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Midcentury Sofa module set Saga with table by Gunnar Sørlie 1958, Norway
By Karl Sorlie
Located in Stockholm, SE
Special and rare midcentury sofa set named Saga- including a teaktable that can be removed and placed where you wish. New upholstery in beige soft fabric. Leather piping around the s...
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Fabric, Teak

Danish Midcentury Borge Mogensen Style Black Leather Three-Seat Sofa
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A Classic and timeless design in the manner of Borge Mogensen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Danish Midcentury Borge Mogensen Style Black Leather Three-Seat Sofa
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A Classic and timeless design in the manner of Borge Mogensen. Made by the Stouby Company which is known for these superb quality sofas.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Sculptural Midcentury Scandinavian Vintage Woven Leather Bench Lounge Sofa 1960s
Located in Hamburg, DE
This captivatingly beautiful & very rare bench, settee ( 2-seat ) is a classical Scandinavian/ Danish Modern design beauty from 1950s-1960s. Special features are the thick webbed...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Benches

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Leather, Wood

Unique Large Midcentury Daybed, Chesterfield Bed, Midcentury, Recamier, Sofa
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful authentic midcentury recamier, daybed for one or two, authentic real leather, patina, fantastic condition, made in the 1950s, super large, solid and heavy, beautiful leathe...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather, Wood

Midcentury Leather Sofa, 1960s
Located in Austin, TX
Vintage European sofa with dark sculptural wood frame with khaki or tan leather seats and backs. Mid-Century Modern to Brutalist styling. Cushions are reversible and very comfortable...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

  • Midcentury Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Midcentury Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Midcentury Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Midcentury Leather Sofa, 1960s
H 30 in. W 86.5 in. D 32.5 in.
Vintage Midcentury Leather Sofa from Denmark, circa 1980
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage midcentury leather sofa from Denmark, circa 1980. Original black leather upholstery with light patina and wear.
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Vintage 1980s European Sofas

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Leather

Midcentury Leather Sofa by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning leather tufted sofa on a rosewood frame. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Danish Midcentury Leather Sofa by Mogens Hansen
By Mogens Hansen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A Danish midcentury sofa that can seat three comfortably, upholstered in vintage brown leather with a lovely patination. This piece by Mogens Hansen shows clean, modern lines charact...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Rare Midcentury Leather Sofa Designed by Arne Vodder, Denmark, circa 1960
By Arne Vodder
Located in Nashville, TN
Rare midcentury leather sofa designed by Arne Vodder, Denmark, circa 1960. Original black leather upholstery. Produced by Ivan Schlechter, Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s European Sofas

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Leather

Rare De Sede DS-31 Midcentury Leather Sofa with Four Seats, 1st Version, 1960s
By De Sede
Located in Hamburg, DE
The DS-31 sofa or bench model series is one of the design classics from the worldwide renowned leather manufacturer and luxury Swiss brand De Sede. + Very rare DS-31 version wi...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Midcentury Design Leather Sofa
Located in Praha, CZ
- Two-seat dark brown leather sofa - Czechoslovakia - 1960s - Very good original condition - Four wooden legs - Very comfortable.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

  • Midcentury Design Leather Sofa
  • Midcentury Design Leather Sofa
  • Midcentury Design Leather Sofa
  • Midcentury Design Leather Sofa
H 32.68 in. W 59.06 in. D 31.5 in.
Midcentury Scandinavian Leather Sofa, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1960s, Scandinavia - Good original condition - Leather with patina. - Cleaned - Dark purple leather.
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Vintage 1960s European Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

  • Midcentury Scandinavian Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Midcentury Scandinavian Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Midcentury Scandinavian Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Midcentury Scandinavian Leather Sofa, 1960s
H 28.35 in. W 79.53 in. D 32.29 in.
Midcentury Black Leather Sofa Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A handsome midcentury black leather sofa with two complimenting black leather chairs. A clean statement seating for an airy setting. The set consist of two chairs and a loveseat ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

  • Midcentury Black Leather Sofa Set
  • Midcentury Black Leather Sofa Set
  • Midcentury Black Leather Sofa Set
  • Midcentury Black Leather Sofa Set
H 28 in. W 104 in. D 27 in.
Midcentury Sofa in Burgundy Leather
Located in Singapore, SG
Generously proportioned 3-seat sofa with loose cushions upholstered in leather.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

  • Midcentury Sofa in Burgundy Leather
  • Midcentury Sofa in Burgundy Leather
  • Midcentury Sofa in Burgundy Leather
  • Midcentury Sofa in Burgundy Leather
H 29.53 in. W 78.75 in. D 24.81 in.
Danish Midcentury Børge Mogensen Style Leather Sofa
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Norwalk, CT
This Danish midcentury leather sofa is in the manner of designer Børge Mogensen. It seats three comfortably and is upholstered in vintage brown leather that has acquired a lovely pat...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Vintage Midcentury Brown Leather Sofa, 1960s
By De Sede
Located in Halle, DE
Vintage leather 2-seat sofa from 1960s. Armrests with belt and buckle. Nice and strong patination. Seating experience is still good.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

  • Vintage Midcentury Brown Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Vintage Midcentury Brown Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Vintage Midcentury Brown Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Vintage Midcentury Brown Leather Sofa, 1960s
H 26.38 in. W 65.75 in. D 33.47 in.
Midcentury Chesterfield Sofa Loveseat White Leather
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Chesterfield sofa loveseat, white leather, 2 seats. Very good vintage condition. White leather nice patinated, gently worn, no marks or scratches. Coming from fashion showroom, non-s...
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Vintage 1970s French Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Midcentury Borge Mogensen Style Leather Sofa
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive vintage modern sofa boasts six overstuffed removable cushions ensuring maximum comfort in any seating arrangement. A sleek design covered in tan leather that sits on ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Walnut

  • Midcentury Borge Mogensen Style Leather Sofa
  • Midcentury Borge Mogensen Style Leather Sofa
  • Midcentury Borge Mogensen Style Leather Sofa
  • Midcentury Borge Mogensen Style Leather Sofa
H 29 in. W 82.75 in. D 33.5 in.
Danish Midcentury Leather Three-Seat Sofa
Located in Norwalk, CT
This midcentury leather three-seat sofa features tufted back cushions and an interesting braided detail around the edges of the cushions.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Danish Midcentury Beech and Leather Sofa
Located in Norwalk, CT
A great example of Danish midcentury design. Featuring nicely worn leather and beechwood.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Beech

Danish Midcentury Style Sectional Leather Sofa Coyoacan
Located in Madrid, ES
Coyoacan was home to many Mexican artists and now transmits the intensity of their experiences through a magical atmosphere. This midcentury piece embraces the carefree, relaxed and ...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Midcentury Arne Norell "Mexico" Leather Sofa, 1960s
By Arne Norell
Located in Malmo, SE
A beautiful three seat sofa designed by Swedish designer Arne Norell in the 1960s. The sofa is called "Mexico" and is upholstered in a thick buffalo leather. This piece has a beautif...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather

  • Midcentury Arne Norell "Mexico" Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Midcentury Arne Norell "Mexico" Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Midcentury Arne Norell "Mexico" Leather Sofa, 1960s
  • Midcentury Arne Norell "Mexico" Leather Sofa, 1960s
H 28.75 in. W 78.75 in. D 35.44 in.
Midcentury Norwegian Leather Sofa and Armchair Set
Located in High Point, NC
This black leather sofa and armchair set were made in Norway in the 1970s. The clean curves of the bentwood frame are both fluid and minimalist, showcasing the elevated simplicity fo...
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Hardwood

Midcentury Arne Norell Rattan and Leather Sofa
By Arne Norell
Located in Malmo, SE
Two midcentury Swedish sofas designed by Swedish designer Arne Norell. The sofa’s has a beach frame with rattan inlays and original cognac colored leather upholstery. 2 available. ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Rattan, Beech

  • Midcentury Arne Norell Rattan and Leather Sofa
  • Midcentury Arne Norell Rattan and Leather Sofa
  • Midcentury Arne Norell Rattan and Leather Sofa
  • Midcentury Arne Norell Rattan and Leather Sofa
H 29.53 in. W 82.68 in. D 29.53 in.
Vintage Midcentury Chesterfield Leather Sofa Dark Green
Located in Madrid, ES
Early to mid-20th century vintage leather Chesterfield sofa, elegant models with button down seating, in dark green leather and round wooden feets.   
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Danish Midcentury Borge Mogensen Style Leather Sofa
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Norwalk, CT
This three-seat sofa is in the manner of Danish designer Borge Mogensen. This fabulous piece is upholstered in supple, vintage leather with a wonderful patina.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Danish Midcentury Børge Mogensen Style Leather Sofa
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A Danish midcentury three-seat sofa in the manner of designer Børge Mogensen. Upholstered in rich, chocolate brown leather, this sofa displays an attractive patina only possible from...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Italian Midcentury 'Sleep-o-Matic" Leather Sofa / Couch, Marco Zanuso & Arflex
By Marco Zanuso, Arflex
Located in New York, NY
Italian midcentury 'Sleep-o-Matic" model sofa / couch by Marco Zanuso for Arflex, 1951. Metal structure, solid brass legs, foam rubber back and upholstered in stitched leather. T...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

Ludlow Leather Midcentury Style Sofa, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine Ludlow leather midcentury style sofa, 20th century. Add vintage style to your home or business with our ‘Ludlow’ mid-century style sofa. The sofa has a stunning wing backed...
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20th Century European Sofas

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Leather

Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather, Danish Design, 1960s
By Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Lejre, DK
Three-seat sofa in patinated leather designed and made in the 1960s. Original condition. Made in Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Oak

Danish Midcentury Style Three-Seat Leather Sofa Coyoacan
By Montse Piquer
Located in Madrid, ES
Coyoacan was home to many Mexican artists and now transmits the intensity of their experiences through a magical atmosphere. This midcentury piece embraces the carefree, relaxed and ...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Midcentury Leather Seating Set, Sofa and Chairs, 1960s
Located in Austin, TX
Vintage European seating set including sofa and pair of lounge chairs. Dark stained sculptural wood frames with khaki or tan leather seats and backs. Mid-Century Modern to Brutalist ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Leather and Teak Midcentury Danish Modern Floating Sofa
By Dux of Sweden, Arne Vodder
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Sharp Danish Mid-Century Modern teak and leather floating low profile sofa.  
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Teak

Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking and comfortable sofa in patinated leather. Designed and made in Denmark, 1960s. Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Danish Midcentury Beech and Leather Sofa and Loveseat
Located in Norwalk, CT
Here is a matching three-seat sofa and two-seat loveseat made of beechwood and upholstered in leather. Great Danish midcentury look that can be used to coordinate one room, or used i...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Beech

Midcentury De Sede Chocolate Brown Leather Sofa DS-63
By De Sede
Located in London, Greenwich
Midcentury De Sede chocolate brown leather sofa.
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Scandinavian Midcentury Nanna Ditzel "Allé Sofa" Reupholstered in Leather
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in New York, NY
Trained as a cabinet maker and also educated in Fine Arts, Nanna Ditzel presented her talent in a variety of realms including furniture, textiles and jewelry. Among her most beloved ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Beech

Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather by Erik Jørgensen, 1960s
By Erik Ole Jørgensen, Poul Volther
Located in Lejre, DK
Three-seat sofa in patinated leather designed by Poul Volther for Erik Jørgensen in the 1960s. Made in Denmark. Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Oak

Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather by Finn Juhl, 1960s
By France & Daverkosen, Finn Juhl
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking model 218 sofa in teak and original patinated leather by Maa. Finn Juhl, made by France & France, Denmark in the 1960s. Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather

Midcentury "Coupe" Sofa in Leather Designed by Børge Mogensen
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
Model 2292 sofa in patinated leather, designed by Børge Mogensen and made by Fredericia furniture. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Mahogany

Midcentury Scandinavian Leather Sofa for MYRSKYLÄ OY, Finland, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Finland, 1960s - Maker: MYRSKYLÄ OY (label) - Good original condition with minor damages - Patinated leather.
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather by De Sede, 1960s
By De Sede
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking and very comfortable three-seat sofa in patinated leather. Designed and made by De Sede in Switzerland, 1960s. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Midcentury Leather 3-Seater Sofa by Arne Norell for Coja
By Coja Culemborg, Arne Norell
Located in Norwalk, CT
This midcentury three-seat sofa was designed by Arne Norrell for Coja, 1960s. Upholstered in a button tufted brown leather, displaying an attractive vintage patina. A well known, res...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Midcentury Black Leather Sofa by Bovenkamp, The Netherlands, 1950s
By Bovenkamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Very nice black leather vintage design sofa on wooden feet. A repair to the right arm rest. Marked at the bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Scandinavian Modern Sofa in Patinated Leather, Midcentury Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Two-seat sofa in patinated leather designed and made in Denmark in the 1970s. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Beech

Scandinavian Midcentury Two-Seat Leather Sofa and Rosewood, 1970s
Located in The Hague, NL
Scandinavian design two-seat comfortable sofa made in late 1960s early 1970s. High quality leather seating and rosewood frame. Good vintage condition. Patinated with signs of wear ...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Rosewood

Scandinavian Midcentury Three-Seat Leather Sofa and Rosewood, 1970s
Located in The Hague, NL
Scandinavian design three-seat comfortable sofa made in late 1960s-early 1970s. High quality leather seating and rosewood frame. Good vintage condition. Patinated with signs of wea...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Rosewood

Danish Midcentury Børge Mogensen Style Leather Three-Seat Sofa
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Norwalk, CT
This Danish midcentury sofa seats three people comfortably. Designed in the manner of Børge Mogensen, this sofa has a highly sought after form and is upholstered in wonderfully broke...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Danish Midcentury Three-Seat Sofa in Chocolate Brown Leather
Located in Norwalk, CT
This Danish midcentury sofa is upholstered in supple chocolate brown leather with charming vintage wear. The subtle curves of the arms provide a lovely contrast to the straight edge ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Danish Midcentury Three-Seat Leather Sofa by Mogens Hansen
By Mogens Hansen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A Danish midcentury sofa which can seat three comfortably, upholstered in vintage brown leather with a lovely patina. Made by Mogens Hansen, this piece displays the quality of design...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Danish Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather by Børge Mogensen, 1960s
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
Sofa in patinated leather designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Møbelfabrik. Outstanding quality and very comfortable. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather by Mogens Hansen, Danish Design
By Mogens Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
Three-seat sofa in patinated leather designed by Mogens Hansen in the 1980s. Great original condition. Made in Denmark.
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech

Midcentury Style Tufted Sofa
Located in Port Chester, NY
A modern Classic tufted sofa, built with a solid maple frame and constructed with 8-way hand-tied craftsmanship, with a biscuit tufted back and inside arm, with individually cut and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Midcentury Style Tufted Sofa
  • Midcentury Style Tufted Sofa
  • Midcentury Style Tufted Sofa
  • Midcentury Style Tufted Sofa
H 35 in. W 88 in. D 41 in.
Borge Mogensen, Sofa, Midcentury
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Singapore, SG
2-seat sofa by Borge Mogensen, manufactured by Fredericia. This model 2432 is upholstered in wonderfully patinated black leather and has legs in oak. The wonderful quality of the...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Oak

  • Borge Mogensen, Sofa, Midcentury
  • Borge Mogensen, Sofa, Midcentury
  • Borge Mogensen, Sofa, Midcentury
  • Borge Mogensen, Sofa, Midcentury
H 38.19 in. W 51.97 in. D 16.54 in.
Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather, Danish Design 1950s, Cabinetmaker Quality
By Helge Vestergaard-Jensen
Located in Lejre, DK
Light curved three-seat sofa in patinated leather designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Rosewood

Danish Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather by Børge Mogensen, 1980s
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
Sofa in patinated leather designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Møbelfabrik. Outstanding quality and very comfortable. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Midcentury Modular Dark Green Leather Sofa by TON / Czechoslovakia, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1970s - Maker: TON - Dark green leather - Good original condition, see the photos - Wooden parts and leather refreshed - jt.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Modern Looking Midcentury Sofa in Patinated Leather, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking and comfortable sofa in patinated leather. Designed and made in Denmark, 1960s. Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Midcentury Sofa, Danish Designer
Located in Singapore, SG
Generously proportioned three person sofa by a Danish cabinetmaker circa 1970s. It’s down filled cushions are upholstered in wonderfully patinated brown leather. It has a wonderfully...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

  • Midcentury Sofa, Danish Designer
  • Midcentury Sofa, Danish Designer
  • Midcentury Sofa, Danish Designer
  • Midcentury Sofa, Danish Designer
H 32.68 in. W 86.62 in. D 33.47 in.
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Midcentury Leather Sofa For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the midcentury leather sofa you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each midcentury leather sofa for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and wood. Find 105 options for an antique or vintage midcentury leather sofa now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a midcentury leather sofa — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury leather sofa made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Børge Mogensen, De Sede and Fredericia each produced at least one beautiful midcentury leather sofa that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Leather Sofa?

Prices for a midcentury leather sofa can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $732 and can go as high as $15,732, while the average can fetch as much as $5,260.

Finding the Right Sofas for You

Black leather, silk velvet cushions, breathable bouclé fabric — when shopping for a sofa, today’s couch connoisseurs have much to choose from in terms of style and shape. But it wasn’t always thus. 

The sofa is typically defined as a long upholstered seat that features a back and arms and is intended for two or more people. While the term “couch” comes from the Old French couche, meaning to lie down, and sofa has Eastern origins, both are forms of divan, a Turkish word that means an elongated cushioned seat. No matter how you spell it, sofa just means comfort, at least it does today.

In the early days of sofa design, upholstery consisted of horsehair or dried moss. Sofas that originated in countries such as France during the 17th century were more integral to decor than they were to comfort. Like most baroque furnishings from the region, they frequently comprised heavy, gilded mahogany frames and were upholstered in floral Beauvais tapestry. Today, options abound when it comes to style and material, with authentic leather offerings and classy steel settees. Plush, velvet chesterfields represent the platonic ideal of coziness. 

Vladimir Kagan’s iconic sofa designs, such as the Crescent and the Serpentine — which, like the sectional sofas of the 1960s created by furniture makers such as Harvey Probber, are quite popular among mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts — showcase the spectrum of style available to modern consumers. Those looking to make a statement can turn to Studio 65’s lip-shaped Bocca sofa, which was inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí.

With so many options, it’s important to explore and find the perfect furniture for your space. Paying attention to the lines of the cushions as well as the flow from the backrest into the arms is crucial to identifying a cohesive new piece for your home or office.

Fortunately, with styles from every era — and even round sofas — there’s a luxurious piece for every space. Deck out your living room with an Art Deco lounge or go retro with a nostalgic '80s design. No matter your sitting vision, the right piece is waiting for you in the expansive collection of antique, new and vintage sofas on 1stDibs.