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Brass Heart Chair Unique Dining Chair by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chairs from the Brass Collection are the second series of objects developed with Endless Forms, Zhoujie’s own digitalized fabrication system that generates an ever-changing family of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Brass Spider Chair Unique Dining Chair by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chairs from the Brass collection are the second series of objects developed with Endless Forms, Zhoujie’s own digitalized fabrication system that generates an ever-changing family of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Brass Spider Chair Unique Dining Chair by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chairs from the Brass Collection are the second series of objects developed with Endless Forms, Zhoujie’s own digitalized fabrication system that generates an ever-changing family of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Brass Split Chair Unique Dining Chair by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chairs from the Brass Collection are the second series of objects developed with Endless Forms, Zhoujie’s own digitalized fabrication system that generates an ever-changing family of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Brass Heart Chair Unique Dining Chair by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chairs from the Brass Collection are the second series of objects developed with Endless Forms, Zhoujie’s own digitalized fabrication system that generates an ever-changing family of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Brass Split Chair Unique Dining Chair by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chairs from the Brass collection are the second series of objects developed with Endless Forms, Zhoujie’s own digitalized fabrication system that generates an ever-changing family of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

33 Step Chair Large Polished Brass Bone Chair by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This visceral and sculptural chair is designed and made by renown artist Zhipeng Tan. Size and color is customizable upon request, lead time is 45-60 days. We ship internationally. ...
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2010s Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Brass Bow Tie Chair Unique Dining Chair by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chairs from the Brass Collection are the second series of objects developed with Endless Forms, Zhoujie’s own digitalized fabrication system that generates an ever-changing family of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

33 Step Chair Large Polished Brass Bone Chair by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This visceral and sculptural chair is designed and made by renown artist Zhipeng Tan. Size and color is customizable upon request, lead time is 45-60 days. We ship internationally. ...
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2010s Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Brass Bow Tie Chair Unique Dining Chair by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chairs from the Brass Collection are the second series of objects developed with Endless Forms, Zhoujie’s own digitalized fabrication system that generates an ever-changing family of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Modern Acapulco Curved Dining Chair Brass Frame
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Meet the Acapulco dining chair. As the perfect accent for your modern dining room, the Acapulco dining chair is upholstered in your choice of soft blush velvet with beautiful curved ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Chairs

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Brass

33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This visceral and sculptural chair is designed and made by renown artist Zhipeng Tan. Size and color is customizable upon request, lead time is 45-60 days. We ship internationally. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
H 32.68 in. W 31.5 in. D 25.6 in.
33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This visceral and sculptural chair is designed and made by renown artist Zhipeng Tan. Size and color is customizable upon request, lead time is 45-60 days. We ship internationally. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
  • 33 Step Tail Chair Polished Brass by Zhipeng Tan
H 32.68 in. W 31.5 in. D 25.6 in.
Satin Brass Fan Chair with Rectangular Backrest by Frank Chou
By Frank Chou
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The outlook of Fan chair is delicate and artful. Its elegant backrest part just like a traditional Chinese fan. The fabric edition not only presenting a high-quality sense but also e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Satin Brass Fan Chair with Oval Backrest by Frank Chou
By Frank Chou
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The outlook of Fan chair is delicate and artful. Its elegant backrest part just like a traditional Chinese fan. The fabric edition not only presenting a high-quality sense but also e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Polished Brass "33 Step" Bar Chair/Stool by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Polished Brass "33 Step" Bar Chair/Stool by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Modern Style Acapulco Dining Chair Brass Frame Merlot Velvet Upholstery
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Meet the Acapulco 2 dining chair, the newest version of the popular Acapulco dining chair. As the perfect accent for your modern dining room, the Acapulco 2 is upholstered in your ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Chairs

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Brass

Modern Style Acapulco Dining Chair Brass Frame Mauve Velvet Upholstery
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Meet the Acapulco 2 dining chair, the newest version of the popular Acapulco dining chair. As the perfect accent for your modern dining room, the Acapulco 2 is upholstered in your ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Chairs

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Brass

Modern Style Acapulco Dining Chair Brass Frame Black Velvet Upholstery
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Meet the Acapulco two dining chair, the newest version of the popular Acapulco dining chair. As the perfect accent for your modern dining room, the Acapulco 2 is upholstered in your ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Chairs

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Brass

Modern Style Acapulco Dining Chair Brass Frame Paprika Velvet Upholstery
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Meet the Acapulco 2 dining chair, the newest version of the popular Acapulco dining chair. As the perfect accent for your modern dining room, the Acapulco 2 is upholstered in your ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Chairs

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Brass

Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Lounge Chairs

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Brass

  • Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
  • Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
  • Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
  • Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
H 35.1 in. W 46.8 in. D 42.9 in.
Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Lounge Chairs

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Brass

  • Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
  • Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
  • Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
  • Lotus Lounge Chair 'Brass' by Zhipeng Tan
H 13.82 in. W 18.43 in. D 16.89 in.
Modern Style Acapulco Dining Chair Brass Frame Dark Grey Velvet Upholstery
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Meet the Acapulco 2 dining chair, the newest version of the popular Acapulco dining chair. As the perfect accent for your modern dining room, the Acapulco 2 is upholstered in your ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Chairs

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Brass

Weiman/Warren Lloyd Chinese Lounge Chairs
By Weiman/Warren Lloyd
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Weiman/Warren Lloyd Chinese lounge chairs. Good size and patina.
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Vintage 1970s American Lounge Chairs

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Brass

  • Weiman/Warren Lloyd Chinese Lounge Chairs
  • Weiman/Warren Lloyd Chinese Lounge Chairs
  • Weiman/Warren Lloyd Chinese Lounge Chairs
  • Weiman/Warren Lloyd Chinese Lounge Chairs
H 29.5 in. W 21 in. D 26 in.
Modern Curved Dining Chair in Grey leather with Brass Frame Acapulco 2
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Meet the Acapulco 2 dining chair, the newest version of the popular Acapulco dining chair. As the perfect accent for your modern dining room, the Acapulco 2 is upholstered in your ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Button Tufted Chair with Brass and Lucite Frame
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Elevate your living room, lounge, or office with this stylish beauty. Featuring a button tufted light grey velvet seat and Lucite arms and legs with shiny brass accents, the Trousdal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Accent Chair in Textured Neutral Linen w/ Brass Frame
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
A slick brass frame, a slight pitched back and tufted linen is the santorini chair. Perfect on its own or pair it up. Shown in Peppercorn Linen. Measures: 31" x 31" x 34" Seat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Tufted Accent Chair in Cream Velvet with Brass Frame
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
A slick brass frame, a slight pitched back and tufted velvet is perfect on it's own, or pair it up. Shown in cream velvet. Dimensions: 31" W x 31" D x 34" H Seat 22" D x 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Side Chairs

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Brass

  • Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass 33 Step Chair by Zhipeng Tan
H 33.47 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.72 in.
Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersectio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Side Chairs

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Brass

  • Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
  • Polished Brass "33 Step" Side Chair by Zhipeng Tan
H 33.47 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.72 in.
Mid-Century Style Tufted Lounge Chair with Brass Legs in Blush Pink Velvet
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Relax in style and unparalleled comfort in our new chaise longue. The luxurious tufting and laid back silhouette is begging for a day in, lounging with a book or a cocktail. Dimen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Style Dining Chair w/ Faux Leather Long Arm Tufting & Brass Frame
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Sleek and stylish, these beautiful dining chairs will add some class to your dining room. Now offered in a graphite faux leather skilfully tufted to add simple elegance to your dinin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Accent Dining Chair in Blush Pink Faux Leather with Curved Brass Base
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Sitting a top of a brass curved base, and continues to the back, wrapping around your back. What an elegant way to have meals and dinner parties. Dimensions: 23" W x 23" D x 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Camille Walnut Dining Chair
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Major Modernism. Featuring a sculptural wood frame finished with antiqued brass nailheads for French mid-century flair, our Camille Dining Chair is fabulously comfy, but with a slim ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

  • Camille Walnut Dining Chair
  • Camille Walnut Dining Chair
  • Camille Walnut Dining Chair
  • Camille Walnut Dining Chair
H 36 in. W 18 in. D 20 in.
Camille White Ash Dining Chair
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Major Modernism. Featuring a sculptural wood frame finished with antiqued brass nailheads for French mid-century flair, our Camille Dining Chair is fabulously comfy, but with a slim ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

  • Camille White Ash Dining Chair
  • Camille White Ash Dining Chair
  • Camille White Ash Dining Chair
  • Camille White Ash Dining Chair
H 36 in. W 18 in. D 20 in.
Chinese Sedan Chair
Located in Pasadena, CA
This sedan chair is made from bamboo and cane which was used by commoners. Does not come with poles.
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Vintage 1910s Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Brass

  • Chinese Sedan Chair
  • Chinese Sedan Chair
  • Chinese Sedan Chair
  • Chinese Sedan Chair
H 57 in. W 34 in. D 45.25 in.
Pair of Vintage Chinese Solid Hardwood Horseshoe Folding Chairs Brass Fittings
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of large decorative vintage Chinese horseshoe back folding chairs A very good looking and decorative pair of high chairs, the...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Hardwood

Chinese Rosewood Dining Table & Four Chairs All with Brass Engraved Plaques
Located in London, GB
A rare late 19th century Anglo-Japanese square dining table with four matching corner chairs that stow nicely away underneath. The base with central leg united by cross stretcher. Th...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Dining Room Sets

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Mahogany

Pair of Vintage Chinese Solid Hardwood Horseshoe Folding Chairs Brass Fittings
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this stunning pair of large decorative vintage Chinese horseshoe back folding chairs A very good looking and decorative pair of high chairs, these look to be o...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Armchairs

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Wood

White Chinese Horseshoe Folding Chair Jiao Yi
Located in Somis, CA
A white Chinese carved horseshoe back "Jiao Yi" folding chair, 20th century, with substantial brass enforcement and decorations, a continuous back to arm rail terminating in scrolled...
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20th Century Chinese Furniture

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Brass

Set of Three Elegant Chinese Early 20th Century Spindle Back Chairs
Located in Antwerp, BE
The chairs are constructed with a back top rail, which is supported by round posts that continue into the back legs. It houses seven curved round section spindles. Each stepped armre...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Brass

Polished Brass Lotus Stool/Chair in Gold or Rose Gold Color Finish
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The forms designed by Tan vary from being environmental (water drops, tree roots) to being figurative (spinal cords, pelvic structures). The Lily collection brings together the botan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Stools

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Brass

Polished Brass Lotus Stool/Chair in Gold or Rose Gold Color Finish
By Zhipeng Tan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The forms designed by Tan vary from being environmental (water drops, tree roots) to being figurative (spinal cords, pelvic structures). The Lily collection brings together the botan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Stools

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Brass

Art Deco Style Ibiza Dining Chair in Hunter Green Velvet w/ Curved Brass Frame
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
First it was the Ibiza armchair, now we have the Ibiza dining chair. Similar to the to bigger version, this chair is perfect for the dining table. Sitting atop of a brass curved base...
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2010s Chinese Art Deco Armchairs

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Brass

Modern Style Acapulco Dining Chair Brass Frame Sharkskin Velvet Upholstery
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Meet the Acapulco 2 dining chair, the newest version of the popular Acapulco Dining Chair. As the perfect accent for your modern dining room, the Acapulco 2 is upholstered in your ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Mastercraft Chinese Style Brass Chairs
By Mastercraft
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Exceptional pair of Chinese style chairs by Mastercraft. Made in brass. Metal retains original patina.
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

Chinese modern style pair of Chairs
By Century Furniture
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful black lacquered chairs styled like James Mont. Chairs have original upholstery and brass accidents.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Brass

  • Chinese modern style pair of Chairs
  • Chinese modern style pair of Chairs
  • Chinese modern style pair of Chairs
  • Chinese modern style pair of Chairs
H 29 in. W 26 in. D 21 in.
Set of 8 Italian chairs with Chinese Chipendale base in bronze
Located in St. Louis, MO
Set of 8 chairs (2 arm/6 side) with bronze bases, original pink striped upholstery. Arm chairs are 24"wide and have a 24" h arm height.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Pair of James Mont Style Chinese Black Lacquer Horseshoe Back Club Chairs 1970's
By James Mont
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Beautiful pair of Asian black lacquer club chairs with patina brass accents. Similar to James Mont Chinese horseshoe back chairs. Very good condition. Very sturdy. Great medium size...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Club Chairs

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Brass

Vintage Asian 20th Century Modern Chairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An elegant pair of vintage Asian armchairs, geometric lines and very low-slung. Have cushions custom-made with your choice of fabric for a unique set of chairs. Lovely aged brass mou...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Large Chinese Horseshoe Shaped Folding Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of large Chinese brass mounted hand carved wood horseshoe shaped folding chairs. The round toprail, continuing in a curve to the arms and terminating in the out swept ends, supp...
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Vintage 1950s Chinese Furniture

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Brass

Metamorphic Chinese Export Chair and Library Steps
Located in Essex, MA
A beautifully made chair which converts into library steps, also known as a metamorphic chair, in solid teak with a tufted leather seat. This example of Dual use furniture, after an ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Regency Armchairs

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Brass

Chinoiserie Chinese Chippendale Rattan and Caned Barrel Chairs on Casters
Located in Southampton, NJ
A pair of bent bamboo Chinese Chippendale barrel chairs on brass casters attributed to Ficks Reed. Lovely caned seats are enhanced with new cushions rich in indigo, persimmon and ant...
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1990s American Chinoiserie Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Antique Chinese Horseshoe Back Folding Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Chinese folding horseshoe back armchairs, "Jiaoyi," likely dated late Qing dynasty or earlier (1644-1912). They were constructed from a dark wood maybe Zitan, a m...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Armchairs

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Brass

FOUR Stanley Jay Friedman Chinese Tsu Chairs for Brueton
By Brueton, Stanley Jay Friedman
Located in Miami, FL
With an elegant Chinese flair, this set of FOUR chairs designed by Stanley Jay Friedman for Brueton have a hand carved mahogany frame with delicate chinoiserie compound curves, featu...
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Late 20th Century American Chinese Chippendale Armchairs

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Brass

Pair Of James Mont Style Chinoiserie Chairs
By James Mont
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of Chinoiserie style chairs in the manner of James Mont. The chairs feature heavy black lacquered frames wirh brass accents and silk upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Chinese Chippendale Armchairs

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Brass

  • Pair Of James Mont Style Chinoiserie Chairs
  • Pair Of James Mont Style Chinoiserie Chairs
  • Pair Of James Mont Style Chinoiserie Chairs
  • Pair Of James Mont Style Chinoiserie Chairs
H 30 in. W 27.25 in. D 26.5 in.

Brass Chinese Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of brass Chinese chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique brass Chinese chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using brass, metal and fabric. There are 18 antique and vintage brass Chinese chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 39 modern editions to choose from as well. Brass Chinese chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Brass Chinese chairs bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made brass Chinese chairs over the years, but those made by Modshop, Zhipeng Tan and Zhoujie Zhang are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Brass Chinese Chairs?

Brass Chinese chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,600, while the lowest priced sells for $795 and the highest can go for as much as $28,500.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

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

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

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

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

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

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