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Illum Wikkelsø Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in 1968 by the Danish Illum Wikkelsø for Ryesberg Møbler, these high backed lounge chairs feature the original leather upholstery and industrial stylings on the matte chrome...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Illum Wikkelsø Lounge Chair
  • Illum Wikkelsø Lounge Chair
  • Illum Wikkelsø Lounge Chair
  • Illum Wikkelsø Lounge Chair
H 37 in. W 35.5 in. D 40 in.
Brennan Swivel Stool Ebonized Italian Full Fiore Leather, Natural Brass Footrest
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This stool is the version made with Pieno Fiore leather. I'm continuing the tradition to name the version on the customer who worked on the modifications. Here Brennan asked for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

4 Contemporary Studio Tecnico Interna8 4 Chairs Wood Leather
Located in Sacile, IT
Chair in solid beechwood. Seat with webbing and plywood frame padded with elastic expanded polyurethane. This listing is for 4 chairs.
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of Six Danish ‘Cow Horn’ Dining Chairs in Teak and Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of six dining chairs, teak, leather, Denmark, 1960s What gives this particular model the nickname 'cow horn' is the way the combination of back, and armrest is designed with p...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Finn Juhl Grasshopper Armchair Oak, Vegetal Nature Leather
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
The grasshopper was designed by Finn Juhl in 1938 and exhibited at Niels Vodder's stand at the guild exhibition. Two chairs were displayed alongside a mobile bar cabinet, with illust...
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2010s Danish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Set of Six 'Biscia' Chairs in Black Leather by Pascal Mourgue
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pascal Mourgue for Steiner, set of six 'Biscia' dining chairs, steel, black leather, France, 1960s Set of six tubular steel 'Biscia' cantilever chairs in black leather by Pascal M...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Preben Fabricus & Jorden Kastholm Lounge Chair
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this amazing Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius lounge chair in new leather upholstery matching the original blue color. Featuring a leather wrapped frame w...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Belgian Set of Four Dining Chairs in Leather and Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Schuitema for Shaker Furniture by Schuitema en Zonen, set of six dining chairs model 1130, oak, leather, Belgium, 1970s A beautiful set of midcentury dining chairs by Belgiu...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Leather

White and Gold Speck Shagreen Leather Side Chairs by Fendi Casa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An opulent and incredibly stylish pair of Fendi side chairs, covered in high-quality white shagreen leather with flecks of gold tone. The incredible shagreen leather resembles shark ...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Baroque 18th Century Armchair with Original Brass Stamp, Sweden, Circa 1740
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Swedish Baroque 18th century armchair, circa 1740, origin: Sweden, with beautifully carved details such as shells, scrolls on ball and claw feet. Original stamp (brass):...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Baroque Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Cream Italian Leather with Gunmetal Grey Frame Armchair, Poltrona Frau
Located in Tulsa, OK
Archibald chair by Poltrona Frau The Archibald by Jean-Marie Massaud is the perfect combination of substance and form with a comfortable and enveloping design ideal for meditation a...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Arne Hovmand-Olsen Lounge Chair in Blue Leather
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this incredibly rare lounge chair by Arne Hovmand-Olsen. Newly recovered in luxurious leather. This rather petite lounge chair fits perfectly into the human...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Eight Leather Chairs by Karl-Friedrich Forster
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish Postmodern design set of eight German dining chairs by KFF (Karl Friedrich-Forster). The set consists of six side chairs and two armchairs having a 26 inch high arm. Known as...
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20th Century German Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Black Lambskin Charles X-Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
A handsome pair of Charles X-chairs newly upholstered in black lambskin leather with nailhead detail.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Leather, Wood

  • Pair of Black Lambskin Charles X-Chairs
  • Pair of Black Lambskin Charles X-Chairs
  • Pair of Black Lambskin Charles X-Chairs
  • Pair of Black Lambskin Charles X-Chairs
H 38 in. W 24 in. D 23.5 in.
Hungarian Ponyskin Upholstered Studio Craft Chair in Organic Design, 1970
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
Unique and original form design piece from Hungary, 1970s. Very organic pistil-like shape. Seat and back upholstered with ponyskin on pinewood veneered frame. Overall, this rare ch...
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Vintage 1970s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Pine

Easy Chair Designed by Erik Bertil Karlén, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced by Firma Rums Interiör, Sweden, 1950s. Oak and newly reupholstered in sheepskin with cognac leather buttons.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Postmodern Set of 4 Italian Fan Back Chairs by Pietro Costantini
Located in San Diego, CA
Set of four tall back Italian chairs by Pietro Costantini, circa 1990s in black lacquer glossy finish and handstitched black leather seat, solid and sturdy elegant chairs, stamped ma...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Shoreditch Tall Leather Bar Stools, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine Shoreditch tall leather bar stools, 20th century. Style your home or business with these stunning tall leather bar stools. The stools are the perfect mix of comfort, style,...
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20th Century European Stools

Materials

Leather

  • Shoreditch Tall Leather Bar Stools, 20th Century
  • Shoreditch Tall Leather Bar Stools, 20th Century
  • Shoreditch Tall Leather Bar Stools, 20th Century
  • Shoreditch Tall Leather Bar Stools, 20th Century
H 44.1 in. W 16.93 in. D 20.48 in.
Jenson Distressed Leather Bar Stools, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine Jenson distressed leather bar stools, 20th century. Introducing our brand new distressed leather bar stools, part of our new ‘Jenson’ range. These stools are made in the...
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20th Century European Stools

Materials

Leather

Set of 4 Chairs in Stitched Leather by Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Set of 4 chairs in stitched Leather by Jacques Adnet Leather and metal 1950s France.
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Set of 4 Chairs in Stitched Leather by Jacques Adnet
  • Set of 4 Chairs in Stitched Leather by Jacques Adnet
  • Set of 4 Chairs in Stitched Leather by Jacques Adnet
  • Set of 4 Chairs in Stitched Leather by Jacques Adnet
H 34.65 in. W 14.57 in. D 14.97 in.
Sleek Black Leather and Chrome Lounge Chair by Paul Tuttle
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A sleek black leather lounge chair by designer Paul Tuttle for Strassle of Switzerland. This chair features a heavy chrome frame with black stitched leather upholstery.
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1990s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Side chairs, leather, pine, France, 1950s These chairs are characterized by the patinated cognac leather that is adjusted to the wooden frame consisting of wooden slats with round...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Leather, Pine

  • Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
  • Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
  • Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
  • Pair of French Chairs in Cognac Leather
H 30.32 in. W 23.63 in. D 22.45 in.
Preben Fabricius Set of Two Lounge Chairs in Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Preben Fabricius for Arnold Exclusiv, pair of easy chairs, chromed steel, black leather, Denmark, 1971 A pair of lounge chairs by Preben Fabricius. The very well-formed metal fram...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 2 Leather Chairs Les Arcs
Located in lyon, FR
Set of 2 leather chairs Les Arcs. Good condition. Some traces of use due to age and wear on the seat.  
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Set of 2 Leather Chairs Les Arcs
  • Set of 2 Leather Chairs Les Arcs
  • Set of 2 Leather Chairs Les Arcs
  • Set of 2 Leather Chairs Les Arcs
H 31.11 in. W 18.12 in. D 14.57 in.
Set of Børge 'Borge' Mogensen Hunting Dining Chairs Model 3251, Denmark, 1960s
Located in London, GB
A set of four exceptional early Børge Mogensen dining chairs model no. 3251 for Fredericia Furniture, Denmark. Saddle leather on an oak frame, in original condition with super age an...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Vintage Red Leather Wingback Armchair
Located in Round Top, TX
Whether you are ready to read a good book or smoke a cigar, this chair invites one to sit back, relax and reflect. The 1920s era still lingers here, and beckons to you as well. This ...
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Early 20th Century Danish Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Vintage Red Leather Wingback Armchair
  • Vintage Red Leather Wingback Armchair
  • Vintage Red Leather Wingback Armchair
  • Vintage Red Leather Wingback Armchair
H 44 in. W 27.75 in. D 29 in.
Parallel Tall Chair
Located in Milan, IT
A superb contemporary piece of functional decor, this chair is the tall version of the Parallel Chair. The piece boasts a metal structure comprising a base with a two-element diagona...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Parallel Tall Chair
  • Parallel Tall Chair
  • Parallel Tall Chair
  • Parallel Tall Chair
H 53.15 in. W 30.32 in. D 27.56 in.
Parallel Chair
Located in Milan, IT
A stunning exercise in contemporary design, this modular chair is a striking addition to a modern home, where its deconstructed silhouette will be of strong visual impact in a living...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Parallel Chair
  • Parallel Chair
  • Parallel Chair
  • Parallel Chair
H 33.86 in. W 29.93 in. D 25.2 in.
Pair of Vintage Leather Club Chairs by Otto Schulz
Located in Round Top, TX
Striking pair of club or lounge chairs designed by Otto Schultz and produced by Boet of Goteburg, Sweden. The notable use of nail heads as decoration were one of Schultz's style stat...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Hans Wegner Black Leather and Chrome Airport Chairs, Set of 6
Located in Norwalk, CT
Hans Wegner black leather and chrome airport chairs (CH401 Kastrup Chair), set of 6 Made for Copenhagen Airport in 1958 by Danish designer Hans J. Wegner as part of the "Kastrup"-se...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

André Sornay: Important Set of Six Walnut & Leather Dining Chairs, France 1930s
Located in New York, NY
André Sornay (1902-2000) A beautifully elegant set of six minimalist, pure-lined dining chairs by André Sornay, with subtly curved and tapered backs and legs. In French walnut uphol...
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Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Arpeggio Chair
Located in Milan, IT
Evoking the harmonious succession of notes of an elegant music piece, this chair combines a balanced silhouette with fine materials, creating a modern piece that will be eye-catching...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Arpeggio Chair
  • Arpeggio Chair
  • Arpeggio Chair
  • Arpeggio Chair
H 36.62 in. W 18.9 in. D 22.05 in.
Mantis Chair in Solid Walnut with Leather Cushion Designed by Craig Bassam
Located in Ridgefield, CT
Inspired by the noble praying mantis, the signature stance and powerful limbs of this chair offers a study in contrasts. Strong and elegant, sharp and curved, thick and thin, the Man...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

19th Century Regency Period Cast Iron Rocking Chair
Located in London, GB
A Regency period cast iron rocking chair, having a rectangular back, with wrought iron scrolls to the arms and base. With red leather seat.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Jean Prouvé Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Standard Chairs, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pair of standard chairs designed by Jean Prouvé. Manufactured by Ateliers Prouve, France, circa 1950. Model 305 in wood, upholstered in red many years ago by the previous owner. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Fantastic Rococo' Chair Carved Solid Wood Tiny Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Rococo Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Lacquer

Stressless Reno Leather Armchair Incl. Stool Dark Blue Blue Relaxation Function
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a stressless reno leather armchair incl. Stool dark blue blue relaxation function. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 72 Width 82 Height 10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Norwegian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

COR ROB Leather Relaxation Armchair Black Armchair Electrical Function
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a COR ROB leather relaxation armchair black armchair electrical function. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 82 Width 70 Height 118 Seat heig...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Möller Design Tayo Leather Fabric Armchair Black Gray Incl. Glass Shelf
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Möller Design Tayo leather fabric armchair black gray incl. Glass shelf. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 87 Width 140 Height 82 Seat he...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Chair Silver or Bronze Decorative Frame Opening at Back Swivel Base
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Other Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Willi Schillig Leather Armchair White Function
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Willi Schillig leather armchair white function. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 80 Width 82 Height 77 Seat height 50 Rest height 57 Se...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Willi Schillig Leather Armchair White Function
  • Willi Schillig Leather Armchair White Function
  • Willi Schillig Leather Armchair White Function
  • Willi Schillig Leather Armchair White Function
H 30.32 in. W 32.29 in. D 31.5 in.
Willi Schillig Leather Armchair Black Function
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Willi Schillig leather armchair black function. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 83 Width 82 Height 70 Seat height 41 Rest height 49 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Willi Schillig Leather Armchair Black Function
  • Willi Schillig Leather Armchair Black Function
  • Willi Schillig Leather Armchair Black Function
  • Willi Schillig Leather Armchair Black Function
H 27.56 in. W 32.29 in. D 32.68 in.
FSM Filou Leather Armchair Beige Relaxation Function Relaxation
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a FSM Filou leather armchair beige relaxation function relaxation. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 84 Width 87 Height 107 Seat height 46 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Walter Knoll MYchair Leather Armchair Brown Dark Brown Cream
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Walter Knoll MYchair leather armchair brown dark brown cream. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 77 Width 88 Height 81 Seat height 46 Sea...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Stressless Reno Leather Armchair Incl. Stool Brown Relaxation Armchair Function
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Stressless Reno leather armchair incl. Stool brown relaxation armchair function. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 85 Width 77 Height 94 S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Norwegian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Chair Carved Solidwood Black Lacquer Finish Dakened Feet Black Caps Leather
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Special Price Display Chair Made of Solid and Tomber Plywood Lacquered Legs
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Plywood, Lacquer

Chair Frame Made Solid Timber Plywood Metal Caps on Feet Ecorative Insert Back
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

Stylish Chair Made of Solid and Tomber Plywood Lacquered legs Customizable
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Plywood, Lacquer

Chair Plywood Solidwood frame Arms Legs three different Timber Layers Metal Caps
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Stylish Chair Frame Made of Solid Timber Plywood Lacquered Finish Customizable
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood, Lacquer

Chair Plywood Solid Timber Distressed Finish Lacquered Legs Uilting on Back
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood, Lacquer

Margaret Chair
Located in Milan, IT
The linear design of this stunning chair makes it a perfect addition to a modern dining room or contemporary office. The base is fashioned of solid ash painted with a dark wengè hue ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Other

  • Margaret Chair
  • Margaret Chair
  • Margaret Chair
  • Margaret Chair
H 31.89 in. W 19.3 in. D 23.23 in.
Reclaimed Set of Commerce Chamber Chairs, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Salvaged set of 9 'Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Manufactures' green leather studded chairs. Measures: Seat height 48cm (H). Chairs are in varying condition, some needing more atte...
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20th Century European Chairs

Materials

Leather

Shard Vintage Style Leather Seating Range, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine shard vintage style leather seating range, 20th century. This fantastic tan leather armchair and two-seat sofa have been manufactured in a traditional way; they feature a t...
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20th Century European Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of MM Series chairs by Jean Nouvel for Matteo Grassi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In 1880 in the Brianza region of Italy, the Grassi family began crafting saddles, bridles, reins, and other leather equipment for horses. Following World War II, the Grassis joined t...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Berkeley Leather Vintage Style Armchair, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine Berkeley leather vintage style armchair, 20th century. A beautiful adaptation of late 19th century furniture, the new ‘Berkeley’ armchair has a strikingly grand appearance....
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20th Century European Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Silver Metal Chairs Studio Tetrark Medusa 1960s Bazzani Made in Italy
Located in Naples, IT
Four Italian chairs from the 1960s-1970s. Medusa model chairs in original steel by Tetrark design Bazzani. Fabulous furniture for interior decorators and collectors. Sittings e...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

In Stock in Los Angeles, Set of 4 Ava Beige Leather Quilted Chairs
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. (1.8) In Stock in Los Angeles Set of 4 Ava beige leather quilted chairs Harmony and lightne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Modern Gold and Black Viking Dining Chair in Brass and Synthetic Fur Cushion
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Viking” dining chair is made of polished brass and high-end synthetic fur which enhances the comfort of this piece. After smelting, a process known for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass, Brass

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European Animal Skin Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of European animal skin chairs available for sale. Find 1594 antique and vintage European animal skin chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 630 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. European animal skin chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of European animal skin chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern European animal skin chairs are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made European animal skin chairs over the years, but those made by Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn and Cassina are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are European Animal Skin Chairs?

European animal skin chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,598, while the lowest priced sells for $7 and the highest can go for as much as $147,370.

Finding the Right Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the chair you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — antique and vintage Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames. 

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office.

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today.