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Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Milo Baughman swivel and tilt lounge chairs. Chairs are labelled.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Pair of Tan Tilt Swivel Club Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Statement making pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin rouned back, even arm, tilt and swivel chairs. Chairs are freshly upholstered in a tan colored upholstery. Ultra luxe and com...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Wood

Vintage Milo Baughman Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs Restored in Kravet Leopard Print
By Milo Baughman
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Leopard print is always in - it's a neutral in our books! We found this gorgeous Kravet fabric and had to do something with it fast! It is so comfortable and so cool. We chose this v...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Milo Baughman Tilt/Swivel Lounge Chairs in Blue with White Lacquer
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful pair of Milo Baughman tilt/swivel lounge chairs in blue upholstery with a white lacquer back and base.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Gorgeous Pair of Green Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Lounge Brass Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of modern chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin from the 1980s. These chairs are reminiscent of open scallop shells, the seats are deep and comfortable. Chairs...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Petite Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Francisco, CA
Milo Baughman petite swivel and tilt lounge chairs for Thayer Coggin. Recently upholstered in boucle with rosewood veneer bases.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Set of Four Milo Baughman Petite Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Set of four Milo Baughman Petite swivel and tilt lounge chairs Chairs sit on rosewood swivel bases.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Swivel and Tilting Milo Baughman Stainless Steel Mirror Back Barrel Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Ferndale, MI
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Set of Three Milo Baughman Tilt & Swivel Lounge Chairs Chrome Bases
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Set of three Milo Baughman tilt & swivel lounge chairs chrome bases.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Tilt / Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin tilt / swivel lounge chairs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Barrel Back Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
A pair of chic barrel back swivel and tilt lounge chairs upholstered in black leather raised on a round chromed steel plinth by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, American, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Set of Three Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Lounge Chairs Chrome Bases
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Set of three Milo Baughman tilt and swivel lounge chairs chrome bases.    
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel, Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Wallkill, NY
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin swivel and tilt lounge chairs. Great floral vintage fabric on these.    
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Petite Sculptural Milo Baughman Tear Drop Swivel and Tilt Slipper or Club Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very rare original, mid century modern swivel and tilt petite arm chair attributed to Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This unique item features a small sculpted frame with rolled an...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Tilt and Swivel Lounge Chair in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern lounge chair has the ability to swivel and tilt with its versatile round walnut base. This wonderful chair is covered in plush orange upholstery and has...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin swivel tilt lounge chairs Mid-Century Modern.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Fiberglass Space Age Tilt /Swivel Lounge Chair, Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggen
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Extremely rare fiberglass Space Age tilt /swivel lounge chair, Milo Baughman ,Thayer Coggen, retains original orange wool fabric, also retains original Thayer Coggen label, hand deli...
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Early 20th Century American Space Age Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Thayer Coggin Swivel Scallop Shape Back Tilt Rocking Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern swivel rocking lounge chair by Thayer Coggin.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Fiberglass Upholstered Swivel Tilt Lounge Chair by Buaghman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in New York, NY
Very cool and rare swivel tilt lounge chair Space Age style, designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This example is in untouched, original condition, showing only light cosmeti...
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Mid-20th Century American Space Age Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Fiberglass

Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Egg Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Fully restored high back egg chair by Milo Baughman. Vintage 1967. All new foam and grey mohair over walnut base.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Mohair

  • Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Egg Chair
  • Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Egg Chair
  • Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Egg Chair
  • Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Egg Chair
H 40 in. W 40 in. L 40 in.
Milo Baughman Swivel Tilt Lounge Chair
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Stylish and chic, swivel tilt lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Original peach upholstery, thick and heavy chrome disk base. Fabric usable as is, but shows co...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

  • Milo Baughman Swivel Tilt Lounge Chair
  • Milo Baughman Swivel Tilt Lounge Chair
  • Milo Baughman Swivel Tilt Lounge Chair
  • Milo Baughman Swivel Tilt Lounge Chair
H 35 in. W 32 in. D 35 in.
Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel Tilt Barrel Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Norwalk, CT
Swivel and tilt, round backed chairs on chrome pediments. Original upholstery fabric very fun but probably needs replacing. Nice Thayer Coggin labels underneath, dated 1972.
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Vintage 1970s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Nice pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Tilt and swivel club chairs with round walnut Plinth Bases.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

  • Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Chairs
  • Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Chairs
  • Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Chairs
  • Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Chairs
H 24 in. W 27.5 in. D 29 in.
Milo Baughman Swivel Tilt Chairs on Walnut Bases
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of swivel or tilt chairs by Milo Baughman. Fully restored. Refinished walnut bases. New navy weave upholstery.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Milo Baughman swivel and tilt lounge chairs. Both chairs retain original Thayer Coggin labels. Chairs sit on round walnut bases.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs. Chairs sit on original ebonized walnut swivel bases.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Both chairs have walnut bases.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

Milo Upholstered Swivel Tilt Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin swivel tilt chair, upholstered set and back, on wood disk base. Good original condition, shows some wear to fabric, normal and consistent ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

  • Milo Upholstered Swivel Tilt Chair
  • Milo Upholstered Swivel Tilt Chair
  • Milo Upholstered Swivel Tilt Chair
  • Milo Upholstered Swivel Tilt Chair
H 28.5 in. W 21 in. D 20 in.
Milo Baughman Swivel Tilt Slipper Chairs Restored in Zebra - Pair
By Milo Baughman
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
These chairs are ready to party! Milo Baughman’s lounge chairs are so stylishly social and a matching pair of Baughman swivel and tilts is a rare statement. When we spiced them up a ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Zebra Hide

Pair of Milo Baughman Brown Tilt and Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of modern brown chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. These chairs are reminiscent of open scallop shells, the seats are deep and comfortable. Chairs rotate 3...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Tilt and Swivel Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Chic Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin brass based tilt and swivel chairs. Upholstery is original and is in good shape with minor fading, foam is still soft. Brass base is in excellent...
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Vintage 1980s American Swivel Chairs

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Brass

Two Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Lounge Chairs with Walnut Base.
By Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Offered are a two Milo Baughman tilt and swivel chairs with a walnut base. One of the pair has been re-upholstered in a celery green velvet. The other has not been re-upholstered; ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Lounge Chairs in Grey
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of modern chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. These chairs are reminiscent of open scallop shells, the seats are deep and comfortable. Chairs rotate 360 deg...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel, Tilt Barrel-Back Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Norwalk, CT
A great pair of barrel-back chairs with deep tufting. Cover is quality faux leather, circular bases are walnut, circa 1970s. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1970s Swivel Chairs

Milo Baughman 360 Degree Swivel and Tilt Club Chairs in Zebra Hide
By Milo Baughman
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
These chairs should be the star of a MOMA exhibition! Milo Baughman’s designs were original, architectural and Classic. A matching pair of Baughman swivel chairs is a rare statement;...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Zebra Hide

Pair of Milo Baughman Tilt Swivel Club Chairs in Gray Mohair, Fully Restored
By Milo Baughman
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggins tilt and swivel even arm barrel chairs on walnut bases. These have been completely restored, refinished, and reupholstered in a beau...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Mohair, Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Barrel Back Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Fabulous pair of swivel and tilt chairs atriibuted to Milo Baughman. Chairs are upholstered in original brown velvet which needs to be replaced. Medium wood swivel bases are only vis...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Mohair

Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Lounge Chairs for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Milo Baughman tilt and swivel lounge chairs for Thayer Coggin fully restored with new webbing, foam and aquamarine velvet from Perennials. The Institutional line was crafted from bet...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Pair of Milo Baughman Chrome-Back Tilt and Swivel Chairs in Platinum Grey Velvet
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century chrome-back swivel chairs by Milo Baughman. A low profile back is fully enveloped in a single, seamless wrapped polished chrome back. This pair features removable...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Modern Brass Tilt Swivel Teardrop Chairs by Milo Baughman COM
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Houston, TX
This stunning pair of modern teardrop chairs are tilt and swivel. They sit on a brass base and are by Milo Baughman and Thayer Coggin. We can upholster them on request in COM.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Pair of Milo Baughman Tilt Swivel Club Chairs, Charcoal Gray Maharam Fabric
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin's tilt and swivel even arm barrel chairs on brass bases. These have been completely restored, refinished, and reupholstered in a beau...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin swivel and tilt lounge chairs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Tilt and Swivel Chairs in Soft Gray
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
We love these chairs because of their style, comfort and the swivel. A Classic with walnut plinth base by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. We have reupholstered in a rich Pollack fab...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Chairs in Platinum Velvet with Brass
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in New York, NY
An exemplary and very rare pair of Milo Baughman tilt and swivel chairs upholstered in a platinum velvet upholstery. Brushed brass bases with a smooth tilt and swivel mechanism add c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Tilt & Swivel Lounge Chairs in Deep Blue Velvet
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
We love these chairs because of their style, comfort and the swivel. A Classic with walnut plinth base by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. We have reupholstered in a rich Holly Hunt ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Tilt and Swivel Barrel Chairs by Milo Baughman. Caramel color Mohair.
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of Milo Baughman tilt / swivel club / lounge chairs expertly restored and reupholstered in a beautiful $200 per yard camel / cognac color mohair fabric. Walnut base.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman Tilt Swivel Club / Lounge Chairs in Original Orange Velvet
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin tilt and swivel / rocking club chairs. Signed with Thayer Coggin label. We have bought and sold many pairs of these chairs over the years and ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Petite Tilt Swivel Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Signed
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of small / petite rocking swivel chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Both retain the original Thayer Coggin labels. Chairs are in excellent structural condition ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Tilt Swivel Club Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman, Light Gray Real Mohair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin rouned back, even arm, tilt and swivel chairs. Signed with Thayer Coggin label. The chairs have been expertly restored and reupholste...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Tilting and Rocking Milo Baughman Barrel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Authentic pair of Milo Baughman designed barrel back lounge chairs for Thayer Coggin. Both chairs rock and swivel and are extremely comfortable. Original orange velvet upholstery and...
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Vintage 1970s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Textile, Walnut

Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilt Barrel Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, CA
1970's circa extremely comfortable barrel-back lounge chair with original upholstery, swivel mounted on walnut circular walnut base.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel / Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Milo Baughman swivel / tilt lounge chairs.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Pair of Milo Baughman Tilt Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in East Hampton, NY
Pair of tilt swivel armchairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Stained oak base. Very comfortable and ready to be reupholstered.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Milo Baughman Rosewood Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Milo Baughman rosewood swivel and tilt lounge chair.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Milo Baughman Tilt Swivel Slipper Chairs Thayer Coggin USA 1970's
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Milo Baughman Tilt Swivel Slipper Chairs Thayer Coggin USA 1970's. Reupholstered in Navy Turkish velvet. Both walnut veneered bases were refinished. Tilt and swivel mechanisms work p...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman, Green Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs, USA, 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Milo Baughman green chartreuse (velvet/mohair) swivel and tilt lounge chairs with circular brass base. Excellent proportions. Newly restored to perfection. USA, 1970s. FREE ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs, 1960s, a Pair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Late 1960's swivel lounge chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. These chairs were reupholstered in a blue Maharam fabric, approx 5 years ago. They tilt & swivel upon chrome b...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Chrome Based Swivel/Tilt Barrel Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
A pair of barrel chairs that swivel and tilt on chrome steel discus bases. By Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. American, circa 1970.<br /> Price is COM.
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Vintage 1970s American Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Teardrop Swivel and Tilt Slipper Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
A pair of armless slipper chairs in a teardrop form that swivel and tilt and rest on circular, walnut veneer bases. By Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. American, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s American Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Swivel & Tilt Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of swivel & tilt lounge chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Tilt Swivel Milo Baughman Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic tilt swivel milo baughman chair available at 1stDibs. A tilt swivel milo baughman chair — often made from fabric, upholstery and wood — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the tilt swivel milo baughman chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A tilt swivel milo baughman chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Milo Baughman and Thayer Coggin each produced at least one beautiful tilt swivel milo baughman chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Tilt Swivel Milo Baughman Chair?

Prices for a tilt swivel milo baughman chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,200 and can go as high as $16,500, while the average can fetch as much as $6,400.

Milo Baughman Biography and Important Works

Milo Baughman was one of the most agile and adept modern American furniture designers of the late 20th century. A prolific lecturer and writer on the benefits of good design — he taught for years at Brigham Young University — Baughman (whose often-scrambled surname is pronounced BAWF-man) focused almost exclusively on residential furnishings, having a particular talent for lounge chairs, perhaps the most sociable piece of furniture.

     Like his fellow adoptive Californians Charles and Ray Eames, Baughman’s furniture has a relaxed and breezy air. Baughman was famously opposed to ostentatious and idiosyncratic designs that were made to excite attention. While many of his chair designs are enlivened by such effects as tufted upholstery, Baughman tended to let his materials carry the aesthetic weight, most often relying on chair and table frames made of sturdy and sleek flat-bar chromed metal, and chairs, tables and cabinets finished with highly-figured wood veneers.

     Like his colleagues Karl Springer and the multifarious Pierre Cardin, Baughman’s designs are emblematic of the 1970s: sleek, sure and scintillating. As you will see from the furniture presented on these pages, Milo Baughman’s designs are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.

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.