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Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe 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.

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 American 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
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome and Cane High Back Dining Chairs, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional pair of mid-century modern high back dining chairs By Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin USA, 1970s Elegant minimalist chrome frames, with inset cane sea...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Fur Slipper Chairs, Italy Mid-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of smaller lounge chairs on iron legs. The armchairs have been re-covered with sheepskin.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal

Rare Mexican Modern Chair by Don Shoemaker
Located in Round Rock, TX
Incredibly uncommon chair designed by Don Shoemaker. This beauty was designed in 1960 and referred as silla “Tubo”. Made from cocobolo, leather and tubular steel stretchers that fit ...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Custom Billy Baldwin Style Slipper Chairs for John Rosselli
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Made by O’Henry House. Pair of custom Billy Baldwin Style slipper chairs impeccably upholstered in Osborne & little fabric. The chairs with tight backs and loose seat cushions, deep ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Wood

Pierre Paulin for Artifort, Pair of Mushroom Chairs with Footstool
Located in London, GB
Pair of original mushroom chairs with footstool, Model F560 by Pierre Paulin for Artifort. The chairs sit on a white fibre glass base which shows light scratching consistent with age...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Slipper Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of 1950s Edward Wormley for Dunbar slipper chairs. Featuring a sculptural mahogany wood frame and original upholstery.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of Slipper Chairs, High Back with Wide Round Seat, Armless
Located in Kansas City, MO
Striking pair of armless slipper chairs in the original mustard yellow vinyl. Walnut legs with brass caps. These can be used as is but we have them priced expecting the new owner may...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Stylish Satin Upholstered Chairs
Located in New York, NY
High style midcentury side, lounge, or slipper chairs in glamour’s blue satin fabric. Both are in very good, clean and ready to condition. Measures: Total H 31 x arm H 20 x seat H 1...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Satin, Wood

Pair of Vintage Modern Barcelona Style Slipper Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning midcentury design with heavy flat bar chrome bases and tufted upholstery. The "X" shaped sides and angled seats ensure maximum comfort without sacrificing style. This eleg...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Chrome

Classic Slipper Chairs by Jens Risom in Mohair, circa 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
A set of slipper chairs designed by Jens Risom, circa 1950s. Fully restored down to its frame, fitted with hand-cut high-density foam and spring system. Newly upholstered in charc...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Mohair, Walnut

Original Vintage Fumed Oak Distressed Saddle Leather Benches
Located in North York, ON
Original vintage fumed oak distressed saddle leather bench. Masterfully restored by the artisans at Carrocel in a newly upholstered distressed saddle leather. Rich black textured oak...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Slipper Chairs, circa 1960, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of slipper chairs. Made with elm. Reupholstered. Solid, sturdy and comfortable Circa 1960, France. Very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Elm

Custom Upholstered Maple Slipper Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of custom, square, low profile, deep, slipper chairs feature lacquered maple frames with upholstered seats and backs in a geometric chenille print.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Maple

Mid-Century Modern Stainless Upholstered Slipper Chairs, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern stainless upholstered slipper chairs, pair Offered for sale is a pair of Mid-Century Modern upholstered slipper chairs with a contrasting combination of a woven...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Architectural Modernist Slipper Chair
Located in Denton, TX
Architectural modernist slipper lounge chair by Craftsman's Village.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Vintage Diminutive Walnut and Leather Slipper Chairs by Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1960s American Modern Slipper / lounge chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Elegant, long tapered legs in walnut boast a dramatic flare in the back, adding a stylistic...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Mid-Century Florence Knoll "Parallel Bar" Slipper Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of lounge chairs by Florence Knoll, circa 1955. Stunning mid-century modern pair of slipper style chairs feature tufted vintage fabric, sturdy and stylish frames, and iconic vin...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Pair of Italian Iron and Plastic Deckchairs Red and Blue
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of vintage 1950's Italian deck chairs. The pair of deck chairs is made with a tubular iron frame. The peculiarity of the deckchairs is their seat totally made with plastic inter...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs with Ebony Bases up to 3 Available
Located in St. Louis, MO
Low wide Mid-Century Modern slipper chairs with refinished ebony plinth inset bases in the style of Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Need to be reupholstered as original fabric is stained.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair Modern Lounge Chairs in Solid Wood and Bouclé Wool Cushions France 1950s
Located in Almelo, NL
Pair of two lounge / slipper chairs with elegant frames in solid wood Re-upholstered Bouclé wool fabric, France, 1950s. Bouclé cushions provides seating comfort. Overall, an expressi...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Bouclé, Hardwood

John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chair, Cane, Walnut, 1950
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A walnut lounge chair with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson collection, America, circa 1950. Oth...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

Italian Design Scoop Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
Italian design scoop chair An Italian scoop chair with oval cutout in the back and ebonized tapered legs. Completely restored in a luxurious Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca fabric color ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Wood, Alpaca

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Pierre Lottier Spanish Woven Leather Chair, 1950's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950's Spanish woven leather side chair by Pierre Lottier. In good original condition with visible patina and wear consistent with age and use.
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1950s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Wood

James Dolena Slipper Chair
Located in New York, NY
Custom slipper chair by James Dolena. Dark stained wood frame and dark green velvet upholstery. Excellent condition, recently fully restored. From a private commission in Bel-Air, CA.
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Vintage Classic Armless Chairs by Jens Risom, 1950's
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of classic slipper or armless chairs by Jens Risom-original, vintage 1950's production. Walnut frames have a beautiful patina, newly reupholstered in beige velvet. These chair...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman Scoop Chair in Super Soft Ivory Bouclé with Iron Legs c. 1950s
Located in Saint Louis, MO
This Milo Baughman 1950s Scoop chair hits all the marks with a gorgeous Mid Century Modern sculptural profile, a very comfortable ergonomic design with a wide seat, and new soft ivor...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Iron

1950s Brown Wooden Easy Chair by Pierre Jeanneret 'd'
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Easy chair designed by Pierre Jeanneret, new upholstery in woolen fabric, USA, 1952. Astounding of subtle and classic easy chairs by Jeanneret featuring solid and carefully shaped...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Wool

Pair of Elegant Slipper Chairs in The Manner of Billy Haines 1940s
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant slipper chairs, tufted backs with gently curving legs, in the manner of Billy Haines, American 1940's. These chairs have beautiful scale and are very comfortable. The...
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1940s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Other

Pair of French Mid Century Brown Velvet Swivel Armchairs with Wood Legs
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Mid Century brown velvet swivel armchairs with wood legs.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of American Modern Klismos Slipper Chairs and Ottoman, Billy Haines, 1950s
Located in Hollywood, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Klismos Slipper chairs and ottoman by Billy Haines, the frames in black lacquer.
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Valet Chair With Green Faux Suede Fabric
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Italian wooden valet chair with green faux suede fabric seat, Mid-Century Modern. Newly upholstered vintage valet chair in lime green faux suede fabric. This valet chair is a classic...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Gray, Black and White Painted Wood and Leather Upholstered Child's or Doll Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
Gray, black and white painted wood and leather upholstered child's chair Probably first quarter 20th century C Property from the Estate of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler 1Hq.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Lacquered Horseshoe Back Chairs Att. to Baker Furniture, Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a pair of Mid-Century Modern lacquered horseshoe back chairs attributed to Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture. The lacquer and upholstery are recent. The upholstery is a blue...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Ebony

Pierre Paulin CM190 Low Lounge or Slipper Chair for Thonet
Located in Chicago, IL
A Pierre Paulin CM190 low lounge or slipper chair designed for Thonet. Black tubular steel structure with newly reupholstered and new cushions in cream Italian wool blend bouclé An...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Steel

1960s Swiveling Russet Velvet Slipper Chair by Milo Baughman for Thayer-Coggin
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A slipper chair on a chromed swivel base, retaining the original russet, cut velvet upholstery. Designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer-Coggin.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Danish Modern Walnut Slipper Lounge Chairs by Ib Kofod Larsen
Located in Burbank, CA
Incredible pair of Danish modern walnut slipper lounge chairs designed by architect and furniture designer Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig in Denmark, circa 1960s. These elegant ergonomic ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Lounge Chairs, Knoll Int, USA
Located in Stamford, CT
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (German-American, 1886-1969) pair of Barcelona lounge chairs, Knoll International, USA Steel, leather H 29 1/2 x W 29 1/4 x D 29 3/4 inches. Labeled. Need to...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Danish Modern Cowhide Lounge Chairs by Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Danish modern cowhide "Penguin" model lounge chairs, designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen, Danish, circa 1950s. They have been completely restored. Refinished. Reupholstered in cowhide.
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Slipper Chairs Bouclé Fabric by Studio APA for Lenzi, Italy, 1960s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of slipper chairs armchairs by Studio APA for the editor Lenzi. Very particular brass feet. Fully new upholstery bouclé fabric. Famous design like Gio Ponti, Gianfranco Frattini...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina 'Carlotta' Lounge Chair
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, 'Carlotta' easy chair, lacquered wood and rope, Italy, 1967 'Carlotta' easy chair designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina. The chair feature...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Hollywood Regency-Style Slipper Chair
Located in Wilton, CT
1950s button-back boudoir chair expertly restored and reupholstered in our Connecticut workroom. Manufactured by Kroehler in Chicago, this vintage piece is covered in our imported ve...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet

Vintage Teak "Scissor" Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson for Dux
Located in Burbank, CA
A stunning pair of vintage lounge chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Sweden, circa 1950s. These elegant Scandinavian design chairs feature a "scissor" shaped solid teak fram...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Midcentury Sculptural Chair in Walnut by Seymour James Weiner for Kodawood, 1964
Located in Framingham, MA
Striking solid walnut floating occasional chair designed by Seymour James Weiner for Kodawood, Miami circa 1964. Price is per chair - 3 available. Solid American black walnut frame...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Naugahyde, Walnut

Swedish Designer, Slipper Chairs, Stained Beech, Rattan, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of lounge chairs or slipper chairs. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s.  
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Rattan, Beech

Pair of Ebony Slipper Chairs with Brass Details
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Pair of solid ebony wood curve side chairs with leather strapping and square brass details. Additional dimensions: Width legs 26 inches Depth from back legs to front seat 30 inc...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Slipper Chairs Bouclé Fabric by Formanova, Italy, 1960s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of slipper accent chairs armchairs by the manufacture Formanova. Metal feet. New upholstery in bouclé fabric. Famous italian design like Gio Ponti, Gianfranco Frattini, Cassina,...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Grid Back Black Wrought Iron Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern wrought iron lounge chairs or slipper chairs or side chairs with grid backs and grid seats. The open grids add to a feeling of transparency and mode...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Wrought Iron

James Mont Slipper Chairs with Original Jack Lenor Larsen Fabric
Located in Chicago, IL
James Mont slipper chairs with original jack lenor larsen fabric wood sled base, Measure: seat height 20.5".
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chairs, Cane, Walnut, 1950
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of walnut lounge chairs with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson collection, America, circa 195...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

Gilbert Rohde Style Lounge Chair
Located in New York, NY
Gilbert Rohde style lounge or slipper chair with a black wood frame and brass sabots to the front feet. Mid-Century Modern.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chairs, Cane, Walnut, 1950
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of walnut lounge chairs with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions reupholstered in beige velvet. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

Pair of Rattan "Chistera" Chairs, France, 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Chistera Rattan chairs on tripod legs, the design reminiscent of Motte famous version, not sure which came first but we've never seen those before.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

W. Andersag Lounge Chair in Patinated Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
W. Andersag, lounge chair, teak, saddle leather, Italy, 1960s This chair is very dynamic due it's design and shapes. The teak frame shows beautiful lines. The frame and construction...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Kwok Hoi Chan Lounge Chairs SZ15 ‘T Spectrum, 1973
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Ultra rare and amazing pair of lounge chairs designed by Chan Kwok Hoi, manufactured by ‘t Spectrum Holland and was in the collection from 1973-1974. The exact production numbers are...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Custom 1960s Style Black Metal Chairs in Gray Alpaca by Adesso Imports
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom 1960s style slipper chairs with black metal frame, upholstered in gray alpaca by Adesso Imports.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Tito Agnoli Slipper Chairs, Italy, 1960's
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Tito Agnoli slipper chairs in original fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Foam, Wood

John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chairs, Cane, Walnut, 1950
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of walnut lounge chairs with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson collection, America, circa 195...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

Rattan Bucket Armchairs by Roberto Mango, Italy, 1950s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rattan wicker bucket basket armchairs or slipper chairs, black metal feet. Rare model with handle, design by Roberto Mango.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal