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Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Vintage Wooden Armchairs in Purple and Green Velvet
Located in Milano, IT
Gorgeous set of two large velvet armchairs of fine Italian manufacture from the 1950s. The set is made of fabric reupholstered in purple and acid green velvet, very beautiful and ec...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Velvet, Wood

'Le Stelle' Loveseat Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1974, Reupholstered
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A beautiful example of a two-seat 'Le Stelle' loveseat sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, designed in 1974. Reupholstered in fresh, white linen. The piece retains its original la...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Metal

Tufted Terracotta Leather and Rosewood Sofa by Coja
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome terracotta leather 3 seater sofa with a rosewood frame by Coja. In original condition with visible wear and patina on the leather, consistent with its age and use.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Rosewood

Black Leather Chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful black leather armchairs designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina in the 60s, of fine Italian manufacture. Chairs have signature under the seat. Chairs have standard shape, wi...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather

Russell Woodard Pinecrest Style Black Wrought Iron Garden Patio Loveseat Settee
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Russell woodard pinecrest style black wrought iron garden patio loveseat settee. Item features curved barrel back, mesh seat and back, wrought iron construction, clean modernist line...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wrought Iron

Beautiful Two-Seat Cognac Colored Leather Sofa Model MH2225 by Mogens Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A beautiful Danish coognac colored two-seat sofa designed and manufactured by Mogens Hansen sometime in the 1970's This "London-style" sofa designed in 1971, would make a stylish add...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Beech

1970s De Sede DS 44 Leather Sofas, a Pair
Located in High Point, NC
A 1970s leather loveseat by Swiss furniture manufacturers De Sede, known for their exquisite leather upholstery. A clean and classic silhouette upholstered in tobacco-colored leather...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather

Mid-Century French Leather Sofa
Located in High Point, NC
A leather sofa from 1950s France. A dynamic Modernist take on the loveseat: streamlined black leather creates a comfortable seat for two. The curve of the armrests provides structura...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather

Two Seater Sofa with Black Metal Base, Spain, 1960's
Located in Barcelona, ES
Two seater sofa from 1960's, Spain. Upholstered in original brown velvet fabric with black lacquered metal base and wood armrests.
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Metal

Italian Modern Curved Loveseat with Brass Legs, circa 1950
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Italian modern Gio Ponti inspired curved loveseat with brass legs. Our small sculptural Italian sofa is both stylish and comfortable. This piece was taken down to the frame ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Black Faux Leather Love Seat Sofa by Taylor Chair Co. Style D
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern love seat length sofa in black vinyl faux leather upholstery and walnut base in the style of Wormley for Dunbar or Harvey Probber. It is in wonderful vint...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Faux Leather, Walnut

Mathieu Mategot Style Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mathieu Mategot style outdoor patio loveseat. In very original condition, with original upholstery, some snaps not working. Heavy wear and patina consistent with its age and use.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Italian Sofa in Purple Bouclé Wool, 1950s
Located in Zwijndrecht, Antwerp
Beautiful Italian two seater sofa in purple bouclé wool, 1950s. The fabric is newly reupholstered in a warm and soft purple bouclé fabric. The unique feature of this loveseat sofa is...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wool, Bouclé

1970s Danish Upholstered Teak Sofa
Located in High Point, NC
This two-seat teak sofa was made in Denmark, circa 1970. Rounded edges and the sleek curves of the armrests reflect the simple elegance of Danish Modern design. The newly upholstered...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric, Upholstery, Teak

M. Filmore Harty for Preview Midcentury Sculptural Settee Loveseat
By Preview, M. F. Harty
Located in Chicago, IL
Pristine circa 1978 M Filmore Harty for Preview Settee, newly upholstered in Pollack Pop Art wool blend fabric. Exceptionally rare style, with beautiful curvature and unique leather...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wool

1950s Mid Century Modern Frits Henningsen Three Seater Sofa with Mahogany Legs
Located in London, GB
A rare 1950's Frits Henningsen three seater sofa set upon mahogany legs. This beautiful mid century modern three seater sofa is upholstered in its original green and cream striped...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wool

Sweden Vintage Armchair in Wood and Leather att. to Gunnar Asplund
Located in Milano, IT
Important vintage Swedish wooden armchair designed in the 1950s attributed to designer Gunnar Asplund. The armchair is very important: its structure is entirely made of wood, suppor...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Wood

1970s French Rattan and Leather Sofa
Located in High Point, NC
Dark wood and leather cushions, the color of autumn leaves, give this 1970s French sofa an air of laid-back bohemian luxury. Woven accents add a rustic touch to the stylish angles an...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Rattan

Italian Vintage Luxury Sofa in Wood and Green Silk Satin
Located in Milano, IT
Luxurious vintage corner sofa in wood and silk satin designed in the 1940s of fine Italian manufacture. The sofa is angular and is supported by a wonderfully elegant and durable dar...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Silk, Wood

Italian Modern Sculptural Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish, sculptural loveseat in warm tan vinyl with brass tack accents and tapered legs. Impeccable Italian modern design echoes of it's mid-century origins. Impressive sofa for hom...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Important Pair of Maison Jansen Loveseats in Pink Bouclé, c. 1930s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Eat your hearts out Jansen collectors, this pair of Maison Jansen loveseats are signed underneath with 'Jansen/ Industria Argentina' stenciled fabric signifying this important pair o...
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1930s Argentine Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Bouclé, Wood

Inca Safari Lounge Sofa in Butterscotch Leather by Arne Norell
Located in New York, NY
This iconic lounge sofa was produced by the legendary Swedish designer, circa 1960. Realized in hand rubbed beech, the Inca sofa features the clean lines and idiosyncratic details th...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Beech

Original Arne Jacobsen Swan Sofa Settee, Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1970
Located in Buffalo, NY
Originally created for the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen, this is Arne Jacoben's sofa version of the famous Swan chair. Designed as a companion piece to the swan and egg chair. It's an ele...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Aluminum

Three Seat Soriana Sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina in Black Chenille F
Located in Chicago, IL
An iconic three-seat Soriana sofa by the Italian design couple Afra & Tobia Scarpa. This is the largest style available in the ‘Soriana’ series.
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Fabric

1 of 2 Vintage Scandinavian Bamboo 2-Seater Sofa, Loveseat, c.1970
Located in Zagreb, HR
Vintage bamboo 2-seater sofa from the 1970s. Produced in Scandinavia by an unknown manufacturer. The quality of the production is very high. The sofa features a bamboo frame with d...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric, Bamboo, Foam

Pearsall Loveseat Sofa Bench
Located in New York, NY
Chic bench form settee, loveseat, sofa by Pearsall for Craft Associates. This example has a plinth base which supports the platform seat, with upholstered seat and backrest. Currentl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Chippendale Faux Bamboo Settee with Velvet Seat Cushion
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern faux bamboo settee. The settee is stylish with tall faux bamboo back framing caned insert accent. The settee has a removable rich blue velvet seat. The settee is f...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Velvet, Faux Bamboo

French Mid-Century Arbus Style Light Blue Velvet Upholstered Loveseat Teak Frame
Located in New York, NY
French mid-century style loveseat with teak wood frame and light blue velvet Knoll upholstery (in the manner of Andre Arbus).
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Velvet, Teak

Rare Oversized Vivai Del Sud Armchair / Loveseat, Italy, 1970s
Located in London, GB
A huge, rare, oversized Vivai del Sud armchair / loveseat, Italy, 1970s/80s. Newly upholstered in a premium, cream, 100% Alpaca fabric. A really fun piece - please check the dimensio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Bamboo, Alpaca, Wood

Percival Lafer "MP-41" Brazilian Loveseat
Located in El Portal, FL
Mid Century settee designed by Percival Lafer, the iconic Brazilian Designer in the 1960s in rosewood and silk cotton eggplant fabric . Sturdy frame with mint condition leather stra...
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Mid-17th Century Brazilian Antique Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Cotton, Silk, Rosewood

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of vintage mid-century modern sofas crafted out of walnut wood and has been fully restored & refinished by our professional craftsmen team. The pair features a unique carved f...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric, Cotton, Upholstery, Foam, Polyester, Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

Milo Baughman Sofa, Couch, White Lacquered, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
A Milo Baughman Sofa, Couch, Mid Century Modern A fine example of Mid Century Modern Elegance having a White Lacquered Thin Frame on a hidden base this is a stunning example of thi...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Lacquer

Herman Miller Wireframe Loveseat Sofa by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin
Located in Media, PA
Awesome Herman Miller wireframe loveseat sofa in custom striped fabric. The fabric around the stitching on the pillows is bookmatched, showing the tremendous attention to detail that...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Italian 1950's Bamboo Settee
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1950's charming bamboo settee with sloped arms and cross hatch motif within the arms and on the back rest, the bamboo coloring in a beautiful warm variation of warm brown to ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Bamboo

Cini Boeri for Knoll Pair of Love Seats in Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Knoll, pair of love seats, part of the 'Gradual' set, black leather, fiberglass, Italy, 1970s. This pair of stunning black love seats was designed by Cini Boeri for...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Fiberglass

Pair of Edward Wormley Dunbar Love Seats Sofas Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Excellent pair of Edward Wormley designed for Dunbar love seat sofas. They retain their original Jack Lenor Larsen velvet fabric in close to excellent condition. All the cushions are...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

An Elegant Harvey Probber Chaise with Brass Frame
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual chaise designed by Harvey Probber and ordered by Goldfinger-Merle, NYC architects, circa late 1950's. Solid brass frame with adjustable gliders, elegant and very impressiv...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Brass

Loveseat Attr. by BBPR in White Bouclè, 1940
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful Loveseat attributed to BBPR in the 1940s. The structure of the BBPR Loveseat was made of fine wood, and during the restoration the upholstery was replaced with fine white ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

1980s Poltrona Frau White Leather Sofa
Located in High Point, NC
A 1980s white leather sofa from Italian furniture makers Poltrona Frau. The brilliant white of the leather brings a crisp polish to the deep-seated silhouette. Ample sofa cushions ar...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid-Century Settee
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mid-century settee. The settee measures: 48.5 wide x 32 deep x 28 high, with a seat height of 16 inches and arm height of 23.25 inches. All pieces of ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

2-Seater Sofa, Lounge Chair, Swed Form, Sweden 1970s, by Johan Bertil Häggström
Located in Zagreb, HR
Exceptionally comfortable 2-seater lounge sofa/love-seat manufactured in the 1970s by Swed Form Design by Johan Bertil Häggström The chair features a Bauhaus-style tubular chro...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome

Italian Channel Tufted Curved Sofa in Cut Velvet with Brass Legs, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous Italian Mid-Century Modern loveseat features a channel tufted fluted cushioned back over a curve shaped seat in brown and black cut velvet upholstery rising on tapered ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Brass

Tete-a-Tete Option Love Seat Sofa by Ransom Culler for Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
Clever functional design. One of the back rests swivels (on a wheel) to function as either a settee or a tete-a-tete. Please refer to photos for different configurations. Thayer Cogg...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery

Gerard Van Den Berg 'Corvette' Sofa in Natural Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gerard van den Berg 'Corvette' sofa in cognac leather with short tapered wood legs. In original condition with some visible wear and scratching consistent with age and use.
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1980s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Leather, Foam, Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Model 4756 Sofa or Loveseat Freshly Upholstered
Located in Hudson, NY
Model 4756 designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Striking angular curved sofa. This piece is amongst Wormley's most collectable pieces. Freshly reupholsted in a stunning high grade ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Brass

Curved Loveseat in Taupe Boucle, Italy 1970s
Located in Chicago, IL
A mid-century loveseat featuring a unique curved seat and back recently reupholstered by previous owners in a textural taupe boucle. This loveseat is lifted 2” off the ground by four...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood

French Mid-Century Style Light Blue Velvet Upholstered Loveseat
Located in New York, NY
French mid-century style loveseat with teak wood frame and light blue velvet Knoll upholstery (manner of Andre Arbus).       
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wood, Teak, Upholstery, Velvet

Milo Baughman Style Classic Gallery Mid Century Chrome Plinth Base Loveseat
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style classic gallery mid century chrome plinth base loveseat This loveseat measures: 56 wide x 33 deep x 33 high, with a seat height of 19 inches and arm height of ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Chrome

Art Deco Mid Century Bamboo Sofa Loveseat after Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Stylish and chic Art Deco mid century bamboo loveseat, sofa. Nice wide ( 7 in. ) 5 band thick arms, good clean condition, cushions currently in muslin, ready for your fabric. Design ...
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Mid-20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Upholstery, Bamboo

Carlo Scarpa for Simon Pair of 'Cornaro' Loveseats
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Carlo Scarpa for Simon, 'Cornaro' loveseats, fabric upholstery, wood, Italy, designed in 1973 The 'Cornaro' sofa by Carlo Scarpa is a perfect example of the Ultrarazionale style;...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Midcentury Bovenkamp Style Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Three-seat Bovenkamp style sofa with organic carved arm rests and legs. Fresh wine upholstery with refinished frame. Great condition.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Velvet, Wood

Mid-Century Walnut and Velvet Settee, Harvey Probber Style
Located in Miami, FL
Newly reupholstered vintage loveseat in a gorgeous light mauve velvet. The mid-century settee features a low profile arm style with a slightly inclined seating position similar to so...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Walnut, Velvet

Pair of Marco Zanuso 'Milord ' Loveseats in Mohair Velvet, 1957, Arflex Italy
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Lovely pair of restored 'Milord' loveseats by Marco Zanuso for Arflex,Italy finished in Mohair fabric with mahogany veneer side panels. Both chairs are signed with original early fa...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Mohair, Foam, Latex, Rubber, Birch, Plywood, Mahogany

Guillerme & Chambron Lounge Chair in Purple Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, lounge chair, oak and purple upholstery, France, 1940s.  This lounge chair or love chair has a Classic Guillerme & Chambron style. It is bulky but beautiful...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Fabric, Oak

Percival Lafer 'MP-97' Rosewood Three-Seat Sofa, Brazil, c. 1970
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous MP-97 three-seat sofa by Brazilian designer Percival Lafer for Lafer MP was designed in 1970, this example an early production made for Brazil. Featuring a Rosewood fra...
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1970s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Rosewood, Faux Leather

Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Settee
Located in New York, NY
1970's Sculptural settee by Adrian Pearsall. Elegant settee that has beautifully reupholstered in a luxurious soft Ivory chenille fabric.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Wrought Iron

Mid Century Modern Sofa in the Manner of Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary vintage mid-century modern sofa in the manner of Sergio Rodrigues is crafted out of teak wood in good condition and has been newly restored by our team of expert c...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Teak, Upholstery, Foam, Wood, Lacquer, Feathers

De Sede Two Seat Sofa in Brown Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
De Sede, sofa, leather, Switzerland, circa 1970. Comfortable sofa designed and made by De Sede, Switzerland, 1970. This model features a solid base with a rounded, bulky seat and a ...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

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