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Pair of Fabric and Wood Armchairs
Located in Meyrin, CH
Pair of fabric and wood armchairs.
Category

Vintage 1970s European Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Pair of Fabric and Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Fabric and Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Fabric and Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Fabric and Wood Armchairs
H 27.56 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Pair of Exceptional carved Wood Armchairs
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Pair of beautiful carved wood armchairs ,natural look , structurally very stronge , very decorative One of a kind.
Category

Vintage 1960s Balinese Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Exceptional carved Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Exceptional carved Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Exceptional carved Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Exceptional carved Wood Armchairs
H 32.5 in. W 34 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Lime-Wood Bleached Armchairs
Located in East Hampton, NY
These beach style geometrical armchairs are upholstered with a lovely cotton neutral fabric. Wood trim is bleached and all natural. Measures: Height to backrest is 28.5 inches, h...
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Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Lime-Wood Bleached Armchairs
  • Pair of Lime-Wood Bleached Armchairs
  • Pair of Lime-Wood Bleached Armchairs
  • Pair of Lime-Wood Bleached Armchairs
H 28.5 in. W 41.25 in. D 32.5 in.
Pair of Carved Wood Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of carved wood armchairs.
Category

Vintage 1970s Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of 1960s Painted Wood Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 1960s painted wood armchairs with intricate fret-work design.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of 1960s Painted Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of 1960s Painted Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of 1960s Painted Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of 1960s Painted Wood Armchairs
H 34.5 in. W 25.25 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Scandinavian solid wood armchairs.
Category

Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
H 30.71 in. W 26.38 in. D 26.38 in.
Pair of Reclaimed Wood Tall Back Armchairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Elemental and sculptural pair of artist made reclaimed wood armchair pair with fantastic form, great weight and surprising comfort. Very smooth overall feel and in keeping with the b...
Category

20th Century American Rustic Armchairs

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

  • Pair of Reclaimed Wood Tall Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Reclaimed Wood Tall Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Reclaimed Wood Tall Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Reclaimed Wood Tall Back Armchairs
H 65.5 in. W 21 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Vintage Italian Wood Armchairs '2 Pair Available'
Located in East Hampton, NY
Amazingly crafted from tiger wood. Rich wood grain can be better appreciated in person. Very architectural, sleek open back design. Two pairs are available.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Zebra Wood

Pair of Reclining Wood Armchairs, Italy, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Italy, 1950s Pair of reclining polished wood armchairs with shaped armrests and back grasp Dimensions: 26 W x 34 D x 17 high @ seat, 34 H @ back. Two pair available, similar upholste...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Pair of turned wooden chairs or armchairs with braided rope -The backrest is made of bobin Unique shape, very original It comes from the North of Spain They are in very good c...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
  • Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
  • Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
  • Pair of Antique Armchairs With Turned Wood
H 32.68 in. W 23.63 in. D 22.84 in.
Pair of Unique, Wood and Chrome Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
The chairs have chrome frames, round wood arms and fiberglass backs.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

  • Pair of Unique, Wood and Chrome Armchairs
  • Pair of Unique, Wood and Chrome Armchairs
  • Pair of Unique, Wood and Chrome Armchairs
  • Pair of Unique, Wood and Chrome Armchairs
H 29.5 in. W 25.25 in. D 23.5 in.
Pair of Armchairs Apparat Gilded Wood "jeanselme"
By Jeanselme Frères
Located in charmes, FR
Pair of large ceremonial armchairs gilded Louis Philippe period, stamped the house jeanselme the tapestry is in good condition, the gilding wears uses and lacks Joseph-Pierre-Françoi...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Armchairs

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Wood

  • Pair of Armchairs Apparat Gilded Wood "jeanselme"
  • Pair of Armchairs Apparat Gilded Wood "jeanselme"
  • Pair of Armchairs Apparat Gilded Wood "jeanselme"
  • Pair of Armchairs Apparat Gilded Wood "jeanselme"
H 38.59 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair of White Carved Wood Grotto Armchairs
Located in East Hampton, NY
Pair of four painted white carved wood Grotto armchairs.
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of White Carved Wood Grotto Armchairs
  • Pair of White Carved Wood Grotto Armchairs
  • Pair of White Carved Wood Grotto Armchairs
  • Pair of White Carved Wood Grotto Armchairs
H 39.5 in. W 24 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Italian Velvet and Wood Armchairs
Located in Porto, PT
A pair of armchairs in wood and black painted metal, re-upholstered in grey velvet.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Italian Velvet and Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Velvet and Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Velvet and Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Italian Velvet and Wood Armchairs
H 29.53 in. W 25.6 in. D 24.81 in.
Pair of 1970s Wood Pagoda Armchairs
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1970s pagoda armchairs.
Category

Vintage 1970s Armchairs

  • Pair of 1970s Wood Pagoda Armchairs
  • Pair of 1970s Wood Pagoda Armchairs
  • Pair of 1970s Wood Pagoda Armchairs
  • Pair of 1970s Wood Pagoda Armchairs
H 41.25 in. W 26 in. D 22 in.
Pair of French Carved Wood Leather Tufted Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1940s French carved wood armchairs that are upholstered in tobacco colored leather and finished with antique brass colored nailhead trim detail.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Faux Antler Armchairs of Carved Wood
Located in Buchanan, MI
Very sculptural handsome pair of Faux Antler armchairs of carved wood.
Category

Antique 19th Century Unknown Adirondack Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 20th century teak wood armchairs with flat-front arms.
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
H 31.5 in. W 25 in. D 30 in.
Pair of Armchairs in Wood and Brown Leather
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of armchairs in wood and brown leather.
Category

Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Armchairs in Wood and Brown Leather
  • Pair of Armchairs in Wood and Brown Leather
  • Pair of Armchairs in Wood and Brown Leather
  • Pair of Armchairs in Wood and Brown Leather
H 29.53 in. W 25.2 in. D 24.81 in.
Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Wood Armchairs
Located in Vienna, AT
Sculpted walnut wood. Made in France in the late 19th century. Upholsery is from the 1970s, chairs are in a good condition. Scratches, use marks, stains.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Walnut Wood Armchairs
H 43.31 in. W 26.78 in. D 27.56 in.
18th Century Pair of Italian Wood Armchairs
Located in IT
18th century pair of Italian wood armchairs This important pair of armchairs was made in Veneto in the 18th century, Louis XIV-Regency. The armchairs have a remarkable quality of...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Regency Armchairs

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Wood

  • 18th Century Pair of Italian Wood Armchairs
  • 18th Century Pair of Italian Wood Armchairs
  • 18th Century Pair of Italian Wood Armchairs
  • 18th Century Pair of Italian Wood Armchairs
H 55.12 in. W 24.41 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of Armchairs in Black Lacquered Wood, 1970s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Ico Parisi, in the style of. Pair of armchairs in black lacquered wood standing on four tapered and inclined legs linked each other with two stretchers on sides. Curved shape armr...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric

  • Pair of Armchairs in Black Lacquered Wood, 1970s
  • Pair of Armchairs in Black Lacquered Wood, 1970s
  • Pair of Armchairs in Black Lacquered Wood, 1970s
  • Pair of Armchairs in Black Lacquered Wood, 1970s
H 33.47 in. W 20.87 in. D 21.66 in.
Pair of Fruit Wood Fan Back Armchairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A shapely pair of fruitwood armchairs with open arms. The shield fanned backs with attached seats in a newly upholstered lattice pattern damask fabric.
Category

Vintage 1950s North American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Damask, Fruitwood

  • Pair of Fruit Wood Fan Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Fruit Wood Fan Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Fruit Wood Fan Back Armchairs
  • Pair of Fruit Wood Fan Back Armchairs
H 33.5 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Italian Neoclassic Olive Wood Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Italian neoclassic olive wood armchairs, each one with undulating backrests, and upholstered seat. Measures: 25" arm height, seat height 18".
Category

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Olive, Upholstery

Pair of 1960s Faux Bamboo Wood Armchairs
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of wood faux bamboo wood armchairs.
Category

Vintage 1960s Armchairs

Cavatorta Pair of Armchairs Wood Padded Fabric, 1950, Italy
By Silvio Cavatorta
Located in Milano, IT
Cavatorta pair of armchairs wood padded fabric, 1950, Italy.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Other Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Wood and Suede Folding Armchairs, Italy, 1950s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of folding chairs armchairs in wood and suede leather. In the manner of folding Transatlantic deckchairs chaise longue. New suede upholstery. Folding measurements 62 x 69 x 10 cms.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mobil Girgi Armchairs, Wood and New Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Mobil Girgi armchairs, wood and new upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Paco Muñoz Designed Pair of Wood and Leather Armchairs
By Paco Muñoz
Located in Malaga, ES
Paco Muñoz designed pair of wood and leather armchairs.
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Billy Haines Style Distressed Wood Framed Library Armchairs, Pair
By Billy Baldwin
Located in East Hampton, NY
Stripped wood frame showing the natural wood, high gloss lacquer applied to accentuate the beauty and details of these chairs. Exceptionally upholstered in a striped natural Belgian ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Linen, Wood

One Pair of 1980s Bent Wood Laminate Armchairs
Located in Camden, ME
One pair of 1980s bent laminate arm chairs by Alba Industries.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Laminate

Pair of French Armchairs in Painted Wood, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Pair of 20th century French armchairs. Furniture in wood carved and painted in style Renaissance of great measure and impact. Thrones for hall or living room with pleasant furnishin...
Category

20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Chinese Armchairs in Exotic Wood, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Pair of Chinese armchairs of the 20th century. Furniture carved echiseled in light exotic wood with beautiful lines and pleasant furnishings. Armchairs of discrete comfort ideal to ...
Category

20th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Sheraton English Pair of armchairs, Painted Satinwood Inlaid Wood, Meashseat
By Thomas Sheraton
Located in Valladolid, ES
Wonderful and amazing pair of armchairs, Sheraton style, 18th century, in satinwood and inlaid wod decorations, rams, leaves and flowers are the motifs. They take lightweight rectil...
Category

Antique 1790s English Sheraton Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of 20th Century Exotic Wood Chinese Armchairs, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Pair of Chinese armchairs from 20th century. Furniture carved and chiseled in light exotic wood of beautiful line and pleasant decor. Armchairs of discrete comfort ideal to combine w...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Carved Wood Leather Deco Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Louis XVI French carved wood leather armchairs with columnal fluted legs and nailhead trim. Great patination to green painted legs. Button tufted seat with newly refreshed do...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Midcentury Wood Brass and Steel Armchairs
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
The frame structure is made of black lacquered steel, the armrests are made of wood, some brass accents and newly upholstered, the manufacturing is perfect, I was wondering who desig...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Pair of Midcentury Wood Brass and Steel Armchairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Wood Brass and Steel Armchairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Wood Brass and Steel Armchairs
  • Pair of Midcentury Wood Brass and Steel Armchairs
H 31.5 in. W 19.69 in. D 21.26 in.
Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 20th century teak wood armchairs.
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Armchairs

  • Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of 20th Century Teak Wood Armchairs
H 29.5 in. W 26 in. D 32.5 in.
Pair of Whitewashed Faux Bois Carved Wood Armchairs
By Century Furniture
Located in Rochester, NY
A pair of pale whitewashed faux bois carved wood fauteuil armchairs with perfectly aged glowing surface color and a graceful flowing form. Century Furniture Company labeled - circa 1...
Category

20th Century Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Pair of Wood, Rattan and Leather Scandinavian Armchairs, circa 1960
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood, rattan and leather scandinavian armchairs, circa 1960.
Category

Vintage 1960s European Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rattan, Wood

18th Century, Pair of Italian Louis XV Wood Armchairs
Located in IT
18th century, pair of Italian Louis XV wood armchairs. The delightful pair of armchairs is made in Italy (Venice) in the first half of the 18th century. They are of solid walnut w...
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century European Louis XV Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of English Jacobean Revival Oak Wood Armchairs
Located in Bellport, NY
Pair of English Jacobean Revival oakwood armchairs. Immaculate upholstery from the 1960s (Clarence House Fabric) antique brass nailheads, curvaceous arm rests, camel back top, comfor...
Category

20th Century English Jacobean Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of Silvano Passi Armchairs, Cream Lacquered Wood, Original Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Silvano Passi armchairs - Cream lacquered wood - Original upholstery, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

1970s Pair of Small Armchairs, Wood, Red Leather, Spain, Barcelona
Located in Girona, ES
Pair of small armchairs, black varnished wood and new red leather upholstery. Design: A. García Spain, Barcelona, circa 1970.
Category

Vintage 1970s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Vintage Pair of Chinoiserie Faux Bamboo Club Armchairs Fret Wood
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage pair of faux bamboo wood legs with fret armchairs. These have their original upholstery which shows age. New upholstery recommended. Measures: Arm height 25.5" Cushi...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Chinoiserie Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Faux Bamboo, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Italian Upholstered and Carved Wood Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian 19th century upholstered and carved wood arm chairs. This pair of antique Italian armchairs feature tall, rectangular backs with squared crest rail, and nicely turn...
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Beautiful Wood and Patterned Fabric Armchairs, Italy 1950s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in wood and upholstered in new fabric. In excellent condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Fine Pair of Late 19th Century Carved Wood Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of late 19th century carved wood armchairs. Each chair with carved figures of a man or a woman supporting an arm.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Pair of Neoclassical Armchairs, Black Lacquered Wood, circa 1970, Austria
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pair of neoclassical armchairs, black lacquered wood, circa 1970, Austria. Measures: Height: 80 cm, seat height: 37 cm, width: 70 cm, depth: 45 cm.
Category

Vintage 1970s Austrian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of 1870s Swedish Painted Wood Neoclassical Style Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish painted wood Neoclassical style armchairs from the second half of the 19th century with tall open armrests, carved skirt and newly upholstered seat. Each of this pa...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Midcentury Wood Fabric and Brass Italian Armchairs, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of linear and simple armchairs in the architecture of their design, of the middle of the century, they are made valuable by simple tricks but very well finished. The structure ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Walnut Positioning Armchairs, Original upholstery, Restored wood, 1930s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Pair of Art Deco armchairs. Positioning system. Restored wood and original upholstery. Source: Czechia Material: Walnut Period: 1930-1939.   
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut, Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Art Deco Armchairs in Lacquered Wood, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Art Deco armchairs in lacquered wood, circa 1930 Good condition.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Midcentury Wood Fabric and Brass Italian Armchairs, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of linear and simple armchairs in the architecture of their design, of the middle of the century, they are made valuable by simple tricks but very well finished. The structure ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of 19th Century Sinhalese Calamander Wood Armchairs
Located in London, by appointment only
A very fine pair of solid calamander wood south Indian / Ceylonese armchairs, both crafted from highly figured rich Calamander Wood. With strongly carved ornament, pierced aprons, an...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Sri Lankan Anglo-Indian Armchairs

Materials

Ebony

Pair of Rino Levi Brazilian 1960s Jacaranda Wood Armchairs
By Rino Levi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Rino Levi Brazilian 1960s jacaranda wood armchairs upholstered in green mohair. A matching sofa (LU81754799573) is also available.
Category

Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Jacaranda

Pair of Italian Carved Wood Armchairs with Serpentine, X-Shaped Cross Stretcher
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian 19th century carved wood armchairs. These Italian chairs, circa 1880, feature camel shaped backs, nicely carved arms and legs, with a serpentine, X-shaped cross str...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Chinese Yoke Carved Wood Floral Decorated Throne Lounge Armchairs a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chinese Yoke back carved wood floral decorated throne lounge armchairs, a pair. Item features paint decorated details, remarkable distressed/patina finish, very nice vintage ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Liceu de Arte Brazilian Wood Armchairs in Beige Linen
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Brazilian wood armchairs by Liceu de Arte upholstered in beige linen.
Category

Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Empire Style Armchairs in Gilt and White Wood, 1950s
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Empire style armchairs in white carved wood with gold highlights. Standing on two front tapered legs and two back saber legs. Straight apron and uprights, rectangular backse...
Category

Mid-20th Century Empire Armchairs

Materials

Wood

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Wood Armchair Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the wood armchair pair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, every wood armchair pair was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a wood armchair pair, we have 1636 options in-stock, while there are 30 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the wood armchair pair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A wood armchair pair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made wood armchair pair over the years, but those crafted by Jindrich Halabala, Gio Ponti and ISA Bergamo are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Wood Armchair Pair?

Prices for a wood armchair pair start at $295 and top out at $119,834 with the average selling for $4,318.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

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

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

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

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

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

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