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C Chair Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, French Cane Back, Natural Oak
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

C Chair Dining Chair, French Cane, Black Stained Oak
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair Dining Chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

C-Chair Dining Chair, French Cane, Brown Stained Oak
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

C Chair Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, French Cane Back, Brown Stained Oak
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

C-Chair Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, French Cane Back, Black Stained Oak
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair Dining Chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Artisans of Marolles, Mid-century Oak Kitchen Chair, France
By Atelier Marolles
Located in New York, NY
Stamped. Jean Touret moved to Pezay, a rural area near Marolles, in 1946. While there, he became highly conscious of the uncertainty that Industrial development would bring to the...
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Mid-20th Century French Rustic Chairs

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Oak

Mid Century Modern Vintage Oak Lounge Chairs with Ottoman, France, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
This rare and extraordinary pair of lounge chairs with ottoman were made of solid oak. You can easily disassemble them into parts - wedges are holding them together. The back surface...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Goatskin, Fabric, Oak

French Mid-Century Oak Dining Chairs by Guillerme et Chambron
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A good run of six oak dining chairs by French design legends Guillerme et Chambron, France, c1960s. Original upholstery remains but wants updating. Good condition, some sc...
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Mid-20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Oak

French Oak Dressing Table Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
A midcentury French table chair in oak. Sold individually, pair available.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

  • French Oak Dressing Table Chair
  • French Oak Dressing Table Chair
  • French Oak Dressing Table Chair
  • French Oak Dressing Table Chair
H 29 in. W 19 in. D 21.5 in.
Set of Six Oak Mid Century French Chairs with New Upholstery
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1950s set of French oak dining chairs with sleek profile, dark stain and upholstered seats and backs. Fabric is off-white linen blend dobby weave. Unknown maker. Sold and price...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Set of 4 French Mid-Century Modern Cerused Oak Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 French Mid-Century Modern cerused oak dining chairs on tapered legs, recently reupholstered in green velvet, very comfortable Measures: W 17.5 in, H 33 in, D 18 in, seat ...
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20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of 6 French Mid-Century Oak Dining Chairs by Roset - signed -
By Ligne Roset
Located in Long Island City, NY
Roset was the name of the company before it was renamed "Ligne Roset" Two additional chairs are also available (one with a broken leg, the other one in a different wood-see picture).
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Guillerme et Chambron, 6 Polished Oak Dining Chairs, France, Mid-20th Century
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in New York, NY
These elegant set of six polished oak dining chairs by the celebrated French designer Robert Guillerme, was created as part of a line of design he produced for the company Votre Mais...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Set of 6 fine French 1950s oak chairs with its original red vinyl upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Faux Leather, Oak

  • Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
  • Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
  • Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
  • Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
H 30.91 in. W 16.54 in. D 20.08 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Oak Armchairs, France, circa 1950's
Located in East Hampton, NY
Pair of 1950s sculptural chairs.
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

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Other

4 French 1950's Organic "Tree Trunk Slice" Oak Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Four Mid-Century organic oak chairs with a tree trunk slice seat on three legs and metal details.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

6 French Midcentury Cerused Oak White Dining Chairs, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
6 French midcentury cerused dining chairs, 1950s Beautiful oak midcentury French dining chairs, in lovely condition. The wood is beautifully cerused. The seats could do with being...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Midcentury French Office Chair in White Oak Wood
Located in Houston, TX
Chair is made out of ebonized white oakwood. Front legs are decorated with brass tips and the chair is re-upholstered with black cowhide. Condition is perfect. France, circa 1950s ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

1950's French Oak Children's Lounge Chair
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
French modernist lounge chair for children. A dramatic combination of oak and upholstery. Child's chair seat height is 12.25.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

  • 1950's French Oak Children's Lounge Chair
  • 1950's French Oak Children's Lounge Chair
  • 1950's French Oak Children's Lounge Chair
  • 1950's French Oak Children's Lounge Chair
H 24.75 in. W 23 in. D 25.38 in.
French Handcrafted Oak Side Chairs
By Jean Touret
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Set of two robust French oak chairs, France 1960s. Simple and elegant chairs handcrafted from solid oak. Nice details such as the such as the wood joints in the seat, the sturdy legs...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

  • French Handcrafted Oak Side Chairs
  • French Handcrafted Oak Side Chairs
  • French Handcrafted Oak Side Chairs
  • French Handcrafted Oak Side Chairs
H 38.59 in. W 14.18 in. D 18.9 in.
Set of Six Rustic French Dining Chairs in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of six dining chairs, oak, France, 1950s Characteristic set of French dining chairs. In absence of decoration the rounded gap in the backrest gets an important visual role as it...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

  • Set of Six Rustic French Dining Chairs in Oak
  • Set of Six Rustic French Dining Chairs in Oak
  • Set of Six Rustic French Dining Chairs in Oak
  • Set of Six Rustic French Dining Chairs in Oak
H 34.45 in. W 16.93 in. D 16.34 in.
19th Century, French Oak Hand Carved Dining Chairs
Located in CH
Four-carved dining chairs with beautifully decorated straight backs, twisted legs and caned seats. An acanthus leaf theme is utilized throughout the chairs. France, circa 1830.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

  • 19th Century, French Oak Hand Carved Dining Chairs
  • 19th Century, French Oak Hand Carved Dining Chairs
  • 19th Century, French Oak Hand Carved Dining Chairs
  • 19th Century, French Oak Hand Carved Dining Chairs
H 37.01 in. W 18.12 in. D 18.9 in.
Pair of French Midcentury Cerused Oak Armchairs/ Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French midcentury cerused-oak armchairs/ lounge chairs with slatted backs and curved arms, very comfortable. Dimension from arm to floor is 23.5.  
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

1950s Set of Six Chairs, Solid Oak and Oak Veneer, Black Wool, France
Located in Girona, ES
Set of six chairs, waxed solid oak and oak veneer. New seats and black wool upholstery. France, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wool, Oak

French Oak Chairs with Leather Sling Seats by Pierre Chapo
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French oak chairs with leather sling seats by Pierre Chapo, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century French Chairs

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Oak

Artisans of Marolles, Rustic Red Oak Side Chair, France, Midcentury
By Atelier Marolles
Located in New York, NY
Stamped Jean Touret moved to Pezay, a rural area near Marolles, in 1946. While there, he became highly conscious of the uncertainty that Industrial development would bring to the ...
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Mid-20th Century French Rustic Chairs

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Oak

Minimalist Solid Oak Slats Chairs by Guillerme & Chambron, France, 1960s
By Guillerme and Chambron
Located in New York, NY
Elegant modernist dining room chairs by northern France designers and manufacturers Guillerme & Chambron Good vintage condition, minor surface spots (water); the chairs will ship f...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Set of Four Mid-century Side Chairs, France, C. 1960
Located in New York, NY
Set of four unusual mid-century side chairs in solid white oak.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

19th Century French Smoking Chair
Located in Evergreen, CO
This French smoking chair features a storage area under the back armrest. The musical themed fabric with surrounding tassels gives this intricately carved chair a Haute Boheme (High ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

  • 19th Century French Smoking Chair
  • 19th Century French Smoking Chair
  • 19th Century French Smoking Chair
  • 19th Century French Smoking Chair
H 33 in. W 19 in. D 21 in.
Set of 4 Brushed Oak Chairs - France, Circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Fun and chunky set of four chalet-style dining chairs of unusual design.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

  • Set of 4 Brushed Oak Chairs - France, Circa 1950s
  • Set of 4 Brushed Oak Chairs - France, Circa 1950s
  • Set of 4 Brushed Oak Chairs - France, Circa 1950s
  • Set of 4 Brushed Oak Chairs - France, Circa 1950s
H 37.41 in. W 19.69 in. D 18.9 in.
Guillerme et Chambron. two Oak Chairs. Votre Maison Edition, France 1960
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guillerme et Chambron. two oak chairs. Votre Maison Edition, France 1960.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Guillerme & Chambron Midcentury Red Varnished Oak and Fabric French Chairs, 1960
By Guillerme and Chambron, Guillerme et Chambron, Votre Maison
Located in Milan, IT
Chair model "Bridge Marius" in varnished oak and fabric, by Guillerme et Chambron, France, 1960. The duo is known for their high-quality solid oak furniture. Robert Guillerme (...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Set of 6 French Reconstructionist Oak Dining Chairs, France, 1960s
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A Classic set of French Reconstructionist chairs in oak with a lovely patina.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Rene Gabriel Dark Wood Oak Lounge Chair White Cushion Midcentury, France, 1950s
By Rene Gabriel
Located in New York, NY
Rene Gabriel dark wood oak lounge chair white cushion midcentury, France, 1950s Beautiful construction and bones. The chair currently has foam/down muslin cushions that can be uphol...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Brutalist Pierre Jeanneret Style Decorative Stool or Low Chair in French Oak
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautifully shaped little chair or decorative stool or ottoman made of French oakwood. Wonderfully crafted with a beautiful patina in a Brutalist style, without the use of any nails....
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Guillerme and Chambron Midcentury Solid Oak Chairs for Votre Maison, France 1960
By Guillerme and Chambron, Guillerme et Chambron, Votre Maison
Located in Milan, IT
Robert Guillerme (1913 - 1990) and Jacques Chambron (1914 - 2001). Set of eight dining chairs model "Thierry" by Guillerme Chambron. Their company, Votre Maison, has marked the h...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Customizable French Lounge Chairs in Oak and Fabric Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge chairs, oak, fabric, France, 1960s This wonderful pair of French lounge chairs features a backrest with winglike upper ends. Tufted details structure the high backrest. More ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Oak Lounge Chair by Guillerme et Chambron, France, 1960s
By Guillerme and Chambron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage lounge chair designed by Guillerme et Chambron, France, 1960s. The solid oak frame has been refinished and completed with new cushions upholstered in an off-white Belgian lin...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Linen, Oak

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

Pair of French 1940s Cerused Oak Side Chairs
Located in Doylestown, PA
A pair of French 1940s Cerused oak side chairs with chrome bars on back. Frame-up upholstered with horsehair, mohair velvet fabric cover.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

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Oak

French Tripod Chairs from the 1960s Oak Rustic Style of Charlotte Perriand, Pair
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Lyon, FR
Pair of 1960s tripod chairs in solid oak. French craftsmanship.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Pair of French Cerused Oak Club Chairs Style Francisque Chaleyssin
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French cerused oak club or lounge chairs upholstered in blue velvet. Style of Francisque Chaleyssin.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Velvet, Oak

Set of Four Dining Chairs by Pierre Cruege in Oak and Cane, France, 1940s
By Pierre Cruège
Located in Almelo, NL
Modernist set of four chairs by designer Pierre Cruege made in France, 1940s. These models feature a sturdy backrest, consisting of wooden elements connected to each other by four sl...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Oak

Guillerme et Chambron Dining Chairs in Oak
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, set of six dining chairs, solid oak, fabric upholstery, France, 1960s These dining chairs in solid oak are designed by the French designer duo Jacques Chambro...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

  • Guillerme et Chambron Dining Chairs in Oak
  • Guillerme et Chambron Dining Chairs in Oak
  • Guillerme et Chambron Dining Chairs in Oak
  • Guillerme et Chambron Dining Chairs in Oak
H 34.65 in. W 18.12 in. D 21.66 in.
Pair of French Lounge Chairs in Oak and Green Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lounge chairs, in oak and fabric, France, 1960s A pair of armchairs in solid oak with green fabric upholstery. These chairs show great resemblance to the designs of Rene Gab...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Midcentury French Oak and Leather Side Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of French sabre-leg oak side chairs with original leather upholstery, original sticker marked INVENTAIRE 1959.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Charles Dudouyt, Pair of Oak Chairs, circa 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Dudouyt, pair of oak chairs, circa 1940.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Set of Six French Mid-Century Dining Chairs by Guillerme et Chambron
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Long Island City, NY
A set of six, French, 1960s oak and handwoven rush seat dining chairs by Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison (editor). A matching table is available (not included in price), see p...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Oak

1940s French Leather Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic pair of 1940s French leather chairs with plank oak armrests. Ornate detailing / construction with wonderful patina to leather and oak.
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Mid-20th Century French Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • 1940s French Leather Chairs
  • 1940s French Leather Chairs
  • 1940s French Leather Chairs
  • 1940s French Leather Chairs
H 35 in. W 23.75 in. D 23.75 in.
Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Perpignan, FR
Set 4 chairs assigned to Charlotte Perriand France, circa 1960. Very good and original condition.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

  • Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
  • Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
  • Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
  • Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
H 37.01 in. W 17.33 in. D 18.12 in.
Guillerme et Chambron 'Tricoteuse' Chairs in Oak and Bouclé Fabric, France, 1950
By Guillerme and Chambron
Located in Almelo, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, pair of two 'Tricoteuse' lounge chairs in solid oak and reupholstered in bouclé fabric. Pair of two original midcentury lounge chairs manufactured and design...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Bouclé

11 Fine French, 1950s Solid Oak Chairs by Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Long Island City, NY
Eleven fine French Art Deco solid oak dining / side chairs by Andre´ Arbus. A matching armchair is available - see last picture - Created by Arbus for "la Chambre du Commerce et de...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

  • 11 Fine French, 1950s Solid Oak Chairs by Arbus
  • 11 Fine French, 1950s Solid Oak Chairs by Arbus
  • 11 Fine French, 1950s Solid Oak Chairs by Arbus
  • 11 Fine French, 1950s Solid Oak Chairs by Arbus
H 39.38 in. W 18.9 in. D 20.99 in.
Minimalist Solid Oak Slats Chairs by Guillerme & Chambron, France, 1960s
By Guillerme and Chambron
Located in New York, NY
Elegant modernist dining room chairs by northern France designers and manufacturers Guillerme & Chambron Good vintage condition, minor surface spots (water); the chairs will ship f...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of 8 Chairs by René Gabriel, Vintage Oak, 1950s
By Rene Gabriel
Located in Lyon, FR
This set, designed by René Gabriel, was produced during the reconstruction after world war II for the victims. Made of oak. 4 stackable chairs standard and 4 reinforcements chairs....
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Oak Frame Pair Upholstered Side Chairs, Style Pierre Chapo, France, Midcentury
Located in New York, NY
Mid century French pair of oak frame side chairs in the style of Pierre Chapo. Revealed tenons. Newly reupholstered. Decorative large single tuft. Very comfortable.  
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Mid-20th Century French Side Chairs

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Oak

Guillerme et Chambron Lounge Chairs in Blond Oak and Bouclé Fabric, France, 1950
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Almelo, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, pair of two lounge chairs in solid blond oak and reupholstered in bouclé fabric. Pair of two original midcentury lounge chairs manufactured and designed by ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Oak

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French Mid Century Oak Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic French mid century oak chair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, oak and fabric, every French mid century oak chair was constructed with great care. There are 569 variations of the antique or vintage French mid century oak chair you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French mid century oak chair, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A French mid century oak chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Louis XV styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one French mid century oak chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Guillerme et Chambron, Votre Maison and Guillerme and Chambron produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a French Mid Century Oak Chair?

The average selling price for a French mid century oak chair at 1stDibs is $4,950, while they’re typically $295 on the low end and $73,694 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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.

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