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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.
Børge Mogensen Bench for Fredericia Furniture
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Børge Mogensen. An oak bench with top of woven cane. Manufactured by Fredericia Furniture.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Cane, Oak

  • Børge Mogensen Bench for Fredericia Furniture
  • Børge Mogensen Bench for Fredericia Furniture
  • Børge Mogensen Bench for Fredericia Furniture
  • Børge Mogensen Bench for Fredericia Furniture
H 13.59 in. W 54.34 in. D 18.12 in.
Woven Rush and Oak Bench by Victor Courtray, France, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
1950's French woven rush seat with spindle design oak legs bench Designed by Victor Courtray Seat is removable.  
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Vintage 1950s French Benches

Materials

Oak, Rush

50s Organic Shaped Wooden Bench
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
This bench shows its organic shapes and is after all those years still as beautiful as functional. A fine example of timeless design. The bench is tall, with its 231cm and also firm ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Oak

  • 50s Organic Shaped Wooden Bench
  • 50s Organic Shaped Wooden Bench
  • 50s Organic Shaped Wooden Bench
  • 50s Organic Shaped Wooden Bench
H 18.51 in. W 90.95 in. D 9.85 in.
Pair of Mid-Century French Louis XIII Carved Oak Benches with Red Upholstery
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a hall way or add extra seating to a living room with this elegant pair of vintage benches. Crafted in France circa 1960 and built of solid oak, each seating features four d...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XIII Benches

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Fabric, Oak

Mid Century Solid Oak Bench by Carl Gustaf Boulogner, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Berkhamsted, GB
A mid century solid oak bench designed by Carl Gustaf Boulogner for AB Bröderna Wigells Stolfabrik, Sweden, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

Audoux Minet Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Audoux Minet coffee table with woven rope top Could be used as a coffee table or ottoman table Great patina to oakwood and rope top.     
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Vintage 1950s French Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Audoux Minet Coffee Table
  • Audoux Minet Coffee Table
  • Audoux Minet Coffee Table
  • Audoux Minet Coffee Table
H 13.75 in. W 35.5 in. D 21.75 in.
Yngvar Sandström "Tokyo" Bench in Oak for Nordiska Kompaniet Stockholm, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare and long "Tokyo" bench by Yngvar Sandström produced 1950s for Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm, Sweden. In good vintage condition and showing nice patina from use. Signed and ori...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

Guillerme et Chambron, Ebonized Oak Radiator Cover, France, Mid-20th Century
Located in New York, NY
This midcentury, ebonized radiator cover by the celebrated French designer Robert Guillerme, was created as part of a line of design he produced for the company Votre Maison. Feature...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Oak

Guillerme et Chambron, Pair of Polished Oak Stools, France, Mid-20th Century
Located in New York, NY
These elegant polished oak stools by the celebrated French designer Robert Guillerme, were created as part of a line of design he produced for the company Votre Maison. Guillerme pl...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Oak

Pair of Charlotte Perriand "Les Arcs" Benches, circa 1960, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of Charlotte Perriand "Les Arcs" Benches. Made with French Oak. Provence: "Les Arcs", France Circa 1960, France. Very good vintage condition. Charlotte Perriand (Paris, Oct...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Oak

Torbjørn Afdal Iconic ‘Krobo’ Bench or Side Table in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Torbjørn Afdal for Burksbo Mellemstrands Trevareindistri AS, 'Krobo' bench or side table, oak, metal, Norway, 1960s This iconic bench or coffee table by Afdal is executed in oak and...
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Rare Pair of Solid and Large Oak French Church Bench from the 1960s Pews
Located in Lyon, FR
Very long benches (340 cm) from the 1950s in solid oak. French handcrafted work.
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Vintage 1960s French Campaign Benches

Materials

Oak

Kurt Østervig Side Table or Bench Produced by Jason Møbler in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare and long side table or bench designed by Kurt Østervig. Produced by Jason Møbler in Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Oak, Teak

Børge Mogensen, Rare & Large Bench /Coffee-Table, Model 5275 / 883, Sweden 1950s
Located in DE
A rare and large bench or coffee-table in oak and cane, designed by Børge Mogensen in the 1950s and executed by Frederica Stolefabrik. Excellent vintage condition, absolutely no dam...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Cane, Oak

Borge Mogensen Side Tables or Benches in Oak and Rattan Cane, 1950s, Denmark
Located in Odense, DK
Amazing set of Danish modern side tables or benches in solid oak and handwoven rattan cane by Danish architect Borge Mogensen. Mogensen designed this model in the 1950s when it was m...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

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Cane, Rattan, Oak

Børge Mogensen Side Tables or Benches Model 5273 by Fredericia Stolefabrik
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of side tables or benches model 5273 designed by Børge Mogensen. Produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik in Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Cane, Oak

Scandinavian Modern Oak Bench by Børge Mogensen
Located in Kramfors, SE
Scandinavian Modern bench by Børge Mogensen for Karl Andersson & Söner from the 1960s. The bench is made in light oak with a detached cushion with red upholstery. The bench is in goo...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Benches

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Oak

  • Scandinavian Modern Oak Bench by Børge Mogensen
  • Scandinavian Modern Oak Bench by Børge Mogensen
  • Scandinavian Modern Oak Bench by Børge Mogensen
  • Scandinavian Modern Oak Bench by Børge Mogensen
H 13 in. W 45.28 in. D 14.97 in.
Guillerme et Chambron Daybed or Bench with Side Table in Oak and Fabric
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, daybed bench, oak, fabric, France, 1960s. This low bench or daybed shows the admirable, characteristic details of the French designer duo Guillerme and Chambr...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Audoux Minet Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Audoux Minet bench with woven rope seat and back. Wonderful patina with fantastic original green stained wood with patina.       
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Vintage 1950s French Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Audoux Minet Bench
  • Audoux Minet Bench
  • Audoux Minet Bench
  • Audoux Minet Bench
H 29 in. W 50 in. D 26 in.
Hugo Svensson Oak Slat Bench for Bjärnums Möbelfabriker
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury Hugo Svensson oak slat bench for Bjärnums Möbelfabriker AB. Beautiful construction. Both in good original condition with wear consistent with their age and use.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Oak

Oak Art Deco Haagse School Bench or Sofa by Willem Penaat for Metz & Co, 1930s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful and rare Art Deco Haagse School bench or sofa. Design by Willem Penaat for Metz & Co. Amsterdam Striking Dutch design from the 1930s. Solid oak frame with black lacquere...
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Art Deco Benches

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Fabric, Oak

Yngvar Sandström "Tokyo" Bench for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare black edition of this iconic "Tokyo" bench in oak designed by Yngvar Sandström for Nordiska Kompaniet in the 1960s. Beautiful vintage condition with showing signs from use ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Benches

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Oak

Bench in Solid Oak, Tokyo, by Yngvar Sandström for NK, Sweden
Located in Goteborg, SE
Tokyo, a bench in massive oak for sitting or for using as a table. Made by NK (Nordiska Kompaniet), the leading warehouse in Stockholm. Designed by Yngvar Sandström and part of a se...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Benches

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Oak Wood Slat Bench Tapered Legs
Located in Miami, FL
Classic Mid-Century Modern slat bench made out of oakwood on tapered legs. Marked underneath, Yugoslavia. Restored and ready for a new Home.
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Vintage 1960s Macedonian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Oak

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

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Oak, Sheepskin

Pair of Early Harry Bertoia Wooden Benches for Knoll International, circa 1960
Located in Ghent, BE
A great pair of early Harry Bertoia designed wood slat benches for Knoll International, made in Belgium by De Coene under license of Knoll International. The wood slats been refinish...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Pair of Italian 1940s Oak and Brass Benches with Upholstered Seat
Located in New York, NY
A pair of elegant Italian 1940s oak benches; the seats newly upholstered in creamy faux ostrich leather and separated by brass cylindrical shaped supports atop beautifully sculpted a...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Brass

Batistin Spade, Oak Upholstered Bench with Curved Frame, France, circa 1946
Located in New York, NY
This bowed oak stool boasts a thick upholstered seat and elegant, flared legs. From the personal collection of the daughter of Batistin Spade, Simone. Made on the occasion of her ...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Rare Large Børge Mogensen Bench in Oak and Cane, 1955
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rare large version of the Børge Mogensen bench. Original patinated oak and woven cane. Designed by Børge Mogensen 1955 and made at Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark. Very fine c...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Cane, Oak

Neo Gothic Style Oak Bench, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Neo Gothic style oak bench, circa 1950.      
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Vintage 1950s European Gothic Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Neo Gothic Style Oak Bench, circa 1950
  • Neo Gothic Style Oak Bench, circa 1950
  • Neo Gothic Style Oak Bench, circa 1950
  • Neo Gothic Style Oak Bench, circa 1950
H 0.4 in. W 0.4 in. D 0.4 in.
Knoll Bertoia Bench
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early edition of the iconic model 400 slatted bench, designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. A minimal form, comprised of solid oak slats balanced on Y-shaped legs. Contrasting black...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Oak

  • Knoll Bertoia Bench
  • Knoll Bertoia Bench
  • Knoll Bertoia Bench
  • Knoll Bertoia Bench
H 15 in. W 72 in. D 18 in.
Børge Mogensen Bench Model 3171 for Fredericia Møbelfabrik, Denmark, circa 1960
Located in San Francisco, CA
Børge Mogensen bench model 3171, designed in 1956 for Fredericia Møbelfabrik. Vintage original example with signs of use and wear.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Midcentury Gothic Style Coffer Storage Bench, Walnut Oak Chest French
Located in FR
French coffer or chest, storage bench in the gothic style, midcentury Walnut and oak Very decorative Very good condition For shipping: 118 x 51 x 33cm 22kg.  
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Mid-20th Century French Gothic Blanket Chests

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Oak, Walnut

Charles Dudouyt Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charles Dudouyt bench with 3 woven seats and signature carved legs and back. Newly rushed seats with wonderful patina to oakwood.
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Vintage 1940s French Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Charles Dudouyt Bench
  • Charles Dudouyt Bench
  • Charles Dudouyt Bench
  • Charles Dudouyt Bench
H 35.5 in. W 66.5 in. D 24.5 in.
Rare Belgium Dining Table Bench by De Puydt
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
Brutalist design from circa 1960s in oak. Good quality and in perfect condition. The construction and form is remarkable. Price is for the bench. Dimensions: 197 width...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Brutalist Benches

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Oak

  • Rare Belgium Dining Table Bench by De Puydt
  • Rare Belgium Dining Table Bench by De Puydt
  • Rare Belgium Dining Table Bench by De Puydt
  • Rare Belgium Dining Table Bench by De Puydt
H 17.33 in. W 77.56 in. D 11.82 in.
Aksel Kjersgaard Bench with Chest of Drawers of Oak Danish Modern, 1960s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Bench with separate chest of drawers with two drawers design by Danish Aksel Kjersgaard (1925-2018) and Kai Kristiansen (1929-) in the 1960s. The furniture is made of oak with an...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Jean Touret & The Artisans of Marolles, Oak Carved-Wood Bench, France, 1950
Located in New York, NY
Jean Touret moved to Pezay, a rural area near Marolles, in 1946. While there, he became highly conscious of the uncertainty that Industrial development would bring to the future of t...
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Mid-20th Century French Rustic Benches

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Oak

Mid Century Modern Borge Mogensen Two-Seat Sofa Bench, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Mid century bentwood oak frame two-seat bench by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark. Maintains original vibrant raspberry colored cushions, wear appropriate, missing ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Audoux Minet Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Audoux Minet bench with woven rope seat and back. Signature carved wood legs and detailing. Wonderful patina.    
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Vintage 1950s French Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Audoux Minet Bench
  • Audoux Minet Bench
  • Audoux Minet Bench
  • Audoux Minet Bench
H 28.5 in. W 50 in. D 28 in.
Kai Winding Chest / Bench Produced by Poul Hundevad in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare chest / bench designed by Kai Winding. Produced by Poul Hundevad in Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Cane, Oak

Børge Mogensen Side Tables / Benches Model 5274 by Fredericia Stolefabrik
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of side tables / benches model 5274 designed by Børge Mogensen. Produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik in Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Oak, Cane

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

A.Brandt Ranch Oak Mid-Century Modern Table and Benches
Located in Buffalo, NY
A.Brandt Ranch oak Mid-Century Modern table and benches, Classic design, superior quality and solid construction, retains original patina and finish.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Oak

Swedish Designer, Sculptural Minimalist Bench, Solid Stained Oak, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sculptural Minimalist bench. In sold stained oak. Features beautifully revealed joinery, and dovetail keys, similar to the butterfly joints used by George Nakashima. Other desig...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Oak

1940s Italian Oak Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible Italian oak bench - circa 1940s in the style of Paolo Buffa Long and slender with original neutral cushion Carved columned legs with brass inlayed detail and black taper...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Benches

Materials

Oak

  • 1940s Italian Oak Bench
  • 1940s Italian Oak Bench
  • 1940s Italian Oak Bench
  • 1940s Italian Oak Bench
H 21 in. W 80 in. D 13.25 in.
1950s Danish Oak Music Bench by Hans J. Wegner for A.P. Stolen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A high stool/piano bench in oak with new leather upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Oak

Oak Bench Model 3171, by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This is a very nice clean original example of this very popular bench in oak with cognac color leather seat pad, designed by Børge Mogensen and manufactured by Fredericia.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Oak

Hans J. Wegner Bench for Johannes Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bench or occasional table by Hans J. Wegner. Executed by Johannes Hansen, Denmark. Oak and teak.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Oak, Teak

  • Hans J. Wegner Bench for Johannes Hansen
  • Hans J. Wegner Bench for Johannes Hansen
  • Hans J. Wegner Bench for Johannes Hansen
  • Hans J. Wegner Bench for Johannes Hansen
H 16.54 in. W 59.06 in. D 17.72 in.
Børge Mogensen Set Benches Model 5273 in Natural Oak and Wicker for Fredericia
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant pair of benches or coffee tables (Model 5273) designed by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stølefabrik, Denmark. Solid soaped oak frames with cane all in very good original cond...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Cane, Oak

Rare Pair of Vintage Benches from France, 1950s
Located in Nashville, TN
Rare pair of vintage benches from France, 1950s. Presumably from a train station. Nice light wear and patina.
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Vintage 1950s European Benches

Materials

Oak

Minimalist Oak Wooden Design Bench Sofa with integrated table
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Beautiful Minimalist design bench in oak with a black metal base. The design is very similar to the designs of Kho Liang Ie or Charlotte Perriand. It is an exceptionally long sofa wi...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Audoux Minet Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Audoux Minet bench with woven rope seat and back. Signature carved wood legs and detailing. Wonderful patina.  
Category

Vintage 1950s French Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Audoux Minet Bench
  • Audoux Minet Bench
  • Audoux Minet Bench
  • Audoux Minet Bench
H 30.5 in. W 57.5 in. D 26 in.
Yngve Ekström Coffee / Side Table by Westbergs in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare coffee table / side table / bench designed by Yngve Ekström. Produced by Westbergs in Tranås, Sweden.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Oak, Teak

Rattan and Wood Bench
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A rattan and wood bench could also used as a trunk.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Rattan, Oak

  • Rattan and Wood Bench
  • Rattan and Wood Bench
  • Rattan and Wood Bench
  • Rattan and Wood Bench
H 17.72 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
European Sofa Bench in Oak with Grey Upholstery, 1950s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Three-seat sofa, oak and fabric, Europe, 1950s. Modest and simplistic three-seat sofa made in the 1950s. This sofa is made of oak, the sofa is build up with two slats for the backre...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Charlotte Perriand, Large "Tokyo" Bench
Located in Paris, FR
Issued by Galerie Steph Simon, Paris, France. Provenance Henri-Pierre Maillard, France Thence by descent Acquired from the above by the present owner Literature Patrick Fav...
Category

Vintage 1950s Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Charlotte Perriand, Large "Tokyo" Bench
  • Charlotte Perriand, Large "Tokyo" Bench
  • Charlotte Perriand, Large "Tokyo" Bench
  • Charlotte Perriand, Large "Tokyo" Bench
H 28.35 in. W 113.39 in. D 10.44 in.
Cleo Baldon X-Benches, Black Wrought Iron, Oak and Leather
Located in New York, NY
Cleo Baldon X-benches, black wrought iron, oak and leather. Blackened wrought iron X-form frames with burnished oak dowels, taut metal strapped seats and black leather cushions in go...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

Harry Bertoia Bench for Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Bertoia bench for Knoll. Longest version of the sizes offered. Solid oak slats with black iron legs. Retains original label. New finish. Measures: 82".  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

  • Harry Bertoia Bench for Knoll
  • Harry Bertoia Bench for Knoll
  • Harry Bertoia Bench for Knoll
  • Harry Bertoia Bench for Knoll
H 15.5 in. W 82 in. D 18.5 in.
Modern Oak and Steel Knoll Slated Bench Attributed to Harry Bertoia
Located in Toledo, OH
Knoll Mid-Century Modern oak and steel slated bench / coffee table attributed to Harry Bertia.
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Vintage 1960s North American Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

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Mid-20th Century Oak Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of mid-20th century oak benches available on 1stDibs. Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco mid-20th century oak benches are consistently popular styles. Mid-20th century oak benches have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Børge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner and Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet are consistently popular.

How Much are Mid-20th Century Oak Benches?

Mid-20th century oak benches can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $4,900, while the lowest priced sells for $808 and the highest can go for as much as $115,856.

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.