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Machine Age Art Deco Paul Frankl Skyscraper Modular Living Room Suite REDUCED
By Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco Paul Frankl attributed Skyscraper modular living room suite sectional rectilinear Price Reduced from $22,500 Iconic low-profile modernist bookmatched design....
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Ligne Roset "Togo" 5-Seat Suite in Red Alcantara by Michel Ducaroy
By Michel Ducaroy
Located in Whalley, GB
On offer on this occasion is a superb 5-seat suite of ultra-flexible Ligne Roset "Togo" seating (consisting of 2 Small Settees and Corner Chair) dressed in a sublime, beguiling, top-...
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Early 2000s French Modern Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede

Rare Poetic Oswald Haerdtl Sofa Suite, Austria, 1950s
By Oswald Haerdtl, Gio Ponti
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare Poetic Oswald Haerdtl Sofa Suite, Austria, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Kristian Vedel Style Sectional Sofa Suite
By Kristian Vedel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kristian Vedel style sectional sofa set with incorporated side table. The table screws securely to the two sofa pieces. Ships in pieces. Three-seat is 71.5 W x 31.5 D, two-seat is 49...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Fabric, Foam, Wood

  • Kristian Vedel Style Sectional Sofa Suite
  • Kristian Vedel Style Sectional Sofa Suite
  • Kristian Vedel Style Sectional Sofa Suite
  • Kristian Vedel Style Sectional Sofa Suite
H 31 in. W 101 in. D 77.75 in.
Dino Gavina Sofa Suite Black Leather Sectional, Living Room Suite, Italy, 1960
By Gavina, Dino Gavina
Located in Vienna, AT
Dino Gavina sofa suite black leather sectional, living room suite, Italy, 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood, Down

Antique Sofa Set, Three-Piece Oak Bergere Sofa Suite, Scotland, 1930
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique sofa set, three-piece oak bergere sofa suite, Antique Furniture, Scotland 1930, B1855 Scotland 1930 Solid oak Original finish Consists of a two seat sofa and a pair of match...
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Vintage 1930s Scottish Sofas

Materials

Oak

Henry P Glass Sculptural Intimate Island Suite Walnut Curved Sofa
By Richbilt MFG, Henry Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very rare Mid-Century Modern curved form sofa by Henry P Glass from the intimate island suite for The Richbilt Furniture Co. Item features walnut veneer over a bent plywood frame, be...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Plywood, Walnut, Fabric

Frits Henningsen Suite Including a Sofa, Armchairs and Saloon Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
Including: A very rare three-seat sofa designed and produced by Frits Henningsen, circa 1930s. This piece has mahogany legs and an upholstered body with curved sides, an element freq...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Asnaghi Desk, Armchair, Chesterfield Sofa and Bookcase Home Office Suite
Located in Whalley, GB
By choosing to view this listing, i can only assume you are familiar with the world-renown “Asnaghi” brand, and fully-understand the nature of what is on offer. Asnaghi make piece...
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2010s Italian Sofas

Materials

Wood

Timothy Oulton Balmoral Halo Brown Leather 2 Sofa Part Large Suite
By Timothy Oulton, HALO SOHO
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely 149cm wide small Timothy Oulton designed Halo Balmoral heritage brown leather two seat sofa This sofa is part of a large suite, I h...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Italian 1950s Velvet Suite Comprising of a Sofa & a Pair of Armchairs
Located in London, GB
An Italian 1950s suite comprising of a sofa and a pair of armchairs, buttoned upholstered in light purple cotton velvet, dark beech show frame and legs, with brass sabots. Armchai...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Thomas Chippendale Marquetry Walnut Inlay Brown Leather Sofa & Armchairs Suite
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning very rare fully restored cigar brown leather Gentleman's club suite with Thomas Chippendale floating button cushions and marquetry in...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Asnaghi Baroque Rococo Sofa & 2 Armchair Suite in Silk Damask and Gilt
Located in Whalley, GB
By choosing to view this listing, I can only assume you are familiar with the world-renown “Asnaghi” brand, and fully-understand the nature of what is on offer. Asnaghi make piece...
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2010s Italian Sofas

Materials

Silk

Marks & Spnecers Abbey Brown Leather Sofa Part of Suite with Armchairs
By Marks & Spencers
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely brown leather Marks & Spencers Abbey sofa which is part of a suite The sofa has been deep cleaned hand condition waxed and hand poli...
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20th Century English Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Leather

Restored Bordeaux Leather Chesterfield Club Suite Armchair & Sofa on Turned Legs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning very rare handmade in England fully restored Bordeaux leather Gentleman's club suite with hand turned legs finished with castors ...
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20th Century British Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech

Studded Edwardian Restored Whisky Brown Leather Tub Club Suite Sofa & Armchairs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale his stunning very rare fully restored Whisky brown leather Edwardian tub club suite with hand-carved mahogany frames and antiqued stud finish W...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Contemporary Brown Leather Large Comfortable Two Seat Sofa Part of Large Suite
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely contemporary brown leather oversized sofa which is part of a suite This is part of a three piece suite, I have in total a large thre...
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20th Century English Other Sofas

Materials

Leather

Contemporary Brown Leather Large Comfortable Three Seat Sofa Part of Large Suite
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely contemporary brown leather oversized sofa which is part of a suite This is part of a three piece suite, I have in total a large thre...
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20th Century English Other Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Halo Asquith Heritage Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Part of Suite
By HALO SOHO
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Halo Asquith aged brown leather Chesterfield two seat sofa which is part of a suite This sofa is in lovely order throughout, the lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Handmade Black and Silver Upholstered Sofa Light Mahogany Frame Part of a Suite
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely handmade in England Art Deco style two-seat sofa which is part of a suite This is a very good looking well made and comfortable piec...
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20th Century English Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Asnaghi Baroque Rococo Fauteuil Sofa & 4 Armchair Suite in Stripe Silk and Gilt
Located in Whalley, GB
By choosing to view this listing, i can only assume you are familiar with the world-renown “Asnaghi” brand, and fully-understand the nature of what is on offer. Asnaghi make piece...
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2010s Italian Sofas

Materials

Wood

Timothy Oulton Balmoral Aged Brown Leather Feather Filled Sofa Part Large Suite
By Timothy Oulton
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Timothy Oulton designed Balmoral heritage brown leather sofa with oversized feather filled cushions This piece is in lovely order th...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Timothy Oulton Balmoral Halo Vintage Brown Leather Two Sofa Part Large Suite
By Timothy Oulton, HALO SOHO
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this lovely Timothy Oulton designed Halo Balmoral heritage brown leather two-seat sofa This sofa is part of a large suite, I have in total a large three-seat ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-45 Patinated Cognac Leather Living Room Suite Sofa, Swiss, 1970s
By De Sede
Located in Vienna, AT
De Sede DS-45 patinated cognac leather living room suite sofa, Swiss, 1970s.
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Sublime Fully Restored Art Modern Curved Back Brown Leather Sofa Part of Suite
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored vintage hand dyed Cigar brown leather Art modern two-seat sofa which is part of a large suite As mentioned this is ...
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20th Century English Post-Modern Sofas

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Leather

Stunning Fully Restored Art Modern Curved Back Brown Leather Sofa Part of Suite
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Vintage hand dyed Cigar brown leather Art Modern three seater sofa which is part of a large suite As mentioned this...
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20th Century English Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Medium Tetrad Made in England Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Part of Full Suite
By Tetrad
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice two seat Chesterfield brown leather sofa made by Tetrad England which is part of a large suite The sofa has been deep cleaned han...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Large Tetrad Made in England Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Part of Full Suite
By Tetrad
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice three seat Chesterfield brown leather sofa made by Tetrad England which is part of a large suite The sofa has been deep cleaned h...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Yellow Velvet New York Suite Sofa, Designed by Sergio Bicego, Made in Italy
By Sergio Bicego
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2) The new designs for the New York collection by Sergio Bicego still holds on to its core ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Glamorous Art Deco Sofa and Two Chairs Suite in Cotton Velvet, Italy, 1920s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Glamorous Art Deco sofa and two chairs suite in cotton velvet, Italy 1920s Original, unique , rare fabric in astonishing very good condition. The two chairs of the set are sell sep...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Sofas

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Walnut, Fabric

Part of Large Suite Ornately Carved Walnut Lion Hairy Paw Feet Three Person Sofa
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice midcentury three-seat sofa with ornately hand carved lion hairy paw feet and frame This is part of a suite, I have in total a thr...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Walter Knoll “Foster 502” Two-Sofa and Two-Armchair Suite in Pale Brown Leather
By Sir Norman Foster
Located in Whalley, GB
On offer on this occasion is a rare suite of “Foster 502” seating, consisting of an identical pair of “502.25” sofas and identical pair of “502.10” Armchairs, from the world renown G...
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2010s German Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1960's Restored De Sede Modular Ds Br Brown Leather Corner Sofa Armchair Suite
By De Sede
Located in London, GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this very rare and highly collectable mid-century modern De Sede DS modular corner sofa armchair suite Pl...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mogens Hansen Leather Sofa Suite
By Mogens Hansen
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful Mogens Hansen sofa suite in supple butterscotch leather is the perfect way to create a cohesive interior space with matching seating. The seams on the leather create a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

  • Mogens Hansen Leather Sofa Suite
  • Mogens Hansen Leather Sofa Suite
  • Mogens Hansen Leather Sofa Suite
  • Mogens Hansen Leather Sofa Suite
H 29 in. W 86 in. D 30 in.
Living Room Suite by Andrea Busiri Vici, 1960s
By Andrea Busiri Vici
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of lounge chairs and matching sofa in velvet and metal by Andrea Busiri Vici, Italy, 1960s. These elegant, voluptuous lounge chairs and sofa our now shown in an aquamarine, l...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

  • Living Room Suite by Andrea Busiri Vici, 1960s
  • Living Room Suite by Andrea Busiri Vici, 1960s
  • Living Room Suite by Andrea Busiri Vici, 1960s
  • Living Room Suite by Andrea Busiri Vici, 1960s
H 35.44 in. W 77.96 in. D 35.04 in.
Erik Jorgensen Style Leather Sofa Suite
Located in Norwalk, CT
This sofa suite in the manner of Erik Jorgensen's 1970s design includes a three-seat sofa and two lounge chairs upholstered in supple red leather. This set is a wonderful way to crea...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

  • Erik Jorgensen Style Leather Sofa Suite
  • Erik Jorgensen Style Leather Sofa Suite
  • Erik Jorgensen Style Leather Sofa Suite
  • Erik Jorgensen Style Leather Sofa Suite
H 32 in. W 76.5 in. D 32.25 in.
Good Quality Late 19th Century French Salon Suite
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good quality, French, salon suite. Comprising of a canape, a pair of armchairs and a pair of single chairs. All in excellent condition and retaining the original soft grey paintwor...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Sofas

Materials

Wood

Anva Moebler Danish Sofa Suite
By FDB Møbler
Located in Norwalk, CT
This Danish midcentury seating suite includes a blue upholstered sofa and two green upholstered lounge chairs. Featuring an attractive wood detail on the arms and modern angled legs,...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Teak

  • Anva Moebler Danish Sofa Suite
  • Anva Moebler Danish Sofa Suite
  • Anva Moebler Danish Sofa Suite
  • Anva Moebler Danish Sofa Suite
H 30.25 in. W 63.25 in. D 29 in.
3-Piece Mid-20th Century Shell Back Living Room Suite
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
3-piece mid-20th century shell back living room suite circa 1950. Elegant lounge suite to give any interior that hotel look. Concave seats with shellback back rests, complete with...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Antique French Empire Revival Mahogany Three-Piece Salon Suite 19th C
Located in London, GB
This is a fabulous and highly decorative antique French Empire three-piece salon suite, comprising a sofa and a pair of armchairs, circa 1880 in date. It has been crafted from fabul...
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Antique 1880s French Empire Sofas

Materials

Ormolu

Pair of Contemporary Brown Leather Art Deco Style Club Armchairs Part of Suite
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of vintage Art Deco style aged brown leather club armchairs with polished mahogany arms These are very stylish, exceptionally c...
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20th Century English Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Leather

Late 19th Century Empire Style Three Gilt Bronze Mounted Salon Suite
Located in Hudson, NY
Spectacular late 19th century French Empire style handcrafted three piece gilt bronze salon suite. One upholstered sofa & one pair of armchairs. The armchairs are set on four straigh...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Sofas

Materials

Bronze

Custom Mid-Century Harvey Probber Leather Suite
By Harvey Probber
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Black leather, rosewood and chrome custom design by Harvey Probber. Includes sofa, sofa table, end table (or coffee table) and large ottoman. All original condition with light approp...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

"TÊTE-À-TÊTE" Suite by Erna Kopriva, Art Deco, after 1927, Hand Painted Textile
Located in Budapest, HU
"TÊTE-À-TÊTE" Suite: Art Deco, after 1927, hand painted textile. Manufactured by: attributed to a Viennese furniture manufacturer. Textil Design: Erna Kopriva (1894-1984) "Philipp", ...
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Steel

Magnus Stephensen for Fritz Hansen Sofa Suite
By Magnus Stephensen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Norwalk, CT
This sofa suite was designed by Magnus Stephensen for Fritz Hansen as an early example of Danish Mid-Century Modern style, circa 1930s-1940s. The suite includes loveseat and a pair o...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Upholstery

19th Century Italian Louis XVI Style Lacquered Living Room Set or Salon Suite
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare complete Italian luxury Louis XVI style living room set includes: 1 large sofa 2 armchairs 4 chairs Refined living room set in lacquared wood. The living room comes from an ...
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Antique 1880s Italian Louis XVI Sofas

Materials

Wood

20th Century Italian Design Living Room Set or Salon Suite by Poltrona Frau 1960
By Tito Agnoli, Poltrona Frau
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare Italian design luxury living room set by Poltona Frau includes: 1 large sofa 2 armchairs made of original POPPY model leather design by Tito Agnoli Italy, 1960s-1970s The in...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Hand-Carved Bugatti Style Sofa Suite
Located in London, GB
Late 19th early 20th century Anglo-Indian hand-carved soda suite with inlay in style of Bugatti. Suite consists of two x armchairs, and one x three-seater. This unusual antique suite...
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Antique 19th Century British Anglo-Indian Living Room Sets

Materials

Wood

  • Hand-Carved Bugatti Style Sofa Suite
  • Hand-Carved Bugatti Style Sofa Suite
  • Hand-Carved Bugatti Style Sofa Suite
  • Hand-Carved Bugatti Style Sofa Suite
H 46 in. W 74.25 in. D 26 in.
Verner Panton 'Pantonova' Six-Piece Living Room Suite for Fritz Hansen, 1971
By Verner Panton, Fritz Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This iconic original 'Pantonova' set by Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen consists of six convex nickel-plated steel wire chairs that form a circular sectional sofa seating suite or can...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Steel, Nickel

Wittmann, Model 'Chairman' Sofa Suite Living Room Set, Patinated Leather, 1971
By Wittmann
Located in Vienna, AT
Wittmann, model 'Chairman' sofa suite living room set, patinated leather, 1971.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

1960s Aarnio Pulkka Ilmari Lappalainen Brown Leather Chrome Armchair Sofa Suite
By Eero Aarnio
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare fully restored 1960s Pulkka Ilmari Lappalainen armchair and sofa suite A seriously cool suite, the frames are super light weight ch...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Aluminum

Restored Brown Leather Chesterfield Library Club Wingback Armchair & Sofa Suite
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this stunning vintage fully restored Chesterfield cigar brown leather library suite A very rare find, I never come across original sets of four pieces from thi...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

Restored Whiskey Brown Leather Chesterfield Club Wingback Armchair & Sofa Suite
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning vintage fully restored Chesterfield cigar whisky brown leather Library suite A very rare find, I never come across original sets o...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

Vintage Restored Brown Leather Chesterfield Library Club Armchair and Sofa Suite
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning vintage fully restored Chesterfield cigar brown leather library suite A very rare find, I never come across original sets of three...
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20th Century Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique three-piece Chesterfield living room set includes a stylish red leather sofa and pair of matching armchairs. Rich patinated leather is complimented by deep tufts, upholst...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
H 31.5 in. W 78.25 in. D 27 in.
Illum Wikkelsø Sofa and Chair Living Room Suite
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Striking Illum Wikkelo three-piece upholstered suite in original mid-century condition. Comfortable Scandinavian Modern design is perfect for home or business seating. Please confirm...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Wool, Teak

Leather Chesterfield Sofa and Chairs- Living Room Suite
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous matching set of black leather chesterfields includes a three seat sofa and a pair of overstuffed lounge chairs. Unique proportions, thick scrolled arms, and comfortable...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

Mustard Yellow Leather Chesterfield Club Suite Armchair and Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer this stunning very rare handmade in England mustard yellow leather sofa and armchairs. Where to begin! This suite is absolute eye candy from every angle, it...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

Early 20th Century Buttonback 3-Piece Suite Sofa and 2 Chairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Beautiful button back sofa and 2 armchairs, circa 1900. We have just undertaken a full re-upholstery project on this suite and covering it in grey moleskin to suite the modern and...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Living Room Sets

Materials

Oak

Ole Wanscher Style Living Room Suite with Sofa and Chairs
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sofa and two armchairs in the manner of Ole Wanscher. Graceful sloping rosewood arms with nicely detailed frames and cushions provide an understated, elegant appearance. Please confi...
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Rosewood, Upholstery

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Sofa Suite For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic sofa suite available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, animal skin and leather, every sofa suite was constructed with great care. There are 70 variations of the antique or vintage sofa suite you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer sofa suite, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A sofa suite is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Victorian styles are sought with frequency. Chesterfield, Wittmann and Karl Wittmann each produced at least one beautiful sofa suite that is worth considering.

How Much is a Sofa Suite?

Prices for a sofa suite can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,204 and can go as high as $34,154, while the average can fetch as much as $10,020.

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.