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Century Furniture Seating

Known for its durable vintage display cabinets, nightstands and dressers made of cherry, oak, walnut and more, Century Furniture of Hickory, North Carolina, began as an upholstered goods company in 1947 but added case goods and sophisticated mahogany dining-room furnishings shortly thereafter.

Launched by Harley Ferguson Shuford Sr., a Hickory native who was born to a family of textile mill owners, Century Furniture was intended to be “the best furniture company in the world.” With respect to speed and efficiency, the brand found its footing midway through production on a government contract that Shuford had secured in the early days to manufacture thousands of five-drawer chests. The effort was significant, but it was also a teachable moment as far as Shuford and his team’s learning the ropes of running a factory.

After hiring designer Raymond K. Sobota in 1950 and introducing the enormously popular Citation Collection in 1954, Century established its reputation as a leader in stylishly designed high-quality furniture. Sobota had furniture in his blood — after graduating from Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he worked for his uncle Karl Schmidt, who was at the time a well-known furniture designer for Berkey and Gay and other makers in the Grand Rapids area, then known as America’s furniture capital. Sobota soon launched his own studio, designing furniture as a freelancer for various local manufacturers. Shuford found him by happenstance, journeying to Michigan’s second-largest city to offer a job to another designer who turned him down but recommended Sobota instead.

Century’s Citation line — a sizable collection for the brand that spanned furnishings for the bedroom, dining room and more — is revered in the world of vintage mid-century modern furniture collectors. The pieces sold very well during the 1950s, and the line is an oft-cited success story for Sobota, who would go on to win awards for his work and whose own catalogue of designs for the brand is massive.

In his 40-year career at Century, until he retired in 1995, he designed well over 100 furniture lines. Sobota’s nightstands, cabinets, side tables and more are characterized by his interest in Asian design, distinctly and brilliantly expressed in his Hollywood Regency–style Chin Hua line, which debuted during the 1970s. With its geometrically decorative brass drawer pulls and door handles as well as dining-chair seat-back carvings — all inspired by Asian motifs — this collection has rendered vintage pieces that saw Century’s craftsmen working with alluring ebonized walnut and more, some of the company’s most sought-after work today.

Also in the 1970s as well as in the 1980s, Manhattan interior designer Jay Spectre introduced an Art Deco–informed spirit at Century Furniture, creating oversize, inviting lounge chairs and bentwood benches that featured plush tufted leather cushions. Spectre’s Eclipse collection was at one point among the largest-selling lines for the brand.

Century licensed collections with celebrity interior designers such as Thomas O’Brien, Charlotte Moss and Bunny Williams among others. In 2013, when Alex Shuford III was named president of Century Furniture, the move marked the succession of the third generation to lead this company, which is today one of the world’s largest privately held manufacturers of high-end furniture.

Find Century Furniture lounge chairs and dining chairs as well as vintage mid-century modern credenzas, dressers and more on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Century Furniture
2 Century Furniture Blue & Gold Skirted Rolling Ottomans Footstool Pair 25"
By Century Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of Century Furniture Ottomans. Featuring a Blue and gold diamond pattern fabric with rope twisted cording. Dimensions: 25" x 18.5" x 15.5" h
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Late 20th Century Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

1980s Pair of Century Furniture Chinoiserie Black Lacquer Armchairs
By Century Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Introducing a pair of elegant 1980s Century Furniture Chinoiserie Black Lacquer Armchairs. Crafted with precision and timeless style, the...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chinoiserie Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Lacquer

1970s Mid Century Lounge Chairs Styled After James Mont - Set of 2
By James Mont, Century Furniture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century lounge chairs styled after James Mont and manufactured by Century Furniture in the United States circa 1970s. The sleek black lacquered frame is perfectly complemented by...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Lacquer

CENTURY Scrubbed White Chippendale Ball in Claw Dining Side Chairs - Pair A
By Century Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of dining side chairs in the Chippendale style by Century Furniture. Solid hardwood with scrubbed white & distressed finish, carved backrest, multi-color fabric upholstered se...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Century Furniture Seating

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Fabric, Wood, Paint

Asia Modern Chinese Horseshoe Style Lounge Chair by Century Furniture after Mont
By James Mont, Century Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Voguish, chic, and sophisticated horseshoe style, Chinese influence lounge chair, attributed to the Century Furniture Co. in the style of James Mont. The chair features a solid oak frame, in original dark brown finish, with exceptional original fabric upholstery. This example was made in the USA, circa 1950/1960’s it is in very fine condition showing only light cosmetic cosmetic...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Jay Spectre Tycoon Leather Lounge Chair in Burgundy For Century
By Century Furniture, Jay Spectre
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This Jay Spectre Tycoon Leather Lounge Chair in Burgundy is the perfect addition to any upscale living or office space. Crafted by renowned designer Jay Spectre, this chair offers a ...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Century Furniture Seating

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Leather

Post Modern Eclipse Lounge Chair by Jay Specter for Century Furniture c 1970/80s
By Century Furniture, Jay Spectre
Located in New York, NY
Voguish Hollywood Regency, Art Deco Revival, Post Modern lounge chair designed by Jay Spectre for Century Furniture, circa 1970/1980's. The chair features a dramatic continuous arm ...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Chrome

Century Furniture Century Chair Collection Scroll Swivel Bar Stool
By Century Furniture
Located in Germantown, MD
Listed price is per bar Stool A Century Furniture Century Chair Collection Scroll Swivel Bar Stool. Special Order with Customer's Own Spot Velvet Upholstered. Great Condition. Detail...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Century Furniture Seating

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Metal

Century Furniture Directoire Style Walnut Upholstered seat & Cane Back Armchair
By Century Furniture
Located in Germantown, MD
A Century Furniture Directoire Style Walnut with Upholstered seat with Cane Back Armchair in great vintage condition. Measures 23" in width, 24" in depth and stands 36.5z" tall. Sea...
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Late 20th Century American Directoire Century Furniture Seating

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Walnut, Upholstery, Cane

Century Furniture Highbacked Crocodile Embossed Leather Armchair
By Century Furniture
Located in Toledo, OH
Century Furniture Highbacked Crocodile Embossed Leather Armchair. Circa 21st Century, pre-owned. Premium finish hand carved wooden frame. Bras...
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21st Century and Contemporary Century Furniture Seating

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Crocodile, Wood

Pair of Century Furniture Cos Barrel Back Chairs with Walnut Legs and Casters
By Century Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Great pair of barrel chairs in a very cool batik fabric. These chairs are classic lounge chairs with generous proportions and walnut legs with casters.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Cotton

Century Furniture Queen Anne Carved Mahogany Side Chair
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Queen Anne or Georgian style carved mahogany side chair, dining chair, or desk chair By Century Furniture USA, circa 1980s...
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Late 20th Century American Queen Anne Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Regency Style Leather Executive Office Chair by Century
By Century Furniture
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stately leather executive swivel office chair crafted by Century Furniture. The chair features a svelte gondola form frame finished in dark espresso leather bordered by brass tack nail heads in the regency taste. The chair has height adjustments including tilt and swivel. The flat top crest of the seat has small ears...
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20th Century American Regency Century Furniture Seating

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Metal, Brass

James Mont Lacquered Horse Shoe Chairs w/ New Silk Upholstery by Century, a Pair
By James Mont, Century Furniture
Located in Germantown, MD
Opulent pair of large James Mont Ming style horseshoe lounge chairs made by Century Furniture. Designed by James Mont ,these chairs epitomize his over ...
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Mid-20th Century American Ming Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Brass

1980s Modernist Dining Chairs with Burl Wood Back Splat
By Century Furniture
Located in Denton, TX
Very comfortable set of six dining chairs with two arm chairs and four side chairs. Very curvy lines and burl wood panels on the front and back. New Sh...
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20th Century North American Modern Century Furniture Seating

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Upholstery, Wood, Burl

1970s James Mont for Century Furniture Chinoiserie Horseshoe Ming Chairs, Pair
By James Mont, Century Furniture
Located in Medina, OH
A beautiful pair of James Mont Chinoiserie Horseshoe Ming Chairs by Century! Original black lacquer frames with brass accents, reupholstered in ...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Brass

Pair of James Mont Style Lacquered Horseshoe Chairs by Century
By James Mont, Century Furniture
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Opulent pair of large Chinese ming style horseshoe lounge chairs made by Century. Originally designed by James Mont these chairs epitomize his over the...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Brass

Pr. Chinese Modern Ox Bow Chairs in Faux Jade Finish by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture, James Mont
Located in New York, NY
Pure voguish style pair of chairs in the Chinese, or Asia Modern style - executed in an unusual Jade faux finish. Both are in very good, original clean and ready to use condition - b...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Brass

Century Furniture Signature Settee French Inspired Black Flocked Loveseat Elkins
By Century Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Century Furniture signature settee French inspired black flocked loveseat Elkins Beautifully upholstered in a flocked floral fabric. This settee was the signature model before the...
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Black Leather Jay Spectre Tycoon Lounge Chairs
By Jay Spectre, Century Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
Influenced by the classic Art Deco style, rarely seen or offered are the Tycoon chairs designed by one of the world's premier interior designer Jay Spectre. The Jay Spectre Collectio...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Leather

Century Furniture French Highback Carved Fauteuil Club Library Arm Chair Leather
By Century Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Century Furniture carved occasional armchair, circa 1990s Inspired by French Country styling with a high back and oversized form. Made from walnut with tooled brown leather, nailhead...
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1990s French Provincial Century Furniture Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Set of Midcentury Chinoiserie Style Lounge Chairs by Century Chair Company
By Century Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of horseshoe armchairs with "scrubbed white" finish by the Century Chair Company, 1987. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with d...
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1980s American Chinoiserie Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Wood, Upholstery

2 Vintage Century Furniture Chippendale Gooseneck Red Mahogany Arm Accent Chairs
By Century Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
2 vintage Century Furniture Chippendale gooseneck red mahogany arm accent chairs Pair of Chippendale style armchairs by Century Furnit...
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Late 20th Century Chippendale Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Low Slung Lounge Chair by Century Furniture Company
By Century Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Great Art Deco Revival low slung lounge chair with cream lacquer frame, brass feet, and upholstered seat and back. The chair is in very good con...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Century Furniture Seating

Faux Bois Carved Wood Armchairs
By Century Furniture
Located in Rochester, NY
A pair of pale whitewashed faux bois carved wood armchairs with beautifully aged original surface color by Century Furniture Company. Circa 1970. Look at all pictures and read condit...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Century Furniture Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Six Stainless Steel and Green Fabric Dining Chairs by Jay Spectre
By Jay Spectre, Century Furniture
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular set of six ‘Eclipse’ dining chairs designed by Jay Spectre for Century Furniture in the 1980s. The set consists of two armchairs and four armless chairs. The chairs are...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Stainless Steel

6 Chinese Chippendale Arm Chairs by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of 2 Chinese Chippendale dining chairs by Century Furniture Faux bamboo in an antiqued finish with neutral silk blend seat cushions. S...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chinese Chippendale Century Furniture Seating

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Wood

Jay Spectre for Century "Eclipse" Side Chair
By Jay Spectre, Century Furniture
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A channel tufted side chair by Jay Spectre for century furniture. Newly upholstered in plum suede.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Modernist Regency Daybed Chin Hua Century Furniture by Raymond K. Sobota
By Century Furniture, Raymond K. Sobota, James Mont
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist Regency daybed chin Hua century furniture by Raymond K. Sobota. Stunning carved wood Asian inspired base, retains original 1980s fabric, Unusua...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Elegant 1960s Club Chairs by Century
By Century Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant and sophisticated, this pair of art deco inspired club chairs, often misattributed to Harvey Probber, have been completely restored from the ground up. Refinished to match th...
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1960s American Vintage Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Six Goatskin Lacquer Dining Chairs by Century
By Century Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of six dining chairs with two arm chairs and four side chairs from Century Chair Company. Pastel flame stitch upholstery is original, and in great condition. Extremely well made ...
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Late 20th Century American Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Wood

Eight Rare Jay Spectre Black Lacquer Dining Chairs
By Century Furniture, Jay Spectre
Located in Chicago, IL
These dining chairs represent the Jay Spectre interpretation of a Classic Louis XVI form. More often found with limed white oak frames, the black lacqu...
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1980s American Vintage Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Century Furniture Savor Royce Chrome Bar Stool Caress Taupe Leather (E)
By Century Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Century Furniture Savor Royce Chrome Bar Stool Caress Taupe Leather (E). Item features heavy steel construction, polished chrome finish, taupe leather upholstery, clean modernist lin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Chrome

Savor Royce Metal Chrome Bar Stool Caress Taupe Leather Century Furniture F
By Century Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Savor Royce Metal Chrome Bar Stool Caress Taupe Leather Century Furniture F. Item features a heavy steel construction, polished chrome finish, taupe leather upholstery, clean moderni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Steel

Jay Spectre for Century Furniture Mid Century Eclipse Lounge Chair - Pair
By Jay Spectre, Century Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Jay Spectre for Century Furniture Mid Century Eclipse Lounge Chair - Pair Each lounge chair measures: 26 wide x 34 deep x 33.5 high, with a seat height of 24.25 and arm height/chair...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Chrome

Great Quality Century Green Leather Wingback Chair and Ottoman
By Century Furniture
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a great time-worn Century leather wingchair and ottoman. The chair features naturally distressed and worn leather upholstery and gorgeous Marlborough style legs. The leather ...
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1960s American Chippendale Vintage Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Oscar De La Renta Pair of Reclining Chaise Lounges, 2000s
By Century Furniture, Oscar De La Renta
Located in Hamburg, PA
A fabulous pair of resin wicker reclining chaise lounges by designer Oscar De La Renta. These pieces are made of a 21st-century material called Hularo which is resistant to ultraviol...
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Early 2000s Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Resin

Oscar De La Renta Pair of Armchairs and Ottoman, 2000s
By Century Furniture, Oscar De La Renta
Located in Hamburg, PA
A fabulous set of resin wicker lounge chairs and ottoman by designer Oscar De La Renta. These pieces are made of a 21st-century material called Hularo which is resistant to ultraviol...
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Early 2000s Modern Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Resin

Pair of Gorgeous Century French Louis XV Walnut Armchairs Striped Upholstery
By Century Furniture
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous pair of solid walnut Century armchairs made by Century of North Carolina and are in good condition with minimal wear and signs of use. The chairs have beautiful up...
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1990s American Louis XV Century Furniture Seating

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Walnut

Dark Grey Velvet Bourne, Round Sofa
By Century Furniture
Located in Stamford, CT
A stunning dark grey velvet four section custom made bourne. The base is hexagonal in shape with a luxurious inverted pleated flat valance. Four shaped and curved back supports creat...
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Late 20th Century American Napoleon III Century Furniture Seating

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Velvet, Wood

Vintage Hollywood Regency Lacquer Palm Frond Dining Chairs
By Century Furniture
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Hollywood Regency Palm Frond dining chairs. Deep detail in lacquer finish with upholstery. Century Chair Company icon. Curbside to NYC/Philly $400
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Spanish Revival Century Furniture Oak Side Chair Cognac Leather Nailhead Details
By Century Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Spanish Revival Century Furniture side chair comprised of a dark stained oak frame, & cognac leather seat & back with antiqued brass nail head trim details. Beautif...
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1940s American Spanish Colonial Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Metal

MCM Leather Club Swivel Chair by Century Furniture Co
By Century Furniture
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Vintage MCM Leather...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Leather

Pair of Black Lacquered and Brass Horseshoe Lounge Chairs
By Century Furniture
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Asian modern black lacquered horseshoe back lounge chairs with brass fittings. Manufactured by the Century Furniture Company. Each chair measures 30.5" wide, 29.5" deep, 29...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Brass

Set of Eight French Louis XV Style Walnut Dining Chairs
By Century Furniture
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Set of eight French Louis XV style dining chairs having four cabriole legs with snail feet and lovely carved acanthus leaves and carved flowers on the top or crest of the chair frame. These are lovely Martel arm and sides chairs from Century furniture’s Coeur...
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1980s American Louis XV Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Oversized Wingback Chair by CENTURY FURNITURE Co
By Century Furniture
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Oversized Wingback Chair by CENTURY...
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1980s Chippendale Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Cotton, Mahogany

Century Furniture Mid Century Cane and Walnut Dining Chairs - Set of 6
By Century Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Century Furniture Mid Century Cane and Walnut Dining Chairs - Set of 6 Each armless chair measures: 21.25 wide x 22 deep x 39.25 high, with a seat height of 18 inches Each captains ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Cane, Walnut

Asian Modern Black Lacquered Horseshoe Back Lounge Chairs Style James Mont
By Century Furniture, James Mont
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of Asian modern black lacquered horseshoe back lounge chairs with brass fittings by Century Furniture Company. All original beautiful glowing condition. Style of James Mont. Ci...
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20th Century American Ming Century Furniture Seating

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Brass

Hollywood Regency James Mont Style Lacquer Lounge Armchair by Century
By James Mont, Century Furniture
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Hollywood Regency style lounge accent chair by Century Furniture. This James Mont style armchair features a gloss black lacquer wood frame with brass hardware accents. Cushion is new...
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1970s Hollywood Regency Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Brass

CENTURY French Country Oval Back Dining Side Chairs - Pair B
By Century Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of French Country style dining side chairs by Century Furniture, of Hickory, North Carolina, USA. Hardwood with a walnut finish, oval open carved design backs, floral striped ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American French Provincial Century Furniture Seating

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Fabric, Hardwood

10 Louis XIII Os De Mouton Dining Chairs by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Set of 10 Louis XIII St...
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1980s Louis XIII Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Cotton, Wood, Leather

Lovely Set of 4 Vintage Carved Rope Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Century Furniture
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely set of 4 vintage carved rope dining chairs with original leather upholstery. We love the cerused cream colored finish along with the o...
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1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Raymond Sabota Century Greek Key Arm /Dining Chairs-Manner of Michael Taylor
By Century Furniture, Michael Taylor
Located in Hudson, NY
Stunning pair of midcentury Chinoiserie styled chairs in the manner of Michael Taylor. These solid ebonized wood framed chairs w. a cream colored velvet upholstery stand regally. Can...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Century Furniture Seating

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Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

French Provincial Cane Dining Chairs by Century Furniture, Set of 6
By Century Furniture
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Set of (6) French Provincial Cane Back Dining Chairs by CENTURY...
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1970s French Provincial Vintage Century Furniture Seating

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Cane, Wood

French Empire Figural Ebonized Giltwood Armchair with Dolphins by Century 20thC
By Century Furniture
Located in Big Flats, NY
A French Empire style chair by Century Furniture offers maple frame with upholstered seat and back, flanking giltwood carved dolphins beneath each ebonized arm, and raised on slightl...
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20th Century American Empire Century Furniture Seating

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Wood

Art Deco Lounge Chairs by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Pair of Very Comfortable Century Furniture Co Oversized Beige Lounge Chairs...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Seating

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Fabric

Asian Ming Style Rosewood Upholstered Bench
By Century Furniture
Located in Germantown, MD
An Asian influenced bench by top-quality furniture maker Century Furniture, from their "Chin Hua" line designed by Raymond K Sobota. Clear lacquered hardwood in a classic Ming design...
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Late 20th Century American Ming Century Furniture Seating

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Ming Style Chairs with Upholstered Cushions and Ottoman by Century Chair
By Century Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of lovely "ming style" chairs in a very light stain by Century Chair Company of Hickory, NC. The oversized "ming" style chairs feature loose cushions in a shade of off-white....
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1980s American Chinoiserie Vintage Century Furniture Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Century Furniture seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Century Furniture seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Century Furniture seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Century Furniture were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Drexel, Steelcase, and Henredon. Prices for Century Furniture seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $295 and can go as high as $18,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,200.
Questions About Century Furniture Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century furniture is furniture created within the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would argue that the style began to emerge in the postwar years. This style of furniture is known for its sleek lines and organic shapes. The creators most frequently associated with mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living. Mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Century Furniture still exists. The brand operates from its corporate headquarters located in Hickory, North Carolina. The company was founded in 1947, and RHF Investments, Inc., acquired the company in 2013. You'll find a range of Century Furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A variety of furniture was used during the 16th century. Items commonly found in homes include high-backed armchairs, chests, stools, benches and cupboards. Most European artisans active during the time period produced pieces out of oak wood. Find a large collection of antique furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if furniture is mid-century modern, examine the piece, looking for labels and markings that indicate who produced it. Then, consult trusted online resources to determine when the maker was active and what styles of furniture they made. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. A knowledgeable dealer or certified appraiser can help you determine if a particular piece is genuine mid-century modern or a reproduction. Shop a range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern furniture combines sleek lines with organic shapes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Mid-century modern furniture is so popular largely because its characteristics align well with the trends and tastes that are dominant today. Many people love its simple look defined by clean lines, and the use of natural materials also adds to its popularity. In addition, designers created mid-century modern furniture to be as functional as it is visually appealing, making pieces executed in the style simple, convenient and comfortable to use. Find a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    There is not a single year that is mid-century modern. The style emerged during the 1940s and 1950s and remained dominant through the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Some notable designers who contributed to the development of the mid-century modern style include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Some of the most famous mid-century modern furniture designers were Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Evans, Poul Kjærholm, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Giò Ponti, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, Sergio Rodrigues and Eero Saarinen.

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