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Set of Six Midcentury Chrome Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Design Institute America, Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Exquisite set of chrome dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Design Institute America (DIA). Mirrored chrome, modern beauties. Nicely angled legs. Recently upholstered, uphols...
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20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Six Midcentury Chrome Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Design Institute America, Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Exquisite set of chrome dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Design Institute America (DIA). Mirrored chrome, modern beauties. Nicely angled legs. Recently upholstered, uphols...
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20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Six Midcentury Chrome Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Design Institute America, Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Exquisite set of chrome dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Design Institute America (DIA). Mirrored chrome, modern beauties. Nicely angled legs. Recently upholstered, uphols...
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20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Six Midcentury Chrome Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Design Institute America, Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Exquisite set of chrome dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Design Institute America (DIA). Mirrored chrome, modern beauties. Nicely angled legs. Recently upholstered, uphols...
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20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury and Chrome Rolling Brown Bucket Chairs,Set of Four
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Set of four midcentury retro rolling bucket chairs. Steel rolling bases with chrome casters. Fantastic vintage butterscotch vinyl upholstery. Excellent shape overall minus a few plac...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
By Toyoda Hiroyuki, ICF Group
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful and sleek set of 9 stackable stools designed by Toyoda Hiroyuki for ICF. Thick black leather covering a heavily chromed base. Wonderful details of stitched and laced leathe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

  • Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
  • Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
  • Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
  • Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
H 35 in. W 18 in. D 16 in.
Oversized Pair of Midcentury Chrome Cantilever Slipper Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful pair of midcentury chrome slipper chairs. Chairs are reminiscent of the iconic Barcelona chair. These chairs are substantial in size and have the most beautiful profile. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Oversized Pair of Midcentury Chrome Cantilever Slipper Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful pair of midcentury chrome slipper chairs. Chairs are reminiscent of the iconic Barcelona chair. These chairs are substantial in size and have the most beautiful profile. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Oversized Pair of Midcentury Chrome Cantilever Slipper Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful pair of midcentury chrome slipper chairs. Chairs are reminiscent of the iconic Barcelona chair. These chairs are substantial in size and have the most beautiful profile. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Oversized Pair of Midcentury Chrome Cantilever Slipper Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful pair of midcentury chrome slipper chairs. Chairs are reminiscent of the iconic Barcelona chair. These chairs are substantial in size and have the most beautiful profile. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Oversized Pair of Midcentury Chrome Cantilever Slipper Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful pair of midcentury chrome slipper chairs. Chairs are reminiscent of the iconic Barcelona chair. These chairs are substantial in size and have the most beautiful profile. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

One Midcentury First Generation Pollock Chair for Knoll
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For you consideration is one Charles Pollock for Knoll accent chair. These chairs are icons of Mid-Century Modern design and have been in continuous production by Knoll since their i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Soft Pad Side Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller in Black Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are authentic Eames for Herman Miller vintage soft pad chairs in black leather. These authentic vintage examples are icons of Mid-Century Modern design. Th...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

Midcentury Mies van der Rohe MR Armchair, circa 1970s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A Ludwig Mies van der Rohe MR cantilever armchair. This armchair is made of tubular chrome and black natural leather with painted wooden armrests. Contact us for more shippin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Chrome Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of Italian lounge chairs feature a heavy chrome frame and vintage white leather upholstery which offer a bold modern flare to any home or office space. Please confirm it...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

  • Midcentury Chrome Lounge Chairs
  • Midcentury Chrome Lounge Chairs
  • Midcentury Chrome Lounge Chairs
  • Midcentury Chrome Lounge Chairs
H 31 in. W 29 in. D 32 in.
Midcentury Chrome Cantilevered Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish set of 4 midcentury chrome cantilevered chairs with vibrant yellow vintage upholstery. This set is sure to be a great addition to any modern interior. Please confirm item loc...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Deerskin and Chrome Chair
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury deerskin and chrome chair.
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

  • Midcentury Deerskin and Chrome Chair
  • Midcentury Deerskin and Chrome Chair
  • Midcentury Deerskin and Chrome Chair
  • Midcentury Deerskin and Chrome Chair
H 27 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Midcentury Chrome Barrel Chairs
By Selig
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Exquisite pair of midcentury chromed steel, cantilever lounge chairs by Selig. They have a beautiful profile. The beautiful chrome frames cradle the chairs. Chairs have been prof...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

  • Pair of Midcentury Chrome Barrel Chairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Chrome Barrel Chairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Chrome Barrel Chairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Chrome Barrel Chairs
H 29 in. W 30 in. D 27 in.
Set of Three Midcentury Knoll Chrome Cantilever Chairs
By Knoll
Located in West Hartford, CT
Set of three armchairs by Knoll featuring sleekly designed chrome cantilever frames. Two of the chairs need cleaning or reupholstering.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Oversized Pair of Midcentury Chrome Cantilever Slipper Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful pair of midcentury chrome slipper chairs. Chairs are reminiscent of the iconic Barcelona chair. These chairs are substantial in size and have the most beautiful profile. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Bright Red Chrome Dining Chairs, Set of 8
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Set of 8 chrome and red vinyl dining chairs. Fantastic midcentury design with chrome legs and back stretchers. Red vinyl seats and chairbacks will give any dining room a fantastic po...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Cy Mann Midcentury Chrome Flatbar Lounge Chair
By Cy Mann
Located in La Grange, IL
Cy Mann midcentury chrome flatbar lounge chair. Chair measures: 29.5 wide x 31.5 deep x 27 high, with a seat height of 17 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what we ca...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Chrome Ribbon Style Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of luxurious chairs designed and made by New Look Espanola in Spain during the 1970s. Through our professional artisans, we have meticulously hand-polished the chrome and reup...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Adjustable Chrome and Leather Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Adjustable lounge chair designed and manufactured in the United States, circa 1960s. This comfortable chair shows its original black leather upholstery on the loose cushions and on t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Leatherette Chrome Midcentury Chairs, 4 Pieces, 1950s, Well Preserved Condition
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Czech midcentury chairs, 4 pieces. Material: Leatherette and chrome-plated steel Period: 1950-1959 Original preserved condition.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Kartell Philippe Starck Eros Lucite and Chrome Chairs, Midcentury
By Philippe Starck, Kartell
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
EroS chairs A pair of cream Lucite and chrome wire EroS chairs designed by Italian designer Philippe Starck and manufactured for Kartell in the 1980s. The steel wire frame pre...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Chrome Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Baltimore, MD
This is a very high quality modern lounge chair sophisticated and elegant, clearly reminiscent of the designs of Milo Baughman. It is expertly upholstered with soft padded back and s...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Umakart Chrome Midcentury Chairs, 4 Pieces, 1960s, Well Preserved Condition
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Czech midcentury chairs, 4 pieces. Material: Umakart and chrome-plated steel Period: 1960-1969 Original preserved condition.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Chrome and Suede Chairs by Romeo Rega
By Romeo Rega
Located in Vilnius, LT
Midcentury Italian chrome frame and dark grey suede chairs are from midcentury by Romeo Rega. Very comfortable.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

1970s Black Midcentury Swiveling Modern French Chair with a Chrome Base
Located in New York, NY
1970s black Mid-Century Modern style swivel armchair with a chrome-plated base. This can be seen at our 302 Bowery location in Manhattan.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Italian Midcentury Chrome Upholstered Folding Game Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern chrome upholstered folding game chairs, set of 4. Item features folding frames, chrome construction, original label, clean modernist lines, great s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Faux-Leather and Chrome Barrel-Back Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive set of Mid-Century Modern barrel chairs feature a lovely white faux-leather upholstery supported by a sturdy chrome frame. These unique chairs are a perfect addition ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Chrome "Cube" Lounge Chairs by George Kasparian
By George Kasparian
Located in Burbank, CA
Stunning pair of vintage chrome "Cube" lounge chair designed by California designer George Kasparian for Kasparian Inc. in the United States, circa 1970s. These chairs have been prof...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Lounge Chair, Midcentury Scandinavian Cantilever Chrome and Webbing
Located in Highclere, Newbury
Midcentury Scandinavian cantilever chrome and webbing lounge chair. I’ve never seen another one like it, this mystery lounge chair hails from Scandinavia and has been expertly cra...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Milo Baughman Lucite and Chrome Swivel Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Midcentury Milo Baughman Lucite and chrome swivel chair with new leopard velvet upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Chrome and Velvet Club Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of vintage Italian cube chairs, circa 1970 with stainless steel bases and upholstered in taupe silk velvet.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Chrome Jules Heumann for Metropolitan Cantilever Lounge Chairs
By Jules Heumann, Metropolitan
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous midcentury cantilever lounge chairs by Jules Heumann for Metropolitan Furniture, circa 1970. Newly upholstered in a soft blue wool, with high polish chrome base. Measure...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Stunning Midcentury Leather/ Chrome Italian Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of absolutely gorgeous Italian leather lounge chairs features a chrome frame and overstuffed seats for one of the most relaxing set of chairs you will find. Ideal for any ho...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Newly Upholstered Vintage Midcentury Tufted Chairs with Chrome Base
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
These vintage midcentury tufted chairs with a chrome base are newly upholstered in Schumacher's Jackson wool velvet (66733). Since Schumacher was founded in 1889, our family-owned...
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Four Midcentury 1960s Chrome Safari Chairs in Black Leather
Located in Belmont, MA
Set of four Safari chairs with chrome steel frame. Seat and back of black leather and black lacquered wood. Released from Olsson furniture.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Chrome T Back Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Baltimore, MD
Stunning Mid-Century Modern T-back lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1970s. This gorgeous club chair, known for its floating cube look, is newly upholst...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

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. Measurements: 34" H x 28" W x 36" D x 15" seat height x 18" arm height x 46" D (Fully ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Ten Jerry Johnson Midcentury Chrome Lounge Chairs
By Jerry Johnson
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare set of ten Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs or armchairs designed by Jerry Johnson. Unique cantilever style constructed from chrome tube frames with canvas slings for support. G...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Dining Chairs Set of Four by G. Rinaldi Chromed, Italy, circa 1970
By Gastone Rinaldi, RIMA
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Timeless chromed dining chairs by G. Rinaldi for RIMA from Italy, circa 1970. The set of four midcentury chairs were designed by famous Italian designer Gastone Rinaldi (1920-2006) i...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Leather and Chrome Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A simple yet sophisticated pair of 1970s vintage leather swivel chairs. Chairs have beautiful patina on the leather giving them lots of that age appropriate character. The chairs...
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20th Century Minimalist Chairs

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Leather

Pair of Stylish Chrome and Leather Midcentury Design Lounge Chairs
Located in Montreal, QC
Pair of stylish chrome midcentury design celadon colored stitched leather lounge chairs.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair Italian Midcentury Swivel Chairs With Chrome Base and Missoni Style Fabric
Located in Troy, MI
Pair circa 1960s Italian arm chairs feature a cantilever chrome base with swivel seats and new upholstery with colorful, Missoni-style fabric. Sold and priced as a pair. Arm Height...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Six French Dining Chairs Midcentury Chrome
Located in FR
Six midcentury dining chairs from France Square chrome frame with seat and back upholstered in textured very dark grey velvet In the manner of Milo Baughman. Chrome frames in very...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

  • Six French Dining Chairs Midcentury Chrome
  • Six French Dining Chairs Midcentury Chrome
  • Six French Dining Chairs Midcentury Chrome
  • Six French Dining Chairs Midcentury Chrome
H 32.29 in. W 18.12 in. D 18.9 in.
Pair of Midcentury Chrome and Leather Danish Airport Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A sleek Danish cantilever design with a heavy chrome base and an overstuffed leather cushion. This unique vintage modern pair of lounge chairs boast thick padded arm rests ensuring m...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

4 Vintage Midcentury Tim Bates Pieff Lisse Chrome Modernist Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
Set of four vintage midcentury dining chairs by Tim Bates for Pieff’s Lisse Range. Theese chairs feature solid Chromed steel frames with single form seat and backrest set on chrom...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Midcentury Design Chrome Chairs /Gastone Rinaldi, 1970s
By Gastone Rinaldi
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Italy Made of chrome Original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Chromed Midcentury Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair and Ottoman for Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large diamond chrome chair designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1952. The chair has its original red full fabric cover. The chromed steel is in good condition. Ottoman measures: ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Sleek Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of six Milo Baughman style dining chairs with polished chrome frames. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

  • Midcentury Sleek Dining Chairs
  • Midcentury Sleek Dining Chairs
  • Midcentury Sleek Dining Chairs
  • Midcentury Sleek Dining Chairs
H 41.5 in. W 24.5 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Milo Baughman Barrel Back Chrome Lounge Chairs Midcentury
By Milo Baughman, Flair
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Excellent pair of Milo Baughman barrel back chrome cantilevered lounge chairs. This pair have been reupholstered in a fabulous hot pink high end velvet. They look absolutely amazing ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Chrome and Lucite Lounge Chair Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Atlanta, GA
Midcentury chrome and Lucite lounge chair, attributed to Milo Baughman, American, circa 1960s. This chair has been recently reupholstered in a velvety slate blue color upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Pervical Lafer Style Chrome Lounge Chairs Midcentury Danish
By Percival Lafer
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unusual Percival Lafer style chrome base lounge chairs. These stylish chairs have thick bent chromed flat bar bases with fun pod feet and wooden inserts. I must say I am really not s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Design Conference Chair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Halluin, FR
This Saarinen style conference chair is extremely comfortable and in a very good condition. Dark and brown fabric with chromed tubular feet. All in perfect condition.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

  • Midcentury Design Conference Chair
  • Midcentury Design Conference Chair
  • Midcentury Design Conference Chair
  • Midcentury Design Conference Chair
H 30.71 in. W 18.12 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of Chrome and Velvet Midcentury Parsons Chairs
Located in Asheville, NC
This pair of midcentury Parsons chairs sit upon chrome bases. They are covered in channeled vivid raspberry velvet upholstery with piping. The artfully executed upholstery gives thes...
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Vintage 1960s American Slipper Chairs

Midcentury Marcel Breuer Style Black and Chrome Wassily Chairs, Pair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid century iconic Marcel Breuer style Wassily chairs in black leather and tubular steel chrome. In great vintage condition with light wear on leather.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Chrome & Leather Armless Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of 4 Italian 1970s armless dining chairs with tubular chrome bases and original leather seats/backs. The leather is very distressed and cracked/torn in some areas. Measure: S...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

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Midcentury Chrome Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of midcentury chrome chairs available for sale. Each of these unique midcentury chrome chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, chrome and fabric. Midcentury chrome chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Midcentury chrome chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made midcentury chrome chairs over the years, but those made by Knoll, Milo Baughman and Marcel Breuer are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Midcentury Chrome Chairs?

Midcentury chrome chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,400, while the lowest priced sells for $300 and the highest can go for as much as $9,850.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

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

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

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

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

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

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