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Sella Armchair

"Sella" Armchair with Ottoman by Carlo de Carli for Sormani, 1960s
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Brussels, BE
"Sella" armchair with ottoman by Carlo de Carli for Sormani, 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchair and
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Arflex Sella Armchair in Leather with Black Metal Base
By Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sella is an armchair, where modernity and refinement blend together, to create a timeless classic
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

20th Century Carlo de Carli Pair of Armchairs mod. Sella for Sormani, 60s
By Sormani, Carlo De Carli
Located in Turin, Turin
than their being, and opens to their mutual relationships. Here we have a pair of model Sella armchairs
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Rencontre Moi Armchair Leather Brown
By Gio Pagani
Located in Milano, IT
object. This configuration of armchair is upholstered with TOUCH Leather Sella, pure dyed aniline
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric

  • Rencontre Moi Armchair Leather Brown
  • Rencontre Moi Armchair Leather Brown
  • Rencontre Moi Armchair Leather Brown
  • Rencontre Moi Armchair Leather Brown
H 26.38 in W 59.06 in D 41.34 in
Rare Pair of French Directoire Fauteuils en Curule, Paris, circa 1800, G. Jacob
By Georges Jacob
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
Roman sella curulis (said to derive from currus, ‘chariot’), a curved X-frame seat reserved for
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Important Empire Early 19th Century Fauteuil by Jean-Joseph Chapuis
By Jean Joseph Chapuis
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
this allegiance to the past than this armchair painted in le style antique and based on the ancient
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Antique Early 19th Century Belgian Empire Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Bentwood

Customizable Tacchini Sella Sofa Designed by Carlo de Carli
By Tacchini, Carlo De Carli
Located in New York, NY
Sella is inspired by the armchair of the same name designed in 1966 by the famous Italian architect
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2010s Italian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Antique Curule Stool in Leopard Print and Greek Key Border
Located in London, GB
, this handsome stool is an elegant accent piece for a classic or eclectic interior.   Sella Curulis
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Antique Painted Bench or Settee, ex-Madeleine Castaing, after design by Chapuis
By Jean Joseph Chapuis
Located in London, GB
curves, evoking the ancient Roman 'sella curulis' - a symbol of magisterial power, this settee is truly a
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Antique Late 19th Century Belgian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Wood, Cane

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Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage Travertine Coffee Table From France, Circa 1970. Solid travertine construction with very light wear and use.
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Vintage 1970s European Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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LUdown Cylinder Flush Mount
By Lumfardo Luminaires
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The LUdown cylinder flush mount fixture by Lumfardo Luminaires is part of our contemporary collection. In patinated unlacquerd brass and steel with (1) E26 medium based socket. Light...
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Mawu Sculpted Oak Chair by Laura Gonzalez
By laura gonzalez
Located in Paris, FR
Original chair in golden oak, satin finish. Flared legs, backrest and seat upholstered in a textured cream fabric by Dedar.
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2010s French Modern Chairs

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  • Mawu Sculpted Oak Chair by Laura Gonzalez
  • Mawu Sculpted Oak Chair by Laura Gonzalez
  • Mawu Sculpted Oak Chair by Laura Gonzalez
  • Mawu Sculpted Oak Chair by Laura Gonzalez
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By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
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Reyes Counter Stool in Cherry with Russet Leather
By Martell Woodworks
Located in Mendocino, CA
This is a cherry counter stool with a stretched leather seat and back. The frame is solid cherry, with a gentle radius at the interior joints and softly rounded edges. The leather is...
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2010s American Modern Stools

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Early Production #920 Sofa by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, c 1966, Signed
By Cassina, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This early production Model #920 modular four-seat sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina was designed in circa 1966 and this example is from the earlier years of production as ev...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Contemporary Organically Shaped Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Located in London, London
Coffee table Travertine Organically shape Two cylindrical pedestals Made in Italy If not in stock, then a 4/5 week lead time.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Travertine

Raphael Raffel Monumental Black Sofa, 1980
By Raphael Raffel
Located in Chicago, IL
Raphael Raffel Monumental black sofa, 1980. Wear consistent with age and use, sun fading and discoloration.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet

Modern Dining Chair with Handwoven Seat in Natural Caribbean Walnut
By Ania Wolowska
Located in PARQUE INDUSTRIAL OTHON P BLANCO, Quintana Roo
Inspired by the works of the master Luis Barragán, the Sáasil Chair is honestly made with fine detailing. The light but solid structure creates a frame for the handwoven cotton or ny...
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2010s Mexican Modern Chairs

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Arflex Marenco Sofa in Fabric Heidi and Candy by Mario Marenco
By Arflex, Mario Marenco
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Marenco Sofa is designed by Mario Marenco for Arflex. This sofa features the system with making the armrest and seat as the base portion. There is a metal tubular frame facilitated f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Serpentine Vertical Ceramic Wall Sconce by Farrah Sit - Single or Mirrored Pair
By Farrah Sit
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In this sandy slipcast ceramic wall sconce, generous curves are paired with crisp edges and the repetition of geometry to create a flow. The sconce snakes up and off the wall, a scul...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Soriana Lounge Chair by Afra and Tobia Scarpa
By Cassina, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in Antwerp, BE
Afra and Tobia Scarpa, reupholstered cognac aniline leather, Cassina, Italy, 1970s The Soriana collection was meant to express beauty and comfort by using a whole bundle of fabric...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Soriana Lounge Chair by Afra and Tobia Scarpa
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  • Soriana Lounge Chair by Afra and Tobia Scarpa
H 25.6 in W 37.41 in D 39.38 in
MP-51 Brazilian Lounge Chair by Percival Lafer for Móveis Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in TORONTO, CA
Stunning MP-51 lounge chair by Percival Lafer. In great original vintage condition with original upholstery that has great patina and wear. Bottom slings have been replaced with a ri...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Jacaranda

Vintage Italian Live Edge Travertine Stone Coffee Table, Post-modern
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Postmodern Live Edge Travertine Stone Coffee Table Offered for sale is a substantial square circa 1980s Italian travertine coffee table with live-edge finished ends. The t...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Jean Gillon for Probel Leather and Brazilian Rosewood Sofa, c. 1970, Signed
By Probel, Jean Gillon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare Brazilian Modern sofa is by Jean Gillon for Probel and features a gorgeous Brazilian Jacaranda frame with very-comfortable black leather cushions and arms with contrasting ...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Settees

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'Pool' Modular Sofa, by Colani , Price Includes Reupholstery & choice of color
By Luigi Colani, Rosenthal
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Extremely rare and huge modular 'Pool' sofa by recently deceased German Space Age design pioneer Luigi Colani (1928-2019). I have been collecting elements of Colani's rare modular...
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Sectional Sofas

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Pair of Leather Sella Armchairs by Carlo de Carli for Sormani, Italy, 1960s
By Carlo De Carli, Sormani
Located in OSS, NB
Pair of Leather Sella armchairs by Carlo de Carli for Sormani , Italy 1960s. Wooden structure
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Armchair "Sella" Design Carlo de Carli for Sormani, 1966
By Carlo De Carli, Sormani
Located in taranto, IT
Rare "saddle" armchair, Luigi Sormani production in 1966 based on a design by Carlo De Carli
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Vintage 1960s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of "Sella" Three Brown Leather Armchairs Carlo de Carli Per Sormani
By Luigi Sormani, Carlo De Carli
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Set of three rare "Sella" lounge chairs in brown leather produced in Italy in the 1960s by Sormani
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Joe Colombo Italian Midcentury Set of Sella 1001
By Joe Colombo
Located in bari, IT
Wonderful set of three lounge chair Sella 1001 model in curved wood for Produzione Confort, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

  • Joe Colombo Italian Midcentury Set of Sella 1001
  • Joe Colombo Italian Midcentury Set of Sella 1001
  • Joe Colombo Italian Midcentury Set of Sella 1001
  • Joe Colombo Italian Midcentury Set of Sella 1001
H 22.05 in W 26.78 in D 28.35 in
Italian Curule Folding Armchair
Located in Vosselaar, BE
Egyptians and were popularized by the Romans as a seating for important officials (sella currilus or trone
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Baroque Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

  • Italian Curule Folding Armchair
  • Italian Curule Folding Armchair
  • Italian Curule Folding Armchair
  • Italian Curule Folding Armchair
H 36.23 in W 24.41 in D 18.12 in
Pair of Antique Painted Curule Armchairs in the style of Jean-Joseph Chapuis
By Jean Joseph Chapuis
Located in London, GB
A very decorative pair of open armchairs of Curule form, parcel-gilt and black painted to simulate
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Antique Late 19th Century Belgian Neoclassical Armchairs

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Black Leather 'Sella' Armchair by Carlo De Carli for Sormani, 1960s
By Sormani, Carlo De Carli
Located in Savona, IT
Armchair produced by Sormani in the 1960s based on a design by Carlo de Carli. Wooden structure
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

‘Sella’ armchair with ottoman by Carlo de Carli for Sormani, 1960s
By Sormani, Carlo De Carli
Located in Savona, IT
Armchair with ottoman produced by Sormani in the 1950s, designed by Carlo de Carli. Wooden frame
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Armchair Sella by Carlo De Carli - Sormani
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Milan, IT
Armchair made on 1966 - original leather
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

  • Armchair Sella by Carlo De Carli - Sormani
  • Armchair Sella by Carlo De Carli - Sormani
  • Armchair Sella by Carlo De Carli - Sormani
  • Armchair Sella by Carlo De Carli - Sormani
H 31.5 in W 37.41 in D 39.38 in
Pair of Armchairs Sella, Carlo de Carli, Sormani
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of armchairs Sella, Carlo de Carli, Sormani. Made on 1966, new leather.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Carlo de Carli for Sormani 1966 Black Leather Armchair and Ottoman
By Sormani, Carlo De Carli
Located in Firenze, IT
Carlo de Carli for Sormani 1966 "Sella" armchair and ottoman, original black lacquered walnut
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Rare Armchairs Sculptor Design Joe Colombo, 1963, Italy
By Joe Colombo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rara Sella 1001 armchair designed by Joe Colombo, horse leather edition, Italy, 1963. White
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Vintage 1960s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Beech

Pair of Large Italian Ebonised Savonarola Chairs with Velvet Upholstery c.1880
Located in London, GB
the middle, like a pair of interlocking 'U's or a single wavy 'X' and derives from the Sella Curulis
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Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Upholstery

Italian Wrought Iron and Brass Savonarola Chair
Located in London, GB
single wavy X and derives from the sella curulis, which was backless and portable. Also known as a Dante
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Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Iron, Brass

Sella Curulis / Curule Seat Folding Scissor Chair
Located in Liverpool, GB
An interesting, effective and very decorative object - Sella Curulis - so-called curule chair, i.e
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20th Century European Neoclassical Chairs

Materials

Wood

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Sella Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the sella armchair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of animal skin, leather and wood, every sella armchair was constructed with great care. Find 6 options for an antique or vintage sella armchair now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a sella armchair — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right sella armchair, those designed in modern, mid-century modern and neoclassical styles are of considerable interest. Carlo De Carli, Tacchini and Arflex each produced at least one beautiful sella armchair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Sella Armchair?

Prices for a sella armchair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $3,109 and can go as high as $31,613, while the average can fetch as much as $9,114.

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 unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.