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Grey Velvet Italian Armchair in the Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Italian armchair in the style of Gio Ponti. Italy 1950s. Upholstery in grey velvet.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Walnut Veneered Art Deco Armchairs, Reupholstered with Grey Velvet
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of Art Deco armchairs, walnut veneered. Elegant and decorative. Reupholstered with grey velvet from zinc. Sold as a pair.
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Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Midcentury Reclining Grey Velvet Armchairs
Located in Asparetto di Cerea, Verona
Midcentury reclining grey pearl velvet armchairs, set of two. They can be reclined in three positions. They conditions are very good. New upholstery and paddings, wooden parts restor...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

  • Midcentury Reclining Grey Velvet Armchairs
  • Midcentury Reclining Grey Velvet Armchairs
  • Midcentury Reclining Grey Velvet Armchairs
  • Midcentury Reclining Grey Velvet Armchairs
H 33.08 in. W 23.63 in. D 39.38 in.
Italian Grey Velvet Armchair, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Quaint velvet upholstered slipper chair, made in Italy from the 1950s. The broad back rest provides comfortable lumbar support, despite the overall small scale of the object. The c...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

  • Italian Grey Velvet Armchair, 1950s
  • Italian Grey Velvet Armchair, 1950s
  • Italian Grey Velvet Armchair, 1950s
  • Italian Grey Velvet Armchair, 1950s
H 29.53 in. W 27.56 in. D 23.63 in.
1940s Midcentury Franco Buzzi Grey Velvet Armchair
By Franco Buzzi
Located in Paris, FR
A beautiful midcentury velvet armchair by iconic Italian designer Franco Buzzi from the 1940s. This unique piece is covered in Lelievre Paris bright grey velvet fabric, with elegant ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

  • 1940s Midcentury Franco Buzzi Grey Velvet Armchair
  • 1940s Midcentury Franco Buzzi Grey Velvet Armchair
  • 1940s Midcentury Franco Buzzi Grey Velvet Armchair
  • 1940s Midcentury Franco Buzzi Grey Velvet Armchair
H 32.09 in. W 29.14 in. D 29.93 in.
Outstanding Mahogany Grey Velvet Armchairs Octavio Vidales Modern, Mexico, 1950s
By Octavio Vidales
Located in National City, CA
Opulent Regency armchairs by Octavio Vidales midcentury Mexican Modernism, 1950s, Mexico City Stately solid mahogany wood with brass accents. Very comfortable spring loaded cushions...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Versailles Armchair in Grey Velvet
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
The creativity and rich decoration of the Versailles Palace contributed to the inspiration of the creation of this exuberant armchair. Boca do Lobo opens the way to freedom and the n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Acrylic, Wood

  • Versailles Armchair in Grey Velvet
  • Versailles Armchair in Grey Velvet
  • Versailles Armchair in Grey Velvet
  • Versailles Armchair in Grey Velvet
H 34.65 in. W 51.19 in. D 39.38 in.
Saul Armchair with Grey Velvet
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair Saul with structure in solid wood, upholstered and covered with high quality light grey velvet. Also available with other color finish on request.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

  • Saul Armchair with Grey Velvet
  • Saul Armchair with Grey Velvet
  • Saul Armchair with Grey Velvet
  • Saul Armchair with Grey Velvet
H 27.56 in. W 26.58 in. D 29.34 in.
Pair of Grey Velvet Armchairs in the Style of Paolo Buffa
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of elegant armchairs from circa 1950s. Structure and legs made of stained wood, newly upholstered in two tones of grey velvet fabrics. Very comfortable.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Italian Grey Velvet Wing Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian 1960s grey velvet upholstered stylized wing back Armchairs standing on ebonized and brass tubular metal legs
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

Molteni&C Chelsea Armchair Rodolfo Dordoni Dark Grey Velvet
By Rodolfo Dordoni
Located in New York, NY
A dining chair with armrest and medium backrest height that carries the essence of contemporary design and the memory of tradition. 100% Made in Italy Solid wood structure Perfe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Mel Armchair Brushed Stainless Steel Light Grey Jacquard Velvet Grey Fabric
By Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair with semicircular structure upholstered in light grey jacquard velvet with an abstract pattern. Seat cushion with a blind tufting effect and rolled armrest, both upho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Pointed Back Italian Armchairs, New Grey Velvet Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Pointed Back Italian armchairs - New grey velvet upholstery.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Pair of 1950s Midcentury Italian Armchairs in Grey Velvet
Located in London, London
A pair of armchairs On brass legs Grey velvet White piping High back Italy, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Armchairs restored in Pale Blue Grey Velvet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Magnificent pair of original Italian armchairs with brass tips from the mid-century, 1950s. The armchairs are equipped with springs inside for a soft and springy comfortable sitting ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Grey and Gold Velvet and Fabric with Swivel Cocktail Armchair
Located in Halluin, FR
Egg shaped grey velvet and fabric with parrots and gold touch swivel and lounge comfy armchair in Art Deco style.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Velvet

1950s Italian Armchair Grey Velvet in the Manner of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and petit 1950s Italian armchair recently reupholstered in a light grey velvet with stud details in the manner of Gio Ponti sat on tall thin black metal legs with brass f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

After Marco Zanuso Midcentury Grey Velvet Brass Italian Armchair, Italy, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Midcentury Italian armchair with wooden structure and grey velvet upholstery edited by Gancedo. Black lacquered iron legs with brass details.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Iron

Austrian Art Deco Beechwood Armchair with Renewed White and Light Grey Velvet
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Vienna, AT
This charming and elegant Art Deco armchair has been completely restored and newly upholstered. The structure in beechwood features striking armrests that were curved using steam. Th...
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Vintage 1930s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Pair Milo Baughman Style Chrome Cube Armchairs Upholstered Grey Velvet Arm Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful vintage pair of Milo Baughman Style chrome cube arm chairs armchairs. Chrome has been polished. New grey velvet upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Chrome

21st Century Liberty Armchair in Polished Brass and Grey Velvet Cushions
By Bessa
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Liberty” low back armchair is made with folded hand polished brass tubes. They are welded and treated by jewellers and silversmiths so that the welds ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Mid Century Armchairs Velvet Smooth Grey Curved Italian Design 1970s Set of 2
Located in Palermo, IT
Set of 2 wonderful and rare armchairs with curvilinear shapes in smooth gray velvet with 4 hard plastic feet. Italian production from the 70s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Plastic

Pair of Midcentury 1950s Italian Armchairs by Lorenzo Bergallo in Grey Velvet
Located in London, London
Pair of tub armchairs Cast brass feet New grey velvet upholstery By Lorenzo Bergallo For Fratelli Bergamo Italy, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Grey Mid Century Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Grey mid century armchair in good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

  • Grey Mid Century Armchair
  • Grey Mid Century Armchair
  • Grey Mid Century Armchair
  • Grey Mid Century Armchair
H 30 in. W 25 in. D 18 in.
Art Deco Inspired Atena Armchair in Beech Black Ebony and Grey Italian Velvet
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
In the modern home, an armchair is no longer just a place to sit and comfortably read your favourite novel, it plays a much larger role in the overall interior aesthetic. Casa Botelh...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Grey Armchair Set, Poland, 1960s
By Henryk Lis
Located in Chorzów, PL
Armchair set, Poland, 1960s. Very good condition, after replacing the upholstery. Wood: beech Dimensions: height 79 cm, width 58 cm, depth 73 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Polish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

  • Grey Armchair Set, Poland, 1960s
  • Grey Armchair Set, Poland, 1960s
  • Grey Armchair Set, Poland, 1960s
  • Grey Armchair Set, Poland, 1960s
H 31.11 in. W 22.84 in. D 28.75 in.
Pair of Pearl Grey and Taupe Velvet Armchairs Ascrib. to Carlo de Carli, Italy
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, 1950s. These armchairs have been recently reupholstered in pearl grey and taupe velvet and feature ebonized wood feet with brass feet caps. They might show slight traces of ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

Svend Skipper Grey Velvet Lounge Chair with Teak Armrests
By Skipper Mobler, Svend Skipper
Located in Madrid, ES
Wing chair designed by Svend Skipper and produced in Denmark in the 1960s. In the style of "Papa Bear" chair by Hans Wegner. Teak armrest tips and round tapered legs. Reupholstered i...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Teak

1940 Art Deco Grey Velvet Low Chair with Trimmings
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1940 Art Deco grey velvet low chair with trimmings.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Art Deco Inspired Atena Chair Black Ebony and Grey Ribbed Velvet
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
This price is for the set. In the modern home, an armchair is no longer just a place to sit and comfortably read your favourite novel, it plays a much larger role in the overall i...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Art Deco Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Pair of Grey Armchairs Kreslo H269 by Jindřich Halabala
By Jindrich Halabala, Up Závody
Located in Madrid, ES
This model, Kreslo H269, is one of five similarly shaped chair series by Czech designer Jindřich Halabala for Spojene UP Zavody from 1931 onwards. The legs and armrests are formed fr...
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20th Century Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

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Velvet, Bentwood

Art Deco Inspired Ottoman in Beech Black Ebony and Storm Grey Ribbed Velvet
Located in London, GB
A brand-new addition to the Atena collection, is the Atena ottoman. While donning the same curvaceous features and organic textures, the Atena ottoman pairs perfectly with all the At...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Art Deco Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Soho Grey Armchair and Pouf, Designed by Stefano Bigi, Made in Italy
By Stefano Bigi
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. Soho is the collection dedicated to the relaxing moment, it is elegant, simple and with a co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Nino Zoncada Armchair for Framar Made in Italy, 1950 Grey Black
By Framar
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Nino Zoncada armchair for Framar made in Italy, 1950, elegant and unique lines of its kind, black lacquered brass foot, dark velvet fabric, Grey Silk Fabric mixed silk.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Grey Armchairs, Jaroslav Šmidek for Ton, Czech Republic, 1960s
By Jaroslav Smidek
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Armchairs designed by Jaroslav Šmidek, type 53. They were manufactured at the Ton factory in the 1960s in Czech Republic. Purified beech wood polished and finished with matt varnish....
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20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Gispen Seal Grey Velvet Armchair by A.R. Cordemeyer
By Gispen, A.R. Cordemeijer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome architectural chrome framed armchair with new seal grey velvet upholstered seating and wood arm rests.
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

20th Century Vintage Grey Velvet Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Swivel armchair from the 1970s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin - at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in even in sma...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Lento Armchair Pewter Grey by Frank Chou
By Frank Chou
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Visually commanding and almost sculptural, the Lento Chair features a clean silhouette, down to its cleverly hidden connective pieces. Its structure calls for repose, with the option...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

Materials

Velvet

  • Lento Armchair Pewter Grey by Frank Chou
  • Lento Armchair Pewter Grey by Frank Chou
  • Lento Armchair Pewter Grey by Frank Chou
  • Lento Armchair Pewter Grey by Frank Chou
H 31.11 in. W 25.2 in. D 20.87 in.
Pair of Campaign Style Black Stained Armchairs in Grey Velvet w/ Brass Detailing
By Henredon, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of Hollywood Regency campaign style armchairs or side chairs with brass detailing. Recently upholstered in a lush light grey velvet with a frame that has been stained black. The...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

Italian 1950s Red and Grey Ladies Lounge Armchairs
By Marco Zanuso, Arflex
Located in Antwerp, BE
A set of two armchairs organic and sculptural designed iconic examples of Italian design from the 1950s, upholstered in the original colors grey and red light curly velvet. Very nic...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

20th Century Vintage Grey Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Swivel armchair from the 1970s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin - at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in even in sma...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • 20th Century Vintage Grey Swivel Armchair, 1960s
  • 20th Century Vintage Grey Swivel Armchair, 1960s
  • 20th Century Vintage Grey Swivel Armchair, 1960s
  • 20th Century Vintage Grey Swivel Armchair, 1960s
H 43.31 in. W 29.93 in. D 19.69 in.
Secreto contemporary Armchair in Beechwood, Grey Felt Cushion, Made in Italy
By Lorenz+Kaz
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Secreto is a little armchair to use with dining table or in a living room, modern and traditional at the same time. Inspired to the traditional Windsor chair with a clear brief brill...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

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Beech, Velvet

Secreto Armchair in Beechwood, Orange and Grey Upholstered Cushion Made in Italy
By Lorenz+Kaz
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Secreto is a little armchair to use with dining table or in a living room, modern and traditional at the same time. Inspired to the traditional Windsor chair with a clear brief brill...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Velvet

Schumacher Westminster Gainsborough Velvet Grey Hand-Carved Beechwood Armchair
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
The Westminster chair is a timeless and stylish silhouette that features hand-carved European beechwood frame with floral accents. This frame is upholstered in Schumacher's Gainsboro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Italian Midcentury Beech and Silver-Grey Velvet Armchair Reupholstered, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Elegant and stylish Italian armchair from the, 1950s in the style of Carlo Mollino. Arms and legs are made of solid beech wood, which have been restored but left with their vintage ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Italian 1950s, Beech and Dark Silver-Grey Velvet Armchair Numbered Reupholstered
Located in Clivio, Varese
Elegant and stylish Italian armchair from the, 1950s in the style of Carlo Mollino. Arms and legs are made of solid beech wood, which have been restored but left with their vintage ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Mid Century Modern Grey Velvet Armchair in the style of Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Houston, TX
Great Armchair freshly upholstered in luxe grey velvet. Arms and legs are finished in a glossy black stain. Chair has great lines and negative space.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Grey Velvet and Brass Modern Armchairs, circa 1960
Located in Culver City, CA
Grey velvet and brass modern armchairs, circa 1960. Wonderful form. Newly reupholstered in velvet, on brass legs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Italian Midcentury Armchair in Grey Soft Velvet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
A beautiful and very comfortable armchair or lounge chair with thick armrests and strong, big structure. Made in Italy during the 1950s and completely re-upholstered inside and outs...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Neoclassical Grey Velvet Maison Jansen Armchairs, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
These chic, monochromatic French 1970s Maison Jansen armchairs feature their original, beautiful neoclassical structure, newly reupholstered in soft grey velvet Nobilis Quai de Seine...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Italian Flared Armchairs in Rich Grey Mohair Velvet, Pair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Great feet and luxurious fabric with great style Italian armchairs.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Jaroslav Smidek Grey Brown Velvet Armchairs, Czech Republic, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Mid-Century Modern pair of armchairs designed by Jaroslav Smidek. Solid structure and upholstery in cotton velvet by Rubelli.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Pair of 1950s Italian Armchairs Gio Ponti Grey Velvet
By Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
Beautiful pair of 1950s Italian armchairs attributed to Gio Ponti which have been recently reupholstered in a high quality grey velvet. These chairs sit on tall thin black steel legs...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Italian Midcentury Armchair in Grey Velvet and Brass, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful and elegant Italian vintage armchair, original from the 1950s. The armchair have been restored completely internally with high quality material and reupholstered with taup...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Jaroslav Smidek Czech Grey Velvet Buttoned Armchairs
By Jaroslav Smidek
Located in London, GB
An unusual pair of stylish Czech cocktail lounge armchairs in the style of Jaroslav Smidek dating back to the 1960s. Recently refurbished and reupholstered in a plain grey deep velve...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Bentwood

Italian Midcentury Armchair Re-upholstered in Grey Soft Velvet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
A beautiful and big armchair or lounge chair with thick armrests and strong, big structure. Seems a little bulging. Made in Italy during the 1950s and completely re-upholstered insi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

French Midcentury Oak Armchair Upholstered in Grey Velvet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Interestingly constructed with a generous lean, the rear legs braced by brass bands.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

French Armchair and Matching Ottoman Upholstered in Grey Velvet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French armchair and matching ottoman upholstered in grey velvet. The matching ottoman measure: 19" x 19" x 15" H.
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Vintage 1960s Armchairs

1950s Italian Armchairs, Reupholstered in Gunmetal Grey Silk Velvet
Located in Firenze, IT
Pair of armchairs restored wood structure and newly reupholstered in gunmetal grey silk velvet.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Custom Mid-Century style Armchairs upholstered in Grey Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Custom Mid Century Style Armchairs upholstered in Grey Velvet
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Grey Velvet Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal grey velvet armchair for your home. A grey velvet armchair — often made from fabric, velvet and wood — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a grey velvet armchair, we have 79 options in-stock, while there are 14 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect grey velvet armchair — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A grey velvet armchair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Jindrich Halabala, Karpen of California and Casa Botelho each produced at least one beautiful grey velvet armchair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Grey Velvet Armchair?

The average selling price for a grey velvet armchair at 1stDibs is $3,950, while they’re typically $370 on the low end and $30,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.