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Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Set of 6 fine French 1950s oak chairs with its original red vinyl upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Faux Leather, Oak

  • Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
  • Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
  • Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
  • Set of 6 Fine French Midcentury Oak Chairs
H 30.91 in. W 16.54 in. D 20.08 in.
Set of Six Scandinavian Midcentury Oak Chairs, circa 1950
By Axel Einar Hjorth
Located in Brussels, BE
Elegant set of six scandinavian chairs, circa 1950. Oak, new upholstery off-white boucle fabric . Dimensions: 105cm H, 46 cm W, 48 cm D, seat height 48 cm. Good original condition. A...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wool, Wood

Pr. Mid Century Chairs by Richard McCarthy for Selrite Ca. 1950’s
By Selrite, Richard McCarthy
Located in New York, NY
Pair of architectural mid century side chairs by noted designer Richard McCarthy for Selrite Furniture. The chairs has unusual and chic faux reptile upholstery, wrought iron frame, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Belgium Oak Brutalist Mid-Century Chairs by De Puydt '4'
Located in London, GB
Oak dining or armchairs by De Puydt. Belgium, c1970s. A flexible chair that can be used in the dining room, living room or bedroom as an occasional chair. Some wear comme...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Oak

Helmut Magg Mid- Century Leather Armchair Chair for Deutsche Werkstätten, 1958
By Helmut Magg
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This sculptural armchair is designed 1958 by Helmut Magg for German manufacture Deutsche Werkstätten. The frame is made of oak, the seat and armrest in black leather. The model is De...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Henning Kjærnulf, Set of 10 Dining Chairs, Reupholstered in Lambswool, 1960s
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Odense, DK
Such a sculptural set of 10 dining chairs in oak, seats reupholstered in great quality lambswool. Strong references to the other popular "razor blade" model. Designed by Henning Kjæ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Baroque Dining Room Chairs

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Lambskin, Sheepskin, Oak

Custom Ordered Cerused Oak Finish Chairs by Paoli
By Paoli Chair Company
Located in South Charleston, WV
1976, Paoli Chair Company Indiana. Custom produced armchairs for a client in Charleston, WV. Cerused oak with a peppered or splatter black finish. Vinyl or Naugahyde is in excellent ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak, Naugahyde

Pair Mid 20th Century Mid Geometric Oak Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
Mid 20th century Mid Geometric oak chairs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chairs

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Wood, Oak

Gordon Russell Mid Century Coventry Cathedral Oak Chairs
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Gordon Russell Cathedral Chairs. A set of six inter-locking Gordon Russell cathedral chairs, initially made for Coventry cathedral, are made from oak and feature a plank-type seat a...
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Mid-20th Century British Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 Oak Chairs, Germany, 1980s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 Oak Chairs, Germany, 1980s
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Mid-Century Oak Dining Chair
Located in Westwood, NJ
Mid-century style dark oak dining chair in our Dusk finish, with a padded back and seat upholstered in performance linen fabric adds comfort and sophistication to this timeless desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room ...

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Oak

  • Mid-Century Oak Dining Chair
  • Mid-Century Oak Dining Chair
  • Mid-Century Oak Dining Chair
  • Mid-Century Oak Dining Chair
H 40 in. W 19 in. D 23.25 in.
Pair of Mid-Century French Oak & Rope Woven Arm Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of mid-century French oak arm chairs with curved, sculptural arms. Woven seat and back supports are comprised of groups of 8 thin ropes form each "stripe" to create a square-sty...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rope, Oak

Beautiful Italian Mid Century peasant chair made of oak
Located in München, DE
Beautiful, very rare Italian Mid Century rustical chair made of oak. Great elaborate processing and design. With legs spread wide. Made in Italy. With a gorgeous patina. Very good vi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Mid Century Oak Dining Chair, Light
Located in Westwood, NJ
Mid century style light oak dining chair in our dawn finish, with a padded back and seat upholstered in performance linen fabric adds comfort and sophistication to this timeless desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room ...

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Oak

  • Mid Century Oak Dining Chair, Light
  • Mid Century Oak Dining Chair, Light
  • Mid Century Oak Dining Chair, Light
  • Mid Century Oak Dining Chair, Light
H 40 in. W 19 in. D 23.25 in.
Vintage Solid Oak Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Sofa Chair
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage solid oak upholstered Mid-Century Modern sofa chair with original vintage upholstery. Measures: 24W 28D 34H SW 22 SD19 SH 18.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs Cerused Oak
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern club chairs with cerused oak accents finished in an acid wash finish. Upholstered in a designer beige velvet with comfortable thick cushion design. Price includ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

French Oak Mid-Century Turned Occasional Chair
Located in London, GB
A single late Deco occasional chair. France, c1940s. In the manner of Charles Dudouyt. Stained wood, likely oak. Location: Belgium Gallery. Dimensions: 32 W x 32 D...
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Vintage 1940s French Chairs

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Wood

  • French Oak Mid-Century Turned Occasional Chair
  • French Oak Mid-Century Turned Occasional Chair
  • French Oak Mid-Century Turned Occasional Chair
  • French Oak Mid-Century Turned Occasional Chair
H 26.78 in. W 12.6 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Organic Mid-Century Modern Solid Oak Side Chairs, 1960's
By George Nakashima
Located in Den Haag, NL
Pair of organic Mid-Century Modern solid oak side chairs, 1960's.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Mosquito Chair in Vermillion Red Oak, Wooden Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Named after its wing-like seat, the Mosquito chair is a genuine eyecatcher, an elegant piece with a touch of poetry. This innovative design proved too demanding for 1950s manufacturi...
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Mosquito Dining Chair, Leaf Green Oak, Wood Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Named after its wing-like seat, the Mosquito chair is a genuine eyecatcher, an elegant piece with a touch of poetry. This innovative design proved too demanding for 1950s manufacturi...
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Pair of Oak Onassis Chairs by Karl Springer Mid-Century Modern
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of oak Onassis chairs by Karl Springer, Mid-Century Modern, new upholstery in faux sheepskin.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Scandinavian Blonde Oak Lounge Chair, Scandinavia 1970s
Located in Utrecht, NL
The prevailing ethos in Scandinavia has long been socially inclusive, liberal and tolerant, which has led to the shared conviction that it is the role of design to improve life for e...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair White Oak and Boucle by Stille Home
By stille home
Located in Templeton, CA
The SH01 chair was designed at just the right angle for lounging or working. I went through many prototypes and styles to find the fit that felt just right with the best support and ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bouclé, Oak

Mosquito Dining Chair in Natural Oak, Wooden Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Named after its wing-like seat, the Mosquito chair is a genuine eyecatcher, an elegant piece with a touch of poetry. This innovative design proved too demanding for 1950s manufacturi...
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Italian Mid Century Modern Set of Six Solid Oak Wood Chairs, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern set of six solid oak wood chairs, 1960s. Set of six chairs in solid oak wood with round section legs and curved and inclined backrest. 1960s. Very good ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Mosquito Dining Chair in Black Oak, Wooden Frame and Plywood, Mid-Century Modern
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Named after its wing-like seat, the Mosquito Chair is a genuine eyecatcher, an elegant piece with a touch of poetry. This innovative design proved too demanding for 1950s manufacturi...
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Beautiful, very rare, Italian Mid Century rustic chair made of heavy oak
Located in München, DE
Beautiful, very rare, Italian Mid Century farm chair made of heavy oak High-quality production with many details. Made in Italy. With a gorgeous patina. Undamaged vintage condition i...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Hans Wegner Mid-Century Modern Brown Danish Oak Lounge Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Weesp, NL
A pure and minimalistic design by Hans Wegner. The GE-265 high back lounge chair. Produced with outstanding craftsmanship by GETAMA in the 1960s. This beautiful oak lounge chair has...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Sling Lounge Chair by Lou Hodges in Oak
By Lou Hodges
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A funky sling chair designed by Lou Hodges circa 1970's. It features solid oak framing with a wool tweed cushion. Fabric is original and usable.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Canvas, Oak

Mid-Century Modern Oak and Chromed Steel Set of Chairs, Italy, 1970
Located in Madrid, ES
Original Mid-Century Modern Italian set of 4 stackable chairs with chromed steel structure and solid oak wood in seat and back.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Four Mid-Century Modern Hans Wegner PP 203 Oak and Wenge Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Weesp, NL
A rare and stunning set of PP 203 chairs designed by Hans Wegner in 1969 and produced in that very begin period. The set is in great condition and over the past 40 years the oakwood ...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Oak, Wood

Mid-19th Century Victorian Period Oak Side Chair
Located in London, GB
A mid-19th century Victorian Period oak side chair, the generously carved cartouche back set upon an upholstered seat and raised upon faceted turned legs. Upholstered with Brunsch...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Mid Century Oak Dining Armchair
Located in Westwood, NJ
Mid century style dark oak dining armchair in our Dusk finish, with a padded back and seat upholstered in performance linen fabric adds comfort and sophistication to this timeless de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room ...

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Oak

  • Mid Century Oak Dining Armchair
  • Mid Century Oak Dining Armchair
  • Mid Century Oak Dining Armchair
  • Mid Century Oak Dining Armchair
H 40 in. W 21.5 in. D 23.25 in.
Italian Mid-Century Solid Oak Wook Chair with Upholstered Seat and Back, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern solid oak wood chair with upholstered seat and back, 1960s Solid oak wood structure, with upholstered seat and back. 1960s. Perfect condition, fully res...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Set of Six Brutalist Mid-Century Oak Dining Chairs '6'
Located in London, GB
A set of of six stripped oak dining chairs. Belgium, c1970s. The wood has been sanded which is can be left as is, or our restorer can wax and colour to taste. Good condit...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Mattaliano Mid Century Blonde Oak Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By Mattaliano
Located in Countryside, IL
Mattaliano Mid Century blonde oak dining chairs, set of 4 Each chair measures: 18.5 wide x 21 deep x 32 high, with a seat height of 18 inches All pieces of furniture can be had ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

HALE Mid 20th Century Solid Oak Windsor Dining Side Chairs - Pair B
By Hale
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of Windsor style dining side chairs by Hale Furniture of East Arlington, Vermont, USA. Solid oak, hoop back with spindles, saddle shape seat, tail-supports with spindles, turn...
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Mid-20th Century American George III Windsor Chairs

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Oak

1940s Vintage Tell City Faux Bamboo Spindle Brace Back Red Oak Windsor Chair
By Tell City Chair Co.
Located in Germantown, MD
Beautiful 1940s vintage faux bamboo spindle brace back red oak windsor chair by Tell City Furniture Co. Nice solid red oak with beautiful oak patina. Measurements; 17.5" wide x 18...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

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Faux Bamboo, Oak

Pair of Tall Oak English Mid-Century Occasional Chairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of oak mid-20th dining or occasional chairs. England, c1960s. Ideal for straddling a fireplace or in a hallway. Elegant design with cut out back rests. Good vi...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair White Oak and Saddle Vinyl by Stille Home
By stille home
Located in Templeton, CA
The SH01 chair was designed at just the right angle for lounging or working. I went through many prototypes and styles to find the fit that felt just right with the best support and ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Faux Leather, Oak

1960 Chair in Black Oak with metal frame and Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Geometric lines meet smooth curves in the 1960 Chair. The fluent curves of the plywood are supported by a square frame, which creates a lightweight chair with a dynamic feel. The 196...
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

1960 Chair in Natural Oak with Metal Frame and Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Geometric lines meet smooth curves in the 1960 chair. The fluent curves of the plywood are supported by a square frame, which creates a lightweight chair with a dynamic feel. The 196...
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak

Rex Lounge Chair in Natural Oak, Solid Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
A chair that has served generations and the cornerstone of Rex Kralj’s foldable furniture collection. To date, over two million Rex lounge chairs have been produced. Niko Kralj's mas...
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Chair Model 316 in Oak by Hvidt & Mølgaard
By Hvidt & Mølgaard, &Tradition
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Drawn chair model 316 by Hvidt and Mølgaard. New edition. The model 316 chair by Hvidt & Mølgaard stands out as a definitive piece of Danish design. Relying upon traditional craftsma...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Oak Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This set of six oak dining chairs featuring a style made popular by Heywood Wakefield with a French influence. Each chair features sculpted square legs with blue Naugahyde seats and ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of 8 French Mid-Century Oak & Silk Dining Chairs
By Maurice Jallot
Located in New York, NY
Set of 8 French 1940s bronze mounted oak high back dining chairs upholstered in white silk (att: MAURICE JALLOT) (2 arm chairs: 21¾"w 23"d 45½"h, 6 side chairs)
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Bronze

Sarr, Mid-Century Modern Style Wooden Chair, Dining Chair, Office Chair
By kontra
Located in Istanbul, TR
Sarr is a cozy state of the chair; with a solid walnut/oak body and cashmere/leather upholstery this chair provides maximum comfort. Dining chair, office chair. Comfortable dining chair
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Early 2000s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Fabric, Walnut, Oak

Set of Six Oak Mid Century French Chairs with New Upholstery
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1950s set of French oak dining chairs with sleek profile, dark stain and upholstered seats and backs. Fabric is off-white linen blend dobby weave. Unknown maker. Sold and price...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Oak Brutalist Dining Chairs, Mid-Century Modern, Rustic, Craftsmanship, 1960's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Oak Brutalist dining chairs, Mid-Century Modern, rustic, craftsmanship; 1960's Brutalist set of six oak chairs with a visible joinery system as a result of incredible craftmanship...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair White Oak and Black Vinyl by Stille Home
By stille home
Located in Templeton, CA
The SH01 Chair was designed at just the right angle for lounging or working. I went through many prototypes and styles to find the fit that felt just right with the best support and ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Faux Leather, Oak

Danish Mid Century Modern Lounge Chair White Oak and Cream Vinyl by Stille Home
By stille home
Located in Templeton, CA
The SH01 Chair was designed at just the right angle for lounging or working. I went through many prototypes and styles to find the fit that felt just right with the best support and ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Oak, Faux Leather

mid century modern Hans Wegner Solid Oak Armchair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Hans Wegner (stamped) solid oak armchair. Seat height: 44cm, height: 115cm, depth: 75cm, width: 73cm.      
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

  • mid century modern Hans Wegner Solid Oak Armchair
  • mid century modern Hans Wegner Solid Oak Armchair
  • mid century modern Hans Wegner Solid Oak Armchair
  • mid century modern Hans Wegner Solid Oak Armchair
H 45.28 in. W 28.75 in. D 29.53 in.
Guillerme et Chambron Mid-Century Oak Slipper Lounge Chairs or Sofa '3 pieces'
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in London, GB
A three piece lounge chair set or sofa set that can be arrange in several ways. Designed and executed by French design legends, Guillerme et Chambron. France, c1960s. Vint...
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Mid-20th Century French Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Oak

Henning Kjaernulf Oak Mid-Century Danish Dining Chairs, '8'
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in London, GB
A set of oak dining chairs by Henning Kjaernulf. Denmark, c1960s. 'Razor back' or 'Razor blade' model. Generally good condition for the wood, some wear and scuffs commens...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Six Guillerme et Chambron Oak Mid-Century French Dining Chairs
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in London, GB
A set of six oak and upholstered dining chairs by French designers Guillerme et Chambron. France, c1960s. A scarcer model. Original upholstery is retained, but wants upda...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Henredon Mid Century Oak and Brass Captains Dining Chairs, Pair
By Henredon
Located in Countryside, IL
Henredon mid century oak and brass captains dining chairs - pair Each chair measures: 22 wide x 22 deep x 42 high, with a seat height of 18 and chair clearance of 25.25 inches ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Brutalist Mid-Century Oak De Puydt Dining Chairs '12+'
Located in London, GB
A run of dining chairs by De Puydt, Belgium, c1970s. Solid oak. Well constructed, comfy and solid. Priced and sold individually. We have a volume of these in stock. Normally a...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 4 Mid-Century Dutch Brutalist Carved Oak Dining chairs
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Beautiful designed dining room chairs made around 1958. Looks very good in a Brutalist, Minimalist interior where it is important that honest and natural materials are used. Made of ...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of 4 Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak & Oak Dining Chairs
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak & oak Danish dining chairs, circa 1960's. Beautifully curved backrests and generous seat design provide support and comfort. Solid wood legs feature cross braces for added stabi...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wool, Oak, Teak

Set of 6 Mid-Century Oak Dining Chairs by De Coene
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 6 mid-century oak dining chairs by De Coene are an excellent example of the high-quality, high in-demand furnishings by that well-known maker who is still producing Fine furni...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

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Midcentury Oak Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of midcentury oak chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique midcentury oak chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, oak and fabric. There are 201 antique and vintage midcentury oak chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 8 modern editions to choose from as well. Midcentury oak chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Midcentury oak chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Nouveau styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many midcentury oak chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Hans J. Wegner, Børge Mogensen and Sun at Six produced popular midcentury oak chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Midcentury Oak Chairs?

Prices for midcentury oak chairs start at $245 and top out at $28,000 with the average selling for $3,500.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.