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1st Generation Herman Miller Eames LTR
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Rare example of 1st generation LTR with label intact. Released in 1950, the abbreviated LTR stood
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

1st Generation Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

1st Generation Eames Dkr-2 Wire Eiffel Tower Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Located in Garnerville, NY
First generation Eames DKR-2 Eiffel Tower base side chair with the distinct splayed feet and the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

1st Generation Charles and Ray Eames Dar Chairs, Pair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
This pair of Dars is in great, vintage condition. Both are Zenith plastics first generation rope
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fiberglass

1st Generation Eames LKX Lounge Wire Mesh Side Chair 1951
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
Hard-to-find First Generation Eames LKX (Low/Wire/X-base) lounge chairs, only made one year with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel, Wire

1st Generation Eames RKR Wire Mesh Rocker by Herman Miller 1951
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

1st Generation Charles Eames Zenith/Herman Miller Plastic Rope Edge Chair
By Zenith, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare, early set of 4 Charles and Ray Eames Fiberglass arm shell chairs, extremely rare "Raw Umber
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles & Ray Eames DAR Eiffel Rope Edge Chair, 1st Generation, 1950
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Zenith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
landmark. The very first generation of the Eames DAR Eiffel Chair was recognizable not only for the ‘rope
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Charles Eames for Herman Miller 1st Generation Early Walnut DCW, ca. 1950
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Charles Eames for Herman Miller 1st Generation Early Walnut DCW, ca. 1950. Very early and well
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut, Bentwood

Charles and Ray Eames 1st Generation Vintage Fiberglass LAR Cat´s Cradle
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Münster, DE
Eames lounge chair "LAR Armchair" Fiberglass seat shell of the first generation with hemp cord
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

1st Generation LCM Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
first generation Eames LCM lounge chairs. Tagged.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Charles and Ray Eames Designed 1st Generation RKR Rocker for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a Charles and Ray Eames designed 1st Generation RKR Rocker for Herman Miller Two
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Eames Rkr Rocking Accent Chair 1st Generation
Located in Seattle, WA
Mid-Century Modern Eames RKR wire rocking chair features orange bikini pads for Herman Miller
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Vintage 1st Generation Black LCW Lounge Chair by Charles Eames for Evans 1940s
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Troy, MI
1st generation LCW lounge chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames Produced by Evans Plywood
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Ash, Plywood

1st Gen Eames for Herman Miller DKR-2 Wire Eiffel Bikini Chair Blue Fabric 1951
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A modernist “DRK-2 Eiffel Chair” designed by Eames for Herman Miller. 1st generation, 1951. Retains
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

1st Gen Eames for Herman Miller DKR-2 Wire Eiffel Bikini Chair Blue Fabric 1951
By Herman Miller
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A modernist “DRK-2 Eiffel Chair” designed by Eames for Herman Miller. 1st generation, 1951. Retains
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Eames Seafoam Rope-Edge Zenith Armchair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1st generation rope-edge Parchment fiberglass armchair, on original swivel maple base, designed by
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Mid-20th Century Swivel Chairs

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Fiberglass

Early Rope Edge Eames Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very early 1st generation rope edge rare lounge height fiberglass arm shell chair with the larger
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Vintage Mid Century Modern Eames LKR-1 Black Cats Cradle Lounge Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
1st generation Eames LKR made for Herman Miller. All original cream colored hopsack bikini over
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Vintage 1950s Lemon Yellow DAX Chair Charles+Ray Eames Zenith Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Hyattsville, MD
as, '2nd generation.' These were also shipped from the Venice Eames Office like the 1st iterations of
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fiberglass

1950 Eames PAW Herman Miller Zenith Dowel Leg Chair Rope Edge Lemon Yellow
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Miller Inc. A 1st generation/production rope edge fiberglass armchair example. Fresh from original
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pkw-2 Pivoting K-Wire Wood Base Side Chair, Eames Herman Miller, Bikini, Seng
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
customers. years ago we bought the white one as the first piece in our eames-1st-generations-collection. by
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Plywood DCW Dining Chairs, 1950s Set of 2
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
. These chairs are 2nd generation (1st generation Herman Miller) as identified by the 5-2-4 screw pattern
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plywood

1948 Eames for Evans & Herman Miller Set of Six DCM Dining Chairs w/ Provenance
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
repaired some of the welds underneath the chairs. These are considered 1st-generation examples, with
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Vintage 1940s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

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Arne Jacobsen Pot Chair Upholstered in Sheepskin
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Arne Jacobsen pot chair designed in 1959 and produced by Fritz Hansen.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Club Chairs

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Sheepskin

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Zig Zag Chair by Cassina
By Gerrit Rietveld, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld in 1934. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy, relaunched in 1973/2011. Designed by Gerrit Rietveld, this chair provided an early example of a...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Zig Zag Chair by Cassina
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Zig Zag Chair by Cassina
H 29.14 in W 14.57 in D 16.93 in
'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it “...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Textile

Vintage Eames Vitra La Chaise Chair, Original, Fiberglass First Generation, 1992
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charles and Ray designed the iconic "La Chaise" lounge chair for The Museum of Modern Art’s 1948 International Competition for Furniture Design. Its name references both its functio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Estelle & Erwine Laverne Originals Modern Rosewood Lamp Table Floor White 1950s
By Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Estelle and Erwine Laverne for Laverne originals - Tulip base rosewood lamp table floor lamp. Maker’s mark on underside. Extremely rare example of a piece by E & E Laverne that inclu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Fiberglass, Rosewood

"DKR-2" Set of 4 Wire Chairs 'Bikini' by Eames for Herman Miller, 1960
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in The Hague, NL
Set of 4 "model DKR-2" chairs were designed in the 1950s by Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller and produced by Vitra. In 1951, Charles and Ray Eames met the challenge of making a...
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Vintage 1960s Central American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Original 1953 Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair for H. G. Knoll Products
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare early production of the diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. Completely original upholstery and black finish. Tagged "H.G. Knoll Products" A museum piece for the midcentury collec...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Early Eames DAR Fiberglass Shell Chair Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Round Rock, TX
Early 2nd generation “Eiffel” DAR shell chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. This example shows off its heavy fibrous shell in lovely parchment color. Still retains its ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller LTRT Table Anniversary Edition!
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Eames Blue top LTRT Table, part of Herman Miller "Select" Program. Produced in 2012 in red, yellow, and blue. In Clean condition!
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Early Eames Walnut DCW for Herman Miller / Evans 'B'
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A early Eames DCW side chair in finely grained bent walnut ply from the iconic team of Ray and Charles Eames. Built after WW2 using techniques developed during war production and swi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut

Classic Modernist Charles and Ray Eames Arm Shell Lounge Chair, Zenith
By Herman Miller, Zenith, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
First generation, circa 1950 Charles and Ray Eames. Museum quality, sea foam green arm shell lounge chair made by Zenith Plastic Co./ Herman Miller. Features amazing exposed fibers, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Zinc

Ray & Charles Eames Slunk Skin DCW for Evans Company
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A molded ash plywood DCW (dining chair wood) frame with slunk skin upholstered seat and seat back. Produced between 1948-1953 and having the early 12 screw configuration to the botto...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Animal Skin

Mid Century Modern Vintage Cardboard Wiggle Side Chair by Frank O. Gehry, 1972
By Frank Gehry
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage cardboard wiggle chair, which is a great design side chair by Frank O. Gehry, 1972 for Jack Brogan, USA 1972-1973. Reissued by Vitra from 1992 as Wiggle ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Paper

Eames RSR Rocking (Chair Set of 2)
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
The Eames RSR Rocking Chair is a fiberglass side chair - the abbreviation RSR stands for Rocking (R), Side Chair (S) Rod Base (R). The Eames RSR Chair was non existent in Herman Mill...
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Vintage 1960s American Chairs

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Metal

Limited Edition Charles & Ray Eames LTR Tables
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Dronten, NL
Charles & Ray Eames LTR tables, made by Vitra. Beautiful and exclusive 2018 limited edition sapele wood veneer with black enameled steel base. New old stock, packed in the original b...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Limited Edition Charles & Ray Eames LTR Tables
Limited Edition Charles & Ray Eames LTR Tables
H 9.85 in W 15.75 in D 13.78 in
Eames RAR Rocking Chair by Zenith for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Highland, IN
The early Zenith shells are distinctive for their high fiber content and larger, more substantial rubber shock mounts, a translucent quality to the fiberglass. RAR was the designatio...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Iron

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Eames Lounge Chair, Original Vitra Model 1st Generation
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Eames lounge chair # 670 (no ottoman) 1st generation released in 1956 Original model
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Parchment Pair (2) 1st Generation Zenith Eames DAX Dining Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A matching pair of original parchment 1st generation Zenith Eames DAX arm shell chairs, what more
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fiberglass

1950s Eames 1st Generation Rope Edge Shell Armchair by Zenith/Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in West Reading, PA
This is an early 1950s Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller/Zenith fiberglass arm chair. The
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fiberglass

Extreme Rare Rope Edge Eames Rocker, 1st Experimental Base.
By Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
1st generation original very rare rocker chair by Charles Eames for Zenith plastics California
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Vintage 1950s American Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

Extreme Rare Rope Edge Eames Rocker, 1st Experimental Base.
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Sittard, NL
1st generation original very rare rocker chair by Charles Eames for Zenith plastics California
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Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

Rope edge Charles Eames PAW Walnut Dowel Leg Swivel Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Sittard, NL
Miller Inc. 1st Generation Rope Edge Fiberglass Armchair around 1950. Very Good Vintage Condition
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Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

Eames 1st Generation ESU 200 Storage Unit
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Eames 1st generation ESU 200 storage unit in white, blue and grey. 1950's
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Vintage 1950s American Shelves

Eames 1st Generation ESU 200 Storage Unit
Eames 1st Generation ESU 200 Storage Unit
H 32.5 in W 24 in D 15.75 in
1st Generation ESU D-10-N Desk by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Oakland, CA
First production Eames ESU D-10-N desk 1950/ 1951 with a birch plywood top, zinc plated steel and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Steel, Zinc

1st Generation Zenith Plastic Rope Edge Chair, Charles Eames for Herman Miller A
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a 1st generation Zenith Plastics Co rope edge chair, designed by Charles Eames for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

1st Gen Charles Eames, Herman Miller Zenith Rope Edge Rocker RAR Rare Base
By Charles Eames
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a 1st generation Rope Edge Rocker RAR, with the "Ankle Breaker" base. Designed by
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

1st Edition Zenith Plastics Rope Edge Paw Chair Charles Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a 1st generation Zenith Plastics Co PAW rope edge chair, designed by Charles Eames
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

First Generation Eames Herman Miller DKR-2 Bikini Wire Eiffel Tower Chair MCM
By Herman Miller
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A 1st generation Eames Herman Miller DKR-2 wire Eiffel Tower chair. A truly iconic chair from the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Zenith Rocking Chair RAR Iconic Mid Century
By Zenith, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
the "RAR" chair, in lemon yellow. This is a rare and fine example of a 1st generation rocker with a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

6 Eames Herman Miller Seafoam Green Zenith DAX Chair, Midcentury Collectible
By Zenith, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
-base dining chairs in seafoam green. These are rare and Fine examples of 1st generation chairs with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Zenith Daw Dowel Base Chair, for Mid-Century Collectors
By Zenith, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Zenith plastics dining chair in seal brown. This is a rare and Fine example of a 1st generation chair
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Charles and Ray Eames Early LAR Shell Rope Chair with Cat's Cradle Base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Hard to find 1st generation LAR (Low armchair on rod) shell chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Zinc

Eames 670 Lounge Chair 671 Ottoman Blue Leather Walnut Rosewood Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Topeka, KS
of 1st generation which makes me wonder but?? It’s a puzzle. The chair itself, wood portion and base
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Set of Six Eames for Herman Miller DSX and DSG Side Chairs in Parchment, 1959
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Francisco, CA
transitional period in 1959 between the chair’s 1st generation, which rarely had markings in the mold, and its
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair Of 1St Generation Eames Dcm Chairs (Evans)
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The first generation Eames DCM (Dining Chair Metal) chairs represent a landmark in furniture design
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Vintage 1940s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

1st Generation Eames Chair and Ottoman in Rosewood
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
First generation Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller 670 lounge chair and 671 ottoman in rosewood
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Early 1st Generation Eames Rope Edge Zenith SAX Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Rare 1st generation Eames rope edge fiberglass SAX chair in translucent fiberglass, having the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

1st Generation Eames ESU 270-N Storage Unit / Cabinet w/ Drawers
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Oakland, CA
1st Generation Eames ESU (Eames Storage Unit) this is called the 270-N series. It's constructed of
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

1st Generation Evans Production Charles and Ray Eames LCM Chairs, 1946, Signed
By Evans Products Company, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
extremely collectible pair of Walnut LCM chairs by Ray and Charles Eames, manufactured by Evans Products
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

1st Generation Zenith Plastic Rope Edge Chair, Charles Eames for Herman Miller B
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a 1st generation Zenith Plastics Co rope edge chair, designed by Charles Eames for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

1st Generation Charles Eames for Evans Products Company DCW Chair, 1947, Signed
By Evans Products Company, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible signed collector's piece is a 1st Generation DCW (Dining Chair Wood) Chair by
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut

1st Generation '657' Armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll Associates, Signed
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible 1st-generation collectors examples (original production of this design) of the classic
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

1st Generation '657' Armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll Associates, Signed
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible 1st Generation (original production of this design between 1964 and 1968) collectors
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

1st Generation '657' Armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll Associates, Signed
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1st Generation model '657' Armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll Associates would work great in a Mid
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

1st Generation '657' Armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll Associates, Signed
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
with Knoll. These 1st Generation model '657' Armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll Associates
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Charles & Ray Eames RAR Rocking Chair “Zenith”
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
Known as the RAR rocking chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames, this chair has Zenith checker label
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

5 Historic 1959 Fiberglass Eames Side Chairs by Herman Miller, Chrome H-Base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
transitional period in 1959 between the chair’s 1st generation, which rarely had markings in the mold, and its
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Early Production Model 670/671 Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
early production example with original black medallion label signifying it is a 1st or 2nd generation
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

1950's Charles and Ray Eames DCW Plywood Chairs for Herman Miller, Pair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
plywood. These chairs are 2nd generation (1st generation Herman Miller) as identified by the 5-2-4
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Plywood

Early Production Knoll International Oval Marble Tulip Dining Table, Signed 1969
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
, this 2nd Generation early production year of 1969, Knoll International (signed and date stamped 1969
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Carrara Marble, Iron

1st Generation Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Rare 1st Generation Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Brazilian Rosewood, Leather
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare 1st generation Charles Eames lounge chair and ottoman, Brazilian rosewood, leather
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Elephant Hide Gray Zenith Rope Edge Armchair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Zenith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of four early, 1st generation Zenith rope-edge armchairs, designed by Ray and Charles Eames for
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fiberglass

1st Generation Zenith Rope Edge LAR Chair by Eames
By Zenith, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Rope edge arm shell chairs by Eames. Early 1st production example in great condition!!! Rare
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Zinc

Extremely Rare Rope Edge Zenith Plastics Eames Rocker, 1st Experimental Base
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
1st generation original very rare rocker chair by Charles Eames for Zenith plastics California
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Zinc

Charles Eames DKR Wire Chair 1950's
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Berkeley, CA
Rare 1st generation wire chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Seat rests upon
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles Eames Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A group of 4, 1st Generation "1946" Charles Eames Chairs.
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Vintage 1940s American Chairs

Materials

Wood

Charles Eames Chairs
Charles Eames Chairs
H 28.75 in W 19 in D 20.5 in
Rope edge Charles Eames PAW Walnut Dowel Leg Swivel Chair
By Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Miller Inc. 1st Generation Rope Edge Fiberglass Armchair around 1950. Very Good Vintage Condition
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Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Charles Eames Wood Table
Located in New York, NY
This is a 1st generation Charles Eames Table. Circa 1940's.
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Vintage 1940s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Charles Eames Wood Table
Charles Eames Wood Table
H 15.5 in Dm 34.125 in
Yellow Herman Miller Eames DSW Dining Side Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
to create this iconic Herman Miller Eames chair. This vintage, 1st generation lemon yellow DSW
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fiberglass

Herman Miller, Zenith Rope Edge LAR Designed by Eames with “Cats Cradle” Base
By Charles Eames
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Early, 1st Generation, 1950’s Herman Miller LAR (Lounge Arm Rod) designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles Eames Drafting Stool 1960 Herman Miller
Located in Berkeley, CA
Rare 1st generation drafting base with adjustable tilt and swivel on a dark umber colored
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Vintage 1960s Stools

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Aluminum, Steel

Pair of 1st Prod. Eames LAR Lounge Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller, Zenith
By Evans Products Company, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Early, 1st Generation, 1950’s Herman Miller LAR (Lounge Arm Rod) designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Zinc

1950 Herman Miller ESU by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles Eames
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Rare, 1st generation Eames Storage Unit (ESU) circa 1950-1951, manufactured by Herman Miller and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Seafoam Green Herman Miller Zenith Eames Rope Edge Armshell on Low Lounge Base
By Charles Eames
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Early, 1st Generation, 1950’s Herman Miller LAX designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

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Eames Generation 1st For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the eames generation 1st you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each eames generation 1st for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, fiberglass and plastic. There are many kinds of the eames generation 1st you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A eames generation 1st is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made eames generation 1st over the years, but those crafted by Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Charles Eames are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Eames Generation 1st?

A eames generation 1st can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,000, while the lowest priced sells for $1,800 and the highest can go for as much as $11,500.

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.