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Machine Age Art Deco McKay Craft Streamline Pair of Cantilevered Lounge Chairs
By William R. Mcgowan, McKay Furniture Corp.
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco McKay Craft streamline pair of cantilevered lounge chairs. PRICE REDUCED Fully-restored condition. Re-plated polished chrome original steel frames, new black h...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Chrome, Enamel, Steel

Blue Art Deco Tubular Steel Cantilever Armchair Fn 24 by Mücke & Melder, 1930s
By Thonet
Located in Lucenec, SK
Armchair model Fn 24 by Mücke & Melder, circa 1930s Bauhaus period. New blue natural cow leather upholstery. Nickel-plated tubular steel construction is in a good original condition....
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Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Blue Art Deco Tubular Steel Cantilever Armchairs Fn 24 by Mücke & Melder, 1930s
By Mücke & Melder, Thonet
Located in Lucenec, SK
Armchairs model Fn 24 by Mücke & Melder, Czechoslovakia, circa 1930s Bauhaus period. New blue natural cow leather upholstery. Nickel-plated tubular steel construction is in a good or...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

S 411 Leather Cantilever Lounge Chair
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 411 The outstanding properties of this armchair are elegance, timelessness and exceptional sitting comfort. Added is a lightness that only a cantilever model can have. While...
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2010s German Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • S 411 Leather Cantilever Lounge Chair
  • S 411 Leather Cantilever Lounge Chair
  • S 411 Leather Cantilever Lounge Chair
  • S 411 Leather Cantilever Lounge Chair
H 31.11 in. W 24.81 in. D 31.11 in.
Italian Black Leather Cantilever Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Italian black leather and chrome flat bar cantilever chairs.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

  • Italian Black Leather Cantilever Chairs
  • Italian Black Leather Cantilever Chairs
  • Italian Black Leather Cantilever Chairs
  • Italian Black Leather Cantilever Chairs
H 32 in. W 28 in. D 25 in.
Stylish Wood and Leather Cantilevered Chair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Modern wood framed chair with saddle leather seat and back..... a great accent chair.
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Mid-20th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Chrome Leather Cantilever Chair by Arrben Italy
By Arrben
Located in Voorburg, NL
Unique and comfortable cantilever chair made by Arrben Italy. This company was specialized in making handmade leather furniture with high ergonomic quality. Leather is in very good q...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Chrome Leather Cantilever Chair by Arrben Italy
  • Chrome Leather Cantilever Chair by Arrben Italy
  • Chrome Leather Cantilever Chair by Arrben Italy
  • Chrome Leather Cantilever Chair by Arrben Italy
H 31.11 in. W 25.2 in. D 31.5 in.
1960s Arrben Chrome and Leather Cantilever Chair, Italy
By Arrben
Located in Praha, CZ
- Leather in good original condition with minor signs of use - The chrome parts in good condition with signs of oxidation in some part of chair.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Chrome and Leather Cantilever Dining Chairs, 1970s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Midcentury chrome wire and cantilevered dining chairs with brown patinated leather cushions, set of 6. Striking design with an unusually shaped base. 1970s, Italy Attributed...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Machine Age Tubular Chrome and Leather Cantilevered Armchair
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 1930s American Art Deco / Machine Age armchair in the style of Gilbert Rohde or Mies van der Rohe, but designer is unknown. Features a black leather seat / back rest and eboni...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Wittmann Freischwinger Leather Cantilever Chair Designed by Friedrich Kiesler
By Wittmann
Located in New York, NY
This tubular steel cantilever chair, designed for Charles and Marguerite Mergentime’s apartment in 1933, but was never made until Wittmann began manufacturing it, using a signed draw...
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2010s Austrian Chairs

Materials

Metal

Adnet Style Saddle Stitched Leather Cantilevered Wall Console
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Hingham, MA
A wall console wrapped in saddle leather supported by two L shaped brackets with a top stitch detail in the manner of Jacques Adnet. One drawer with a piece of leather serving as the...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Leather

Pair of Pace Chrome and Mocha Leather Cantilevered Armchairs
By Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
Pace Collection chrome flat bar and mocha leather arm chairs. Superior build quality with heavy chrome-plated flat bar cantilevered frame. Retaining their original leather upholstery...
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Vintage 1970s American Armchairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Giotto Stoppino Black Leather Cantilevered "Jot" Dining Chairs for Acerbis
By Lodovico Acerbis, Giotto Stoppino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury Giotto Stoppino black leather cantilevered dining chairs with tubular chrome frames and curved leg design. Designed in 1976, these "JOT Chairs" have been black over-dyed b...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Modern Chrome and Leather Cantilever Dining Chairs by Preview Furniture
By Weiman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This matching set of four heavy gauge chrome frame chairs feature black leather upholstery, stylish cantilever frames, and plush and comfortable padding. Manufactured by Preview Furn...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Five Italian Chrome and Black Leather Cantilever Armchairs, Handmade by Frag
By Thonet, Frag
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Five Italian chrome and black leather cantilever armchairs, handmade by Frag, in the style of Anton Lorenz for Thonet chairs. Arm Height is 26" high, the seat measures 19" W x 16" D.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Thonet S 74 Leather Chair Black Cantilever
By Thonet
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Thonet S 74 leather chair black cantilever. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 65 Width 57 Height 91 Seat height 47 Rest height 66 Seat...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of Four Modernist Steel and Leather Cantilever Chairs, France, circa 1970
Located in New York City, NY
Set of four modernist steel and leather chairs, France, circa 1970. Clean, cantilever steel frame, sleek profile, and dark leather upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s French Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s Set of Leather Cantilever Chairs with Footrest "Poäng by Noboru Nakamura
By Noboru Nakamura
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1970s originally iconic set of vintage Ikea leather cantilever chairs with footrest ( Poäng by Noboru Nakamura ) in excellent conditions; these vintage items remains fully functional...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bentwood

Bauhaus Gabo Adjustable Cantilever Leather Chair by FSM
By Markus Hartmann, De Sede
Located in New York, NY
FSM Gabo chair by de Sede. Gabo is multi-faceted. Take the cantilever chair, sleek and stylish with its classic round-tube profile, or the elegant square-tube frame chair. Both combi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Mart Stam Model S33 Chocolate Brown Leather Cantilever Chairs by Fasem Italy
By Mart Stam, Fasem International
Located in Almelo, NL
Mart Stam Model S33 leather Cantilever chairs by Fasem Italy A beautiful large set of 35 Mart Stam Model S33 leather cantilever chairs by Fasem, Italy, 1980s. The chairs with a c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
By Rolf Benz
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Rolf Benz 620 leather chair cream cantilever. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 62 Width 51 Height 91 Seat height 48 Seat depth ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
  • Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
  • Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
  • Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
H 35.83 in. W 20.08 in. D 24.41 in.
Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
By Rolf Benz
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Rolf Benz 620 leather chair cream cantilever. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth: 62 Width: 51 Height: 91 Seat height: 48 Seat depth: 45 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
  • Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
  • Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
  • Rolf Benz 620 Leather Chair Cream Cantilever
H 35.83 in. W 20.08 in. D 24.41 in.
8 Stendig Leather and Steel Cantilevered Dining Chairs
By Stendig Co.
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Set of 8 leather and mirror polished steel dining chairs by Stendig circa early 1970s. These examples have been newly upholstered in a pebbled chocolate brown leather. Price listed i...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Brueton Leather and Stainless Cantilevered Chairs, Set of 8
By Brueton
Located in Miami, FL
Brueton leather and stainless cantilevered chairs, set of 8 Offered for sale is a set of eight (8) Brueton cantilevered chairs with tubular stainless steel frames and burgundy le...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

S 35 Cantilever Leather Lounge Armchair Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 35 cow hide Among all the cantilever chairs of the Bauhaus epoch, the armchair S 35, with its lightness, flexibility and comfort, casts a shadow over everything heavy and in...
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2010s German Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of Two Cantilever Chrome Frame Brown Leather Armchairs
By Walter Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Cantilever black chromed frame Upholstered in brown leather Original price: $2,073.
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2010s European Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Cantilevered Chrome and Leather Armchairs after Mart Stam, c.
By Mart Stam
Located in London, GB
A pair of steel and leather cantilevered armchairs, after designs by Mart Stam, and originally purchased from Conran in 1973. Ex Michael Hogg Monaco collection.     
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Great Italian Cantilever Armchairs with Saddle Leather
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Pair of great Italian cantilever armchairs with saddle leather. Great form and quality.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Jorgen Kastholm 4 Cantilever Leather Armchair Chair for Kusch+Co
By Jørgen Kastholm, Kusch+Co
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This set of four cantilever chairs was designed by Jorgen Kastholm for Kusch+Co. The pieces comprise matte-chromed tubular steel bases and brown / olive leather upholstery along wit...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Jorgen Kastholm 6 Cantilever Leather Armchair Chair for Kusch + Co
By Jørgen Kastholm, Kusch+Co
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This set of six cantilever chairs was designed by Jorgen Kastholm for Kusch + Co. The pieces comprise matte-chromed tubular steel bases and brown / olive leather upholstery along wi...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Glooh Cantilever Chair with Armrests in Black Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept – many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, cantilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, Glooh, aside from having an extensive range and comfo...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

S 53 SPF Cantilever Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Range S 55 A comfortable and elegant all-rounder, based on the construction principle of the cantilever chair. With its one-piece seat shell it offers the highest possible comfort, ...
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2010s German Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric

  • S 53 SPF Cantilever Armchair
  • S 53 SPF Cantilever Armchair
  • S 53 SPF Cantilever Armchair
  • S 53 SPF Cantilever Armchair
H 89 in. W 54 in. D 61 in.
Walter Knoll Cantilever Chairs Set of 6 Dark Brown Leather EOOS
By Walter Knoll
Located in London, GB
Set of 6 Classic EOOS for Walter Knoll cantilever chairs from circa 2010. The frames are made of chrome-plated steel. Seat, back rest and arm rests upholstered with a dark brown ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Gerard Van Den Berg Cantilevered Black Leather "Des" Lounge Chair
By Rohe Noordwolde, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury black leather Des lounge chairs with tubular chrome frame. Woven black rattan back and seat with black leather cushions in original condition with visible wear. 2nd chair ...
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Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Cantilever Infinity Side Table, stacked leather & brass by Christopher Kreiling
By Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Cantilever Infinity side table was inspired by Paul Dupré-Lafon's use of stacked leather in his designs for Hermès. The base is solid brass, beveled at the front, and mirror poli...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Ivory Tubular Steel Cantilever Chrome Armchair, High Quality Leather, 1930s
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Bauhaus Art Deco armchair Completely restored, new upholstery Material: Chrome-planted tubular steel, high quality leather Source: Czechoslovakia, Mücke - Melder Period: 1930-1939.
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20th Century Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair Streamlined Reversed Cantilever Chairs Chrome Gold Faux Leather Vinyl
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of streamlined reversed cantilever chairs comprised of chrome frames and gold faux leather or vinyl by Sutton Bridge, a division of Etowah Manufacturing Co. Inc. Beauti...
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Mid-20th Century American Streamlined Moderne Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Red Tubular Steel Cantilever Chrome Armchair, High Quality Leather, 1930s
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Bauhaus Art Deco armchair Completely restored, new upholstery Material: Chrome-planted tubular steel, high quality leather Source: Czechoslovakia, Mücke - Melder Period: 1930-1939.
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

S 35 Cantilever Leather Lounge Armchair and Ottoman Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 35 Among all the cantilever chairs of the Bauhaus epoch, the armchair S 35, with its lightness, flexibility and comfort, casts a shadow over everything heavy and inert. In 1...
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2010s German Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Red Tubular Steel Cantilever Chrome Armchair, High Quality Leather, 1930s
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Bauhaus Art Deco armchair Completely restored, New upholstery Material: Chrome-planted tubular steel and high quality leather Source: Czechia (Czechoslovakia) Maker: Mücke - Meld...
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20th Century Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Red Tubular Steel Cantilever Chrome Armchair, High Quality Leather, 1930s
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Bauhaus Art Deco armchair Completely restored, New upholstery Material: Chrome-planted tubular steel, high quality leather Source: Czechoslovakia, Mücke - Melder Period: 1930-1939.
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20th Century Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Black Tubular Steel Cantilever Armchair, Chrome, New Leather and Upholstery
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Bauhaus Art Deco armchair Completely restored, New upholstery and Leather Material: Chrome Source: Czechoslovakia, Mücke - Melder Period: 1930-1939.  
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Thonet S33 Cantilever Chair Chrome and Leather Mart Stam 1926
By Mart Stam, Thonet
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Mart Stam S33 cantilever chair for Thonet, design 1926. These chairs date back to the 1970s and have a very nice patina.
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Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Knoll Brno Modernist Black Leather Flat Bar Cantilever Chairs, Set of 4
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930 for his House in Brno, Czech Republic, the Brno chair remains a design icon. Sleek and simple, this set of four chairs are upholst...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Orange Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Beige Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Grey Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Black Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Pair of Sam Larsson DUX Lounge Cantilever Leather Chairs from 1972
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A set of rare DUX cantilever lounge chairs called `Sesam 2`in black leather and chrome.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Cantilever Infinity Side Table in stacked leather & solid brass by KREILING
By Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Cantilever Infinity side table was inspired by Paul Dupré-Lafon's use of stacked leather in his designs for Hermès. The base is solid brass, beveled at the front, and mirror poli...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Grey Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Fully Adjustable Single Chrome Globe Cantilever Floor Lamp Leather Handle
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice quality Mid-Century Modern chrome floor lamp on elegant tripod base. Nice leather finished adjustment handle.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Armchair cantilever in the manner of Pierre Paulin, leather, black, steelframe
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Vienna, AT
This elegant and characterful cantilever offers a maximum level of seating comfort due to is high quality original leather upholstery. The hexagonal profile of its frame can be consi...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Black Leather Chrome Plated Tubular Steel Cantilever Style Chair German, 1970s
By Bauhaus
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Modern vintage black leather chair cantilever tubular chrome steel frame for a desk, dining, office, living room or waiting area. The armchair is a beautiful midcentury furniture of ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Danish Modern Cantilevered Leather Lounge Chair with Foot Stool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A super chic leather lounge chair and ottoman from Norway circa 1980s. This chair features solid rosewood stained wood construction with gorgeous cognac leather upholstery. Marked: N...
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Vintage 1980s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Cantilever Infinity Side Tables in leather & brass by KREILING
By Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The cantilever infinity side table was inspired by Paul Dupré-Lafon's use of stacked leather in his designs for Hermès. The base is solid brass, bevelled at the front, and mirror pol...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Tubular Chrom Cantilever Armchair by Mücke-Melder, White Leather, New Upholstery
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Prague 1, CZ
White Bauhaus Art Deco armchair. Completely restored, new professional upholstery and high quality leather. Chrome in perfect original condition Source: Czechoslovakia Maker: Müc...
Category

Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Cantilevered Leather and Chrome Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Paul Tuttle
By Paul Tuttle
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, sophisticated, chic and stylish cantilevered chrome and leather lounge chair and ottoman. The chair is extremely well crafted, having a heavy stock metal frame, and top qual...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Cantilever leather Lounge Chairs Manufactured by Thonet in 1980
By Thonet
Located in Beirut, LB
Pair of night blue Bauhaus style lounge chairs on a chromed tubular steel cantilever base, manufactured by Thonet in 1980. Re-upholstered in a night blue leather for the seats and t...
Category

Late 20th Century French Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Steel

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Leather Cantilever For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the leather cantilever you’re looking for. Frequently made of animal skin, leather and metal, every leather cantilever was constructed with great care. Find 85 options for an antique or vintage leather cantilever now, or shop our selection of 23 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer leather cantilever, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each leather cantilever bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made leather cantilever over the years, but those crafted by Mücke & Melder, Thonet and Marcel Breuer are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Leather Cantilever?

A leather cantilever can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,000, while the lowest priced sells for $340 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.