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Kipp Stewart Chesterfield Tufted Leather Daybed, Calvin Furniture 1960s
Located in Chicago, IL
Chesterfield tufted daybed bench. Designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture. Original tufted blue leather has great broken-in patina. Walnut legs have been refinished, cushion su...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Leather, Wood

Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
Shaker bench in solid waxed oak with original seat in patinated leather . Designed by Maa. Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Furniture in the 1950s good original condition. Made in Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Oak

  • Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
  • Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
  • Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
  • Shaker Bench by Børge Mogensen
H 29.93 in. W 66.93 in. D 18.9 in.
Sculptural Midcentury Scandinavian Vintage Woven Leather Bench Lounge Sofa 1960s
Located in Hamburg, DE
This captivatingly beautiful & very rare bench, settee ( 2-seat ) is a classical Scandinavian/ Danish Modern design beauty from 1950s-1960s. Special features are the thick webbed...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Josef Frank Benches, Mahogany and Niger Leather, 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Josef Frank and Svenskt Tenn - Scandinavian Modern A beautiful pair of benches by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Model 2082, mahogany frame and Niger leather with nails. The mo...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Rosewood 'Artist Spinet' Mid-Century Modern Piano by Kimball, c. 1960s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible Rosewood piano is by Kimball, circa 1960s, and called the 'Artist Spinet' piano. We believe is the most attractive Mid-Century Modern piano we have seen, the Rosewood...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

Materials

Chrome

Beautifully Rustic Brazilian Day Bench with Woven-Leather Seat, Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Brazilian single woven-leather and wood daybed or bench. This Brazilian daybed from the mid-20th century has a great rustic feel with it's bucolic frame and leather strip seat. The...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Custom White Lacquer Stools Upholstered in Pink Hide
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of white lacquer stools newly upholstered in pink hide with brass nailhead detail. $1600 per pair.
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Mid-20th Century Stools

Materials

Hide

Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Florence Knoll 72" newly re-upholstered blue leather bench. Classic design, great size and scale! Chrome in nice original condition. Bench retains original label.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

  • Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Blue Leather Bench
H 17 in. W 72 in. D 18.5 in.
Glam Regency Style Ebonized & Giltwood Ottoman with Patent Leather Upholstery
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Schnazzy rectangular Regency style ebonized & giltwood ottoman bench with original black patent leather upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s North American Regency Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Josef Frank for Thonet Bentwood Bench with Zebra Hide Cushion
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Wow factor! A Classic Thonet frame with an elevated luxury look. The slick, bentwood, black-lacquered frame is the perfect base for a custom, feather-filled zebra hide cushion. The c...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Modern Benches

Materials

Zebra Hide

Scandinavian Modern Sheepskin and Pine Bench by Krogenæs, Norway, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Scandinavian Modern sheepskin and pine bench by Krogenæs, Norway, 1960s Massive pine bench made by Krogenæs, Norway 1960s, with new upholstery in long haired sheepskin. The beautiful...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Sheepskin, Pine

Tommi Parzinger Bench for Parzinger Originals
Located in San Francisco, CA
Tommi Parzinger design bench for Parzinger Originals, N.Y. Upholstered in what appears to be the original white leather on a brass tubular studded frame. A rare design made with high...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Leather and Chrome Entry Bench
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern bench is sure to stand out in the entryway to a room or living space. A comfortable white leather surface provides durability and a sleek look while b...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Chrome

1960s Leather and Rosewood Bench by Ico Parisi
Located in New York, NY
This finely crafted modernist bench was designed by the Italian designer Ico Parisi in the 1960s. It is comprised of cushioned seating and a rosewood base. The seating is newly reuph...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Vintage Italian Bench in Leopard Print Hair Hide
Located in Houston, TX
An ebonized Italian bench newly upholstered in a leopard printed hair hide.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Hide, Wood

Pair of Billy Baldwin X Base Decorator Ottoman Benches in Russet Leather
Located in Ferndale, MI
Exceptional pair of X leg ottomans or benches in rarely seen button tufted leather cover. Original design by Billy Baldwin. Nicely patinated and original.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather

1930s Belgian Gym Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Belgian leather gym bench circa 1930s with fantastic patina and lines. Thick iron feet and oak legs.     
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Benches

Materials

Leather

  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
H 18 in. W 56 in. D 19 in.
Pair of French Modern Neoclassical Nickel, Brass & Suede Benches Attr. to Hermes
Located in New York, NY
Elegant and timeless pair of French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical benches or stools in the style of Jean-Michel Frank and attributed to Hermes, circa 1970.  The pieces are exqui...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Brass, Nickel

Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful two seat bench of fine Italian manufacture from 1950. The bench was made with sky wood and beige colored leather. It is characterized by the particular shape in fact the ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
  • Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
  • Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
  • Italian Bench in Wood and Leather, 1950s
H 18.9 in. W 45.28 in. D 15.75 in.
Green Leather Chesterfield
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Nice green leather Chesterfield with a great patina, stylish model 3 cushions, very comfortable.
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Vintage 1960s British Canapes

Materials

Leather

  • Green Leather Chesterfield
  • Green Leather Chesterfield
  • Green Leather Chesterfield
  • Green Leather Chesterfield
H 27.56 in. W 82.68 in. D 35.44 in.
Jens Risom Walnut Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Walnut bench by Jens Risom for Risom Design, USA, circa 1950s.This example has been re-upholstered in gray Belgian bouclé with contrasting tufted leather buttons. The solid walnut ba...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Leather, Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

  • Jens Risom Walnut Bench
  • Jens Risom Walnut Bench
  • Jens Risom Walnut Bench
  • Jens Risom Walnut Bench
H 16 in. W 48 in. D 18 in.
Pommel Horse Czech 1930 Gymnastic Item Bench Leather Cowhide
Located in Vienna, AT
Amazing vintage Pommel horse made 1930s. Very decorative bench with a new cowhide upholstery. Your are able to remove the wooden handles with a metal crandle on the bottom. We deal w...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Cowhide, Softwood

Midcentury Brass Bench with Saddle Stitched Leather Cushion
Located in New York, NY
This Mid-Century Modern Brass Bench features a nude colored saddle stitched leather cushion. Since Schumacher was founded in 1889, our family-owned company has been synonymous wi...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Italian Black Lacquered Engraved Wood Black Leather Oval Bench
Located in Milano, IT
Midcentury Italian black lacquered engraved wood black leather oval bench. From Italy, from 1950s. Ideal as bench along a corridor, at the end of a bed, at the entrance. Excellent c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Midcentury Italian Black Lacquered Engraved Wood Dark Red Leather Bench
Located in Milano, IT
Midcentury Italian black lacquered engraved wood dark red leather Bench. From Italy, from 1950s. Ideal as bench along a corridor, at the end of a bed, at the entrance. Excellent co...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Midcentury Italian Black Lacquered Engraved Wood Tobacco Leather Bench
Located in Milano, IT
Midcentury Italian black lacquered engraved wood Tobacco leather Bench. From Italy, from 1950s. Ideal as bench along a corridor, at the end of a bed, at the entrance. Excellent con...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Leather, Wood

1930s Belgian Gym Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Collection of Belgian leather gym benches circa 1930s with fantastic patina in various shapes and styles. Angled legs with original thick iron feet. Priced individually.       
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Benches

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Leather

  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Belgian Gym Bench
H 24 in. W 24 in. D 13 in.
1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Belgian leather gym bench circa 1930s with fantastic patina and lines.     
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Benches

Materials

Leather

  • 1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
  • 1930s Large Belgian Gym Bench
H 19.5 in. W 69 in. D 12 in.
Set of Two, Two-Seat Sofa’s in Leather by Mogens Hansen, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
These exceptional aubergine colored sofas from the sixties are made to the very high standard expected of one of Denmark's foremost furniture makers, Mogens Hansen. The design is min...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Pierre Jeanneret, PJ-SI-37-B, Public Bench
Located in Paris, FR
Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-37-B Important: Vintage collector's item for sale with guaranteed authenticity. High bench seat called “Public bench”, circa 1959-1960. Solid teak, colore...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Benches

Materials

Teak, Animal Skin

  • Pierre Jeanneret, PJ-SI-37-B, Public Bench
  • Pierre Jeanneret, PJ-SI-37-B, Public Bench
  • Pierre Jeanneret, PJ-SI-37-B, Public Bench
  • Pierre Jeanneret, PJ-SI-37-B, Public Bench
H 32.29 in. W 55.91 in. D 25.6 in.
Pair of Uber-Chic German Art Deco Stools with Shearling Seats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of uber-chic German Art Deco walnut stools with shearling seats. Also great as a replacement for a bench at the base of a bed.
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Stools

Materials

Walnut, Walnut, Sheepskin, Upholstery

Hans J. Wegner Model GE19 Cognac Leather Daybed for GETAMA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One of the most luxurious and comfortable daybeds from Denmark is this iconic model GE19 designed by architect Hans J. Wegner in collaboration with the famous workshop of GETAMA in 1...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Florence Knoll Leather Bench
Located in Highland, IN
This upholstered bench is one the advanced collector will appreciate. It typifies Florence Knoll's designs aesthetic: refined, understated, with exceptional details and quality mater...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

  • Florence Knoll Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Leather Bench
  • Florence Knoll Leather Bench
H 17 in. W 72 in. D 18 in.
Harvey Probber Midcentury Cerused Oak, Shearling Bench
Located in New York, NY
Modernist midcentury cerused oak bench with new upholstered seats in a dense shearling, solid stacked oak plank bases. Harvey Probber Inc, c 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Oak, Sheepskin

Pair of Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Y61 Stools in Birch and Leather Seat
Located in Stockholm, SE
Finnish icons! A pair of Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto stool Y61 in birch with original leather seat. Designed in 1947, Alvar Aalto's Y61 stool required a special technique to crea...
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Vintage 1940s European Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Birch

Pair of Andre Arbus Style Gold Gilt Iron Benches
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair of stools date to the midcentury and are very much in the quality and style of pieces created by Andre Arbus. The faux leopard motif cow hide upholstery compliments...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Benches

Materials

Iron, Iron

Pair of Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Y61 Stools in Birch and Leather Seat
Located in Stockholm, SE
Finnish icons! A pair of Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto stool Y61 in birch with original leather seat. Designed in 1947, Alvar Aalto's Y61 stool required a special technique to crea...
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Vintage 1940s European Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Birch

Pair of Leather Top Neoclassical Footstool Style Benches
Located in Pasadena, CA
A pair of foot stools or benches in the neoclassical "X" style. Leather tops with brass studs.
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Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

French Midcentury Handstitched Leather Bench / Magazine Stand by Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Mid-Century Modern handstitched leather bench / magazine rack by Jacques Adnet. The top of the frame is wrapped in black leather and the legs in light brown leather. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Leather

1960s Italian Carved Wood Tufted Tan Leather Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s Italian carved wood tufted bench upholstered in tan or beige leather.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Lucite Waterfall Bench with Leather Seat
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern waterfall Lucite bench having a teal tufted leather seat .
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Lucite

Rare Midcentury Ottoman or Stool for Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this wonderful and seldom seen ottoman, bench or stool by Vincent Cafiero for knoll. Featuring a tufted seat in newly recovered Spinneybeck leather. Having ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Set of 3 Dorothy Draper Espana Collection Benches For Heritage Henredon
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three Dorothy Draper Espana Collection benches. These first appeared in 1955 as part of Draper's Espana Collection from Heritage /Henredon. They have been restored with fresh ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
Located in Paris, FR
Bench by Raymond Subes (1891-1970) from the years 1940s-1950s. The legs are made of mahogany with lateral X shape gilt bronze design, It is covered with red-brown saddle-stitched l...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Benches

Materials

Bronze

  • Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
  • Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
  • Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
  • Bench by Raymond Subes, Art Déco, France, 1940-1950
H 21.26 in. W 59.06 in. D 17.72 in.
Brazilian Woven Leather and Wood Frame Daybed Bench
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Brazilian single woven-leather and wood daybed or bench. This Brazilian daybed from the mid-20th century has a great rustic feel with it's bucolic frame and leather strip seat. The...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Niels Moller Leather and Teak Bench
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Niels Moller teak and leather bench circa mid-1960s. Original finish to solid teak frame and newly upholstered in a beautifully patinated leather.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Teak, Leather

  • Niels Moller Leather and Teak Bench
  • Niels Moller Leather and Teak Bench
  • Niels Moller Leather and Teak Bench
  • Niels Moller Leather and Teak Bench
H 19 in. W 59 in. D 16 in.
Neoclassical style Leather Wrapped Iron X-Base Stools
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of neoclassical style solid steel X-base stools with leather wrappings and brass mounts. Steel and leather in older white painted surface. Great looking, have yet to see anythin...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Stools

Materials

Brass, Iron

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Bench
Located in Chicago, IL
Sculpted bronze bench by Paul Evans. New black leather upholstery. Signed “PE 69”.   
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Bronze

  • Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Bench
  • Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Bench
  • Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Bench
  • Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Bench
H 19 in. W 47 in. D 28 in.
Monte Carlo Sofa in White Leather by Eileen Gray
Located in Dronten, NL
Eileen Gray‘s perhaps most exclusive sofa radiates an allure from which no beholder can escape. The soft curve, the most unusual lines of the backrest make the Monte Carlo an incomp...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

  • Monte Carlo Sofa in White Leather by Eileen Gray
  • Monte Carlo Sofa in White Leather by Eileen Gray
  • Monte Carlo Sofa in White Leather by Eileen Gray
  • Monte Carlo Sofa in White Leather by Eileen Gray
H 23.63 in. W 110.24 in. D 38.19 in.
Brass Inlaid Wood Bench
Located in Ferndale, MI
Brass inlaid wood with a black button tufted leather cushion as a bench or ottoman.
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Mid-20th Century Bohemian Footstools

Materials

Brass

  • Brass Inlaid Wood Bench
  • Brass Inlaid Wood Bench
  • Brass Inlaid Wood Bench
  • Brass Inlaid Wood Bench
H 16.75 in. W 26 in. D 16 in.
Emiel Veranneman Custom Made Bench in Buffalo Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Emiel Veranneman, bench-sofa, brown buffalo leather and darkened oak, Belgium, 1960s This wonderful custom made piece is designed by Emiel Veranneman for a private client. This fu...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Oak

Paul Evans, Sculpted Steel Bench, USA
Located in New York, NY
The technique Evan’s used to create this sculpted steel bench combines welded steel, decorative brass braising, and polychromed enamel. This vivid treatment, which resulted in vibran...
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Vintage 1960s American Benches

Materials

Steel

  • Paul Evans, Sculpted Steel Bench, USA
  • Paul Evans, Sculpted Steel Bench, USA
  • Paul Evans, Sculpted Steel Bench, USA
  • Paul Evans, Sculpted Steel Bench, USA
H 22.50 in. W 78.50 in. D 28 in.
Pair of English Style Leather Tufted Benches
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of leather tufted benches with square tapered legs and chromed casters, circa 1960s. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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Vintage 1960s Benches

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of English Style Leather Tufted Benches
  • Pair of English Style Leather Tufted Benches
  • Pair of English Style Leather Tufted Benches
  • Pair of English Style Leather Tufted Benches
H 18.00 in. W 37.50 in. D 23.00 in.
Erwine & Estelle Laverne Long Bench with Woven Leather Straps, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Long bench in chrome-plated steel with woven black leather straps by Erwine and Estelle Laverne for Laverne International, American 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Steel, Chrome

French Modern Neoclassical Mahogany & Leather Benches/ Stools, Andre Arbus, Pair
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, timeless pair of French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical mahogany and leather benches or stools attributed to Andre Arbus, circa 1930. The pieces feature Classic X-frame leg ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Woven Leather Bench by Estelle and Erwine Laverne
Located in Dallas, TX
A large scale woven leather bench designed by Estelle and Erwine Laverne for Laverne International.
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Vintage 1950s Benches

Materials

Leather

English Mid-Century Wooden Bench with Brown Tufted Leather Seat
Located in Atlanta, GA
This English wooden bench from the mid-20th century features a rectangular brown leather tufted seat with double nailhead trim on the surround. The bench is raised on four simple str...
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Mid-20th Century English Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Buttery French Art Deco Leather Convertible Daybed Bench
Located in Hopewell, NJ
This versatile French deco daybed circa late 1930s can be converted from a bench to daybed, when the arms are removed and reoriented into the appropriate frame fittings. The dark sea...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Benches

Materials

Leather, Faux Leather

Horst Bruning Daybed for Alfred Kill International, 1968
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Functional daybed designed by Horst Bruning for Kill International, circa 1968. Superior construction with original leather cushion and headrest in excellent original condition.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal

Hans J. Wegner, AP-30 Piano Bench in Mahogany & Original Natural Leather, 1950s
Located in DE
A beautiful Hans Wegner piano bench in natural patinated Cognac colored leather and light colored solid mahogany. Model AP-30, great original vintage condition. Literature: AP-Stole...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

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Mid-20th Century Animal Skin Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of mid-20th century animal skin benches available on 1stDibs. Mid-20th century animal skin benches bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Edward Wormley, Erwine & Estelle Laverne and Dunbar each produced beautiful mid-20th century animal skin benches that are worth considering.

How Much are Mid-20th Century Animal Skin Benches?

Mid-20th century animal skin benches can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $4,000, while the lowest priced sells for $750 and the highest can go for as much as $26,830.

Finding the Right Benches for You

Don’t underestimate a good bench — benches are storage pieces, stylish accents and statement-making additional seating.

Today, benches are a great option to maximize seating in your house and outdoor space. The perfect option to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in foyers and entryways, benches can also transform dining areas, making it possible to host a hungry family with limited space. Whether you’re sprucing up your entertaining with upholstered Empire-style benches or adding more options to a dining room that’s seen a farmhouse makeover, this humble furnishing has only become more versatile over the years. Designers have recognized the demand for a good bench, crafting the convenient seating alternative from a range of materials, including wood, iron and even concrete.

Mid-century modern benches from George Nakashima, Charlotte Perriand and the pared-down Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller are classics of innovation, but maybe you’re looking for a more unique design approach to your home's seating. Opt for something totally outside the box — an antique pine church-pew bench paired with a vintage wool throw and stationed under the mounted coatrack in your mudroom is a distinctive touch.

For your outdoor oasis, a wrought-iron patio bench is the obvious choice but not the only option. An enclosed back patio would do well to inherit a rattan bench with cushions, but it can be susceptible to weathering and should be covered or moved indoors when not in use.

Whatever your seating arrangement needs are, find vintage, new and antique benches for every space on 1stDibs.