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Vintage Mid-Century Modern Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully minimalist and sleek Mid-Century Modern arm chair with a true red upholstery.
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Late 20th Century Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

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H 30 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
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

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H 37.75 in. W 24.75 in. D 32 in.
Mid-Century Modern Arm Chair and Ottoman Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This arm chair and ottoman set features a comfortable cushioned design, with eccentric striped upholstery. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Arm Chair in Textured Wool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A Mid-Century Modern armchair. Newly reupholstered in a soft textured wool. Cream in color with speckles of brown and black. Blonde wood feet with brass caps.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wool, Upholstery

Original Mid-Century Modern Arm Chair by Edward Matthes for N A Jorgenson 1950's
By Carl Edward Matthes
Located in Portland, OR
An original lounge chair by Carl Edward Matthes for N. A. Jorgensen, 1959. An iconic chair designed by Matthes for N. A. Jorgensen. The chair is in excellent condition, both the teak...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Pair Italian Mid-Century Modern Arm Chairs with New Velvet Upholstery
Located in Troy, MI
Found in Italy, this pair of circa 1950s sculptural arm chairs have narrow brass legs and new, deep blue velvet upholstery. Unlike many chairs from this era, these are generously pro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern, Arm Chair in Wood and Patinated Cognac Leather, 1950
By Anna-Lülja Praun, Josef Frank
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A spindle back armchair designed by Anna-Luelja Praun (1906-2004), Vienna, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1952. It is made of a warm toned solid wood frame with two loose...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Vintage Mid Century Modern Arm Chairs in the Style of Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Houston, TX
Comfort and design come together in these beautiful arm chairs in the style of Jens Risom. The leather is in excellent condition, and the frame has some minor flaws but also in very ...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

High Back Mid-Century Arm Chairs Ash Grey Upholstery Brass Legs
By Gigi Radice
Located in Clermont, FL
Mid-Century Modern arm chairs with high back - designed to display their distinct sculptural silhouette ; scrolled back, rolled arms & splayed two toned brass legs -from any visual p...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Polyester

Pair of Milo Baughman Arm or Office Chairs, Mid-Century Modern, Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern arm chairs by Milo Baughman. Each with burlwood frames having brass framing. Made by Mastercraft.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Handrubbed Walnut Button Back Arm Chair by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern arm chair was realized by the celebrated designer Adrian Pearsall circa 1960. It features button back detailing; concave arms; arched hind legs; and a...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Walnut

Curved-Arm Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern arm chairs with wood trim and bowed arms. Very comfortable club chairs with vintage upholstery. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer)
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wood

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H 26 in. W 32.5 in. D 31 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Low Profile Arm/Accent Chair
Located in Wilmington, DE
Vintage mid-century tufted-back swivel rocker club chair. Offered is a vintage mid-century tufted-back swivel rocker club chair. These chairs swivel and rock - has Velvet upholst...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Reclining Arm Lounge Chair & Ottoman
By Plycraft
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Modern Plycraft reclining arm lounge chair & ottoman. Ottoman measurements are: H: 14.75” Width: 22 1/2” Depth: 19 1/2”.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Mid Century Upholstered Arm Chair
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a stylish and classic mid century arm chair that has been newly upholstered in a beautiful soft cream chenille fabric. Four dark wooden legs support the chair. This would be ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chenille, Wood

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H 39 in. W 31 in. D 30 in.
Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Salterini Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs
By Salterini
Located in Wilmington, DE
Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Salterini curve back outdoor arm chairs Offered is a set of 4 Mid-Century Modern outdoor arm chairs in the style of Salterini(circa 1960's). Features ena...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Polished Chrome Rail Back Lounge/ Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and sculptural lounge/arm chair designed in the manner of the esteemed American designer Milo Baughman in the United States circa 1970. It features a rail back design c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Open Arm Walnut Lounge Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut open arm lounge chairs Offered is a beautifully pair of original lounge chairs by Cintique. They are all original and feature the original green ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Gorgeous Dunbar Arm Chair Edward Wormley Mid-century Modern
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous Dunbar chair designed by Edward Wormley. This lovely chair was reupholstered in a salmon chenille about 20 years ago and still looks great. The back cushion is filled with...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Fantastic Probber Style Angular Arm Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic angular pair of Probber style lounge chairs. Smart looking walnut legs and base. We love the great looking slanted arms with the angular walnut base- very striking.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Curved Angled Back Dining Arm Chairs - a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern walnut curved angled back dining arm chairs - a pair. Item features sleek curved back rails, angled backrests, beautiful woodgrain, tapered legs, very nice vintage...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Rattan Lounge Arm Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern rattan lounge arm chairs circa 1960. Arm rest H: 24" Seat Interior D: 19" x W: 21".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Arm or Desk Chair Upholstered in Black Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French 1940s mahogany armchair with seat and back upholstered in black leather. The smooth elliptical shapes and mid-century modern lines make this a stylish addition to any desk or ...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood

John Stuart Chrome Arm Vintage chairs Desk Lounge Dining Mid-Century Modern
By John Stuart
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Mid Century Modern John Stuart chrome armchairs with stickers underneath, pictures. The chrome is in good condition however the original upholstery will need to be replaced. ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Iconic Fully Upholstered Arm Chairs a Pair
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic pair of fully upholstered striped arm chairs by Harvey Probber. Great scale, better lines and what a wonderful and vibrant color scheme on the mohair feeling fabric. Guarantee...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Wood Lounge Club Arm Chair Domino Mobler
By Domino Møbler
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage mid century Danish modern teak wood lounge club arm chair. Item features solid teak wood construction, very nice vintage item, quality craftsmanship, great style and form. Po...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Button Back Arm Chair by Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
This effortlessly elegant and timeless Mid Century Modern chair was realized by the legendary designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings in the United States circa 1950. Gibbings was renowned f...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Wood Frame Vinyl Upholstered Lounge Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern walnut wood frame vinyl upholstered lounge arm chair. Item: features cream colored Naugahyde upholstery, solid wood frame, tapered legs, clean modernist lines, gre...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs, 4 Side-Chairs & 2 Arm-Chairs
By John Widdicomb
Located in New York, NY
A Set of 6 John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern dining chairs, 4 side-chairs & 2 arm-chairs Measure: Seat height 17.5.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Naugahyde, Walnut

Newly Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Cane Back Arm Chairs, a Pair
By Stow Davis
Located in Charleston, SC
Newly refinished and newly upholstered in a stunning and vibrant teal with piping. These arm chairs have great lines and are very well built. The finished wood seat bottom attaches t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood, Textile, Cane

Six Authentic Pierre Jeanneret Office Arm Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Stamford, CT
Pierre Jeanneret 'Office' Chairs, Model PJ-SI-28-B Set of 6 fixed back arm chairs in teak and cane featuring a compass type double leg assembly while the backret is slightly curv...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Linen, Cane, Teak

Pair Mid-Century McGuire Barrel Back Arm Chairs, Organic Modern Rattan + Cane
By John McGuire, John and Elinor McGuire, Ficks Reed, McGuire
Located in Decatur, GA
Exquisite pair of vintage McGuire organic modern barrel back arm chairs by John and Elinor McGuire. Featuring original ox blood tone naugahyde seats - a rare original colorway. Each ...
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Vintage 1960s American Organic Modern Chairs

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Leather, Naugahyde, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Parlor Arm Living Room Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern upholstered parlor arm living room chairs. This pair of arm chairs are authentic to midcentury design. With organic, clean lines and stylish functionality ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Rare Design Bent Wire Frame Wood Arm Mid-Century Modern Dining Side Chair
By Clifford Pascoe, Jean Royère
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice rare modernist design Mid-Century Modern dining side armchair.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal, Wire

Norman Cherner Walnut Pretzel Arm Chair Plycraft Mid-Century Modern
Located in Boise, ID
Great vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Corner Chairs

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Walnut

Matching Pair of Mid Century Modern Open Arm Parsons Style Lounge Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome matching pair of armchairs circa 1970's. These feature open arm design and retain their original upholstery. Recovering is recommended but usable as is. We have 4 in stock...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Pair Mid-Century Modern Pernilla Arm / Lounge Chairs by Bruno Mathsson, Denmark
By Bruno Mathsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair Mid-Century Modern pernilla arm / lounge chairs by Bruno Mathsson, Denmark Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs by Bruno Mathsson. Pair of 'Pernilla' easy chairs by Dux,...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Textile, Wood

Regina Andrew Pair of Mid-Century Modern Style Tufted Steel Arm Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Shippensburg, PA
In the mid-century style inspired by the iconic and austere forms of Milo Baughman, this striking chair features a sleek welded steel frame with a brown patination of surfaces, the w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Reclining Arm Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
These line tufted mid century arm chairs feature a wooden base that slopes up forming comfortable armrests. The chairs do recline but only partially allowing the seat to move forward...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Wood

Fantastic Danish Modern Paddle Arm Teak Lounge Chair Mid-Century
By Kurt Østervig
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic Danish modern paddle arm teak lounge chair. This piece retains its original woven textured fabric-a bit dated but still nice. The teak frame has a warm honey brown patina a...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Four Authentic Pierre Jeanneret Floating Back Arm Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Stamford, CT
Four (4) authentic Pierre Jeanneret floating back arm chairs, Mid-Century Modern Each with markings indicating provenance - These are authentic and directly from Chandigarh, Indi...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Linen, Cane, Teak

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe MR20 Mid Century Modern Cantilevered Arm Chair
By Charles Stendig, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Amazingly timeless chair created in 1926 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Graceful lines in tubular chrome with minimal seat & back but supports so well. This is a 1970s edition of the M...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Hi-Back / Wingback Arm / Lounge Chairs, 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Hi-Back / Wingback Arm / Lounge Chairs Pair of velvet Italian designer mid-century lounge chairs having exposed wooden supports Velvet, Wa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Spindle Back Arm Chair, by Gelderland, the Netherlands 1960's
By Gelderland, Ercol
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wooden fire side spindle back lounge chair.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Bentwood Arm/ Desk Chair in Silver Sharkskin Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
This chair feature a ebonized walnut bentwood arms design with tapered legs. They have been newly reupholstered in a silver sharkskin metallic silk/wool blend fabric. This is a fine ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Rare Pair Milo Baughman Chrome Even Arm Tuxedo Lounge Chair Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Rare pair of Milo Baughman chrome leg tuxedo lounge chairs. We just love the sexy cube shape along with the refined chrome frame. This pair will need to be reupholstered but the heav...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century French Oak & Rope Woven Arm Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of mid-century French oak arm chairs with curved, sculptural arms. Woven seat and back supports are comprised of groups of 8 thin ropes form each "stripe" to create a square-sty...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rope, Oak

Fantastic Harvey Probber Style Even Arm Tuxedo Lounge Chair Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Luscious Harvey Probber style even arm tuxedo lounge chair. This chair has been reupholstered with high-end peacock blue velvet and has all new foam and springs. It is truly stunning...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Mid Century Walnut Wingback Arm Chair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall mid century walnut wingback arm chair This chair measures: 38 wide x 44 deep x 39 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and an arm height of 26 inches Ready for...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Danish Modern Ib Kofod Larsen Walnut Open Arm Lounge Chairs
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid Century Danish Modern Ib Kofod Larsen Walnut Open Arm Lounge Chairs Offered is a beautifully pair of original lounge chairs by IB Kofod Larsen. Great condition with ve...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Handsome Pair of Harvey Probber Style Cube Arm Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of Harvey Probber style upholstered cube arm chairs. We love the solid walnut base that wraps completely around the bottom. Great modern lines with super comfort. You...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard Spun Fiberglass Arm Chairs, Set of 2
By Russell Woodard
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Incredible pair of Mid-Century Modern spun fiberglass arm chairs. Each feature a fantastic woven design with a painted green finish.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fiberglass

Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Woodard Iron Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs C
By Russell Woodard
Located in Wilmington, DE
Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Woodard Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs Offered is a set of Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Woodard Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs(circa 1970's). Features enamel...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Pair of New Blue Upholstery Teak Danish Mid-Century Modern Arm Lounge Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner, Dux of Sweden
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of DUX Danish Modern teak lounge newly upholstery in navy blue fabric. Nice solid teak wrap around back connected arms similar to barrel back design.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Upholstery, Teak

Mid Century General Interiors Corp Orange Velvet Library Wingback Arm Chair
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage mid century General Interiors Corporation wingback armchair featuring serpentine form with orange velvet upholstery. m
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Velvet

Pair of Mid-Century Lounge Chairs Walnut Open Arm Lounge Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Lounge chairs walnut open arm lounge chairs This set includes 2 open arm walnut lounge chairs. Featuring Paddle Arms and Splayed Legs. They need to be reupholste...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Vintage Swedish Mid-Century Leather Swivel Arm Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Handsome vintage swivel armchair from Sweden, c. 1960. Newly restored and reupholstered in high quality taupe leather. Tub style rounded chair on a swivel chrome base. Enjoy the b...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Lounge Chairs Walnut Open Arm Lounge Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of mid-century lounge chairs walnut open arm lounge chairs This set includes 2 open arm walnut lounge chairs. The arms feature a laminate top. They need to be reupholstered. ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Button Back Chrome Arm Chairs in Holly Hunt Velvet
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and sculptural pair of button back swivel arm/ lounge chairs were realized in the United States circa 1970. They feature circular bases bisected by a convex rectangular...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Woodard Iron Curve Back Outdoor Arm Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Wilmington, DE
Set of 4 Woodard curve back Mid-Century Modern outdoor dining chairs Offered is a set of 4 Mid-Century Modern outdoor arm chairs designed by Russell Woodard (circa 1956). Features e...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

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Mid Century Modern Arm Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century modern arm chairs available for sale. The range of distinct mid century modern arm chairs — often made from wood, fabric and metal — can elevate any home. We have 606 antique and vintage mid century modern arm chairs in-stock, while there are 8 modern editions to choose from as well. Mid century modern arm chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid century modern arm chairs bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made mid century modern arm chairs over the years, but those made by Charles and Ray Eames, Milo Baughman and Herman Miller are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mid Century Modern Arm Chairs?

Prices for mid century modern arm chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mid century modern arm chairs begin at $1 and can go as high as $68,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,799.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — 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 furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official 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.