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Danish Modern Wingback Leather Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of Scandinavian Modern lounge chairs features vintage reddish leather upholstery, spacious and comfortable seats, and sculpted wingback design. Perfect pair of mid-...
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Late 20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather

  • Danish Modern Wingback Leather Chairs
  • Danish Modern Wingback Leather Chairs
  • Danish Modern Wingback Leather Chairs
  • Danish Modern Wingback Leather Chairs
H 38 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
Leather Wingback Chair
Located in Pasadena, CA
A good quality wingback chair in the traditional style. Upholstered in black leather and sitting on Marlborough style, reeded straight legs.
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Late 20th Century American Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Leather Wingback Chair
  • Leather Wingback Chair
  • Leather Wingback Chair
  • Leather Wingback Chair
H 43 in. W 33.50 in. D 37 in.
Vintage Leather Wingback Chair
Located in Round Top, TX
Whether you are ready to read a good book or smoke a cigar, this chair invites one to sit back, relax and reflect. The 1940's era still lingers here, and beckons to you as well. This...
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Mid-20th Century English Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Vintage Leather Wingback Chair
  • Vintage Leather Wingback Chair
  • Vintage Leather Wingback Chair
  • Vintage Leather Wingback Chair
H 42.5 in. W 32 in. D 23 in.
Vintage Leather Wingback Chair with Ottoman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1970's wingback chair and ottoman has been professionally restored and handcrafted out of mahogany wood and features a leather upholstery tufted design with brass nailheads trim de...
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Vintage 1970s American Chesterfield Wingback Chairs

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Brass, Brass

English Leather Wingback Chair with Nailhead Trim
Located in Lambertville, NJ
1950s English wingback chair in a dark brandy color leather with brass nailhead trim. The chair with shapely sides and deep tufted attached back and mahogany legs.   
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Vintage 1950s English Wingback Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vintage English Leather Tufted Wingback Library Chair
Located in New York, NY
Vintage leather tufted wingback library chair. Has a solid walnut base.
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Vintage 1940s Chippendale Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Søren Hansen Wingback Chair in Original Leather
By Fritz Hansen, Søren Hansen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Søren Hansen for Fritz Hansen, model 4365 wingback chair, in teak and black leather, Denmark, 1960s.  This chair, designed by Søren Hansen, is a Scandinavian Modern interpretation o...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

  • Søren Hansen Wingback Chair in Original Leather
  • Søren Hansen Wingback Chair in Original Leather
  • Søren Hansen Wingback Chair in Original Leather
  • Søren Hansen Wingback Chair in Original Leather
H 40.36 in. W 27.76 in. D 33.47 in.
English Brown Leather Tufted Chesterfield Wingback Chair
Located in West Hartford, CT
English Chesterfield leather wingback armchair is button tufted on back and seat. Original leather upholstery has desirable distressed patina from years and years of use. Finished wi...
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Vintage 1930s English Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Vintage Leather Tufted Wingback Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of burgundy leather tufted wingback chairs. Has brass studs, "H" wood stretcher and a loose cushioned seat. Great for home or office.
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Vintage 1960s Wingback Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of French Green Leather Wingback Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French green leather wingback chairs with nail heads. Leather is a beautiful dark green.
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Early 20th Century French Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Frits Henningsen Style Leather Wingback Chair and Ottoman
By Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
Frits Henningsen style leather wingback chair and ottoman. The chair and ottoman is dark blue leather with a wood frame.
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Rich Kilim and Soft Tan Leather Wingback Chair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome vintage wingback chair in new leather and vintage Kilim upholstery. The chair has mahogany legs and ball and claw feet. Measures: Seat 22” D x 18.5” H.   
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Vintage 1980s American Wingback Chairs

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Tapestry, Leather

French Leather Wingback Chair with Brass Stud Trim
Located in New York, NY
French leather wingback chair with brass stud trim and a hardwood frame. Louis XIV style.
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Vintage 1950s Louis XIV Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Wingback Style Leather Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1970s wingback chair handcrafted out of solid wood, upholstered in comfortable leather, and is professionally restored. This elegant club chair features a wingback scroll arm a ...
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Vintage 1970s American Regency Wingback Chairs

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Wood, Mahogany, Lacquer, Leather, Upholstery, Foam

  • Wingback Style Leather Armchair
  • Wingback Style Leather Armchair
  • Wingback Style Leather Armchair
  • Wingback Style Leather Armchair
H 44.75 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
Kaare Klint Wingback Chair
By Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A superb example of Klint's large Wingback chair. Original black leather with beautiful patina. Base in solid smoked oak Designed in 1941 and presented in 1942 in Stockholm, at the ...
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20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Kaare Klint Wingback Chair
  • Kaare Klint Wingback Chair
  • Kaare Klint Wingback Chair
  • Kaare Klint Wingback Chair
H 45.28 in. W 26.38 in. D 35.83 in.
Børge Mogensen Wingback Chair
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Børge Mogensen wingback chair in original patinated leather upholstery. Legs in teak. Model 2204, made by Fredericia Furniture.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

  • Børge Mogensen Wingback Chair
  • Børge Mogensen Wingback Chair
  • Børge Mogensen Wingback Chair
  • Børge Mogensen Wingback Chair
H 42.13 in. W 27.56 in. D 29.14 in.
English Leather Upholstered Wingback Chair in Walnut
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Decorative and charming leather upholstered wingback chair in walnut. Appears untouched with original patina. Presumably England, 1700-1750.
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Antique Early 18th Century English Baroque Wingback Chairs

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Walnut

  • English Leather Upholstered Wingback Chair in Walnut
  • English Leather Upholstered Wingback Chair in Walnut
  • English Leather Upholstered Wingback Chair in Walnut
  • English Leather Upholstered Wingback Chair in Walnut
H 50.01 in. W 27.56 in. D 29.53 in.
Two George III Style Wingback Chairs with Distressed Leather
Located in Buchanan, MI
Two handsome George III style wingback chairs with nailhead and distressed leather. Nice deep wingback enclosure and leather has a lovely distressed finish yet in pristine condition....
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20th Century George III Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of English Georgian Cigar Leather Porters Wingback Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare pair of handsome English porters wingback armchairs or library chairs made in the Georgian taste. Featuring a rich, tufted brown cigar leather upholstery that has faded into a w...
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20th Century English Georgian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Brass

Classical Poltrona Frau Leather Wingback Chair with Matching Ottoman
By Poltrona Frau
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This wonderfully crafted wingback chair by Poltrona Frau is a true design classic. The design language as well as the leatherworking show the excellent Italian manufacture in which t...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wingback Chairs

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Leather

Pair of English Georgian Tufted Red Leather Wingback Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Spectacular pair of midcentury English tufted red leather wingback armchairs made in the Georgian taste. Featuring a generous mahogany frame with a deep seat covered with top grain E...
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20th Century English Georgian Wingback Chairs

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Brass

Giampiero Vitelli Pair of Wingback Chairs in Leather Upholstery
By Giampiero Vitelli
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giampiero Vitelli, pair of lounge chairs, wood and dark brown leather, Italy, 1960s Pair of Italian wingback chairs that feature curves and gracious forms by Giampiero Vitelli. The ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

"Halstead" by Lee Stanton Wingback Chair Upholstered in Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Halstead" by Lee Stanton wingback chair upholstered in leather. Wingback chair with tapered front legs in leather (or COM). $150 additional for castors. Seat height approximately 17...
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21st Century and Contemporary Edwardian Wingback Chairs

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Leather

Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pair of British colonial wingback chairs upholstered in soft comfortable tan leather highlighted with brass studs and set on Classic Chippendale style legs.
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20th Century American British Colonial Wingback Chairs

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Leather

  • Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
  • Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
  • Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
  • Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
H 42 in. W 27 in. D 30 in.
Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of leather wingback armchairs circa 1920s. Please note of wear consistent with age on the leather. Made in the United States.
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Vintage 1920s American Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
  • Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
  • Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
  • Pair of Leather Wingback Armchairs
H 47.00 in. W 33.50 in. D 36.00 in.
Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Leather and Rosewood Wingback Lounge Chair
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Norwalk, CT
This midcentury wingback lounge chair was designed in 1964-1965 by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Mobler, Norway. This model 965 chair features a rosewood base and black leather upholstere...
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Danish Modern Wingback Chairs, Leather/Rosewood Attributed to Borge Mogensen
Located in Miami, FL
Borge Mogensen Danish modern wingback chairs in leather and rosewood Offered for sale is a pair of midcentury Danish modern wingback leather and rosewood chairs attributed to Bo...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Leather Devon Style Wing Chair with Brass Nail Head Trim
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A large and comfortable Cordovan leather shapely Devon style wing chair. The large back with flared wings with a loos leather cushion seat with brass nail head trim. The exposed legs...
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Mid-20th Century American Wingback Chairs

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Brass

Henredon Heavy Leather Wingback Writer's Club Chair and Ottoman, Signed
By Henredon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous 'Writers' wingback club chair and ottoman by Henredon for Ralph Lauren has such incredible lightly distressed and moderately patinated leather, very thick and quality n...
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1990s American Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Danish Leather High Wingback, 1950s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wingback chair, leather, teak, Denmark, 1950s. This stately and extremely well-executed wingback chair shows an exquisite level of craftsmanship. The lines and finishes in this chai...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Danish Leather High Wingback, 1950s
  • Danish Leather High Wingback, 1950s
  • Danish Leather High Wingback, 1950s
  • Danish Leather High Wingback, 1950s
H 41.15 in. W 35.04 in. D 32.29 in.
Howard & Sons English Brown Leather Channel Back Wingback Library Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique 19th century Howard & Sons Ltd English brown leather channel back wingback library chair. Item features tall oversized wingback, nailhead trim, oakwood legs, brass rolling ca...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Borge Mogensen Leathered Model 2204 Wingback Chair by Fredericia Stolefabrik
By Børge Mogensen, Frederecia Furniture
Located in Knebel, DK
This model 2204 wingback easy chair was designed by Børge Mogensen in 1963 and produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik in Denmark during the late 1960s. The chair is in very good original...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Fabulous Pair of French Provincial Wingback Chairs beautifully crafted out of walnut wood and features its original distressed leather in good condition newly dyed in dark brown co...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Jacobean Wingback Chairs

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Brass

  • Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
H 43 in. W 24 in. D 26 in.
Brown Leather Tufted Wingback Chair with Ottoman Midcentury 1960s Ethan Allen
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous midcentury 1960s Ethan Allen Brown tufted leather wingback chair with matching ottoman. Beautiful brown leather. Chair and ottoman both trimmed in brass tacks. Complimentar...
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Mid-20th Century Wingback Chairs

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Leather

Vintage English Midcentury Brown Leather Wingback Chair with Brass Nailhead Trim
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English vintage brown leather wingback chair with straight legs and side stretchers from the mid-20th century. This English wingback chair is upholstered in a warm brown leather, ...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Brass

Antique Georgian Style Leather Wingback Armchair
Located in London, GB
A handsome and extremely comfortable leather wingback armchair in the antique Georgian style. It’s of very large proportions, and is a great chair to sink back into. This is of super...
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Mid-20th Century English Chippendale Wingback Chairs

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Leather

Brown Leather Upholstered Wingback Armchair
Located in Cheshire, GB
Mahogany framed wing armchair of generous proportions, the arched top above deep buttoned back, upholstered arms and seat in brown leather, raised up on square supports united by H s...
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Early 20th Century British Wingback Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Georg Thams Wingback Chair in Cappuccino Colored Leather Borge Mogensen Style
By Børge Mogensen, Georg Thams
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Georg Thams wingback chair in cappuccino colored leather. Made in the 1960s or early 1970s and very much in the style of Borge Mogensen. Great patina and age wear to the leather addi...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Georgian Style Leather Wingback Armchair
Located in Cheshire, GB
A Georgian style armchair, the winged back and seat upholstered in brown leather, flanked by out swept arms. All raised up on cabriole front sports terminating in claw and ball feet ...
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Early 20th Century British Wingback Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Georgian Style Leather Wingback Armchair
  • Georgian Style Leather Wingback Armchair
  • Georgian Style Leather Wingback Armchair
  • Georgian Style Leather Wingback Armchair
H 42.5 in. W 27 in. D 29.5 in.
Chair Wingback Swedish Rococo Period 1750-1775 Brown Leather Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chair wingback Swedish Rococo Period 1750-1775 Brown Leather Sweden. An exquisite wingback chair made during the Rococo Period in Sweden. Original finish and upholstered in a waxed b...
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Antique Mid-18th Century European Rococo Wingback Chairs

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Wood

Deep Red Leather Wingback Fireside Chair with Brass Nailhead Trim by Massoud
Located in Baltimore, MD
Early 21st-century large angular fireside or wing chair with deep red leather upholstery, brass nailheads and tapered square walnut feet by Massoud. Meticulous craftsmanship with har...
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Early 2000s North American American Craftsman Wingback Chairs

Materials

Brass

Danish Wingback Lounge Chair 1950 Teddy Fur & Leather, Sheepskin Made in Denmark
By Philip Arctander, Mogens Lassen
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful Scandinavian midcentury lounge chair, new upholstery and new fabric, teddy fur cotton fabric, super soft to the touch, like sheepskin, tufted with leather buttons, super co...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Faux Fur, Wood

Elegant Brown Leather Wingback Chesterfield Sofa, England, 1940
Located in Brussels, BE
Fine British three seats wingback Chesterfield sofa. Patinated brown leather, England, around 1940-1950.
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Antique 1650s English British Colonial Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

20th Century Dutch Sheepskin Leather Wingback Armchair
Located in London, London
A wonderful leather wing back armchair. Dating to the latter part of the 20th century this chair was realised by the finest Dutch craftsmen, the solid wood frame upholstered in super...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Sheepskin

Restored Victorian Brown Leather Chesterfield Chippendale Wingback Armchair
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
We are is delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored cigar brown hand dyed leather Victorian wingback armchair with Thomas Chippendale floating button cushion A ver...
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Antique 1860s English High Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Carrocel Custom Leather Modern Wingback Armchairs
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Comfort is king with these Carrocel custom leather modern wingback armchairs. These chairs feature a modern and sleek look, inspired by a design that withstood the test of time. Thes...
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2010s Italian Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Italian Pair of Wingback Chairs in Burgundy Leatherette
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of wingback chairs, leatherette and wood, Italy, 1960s A stunning pair of Italian lounge chairs, characterized by their large, curved backs and the pointy edges. The corners ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

Pair of Wingback Chairs 1 in Brown Cowhide and 1 in White Cowhide Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of wingback chairs, one upholstered in white cowhide leather and 1 upholstered in brown cowhide leather, newly upholstered, the chairs have cabriole style legs in dark...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Wingback Chairs

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Cowhide, Wood

Fully Restored Vintage Chesterfield Porters Wingback Armchair Brown Leather
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning vintage Porters barrel back armchair in whisky brown leather This chair a real tour de force, is has absolutely everything going ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Early Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Wingback Chair
By Hvidt & Mølgaard, Koefoeds Møbelfabrik 1
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Early Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen, wingback chair, patinated leather, mahogany and brass, Denmark, 1940s Danish wingback chair with a classic design, by Peter Hvidt & Orla M...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Restored Late Victorian Chesterfield Porters Wingback Armchair Brown Leather
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning late Victorian Porters barrel back armchair in whisky brown leather This chair a real tour de force, is has absolutely everything...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Restored Cigar Brown Leather Victorian Chesterfield Porters Wingback Armchair
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored cigar brown hand dyed leather Victorian Chesterfield Porters wingback armchair A very good looking and nicely refur...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Chesterfield Brown Leather Wingback Georgian H-Framed Armchair and Footstool
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage lightly restored Georgian H-framed Chesterfield wingback armchair and footstool in brown leather A lovely pair, full of vin...
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Vintage 1960s English Georgian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Vintage Restored Oxblood Leather Fully Tufted Chesterfield Wingback Armchair
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored vintage chesterfield tufted oxblood leather wingback armchair This chair is a real tour de force, it has absolutely...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Restored Claw & Ball Chesterfield Wingback Bordeaux Leather Armchairs
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer this stunning pair of Chesterfield Bordeaux leather fully restored circa 1900 wingback armchairs with hand carved claw and ball feet A good looking and w...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Stunning Cigar Brown Leather Chesterfield Wingback Armchair Chippendale Cushion
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Chesterfield Cigar brown leather wingback armchair with Thomas Chippendale style floating button cushion If you’re ...
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Vintage 1940s British Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Late Victorian Chesterfield Porters Wingback Armchairs Brown Leather
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of lovely late Victorian Porters barrel back armchairs in cigar brown leather These chairs are a real tour de force, they ha...
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Antique 19th Century English Late Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Chesterfield William Morris Wingback Armchairs Cigar Brown Leather
By Chesterfield, William Morris (English)
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of William Morris style chesterfield fully restored vintage wingback armchairs in Whisky brown leather with thick heavy feather ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Sublime Restored Chestnut Brown Leather Regency 1810 Porters Wingback Armchair
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored chestnut brown hand dyed leather Regency circa 1810 Porters wingback armchair A very good looking and nicely refurb...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Chesterfield Thomas Chippendale Wingback Armchairs Cigar Brown Leather
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of Thomas Chippendale style Chesterfield fully restored vintage wingback armchairs in Whisky brown leather with floating button ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

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Wingback Leather Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal wingback leather chair for your home. Frequently made of animal skin, leather and wood, every wingback leather chair was constructed with great care. There are 883 variations of the antique or vintage wingback leather chair you’re looking for, while we also have 13 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect wingback leather chair — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A wingback leather chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Georgian styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made wingback leather chair over the years, but those crafted by Børge Mogensen, Fredericia and Chesterfield are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Wingback Leather Chair?

Prices for a wingback leather chair start at $1 and top out at $63,833 with the average selling for $4,626.

Finding the Right Wingback Chairs for You

They may not offer structural support, but the wings on classic wingback chairs certainly do have a purpose or did, when they were first conceived in England in the 1600s.

Back then, the armchair protrusions were meant to protect the sitter from drafts and from the strong heat radiating from the large fireplaces that were popular at the time. This explains why the wingback is so strongly associated with cozying up by the fireplace.

Although the functional aspect of a wingback may be obsolete in the 21st century, the chairs have maintained their popularity over the years and have seen waves of revivals, from mid-century modern spinoffs to playful contemporary adaptations (like the Bear chair by Pierre Yovanovitch, wherein the place of wings are furry ears — a cheeky send-up of Hans Wegner’s iconic mid-century Papa Bear chair).

Shop the most innovative versions of this beloved chair design on 1stDibs.