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Midcentury Parsons Lounge Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Midcentury Parsons lounge chairs with new mohair upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Parsons Lounge Chairs
Midcentury Parsons Lounge Chairs
H 30 in W 28.5 in D 30 in
American Mid-Century Parsons-Style Rectangular Mahogany Partners Desk
By Parsons
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Parsons-style rectangular partners desk / table with three low-profile drawers
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

Pair of Mid-Century Parsons Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of mid-century Parsons chairs Newly upholstered with Vervain fabric
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20th Century Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Mid-Century Parsons Chairs
Pair of Mid-Century Parsons Chairs
H 28.5 in W 29 in D 27 in
Midcentury Parsons Small Coffee or End Table
By Dyrlund
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this lovely parsons table that would make the perfect elegant apartment
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rosewood

Pair of Widdicomb Modern American Mid-Century Parsons Style Wooden End Tables
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of American Mid-Century walnut Parsons-style end tables with rectangular forms and a lower
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Mid-Century Parsons Style Teak Slat and Steel Indoor or Outdoor Bench
Located in Miami, FL
Steel frame bench with teak slats in the Parsons style, 1970s.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Parsons Chair in Leopard Velvet c. 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Timeless Milo Baughman Parsons style chair freshly reupholstered with forever sexy and stylish
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Upholstery

Pair Midcentury Parsons Style Lounge Chairs by Bernhardt, After Milo Baughman
By Bernhardt, Milo Baughman
Located in Decatur, GA
Classic pair of mid 1970's Parsons style arm chairs by Bernhardt. Stout and sturdy American
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chenille

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Parsons Chairs in Leopard Velvet c. 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Baughman style Parsons design freshly reupholstered with forever sexy and stylish leopard velvet. Parsons
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Parsons Style Wooden Rectangular End / Side Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Parsons-style end table with a wooden rectangular form. (EDWARD WORMLEY FOR
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Edward Wormley For Dunbar Parsons Style Wooden Stretcher Shelf End / Side Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Parsons-style end/side table with a wooden rectangular form with a lower
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Aldo Tura Goatskin Parchment Parson Coffee or Cocktail Game Table, Italy, 1970s
By Aldo Tura, Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
Versatile midcentury parsons coffee or cocktail game table rendered in lacquered goatskin with
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Goatskin, Glass, Paint, Parchment Paper

Harvey Probber Parsons-Style Wooden Caned Shelf End / Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Parsons-style end / side table with a rectangular wooden top over a single
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Executive Desk by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar Mid Century
By Edward Wormley
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Spectacular Mid Century Parsons Executive desk in Honduran mahogany by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Mahogany

Burnished Copper Console Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Midcentury Parsons style console table methodically clad in burnished copper panels highlighted
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Copper

Burnished Copper Console Table
Burnished Copper Console Table
H 28 in W 60 in D 18 in
Midcentury Danish Parsons Dining Table Dyrlund Denmark Tri-Wood
By Dyrlund
Located in Baltimore, MD
A spectacular tri-wood midcentury Parsons dining table by Dyrlund of Denmark, circa 1960. This
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Teak, Rosewood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Rectangular Lucite Parsons Coffee Cocktail Table Mcm
By Parsons
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid-Century Modern Parsons lucite coffee table featuring rectangular form.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lucite

Midcentury Burled Nesting Tables by Directional
By Directional
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic midcentury Parsons style nesting tables made by Directional in thick burl veneer over solid
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Ta...

Materials

Burl

Pair Parsons Lounge Chairs, 1980
By Parsons
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair Parsons Lounge chairs, 1980. Original ultra-suede upholstery shows minor wear, consistent with
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Ultrasuede

Pair Parsons Lounge Chairs, 1980
Pair Parsons Lounge Chairs, 1980
H 28.25 in W 28 in D 40 in
Sculptural Parsons Open Arm Lounge Chairs, 1970
By Parsons
Located in Chicago, IL
Sculptural Parsons Open Arm Lounge Chairs, 1970's. Newly reupholstered in a dual tone red with
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Small Scale Mid Century Modern Boxy Modular Parsons Style L Shaped Sofa
By Parsons, Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage five piece modular sofa in need of recovering. Design lines for days. Individual measurements below. Single chair W33 D35.5 Corner piece W 34 D35.5
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Fabric

Mid Century Modern Boxy Modular Parsons Style L Shaped Sofa with Chaise Lounge
By Parsons, Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage five piece modular sofa in need of recovering. Design lines for days. Measurements below. Single chair W33 D35.5 Corner piece W 34 D35.5 Ottoman W33 D35
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Fabric

Snakeskin Parsons Lamp Table, 1970
By Parsons, Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Parsons lamp table in black & white python embossed vinyl.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Snakeskin Parsons Lamp Table, 1970
Snakeskin Parsons Lamp Table, 1970
H 22.25 in W 18.5 in D 28 in
Parsons King Size Bench style of Milo Baughman, 1960
By Parsons, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Parsons King Size Bench style of Milo Baughman, 1960. Fits great at the end of your king size bed
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Mohair

16 Mid-Century Brown Parsons Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
16 Mid-Century Modern brown Parsons side chairs with leather upholstered seat & back. (priced each).
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather

Cityscapes '62, by Surrealist Painter Roy Dimitri Parsons (American, 1926-2007)
By Roy Dimitri Parsons
Located in Dallas, TX
Roy Dimitri Parsons surrealist style oil on canvas, framed, signed and dated lower right. DIMITRI
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Mid-Century Modern White Laminate Parsons Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Redding, CT
Mid-Century Modern white laminate parsons table. Sleek modern design, quality white laminate
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Sofa Tables

Materials

Laminate, Plywood

Mid-Century Vintage Parson Style Burlwood Desk
Located in Houston, TX
Showcasing the iconic charm of mid-century modern design, this exquisite desk displays a burl wood
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Burl

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Vintage Parsons Style Benches
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of Mid-Century Modern vintage Parsons style benches in colorful abstract velvet.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Parsons Walnut Side Tables, a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
A Pair of Mid-Century Modern parson side table In walnut, measuring 18.25" in width , 18.25" in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Walnut

Vtg Mid Century Modern Brown Tortoiseshell Lacquer Parsons Style 54" Bench Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Brown Tortoiseshell Lacquer Parsons Style Bench / Coffee Table. Circa
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Mid century modern Lane walnut checkered parsons coffee table
By Lane Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century modern Lane walnut checkered parsons coffee table. Great Solid Coffee table. Simple
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Style Mid-Century Burlwood Parsons Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style mid-century burlwood parsons coffee table. This table measures: 39 wide x 39
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Modern Upholstered Parsons Dining Chairs, Set 4
By Milo Baughman
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A set of four Milo Baughman style parsons dining chairs with waterfall backs. In its original
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood

Large Bronze Sculpture of a Nude Child After Edith Barreto Parsons-Frog Baby
By Edith Barretto Stevens Parsons
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a heavy patinated bronze sculpture after Edith Barreto Parsons- The Laughing Frog Baby
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Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Child with Frogs Garden Fountain Head - in the style of Edith Parsons
By Edith Barretto Stevens Parsons
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
In a tranquil garden bathed in the soft hues of dawn, there stands a captivating bronze statue, a testament to the artistry of a bygone era. This enchanting masterpiece portrays the ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Art Nouveau Fountains

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Chinese Red Painted Rectangle Parsons Coffee Table
By (after) Jean Michel Frank
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Chinese red painted wood rectangle Parsons style coffee table
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Thomasville Mid-Century Modern Patchwork Oak Parsons Dining Table, Refinished
By Thomasville
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern oak Parsons extension dining table with patchwork top By Thomasville
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Oak

1970s Mid Century Modern Burlwood Laminate Parsons Console Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Elkton, MD
Milo Baughman style burl pattern veneer console table. Features rich shades of brown with a stunning veneer burl pattern. Circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Laminate

Untitled Mid Century Modern Abstraction from Betty Parsons Gallery
By Jack Youngerman
Located in New York, NY
Jack Youngerman Untitled Mid Century Modern Abstraction from Betty Parsons Gallery, 1964 India ink
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1960s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

India Ink

Mid Century Modern Parsons Settee, Sofa or Bench, circa 1970s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic and transitional Parsons bench circa 1960s. It retains the original upholstery and needs
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Parson Chairs, Lagoon Blue Velvet
By Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
Two parson chairs in lagoon blue velvet.  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Mid-Century Modern Parsons Style Sectional Sofa after Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage parsons 3 piece sectional from the 1970's. It features a boxy clean line design with its
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Burl Cork-Top Parsons Style Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing is for one of the two available tables, unique burl cork veneer and parson style
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Cork

Mid-Century Modern Long Rectangle Walnut Parsons Style Coffee Table Mint!
By Lane Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Long Rectangle Walnut Parsons Style Coffee Table MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid Century Modern Teak Parsons Style Dining Room & Conference Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Elegant large teak dining table with brass detail accenting the apron. Table is seven foot long by three and a half wide. Simple design with square legs at the corners. A great value...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Milo Baughman Style Parson Chair Ottoman White Crushed velvet
By Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century modern Milo Baughman Style Parson Chair & Ottoman. White Crushed velvet upholstery in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Rectangle Walnut Mid-Century Modern Parsons Style End Side Table Stand
By Lane Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rectangle walnut Mid-Century Modern parsons style end side table stand.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Walnut

Henredon Mid-Century Modern Oak Parsons Parquet Top Dining Table, Refinished
By Henredon
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Parsons extension dining table By Henredon USA, Circa 1970s Carved
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Oak

John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Burl Wood Parsons Dining Table, Refinished
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern burled olive wood Parsons extension dining table By John
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Burl

Pair Vintage Pagoda Style Stools
By Parsons
Located in Trenton, NJ
Elevate your home decor with this delightful pair of matching stools, each showcasing a distinctive pagoda-style frame that exudes Asian-inspired elegance with a contemporary twist. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Art Deco Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer, Wood

Pair Vintage Pagoda Style Stools
Pair Vintage Pagoda Style Stools
H 17 in W 23.5 in D 15.25 in
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Desk Table by Hekman Furniture Parson Design
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern desk table by Hekman Furniture Parson Design. 3 Drawer finished back
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Wood

Matching Pair of Mid-Century Modern Parsons Slipper Lounge Chairs
By Swaim
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic pair of decorator slipper lounge chairs circa 1970's and made by Swaim. Well made chairs. Fabric is original and needs recovering. Foam and padding are soft.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Mid-Century Post Modern Parsons White 3 Seat Sofa Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Post Modern 3 seat Parsons sofa designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Beautiful
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Square Parsons Style Sunburst Inlay Zebra Wood Occasional End Side Lamp Table
By Andrew Szoeke, Century Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Square Parsons style sunburst inlay zebra wood occasional end side lamp table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Zebra Wood

Design Institute of America Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Parsons Dining Chairs
By Design Institute America
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six Mid-Century Modern upholstered Parsons dining chairs By Design Institute
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Henredon Mid-Century Modern Burl Wood Parsons Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Henredon
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Parsons extension dining table By Henredon USA, Circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Oak, Burl

Stellar Pair Milo Baughman Yellow Leather Parsons Sofas Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stellar pair of Milo Baughman yellow leather parsons sofas. This pair is in remarkable vintage
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Grey Parsons Chairs, Set of 4
By Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style mid century grey Parsons chairs - Set of 4 Each chair measures: 22.25 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Woven Wicker Parsons Waterfall Console, Italy, 1970s
By Karl Springer, Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Versatile Parsons design waterfall console rendered in woven wicker finished on all sides, Italy
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Reed, Wood, Wicker, Bamboo, Rattan

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Mid Century Parsons For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of mid century parsons for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique mid century parsons was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and metal. Find 396 antique and vintage mid century parsons at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 9 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of mid century parsons available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid century parsons made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Milo Baughman, Edward Wormley and Thayer Coggin each produced beautiful mid century parsons that are worth considering.

How Much are Mid Century Parsons?

Prices for mid century parsons start at $200 and top out at $32,000 with the average selling for $2,578.
Questions About Mid Century Parsons
  • 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 ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A mid-century sofa is any sofa created during the mid-20th century. Mid-century modern sofas are pieces of seating furniture that embody the venturesome attributes that we associate with mid-century modern furniture — while not all sofas designed in the mid-century modern style are the same, they frequently have a low profile and are characterized by gentle curves, clean lines and an organic shape. Mid-century furniture is a timeless classic due to its elegant simplicity. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary mid-century sofas from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    No, the 1970s are generally not considered to fall within the era identified as mid-century. With respect to mid-century modern design, while there is some debate between collectors and design experts about the specific time period that saw the emergence of the style, most furniture enthusiasts agree that by the late 1960s, interest in MCM had largely declined. Writer Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” suggests that “the period from the end of World War II to 1960 – from V-J Day to JFK – was the heyday of innovative furniture design in America.” Mid-century modern furniture is characterized by clean lines and inviting, organic shapes. Furniture makers of the era believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Find a variety of vintage mid-century modern furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century artwork is any piece of art produced during the middle of the 20th century. It includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, collages, pottery and other media. You'll find a large selection of mid-century artwork from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century modern decor was popularized during the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would suggest that the style emerged during the years that followed World War II. This style of decor is typically characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Find the finest mid-century modern furnishings and more on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century furniture is furniture created within the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would argue that the style began to emerge in the postwar years. This style of furniture is known for its sleek lines and organic shapes. The creators most frequently associated with mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living. Mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century jewelry is a style of jewelry that rose in popularity along with the mid-century modern design movement. Pieces from this era typically feature bold, geometric designs. Shop a variety of mid-century jewelry and accessories from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The mid-century modern style emerged primarily in the years following World War II. This style of decor is characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Creators of mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living, and mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A mid-century chair is a piece of seating furniture that was designed at any point during the middle of the 20th century. Mid-century modern furniture 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. The mid-century period provided an excellent opportunity to experiment with both functional and decorative forms. Mid-century modern chairs were made with a variety of natural and synthetic materials, combining leather, wood, and cane with chrome, steel, and plastic. Shop a range of vintage mid-century chairs on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern period correlates specifically to the years following World War II. The mid-century modern period in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs now.
  • 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 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 ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if a chair is mid-century, look for labels and markings that indicate its maker. Then, use trusted online resources to determine when the company was active. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer can be of assistance when dating chairs. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. Find a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if furniture is mid-century modern, examine the piece, looking for labels and markings that indicate who produced it. Then, consult trusted online resources to determine when the maker was active and what styles of furniture they made. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. A knowledgeable dealer or certified appraiser can help you determine if a particular piece is genuine mid-century modern or a reproduction. Shop a range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 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 13, 2023
    To identify mid-century lamps, look for a manufacturer's label or stamp on the base or the shade. You can use trusted online resources to determine when the company or artisan was active. Some lamps may also have a date stamp that you can use for identification purposes. Pieces dating from the late 1950s through the early 1970s are mid-century in terms of their age. A mid-century modern lamp will show off hallmarks of the design style, such as curvy hourglass or globe forms. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer may also be able to help with the identification. Find a range of mid-century lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century is considered the middle of the century, however as it pertains to furniture and design, mid-century is an American design movement known for its modern style, construction and the Modernist movement. It is typically simple and clean lines without embellishments. Shop a range of mid-century modern designs on 1stDIbs.
  • 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 ExpertJune 15, 2023
    A dresser is a mid-century dresser if it was made during the middle of the 20th century. The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern period correlates specifically to the years following World War II. Mid-century modern dressers will likely have specific characteristics. There was a use of natural and man-made materials that included alluring woods such as teak, rosewood and oak as well as steel, fiberglass and molded plywood. An authentic mid-century modern dresser will also be characterized by simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Shop an assortment of vintage mid-century dressers on 1stDibs.

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