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Pair of 'Saratoga' Black Sofas with Red Leather by Vignelli
By Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Poltronova
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Massimo and Lella Vignelli for Poltronova, pair of 'Saratoga' three-seat sofas, polyester lacquer and red leather, Italy, 1964. These three-seat sofas named 'Saratoga' are designed ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Polyester

Tobia Scarpa for Knoll Pair of 'Bastiano' Sofas in Black Leather
By Knoll, Tobia Scarpa
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tobia Scarpa for Knoll, 'Bastiano' sofa, leather, walnut, Italy, design 1960, manufactured between 1969-1970s Beautiful Bastiano sofa made with a walnut frame and black leather upho...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair of Black Suede 2-Seater Maralunga Sofas by Vico Magistretti for Cassina
By Cassina, Vico Magistretti
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Iconic Mid-Century Modern pair of Italian "Maralunga" two-seater sofas / armchairs by Vico Magistretti for Cassina. This early pair from the 1970s feature their original suede lea...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Suede

Pair of Sofa Cassina Mario Bellini Black Skin Italian Design Minimal Razional
By Cassina
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of sofa Cassina Mario Bellini 1970s black skin Italian design minimal Razional.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Animal Skin

Percival Lafer Brazilian Black Leather Modular Sofa/Two Pair Chairs
By Percival Lafer
Located in Somerton, GB
A modular black leather sofa with innovative articulated arms ( can be up or down into the unit) the back lifts off to reveal some storage. Amazing as a pairs of chairs, or two small...
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Late 20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

Incredible Pair Vladimir Kagan for Weiman/ Preview Bilbao Sofas Priced Per Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan, Weiman Preview Furniture
Located in Hudson, NY
Incredible pair of serpentine mirror image Bilbao sofas designed by Vladimir Kagan in 1998 and manufactured by Weiman/ Preview. Buy one or both. Priced per sofa- you can choose eithe...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of French Art Deco 1930s Blue Velvet Sofa's
Located in Montreal, QC
Pair of French Art Deco 1930s blue velvet kidney shaped sofa's resting on sycamore carved feet. This is a true pair of sofa's, one is the mirror image of the other.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Gianfranco Frattini Pair of 'Sesann' Sofas in Blue Leather
By Gianfranco Frattini, Cassina
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, pair of 'Sesann' sofa, dark blue leather and chrome plated steel, Italy, 1969 These postmodern sofas are designed by Gianfranco Frattini. The 'Sesan...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Pair of Curved Kidney Shaped Sofas Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous pair of curved kidney shaped sofas-Vladimir Kagan style. This pair retain their original fabric in presentable condition-steam cleaning is recommended if you plan on using a...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Space Age Sofas in Green and Brown Leatherette
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of sofas, leatherette, France, 1970s A set of Space Age settees with a distinctive design. An oval, disk shaped seat with a notch in the middle that runs all the way down. This...
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Sofas

Materials

Faux Leather

Pair of French Sofas in Stainless Steel and Burgundy Velvet Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of sofas, steel, fabric, France, late 1960s Modern and sleek sofa in stainless steel and velvet patterned upholstery. This sofa has a very strong expression mostly created by t...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Knoll Studio “Florence Knoll” Settee Sofas in “Sabrina” Brown Leather
By Florence Knoll
Located in Whalley, GB
Pair of Knoll Studio “Florence Knoll” settee sofas in “Sabrina” mahogany brown leather On offer on this occasion is a rare, original identical pair of “Florence Knoll” settee sofa...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Pair of LC2 Two-Seat Sofas by Le Corbusier Edited by Cassina
By Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of sofas made of polished chrome-plated steel frame and leather cushion. Designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, and edited by Cassina in 1978. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Steel

One Pair of Two-Seat Chesterfield Sofa's, Great Scale for Comfort, Great Patina
Located in Buchanan, MI
One pair of two-seat Chesterfield sofa's, great scale for comfort, great patina. Great condition and ready for installation.
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20th Century Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Pair of George Smith "Bean" 4-Seat Sofas by Tom Dixon in Bute "Tiree" Boucle
By Tom Dixon
Located in Whalley, GB
On offer on this occasion is the rarest-of-the-rare, it being a peerless, immaculate identical pair of Tom Dixon-designed "Bean" Large 4-Seat Sofas from George Smith, dressed in a pe...
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2010s British Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Madeleine Castaing, Pair of Side Tables with Foldable Ends, Black Lacquered Wood
By Madeleine Castaing
Located in Brussels, BE
A beautiful and scarce pair of tables by Madeleine Castaing. Lacquered wood, a low tray and a high tray. Both ends of high tray of each table are foldable. These pair of tables a...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Sofa Tables

Materials

Bentwood

20th Century Regency Style Lacquered Parchment and Studs Side Tables, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
20th Century Regency Style Lacquered Parchment and Studs Side Tables, Pair A pair of lacquered dyed parchment triangle form side tables with polished steel stud accents created with...
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Mid-20th Century Regency Revival Sofa Tables

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Metal

Johannes Spalt Pair of Black Leather ‘Constanze’ Sofas or Daybeds
By Wittmann, Johannes Spalt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Johannes Spalt for Wittmann, 'Constanze' daybed or sofa, black leather, steel, Austria, 1960s This Austrian daybed named ‘Contanze’ is typical for Mid-Century Modern design from Au...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal, Steel

Pair of Maison Baguès Style Side Sofa
By Maison Baguès
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of brass and bronze Maison Baguès, 2 tiers, removable trays Solid, heavy and sturdy, on wheel. Very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Side Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Maison Baguès Style Side Sofa
  • Pair of Maison Baguès Style Side Sofa
  • Pair of Maison Baguès Style Side Sofa
  • Pair of Maison Baguès Style Side Sofa
H 34 in. W 11 in. D 14 in.
Antique Set of 3, Vintage Leather Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Round Top, TX
Remeniscent of a time when men would go to smoking lounges for private conversation, this set of vintage leather sofa and club chairs would set the scene there. The aged leather has ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

Pair of Mathieu Matégot Low Tables "Demi Lune" End of Sofa Tables
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in London, GB
Black lacquered end of sofa tables "Demilune" by Mathieu Matégot for Les Ateliers Matégot perforated sheet metal France, circa 1954. Referenced in "Mathieu Matégot", by Patrick Favar...
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Early 20th Century French Demi-lune Tables

Materials

Steel

Pair of Leather Strip Three-Seat Sofas Attributed to De Sede
By De Sede
Located in London, GB
A pair of three-seat sofas and footrest attributed to Swiss furniture manufacturers De Sede. Upholstered almost entirely in strips of brown leather, these subtly contoured sofas have...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Pair of 1960s Danish Scandinavian Black Leather Sofas
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine pair of Scandinavian Modern sofas, circa 1960. Good quality black leather in good condition. (One small repaired tear to one side). Standing on mahogany legs. Sofa measurem...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Black Leather Sofas a Pair
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Postmodern floating black leather sofas with platinum finish legs very comfortable.
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20th Century American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

A pair of black leather Chesterfield sofas by Shoolbred
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A pair of Chesterfield sofas by Shoolbred, of typical form, each reupholstered in deep-buttoned distressed black leather. The castors stamped Shoolbred, London. Seat height 14 1⁄...
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Early 20th Century English Sofas

Pair Of Black Framed Sofas With Linen Upholstery W/down Filled
Located in Los Angeles, CA
THE PAIR OF SOFAS ARE A EXACT PAIR.THE WOOD FRAMES ARE ORIGINAL BLACK PAINTED PINE AND THE SEAT AND BACK CUSHIONS ARE ALL DOWN AND FEATHER FILL WITH ZIPPERS FOR REMOVAL.THIS MATCHED ...
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Vintage 1970s American Sofas

Materials

Linen, Pine

Pair of Italian Midcentury Sofas
Located in New York, NY
A pair of super chic Italian sofas with a tight, wavy back, tight seat cushion and squared arms, and raised on block, slightly tapered feet. With their stylish Silhouette, this pair ...
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20th Century Italian Sofas

  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Sofas
  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Sofas
  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Sofas
  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Sofas
H 29 in. W 73 in. D 26 in.
Pair of English Knole Sofas
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A pair of 1960s Knole sofas luxuriously recovered in velvet and embroidered linen.
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Mid-20th Century Sofas

Materials

Linen, Velvet

  • Pair of English Knole Sofas
  • Pair of English Knole Sofas
  • Pair of English Knole Sofas
  • Pair of English Knole Sofas
H 35.44 in. W 63.78 in. D 39.38 in.
Pair of Mario Bellini Sofas
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Chicago, IL
Bellini's Le Bambole series received the Compasso d'Oro in 1979. Signed with manufacturer's mark to underside: [B&B Italia Modelo Le Bambole Designe Mario Bellini]. Two 3-piece b...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Cotton Canvas

  • Pair of Mario Bellini Sofas
  • Pair of Mario Bellini Sofas
  • Pair of Mario Bellini Sofas
  • Pair of Mario Bellini Sofas
H 28.75 in. W 102 in. D 34 in.
Pair of Black Leather Soriana Sofas by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Rare to find pair of black leather "Soriana" sofas, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, circa late 1970s-early 1980s; single owner. Black leather in chrome frames. origina...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Harvey Probber Mayan Sofas
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Pair of graphic and architectural sofas by Harvey Probber.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

  • Pair of Harvey Probber Mayan Sofas
  • Pair of Harvey Probber Mayan Sofas
  • Pair of Harvey Probber Mayan Sofas
  • Pair of Harvey Probber Mayan Sofas
H 27 in. W 87 in. D 30 in.
Vladimir Kagan Cloud Sofa in Mohair, Pair
By Vladimir Kagan, Weiman
Located in Norwalk, CT
Amazing newly upholstered Kagan Cloud sofa with incredible soft and silky mohair. Pair of available opposite facing. Price is per sofa.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair

Opulent Pair of French Royal Blue & Gold Silk Damask Three-Cushion Sofas Couches
By Alberto Pinto
Located in New York, NY
Opulent pair of French royal blue and gold silk damask three-cushion sofas couches, designed by Alberto Pinto in Paris, circa 1990s in the Versace style. "The Chateau de versaill...
Category

20th Century French Modern Sofas

Materials

Damask, Silk

Pair of Illuminated Modern Linen Steve Chase Sofas
By Steve Chase
Located in Palm Springs, CA
These rare sofas have been redone in a new high end European Taupe/Tan Linen with subtle metallic thread. The Palm Springs Estate was a high end penthouse done with no expense spared...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Sofas

Pair of Minotti Sofas Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Minotti, three sectional sofas. Sofas have green upholstered fabric with modern chrome feet.
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Pair of 1930s French Art Deco Curved Sofas
By Rhulmann
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Pair of 1930s Art Deco sofas designed and manufactured in France. Ebonised curved frame upholstered in brown alcantara fabric with mahogany trim and decorative beading. Black e...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany, Plywood, Wood

  • Pair of 1930s French Art Deco Curved Sofas
  • Pair of 1930s French Art Deco Curved Sofas
  • Pair of 1930s French Art Deco Curved Sofas
  • Pair of 1930s French Art Deco Curved Sofas
H 25.6 in. W 89.97 in. D 31.89 in.
Pair of Bedside or Sofa End Tables in Black Lacquer by M. Rinck
By Rinck
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of black lacquered bedside tables or end tables made of a black lacquered rectangular pedestal resting on four saber feet ending with brass shoes. A drawer is set on the front....
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sofa Tables

Herman Miller Pair of Sofa
By Herman Miller, Don Chadwick
Located in Gemmerich, DE
A Mid-Century Modern two-piece modular sofa designed by Don Chadwick for Herman Miller. The sections can be arranged in different configurations. This set is made with green wool and...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Wool, Plastic

  • Herman Miller Pair of Sofa
  • Herman Miller Pair of Sofa
  • Herman Miller Pair of Sofa
  • Herman Miller Pair of Sofa
H 27.17 in. W 23.63 in. D 31.11 in.
Pair of Curb Sofas by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of glamorous two-tone curb sofas designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin in the 1980s. The sofas have been newly recovered with a slate gray soft wool fabric on the cushio...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Vintage Roche Bobois Sofas from France, circa 1970
Located in Nashville, TN
Pair of vintage Roche Bobois sofas from France, circa 1970. Thick patinated leather with great patina.
Category

Vintage 1970s European Sofas

Materials

Leather

Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, Italian Midcentury Pair of "Sesann" Sofas
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Milan, IT
Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, Italian midcentury pair of two-seats "Sesann" sofas in original earthy green/ brown. The seats are currently clad in their original upholstery. On re...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Dunbar Sofa Pair by Edward Wormley in Dark Grey Mohair
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of sofas designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Fully restored. Newly upholstered in plush mohair over walnut finish mahogany base.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair

Pair of Fully Restored Howard & Son's Style Victorian Chesterfield Leather Sofas
By Howard & Sons Ltd
Located in London, GB
Wimbledon-Furniture We are delighted to offer for auction this extremely rare pair of original mid Victorian fully restored Howard & Son’s style Chesterfield club sofas in cig...
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Antique 19th Century Great Britain (UK) Victorian Sofas

Edward Wormley Matching Pair of Biscuit Tufted Arm & Back Sofas, 1954
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Matching pair of sofas, model no. 5407, with biscuit tufted arms and back with brass castors by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1954 (original "D" metal tag on bottom). Newly re...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair

Pair of Børge Mogensen Sofas, Model 2213 by Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark
Located in Nashville, TN
Pair of Børge Mogensen three-seat sofas, model 2213 by Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark. Down filled cushions covered in black leather with solid teak legs.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Pair of Victorian Howard & Sons Style Serpentine Fronted Chesterfield Club Sofas
By Howard & Sons Ltd
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this extremely rare pair of original mid-Victorian Howard & Son’s style Chesterfield club sofas in aged green leather. These had the origina...
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Antique Late 19th Century Great Britain (UK) Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Elegant 20th Century Pair of Green Two-Seat Leather Chesterfield Sofas
Located in London, London
Pair of late 20th century two-seat leather Chesterfield sofas of superb quality, hand dyed leather.   
Category

20th Century English Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Modern Style Pair Wormley for Dunbar Chamberlain Model 4907a Sofas
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a phenomenal pair of long Chamberlain model #4907a tufted sofas by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, originally designed in 1955, these examples are more recent pr...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Cloud Sofas, Pair of Newly Upholstered in Purple/Plum Ultrasuede
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Kansas City, MO
Complimenting pair of Vladimir Kagan cloud sofas. Each an iconic design. Manufactured by Directional and we have the original Directional labels that the original owners kept when th...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

Pair of Matching B&B Italia Sofas Made in Italy Paolo Piva Design Two-Piece
By B&B Italia, Paolo Piva
Located in West Hartford, CT
A matching pair of a B&B Italia Classic is now available on 1stdibs. Details: Andy '13 Designer: Paolo Piva Typology: Sofas Collection: B&B Italia Year: 2013 Since its fir...
Category

2010s Italian Sofas

Materials

Steel

Pair of Dark Blue Leather Sofa by De Sede Model DS 2011, circa 1990
By De Sede
Located in Brussels, BE
Dark blue colored original De Sede DS 2011 designer pair of leather sofa (three-seat) in a minimalistic and modern design, made for pure comfort and style, circa 1990. Dimensions: ...
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1990s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Contemporary Modern Pair of Vladimir Kagan Preview Curved Sectional Sofa, 1980s
By Vladimir Kagan, Preview
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is wonderful, curved sectional sofa, with a gray chenille upholstery and black leather back, by Vladimir Kagan for Preview. Matching custom side table included...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

Pair of Vintage Black Leather Chesterfield Settees
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of vintage black leather Chesterfield settees. Leather is worn and has an aged patina. Can be used as is for a aged warm look or have them upholstered for a more modern feel. ...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Black Leather and Brass Settees Pair by Design Studio
By Studio Superego
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of black leather settees on brass bases by Design Studio, circa 1970. New leather upholstery.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
By Tobia Scarpa
Located in Brussels, BE
Set of '920' sofa and armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
  • Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
  • Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
  • Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
H 25.6 in. W 30.32 in. D 35.04 in.
Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
By Tobia Scarpa
Located in Brussels, BE
Set of '920' sofa and armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
  • Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
  • Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
  • Pair of Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
H 25.6 in. W 30.32 in. D 35.04 in.
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Kansas City, MO
Beautiful pair of Milo Baughman lounge chairs. Chromed steel frames and newer black/gray checkered fabric. Please see our listing for the matching sofa as well.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Custom Leather Channel Tufted Banquettes by Steve Chase, Pair Available
By Steve Chase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Invest in a piece of design history with these channel tufted leather banquettes by Steve Chase. Recently procured from an extraordinary coastal clifftop home in Laguna Beach which w...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Pair of 19th Century Chinoiserie Style Side Tables
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 19th century chinioserie style side tables, each ebonized with beautiful hand-painted oriental figures and scenery.
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinoiserie Sofa Tables

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Side Tables for Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of side tables in walnut with slate tops by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.
Category

Late 20th Century American Sofa Tables

Materials

Slate

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Pair Sofas Black For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the pair sofas black you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each pair sofas black for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and fabric. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect pair sofas black — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A pair sofas black is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. A well-made pair sofas black has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Cassina, De Sede and Vladimir Kagan are consistently popular.

How Much is a Pair Sofas Black?

The average selling price for a pair sofas black at 1stDibs is $7,915, while they’re typically $800 on the low end and $50,000 for the 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.