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Mid-Century Modern Wingback 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
Modenist Wingback Chairs in Bouclé, 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of Mid-Century Modern wingback chairs in the style of Edward Wormley, circa 1950s. Completely restored and reupholstered in Italian bouclé. Other designers from this period in...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Bouclé, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Wingback Arm Chairs, Green Velvet, Gilt Metal Legs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Italian Wingback Arm Chairs, Green Velvet, Gilt Metal Legs. Each in a nice Green Velvet upholstery on Gilt Metal Legs. Both having high tufted backs. Seat height:...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Velvet

Danish 1940s Flemming Lassen Attributed High Back Lounge Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful Flemming Lassen attributed high back lounge chair made circa 1940. This iconic lounge chair is probably one of the most perfect high backs ever designed. Perfect statement ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Italian Yellow Wingback Chair, Produced by I.S.A. Bergamo, 1950s
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Wingback chair, produced by I.S.A. Bergamo, Italy, 1950s. Re-upholstered with mohair fabric by Kvadrat - "Raf Simons" Haakon 2. Feel free to contact us for more detailed pictures.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Mohair, Wood

Pair of Holly Hunt "Emma" Small Wingback Chairs in Hunt Off-White Velvet
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Holly Hunt "Emma" small wingback chairs upholstered in Holly Hunt - Great Plains Dolce VITA off-white velvet, bronze tacks on ebonized legs with castors. Overall nice gently ...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Velvet

Monumental Grey Austrian Midcentury Wingback Armchair by Oswald Haerdtl
Located in Vienna, AT
Amazing extra large and highly comfortable Austrian Midcentury Lounge Chair designed by one of the the most important Austrian Post War Architects Oswald Haerdtl, who studied and wor...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wool, Walnut

Swivel Wing Chair in Red, 1980s
Located in Praha, CZ
Very good original condition Very sturdy construction. Two items available. Czechoslovakia, 1980s Price for one item.
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1980s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Steel

Pair Mid Century Tall Sculptural Wing Back Swivel Chairs with New Upholstery
Located in Troy, MI
Found in Italy, this pair of circa 1960s tall, wing back chairs have an unusual sculptural shape. The chairs have a black iron star-shaped base and swivel a full 360 degrees. New tau...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Upholstered Wingback Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, high, wingback, lounge chair features a minimal, wrought iron frame newly upholstered in a raspberry, cotton linen blend. Is attributed to Adrian Pearsall.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Boho Chic Bamboo Wingback Armchairs, Pair
Located in East Hampton, NY
These boho chic bamboo flared wing armchairs with graphic oval design to back. Newly reupholstered in Sunbrella fabric. Back cushion is removable if desired with Velcro straps. Very ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Bamboo

Vintage Armchair Designed by Paolo Buffa, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Italy - Made of teak wood, original upholstery - Partially restored - Good condition.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Vintage Rare Design Yellow Big Wing Chair, 1950s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of wood, fabric - Original upholstery has some signs use - Fixed frame - Comfortable - Good, original condition.
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Danish 1940s Flemming Lassen Attributed High Back Lounge Chair in Shearling
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful Flemming Lassen attributed high back lounge chair made, circa 1940. This iconic lounge chair is probably one of the most perfect high backs ever designed. Perfect statement...
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

Danish 1940's Fritz Hansen Style Wingback Lounge Chair in with Open Armrest
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very cool low swung Danish wingback lounge chair very similar to Fritz Hansen's and Alfred Christensen's design but unmarked and we are not sure of the maker nor the Designer. Great ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Elm

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Original frames newly reupholstered, original patinated brass legs.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Brass

Danish Wingback Lounge Chair 1950 Teddy Fur & Leather, Sheepskin Made in Denmark
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful Scandinavian midcentury lounge chair, new upholstery and new fabric, teddy fur cotton fabric, super soft to the touch, like sheepskin, tufted with leather buttons, super co...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Faux Fur, Wood

XXL Monumental Wingback Armchair in Walnut and Bouclé Fabric, France 1930s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large monumental midcentury wingback armchair in walnut and re-upholstered bouclé fabric, France 1930s. This monumental Xl size armchair - lounge chair would make an eye-catching add...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Walnut

Fritz Hansen 1950s Wingback Chair Model 8023 in Teak Danish Midcentury
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Fantastic Danish midcentury wingback chair model 8023 designed by Fritz Hansen and first seen in Fritz Hansen's 1951 catalog. Very elegant design with a slim silhouette and a strong ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Rare Wingback Chair, Italian, 1950
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Wingback chair, Italian, 1950 wooden legs, fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Theo Ruth 122 Lounge Chair Alpaca Wool Artifort, 1956
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and cosy lounge chair model 122 designed by Theo Ruth and manufactured by Artifort, Holland 1956. The chair has black painted cast iron legs and is newly upholstered with p...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Metal

Teak ''Papa Bear'' Chair and Ottoman by Hans J. Wegner for A.P. Stolen
Located in Montreal, QC
Teak ''Papa Bear'' chair and ottoman by Hans J. Wegner for A.P. Stolen Bearing the tag: "Furnituremakers Danish Control" Dimensions of the ottoman H 16, W 27.5, D 16 in.
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Teak

Pair of Rare Red Sky Palo Buffa Armchairs, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Interesting pair of rare wing back armchairs by Paolo Buffa circa 1959 original upholstery in vintage red sky sky fabric and wood feet good condition some little sign on the s...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

1950's Scandinavian Wingback Lounge Chair by Wilhelm Knoll Malmö Sweden
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful and extremely rare gentlemen wingback chair made in the 1950's by Wilhelm Knoll for Knoll Malmö in Sweden. This chair are in a later period (90's) reupholstered in a white ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Jacquard, Beech

1950s Midcentury Wingback Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Chic 1950s American wingback armchair with apricot velvet. Great original condition. Measure: 21.25" seat width. 21" seat depth. 18.25" arm height.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wood

Danish 1940s Midcentury Fritz Hansen Style High Back Lounge Chair Open Armrests
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Danish high back armchair from the 1940s in the style of Fritz Hansen and Alfred Christensen with open armrests in beautifully curved stained beech. Very comfortable nice sli...
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Beech

Mid-Century Modern Tall Wing Back Chairs, Pair
Located in Dallas, TX
A unique pair of monumental wing back chairs. These would be great to add some height to a room plus make a statement. These chairs have been restored including refinished legs, new ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Giuseppe Scapinelli Lounge Chair in Black Wood and Patterned Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppi Scapinelli, lounge chair, lacquered wood and fabric, 1950s, Brazil Elegant easy chairs with spoke backseat. This chair is created in a refined design. The sensuous shaped...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Modern Wingback Armchair, Italy, Circa 1950
Located in Culver City, CA
Modern wingback armchair Italy Circa 1950 Upholstered modern armchair with dynamic profile and teak frame. Measures: 33.5”W x 34.76”D x 37.5”H x 17.25”seat.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Four Luxury Restored Hand Dyed Brown Leather Chesterfield Wingback Armchairs
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this stunning suite of four fully restored hand dyed Whisky brown leather Wade Upholstery Wingback armchairs They were made by Wade Upholstery, they are ...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather

Danish Midcentury Cognac Colored High Back Lounge Chair by Sibast
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sleek and very cool Danish 1960s cognac colored high back lounge chair carrying the makers label of Sibast furniture on the bottom frame. The chairs is very much in the style of Arne...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Teak

English Wingback Armchair in Beech, 1940s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Easy chair, wood, beige floral fabric, United Kingdom, 1940s This strong, playful wingback chair is designed with a slightly tilted back in order to provide sitting comfort. The woo...
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1940s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Mom & Pop Lounge Chairs in Ivory Bouclé, c. 1960s
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Sculptural pair of Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Mom & Pop lounge chairs newly reupholstered in highly durable soft ivory white bouclé fabric circa 1960. High art design that's ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chair 1950s Teddy Fur & Leather, Sheepskin, Denmark C
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful 1950s Scandinavian midcentury lounge chair, new upholstery and new fabric, teddy fur cotton fabric, super soft to the touch, like sheepskin, tufted with leather buttons, su...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Faux Fur, Wood

1960s Thayer Coggin Wingback Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of wingback lounge chairs by Thayer Coggin. Solid walnut frame and newly upholstered. Labeled.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Lounge Chair Green Leather and Rosewood Attributed to Fredrik Kayser, Norway
Located in Bridgeport, CT
This very elegant ounge chair is unmarked but in terms of design bears many of the hallmarks of one of Norway's most iconic designers, Fredrik A. Kayser. This chair resembles Kayser'...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Danish, 1940s, Flemming Lassen Style High Back Lounge Chair in Mohair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful Flemming Lassen style high back lounge chair made, circa 1940. Perfect statement piece with its ultra-elegant shape yet very comfortable and supportive design. Frame built ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Mid-Century Modern Pair Lounge Chairs, Manner of Paolo Buffa, in New Bouclé
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of arm chairs in Italian in the style of Paolo Buffa newly reupholstered in a luxurious ivory Kavet Bouclé. These sleek and stylish arm, lounge or wingback chairs are strong an...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

1950's Pair Scandinavian Wingback Lounge Chairs by Wilhelm Knoll Malmö Sweden
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful and extremely rare set of two gentlemen wingback chairs made in the 1950's by Wilhelm Knoll for Knoll Malmö in Sweden. These chairs are in a later period (90's) reupholster...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Jacquard, Beech

Pair of Rattan High Back Armchairs by Lio Carminati and Gio Ponti
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Mid-Century Modern vintage armchairs or wingback chairs made of stained rattan by Lio Carminati and Gio Ponti. Designed in 1948 in Italy and manufactured in the '50s. This iconic ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

1950s Italian Lounge Chairs for Reupholstering
Located in Hingham, MA
Three incredibly stylish 1950s Italian armchairs very similar to Gio Ponti's designs for Hotel Bristol di Merano. Original handstitched velvet in fair condition. Tapered solid walnut...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Velvet, Walnut

Danish Modern Highback Chair 1960 Teddy Fur Boucle & Leather, Sheepskin, Denmark
By Gustav Thams
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Very rare and beautiful Scandinavian midcentury highback lounge chair, produced by Gustav Thams, new upholstery and new fabric, teddy fur boucle fabric, super soft to the touch, tuft...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Faux Fur, Wood

Dunbar Wingback Chairs Designed by Edward Wormley in a Custom Cartier Textile
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of early and important wing back chairs designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Professionally restored with new foam, new springs, down-filled seat cushions and upholstered in a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Italian Midcentury Wing Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of wing chairs attributed to Gio Ponti. Newly reupholstered structurally reinforced on walnut legs.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery

Danish Wingback Chair in Brown Checkered Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wingback chair, wood, fabric, Denmark, 1950s This archetypical wingback chair of the 1950s is both extremely comfortable and pleasing to the eyes. This easy chair with stained leg...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Adrian Pearsall Wingback Lounge Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful, sculptural tall back lounge chair by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Midcentury Adrian Pearsall Style Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Weiland
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern lounge chair features walnut sled legs, a winged back rest, and plush tufted upholstery. The sleek design sits on an angle ensuring maximum comfort in a...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Mulholland Wing Chair and Ottoman
By Sabin
Located in San Francisco, US
This small scaled, gently curving wing chair draws you in. Utterly, all-encompassingly cozy, it's also a visual treat thanks to the graceful lines of the back, the quirky arms and th...
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

Pair of Italian 1950's Wing High Back Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of sculptural Italian 1950's wing high back arm chairs; supported on elegant walnut legs the front straight and ending in brass sabot and the back sabre shaped. The strong lin...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Brass

Stunning Pair of Italian Lounge Chairs by Gio Ponti
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning pair of chairs designed by the Italian designer Gio Ponti. Completely restored and newly upholstered with silk velvet, ebonized conical wood legs. Model Bergere from the ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Stunning Cigar Brown Leather Chesterfield Wingback Armchair Chippendale Cushion
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Chesterfield Cigar brown leather wingback armchair with Thomas Chippendale style floating button cushion If you’re ...
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1940s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Nice Danish Wing Lounge Chair
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Great chair with handsome oak legs. Chair needs to be recovered. We can help if wanted.
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Karpen Wingback Chairs in Luxuriously Soft Milk Chocolate Shearling, circa 1950s
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stunning one of a kind pair of Mid-Century Modern wingback chairs by Karpen upholstered in super soft hand sewn Cocoa Milk Chocolate Shearling. The sort of chairs that become a famil...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Hide, Sheepskin, Walnut

Southwood Vintage Mahogany Upholstered Wingback Chair and Ottoman Set, C 1970s
Located in Germantown, MD
Amazingly well kept wingback chair by Southwood and Co. Original French blue velvet upholstery in very good condition and clean. No stains and extremely minimal wear. Very soft and v...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

1940s Danish Large Upholstered Organic Shape Lounge Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Incredibly comfortable, exuberant designed high back lounge chair in the style of Fritz Hansen. Made in Denmark probably in the early 1940's. Organic low-slung oversized proportions....
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Velvet Highland Wingback Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The highland wingback chair is a sculptural, wide-scale chair with a minimal metal base and down-wrapped seat cushion. The Lawson-Fenning Collection is designed and handmade in Los ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Frits Henningsen Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Henningsen was both the proprietor of a furniture-making workshop with a team of cabinetmakers in central Copenhagen as well as the designer of his own products. An active member of ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Wood

Danish Wingback Chair in Lime Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wingback chair, fabric, stained wood, Denmark, 1950s Danish wingback chair with elegant armrests in dark stained wood. The design of the frame and the tapered legs matches perfect...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Highland Wingback Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The highland wingback chair is a sculptural, wide-scale chair with a minimal metal base and down-wrapped seat cushion. The Lawson-Fenning Collection is designed and handmade in Lo...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Brass

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