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Pair of Bistro Dining Chairs Baumann France Midcentury, circa 1950
By Baumann France
Located in FR
Pair of midcentury French Bistro dining chairs by Baumann, circa 1950 With original label still visible under one Two side or dining chairs Original vintage condition Frames are...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Beech

Pair of France & Daverkosen, Orholm Danmark Chairs for John Stuart, Inc.
By John Stuart Inc., France & Daverkosen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of collapsable scissor chairs produced by France & Daverkosen chairs for John Stuart, Inc. Made in Denmark/Danmark. Each chair measures (without cushions) 20.25" wide, 30.5" dee...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Beech

Pair of Lacquered Mid-Century Modern French Chairs, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pair of lacquered Mid-Century Modern French chairs, circa 1960 In original condition, preserving a beautiful patina.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Grete Jalk Teak Lounge Chairs Danish Modern Design, 1960s Midcentury
By Grete Jalk, France & Søn
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful set of two Grete Jalk teak easy chairs, Danish modern design. Original innerspring cushions, reupholstered and covered with smooth woven fabric in a beautiful grey. Produce...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Pair of Midcentury Danish Modern Teak and Leather Chairs by Sigvard Bernadotte
By Sigvard Bernadotte, France & Søn
Located in Lafayette, IN
Gorgeous pair of Danish modern side chairs designed by Sigvard Bernadotte (a member of the Swedish Royal Family) and made by renowned furniture maker France & Son. These chairs featu...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Pair Scandinavian Modern Teak Armchairs by Grete Jalk for France and Son
By Grete Jalk, France & Søn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage pair of teak armchairs features unique sculpted frames designed by Grete Jalk for France and Son. Plush green microsuede/velour-like upholstery over spring style seats m...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak, Upholstery

Pair of 'Senator' Chairs by Ole Wanscher for France and Son
By Ole Wanscher, France & Søn
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This pair are made from very nicely marked rosewood in excellent condition, Now upholstered in high quality turquoise fabric as in the photos
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Ole Wanscher for France and Son "Senator" Chairs in Teak
By Ole Wanscher, France & Søn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Danish modern easy chairs (model 116) designed by Ole Wanscher for France & Son. Composed of a dense slat-back frame, designed with a partially exposed back to better reveal ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak, Leather

Pair of French Modern Neoclassical Lounge Chairs / Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A complimentary set of sober, restrained French 1930s Lounge Chairs / throne chairs; the larger King chair set on four separate legs with a high back and the Queen chair set on arc b...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Fibrocit Stacking Bistro Chairs Metal, France, 1950s
By Fibrocit
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a phenomenal pair of Fibrocit, stacking, bistro chairs, made in France, circa 1950s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 16.5" W x 18" D x 32...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Spade Easy Chairs by Finn Juhl for France and Sons
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Spade chairs in teak with sculpted sling arms, loose seat and back cushions. Mod. no. FD133. By Finn Juhl for France and Sons. Danish, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Pair of Midcentury France and Son Adjustable Lounge Chairs by John Stuart
By John Stuart, France & Søn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern lounge chairs feature a sculpted teak frame with an adjustable seat and backrest for maximum comfort. Sleek design with two overstuffed removabl...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak, Upholstery

Pair of Finn Juhl for France and Son Dining Chairs
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in New York, NY
Architectural pair of teak and leather dining chairs designed by Finn Juhl for France and Son, model 197, circa 1960s. Both chairs are structurally sound and sturdy, both show wear ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Lounge Chairs, France, circa 1950
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern cocktail chairs. This pair of vintage chairs feature an off white shell back cocktail with original leatherette (skai) upholstery. Made in France circa 105...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Faux Leather

Pair of Charlotte Perriand Mid-Century Modern Wood Rattan, Nº 19, French Chairs
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pair of dining chairs, model n19, designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Solid wood base and legs, and rush seat. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent wi...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rattan, Wood

France & Søn, Pair of Danish Fireside Chairs in Rosewood, 1962
By Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen, France & Søn
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
France & Søn, manufacturer. Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen et Tørben Lind, designers. Pair of Danish fireside chairs in rosewood standing on four rectangular shape legs linked each other by...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rosewood

Pair of Finn Juhl "Japan" Chairs
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Finn Juhl "Japan" chairs designed in 1958 and produced by France and Son. I have more that needs reupholstering. Send us your fabric. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

  • Pair of Finn Juhl "Japan" Chairs
  • Pair of Finn Juhl "Japan" Chairs
  • Pair of Finn Juhl "Japan" Chairs
  • Pair of Finn Juhl "Japan" Chairs
H 28 in. W 26.5 in. D 29 in.
Pair of French Modern Original Pierre Paulin Ribbon Chairs for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Miami, FL
Spectacular example of original pieere paulin ribbon chairs with original upholstery, excellent condition- a 3rd chair is as well available in same upholstery for 5500 or the set of ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Lacquer

Pair of French Colonial, Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical, Teak Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of elegant upholstered French colonial lounge / club chairs / armchairs with French Art Deco and sober Modern Neoclassical influences creating a stunning visual line and form....
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Pair of Modern French Style Kreiss Collection Lounge Chairs
By Kreiss, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Houston, TX
Great pair of modern style French lounge chairs made by Kreiss. The fabric has a few blemishes, for perfection new upholstery os recommended. This is something that we can do for you...
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1990s American Louis XV Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Hugues Steiner Chairs, France, 1950s
By Hugues Steiner
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Pair of Hugues Steiner chairs France, 1950s. Good original condition.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Pair of Hugues Steiner Chairs, France, 1950s
  • Pair of Hugues Steiner Chairs, France, 1950s
  • Pair of Hugues Steiner Chairs, France, 1950s
  • Pair of Hugues Steiner Chairs, France, 1950s
H 31.5 in. W 17.13 in. D 21.26 in.
Custom Pair of French Modern Neoclassical Lounge Chairs by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Custom pair of French modern neoclassical lounge chairs or armchairs designed by New York decorator Howard Elliot and manufactured by Maison Jansen. The chairs utilize a classic Mais...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bronze

French Modern Neoclassical Hand Forged Iron Side Chairs, Gilbert Poillerat, Pair
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical hand forged iron folding chairs attributed to Gilbert Poillerat. Gilbert Poillerat embraced Neo-Medieval traditions utilizing and w...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Rattan Barrel Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French rattan and iron barrel form chairs, 1960s Measures: Chair 1: 32 1/2" height x 26" width x 26" deep Seat: 15" H Chair 2: 30 1/2" height x 28 1/2" width x 27" d...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rattan

  • Pair of French Rattan Barrel Chairs
  • Pair of French Rattan Barrel Chairs
  • Pair of French Rattan Barrel Chairs
  • Pair of French Rattan Barrel Chairs
H 32.5 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Modern Pierced Metal Chairs with Rustic Finish
Located in Hudson, NY
Great modern lines. Paint restoration an easy task and included in purchase if desired.
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pair French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Lounge Chairs Attr. to Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, sober pair of French Mid-Century armchairs / club chairs in the modern neoclassical style attributed to Andre Arbus.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Pair of Alain Gaubert “Africanist” Chairs, France, 1980s
By Alain Gaubert
Located in Utrecht, NL
This pair of chairs by French designer, Alain Gaubert is an eye-catching nod to Minimalist design. The construction is as ingeniously simple as it is visually striking. The chairs...
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Pair of Armchairs, France, 1970
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of handmade armchairs with structure made of bamboo.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bamboo

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Fiberglass Lounge Chairs, Airborne
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated and dynamic pair of lounge chairs was produced by the esteemed French maker Airborne, circa 1970. They feature button back upholstery on every facet of the chair s...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Postmodern Sculptural Steel Brown Leather French Pair of Chairs, 1980s, France
By Maria Pergay
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural steel brown leather French pair chairs, 1980s, France These are very rare leather and steel chairs form France. From the Maria Pergay, Michel Boyer Era. The leather is ...
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Vintage 1980s French Post-Modern Chairs

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Steel

Pair of “Fauteuils de Paquebot” Chairs, France, 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
These two so-called “boat or cruise chairs” (fauteuils de paquebot in French) are not only visually arresting, but also interesting thanks to their historical use. The chairs of t...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Industrial Lounge Chairs, Jacques Hitier, 1955
By Jacques Hitier
Located in New York, NY
Rare, chic pair of early French industrial / modernist lounge / Slipper chairs in tubular metal and red skai designed for the Paris headquarters of EDF-GDF by Jacques Hitier for Tuba...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Sexy Pair of Gilbert Rohde Style Mid-Century Modern French Lounge Club Chairs
By William Billy Haines
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sexy curvy super stylish pair of French club lounge chairs in the style of Gilbert Rohde having fabulously shaped seats with a scalloped low slung bottom edge and rounded back. Taper...
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Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Typical "French Reconstruction" Chair circa 1950
By Rene Gabriel
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of typical "French Reconstruction" chair, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Beech

Pair of Chairs, Golden Iron, circa 1930, France
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pair of chairs Full golden cordage iron, Cane seat and back, circa 1930, France. Measures: width 40 cm, height 87 cm, depth 47 cm, seat height 37.5 cm.
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Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

  • Pair of Chairs, Golden Iron, circa 1930, France
  • Pair of Chairs, Golden Iron, circa 1930, France
  • Pair of Chairs, Golden Iron, circa 1930, France
  • Pair of Chairs, Golden Iron, circa 1930, France
H 34.26 in. W 15.75 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of Ole Wanscher Rosewood Senator Lounge Chairs, 1960
By Ole Wanscher, France & Søn
Located in London, GB
Limited edition pair of this iconic design in highly figured Brazilian rosewood rosewood, produced by France & Son in Denmark, circa 1960. Includes maker's badge under seat. The new ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool

Hollywood Regency Modern French Style Cane Back Pair of Chairs
Located in Wayne, NJ
Hollywood Regency French style cane back pair of chairs.
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Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Antique French Folding Theater Chairs, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pair of antique folding theater chairs. By unknown manufacturer, France, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful pati...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Chairs, France, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful pair of midcentury French Riviera rattan and bamboo chairs. This marvellous set was produced in France during the 1960s. They are unique as they have a very high back se...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

Pair of Midcentury Rosewood Cube Hall Chairs Side Chairs, France, circa 1950
Located in London, GB
Pair of midcentury rosewood cube hall/side chairs. France, circa 1950. In excellent vintage condition commensurate of age.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rosewood

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Grid Back Black Wrought Iron Lounge Chairs
By Rene Gabriel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern wrought iron lounge chairs or slipper chairs or side chairs with grid backs and grid seats. The open grids add to a feeling of transparency and mode...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Club Chairs, 1940s
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of French club chairs, 1940s.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Fabric

  • Pair of French Club Chairs, 1940s
  • Pair of French Club Chairs, 1940s
  • Pair of French Club Chairs, 1940s
  • Pair of French Club Chairs, 1940s
H 37.8 in. W 32.09 in. D 32.29 in.
Pair of Grand French Lounge Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Grand lounge chairs, oak and cognac leather, France, 1960s. This set of two lounge chairs is designed in France, made in solid oak and upholstered with cognac saddle leather. This s...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Pair of Grand French Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Grand French Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Grand French Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Grand French Lounge Chairs
H 31.89 in. W 25.99 in. D 23.63 in.
André Arbus, France, an Elegant Pair of Cherrywood Chairs
By André Arbus
Located in Brussels, BE
An elegant pair of cherry chairs. They are a reinterpretation by André Arbus of Lorraine's chair. We have two pairs available. See the last pictures of our listing for the publica...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fruitwood

Pair of French Hunting Chairs in Pine and Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of hunting chairs, leather, pine, France, 1950s This set hunting chairs features wonderful patinated leather on both seat and back. This patina creates a vibrant look. The chai...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Pine

  • Pair of French Hunting Chairs in Pine and Leather
  • Pair of French Hunting Chairs in Pine and Leather
  • Pair of French Hunting Chairs in Pine and Leather
  • Pair of French Hunting Chairs in Pine and Leather
H 28.75 in. W 28.75 in. D 31.5 in.
Pair of French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Chairs, 1960s
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Pair of handsome Riviera rattan and bamboo occasional chairs, France, 1960s. Pairs may be split for individual sale. Two pairs currently available.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

Jacques Quinet, Pair of Leather Chairs, France, circa 1955
By Jacques Quinet
Located in New York, NY
This extraordinary pair of lounge chairs are an excellent examples Quinet's midcentury output, and feature strapped backs, metal sabots, and lush, newly restored saddle-stitched leat...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Rattan and Metal Disc Chairs, France, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Pair of rattan and painted metal disc chairs, France, 1950s. Disc shaped seats and backs in unique and interesting concentric pattern. Black metal frames. Great sculptural pieces as ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs, in Style of Jacques Adnet, 1930
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of French lounge chairs/club chairs/armchairs in the manner of Jacques Adnet showing the influence of early modernism and Art Deco with it clean, sober lines and streaml...
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Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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

Pair of Midcentury Lounge Chairs by Ole Wanscher, Danish Design 1950s
By France & Søn, Ole Wanscher
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of lounge chairs in solid teak, upholstered in original wool. Designed by Ole Wanscher, made by France & Son in the 1960s. Great condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak, Wool

Bamboo Side Chairs Pair, France 1950s
By Jean Royère
Located in Vienna, AT
Bamboo side chairs pair, France 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Bamboo

Pair of French Midcentury Side Chairs Covered in Icelandic Sheepskin
Located in Somerton, GB
A glorious pair of French midcentury side chairs covered in luxurious Icelandic sheepskin, a natural fabric that gives so much pleasure and enhances any interior.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Black Lacquered Side Chairs, circa 1960s
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern French black lacquered side chairs, circa 1960s.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Side chairs, leather, pine, France, 1950s These chairs are characterized by the patinated cognac leather that is adjusted to the wooden frame consisting of wooden slats with round...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Pine

  • Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
  • Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
  • Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
  • Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
H 30.32 in. W 23.63 in. D 22.45 in.
Gold Metal Lattice Pair, Lounge Chairs, France
Located in New York, NY
Gold metal pair, lounge chairs, France Beautiful lounge chairs, made in France. Midcentury style, with beige fabric. Comfortable and beautiful. In the style of Jean Royère, midcen...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Chairs Guariche Style French Upholstered, 1950s
Located in FR
Pair of midcentury chairs Guariche style French upholstered, 1950s These match a matching armchair listed separately Matching pair of chairs listed separately Top covers chunky green...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

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 Jean Prouvé Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Standard Chairs, circa 1950
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pair of standard chairs designed by Jean Prouvé. Manufactured by Ateliers Prouve, France, circa 1950. Model 305 in wood, upholstered in red many years ago by the previous owner. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Straw and Wood Chairs, circa 1950, France
By Rene Gabriel
Located in Brussels, BE
Nice pair of decorative chairs, circa 1950, France. Woven straw and dark wood. Dimensions: 83 cm H, seat height: 45 cm, 40 cm D, 42 cm W. Wood in original condition, new woven str...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Straw, Wood

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French Modern Chair Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic French modern chair pair available at 1stDibs. A French modern chair pair — often made from wood, fabric and metal — can elevate any home. Find 291 options for an antique or vintage French modern chair pair now, or shop our selection of 6 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a French modern chair pair — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each French modern chair pair bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made French modern chair pair over the years, but those crafted by Guillerme et Chambron, France & Søn and Maison Jansen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a French Modern Chair Pair?

A French modern chair pair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,500, while the lowest priced sells for $354 and the highest can go for as much as $45,000.

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.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.