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Pair Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs in Soft Blue Velvet
Located in Dallas, TX
Retro glamour meets modern comfort pair of swivel lounge chairs attributed to Harvey Probber. Pristinely tailored chairs feature a barreled tufted back creating a cozy embrace, overs...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Wood, Velvet

Plush Mid-Century Modern Curvy Swivel Camel Velvet Club Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A Milo Baughman style pair of curvy club chairs that swivel, having brand new soft camel colored velvet upholstery. Super solid and comfy. Measures: seat depth 23 inches.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Olive Green Velvet Swivel Chairs, a Pair New Upholstery
Located in West Hartford, CT
Newly upholstered in a luxurious green velvet fabric is this pair of matching mid century swivel chairs. All dimensions are attached. Chairs swivel 360 degrees. Own the best.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Tufted Button Back Swivel Chair in Platinum Gauffraged Velvet
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern chair was realized in the United States, circa 1970. It features a swivel mechanism, as well as a tufted back and gently sloped arms. With its clean ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Tufted Button Back Swivel Chair in Platinum Gauffraged Velvet
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid Century Modern chair was realized in the United States, circa 1970. It features a swivel mechanism, as well as a tufted back and gently sloped arms. With its clean ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Peach Velvet Swivel Barrel Back Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous set of midcentury 360 degree swivel chairs with peach colored velvet upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Blue Velvet Swivel Chairs, Milo Baughman Style, USA, 1970s
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Miami, FL
A gorgeous pair of newly reupholstered Milo Baughman style Mid-Century Modern barrel back swiveling club chairs dating from the 1970s. Fully reupholstered in a luxurious jewel tone c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Pair Mid-Century Modern Swivel Arm, Lounge Chairs, Olive Green Velvet, American
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Milo Baughman style Mid-Century Modern swivel chairs. Each set on a spring swivel base leading to a finely upholstered frame of Olive Green color. This pair of sleek and st...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric

Midcentury Swivel Chair in Marigold Velvet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Great accent chair upholstered in a stunning marigold velvet with a chrome base.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Swivel Barrel Back Chair
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous midcentury 360 degree swivel chair with peach colored velvet upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Modern Swivel Chair with Velvet & Faux Owl Feather
By The Tailored Home, Jhon Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
This Mid-Century Modern inspired swivel chair design features a cut velvet of deep multi-tonal ocean blue/green that gives the impression of slow moving water and a faux owl feather ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Faux Fur

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs in Ivory Velvet
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Vladimir Kagan for Directional pair of ivory velvet swivel lounge chairs with slightly curved backs and seats which tilt back and forth and swivel on upholstered round base. These ch...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Milo Baughman Swivel Lounge Chair in Gray Velvet Upholstery
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern swivel lounge chair Attributed to Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin USA, Circa 1970s Recently reupholstered in light gray velvet fabric. Measu...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Vintage Modern Velvet and Brass Swivel Club Chairs, Pair
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning pair of swivel lounge chairs, recently recovered in a gold colored velvet. Features clean modern lines, barrel backs with the uppers raised on swivelling brass trimmed plint...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Crushed Velvet Swivel Chairs in Champagne Ivory
By Milo Baughman
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern crushed velvet swivel chairs. Fabuloushigh glam chairs to accent any room. Low profile back and classic shape. Use as is or recover. Soft Champagne color. ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Modern Swivel Chair in Lime Green Velvet
By The Tailored Home, Jhon Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
Our swivel chair is crafted out of solid hard maple with a firm back and a solid 8-way hand tied spring base. Covered in a lush lime green velvet, the gentle sloping arms and feather...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Maple, Fabric

Pair of Sculptural Memory Cathedral Swivel Chairs in Grey Velvet by Selig
By Selig
Located in PAU, FR
Fantastic pair of sculptural cathedral swivel chairs in gray velvet on a black walnut base, designed by Selig. The chairs have a memory swivel, the chairs automatically return into ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Vintage Barrel Back Swivel Chairs with Cheetah Velvet Upholstery
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Mid-Century Modern barrel back swivel chairs done in a luxurious velvet cotton fabric. Chairs swivel 360 degrees. Own the best.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Ethan Allen Swivel Chair
By Ethan Allen
Located in Redding, CT
Ethan Allen round back tufted swivel chair in salmon tone velvet fabric. Wear consistent with age and use, some light stains to fabric. Could use a recover. Measures approximately 2...
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

  • Ethan Allen Swivel Chair
  • Ethan Allen Swivel Chair
  • Ethan Allen Swivel Chair
  • Ethan Allen Swivel Chair
H 30.50 in. W 28.25 in. D 33 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Swivel Chairs in the Style of Dunbar
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern upholstered Swivel chairs in the style of Dunbar. Newly restored in designer navy velvet. Price includes complimentary curb side delivery to the contine...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Modern Winged Swivel Chair with Pink Cut Velvet and Cobalt Faux Fur
By The Tailored Home, Jhon Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
About this piece Customizable swivel chair, as shown with Designers Guild cut velvet and soft faux fur back. This piece has an impressively small footprint but is large enough to co...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Wood, Velvet, Faux Fur

Modern Winged Swivel Chair with Pink Cut Velvet and Cobalt Faux Fur
By The Tailored Home, Jhon Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
About this piece Customizable swivel chair, as shown with Designers Guild cut velvet and soft faux fur back. This piece has an impressively small footprint but is large enough to com...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Faux Fur, Wood

Two-Toned High-Back Adrian Pearsall Swivel Chair in Velvet, 1960s, USA
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous two-toned blue velvet Adrian Pearsall high-back swivel chairs in blue velvet. USA, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Velvet Huxley Swivel Chair and Ottoman by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Huxley swivel chair is inspired by 1970s lounge furniture. A curvaceous form with a single line tuft and long seat cushion rest atop a brass base that swivels. The Lawson-Fennin...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Velvet Huxley Swivel Chair and Ottoman by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Huxley swivel chair is inspired by 1970s lounge furniture. A curvaceous form with a single line tuft and long seat cushion rest atop a brass base that swivels. The Lawson-Fennin...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Swivel, Tub Chairs, Blue Velvet, American, 1980s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Milo Baughman style swivel, tub chairs, blue velvet, American, 1980s. These stylish tub, swivel or arm chairs reminiscent of the Kagan style and design each have a Blue Ve...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Button Back Chrome Arm Chairs in Holly Hunt Velvet
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and sculptural pair of button back swivel arm/ lounge chairs were realized in the United States circa 1970. They feature circular bases bisected by a convex rectangular...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Elegant Swivel Chair, by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful swivel chair, style of Karl Springer, on the picture it look like they is large black stain, it is the reflection due to the velvet fabric, the fabric is good condition.  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

  • Elegant Swivel Chair, by Karl Springer
  • Elegant Swivel Chair, by Karl Springer
  • Elegant Swivel Chair, by Karl Springer
  • Elegant Swivel Chair, by Karl Springer
H 31 in. W 30 in. D 32 in.
Milo Baughman Swivel Chair in Embossed Pearl and Metallic Platinum Velvet
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Milo Baughman swivel chair has been newly reupholstered in a lustrous platinum and pearl fabric. Rounded, fold-over arms give the piece a seamless look, as does its cur...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Swivel Lounge Chairs in the Original Blue Velvet, Adrian Pearsall Signed
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of high back swivel lounge chairs designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. These are in the original custom ordered blue crushed velvet. This was not a stock upholstery...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Tall Midcentury Style Swivel Chairs with New Salmon Velvet Upholstery
Located in West Hartford, CT
With it's brand new salmon embossed velvet upholstery, this pair of tall swivel chairs really makes a statement. The color is bold and subtle at the same time and the lines are gorg...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Milo Baughman Swivel Tub Arm Chair in COM
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
A swivel tub chair with brass base by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Offered with re-upholstery in COM (Client's On Material) or COL (Client's On Leather), USA, circa 1970. You ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Brass

Pink Capri Swivel Chair by Johannes Andersen for Trensum
By Johannes Andersen, Trensum
Located in Madrid, ES
The "Capri" swivel chair was designed by Johannes Andersen in 1958 and manufactured by Trensum. This one has been reupholstered in pink velvet fabric. Signs of age-related wear on th...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Vintage Glam Style Charla Swivel Bar Chair by LUXXU
By Luxxu
Located in New York, NY
Elegance and sophistication are united in the Charla swivel bar chair. The new member of the Charla family has a new feature with adjustable height and a swivel, combining a fantasti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Brass

  • Vintage Glam Style Charla Swivel Bar Chair by LUXXU
  • Vintage Glam Style Charla Swivel Bar Chair by LUXXU
  • Vintage Glam Style Charla Swivel Bar Chair by LUXXU
  • Vintage Glam Style Charla Swivel Bar Chair by LUXXU
H 36.23 in. W 20.87 in. D 23.63 in.
Vintage Brass Swivel Lounge Chairs Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Burbank, CA
Exceptional pair of vintage swivel lounge chairs attributed to Milo Baughman designed and manufactured in the United States, circa 1960s. Each chair has been professionally reupholst...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Brass

Set of Three Matching Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Swivel Barrel Back Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous set of midcentury 360 degree swivel chairs with peach colored velvet upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Chrome Swivel Chairs by Leon Rosen for Pace
By Pace Collection, Leon Rosen
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of swivel club/lounge armchairs with polished steel / chrome pedestal bases designed by Leon Rosen for The Pace collection, circa 1970. Upholstered barrel back frames with loose...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Blue and Brass Swivel Chairs in the Style of Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
These attractive lounge chairs represent the perfect mix of design, function, and comfort. Very well crafted club chairs in the style of Milo Baughman. Each chair features a barrel b...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Brass

Swivel Armchair, Vintage 1970s
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage 1970s swivel armchair, Italian manufacture. The armchair has a black iron structure, with armrests in white sky and seat and back in aquamarine velvet.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Iron

  • Swivel Armchair, Vintage 1970s
  • Swivel Armchair, Vintage 1970s
  • Swivel Armchair, Vintage 1970s
  • Swivel Armchair, Vintage 1970s
H 29.53 in. W 25.6 in. D 25.6 in.
Blush Pink Pair Channel Back Swivel Chairs in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Glamourous and sophisticated, pair of deco-inspired swivel chairs in the style of Milo Baughman, circa 1970's. Featuring super comfy deep channel tufting in a luxurious blush pink ve...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Swiveling "Nautilus" Chairs by Vladimir Kagan in Smoked Platinum
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
This pair of Nautilus chairs exemplify the stunning organic Futurist forms and clean lines for which Vladimir Kagan one of the most esteemed furniture designers of the 20th century i...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Hardwood

Set of Four Matching Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Swivel Barrel Back Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous set of Midcentury 360 degree swivel chairs with peach colored velvet upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Rare Michel Cadestin Karaté Swivel Armchair for Airborne, France, 1970s
By Michel Cadestin
Located in L'Escala, ES
Beautiful and rare Michel Cadestin karaté swivel armchair in a very nice "Purple Rain" color, manufactured in France in 1970s by Airborne. In perfect vintage condition, the fabric is...
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Mid-20th Century French Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Göte Möbel Swivel Armchair with Footrest, Sweden, 1970s, 2 Sets Available
By Göte Möbler Nässjö
Located in Bochum, NRW
Göte Möbel Swivel armchair with footrest, Sweden, 1970s, 2 sets available. A set is comprising 1 armchair and 1 footrest. Very comfortable swivel armchair with footrest, stained bee...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Leather, Wood

High Back tufted Lounge Chairs, 1960s USA
Located in Miami, FL
Structurally sound lounge chairs. High back tufted velvet. Fabric should be replaced. 1960s USA
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Pair of Blue Tufted Back Slipper Swivel Chairs, Velvet, Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern blue tufted back slipper swivel chairs, velvet Pair of transitional style chairs having a gold fringed trim and in the manner of Milo Baughman. Meas...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet

20th Century Vintage Orange Ochra Velvet Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Swivel armchair from the 1960s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin, at the moment they are unique. Very comfortable, perfect as a desk chair. Due to their dimen...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

20th Century Vintage Grey Velvet Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Swivel armchair from the 1970s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin - at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in even in sma...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

20th Century Vintage Orange Ochra Velvet Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Pair of swivel armchairs from the 1960s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin - at the moment they are unique. Very comfortable, perfect as a desk chairs. Due to ...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Swivel Lounge Chair Mid Century Modern Model 62 by G Plan
By G Plan Furniture
Located in London, GB
Once described as 'the worlds most comfortable chair' this reupholstered piece in Italian velvet will surely bring out your inner Bond Villain. Appearing in original black the model ...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

20th Century Vintage White and Blue Leaves Velvet Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Swivel armchair from the 1960s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin - at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in even in sma...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Pair of 20th Century Vintage Orange Ochra Velvet Swivel Armchairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Pair of swivel armchairs from the 1960s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin - at the moment they are unique. Very comfortable, perfect as a desk chairs. Due to ...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

20th Century Vintage White and Blue Leaves Velvet Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Swivel armchairs from the 1960s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin - at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in even in sm...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Set of Two 20th Century Vintage Black Velvet Swivel Armchairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Set of two swivel armchairs from the 1970s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin - at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Pair Monumental Swivel Tub Chairs by Adrian Pearsall in Bright Yellow Velvet
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Dallas, TX
Turn heads with these incredibly rare swivel tub chairs by the esteemed Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. One of the most important and influential designers of the 20th century-...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Velvet

Gianni Moscatelli for Formanova Tulip Swiveling Desk Chair in Painterly Velvet
By Gianni Moscatelli
Located in Chicago, IL
A swiveling accent or desk chair designed by Gianno Moscatelli for Formanova. This chair has been thoughtfully restored and now features a beautiful velvet upholstery fabric with a p...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of 1970s Milo Baughman Style Velvet Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A pair of petite swivel lounge chairs designed in the style of Milo Baughman. We just had them professionally reupholstered in a canary yellow velvet. Like new condition ready to be ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Velvet, Swivel Base, 24k Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs completely restored ground-up with an extra touch ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel, Gold Plate

Swivel Armchair with Soft Velvet and Brass Detail Panorama
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Swivel armchair with soft cotton velvet by Pierre Frey in Kiwi and Dijon color and satin brass detail. New and Made to Order. If you are planning on ordering an upholstery item wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

1960s Swiveling Russet Velvet Slipper Chair by Milo Baughman for Thayer-Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A slipper chair on a chromed swivel base, retaining the original russet, cut velvet upholstery. Designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer-Coggin.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

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Velvet Mid Century Swivel Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of velvet mid century swivel chairs available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct velvet mid century swivel chairs — often made from fabric, velvet and wood — can elevate any home. There are 300 antique and vintage velvet mid century swivel chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 14 modern editions to choose from as well. Velvet mid century swivel chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Velvet mid century swivel chairs bearing Mid-Century Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made velvet mid century swivel chairs over the years, but those made by Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin and Vladimir Kagan are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Velvet Mid Century Swivel Chairs?

Prices for velvet mid century swivel chairs start at $650 and top out at $26,000 with the average selling for $5,500.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Swivel Chairs for You

There are few pieces of furniture as functional and enjoyable as an antique or vintage swivel chair.

Ideal for home offices and cozy living rooms alike, these lovable chairs came to life thanks to none other than Thomas Jefferson. Indeed, the third president of the United States would’ve made a great interior designer, and the swivel chair that he designed, a Windsor chair that moved on window-sash parts reconfigured as rollers, supported him while he prepared the Declaration of Independence.

When choosing the right swivel chair for your space, consider functionality: If you’re going for comfort and seeking out the best swivel chairs for your living room, opt for a plush, enveloping Milo Baughman swivel chair or the equally welcoming seats designed by Vladimir Kagan or Edward Wormley. Alternatively, if your work-from-home space is limited and thoughts of the long day ahead are driving your purchase, a minimalist Industrial-style swivel chair or a brushed aluminum model from the likes of Emeco — home of the iconic Navy chair — may be your best bet.

From sculptural mid-century modern swivel chairs that will lend a bit of “pop” to your living space to practical contemporary seating, find a collection of antique, new and vintage swivel chairs on 1stDibs today.