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Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using 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 influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere 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
Conant Ball Mid Century Maple Windsor Armchair
Located in Germantown, MD
Conant Ball Mid Century Maple Windsor Armchair in good vintage condition. Rock solid built. Measures 27" in width, 23" in depth and 36.5" in height. Seat height is 17.5" and arm heig...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

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Maple

1950s British Metal Chair
Located in High Point, NC
A metal chair from the United Kingdom, produced circa 1950. A chair’s chair, Windsor inflected; two main stalks of bent metal with rubber tipped feet curled around a soft cushion in ...
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1950s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Steel

(4) Beech Windsor Chairs, Manner of Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
Bask in the timeless elegance of these four Beech Windsor Chairs, artfully designed in the manner of the illustrious Frits Henningsen. Crafted with precision and passion, each chair ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Beech

Set of Four Amish Handcrafted Maple Hoop Back Windsor Armchairs
Located in Germantown, MD
Set of Four Country English maple Hoop Back Windsor Armchairs handcrafted by the Amish artisans in Pennsylvania in the mid 20th century. Chairs were recently refinished and look gor...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

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Maple

Nichols & Stone Old Pine Finish Solid Maple Windsor Brace Back Arm Chairs, Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
Nichols & Stone old pine maple brace back windsor chairs, Circa 1960s. Includes seat cushions. Chairs and Cushions in great vintage condition....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Maple

Contemporary Modern Cherrywood Windsor Peacock Side Chairs
Located in Southampton, NJ
A pair of bentwood Windsor chairs by FW Lombard Company of Massachusetts featuring the unique style of Hans Wegner's midcentury Peacock chair...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Cherry, Oak

Mid-Century Hitchcock Style Painted and Decorated Rush Seat Side Chair
Located in Germantown, MD
A beautiful Mid-Century Hitchcock Style Painted and Decorated Rush Seat Side Chair. Measures 17" in width, 19" in depth and stands 34" tall with Seat height of 17.5".
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

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Rush, Maple, Paint

1970s Pair of Ercol Windsor Armchairs with new Cushions in Gold Pistoia Velvet
Located in Antwerp, BE
1970s set of Ercol Windsor Range armchairs . These vintage armchairs with round stick backs are made of dark solid elm. Both still have their label under the seat, and are dated 1...
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Late 20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Elm

Paul McCobb Spindle Back Chair, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Paul McCobb (American, 1917-1969) for Winchendon, Spindle Back Planner Group Chair (designed 1950) ca. 1950s or later, the curved backrest on five tapering spindles above a shaped se...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Wood

1950s Baumritter Maple Comb Back Windsor Armchair
Located in Germantown, MD
A midcentury Baumritter Maple Comb Back Windsor Armchair in very good vintage condition. Very sturdy. Measures 23.5" in width, 27" in depth and stand 41" Tall. Seat height is 17" and...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Brass

Peacock Chair by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen, Denmark, 1947
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Peacock chair by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen 1947 Aldo known as PP550. Early 1960's production. Branded manufacturer's mark to underside ‘Johannes Hansen Copenhagen Denmark’. Ve...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

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Papercord, Ash, Teak

Rare 1940s Walnut and Cane Brace Back Windsor Chair
Located in Germantown, MD
Rare 1940s Walnut and Cane Brace Back Windsor Chair in good vintage condition. Measures 18" in wifth, 18" in depth and stands 35.25" tall. Seat height is 17.5".
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Luigi Colli Gold Iron Vanity Chairs, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Apair of stunning Italian Mid-Century Modern chairs, look no further than these Luigi Colli vanity chairs. Made from gold gilded iron and featuring a high backrest, these chairs are ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Solid Maple Conant Ball Russel Right Sid Chairs Mint!
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern solid maple conant ball russel right side chairs mint!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Maple

Pair of Carved Burl Wood New Oatmeal Linen Upholstery Armchairs Mint!
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Carved Burl Wood New Oatmeal Linen Upholstery Armchairs MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Spanish Horseshoe Back and Cane Armchairs
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Spanish horseshoe armchairs with original bicolor cane seat Completely restored. Height to the arms : 26.37in.
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Mid-19th Century Spanish Antique Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Cane, Oak

Yugoslavian Faux Bamboo Cherry Windsor Chair, Circa 1970s
Located in Germantown, MD
Yugoslavian faux bamboo cherry windsor chair. Engraved stamp. Excellent vintage. Solid Cherry. Measures 16.5' x 16.5' x 36". Seat height is 18" ...
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Late 20th Century Macedonian Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Faux Bamboo, Cherry

Early Hans J. Wegner JH-550 Peacock Chair for Johannes Hansen, 1950's Denmark
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hans Wegner JH-550 Peacock chair for Johannes Hansen Iconic 'Peacock' Chair Model JH-550 produced by furniture maker Johannes Hansen in Denmark. Insp...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Teak, Papercord, Ash

Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig Ebonized Hoop Chair, Peacock Chair w/ Patinaed Leather
Located in Deland, FL
Early, Ib Kofod-Larsen Peacock / Hoop accent chair that features a sculpted ebonized, walnut frame, spindle back deign. The cushions are found in tastefully aged russet leather. ---...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Hans J. Wegner JH-550 Peacock Chair for Johannes Hansen, 1960 Denmark
Located in Hanover, MA
Hans J. Wegner model JH-550 Peacock chair for Johannes Hansen, designed in 1947, produced circa 1960, Denmark. Stamped by maker. Outstanding original condition with no splits or repa...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Ash, Teak

Pair of Spanish Horseshoe Back and Cane Armchairs
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Spanish horseshoe back and cane armchairs Completely restored.
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Mid-19th Century Spanish Antique Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Oak, Cane

Lounge Chair by Lucian Randolph Ercolani for Ercol
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing the iconic Lounge Chair by Lucian Randolph Ercolani for Ercol, England, originating from the vibrant 1950's. Crafted with utmost p...
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1950s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Wood

Hans J. Wegner JH-550 Peacock Chair for Johannes Hansen, 1960 Denmark
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Hans J. Wegner JH-550 Peacock chair for Johannes Hansen,1960 Denmark Hans J. Wegner JH-550 Peacock chair for Johannes Hansen Iconic 'Peacock' Chair Model JH-550 designed by architec...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Oak, Teak

Set of 6 Oiled Walnut Spindle Back Dining Chairs by George Nakashima
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of 6 Oiled Walnut Spindle Back Dining Chairs by George Nakashima
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Solid Oiled Walnut George Nakashima Slab-Arm Lounge Chair
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modernsolid oiled walnut George Nakashima slab-arm lounge chair.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Walnut

George Nakashima Walnut Barrel Back Captains Dining Chair
Located in Rockaway, NJ
George Nakashima Walnut Barrel Back Captains Dining Chair.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Asian Modern Black Lacquer Barrel Horse Shoe Back Lounge Chairs Mint!
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Asian modern black lacquer barrel horse shoe back lounge chairs mint!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

1970s Slavic Solid Cherry Low-Back Windsor Chairs, a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
A beautiful pair of 1970s Slavic Solid Cherry Low-back Windsor Chairs for the former Republic of Yugoslavia, now Macedonia. Very comfortable and in good vintage condition. Some wear...
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Mid-20th Century Macedonian Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Cherry

American Modern Windsor Chairs by Heywood Wakefield
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this pair of Heywood Wakefield Windsor chairs featuring solid wood construction, original finish with lovely...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

1970s Pair of Ercol Windsor Armchairs, New Cushions Purple Pink Pistoia Velvet
Located in Antwerp, BE
1970s set of 2 Ercol Windsor range armchairs. These vintage armchairs with round stick backs are made of dark solid elm. Both still have their label under the seat, and are dated ...
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Late 20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Elm

Pair of Japanese Mid Century Modern Akita Mokko Fan Barrel Back Lounge Chairs
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Japanese Mid Century Modern Akita Mokko fan barrel back lounge chairs.
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Birch

1960s Danish Frits Henningsen CH 18A High Back Chair in Oak by Carl Hansen & Son
Located in Knebel, DK
CH 18A high back windsor chair in oak designed by Frits Henningsen and made by Carl Hansen & Søn. The chair features very skilled craftmanship by the cabin...
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Oak

Mid Century Modern Beech Armchairs Altheim by Franz Schuster 1950s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage pair of armchairs from beech designed by Franz Schuster, model Altheim, 1950s Vienna for Wiesner-Hager. Co...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Beech

Predictor Group Lounge / Easy Chair by Paul McCobb, 1950s
Located in Kensington, MD
Paul McCobb for O’Hearn Furniture Predictor Group Arm Chair from the early 1950s. Modernist interpretation of the classic Windsor chair has a back with vertical spindles. Has its ori...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Ebony, Walnut

Set of Four Brass Dining Chairs by Alberto Gambetta for Luberto Design
By Alberto Gambetta
Located in Montreal, QC
label to underside of each example ‘Made in Italy’. Paper distributor's label to underside of each example ‘Luberto Design Incorporated 809 Third Ave New York City’.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-century Modern windsor chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern windsor chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage windsor chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with oak, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern windsor chairs made in a specific country, there are Denmark, Europe, and Scandinavia pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original windsor chairs, popular names associated with this style include Carl Hansen & Søn, and Frits Henningsen. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for windsor chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $2,377 and tops out at $2,377 while the average work can sell for $2,377.

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