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2 Wallis Simpson Cheetah Barrel Club Lounge Chairs Jay Spectre for Century MCM
By Century Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Two Wallis Simpson club, library or accent chairs from the Special Effects line by Jay Spectre for Century Furniture. Modern styling with a black lacquer finish and Cheetah fabric.  
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Wire Chair, Stacking Side Chair in Black
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods Wire Furniture A classic wire dining chair, The Stacking Lucy chair combines versatility with Mid-Century Modern wire design. Great for outdoor commercial seating with th...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Metal, Iron

Italian Mid-Century Modern Black Vinyl Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Italian, Mid-Century Modern, lounge chairs feature wonderfully shaped maple frames with rounded backs upholstered in black vinyl with green piping.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Faux Leather, Maple

Pair of Mid-Century Black Wire "Bertoia" Chairs, for Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century black wire "Bertoia" chairs, for Knoll, American, circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century American Chairs

Mid Century Butterfly Chair with Black Canvass Sling
By Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury butterfly chair with yellow canvas sling seat. Clean, ready to use condition. Please view the companion chair with yellow seat, we have listed separately.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Italian Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Chair with Chromed Structure, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern black leather chair with chromed structure, 1970s Black leather chair with padded seat and back upholstered in black leather and curved, chromed steel str...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Swivel Tub Chairs in Black Mohair
Located in Dallas, TX
A really very nice pair of cool looking swivel tub chairs upholstered in black mohair by Maharm.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Mohair

Pair Newly Lacquered in Black Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning, newly lacquered in black, barrel back chairs with new feather cushions. Lacquer color is flat black, circa 1970s with seat height of 18".
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Lacquer, Feathers

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Wire Chair, the Lucy Chair in Black by Bend Goods
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This new Classic chair, inspired by midcentury designs has revolutionized the wire furniture industry with its sleek, edgy, and fresh design. The Lucy side chair is durable for comme...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Multicolored Black Italian Couple of Chairs, Italy, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian couple of chairs with back and seat upholstered, legs finished in brass and reupholstered with geometric pattern.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Black Office Chair by Arne Jacobsen 1950s,Denmark
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage black swivel office chair, which is an early model, designed by Arne Jacobsen, 1950s, Denmark and executed by Fritz Hansen. The swivel chairs is labeled ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plywood

Paoli Chair Co. Black Naugahyde Chrome MCM Slipper Chairs Style Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Paoli Chair Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome pair of Mid-Century Modern or MCM slipper chairs in black faux leather or Naugahyde by Paoli Chair Co. done in the style of Florence Knoll. Original tag on one chair dated 19...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Black Vintage Desk Chair Style Egon Eiermann 1950s Germany
By Egon Eiermann
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid-Century Modern vintage black desk chair of office chair or swivel chair, which was designed in the style of Egon Eiermann, Germany 1950s. The swiveling desk chair is adjustabl...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Butterfly Chair with Black Canvas Sling Seat
By Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Period midcentury butterfly chair, having a wrought iron frame and original black canvas sling seat. This example is in very good, original clean ad ready to use condition. Iconic fo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Lounge Chair by Artflex
By Artflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Italian made leather chair for Artlfex. Great comfort and modern style. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer)     
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Mid-Century Lounge Chair by Artflex
  • Mid-Century Lounge Chair by Artflex
  • Mid-Century Lounge Chair by Artflex
  • Mid-Century Lounge Chair by Artflex
H 26 in. W 34 in. D 34 in.
Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Rocking Chair, circa 1958
By Viko Baumritter
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant black lacquered rocking chair from the mid century. Totally restored, brand new upholstery with new foam and batting. Material is gray/black blend which works well...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Black Vinyl Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning pair of armchairs with beige/yellow colored cushions that complement the black vinyl upholstery. The winged armrests, splayed legs, and angled backrest ensure optimal comf...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Black Faux Leather Vintage Desk Chair Egon Eiermann, 1950s
By Egon Eiermann
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented vintage desk chair, designed by Egon Eiermann and produced by Wilde & Spieth, features a chromed metal base with 4 wheels. Also the seat and back, made of plywood, wer...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Black and Ivory Vinyl Lounge Chair
Located in Redding, CT
Mid-Century black and ivory vinyl lounge chair. Channel back design with dramatic cream and black color contrast. Epic lines.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

PVC, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Set of 4 Italian Chrome and Black Leather Dining Chairs
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern set of four Italian chrome and black leather dining or office chairs, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Black Vintage Chairs Arne Jacobsen 1952 for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid-Century Modern set of 2 vintage black stairs, which was designed by Arne Jacobsen 1952 and executed for Fitz Hansen, 1970, Denmark. It is marked underneath. The stacking chair...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Arm or Desk Chair Upholstered in Black Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern mahogany arm or desk chair upholstered in black leather.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of 6 Black Wooden Chairs by Pozzi, 1970s
By Pozzi
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian set of 6 black wooden chairs with Vienna straw seat by Pozzi. The chairs have a chrome detail on the back that characterizes them and makes them even more...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Black Leather Desk Chair in Style of Preben Fabricius
By Preben Fabricius
Located in Vienna, AT
This curved cantilever desk chair or armchair in the style of Preben Fabricius 1960s with armrests was made of chromed steel and upholstered black leather. Also this high quality de...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Black Metal and White Fabric Chairs, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern black metal and white fabric chairs, 1980s Set of four chairs in black painted metal rod and seat and back in original ivory white leather. Very good c...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Mid Century Modern American Black Vinyl Eames La Fonda, Swivel Chair 1960
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Charles and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of Mid-Century Modern American design and have been recognised as two of the most inf...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Italian Mid-Century Modern Steel Rod and Black Leather Chair by Arrmet, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern steel rod and black leather chair by Arrmet, 1970s seat and back in original leather with very particular structure in steel rod chair. Made by Arrmet, Ita...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Set of Three Mid Century Tufted Black Leatherette Club Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Wicked set of three Mid-Century Modern tufted black leatherette or Naugahyde club chairs. Featuring a rare tufted front and backside with a wooden four leg swivel base. Shiny and thi...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Metal

Mid-20th Century Bronze Cable Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-20th century bronze cable chairs, set of four. Lattice seats. Heavy double twined cable with a continuous back and arm. X-form stretchers. Very heavy and stabile. Good aged patina.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bronze

  • Mid-20th Century Bronze Cable Chairs
  • Mid-20th Century Bronze Cable Chairs
  • Mid-20th Century Bronze Cable Chairs
  • Mid-20th Century Bronze Cable Chairs
H 32 in. W 24 in. D 27 in.
2010s Set of Four Black Mid-Century Modern Style Chairs with Aluminum Frame
Located in New York, NY
2010s sleek Mid-Century Modern style black chairs with an aluminum frame. Made by Coaster Company of America. Priced as a set. This can be viewed at our Scranton, Pennsylvania locati...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid Century Modern Scandinavian Teak and Black Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Scandinavian teak and black lounge chairs. Simplicity at its finest. This custom quality pair of lounge chairs has a wonderfully refined Mid-Century Modern look and design. T...
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Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Mid-Century Modern Arm Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This retro walnut lounge chair features sculpted hardwood frame and quality vintage fabric. The unique design of this piece makes a comfortable and stylish addition to any setting. P...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

  • Mid-Century Modern Arm Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Arm Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Arm Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Arm Chair
H 37.75 in. W 24.75 in. D 32 in.
Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Iron and White Bouclé Italian Chairs, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Italian manufactured chairs. Iron lacquered in black structure with white bouclé wool upholstery fabric.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Industrial Mid-Century Modern Metal Chair
Located in Chorzów, PL
A chair made in Poland in the 1960s. The furniture was made of metal. The chair is after renovation and change of upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s Polish Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of 4 Upholstered Chairs with Black Iron Structure
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian set of 4 dining or desk black lacquered iron chairs with its original red fabric upholstery, 1960s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Mid Century Modern Mr. Chair Leather-Like Chair and Ottoman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Mr Chair, leather-like chair and ottoman, originating in the United States, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This mid-century modern rocking chair in the style of Adrian Pearsall features a solid walnut construction and vintage upholstery which offers a modern flare and comfortable seating ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery

  • Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
H 29 in. W 28 in. D 25 in.
Set of Six Mid-Century Italian Dining Chairs
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Set of six Italian Mid-Century Modern dining chairs. Have not been refinished, in original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Mid Century Modern Chromed Steel/ Black Leather Eames Era Lounge Chair
Located in Vienna, AT
This great and comfortable chair has to be seen in conjunction with the famous lounge chair, designed 1956 by Charles & Ray Eames. Chromed steel base and black leather, very good con...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Original Mid-Century Modern Black and Grey Chair, Carl Sasse for Casala
By Casala, Carl Sasse
Located in München, DE
Pair of very rare and beautiful original Mid-Century Modern black and grey chairs by Carl Sasse for Casala reupholstered. X legs made of black lacquered wood. Curved backrest made o...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Plywood

Swedish Mid-Century Modern chair by Gemla Diö
By Gemla
Located in Berlin, DE
Swedish Mid-Century Modern chair by Gemla Diö This chair was produced by Gemla Diö in Sweden, circa the 1950s. The frame is made of black-lacquered wood and the chair has been newly...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

  • Swedish Mid-Century Modern chair by Gemla Diö
  • Swedish Mid-Century Modern chair by Gemla Diö
  • Swedish Mid-Century Modern chair by Gemla Diö
  • Swedish Mid-Century Modern chair by Gemla Diö
H 33.86 in. W 17.72 in. D 15.75 in.
Vintage Verner Panton 1-2-3 System Chair Fritz Hansen Black Mid-Century Modern
By Verner Panton
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Verner Panton 1-2-3 system chair for Fritz Hansen in black. Item includes designer/ manufacturer stamp to base, vinyl upholstery, swivel base, very nice vintage item, sleek s...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Modern Vintage Black Leather Lounge Chairs H. W. Klein 1960s Denmark
By Henry Walter Klein
Located in Vienna, AT
This set of two lounge chairs features a steel chromed swiveling base with black leather upholstery, furthermore the lounge chairs show loose seat and back cushions with wonderful l...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-century Modern Shovel Chairs by Lee Woodard
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Combining wrought iron frames with sculpted wood seats and backs. Uncommon black finish go well with the sturdy black frames for a sleek modern look. Lee Woodard gives attention to d...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Black Italian Mid-Century Modern Cosmos chair by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti
By Saporiti, Augusto Bozzi
Located in Berlin, DE
Black Italian Mid-Century Modern Cosmos chair by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti Rare Cosmos lounge chair designed by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti Italia, Italy, 1954. This chair has a bla...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Black Thonet Bentwood and Vinyl Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of Thonet bentwood Mid-Century Modern chairs in black with black vinyl upholstery. They are in good vintage condition. The vinyl does have a few cuts and nicks. The bla...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Bentwood, Faux Leather

Mid Century Modern - Rey Black Chair - by Bruno Rey - Design 1971, In Stock
By Dietiker, Bruno Rey
Located in Encino, CA
Referred to as "the most successful piece of Swiss Furniture of all time" by the Swiss Museum of Design in Zurich, the Rey chair is a Swiss design icon since 1971. Designed by Brun...
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2010s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 French Black and Gray Chairs by Charles Ramos
By Charles Ramos
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Lot of 6 wood chairs: four with the original grey leatherette sky seats and two recently reupholstered in black leatherette. Size: 42 x 40 x 46 / 90 H. cm.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Synthetic, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Black and White Lounge Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern black and white lounge chairs. Reupholstered in a designer fabric and refinished in a rich walnut finish. Price includes complimentary curb side delivery ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Vintage Modern Club Chairs by Hickory Chair
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of American baker style side chairs make a comfortable and stylish addition to any home or office seating area. Club seats boast shapely wooden frames with carved details as wel...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Modern Black Leather Swivel Turtle Lounge Chair by Walter Knoll
By PearsonLloyd, Walter Knoll
Located in London, GB
Designed by British design studio Pearson Lloyd and made by Walter Knoll, this beautiful turtle swivel armchair has a Classic Mid-Century Modern aesthetic. The chair has been recent...
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1990s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mid Century Swivel Chair by I. V. Chair Company Brooklyn NY
Located in New York, NY
Stylish and well-made swivel office, desk chair by I.V. chair company Brooklyn NY (109 Jewel St). Interesting example of Brooklyn modern after Fritz Hansen etc. This chair shows cosm...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Mid-Century Modern Teak Iron White Black Set of Six Italian Chairs, 1950
By Livio de Simone
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of six Italian manufactured chairs. Iron lacquered in black structure whit seats upholstery fabric in two colors ''Tessuto Tria'' hand painted by Livio de Simone and back made in...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Black Leather Marcel Breuer Style Wassily Chairs Mid-Century Modern
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Marcel Breuer style black leather Wassily chairs, circa 1980s. Made in Italy. There are no manufacturer hallmarks. The leather and chrome is in great pre-owned condition esp...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Danish Style Mid Century Modern Sculptural Walnut & Black Bentwood Rocking Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Plycraft, Leathercrafter
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very hard to find and cleverly designed rocking chair. It features a sculpted walnut frame with black Naugahyde sling upholstery. In the style of: Adrian Pearsall, Plycraft.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Wood

Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Both the chair and leather are in excellent vintage condition. There's a scratch on the back (pictured) and a little discoloration on one of ...
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak, Leather

  • Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
H 42.5 in. W 32.25 in. D 31 in.
Osvaldo Borsani, Italian Mid-Century Set of Six Black and Green Chairs 1950s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Milan, IT
Osvaldo Borsani, Italian Mid-Century Set of Six Black Wood and Green Leather Chairs 1950s. This dining room set presents the best wood craftsmanship of the era, with bent surfaces p...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Faux Leather, Ebony

Mid century Lounge Chair by Flexsteel
By Paul McCobb
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Mid century lounge by the Flexsteel Company. Chair is similar in style to the chair designed by Paul Mccobb . Patterned Green Velvet Upholstery & Turned Walnut legs.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

  • Mid century Lounge Chair by Flexsteel
  • Mid century Lounge Chair by Flexsteel
  • Mid century Lounge Chair by Flexsteel
  • Mid century Lounge Chair by Flexsteel
H 37 in. W 30 in. D 33 in.
Mid Century Modern Marcel Breuer "Wassily" Chairs in Chrome and Black Leather
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Marcel Breuer "Wassily" chairs 1960s black leather in good conditions, and chrome frame with a little rust spot here and there. Wear and use consistent with the age.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Eames Black Fiberglass RAR Rocker Rocking Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Eames black fiberglass RAR rocking chair. Item features black fiberglass shell, original Herman Miller stamp to underside, very nice vintage ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

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Mid Century Chair S Black For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century chair s black you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each mid century chair s black for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, animal skin and leather. There are 2338 variations of the antique or vintage mid century chair s black you’re looking for, while we also have 166 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century chair s black — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each mid century chair s black bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one mid century chair s black that is appealing in its simplicity, but Knoll, Gubi and Herman Miller produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid Century Chair S Black?

The average selling price for a mid century chair s black at 1stDibs is $3,270, while they’re typically $125 on the low end and $190,025 for the highest priced.

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.