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Pair of Italian mid-century modern brass chairs
Located in Porto, PT
A pair of high back chairs in brass and bordeaux suede.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

  • Pair of Italian mid-century modern brass chairs
  • Pair of Italian mid-century modern brass chairs
  • Pair of Italian mid-century modern brass chairs
  • Pair of Italian mid-century modern brass chairs
H 38.19 in. W 16.93 in. D 20.87 in.
Mid-Century Modern Mastercraft Black and Brass Chairs, a Pair
By Mastercraft
Located in Wichita, KS
Hollywood Regency style dining chairs by Mastercraft. These sleek Mid-Century Modern sculptural arm chairs have unique sloped arm rests, curved back rests, original black lacquer woo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair Mid-Century Bamboo Chairs Brass Parts Gabriella Crespi Style 1950s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair mid-century bamboo chairs brass Parts Gabriella crespi style 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

1960s, Mid-Century Pair of 6 Brass Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary mid-century Italian brass and blue suede dining room chairs is made out of fully brass base and blue suede fabric. It is in beautiful untouched original condition...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Brass Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful pair of upholstered swivel lounge chairs handcrafted and professionally reupholstered in blue velvet fabric with a tufted biscuit design by our team of expert craftsmen. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass High Back Chiavari Chairs, 1950s
By Chiavari
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Pair of Chiavari chairs, in solid brass, model with high back, 1950s production. Brass with original patina, we can polish it at no additional cost. Originally designed by Giusepp...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful pair of vintage brass swivel lounge chairs crafted in the manner of Milo Baughman and that have been professionally reupholstered in blue leather with tufted design by ou...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair Mid-Century Italian Chairs Light Gray Velvet Metal Brass Rinaldi Gastone
By Gastone Rinaldi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair mid-century Italian chairs light gray velvet metal brass Rinaldi Gastone.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Handsome Pair Milo Baughman Brass Cube Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of Milo Baughman brass cube chairs. This pair will need to be re-upholstered so now is your chance to get exactly what you want as far as upholstery-we do have an uphol...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Chiavari Opéra Chairs in Solid Polished Brass
By Fratelli Levaggi/Guiseppe Gaetano Descalzi
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of polished brass Chiavari Opéra chairs. First designed by Giuseppe Gaëtan Descalzi produced since the early 19th century in Chiavari, Ligurian Town in Italie. This solid bra...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Chiavari Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Chairs "Him and Her", 1950s
By Chiavari, Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Pair of Chiavari chairs, in solid brass, model Lui and lei, note in the photos the difference between one and the other, production of the 1950s. Brass with original patina, without ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Unusual Pair Mastercraft Asian Horseshoe Back Brass Lounge Chairs Mid-Century
By Mastercraft
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous pair of Mastercraft brass Asian style horseshoe back lounge chairs. These pair are quite unusual and different from all the other Mastercraft Asian style lounge chairs on 1s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Chairs Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Yellow Color Wood Brass Feet
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of chairs Mid-Century Modern Italian design Yellow color wood and brass feet.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brass Dining Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern brass dining chairs. Solid mirror brass frames upholstered in a navy velvet. Brass frames are all original, wear consistent with age and use. Pr...
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Vintage 1970s Side Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs with Metal and Brass Legs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern swivel chairs. American, 1960's. Fully restored like new by the Carrocel artisans in a luxuriously soft fabric material. Featuring swivel mechanism and sle...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Stools Chairs Made of Glass, Formica and Brass, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
These two incredible stools are one of a kind, supported by heavy brass tubes linked together by dark glass, with small wheels on his bottom. They have backrests processed in steel ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cement, Brass

Magnificent Pair of Brass Cube Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern by Carsons
By Carsons
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent pair of biscuit tufted brass cube lounge chairs by Carsons of High Point. This pair is in excellent condition with brand new high end peacock blue velvet upholstery and s...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair Mastercraft Asian Inspired Faux Bamboo Brass Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century
By Mastercraft
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous pair Asian-inspired Mastercraft modern lounge chairs with brass frame and vintage cushions. The curved brass arms and back are faux bamboo, with horizontally scrolled hand r...
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Vintage 1970s American Chinoiserie Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Fantastic Pair of Mid Century Lounge Chairs
By Edward Wormley, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Everything about these chairs is right on the money. The perfect amount of upholstery, wood and high quality brass sabots. These chairs have been fully rebuilt and reconstructed and ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Brass

Pair of brass chairs, Italy, 1950s
Located in Palermo, PA
Pair of brass chairs, Italy, 1950s. Dimensions: H=118 cm; W= 40 cm; D= 45 cm; H S= 50 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

  • Pair of brass chairs, Italy, 1950s
  • Pair of brass chairs, Italy, 1950s
  • Pair of brass chairs, Italy, 1950s
  • Pair of brass chairs, Italy, 1950s
H 46.46 in. W 15.75 in. D 17.72 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Lounge Chairs
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant pair of vintage modern lounge chairs feature beautiful blue velour fabric and splayed brass legs. A sleek design in the style of Gio Ponti, that offers maximum comfort i...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Leather Slipper Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Italian mid-century leather slippers chairs with four large column-like legs and frame in Walnut. The original brown leather seat and back exudes comfort and character. Brass...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Rounded Italian Mid-Century Club Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of curvaceous Italian mid-century club chairs with brass legs. Recovered in an off-white boucle fabric. Price per pair but can be sold individually Condition: Excellent vint...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of French Mid Century Neoclassical Cock Fighting Chairs
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of neoclassical cock fighting chairs with lyre backs and swivel seats. Hand painted with bronze rods in the lyre. Seat height is 19inches.
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Neoclassical Brass-Mounted Folding Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Neoclassical brass-mounted steel folding chairs.
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20th Century French Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Calvin Lounge Chairs with Brass
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin lounge or club chairs in the original fabric with brass stretchers and tapered mahogany wood legs. The brass has been polished and the legs refinished ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Pair of Lounge Chairs in Beige Velvet
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lounge chairs, wood, velvet, Europe, 1970s. The construction and usefulness of this pair of eloquent lounge chairs is well thought out by the designer, resulting in this s...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Pair of Lounge Chairs in Beige Velvet
  • Mid-Century Pair of Lounge Chairs in Beige Velvet
  • Mid-Century Pair of Lounge Chairs in Beige Velvet
  • Mid-Century Pair of Lounge Chairs in Beige Velvet
H 31.5 in. W 34.65 in. D 32.68 in.
Pair of Black Lacquer Brass Hardware Horse Shoe Barrel Back Lounge Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company, Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of nice black lacquer horse shoe shape Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Brass Cantilever Lounge Club Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Wayne, NJ
Pair Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman style muted or satin brass cantilever lounge club chairs.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Elegant Italian Mid-Century Club Chairs, 1950s
By Gigi Radice
Located in Echt, NL
Set of beautiful 1950s club chairs in excellent condition. The chairs are redone in a exclusive silver/grey velvet fabric and provided with new foam. The legs are made of black l...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Italian Mid Century Modern Armchairs on Solid Brass Legs
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice Italian Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs on solid brass legs. New two-tone black and gold upholstery.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Slipper Chairs Att to Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
A pair of brass mounted beech and velvet slipper chairs, attributed to Paolo Buffa (1903-1970). Italy, Circa 1940.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Pink Chairs by Umberto Mascagni, Italy, Mid-20th Century
By Umberto Mascagni
Located in London, GB
Pair of chairs designed by Umberto Mascagni, mid-20th century, Italy. Compact design, with great shape and silhouette. The textured vinyl upholstery is all original, and for us th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Brass Italian Chiavari Chairs
By Chiavari
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Couples Chiavari chairs made ​​of brass, 1950. Seats with non-original velvet fabric, manufactured in Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

  • Pair of Brass Italian Chiavari Chairs
  • Pair of Brass Italian Chiavari Chairs
  • Pair of Brass Italian Chiavari Chairs
  • Pair of Brass Italian Chiavari Chairs
H 35.44 in. W 14.97 in. D 16.54 in.
Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Leather Lounge Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs hand-crafted out of wood/iron combination was completed restored by our craftsmen team. The chairs are professionally up...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron, Brass

Billy Haines Brass and Leather Side Chairs, a Pair
By William Billy Haines
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of brass and leather occasional chairs by William “Billy” Haines. Beautiful patina to the brass frames that have aged nicely. Reupholstery strongly recommended (please refer to ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Brass Chiavarina Chairs, Italy 1960s
Located in Naples, IT
Pair of beautiful and decorative 1950s Chiavarina Chairs, in gilded brass, Italian design. The seats are upholstered with a soft pink raw silk velvet.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

  • Pair of Brass Chiavarina Chairs, Italy 1960s
  • Pair of Brass Chiavarina Chairs, Italy 1960s
  • Pair of Brass Chiavarina Chairs, Italy 1960s
  • Pair of Brass Chiavarina Chairs, Italy 1960s
H 37.8 in. W 13.39 in. D 15.75 in.
Custom Pair of Italian Lounge Chairs in the Mid-Century Manner
Located in New York, NY
Custom pair of Italian lounge chairs in the mid-century manner upholstered in boucle. Please note the lead time for custom made is 8-10 weeks.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Tulip-Shaped Club Chairs with Brass Legs
Located in Chicago, IL
These vintage 1960's club chairs feature transitional Italian styling and solid brass lags. The fabric is a synthetic velvet in a pale violet color.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Vintage Italian Pair of Brass Chiavari Balroom Chairs
By Chiavari
Located in Sofia, BG
Pair of original Chiavari brass chairs in good condition. Italy, circa 1960.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chairs

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Brass

Midcentury Pair of Brass Italian Chiavari Chairs, Italy, 1950s
By Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi, Chiavari
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Midcentury pair of brass Italian Chiavari chairs, Italy, 1940s-1950s. New upholstered with ocean blue Brussels velvet. Brass with original patina. Stabile and solid! Origina...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair Black & White Pattern Fabric Italian Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs Mint
By Paolo Buffa, Marco Zanuso
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Black & White Pattern fabric Italian Mid Century Modern lounge chairs MINT.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge / Slipper Chairs by Guglielmo Ulrich
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern neoclassical wood and upholstery slipper / lounge chairs / armchairs by Guglielmo Ulrich. The pieces feature round sculpted backs with g...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

Fabulous Pair of Kroehler, 1950s Swivel Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous pair of Kroehler, 1950s swivel chairs. These chairs have recently been re-upholstered with a modern pattered fabric and look great. I personally love the color they are but ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Two Pairs of Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs by Gastone Rinaldi
By Gastone Rinaldi
Located in New York, NY
Two pairs of important, rare Italian Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs / armchairs / slipper chairs by Gastone Rinaldi. Priced and sold by the Pair. Stunning, architectural pieces:...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Pair of Boomerang Lounge Chair
By &Tradition, Hvidt & Mølgaard
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Boomerang lounge chair HM1 by Hvidt and Mølgaard. New edition. Debuted in 1956, the lounge chair by duo Hvidt & Mølgaard has a no-frills, streamlined form. From the hand-polished woo...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Wood, Brass and Rattan Folding Chairs
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful pair of Italian midcentury foldable chairs in a solid wood frame structure with brass details and rattan or wicker caned on the nicely shaped seating as well as on the back...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Italian Massive Brass Chairs by Chiavari, Upholstery Pink Velvet
By Chiavari
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of refined Italian campanino classic Chiavari chairs, circa 1950s. Massive brass with upholstered with pink velvet. In very good condition. We are able, to reupholster these ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Unusual Pair Henry Glass Style Barrel Back Tub Lounge Chairs Mid-Century
By Lawrence Peabody
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unusual pair of Henry Glass style barrel back tub lounge chairs. We love the lower profile barrel backs along with the splayed walnut and brass legs. Also the way the chairs are upho...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Slipper or Lounge Chairs Attributed to Marco Zanuso
By Marco Zanuso
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of midcentury Italian design, small lounge or slipper chairs attributed to Marco Zanuso. The chairs feature delicately tapered backs and front and rear sabered legs in s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Gobelin Side Chairs Paolo Buffa style, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Traversetolo, IT
A couple of chic and loving Italian room chairs. Valuable items for their shape and also in combination with the precious Gobelin fabric used to cover them, original of the period a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Momma Poppa Bear Style Karpen Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Karpen of California
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Awesome pair Momma Poppa bear style Karpen lounge chairs with matching ottoman. This set is in spectacular vintage condition retaining their original orange faux leather. The legs ar...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Faux Bamboo and Cane Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Hollywood regency pair of carved faux bamboo dining chairs made in the mid-20th century. The chairs feature a round bamboo carved back inset with cane. The seats are upholstered with...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Rare Pair of Mid-Century Modern Triennale Lounge Chairs, Marco Zanuso Italy 1951
By Marco Zanuso, Arflex
Located in New York, NY
A rare pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Triennale charis by Marco Zanuso circa 1951. Zanuso designed these Triennale lounge chairs in conjunction with the Triennale sofa for an int...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Italian Massive Brass Chairs by Chiavari, Upholstery Iceland Wol
By Chiavari
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of refined Italian Campanino Classic Chiavari chairs, circa 1950s. Massive brass upholstered with velvet and brown blond original Iceland wol. In very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Italian Massive Brass Chairs by Chiavari, Upholstery Pink Velvet
By Chiavari
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of refined Italian Campanino Classic Chiavari chairs, circa 1950s. Massive brass with upholstered with pink velvet. In very good condition. We are able, to reupholster these ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

1960's Brass Chairs by Chiavari Italy, a Pair
By Chiavari
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of polished brass high back side chairs by Chiavari. A wonderful handcrafted pair of polished brass side chairs with shapely crest rails and spindled backs and with red original...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

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Brass

Pair of 1950s Organic Fritz Neth Lounge Chairs Teddy Fur Mid-Century Modern
By Fritz Neth
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful and very rare 1950s pair of organic lounge chairs, by Fritz Neth, Germany circa 1950 with new upholstery and covered with new super soft teddy fur fabric, like sheepskin, b...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Brutalist Lounge Chairs with Brass Arms
Located in Chicago, IL
These playfully angular arm chairs are modern Hungarian interpretations of Mid-Century Modern Italian designs. Covered in chenille.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Polished High Back Brass Chairs by Chiavari, Italy, 1950
By Chiavari
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful pair of solid brass high back chairs by Chiavari, circa 1950. Both show a very nice golden patina and have got a green velvet upholstery. The condition is very good. Priced...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

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Midcentury Chairs Brass Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal midcentury chairs brass pair for your home. Frequently made of metal, brass and fabric, every midcentury chairs brass pair was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a midcentury chairs brass pair, we have 1030 options in-stock, while there are 21 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer midcentury chairs brass pair, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury chairs brass pair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury chairs brass pair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Milo Baughman, Edward Wormley and Dunbar produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Chairs Brass Pair?

A midcentury chairs brass pair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,518, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $54,000.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding the Right Seating for You

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

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.