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Mastercraft Brass Dining Armchairs with Grandma Fabric, Set of Four, circa 1970s
By Mastercraft
Located in Los Angeles, CA
, these would be perfect for a round game, dining or cafe table. *This listing is for a pair of chairs
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1990s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
your grandma's power suit, these chairs are more than just seating; they're a vintage hug for your
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1990s Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cotton

  • Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1990s
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1990s
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1990s
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1990s
H 27 in W 33.5 in D 37.25 in
Liceu de Artes e Oficios Rosewood Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Culver City, CA
Sling Chair by the groovy folks at Liceu de Artes e Ofícios. This ain't your grandma's armchair; it's a
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Mid-Century Lounge Chairs Carlotta by Scarpa for Cassina, Italy
By Cassina, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
only do these chairs look elegant enough to win a beauty pageant, but they're also as comfortable as
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Ash, Fabric

Satellite Chair in Cement by Bailey Fontaine, Represented by Tuleste Factory
By Bailey Fontaine
Located in New York, NY
Satellite chair by Bailey Fontaine In black and sage plane cement Measures: 50" W x 48" D x 30" H
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21st Century and Contemporary American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cement

Modern Century Furniture Swivel Barrel Chair Off White & Blue Diamond Brocade
By Century Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely modern swivel barrel chair with off white & beige base & navy-blue diamond brocade fabric by
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Late 20th Century American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brocade

MCM Arm Lounge Chairs Tapered Legs & Brass Sabots Style Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely vintage MCM or Mid-Century Danish Modern armchairs or lounge chairs with tapered legs
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

“Farmor” Armchair by Carl Malmsten for O.H. Sjögren, Sweden 1950s
By Carl Malmsten
Located in Utrecht, NL
“Grandma” chair came into being and since then, she has become a dear family member in many Swedish homes
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Carl Malmsten Pair of 'Farmor' Armchairs in Honey Sheepskin, 1950s
By O.H. Sjögren, Carl Malmsten
Located in Praha 2, Hlavní město Praha
through its soft, rounded form. The chair's design reveals the feminine nature and the sense of homecoming
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Sheepskin, Pine, Leather

Carl Malmsten for O.H. Sjögren 'Farmor' Armchair in Honey Sheepskin, 1950s
By O.H. Sjögren, Carl Malmsten
Located in Praha 2, Hlavní město Praha
, rounded form. The chair's design reveals the feminine nature and the sense of homecoming that are
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Sheepskin, Pine

“Farmor” Armchair by Carl Malmsten for O.H. Sjögren, Sweden, 1956
By Carl Malmsten, O.H. Sjögren
Located in Utrecht, NL
Upholstery Workshop in Tranås to develop new models for his furniture program. That was when this “Grandma
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

“Farmor” Armchairs by Carl Malmsten for O.H. Sjögren, Sweden, 1956
By O.H. Sjögren, Carl Malmsten
Located in Utrecht, NL
“Grandma” armchairs came into being and since then, the model has become a dear family member in many
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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Grandma Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic grandma chair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wood and metal, every grandma chair was constructed with great care. Find 8 options for an antique or vintage grandma chair now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer grandma chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A grandma chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in mid-century modern, modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made grandma chair over the years, but those crafted by Carl Malmsten, O.H. Sjögren and Afra & Tobia Scarpa are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Grandma Chair?

Prices for a grandma chair start at $1,800 and top out at $13,900 with the average selling for $6,338.

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