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Set Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Paolo Arnaboldi, Italy
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century set three seaters sofa and pair of armchairs in leather and wood by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Paolo Arnaboldi - Italy 1957. Ilmari Tapiovaara was born in Hämeenlinna (Finlan...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Cream Mohair Sofa and Pair of Armchairs Set, with Burl wood Detailing, 1960's
Located in New York, NY
Cream mohair sofa and pair of armchairs, with burl wood detailing, 1960's. Measures: Sofa 69" W x 30" D x 28.5" H, seat height: 17", seat depth: 20.5", leg height: 7.5" H Arm cha...
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Late 20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Mohair, Burl

Art Deco Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Bochum, NRW
Art Deco modernist sofa and a pair of armchairs upholstered in black leather, exquisitely detailed with white nails. Wooden structure, black painted wood feet, spring upholstery and...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

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H 31.5 in. W 53.94 in. D 32.29 in.
Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Airborne
Located in Paris, FR
Base in a tubular chrome steel structure Fiberglass white hull around the exterior Beige padding in silky velvet on the seat.
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Vintage 1970s French Canapes

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Chrome

  • Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Airborne
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  • Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Airborne
H 33.08 in. W 36.23 in. D 22.45 in.
Sofa and Pair of Armchairs "Sofo" Design Superstudio for Poltronova, 1966
By Poltronova, Superstudio
Located in taranto, IT
Splendid "sofo" living room, original Poltronova production from the 1960s, designed by the Superstudio team, adolfo natalini, cristiano toraldo from france, roberto magris, alessand...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Sofas

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Velvet, Plastic

Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Jules Leleu, circa 1950
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Sofa and two armchairs covered with beige fabric, each having a linear detachable wooden backrest slightly inclined, armrests ending in light windings and a base ending in golden hoo...
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Wood

Set Sofa and Pair of Armchair by Hans Olsen, Frem Røjle
By Frem Røjle, Hans Olsen
Located in Rovereta, SM
Hans Olsen -Frem Røjle- Armchair (2) Denmark - 1960-1969 - Teak One sofa and two beautiful danish teak lounge chairs by Hans Olsen for Frem Røjle, 1960s. Designer: Hans Olsen Man...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Teak

Complete Living Room Set, Sofa and Pair of Armchairs in Skay, 1960s
Located in taranto, IT
Complete 1960s living room, warehouse stock on display in a vintage shop closed for decades, never used, consisting of a two-seater sofa, a pair of armchairs and a pair of armchairs ...
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Vintage 1960s Living Room Sets

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Faux Leather

Biedermeier Parlor Suite in Walnut with Sofa and Pair of Armchairs, circa 1830
Located in Miami, FL
A very beautiful South German Biedermeier suite in fine walnut consisting of a sofa and a pair of armchairs/ bergères, each with shaped, fan-carved crest rail above scrolled armrests...
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Antique 1830s German Biedermeier Living Room Sets

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Walnut, Upholstery

Italian 19th Century Gilt Living Room Suite with a Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary and finely carved five piece suite comprising of one sofa, two armchairs and two single chairs with original gilding. It's part of an eleven piece s salon set pub...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Louis XV Living Room Sets

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Giltwood

Italian 19th Century Gilt Living Room Suite with a Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary and finely carved five piece suite comprising of one sofa, two armchairs and two single chairs with original gilding. It's part of an eleven piece s salon set pub...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Louis XV Living Room Sets

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Giltwood

Italian 19th Century Gilt Living Room Suite with a Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary and finely carved five piece suite comprising of one sofa, two armchairs and two single chairs with original gilding. It's part of an eleven piece s salon set pub...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Louis XV Living Room Sets

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Giltwood

Italian 19th Century Gilt Living Room Suite with a Sofà and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary and finely carved five piece suite comprising of one sofa, two armchairs and two single chairs with original gilding. It's part of an eleven piece s salon set pub...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Louis XV Living Room Sets

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Giltwood

Louis XV Style Living Room Suite with Sofa and Pair of Armchair, 19th Century
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Beautiful Napoleon III period living room in blackened wood garnished with a velvet decorated with bouquets of flowers, including a bench and two armchairs. The very original movemen...
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Antique 1860s French Louis XV Settees

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Velvet, Wood

1940s Frits Henningsen Pair of Armchairs and Sofa, Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Praha, CZ
- good original condition with some signs of use - dimensions of the chairs : Height 84cm, Seat height (43cm) ,Width 60cm, Depth 63cm
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Armchairs with Wooden Structure and Gaston&Daniela's Upholstery
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of armchairs with wooden structure and Gaston&Daniela's upholstery. As unique details, the armchairs have small wheels at the end of the legs like the old classics and the fabri...
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2010s Spanish Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

HOWARD & SON'S GRAFTON FOUR SEAT SOFA & PAiR OF ARMCHAIRS SUITE VELVET FABRIC
By Howard Chairs Ltd., Howard and Sons, Howard & Sons Ltd
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning Howard & Son’s Grafton four seat sofa and matching pair of armchairs upholstered in deep red v...
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20th Century English Victorian Living Room Sets

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Velvet

Set of Pierre Guariche Sofa Bed and Pair of Armchairs for Airborne French Design
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Lyon, FR
Rare set of French designer Pierre Guariche for Airborne Sofa and lounge chairs. We can split the set. Freshly re-upholstery.     
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Metal

Pair of 40's Armchairs and Sofà in Gio Ponti Design Fabric for Casa E Giardino
By Gio Ponti
Located in None, IT
Pair of armchairs and two-seater sofa with beige velvet upholstery, wooden feet. Gio Ponti design for Casa Giardino, 1940s. Conditions: In excellent condition, original upholster...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Living Room Sets

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Velvet, Wood

Sofa Set and Pair of Vintage Armchairs from the 80s in Leather Sormani Design
By Sormani
Located in None, IT
Set consisting of a three-seater sofa and a pair of armchairs, equipped with wheels, brown leather upholstery, Sormani design, 1980s. Conditions: In excellent condition, they may ...
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Vintage 1980s European Living Room Sets

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Metal

Pair of Pink Italian Armchairs and Sofa Paolo Buffa Style, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Rome, IT
Delicious set of pink painted wood frames lounge chairs or armchairs with deep seat. Upholstered with flower design in a very good vintage condition.     
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Sofa and pair of armchairs 800 (off-white) - Steiner edition - circa 1956
By Steiner
Located in Paris, FR
Sofa and pair of armchairs 800 Steiner edition - circa 1956 -Sofa: Height 76 x Depth 84 x Width 183 cm -Armchairs: Height 76 x Depth 84 x Width 71cm
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Vintage 1950s French Living Room Sets

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Steel, Chrome, Metal

Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by André Sornay, circa 1950
By Andre Sornay
Located in Milan, IT
rosewood structure, not original mongolia upholstery
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Vintage 1950s French Armchairs

Midcentury Italian Sculpted Walnut Sofa and Pair of Armchairs Set, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible midcentury Italian sofa set comprising one sofa and two armchairs. Expressive sculptural walnut frames with decorative legs and slatted backs. Velvet cushions throughout. ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Sofa and Pair of Wooden Armchairs, Covered in Velvet Designed by Giovanni Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Lugano, CH
Sofa and pair of wooden armchairs, covered in velvet designed by Giovanni Ponti circa 1938. Sell with Gio Ponti Archives "Certificate of Authenticity" Sofa, cm 208 x 95 Armchairs...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Velvet, Nutwood

Bellini Sofà’ and Pair of Armchairs 1970s Original Design Only for today
By Bellini Studio
Located in Foggia, FG
Wonderful set Of Bellini, Sofà’ and pair of armchairs. Brown Velvet very good condition as pics and video. For appassionate of design, home decor and vintage pieces. Comfort...
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Vintage 1970s Italian American Colonial Sofas

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Velvet

Leather Chesterfield Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Arne Norell
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa and pair of armchairs designed by Arne Norell in 1970 and manufactured by Norell Mobel, Sweden. In good original condition, preserving a beautiful patina. Measures: Sofa:...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

French Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mahogany and wicker deep sofa and armchairs. Newly reupholstered and restored to mint condition. Extremely comfy!<br /> **SOLD AS SET OR SEPARATELY**
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Early 20th Century French Sofas

Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Milano, IT
A living room composed of a sofa and a pair of armchairs. Carved, lacquered and gilded walnut, serpentine lines, Late Baroque taste. Curly carvings with leaves and typical medallions...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Baroque Revival Living Room Sets

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Walnut

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H 30.71 in. W 63.39 in. D 45.67 in.
1970s De Sede Leather Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in High Point, NC
A 1970s leather sofa by Swiss furniture manufacturers De Sede, accompanied by a pair of matching armchairs. A light, square frame of camel colored leather, vaulted by the cushioned a...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

  • 1970s De Sede Leather Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
  • 1970s De Sede Leather Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
  • 1970s De Sede Leather Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
  • 1970s De Sede Leather Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
H 31.5 in. W 61.8 in. D 34.6 in.
Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Jules Leleu, circa 1956
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Covered with blue velvet, legs made in steel with patinated gun-metal finish and brass. Origin: private collection, London. Bibliography: Viviane Jutheau, Jules et André Lele...
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Brass, Steel

Italian 'Empire' Giltwood Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in London, GB
Italian “Empire” Giltwood Sofa & Pair of Armchairs with Sabre Legs & Dolphin Armrests c.1830 <br /> Chair measurements: 31" high 23" wide<br /> Sofa measurements: 33"high 56" wide
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Antique 19th Century Italian Living Room Sets

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Giltwood

Fine Suite of Restored Howard & Son's Berners Street Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
By Howard and Sons, Howard & Sons Ltd, Howard Chairs Ltd.
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to this very fine, fully restored suite of Howard & Son’s Berners street London seating, to include a large Baring sofa and ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Living Room Sets

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Upholstery

1970s Space Age Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Space Age lounge lounge with a typical 1970s design consisting of a three-seat sofa and two large matching armchairs. Coque covered with imitation leather cognac color, furnished ...
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Living Room Sets

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Velvet, Foam

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H 35.44 in. W 90.56 in. D 39.38 in.
Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Jules Leleu, circa 1930
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Composed of a three places sofa and two club armchairs covered with an ivory coton, round back and armrest, on natural wood legs highlightened by thin tricks of bone. Sofa : H. 83 -...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

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Cotton

Paolo Buffa Attributed Sofa and Pair of Armchairs Newly Covered in Ecru Chenille
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Troy, MI
Three-piece Italian Mid-Century suite of sofa and two armchairs attributed to Paolo Buffa dates from the 1950s. All pieces newly covered in ecru colored ribbed chenille with contrast...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Giuseppe Scapinelli
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
A set consisting of a sofa and a pair of armchairs with a solid hardwood frame (caviuna wood) and with cushioned seat and back.  
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Hardwood

  • Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Giuseppe Scapinelli
  • Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Giuseppe Scapinelli
  • Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Giuseppe Scapinelli
  • Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Giuseppe Scapinelli
H 31.5 in. W 28.35 in. D 27.56 in.
Multiyork Howard Sofa and Pair of Armchairs Suite Floral Upholstery
By Howard and Sons, Multiyork
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Multiyork Howard three-seat sofa and pair of matching armchairs RRP £11,296 A very good looking and well made suite, the armchairs...
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20th Century English Modern Living Room Sets

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Upholstery

Antique Walnut Caned Bergere Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in London, GB
Antique Bergere three-piece lounge suite, consisting of a sofa and two armchairs. The frames are solid walnut with cane panels. It's all been polished and re-upholstered, so is in ex...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Bergere Chairs

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Walnut

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

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Leather

Set of Lacquered Sofa and Pair of Armchairs in a Japanese Style
Located in Winter Park, FL
A three-seat sofa and a pair of armchairs, lacquered black with Japanese motif, cushion recovered with a burgundy velvet. All in good condition and comfortable. Sofa: 75"w x 25"d x...
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20th Century French Japonisme Settees

Antique Art Deco Walnut Lounge Suite – Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
Located in London, GB
Original English Art Deco sofa & two armchairs in fabulous condition & very comfortable. It dates from around the 1920s-1930s period & has just been re-upholstered with new feather c...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Living Room Sets

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Walnut

Danish Modern Three-Piece Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Illum Wikkelso
By Illum Wikkelsø, Niels Eilersen
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Fabulous quality 1958 Danish solid exotic hardwood three-seat sofa and matching armchairs 'Capella series' by Illum Wikkelso for Niels Eilersen. Sturdy and in wonderful original cond...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather

Danish Three-Seat Sofa and Pair of Armchairs in Teak by Greta Jalk
By Grete Jalk
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A perfect original three-piece suite by famous Danish Designer, Greta Jalk, in solid teak and freshly recovered cushions.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Teak

Early 20th Century Swedish Walnut Bergere Suite, Sofa and Pair of Armchairs
By Bergere
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original circa 1920 Swedish Walnut wood Berger three piece suite Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, for an accurat...
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20th Century Swedish Edwardian Living Room Sets

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Walnut

Rare 1920 Art Deco Restored Brown Leather Sofa and Pair of Armchairs Cloud Suite
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original circa 1920 Art Deco fully restored hand dyed whisky brown leather sofa and armchairs cloud suite A stunning set that has ...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Living Room Sets

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Leather

Stunning Wesley Barrell England Howard Sofa Pair of Armchairs Suite
By Howard and Sons
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning Wesley-Barrell Howard model sofa and pair of armchairs suite RRp £18,000 A very luxury high end suite, the chairs retai...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Living Room Sets

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Upholstery

Gio Ponti Italian Pair of Curved Armchairs and Sofa for Casa E Giardino, 1930s
By Gio Ponti, Casa e Giardino
Located in Puglia, Puglia
A set of two vintage collectible armchairs and sofa designed for the first time by Gio Ponti for the manufacturing company Casa e Giardino in the late 1930s. The upholstery is origin...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Beech

Pair of Lounge Chairs and Sofa by John Wisner for Ficks Reed
By Ficks Reed, John Wisner
Located in Rochester, NY
A John Wisner designed three-piece set of 1950s rattan furniture by Ficks Reed in good original natural light honey colored finish - set consists of a six foot sofa and two matching ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Stylish Italian Armchairs and Sofa
Located in London, GB
Pair of stylish Italian armchairs with black lacquered legs terminating in brass sabots. The chairs have been reupholstered in Irish linen. A matching sofa is also available.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Lounge Chairs

Leather Chesterfield Sofa, Loveseat and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Price Shown is for ALL FOUR Pieces! Recalling the days of speakeasy clubs, the 1930s and 1940s and makes an excellent choice of vintage furnishing because of its unrivalled comfort!...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Chesterfield Living Room Sets

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Leather

1970s Vintage Sofa, Pair of Armchairs and Ottoman Coffee Table
By Everest
Located in London, GB
A stunning and extremely rare original 1970s lounge suite by Everest upholstery. This was purchased in Harrod’s by the previous owners, and they have taken excellent care of it. The ...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric

Living Room in Baroque Style Sofa, Pair of Armchairs and Little Armchairs, 1960s
Located in taranto, IT
Complete lounge in Baroque style from the 60s, consisting of sofa, pair of armchairs, pair of armchairs and coffee table, upholstered in velvet in shades of green / yellow / brown, a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Baroque Living Room Sets

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Velvet, Wood

Midcentury Italian Rattan and Bamboo Sofa, Pair of Armchairs and Coffee Table
Located in Roma, IT
Iconic set in bamboo and rattan produced in Italy during 1960s. This midcentury set is made of a double seat sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table in rattan and bamboo. The s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Riad Four-Piece Living Room Set Couch, Pair of Armchairs and a Coffee Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Fine Riad and Living Room set is an impressive example of handcrafted home decor that delivers aesthetic pleasure as well as long-lasting utility. Fashioned from genuine Atlas Cedar ...
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2010s Moroccan Moorish Living Room Sets

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Leather, Wood

20th Century English Regency Ebonised and Parcel-Gilt Couch & Pair of Armchairs
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a very good quality 20th century English Regency style ebonised parcel-gilt three-piece suite, with pad backs having scroll arms and cushion seats, upholstered in lemon d...
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Mid-20th Century English Regency Living Room Sets

Circa 1930 Period Louis XV Style Salon Set: Pair of Armchairs and a Sofa
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
. Louis XV style . Pair of bergeres and a sofa . Circa 1930 period . Shagreen imitation . White patina and gilt part bergeres dimensions : High 102 cm Seat high 53 cm depth 5...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XV Living Room Sets

French Giltwood Louis XVI Style Cameo Back Sofa Settee and Pair of Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
French giltwood Louis XVI style Cameo back sofa settee and pair armchairs. This is a large and impressive living room setting in a very lovely French inspired upholstery. The sleek a...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Living Room Sets

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Giltwood

Victorian Three Piece Suite Drop Arm Sofa & Pair of Armchairs Claw and Ball Feet
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely period Victorian three-piece suite to include a drop arm sofa along with a his and hers pair of club chairs all finished with Claw & Ba...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Restored Deep Brown Leather Chesterfield Suite Pair of Wingback Armchairs & Sofa
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored cigar brown leather Chesterfield three piece suite to include a pair of wingback armchairs and a three seater sofa wit...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

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Sofa And Pair Of Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of sofa and pair of armchairs is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and animal skin, all sofa and pair of armchairs available were constructed with great care. Sofa and pair of armchairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Louis XV sofa and pair of armchairs are consistently popular styles. Sofa and pair of armchairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Jules Leleu, Howard & Sons Ltd and Arflex are consistently popular.

How Much are Sofa And Pair Of Armchairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $11,487, while they’re typically $2,750 on the low end and $86,965 highest priced.

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.