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Rare "S Arm" 3-Strand Rattan Sofa and Lounge Chair Living Room Set
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Full "S Arm" rattan living room set featuring three-seat sofa and matching lounge chairs. This arm style flows sinuously into a the rounded back of the sofa and chairs into an S shap...
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Vintage 1950s Sofas

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Rattan

Rare Sectional Modular Sofa and Lounge Chairs manufactured by COR Germany, 1970s
By COR
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Rare Sectional Modular Sofa and Lounge Chairs manufactured by COR Germany, 1970s. Cognac leather sofa consisting of 3 elements and 2 loose armrests. All pieces are upholstered in ori...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Leather

Very Rare 3 Seat Bengodi Leather Sofa by Cini Bouri for Arflex
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Stunning and rare Bengodi 3-seat sofa. Great color!! Designed by Cini Bouri for Aflex Italy. Original leather with a stunning patina! Very goo vintage condition - no damage. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Rare 3-Strand Child Size Round Full Pretzel Rattan Sofa & Lounge Chair Set
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rare three-strand round full pretzel arm rattan living room set featuring a pair of lounge chairs and a settee with fancy wicker wrappings. Chairs: 23" tall x 19" wide x 26" deep,...
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Vintage 1950s Living Room Sets

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Rattan

Rare "1949er" Rattan Sofa Living Room Set w/ 3 Lounge Chairs Heywood Wakefield
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Three-strand "1949er" rattan living-room set by Heywood Wakefield with 3 seat sofa and 3 lounge chair sofa features decorative arched u arms and arched base. Great example of early p...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Rattan

Rare Restored Child Size "1949er" Rattan 2-Strand Sofa and Lounge Chair Set
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of rare original 1950s two-strand "1949er" rattan living-room lounge chairs with matching Sofa. Both chairs and sofa feature the famous 1949er arms made famous by rattan companie...
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Vintage 1940s Living Room Sets

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Rattan

De Sede DS-127, Rare Black Leather Sofa and Lounge Chair by Gerd Lange, 1980s
By De Sede, Gerd Lange
Located in Schagen, NL
This absolute stunning set was designed by Gerd Lange for De Sede Switzerland, circa 1985. It consists of a two-seat sofa and a lounge chair with thick black leather upholstery and a...
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Metal

Rare Living Room Set / Sofa and Lounge Chair F109, Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Rare living room set model F109 by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950. High end Dutch design. The set is very comfortable and displays Theo Ruth's famous organic lines. The unique look gra...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Wood

Very Rare Seating Lounge Group, Sofa by Otto Zapf, Germany
By Otto Zapf
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Very Large Lounge Group "Pillorama" by the German Architect Otto Zapf, 1972. Prototype, later produced by Knoll International. 10 Seating Elements, 10 Backrest Elements, 2 Corner T...
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Vintage 1970s German Modern Sofas

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Metal

Rare Stunning Aged Green Leather Chesterfield Club Sofa Chaise Longue Armchair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely aged green leather Chesterfield club sofa chaise longue A very comfortable and well-made piece, you can sit two normally or one laid...
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20th Century British Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Rare Malitte Sofa by Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Rare Malitte sofa by Roberto Matta circa late 1960′s. This late 1960′s example is all original in its stunning black and vibrant green. This iconic seating arrangement has infinite p...
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Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

  • Rare Malitte Sofa by Roberto Matta
  • Rare Malitte Sofa by Roberto Matta
  • Rare Malitte Sofa by Roberto Matta
  • Rare Malitte Sofa by Roberto Matta
H 64 in. W 66 in. D 24 in.
Rare "1949er" Rattan Sofa Livingroom Set w/ 3 Lounge Chairs by Heywood Wakefield
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Three-strand "1949er" rattan living-room set by Heywood Wakefield with 3 seat sofa and 3 lounge chair sofa features decorative arched u arms and arched base. Great example of early p...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Rattan

Borsani lounge set, pair of P32 lounge chairs with matching super rare D32 sofa
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Stunning early first edition 1956 "32" series lounge set by italian architect and designer Osvaldo Borsani , produced by Tecno. This complete lounge set comprises a pair of swivel...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Brass

Rare "1949er" Rattan Sofa Livingroom Set w/ 2 Lounge Chairs by Heywood Wakefield
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Three-strand "1949er" rattan living-room set by Heywood Wakefield with 2 seat sofa and 3 lounge chair sofa features decorative arched u arms and arched base. Great example of early p...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Rattan

Rare Triangel Sofa and two Lounge Chairs by Gelderland, circa 1958 De Ploeg Wool
By Gelderland
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This very rare Triangel set was produced by Dutch high end furniture manufacturer Gelderland (founded in 1938) by Oberman 1958 (the year this Triangel model was introduced) was the ...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Steel

Rare Lounge Sofa from Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret
By Le Corbusier
Located in Altwies, LU
Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967). A exceptional sofa for living room. Canape in teak wood with flat sloping backrest, bridge lateral structure base. Detached armrests...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Canapes

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Teak

Rare 1960s Lounge Sofa Fredrik A. Kayser Mod. 807 Leather and Rosewood Vatne
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful and very rare 1960s leather and rosewood lounge sofa, by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Mobler, Norway. Down filling cushions, metal and wooden base. Fantastic condition, a match...
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Rare 1970s Organic Buffalo Leather Lounge Sofa Two-Seat in High Quality
By Luigi Colani, Joe Colombo, De Sede
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
A beautiful and very rare high quality and heavy weight lounge sofa. Heavy weight because of the solid wood and construction and the thick buffalo leather. Inspired by De Sede, Joe...
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Vintage 1970s German Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Edward Wormley Rare Tufted "Wedge Sofa" 1963 'Signed'
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Rare and important "Wedge Sofa" / Recamier chaise model no. 6310A fully tufted with hand-turned mahogany legs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1963. Signed “Dunbar / Berne, Indiana” wit...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Fabric, Foam, Mahogany

Pair of Sleek Rare Mid-Century Modern Chaise Style Sofas
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Super stylish Mid-Century Modern sleek sofas having no arm/side on one side, and a pull down side on the other. 78" L when side is down. Very versatile modular pieces. Can be used in...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Rare circa 1810-1820 Regency Turkey Work Bluster Arm Window Seat Daybed Sofa
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning and very rare circa 1810-1820 Regency Turkey work day bed with original period upholstery A very rare well made and decorative pie...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Chaise Longues

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Upholstery

Rare Mid-Century Modern 1950s Gosta Jonsson Lounge Sofa, Teddy Fur & Leather
By Gösta Jonsson, Viggo Boesen, Otto Schulz
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful 1950s lounge sofa, design attirb. to Gösta Jonsson, Jönköping Sweden, rare piece, stained and solid beechwood legs, new upholstery and covered with a super soft bright tedd...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Faux Fur, Wood

Rare Lounge Set with a Curved Sofa by Gigi Radice for Minotti
Located in Rome, IT
Sofa with a comfortable pair of armchairs in original vintage upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Rare Restored Danish Teak Sofa and Pair of Lounge Chairs by Arne Hovmand-Olsen
By Arne Hovmand-Olsen, Komfort
Located in New Westminster, British Columbia
If you are a Danish modern aficionado, a lover of exceptionally good design, or a collector of all things modernist, then these are the pieces for you! Very rare pair of chairs and e...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Oak, Teak

Rare Set of Jean Gillon Lounge Chairs, Two Ottomans, Sofa and Two Side Tables
By Jean Gillon
Located in Morristown, NJ
Jean Gillon sofa. Italma Wood Art. Brazil, circa 1960. Jacaranda, leather, canvas, rope. Dimensions: 88 w x 36 d x 32 h inches. Signed with partial decal manufacturer's label to...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Jacaranda, Leather, Canvas, Rope

Rare and Fantastic Circular White Leather Sectional Italian Lounge Sofa, 1970s
Located in Maastricht, NL
Rare and fantastic circular white leather sectional Italian sofa. This sofa consists of four identical quarter elements in a soft white leather upholstery. The four elements can be a...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Rare Mid-Century Mint Green Leather Modular Lounge Sofa by Roche Bobois
By Roche Bobois
Located in Maastricht, NL
A wonderful three-piece modular lounge sofa by Roche Bobois, France (1970s). The set features a corner piece, a centrepiece and a chaise longue. The sofa is upholstered with the fine...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Rare Longue Sofa For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the rare longue sofa you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and animal skin, every rare longue sofa was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a rare longue sofa — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A rare longue sofa is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Regency styles are sought with frequency. Le Corbusier, Artifort and Osvaldo Borsani each produced at least one beautiful rare longue sofa that is worth considering.

How Much is a Rare Longue Sofa?

A rare longue sofa can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $6,212, while the lowest priced sells for $1,850 and the highest can go for as much as $98,500.

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.

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JF Chen Moves Stools Out of the Corner and into the Spotlight

JF Chen Moves Stools Out of the Corner and into the Spotlight

In Los Angeles, dealer Joel Chen gives the often clever and always versatile seats some long-overdue attention.

Marie Burgos’s Milo Bean Ottoman Is Portable, Versatile and Downright Huggable

Marie Burgos’s Milo Bean Ottoman Is Portable, Versatile and Downright Huggable

This little pouf can be a seat, a floor pillow or a footrest and comes in Caribbean-inspired fabric colors.

This Niko Kralj Mid-Century Rocking Chair Can Be Folded and Tucked Away

This Niko Kralj Mid-Century Rocking Chair Can Be Folded and Tucked Away

The 'King of Slovenian Design' is getting discovered anew, thanks to reissues of his sleek and inventive postwar designs.

Kaleidoscopic Upholstery Makes This Edward Wormley Chair a Showstopper

Kaleidoscopic Upholstery Makes This Edward Wormley Chair a Showstopper

What at first glance seems an unusual choice jibes perfectly with the designer's aesthetic.

Who Is Mario Bellini, and Why Is His 1970s Camaleonda Sofa Everywhere Right Now?

Who Is Mario Bellini, and Why Is His 1970s Camaleonda Sofa Everywhere Right Now?

Get the lowdown on the ultrachic modular sofas that are currently taking up real estate in your Instagram saved folder.

How to Arrange Furniture + Layout Ideas

How to Arrange Furniture + Layout Ideas

Here, we give design advice and show layout examples to help you create the perfect living room setup.

Design Icon Ilse Crawford on Her Colorful New Hans Wegner Chairs

Design Icon Ilse Crawford on Her Colorful New Hans Wegner Chairs

If anyone is brave, humble and adept enough to recolor these mid-century masterpieces, it’s Ilse Crawford. Here, she gives us the details on her five earthy paint choices and tells us how she feels about design collaborations.

How to Reupholster a Chair

How to Reupholster a Chair

Want to update an old chair that still has good bones? We spoke to experts to find out how they approach reupholstering antique furniture.