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Clam Chair
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Lommedalen, NO
This gives you a very special and once in a life time opportunity. This Clam Chair is not only
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Vintage Clam Chair

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Oak

Vintage Clam Chair
Clam Chair
H 78 in W 63 in D 83 in
Arnold Madsen Vintage 1950s Sheepskin Clam Chair
By Arnold Madsen, Vik & Blindheim
Located in London, GB
Arnold Madsen - The Clam Chair, 1944 A rare and highly collectible original production from the
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1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Beech

Scandinavian Modern "Clam Chair" Attributed to Arnold Madsen, 1940s
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Rare easy chair (also known as Clam Chair) Attributed to Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell in
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Fur

Rare Authentic Scandinavian Modern Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen, Denmark
By Arnold Madsen, Madsen & Schubell
Located in Kramfors, SE
Rare Scandinavian modern Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen and produced by Madsen & Schubell. This chair
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Clam Chair in Sheepskin by Philip Arctander, Denmark, 1944
By Philip Arctander, Nordisk Staal & Møbel Central 1
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arctander clam chair; Sheepskin; Philip Arctander; Denmark; 1944; Danish Design; Muslingestol
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Vintage Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen for Vik & Blindheim, A Pair
By Arnold Madsen, Vik & Blindheim
Located in Bergen, NO
A pair of original vintage Clam Chairs designed by Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell. Produced by
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Beech

Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen, Oak and Boucle, Leather Buttons
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Miami, FL
Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen, Oak legs and arms, Boucle fabric and leather buttons. Age and
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Fabric, Oak

Philip Arctander Sheepskin Clam Chair by Vik & Blindheim
By Vik & Blindheim, Philip Arctander
Located in Littleton, CO
"Muslingestolen", aka "the clam chair" lounge chair designed in 1944 by Danish architect Philip
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1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Oak

Arnold Madsen 'Clam Chair' produced by Madsen & Schubell, 1950s
By Philip Arctander
Located in Stockholm, SE
Arnold Madsen 'Clam Chair' produced by Madsen & Schubell 1950s. Completely restored. Excellent
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin

20th Century Danish Vintage Beech Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen & Schubell
By Arnold Madsen, Madsen & Schubell
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A single, vintage Mid-Century modern Danish "Clam" chair made of hand crafted Beechwood designed by
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Beech

1950's Original Fully Restored Danish Clam Chair Reuphpolstered in Sheepskin
By Skive Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
1950's Original fully restored Danish clam chair in sheepskin by Skive Møbelfabrik The “Clam
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Beech

Early Pair Of Arnold Madsen Clam Chairs In Curly Sheepskin, 1944
By Madsen & Schubell, Arnold Madsen
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Fantastic pair of early edition Clam chairs, which were designed in 1944 in Copenhagen for Madsen
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1940s Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Bentwood

Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell Rare Pair of Clam Chairs, Denmark, 1944
By Arnold Madsen, Madsen & Schubell
Located in New York, NY
Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell rare pair of Clam chairs with beech arms and legs and
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Bouclé, Birch

Postmodern Clam Chair with Walnut Base
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1970s. Upholstered in original chenille with wood base.
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1970s Unknown Post-Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Chenille, Wood

Mid-Century Original Danish Clam Chair Attr. to Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
An increasingly hard to find 'clam' chair. Denmark, c1950s. Attributed to Arnold Madsen
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Wood

Midcentury Tufted Wingback "Clam" Chair & Ottoman
By Philip Arctander
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Kick back and enjoy the splendor of the yesteryear with this gorgeous Mid-Century Modern armchair and ottoman. A sleek tufted black leatherette seat provides ample support and comfor...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Leather, Faux Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Original Danish Clam Chair attr. to Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
An increasingly hard to find 'clam' chair. Denmark, c1950s. Attributed to Arnold Madsen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Vintage Clam Chair

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Wood

Original Vintage Clam Chair, Danish Modern, 1940s
Located in Lejre, DK
Lounge chair with round armrests and legs of patinated beech. Seat and back in original upholstered
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Beech

20th Century Vintage Single Danish Beech Clam Chair Attributed to Arnold Madsen
By Madsen & Schubell, Arnold Madsen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A single, vintage Mid-Century modern Danish " Clam " chair made of hand crafted painted Beechwood
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Beech

Vintage Mid Century Modern Clam Chairs by Seymour Weiner for Kodawood - Set of 4
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Clam Shell Chairs by Seymour James Weiner for Kodawood - Set of 4
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Upholstery, Wood

“Clam” Chair by Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell, Denmark, 1944
By Arnold Madsen, Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell
Located in Utrecht, NL
This “Clam” chair has a beloved design thanks to which it is considered by many as one of the most
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Midcentury Danish Clam Style Lounge Chair, 1950s
By Philip Arctander, Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell
Located in Bridgeport, CT
similar to Phillip Arctander's famous clam chair. Made from stained and varnished beechwood. Original
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Beech

Midcentury Danish Clam Style Lounge Chair in Luxurious Sheepskin, 1950s
By Philip Arctander
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Charming clam-style lounge chair made in Denmark from stained and varnished beech wood. Recovered
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Beech

Swedish Lounge Chair 1940-50s
Located in Farsta, SE
Swedish Lounge Chair Made in 1940-50s Beautiful shape and character, similar to the clam chair
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Pine

Swedish Lounge Chair 1940-50s
Swedish Lounge Chair 1940-50s
H 32.29 in W 22.45 in D 19.69 in
Scandinavian Mid Century Lounge Chair in Sheepskin
By Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare version of the famous clam chair, upholstered in off-white sheepskin and leather buttons. This
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Post Modern Ivory White Bouclé Clam Shell Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Directional, Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
into scroll ends - the illusion of a fountain back chair or clam chair. Lower front chair channeling
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1990s American Post-Modern Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Bouclé

Swedish Modern Sheepskin Side Chair
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
is most likely form the 1940s by an unknown designer and in the style of the famous Clam chair by
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Modern Sheepskin Side Chair
Swedish Modern Sheepskin Side Chair
H 31.5 in W 23.5 in D 24 in
A Pair of Clam Lounge Chairs, Danish Mid Century Modern, Made in the 1950s
By Arnold Madsen, Philip Arctander, Slagelse Mobelvaerk
Located in Odense, DK
This captivating pair of lounge chairs, visually reminiscent of Arnold Madsen’s iconic ‘Clam Chair
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Linen, Beech

Vintage Clam rocking chair by Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell, Denmark 1944
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Hägersten-Liljeholmen, Stockholms län
Iconic Clam chair designed by Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell in Denmark in 1944. This example
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Bentwood

1940´s Set of Pinewood & Sheepskin Lounge Chairs by Swedish Cabinetmaker
By Axel Einar Hjorth, Madsen & Schubell
Located in Odense, DK
quality. The chairs bears resemblance to other designs from the period such as the Danish "Clam Chair" by
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Pine

Arctander Chair Loungechair By Philip Arctander Made In Sheepskin From 1960s
By Philip Arctander
Located in Lejre, DK
The Arctander chair, affectionately known as the (the Clam Chair), designed by Philip Arctander and
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Oak

Original Red Fabric Arctander Armchair Model "Clam, " Vik & Blindheim, Norway
By Philip Arctander
Located in London, GB
Danish architect Philip Arctander designed in 1944 the "Clam chair". This one is in its original
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1940s Norwegian Vintage Clam Chair

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Birch

Danish Style of Arctander or Schubell Mid-century Lounge Chair
Located in Store Heddinge, DK
famous clam chair. Remarkably, the original fabric of this chair, despite some signs of wear, remains in
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Beech

Rare Arnold Madsen Attributed Clam Rocking Chair circa 1960s
By Arnold Madsen
Located in PORT MELBOURNE, AU
and finishes for your customisation. Background: The Clam chair or ‘Muslingestole’ is arguably the
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Beech, Birch

Danish Modern Teak Stool by ESA, 1950s
By ESA
Located in Asaa, DK
sculpted seat. Four round legs with club shaped profile (like the Clam Chair), mounted with brass brackets
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Teak

Danish Modern Teak Stool by ESA, 1950s
Danish Modern Teak Stool by ESA, 1950s
H 17.33 in W 22.05 in D 13 in
Postmodern Purple Ascending Clam Shell Back Swivel Chairs - a Pair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
The Postmodern Purple Ascending Clam Shell Back Swivel Chairs, a pair, offer a bold and elegant
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20th Century American Post-Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Fabric

Arnold Madsen Club Legged Desk / Table in Beech, Scandinavian Modern, 1940s
By Arnold Madsen, Philip Arctander
Located in Odense, DK
from solid pieces of hand turned beechwood and resembles the legs on Madsens famous "Clam Chair". The
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Beech

Mid Century Modern Kodawood Clam Shell Chairs by Seymour James Wiener
By Seymour James Wiener
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic pair of Mid Century Modern Sculptural Clam Shell Chairs by Seymour James Wiener. Black
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Brass

Rare Arnold Madsen Clam Rocking Chair, Newly Upholstered in Alpaca, 1950s
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
A rare Clam Rocking Chair by Arnold Madsen and produced in Denmark or Norway in the 1950s. Newly
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Alpaca, Wood

Pair of Midcentury Milo Baughman Clam Shell Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern pair of lounge chairs float on top of a circular chrome trim swivel
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Scandinavian Modern, Table in Beech With Club Legs, Arnold Madsen, Made in 1940s
By Arnold Madsen, Philip Arctander
Located in Odense, DK
Danish designer Arnold Madsen with a strong reference to hes iconic "Clam Chair". The table comes with
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Mid-20th Century Danish Vintage Clam Chair

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Beech

Pair of Clam Lounge Chairs in Lambswool, Skive Møbelfabrik, Denmark, 1950s
By Skive Møbelfabrik, Arnold Madsen, Philip Arctander
Located in Odense, DK
The most amazing pair of clam easy chairs made in the style of Arnold Madsen. These chairs were
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Vintage Clam Chair

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Lambskin, Sheepskin, Beech

Stained Beech Easy Chair in Sheepskin by Danish Cabinetmaker, Denmark 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Arnold Madsen’s famous ‘Clam Chair’, sharing numerous visual qualities. The curving armrests and splayed
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Homecrest Clam Shell Casino Salterini Style Wrought Iron Swivel Chairs, a Pair
By Homecrest
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Homecrest Clam Shell Casino Salterini style wrought iron swivel chairs - a Pair. Item features
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Wrought Iron

Tito Agnoli Chairs
By Tito Agnoli
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tito Agnoli chairs for Bonacina, Italy, circa 1950s Great sculptural "clam" shape with floating
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1950s Italian Vintage Clam Chair

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Bamboo, Rattan

Tito Agnoli Chairs
Tito Agnoli Chairs
H 34 in W 29.5 in D 33 in
Round Mid-Century Club Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
White vinyl club chair with thick cushioning. Clam style lounge chair. Please confirm location NJ
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Fabric

Reupholstered Vintage Milo Baughman Thin Line Shell Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
clam shell seat, this chair is ready to elevate any space, whether in the living room or even throne
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Metal, Chrome

Hollywood Regency Glamorous Asymmetrical Swivel Chairs in Emerald Green Velvet
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Every element of these Emerald Green Hollywood Regency Asymmetrical Swivel Chairs screams decades
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Clam Chair

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Velvet, Upholstery

Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Concha Lounge Chair, Brazil - 1950s
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Berlin, DE
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Lounge Chair, Brazil - 1950s. The Chair has been reupholstered
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Metal

Post-Modern Pair of Easy Chairs in Chrome & Plastic Wire, 1960s
By René Herbst
Located in Antwerp, BE
translucency of the plastic wire imparts an elegant nude color effect, evoking the image of an oyster-like clam
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1960s European Post-Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Style Monumental Satellite Chair in Soft Ivory White Bouclé c.1960
By Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Sexy oyster for two or big clam for one all can spread out in this large monumental Mid Century
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Bouclé, Upholstery, Walnut

Swedish Cabinetmaker Settee / Sofa in Pinewood and White Vägen Linen, 1940s
By Philip Arctander, Axel Einar Hjorth, Madsen & Schubell, Svenskt Tenn, Josef Frank
Located in Odense, DK
famous Clam chair that shares some similarities to this sofa. But it was manufactured in Sweden and the
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Leather, Wool, Pine

Pair Clam Shell Chairs By Tempestini For Salterini
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of Salterini clam shell chairs. Needs to be repainted.
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1960s Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Iron

Art Deco Cantilevered Steel Clam Shell Patio Lounge Chair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Art Deco steel metal clamshell back green patio bouncer lounge chair featuring a distressed green
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1930s American Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Steel

Madsen & Schubell Danish Brown Leather Three Seater Sofa Mid Century Vintage
By Madsen & Schubell, Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell
Located in Cambridge, GB
impressed Madsen to the point that he suggested they enter into a partnership. The clam chair was their
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

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Leather, Foam

Fantastic Set 4 Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Clam Shell Iron Patio Chairs
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Pemberton, NJ
manufactured by Salterini. Wrought iron frames with metal mesh seats and backs. All chairs are in very good
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Iron

5 Pc Salterini Orange Slice Clam Shell Patio Dining Table & Chairs Powder-Coated
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid Century Modern 5 Piece dining table patio outdoor sunroom set & 4 chairs. Design by Maurizio
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Midcentury Italian Clam Shell Armchairs
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A pair of elegant Italian armchairs from circa 1950. The chairs are in good solid condition but are
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Italian Clam Shell Armchairs
Pair of Midcentury Italian Clam Shell Armchairs
H 28.75 in W 39.38 in D 43.31 in
Set of Four Vintage Clam Shell Metal Spring Armchairs
Located in Sheffield, MA
Set of (4) vintage metal patio lawn clam shell garden chairs with spring base for extra comfort
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Mid-20th Century American Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Metal

Vintage Leather "Clam Shell" Armchair by Seymour J. Wiener for Kodawood
By Seymour J. Wiener, Kodawood
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fabulous vintage leather “Clam Shell” armchair designed by Seymour J. Wiener for Kodawood in the
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Clam Chair

Materials

Leather, Walnut

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Vintage Clam Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the vintage clam chair you’re looking for. Each vintage clam chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, animal skin and metal. There are many kinds of the vintage clam chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right vintage clam chair, those designed in mid-century modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one vintage clam chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Philip Arctander, Maurizio Tempestini and Arnold Madsen produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Vintage Clam Chair?

A vintage clam chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $6,300, while the lowest priced sells for $550 and the highest can go for as much as $53,011.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Vintage Clam Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 30, 2023
    Arnold Madsen designed the Clam chair. In the past, it was ascribed to the Norwegian retailer Martin Olsen and then the Danish architect Philip Arctander. It was only through some dogged research by a team of international design historians and collectors that it was finally correctly associated with Madsen, an upholsterer by profession who created it in Copenhagen in 1944. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Clam chairs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Yes, the Clam chair is comfortable. Arnold Madsen designed the angle of the seat and the curving contours of the iconic chair to fit the shape of the human body so that the piece could provide optimal support. Although for decades, the piece was the victim of cheap reproductions and misattributions, to fellow Scandinavians Viggo Boesen and Martin Olsen, among others, in recent years it has steadily climbed the ranks in the trophy market, going for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction. Today, it’s one of the fashion set’s most beloved pieces, with fans as starry as Los Angeles art dealer Maggie Kayne and style setter Vanessa Traina. Find a range of Clam chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    To be vintage, a chair typically needs to be at least 20 years old, while a chair older than 100 years is an antique. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique, vintage and modern dining chairs from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Many factors like wood, construction, and patina come into play when you date a vintage chair. If you can’t find a maker’s mark or any other kind of identifying mark on the piece, consult a furniture encyclopedia or a certified expert. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of vintage chairs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To tell how old a vintage chair is, first try and locate the manufacturer's label, tag or mark. Typically, identifying markings and tags appear under cushions or on the undersides of chairs. You may find that the date of manufacturing appears on the label or tag. If not, check trusted online resources to find out when the manufacturer was in business to make an estimate of the age. When in doubt, enlist the help of a certified appraiser or antiques dealer to help you date a particular chair. Find an assortment of antique, vintage and modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To know if your vintage Eames chair is real, check for a reclining mechanism. On original chairs, the back had a permanent reclined position, so no mechanism is necessary. Also, a vintage piece is around 32 inches high, while later reproductions are normally bigger. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of expertly vetted Eames chairs.

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