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Selig Wingback Chairs

American

As an importer and producer, the Selig furniture company helped popularize timeless and elegant postwar designs in the United States.

Selig created Danish-inspired chairs, sofas and other furnishings for the home that were cutting-edge, contemporary and airy. The brand was also among the first to introduce Scandinavian and European modern styles to Americans in the 1950s and 60s. The company imported and manufactured furniture known for its extraordinary design and style using high-quality, enduring and seductive materials.

Selig was founded in 1931 by Mandell Selig and Samuel Wexler. The pair started the business during the challenging economic times of the Great Depression prior to World War II. By the 1960s, under the leadership of Wexler's son, Robert, Selig peaked with manufacturing factories in five American cities.

Selig’s importing business had a meaningful impact on Italian furniture manufacturers. Wexler, the junior, had a hand in advancing and growing the manufacturing sector of the country’s Udine region. Due to this contribution, the Italian government saw fit to knight Robert Wexler with the title of “Cavaliere.”

After nearly four decades of influencing seating and lounging preferences in the United States with sophisticated mid-century modern and Scandinavian modern furniture — including its own chrome rocking chairs and leather club chairs — Selig sold to Simmons, the mattress company, in 1970, thus dissolving. Much of what they produced and imported is still available despite no longer being manufactured, and many collectors seek original Selig furniture.

On 1stDibs, find an array of vintage Selig furniture that includes lounge chairs, armchairs, tables and more.

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Creator: Selig
Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Lounge Chair by Lawrence Peabody for Selig Labeled
By Selig, Lawrence Peabody, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Framingham, MA
Excellent original condition lounge chair in fiberglass and iron by Lawrence Peabody for Selig - with the original label which is never there! I love these chairs because they are mu...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Wingback Chairs

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Iron

Rare Mid-Century Selig Armchair and Ottoman
By Selig
Located in Redding, CT
Rare Mid-Century Selig armchair with matching Ottoman. Funky original fabric adorns this retro gem. Sleek lines and killer profile make this a must have. There is only one chair in t...
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Lawrence Peabody for Selig Wingback Fiberglass Chair
By Selig, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Graphite grey fiberglass wingback shell chair by Lawrence Peabody for Selig. An alternative to the Classic Eames fiberglass chair. Lovely surface nuance and patina. And wonderful pat...
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Lawrence Peabody for Selig Mid Century Wingback Fiberglass Shell Chair, Green
By Selig, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Countryside, IL
Lawrence Peabody for Selig mid century wingback fiberglass shell chair - green Chair measures: 27.5 wide x 25 deep x 32.25 high, with a seat height of 15.5 inches All pieces of fur...
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Kofod Larsen High Back Lounge Chair Danish, 1960s
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully crafted 1960s Danish chair in bent teal with a sled base and reupholstered cushions in a luxurious cut Donghia velvet.
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Selig wingback chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Selig wingback chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of Plastic and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Selig Wingback Chairs, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 6 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original wingback chairs by Selig were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in United States during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider wingback chairs by Georg Thams, Slagelse Møbelvaerk and Fredrik A. Kayser if you’re looking for additional options. Selig wingback chairs can vary in price depending on size, time and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,195 and tops out at $3,975, while pieces like these can sell for on average $1,610.

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