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1990s Set of Four Danish Johannes Foersom Armchairs in Steel and Black Leather
By Paustian, Johannes Foersom
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of four Johannes Foersom stackable armchairs designed in 1998 in tube steel, beech, chrome and black fabric made by Paustian. The chairs feature elegant organic round shaped a...
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Chrome, Steel

Set of Four Black Leather Armchairs Design Walter Knoll
By Walter Knoll, Rudolf Bernd Glatzel
Located in 's Heer Arendskerke, NL
Set of four black leather armchairs by Walter Knoll, from the Art Collection series. Structure made of chrome steel upholstered with black leather. This beautiful chair was designed ...
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Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Machine Age Art Deco McKay Craft Streamline Pair of Cantilevered Lounge Chairs
By William R. Mcgowan, McKay Furniture Corp.
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco McKay Craft streamline pair of cantilevered lounge chairs. PRICE REDUCED Fully-restored condition. Re-plated polished chrome original steel frames, new black h...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Armchairs

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Chrome, Enamel, Steel

PH Armchair, Chrome, Leather Extreme Black
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Reminiscent of the roots of a tree, the legs of the PH armchair provide a stability and strength that is refined, unobtrusive and does not distract visually from the body of the chai...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Armchairs

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Chrome

  • PH Armchair, Chrome, Leather Extreme Black
  • PH Armchair, Chrome, Leather Extreme Black
  • PH Armchair, Chrome, Leather Extreme Black
  • PH Armchair, Chrome, Leather Extreme Black
H 34.06 in. W 20.48 in. D 23.82 in.
Set of 4 Black Leather and Chrome "Brno" Armchairs
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Buffalo, NY
Set of 4 black leather and chrome "Brno" armchairs. Nice original condition, unknown maker, possibly Italian, quality construction,.
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20th Century Unknown Bauhaus Armchairs

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Chrome

Italian 1980's Design Armchair Tubular Chrome Steel Black Leather
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Beautiful 1980s design armchair made of thick chromed tubular frame, black leather seat and curved wooden back. Most likely made in Italy.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

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Chrome, Steel

Ralph Lauren Leather and Chrome Armchair
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Water Mill, NY
Very heavy leather and chrome armchair by Ralph Lauren. Seat D 19.5.
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20th Century American Armchairs

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Chrome

1960's Danish Vintage Leather & Chrome Armchair
Located in London, GB
A stylish and extremely comfortable vintage Danish armchair in leather and chrome. This was recently imported from Denmark, it dates from the 1960-1970’s. The quality is excellent...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Black Tubular Steel Cantilever Armchair, Chrome, New Leather and Upholstery
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Bauhaus Art Deco armchair Completely restored, New upholstery and Leather Material: Chrome Source: Czechoslovakia, Mücke - Melder Period: 1930-1939.  
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of Original Vintage Black Leather & Chrome Walter Knoll Brno Armchairs
By Walter Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of original vintage black leather on chrome frames Walter Knoll Brno armchairs designed by the genius that is Mies Van Der Rohe ...
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20th Century German Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Italian Pair of Chrome & Leather Armchairs
Located in Cranbrook, Kent
A pair of retro Italian 1980s sling armchairs in leather and chrome, this excellent style and form has open back arms so floats towards each back upright, slight indentations to one ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Armchairs

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Chrome

  • Italian Pair of Chrome & Leather Armchairs
  • Italian Pair of Chrome & Leather Armchairs
  • Italian Pair of Chrome & Leather Armchairs
  • Italian Pair of Chrome & Leather Armchairs
H 33.86 in. W 22.45 in. D 31.5 in.
1960's Pair of Vintage Danish Leather & Chrome Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A stylish and extremely comfortable pair of vintage Danish armchairs in leather and chrome. These were recently imported from Denmark, they date from the 1960-1970’s. The quality ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Ingmar Relling for Westnofa Leather and Chrome Armchairs, 1970s
By Westnofa Furniture, Ingmar Relling
Located in Praha, CZ
- Norway - Maker: Westnofa - Very good original condition.  
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Armchair in Light Grey Nubuk Leather with Black Chrome Legs by Cierre
By Cierre
Located in Chicago, IL
The design of this model successfully combines the elegance of the past with modern inspirations in order to offer a comfortable and classy armchair - suitable for the most elegant e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Scandinavian Lounge Chair in Black Leather and Chrome
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge chair, leather, steel, Scandinavia, 1960s. This easy chair is executed in its black leather. The bulky seat and back in combination with the clean and straight outside. Two...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of American Art Moderne Chrome and Leather Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Art Moderne chrome framed, brass trimmed arm chairs with black leather seat, back and arms.
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20th Century American Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Cantilevered Chrome and Leather Armchairs after Mart Stam, c.1973
By Mart Stam
Located in London, GB
A pair of steel and leather cantilevered armchairs, after designs by Mart Stam, and originally purchased from Conran in 1973. Ex Michael Hogg Monaco collection.     
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of Leather and Chrome Armchairs, Midcentury, Germany, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of leather and chrome armchairs. Midcentury, Germany, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Italian Design Armchairs Faleschini Mariani Tubular Chrome and Black Upholster
By i4 Mariani, Guido Faleschini
Located in Firenze, IT
These stylish modern Italian design four armchairs designed by Guido Faleschini for Mariani are an iconic 1970s vintage seats and one of the most highly sought after chair by interio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

  • Italian Design Armchairs Faleschini Mariani Tubular Chrome and Black Upholster
  • Italian Design Armchairs Faleschini Mariani Tubular Chrome and Black Upholster
  • Italian Design Armchairs Faleschini Mariani Tubular Chrome and Black Upholster
  • Italian Design Armchairs Faleschini Mariani Tubular Chrome and Black Upholster
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Scandinavian Space Age Style Leather and Chrome Armchairs by M-TOP, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Finland, around 1970 - manufacturer: M-TOP, marked by label - good original condition with patina - very stylish design. jt.
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Space Age Armchairs

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Chrome

Thonet Armchair Model S411 Black leather, 1980s
By Thonet
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Thonet Armchair Model S411 black leather, 1980s The Thonet S411 Armchair was designed by the Thonet Design Team. This chair is a Thonet produced chair from about 2010. The ch...
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Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

  • Thonet Armchair Model S411 Black leather, 1980s
  • Thonet Armchair Model S411 Black leather, 1980s
  • Thonet Armchair Model S411 Black leather, 1980s
  • Thonet Armchair Model S411 Black leather, 1980s
H 29.93 in. W 24.41 in. D 28.75 in.
ClassiCon Bibendum Armchair in Black Leather with Chrome Frame by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Bibendum is one of a kind. Nowhere in the history of design will one find an armchair that compares to this. It is captivatingly harmonious despite its size and unites a majestic imp...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery

Vintage Italian Brown Leather and Chrome Armchairs, 1980s, Set of Five
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Italian brown leather and chrome armchairs, 1980s, set of five.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of Black Tubular Steel Cantilever Armchairs, Chrome, New Upholstery, 1930s
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Horomerice, CZ
2 Bauhaus Art Deco armchairs Completely restored, new upholstery and leather Material: Chrome Source: Czechoslovakia, Mücke - Melder Period: 1930-1939.  
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of Black Tubular Steel Cantilever Armchairs, Chrome, New Upholstery, 1930s
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Horomerice, CZ
2 Bauhaus Art Deco Armchairs Completely restored, New upholstery and Leather Material: Chrome Source: Czechoslovakia, Mücke - Melder Period: 1930-1939.  
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Chrome

De Sede DS-118 Black Leather Lounge Armchairs, Switzerland
By De Sede
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Sophisticated pair of black leather arm lounge chairs by De Sede model ds-118 - Switzerland. De Sede only manufactures with the highest quality leather and other materials. Desi...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Carlo de Carli Armchair with Puff Chromed Brass Leather, 1968, Italy
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Milano, IT
Carlo de Carli armchair with puff chromed brass leather, 1968, Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of Late 20th Century black Leather and Chrome Chairs
Located in London, GB
These streamlined and very good looking pair of black leather and chrome chairs features a padded seat, back and armrests. They are supported on a modern chrome frame with a light bu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Armchairs

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Chrome

Chrome & Black Vinyl Faux Leather Sling Director’s Chairs Straight Legs, a Pair
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of chrome and black vinyl faux leather Campaign style sling director’s chairs with straight legs. They are in wonderful vintage condition. They wear their original blac...
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Late 20th Century American Campaign Armchairs

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Chrome

Chrome and Leather Czech Chairs
Located in Oakland, CA
A fantastic pair of chrome Czech chairs, circa 1930s, newly upholstered in black leather (matte finish) with multiple button detailing, which creates a wonderfully modern look. Also ...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Chrome

  • Chrome and Leather Czech Chairs
  • Chrome and Leather Czech Chairs
  • Chrome and Leather Czech Chairs
  • Chrome and Leather Czech Chairs
H 34.6 in. W 22.5 in. D 25 in.
"Wassily" by Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Style 1970s Design Black Leather Armchair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Brescia, IT
"Wassily" by Marcel Breuer Icon of Bauhaus movement Chrome frame and black leather.   
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Black Faux Leather Armchair, 1960s, Original Well Preserved Condition, Czechia
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Armchair Source: Czechia (Czech republic) Period: 1960-1969. Material: Chrome plated steel and faux leather Original well preserved condition.
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Early 20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome

Vintage Modern Leather and Chrome Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique pair of vintage leather armchairs feature sturdy decorative metal frames and make a striking addition to home or business seating arrangement. This pair of chairs offer rustic...
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20th Century Unknown Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of Swiss Reclining Black Leather and Chrome Strässle Chairs by Eichenberger
By Le Corbusier, Strässle International, Hans Eichenberger, Marcel Breuer
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Mid-Century Modern pair of high-back reclining chairs in black leather and chromed tubed steel. Made in Switzerland by Strässle International and designed by Hans Eichenberger. Both ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome

Guido Faleschini / Mariani for Pace Mid-Century Italian Black Leather and Chrome
By Guido Faleschini
Located in New York, NY
Italian mid century "Tucroma" armchair with a chrome frame and black button tufted leather upholstery (GUIDO FALESCHINI AND MARIANI FOR PACE).  
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Chrome

Vintage Minimalist Chrome Armchair from Thonet, 1970s., Set of 2
By Thonet
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This set of two armchairs was manufactured by the German Thonet manufacture during the 1970s. The frame is made of chrome-plated tubular steel. The chairs are made by plywood and cov...
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Vintage 1970s German Minimalist Armchairs

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Chrome

Sormani Carlo de Carli Pair of Armchairs Black Leather Italian Design, 1960s
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Sormani Carlo de Carli pair of armchairs back leather Italian design, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Armchairs

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Brass, Chrome

Marcel Breuer Wassily Style Leather & Chrome Chairs- Pair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Austin, TX
Measures: 27.75” H x 30.75” W x 26” D These "Wassily" style armchairs were designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer who attended the Bauhaus from 1920 to 1925. Breuer decided to make fur...
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20th Century Bauhaus Armchairs

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Chrome

Sleek Midcentury Leather Chrome Chairs
By Brueton
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of polished chrome chairs with cantilever base. Made by Brueton, featuring handsome lines and comfortable cushioned seat and back. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

  • Sleek Midcentury Leather Chrome Chairs
  • Sleek Midcentury Leather Chrome Chairs
  • Sleek Midcentury Leather Chrome Chairs
  • Sleek Midcentury Leather Chrome Chairs
H 32 in. W 23.5 in. D 24 in.
Vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern Chrome Sleek Sculptural Armchairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern chrome sleek sculptural armchairs, a pair. Item features black stitched leather wrapped frames, chrome frames, very nice vintage item, quality Ital...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Maison Jansen Leather and Chrome "Savonarola" Emperor Chairs, 1970's
By Maison Jansen
Located in Antwerp, BE
Maison Jansen; Hollywood Regency; neoclassical; Emperor chair; Chrome; Leathers; Eclectic interior; “Savonarola” Emperor chair by Maison Jansen was made in the 1970s. Luxury Mais...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Armchairs

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Chrome

Black Leather Armchair, 1930s Czechia, Made by Mucke-Melder and Fully Restored
By Mücke & Melder
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Bauhaus Art Deco armchair Completely restored, new upholstery Material: Chrome-planted tubular steel, high quality leather Source: Czechoslovakia, Mücke - Melder Period: 1930-1939.
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

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Chrome

Armchair Foam Leatherette Chromed Metal, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Armchair, foam padding, original leatherette upholstery from the time, chromed metal legs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Bauhaus Tubular Chrome-Plated Steel Armchair by SAB, New Upholstery, 1930s
By Zukov
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Bauhaus Art Deco armchair. Completely restored, new upholstery and leather. Material: Chrome-planted tubular steel and high quality leather Source: Czechia (Czechoslovakia) Mak...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of Black Leather Tufted and Chrome X-Base Cigar Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of black leather tufted and chrome X-base cigar chairs.
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Chair in Leather and Chromed Metal, 1970s
By Walter Knoll, Rudolf Bernd Glatzel
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rudolf Glatzel pour Knoll, attributed to. Cantilever shape chair, “Pattino” model, in leather and chromed metal. Dark brown leather back and seat. Chromed metal structure without ...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Armchairs

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Metal

  • Chair in Leather and Chromed Metal, 1970s
  • Chair in Leather and Chromed Metal, 1970s
  • Chair in Leather and Chromed Metal, 1970s
  • Chair in Leather and Chromed Metal, 1970s
H 33.47 in. W 21.66 in. D 21.66 in.
Authentic Midcentury Brno Armchairs for Knoll in Brown Leather
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration these brown leather Brno chairs for Knoll, designed by modernist master architect Mies van der Rohe for the Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic in 1930. Th...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Scandinavian Set of Leather Swivel Armchair and Tabouret, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Sweden - Made of leather, metal - Leather has some signs use - Very comfortable - Cleaned - Dimension of tabouret : H 37x W 42 x D 48.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Modern Chrome and Leather Cantilever Dining Chairs by Preview Furniture
By Weiman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This matching set of four heavy gauge chrome frame chairs feature black leather upholstery, stylish cantilever frames, and plush and comfortable padding. Manufactured by Preview Furn...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of Great Italian Cantilever Armchairs with Saddle Leather
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Pair of great Italian cantilever armchairs with saddle leather. Great form and quality.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

1960's Vintage Leather & Chrome Zeta Chair by Paul Tuttle for Strassle
By Paul Tuttle, Strässle International
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and rare vintage lounge chair from the 1960’s. This was designed by Paul Tuttle, it’s called the Zeta chair, and was made by Strassle in Switzerland. The quality is amazi...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Mauser Armchair with Original Leatherette Grey and Black
By Mauser Werke
Located in Weiningen, CH
Midcentury Mauser armchair with original leatherette grey and black.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

"Wassily" Marcel Breuer by Gavina Bauhaus Design 1960s Brown Leather Armchair
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Brescia, IT
"B3 Wassily" by Marcel Breuer 1960s Brown leather Chrome metal tubolar.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Coalesse Bob Lounge Leather Armchairs Pair, Exclusive by Pearson Lloyd
By Coalesse
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of RRP £5500 Coalesse Bob lounge armchairs with adjustable head rests designed by Pearson Lloyd A very good looking and well ...
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20th Century English Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Sesann Armchairs by Gianfranco Fratinni in Leather for Cassina Italian
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Lyon, FR
Pair of Sesann armchairs designed by the Italian designer Gianfranco Fratinni for Cassina in 1969. Chrome-plated tubular steel frame and brown leather seat. Vintage Cassina edition....
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage De Sede DS 31 High Back Leather Swivel Armchair with Ottoman, 1970s
By De Sede
Located in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
We are delighted to bring to you a highly desirable and rarely available vintage 1970s De Sede DS 31 high back swivel leather armchair with ottoman. Hand built in the 1970s by De Sed...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

De Sede RH-305 Armchair in Truffe Fabric with Chrome Finish by Robert Haussmann
By Robert Haussmann, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The cantilevered armchair is suitable for any living space – also because the seating comfort is overwhelming and appealing in every situation. The current product is a re-edition an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Pair of Leather Armchairs in the Style of Florence Knoll, circa 1950-1960
By Florence Knoll
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of leather armchairs in the style of Florence Knoll, circa 1950-1960.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Black Art Deco Armchairs from Czechoslovakia by Jindrich Halabala, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala, Up Závody
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Pair of Art Deco armchairs. United Arts & Crafts manufacture. Designed by Jindřich Halabala. Material: Chrome-plated steel and High quality leather.   
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Chrome

Vintage Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs in Black Leather a Pair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Marcel Breuer Wassily chairs in black leather straps and tubular frame. 1980s Post Modern Wassily B3 chair designed by Marcel Breuer and made by Knoll. The chairs feature the iconi...
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Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Armchairs

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Chrome

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Black Leather Armchair Chrome For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic black leather armchair chrome available at 1stDibs. Each black leather armchair chrome for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, chrome and animal skin. If you’re shopping for a black leather armchair chrome, we have 364 options in-stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect black leather armchair chrome — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each black leather armchair chrome bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made black leather armchair chrome has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Knoll, De Sede and Marcel Breuer are consistently popular.

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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.