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Pair of Black Lacquer Hat Chairs
Located in Greenwich, CT
Pair of black lacquer hat chairs. Simple and elegant black lacquer hat chairs, beautiful form and lines. We carry fine quality furniture with elegant finished and has been appeared m...
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Vintage 1940s Chinese Ming Chairs

Materials

Lacquer

  • Pair of Black Lacquer Hat Chairs
  • Pair of Black Lacquer Hat Chairs
  • Pair of Black Lacquer Hat Chairs
  • Pair of Black Lacquer Hat Chairs
H 41 in. W 20 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Black Lacquer Brass Hardware Horse Shoe Barrel Back Lounge Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company, Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of nice black lacquer horse shoe shape Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Italian Style Black Lacquer Savonarola Chairs
Located in Toledo, OH
An incredible pair of Savonarola chairs. These unusual chairs feature a black lacquer finish with a pierced steel frame. The dimensions are 24" W x 20" D x 30" H. The seat width is 1...
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20th Century Modern Chairs

Pair of Refine Black Lacquer Armchairs
Located in Greenwich, CT
A pair of refined black lacquer yoke back armchairs. Beautiful color, form and lines. We carry fine quality furniture with elegant finished and has been appeared many times in "Archi...
Category

Vintage 1930s Chinese Ming Chairs

Materials

Lacquer

  • Pair of Refine Black Lacquer Armchairs
  • Pair of Refine Black Lacquer Armchairs
  • Pair of Refine Black Lacquer Armchairs
  • Pair of Refine Black Lacquer Armchairs
H 43 in. W 24 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Chinese Black Lacquer Ladies' Chairs, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
These unusual ladies' chairs exemplify the beauty of exaggerated proportions. Each chair features a small, round seat, charmingly counterbalanced by wide back panels. A black lacquer...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Side Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair Newly Lacquered in Black Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning, newly lacquered in black, barrel back chairs with new feather cushions. Lacquer color is flat black, circa 1970s with seat height of 18".
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Lacquer, Feathers

Colette Gueden, Pair of Black Lacquered Chairs, French, circa 1950
By Colette Gueden
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This nice pair of design chairs is made of a black lacquered metal with a nice fabric on the seat. This is a model by famous French designer Colette Gueden, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Black Lacquered Bamboo Side Chairs
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of Black Lacquered Bamboo Side Chairs
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Vintage 1920s North American Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
By Maison Romeo, Jean Claude Mahey
Located in Paris, FR
Sleek, stately lines, Asian inspired with a bold twist like seen in this pair of chairs, were the marks of the French designer Jean-Claude Mahey. These rare pieces were designed by M...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
  • Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
  • Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
  • Rare Pair of Black Lacquer Chairs J.C. Mahey, 1970s
H 33.47 in. W 22.05 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Black Lacquered Harlow Throne Chairs by Blackman Cruz
By Blackman Cruz
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous pair of black lacquered Harlow Throne chairs design in 2000 by Blackman Cruz. The chair was name after actress Jean Harlow. Both chairs have the Blackman Cruz metal tag. ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Black Lacquered and Leather Lounge Chairs by Stanley J Friedman
By Stanley Jay Friedman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of black lacquered and leather ‘L’Chine’ lounge chairs. Designed by Renowned American designer Stanley Jay Friedman in the 1970s. The chairs are in beautiful vintage condition w...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Early 19th Century Chinese 'Lazy Chairs' in Walnut and Black Lacquer
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of 'Lazy Chairs' in walnut, black lacquer with a natural cracked wear that gives the chairs an exciting and artistic look. Ming style, early 19th century China. The term 'Laz...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

20th Century Pair of French Art Deco Chairs, Black Lacquer, New Upholstery 1920s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Czech set of chairs, 2 pieces Style: Art Deco. Period: 1930-1939. Material: Lacquered wood, (New Upholstery) Completely restored. Surface made by black piano lacquers. ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Art Deco Black Lacquer and Gold Leaf Chairs, France, circa 1920s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Deco side chairs in black lacquer. Beautiful 24-karat gold leaf and ivory lacquer detailing on the back rest on a fan pattern and gold leaf half-star details. Chairs are upholst...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of Art Deco Style Lounge Chairs in Grey Maple with Black Lacquer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Classic Art Deco style chairs from our custom Anne Hauck Collection line. Shown here with the top of arms in grey maple with the rest of the frame in black lacquer, all with ...
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2010s American Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Silk, Maple, Lacquer

Klismos Pair of Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of dining or side chairs with black lacquered frame, firmly upholstered back and seat, curved back, beige textile upholstery. Sculptural, Beautiful lines. Upholstery is origin...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

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

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer

Pair of Black Lacquer Italian Hollywood Regency Side Chairs by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of black lacquer Italian Hollywood Regency style side chairs by Pietro Costantini. Items include glossy black lacquer finish, solid wood construction, original label, shapely sa...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Black Lacquered Side Chairs, circa 1960s
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern French black lacquered side chairs, circa 1960s.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Michael Taylor for Baker Black Lacquer & Gold Spoon Back Slipper Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of black lacquered spoon back slipper chairs designed by Michael Taylor for Baker in the neoclassical style. The chairs feature a sleek elegant design with a gloss black lacquer...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Black Lacquered and Beige Wicker Rope "S" Chairs by Marzio Cecchi
By Marzio Cecchi
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Pair of Italian black lacquered and beige wicker rope "S" chairs by Mario Cecchi. .
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of easy chairs in white and black lacquered wood produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of easy chairs designed by unknown designer. Produced in Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer

Pair of Asain Black Lacquer and Mother of Pearl Inlay Side Chairs 20th C.
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Asain black lacquer and mother of pearl inlay side chairs 20th c. Measures: 19.5" wide x 18.5" deep x 19" high at the seat x 41.5" high at the back The padded seats measure...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Chinese Export Side Chairs

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

Pair of Mid-19th Century Black Lacquer Chairs with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of mid-19th century black lacquer chairs with mother of pearl inlay White leather seats (not period to the chairs - easily reupholstered) Dimensions 16" wide x 14" deep x ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Black Lacquered Fauteuils in White Leather
Located in Long Island City, NY
Elegant chairs fully refurbished and newly lacquered in high-gloss black upholstered in white leather.
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Vintage 1930s French Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Sun Chairs in Wicker and Black Metal, 1950s
By Janine Abraham and Dirk Jan Rol
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol, in the style of. Pair of sun chairs in wicker and black lacquered metal tubular legs fixed on two large wicker sticks crossed on the seat back. Back a...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Sun Chairs in Wicker and Black Metal, 1950s
  • Pair of Sun Chairs in Wicker and Black Metal, 1950s
  • Pair of Sun Chairs in Wicker and Black Metal, 1950s
  • Pair of Sun Chairs in Wicker and Black Metal, 1950s
H 28.75 in. W 28.75 in. D 28.75 in.
Pair of Leather Art Deco Parlor Armchairs with Black Lacquer Finish
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Pair of leather Art Deco parlor armchairs with black lacquer finish. These Carrocel custom made Art Deco style chairs, sleek design with period styling and proportions, finished in a...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Chinoiserie Ming Style Baker Furniture MCM Brass Black Lounge Chairs, a Pair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in La Grange, IL
Chinoiserie Ming style Baker Furniture mid century brass and black lacquer occasional lounge chairs - a pair Lounge chair measures: 27.25 wide x 24 deep x 29 high, with a seat heigh...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Sensuous Pair of Swaim Spoon Back Lacquered Side Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Swaim
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Sensuous pair of spoon back side chairs made by Swaim. Gorgeous scale and craftsmanship, these chairs are spectacular in person. The finish is a very dark almost black lacquer with a...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Mario Botta Quinta Italian Chairs for Alias, 1985
By Alias, Mario Botta
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing Quinta chairs designed by the Swiss architect and designer Mario Botta in Italy in 1985. This pair of chairs is made of a steel rod frame and perforated steel to form the sea...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Iron

Ming Style Chairs by James Mont for Century Furniture, a Pair
By Century Furniture, James Mont
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of black lacquer 1960's vintage ming style chairs by James Mont for Century Furniture. These stylish and timeless chairs have been reupholstered in Kravet Faux Bois Citrine fa...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid Century Mexican Modernist Lounge Chairs Barcelona Style
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration, a pair of lounge chairs constructed with aluminum and mahogany frame. Tanned leather straps are secured to three chrome-plated bars. New cushions in black fa...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Mid Century Modern Black Walnut Lounge Armchairs, 1957
By Edward Wormley
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Elegant pair of black walnut lounge armchairs. Totally restored including wood and all new upholstery and padding. Great style with wrap around black walnut and contrasting fabric. B...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of T Side Chairs by Katavolos, Littell & Kelley for Laverne International
By Laverne International, Douglas Kelly, Ross Littell and William Katavolos
Located in Boston, MA
William Katavolos in partnership with Douglas Kelley & Ross Littell designed the iconic sling-back T chair in 1952 as model 3LC in Laverne International's sculptural New Furniture se...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Rare Dark Blue Metal Armchairs "Didone", by Giulietto Cacciari, Gavina
By Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Berlin, DE
A pair of rare armchairs, model "Didone" designed by Giulietto Cacciari, 1972-1972, manufactured by Simon Gavina, Bologna Italy. Dark blue lacquered curved metal with original light...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Round Italian Armchairs in Beech and Black and Soft Pink Upholstery
By Augusto Savini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Italian armchairs, soft pink leatherette, black leather, beech, Italy, 1960s Pair of armchairs in beech with leather and leatherette upholstery. The chairs have a characteristic de...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Beech

Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Black Lacquered Library Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Pair of antique 19th century Victorian carved black lacquered library chairs, with lovely carved and shaped backs, shaped open arms, standing on cabriole legs to the front and out-sw...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Cowhide Leather Tucroma Armchairs by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, New
By i4 Mariani, Guido Faleschini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Currently, the most coveted dining chairs by interior designers are 'Tucroma' chairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani, and we have this incredible pair (2) of Tucroma armchairs in ...
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2010s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1940s Pair Art Deco Black Lacquered & Zebra Print Lounge Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautifully figured pair of Art Deco easy chairs in the style of Jindrich Halabala. The construction of the frame and the seemingly floating upholstered seats give the chairs a sculp...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

One Pair Mid Century Black Lacquer Arm Chairs
Located in Buchanan, MI
One Pair Mid Century Black Lacquer Arm Chairs
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of "Lazy Chairs" in Original Beautiful Black Lacquer
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of "lazy chairs" in walnut with an unusual original beautiful black crackled lacquer patina. Elegantly done, China, 1780-1820. Sold as a pair for 2400, (They are called "lazy ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Armchairs

Materials

Elm

Century Furniture Matching Pair of James Mont Horseshoe Chairs Black Lacquer
By James Mont, Century Furniture
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent matching pair of James Mont style chairs by Century Furniture. Black lacquer throughout. Now, more than ever, home is where the heart is.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair Chinese Export Black Lacquer Gilt Painted Side Chairs, Mid 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A stunning pair of Chinese black lacquer and gilt painted official's hat side chairs, made for the export market, mid 20th century, China. The pair of side chairs of yoke back for...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Softwood

Pair of French Midcentury 1950s Black Lacquered Open Arm Chairs 'Scmit, Paris'
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French midcentury (1950s) black lacquered open arm chair with red leather upholstered seat and square back (metal tag: SCHMIT, PARIS).
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Pair of Chinese Lacquered Arm Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of 19th century lacquered Chinese arm chairs.
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Antique 19th Century Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Chinese Lacquered Arm Chairs
  • Pair of Chinese Lacquered Arm Chairs
  • Pair of Chinese Lacquered Arm Chairs
  • Pair of Chinese Lacquered Arm Chairs
H 46.5 in. W 25.25 in. D 17 in.
Pair of English Regency 19th Century Black and Gold Lacquer Spoon Back Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of English Regency style black lacquer spoon back chairs from the 19th century, with gilt motifs and upholstery. Created in England during the 19th century, each of this pair ...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Ettore Sottsass Mandarin Chairs for Knoll in Violet & Black
By Ettore Sottsass, Knoll
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
A 1986 design by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, the Mandarin chair consists of a flat rectangular seat cushion and flat rectangular seat back. Both with rounded corners and upholstered i...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Ettore Sottsass Mandarin Chairs for Knoll in Red & Black
By Ettore Sottsass, Knoll
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
A 1986 design by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, the Mandarin chair consists of a flat rectangular seat cushion and flat rectangular seat back. Both with rounded corners and upholstered i...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Ettore Sottsass Mandarin Chairs for Knoll in Green & Black
By Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
A 1986 design by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, the Mandarin chair consists of a flat rectangular seat cushion and flat rectangular seat back. Both with rounded corners and upholstered i...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of French Black and Gold Trim Side Chairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French black and gold trim side chairs. Upholstered in a linen blend fabric. Hollywood Regency style.
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Vintage 1940s French Directoire Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Joe Colombo Chairs No. 4801, Black Plywood, Kartell, Italy, circa 1963
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of "interlocking" lounge chairs by Joe Colombo for Kartell, Italy, manufactured in Mid-Century. Joe Colombo's iconic 4801 armchair was designed in 1963/1964. A modern chair wi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plywood

Pair of Classic Greek Vintage Gold Velvet, Gold Trimmed, Black Lacqered Chairs
Located in Asheville, NC
Gold velvet quilted chairs with gold and black painted wood frame. Fabric is original, no smell but reupholstering is recommended for comfort.  
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Mid-20th Century French Classical Greek Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Pair of Upholstered Chairs, 1960s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian pair of upholstered chairs with black iron legs, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Exquisite Pair of Hand-Carved Ming Style Rosewood Lounge Chairs, circa 1960
By James Mont
Located in Camden, ME
A pair of handcrafted 1960s solid rosewood lounge chairs in the Ming style of James Mont. Acquired from a spectacular 1960s house on the coast of Maine. The quality of the carving ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rosewood

Japan Gold Inlaid Red and Black Lacquered Tea Caddies Pair of Chair
Located in Shelburne, VT
Japan, a handsome pair (two) of inlaid red and black lacquered tea containers chaire or chaki -Chyrsanthemum- in a contemporary round motif with various flora and contemporary inlays...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Lacquer

Materials

Lacquer

Pair of French 1940's Black Lacquer Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of French Moderne Black Laquer chairs with silver leaf banding detail on the front legs and upholstered in a graphite and camel mohair combination.
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20th Century French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Silver Leaf

  • Pair of French 1940's Black Lacquer Chairs
  • Pair of French 1940's Black Lacquer Chairs
  • Pair of French 1940's Black Lacquer Chairs
  • Pair of French 1940's Black Lacquer Chairs
H 31 in. W 22.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair of Black Lacquer Club Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Black Lacquer Club Chairs now upholstered in red wool boucle
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20th Century French Club Chairs

Materials

Lacquer, Wool, Oak

  • Pair of  Black Lacquer Club Chairs
  • Pair of  Black Lacquer Club Chairs
  • Pair of  Black Lacquer Club Chairs
  • Pair of  Black Lacquer Club Chairs
H 25 in. W 27.5 in. D 31 in.
A Pair Of Black Lacquer Comb Back Side Chairs
Located in Greenwich, CT
A pair of simple and elegant black lacquer comb back side chairs. View our website at: www.greenwichorientalantiques.com for additional "chair" selections.
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Chairs

Materials

Lacquer

Pair of Black Lacquer Deco Inspired Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair or single Art Deco Inspired side or desk chairs with stepped back and sleigh design supports. Visit Quotientnyc.com to view our complete collection.
Category

20th Century Italian Chairs

Materials

Lacquer, Upholstery

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Pair Black Lacquer Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of pair black lacquer chairs is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and lacquer, all pair black lacquer chairs available were constructed with great care. We have 179 antique and vintage pair black lacquer chairs in-stock, while there are 7 modern editions to choose from as well. Pair black lacquer chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of pair black lacquer chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern pair black lacquer chairs are of considerable interest. Baker Furniture Company, Franco Albini and Marcel Breuer each produced beautiful pair black lacquer chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Pair Black Lacquer Chairs?

Pair black lacquer chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,279, while the lowest priced sells for $195 and the highest can go for as much as $37,500.

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.