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Minimalist Modern Armchair in solid wood, Brazilian Design
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This Minimalist Armchair is part of the Hug collection, concept is based in the act of hugging, represented in solid wood, and a fluid form factor that flows along the design in the ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Upholstery, Laminate

Organic Solid Wood Leaf Shaped Armchair
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Organic design solid wood armchair leaf shaped.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Organic Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Organic Solid Wood Leaf Shaped Armchair
  • Organic Solid Wood Leaf Shaped Armchair
  • Organic Solid Wood Leaf Shaped Armchair
  • Organic Solid Wood Leaf Shaped Armchair
H 29.14 in. W 19.3 in. D 18.12 in.
Early 19th Century Pair of Empire / Biedermeier Solid Plum Wood Swan Armchairs
Located in Darmstadt, DE
A pair of Empire / Biedermeier plum wood from circa 1815, newly upholstered with new fabric in classicist style. The armrests, backrest and seat are upholstered. The upholstery fabri...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Empire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Scandinavian solid wood armchairs.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
  • Pair of Scandinavian Solid Wood Armchairs
H 30.71 in. W 26.38 in. D 26.38 in.
Handmade Mexican Contemporary Conacaste Solid Wood Armchair Indigenous Textiles
By Estrella Mora Zamorano
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Mexican architect Estrella Mora's collection "was born with the intention of returning the identity of Mexico's history to design, creating links between artisans and designers, so t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Rustic Armchairs

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Wood, Textile, Bentwood

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

Materials

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

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

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

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

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

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Bahamas Armchair in Natural Solid Cedar Wood Polished Wood
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair Bahamas in natural solid cedar wood, polished wood. Available in burnt cedar wood, price: 7550,00€. Optional rotative base. Wood treated with natural pine extracs wax. Solid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Cedar

Kruger Armchair in Solid Cedar Wood
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair Kruger all in solid natural cedar wood treated with natural pine extracts. Solid cedar wood include movement, cracks and changes in wood conditions, this is the essential...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Armchairs

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Cedar

  • Kruger Armchair in Solid Cedar Wood
  • Kruger Armchair in Solid Cedar Wood
  • Kruger Armchair in Solid Cedar Wood
  • Kruger Armchair in Solid Cedar Wood
H 27.56 in. W 39.38 in. D 28.75 in.
Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric and Solid Wood Frame
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
The structure of the Lui6 armchair designed by Philippe Bestenheider develops from its hexagonal form. Instead of starting by designing its contours and outer perimeter, the detailin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric and Solid Wood Frame
  • Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric and Solid Wood Frame
  • Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric and Solid Wood Frame
  • Lui 6/A Armchair with fabric and Solid Wood Frame
H 37.01 in. W 27.56 in. D 29.14 in.
Pair Mid-Century Solid Wood Sculpted Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair Mid-Century Solid Wood Sculpted Armchairs were hand-crafted from planks of old-growth sycamore, and feature a wonderfully contoured and ergonomic design! The shield shaped seatb...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Sycamore

Armchair Karl in Solid Wood and Upholstery New
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Black lacquered wood structure with natural rattan back detail and soft comfortable upholstery seat. Made to order. For sales with delivery address within European territories, VA...
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2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery, Rattan

  • Armchair Karl in Solid Wood and Upholstery New
  • Armchair Karl in Solid Wood and Upholstery New
  • Armchair Karl in Solid Wood and Upholstery New
  • Armchair Karl in Solid Wood and Upholstery New
H 32.68 in. W 26.78 in. D 26.78 in.
Pair Mid-Century Solid Wood Sculpted Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair mid-century solid wood sculpted armchairs were hand-crafted from planks of old-growth sycamore, and feature a wonderfully contoured and ergonomic design! The shield shaped seatb...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Sycamore

Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber Wood Tassel Tiebacks Backrest
By sicis
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 Armchairs

Materials

Feathers, Wood, Fabric

Amazing Armchair Frame Made Solid Wood Distressed Paint Finish
By sicis
Located in London, GB
About 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 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Wood

Armchair Solid Timber Wood Upholstered Legs Decorative Micromosaic Medallion
By sicis
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 Armchairs

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Glass, Wood, Leather, Fabric

Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Easy’s sculptural structure make this armchair light and charming. The comfortable upholstery, with parallel round shapes, seems succulent and inviting and rests suspended by the bee...
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2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

  • Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
  • Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
  • Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
  • Armchair Easy with Solid Wood and Soft Velvet, New
H 31.5 in. W 27.96 in. D 30.71 in.
Pair of 19th Century Armchairs in Solid Wood
By France"
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of 19th century armchairs In solid wood, good condition, Measures 120 x 50 x 55 cm.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of 19th Century Armchairs in Solid Wood
  • Pair of 19th Century Armchairs in Solid Wood
  • Pair of 19th Century Armchairs in Solid Wood
  • Pair of 19th Century Armchairs in Solid Wood
H 47.25 in. W 19.69 in. D 21.66 in.
Oak and Sipo Solid Wood Handcrafted Contemporary Design Armchair
By Daniel Guillotin
Located in Paris, FR
Created by French graphic artist and designer Daniel Guillotin, the "Chêne et Sipo" Altesachair is the career artist and creative director's variable design to his dark wood and plex...
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2010s French Post-Modern Armchairs

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Wood, Oak

Handmade Mexican Contemporary Conacaste Solid Wood Living-room Armchair
By Estrella Mora Zamorano
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Mexican architect Estrella Mora's collection "was born with the intention of returning the identity of Mexico's history to design, creating links between artisans and designers, so t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Natural Fiber, Wood, Bentwood

Handmade Mexican Contemporary Conacaste Solid Wood Living-Room Armchair
By Estrella Mora Zamorano
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Mexican architect Estrella Zamorano's collection "was born with the intention of returning the identity of Mexico's history to design, creating links between artisans and designers, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Bentwood, Natural Fiber, Wood

19th Century Biedermeier Armchair Solid Walnut Wood
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Biedermeier armchair from Germany, very good restorated condition, solid walnut. The feet are with brass shoes.
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Armchairs

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Walnut

  • 19th Century Biedermeier Armchair Solid Walnut Wood
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Armchair Solid Walnut Wood
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Armchair Solid Walnut Wood
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Armchair Solid Walnut Wood
H 37.41 in. W 27.96 in. D 27.96 in.
Stylish Armchair Frame made of Solid Timber and Wood Customizable
By sicis
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 Armchairs

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Wood, Leather

Armchair Frame Solid Timber & Wood Double Back cushion Lacquered Feet
By sicis
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 Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric, Feathers

Armchair Frame Solid Timber Wood Leather & Fabric Upholstered Tassel Tieback
By sicis
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 Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather, Fabric

Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Wood Upholstered Base Customizable
By sicis
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 Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather, Fabric

Beautiful Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Wood Unique Design
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 Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Wood Upholstered Base Customizable
By sicis
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 Armchairs

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Fabric, Faux Fur, Wood

Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber Wood and Steel Printed Leather
By sicis
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 Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Overseas Lounge Armchair in Solid Ash Wood In Light Blue Fabric
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
The angular lines juxtaposed with the softness of the upholstery and the covering are the stylistic signature that define the overseas lounge chair designed by Leonardo Dainelli of D...
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2010s Italian Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Wood, Ash

Beautiful Armchair Design Frame Made Solid Wood and Metal Wire customizable
By sicis
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 Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Brutus Armchair in Solid Wood with Cane Seat Designed by Craig Bassam
By BassamFellows
Located in Ridgefield, CT
The BassamFellows Brutus chair has its roots in the powerful Modernist vernacular of Perriand and Jeanneret, but is softer and visually lighter. It emphasizes certain sculptural elem...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Fantastic Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Wood Fabric Upholstered Feet
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 Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Stylish Armchair Frame Made of Solid Timber and Wood Fabric Leather
By sicis
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 Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood, Poplar

Beautiful Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Wood Down Feather Backrest
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 Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Beautiful Armchair Frame in Solid Timber and Wood Fabric Upholstered 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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Other Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather, Fabric

Fantastic Armchair Frame Made of Solid Timber and Wood Lacquered Feet
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 Other Armchairs

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Wood, Leather, Fabric

Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Wood Lacquered Finish Feet Caps
By sicis
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 Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Lacquer, Wood

Island Armchair in Natural Solid Cedar Wood on Rotative Metal Base
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair island in natural solid cedar wood, polished wood, on rotative metal base. Wood treated with natural pine extracts wax. Solid cedar wood include movement, cracks and change...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Cedar

Two Armchairs in Solid Wood, Philippe Rodenas for Galerie Canavèse, 2017
By Philippe Rodenas
Located in Paris, FR
Two armchairs in solid ash-olive tree, seat and backrest in entrelaced wood. Technical prowess and very neat manufacturing. Made entirely by hand.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Modern Organic style armchair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Modern Organic style armchair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Feast Armchair in Solid Wood and Brass by Bowen Liu
By Bowen Liu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Feast armchair is a comfortable chair. It is intended for our feast dining table, but the simplicity makes it could fit other beautiful dining tables very well. It could also be occa...
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2010s American Minimalist Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Neoclassical Armchair, Cherry Solid Wood with Carvings, France circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
Elegant french Restauration Armchair from about 1820. Cherry solid wood with carvings at the frontside of the armrests depicting vases and flower ranks. Ebonized strip at the top of...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Biedermeier Armchairs

Materials

Cherry, Fabric

Neoclassical Biedermeier Armchair, Cherry Solid Wood, South Germany, circa 1900
Located in Regensburg, DE
Beautiful and very comfortable neoclassical Biedermeier style armchair from South Germany, circa 1900. Cherry solid wood, hand polished with shellac (French Polish). Newly upholst...
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Antique Early 1900s German Biedermeier Armchairs

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Cherry, Fabric

Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Wood Antique Bronze or Silver Finish
By sicis
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 Armchairs

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Metal

Stylish Armchair Frame Made of Solid Timber and Wood Fabric Upholstered Feet
By sicis
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 Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Stylish Armchair Frame Made of Solid Timber Wood and Steel Printed Leather
By sicis
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 Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Stylish Armchair Frame Made of Solid Timber Wood and Steel Printed Leather
By sicis
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 Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Armchair Frame Made of Solid Timber and Wood Bronze or Silver 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Other Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Swivel Armchair with Frame Made of Solid Timber and Wood Different Colors
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 Other Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood, Leather

Large and Very Decorative Antique Throne Armchair, 19th Century Solid Wood
Located in Berlin, DE
Large, massive and very decorative antique throne chair. Carefully and in detail carved. At first glance, the armchair has Asian elements. The lion heads and the coat of arms, ...
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Antique 19th Century Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Ornate Hand Carved Solid Wood circa 1900 American Eagle Armchairs
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of extremely ornate hand carved American eagle armchairs. What can I say, these have to be the most decorative chairs I have ev...
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Antique Early 1900s English Late Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Armchair in Solid Wood by Albert Haberer for Hermann Fleiner, Germany, 1950s
By Albert Haberer, Hermann Fleiner
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare architectural Arts & Crafts chair, designed circa 1949 by Albert Haberer and manufactured by Hermann Fleiner in Stuttgart, Germany. The flexible backrest is made of thin spindle...
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Mid-20th Century German Arts and Crafts Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Wood Frame Armchair in Solid Walnut and Leather Designed by Craig Bassam
By BassamFellows
Located in Ridgefield, CT
The BassamFellows Wood Frame Collection has become one of the brand’s classic signatures. Adding to the collection are upholstered dining chairs and upholstered stools. The Woo...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Two Large Spanish 1930s Knights Armchairs Made of Solid Wood and Core Leather
Located in München, DE
Two large 1930s massive knight armchairs made of solid wood. Seat and back are made of thick core leather. Made in Spain in the 1930's. The previous owner bought it a long time ag...
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Vintage 1930s Spanish Rustic Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

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Solid Wood Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the solid wood armchair you’re looking for. Each solid wood armchair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and animal skin. If you’re shopping for a solid wood armchair, we have 48 options in-stock, while there are 64 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a solid wood armchair — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each solid wood armchair bearing Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. SIMONINI, BassamFellows and Jorge Elizondo each produced at least one beautiful solid wood armchair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Solid Wood Armchair?

Prices for a solid wood armchair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $552 and can go as high as $29,368, while the average can fetch as much as $2,950.

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.