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1940s Finnish Boucle Sofa by Carl-Johan Boman
Located in London, GB
Carl-Johan Boman Curved love seat sofa, circa 1940 This 2-person sofa was produced in Finland by Oy Boman AB in the 1940s. It has been refurbished and reupholstered at our Lond...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Elm, Wool, Cotton

  • 1940s Finnish Boucle Sofa by Carl-Johan Boman
  • 1940s Finnish Boucle Sofa by Carl-Johan Boman
  • 1940s Finnish Boucle Sofa by Carl-Johan Boman
  • 1940s Finnish Boucle Sofa by Carl-Johan Boman
H 29.53 in. W 55.12 in. D 31.5 in.
Danish 1930s-1940s Late Art Deco Loveseat in Elmwood
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful Danish late Art Deco period loveseat or sofa probably made in the 1930s or early 1940s. High end construction quality by unknown designer/maker, the frame and armrests are ...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Elm

Vintage Leather Loveseat Designed by Pierre Chapo, France, 1950s
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage leather loveseat designed by Pierre Chapo, France 1950s. Solid elm construction with cognac leather straps. Black leather cushions with light patina and wear. Superb quality.
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Vintage 1950s European Loveseats

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Elm

Loveseat Sofa Mexican Midcentury by “Malinche“, 1950s
Located in Cuauhtemoc, MX
The Malinche factory crafted hundreds of unique furniture designs from the beginning of the last century until its closure in the 1960s after a devastating fire. Today, Malinche furn...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric, Elm

Scandinavian Midcentury Settee or Two-Seat Sofa by DUX, Sweden
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very stylish settee or sofa made in Sweden by DUX in 1940s. Comfortable with a slightly high backrest and nice spring loaded cushions. Built on solid beech wood frame and raised on l...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Settees

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Wool, Beech, Elm

Scandinavian Modern Sofa in the Style of Carl Malmsten Sweden 1950s
Located in Bridgeport, CT
We found this beautiful loveseat or small sofa in Stockholm and while we don't know the designer or manufacturer it very much captures the essence of Swedish midcentury design and th...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wool, Elm

Pierre Chapo Loveseat in Solid Elm, France, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Loveseat designed by Pierre Chapo, France, 1950s. Frame constructed in solid elm and new black leather cushions with original leather straps and hardware.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Elm

S22 Two-Seat Sofa, Pierre Chapo, France, circa 1970
Located in Austin, TX
Master Craftsman, Pierre Chapo's, architecturally driven designs rely on his unique cubic joinery system and compression fitting, reflecting his exacting skill as a craftsman. This i...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Elm

Mid-Century Modern Loveseat by La Malinche
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
We present you this exquisite loveseat of the extinct furniture factory "Cìa Manufacturera de Muebles la Malinche SA" founded in Monterrey, Mexico in 1909 and considered the largest ...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Elm

  • Mid-Century Modern Loveseat by La Malinche
  • Mid-Century Modern Loveseat by La Malinche
  • Mid-Century Modern Loveseat by La Malinche
  • Mid-Century Modern Loveseat by La Malinche
H 26.78 in. W 49.22 in. D 32.29 in.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.