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Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Lounge Chair in Mahogany Frame & Bouclé
Located in Plainview, NY
A Mid Century Modern Finish lounge chair crafted by a masterful cabinetmaker. This resplendent
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Mahogany

Single Sculptural Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair in Walnut, Mahogany
Located in Stamford, CT
Single Sculptural Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair in Walnut & Mahogany Upholstered Mid
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Pair of Mid-Century Mahogany Lounge Chairs by Erik Wørts
By Erik Wørts
Located in Norwalk, CT
showcase the timeless beauty of mahogany frames, a hallmark of Mid-Century Scandinavian design. The
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mahogany French Campaign Style Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
French Campaign style mahogany lounge armchair and matching ottoman with button tufted black
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Mahogany Danish Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Newly Upholstered Mahogany Danish Lounge Chair. Dimensions: 29"w x 31"d x 37"h Material
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Mahogany Danish Lounge Chair
Mahogany Danish Lounge Chair
H 29 in W 37 in D 31 in
Paolo Buffa Style, Mid-Century Modern, Arm, Lounge Chairs, Mahogany, Oak, Velvet
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Style Arm / Lounge Chairs, Mahogany and Oak Two mid-century
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany, Oak

Pair of Scandinavian Mid-Century Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Mid-Century Lounge Chairs upholstered in Boucle Fabric
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Pair of Sculptural Mahogany Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of sculptural mahogany lounge chairs upholstered in boucle fabric. Set of 2.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Mahogany

Dunbar Mid Century Lounge Chair by Roger Sprunger in Grey Velvet Mid Century
By Dunbar Furniture, Roger Sprunger
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Dunbar lounge chair model 484 designed by Roger Sprunger. Mahogany frame with new dark grey
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs upholstered in boucle fabric
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Mahogany

Vintage French Victorian Style Carved Mahogany Frame Lounge Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Victorian Style carved mahogany frame lounge arm chair. Circa Mid 20th Century
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Mid-20th Century Victorian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Mahogany & Leather Lounge Chairs c.1948 Denmark
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Oakland, CA
Pair of mahogany lounge chairs with elegant sloping arms newly upholstered in a high-quality black
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

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
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Victorian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Red Italian Mahogany 1950s Lounge Chair
Located in London, GB
wood in the color of mahogany with nickel fittings. The upholstery is in good vintage condition
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Red Italian Mahogany 1950s Lounge Chair
Red Italian Mahogany 1950s Lounge Chair
H 33.08 in W 24.41 in D 27.56 in
English Mid-19th Century Gainsborough Carved Lounging Chair with Cabriole Legs
Located in Wells, ME
English mid-19th century Gainsborough mahogany lounging chair with carved cabriole legs, arms and
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Antique Mid-19th Century English George III Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Cuban Mahogany Lounge Chair by Ole Wanscher
By Ole Wanscher, A. J. Iversen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A generously proportioned Scandinavian Modern lounge chair designed by Ole Wanscher for A.J
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Danish Early Midcentury Lounge Chair in Stained Mahogany
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Superb Danish late Art Deco early midcentury chair from the early 1940s with spring cushions and
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Italian Wingback Lounge Chair in Black Leather and Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lounge chairs, leather, mahogany, Italy, 1960s This wonderful sturdy and voluminous lounge
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

French Regency Style Floral Print Mahogany Frame Club Lounge Chairs - a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Regency Style Floral Print Mahogany Frame Club Lounge Chairs - a Pair. Item features partial
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Mid-20th Century Regency Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Lacquered Mahogany Lounge Chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An uncommon pivot-back lounge chair in lacquered mahogany with vintage velvet geometric upholstery
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Modern Blue Velvet Sculptural Wingback Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Italian modern lounge chairs with elegant, sweeping lines and subtle high, wing-back form
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Brazilian Pair of Lounge Chairs in Mahogany and Striped Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lounge chairs, mahogany, fabric, Brazil, 1960s. Elegant pair of Brazilian club chairs. The
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Rare Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs and Ottoman Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
This is a rare pair of large scale Harvey Probber lounge chairs with one matching ottoman. These
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

1950s MCM Heritage Faux Leather Mahogany Lounge Chair
By Heritage Furniture
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Handsome Heritage Black Faux Leather Lounge Chair Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Era Classic
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs in the Manner of Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs in mahogany which are either by
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Mahogany

Italian Pair of Wingback Lounge Chairs in Black Leather and Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lounge chairs, leather, mahogany, Italy, 1960s This wonderful pair of sturdy and
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Vintage Chinoiserie Pagoda Figural Carved Mahogany Fireside Parlor Lounge Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chinoiserie Pagoda Figural Carved Mahogany Fireside Parlor Lounge Chairs - Pair. Circa
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Early 20th Century Unknown Chinoiserie Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Paul László, Lounge Chairs, Mahogany, Rattan, Glenn of California, USA, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of rattan and mahogany lounge chairs designed by Paul László and produced by Glenn of
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany

Danish Early Midcentury or Art Deco Lounge Chair in Stained Mahogany
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Superb Danish late Art Deco early midcentury chairs from the early 1940s with spring cushions and
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Early Pair of Ole Wanscher Ebonized Mahogany Lounge Chairs, 1950's
By Ole Wanscher, France & Daverkosen
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Danish Modern pair of solid ebonized Cuban Mahogany lounge armchairs by Ole Wanscher designed for
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Pair of Mahogany Lounge Chairs, Model PJ 112 by Ole Wanscher for Poul Jeppesen
By Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik, Ole Wanscher
Located in Norwalk, CT
Elevate your living space with this exquisite pair of PJ 112 lounge chairs, a timeless creation by
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Wood

Frank Lloyd Wright Mahogany Lounge Chair Heritage Henredon Taliesin Line 1955/56
By Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Camden, ME
Frank Lloyd Wright classic mahogany lounge chair designed for his Taliesin line manufactured by
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

Danish Early Midcentury or Art Deco Low Lounge Chair in Mahogany, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Superb Danish late Art Deco early midcentury chair from the late 1930's or early 1940s with spring
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair "Pj112" by Ole Wanscher
By Ole Wanscher
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is beautiful set of two Scandinavian Modern easy chair Model PJ112 in mahogany designed by
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair "Pj112" by Ole Wanscher
By Ole Wanscher
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is beautiful set of two Scandinavian Modern easy chair Model PJ112 in mahogany designed by
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Legs are Mahogany. New black leather. From 1940's.       
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
H 32 in W 25 in D 28 in
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Mahogany legs. Refinished and reupholstered.   
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
H 32 in W 25.5 in D 29 in
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Wood is mahogany. New leather. From 1940's.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
H 31.5 in W 24.5 in D 27 in
Pair of Lounge Chairs in Mahogany and Velvet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of diminutive lounge chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, (circa 1947, USA). Pair includes
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Rare Danish Easy Lounge Chair in Mahogany Attributed to Otto Færge, 1940's
By Otto Færge 1
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very charming and comfortable Danish Art Deco period easy chair attributed to Otto Færge. Færge's
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Krefeld Lounge Chairs Pair
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Classic and timeless design authentic pair of Krefeld lounge chairs. Mid-Century Modern was
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Hardwood, Plywood

Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
A chic mid-century arm chair with a tight, button tufted back and seat, accompanied by a button
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20th Century American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Lounge Chair and Ottoman
H 32 in W 31 in D 30.5 in
Danish 1940's Lounge Chair with Cabriole Legs of Mahogany and Wool Fabric
Located in Bridgeport, CT
cabriole style which is a bit unusual for Danish mid-century chairs. Strong and sturdy construction with
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Vintage 1940s European Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Mahogany

Michael van Beuren High Back Lounge Chair for Domus
By Michael van Beuren, Domus
Located in Los Angeles, CA
pieces inspired by Mexican vernacular styles and materials. This lounge chair features a mahogany frame
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Vintage 1940s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cord, Mahogany

Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina Rare Pair of Mahogany Lounge Chairs Model 831
By Cassina, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in New York, NY
Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina rare pair of lounge chairs model 831 with frame in mahogany veneer
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Antique 1830s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

"Bastiano" Lounge Chair by Tobia Scarpa
By Tobia Scarpa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Bastiano" Lounge Chair by Tobia Scarpa for Gavina. Original Leather in Oxblood Brown. Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Lounge Chair, Designed by Kay Fisker
By Kay Fisker
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lounge chair, designed by Kay Fisker, Denmark, 1930’s. Mahogany frame and brown leather
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Early 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Lounge Chair, Designed by Kay Fisker
Lounge Chair, Designed by Kay Fisker
H 32.68 in W 20.48 in D 22.84 in
Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman by HENREDON
By Henredon
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Highly Stylized Top Grain Leather Lounge
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Highback Lounge Chair by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A high backed, button-tufted lounge chair in the original black leather upholstery with mahogany
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Danish 1940s Lounge Chair with Cabriole Legs Mahogany and Wool Fabric
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Danish mid-century chairs. Strong and sturdy construction with coil springs in the seat and backrest
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Pair of Ernst Schwadron Lounge Chairs
By Ernst Schwadron, Knoll
Located in Hanover, MA
Pair of shapely down filled lounge chairs designed by Austrian emigre Ernst Schwadron and retailed
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Rare Danish Easy Lounge Chair in Mahogany Attributed to Otto Færge, 1940's
By Otto Færge 1
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Incredibly comfortable, exuberantly designed large lounge chair. The style is very much that of
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech, Wool

Steel and Leather Lounge Chair by Max Gottschalk
By Max Gottschalk
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
foundation, while the mahogany, thick leather sling provides both comfort and style. Chair swivels from side
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Eugenio Escudero
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Set of two lounge chairs, sculptural design by the Spanish designer and fervent admirer of Gio
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Eugenio Escudero
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Eugenio Escudero
H 30.32 in W 30.52 in D 35.44 in
Pair Cube Lounge Chairs by Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
Chairs are upholstered in linen and the frame has a dark mahogany finish. Josef Hoffmann for
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

Edward Wormley Model 5701 Lounge Chair & Ottoman
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Highland, IN
This spectacular design by Ed Wormley from his Janus collection for Dunbar, the model 5701 lounge
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Arne Vodder AV 53 Upholstered Lounge Chair
By Arne Vodder, Ivan Schlechter
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A rare early production AV 53 lounge chair designed by Arne Vodder and produced by Ivan Schlechter
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Dunbar Lounge Chair designed by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Fraser, MI
Mid Century Modern Lounge Chair. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Rare Aquilon Lounge Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche, Les Huchers-Minvielle 1
Located in New York, NY
Mahogany, ultra suede upholstery. Produced by Les Huchers-Minvielle, France. A fantastic low chair
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Suede, Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of Ejvind A. Johansson Adjustable Lounge Chairs
By Ejvind A. Johansson, ISA Bergamo
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Ejvind A. Johansson adjustable lounge chairs for ISA Bergamo. The chairs have mahogany
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

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Mahogany Midcentury Lounge Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mahogany midcentury lounge chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A mahogany midcentury lounge chair — often made from wood, mahogany and fabric — can elevate any home. There are 1047 variations of the antique or vintage mahogany midcentury lounge chair you’re looking for, while we also have 6 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mahogany midcentury lounge chair, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mahogany midcentury lounge chair, those designed in mid-century modern, Scandinavian Modern and modern styles are of considerable interest. Edward Wormley, Dunbar and Harvey Probber each produced at least one beautiful mahogany midcentury lounge chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mahogany Midcentury Lounge Chair?

The average selling price for a mahogany midcentury lounge chair at 1stDibs is $4,950, while they’re typically $10 on the low end and $400,000 for the highest priced.

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 celebrated 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.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. 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.