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Pair of Upholstered Velvet Club Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of upholstered midcentury style club chairs. Features include a black base with stretchers, fully extended arms and a deep comfortable seat. Upholstered in a grey cut velvet.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Upholstered Velvet Club Chairs
  • Pair of Upholstered Velvet Club Chairs
  • Pair of Upholstered Velvet Club Chairs
  • Pair of Upholstered Velvet Club Chairs
H 32.5 in. W 30 in. D 31 in.
Upholstered Club Chair with Nailheads, Customizable
Located in Greenwich, CT
The Aspetuck club chair features exposed nailheads, the "colchon" cushion inspired by early mattress styles. Customizable, built to order in our Norwalk, CT workroom. Frame is mad...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Linen, Birch, Maple

Skirted Upholstered Club Chair
By John Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
Our Madison chair features a t-cushion and loose pillow back for additional comfort. The chair is framed in maple and birch. Price does not include fabric. Fabric shown is for im...
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2010s American American Classical Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Maple

  • Skirted Upholstered Club Chair
  • Skirted Upholstered Club Chair
  • Skirted Upholstered Club Chair
  • Skirted Upholstered Club Chair
H 29 in. W 30 in. D 35 in.
Leather Upholstered Club Chair
Located in Port Chester, NY
A British style leather-upholstered armchair, the tufted scroll over back above a cushioned seat, enclosed by tufted roll arms, on turned legs with brass cappings. Inspired by a Vict...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Chesterfield Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Leather Upholstered Club Chair
  • Leather Upholstered Club Chair
  • Leather Upholstered Club Chair
  • Leather Upholstered Club Chair
H 38 in. W 38 in. D 42 in.
Traditional Upholstered Club Chair
Located in Port Chester, NY
An upholstered chair, the tufted back and loose cushion seat between traditional roll arms, on mahogany stained turned legs. The solid maple frame with 8-way hand-tied upholstery. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Georgian Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric

  • Traditional Upholstered Club Chair
  • Traditional Upholstered Club Chair
  • Traditional Upholstered Club Chair
  • Traditional Upholstered Club Chair
H 36 in. W 37 in. D 37 in.
Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-20th century upholstered club chair Measures: 28" W x 29" D x 28.5" T, seat: 19" T, Arm: 22" T.
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Mid-20th Century Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

  • Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
  • Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
  • Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
  • Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
H 28.5 in. W 28 in. D 29 in.
Donghia Upholstered Club Chairs with Wood Handles
By Donghia
Located in Miami, FL
Donghia upholstered club chairs with wood handles Offered for sale is a pair of upholstered club chairs by Donghia with a wooden handle at the top and sides that slant down to the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-20th century upholstered club chair Measures: 30.25" W x 30" D x 31" T, Seat: 18" T, Arm: 22.75" T.
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Mid-20th Century Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

  • Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
  • Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
  • Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
  • Mid-20th Century Upholstered Club Chair
H 31 in. W 30.25 in. D 30 in.
Modern Upholstered Club Chair by Preview, 1980s
By Preview
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional upholstered club or lounge chair on casters By Preview USA, circa 1980s Measures: 28.5" W x 27.5" D x 33" H. Seat height 20" Very good original vintage condition.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Modern Upholstered Club Chair by Preview, 1980s
By Preview
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional upholstered club or lounge chair on casters By Preview USA, circa 1980s Measures: 28.5" W x 27.5" D x 33" H. Seat height 20" Very good original vintage condition.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Modern Upholstered Club Chair by Preview, 1980s
By Preview
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional upholstered club or lounge chair on casters By Preview USA, circa 1980s Measures: 28.5" W x 27.5" D x 33" H. Seat height 20" Very good original vintage condition.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Upholstered Club Chair
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Edward Wormley for Dunbar single club or side chair, makes a great desk chair, upholstered in grey chenile, ebonized legs.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

  • Edward Wormley for Dunbar Upholstered Club Chair
  • Edward Wormley for Dunbar Upholstered Club Chair
  • Edward Wormley for Dunbar Upholstered Club Chair
  • Edward Wormley for Dunbar Upholstered Club Chair
H 33 in. W 25.25 in. D 25.25 in.
Art Deco Oak and Upholstered Club Chair
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome oak period Art Deco club chair. In wonderful vintage condition, circa 1930s What a wonderfully comfortable club chair. And, just look at the oak geometric design of its f...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

  • Art Deco Oak and Upholstered Club Chair
  • Art Deco Oak and Upholstered Club Chair
  • Art Deco Oak and Upholstered Club Chair
  • Art Deco Oak and Upholstered Club Chair
H 32.5 in. W 28.75 in. D 36 in.
Modern Upholstered Club Chair by Preview, 1980s
By Preview
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional upholstered club or lounge chair on casters By Preview, USA, circa 1980s Measures: 28.5" W x 27.5" D x 33" H. Seat height 20" Very good original vintage condition.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of French Art Deco Upholstered Club Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco upholstered club chairs with shaped back and maple legs and trim (PRICED AS Pair)
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Vintage 1930s French Club Chairs

Materials

Maple, Upholstery

Pair of French Art Deco Upholstered Club Chairs
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A pair of slender, deep seated Art Deco era club chairs. Geometric form back and continuous leg to leg wood trimmed arms.
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20th Century French Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Newly Upholstered Club Chairs
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautifully re-upholstered in grey wool with dark grey piping, this set of Mid-Century Modern club chairs have an Art Deco feel with the high angular arms. Very comfortable to sit in...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Wool

Pair of Chrome and Upholstered Club Chairs by Knoll
By Knoll
Located in Toledo, OH
A fantastic pair of Knoll club chairs. They feature a solid chrome frame with a removable bottom cushion and a fixed back cushion. The chairs have been reupholstered with a heavy fab...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Sassy Mid-Century Modern Steel and Upholstered Club Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Milo Baughman style longue club chair having sleek stainless steel frame with new sassy geometric upholstery. Seat cushion is attached. Measures: Seat H 16.5", arm H 20.5".
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Upholstered Club Chair in a Yellow Damask Fabric, 20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Upholstered club chair in a yellow damask fabric, 20th century.
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20th Century American Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Club Chairs with Stainless Steel Banding
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern upholstered club chairs with stainless steel banding Offered for sale is a pair of Mid-Century Modern club chairs newly upholstered in a fine-quality de...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Italian Iron and Brass Upholstered Club Chairs, C 1945
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An unusual pair of Italian iron and brass upholstered club chairs, C 1945. The iron and brass stretchers supporting a comfortable upholstered shell.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Iron

Fabulous Luxury Contemporary "Vegas" Velvet Upholstered Club Chair or Armchair
Located in Coimbra, PT
Contemporary "Vegas" velvet upholstered armchair, club chair or bar chair. This soft yet imposing Mid-Century Modern style "Vegas" Armchair it’s cosy, it’s a pleasure both for the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pierre Guariche and Andre Motte Pair Upholstered Club Chairs, France, 1950s
By Pierre Guariche
Located in New York, NY
1950s French pair of upholstered club chairs designed by Pierre Guariche and Andre Motte. Trademark black metal base. Newly refurbished and reupholstered. Very comfortable.    
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Vintage 1950s French Club Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bespoke Custom Newly Upholstered Club Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant pair of matching Mid-Century Modern bespoke club chairs, circa 1960s but completely restored and reupholstered. The fabric picked is luxurious and the color is hard to descri...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Forest Green Mohair Upholstered Club Chair with Brass Detailing by Dimoremilano
By DIMOREMILANO
Located in Milan, IT
Poltroncina 072 Small padded club chair, upholstered in green mohair fabric with oxdised brass detailing. Progetto Non Finito collection.
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2010s Italian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen for Gustav Bertelsen Newly Upholstered Club Chair
By Gustav Bertelsen
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A stylish Danish modern 1950s club chair having streamline silhouette and teak legs. Brand new style appropriate cream upholstery is neutral and chic.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Pair of Upholstered Club Chairs in a Yellow Damask Fabric, 20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Pair of upholstered club chairs in a yellow Damask fabric, 20th century.  
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20th Century American Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Upholstered Mohair Club Chairs
By Kelly Behun Studio
Located in New York, NY
Pair of asymmetrical arm "mirror image" club chairs upholstered in mohair with limed oak feet by Kelly Behun Studio. Measures: 32” W x 29.5” D x 29” H, 17.5” SH. Made to order. Lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Club Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Oak

  • Pair of Upholstered Mohair Club Chairs
  • Pair of Upholstered Mohair Club Chairs
  • Pair of Upholstered Mohair Club Chairs
  • Pair of Upholstered Mohair Club Chairs
H 29 in. W 32 in. D 29.5 in.
Erwin Lambeth Club Chair Newly Upholstered
Located in West Hartford, CT
Produced in the mid-1950s in high point, N.C. by Erwin Lambeth, this club chair has been newly upholstered in a wool flannel fabric along with a more contemporary sensuede - se pics....
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Metal

  • Erwin Lambeth Club Chair Newly Upholstered
  • Erwin Lambeth Club Chair Newly Upholstered
  • Erwin Lambeth Club Chair Newly Upholstered
  • Erwin Lambeth Club Chair Newly Upholstered
H 37.5 in. W 28.5 in. D 35 in.
Large Upholstered Linen London Club Chair
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Large upholstered linen London club chair, mandala flower style fabric on casters.
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20th Century Unknown Club Chairs

Materials

Linen

  • Large Upholstered Linen London Club Chair
  • Large Upholstered Linen London Club Chair
  • Large Upholstered Linen London Club Chair
  • Large Upholstered Linen London Club Chair
H 32.5 in. W 37 in. D 33 in.
Upholstered Club Chair Shown in Tweed Fabric with Nailhead Trim and Carved
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Colin club chair is an elegant addition to your Den or Library. All handcrafted in our shop in Brooklyn, it is upholstered with hand tied springs and synthetic hair. Special nail...
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2010s American American Classical Club Chairs

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

Vintage Baker Gentleman's Club Chairs with Ottoman, Upholstered
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Baker Gentleman's Club Chairs with Ottoman, Upholstered Offered for sale is a pair of vintage Baker gentleman's club chairs which have been recently upholstered in a patte...
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Late 20th Century American Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Upholstered Single Club Chair, England, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
19th century English upholstered single club chair has a traditional rolled arm design. The arm design is further enhanced by gathers at the front of the arm roll. Traditional eboni...
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Antique 19th Century English Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Edward Wormley Dunbar Yellow Upholstered Cube Club Chairs
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
A really great matched set of wormley cube chairs in all original upholstery. Signed Dunbar on upholstery as shown. Upholstrey shows some wear and fading, but I believe good to use ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Unique Pair Upholstered Art Deco Style Modern Club Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
These chairs are unique and in beautiful condition. They are from the 2000s era and are very clean and comfortable. They measure 28 wide x 28 deep x 32 tall.
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Early 2000s American Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Leather Club Chair, Upholstered 1960s-1970s, England-London
Located in Berlin, DE
Vintage club armchair, upholstered 1960s-1970s leather Labeled from London. Full leather covered upholstered chair, vintage 1960s-1970s. The upholstered chair, which convinces wit...
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Vintage 1960s English Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Vintage Italian Chrome Upholstered Club Arm Chairs
By Founders Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of vintage Italian upholstered club side chairs purchased with a Paul Evans game table. Designer sled base for legs. These were "Made in Italy". Recently located a reference. Wi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Stylish Danish Upholstered and Leather Club Chair, circa 1960
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Stylish Danish upholstered and leather club chair, circa 1960, with a tub back and partially padded leather armrest. Original leather with a warm patina and new baker upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

20th Century Swedish Biedermeier Upholstered Maple Club Chair
Located in New York, NY
Twentieth century Swedish Biedermeier maple-framed club chair. With the exception of its arms and four legs, the chair is fully upholstered in white fabric trimmed in black piping, a...
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20th Century Swedish Biedermeier Club Chairs

Materials

Maple, Upholstery

Pair of Classy Newly Upholstered Channel Back Club Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stunning pair of newly upholstered vintage channel back club chairs having tapered mahogany legs. Measures: seat height 16.5, seat depth 19.5.
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Vintage 1940s French Club Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Mahogany

Newly Upholstered in Boucle Club Chair Late 20th Century
Located in West Hartford, CT
Just reupholstered in a gorgeous boucle fabric is this late 20th century club chair. It is a large club chair. with an 18" seat height which makes it easy to get up from.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Bouclé, Wood

19th Century English Regency Style Upholstered Walnut Club Chair
Located in New York, NY
19th century English Regency style club chair with curlicue arms and a rounded high back with cream upholstery and a partially exposed walnut frame.
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Club Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Barrel Club Chair Attributed to Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, club chair attributed to Harvey Probber features a round, barrel shape, walnut frame with rosewood trim is newly upholstered in a raspberry tweed, cotton linen bl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood, Walnut

W&J Sloane Upholstered "Cloud" Channel Back Wide Frame Slipper Club Chairs, Pair
By W. & J. Sloane
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of W&J Sloane upholstered "Cloud" channel back wide frame slipper club lounge chairs. Listing includes unique wide frames, channel back and rear, wooden feet, great "cloud" form...
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Late 20th Century American Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

2 Vintage Mid Century Paisley Upholstered Club Arm Chairs Lounge Reading Accent
Located in Dayton, OH
Two vintage mid century arm chairs. Featuring a camelback, modern paisley fabric with walnut legs and castors.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Single Italian Walnut Upholstered Club Armchair/Accent Chair in Brown and White
Located in Atlanta, GA
A single Italian upholstered club chair with walnut wood from the early 20th century. This chair is made of an elegant walnut wood that is a warm brown color. The chair is upholstere...
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20th Century Italian Club Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Curved Arm Pair of Upholstered Vintage Linen Club Chairs, Scotland, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
This pair of 19th century Scottish upholstered club chairs possess beautifully curved horseshoe shaped arms. This shape is repeated on the curvature of the stretcher connecting the...
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Antique 19th Century Scottish Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Constantine Club Chair with Leather Upholstered Back and Seat by Mark Zeff
By Mark Zeff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Constantine club chair from Blackbarn Bronze Age collection by Mark Zeff, bronze finished frame with leather upholstery. Available with fabric upholstered back and seat. Bronze Age...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Constantine Club Chair with Fabric Upholstered Back and Seat by Mark Zeff
By Mark Zeff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Constantine club chair from Blackbarn Bronze Age collection by Mark Zeff, bronze finished frame with fabric upholstery. Bronze Age collection by Mark Zeff Bronze Age is a furniture ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Pair Selig Mid Century Modern Upholstered Barrel Back Swivel Club Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Selig
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Original vintage pair of upholstered Mid-Century Modern barrel back revolving club lounge armchairs by Selig. Chairs feature clean Modernist lines, metal swivel star bases, fully uph...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Metal

Upholstered Suede Rhea Chair
By Casey McCafferty
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The Rhea chair is shown in Jade upholstery. This is considered a sculptural upholstered club chair. Each section/tube is hand carved at a small shop in Los Angeles and then masterly ...
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2010s American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Suede

  • Upholstered Suede Rhea Chair
  • Upholstered Suede Rhea Chair
  • Upholstered Suede Rhea Chair
  • Upholstered Suede Rhea Chair
H 34 in. W 36 in. D 32 in.
Gorgeous Pair of Luxe Navy Fully Upholstered Club Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of midcentury club chairs, in the style of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1960s. Great size and proportions. This luxe pair features a fully upholstered tub design in a ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Luxurious Sleek Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Club Armchairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sophisticated pair of upholstered club chairs attributed to Milo Baughman having an Asian circular geometric pattern. The arms and legs are also seamlessly upholstered to give a sle...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Luxury "Waldorf Astoria" Contemporary Art Deco Velvet Upholstered Club Armchair
Located in Coimbra, PT
The Waldorf Astoria New York, a Manhattan grand hotel, is the place where the reigning celebrities of the mid-20th century, such as Frank Sinatra and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Lacquer

Swedish, 1930s Art Deco Single Club Armchair Newly Upholstered, Lambskin Fabric
Located in London, GB
A stylish 1930s Swedish Art Deco club armchair reupholstered in a lambskin fabric mix fabric which is very soft with a luxurious feel to it. This deep-seated armchair is well-padded ...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Beech

1930s Swedish Snug Art Deco Club Armchair Newly Upholstered in Lambskin Fabric
Located in London, GB
1930s Swedish single club armchair reupholstered in a lambskin fabric mix. The fabric is really soft and has a luxurious feel to it. This snug Art Deco armchair is well-padded and is...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Beech, Lambskin

Upholstered Alpaca and Textured Ash Rhea Chair
By Casey McCafferty
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The Rhea chair is shown in Alpaca Boucle upholstery. This is considered a sculptural upholstered club chair. Each section/tube is hand carved at a small shop in Los Angeles and then ...
Category

2010s American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Alpaca

Barrel Back Chairs Upholstered in Italian Bouche
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
A 1970s-inspired silhouette supported by a sleek, rounded bar frame, and a comfortably enveloping rounded back. "Italian Bouche" upholstered fabric.    
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Upholstered Oak Wallace Chair by Hollis & Morris
Located in Geneve, CH
Upholstered oak Wallace chair by Hollis & Morris Dimensions: 19" x 21" x H 32" Materials: Solid wood. Cold rolled steel. Fabric. Also available in natural oak, black oak, and wa...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Steel

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Upholstered Club Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal upholstered club chair for your home. An upholstered club chair — often made from fabric, wood and upholstery — can elevate any home. There are 411 variations of the antique or vintage upholstered club chair you’re looking for, while we also have 35 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect upholstered club chair — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An upholstered club chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made upholstered club chair over the years, but those crafted by Milo Baughman, Annabelle Selldorf and Vica are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Upholstered Club Chair?

Prices for an upholstered club chair start at $600 and top out at $84,000 with the average selling for $3,975.

Finding the Right Seating for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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