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Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sitting in this chair is like being inside a cocoon. It's large and surrounds you. The carver had a sense of humor when carving the back, see photo! nice, smooth patina throughout, ...
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20th Century Guatemalan Organic Modern Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
H 63 in. W 28.5 in. D 23 in.
Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Whimsical, sculptural chair carved out of one piece of mahogany wood. Throne--like and fun. Natural cracking in a few places but doesn't interfere with function, form or sturdiness. ...
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20th Century Guatemalan Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
H 51.5 in. W 25 in. D 21.5 in.
Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carved from one piece of mahogany, this stunning petite chair is sturdy, with a beautiful naturally worn patina. Comfortable, sculptural and one of a kind!
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20th Century Guatemalan Organic Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
  • Organic Modern Mahogany Occasional Chair
H 36 in. W 17.5 in. D 18 in.
Modern Chrome Tubular Italian Occasional Chair, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Pair of modern Italian occasional chairs feature elegantly arched tubular chrome legs and high backrests. The chairs are skillfully upholstered in beige leather. Chair 1: 24 w X 25 ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Slipper Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Modern Hortensia Side or Occasional Chair in Fuzzy Powder Pink Fabric
By Andrés Reisinger
Located in Milan, IT
The Hortensia chair is a sculptural functional seat inspired by hydrangea flowers. The piece is covered in individual pieces of fabric to mimic the petals of the flower. This chair i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood

Jens Risom Occasional Chair
By Jens Risom
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A Classic Jens Risom occasional chair reupholstered in Cowtan and Tout "Fables" linen print. Seat height is 17".
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Chairs

  • Jens Risom Occasional Chair
  • Jens Risom Occasional Chair
  • Jens Risom Occasional Chair
  • Jens Risom Occasional Chair
H 31 in. W 19.5 in. D 20 in.
Two Occasional Chairs Attributed to Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Exact match in dimensions, however different fabric on each chair. Both show some cosmetic wear to fabric, usable as is or we also offer upholstery services. Measures: Seat height 16...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Two Occasional Chairs Attributed to Probber
  • Two Occasional Chairs Attributed to Probber
  • Two Occasional Chairs Attributed to Probber
  • Two Occasional Chairs Attributed to Probber
H 29.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 24 in.
Pair of 1950s Italian Turquoise Occasional Chairs
Located in London, GB
Mid-Century Modern pair of occasional chairs with dark wood tapered legs, re-upholstered in turquoise velvet.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

  • Pair of 1950s Italian Turquoise Occasional Chairs
  • Pair of 1950s Italian Turquoise Occasional Chairs
  • Pair of 1950s Italian Turquoise Occasional Chairs
  • Pair of 1950s Italian Turquoise Occasional Chairs
H 29.14 in. W 20.48 in. D 22.84 in.
Modernist Occasional Chair by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia
By Antonio Citterio, B&B Italia
Located in San Leandro, CA
Modernist desk or occasional chair that is completely clad in leather by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. The chair is a modern take on the classics in the spirit of Jean Michel Fran...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of 1950s Italian Red Occasional Chairs
Located in London, GB
Generous pair of occasional chairs with cherry-wood tapered legs, re-upholstered in red velvet.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Velvet, Wood, Cherry

  • Pair of 1950s Italian Red Occasional Chairs
  • Pair of 1950s Italian Red Occasional Chairs
  • Pair of 1950s Italian Red Occasional Chairs
  • Pair of 1950s Italian Red Occasional Chairs
H 27.56 in. W 24.41 in. D 25.6 in.
Bradshaw Leather and Stamped Brass Occasional Contemporary Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Extraordinary leather and etched brass occasional or lounge chair. Handcrafted in Europe. COM available.  
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2010s Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Occasional Chairs Attributed to Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Stunning pair of occasional chairs attributed to Gio Ponti newly re-upholstered in oyster color calfskin leather contrasting beautifully with the black color frame and legs.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Paolo Pallucco Pair of Occasional Chairs
By Paolo Pallucco
Located in Chicago, IL
Paolo Pallucco for Gambe-Pallucco pair of curved three-leg chairs.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Baker Occasional Chairs in Black Lacquer
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in New York, NY
This pair of stunning occasional chairs were realized by Baker in the United States, circa 1960. They feature an abstracted geometric Greek Key design that comprises the arms as well...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Lacquer

Pair of Mid Century Modern Baker Occasional Chairs in Black Lacquer
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in New York, NY
This pair of stunning occasional chairs were realized by Baker in the United States circa 1960. They feature an abstracted geometric Greek Key design that comprises the arms as well ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Lacquer

Karl Lightfoot Studio Occasional Iron Chairs, 20th Century
By Karl Lightfoot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A handsome pair of California designs. They've been powder coated mat white with new black sunbrella upholstered cushions. Great for any occasion.....              
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

Seletti "Revolver" Upholstered Occasional Chair by Toiletpaper
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
Mix and match the wildest graphics designed by Toiletpaper and get the most iconic dining room of all. - Material: Fabrics in polyester, frame in wood with polyurethane padding an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Chairs

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Polyester, Wood

Jens Risom Midcentury Bronze Occasional Chairs, Pair
By Jens Risom
Located in La Grange, IL
Jens Risom midcentury bronze occasional chairs - pair Each chair measures: 21.75 wide x 21 deep x 32 high, with a seat height of 18 inches and arm height of 24 inches Each piece ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bronze

Adrian Pearsall Midcentury Walnut Occasional Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in La Grange, IL
Adrian Pearsall midcentury walnut occasional lounge chair Chair measures: 24 wide x 28.5 deep x 27 high, with a seat height of 18.5 inches   Each piece of furniture is available ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Seletti "Lipsticks" Upholstered Occasional Chair by Toiletpaper
By Seletti, Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
Mix and match the wildest graphics designed by Toiletpaper and get the most iconic dining room of all. - Material: Fabrics in polyester, frame in wood with polyurethane padding an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Chairs

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Polyester, Wood

Seletti "Snakes" Upholstered Occasional Chair by Toiletpaper
By Seletti, Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
Mix and match the wildest graphics designed by Toiletpaper and get the most iconic dining room of all. - Material: fabrics in polyester, frame in wood with polyurethane padding an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Chairs

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Polyester, Wood

Seletti "Drill" Upholstered Occasional Chair by Toiletpaper
By Seletti, Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
Mix and match the wildest graphics designed by Toiletpaper and get the most iconic dining room of all. - Material: fabrics in polyester, frame in wood with polyurethane padding an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Chairs

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Polyester, Wood

Seletti "Shit" Upholstered Occasional Chair by Toiletpaper
By Seletti, Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
Mix and match the wildest graphics designed by Toiletpaper and get the most iconic dining room of all. - Material: fabrics in polyester, frame in wood with polyurethane padding an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Chairs

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Polyester, Wood

Seletti "Roses" Upholstered Occasional Chair by Toiletpaper
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
Mix and match the wildest graphics designed by Toiletpaper and get the most iconic dining room of all. - Material: Fabrics in polyester, frame in wood with polyurethane padding an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Chairs

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Polyester, Wood

Modern Leather Dining or Occasional Chair in Walnut with Caned Side Panels
By Baker Hesseldenz Studio
Located in Tuscon, AZ
The Rajah dining or occasional chair is the petit companion to our popular Rajah lounge chair. Completely hand crafted one at a time in our Tucson Arizona factory from solid American...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Laverne Lotus Base Occasional Lucite Chair, 1960s
By Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Toledo, OH
A fabulous Laverne Lotus base Lucite chair, circa 1960s. A sculpted Lucite body with curved arms resting on an angular steel base that is emblematic of the 1960s in form and style. T...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Lucite

Pair of Car Designer Pininfarina for Reflex Angelo Occasional Chairs
By pinin farina, Reflex
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of RRP £1980 occasional chairs designed by the racing car manufacturer Pininfarina for Reflex Angelo The chairs are simply st...
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20th Century German Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Seletti Pink "Lipsticks" Upholstered Occasional Chair by Toiletpaper
By Seletti, Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
Mix and match the wildest graphics designed by Toiletpaper and get the most iconic dining room of all. Also available in blue. - Material: Fabrics in polyester, frame in wood with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Chairs

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Polyester, Wood

Hans Wegner Occasional Lounge Chair, 20th Century
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A classic Danish modern design. Made of solid teak and oak wood with original paper-cord seat. It's in original vintage condition showing minor wear with a nice patina. Great for a c...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Design Institute of America DIA Dining or Occasional Chairs
By Design Institute America
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of whimsical steel chairs with brushed finish and cushioned seat by Design Institute of America DIA, 1993. Seat is as is and will need new upholstery.
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1990s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Vintage Italian Plush Covered Occasional Chairs
Located in East Hampton, NY
Faux rabbit, furry and soft in grey with original nickeled legs. These are occasional or low side chairs.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Nickel

Pair of Milo Baughman Occasional Chairs, Brushed Steel and Orange, Excellent
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin side chairs. Brushed steel frames and orange Maharam fabric. Expertly restored.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Sleek Mahogany Parzinger Style Dining / Occasional Chairs by John Stuart
By John Stuart Inc.
Located in Hudson, NY
An elegant pair of John Stuart armchairs that could be used as dining or occasional chairs. They have the original dark mahogany almost ebony finish and serviceable original fabric. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Geometric Occasional Chair in Blush Pink Faux Leather with Rose Gold Frame
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
A geometric form melds with the all tufted back and seat to create this wonderfully comfortable yet striking chair. Finished in blush faux leather and rose gold frame. It's masculine...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rose Gold

Art Deco Blond Lounge / Occasional Chair, Heywood Wakefield, 1938
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Crockett, CA
Very nice occasional armchair made of birch and accented with cane panels on each side. The upholstered back is channelled and the comfortable seat is "poufy". Very nice accent chair...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Birch

Roger Sprunger Pair of Dunbar Occasional Chairs, USA, 1960s
By Roger Sprunger, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of occasional chairs by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar, with soft leather upholstery in a greyish green color. The chairs have a straight and upright position. Also very suitable a...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of 1960s Swedish Alf Svensson Occasional Lounge Chairs Newly Reupholstered
By Alf Svensson
Located in London, GB
A pair of occasional lounge chairs by Alf Svensson, made and designed in Sweden in the 1960s. These chairs are low, yet very comfortable. Recently reupholstered with impala suede lik...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Birch

Lawrence Peabody for Nemschoff Midcentury Captains Dining Occasional Chair
By Nemschoff, Lawrence Peabody
Located in La Grange, IL
Lawrence Peabody for Nemschoff Mid-Century Modern captains dining occasional chairs Each chair measures 23.75 wide x 23 deep x 32.5 high with a seat height of 17.5 This price inc...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Midcentury High Back Dining or Occasional Chairs
By Josef Albers
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Hollywood Regency high back dining or occasional chairs with vintage Josef Albers style square geometric upholstery. All original wood finish, upholstery shows wear. Please n...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Chrome Legged Occasional Armchair
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Classic Mid-Century design with white oak and chrome frame. Newly upholstery in a traditional Danish wool. Visually this piece looks stunning from all angels and would add class to a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Chrome

  • Chrome Legged Occasional Armchair
  • Chrome Legged Occasional Armchair
  • Chrome Legged Occasional Armchair
  • Chrome Legged Occasional Armchair
H 30 in. W 24.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Set of Four Laverne Flower Dining or Occasional Chairs
By Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Chicago, IL
Invisible group flower occasional chairs, designed by Erwine & Estelle Laverne Signed with applied paper manufacturer's label to underside of two examples 'Laverne NYC'.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of circa 1940s Berger & Flamed Mahogany Claw & Ball Feet Occasional Chairs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of circa 1940s Claw & Ball feet mahogany and berger occasional chairs A very good looking, well made and decorative pair of occ...
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Vintage 1940s English Mid-Century Modern Bergere Chairs

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Mahogany

Rare Pair of "Wave" Occasional Chairs by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia
By Giovanni Offredi, Saporiti
Located in San Leandro, CA
Pair of wave lounge chairs by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti. Saporiti has long been the most Avant Garde of the high end Italian furniture makers and these chairs are no exception. T...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Elegant Dark Walnut Curved Back Occasional Chairs by Baker-Midcentury
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of elegant Baker Furniture rounded back side or lounge chairs with dark walnut frames and cocoa colored fabric, refinished, reupholstered.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Contemporary Occasional Chair with Upholstered Seat, Walnut and Bronze Detail
By Baker Hesseldenz Studio
Located in Tuscon, AZ
The meticulously handcrafted Dudley dining or occasional chair, with its woven bronze back detail and plush seat cushion will provide for hours of dinner conversation. Pictured i...
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2010s North American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Set of 4 Modernist Side Chairs, Dining, Occasional Attributed to Red Lion
By Paul Frankl
Located in Buffalo, NY
Set of 4 Modernist side chairs, dining, occasional attributed to Red Lion Furniture Co. Handsome set of four side chairs, recently upholstered in a salmon / pink mohair, Great qualit...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Pair of Baker Far East Greek Key Dining or Occasional Chairs
By Baker Far East Collection, Winsor White
Located in St. Louis, MO
I have two pairs of Greek Key chairs designed by Windsor White for the Baker Far East Collection, c.1960s. Only two are shown in original dark espresso finish and upholstery (should ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

KT-221 Bauhaus Occasional Chair in Tufted Natural Leather and Metal by De Sede
By Kurt Thut, De Sede
Located in New York, NY
Lounge chair KT221/01 by De Sede. Relaunch and update of the design created in 1956. Objectively functional design of an iconographic, architectural construction through the transfer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Syrie Maugham Lounge Occasional Armchairs
By Syrie Maugham
Located in Chicago, IL
A really good period vintage modern / Hollywood Regency set of these chairs attributed to Syrie Maugham. These are shown in as-is found condition and would best be restored. Built so...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Danish Modern Occasional Chair with Truncated Arms
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This striking little occasional chair has a new Danish-cord seat. Frame is a stained oak with just a touch of glossiness to the finish. Professional, skilled furniture restoration...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Pair of Modern Occasional Chairs by Mariani for Pace
By Guido Faleschini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of occasional chairs by Guido Faleschini for Mariani. These vintage Italian chairs are designed with a sleek chrome cantilevered frame with golden yellow linen type upholstery. ...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Danish Modern Occasional Lounge Chair
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Very petite chair and oh-so comfortable. Would look great as a guest chair in office or bedroom. Although the original fabric is in good condition, we suggest reupholstering to updat...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Oak

  • Danish Modern Occasional Lounge Chair
  • Danish Modern Occasional Lounge Chair
  • Danish Modern Occasional Lounge Chair
  • Danish Modern Occasional Lounge Chair
H 26 in. W 24.75 in. D 23 in.
High Style French Deco Sculpted Arm Occasional Chair
By Jean Prouvé
Located in St. Louis, MO
French deco, French Moderne or midcentury single armchair, circa 1940s with sculptural scroll arm and dramatic triangle form legs. Older upholstery should be updated, would look grea...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Oak

1940s Edward Wormley for Dunbar Occasional or Desk Chair
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
Edward Wormley for Dunbar occasional or desk chair, model # 2533. Barrel back occasional chair with dark mahogany legs and older yellow wool upholstery. In need of reupholstery, stri...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Mexican Modernist Regency Faux Bamboo Occasional Chair after Frank Kyle
By Frank Kyle
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Aluminum faux bamboo modernist Regency Mexico, occasional chair, in the style of Frank Kyle. With dimensions of: 34 1/2" H x 24" W x 24" D, S 16" H, armrest ...
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Italian Midcentury Occasional Tub Chair with Crackle Painted Rope Design Frame
Located in New York, NY
Italian midcentury occasional tub chair with crackle painted rope design frame and gilt accents. The piece was made in Italy during the 1960's and has been newly reupholstered. In gr...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

1950s Occasional Armchair Model No 5517 Chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A model 5517 occasional armchair with exposed mahogany frame supporting a fully upholstered seat, back rest and arms, covered in vintage upholstery. Designed in 1954 as a component o...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Occasional Chairs in the Manner of James Mont
By James Mont
Located in New York, NY
This pair of exceptional Mid-Century Modernist occasional chairs in the manner of James Mont feature high back with tufted detailing, low scroll arms and balustrade form legs, newly ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Velvet

Midcentury Pair of Danish Modern Occasional Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A vintage pair of Danish Modern teak occasional chairs, original black vinyl fabric. Reduced from: $1,250
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Vintage 1970s Danish Chairs

Materials

Textile, Wood

Swedish Modern Occasional Chair by Bengt Ruda for NK, 1950s
By Bengt Ruda, NK (Nordiska Kompaniet)
Located in Barcelona, ES
Occasional chair from the Triva-series, designed by Bengt Ruda for NK (Nordiska Kompaniet), Sweden 1950s. Frame is made of beech and armrests of teak. New re-upholstery with fabric f...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech, Teak

Modern Occasional Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of modern occasional chairs available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, animal skin and fabric, all modern occasional chairs available were constructed with great care. There are 43 antique and vintage modern occasional chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Modern occasional chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of modern occasional chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern modern occasional chairs are of considerable interest. Some modern occasional chairs are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller modern occasional chairs, measuring 16.5 inches across, are available at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made modern occasional chairs over the years, but those made by Baker Furniture Company, Costantini and Dunbar are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Modern Occasional Chairs?

Modern occasional chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,275, while the lowest priced sells for $590 and the highest can go for as much as $22,000.

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.

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