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Set of 4 S11 Chairs by Pierre Chapo, 1960
By Pierre Chapo
Located in JASSANS-RIOTTIER, FR
Set of 4 chairs model S11 from Pierre Chapo in the 80s Structure in elm, seat and backrest in leather
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Mid-20th Century French Chairs

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Leather, Elm

Set of 4 S11 Chairs by Pierre Chapo, 1960
Set of 4 S11 Chairs by Pierre Chapo, 1960
H 30.71 in W 17.72 in D 17.33 in
Set of 6 chairs by Luigi Gorgoni for Roche Bobois 1970
By Luigi Gorgoni, Roche Bobois
Located in JASSANS-RIOTTIER, FR
Set of 6 chairs designed by Luigi Gorgoni for Roche Bobois in the 80s Structure in elm, seat and back covered by a brown leather Nice patina of time
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Mid-20th Century European Chairs

Materials

Leather, Elm

Danish Set of Eight Dining Chairs in Leather and Elm
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of eight dining chairs, elm, leather, metal, Denmark, 1950s Imbued with timeless elegance and craftsmanship, this set of Danish dining chairs shows strong similarities to the di...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Set of 6 T-chairs in elm Olavi Hanninen style 1960
By Olavi Hanninen
Located in JASSANS-RIOTTIER, FR
Set of 6 chairs from the 50s In the manner of Olavi Hanninen creations 4 legs, square seat, and T backrest, all in elm Nice patina
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Mid-20th Century Chairs

Materials

Elm

Danish Set of Eight Dining Chairs in Solid Elm and Red Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of eight dining chairs, elm, wool, Denmark, 1960s  This set of eight dining chairs in elm features an upholstered red seat in wool. One distinctive trait of this Danish set are ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Upholstery, Elm

Rare Scandinavian Modern Sofa by Wilhelm Schauman Oy, 1940s/1950s
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
Rare Scandinavian Modern sofa by Wilhelm Schauman Oy from the 1940s/1950s. Elm frame, re-upholstered with high quality Lauritzon's Lamm Ecru -fabric. Good vintage condition, minor we...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Elm

20th-Century Elm Chair in Striped Upholstery
Located in Opole, PL
20th-Century Elm Chair in Striped Upholstery We present you this single chair from the mid. 20th century. The piece is made of elm wood and covered in striped upholstery. Moreover...
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Mid-20th Century European Chairs

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Upholstery, Elm

20th-Century Elm Chair in Striped Upholstery
20th-Century Elm Chair in Striped Upholstery
H 42.52 in W 21.26 in D 22.45 in
Giuseppe Davanzo Set of Eight Dining Chairs 'Serena' in Elm
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Davanzo for Appiani Selezione, set of eight dining chairs 'Serena', elm, plastic, Italy, 1960s This set of eight Italian dining chairs was designed by Giuseppe Davanzo in t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plastic, Elm

Small Vintage Chinese Horseshoe Back Chair with Wooden Seat and Side Stretchers
Located in Yonkers, NY
A small vintage elmwood Chinese horseshoe back chair from the mid 20th century, with side stretchers. Created in China during the midcentury period, this small chair features a horse...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chairs

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Elm

Pair of Brutalist Chairs
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Very nice sculpted rustic chairs in plain wood. Close to the work of Chapo.
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Mid-20th Century French Brutalist Chairs

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Elm

Pair of Brutalist Chairs
Pair of Brutalist Chairs
H 36.23 in W 18.51 in D 16.93 in
Midcentury Windsor Armchair Elm Chair, circa 1950
Located in Labrit, Landes
Windsor elm chair, midcentury armchair, circa 1950 Beautiful woodworking, please see photos Originally the seat was caned, it has been replaced by this elegant cushion. Good condi...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Elm

Wilhelm von Bode, Rare Bow Wood Chair N ° 3, Edition Steiner, circa 1950
By Steiner
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Wilhelm von Bode, rare bow wood chair n ° 3, Edition Steiner, circa 1950. Structure in very good condition, lack of paint.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Elm

Pair BERNARD ROHNE for MASTERCRAFT Gondola Klismos Legged Burled Chairs 6 Avail
By Bernhard Rohne, Mastercraft
Located in Hudson, NY
Very Rare and stunning pair of sculptural curved leg dining / side chairs by Mastercraft. These chairs are solid and heavy yet have a light and delicate design. The gondola style cha...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Contempora Dining Chairs by William Clingman for J. L. Metz Set of 6
By J. L. Metz Furniture Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome set of six midcentury dining chairs from J. L. Metz Furniture’s Contempora line designed by William J. Clingman. They are not marked but well documented and in fabulous vint...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Pierre Chapo S11 Chairs, Set of 6, France, 1960s/70s
By Pierre Chapo
Located in London, GB
Set superb set of 6 Pierre Chapo S11 dining chairs in original condition, France, 1960s. Elm and wonderfully patinated leather. Rarely found in such great condition. Sold as a set....
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Elm

French Rustic Pair of Low Chairs in Elm Wood and Straw, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in amstelveen, NL
Set of 2 chairs, elmwood, straw, France, 1960s. These beautifully constructed farmer chairs have a rustic character with great quality of elegance. The seat and back are covered wit...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Straw, Elm

Pierre Chapo S10 Lounge Chair, France, 1960s
By Pierre Chapo
Located in London, GB
Pierre Chapo S10 chair, France, 1960s. Elm, leather, off-white leather. Wood frame re-finished at some point in the past. Fast shipping worldwide.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Elm

Pierre Chapo S10 Lounge Chair, France, 1960s
Pierre Chapo S10 Lounge Chair, France, 1960s
H 28.75 in W 26.78 in D 26.38 in
Mid Century Windsor Ercol Carver Chair Cc41 290 Model F182, 1940s 50s
By Ercol, Lucian Ercolani
Located in Leamington Spa, GB
Windsor Ercol Chair CC41 290, Model F182. A rare very early Ercol Windsor chair, featuring the original quality stamp. This early design is more utilitarian than the later Ercol Win...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Beech, Elm

Series of 6 Swedish chairs in Elm and black Skai by Yngve Ekstrom for Gemla 1960
By Yngve Ekström, Gemla
Located in JOINVILLE-LE-PONT, FR
Pretty Scandinavian chairs. In the same spirit as the superleggera chair by Gio Ponti, these very elegant chairs are light and robust. Very good manufacturing quality.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Faux Leather, Elm

Set of 5 Maison Regain Chairs
By Maison Regain
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Set of 5 Maison Regain leather and elm wood chairs. Wonderful rich patina to leather and solid construction in the style of Pierre Chapo. France 1960's.
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Vintage 1960s French Chairs

Materials

Leather, Elm

Set of 5 Maison Regain Chairs
Set of 5 Maison Regain Chairs
H 31.75 in W 18.5 in D 17 in
Maison Regain Dining Chairs - Set of 4
By Maison Regain
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Maison Regain leather and elm wood chairs with cushioned seats. Great patina to leather and solid construction in the style of Pierre Chapo. Sold as a set.
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Vintage 1960s French Chairs

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Elm, Leather

Magnificent series of 6 dining chairs designed in curved solid elm, Circa 1980.
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Renens, CH
Magnificent series of 6 vintage chairs designed in curved solid elm, in the style of pierre chapo. Beautifully crafted, highlighting the finesse of the movement.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood, Elm, Bentwood

Arne Wahl Iversen ST-750 Chair in Elm, 1960s Denmark
By Arne Wahl Iversen
Located in Balen, BE
Round armchair in elm designed by Arne Wahl Iversen for Aage Petersen/Stilén in the 1960s. The chair is made from solid elm, even the round backrest and arms are one solid piece of e...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Elm

A Set of 4 BRUTALIST RUSTIC MODERN CHAIRS by GEORGES ROBERT, France 1960
By Georges Robert
Located in PARIS, FR
A suite of 4 massive chairs, Modernist, Brutalist, Popular Art, impressive solid wood structures with thick legs, mulch seats, by Georges Robert, France 1950. CONDITION: In beautifu...
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Vintage 1960s French Brutalist Chairs

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Leather, Elm

8x Elm "Chlacc" chairs, S45, Pierre Chapo, France, 1979
By Pierre Chapo
Located in La Tour-de-Peilz, CH
CHLACC ! Like the dry and satisfying sound of two pieces of wood coming together to perfection. This name is in fact the name of the patented system allowing the manufacture of thes...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Elm

Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s
By Alexandre Noll
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s The seat width is 32 cm, the seat depth 35 cm and the seat height 38 cm. The overall width is 42cm, ...
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Vintage 1950s French French Provincial Chairs

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Elm

Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s
By Alexandre Noll
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s The seat width is 32 cm, the seat depth 35 cm and the seat height 38 cm. The overall width is 42cm, ...
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Vintage 1950s French French Provincial Chairs

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Elm

Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s
By Alexandre Noll
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Rustic French Provincial Sculptured Chair in the Style of Alexandre Noll, 1960s The seat width is 32 cm, the seat depth 35 cm and the seat height 38 cm. The overall width is 42cm, ...
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Vintage 1950s French French Provincial Chairs

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Elm

Pair of Sune Lindström chairs for NK, Sweden, 1960s
By Sune Lindström
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful pair of folding chairs with brown fabric by Sune Lindström. produced during the 1960s by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Elm

Arm chair in elm and leather with exquisite patina by Arne Wahl Iversen, 1960s
By Arne Wahl Iversen
Located in Hägersten, SE
Arm chair model St-750 designed by Arne Wahl Iversen. Produced in Denmark by Danish cabinetmaker during the 1960s. Made from solid elm wood with oil finish. Seat with patinated leath...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Elm

Set of 6 French Provincial Brutalist Rustic Oak Chairs, 1960s France
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
French Provincial Brutalist Rustic Chairs in heavy oak, 1960s Here are sold the five chairs in the set. Only the chairs alone are sold here, the coffee table is in another offer. E...
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Vintage 1950s French Brutalist Chairs

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Elm

Mountain Chairs
Located in London, England
Set of ‘Arts populare’ or artisan made chairs. Thick Elm slab seats and chunky carved branch back and legs. French Alps 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

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Elm

Mountain Chairs
Mountain Chairs
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H 32.68 in W 18.51 in D 16.93 in
Maison Regain Side Chair, France 1960s
By Maison Regain
Located in New York, NY
Solid Elm side chair with an interesting layered, geometric base.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Elm

Charlotte Perriand High Berger Stool Authentic & Rare Mid-Century Modern
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Zürich, CH
Here we see the principle of the Japanese wabi-sabi, which refers to embracing imperfections and underlining impermanence. Rustic aspects, simplicity, modesty, and austerity offer a ...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Chairs

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Elm

French Rustic Pair of Low Chairs in Elm Wood and Straw, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in amstelveen, NL
Set of 2 chairs, elmwood, straw, France, 1960s. These beautifully constructed farmer chairs have a rustic character with great quality of elegance. The seat and back are covered wit...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Straw, Elm

S24 Chair by Pierre Chapo
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
Pierre Chapo 1927-1987. French furniture designer and craftsman. Pierre Chapo studied architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, graduating in 1958. H...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Elm

S24 Chair by Pierre Chapo
S24 Chair by Pierre Chapo
H 30.12 in W 16.15 in D 18.71 in
Set of 6 French Mid Century Naturalist Woven Highback Chairs in Solid Elm, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Set of 6 stunning French mid century naturalist woven highback chairs in solid elm, 1960s. Clearly inspired by Charlotte Perriand's wood and straw creations. The combination of the e...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Elm

Pierre Chapo Set of Four Elm and Leather S 24 Dining Chairs, France, 1960s
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Set of four S 24, Pierre Chapo designed this model in 1967, he highlighted the strength of the half-lap joints to ensure a highly rigid chair. Visible Allen black screws and woven co...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Elm

French Wood and Woven Chairs by Maison Regain, Set of 4
By Maison Regain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible set of four elm and woven chairs by Maison Regain from France 1950s. Solid legs with beautiful curved wood backs. Original woven rush seats in great vintage condition. Woo...
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Mid-20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Rush, Elm

Pierre Chapo S11
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Melville, NY
Pierre Chapo, dining chair model 'S11', elm, leather, France, circa 1966. This design is an early edition, created according to the original craft methodology of Pierre Chapo. Ma...
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Vintage 1960s Chairs

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Leather, Elm

Pierre Chapo S11
Pierre Chapo S11
H 31 in W 17 in D 17 in
A Set of 4 BRUTALIST CHAIRS by MICHEL MILLERET, Pierre Chapo Style, France 1960
Located in PARIS, FR
A powerful and rigorous set of 4 chairs in massive elm and dark brown leather, Modernist, Bauhaus, Constructivist, Forme Libre, geometrical structures in thick pieces of massive elm ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Elm

Reupholstered Lounge Chairs with Sculptural Elm Wooden Frame France, 1950s
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Almelo, NL
Reupholstered Lounge chairs with sculptural Elm wooden frame France, 1950s. Set of two lounge chairs in solid elm and Reupholstered bouclé fabric, France, 1950s. The wood grain is...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Elm

1960s Pair of Vintage French Elm Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A stunning and very comfortable pair of vintage French armchairs, dating from the 1960s. The quality is outstanding, they are beautifully made with solid elm arms and legs. The seat...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Elm, Bouclé

1960s Pair of Vintage French Elm Armchairs
1960s Pair of Vintage French Elm Armchairs
H 33.86 in W 29.93 in D 33.08 in
Highback Black Leather Armchair by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne, Norway, 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Basel, BS
Experience the epitome of mid-century modern design with this stunning Fredrik A. Kayser armchair, produced by Vatne Möbler in the early 1960s. The highback armchair features a black...
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Elm

French Art Populaire Tripod Chairs, Set of Two
Located in Rotterdam, ZH
Solid elm wooden Art Populaire chairs, France 1960s. Beautiful primitive tripod chairs out of dark stained solid Elm wood. Interesting primitive authentic clamp construction resultin...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Elm

French Art Populaire Tripod Chairs, Set of Two
French Art Populaire Tripod Chairs, Set of Two
H 30.71 in W 14.97 in D 20.08 in
Charlotte Perriand Low Berger Stool Authentic & Rare Mid-Century Modern
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Zürich, CH
Here we see the principle of the Japanese wabi-sabi, which refers to embracing imperfections and underlining impermanence. Rustic aspects, simplicity, modesty, and austerity offer a ...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Chairs

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Elm

Two Mid-Century French Eight Chairs Upholstered to Recover
Located in Labrit, Landes
Eight vintage chairs in elm, Typical of the 1970s The fabric needs to be recovered. Two backs with scratches (please see photos) Good condition. Shipping: L120 P98 H94 cm 55...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Elm

Vintage Pair of Solid Elm & Black Leather S11 Chairs by Pierre Chapo, Ca. 1960
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Geneva, CH
Pair of solid elm and black leather S11 chairs by Pierre Chapo, France ca. 1960s. Wood in perfect condition, leather torn on the backrest (pictures).  
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Vintage 1960s French Chairs

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Leather, Elm

Set of 5 Brutalist Rustic Modern Sculptured Chairs i. t. Style of Alexandre Noll
By Alexandre Noll
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Brutalist rustic modern sculptured chairs in elm in the style of Alexandre Noll Here are sold the five chairs in the set. Only the chairs alone are sold here, the coffee table is i...
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Vintage 1950s French Brutalist Chairs

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Elm

Chairs Produced in Scandinavia
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare pair of chairs by unknown designer. Produced in Scandinavia.
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Elm

Chairs Produced in Scandinavia
Chairs Produced in Scandinavia
H 31.11 in W 12.41 in D 16.15 in
Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Lounge Chair in Elmwood, France, 1960s
By Wim Rietveld, Pierre Chapo
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modern - Minimalist lounge chair in Elmwood , France 1960s. Mid-Century Modern - minimalist lounge chair made and designed in the 1960 in France, This rare model chair...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Elm

Suite Of 6 French Chairs, Elm, Ca 1960
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Set of six vintage French chairs from the 1960s. Structure in elm with a very pretty honey patina. Each chair has a unique grain. The uprights are rounded and two flat crossbars with...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Elm

Suite Of 6 French Chairs, Elm, Ca 1960
Suite Of 6 French Chairs, Elm, Ca 1960
H 32.68 in W 18.51 in D 18.9 in
French Elm and Cord Chairs
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pierre Chapo style, Mid-Century Modern high back chairs, French elm, France, 1960s. Naturalist set of eight dining chairs with a woven cord seating. Also from the same original hou...
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Mid-20th Century French Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Elm

French Elm and Cord Chairs
French Elm and Cord Chairs
H 47.64 in W 18.9 in D 22.05 in
Pair of Swedish Elm Bentwood Chairs in the Style of Alvar Aalto
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful pair of Swedish side or dining chairs in the style of Alvar Aalto. Measures: SH 18 SD 15.5 W 16.25 D 19.5 H 30.75.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Elm, Bentwood

Transat Deck Chair Patio Lounger, French, circa 1960
Located in Labrit, Landes
French deck chair or lounger chair, circa 1960 Painted elm, resin and iron For patio or garden Folded dimensions p 26.38 in. (67 cm) x w 37.40 in. (95 cm) x h 35.04 in. (89 cm) O...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Set of 4 Mid Century Chairs
Located in Vosselaar, BE
Great set of midcentury chairs. Combining traditional craftmanship and natural materials with a modern design. Beautiful proportions and good practicality.
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Elm

Set of 4 Mid Century Chairs
Set of 4 Mid Century Chairs
H 29.14 in W 18.51 in D 17.33 in
Rustic Set of 4 Chairs, Solid Elm, by Olavi Hanninen
By Olavi Hanninen
Located in Kaštel Sućurac, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
Set of four high back Rustic and Brutalist blended Olavi Hanninen chairs in solid Elm. The seat can be restored on request.
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Rustic Dining Room Chairs

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Elm

Large Mid Century Italian Adjustable Lounge Chair by Carlo Mollino
Located in Westport, CT
A wonderful vintage Italian Design matte lacquered adjustable lounge chair in four reclining position, upholstered in a soft shaggy ivory  lambswool *extremely comfortable Orig...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Elm

Set of Elm Tub Arts and Crafts Chairs with Panelled Backs and Carry Handles
Located in London, GB
A set of 1930’s Elm tub chairs made by G T Harris Ltd Cabinet makers of Northampton producing high quality arts and crafts furniture in the 1920’s to 1930’s Measures: Ht 85cm x wi...
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Vintage 1930s English Arts and Crafts Chairs

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Elm

Pair of Armchair and Windsor Chair by Lucian Randolph Ercolani
By Lucian Ercolani
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Pair of Armchair and Windsor chair by Lucian Randolph Ercolani Ercol Edition circa 1960 Elm and beech Measures: 97 x 42 x 41 cm In very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Elm

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Mid-20th Century Elm Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of mid-20th century elm chairs is available at 1stDibs. Mid-20th century elm chairs bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made mid-20th century elm chairs over the years, but those made by Pierre Chapo, Olavi Hanninen and Mikko Nupponen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mid-20th Century Elm Chairs?

Prices for mid-20th century elm chairs start at $110 and top out at $95,000 with the average selling for $4,500.

Finding the Right Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the vintage, new or antique chairs you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The mid-century years yielded many popular chairs.

The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office. 

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today. 

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