Skip to main content

Leopard Parsons Chair

Pair of Leopard Parsons Chairs with Brass Sabots, Custom
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of custom Parsons chairs in the style of Milo Baughman with brass sabots. Available in new
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Leopard Parsons Chairs in the Style of Milo Baughman, Custom
Located in Dallas, TX
-sophisticated leopard upholstery fabric. Down wrapped seat cushion with down back cushion make these chairs
Category

2010s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Parsons Chairs in Leopard Velvet c. 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Baughman style Parsons design freshly reupholstered with forever sexy and stylish leopard velvet. Parsons
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet

4 Modern Leopard Upholstered Nailhead Parsons Rolled Back Oak Side Dining Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of four vintage dining side chairs featuring Leopard fabric with rolled back, nailhead trim
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Parsons Chair in Leopard Velvet c. 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
leopard velvet. Parsons chairs are unique in that every surface is upholstered - every inch of this arm
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Upholstery

People Also Browsed

Charming Pair of 46 Quadriedri Glass Chandeliers, Pink Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of fantastic vintage Murano chandeliers made by 46 Murano crystal pink prism in a nickel metal frame. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 55.10 inches height (140 cm) with cha...
Category

Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Leopard Velvet Lumbar Animal Print Pillow Att Scalamandre Leopardo New Multiple
By Scalamandre
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Animal motif leopard print lumbar pillow. Multiple available. The front features the gorgeous thick velvet Leopardo print. Back features a crisp cream. Down-filled. Knife edge with z...
Category

2010s Belgian Hollywood Regency Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Linen, Velvet, Down

Mint Condition Florian Schulz Onos Polished Brass with Side Counterweight
By Florian Schulz
Located in Berlin, DE
This lamp is in perfect condition. The height is adjustable with the counter weight to any needs. To be on the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally by a specialist concer...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

Materials

Brass

Modern Caju Lounge Chair, Swivel, Pink Mohair, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
By Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Caju Swivel Lounge Chair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Caju lounge chair stands as a trendy furniture piece that personifies the orga...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pivot Double Wall Sconce with Articulating Arms Made in Brass
By Christopher Gentner
Located in Chicago, IL
The pivot LED series with its articulated arm and adjustable head this brass lamp, is not only multidimensional, but it is an ever changing line drawing that nestles into a room. Rem...
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' Verdigris Patinated Outdoor Sconce
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' verdigris patinated outdoor sconce. An exclusive made for U.S. and UL listed authorized re-edition of the classic Swedish design executed in rich v...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights an...

Materials

Metal

Danish Midcentury Teak double bed with Cane headboard by Hans Wegner for Getama
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegantely shaped double bed model GE 701 designed by Hans Wegner in the 1960s and produced by Getama. The headboard is made of woven cane and has floating side tables with black gla...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cane, Teak

1950s Swedish Velvet Samspel Sofa by Carl Malmsten
By Carl Malmsten
Located in London, GB
Carl Malmsten 'Samspel' Sofa, circa 1950s First designed in 1956 and produced by AB Record in Bollnas, Sweden, the 'Samspel' sofa is one of the finest pieces to be drawn by Sweden...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Beech

Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstaette Fabric Department Pendant, Re-Edition
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A simple but sensational fixture, designed by Josef Hoffmann, for the fabric department of the Wiener Werkstaette on Kaerntnerstrasse in Vienna. Style and color of the fabric custom-...
Category

2010s Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Silk

Orig. CHARLESTON BATTERY BENCH, Lowcountry Cypress & Cast Iron, Dk. Green, 4 ft.
Located in Charleston, SC
This is the BIRLANT exclusive original CHARLESTON BATTERY BENCH with heaviest weight cast iron sides made from the 19th century original pattern and durable South Carolina cypress s...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Benches

Materials

Enamel, Iron

Pair of Gray Shearling 'Strapontin' Stools by Design Frères
By Design Frères, Gilbert Poillerat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of chic gray shearling 'Strapontin' stools by Design Frères. Matte black steel base with grey shearling upholstered seats.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Stools

Materials

Steel

Silhouette Dining Chair, Translucent Brown, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Maia, Porto
Silhouette is a surreal reminiscence of a woman’s sensual curves that arise designed in an eye-catching dining chair. The joint dimension of people and objects represented by severa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Brown Mohair, 1970, Set of 5
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, brown mohair, Italy, 1970, five elements. "Camaleonda" is an icon, rediscovered. First designed in 1970 by Mario Bellini, it ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Tito Agnoli Pair of Slipper Chairs, Italy 1960's
By Tito Agnoli
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Tito Agnoli slipper chairs in original fabric.
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Parsons Style Sectional Sofa after Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage parsons 3 piece sectional from the 1970's. It features a boxy clean line design with its original sage tweed upholstery. Overall depth is 37 inches. Recovering is recommended.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Set of 12 Maitland Smith Mahogany Chippendale Style Dining Chairs
By Maitland Smith
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A fine and striking set of 12 Maitland-Smith, meticulously carved, Chippendale style mahogany dining chairs. Includes 10 side chairs and two end arm chairs. Featuring exquisitely c...
Category

20th Century Indonesian Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Recent Sales

Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 Faux Leopard Dining Chairs 4 Armless / 2-Arm
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern set of 6 parsons style dining chairs 4 armless/ 2-arm. Fully upholstered in
Category

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

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Milo Baughman Leopard Parsons Chairs on Casters
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Newly upholstered pair of Milo Baughman Parsons chairs on casters. These are petite in scale and
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Pair of New Milo Baughman Style Iconic Parsons Chairs in Leopard Chenille
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of New Milo Baughman style iconic 'Parsons chairs' upholstered in ultra-luxurious leopard
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Poplar

Pair of Milo Baughman Leopard Parsons Chairs with Brass Sabots
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons chairs with custom brass sabots. Velvet leopard upholstery is new.
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Milo Baughman Leopard Parsons Chairs with Brass Sabots
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons chairs with custom brass sabots. Velvet leopard upholstery is new.
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Milo Baughman Style Modern Parsons Chair in Leopard Velvet
Located in Fort Washington, MD
leopard upholstery . Parsons chairs are unique in that every surface is upholstered - every inch of this
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Midcentury Parsons Chairs in Leopard Velvet
By Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Baughman style Parsons design freshly reupholstered with forever sexy and stylish leopard velvet. Parsons
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Velvet Leopard Parsons Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Great pair of of modern parsons chairs
Category

Vintage 1960s American Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

1930's Style Parson's Chair Side, Hall or Desk Chair
Located in Westport, CT
1930's Style Parson's chair sporting Leopard print fabric. Only one of these fabulous beauties is
Category

Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Get Updated with New Arrivals
Save "Leopard Parsons Chair", and we’ll notify you when there are new listings in this category.

Leopard Parsons Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal leopard parsons chair for your home. Frequently made of fabric, velvet and upholstery, every leopard parsons chair was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a leopard parsons chair, we have 7 options in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer leopard parsons chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right leopard parsons chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made leopard parsons chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Milo Baughman are consistently popular.

How Much is a Leopard Parsons Chair?

Prices for a leopard parsons chair start at $3,400 and top out at $8,400 with the average selling for $5,400.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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 unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Leopard Parsons Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    A Parsons chair is a type of dining chair. It features four wooden legs with a slight taper. In some cases, the front legs may be turned. The chairs also tend to have high rectangular backs and lightly padded seats, both clad in upholstery. The name Parsons chair refers to the Parsons School of Design in Paris, France, where students first developed the now iconic chair during the 1930s. Shop an assortment of Parsons chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Parsons-style chair is a type of seating furniture with a simple square back and straight arms that connect to rectangular legs. The name comes from the Parsons School of Design in Paris, France, where the chairs originated in the 1930s. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Parsons-style chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The difference between a side chair and a Parsons chair is style. A side chair is a very commonly used dining chair. The form of a side chair may vary, but the constant is the lack of armrests to keep hands free for eating and to save space at the table. A Parsons chair is a type of side chair that features upholstery on the seat and back. Shop a selection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.