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"Oscar" Mid-Century Modern Reclining Armchair by Nello Pini for Novarredo, 1959
Located in Brussels, BE
"Oscar" Mid-Century Modern Reclining Armchair by Nello Pini for Novarredo, 1959 Measures: Width 69
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Modern Reclining Armchair Pair, Italy, 1960.
Located in Madrid, ES
This italian reclinable armchair is made out of a solid metal and wood structure, covered in foam
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Reclining Armchair Pair, Italy, 1960.
Located in Madrid, ES
This Italian reclinable armchair is made out of a solid metal and wood structure, covered in foam
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Rare Milo Baughman Midcentury Modern Reclining Lounge Armchair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
armchair in normal position, but also has the versatility to be used as a reclining lounge chair for
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Reclining Armchairs in Wood, Green, Timeless
Located in Milano, IT
Two vintage Italian armchairs, Mid-Century Modern 1960’s , with wooden frame and petrol green
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Modern Recliner Stressless Lounge Chairs & Ottoman by Ekornes
By Ekornes Stressless
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous c1970 Stressless Lounge recliner with ottoman by Ekornes of Norway. Brown leather is in
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Recliner by Folke Ohlsson for Dux in Teak
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Belmont, MA
This mid-century modern easy chair / recliner by Folke Olsson is upholstered with the original faux
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Reclining Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Milo Baughman
By James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Foam, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Reclinable Armchair by Oscar Gigante, Beige Fabric - Italy
Located in Girona, ES
Reclinable armchair, black steel feet and brass hardware. Loop pile beige fabric new upholstery
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Reclining Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Foam, Walnut

Design Institute Of America Recliner
By Design Institute America
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern recliner made by the Design Institute of America. A flatbar chrome frame with
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Vintage 1970s American Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Midcentury Reclinable Lounge Chair or Armchair, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Original Mid-Century Modern reclinable lounge chair or chaise longue. This extremely comfortable
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Italian Midcentury Reclinable Lounge Chair or Armchair, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Original Mid-Century Modern reclinable lounge chair or chaise longue. This extremely comfortable
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Reupholstered Danish Mid-Century reclining chair designed by Henry Walter Klein
By H.W. Klein, Bramin Mobler
Located in Berlin, DE
Reupholstered Danish Mid-Century Modern reclining chair designed by Henry W. Klein The chair has a
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Mid-Century Reclining Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Brooklyn, NY
optimal comfort in any setting. This Mid-Century Modern recliner is sure to add style and grace to any
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Walnut Recliner Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Oakland, CA
Originally designed in 1965 by Milo Baughman, this iconic Mid-Century Modern recliner is a timeless
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Midcentury Adjustable Lounge Chair by Paul Frankl 1950 '
By Paul Frankl
Located in Rome, IT
Original Mid-Century Modern reclinable Bamboo and Rattan three -stand lounge chair features
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Recliner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A vintage reclining chair with tufted back and elegant walnut frame, perfect for adding Mid-Century
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Recliner
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Recliner
H 43 in W 28 in D 28 in
Milo Baughman Sculpted Walnut Reclining Chair for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. This comfortable Mid-Century Modern recliner features a newly upholstered seat rest in a soft wool
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Foam, Wood, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Chrome Recliner Lounge Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For this striking mid-century recliner lounge chair, bask in the bold, beautiful simplicity of a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Modern Mid-Century Odalisque, Reclining Female Nude.
Located in Cotignac, FR
A mid 20th century modern work on paper of a female nude by Andre Petroff. Signed with monogram
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Mid-20th Century Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Crayon, Charcoal, Paper, Watercolor

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Selig Recliner Reclining Lounge Chair After Baughman
By Selig
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern chrome Selig recliner lounge chair after Milo Baughman. Item features
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Reclining Wrought Iron Sculptural Mid Century Modern Patio Lounge Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Reclining Wrought Iron Sculptural Mid Century Modern Patio Lounge Chair. Item features a
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Ekornes Stressless Style Leather Recliner
By Ekornes Stressless
Located in Port Jervis, NY
The most comfortable recliner ever made. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Locks in
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Vintage 1980s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Mid 20th century Scandinavian modern teak reclining leather armchair
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 20th century Scandinavian modern teak reclining leather armchair circa 1960. Solid teak show
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Teak

Charles Levier Signed Large Mid-Century Modern French Painting Reclining Nude
By Charles Levier
Located in Studio City, CA
or Mid-Century Modern artists or an eye-catching stand-alone accent artwork in about any setting
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Adrian Pearsall Mid Century Modern Walnut Upholstered Reclining Arm Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Milford, NH
A fine mid century modern walnut reclining arm lounge chair with footrest designed by Adrian
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Italian Mid-Century Modern Diminutive Reclining Armchairs in Lacquered Wood
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern pair of diminutive reclining adjustable armchairs with a lacquered wood
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Reclined Nude - Original Lithograph - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Nude is an original drawing in pencil realized by n unknown artist. Hand-signed (Illegible). Good condition except for some foldings. The artwork represents a nude figure through...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Marco Zanuso Mid-Century Modern Italian Bouclè Reclining Armchair, 1950s
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Reclining armchair designed by Marco Zanuso in the 1950s, the armchair has been restored and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Metal

Marco Zanuso Mid-Century Modern Italian Bouclè Reclining Armchair, 1950s
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Reclining armchair designed by Marco Zanuso in the 1950s, the armchair has been restored and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Metal

Marco Zanuso Mid-Century Modern Italian Velvet Reclining Armchair, 1950s
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Reclining armchair designed by Marco Zanuso in the 1950s, the armchair has been restored and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Iron

Mid-Century Danish Modern Leather Reclining Lounge Chair with Stool
By Lied Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original Vintage Condition Materials: Teak, Black Leather Dimensions: Chair: 35”H x 32”W x 32”D Seat Height 17” Ottoman: 16”H x 19”W x 19”D
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Midcentury Italian Modern Selig Chrome Reclining Recliner Lounge Chair
By Selig
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Midcentury Italian modern Selig chrome reclining recliner lounge chair, circa mid-20th century
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Reclined - Charcoal By Mino Maccari - Mid 20th Century
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined is an original Charcoal Drawing realized by Mino Maccari in mid-20th Century. Good
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Mid-20th Century Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Vintage Mid Century Modern Borsani D70 Reclining Sofa, Grey Fabric, Collectible
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Milano, IT
embrace the mid-century aestethic after WW2. Amongst his most famous design, that skillfully merge
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal, Steel

Mid Century Cubist Sculpture, Reclining Woman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
The hand painted plaster sculpture on tan marble base of a reclining woman in cubits style. The
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Reclined Nude - Drawing by Mino Maccari - Mid 20th Century
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined Nude is an original Pencil Drawing realized by Mino Maccari in mid-20th century. Good
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Reclined Nude - Drawing by Mino Maccari - Mid 20th Century
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined Nude is an original Pen Drawing realized by Mino Maccari in mid-20th century. Good
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pen

Reclined Nude - Drawing by Mino Maccari - Mid 20th Century
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined Nude is an original Charcoal and Watercolour Drawing realized by Mino Maccari in mid-20th
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Watercolor

Reclined Nude - Drawing by Jean Delpech - Mid 20th century
By Jean Delpech
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined Nude is a drawing in watercolor, realized in the Mid-20th Century by Jean Delpech (1916
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

Reclined Nude - Drawing by Mino Maccari - Mid 20th Century
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined Nude is an original Charcoal and Watercolour Drawing realized by Mino Maccari in mid-20th
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Watercolor

Reclined Nude - Drawing by Jean Delpech - Mid 20th century
By Jean Delpech
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined Nude is a drawing in watercolor realized in the Mid-20th Century by Jean Delpech (1916
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

Reclined Nude - Drawing by Jean Delpech - Mid 20th century
By Jean Delpech
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined Nude is a drawing in watercolor, realized in the Mid-20th Century by Jean Delpech (1916
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Reclined Nude - Drawing by Mino Maccari - Mid 20th Century
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined Nude is an original China Ink Drawing realized by Mino Maccari in mid-20th century. Good
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Reclined Nude - Drawing by Mino Maccari - Mid 20th Century
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Reclined Nude is an original China Ink Drawing and Watercolour realized by Mino Maccari in mid-20th
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Pair of Italian Mid Century Reclining Armchairs
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of reclining Italian armchairs, in the style of Gio Ponti, circa 1950. The structure is
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of Italian Mid Century Reclining Armchairs
Pair of Italian Mid Century Reclining Armchairs
H 34.65 in W 29.14 in D 27.56 in
Pair of Marco Zanuso Mid-Century Modern Italian Leather Reclining Armchairs, 50s
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Pair of reclining armchairs designed by Marco Zanuso in the 1950s. The armchairs have their
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of Marco Zanuso Mid-Century Modern Italian Velvet Reclining Armchairs, 50s
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Pair of reclining armchairs designed by Marco Zanuso in the 1950s, the armchairs have been restored
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Iron

Nello Pini Mid-Century Modern Italian Velvet Reclining Armchair by Novarredo, 50
By Novarredo Livorno, Nello Pini
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Reclining armchair designed by Nello Pini for Novarredo in the 1950s, the armchair has been
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Teak Frame Danish Style Reclining Lounge Chair by Guy Rodgers
By Guy Rogers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful mid century Manhattan reclining lounge chair by British manufacturer Guy Rodgers. A
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern 1970s Swivel Pod Chair Recliner with Faux Fur Arms
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Overman
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Swanky vintage 1970s pod chair recliner updated with new faux fur arms. One of the arms had a rip
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Danish Modern Leather Reclining Lounge Chair, Stool by Lied Mobler
By Lied Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Materials: Teak, Black Leather Dimensions: Chair: 35”H x 32”W x 32”D Seat Height 17” Ottoman: 16”H x 19”W x 19”D
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Mid Century Danish Modern Swivel Reclining Lounge Chair in Brown Leather
Located in Philadelphia, PA
swiveling base chair, reclining mechanism, and chocolate brown leather cushions. Very well cared for and
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Gray Reclining Sofa Mid-Century Scandinavian Ekornes Stressless
By Ekornes Stressless
Located in Baltimore, MD
Mid-Century Modern, stylish 3 seat Ekornes Stressless reclining sofa manufactured by Ekornes in
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid Century Modern Teak Arm Chair Rocker Recliner Arnt Lande Stokke Mobler 1960
By Stokke Møbler
Located in Portland, OR
quality mid century style fabric. The chair can be used as a recliner, rocker or armchair. The frame is
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Reclining Nude - Pen Drawing by Angelo Sabbatani - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Reclining Nude is an original pen drawing realized by Angelo Sabbatani. (1922-1974). The artwork
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pen

Near Pair Mid Century Scandinavian Reclining Elm Chairs
Located in Troy, MI
Near pair mid century Scandinavian Reclining elm chairs This mid century near pair of
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Elm

Vintage Mid-Century Danish Modern Teak&Leather Armchair with Reclining Backrest
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This modernist armchair with a high backrest was made in Denmark during the 1960s. Comfortable backrest and seat cushions are upholstered with high-quality natural leather in a light...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Teak

Mid Century Danish Cognac Brown Leather Swivel Reclining Chair on Chrome Base
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A stylish mid century brown leather Swivel chair on heavy chrome base. A large chair with good
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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Mid Century Modern Recliner For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century modern recliner you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, fabric and metal, every mid century modern recliner was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a mid century modern recliner, we have 498 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century modern recliner — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A mid century modern recliner is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one mid century modern recliner that is appealing in its simplicity, but Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin and De Sede produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Recliner?

Prices for a mid century modern recliner can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $275 and can go as high as $36,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,858.

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 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using 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 influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere 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 unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Mid Century Modern Recliner
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Yes, recliners can look stylish, especially when they fit the overall look of a room. On 1stDibs, find a range of recliners from some of the top dealers in the world. Style options include mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, and more.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    The difference between mid-century and mid-century modern comes down to specificity. When it comes to furniture and architecture, for example, mid-century refers to works that emerged during the middle of the 20th century, usually between 1950 and 1970. The more specific descriptor, mid-century modern, is used to refer to a particular style of design that emphasizes simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Mid-century modern furniture designers generally drew on the architectural work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus design, Scandinavian modernism and more. Any piece of furniture produced during the 1950s and ’60s can be referred to as mid-century, but only those with specific characteristics are mid-century modern. That said, when enthusiasts of furniture and architecture use the shorter of the two phrases, they may indeed be referring to modernist works created during that period in history. On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Mondrian’s art is believed to be one of the great inspirations for the mid-century modern approach to minimalism. His artworks were not just a departure from figurative works, but a new look at abstract art as well. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Most experts agree that mid-century modern correlates specifically to the years following World War II. It has grown in popularity in the decades since, particularly due to the media and cultural institutions that have promoted the truly innovative era of design. Not only did the MoMA promote modern furniture, but pieces are prominently visible on the set of very popular television shows such as Mad Men. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, mid-century modern is timeless, in the opinion of many experts. Many characteristics of furniture and decorative accents produced in this style remain popular today. Among them are silhouettes marked by organic forms and clean lines, the promotion of functionality and the use of natural materials like teak, rosewood and oak and synthetic materials such as steel, fiberglass and molded plywood. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Yes, some rattan is mid-century modern. Designers of the mid-century modern movement often preferred to use natural materials, including rattan, in their designs. However, not all rattan furniture was made during this period. Rattan was also a popular material for furniture produced during the Victorian era and continues to be used to produce furniture today. Shop a wide range of rattan furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern refers to the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 25, 2024
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern era correlates specifically to the years following World War II. These years in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Vintage mid-century modern furniture — including tables, chairs, desks and case pieces — are often organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple. 

    Postwar architects and designers in the United States were animated by new ideas and new technology during the era of mid-century modernism. Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century furniture designs manufactured by the likes of Knoll and Herman Miller

    Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

    Knoll became a chief influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces soon became desirable for the home. Similarly, Michigan’s Herman Miller is best known for its iconic mid-century modern furniture, and while the company focused on the office, people loved its designs for their homes, too.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Yes, Eames is mid-century modern. In many ways, Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and they have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century. Some of the couple's most famous mid-century modern designs include the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman, the Eames Molded Plywood chair and the Eames Fiberglass chair. Shop a wide range of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Mid-century modern furniture is so popular largely because its characteristics align well with the trends and tastes that are dominant today. Many people love its simple look defined by clean lines, and the use of natural materials also adds to its popularity. In addition, designers created mid-century modern furniture to be as functional as it is visually appealing, making pieces executed in the style simple, convenient and comfortable to use. Find a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    There is not a single year that is mid-century modern. The style emerged during the 1940s and 1950s and remained dominant through the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Some notable designers who contributed to the development of the mid-century modern style include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the tulip table is considered a mid-century modern design. This table shape has become an iconic statement of the era with a simple sculptural attitude and a practical nature. The first tulip table was created by Eero Saarinen, a noted Finnish designer who was a leader in mid-century modern home decor. Shop a collection of Saarinen furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Art Deco is not mid-century modern. Art Deco began just before World War I and was inspired by cubism. Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern furniture combines sleek lines with organic shapes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Wassily chairs are indeed considered mid-century modern. Although the chair was initially designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, it was re-released in the 1960s. Shop a collection of mid-century modern goods from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    There is no single color wood that is mid-century modern. Designers working in the style employed a variety of finishes, though purplish reds, mid-yellows, light browns and medium dark browns were among the most commonly used. Teak wood was an especially popular material, not only due to its warm medium hue but also due to its strength and the beauty of its natural grain. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019
    The defining characteristics of mid-century modern furniture design include simplicity, an emphasis on organic forms, clean lines and a mix of both natural and man-made materials. The mid-century modern style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is used to describe the work of furniture designers who believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Both neutral tones and bold Pop art colors can typically be found in mid-century modern interiors, which usually include light-filled spaces. An integration of floor-to-ceiling windows and abundant access to the outdoors renders prominent a connection with nature, which owes in part to the ideas of celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright, an inspiration for mid-century furniture designers. Popular mid-century modern designers include Ray and Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and others. Find vintage mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    There are many colors available for painting a mid-century modern home and it is a matter of preference. You can choose from a range of colors that are closely associated with mid-century modernism — popular pairings include orange and brown or chartreuse and gray, for example. Find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture, decorative pieces, serveware and lighting on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century home decor is characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes and materials like wood and tweed.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Some iconic chairs from the mid-century modern era include the Egg chair by Arne Jacobson, the La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames and the Womb chair by Eero Saarinen. With their clean lines, organic shapes and simple details, these chairs reflect some of the key features of the style. Shop a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.