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Pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Wingback Chairs
By Børge Mogensen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Two Mid-Century Danish Modern wingback leather chairs in black attributed to Børge Mogensen. Original leather on both chairs which are not only comfortable but have a beautifully lus...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Black Leather Wassily Lounge Chair
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern vintage black leather Wassily lounge chair.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Relax Chair
By Ake Fribytter
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Danish Modern Relax swivel chair. Just imported from Copenhagen. Designed by Ake Fribytter for Nelo. Made in Sweden, 1970's. Perfectly worn black leather. Chrome bas...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of Carlo Bartoli Black Leather Cantilever Chairs
By Carlo Bartoli
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian set of four carlo bartoli black leather and chrome cantilever chairs model "920" from the beginning of 1970s The chairs are in really good vintage conditi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Arm or Desk Chair Upholstered in Black Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French 1940s mahogany armchair with seat and back upholstered in black leather. The smooth elliptical shapes and mid-century modern lines make this a stylish addition to any desk or ...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Andre VandenBeuck Mid-Century Modern Aluline Black Leather Lounge Chair
By Strässle International
Located in Weesp, NL
Elegant Swiss made high quality designed cast aluminium and black leather Aluline lounge chair produced by Strässle International in the 1960's. A timeless and comfortable easy chair...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Italian Mid-Century Modern White Leather and Black Metal Round Chairs, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern white leather and black metal round chairs, 1980s Set of 10 chairs with round seat, slightly padded, in ivory white leather. The structure that forms the l...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Modern Black Leather Club Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A sleek pair of black leather club chairs. The chairs are upholstered in supple black leather with metal legs. These chairs would be a great addition to any living or lounge area. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

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H 28 in. W 29 in. D 29 in.
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Black Leather Armchairs
By Grete Jalk
Located in Weesp, NL
Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern sophisticated armchairs. Exceptionally designed and manufactured mid century armchairs. A truly stunning, elegant and sophisticated pair. Made of Afro...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Pfister Cube Lounge Chairs for Knoll in Black Leather
By Knoll, Charles Pfister
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Vintage all original Knoll cube club chairs. Simple cubist form with clean lines, set atop a seemingly floating base that are characteristic of Knoll's des...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Chromed Steel/ Black Leather Eames Era Lounge Chair
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
This great and comfortable chair has to be seen in conjunction with the famous lounge chair, designed 1956 by Charles & Ray Eames. Chromed steel base and black leather, very good con...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Leather

Set of 6 Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Dining Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Set of 6 Mid-Century Modern black leather dining chairs. Fully restored in an ebonized finish and upholstered in a patterned black leather. Price includes complimentary scheduled ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Chrome Chairs with Black Upholstery
Located in Troy, MI
Found in France, this set of four circa 1970s chrome chairs feature distinctive open spiral-type chrome frames and black faux leather seats and back rests. Unknown maker. Sold and pr...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Black Leather and Metal Chairs, 1980
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century black leather and metal chairs, 1980. Set of 4 chairs with structure in black painted metal rod and with seat and back in original leather. 1980s. Good con...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Leather Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic Mid-Century styling leather armchairs with wide arms, tufted backs and simple square-tube metal legs. Danish influences. Comfortable with normal-use wear to leather on arms a...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Silvered and Leather Chairs
Located in London, GB
These two chairs are designed and executed with the sleek, minimal design of French modernism. They are crafted with chic, curving silvered metal which takes an X-form. Between the s...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Style Cube Lounge Club Chairs by in Black Leather
By Bernhardt, Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bernhardt cube club chairs. Simple cubist form with clean lines curved top arm rests. These club or lounge chairs are in original vintage condition...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Dunbar Black Tufted Leather Chair
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century Dunbar black tufted leather chair. Vintage tufted black leather desk/library reclining chair on patented Shepherd brass and metal casters; vintage leather with wear comme...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Style Contemporary Pair of Black Wassily Style Chairs
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
These pair of Black Wassily style chairs are up for consideration. The pair gives the same look and feel of the original constructivist De Stjil art movement pieces. The chrome and b...
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Mid-20th Century Chairs

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Faux Leather

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair and Ottoman w/ Brown Leather
Located in Asheville, NC
Mid-Century Modern danish lounge chair and ottoman. The original brown leather is in good condition overall - Some light scuffing/scratching to the leather finish and wood frame from...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Set of 4 Chairs, White Wood and Black Leather, Italy, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern set of 4 chairs, white wood and black leather, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Pair of Scroll Chairs by Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Le Shoppe Too presents a beautiful set of George Mulhauser for Plycraft pair of Scroll chairs. Done in a beautiful olive green distressed leather and finish. In very good condition. ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Swivel Chairs from Ire Mobler
By Ire Mobel 1
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
Rare, leather armchairs were manufactured by Ire Möbel AB in Sweden during the 1960s. The armchairs were upholstered in natural black leather and have a metal, swivel base. The piece...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Style Leather Club Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of leather club chairs features a unique squared shape with studded upholstery makes for a wonderful combination of style and comfort. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Leather Aluminum Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek, early 70's, German, Mid-Century Modern lounge chair and ottoman set features an aluminum frame with rolled leather upholstery. The ottoman measures 22 Width x 19 Depth x 1...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Sgarsul Rocking Chair Aulenti Poltronova 1962 Black Leather
By Gae Aulenti
Located in MIlano, IT
Sgarsul rocking chair by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova, 1962 Rocking armchair in curved and lacquered white wood, with headrest and seat padded and covered with black leather. Sgarsul...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Hayat Brothers Pakistani Mid-Century 'Roorkee' Black Leather Chairs
By M. Hayat & Bros Ltd.
Located in New York, NY
Pairof Pakistani mid-century 'Roorkee' safari campaign chairs with carved walnut frames and black leather sling seats, backs and arms that collapse down to a portable form. (M. Hayat...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather

French Mid-Century Club or Lounge Chairs of Black Leather
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome pair of mid-20th century French club or lounge chairs, each chair featuring a stylish Modern back and sides with comfortable drop cushion seat - in original black leather ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Swivel Barrel Lounge Chairs by Preview
By Preview
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent Palm Beach Estate fine furniture acquisitions of a Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern black leather swivel barrel lounge chairs by Preview Spectacularly designed ...
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Leather

Set of 2 Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Swivel Barrel Lounge Chairs by Preview
By Preview
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Set of 2 Mid-Century Modern black leather swivel Barrel lounge chairs by Preview Spectacularly designed ...
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Leather

Renoved Mid Century Italian Chair by Carlo Ratti with Black Suede Leather
By Carlo Ratti
Located in Rome, IT
Mid century italian chair by Carlo Ratti beech wood, oak wood, black suede leather , steel , brass . We have carried out a complete restoration along with some light restying on thi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

Set of 10 Mid-Century Modern Brass Dining Chairs in Black Leather
Located in North York, ON
Set of 10 vintage Mid-Century Modern brass dining chairs in black leather. Solid mirror brass frames upholstered in Italian black leather. Brass frames are all original, wear consist...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Black Leather Lounge Chairs Office Chairs Johannes Spalt, Vienna
By Johannes Spalt
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern pair of vintage lounge chairs or club chairs cubus like from stitched leather in black color by Johannes Spalt, Austria. Chromed metal legs underlines the sleek a...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Chromed Black Leather T Chairs, Katavolos, Kelley, Littell, Laverne
By Laverne International, Douglas Kelly, Ross Littell and William Katavolos
Located in MIlano, IT
Mid-century chromed black leather T chairs, Katavolos, Kelley, Littell, Laverne. Eight model T chairs, with chromed and enamelled steel frame with support seats in black leather. V...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Black Leather Dining Chair by Rajmund Hałas, 1960s
By Rajmund Hałas
Located in WARSZAWA, 14
A chair model 5908, designed by Rajmund Teofil Halas, one of the most recognizable projects of Polish design in the 60s. The chair has a simple, modernist silhouette. The structure i...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Metal Lounge Chairs with Ottomans
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern black leather metal lounge chairs. America circa 1970’s. Featuring dark gunmetal stainless-steel frames with modern styling. Upholstered in premium Italian...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Mid Century Black Leather and Chrome Slipper Lounge Chair
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century black leather and chrome slipper lounge chair Chair measures: 22.5 wide x 30 deep x 32.5 high, with a seat height of 17 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in w...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Leather Milo Baughman Scoop Chairs a Pair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Modern leather Milo Baughman scoop chairs a pair. Chairs have been recently reupholstered in leather.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Swivel Office Chair by Stow and Davis
By Attributed to Stow-Davis
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern black leather swivel office chair by Stow and Davis. Iconic mid-century modern office chair design newly upholstered in black Italian leather with beautiful, tufte...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Leather and Chrome Armchair
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern leather and chrome armchair, circa 1970s Please note that this armchair is located in Halmstad, Sweden. Complementary delivery to most areas of L...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Brazilian Modern De Couro Black Leather Dining Chairs - Set of Four
By De Couro
Located in Miami, FL
Set of four Brazilian mid-century modern black hand stitched leather dining chairs by De Couro, 1970s. We have another set of four in our listing; however, the leather on these ha...
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Late 20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Black Leather and Chrome Armchair and Ottoman
Located in Round Top, TX
Mid-Century Modern vintage black leather and chrome armchair and footstool/ottoman. The modern style swivel armchair has loose cushions and rests on a five-step leg base made of chro...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Teak Dining Chairs, Faux Black Leather Seats
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Beautiful set of four teak dining chairs with faux black leather seats. All original and authentic Mid Century Modern and very much in the style of Aksel Bender Madsen, made in Holla...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Teak

Set 6 Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Dining Armchairs
By J. L. Möller Höjbjerg, Neils O. Möller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Attractive set of 6 leather dining armchairs with solid two tone wood. These chairs are very well built and are solid. They have beautiful simple lines and will make a great addition...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Mid Century Italian Post Modern Wood & Black Leather Dining Chairs Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A set of five high back dining chairs from Italy. The feature sculpted ribbed wood backrests with black leather seats. Very striking design.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Italian Mid-Century White Leather and Black Metal Chair, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century white leather and black metal chair, 1980s Chair with rectangular seat, rounded on the front, in white leather. The backrest and the two armrests in white leathe...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Mid Century Leather / Iron Lounge Chair
By John Woodard
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A black wrought iron framed lounge chair having black leather strap arms and brass hardware with the seat back and bottom upholstered in a soft and supple black leather. The back res...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Iron

  • Mid Century Leather / Iron Lounge Chair
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H 30.25 in. W 25.5 in. D 24 in.
Vintage Italian Black Leather Swivel Chair, Unique Italian Design, Mid-Century
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
Absolutely the most relaxed chair ever! This Swivel chair is not only a lust for the eye, but also a must have for everybody who loves to relax in the best way possible. Made of blac...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Leather

Modern Black Woven Leather Chrome Frame Dining Chairs - Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Modern Black Woven Leather Chrome Frame Dining Chairs - Set of 4. Item features black woven leather seats, chrome frames, very nice set, clean modernist lines, quality craftsmanship,...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Brown Leather Coconut Chair by George Nelson for Vitra
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The Coconut chair was designed in 1955 by the American architect, industrial designer, author, editor and teacher George Nelson. Obviously he took his inspiration from a coconut that...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Mid Century Modern Scandinavian Teak and Black Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Scandinavian teak and black lounge chairs. Simplicity at its finest. This custom quality pair of lounge chairs has a wonderfully refined Mid-Century Modern look and design. T...
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Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Office Chair with Stool by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern walnut accented leather office chair with stool by Adrian Pearsall. Fully restored by the artisans at Carrocel in a luxurious black leather with polished walnut ac...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Hans Kaufeld Leather and Brushed Aluminium Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
By Hans Kaufeld
Located in North York, ON
Original Hans Kaufeld leather and brushed aluminium Mid-Century Modern rocking chair. Completely original in good condition. Measures: W 28”, H 33”, D 40”, seat height 21”, seat d...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Aluminum

Black Mid-Century Modern Pastoe Swivel Chair by Cees Braakman, Model FM08
By Pastoe, Cees Braakman
Located in Schagen, NL
Black swivel chair on a four star metal base, was designed by Cees Braakman for Pastoe in The early 1960s. This model, FM08, features à black faux Leatherette upholstery. It’s maximu...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Sleek Mid-Century Modern Sophisticated Pair of Leather & Houndstooth Club Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A very unusual super stylish Mid-Century Modern pair of chairs having a space age sleek design mixing chrome, black metal, sling style houndstooth fabric seats and black saddle leath...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Leather Slipper Lounge Chairs by Knoll
By Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of vintage modern lounge chairs boast heavy chrome frames and tufted leather upholstery. The angled back legs and overstuffed seating add to the allure. A sleek an...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Chrome

Original Mid-Century Black Iron Leather Butterfly Chair Beautiful Patina
By Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Original mid-century black Iron leather butterfly chair beautiful Patina. All original chair the leather shows wear use some scuffs but overall beautiful condition and 100% structura...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Swivel Barrel Back Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous pair of vintage modern lounge chairs feature sleek black vinyl upholstery. Unique design with a thick padded cushion and angled arm rests ensures optimal comfort. These...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Faux Leather

4 Mid Century Danish Modern Dining Chairs Black Vinyl Birch Wood
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Set of 4 mid century danish modern dining chairs. Simple design with slanted back support. 4 tapered birch legs with black vinyl cushions. Use as is or have them reupholstered. Great...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Birch

Mid-Century Black Leather Lounge chair Model 'Alta' by Oscar Niemeyer
By Oscar Niemeyer
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century black leather Lounge chair Model 'Alta' by Oscar Niemeyer for Mobilier International - 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

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Midcentury Modern Black Leather Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic midcentury modern black leather chair available at 1stDibs. Each midcentury modern black leather chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and metal. If you’re shopping for a midcentury modern black leather chair, we have 4312 options in-stock, while there are 74 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer midcentury modern black leather chair, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right midcentury modern black leather chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury modern black leather chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Knoll produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Black Leather Chair?

Prices for a midcentury modern black leather chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $205,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,047.

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.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Glashütte Limburg möbel are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glasswaren and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Glashütte Limburg Mobel, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 661 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original möbels by Glashütte Limburg were created in the modern der Mitte des jahrhunderts style in Europe during the 20. jahrhundert. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider Mobel by and. The prices for Glashütte Limburg Mobel can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at 265 $ and tops out at 34.200 $, while pieces like these can sell for 1.084 $ on average..

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

Materials: Animal Skin Furniture

Furniture Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Ludwig Mies van der Rohe collection of furniture, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 110 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were created in North America during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $650 and tops out at $65,000, while pieces like these can sell for $6,047 on average.

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.