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Cassina Dodo Black Leather Recliner Armchair Lounge Italy 2000s
By Cassina, Toshiyuki Kita
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Cassina dodo black leather recliner armchair lounge Italy 2000s Designed by Toshiyuki Kita for Cassina. Early 2000s production. This modern chair is upholstered in a soft, black le...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede Pair Patinated Cognac Leather Reclining DS50 Chairs, Switzerland, 1970s
By De Sede
Located in Vienna, AT
De Sede Pair Patinated Cognac Leather Reclining DS50 Chairs, Switzerland, 1970s. A special and rare find with matching ottomans.
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Foam, Wood

Mid-Century Black Leather Reclining Lounge Chair with Ottoman by M.Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century black leather reclining lounge armchair with ottoman designed by Milo Baughman for James Inc, articulate seating. With original label.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

19th Century French Napoleon III Leather Reclining Armchair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic 19th century French Napoleon III period leather reclining armchair or lounge chair. Features a mahogany frame covered with rich, distressed dark leather. The leather surfac...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Metal

Leather Reclining Swivel Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Tetrad, England circa 1970
By Tetrad
Located in London, GB
Leather reclining swivel lounge chair with ottoman by Tetrad, England, circa 1970. Very good vintage condition consistent with age. No rips or tears. Tilt and swivel mechanism fully...
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Vintage 1970s English Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Danish Modern Leather Recliner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish modern lounge chair features tufted leather upholstery, hardwood swivel base and adjustable reclining seat back. Paired with matching ottoman, this beautiful Scandinavia...
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Late 20th Century Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Danish Modern Leather Recliner
  • Danish Modern Leather Recliner
  • Danish Modern Leather Recliner
  • Danish Modern Leather Recliner
H 42 in. W 34 in. D 33 in.
19th Century Victorian Hand Dyed Leather Reclining Chair by Foota Patent Chairs
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
A good quality Victorian leather reclining armchair by Foots Patent Chairs. Having a reclining back, and two opening arms, above a pull out adjustable stool. The chair is in excellen...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Leather Reclining Swivel Lounge Chair by H.W. Klein for Bramin
By H.W. Klein, Bramin Mobler
Located in Burbank, CA
Beautiful vintage leather reclining swivel lounge chair designed by H.W. Klein for Bramin in Denmark, circa 1960s. Feature an ergonomic design that provides better relaxation when si...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Mid Century 1980s off White Tan Leather Reclining Lounge Chair Style of De Sede
By De Sede
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern 1980s off white tan cream leather reclining lounge chair style of De Sede. Beautiful soft leather very comfortable. 3 modes of seating - Upright - reclining positi...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Victorian Tufted Leather Reclining Easy Chair
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian tufted black leather adjustable reclining easy chair with footrest
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Chairs

Materials

Leather

Craftsman Oak and Leather Recliner Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Solid and handsome, early 20th century, craftsman recliner armchair features a carved oak frame that reclines 5 inches back at 1 inch intervals with leather cushions.
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Early 20th Century American American Craftsman Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Fine Quality Mid-19th Century French Mahogany and Leather Reclining Chair
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine quality mid-19th century French mahogany and leather reclining chair circa 1860. We are pleased to be able to offer this stunning french flame mahogany reclining chair for sa...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French High Victorian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Ekornes Stressless Leather Recliner
By Ekornes Stressless
Located in Port Jervis, NY
The most comfortable recliner ever made. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Locks in place at so many different points. Extreme point is 42 in length. Ottoman dims are...
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Vintage 1980s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Mid-Century Inspired Ekornes Stressless Leather Recliner & Ottoman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage example of the modern classic reclining lounge chair and ottoman in tobacco brown leather with stained plywood base. Ottoman retains original manufacturer label. Ottoman...
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Plywood

Rattan Chair Movable Backrest Woven Cane Leather Reclining Kalma Furniture
By Eastern Artisans
Located in Milano, IT
Rattan frame chair with movable backrest, seat in upholstered woven cane, backrest in mixed colored leather in patchwork design. Modern reclining chair designed by Ramon Castellan...
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Vintage 1980s Chinese Chinese Export Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Iron

Pollaro Lacquer and Leather Reclining Club Chair After Dupré-Lafon
By Paul Dupré-Lafon, Pollaro
Located in Hillside, NJ
This luxurious chair is a museum-quality piece inspired by an original 1930 Paul Dupré-Lafon Art Deco design. It was made by Pollaro master craftsmen of hand-polished, custom colored...
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2010s American Art Deco Lounge Chairs

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Nickel

English Mahogany and Leather Reclining Metamorphic Campaign Chair, 19th Century
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A rare and exceptional selection of British Campaign seating furniture, this gorgeous reclining chair entirely disassembles for safe and convenient transport and storage. It has been...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Postmodern Memphis Multi-Color Leather Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 1980s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Miami, FL
Custom reclining lounge chair and ottoman using matte black tubular steel frame and leather upholstery produced in Italy, 1980s. The lounge chair reclines using a lever on the side c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Lovely Cream Leather Recliner Armchair with Long Footrest Lays All the Way Back
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very comfortable cream leather manual recliner armchair A very good looking well made and comfortable armchair. The chair has a locking lea...
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20th Century English Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of De Sede Black Leather Reclining DS50 Lounge Chairs, Switzerland, 1970s
By De Sede
Located in Casteren, NL
An elegant pair of De Sede reclining chairs by De Sede design team for De Sede. These DS-50 chairs were made by the renowned Swiss craftsmen in the 1970’s. The chairs are built on a ...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Leather and Rosewood Recliner and Ottoman
Located in Belmont, MA
This leather recliner and ottoman pairing features leather piping, a five-star rosewood base on both the ottoman and recliner, and an adjustable ottoman.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Norwegian Recliner and Ottoman by Hjellegierde Mobler in Green Leather
Located in New York, NY
Comfort, style and quality - Scandinavian Modern leather recliner with ottoman by Hjellegierde Mobler. The leather is medium dark green, the chair swivels, and the back reclines - th...
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Vintage 1980s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of 1980's Reclining Swivel White Leather Lounge Chairs
By Barcalounger
Located in Hingham, MA
Upgrade to First Class at home (or at sea) with this pair of white kid glove faux-leather reclining swivel lounge chairs on round chrome pedestal bases by The Barcalounger Company of...
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Late 20th Century American Space Age Lounge Chairs

Westnofa Brown Leather Scandinavian Sling Canvas Recliner Chair with Ottoman
By Westnofa Furniture, Göte Möbler Nässjö, Ingmar Relling
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Oustanding styling and craftsmanship abound on this vintage Scandinavian leather recliner. The chair is unmarked, but has hallmark features seen on pieces by Westnofa of Norway. The ...
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Canvas, Beech

Comfortable Pair of Sherborne Nevada Reclining Armchairs in Leather
By Sherborne
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this nice pair of Sherbourne Nevada RRP £1429 each / £2858 the pair leather recliner armchairs Please note the delivery fee listed is just a gui...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Reclining Leather Armchair
Located in Culver City, CA
Original leather upholstery with decorative turned arms and reclining back. Measures: 25.75” W x 33” D x 39” H x 16” seat, arms 24” H.   
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Reclining Leather Armchair
  • Reclining Leather Armchair
  • Reclining Leather Armchair
  • Reclining Leather Armchair
H 16 in. W 25.75 in. D 33 in.
Victorian Gentlemen’s Reclining Leather Armchair
Located in London, GB
This extremely good looking and comfortable Victorian gentlemen’s leather armchair features an English oak frame with turned spindle arm supports and detailed carving on the end caps...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Sesam Adjustable Reclining Leather Armchair by FSM
By De Sede, Georg Appeltshauser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
FSM Sesam armchair by De Sede. The ultimate in comfort. A simple adjustment - that can even be made while seated - swivels out the footrest and reclines the seat. This offers body su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Sesam Adjustable Reclining Leather Sofa by FSM
By De Sede, Georg Appeltshauser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
FSM Sesam sofa by De Sede. The ultimate in comfort. A simple adjustment - that can even be made while seated - swivels out the footrest and reclines the seat. This offers body suppor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Arne Norell Reclining Leather Lounge Chair
By Arne Norell
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Norell for Norell mobilier, leather and stained beech, Sweden, 1970s. This high back chair features a small wingback and curved armrests. The frame is made out of stained be...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Arne Norell Reclining Leather Lounge Chair
  • Arne Norell Reclining Leather Lounge Chair
  • Arne Norell Reclining Leather Lounge Chair
  • Arne Norell Reclining Leather Lounge Chair
H 36.03 in. W 28.75 in. D 32.49 in.
Cleo Adjustable Reclining Leather Easy Lounge Chair by FSM
By De Sede, Georg Appeltshauser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
FSM Cleo chair by De Sede. Slim and self-assured in every setting – the Cleo easy-chair is made for relaxing. Its striking modern lines transform it into a contemporary sculpture tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage MCM Selig Leather and Chrome Recliner
By Selig
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This recliner has new leather upholstery and functions properly. It has some chrome pitting as shown in photos.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Filou Adjustable Reclining Leather Easy Lounge Chair by FSM
By Georg Appeltshauser, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
FSM Filou chair by De Sede. Filou's seat and footrest are fully crafted and can be stopped at any angle without any effort. A clever solution presents the upholstery from being undul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Franz Fertig Scene Leather Sofa Black Reclining Function
By Franz Fertig
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Franz Fertig scene leather sofa black reclining function. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth: 122 Width: 273 Height: 89 Seat height: 43 R...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Zanotta Gilda Leather Lounge Recliner Homage to Carlo Mollino
By Carlo Molino, Zanotta
Located in New York, NY
A reclining armchair with four positions, which represents Mollino's eclectic style, seeking ergonomics and comfort. Details and elegance: shaped solid wood and a single element th...
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2010s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Antique Regency Reclining Armchair in Old Red Leather
By Robert Daws
Located in London, GB
A fine quality early 19th century late Regency library armchair, in old, beautifully patinated red leather, by Robert Daws of London. English, circa 1830. Robert Daws was a cab...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Antique Regency Reclining Armchair in Old Red Leather
  • Antique Regency Reclining Armchair in Old Red Leather
  • Antique Regency Reclining Armchair in Old Red Leather
  • Antique Regency Reclining Armchair in Old Red Leather
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Antique Regency Reclining Armchair in Old Green Leather
By Robert Daws
Located in London, GB
A fine quality early 19th century late Regency library armchair, in old, beautifully patinated green leather, by Robert Daws of London. English, circa 1830. Robert Daws was a cab...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Wood, Leather

Italian Wooden & Flat Black Leather Upholstered Reclining Armchair & Ottoman
Located in Atlanta, GA
very comfortable arm and semi-wing chair upholstered in leather and raised on a leather upholstered base anchored by a wooden platform, the side supports also of wood, with matching ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Leather and Chrome Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Burbank, CA
Wonderful vintage leather and chrome reclining lounge chair and ottoman designed in the United States, circa 1970s. This comfortable recliner features a newly reupholstered seat and ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

De Sede DS 50 Reclining Leather Lounge Armchair, Switzerland
By De Sede
Located in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
We are delighted to bring to you a DS 50 model reclining leather lounge armchair built to incredibly high standards by De Sede craftsman in Switzerland. This reclining lounge armchai...
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

808 Swivel Recliner Lounge Leather Chair with Ottoman Designed by Formstelle
By Formstelle
Located in New York, NY
RANGE 808 With the range 808, Munich based design studio Formstelle has created a lounge chair that combines maximum comfort with numerous possibilities for individualization. The l...
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2010s German Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric

De Sede Reclining Leather Lounge Armchair Pair DS 101, 1969
By De Sede
Located in Vienna, AT
A pair of armchairs with one matching ottoman, manufactured by De Sede in the 1970s-They have been re-upholstered by De Sede in the 1990's price is for 2 chairs + one ottoman ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Mid 20th Century Scandinavian Modern Teak Reclining Leather Armchair
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 20th century Scandinavian modern teak reclining leather armchair circa 1960. Solid teak show frame with a easy reclining action. Elegant piece of scandinavian mid century desi...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Pair of De Sede Reclining DS50 in Tan Neck Leather
By De Sede
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A pair of De Sede Reclining DS50 in Tan Neck leather A pair of relining chairs from the exclusive range of De Sede. Produced in the Switzerland in the 1960’s these chairs remain i...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Pair of De Sede Reclining DS50 in Tan Neck Leather
  • Pair of De Sede Reclining DS50 in Tan Neck Leather
  • Pair of De Sede Reclining DS50 in Tan Neck Leather
  • Pair of De Sede Reclining DS50 in Tan Neck Leather
H 38.19 in. W 33.86 in. D 32.29 in.
Pair of Ekornes Stressless Recliner Chairs + Ottomans in Navy Leather Norway
Located in National City, CA
Pair of Ekornes stressless chairs + ottomans Appears to be Ekornes Consul model in Medium Reclining chairs with matching ottomans made by Ekornes Norway 1990s. Blue leather presents...
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1990s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

1970s Vintage Reclining Armchair with Steel and Black Faux Leather Cover
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
A unique 1970s eye doctor reclining armchair. Product in Italy by Italian enterprise "SBISA - Italia - Firenze". The seat is covered in black sky and the structure is in pure steel. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Industrial Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Restored William IV Reclining Library Reading Brown Leather Armchair Footstool
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning 100% period correct William IV circa 1835 mahogany reclining library reading armchair with built in footrest This chair...
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Antique 1830s British William IV Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Black Leather and Chrome Gabriele Mucchi Genni Reclining Chairs and Ottomans
By Gabriele Mucchi
Located in Highclere, Newbury
An outstanding pair of black leather and chrome Genni reclining lounge chairs with matching ottomans originally designed by Gabriele Mucchi in 1935. The pair are in excellent vint...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Bauhaus Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Handmade Reclining Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This midcentury reclining chair features classicly clean lines with modern comfort. Made from classic materials with sturdy construction this piece will add a flare to any space it i...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

  • Midcentury Handmade Reclining Chair
  • Midcentury Handmade Reclining Chair
  • Midcentury Handmade Reclining Chair
  • Midcentury Handmade Reclining Chair
H 43 in. W 29 in. D 28.5 in.
Fully Restored Recliner Chaise Lounge CIR 1860 Victorian Brown Leather Armchair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely fully restored Victorian reclining chaise lounge armchair A very good looking well made and exceptionally comfortable piece. This ch...
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Antique 1860s English Early Victorian Chaise Longues

Materials

Leather

Sofa Reclining Pair of Ottomans, Green, Leather, Robert Haussmann, De Sede, DS-P
By Robert Haussmann
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
The DS-P was designed by Robert Haussmann for De Sede in 1971 and produced between 1971 and 1979. It is one of the most iconic models of its time. DS-P captured the market for luxuri...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Furniture

Materials

Leather

Danish Reclining Lounge Chairs, Teak and Leather by Arne Vodder, 1960
By France & Søn, Arne Vodder
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Danish Reclining Lounge Chairs, Teak and Leather by Arne Vodder, 1960. Three-position reclining feature built into the Teak Wood frame. Black Leather cushions. Excellent Conditio...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak, Leather

Pair of 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Wood Reclining Lounge Chairs in Black Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1960s Brazilian reclining lounge chairs in jacaranda wood and upholstered in black leather.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Jacaranda, Leather

Pair of Art Deco Reclining Leather and Walnut Lounge Chairs, Ca. 1930s
Located in Peabody, MA
A pair of 1930s Art Deco reclining lounge chairs in leather with walnut trim. These were purchased in France during the 1970s and imported by their former owner.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Midcentury Reclining Lounge Chairs in Leather + Walnut by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Framingham, MA
Unique on the market - rare pair of oversized rocking and reclining lounge chairs and ottoman by Folke Ohlsson for DUX. Built in Sweden, circa 1968. These were the top of the line mo...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Madsen & Schubell MS68 Leather and Teak Danish Swivel Recliner Lounge Chair
By Percival Lafer, Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Purchased in Denmark for 3082 Kroner and delivered to Miami Florida in 1973, this chair and ottoman have been with the original owners for nearly 50 years. We acquired them this summ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

French 17th Century Walnut and Leather Covered Reclining or Ratchet Chair
Located in Troy, NY
Reclining or "Ratchet" Chair of Louis XIV period and very comfortable proportions, the turned front legs and stretcher, connected to the square back legs by flat H-stretchers, seat, ...
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Antique Late 17th Century French Louis XIV Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair of Swiss Reclining Black Leather and Chrome Strässle Chairs by Eichenberger
By Marcel Breuer, Hans Eichenberger, Strässle International, Le Corbusier
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Mid-Century Modern pair of high-back reclining chairs in black leather and chromed tubed steel. Made in Switzerland by Strässle International and designed by Hans Eichenberger. Both ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1960's Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lazy Boy Rocker and Recliner Walnut & Leather
By La-Z-Boy 1
Located in Spring Valley, CA
Stunning original classic leather mid century Recliner with walnut trim from La-z-boy. This beautiful piece is both timeless in design and modern in appeal. Does have a slit/tear on ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Leather Ribbed Upholstery Reclining Lounge Chairs Bent Wood Tank Style
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern bentwood rails ribbed upholstery super comfortable great looking leather lounge recliners.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

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Leather Recliner For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the leather recliner you’re looking for. Each leather recliner for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and wood. There are 252 variations of the antique or vintage leather recliner you’re looking for, while we also have 20 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect leather recliner — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A leather recliner made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made leather recliner over the years, but those crafted by Ekornes Stressless, De Sede and Himolla are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Leather Recliner?

Prices for a leather recliner can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $585 and can go as high as $40,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,187.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — 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 furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official 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.

Questions About Leather Recliner
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    The best leather recliner chair will really be a matter of preference — what kind of recliner do you need? Keep size in mind, especially if you’re working with a small space. You’ll want to prioritize comfort and durability, too. 1stDibs offers a variety of leather recliner chairs.