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Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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.

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Joseph Andre Motte Pair White Chairs with Iron Legs, France 1960
Located in New York, NY
Joseph Andre Motte pair white chairs with iron legs, France 1960 Beautiful and elegant pair of chairs. Chic and sophisticate. Trademark legs of Joseph Andre Motte. One of the premie...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Iron

Pair of 1950's Highly Detailed Asian Modern Slipper Chairs
Located in Wilton, CT
Generously proportioned and highly detailed pair of slipper chairs. Bespoke workmanship is apparent in the beautiful Asian influenced dark mahogany base as well as the subtle design ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Mohair

Model WMB Slipper Chairs by T.H. Robjohn-Gibbings, 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of slipper chairs, model WMB designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950-1959. Each in a fully restored walnut frame and newly upholstered in grey velvet by Hol...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Classic Slipper Chairs by Jens Risom in Bouclé, circa 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
A set of slipper chairs designed by Jens Risom, circa 1950s. Fully restored down to its frame, fitted with hand-cut high-density foam and spring system. Newly upholstered in off-...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Bouclé, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs on Stainless Steel Frames, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern slipper chairs on stainless steel frames, pair Offered for sale is an overscale pair of Mid-Century Modern upholstered slipper chairs with stainless steel frame...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Leather Slipper Lounge Chairs
Located in Burbank, CA
Fabulous vintage leather slipper lounge chairs in the manner of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. These chairs have an innovative design in which their ergonomic structure stands out, offeri...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Midcentury Armchairs in Solid Cherrywood with Leather Seat
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern upholstered armchair made of cherrywood. The curved backrest is supported by three legs. Padded cushion upholstered with leather.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Cherry

Pair of Bedroom Velvet Wood Legs Small Slipper Armchairs Set of 2
Located in Asparetto di Cerea, Verona
Pair of bedroom velvet wood legs small armchairs set of 2 From Italy from 1950s Reupholstered and new padding. Size: to be confirmed A video of the item Is available upon reque...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Vittorio Introini Lounge Chairs Saporiti, Italy, 1965
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Stunning pair of lounge chairs designed by Vittorio Introini and manufactured by Saporiti, Italy 1965. The chairs have a sculptural flat steel frame which is chrome plated. The chrom...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Chrome, Metal

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Leather Slipper Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant leather slipper lounge chairs, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s. They have been refinished and reupholstered in leather.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Wood, Walnut, Leather

Pair of Wood and Leather Slipper Chairs by Comte, Argentina, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and leather slipper chairs by Comte, Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1940.
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1940s Argentine Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Rattan Bucket Armchairs by Roberto Mango, Italy, 1950s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rattan wicker bucket basket armchairs or slipper chairs, black metal feet. Rare model with handle, design by Roberto Mango.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal

Paul McCobb Planner Group Model 110 Lounge Chair
Located in Round Rock, TX
A somewhat uncommon model 110 slipper/lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb. A great example of early American modern design.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Maple

Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs in Mahogany & Leather Brazil, 1970
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice sculptural set of lounge chairs designed and manufactured by Percival Lafer, Brazil 1970. Percival Lafer was one of the leading design manufacturers in Brazil who actually ...
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1970s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Mahogany, Faux Leather

Single T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Slipper Chair, Elegant Walnut Frame
Located in St. Louis, MO
Beautiful design by T. H Robsjohn-Gibbings in original finish, with older silk upholstery. Elegant splayed legs on walnut frame, original finish shows minor scuffs. Upholstery shows ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage High Back Lounge Chairs by Karpen
Located in Burbank, CA
Stunning pair of vintage high back lounge chairs designed by Karpen of California, circa 1950s. These magnificent chairs feature sculpted solid walnut legs that show smooth curves an...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Mohair, Walnut

Steve Chase Swivel Soufflé' Pouf Chair
Located in Southampton, NJ
1980s swivel Soufflé chair designed by Steve Chaise in original upholstery. ready for use. The chair has been immaculately cared for & is in excellent vintage condition..
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Cotton, Wood, Bentwood

Pair of Milo Baughman Scoop Chairs in Ivory Bouclé with Iron Legs c. 1950s
Located in Saint Louis, MO
This pair of Milo Baughman 1950s scoop chairs hit all the marks with gorgeous Mid Century Modern sculptural profiles, a very comfortable ergonomic design with wide seats, and new sof...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Iron

Pair of Tomlinson Sophisticate Ebonized Lounge Chairs by Erwin Lambeth
Located in Dallas, TX
Attractive pair of Tomlinson "Sophisticate" lounge chairs designed by Erwin Lambeth. Restored: the chairs feature solid ebonized wood frames with two straight front legs and two rais...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Michael Taylor for Baker Spoon Chairs
Located in Southampton, NJ
An early pair of Michael Taylor for Baker spoon chairs upholstered in red & tan windowpane cotton with dark green welt cord accents. We have modified the stationary seat design to in...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Cotton, Walnut, Down

Milo Baughman Scoop Chair in Super Soft Ivory Bouclé with Iron Legs c. 1950s
Located in Saint Louis, MO
This Milo Baughman 1950s Scoop chair hits all the marks with a gorgeous Mid Century Modern sculptural profile, a very comfortable ergonomic design with a wide seat, and new soft ivor...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Iron

Vintage Teak "Scissor" Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson for Dux
Located in Burbank, CA
A stunning pair of vintage lounge chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Sweden, circa 1950s. These elegant Scandinavian design chairs feature a "scissor" shaped solid teak fram...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Slipper Chairs in Bouclé by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, circa 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
Amazing set of well sought after slipper chairs designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s. Walnut base beautifully restored. Newly upholstered in natural boucl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Bouclé, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicomb Slipper Chairs
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb slipper chairs, Model WMB, with refinished solid walnut frames. These have been newly upholstered in white Turkish bouclé. These chairs e...
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1950s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Bouclé, Walnut

Pair of 'Déclive' Velvet and Blackened Steel Slipper Chairs by Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The back and seat inclination of the 'Déclive' slipper chair are designed to promote the most comfortable seating position.     
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Ward Bennett Scissor Lounge Chairs in Ash
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Ward Bennett scissor lounge chairs for Brickel Associates, circa 1970s. Originally designed in 1964 by Ward Bennett (1917-2003) for Brickel Associates. With his Scissor Chair...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Linen, Upholstery, Ash

Italian Design Scoop Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
Italian design scoop chair An Italian scoop chair with oval cutout in the back and ebonized tapered legs. Completely restored in a luxurious Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca fabric color ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Wood, Alpaca

Pair of Slipper Chairs Bouclé Fabric by Studio APA for Lenzi, Italy, 1960s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of slipper chairs armchairs by Studio APA for the editor Lenzi. Very particular brass feet. Fully new upholstery bouclé fabric. Famous design like Gio Ponti, Gianfranco Frattini...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chairs in the Manner of Erwin Lambeth
Located in Burbank, CA
A beautiful pair of vintage sculptural walnut lounge chairs in the manner of Erwin Lambeth. These incredible chairs feature a solid walnut trim that surrounds the frame of the chairs...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Vintage Walnut Wingback Slipper Lounge Chairs
Located in Burbank, CA
A beautiful pair of vintage wingback slipper lounge chairs manufactured in the United States, circa 1950s. These elegant chairs feature a sturdy solid walnut base and, newly upholste...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Walnut, Fabric

Pierre Jeanneret, Lounge Chair, Wood, Webbing, Fabric, Knoll, America, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A lounge chair / slipper chair. Designed by Pierre Jeanneret. Produced by Knoll, America, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguc...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Wood

Jens Risom Armless Settee in Walnut Cradle Frames with Linen Upholstery
Located in Dallas, TX
Georgeous Jens Risom slipper settee with a solid walnut frame. Very comfortable and restored to the highest possible standard. Matching lounge chairs available separately.     
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Linen, Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman Slipper Chairs for Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Milo Baughman slipper chairs for Thayer Coggin, original vinyl upholstery with solid turned walnut legs. (Multiple labels on underside).
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Walnut

Vintage Boucle and Walnut Horn Chair
Located in Burbank, CA
Beautiful vintage walnut horn chair manufactured in the United States. This chair has a beautiful boucle upholstery that gives comfort and warmth to the person who’s resting on it. I...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

Mid Century High Back Slipper Chairs by Monteverdi Young
Located in Burbank, CA
Beautiful mid-century high back slipper chairs designed by Maurice Bailey for Monteverdi Young in the United States, circa 1960s. These chairs have a clean design through their struc...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Wood, Ebony

Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina 'Carlotta' Lounge Chair
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, 'Carlotta' easy chair, lacquered wood and rope, Italy, 1967 'Carlotta' easy chair designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina. The chair feature...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Modern Eames LKX Lounge Chairs First Generation 1951
Located in Framingham, MA
Hard-to-find First Generation Eames LKX (Low/Wire/X-base) lounge chairs, only made one year with this configuration; 1951. Made by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Various ar...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Iron

Grosfeld House Side or Slipper Chairs Mid-Century Modern
Located in North Miami, FL
These elegant Grosfeld House Hollywood Regency side or slipper chairs have an unusual beaded wood detail, that is pierced carvings to the apron of the front of the chairs. The saber ...
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Lounge Chairs
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare pair of Edward Wormley designed lounge/slipper chairs for Dunbar. Frames are stained walnut. Signed with gold "Big D" Dunbar tags to underside.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Kofod-Larsen Megiddo Lounge Chairs in Wenge
Located in Providence, RI
Pair of rare Kofod-Larsen for Selig "Megiddo" lounge chairs, circa 1970. Wenge, with enameled brass medalions and solid brass sabots. Original fabric is in excellent condition. Pleas...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass, Copper

Mid-Century Spanish Valenti Leather Chair by Pierre Lottier, Spain, 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This stunning slipper chair is a mid-century piece in a neoclassical style that is the result of the collaboration of French design and Spanish manufacturing. With its great graphic ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

Vittorio Introini for Saporiti Lounge Chair with Frame in Chrome
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vittorio Introini for Saporiti, lounge chair, chrome, fabric, Italy, 1960s Sculptural lounge chair created by the Italian designer Vittorio Introini and manufactured by Saporiti. ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Elegant T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Slipper Chair with an Ottoman
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic French style slipper chair by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, with a large ottoman. The chair measures 28" D, 27.5" W, 31" H, 15"(seat height). The ottoman measures 2...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Julio Roberto Katinsky Sling Chairs, Brazil, 1959
By Julio Katinski
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Highly beautiful and rare pair of sling chairs designed by Julio Roberto Katinsky, locally made in Brazil 1959. In 1959, to serve a private order from a client, he designed the famou...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal

Gilbert Rohde Style Lounge Chair
Located in New York, NY
Gilbert Rohde style lounge or slipper chair with a black wood frame and brass sabots to the front feet. Mid-Century Modern.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pierre Lottier Spanish Woven Leather Chair, 1950's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950's Spanish woven leather side chair by Pierre Lottier. In good original condition with visible patina and wear consistent with age and use.
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1950s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Jens Risom Style Blue Velvet Slipper Chair
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Stunning Mid-Century Modern slipper chair vintage, 1950s in the style of Jens Risom. The overstuffed chair has been fully restored with new cushion foam, new upholstery and new black...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Yellow Velvet Splay Leg Bench/ Slipper Chair/ Pouf/ Seat
Located in New York City, NY
A beautiful modernist yellow velvet upholstered small bench with four turned wood and tapered splay legs. This organic "U" shaped pouf can be used with or without the contoured pillo...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

George Nelson 6380 'Catenary' Easy Chair in Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nelson & Associates for Herman Miller, 'Catenary' lounge chair model 6380, steel and leather, United States, 1962.   Model 6380 or the Catenary chair by George Nelson & Asso...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Swivel Chairs in the Style of Dunbar
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern upholstered Swivel chairs in the style of Dunbar. Newly restored in designer navy velvet. Price includes complimentary curb side delivery to the contine...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Midcentury Mitchell Gold Side Chairs / Slipper Chairs
Located in Bellport, NY
Two newly upholstered vintage Mitchell Gold occasional chairs in excellent condition. The fabric is a soft and luxurious light grey, from the Robert Alan collection. Ebonized wood.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Wood

Gray, Black and White Painted Wood and Leather Upholstered Child's or Doll Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
Gray, black and white painted wood and leather upholstered child's chair Probably first quarter 20th century C Property from the Estate of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler 1Hq.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Gjerløv-Knudsen and Lind All Black Moduline Settee
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen & Torben Lind for France & Søn, moduline sofa in oak and leather, by Denmark, 1962 Modern and beautiful colored modular settee that can be adjusted to two sli...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Oak

John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chair, Cane, Walnut, 1950
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A walnut lounge chair with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson collection, America, circa 1950. Oth...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chairs, Cane, Walnut, 1950
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of walnut lounge chairs with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson collection, America, circa 195...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chairs, Cane, Walnut, 1950
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of walnut lounge chairs with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson collection, America, circa 195...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chairs, Cane, Walnut, 1950
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of walnut lounge chairs with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson collection, America, circa 195...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Valet Chair With Green Faux Suede Fabric
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Italian wooden valet chair with green faux suede fabric seat, Mid-Century Modern. Newly upholstered vintage valet chair in lime green faux suede fabric. This valet chair is a classic...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Wood