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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern side chairs feature a barreled back with arm rests that slope downward. Sleek design with sculpted fronts of the armrest, tapered legs, and uniq...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery

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  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
H 30.5 in. W 22.25 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Newly upholstered in textured Cowtan and Tout fabric. Seat depth is 16".
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Vintage 1930s Side Chairs

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Wood

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  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
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  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
H 36 in. W 19.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Vintage Side Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern vintage side chairs with wood handles. Unmarked. Attributed to Harvey Probber. In the manner of Milo Baughman.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Side Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern arm chairs boast sculpted arm rests, tapered legs, and soft light gray upholstery. An extremely unique design with floating circular back rests ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of 1950s Italian side chairs in green leather with wicker back and brass detailing. These chairs are sold in "as is" condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Cantilevered Side Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of vintage chrome side chairs features sloped upholstered arms and plush upholstered seats. The stylish modern appeal of this well-crafted pair of arm chairs make this viny...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-18th Century Chippendale Side Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two very attractive walnut chairs, with serpentine crest rail, square legs. The beautiful pierced backsplat features C curves and interlocking diamond. Rose head nails support corner...
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Antique 1770s American Georgian Side Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century French Side Chairs, Attributed to Raphael
By Raphael Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960's French side chairs attributed to Raphael. The chairs rest upon three pronged steel pedestals and feature scoop seat uppers composed of tufted brown leather.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Sculptural Atomic Mid-Century Modern Pair of Side Chairs in Fiberglass
By Eliel Saarinen
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration, Sculptural Atomic Mid-Century Modern pair of side chairs in fiberglass. Made in Mexico, circa 1970s. Sculptural shape in the manner of Saarinen. White ...
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Faux Leather, Fiberglass

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

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Birchcraft Danish Style Side Chairs by Baumritter
By Birchcraft, Baumritter
Located in Topeka, KS
Striking pair of Mid-Century Modern side chairs from the Birchcraft collection by Baumritter and done in a Danish Modern style. These chairs are in wonderful vintage condition. They ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Unique Spoke Back Mid-Century Modern Style Side Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This matching pair of vintage style side chairs feature unique horizontal spoke backs, tapered frames, and upholstered seat. Unique lines and midcentury style set this pair of side c...
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20th Century Unknown Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Mid-20th Century Italian Plywood and Aluminium Side Chairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid-20th century side chairs, each with a veneered plywood back and seat, with brushed aluminum supports and pad feet.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Mid 20th Century Renaissance Pair of Sides Chairs, Dini & Puccini Attributed
By Dini & Puccini
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid 20th Century Renaissance pair of walnut side chairs a "Rocchetto" ; Dini &Puccini - Cascina - Tuscany attributed, with sitting in handmade straw. Restored and polished to wax M...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Side Chairs

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Straw, Walnut

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

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Danish Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wonderful pair of vintage modern chairs with curved wing style back rests and contoured seats. Sturdy Danish design with tapered legs and dovetail construction. This unique pair of m...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Teak

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  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Danish Chairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Danish Chairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Danish Chairs
H 31.75 in. W 18.25 in. D 19.5 in.
Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 19th century French side chairs.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIV Side Chairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs
H 36.25 in. W 18.5 in. D 19.25 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous pair of vintage modern lounge chairs feature splayed walnut legs. A slipper style design covered in a vintage blue fabric ensures plenty of comfort without sacrificing ...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Teak and Caned Side Armchairs
Located in Nantucket, MA
This handsome pair of Mid-Century Modern teak side armchairs have great lines and form. Caned seat and back have been redone with a very tight weave. Brass feet. We put a nubby textu...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Teak

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bentwood Mahogany Side Chairs by Don Pettit for Knoll
By Don Pettit, Knoll
Located in Lafayette, IN
This curvaceous pair of bent-mahogany armchairs were designed by Don Pettit and manufactured by Knoll. Chairs feature new teal velour upholstery that compliments the red mahogany fra...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Velvet, Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury Bamboo Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern bamboo side chairs. Elegant pair bamboo and rattan vintage side chairs. Italy, mid-1960s Dimensions: 19" W x 19" D x 37" H; seat 18" H.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

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  • Pair of Midcentury Bamboo Side Chairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Bamboo Side Chairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Bamboo Side Chairs
H 37 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
1960s Pair of Danish Side Chairs / Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
A beautifully designed pair of vintage Danish chairs in solid wood. These date from the 1960s, they are super quality. We have had these fully restored, the frames have been strip...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
Located in Stockton, NJ
A pair of Louis XVI style side chairs upholstered in mustard yellow velvet with contrasting white cotton backs.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Side Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

  • Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
  • Pair of Louis XVI Side Chairs
H 33.25 in. W 18.5 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Midcentury Walnut Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of midcentury chairs with splayed bases. Bases have a stretcher on each side and sit very elegantly. Refinished in a chocolate lacquer with patterned velvet upholstery. Great pa...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

  • Pair of Midcentury Walnut Side Chairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Walnut Side Chairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Walnut Side Chairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Walnut Side Chairs
H 36 in. W 19.5 in. D 20 in.
Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs to Recover
Located in FR
Pair of French side chairs 19th century to recover or use with minor adjustments Walnut, these will be waxed before delivery Leather top covers the trim needs to removed and replac...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIII Side Chairs

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  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs to Recover
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs to Recover
  • Pair of 19th Century French Side Chairs to Recover
H 36.23 in. W 19.3 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of 19th Century Hand Carved Flemish Side Chairs
Located in Peabody, MA
A pair of tastefully carved Flemish side chairs in ebonized walnut, dating to the second quarter of the 19th century. Due to their handmade nature, there are very slight differenc...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Belgian Baroque Side Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Italian Renaissance Revival Side Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome pair of 19th century Italian ebonized wood chairs. The chairs of alluring shape, with slatted legs and back. The legs of a curvaceous "X" form rising to a flat seat. The b...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Side Chairs

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Wood

Antique Pair of Victorian Walnut Side Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique Pair of Victorian walnut side chairs having a lovely shaped walnut back and shaped splats to the centre, newly reupholstered in quality fabric. Standing on shaped cabriole le...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Early Victorian Side Chairs

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Walnut

Great Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swedish Chairs Wicker Bentwood
Located in Montecito, CA
Awesome pair of bentwood Swedish chairs with wicker seat.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality pair of antique mahogany Victorian side chairs having very attractive expertly carved shaped tops with beautiful quality carved pieced splats to the centre. They stand on ele...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Side Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
H 39.38 in. W 20.48 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of Side Chairs by Silvio Cavatorta
By Silvio Cavatorta
Located in Milan, IT
Remarkable set of two side chairs by Silvio Cavatorta. Organic seat shape with original upholstery and sculptural wood frame.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

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  • Pair of Side Chairs by Silvio Cavatorta
  • Pair of Side Chairs by Silvio Cavatorta
  • Pair of Side Chairs by Silvio Cavatorta
H 30.71 in. W 19.69 in. D 25.6 in.
Pair of Low Mid-Century Modern Chairs in Fret Velvet Fabric
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of Mid-Century Modern low chairs in fret velvet fabric with ebonized legs. Curved tufted back and wide tufted seat.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Black Thonet Bentwood and Vinyl Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of Thonet bentwood Mid-Century Modern chairs in black with black vinyl upholstery. They are in good vintage condition. The vinyl does have a few cuts and nicks. The bla...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Bentwood, Faux Leather

Pair of Art Deco Side Chairs or Office Desk Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Art Deco side chairs or office desk chairs in a carved wood and poly-chromed finish.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Painted Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Chairs
By Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern, outdoor, patio, garden chairs feature painted, wrought iron grid frames with matching vinyl upholstered cushions.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Arne Hovmand-Olsen Pair of Teak Side Chairs
By Arne Hovmand-Olsen
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern teak side chairs with original upholstery designed by Arne Hovmand-Olsen, circa 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Pair of French 1940s Cerused Oak Side Chairs
Located in Doylestown, PA
A pair of French 1940s Cerused oak side chairs with chrome bars on back. Frame-up upholstered with horsehair, mohair velvet fabric cover.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bentwood Chairs in the Style of Norman Cherner
By Norman Cherner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of mid century chairs in the style of Norman Cherner feature a bentwood design, original vinyl upholstered seat backs, and black painted tapered legs which offer a modern a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Pair of Pink Chairs by Umberto Mascagni, Italy, Mid-20th Century
By Umberto Mascagni
Located in London, GB
Pair of chairs designed by Umberto Mascagni, mid-20th century, Italy. Compact design, with great shape and Silhouette. The textured vinyl upholstery is all original, and for us th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Italian Modern Side Chairs, circa 1950s
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This striking pair of vintage modern side chairs feature exquisite midcentury Italian design including tall sculpted seat backs, low wing-like arms, and tapered brass finish legs. Co...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Side Chairs by Guillerme et Chambron
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in New York, NY
Pair of side chairs Guillerme et Chambron in with rush seats.   
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Hardwood

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  • Pair of Side Chairs by Guillerme et Chambron
  • Pair of Side Chairs by Guillerme et Chambron
  • Pair of Side Chairs by Guillerme et Chambron
H 29.5 in. W 17.75 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair of 1960s Grosfeld House Style Side Chairs
By Grosfeld House
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960s Grosfeld House style side or lounge chairs. Has a white decorative frame and upholstered velvet seat and back cushion.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Paint Decorated Jansen Style Side Chairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of paint decorated Jansen style side chairs.
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Pair of Early 20th Century Mahogany Attributed Vittorio Dassi Side Chairs
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Vigonza, Padua
A substantially built pair of mid-20th century lacquered mahogany side chairs, attributable Vittorio Dassi, in the Empire style. Excellent overall condition, the timber and linen in ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Den Haag, NL
Pair of Minimal designed side chairs, France, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

  • Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
  • Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
  • Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
  • Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
H 29.53 in. W 25.99 in. D 22.84 in.
Pair of Harvey Probber Arch Back Side Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of high arch back side chairs in dark mahogany with beige upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of Hibriten Blackened Wood and Faux Leather Mid-Century Modern Chairs
By Hibriten
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of Hibriten Chair Co. side chairs. Their great geometric wooden frames have been blackened with dye and they retain their original greenish gold faux leather upholstery...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

Pair of Vintage British Mid-Century Modern Teak Accent Chairs by G Plan
By G Plan Furniture
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is an exquisite pair of vintage side chairs in teak wood designed by Victor Wilkins and manufactured in England in the 1960s. These lovely and comfortable chairs, recently impor...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Teak

Pair of Vintage Midcentury Black Knoll Bertoia Side Chairs
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Pasadena, TX
Bertoia designed the patented diamond chair for Knoll in 1952. As a furniture designer, Bertoia is best known for the diamond chair and the bird chair, a high-backed model developed ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of vintage modern armchairs feature sloped armrests and orange tufted upholstery. A sleek and simple design that looks great in any modern interior. The sturdy wal...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchairs
H 30.5 in. W 24.75 in. D 21.5 in.
Pair of Quality Victorian Walnut Carved Side/Desk Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Pair of quality Victorian walnut carved side/desk chairs. These chairs have a beautifully carved shaped back with a carved pierced border. Newly re-upholstered back and seat in quali...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Side Chairs

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Walnut

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

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Wood

Pair of Palissander Frame Upholstered Side Chairs, France, Midcentury
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury French newly reupholstered pair of side chairs Palissander frame Decorative circular design on sides of chairs. Cotton twill upholstery with dark navy piping.
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Mid-20th Century French Side Chairs

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Palisander

Pair of Vintage Leather Side Chairs after Peter Hvidt
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of Scandinavian Modern side chairs feature vintage red leather upholstery and sculpted solid wood frames. The unique Mid-Century Modern appeal of these Peter Hvidt ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Leather

Pair of Side Chairs Swedish Rococo Period Wood Sweden
Located in New York, NY
A pair of beautiful Swedish Rococo side chairs from the west part of Sweden. Made during the Rococo period and upholstered in a chocolate brown suede.    
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Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Side Chairs

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Wood

Pairs of Midcentury Triangular Shape Italian Side Chairs, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of side chairs with a very rigid style and surprising design, in the characteristic Italian style of that period. The pair of chairs has a structure in lacquered beechwood with...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Beech, Walnut

Pair of Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Side Chairs, 1953
By Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of Frank Lloyd Wright designed side chairs with original upholstery and casters from the Riverview Terrace Restaurant in Spring Green, WI. The restaurant, built in 1953, is ac...
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Mid-20th Century American Prairie School Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tweed Industrial Chairs in the Style of Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of upholstered Mid-Century Modern industrial style chairs with floating seat and back cushions. Fine example of utilitarian furniture, great as office chairs or easy chairs. Sat...
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Vintage 1970s American Industrial Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Jens Risom 666 Side Chairs for Knoll
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Jens Risom chairs made in the 1940s, model “666” of the 600 series from 1941.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Birch

Pair of Side Chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of walnut side chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Red leather cushion on solid wood seat with slightly curved caned back. Simple and elegant form with a Japanese sensibility...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Cane, Walnut

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Pair Of Mid Century Side Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of pair of mid century side chairs is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct pair of mid century side chairs — often made from wood, fabric and metal — can elevate any home. Pair of mid century side chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Victorian pair of mid century side chairs are consistently popular styles. Knoll, Herman Miller and Charles and Ray Eames each produced beautiful pair of mid century side chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Pair Of Mid Century Side Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,600, while they’re typically $400 on the low end and $34,500 highest priced.

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.