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"Tamara" Stitched Leather Folding Chairs by Arrben Italia, Pair
By Arrben
Located in East Hampton, NY
These are wonderful and solid stitched black leather folding chairs by Arrben Italia. Flat chrome bar design makes them even flatter when folded shut. While open and in use they are ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Leather Plona Folding Chair
By Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Napa, CA
Leather folding chair in yellow buttercream leather. Design by Mid-Century designer Giancarlo Piretti.
Category

Vintage 1960s Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • Leather Plona Folding Chair
  • Leather Plona Folding Chair
  • Leather Plona Folding Chair
  • Leather Plona Folding Chair
H 29 in. W 27 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Spanish Iron Framed Leather Folding Chairs, circa 1950
Located in London, GB
Pair of 1950s Spanish armchairs, in leather with a folding wrought iron frame. The seat and back of the chairs in a thick, rich, dark brown leather, pulled taught over metal frames, ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Spanish Chairs

Materials

Iron

Midcentury Peruvian Tooled Leather Folding Chair, 1970
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
4 Peruvian leather chairs having seat and each has a different Peruvian figure hand tooled into leather backrest. All on solid wood frame with brass folding mechanism. Condition:...
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Mid-20th Century Peruvian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cowhide

Leather Folding Chairs by Angel Pazmino for Muebles de Estilo, 1960s
By Muebles De Estilo
Located in Echt, NL
Angel Pazmino folding chairs in good condition. Manufactured by Muebles de Estilo, Equador The chairs have a solid Meranti frame and the backrest and seat are made of thick bro...
Category

20th Century Ecuadorean Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Borge Lindau & Bo Lindekrantz Leather Folding Chairs, Sweden 1965, Set of 2
By Borge Lindau, Lammhults, Lindau & Lindekrantz
Located in Madrid, ES
Early set of two folding chairs in chromed steel and original vegetal tanned leather, designed by Borge Lindau & Bo Lindekrantz and produced from the 1960s by Swedish Lammhults.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Borge Lindau & Bo Lindekrantz Leather Folding Chairs, Sweden 1965, Set of 2
By Borge Lindau, Lammhults, Lindau & Lindekrantz
Located in Madrid, ES
Early set of two folding chairs in chromed steel and original vegetal tanned leather, designed by Borge Lindau & Bo Lindekrantz and produced from the 60s by Swedish Lammhults.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Borge Lindau & Bo Lindekrantz Leather Folding Chairs, Sweden 1965, Set of 4
By Borge Lindau, Lammhults, Lindau & Lindekrantz
Located in Madrid, ES
Early set of four folding chairs in chromed steel and original vegetal tanned leather, designed by Borge Lindau & Bo Lindekrantz and produced from the 1960s by Swedish Lammhults.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Miguel Mila Set of 4 Leather Folding Chairs by Gres Edition, circa 1960
By Miguel Milà
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of four leather folding chairs designed by Miguel Mila. Manufactured by Gres Edition, Spain, circa 1960. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Leather Campaign Style Folding Chairs
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of early 20th century bamboo folding chairs. Seat, backrest, and arm straps all upholstered in distressed camel colored leather with brass joints, seat and back are button tuf...
Category

Early 20th Century English British Colonial Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Leather Folding Chairs by Sergio Asti for Zanotta, Italy
By Zanotta, Sergio Asti
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of folding 'Navy' chairs, designed in 1969 by Sergio Asti for Zanotta. The chairs are made with beech rods, metal joints and a black leather seating and backrest.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Brown Leather Safari Chair by Folding Furniture Co.
Located in Norwalk, CT
Brown leather "Gold Medal" Safari chair manufactured by Folding Furniture Co. Made in USA in the 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

"Il Pezzo 7 Chair" comfortable dining chair surrounded of sinuous leather folds
By Il Pezzo Mancante
Located in Firenze, IT
Sinuous folds surround the elegant structure of Il Pezzo 7 Chair. Upholstered in fine quality leather or velvet with solid walnut legs and metal details. A brass disc with the serial...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By SEM, vormen
Located in New York, NY
Armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armrest. Ava...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito L Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By SEM, vormen
Located in New York, NY
Lounge armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armre...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito L Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen
Located in Milan, IT
Lounge armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armre...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen
Located in Milan, IT
Armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armrest. Ava...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito L Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen
Located in Milan, IT
Lounge armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armre...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen
Located in Milan, IT
Armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armrest. Ava...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito L Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen
Located in Milan, IT
Lounge armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armre...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen
Located in Milan, IT
Armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armrest. Ava...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito L Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen, SEM
Located in New York, NY
Lounge armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armre...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen, SEM
Located in New York, NY
Armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armrest. Ava...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen, SEM
Located in New York, NY
Armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armrest. Ava...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Tailor Made Gomito L Chair, Handcrafted Folded Leather Backrest
By vormen, SEM
Located in New York, NY
Lounge armchair made with a thin and elegant hand-welded steel frame whose curvature supports the precious leather, folded and sewn to act as a backrest and the same time as an armre...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 10 Continental Steel Framed Leather Covered Folding Chairs
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Antique folding metal and leather chairs. A great set of 10 folding metal chairs with double thickness leather seats and backs. Ergonomically manufactured from flat steel frame with...
Category

Vintage 1960s European Campaign Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set Ten Leather Bamboo Style Folding Chairs In Fine Button Tufted Leather
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of ten Bamboo Form Folding Chairs. Each in a fine button tufted brown slightly distressed leather seat and backrest. All brass joints as well as brass finials decorated and suppo...
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1990s American Arts and Crafts Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Modern Ecuadorian Wood and Leather Folding Chair by Angel Pazmino
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
This folding chair was designed by Angel Pazmino. It was produced by Muebles de Estilo. Pazmino was inspired by Danish designer Hans Wegner and designed his own folding chair. Sad...
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Mid-20th Century Peruvian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cowhide

Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
Located in Paris, FR
Folding chair bamboo lacquered with structure in solid mahogany wood in black lacquered finish. Seat and back in natural rattan. With black leather armrest and with details in sol...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
  • Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
  • Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
  • Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
H 34.65 in. W 23.23 in. D 22.45 in.
Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
Located in Paris, FR
Folding chair bamboo lacquered with structure in solid mahogany wood in black lacquered finish. Seat and back in natural rattan. With black leather armrest and with details in sol...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
  • Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
  • Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
  • Bamboo Lacquered Folding Chair
H 34.65 in. W 23.23 in. D 22.45 in.
Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli Plona Leather & Chrome Folding Chair
By Giancarlo Piretti, Castelli
Located in Fulton, CA
1970's chrome & leather folding chair designed by Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli. Made in Italy circa. 1970's. Good original vintage condition with light age appropriate wear. Retain...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Stylish Set of 5 Dressed Saddle Leather Foldable Director or Campaign Chairs
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful collapsible Hollywood Regency leather arm chairs of the type "Campaign" or "director's" chair. Set of 5 with arms and beautifully dressed, very thick saddleback leather sea...
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Vintage 1980s British Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass, Copper

Machine Age Steel Folding Chairs
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of 1940s industrial machine age silvered steel folding chairs with great architectonic form and all original beautifully aged finish to metal and the oil cloth upholstered seats...
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20th Century North American Machine Age Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Machine Age Steel Folding Chairs
  • Machine Age Steel Folding Chairs
  • Machine Age Steel Folding Chairs
  • Machine Age Steel Folding Chairs
H 32 in. W 16 in. D 20 in.
French Campaign Folding Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French wrought iron adjustable folding chaise lounge, 19th C.
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Antique 19th Century French Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • French Campaign Folding Chair
  • French Campaign Folding Chair
  • French Campaign Folding Chair
  • French Campaign Folding Chair
H 38 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
Prototype Jens Quistgaard SAX Folding Chair
By Jens Harald Quistgaard
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Jens Harald Quistgaard, 1919-2008. SAX chair - Prototype, has never been put into production. Chair with folding solid teak frame, seat and back mounted with full-grain leather, f...
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Late 20th Century Danish Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Prototype Jens Quistgaard SAX Folding Chair
  • Prototype Jens Quistgaard SAX Folding Chair
  • Prototype Jens Quistgaard SAX Folding Chair
  • Prototype Jens Quistgaard SAX Folding Chair
H 31.5 in. W 18.12 in. D 18.9 in.
Zanotta, Pair of Grey Leather and White Lacquered Metal Folding Chairs, Italian
By Zanotta
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This pair of folding chairs is made of white lacquered metal with a grey leather seat and back. These are comfortable and easy to store as they can be fold. These chairs are Italian,...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Angel Pazmino Folding Leather Lounge Chairs for Muebles de Estilo
By Muebles De Estilo
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This folding chair was designed by Angel Pazmino. It was produced by Muebles de Estilo. Pazmino was inspired by Danish designer Hans Wegner and designed his own folding Chair. You ...
Category

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

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Costa Rican Leather Campaign Folding Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage modern rocking chair with three thick strips of leather on the backrest and a wide leather seat. Sleek walnut cylindrical frame with unique spindle sides and double...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair of Midcentury Jansen Style Steel and Leather Folding Campaign Chairs
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of midcentury Jansen style steel and leather folding campaign chairs.
Category

20th Century French Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Folded Plywood and Leather Italian Side Chairs, 1950s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A beautiful pair of side chairs. The seat is made of folded plywood with a white leather seat pad that is attached to the seat with a beautiful wooden clasp at the top (see image 6) ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

Contemporary Modern Folding Leather Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The unique folding design and comfortable proportions of this collapsible leather strap side chair make this the perfect chair for any setting. Wonderful mix of vintage style with ti...
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather

Folding Chair by Lina Bo Bardi, Brazil, 1950s
By Lina Bo Bardi
Located in New York, NY
Lina Bo Bardi folding chair manufactured by Estudio Arte De Palma, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

PR03 Stacking Folding Chair
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a unique folding chair, which stacks very easy. Great for storage purposes. Finished in brass plated finish with faux leather in royal blue color.
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • PR03 Stacking Folding Chair
  • PR03 Stacking Folding Chair
  • PR03 Stacking Folding Chair
  • PR03 Stacking Folding Chair
H 26 in. W 15.25 in. D 14.5 in.
Pair of Modernist Folding Chairs
By Clara Porset
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a pair of folding side chairs. Clever design for safe and easy folding system. Original cane seating. New leather replaced the original backrest. Wood fra...
Category

Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Seagrass, Wood

  • Pair of Modernist Folding Chairs
  • Pair of Modernist Folding Chairs
  • Pair of Modernist Folding Chairs
  • Pair of Modernist Folding Chairs
H 32.5 in. W 14.75 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair Fontoni & Geraci Elios Folding Chairs Italian Modern Chrome and Leather B
By Fontoni & Geraci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage Fontoni & Geraci "Elios" folding chairs in chrome and leather. Listing includes sleek Modernist form, thick tan leather stitched seat and back, chrome metal folding f...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Clara Porset Mexican Modernist Cane Folding Chairs, 1950s
By Clara Porset
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: a pair of amazing folding side chairs. Clever design for safe and easy folding system. Original cane seating. New leather replaced the original backrest. Wood...
Category

Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Cane, Wood

PR03 Stacking Fancy Folding Chair Brass Finish Faux Leather Blue
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a unique folding chair, which stacks very easily. Great for limited storage consideration. Brass plated finish with faux leather in royal blue color. Truly a f...
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Full leather vintage Folding Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Ingmar Relling, 1970s
By Westnofa Furniture, Ingmar Relling
Located in Budapest, HU
This painted black bentwood and grey leather folding lounge chair is in great condition. It comes with it's own ottoman- in the same style. This set was designed by Ingmar Relling fo...
Category

Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bentwood

Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of vintage folding chairs. Frame made of stained oak, brown faux leather covered back and seat. Labeled by the maker.
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak, Faux Leather

  • Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
  • Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
  • Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
  • Pair of Brown Folding Chairs with Oak Frame
H 30.32 in. W 18.12 in. D 16.93 in.
Pair of Italian Wood and Leather Folding 'Tripolina' Lounge Chairs, Joseph Fendy
By Joseph Fendy, Paolo Viganò, Brevettato
Located in New York, NY
A rare set of the 'Tripolina' folding chair designed by Joseph B. Fenby. The Tripolina chair was made from prior to WWII by the firm of Vigano` in Tripoli, Libya, for the expatria...
Category

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

Materials

Leather, Beech

Folding Cabourn Sail Chair - handcrafted by Richard Wrightman Design
By Richard Wrightman
Located in Long Island City, NY
The folding Cabourn Sail chair in Macassar stained walnut with Moore and Giles: Valhalla / Tan leather upholstery and dark chocolate English bridle leather strapping. The modern cam...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Maison Jansen Leather, Brushed Steel and Brass Folding Campaign Side Chair 1960s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Beautiful Maison Jansen leather campaign chair, solid steel with brass finials, 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mogens Koch Mk-16 Folding Safari Chairs
By Mogens Koch, Interna Denmark
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of folding chairs designed by Mogens Koch in 1932 and manufactured by Interna Denmark cabinetmaker. Made in natural beech wood and brass. Back, seat and cushions in light canvas...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Mogens Koch Mk-16 Folding Safari Chairs
  • Pair of Mogens Koch Mk-16 Folding Safari Chairs
  • Pair of Mogens Koch Mk-16 Folding Safari Chairs
  • Pair of Mogens Koch Mk-16 Folding Safari Chairs
H 34.65 in. W 20.48 in. D 20.48 in.
Folding Cabourn Bar Chair - handcrafted by Richard Wrightman Design
By Richard Wrightman
Located in Long Island City, NY
The folding Cabourn bar chair in limed walnut with Perennials Hello Sailor upholstery and cognac English bridle leather strapping. The modern campaign collection by Richard Wrightma...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Rare Folding Chair by Sune Lindström for NK, Sweden, 1963
By Sune Lindström
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful cognac brown original leather in very good vintage condition. Produced 1963 by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set Of Four Mahogany, Cane & Leather Regency Folding Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Unusual and rare set of Regency style folding dining chairs in mahogany and cane, with dark ivory leather seats and scalloped backs. Extremely well constructed. Just the right thin...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Mid Century Folding Chair by Ingmar Relling for Westnova, Norway, 1970s
By Ingmar Relling
Located in Odense, DK
Mid century folding chair by Ingmar Relling for Westnova Norway. Made in 1970s. The chair has been reupholstered in leather. Overall good vintage condition.  
Category

Vintage 1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Italian Design Set of 3 Folding Chairs "Donald" by Poltrona Frau, Italy
By Poltrona Frau, Studio Cerri
Located in Hilversum, Noord Holland
Very rare and exclusive set of 3 vintage folding chairs by Poltrona Frau with lavender/pastel blue leather upholstery. The chairs are made of a cast aluminium ingenious folding co...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Officer's Field Set Folding Chair - handcrafted by Richard Wrightman Design
By Richard Wrightman
Located in Long Island City, NY
The Officer's Field Set folding chair seen here in natural finish white oak with Moore & Giles: Dresden / chocolate leather upholstery, dark chocolate English bridle leather straps, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak, Felt

Pinto Paris Madeira Folding Chair White with Black Cushion, Made in France
By Alberto Pinto
Located in Miami, FL
Folding chair in white lacquered wood with seat in black leather. Openwork medallion. Made in France. Measures: Height 38” (95.5 cm) Seat height 18.5” (47 cm) Width 19.29” (49 cm)...
Category

2010s French Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

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Leather Folding Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the leather folding chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each leather folding chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and metal. Find 75 options for an antique or vintage leather folding chair now, or shop our selection of 20 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a leather folding chair — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right leather folding chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. vormen, SEM and Arrben each produced at least one beautiful leather folding chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Leather Folding Chair?

Prices for a leather folding chair start at $225 and top out at $13,750 with the average selling for $2,421.

Finding the Right Seating for You

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