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Wicker or Bamboo Patio Chairs and Ottomans Upholstered in White Canvas
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of patio chairs made out of wicker or bamboo reeds and upholstered in white canvas fabric. The chairs are in excellent condition, the seats can be upholstered in COM ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Canvas, Bamboo, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant, Mid-Century Modern, armchair features a sculptural ebonized maple frame with aubergine cotton linen blend upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Maple

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H 33 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Chrome Armchair
By George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, 1970s, chrome framed armchair features ebonized maple armrests and newly upholstered seat and back in a moss green, cotton linen blend.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

  • Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Chrome Armchair
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H 31.25 in. W 25.25 in. D 23 in.
Newly Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Armchairs, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Newly upholstered Mid-Century Modern armchairs, pair Offered for sale is a pair of newly upholstered, sleek Mid-Century Modern armchairs with sculpted wood frames and splayed tape...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Teakwood Upholstered Armchair
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern style teakwood armchair with upholstered seat and curved back. Please note of wear consistent with age including scratches and finish loss as seen on the back of t...
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Late 20th Century Armchairs

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Teak

  • Mid-Century Modern Teakwood Upholstered Armchair
  • Mid-Century Modern Teakwood Upholstered Armchair
  • Mid-Century Modern Teakwood Upholstered Armchair
  • Mid-Century Modern Teakwood Upholstered Armchair
H 26.00 in. W 21.00 in. D 18.00 in.
Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Wood Armchair Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Add a little statement like this armchair to your living room or office. The Youban armchair features long legs with a round top that supports the design of the armrest. Unique textu...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Wood Armchair Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Eluney lounge chair is made of solid wood, we use FCS certified wood, which provide not only high durability, but fair wages and safe work conditions for everyone involved. Beautiful...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Stunning Pair of Chrome and Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome pair of Mid-Century Modern armchairs in the style of Milo Baughman having heavy chrome curved arms and base, recently upholstered in a neutral chic nubby striped tan and whi...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Wood Armchair Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
When it comes to design, the goal is to give each piece spirit. Our Nolia armchair and it’s poise makes a grand entrance each and every time. Come see who else we’ve brought to life....
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Wood, Paint

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern High Back Armchairs, Newly Upholstered
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern High Back Armchairs, Newly Upholstered
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern High Back Round Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Milford, NH
A solid pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern round high back armchairs, unsigned, with removable seat cushions and fresh bold upholstery. circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Rosewood or Walnut Armchairs Sherpa, Upholstered
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of wooden slat back and seat Mid-Century Modern rosewood or walnut armchairs having been newly upholstered in a plush Sherpa fabric and fully restored so they are ready to sit i...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Minimal Solid Wood Armchair Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Boldly angled arms and legs command a strong sense of style. Supportive plush cushioning, reclined at a perfect angle will undoubtedly provide superb comfort. Oilli is sure to be the...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Wood Armchair Upholstered in Cerulean Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
High-backed beauty with long legs looking for a participant for comfortable rest. Ameli proposes different and unique lines in its structure. Made of solid wood, personalize with fab...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Pair of Mid-Century Beige Upholstered Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Mid-20th Cent cube form off-white upholstered Armchairs supported on chrome feet (designed by MILO BAUGHMAN, labeled: James Inc )
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Mid-Century Modern Style Wood Armchair with Woven Cane Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Immerse yourself in the depths of nature with woven cane, our mountain pallet colors and the honest wood finishes. Nara lounge chair welcomes you to a world of design and sustainabil...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Wood Armchair with Woven Cane Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
This retro-inspired armchair includes an exposed wood frame with angled legs and arms that are unbelievably amazing. The upholstery, is a mix of woven threads in shades of green, and...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Pair of New Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Armchairs by Lifa, West Germany, 1963
By LIFA
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Great pair of New Upholstered Mid-Century Modern armchairs by Lifa West Germany High quality German manufacturing from the 1960s We upholstered these chairs with a stunning mid...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wool, Beech

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Teal Seafoam Tweed Newly Upholstered Walnut Armchairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Architectural gems are these barrel shaped midcentury chairs with new teal/seafoam colored wool fabric. Nothing short of gorgeous. Now, more than ever, home is where the heart is.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Mid Century Caned Armchair with Upholstered Seat and Back
Located in Greenwich, CT
Vintage Caned Armchair newly ebonied and newly upholstered seat and back. Casters on two front legs.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Pair of Upholstered Armchairs by Knoll Associates
By Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage pair of comfortable armchairs designed by Knoll Associates. Chairs feature off-white tufted upholstery and sleek polished chrome legs. Both chairs come with optional arm pr...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Mid-Century Modern Italian Pair of Upholstered Chairs, 1960s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian pair of upholstered chairs with black iron legs, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Chair with Hand-Painted Pillow
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
Newly upholstered Mid-Century Modern chair in greige linen with a black and white hand-painted pillow. Newly refinished ebony stained legs. Very comfortable.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Linen, Paint

Set of Four Mid-Century Upholstered Bentwood Armchairs by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Boston, MA
Upholstered in a soft textile in vibrant red, these four armchairs are Classic modernist bentwood by Thonet. Three chairs, attributed to Joe Atkinson, sport solid seat backs and abbr...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Bentwood

Mid-Century Upholstered Bentwood Armchair with Padded Armrests by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Boston, MA
Upholstered in a soft textile in vibrant red, this Thonet armchair is Classic modernist bentwood with a punch. The rounded seat and seat back rise above tapered legs. The perky armre...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Bentwood

Pair of Italian Modern Iron Upholstered Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A sleek and very unique pair of Italian modern armchairs, the iron frame supports a wide seat, back and extra wide armrest extending to the back of the chair; newly upholstered in a ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Mid-Century Upholstered Lounge Chair
Located in Boston, MA
With its wide winglike ams, tapered back and rounded walnut legs emerging from the upholstered body, this Mid-Century lounge chair has plenty of charm.  
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Textile, Walnut

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H 29 in. W 32.5 in. D 32 in.
Friso Kramer Mid-Century Modern Green Upholstered Repose Fauteuil, 1969
By Friso Kramer, Ahrend de Cirkel
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Fauteuil, model Repose, designed by Friso Kramer in 1960. Manufactured by De Cirkel (Netherlands) the 9th of January of 1969. Enameled folded sheet metal frame with upholstered arm...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Gilt Metal Upholstered Rocking Chair, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian gilt metal rocking chair reupholstered with vintage Rubelli fabric.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Pair Italian Modern Upholstered Armchairs, Paolo Buffa, 1950's
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Hollywood, FL
Pair Italian Modern upholstered armchairs, Paolo Buffa, 1950's.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery

Steelcase Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Red Upholstered Arm Lounge Chairs A
By Steelcase
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Steelcase Mid-Century Modern tubular chrome red upholstered arm lounge chairs (A). Item features sleek tubular chrome frames, red tufted upholstery, upholstered armrests, original la...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Steelcase Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Red Upholstered Arm Lounge Chairs B
By Steelcase
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Steelcase Mid-Century Modern tubular chrome red upholstered arm lounge chairs (B). Item features sleek tubular chrome frames, red tufted upholstery, upholstered armrests, original la...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

H-214 Mid-Century Upholstered Armchair by Jindrich Halabala
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden chair with upholstered seat by esteemed Czech designer Jindrich Halabala, circa 1940. An exemplar of the H-214 design, originally produced by Czech firm UP Brno. Re-upholste...
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Vintage 1940s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Oak, Bentwood

Pair Mid-Century Modern Newly Upholstered in Hermes Orange Colored Fabric Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Just reupholstered in a gorgeous Hermes orange colored woven fabric, this pair of Mid-Century Modern arm chairs. Great condition. All dimensions are below.
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Midcentury Sycamore Upholstered Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
3 American 1960s sycamore arm chairs having a seat & back upholstered in a light yellow floral pattern with an X-stretcher base and back (PRICED EACH).
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Sycamore

21st Century Modern Armchair Bouclé, Leather Upholstered & Nero Marquina Marble
By Hommes Studio
Located in Porto, PT
21st century modern armchair bouclé, leather upholstered & nero marquina marble Alice armchair Alice armchair is a luxury armchair composed by exquisite materials. This eclectic arm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Marble

Sculptural Mahogany and Upholstered Armchair
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Sculptural mahogany and upholstered arm chair circa late 1950's. This all original example has stunning flared arms and legs and original black vinyl and brass tack upholstery. Can e...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

1980s Czech Upholstered Armchairs, a Pair
By Thonet-Mundus
Located in High Point, NC
Manufactured by TON, a pair of stylish and comfortable armchair in distinct Modernist style from Czech Republic, circa 1980. A timeless approach that still looks contemporary and fre...
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Beech

  • 1980s Czech Upholstered Armchairs, a Pair
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H 29.1 in. W 25.6 in. D 28.7 in.
Pair of Fully Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of fully upholstered armchairs. The lounge chairs have been completely restored and reupholstered in Maharam Kvadrat felted wool.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

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H 28 in. W 26 in. D 31 in.
Midcentury Modern Style Solid Wood Armchair Upholstered in Textile and Leather
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Irregular lines on the armrests add a touch of accent and character to this piece. Our Isu armchair feature high quality leather and unique textile textures and colors. Also customiz...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

ON SALE -Pair of Mid-Century Danish Upholstered Chairs
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Danish upholstered chairs. Soft and comfortable for any room. Fun atomic fabric with grey blue tones. Fabric is in excellent condiion . No fading or sunwear. Lead...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Upholstered Lucite Pedestal Armchairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A pair of Kagan Lucite pedestal armchairs upholstered in a dark chocolate velvet fabric having a great sculptural look with matching arm rests. Small Lucite foot pads attached to the...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Armchairs

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Lucite

Nanna Ditzel Trinidad Armchair – Seat Upholstered
By Nanna Ditzel, Fredericia
Located in Berkeley, CA
The precise transparency of the Nanna Ditzel Trinidad armchair – Seat upholstered almost dissolves in a play of light and shadow, yet at the same time gives the chair a strikingly bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Oak

  • Nanna Ditzel Trinidad Armchair – Seat Upholstered
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H 33.46 in. W 24.02 in. D 22.44 in.
Cecilie Manz Post Armchair – Seat Upholstered
By Cecilie Manz, Fredericia
Located in Berkeley, CA
With its upright stance and solid wood frame, the Cecilie Manz post armchair embodies the principles of simplicity that drive designer Cecilie Manz. Cleverly constructed with a minim...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Oak

  • Cecilie Manz Post Armchair – Seat Upholstered
  • Cecilie Manz Post Armchair – Seat Upholstered
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  • Cecilie Manz Post Armchair – Seat Upholstered
H 31.3 in. W 21.26 in. D 19.49 in.
Leather-Upholstered Chair & Armchair - Spain, 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Matching chair and armchair with a painted iron structure, upholstered in rich cognac-coloured leather. The armchair has black Bakelite armrests. Measurements provided below are ...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

  • Leather-Upholstered Chair & Armchair - Spain, 1950s
  • Leather-Upholstered Chair & Armchair - Spain, 1950s
  • Leather-Upholstered Chair & Armchair - Spain, 1950s
  • Leather-Upholstered Chair & Armchair - Spain, 1950s
H 31.5 in. W 22.45 in. D 24.41 in.
Pair of Blue and White Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Pair of blue and white upholstered armchairs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

1930s Navy Upholstered Armchair by Jindrich Halabala
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in High Point, NC
Mid-Century Modern upholstered armchair made in the former Czechoslovakia, circa 1930. A timeless approach that still looks contemporary and fresh. Designed by the modernist Jindrich...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Bentwood

Milo Baughman for James Incorporated Upholstered Armchair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin, James Inc.
Located in Garnerville, NY
Early Milo Baughman for James Incorporated, High Point, NC. Amazing original royal blue wool upholstery with walnut platform base and legs. Original tag on the base. The angular prof...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century English Bamboo Barrel Back Arm Chair with Upholstered Seat
By McGuire
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Take a set in this beautiful antique barrel-back bamboo chair. This chair features an upholstered seat, and woven geometric barrel back. Each of the four legs is affixed to a stretch...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Bamboo

Pair of Chrome Cubic Frame Upholstered Armchairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Pair of chrome cubic frame upholstered armchairs in the style of Milo Baughman.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Upholstered Armchairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This stylish pair of armchairs designed by legendary designer and decorator Jules Leleu Reaganism their model number (25) 059 to the inside of the rear leg. Beautiful polished walnut...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

1980'S Upholstered Swivel Chrome Armchair By, Steelcase
By Steelcase
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Steelcase Chrome Upholstered swivel chair. This Classic swivel chair by Steelcase, inspired by the great Knoll Pollock chair features, a four star chrome base sans caste...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Upholstered Armchair by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern armchair by George Nelson for Herman Miller features a maple frame with upholstered seat and back.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Maple

Paul McCobb Pair of Red Upholstered Armchairs, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Downingtown, PA
Paul McCobb pair of red upholstered armchairs, for H. Sacks & Sons, Brookline, Mass. 1950s. H. Sacks & Sons were a Brookline, MA cabinetmaking firm that produced a number of lin...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Paul McCobb Pair of Red Upholstered Armchairs, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Downingtown, PA
Paul McCobb pair of red upholstered armchairs, for H. Sacks & Sons, Brookline, Mass. 1950s. H. Sacks & Sons were a Brookline, MA cabinetmaking firm that produced a number of...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Guillerme et Chambron Mid-Century French Grand-Repos Slat Back Beige Upholstered
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century French Grand-Repos oak armchair with six fanning back slats and beige button tufted upholstery with an orange head cushion (GUILLERME ET CHAMBRON).       
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Oak

Pair of Large Armchairs Upholstered in Brown Suede
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of large armchairs upholstered in brown suede with nailhead trimming. The chairs are in excellent condition, vintage but newly upholstered. Measurements: 37” high x 32” wide ...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Suede, Wood

Gerrit Rietveld Utrecht Armchairs, Cassina, Newly Upholstered in Alpaca
By Gerrit Rietveld, Cassina
Located in London, GB
A pair of Gerrit Rietveld Utrecht armchairs, produced by Cassina, and newly upholstered in a thick, soft, luxurious alpaca. Cassina labels to the underneath. Priced and sold as a pai...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Alpaca

Pair of French Jacques Adnet Oak Upholstered Armchairs
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century (1940s) oak high back Armchairs with open spindle design sides and upholstered seat and back (Attributed to JACQUES ADNET) (PRICED AS Pair)
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Oak, Upholstery

Pair of Midcentury Italian Armchairs upholstered in Danish Wool
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid twentieth century Italian armchairs with outswept arms, the seat and back upholstered in a crimson red Danish wool, and supported on a teak wood base with tapering legs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Teak

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Midcentury Modern Upholstered Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic midcentury modern upholstered armchair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, every midcentury modern upholstered armchair was constructed with great care. Find 40 options for an antique or vintage midcentury modern upholstered armchair now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a midcentury modern upholstered armchair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right midcentury modern upholstered armchair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A.J. Iversen, Gigi Radice and James Inc. each produced at least one beautiful midcentury modern upholstered armchair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Upholstered Armchair?

Prices for a midcentury modern upholstered armchair start at $442 and top out at $8,900 with the average selling for $3,480.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.