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Marcel Breuer Chairs

Marcel Breuer (Hungary, 1902–81)
Marcel Breuer (Hungary, 1902–81)

The architect and designer Marcel Breuer was one the 20th century’s most influential and innovative adherents of modernism. A member of the Bauhaus faculty, Breuer — like such colleagues as the architects Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and the artists and art theoreticians Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers — left Europe in the 1930s to champion the new design philosophy and its practice in the United States.


Born in Hungary, Breuer became a Bauhaus student in 1920 and quickly impressed Gropius, the German school’s founder, with his aptitude for furniture design. His early work was influenced by the minimalist Dutch design movement De Stijl — in particular the work of architect Gerrit Rietveld. In 1925, while he was head of the Bauhaus furniture workshop, Breuer realized his signature innovation: the use of lightweight tubular-steel frames for chairs, tables and sofas — a technique soon adopted by Mies and others. Breuer’s attention gradually shifted from design to architecture, and, at the urging of Gropius, he joined his mentor in 1937 on the faculty of Harvard and in an architectural practice.


In the 1940s, Breuer opened his own architectural office, and there his style evolved from geometric, glass-walled structures toward a kind of hybrid architecture — seen in numerous Breuer houses in New England — that pairs bases of local fieldstone with sleek, wood-framed modernist upper floors. In his later, larger commissions, Breuer worked chiefly with reinforced concrete and stone, as seen in his best-known design, the Brutalist inverted ziggurat built in New York in 1966 as the home of the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Breuer’s most famous furniture pieces are those made of tubular steel, which include the Wassily chair — named after Wassily Kandinsky and recognizable for its leather-strap seating supports — and the caned Cesca chair. Breuer also made several notable designs in molded plywood, including a chaise and nesting table for the British firm Isokon and a student furniture suite commissioned in 1938 for a dormitory at Bryn Mawr College. Whether in metal or wood, Breuer’s design objects are elegant and adaptable examples of classic modernist design — useful and appropriate in any environment.

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S 64 Cantilever Armchair Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Among the tubular steel furniture models, the cantilever chair S 64 is especially versatile. It is at home in various design worlds and fits in with uncompromisingly modern interior ...
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2010s German Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

S 32 Cantilever Chair Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Among the tubular steel furniture models, the cantilever chair S 32 is especially versatile. It is at home in various design worlds and fits in with uncompromisingly modern interior ...
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2010s German Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cantilever Chair, circa 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair model Cantilever, designed by Marcel Breuer circa 1960, by unknown manufacturer. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In original condition, with mino...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Original Midcentury Cesca Chair by Thonet
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this beautiful Cesca by Marcel Breuer for Thonet. Nearly a century old with incredible patina. Original black lacquer frame and canework on chrome frame. ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

B33 Cantilevered Chair by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
"This chair was designed by Marcel Breuer, a Hungarian-born modernist architect and furniture designer. The design of the chair was novel for the time as it used standard pieces of ...
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Mid-20th Century European Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

1980s B3 Wassily Chair Black Leather Marcel Breuer for Fasem, Italy, Bauhaus A
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Wassily armchair in black leather, designed by Marcel Breuer and manufactured by Fasem, Italy in the 1980s, original year of design 1925. The chair is stamped to the underside Fasem ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

1980s B3 Wassily Chair Black Leather Marcel Breuer for Fasem, Italy, Bauhaus B
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Wassily armchair in black leather, designed by Marcel Breuer and manufactured by Fasem, Italy in the 1980s, original year of design 1925. The chair is stamped to the underside Fasem ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Knoll International Wassily Chair Leather Armchair Black Chair Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Knoll International Wassily chair leather armchair black chair Marcel Breuer.    Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 69 Width 79 Height 74...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of Chrome and Black Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian set of 3 chrome cantilever Cesca chair with black lacquered wood profiles by Marcel Breuer. The chairs are in really good vintage conditions.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

1960s Breuer for Gavina Cane Seat Tubular Steel Cesca 4 Chairs 2 Armchairs
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Milano, IT
Designed in 1928, Marcel Breuer’s Cesca chair is a symbol of traditional craftsmanship mixed with Industrial methods and materials to help spreading tubular steel furniture. These ch...
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

1960s Breuer for Gavina Cane Seat Tubular Steel Cesca Two Armchairs
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Milano, IT
Designed in 1928, Marcel Breuer’s Cesca chair is a symbol of traditional craftsmanship mixed with industrial methods and materials to help spreading tubular steel furniture. These ch...
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Breuer MYC Gavina Gold Beige Beechwood Cesca Brass Chair, Italia, 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of 6 Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer in 1962 and produced in Spain during de 1960s by MYC under the license of Gavina. Brassed tubular structure, oakwood frame with braide...
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1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Marcel Breuer B64 Design Cesca Chairs by Gavina, circa 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured in Italy around 1960 by Gavina manufacturer. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In good or...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of 5 Cesca Chrome Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian set of 5 Cesca chrome and black cantilever chairs by Marcel Breuer.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cesca Dining Armchairs Made in Italy
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A set of six satin black framed Cesca dining armchairs with sculptural chrome tube frames and woven cane backs and bottoms. A comfortable chair having the wood arm rests and slight s...
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Late 20th Century Italian International Style Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Wood

Marcel Breuer Cesca Black Armchair by Stendig Midcentury 1960s Hand Caned
By Marcel Breuer, Stendig Co.
Located in New York, NY
Rare authentic midcentury 1960s production Marcel Breuer Cesca armchair with black finish by Stendig. Hand caned seat and back. Signed with original marking stickers on both seat and...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca B64 Chromed Lacquered Wood in Black, Italy, 1962
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Madrid, ES
Chairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured in Italy around 1960 by Gavina manufacturer. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Golden Beech Cesca B64 Chairs, Italy, 1980s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo.
Set of four Cesca chairs model B64, made in Italy in the 1980s. Tubular structure in chromed steel, beech wood frames natural finish and Viennese natural grid. The grids on all four...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Set of Four Black Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Chairs, Italy 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo.
Set of four Cesca chairs, model B32, manufactured in Italy in the 1970s. Black lacquered tubular structure, beech wood frames lacquered in black and Viennese natural grid. The gril...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Original GAVINA set of Six "Cesca" Chairs and Two Armchairs by M. Breuer , 1970
By Marcel Breuer, Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Sacile, PN
Six Cesca chairs and two armchairs designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina dated circa 1970 (the project was created in 1928). New seats "Vienna" strow.  
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, circa 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two chairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer circa 1960, by unknown manufacturer. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In good condition, with ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Set of four Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo.
Set of four Cesca chairs, model B32, made in Italy in the 1970s. Very well preserved chromed tubular structure, black lacquered beechwood frames and natural Viennese grille. The gril...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Prato, IT
Set of 4 Marcel Breuer Cesca side chairs with black finish. Cane seats and backs. Classic chrome cantilever frames. The straw of the seats has been renewed while the one on the back...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B64 Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo.
Set of two Cesca chairs model B64, with armrests. Tubular steel chromed structure, beechwood and Viennese natural grid. Chrome tubular structure with wear areas at the bottom of so...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cesca Black Side Chairs Midcentury Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 Marcel Breuer Cesca side chairs with black finish. Cane seats and backs. Classic chrome cantilever frames. We polish all chrome.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cesca Pair of Midcentury Side Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid century Marcel Breuer Cesca side chairs in natural finish. Cane seats and backs. Classic chrome cantilever frames. We polish all chrome. Local complimentary delivery in...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Breuer lounge chairs model 313 examples are from a 1932 design, these are 1980s production, and are no longer available. Sling leather one piece seat and back with arm pads.
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Wassily chairs dating back to Gavina’s production, recently restored with new leather upholstery. Following their meeting in New York in 1962, Dino Gavina started the product...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs for Knoll Production, 8 Chairs Available
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Milano, IT
Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs for Knoll Production, 8 chairs available. Cesca chair model n B 32, was designed in 1928 by Marcel Breuer, using tubular steel according to the Bauhaus id...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Vintage Tubular Chrome Ratan Bauhaus Pair of Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Prague 1, CZ
This original Bauhaus chairs designed by Marcel Breuer are a perfect representation of the simplistic elegance of the Bauhaus Era. This is a perfect example of German Bauhaus styl...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, circa 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of four armchairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured in Italy circa 1970 by unknown manufacturer. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Thonet Marcel Breuer Cesca Black Side Chair Midcentury, New York
By Marcel Breuer, August Thonet
Located in New York, NY
Authentic 1960s Mid Century Thonet Marcel Breuer Cesca Side Chair with Black Finish. Cane Seats and Backs. Classic Chrome Cantilever Frames. Made by Thonet New York, NY. Still retai...
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Mid-20th Century American Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, circa 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of four chairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured in Italy circa 1970 by unknown manufacturer. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair, circa 1980
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer around 1970, manufactured in Italy. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In good condition, with minor wear c...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Knoll Marcel Breuer Cesca Armchair Hand Caned
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Knoll Marcel Breuer Cesca armchair. Hand caned seats and backs. Chrome tubular Cantilever frames. Chrome has been polished. Acquired from original owner who purchased in 2002. Some m...
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Early 20th Century Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair for Gavina, circa 1980
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer circa 1970, manufactured by Gavina. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In good condition, with minor wear co...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Modern Cesca Chair with Armrests by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern Cesca chair with armrests by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s Cesca chair with armrests by Marcel Breuer, metal tube and structure in glossy black painted, back and se...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Cesca Black Armchairs Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 midcentury 1980s Marcel Breuer Cesca Black armchairs. Acquired from the estate of owner who purchased the entire set in the 1980s. Black finish. Cane seats and backs. Classi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Cane

Pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily Leather Lounge Chairs Gavina for Charles Stendig
By Marcel Breuer, Charles Stendig
Located in Westport, CT
Pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily lounge chairs Gavina for Charles Stendig, earlier vintage before Knoll production. Pre, 1968.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of 4 Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian set of 4 gilt metal wooden "Cesca" chairs with Vienna straw by Marcel Breuer from 1970s. The chairs could be sold as a dining room set with a table with o...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

1950s Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Classic Mid-Century Modern Minimalist lounge chair in black leather with a seamless tubular chrome frame. Originally from the Levy House in Princeton, NJ, designed by Marcel Breuer...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer 1980s Black Leather and Steel Structure Wassily Armchair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Milano, IT
Signed and marked Wassily armchair. Leather seat and steel structure. It is in very good conditions, showing some wears coherent with gentle prior use and age. it is from 1980s. ...
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Late 20th Century European Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Breuer Tubular Steel Chair, 1927
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Berlin, DE
Tubular steel chair, 1927. Model B5. Designer: Marcel Breuer, Manufactured by Standart-Möbel. Steel tube, nickel-plated. Upholstered with black, reneved Eisengarn ( iron yarn ). Very...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

1930s Marcel Breuer B34 Chair, Thonet
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Praha, CZ
- Newly chromed - New canvas - Originally painted wooden armrests with some signs of use.
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1930s European Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Original Gavina Set of six "Cesca" Chairs and Armchairs by M. Breuer, 1965
By Marcel Breuer, Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Sacile, PN
Four Cesca chairs and two armchairs designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina dated circa 1965 (the project was created in 1928). All with new seats "Vienna" strow.   
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Rare Gilt Metal Cantilever Chair by Marcel Breuer, circa 1928
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Culver City, CA
Rare gilt metal cantilever chair by Marcel Breuer, circa 1928 Gilt metal, ebonized and cane cantilever chair, model Cesca by Marcel Breuer. Designed in 1928. Only 1 available.
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1920s German Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Tabouret B9 by Marcel Breuer, "1929"
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Ceske Mezirici, CZ
The tabouret by Marcel Breuer is in original condition. The fabric seat is attached with steel chrome-plated construction.
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Mid Century Modern Marcel Breuer "Wassily" Chairs in Chrome and Black Leather
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Marcel Breuer "Wassily" chairs 1960s black leather in good conditions, and chrome frame with a little rust spot here and there. Wear and use consistent with the age.  
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Tabouret B8 by Marcel Breuer, "1929"
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Ceske Mezirici, CZ
The tabouret by Marcel Breuer is in original condition. The fabric seat is attached with steel chrome-plated construction.
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Wasilly Chair by Breuer, Knoll, Gavina, 1960s, Italy
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Miami, FL
White leather and chrome Wasilly chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll/Gavina, Italy, 1960s.
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer S64 Chairs by Thonet Early Editions
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Den Haag, NL
The S64 chair was designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet in 1929. These original Thonet chairs are made of chrome-plated tubular steel, dark brown and natural bentwood and a cane fini...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome