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Mexican Iron and Caned Chair
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Iron and caned chairs, the seat and backrest are handmade with cane, the painting is original and apparently over time they were painted a couple of times, the original vintage finis...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

  • Mexican Iron and Caned Chair
  • Mexican Iron and Caned Chair
  • Mexican Iron and Caned Chair
  • Mexican Iron and Caned Chair
H 29.93 in. W 18.9 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Golden Pier Luigi Colli Iron Bedroom Benches, Italy, 1950
By Pier Luigi Colli
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of golden pier Luigi Colli iron bedroom benches, Italy, 1950. Cute pair of 20" (width) hammered gilt iron benches with the original golden bronze velvet fabric. Very good origin...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Iron

Wrought Iron, Wood and Paper Cord Bar Stools by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great set of Arthur Umanoff bar stools made from wrought iron and paper cord. We have 6 in stock. Price is per chair.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Nicely Restored John Woodard Wrought Iron with Steel Mesh Lounge Chairs
By Woodard Furniture Co., John Woodard
Located in Ferndale, MI
Pair of Woodard wide lounge chairs. Recently powder coated gloss black with fresh foot glide installed.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Wrought Iron

1950s Fully Restored 'Airone' Chairs in Purple Velvet by Studio PFR for Arflex
By Studio PFR ( Ponti Fornaroli Rosselli ), Arflex
Located in Rome, IT
An "Airone" armchair designed by studio "Studio PFR (Gio Ponti Antonio Fornaroli Alberto Rosselli)" for Arflex in 1955 New purple velvet upholstery. Iron legs with new black enamel...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Pair of Olive Green and Red Natural Suede Leather Lounge Chairs, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern armchairs, manufactured in 1960s. These two easy chairs are swivel, with an iron frame and the seat in natural suede leather, one is red and one olive g...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Arthur Umanoff Bar Stools for Raymor Restored
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in St. Louis, MO
Arthur Umanoff midcentury bar stools, for Raymor priced per stool, total of 6 available, wood slat seats, iron frames with wicker wrapped backs, seat height of 29" to be restored pri...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Armchair by Pacific Iron Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Pacific Iron
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, armchair by Pacific Iron attributed to Milo Baughman features solid walnut armrests and newly upholstery in light green cotton linen blend.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Set of Four Mid Century Iron Chairs by Gallo Original Iron Works, Inc
By Gallo Original Iron Works 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern set of four sculpted iron chairs featuring removable vinyl seats, manufactured by Gallo Original Iron Works, INC. Refinished in a bare metal style finish. (Please c...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Red Iron Stools
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish Mid-Century Modern red iron stools made circa 1940. The stools are a set of four and a good example of the Mid-Century Modern style period. Frame of twisted iron wire with th...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Iron

Milo Baughman For Pacific Iron Works Mid Century Chairs - Set of 4
By Pacific Iron, Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman for pacific iron works mid century chairs - set of 4. Each chair measures: 15.25 wide x 19.5 deep x 32.5 high, with a seat height of 18.5 All pieces of furniture c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Knoll Style Iron Butterfly Chair
Located in Wilmington, DE
Midcentury Danish modern welded iron butterfly chair Offered is a welded iron 'Butterfly' chair, similar to the style of Knoll. It is in good condition, has been repainted and has...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Iron and Nylon Cord Chair
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
We don't know much about these chairs, we know they were in a watch shop since the early sixties when it opened. It doesn't look like it, but it's comfortable, and its design makes o...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

  • Mid-Century Modern Iron and Nylon Cord Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Iron and Nylon Cord Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Iron and Nylon Cord Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Iron and Nylon Cord Chair
H 35.44 in. W 16.74 in. D 18.51 in.
Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Upholstered Hoop Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of atomic, mod, Mid-Century Modern, wrought iron, hoop chairs upholstered in deep aubergine, gray vinyl.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Upholstered Bar Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of 3, Mid-Century Modern, bar stools feature hairpin, wrought iron bases with 14.5 inch diameter vinyl seats.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Wrought Iron Bar Stools
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Wrought Iron Bar Stools Offered for sale are Mid-Century Modern sculptural wrought iron bar stools which are being listed individuality with the availa...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Pacific Iron Side Chair
By Pacific Iron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pacific iron 1940s side chair.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Bronze

  • Pacific Iron Side Chair
  • Pacific Iron Side Chair
  • Pacific Iron Side Chair
  • Pacific Iron Side Chair
H 34.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Armchair Attributed to Dan Johnson, Pacific Iron
By Dan Johnson, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Outstanding, Mid-Century Modern armchair attributed to Dan Johnson for Pacific Iron features a highly-stylized, wrought iron frame with mustard, crinkled, patent leather upholstery. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Woven Wicker and Iron Canapé/Sofa
Located in East Hampton, NY
Charming rattan/wicker sofa with iron rolled-arm and frame, boasting a very curvaceous flair.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Iron

Classic Mid-Century Modern Brass and Wire Iron Stool
Located in Buffalo, NY
Amazing Mid-Century Modern bar or counter stool, right out of the Jetsons, Classic sculptural brass Bertoia like design seats. As well as geometric iron base design with elements of ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Pier Luigi Colli Wrought Iron Foot Stool
By Pier Luigi Colli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern wrought iron hammered dotted design gold leaf finish foot stool attributed to PierLuigi Colli Made in Italy, foam fabric cover seat.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Wrought Iron Side Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, desk or side chair features a wrought iron frame with contrasting copper vinyl upholstery and nailhead detail on backrest.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Upholstered Wingback Chair
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, high, wingback, lounge chair features a minimal, wrought iron frame newly upholstered in a raspberry, cotton linen blend. Is attributed to Adrian Pearsall.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Italian Iron Structure Upholstered Pattern Fabric Footstool
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Rectangular footstool made of black lacquered iron structure and finished with brass legs. Upholstered in linseed and cotton pattern fabric with embroidery edited by Pierre Frey, Ita...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Iron, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Iron Hoop Lounge Chair, circa 1955
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Exceptional iron hoop lounge chair with a canvas seat. Fabulous iron frame with a great design, hairpin legs built into frame. Canvas is new and was recently painted.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Pacific Iron Lounge Chair
By Pacific Iron, Walter Lamb
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Walter lamb for pacific iron low lounge chair. Measure: Seat height 16 inches.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

  • Pacific Iron Lounge Chair
  • Pacific Iron Lounge Chair
  • Pacific Iron Lounge Chair
  • Pacific Iron Lounge Chair
H 33.5 in. W 25.5 in. D 24.5 in.
Ingmar Relling Siesta White Leather Iron Armchair Mid-Century Modern Sweden
By Ingmar Relling
Located in Tuscany, IT
Ingmar Relling (1920-2002) Siesta White leather and iron armchairs Mid-Century Modern Sweden. The armchair was upholstered in white leather this model is original and rare. On the ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Black Iron Teak Pair of Armchairs, France, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of armchairs with lacquered iron structure in black. Seat, backrest and armrests in teak wood.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

John Risley Wicker and Iron Chair, Mid-Century Modern
By John Risley
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration, a John Risley Wicker & Iron Chair, Mid-Century Modern. Made in the USA circa the 1960s. Made of iron and wicker. Dimensions: 33 1/2" H x 35" W x 40" D x 14 ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Set of Mid-Century Modern Plastic and Iron Swivel Bar Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful set of five vintage modern swivel bar stools with plastic seats sculpted for optimal comfort. Sleek design with sturdy bent rod iron legs showing quality craftsmanship at i...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

French Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron and Velvet Stool
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Very nice, decorative wrought iron stool from France. Measures: Seat diameter 40cm. Foot plate diameter 50cm. Seat height 46cm.   
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Vintage 1960s French Space Age Stools

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Tony Paul Style Swivel Bar Stools
By Tony Paul
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of three, Mid-Century Modern, bar stools in the style of Tony Paul have minimal wrought iron frames with backs and swivel seats, upholstered in gunmetal vinyl.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Design Bamboo High Backrest Chairs Italian Design Iron Feet
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Modern design bamboo high backrest chairs Italian design iron feet.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

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

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Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Three-Legged Wrought Iron Low Stools
By Tony Paul, Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of 3-legged low iron stools with oversized metal feet with gold-painted trim detail. Plywood seats have been reupholstered in a multi-color tweed fabric. Nice, vintage condition...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

1960s Pair of Armchairs in Iron and Reed, Brazilian Mid Century Modern
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Perfect for the summer, these chairs are super lightweight, and extra comfortable for those long days in the balcony or the garden. Original reed still in great conditions, iron h...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Black White Iron Bouclé Pair of Armchairs, France, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of armchairs with lacquered iron structure in black. Seat, backrest and armrests reupholstered in cotton bouclé.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Rare 1950s Vintage Pair of Paul Laszlo Iron Chairs
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of Paul Laszlo iron chairs with original leather cushions, and sprung seat in excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

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

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Iron

1950s Pair of Armchairs in Iron and Bouclé, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Graceful pair of armchairs upholstered in deliciously soft cream bouclé. Aluminum feet create an interesting effect with the matte black legs.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum, Wrought Iron

Tommi Parzinger Gold Leaf Over Iron White Upholstered Bench Mid-Century Modern
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning Hollywood Regency inspired Mid-Century Modern Tommi Parzinger gold leafed iron bench has been totally restored. It has been newly upholstered in a white cut velvet scul...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Iron, Gold Leaf

French Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Red Velvet Gold Tassel Parisian Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury French modern wrought iron red velvet gold tassel adjustable stool. 2 available. Listing is for one stool. Gorgeous sought iron legs, curve under as the perfectly proporti...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Wrought Iron Lounge Chairs
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Unknown. Manufacturer: Unknown. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Iron, fabric. Condition: These Mid-Century lounge chairs are in very good vintage conditio...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

  • Mid-Century Wrought Iron Lounge Chairs
  • Mid-Century Wrought Iron Lounge Chairs
  • Mid-Century Wrought Iron Lounge Chairs
  • Mid-Century Wrought Iron Lounge Chairs
H 33 in. W 19 in. D 38.5 in.
Wonderful Pair of Arthur Umanoff Wrought Iron Stools Benches Mid-Century Modern
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of Arthur Umanoff stacking stools from the 1964 Grenada Collection for Boyuer Scott, Shaver Howard collections. This pair is in wonderful vintage condition with a love...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Iron

Iron Framed Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Milo Baughman for Pacifica Iron Works
By Pacific Iron, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare wrought iron framed lounge chair and ottoman designed by Milo Baughman for Pacifica iron works from the 1950s. Newly reupholstered.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Whimsical midcentury Italian chair newly upholstered in a cheery and sophisticated yellow Fortuny cotton. It has an iron frame.
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Mid-20th Century Chairs

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Iron

  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Chair
H 26.25 in. W 22.5 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Mid Century Modern Bar Counter Stools with Hairpin Iron Legs
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous 1950s stools with original vinyl fabric, two tone yellow with grey. Have a third which does not have with original foot glides as the pair mentioned. Seat height is 31.5. Th...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

French Mid-Century Modern 'Kyoto' Enameled Iron Daybed / Bed by Mathieu Matégot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in New York, NY
An elegant French Mid-Century Modern day bed, single bed or chaise lounge known as 'Kyoto' by Mathieu Matégot. The stunning black enameled iron frame emphasizes transparency with a p...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Iron

Pair Of Chairs Italian Mid-Century Modern Iron Colored Fabric
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Delicious Italian chairs of the 1950s original state, recalls the style of Saporiti Augusto Bozzi.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Square Black Lacquered Iron Lime Cotton Velvet Stool
Located in Madrid, ES
Modern square Italian stool. Made of black lacquered iron structure finished in brass details legs. Square seat made of solid wood upholstered in lime green plain cotton velvet desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Bar Stools after Frederick Weinberg
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Frederick Weinberg style wrought iron bar stools. Older upholstery and now only two yellow ones available, eggplant ones sold. Black paint on frames shows minor wear, to be e...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Salterini Style Lounge and Ottoman, Black Wrought Iron
By Salterini
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool wrought iron lounge chair and ottoman in the style of Salterini. Both lounge and ottoman on rolling casters. Great design.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Lounge Chaise Leather Chair Iron Frame Tripod
By Harry Bertoia
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a Mid-Century Modern chaise tripod chair. Constructed with iron frame and upcycled leather with a Brutalist patchwork texture. The leather is secured with vint...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

John Salterini For Woddard Mid-Century Modern Iron Patio Chairs
By Russell Woodard, John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
John Salterini for Russell Woddard Mid-Century Modern set of five iron patio chairs. The set comes with individual upholstered seat and back cushions. Makers mark on the back of the ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron and Leather Swivel Bar Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of 1950s American modern bar stools composed of round, swivelling leather seats atop wrought iron bases with circular footrests. Distressed, gray leather and foam are new. Meas...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

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

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Craftsman Transparent Iron Desk / Side Chair
Located in New York, NY
A sober, elegant, handmade Mid-Century Modern side chair in expanded metal showcasing the transparency of it's sleek form and pure lines. Enameled in gloss dark chocolate.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

English Mid-Century Modern Curule Style Stool with Leather Seat and Iron Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
This English Curule style stool from the mid-20th century features a rectangular brown embossed leather seat over a savonarola rope style iron base. Each corner of the seat is marked...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Set of 3 Bar Stools by Arthur Umanoff Iron & Raffia
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous set of 3 swiveling bar stools created from iron with maple slatted seats and raffia wrapped across the backs. Seat height is 29.5 Large matching dry bar in a separate listin...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

Pair of Cast Iron Mid Century Stools
Located in New York, NY
A pair of cast iron mid century stools. Cast iron with swan head details.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

  • Pair of Cast Iron Mid Century Stools
  • Pair of Cast Iron Mid Century Stools
  • Pair of Cast Iron Mid Century Stools
  • Pair of Cast Iron Mid Century Stools
H 19.75 in. W 19.5 in. D 12 in.
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Mid Century Modern Iron Seating For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of mid century modern iron seating available at 1stDibs. An item from our selection of mid century modern iron seating — often made from metal, iron and fabric — can elevate any home. There are 2298 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of mid century modern iron seating you’re looking for, while we also have 77 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of mid century modern iron seating, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made option in this array of mid century modern iron seating has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Arthur Umanoff, Paul McCobb and Russell Woodard are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Iron Seating?

A piece of mid century modern iron seating can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,507, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $65,000.

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.