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Jean Royere Polar Bear

Polar Bear Sofa in the Style of Jean Royère, 2000s USA
By Jean Royère
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely elegant and posh Art Deco inspired sofa in the style of the classic Jean Royère Polar
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Early 2000s American Art Deco Sofas

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Wool, Mohair

Pair of Polar Bear Chairs in the style of Jean Royere
By Jean Royère
Located in New York, NY
Absolutely stunning pair of Jean Royere style chairs in light pink faux fur. The chairs are
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Club Chairs

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Faux Fur

Vintage French Ivory Lounge Chairs Inspired by Jean Royère
By Jean Royère
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1970s fabulous French Style plush Ivory Lounge Chairs style polar bear Inspired by iconic designs
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Lanterns in the Style of Jeane Royere, France
By Jean Royère
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
you can see more objects to the style for sale. Jean Royère In 1947 the French designer Jean
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Iron

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By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
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Art Deco Style Black Marble Quartz Top and Oval Brass Bar Cabinet or Counter
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Set of Six Dining Chairs in Pine and Sheepskin
Located in Waalwijk, NL
TON, set of six dining chairs, pine, reupholstered in sheepskin "Maori" Honey by Skandilock, Czech Republic, 1950s Pine dining chairs by TON featuring a sheepskin in beige color. Th...
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Set of Six Dining Chairs in Pine and Sheepskin
Set of Six Dining Chairs in Pine and Sheepskin
H 30.32 in W 17.33 in D 19.69 in
Neoclassical Wrought Iron & Bronze Bench, France 1950's
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in New York, NY
Elegant bench in patinated wrought iron and bronze. The sabots are reminiscent of Giacometti's work for Jean-Michel Frank. 3 benches are available; the price is for one.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Benches

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Jean Royère Style Oak Four Poster Bed, France 1950's
By Jean Royère
Located in New York, NY
Oak bed in the manner of Jean Royere with undulation design on the headboards and posts that end in spheres, a classic design of the period.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Danish Curved Couch Sofa Fritz Hansen Style, 1940s for Reupholstery
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Curved couch or sofa in Fritz Hansen style from the 1940´s. The feets are made of dark stained beech wood and the sofa is upholstered with floral fabric in blue and white colors. M...
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Italian Sconces, Stilnovo Style Design Midcentury, Opaline and Brass
By Stilnovo
Located in Ternay, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Modern Italian sconces made of brass and opaline. Beautiful sculptural and decorative wall light in the style of Stilnovo.  
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Smoked Murano Glass Wall Sconces with Central Brass Plate
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Wall sconces made of a piece of curved and wavy Murano glass with a central brass plate. Two lights per sconce. Price per sconce
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Large (29") Smooth Undulating White Plaster Shell Pendant Light
Located in San Francisco, CA
A plaster pendant in a smooth, undulating shell shape, with scalloped edges. A newer take on Francis Elkins's 1940s plaster plafonnier. Hanging by four white chains; with 3 medium ba...
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Bespoke Italian Travertine Oval Dining Table
Located in London, London
Travertine dining table Two pedestals Oval Made to order in Italy. Size can be customised to a maximum length of 250cm. Can also be made in a circular one pedestal version.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Bespoke Italian Travertine Oval Dining Table
Bespoke Italian Travertine Oval Dining Table
H 31.5 in W 94.49 in D 43.31 in
Arflex Marenco Sofa in Fabric Heidi and Candy by Mario Marenco
By Arflex, Mario Marenco
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Pair of French Wrought Iron Martini Tables
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1950's Style Curved Velvet Sofa in Custom Velvet Colors
Located in New York, NY
The Sofa inspires itself nature where green is the predominant element and where valleys and hills prevail. The item’s details allow it to be the perfect statement piece for any cont...
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Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the estate of Arnold Madsen is proud to re-launch the Clam Chair - one of the most cheris...
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'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it “...
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JENNY Large Wall Light or Sconce in Enamel & Brass by Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo, Mathieu Matégot
Located in New York, NY
Introducing Jenny, the latest vintage-inspired fixture from Blueprint Lighting. Named for multi-hyphenate Jenny Mollen; NYT best-selling author, actress, design enthusiast, mom of ...
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Pair of Polar Bear style Swivel Chairs
By Jean Royère
Located in Danville, CA
Pair of Velvet Swivel Chairs in the style of Jean Royere's Polar Bear chairs. The pair swivel on
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Swivel Chairs

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Polar Bear Chair after Jean Royère
By Jean Royère
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A faithful circa 1980s reproduction of Jean Royère's classic Polar Bear chair, this extremely
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Paul Frankl Cloud Coffee Table in Natural Cork and Bleached Mahogany Model #5005
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
Bayser's internationally published apartment. It will pair well with your Jean Royere Polar Bear sofa! The
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Overstuffed Polar Bear Style Lounge Chair
By Jean Royère
Located in Chicago, IL
An overstuffed Mid-Century Modern polar bear inspired lounge chair. Newly upholstered in a very
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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A SUMPTUOUS BOUCLE ARMCHAIR BY GUGLIELMO ULRICH - ATTRIBUTED c1950
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in London, GB
leading french designers of the time, specifically the emblematic Jean Royère ‘Polar bear’ armchair which
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Pair of Jean Royere "Polaire" Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A grand pair of upholstered Polar bear/ ball chairs by famed french designer, Jean Royere. They are
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Vintage 1950s French Club Chairs

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Pair of Midcentury Polar Bear Style Barrel Chairs after Jean Royere
By Milo Baughman, Jean Royère, Thayer Coggin
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Great, fully restored pair of midcentury polar bear style barrel chairs after Jean Royere.. Snag
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Pair of Mario Bellini Styled Floral Chintz Fabric Lounge Chairs
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
seat back and arms which wrap around in a Jean Royere's Polar Bear vein provide ample style, comfort
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Polar Bear Monumental Cresent Brown Leather Sofa, France
Located in New York, NY
Jean Royere style polar bear monumental cresent brown leather sofa, 1980s, France Absolutely
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Pair of Armchairs in the Style of Jean Royere
Located in Chicago, IL
These splendidly comfortable lounge chairs pay homage to the Ours Polaires (polar bear) sofa and
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Curved Danish Sheepskin Sofa, 1940s
By Viggo Boesen
Located in Stockholm, SE
style of ours polaire/polar bear sofa after by Jean Royère.
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Curved Danish Sheepskin Sofa, 1940s
Curved Danish Sheepskin Sofa, 1940s
H 27.56 in W 70.87 in D 36.23 in
French Modern Lounge/Club Chair, Attributed to Jean Royere
By Jean Royère
Located in Hollywood, FL
Fully upholstered in original "polar bear" fabric on splayed walnut legs. Literature
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

A Japanese Embroidered Picture Of A Polar Bear
Located in New York, NY
furniture maker and designer, Jean Royere had huge success with his 'Ours Polaire' sofa. The polar bear is
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PAIR of "relax" armchairs by Jean Royere
Located in Newburgh, NY
rare pair of Relax armchairs by Jean Royere, very well documented, mohair upholstery in walnut legs
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Finding the Right seating for You

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