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High Backed Wing Chairs in Grey Velvet
Located in New London, CT
Set of high back chairs from the 1950s redone in a neutral gray velvet. Tapered mahogany legs.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Velvet

  • High Backed Wing Chairs in Grey Velvet
  • High Backed Wing Chairs in Grey Velvet
  • High Backed Wing Chairs in Grey Velvet
  • High Backed Wing Chairs in Grey Velvet
H 49.25 in. W 24 in. D 32 in.
High Backed Hostess Chairs in Grey Velvet
Located in New London, CT
Set of high back Hostess chairs from the 1950s redone in a neutral gray velvet. Tapered mahogany legs.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Velvet

  • High Backed Hostess Chairs in Grey Velvet
  • High Backed Hostess Chairs in Grey Velvet
  • High Backed Hostess Chairs in Grey Velvet
  • High Backed Hostess Chairs in Grey Velvet
H 49.25 in. W 24 in. D 32 in.
Midcentury High Back Ladder Green Velvet Italian Chiavari Chairs, 1950
By Chiavari
Located in Rome, IT
Beautiful pair of chiavarine chairs, with a seat dressed in green velvet. High quality of the "Chiavari" chairs in very good original condition. Perfect sculptural side chairs made ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Velvet, Wood, Beech

Set of eight high back chairs
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Chairs in natural wood, upholstered with Dedar fabric
Category

Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

  • Set of eight high back chairs
  • Set of eight high back chairs
  • Set of eight high back chairs
  • Set of eight high back chairs
H 43.31 in. W 17.72 in. D 16.93 in.
Pair of Elegant Hollywood Regency High Back Chairs in Velvet
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of neoclassical style chairs with Gustavian design in walnut with an ebony finish and with antique silver leaf details. Chairs have an elegant high back design and have been uph...
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

High Back Accent Chairs with Button Accents
Located in Greenwich, CT
Our Tropical tea chair is a high back upholstered accent chair with a rounded base, deep feather filled seat and tapered legs. The chair is shown in Christian Lacroix fabric featurin...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s high back lounge chair reupholstered in an off-white velvet. Solid walnut frame has been refinished.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

  • High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
  • High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
  • High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
  • High Back Walnut Framed Chair, USA, 1960s
H 37 in. W 27.5 in. D 31 in.
Two-Toned High-Back Adrian Pearsall Swivel Chair in Velvet, 1960s, USA
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous two-toned blue velvet Adrian Pearsall high-back swivel chairs in blue velvet. USA, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Midcentury Platinum Velvet High Backed Chairs, Manner of James Mont
By James Mont
Located in New York, NY
This pair of Mid-Century Modern armchairs in the manner of James Mont feature a sleigh design with a high back and low sweeping arms, they have double layered upholstery with button ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Vladimir Kagan Rare High Back Barrel Lounge Chair, Velvet, Walnut, Studio, 1947
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare, and early high back "Barrel" lounge chair, designed by Vladimir Kagan in 1947 and made by Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc, most likely in the 1950s. The soft organic form rests on four t...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Antonio Pavia Lucite Frame w/ Stainless Steel & New Blue Velvet High Back Chair
By Antonio Pavia
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Italian and very special piece from Antonio Pavia. The accent high back chair with a Lucite frame, clear lacquered stainless steel and new sapphire bl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of 1960s High Back Ivory Cut Velvet Lounge Chairs after Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of cross hatch cut velvet, high back lounge chairs on mahogany legs with exaggerated side stretchers. Fix back button tufted cushion and loose seat cushion. Curved bottom is acc...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Velvet

Pietro Constantini of Italy High Backed Upholstered Chair
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Miami, FL
Pietro Constantini of Italy High Backed Upholstered Chair Offered for sale is a high backed upholstered chair by Italian manufacturer Pietro Constantini. The tall stylized chair ha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Art Deco Revival Black Lacquer & Platinum Velvet High Back Chair by Noel Jeffrey
By Noel Jeffrey
Located in New York, NY
This bold and graphic Art Deco revival high back chair was realized by the esteemed 20th Century designer Noel Jeffrey, in the United States circa 1980. It features a dramatic zig-za...
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Vintage 1980s American Art Deco Club Chairs

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Velvet, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern Sleigh Back High Chair and Ottoman in Smoked Bronze Velvet
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and sophisticated Mid-Century Modern sleigh back high chair, with accompanying ottoman, was realized in the United States, circa 1960. It features a straight, subtly inc...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Joly Green Velvet Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Structure and Pesco Rose Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
Category

2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Structure Smerald Green Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version) . Available in 4 different fab...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Kurt Ostervig High Back Lounge Chair, 1960s
By Kurt Østervig, Finn Juhl, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Belgium, BE
A stunning high back chair by Kurt Ostervig in solid oak with high quality dark green velvet upholstery. In good restored condition and re-upholstered.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

  • Kurt Ostervig High Back Lounge Chair, 1960s
  • Kurt Ostervig High Back Lounge Chair, 1960s
  • Kurt Ostervig High Back Lounge Chair, 1960s
  • Kurt Ostervig High Back Lounge Chair, 1960s
H 40.16 in. W 26.38 in. D 27.17 in.
Joly Green Velvet Chair and Silent Butler, High Back, Gold Steel and Fabric
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version) . Available in 4 different fab...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Bicolour Set of High Back Lounge Chairs in Velvet Upholstery by Pietro Lingeri
By Pietro Lingeri
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pietro Lingeri, set of two bicolor high back lounge chairs, beech, velvet upholstery, Italy, 1950s This pair of high back armchairs has an elegant character. Beautifully curved yet ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

High Back tufted Lounge Chairs, 1960s USA
Located in Miami, FL
Structurally sound lounge chairs. High back tufted velvet. Fabric should be replaced. 1960s USA
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Velvet Armchairs with High Back in Varnished Wood
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of armchairs with high back in varnished exotic wood. With adjustable recliner back.
Category

20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Pr Hollywood Regency High Back Wing Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Fun stripped upholstery, high back wing.lounge chairs. Clean and ready to use.
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Wingback Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Italian Chiavari Bronze High Back Chairs, a Pair
By Chiavari
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of Italian bronze high back chairs by Chiavari. The bronze has a matte polish and the seat is upholstered in red velvet.  
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Structure, Orange Fine Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Black Structure, Chartreuse Yellow Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
Category

2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates High Back Chairs
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of Mid-Century Modern chairs with exceptionally high backs designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Walnut frames with new beige brushed velvet upholstery. Two pairs ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Structure, Tiffany Blue Fine Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Black Structure, Red Top Quality Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Black Structure, Water Blue Top Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
Category

2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Structure and Red Fine Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Structure, Malva Violet Fine Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
Category

2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Black Structure, Mint Green Fine Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
Category

2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Black Structure, Nacre Top Quality Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
Category

2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Structure, Mint Green Fine Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Kofod Larsen High Back Lounge Chair Danish, 1960s
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully crafted 1960s Danish chair in bent teal with a sled base and reupholstered cushions in a luxurious cut Donghia velvet.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Velvet, Teak

Tail High Back Modern Italian Style Chauffeuse Lounge Chairs
By GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Paris, FR
Designed by award-winning duo GamFratesi, the tail chair holds a playful nature, with its rounded back resembling the spectacular form of a peacock tail. The tail chair reflects the ...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Gaetano Descalzi Midcentury Italian Chiavari High Back Chairs, 1950s
By Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This pair of Chiavari typical chairs was designed by Gaetano Descalzi in the city of Chiavari in Italy, where they have since been produced in various models. Made of brown lacquere...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Pair of Gaetano Descalzi Midcentury Italian Chiavari High Back Chairs, 1950s
By Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This pair of Chiavari chairs with a typical high back have been designed by Gaetano Descalzi in the city of Chiavari in Italy, where they have been produced since then, in various mo...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Velvet

Pair of Polished High Back Brass Chairs by Chiavari, Italy, 1950
By Chiavari
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful pair of solid brass high back chairs by Chiavari, circa 1950. Both show a very nice golden patina and have got a green velvet upholstery. The condition is very good. Priced...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Polished High Back Brass Chairs by Chiavari, Italy, 1950
By Chiavari
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful pair of solid brass high back chairs by Chiavari, circa 1950. Both show a very nice golden patina and has got a orange-red velvet upholstery. The condition is very good.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Structure, Malva Perl Gray Fine Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
Category

2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Steel Structure and Pale Yellow Italian Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
Category

2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Joly Chairdrobe, High Back, Gold Steel Structure and Electric Blue Fine Velvet
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Joly Chairdrobe design Lorenz + Kaz, 2019 Made of gold powder-coated metal with padded cushion seat in green velvet fire class E1 (the listed version). Available in 4 different fabr...
Category

2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass High Back Chiavari Chairs, 1950s
By Chiavari
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Pair of Chiavari chairs, in solid brass, model with high back, 1950s production. Brass with original patina, we can polish it at no additional cost. Originally designed by Giusepp...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

19th Century Spanish Revival High Back Armchair with Red Velvet Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish revival high back armchair with red velvet upholstery.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Baroque Revival Side Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall High Back Lounge Chairs for Craft Associates Inc.
By Craft Associates Inc., Adrian Pearsall
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates Inc. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Walnut, Velvet. Condition: These Adrian Pearsall high back loung...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Pair of Italian Post-War '1950s' High Wing Back Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Post-War (1950s) high wing back side chairs with a light citron green velvet upholstery supported on metal cylindrical legs.  
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Franco Albini Style High Back Dining Chairs, Set of Six
By Franco Albini
Located in Porto, PT
Set of six high back beech dining chairs upholstered in red velvet in the style of Franco Albini. Price fully restored: 5250€ The price shown is in the original condition. We have...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Beech

After Gio Ponti Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass High Back Chairs, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Four chairs with high back, Italian midcentury design in the Gio Ponti style.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Set of Six High Back Chrome & Caned Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Set of Six High Back Chrome & Caned Dining Chairs Offered for sale is a set of six high backed chrome dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Walnut High Back Cane Armchair
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern high back cane dining chair Offered is an unusual shaped high back cane chair. This piece has original velvet upholstery that is in good vintage condition with ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Cane

"Longwave" Embroidered High Back Swivel Armchair by Moroso for Diesel
By Diesel Creative Team 1, Moroso
Located in New York, NY
"Longwave" is a high back swivel armchair, designed by Diesel Creative Team and manufactured by Moroso, featuring injected flame-retardant foam over internal steel frame, varnished s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Frits Heningsen Mahogany and Mohair High-Backed Wingback Armchair, 1940, Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Frits Heningsen mahogany and Mohair high-backed wingback armchair, 1940s, Denmark. Henningsen was both the proprietor of and designer for a furniture-making workshop with a team of m...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Vintage Hollywood Regency Orange Velvet High Back Pair of Chairs by Perfection
By Perfection Furniture Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Outrageously orange velvet high back pair of Hollywood Regency Style chairs by Perfection Furniture. In very good original vintage condition, circa 1960-1970. Perfection is right!...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Tail High Back Chauffeuse Style Upholstered Dining Chair
By GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Paris, FR
A sculptural and curved high back fully upholstered Italian Chauffeuse style dining chair or parlor pouf. Base in semi-mat black or aged brass.
Category

2010s Danish Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Late 19th Century Antique Louis XV Style French Carved Walnut High Back Chair
Located in San Antonio, TX
Late 19th century antique Louis XV style French carved walnut curved high back chair on scrolled cabriolet legs. Reupholstered in Koplavitch and Zimmer cut silk velvet in vibrant pea...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Louis XV Furniture

Materials

Walnut, Sheepskin, Velvet

Hollywood Regency High Back Chairs Velvet Animal Print Style of James Mont, Pair
By James Mont
Located in Topeka, KS
Outstanding pair of midcentury Hollywood Regency lounge chairs with high narrow backs made in the style of the infamous James Mont and upholstered in gorgeous animal print velvet on ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Gispen 1410 High Back Velvet Lounge Chair
By A.R. Cordemeijer, Gispen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous high back armchair by A.R. Cordemeyer with black enameled metal frame, wire legs and lightly refinished wenge arm rests . Newly upholstered in gorgeous cafe grey velvet. Fra...
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Gispen 1410 High Back Velvet Lounge Chair
  • Gispen 1410 High Back Velvet Lounge Chair
  • Gispen 1410 High Back Velvet Lounge Chair
  • Gispen 1410 High Back Velvet Lounge Chair
H 41.5 in. W 25 in. D 23 in.
Pair of Velvet-Mohair High Back Chairs
Located in New York, NY
High back chairs with modernist curved designed<br /> seats, flared backs with vertical tufting, and<br /> ebonized mahogany legs.
Category

20th Century Chairs

  • Pair of Velvet-Mohair High Back Chairs
  • Pair of Velvet-Mohair High Back Chairs
  • Pair of Velvet-Mohair High Back Chairs
  • Pair of Velvet-Mohair High Back Chairs
H 42 in. W 21.5 in. D 19 in.

High Back Chair Velvet For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal high back chair velvet for your home. Each high back chair velvet for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, velvet and wood. There are 36 variations of the antique or vintage high back chair velvet you’re looking for, while we also have 20 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the high back chair velvet you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A high back chair velvet is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. A well-made high back chair velvet has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Chiavari, Adrian Pearsall and GamFratesi are consistently popular.

How Much are High Back Chair Velvet?

The average selling price for a high back chair velvet at 1stDibs is $2,250, while they’re typically $395 on the low end and $18,000 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.

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