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Midcentury Modern Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Vintage Mid-Century Modern loveseat in good condition that is handcrafted out of rosewood and has been newly restored. This two seating bench features a newly lacquered wood finish...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wood, Rosewood, Lacquer, Upholstery

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H 30 in. W 50.5 in. D 25 in.
Midcentury Danish Modern Selig of Monroe Loveseat
By Selig
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a Mid-Century Modern sofa made by Selig of Monroe. This is a loveseat with wooden legs. It is in excellent condition for its age, shows normal wear. It is sig...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Upholstery

Midcentury Loveseat Attributed to Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Houston, TX
Midcentury loveseat attributed to Jens Risom, circa 1960. Newly upholstered.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

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Wood

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H 29.5 in. W 54.5 in. D 23.25 in.
Midcentury Craftsman Modern Plywood Loveseat or Sofa after Frank Lloyd Wright
By (after) Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome and well designed loveseat after Frank Lloyd Wright. This is a vintage made piece from the 1940s or 1950s. It features all plywood construction with newer cushions.
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Vintage 1950s American Mission Loveseats

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Fabric, Plywood

Loveseat Sofa Mexican Midcentury by “Malinche“, 1950s
By Silleria La Malinche
Located in Cuauhtemoc, MX
The Malinche factory crafted hundreds of unique furniture designs from the beginning of the last century until its closure in the 1960s after a devastating fire. Today, Malinche furn...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric, Elm

Pair of Midcentury Loveseats by Robert Haussmann
By Robert Haussmann
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great pair of Mid-Century Modern loveseats designed by Robert Haussmann. Quality construction with a sturdy polished steel frame spanning the sides and back of the pieces. Upholstere...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Steel

Two-Piece Midcentury Italian Cappuccino Color Loveseat
By Carlo De Carli
Located in New York, NY
Two-piece sleek midcentury light cappuccino color faux leather loveseats with elegant shaped mahogany arms and legs. The legs end in elegant brass tips the loveseats can be placed to...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Brass

Midcentury Porch or Sun Room Upholstered Loveseat
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The faux bamboo or rattan love seat is designed for the enclosed porch or sun room. The raffia rapped poles are newly painted white and the new cushions are covered in beige and taup...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Linen, Raffia, Wood

Midcentury Porch or Sun Room Upholstered Loveseat
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The faux bamboo or rattan love seat is designed for the enclosed porch or sun room. The raffia rapped poles are newly painted white and the new cushions are covered in beige and taup...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Raffia, Wood, Linen

Midcentury Loveseat in the Manner of Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed and balanced midcentury loveseat in the manner of Ico Parisi. Its curved lines and tapered brass legs give it a sensual and modern feel. Has been re-upholstered ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Brass

Midcentury Loveseat in the Manner of Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully refinished, 1950s loveseat with tapering legs newly reupholstered in button tufted upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Upholstery

Italian Midcentury Loveseats Sofa in Blue Velvet Restored, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant Italian loveseats sofa from the mid-last century. The pair of sofas has been restored in an elegant and refined Italian blue velvet. The peculiarity of the seat is its double...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Velvet, Walnut

Midcentury Italian Ico Parisi Style Loveseat with Brass Legs
By Ico Parisi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage 1960s loveseat boasts splayed brass legs with sculpted feet. A sleek and sturdy Italian design with an ellipse-shaped backrest and overstuffed seating. A wild ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Brass

Midcentury Italian Loveseat in the Style of Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern sofa boasts a sculpted oak frame with curved armrests and angled legs. A sleek and comfortable design covered in green vinyl. This wonderful Paolo Buffa ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Faux Leather, Oak

Midcentury Newly Reupholstered Sofa Loveseat Done in Boucle Fabric for Brickel
Located in West Hartford, CT
Newly reupholstered Mid-Century Modern loveseat by Brickel. One of several pieces we are featuring on 1stDibs this week done in the coveted bouclé fabric. Nothing short of gorgeous. ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric, Textile, Bouclé, Wood

Midcentury Russell Woodard Spun Fiberglass Couch
By Russell Woodard
Located in Esperance, NY
Midcentury Russell Woodard spun fiberglass couch.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fiberglass

Midcentury Two Seat Sofa for Knoll
By Knoll, Charles Pfister
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this wonderful and simple cubist form with clean lines, set atop a seemingly floating base that are characteristic of Knoll's design aesthetic. Pfizer's pie...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wrought Iron

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H 24 in. W 59 in. D 33 in.
Midcentury Italian Settee Bench by Andrea Branzi
Located in Dallas, TX
A real eye-catcher! Blackened wrought iron settee bench designed by Andrea Branzi. Features a curved crest rail joining to the ribbon style armrests down to the floor, connecting to ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Metal

Midcentury Wicker Love Seat with Floral Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
American midcentury wicker love seat with rounded back arms and cane panels with a floral upholstered cushion (circa 1950s-1960s).
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wicker

Buffa Style Italian Midcentury Settee with Camel Mohair Fabric, Italy, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Italian midcentury settee with camel mohair fabric, Italy, 1950s. Beautiful curved settee with curved arms. Mohair is clean and new. Otherwise sturdy and lovely.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Mohair, Wood

Scandinavian Midcentury Sheepskin Sofa / Loveseat 1940s, Denmark
Located in Karlstad, SE
Stunning 2-seat sofa / loveseat produced in Denmark, circa 1940. This wingback sofa is constructed with an impressive quality. The proportions and shapes are made with a great sense...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Sheepskin

Midcentury Italian Paolo Buffa Style Settee or Loveseat
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Miami, FL
Midcentury Italian sofa settee or loveseat in the style of Paolo Buffa, walnut legs and arms, with cotton upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Settees

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Walnut, Upholstery

Danish Midcentury Settee or Loveseat Model "Allé Sofa" by Nanna Ditzel
By Nanna Ditzel, Finn Juhl
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful and rare Danish settee or loveseat known as the "Alle Sofa" by Nanna Ditzel the Grand Dame of Danish modern design. Among her most coveted works the Alle sofa has a fine sc...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Woodard Vintage Midcentury Wrought Iron Barrel Back Garden Patio Bench Loveseat
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Woodard vintage midcentury wrought iron barrel back garden patio bench loveseat. Item features barrel back, metal mesh back and seat, wrought iron construction, very nice vintage ite...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

Midcentury Postmodern Black Leather Sofa / Loveseat by Helikon in Art Deco Form
By Helikon
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous high quality and chic design proceed by Helikon Furniture Company in the 1990s. It features gorgeous Art Deco form and stitching in soft black leather.
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1990s American Post-Modern Sofas

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Leather

Classic Frits Henningsen Style Settee or Loveseat Danish Midcentury
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic and very elegant lines very much in the style of the early Danish iconic designers/makers, Frits Henningsen made circa late 1940s-1950s. Back and seat nice and firm and frame...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Settees

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Wool, Mahogany

Midcentury Danish Modern Teak Komfort Loveseat
By Komfort
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Beautiful and comfortable loveseat made by Komfort of Denmark. It has great craftsmanship with a sculpted solid teak frame with paddle arms, and a slat back. The zippered cushions ha...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

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Upholstery, Teak

Midcentury Tuxedo Loveseat
Located in Pasadena, CA
This handsome Mid-Century Modern loveseat features a tuxedo frame upholstered in brown chenille and complimented by a pair of rounded pillows. The comfortable, two-seat sofa rests on...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Metal

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H 28 in. W 61 in. D 30.5 in.
Midcentury Leopard Print Velvet Loveseat
Located in Greenwich, CT
Midcentury loveseat newly reupholstered by seller. Leopard velvet on the front with carbon colored striated velvet on the back. Tight back and tight seat with tapered legs stained eb...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

Danish Teak Curved Back Midcentury Loveseat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Petite loveseat with elegant Danish modern lines. Sculptural teak frame, button back, piping. This little sofa is wonderful as-is, but with new fabric it will really shine; ask us ab...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Minimalist Midcentury Loveseat with Clean Lines
Located in Pasadena, CA
A 1960s comfy loveseat with clean lines and minimalist detailing. Re-upholstered in soft light grey canvas.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Canvas, Upholstery

Milo Baughman Midcentury Floating Loveseat Sofa
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous floating Milo Baughman loveseat from the 1970s. Original upholstery has a black and cream background with a raised cream design throughout. The loveseat appears to float and...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Metal

Midcentury Bentwood Loveseat by Taylor Ramsey
Located in New London, CT
Vintage, danish modern-influence, 1970s era three-seat sofa, newly reupholstered with bent oak arms. Made by former furniture company Taylor-Ramsey of Sanford North Carolina.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric, Oak

Midcentury Danish Modern Ekornes Teak and Leather "Amigo" Two-Seat Sofa Loveseat
By Ekorness
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Handsome and comfortable amigo two-seat sofa made in Norway by high quality furniture manufacturer, Ekorness. It has great craftsmanship with a sculpted solid teak frame and dark bro...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Teak, Fabric

Midcentury Loveseats with original fabric, Italy, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury loveseats with original fabric, Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Brass

Theo Ruth Inspired Kiwi Velvet Midcentury Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury 1950s loveseat newly upholstered in kiwi velvet with inset wood armrests and tapered wood legs. Good original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Velvet, Wood

Midcentury Loveseat in the Manner of Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed and balanced midcentury loveseat in the manner of Ico Parisi. Its curved lines and tapered brass legs give it a sensual and modern feel. Has been re-upholstered ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Adrian Pearsall Gondola Style Norwalk Furniture Midcentury Loveseat
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in La Grange, IL
Adrian Pearsall Gondola style Norwalk Furniture midcentury loveseat Loveseat measures: 60 wide x 35 deep x 29.5 high, with a seat height of 15 inches This piece is available in w...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Upholstery, Wood

Midcentury Loveseat in Jack Larsen Style Cotton Felt
By The Artistic Furniture MFG Co.
Located in South Charleston, WV
Measures: 58" wide, 34" deep and 24" tall to the top of the sofa frame, the cushions make it approximately 29" tall. It has a low profile with a seat height is 15". An exceptional an...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric

Italian Midcentury Loveseats Sofa in Blue Velvet Restored, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant Italian loveseats sofa from the middle of the last century. The pair of sofas has been restored in an elegant and refined Italian blue velvet. The peculiarity of the seat is ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Velvet, Walnut

Dunbar Midcentury Loveseat with Larsen Fabric by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A well constructed handcrafted midcentury love seat with original Jack Lenor Larsen 2 way nap velvet fabric sitting on ebony tone mahogany legs and stretchers. A great size in a clas...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Velvet

Svend Skipper Midcentury Danish Loveseat Sofa in Brown Leather
By Svend Skipper
Located in Belmont, MA
Svend Skipper loveseat sofa covered with brown leather, with round tapered teak legs.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Teak

Milo Baughman Midcentury Pair of Matching Floating Loveseats Sofa
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous pair of matching floating Milo Baughman loveseats from the 1970s. Original upholstery has a black and cream background with a raised cream design throughout. The loveseats a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Metal

Directional Furniture Arthur Umanoff Midcentury Chrome Loveseat Settee Sofa
By Directional, Arthur Umanoff
Located in West Hartford, CT
Designed by Arthur Umanoff for Directional Furniture in 1971, this loveseat features tubular chrome steel for its frame with the floating, armless design that has become ultra covete...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Metal, Steel

Midcentury Loveseat by Friso Kramer and Tjerk Reijenga for Pilastro
By Pilastro, Tjerk Reijenga, Friso Kramer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury loveseat by Friso Kramer and Tjerk Reijenga for Pilastro. Newly upholstered in bone white fabric. Sofa frame in original condition with some signs of wear including some e...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Metal

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Signed Orange Yellow Midcentury Loveseat
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in West Hartford, CT
Adrian Pearsall 66" loveseat by Craft Associates, circa 1960s has straps and metal rod accents - see pictures attached. Iconic Pearsall design gives a futuristic floating experience ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Metal

Danish Midcentury Settee or Loveseat in the Style of Carl Malmsten
By Carl Malmsten, Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Elegant Danish or Swedish settee or loveseat from circa 1950s in the style of Carl Malmsten. Recently re-upholstered in a nice gray soft wool fabric. Sturdy and in overall excellent ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

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Wool, Beech

Ole Wanscher Danish Midcentury Mahogany Settee or Loveseat for Poul Jeppesen
By Poul Jeppesen, Ole Wanscher
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic and very elegant settee by Ole Wanscher designed in the 1950s and produced by P. Jeppesen Møbelfabrik likely sometime, circa 1970. Made from lacquered solid mahogany and cove...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wool, Mahogany

Midcentury George Nelson for Herman Miller Steel Frame Loveseat with Table
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant and iconic midcentury signed living room loveseat designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. It features original banana yellow vinyl upholstery which is ultra rare and cov...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Steel

Sculptural 1960s Midcentury Green Velvet Settee
By Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This lovely sculptural settee or loveseat has walnut legs an undulating from cushion and slightly flared arms. It has been completely restored and covered in a lush parrot green myst...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Loveseats

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Velvet, Walnut

Midcentury Sofa in Citrine Velvet Designed by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Luxurious loveseat with a streamline cantilevered frame in polished chrome. Ultra chic design with barrel form exemplifying the best of American Mid-Century design. Newly reupholster...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Chrome

Midcentury Teak and Velvet Scandinavian Style Sofa by AG Barcelona, 1960
By AG Barcelona
Located in Escalona, Toledo.
Sofa of two seats of the recognized Spanish brand AG Barcelona. Produced in the 1960s. Scandinavian style. Teak wood and new upholstery in velvet. Original belts reinforced with 2 ne...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Velvet, Teak

Danish Midcentury Illum Wikkelso Attributed, Two-Seat Sofa in Worn Tan Leather
By Grandt Møbler, Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Great loveseat or two-seat sofa attributed to Illum Wikkelso made by Grandt Mobler of Denmark sometime in the 1970s. High quality construction with a slightly scalloped back with sem...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Beech

Italian Midcentury Loveseat by ISA
By Arredamenti ISA
Located in New York, NY
Curvaceous midcentury loveseat by Italian furniture manufacturer ISA. Has been re-upholstered in a blue velvet. The four tapered feet are brass. Condition: Excellent vintage conditi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Settees

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H 31.5 in. W 68 in. D 28 in.
Midcentury LeoLux Buffalo Leather Loveseat
By Leolux
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Attractive midcentury Leolux buffalo leather loveseat with loose cushions and leather frame. In good original condition with wear consistent with its age. Some indentations in the le...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

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H 27.5 in. W 72 in. D 34 in.
Designer Midcentury 2-Piece Cubist Modern Lucite Acrylic Loveseat Sofa Sleeper
By Leon Rosen
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Designed by Frank Lapadura for Richard Scott Furniture Inc. of Miami, Florida. The sofa is special for many reasons. First, it’s a sleeper! Secondly, it’s a sectional! The two-piece ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Acrylic, Lucite

Italian Midcentury Loveseat by Gigi Radice
By Minotti, Gigi Radice
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury loveseat by Gigi Radice for Minotti. An iconic design with the very recognizable slit back and brass lags. Recovered in a blue fabric. Two lounge chairs from the same set ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Italian Midcentury Sofa or Loveseat in New Purple Velvet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Magnificent Italian midcentury sofa original from the 1950s. Equipped with the original stiletto brass feet, which have been polished to shine again. Internally completely restored...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Sofa or Loveseat Reupholstered with Purple Velvet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Magnificent Italian mid-century sofa original from the 1950s, Made by ISA, Bergamo. Equipped with the original stiletto brass feet, which have been polished to shine again. Internall...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

Midcentury Chrome and Mohair Loveseat, Chair and Table Set, 1960s
Located in Austin, TX
Mid-Century Modern chrome framed loveseat and chair with custom upholstered seats and back in black mohair with matching side table. Wood arms at seating and brown top on side table....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Chrome

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Midcentury Modern Loveseat For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic midcentury modern loveseat available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wood and metal, every midcentury modern loveseat was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the midcentury modern loveseat you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A midcentury modern loveseat, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Milo Baughman, Selig and AG Barcelona each produced at least one beautiful midcentury modern loveseat that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Loveseat?

A midcentury modern loveseat can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,500, while the lowest priced sells for $550 and the highest can go for as much as $14,500.

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.