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Adrian Pearsall Gray Chaise Lounge Rocker Upholstered Mid-Century Modern
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful and stunning vintage Adrian Pearsall chaise lounge rocker has been completely restored from top to bottom. The walnut wood base was stained black. The beautiful expens...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Wood

Wonderful Adrian Pearsall Curved Wave Chaise Lounge Rocker Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Adrian Pearsall curved wave chaise lounge rocker. This piece was reupholstered in the 80's and will most certainly need to be redone. The walnut rocker base was also uphols...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Wood

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Chaise Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in La Grange, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates mid century chaise lounge chair and ottoman Chair measures: 25 wide x 55 deep x 28 high, with a seat height of 16.5 inches Ottoman measures: 2...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Midcentury Chaise
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin midcentury chaise Chaise measures: 26 wide x 65 deep x 32 high, with a seat height of 16.5 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what we c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Wood

Adrian Pearsall Style Midcentury Chaise Lounge Chair
Located in La Grange, IL
Adrian Pearsall style midcentury chaise lounge chair Chair measures: 56 wide x 30 deep x 32.75 high, with a seat height of 18.5 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Mid Century Maroon Bilbao Sofa
Located in La Grange, IL
Vladimir Kagan Mid Century Maroon Bilbao sofa Sofa measures: 97 wide x 62.5 deep x 37 high, with a seat height of 15.25 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call res...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel Chaise Lounge
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin swivel chaise lounge. The front of the chaise is on original casters for easy movement. Chair sits on a brass base and swivels 360 degrees. Retains...
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20th Century American Modern Chaise Longues

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Brass

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Mid Century Swivel Chaise Lounge Chair
Located in La Grange, IL
Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Mid Century swivel chaise lounge chair This chair is 63 wide x 36 deep x 36 inches high, with a seat height of 16 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery

Russell Woodard Aluminum Chaise Lounge
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Russel Woodard aluminum chaise lounge newly recovered in a Harlequin fabric in shades of blue, red, green and yellows. Series came out in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Unique design, a...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Aluminum

  • Russell Woodard Aluminum Chaise Lounge
  • Russell Woodard Aluminum Chaise Lounge
  • Russell Woodard Aluminum Chaise Lounge
  • Russell Woodard Aluminum Chaise Lounge
H 27 in. W 54.5 in. D 32 in.
Mid-Century Modern Style Custom Orange Chaise Lounge
Located in Middleburg, VA
This extremely comfortable Mid-Century Modern style chaise lounge is an amazing piece. A fun but subtly multicolored (predominately orange) fabric accents the unique shape of this cu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Upholstered with Lit Lucite Base Omnibus Chaise Lounge and Pillow
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern signed Vladimir Kagan original upholstery with Lucite base / legs uplight Omnibus chaise. This chaise is from one of Kagan's earlier Omnibus sectional...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Wood

Low Slung Milo Baughman Lounge Chair in Bronze Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
Low Slung lounge chair in bronze finish, designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, American, circa 1960s. Retains it's original cabernet color velvety upholstery. The bronze finis...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Leather Chaise Lounge
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A modern tufted chaise lounge crafted out of leather in great condition and has been completed restored, this fabulous chesterfield leather daybed features a tufted design and the ba...
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Early 2000s American Chesterfield Chaise Longues

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Brass

  • Leather Chaise Lounge
  • Leather Chaise Lounge
  • Leather Chaise Lounge
  • Leather Chaise Lounge
H 39.25 in. W 62 in. D 30 in.
Colima Steel and Upholstery Chaise Lounge
Located in Mexico City, MX
The Chaise Longue Colima is a versatile piece as it provides transparency to space with its electrostatic painted steel structure. The twisted paper cord weave and upholstery add hum...
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2010s Mexican Modern Daybeds

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Steel

  • Colima Steel and Upholstery Chaise Lounge
  • Colima Steel and Upholstery Chaise Lounge
  • Colima Steel and Upholstery Chaise Lounge
  • Colima Steel and Upholstery Chaise Lounge
H 18.9 in. W 81.11 in. D 35.04 in.
Vladimir Kagan Attributed Oyster Linen Serpentine "Cloud" Chaise Lounge Sofa
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Sculptural serpentine cloud chaise lounge sofa rendered in grey beige oyster linen with chrome-plated steel feet, design attributed to Vladimir Kagan for Weiman Preview, USA, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Steel, Chrome

Jay Spectre for Century 1980s Steamer Chaise Lounge in the Art Deco Style
Located in St. Louis, MO
Jay Spectre (1929-1992) for Century Furniture, circa 1980s "Steamer" chaise lounge in original silver tone upholstery. Spectre's work was very influenced by Art Deco designs of the 1...
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Vintage 1980s American Art Deco Chaise Longues

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Upholstery

Harvey Probber Rare "Contour Chaise 1000", 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Rare sculptural "Contour Chaise 1000", upholstered with mahogany base, by Harvey Probber, American 1950s. Refinished and reupholstered by Lobel Modern. This is considered one of Prob...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Chaise Lounge for Directional Attributed to Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Chaise lounge for Directional attributed to Vladimir Kagan, reupholstered with great plains cotton velvet. [Label on underside Directional] Measures: Seat depth 55".
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery

Directional Chaise Lounge
Located in Chicago, IL
Directional chaise lounge, reupholstered with great plains cotton velvet. [Label on underside Directional] Measures: Seat depth 55".
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery

  • Directional Chaise Lounge
  • Directional Chaise Lounge
  • Directional Chaise Lounge
  • Directional Chaise Lounge
H 28 in. W 33.5 in. D 66.5 in.
Lampert Tête-à-Tête
Located in New York, NY
Tailored luxury. Our signature sofa gets a conversation-making makeover. High tuxedo arms offer cocooning comfort while the tête-à-tête format makes it the perfect perch for parties ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chaise Longues

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Fabric, Upholstery, Maple

  • Lampert Tête-à-Tête
  • Lampert Tête-à-Tête
  • Lampert Tête-à-Tête
  • Lampert Tête-à-Tête
H 32 in. W 85 in. D 34 in.
Chaise Longue by Ward Bennett
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A solid ash chaise longue with an adjustable recliner and original channeled upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Ash

  • Chaise Longue by Ward Bennett
  • Chaise Longue by Ward Bennett
  • Chaise Longue by Ward Bennett
  • Chaise Longue by Ward Bennett
H 30 in. W 24.5 in. D 60 in.
Wonderful Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Wave Chaise Lounge Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Adrian Pearsall sculptural walnut wave chaise lounge chair. Of-course this will need to be re-upholstered but the bones are great. This particular style of rocker walnut ba...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage Tufted Chaise Lounge
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage chesterfield faux leather chaise lounge is in great condition has been newly restored and features tufted upholstery the seat and back are contoured to the human body ma...
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Vintage 1970s American Chesterfield Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Faux Leather, Foam, Wood, Lacquer

  • Vintage Tufted Chaise Lounge
  • Vintage Tufted Chaise Lounge
  • Vintage Tufted Chaise Lounge
  • Vintage Tufted Chaise Lounge
H 37 in. W 71 in. D 32 in.
Carsons Wave Chaise in Blush Pink with Brass Frame
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful contoured chaise by Carsons. In a soft blush pink velvet with a brass finish frame.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Brass

CHANNEL DAYBED - Modern Daybed in Glam Velvet on a Plinth Base
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Channel Daybed inspired by vintage car interiors features channeled waterfall leather on a plinth base. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Glam Velvet $...
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2010s American Modern Daybeds

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Upholstery

GUINEVERE CHAISE - Modern Asymmetrical Velvet Chaise with Metal Plinth Base
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Guinevere chaise inspired by the curvature of Gaudi architecture features an asymmetrical channeled scalloped slope that meets and rests over a metal plinth base. Fully custom an...
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2010s American Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery

SACHA CHAISE - Modern Chaise Lounge in Mohair
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Sacha Chaise features layers of channeled mohair to create a chic and sophisticated lounge. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Mohair $14,230. Starting a...
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2010s American Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery

SANDRINE CHAISE - Modern Asymmetrical Slope Chaise in Sea Stone Fabric
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Sandrine chaise inspired by the curvature of Gaudi architecture features an asymmetrical sophisticated velvet slope that meet solid brass legs to make a minimal and elegant state...
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2010s American Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery

Hollywood Regency Chaise Lounge or Recamier
Located in New York, NY
Hollywood Regency chaise lounge or Recamier. Has black lacquered wooden legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Hollywood Regency Chaise Lounge or Recamier
  • Hollywood Regency Chaise Lounge or Recamier
  • Hollywood Regency Chaise Lounge or Recamier
  • Hollywood Regency Chaise Lounge or Recamier
H 36.5 in. W 51.5 in. D 26 in.
Swivel Rocking Wave Chaise Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Swivel rocking wave chaise lounge by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin with polished aluminum base. Mid-Century Modern.
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20th Century North American Chaise Longues

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Aluminum

Longitude Chaise Lounge by Maya Lin for Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Longitude chaise lounge designed by Maya Lin for Knoll. This chaise is the from the Earth is (not) flat series for Knoll International, 1998. Original upholstery fabric with an attac...
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1990s American Modern Chaise Longues

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Metal

Vintage Marcel Breuer Bent Plywood Chaise Longue / "Long Chair" for Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Marcel Breuer bent plywood chaise longue / "Long Chair." Originally designed by Marcel Breuer for the English company, Isokon in 1935, this example is a 1970s Knoll version retaining...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Plywood, Upholstery

Stunning Hand-Wrapped Cane and Brass Bench by Bielecky Brothers
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional style and quality. This stunning bench designed by Billy Baldwin for Bielecky Brothers, circa 1985. Expertly crafted hardwood form painstakingly hand-wrapped in cane, uph...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Brass

Midcentury Chaise Lounge Chair by Flair / Bernhardt
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very well crafted midcentury chaise lounge chair with green/ sea blue and taupe upholstery with matching back pillow. The medium dark wood frame with lower stretchers and upper sup...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery

Art Deco Tubular Chrome Mechanical Chair
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco tubular chrome mechanical chair with 3 brown upholstered cushions; adjustable into an armchair/bed/chaise (probably American).
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chaise Longues

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Metal, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Style Chaise with Tufted Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning chaise with tufted seat and upholstered in a beautiful aqua green color mohair fabric. The chaise has beautiful lines, extremely comfortable and perfect to lounge and read a...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Mohair, Upholstery, Wood

Ebony Sleigh Back Chaise Lounge by Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
An elegant and rare chaise lounge with a stained walnut frame and woven cane back and side panels; back legs in a square angled form, front legs in a square tapered form. By Tommi Pa...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Walnut, Upholstery

Glamorous Hollywood Regency Tête-à-Tête, Conversation Sofa or Lounge
Located in St. Louis, MO
Glamorous Hollywood Regency Tête-à-Tête having curving lines of the late 1930s or 1940s. Custom manufactured in the late 1960s or early 1970s by Berne Furniture (A symbol of Quality)...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Sofas

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Upholstery

Magnificent Victorian John Henry Belter Attributed Rosewood Tufted Chaise Longue
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent Victorian John Henry Belter attributed rosewood tufted chase lounge. This piece has been reupholstered in a scrumptious high end peacock blue velvet and looks amazing. Al...
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Antique Early 1900s American Victorian Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Rocking Chaise Lounge by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, USA, 1960s
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Mid-Century Modern chaise lounge designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates in the United States, circa 1960s. This sculptural chaise design is crafted with an ergonomic un...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Walnut, Plywood

Unusual Biomorphic Chaise circa 1940s Hollywood Regency
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual chaise, in the style of James Mont or Gilbert Rohde, circa 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s American Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery

Dunbar Tête-à-Tête Sofa by Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful new upholstery in a plush velvet. Hard to find and rarely available, a 1950s Dunbar tete-a-tete sofa. Mahogany legs, brass caps.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Maxime Brass Daybed
Located in New York, NY
Modern elegance. Sinuous, sculptural, surprising, our Maxime daybed hits all the right notes. A gleaming brass frame cradles a gracious and soft cushion upholstered in a Palermo Dove...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Daybeds

Materials

Brass

  • Maxime Brass Daybed
  • Maxime Brass Daybed
  • Maxime Brass Daybed
  • Maxime Brass Daybed
H 28 in. W 77 in. D 33 in.
Chaise Longue by Walter Knoll for Brayton International, USA, 1970s
Located in Norwalk, CT
Great modern wave form chaise with a quality polished steel flat bar base. Featuring adjustable and removable headrest cushion and channeled attached cushion. Newly upholstered in a ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel

Large Scale Milo Baughman Round Circular Chaise Lounge Chair, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Large scale Milo Baughman round chaise longue chair. This piece will need to be reupholstered but that's what you designers are looking for anyway-right?
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Deco Chaise, 1970s
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful chaise by Vladimir Kagan. New upholstery in a soft faux suede by Castel from Italy.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

  • Vladimir Kagan Deco Chaise, 1970s
  • Vladimir Kagan Deco Chaise, 1970s
  • Vladimir Kagan Deco Chaise, 1970s
  • Vladimir Kagan Deco Chaise, 1970s
H 28 in. W 70 in. D 30.5 in.
Pair of Doublewide Rocking Chaise Longue by Craft Associates
Located in New York, NY
A pair of low, wide chaise longue with a wave form upholstered lounge supported on a sculpted wood rocking base. By Craft Associates. American, circa 1960. Price is COM.
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Vintage 1960s American Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Stunning Schumacher French Style Ravello Reclaimer Chaise Lounge
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning Schumacher French style Ravello reclaimer chaise lounge. This piece retains it's original fabric and shows mild wear-re-upholstery is recommended.
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Early 2000s American Louis XVI Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Kem Weber Streamline Moderne Chaise Lounge
Located in San Francisco, CA
An early 1930s Streamline Moderne chaise lounge or daybed by Kem Weber for Lloyd Manufacturing Co. A sleek yet comfortable piece displaying the horizontal lines and curving forms th...
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Vintage 1930s American Streamlined Moderne Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel

Floating Wave Chaise Longue after Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
A hip chaise longue comprised of an upholstered serpentine form lounge floating on a stylized I-beam form polished chrome steel base. After Milo Baughman. Probably manufactured by Ca...
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Vintage 1970s American Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of Modern Recamiers, Light Gray Upholstery and Lucite Sculptural Legs
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of Recamiers with new gray upholstery and thick, substantial acrylic legs. These are smaller scale, mostly backless with a higher headrest on one end. Can also seat two as a set...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

Chaise Lounge by Paul McCobb for Calvin 1950s Mid-Century Modern
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Chaise longue / longue with back pillow by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, 1950s American mid-century modern. Completely professionally restored. Walnut, brass, upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass

Doublewide Wave Chaise Longue by Craft Associates
Located in New York, NY
A low, wide chaise longue in a wave form raised on sculpted wood legs. By Craft Associates. American, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Midcentury "Wave" Chaise Lounge in the Style of Milo Baughman
Located in St. Louis, MO
Vintage 1960s-1970s wave form floating chaise longue with original white tufted upholstery and chrome frame. Upholstery has been professionally cleaned, but should be updated if perf...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Daybed
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant daybed, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s. This daybed is currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of color. The p...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Daybed
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Daybed
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Daybed
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Daybed
H 34.5 in. W 78.25 in. D 41.5 in.
Steam Bent Ash Frame Chaise Longue by Ward Bennett for Brickel
Located in New York, NY
A chaise longue comprised of a two position adjustable back in an ash frame with curved arms and channel tufted upholstered seat and back. By Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates....
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Ash

Baltimore Lounge Chair by Ambrozia, Walnut, Black Steel and Beige Upholstery
Located in Drummondville, Quebec
The Baltimore modern lounge chair is handmade to order from our unique Ambrozia black textured steel tubing frame design with a backchair in solid wood slats and wooden arms. Stainpr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Contour Chaise Longue by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
Located in San Leandro, CA
"Contour" chaise longue by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. This example has four tapered hardwood legs supporting the undulating button tufted seat.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Rare Tomlinson Chaise for their Sophisticate Line in Dark Espresso
Located in St. Louis, MO
1950s Mid-Century Modern, elegant chaise lounge designed by John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder for the Tomlinson Sophisticate Line. Refinished frame in dark espresso, older upholstery,...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

1940s Recamier Style Chaise in the Manner of Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
A 20th century interpretation of Madame Recamier's sofa or chaise with rounded end. Roll-form arm and back are independently mounted to the base. Can be re-upholstered with or wit...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Chaise Longues

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery, Wood

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North American Upholstery Chaise Longues For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of north american upholstery chaise longues is available at 1stDibs. There are 59 antique and vintage north american upholstery chaise longues for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 10 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of north american upholstery chaise longues available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of north american upholstery chaise longues to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency north american upholstery chaise longues are of considerable interest. Not every interior allows for large north american upholstery chaise longues, so small north american upholstery chaise longues measuring 1 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Adrian Pearsall, Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz and Milo Baughman each produced beautiful north american upholstery chaise longues that are worth considering.

How Much are North American Upholstery Chaise Longues?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $6,700, while they’re typically $2,200 on the low end and $32,000 highest priced.

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