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Dining Armchair, Tufted Fiore Italian Leather, Midcentury Style, Luxury Details
By Osvaldo Borsani, Gio Ponti
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Great and comfortable dining chair in fiore leather. This successful dining chair is now offered in primo fiore leather. Source of leather is a top tannery in Vicenza (one of the tw...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Eight Dining Armchair, Tufted Cotton Velvet, Midcentury Style
By Osvaldo Borsani, Gio Ponti
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Superb midcentury style chair. Set of eight made with beautiful tuberose rose velvet. Restauration grade finishing and upholstering. Metal ring and fittings. Extremely comfortab...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Birch

Set, Ten Dining Armchair, Tufted Cotton Velvet, Midcentury Style, Luxury Details
By Osvaldo Borsani, Gio Ponti
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Listed again for the repeating request on the first set that was sold in January. Still on my top views even if sold. Superb midcentury chair. Set of ten made with beautiful deep ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Birch

Sleek Set of Six Original High Back Tufted Erwin-Lambeth for Tomlinson Armchairs
By Erwin-Lambeth, Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth Furniture Company
Located in Hudson, NY
A set of six very elegant dining or occasional chairs in the original cranberry colored velour upholstery. Good usable original upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Tufted Armchairs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of mid-19th century French armchairs with rounded tufted back. Stripped down to original muslin.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

  • Pair of Tufted Armchairs
  • Pair of Tufted Armchairs
  • Pair of Tufted Armchairs
  • Pair of Tufted Armchairs
H 39 in. W 31 in. D 30 in.
Art Deco Tufted Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Unknown. Manufacturer: Unknown. Period/style: Art Deco. Country: United States. Date: 1940s. Dimensions: 29.5″ H x 35″ W x 36″ D. Seat height 16.5″. Materials: Wal...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

  • Art Deco Tufted Armchair
  • Art Deco Tufted Armchair
  • Art Deco Tufted Armchair
  • Art Deco Tufted Armchair
H 29.5 in. W 35 in. D 36 in.
Large Tufted Armchair and Ottoman
Located in Buchanan, NY
French tufted armchair with matching ottoman. Sold as is, upholstery available, price upon request. Ottoman measurements: 23" W x 23" D x 12" H.
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20th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

  • Large Tufted Armchair and Ottoman
  • Large Tufted Armchair and Ottoman
  • Large Tufted Armchair and Ottoman
  • Large Tufted Armchair and Ottoman
H 35 in. W 35 in. D 36 in.
Savoi tufted armchair red velvet
By Pier Luigi Frighetto by Black Tie
Located in Montorso Vicentino, Venice
Armchair with structure in solid wood, with crossed elastic belt spring system. Padding in high-resilience expanded polyurethane in different densities. Tufted back. Feet upholstered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Savoi tufted armchair red velvet
  • Savoi tufted armchair red velvet
  • Savoi tufted armchair red velvet
  • Savoi tufted armchair red velvet
H 27.56 in. W 34.26 in. D 31.5 in.
Vintage Milo Baughman Style Tufted Armchairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of vintage chrome frame armchairs feature plush upholstery with a uniquely designed seat back for added comfort. Tufted buttons add to the unique Mid-Century style of the p...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

19th Century French Belle Epoque Tufted Armchair
Located in Houston, TX
Classic 19th century French Belle Époque tufted armchair newly upholstered in a Rogers and Goffigon tapestry fabric.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Tapestry

Pair of French Carved Wood Leather Tufted Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1940s French carved wood armchairs that are upholstered in tobacco colored leather and finished with antique brass colored nailhead trim detail.
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XV Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Small French Art Deco Style Tufted Armchairs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of petite, 1930s tufted armchairs. Fabric has been stripped and the chairs are upholstery ready. 
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Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

Button Tufted Leather Armchair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very well made, sturdy and comfortable leather armchair. With a sloping back, button tufted back and seat with nailhead trim. With scrolled arms and raised on turned fluted front l...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Leather

  • Button Tufted Leather Armchair
  • Button Tufted Leather Armchair
  • Button Tufted Leather Armchair
  • Button Tufted Leather Armchair
H 43 in. W 27.5 in. D 36 in.
Louis XVI Style Swag Back Tufted Armchairs, France, 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Fun, elegant and glamorous pair of round-backed armchairs with elaborately carved drapery motif backs. Outwardly scrolling rounded armrests. Carved front legs. Painted in original of...
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Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

Pair of French Napoleon III Tufted Armchairs in Red Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
A pair of large French 19th century tufted armchairs upholstered in red velvet with matching bullion fringe. The armchairs are in very good vintage condition, and while the upholster...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of 19th Century Italian Carved Leather Tufted Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of handsome 19th century walnut carved Italian armchairs upholstered in tufted leather with nailhead trim detail. Beautiful carved details throughout including a shell motif fla...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Baroque Armchairs

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Walnut, Leather

Pair of 19th Century French Tufted Armchairs in Muslin
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of Napoleon III tufted and scroll back armchairs in muslin. French, 19th Century
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Pair of Mahogany Hollywood Regency Tufted Armchairs Attributed to Grosfeld House
By Grosfeld House
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of antique mahogany Hollywood Regency tufted armchairs attributed to Grosfeld House in the Dorothy Draper style. Chairs feature solid carved mahogany wood frames, scrolling arms...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

19th Century Tufted Suede Armchair
Located in Buchanan, NY
French 19th century tufted armchair newly upholstered in suede and accented with purple buttons.
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Suede

  • 19th Century Tufted Suede Armchair
  • 19th Century Tufted Suede Armchair
  • 19th Century Tufted Suede Armchair
  • 19th Century Tufted Suede Armchair
H 27 in. W 29 in. D 27 in.
Lounge Tufted Armchair, Italian Fiore Leather, Black Lacquered Ponti Style Legs
By Paltrona Frau, Gio Ponti
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Wide curved armchair. The back is made by a single curved wood, the back is leather lined on and tufted on the concave area. Black glossy lacquered legs, front are turned to recall t...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage 1950s Pair of Tufted Armchairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in San Antonio, TX
Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture, this vintage pair of tufted armchairs are in overall good condition. Cream colored nubby boucle upholstery. New foam and straps. Reup...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Rich Tufted Camel Colored Leather Armchair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome leather desk or occasional chair in camel leather. The chair is tufted throughout and has antiqued brass nail head trim. The legs are mahogany. Size: Arm height 24.5.
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2010s American Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

  • Rich Tufted Camel Colored Leather Armchair
  • Rich Tufted Camel Colored Leather Armchair
  • Rich Tufted Camel Colored Leather Armchair
  • Rich Tufted Camel Colored Leather Armchair
H 33 in. W 24.75 in. D 21.5 in.
Pair of Hollywood Regency Louis XV Style Gold Velvet Deep Tufted Armchairs
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Brash, super-plush and regal with no apologies. Vintage 1960s marigold gold velvet colored armchairs. A harmonious and glitzy blend of Rococo, Hollywood Regency and Louis XV styles. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Hardwood, Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Biscuit Tufted Armchair in the Manner of William Haines
By William Billy Haines
Located in New York, NY
This handsome and refined Mid-Century Modern armchair- realized in the manner of William Haines- features a tapered high back and a tufted biscuit pattern seat and back in new oyster...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Oversized Tufted Leather Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of oversized tufted leather armchairs in a pearl white.
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Late 20th Century American Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of Oversized Tufted Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Oversized Tufted Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Oversized Tufted Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Oversized Tufted Leather Armchairs
H 29.25 in. W 51.25 in. D 38.25 in.
Pair of Tufted French Armchairs with Fringe
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of French tufted armchairs in tan fabric, sold as is. Upholstery services available.  
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

French 19th Century Pair of Napoleon III Tufted Armchairs in Muslin
Located in Buchanan, NY
French 19th century pair of Napoleon III tufted round and scroll back armchairs in muslin. This pair of armchairs is part of a set with a matching settee (also in muslin). Please con...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Regency Style Mahogany and Tufted Leather Armchair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Rich looking Regency style armchair having mahogany carved and inlaid back with elegantly shaped arms and tapered legs, handsomely upholstered with a tufted chocolate brown leather s...
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Vintage 1980s American Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

1940s Tufted Bronze Velvet Tommi Parzinger Armchair
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful elegance and design.
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Vintage 1940s American Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Pair of Nap III Tufted Armchairs in Light Blue Velvet with Bouillon Fringe
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of French 19th century armchairs in blue velvet fabric with tufted backs and matching bouillon fringe. Sold as is.  
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Hollywood Regency Tufted Back Armchairs
Located in Cathedral City, CA
A comfortable pair of Hollywood Regency armchairs upholstered in a vintage blue velvet. Legs are painted white.
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Pair of Vintage French Tufted Wing Armchairs, 1960s
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of very comfortable vintage tufted wing armchairs purchased in Provence and dating from the 1960s. Classic wing back form with tufted backs and tucked corners. The chairs are ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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PVC, Wood

Tufted Traditional Armchair '2-Chair Set', 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A beautiful tufted traditional armchair (2-chair set), 20th century. Handmade tufted traditional armchairs are inspired from the French furniture style of the 18th century. The tw...
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20th Century European Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Libraryish Pair of Chesterfield Sumptuous Tufted Leather Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Two classically handsome cordovan tufted leather Chesterfield arm chairs having heavy mahogany frames and nailhead detailing. Beautifully made and substantial. Measures: Arm height ...
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Vintage 1940s American Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Set of Six English Georgian Tufted Leather Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six late 19th century English Georgian style mahogany open armchairs with green tufted seats and back. Note: We will split up the set of six chairs.
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Antique Late 19th Century British Georgian Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Vintage Curved Tufted Blue Upholstered Barrel Back Armchair
Located in West Hartford, CT
Carved tufted barrel back armchair with open trellis like details in back. Newer cotton upholstery is in the coveted 2020 blue pantone shade. The fabric has a subtle ribbed pattern.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Fruitwood

Pair of David Easton Tufted Leather Library Armchairs
By David Easton
Located in New York, NY
Handsome pair of generous but still elegant scaled armchairs covered in a deep toffee-covered leather with brass nailhead trim; featuring subtle wings to the back and mahogany turned...
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Late 20th Century Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Purple Tufted Bergère Armchair '2-Chair Set', 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A beautiful purple tufted Bergère armchair (2-chair set), 20th century. Handmade purple tufted Bergère armchair set is made of natural wood, the seats and tufted backs are upholst...
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20th Century European Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Mahogany Brown Leather Chesterfield Tufted Captains Directors Armchair
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer this lovely original vintage hand dyed Mahogany brown leather Chesterfield tufted directors chair A very good looking well made and comfortable directors ch...
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Antique 19th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Early Victorian Mahogany Armchair with Tufted Leather Upholstery, England
Located in Miami, FL
An early Victorian armchair in mahogany with curved top rail, scrolled arms, turned front legs and saber back legs. Seat is upholstered in a tufted, beige/camel-colored leather with ...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Armchairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Leather patina highly enhanced by the time for this pair of early 20th century tufted leather armchairs. Few expert restorations to strengthen the leather.
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

  • Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
H 35.44 in. W 30.32 in. D 30.32 in.
Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Leather patina highly enhanced by the time for this pair of early 20th century tufted leather armchairs. Few expert restorations to strengthen the leather.
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

  • Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Early 20th Century Tufted Leather Armchairs
H 35.44 in. W 30.32 in. D 30.32 in.
Pair of Tufted Carved Mahogany French Regency Style Leather Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful pair of French Regency leather armchairs that can be used in a study or a living room. They can also be used as head chairs for a dining room or even as guest cha...
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Vintage 1950s French Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Carved & Tufted Orientalist Armchair Attrib. to G. Viardot - France, 19th C
By Gabriel Viardot
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Impressive Asian-style armchair carved with fretwork detailing, mother-of-pearl inlays and large carved lion's paw feet. Beautifully upholstered in 100% silk brocade with deep b...
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Antique 19th Century French Japonisme Armchairs

Set of Six English Georgian Green Tufted Leather Mahogany Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six late 19th century English Georgian style mahogany open armchairs with green tufted seats and back. Note: We will split up the set of six chairs.
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Antique Late 19th Century British Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Vintage Brown Leather Tufted Chesterfield Wingback Armchair Original, circa 1880
Located in Berlin, DE
We are proud to have this stunning vintage Chesterfield brown leather choir chair for sale. This chair is a real tour de force, it has absolutely everything to offer, the leather ski...
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Antique 19th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Restored Chesterfield Tufted Dutch Brown Leather Library Club Armchairs
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of Chesterfield Dutch hand dyed fully restored Cigar Brown leather library reading armchairs A good looking and decorative pair...
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20th Century Danish Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

P192 Armchair Upholstered in Leather with Tufted Backrest by Zanaboni
By Zanaboni
Located in MEDA, IT
The chic P192 armchair, upholstered in an ivory leather, features a sleek button tufted backrest, handmade in accordance with ancient techniques that Zanaboni's master artisans still...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

P182 Armchair Upholstered in Leather with Tufted Backrest by Zanaboni
By Zanaboni
Located in MEDA, IT
The chic P182 armchair, upholstered in an ivory leather, features sleek button tufted backrest and seat, and it is handmade in accordance with ancient techniques that Zanaboni's mast...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Companion Pair of Carved Walnut Tufted Louis XVI Style Fauteuils Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful companion pair of Louis XVI style carved framed fauteuils with tufted cushions. They are not an identical pair in terms of upholstery but they are as frames.
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20th Century Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Chrome Cube Armchair Black Tufted Leather
By Florence Knoll
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a vintage phenomenal, chrome cube armchair, made of chrome and with tufted black leather upholstery, by Florence Knoll, circa the 1960s. In very good vintag...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Milo Baughman Armchair Chrome and Tufted Naugahyde Thayer Coggin Mid-Century
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a single armchair in chrome frame with original white naugahyde in tufted work. Chair retains original label from Thayer Coggin underneath. Original ch...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Leather Tufted Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage leather tufted chair with nailhead trim and exposed ring turned legs, circa 1920s. Please note of wear consistent with age including discoloration and minor finish loss to th...
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Vintage 1920s Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Leather Tufted Chair
  • Leather Tufted Chair
  • Leather Tufted Chair
  • Leather Tufted Chair
H 36.00 in. W 34.00 in. D 28.50 in.
Pair of Gilded Carved Tobacco Brown Leather Tufted Fauteuil Armchairs circa 1920
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous pair of carved armchairs that have every bell and whistle. The tufted leather is a beautiful tobacco brown and the frames are beautifully gilded in their original ...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

DALì Italian Armchair, Velvet with Button Tufted Back & Left Armrest by Zanaboni
By Zanaboni
Located in MEDA, IT
DALì one-armed chair with one left armrest is a Classic piece perfect for every room of the house, from Livingroom to bedrooms. Mainly covered in velvet 3033/227, it features details...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Dalì Italian Armchair Velvet with Button Tufted Back and Right Armrest, Zanaboni
By Zanaboni
Located in MEDA, IT
Dalì one-armed chair with one right armrest is a Classic piece perfect for every room of the house, from living room to bedrooms. Mainly covered in velvet 3033/227, it features detai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Style Teal Tufted Oversized Box Form Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of teal tufted oversized box form armchairs. Each of these finely upholstered and colorful arm chairs have tufted sides. Both sit on ebony bulbous legs and have chrome tacked si...
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Vintage Queen Anne Ethan Allen Blue Tufted Library Office Lounge Armchairs, Pair
By Ethan Allen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of lovely vintage Queen Anne style library chairs from Ethan Allen's "Traditional Classics" line, made in the USA. The chairs feature beautiful light blue tufted upholstery with...
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Mid-20th Century American Queen Anne Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of 1940s Italian Wing Armchairs Light Blue Tufted Back by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
A great pair of 1940s wing armchairs, Italian design by Poalo Buffa. Tufted back, light blue fabric upholstery tapered cone shaped dark wooden feet, completely re upholstered to con...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Louis XVI Tufted Fauteuil
Located in Port Chester, NY
A French Louis XVI style Fatueil with a scrolled and tufted back and a tight boxed set cushion. The padded arms are supported by column-form tapered and fluted supports and the chair...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Louis XVI Tufted Fauteuil
  • Louis XVI Tufted Fauteuil
  • Louis XVI Tufted Fauteuil
  • Louis XVI Tufted Fauteuil
H 38.5 in. W 30 in. D 37 in.
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Tufted Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the tufted armchair you’re looking for. Each tufted armchair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, animal skin and leather. There are 88 variations of the antique or vintage tufted armchair you’re looking for, while we also have 15 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer tufted armchair, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each tufted armchair bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made tufted armchair over the years, but those crafted by Chesterfield, Zanaboni and Morelato are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Tufted Armchair?

The average selling price for a tufted armchair at 1stDibs is $3,500, while they’re typically $650 on the low end and $24,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.