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Pair of Mexican Midcentury Side Chairs
By Michael van Beuren, Clara Porset
Located in Toronto, ON
Beautiful pair of Mexican midcentury chairs with woven seats, made by Florida Muebles in Toluca
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Mexican Midcentury Side Chairs
Pair of Mexican Midcentury Side Chairs
H 30.5 in W 48 in D 31.5 in
Upholstered wood frame contemporary Eugenio Dining Chair by Luteca
By Luteca Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Mexican midcentury chairs of Spanish designer Eugenio Escudero made for a project that overlooked the
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Mexican Club Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Unique pair of Mid-Century Modern Mexican club chairs with a beautifully textured fabric and
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Late 20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Mexican Club Chairs
Pair of Mid-Century Mexican Club Chairs
H 24.25 in W 31.5 in D 33.75 in
A Pair of Vintage Mid Century Mexican Modern Iron Leather Lounge Chairs 1950s
By Arturo Pani
Located in Troy, MI
A pair of modernist Mexican lounge chairs circa 1950s Enameled iron frames / leather strap sling
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Iron

Mexican Folding Chair by Muebles Toluca
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this rare Mexican folding chair by Muebles Toluca, circa 1960. Made in primavera wood and
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Seagrass

Mexican Folding Chair by Muebles Toluca
Mexican Folding Chair by Muebles Toluca
H 33.47 in W 23.23 in D 28.35 in
Mexican Designer, Lounge Chair, Oak, Cane, Mexico, 1950s
Located in High Point, NC
A cane and oak lounge chair designed and produced in Mexico, c. 1950s. 11” seat height
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cane, Oak

Mid-Century Mexican Modern Don Shoemaker Senal SA Sling Swinger Chairs Set of 4
By Don S. Shoemaker, Senal
Located in Forney, TX
A magnificent set of four rare original Mid-Century Modern Mexican bocote wood and black leather
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mexican Children Folding Chair by Muebles Toluca
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this rare Children Mexican folding chair by Muebles Toluca, circa 1950. Made in primavera
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Seagrass

Mexican Children Folding Chair by Muebles Toluca
Mexican Children Folding Chair by Muebles Toluca
H 19.69 in W 14.18 in D 18.12 in
Pair of Edmond Spence Mexican 'Yucatan" Chairs
By Edmond J. Spence
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Solid mahogany frame with original hand-rolled grass rushing. American designed, Mexican made
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rush, Mahogany

Spanish Revival Century Furniture Oak Side Chair Cognac Leather Nailhead Details
By Century Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Spanish Revival Century Furniture side chair comprised of a dark stained oak
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Vintage 1940s American Spanish Colonial Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mexican San Miguelito Chair Attributed to Michael van Beuren
By Michael van Beuren
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this Mexican San Miguelito chair attributed to Michael Van Beuren, circa 1950 in primavera
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mexican Midcentury Lounge Chair, “Malinche“, 1950s
By Silleria La Malinche
Located in Mérida, Yucatan
century until its closure in the 1960s after a devastating fire. Today, Malinche furniture is remembered
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Elm

Set of Original Midcentury Mexican Chairs Designed by Eugenio Escudero
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960, we offer this Set of 4 Original Midcentury Mexican Chairs designed by Eugenio Escudero
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Mexican San Miguelito Chair in the style of Michael van Beuren
By Michael van Beuren
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this Mexican San Miguelito chair in the style to Michael Van Beuren, circa 1950 in
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

1950s Clara Porset Mexican Modernist Leather Woven Cane Folding Chairs
By Clara Porset
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Folding Chairs From Mexico circa 1950s. Clara Porset Folding Side Chairs. Listing is for 2 chairs
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Cane, Wood

Set of 4 Original Midcentury Mexican Chairs Designed by Eugenio Escudero
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960, we offer this set of 4 original midcentury Mexican chairs designed by Eugenio Escudero
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Mexican Rocking Chair Attributed to Michael van Beuren
By Michael van Beuren
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Ciraca 1950, we offer this Mexican rocking chair attributed to Michael van Beuren made in mahogany
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Lounge Chair, Walnut, Leather Bordeaux
By Michael van Beuren
Located in Mérida, Yucatan
Piece designed by Michel Van Beuren in the early 60s. It is an occasional lounge chair
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Hand Carved Mexican Modern Side Dining Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved Mexican modern side chair. The chair features a mahogany frame with a carved detailing
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Hand Carved Mexican Modern Side Dining Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved Mexican modern side chair. The chair features a mahogany frame with a carved detailing
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Hand Carved Mexican Modern Side Dining Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved Mexican modern side chair. The chair features a mahogany frame with a carved detailing
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Hand Carved Mexican Modern Side Dining Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved Mexican modern side chair. The chair features a mahogany frame with a carved detailing
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Mexican Sabino Wood Live Edge Wood Chair
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Great, primitive live edge chair. Perfect corner piece to compliment any wabisabi, minimalist or
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Mid-20th Century Rustic Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Mexican San Miguelito Easy Chairs Attributed to Michael van Beuren
By Michael van Beuren
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1950. We offer this pair of Mexican San Miguelito Easy Chairs attributed to Michael Van
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Pine

Mid-Century Don Shoemaker Accent Chair
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
interior. One of the most well-known designers of the Mexican-Modernism movement, Shoemaker's unique design
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Walnut

Mid-Century Don Shoemaker Accent Chair
Mid-Century Don Shoemaker Accent Chair
H 32 in W 31.25 in D 29 in
Mexican Modern Lounge Chair, Wood and Leather, 1960's
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Uccle, BE
This is the Sloucher chair made in the 1960's. Leather has been restored. Made of Cocobolo Rosewood
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Cocobolo

1950s Octavio Vidales Chairs Leather and Mahogany Mexico City
By Octavio Vidales
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1950s Octavio Vidales for Muebles Johrvy Mexico City, Mexico Octavio Vidales sensational Leather
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Sabena, Freeform Lounge Chair, Walnut, Iron, Brass, Mexico, 1950s
By Sabena
Located in High Point, NC
A walnut, black-painted iron and brass lounge chair produced by Sabena, Mexico, 1950s. Seat height
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

Sabena, Freeform Lounge Chair, Walnut, Iron, Brass, Mexico, 1950s
By Sabena
Located in High Point, NC
A walnut, black-painted iron and brass lounge chair produced by Sabena, Mexico, 1950s. Seat height
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Iron

Clara Porset's Mexican Butaque Chair, licensed reedition by Luteca
By Clara Porset, Luteca Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Cuban-born Clara Porset was a pioneer for modern design in Mexico. Having studied architecture in
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Hide, Maple

Set of Four Mexican Chairs Designed and Hand Painted by Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo
By Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960, We offer this fantastic Set of Four Mexican Chairs designed and hand painted by
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Don Shoemaker Rosewood and Leather ‘Sloucher’ Chairs, Mexico 1950s
By Senal, Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Pair of lounge chairs model 'Sloucher' by Don Shoemaker for Señal, Mexico 1960s. Outstanding
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Cocobolo

Vintage Don Shoemaker Rosewood Swinger Chair Signed Senal, Mexico
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Chicago, IL
A great vintage example. Not a reproduction. Beautiful grain. Signed on cross stretcher. Are pictures available upon request.
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Don Shoemaker Sling "Swinger" Chair and Ottoman, Mexico 1960s
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Camden, ME
A Classic 20th century chair and ottoman from one of the great craftsman's workshops of Mexico
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Cocobolo

1955 Arturo Pani Custom Modern Blue Lounge Chairs Mexico City
By Arturo Pani
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1955 Arturo Pani Custom Blue Lounge Chairs Mexico City new blue seat rope and metal unmarked 58.5
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Don Shoemaker Sling Sloucher Chairs Señal, Sculptural and Organic, Mexico
By Senal, Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
as a modernist version of the Mexican Butaque chair, made of Mexican local woods, these chairs are
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

1950s Octavio Vidales Two Leather Chairs Muebles Johrvy Mexico City
By Octavio Vidales
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1950s Octavio Vidales for Muebles Johrvy Mexico City, Mexico Octavio Vidales Iconic Leather Chairs
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Four Edmond Spence "Yucatan" Mahogany Side Chairs Woven Sea Grass Seats
By Edmond J. Spence, Industria Mueblera Mexico
Located in Camden, ME
Four vintage Yucatan side chairs by Edmund Spence for his Mexican manufacturer Industria Mueblera
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Seagrass, Hardwood, Mahogany

Set of Mexican Iron and Rattan Loung Chairs and Sofa
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Set of Mexican Iron and Rattan loung chairs and sofa, handmade by local artisans, it consists of
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Handwoven Mexican Midcentury Inspired Cali Lounge Chair, Steel and Leather
By Leon Leon Design
Located in Mexico City, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
Mexico City, a modern version of the famous Acapulco chair. The Cali Natural Leather Handwoven Chair, a
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Mexican Modern, Don S Shoemaker, Sling Swinger chair with footstool, 1960's
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Uccle, BE
Iconic Don S. Shoemaker Sling Swinger chair with footrest. Made from cocobolo (Mexican rosewood
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Cocobolo

Modernist Mexican San Miguel Lounge Chair by Michael van Beuren from Luteca
By Michael van Beuren, Luteca Furniture
Located in New York, NY
The San Miguel lounge chair is a timeless mid-century Mexican piece inspired by the classic Latin
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

1950s Modernism Gray Slipper Chair Cedar Wood Style of Clara Porset Mexico
By Clara Porset
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1950s Modernism gray slipper side chair cedar wood In the Style of Clara Porset Mexico 31.25 tall
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cedar

Clara Porset's wood and rattan Mexican Butaque Chair by Luteca
By Clara Porset, Luteca Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Cuban-born Clara Porset was a pioneer for modern design in Mexico. Having studied architecture in
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Walnut

Clara Porset's Mexican Walnut & Hemp Butaque Chair, licensed reedition by Luteca
By Clara Porset, Luteca Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Cuban-born Clara Porset was a pioneer for modern design in Mexico. Having studied architecture in
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Walnut, Hemp

1960s Silver Side Chair Faux Bamboo Style Frank Kyle Mexico City
By Frank Kyle
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1960s Stunning Aluminum Faux Bamboo Accent Armchair style of Frank Kyle Mexican Modernism at its
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

1950s Arturo Pani Gilded Iron Six Dining Chairs Mexico City
By Arturo Pani
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1950s Arturo Pani Modern Chairs Set of Six Gilded Iron Mexico City Fresh new dark gray fabric in a
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Gold, Bronze, Iron

1950s Spanish Colonial Four Woven Leather Chairs Style Luis Barragán Mexico
By Luis Barragan, Pierre Lottier
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1950s Spanish Colonial Woven Saddle Leather Chairs Set of Four Patinated mahogany wood - woven
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Sabena, Freeform Lounge Chair, Walnut, Iron, Brass, Mexico, 1950s
By Sabena
Located in High Point, NC
A walnut, black-painted iron and brass lounge chair produced by Sabena, Mexico, 1950s. Seat height
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

Antique Mexican Folding Armchair Made in Solid Cocobolo Wood
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1970. We offer this antique Mexican folding armchair made in solid Cocobolo wood.
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cocobolo

Mexican Armchair in the style of Michael van Beuren
By Michael van Beuren
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this Mexican Armchair in the style of Michael Van Beuren, circa 1950 in pine wood.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Pine

Don Shoemaker Folding Lounge Chairs, Mexico c.1960
By Senal, Don S. Shoemaker
Located in San Francisco, CA
handcrafted designs were essentially a mid-century modern interpretation of traditional Mexican household
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood, Teak

1960s Eight Mahogany Bronze Custom Dining Chairs Arturo Pani Mexico City
By Arturo Pani
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Mexico City 1960s Set of Eight Chairs attributed to Arturo Pani. Special custom design unmarked
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass, Bronze

1950s Frank Kyle Set of Six Gray Dining Chairs Sculptural Mexican Mahogany
By Frank Kyle
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1950s Frank Kyle Set of Six Gray Dining Chairs Sculptural Mexican Mahogany and Brass custom made
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Large Set of Mid-Century Art Populaire Dining Chair and Table Set
Located in London, GB
A set of Art Populaire dining chairs and tables. Two dining tables with eight dining chairs
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Modern Designer Studio Crafted Rocking Chair Rocker Mid-Century Style
Located in Wayne, NJ
Studio crafted rocking chair rocker. At the front the seat height is 19 1/4". At it's lowest point
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Vintage 1980s Mexican Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood

1950s Mexico Six Spectacular Modern Gothic Cross Dining Chairs Mahogany and Cane
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Mexican Drama Set of Six utterly spectacular modern Gothic Cross Dining Chairs Tall back Restored
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Wood, Mahogany

'Yucatan' Dining Chairs by Edmond Spence for Industria Mueblera, 1960s Signed
By Edmond J. Spence, Industria Mueblera Mexico
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of six classic mid-century modern Mahogany and cane 'Yucatan' dining chairs was designed
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Mahogany

1950s Arturo Pani Mexico Modernism Set of Six Gold Leaf Dining Chairs Rich Gray
By Arturo Pani
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1950s Arturo Pani Mexican Modernism Exquisite set of six gold leaf dining chairs in rich gray
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Gold Leaf

Vintage Spanish Revival Oak Pair of Chairs with Tooled Cognac Faux Leather Seat
By Artes De Mexico Internacionales, SA
Located in Topeka, KS
pair of chairs in the style of Artes De Mexico!!! They wear a gorgeous cognac or saddle colored faux
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Spanish Colonial Side Chairs

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Faux Leather, Oak

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Mexican Mid Century Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of Mexican mid century chairs is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct Mexican mid century chairs — often made from wood, animal skin and leather — can elevate any home. We have 232 antique and vintage Mexican mid century chairs in-stock, while there are 16 modern editions to choose from as well. Mexican mid century chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Folk Art and Modern Mexican mid century chairs are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made Mexican mid century chairs over the years, but those made by Don S. Shoemaker, Pedro Friedeberg and Edmond J. Spence are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mexican Mid Century Chairs?

Prices for Mexican mid century chairs start at $1 and top out at $48,000 with the average selling for $3,800.

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 Mexican Mid Century Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A mid-century chair is a piece of seating furniture that was designed at any point during the middle of the 20th century. Mid-century modern furniture 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. The mid-century period provided an excellent opportunity to experiment with both functional and decorative forms. Mid-century modern chairs were made with a variety of natural and synthetic materials, combining leather, wood, and cane with chrome, steel, and plastic. Shop a range of vintage mid-century chairs on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if a chair is mid-century, look for labels and markings that indicate its maker. Then, use trusted online resources to determine when the company was active. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer can be of assistance when dating chairs. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. Find a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Wassily chairs are indeed considered mid-century modern. Although the chair was initially designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, it was re-released in the 1960s. Shop a collection of mid-century modern goods from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Some iconic chairs from the mid-century modern era include the Egg chair by Arne Jacobson, the La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames and the Womb chair by Eero Saarinen. With their clean lines, organic shapes and simple details, these chairs reflect some of the key features of the style. Shop a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.