31.89 in. W 22.45 in. D 29.53 in.
Armchair by Ilana Goor, Israel Circa 1990
By Ilana Goor
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Brutalist armchair in forged iron by artist Ilana Goor, with original patina and signed plaque on the bottom stretcher. Measure: Arm height 62 cm.
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Late 20th Century Armchairs

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Iron

  • Armchair by Ilana Goor, Israel Circa 1990
  • Armchair by Ilana Goor, Israel Circa 1990
  • Armchair by Ilana Goor, Israel Circa 1990
  • Armchair by Ilana Goor, Israel Circa 1990
H 33.08 in. W 26.19 in. D 30.12 in.
Johannes Andersen "Capri" Swivel Armchair, circa 1960s
By Johannes Andersen
Located in LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Johannes Andersen "Capri" swivel armchair, circa 1960s Brass-plated steel, upholstery 30.5 H x 37 W x 33 D inches Exclusively upholstered in Dedar Milano 'Splendido Splendente'...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Set of 10 Art Deco Armchairs, Black Lacquer, Orange Fabric, France, circa 1930
Located in Regensburg, DE
Set of ten original, restored Art Deco armchairs from France, circa 1930. Elegant, Classic model with curved backrest and open armrests. Beech solid wood, black high gloss lacquer...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech, Lacquer

Gothic Chippendale Mahogany Armchair, England, circa 1770
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Fine English George III period, circa 1770 carved mahogany armchair in Thomas Chippendale 'Gothick' manner having a serpentine crest-rail carved with acanthus 'ears' and centre folia...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chippendale Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Set of 4 French Art Deco Beige Velvet & Black Satin Beech Armchairs, Circa 1940
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Set of four armchairs from the late Art Deco period in the style of André Arbus. Lacquered in a semi gloss black color, circa 1940. The chairs have been recently reupholstered in a ...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Beech

Toshiyuki Kita Wink 111 Armchair in Black and Red by Cassina, circa 1980
By Cassina, Toshiyuki Kita
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair Wink 111 designed Toshiyuki Kita in 1980. Ergonomically correct and exquisitely versatile, Wink armchair cleverly unfolds into a chaise-longue. The back, and head-rest ca...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Pair of Plywood Molding Armchairs, Italy, circa 1955
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of plywood molding armchairs, Italy, circa 1955.
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Vintage 1950s Armchairs

  • Pair of Plywood Molding Armchairs, Italy, circa 1955
  • Pair of Plywood Molding Armchairs, Italy, circa 1955
  • Pair of Plywood Molding Armchairs, Italy, circa 1955
  • Pair of Plywood Molding Armchairs, Italy, circa 1955
H 31.11 in. W 23.63 in. D 21.66 in.
Pair of Mahogany Chippendale Style Armchair, circa 1860
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Very nice line for these armchairs that combine lightness and elegance. Note the original velvet tapestry.
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Antique 1860s French Chippendale Armchairs

Baroque Style Carved Wood Armchairs, France, circa 1900s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Unusual and theatrical pair of heavily carved armchairs, the backs featuring a pair of birds with finely detailed feathers.
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Armchairs

Pair of William Morris Armchairs circa 1920 France
By Morris & Co.
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of William Morris armchairs, France, circa 1920. Excellent condition New upholstery Wood
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

Brown Vinyl and Metal Modern Armchairs, circa 1970
Located in Culver City, CA
Original vinyl upholstery with black metal frame.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Monumental Ebonized Rococo Revival Baltimore Armchair, circa 1860
Located in Providence, RI
A monumental ebonized Renaissance Revival Baltimore armchair, circa 1860. This masterful armchair is a tour de force of carved and turned elements, the back of this chair is reminisc...
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Antique 19th Century American Rococo Revival Armchairs

Marco Zanuso Lady Armchair, Leather, circa 1970, Italy
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Marco Zanuso, lady armchair, leather, circa 1970, Italy. Measures: Height 1 m, seat height 36 cm, width 72 cm, depth 80 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Maison Jansen, Pair of Curule Armchairs, France, circa 1970
By Maison Jansen
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Maison Jansen, Pair of Curule armchairs, Six available in total, Steel and gilded brass, France, circa 1970. Measures: Width 60 cm, height 81 cm, depth 46 cm, seat height 40 cm.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Brass

Jules Leleu, Mahogany and Leather Armchair, France, circa 1945
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Mahogany and leather visitor armchair by Jules Leleu. Marked with model number.
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Oscar Niemeyer, Armchair and Ottoman, Model Alta, circa 1975
By Oscar Niemeyer
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), Armchair and ottoman, Model Alta, Edition Mobilier International, Manufacturer's label, Leather, steel and wood, excellent condition, Brazil, cir...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Oscar Niemeyer Armchair and Ottoman Model "Alta", circa 1975
By Oscar Niemeyer
Located in Paris, FR
Oscar Niemeyer armchair and ottoman model "Alta", circa 1975 Rare fireside chairs and its ottoman model "Alta" with adjustable seats and backrests in thick cushions upholstered in...
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Vintage 1970s Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of ‘Falcon’ Armchairs by Sigurd Ressel, circa 1972
By Sigurd Ressell
Located in London, GB
A pair of ‘Falcon’ armchairs by Sigurd Ressel in a hammock design, manufactured by Vatne Møbler, Norway, circa 1972. Purchased from Heals, London. Consisting of a black leather seat ...
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Vintage 1970s English Armchairs

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Leather

Michel Froment '1951', PX554 Armchair, France, circa 2000
By Michel Froment
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Michel Froment (1951-), PX554 Armchair, Metallic structure and resin, Signed, France, circa 2000. Measures: Width 118 cm, depth 101 cm, height 75 cm, seat height 34 cm.
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Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Resin

German Art Deco Tubular Steel Cantilever Armchair, circa 1925
Located in Berlin, DE
This very rare German Art Deco Tubular steel cantilever armchair was made circa 1925. It was chromed. The chrome come of at some spots but gives the chair a great look and Patina. ...
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Early 20th Century German Art Deco Armchairs

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Metal

Two Rare Victorian Antler Parlor Armchairs, Austria, circa 1880
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Two very rare Victorian antler armchairs made of stag antlers and fallow deer antlers, with feet carved as lions claws, Austria, circa 1880 - old green covering. Please contact us f...
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Antique 19th Century German Black Forest Armchairs

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Antler, Wood

Armchair Model 511 by Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, circa 1904
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Thonet
Located in CH
Armchair model 511, manufactured by Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, circa 1904, four-legged design, square-cutwood, black-brown stained, renewed seat with decorative nails. Dimensions height...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Armchairs

Mahogany Hepplewhite Armchair, Rhode Island or Connecticut, circa 1800
Located in Providence, RI
This shield-back chair of Hepplewhite design was a popular form in its time and evidences the transition from the heavier Chippendale form. For an interesting scan showing this form ...
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Antique Early 1800s American Hepplewhite Armchairs

'Margherita' Armchair and Footstool, by Franco Albinia, circa 1951
By Franco Albini
Located in London, GB
For Vittorio Bonacina, Como. Woven bamboo and rattan, with new cushions. Lovely, warm, deep honey patina to the rattan. Measures: Chair H 92.5 / W 85 / D 72 cm Footstool Height 3...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Armchairs

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Rattan

Upholstered Wingback Bamboo Armchair and Ottoman, circa 1970, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Upholstered wingback bamboo armchair and ottoman Exposed black lacquered bamboo structure circa 1970, France Very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Bamboo

Elegant Pair of French Art Deco Armchairs, circa 1920s
Located in Greding, DE
Elegant pair french Art Deco Bergere, circa 1920s. Inlaid with brass wires. On request also available with a matching sofa (image 5 + 6) (W: 65.4 inches).
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

Serge Dubreuil Style Pair of Armchairs, Iron, circa 1970, France
By Serge Dubreuil
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Style Serge Dubreuil, pair of armchairs, Iron, Circa 1970, France. Height 1m05, sitting height 50 cm, Width 90 cm, depth 65 cm.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

"Free Swinger" Armchair in Leather by Poul Kjaerholm, circa 1974
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in New York, NY
Rare PK 13 "Free Swinger" cantilevered armchair with chrome-plated spring steel frame, black leather cushion and armrest. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark,...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Cleo Baldon Wrought Iron Campaign Armchairs for Terra, circa 1965
By Terra, Cleo Baldon
Located in Camden, ME
A pair of handcrafted wrought iron armchairs designed by Cleo Baldon and produced at her studio/work shop Terra in the 1960s. The chairs and their cushions are in excellent conditio...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wrought Iron

China Trade Queen Anne Style Teak Wood Armchair, circa 1890
Located in Providence, RI
Although light and airy in appearance, this is indeed a heavy armchair of dense teak wood. It has a deep seat that can easily be fitted with a removable cushion and below the seat is...
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Antique Late 19th Century Queen Anne Armchairs

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Teak

Pair of Leather and Chrome Armchairs, Midcentury, Germany, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of leather and chrome armchairs. Midcentury, Germany, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Unusual Pair of Iron and Leather Armchairs, France, circa 1930s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
One-of-a-kind pair of wrought iron chairs with a lovely patina (traces of original white paint still very faintly visible). Great and unusual design. The round seats are covered in c...
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Early 20th Century French Bauhaus Armchairs

Pair of American Gothic Revival Armchairs by Daniel Pabst, circa 1878
By Daniel Pabst
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of circa 1878 American Gothic Revival style armchairs by Daniel Pabst that feature carved gargoyles on the arm holds, lion's paw feet, and brass trimmed upholstery.
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Antique 1870s American Gothic Revival Armchairs

Ingmar Relling (1920-2002), pair of Armchairs, Sweden, Circa 1970
By Ingmar Relling
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Ingmar Relling (1920-2002), pair of Armchairs, Sweden, West Nova Edition, Circa 1970, metal and tissue. Height: 92 cm, Seat height: 73 cm, Width: 62 cm, Depth: 52 cm, Length: 92 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

English Regency Klismos Form Armchair or Library Chair, circa 1815
Located in Kinderhook, NY
English Regency period klismos-form armchair or library chair, circa 1815, of generous size having solid mahogany frame with curved tablet form backrest with brass handle issuing ree...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Brass

One, Two or Three Colber International Italian Armchairs, circa 1960
Located in New York City, NY
Set of one, two or three club chairs, extremely comfortable. Streamlined in form, upholstered in purple aubergine mohair and mocha suede and raised on stepped wood legs. Italian, by...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Pair of Hans Olsen Leather & Rosewood Armchairs - Denmark, Circa 1960s
By Hans Olsen, CS Møbler
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Handsome and comfortable pair of black leather-upholstered armchairs, with outwardly-turned armrests, raised on rosewood legs. Sleek design by Danish designer Hans Olsen for C.S. M...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

PK 13 "Free Swinger" Cantilevered Armchair by Poul Kjaerholm, circa 1974
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in New York, NY
PK 13 "Free Swinger" cantilevered armchair with chrome-plated spring steel frame and natural brown leather cushion. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, cir...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Armchairs

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Steel

Pair of English Regency Faux Painted and Gilt Armchairs, Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of English Regency faux painted and gilt armchairs with quatrefoil and cross hatching splat backs, scrolled arms, and terminating on faux bamboo legs. Chairs have been upholster...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Armchairs

Antique French Intricately Carved Armchair, Fine Blue Upholstery circa 1890-1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French intricately carved armchair with fine blue upholstery circa 1890-1900. Exceptional carving FAC017.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

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Circa Black Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic circa black armchair available at 1stDibs. A circa black armchair — often made from metal, wood and animal skin — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the circa black armchair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A circa black armchair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made circa black armchair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Cassina, Eley Kishimoto and Poul Kjærholm are consistently popular.

How Much is a Circa Black Armchair?

The average selling price for a circa black armchair at 1stDibs is $4,634, while they’re typically $516 on the low end and $45,000 for the highest priced.

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.