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Vintage Mid Century Modern Eames DCM Dining Chairs for Herman Miller Set of 4

Vintage Mid Century Modern Eames DCM Dining Chairs for Herman Miller Set of 4

Beautiful. Iconic. Classic. Comfortable. Versatile. Durable. All adjectives to describe this fabulous set of four DCM, Dining (height) Chair Metal (base), or Potato Chip, as they are sometimes called, dining chairs. This chair was designed by the celebrated design team of husband and wife Charles and Ray Eames and first produced in 1946. However, the beginnings for this chair design began in the 1940s when the Eames were working with the government on molded plywood leg splints during WWII. It was first produced by Evans Manufacturing but early in the 1950s Herman Miller purchased Evans and began production themselves. This set is comprised of a zinc rod base with white nylon feet, indicative of the 4th generation production circa 1960s-1980s, and the classic potato chip shaped molded plywood seats and backs with walnut veneer. They are not perfect but have a wonderful warm age patina that we feel is fabulous. We like the story they tell. These are obviously an incredible choice for a mid-century modern dining table but look magnificent in any design aesthetic.

Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. They met at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and were married in 1941. They moved together to California and continued their design work they began together at Cranbrook. A commission, which they acquired from the government during WWII to produce molded plywood splints and stretchers, launched a career producing iconic mid-century modern furnishings which are still fresh and sought after today. The Eames and their association with Herman Miller were the partnership of the century. If you want to learn more about Charles and Ray please visit Eames Office, the Eames Official website.

Herman Miller started life as Star furniture Co. in Zeeland, Michigan in 1905 a producer of high-quality furniture. Becoming Michigan Star Furniture Co in 1919, and then in 1923, when long time employee Dirk Jan De Pree and his father-in-law purchased 51% of the company stock, it was renamed Herman Miller Furniture Company. And remained so until the 1960s when it became Herman Miller, Inc. Until the 1930s they produced only traditional wood furniture, but the Great Depression caused a need for change and they hired modernist Gilbert Rohde who took the company in a new successful direction. Upon Rohde’s death in 1944 he was replaced by none other than the renowned George Nelson. Working with the likes of not only Charles and Ray Eames but Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard, and Robert Propst, to name just a few, Nelson lead Herman Miller to became one of the finest names in furniture and design.

If you are looking for classic mid-century modern…you have found it. Make this set of four DCMs yours!

Price: $2,695


Pair of Scandinavian Modern Teak Side Chairs by Nordic of Ontario Canada

Pair of Scandinavian Modern Teak Side Chairs by Nordic of Ontario Canada

Danish Modern…Scandinavian Modern…Nordic design…all made a great impact on Canadian furniture designers and makers during the mid-20th century and this pair of awesome side chairs are a result of that movement. This set was produced by Nordic Furniture Company of Markdale Ontario, Canada. Their sleek minimalist lines and wonderful teak are definitely Scandinavian Modern in style. We have added the new geometric black, taupe, and gray fabric on the seats which gives them a touch of drama. They are a perfect pair for additional seating in a living room. Or pair them with a small table in your master bedroom for a private eating or contemplating spot. And they would be awesome in a small alcove at a game table too. I’ve only just begun with suggestions of where and how they could be used. Make them yours and find the perfect spot for you!

Price: $1,195


Set of 4 Chrome Cantilever Armed Chairs with Brown Faux Leather Style of Gastone Rinaldi

Set of 4 Chrome Cantilever Armed Chairs with Brown Faux Leather Style of Gastone Rinaldi

This set of four chairs is nothing short of stunning! We are completely enthralled with them here at the shop. These chrome and brown faux leather, vinyl, upholstered chairs are made in Canada in the style of Italian designer Gastone Rinaldi. Their curvaceous reverse cantilevered chrome design is not only lovely to view but is extremely comfortable. Its back hits just in the right spot to support my back. And the slight give of the cantilever is pleasing. Their design is totally intriguing. They are comprised of two continuous pieces of chrome tube. One piece forms the back leg and curves and bends around and up and together to create the arms and back. The second piece forms the reverse cantilevered front leg and seat. The two pieces of chrome tube are connected by screws at the bottom of the arms and seat and where the front and back leg touch. Then the upholstered seat back and arms are screwed in place. Their style lets them fit right in with Bauhaus, mid-century modern, modern, industrial, retro, and modern country alike. Plus, they serve the purpose of dining chairs or accent chairs making them very versatile. Just make the set yours!

Price: $3,595


Six Tripod Post Modern Black Lacquer Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini Made in Italy

Six Tripod Post Modern Black Lacquer Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini Made in Italy

Wow! I wanted these. I wanted these black lacquer Post Modern dining chairs so badly in the 1970s! Now I have a set of six to offer to you. These are made by Pietro Costantini one of the premier furniture makers in Italy. And, although not tagged as such, were most likely imported and sold by Ello Furniture. They are comprised of a black lacquered frame with a tripod base with two front legs and the back single leg which is also the back of the chair. This chair back and leg is made up of 12 slats connect by a broad band at their top, a broader one at the seat placement and a narrower one at the bottom. So simple and yet so stunning.

Costantini Pietro began almost 100 years ago in 1922. A great family passion for wood resulted in the beginning of a dream with a small workshop which grew by the beginning of the 1950s into an industry with a wide range of seating and tables destined for distributors and international importers. Their success was built on their belief in Italian quality being about accuracy and details, experience and excellence, skilled craftsmen and control. By the 1980s the brand Costantini Pietro was entrenched and considered synonymous with luxury lifestyle, sophisticated modernity, and furniture to stand the test of time by interpreting the elegant and evolved taste of an international audience. They are still in operation today.

Ello Furniture was founded in Chicago by Lothar Molton in 1956, a few years after fleeing Nazi Germany with his family. In 1968 he moved the company to Rockford, Illinois and in 2010 it closed its doors. Ello’s motto was Contemporary Furniture of Distinction combined with Function plus Spectacular Glamour.

Ello’s motto and Costantini Pietro’s belief perfectly describes these wonderful chairs! You must make them yours.

Price: $3,495


Black Lacquer Oval Drape Back Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini for Ello Set 6

Black Lacquer Oval Drape Back Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini for Ello Set 6

When I saw this gorgeous set of dining chairs my heart skipped a beat! I had to have them to offer to you. They were designed by Pietro Costantini for Ello and each chair is marked. There are four side chairs and two armed host chairs. Comprised of a black lacquered wood frame with oval backs that have an incredible drape pattern in their center. The legs are slender and give the whole look such elegance. The seats are in their original black and grey contemporary upholstery fabric which has a rather animal or snakeskin feel. If you are looking for glamour for your dining room…you have found it.

Costantini Pietro began almost 100 years ago in 1922. A great family passion for wood resulted in the beginning of a dream with a small workshop which grew by the beginning of the 1950s into an industry with a wide range of seating and tables destined for distributors and international importers. Their success was built on their belief in Italian quality being about accuracy and details, experience and excellence, skilled craftsmen and control. By the 1980s the brand Costantini Pietro was entrenched and considered synonymous with luxury lifestyle, sophisticated modernity, and furniture to stand the test of time by interpreting the elegant and evolved taste of an international audience. They are still in operation today.

Ello furniture was founded in Chicago by Lothar Molton in 1956, a few years after fleeing Nazi Germany with his family. In 1968 he moved the company to Rockford, Illinois and in 2010 it closed its doors. Ello’s motto was Contemporary Furniture of Distinction combined with Function plus Spectacular Glamour.

Ello’s motto and Costantini Pietro’s belief perfectly describes these wonderful chairs! You must make them yours.

Price: $3,495


Mid Century Scandinavian Modern Set of Six Teak Dining Chairs with Red Ultra Suede

Mid Century Scandinavian Modern Set of Six Teak Dining Chairs with Red Ultrasuede

Table for six? Great. We have you covered in style with this set of six mid-century Scandinavian modern style teak dining chairs. They are similar in style to Johannes Andersen or Benny Linden but with slight differences and not marked. We have yet been unable to determine their exact maker. Comprised of a gorgeous solid teak slender frame with slightly curved front legs as well as a curved one-piece back and back legs. They have bow-tie shaped back and front stretchers and are upholstered in an awesome lipstick red ultrasuede. Simplicity at its best. Their silhouette is stunning! If you need smaller scale dining chairs, look no further. Make this set of six yours!

Price: $1,995


Vintage Tubular Chrome and Blue Fabric Cantilever Lounge Chair with Arms, 7 Available

Vintage Tubular Chrome and Blue Fabric Cantilever Lounge Chair with Arms, 7 Available

This is maybe the most comfortable chair ever! I can definitely attest to its comfort. We have a total of seven of them plus seven of an armless version in a separate listing. You may buy one or two or however many you want. They are made in the manner of the Cesca chair which was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 or other Thonet or cantilevered style chairs of the Bauhaus era. These are oversized and more of a lounge chair than a dining chair; however, we have used them around a dining table even though they are somewhat wide. All of these are in their original classic blue hopsack upholstery which has been cleaned and is usable. And, I just read the Pantone color of the year for 2020! This very very versatile Bauhaus chair design blends with and complements so many design styles; from mid-century modern to Art Deco to Streamlined Modern and Art Moderne; and from industrial and modern to modern country to rustic and primitive; or even boho chic and traditional. You think of a style and they will go or be a fabulous juxtaposition! Make a pair or more yours!

Price: $695


Vintage Tubular Chrome and Blue Fabric Cantilever Lounge Chair Armless Slipper Style, 7 Available

Vintage Tubular Chrome and Blue Fabric Cantilever Lounge Chair Armless Slipper Style, 7 Available

Besides being visually attractive this chair is oh so comfortable! We have a total of seven of them plus seven of an armed version in a separate listing. You may buy one or two or however many you want. You could even mix and match. They are made in the manner of the Cesca chair, which was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928, along with other Thonet or cantilevered style chairs of the Bauhaus era. These are oversized and more of a lounge chair than a dining chair; however, we have used them around a lower dining table even though they are somewhat wide. All of these are in their original classic blue hopsack upholstery which has been cleaned and is usable. And, I just read, the Pantone color of the year for 2020! This very very versatile Bauhaus chair design blends with and complements so many design styles; from mid-century modern to Art Deco to Streamlined Modern and Art Moderne; and from industrial and modern to modern country to rustic and primitive; or even boho chic and traditional. You think of a style and they will go with it or be in fabulous juxtaposition to it! Make one or a pair….or more yours!

Price: $695


Mid Century Modern Pair of Black Thonet Bentwood and Vinyl Chairs

Mid Century Modern Pair of Black Thonet Bentwood and Vinyl Chairs

We adore this fabulous pair of mid-century modern dining or side chairs by Thonet. They are comprised of Thonet’s signature bent plywood legs in their original black finish and wear their original black Naugahyde or faux leather on the fully upholstered seats and back rest. They do have an age patina that in our opinion only adds to their beauty but you may wish to recover. This chair was made in two styles with a single connector for the backrest or double connectors. This pair has the single connector which I think is the most handsome. The vinyl is completed and adorned with age patinated nail heads. They are the perfect go anywhere extra seating just like that little black dress that hangs in your closet. Make them yours!

Price: $1,995


Set of 4 Spanish Style Rolling Game Chairs with Turquoise Vinyl Original Upholstery

Set of 4 Spanish Style Rolling Game Chairs with Turquoise Vinyl Original Upholstery

Whoa! These are just what the designer ordered! They are overflowing with style and presence. This set of four rolling game chairs are done in a Spanish or Mediterranean style reminiscent of Artes de Mexico. However, there are no markings. They are comprised of four dark wood finished legs on a semi-slipper chair with a carved wood detail on the top of the back. They are still sporting their original turquoise vinyl upholstery, which we love and have repaired, although most will wish to recover. We have also noticed after getting them ready and photographed, that one chair is slightly different from the other three. The “grain” of the vinyl is running horizontally not vertically, and the carved detail on the top bar is an applied carving and not carved into one piece. They are still fabulous! Obviously, these would be perfect at a game table but would also be wonderful around a small dining table for long leisurely meals as they are very comfy. I’m sure you have just the spot. So, make them yours.

Price: $1,495


Tulip Style White Fiberglass Swivel Chairs and Table by Umanoff for Contemporary Shells

Tulip Style White Fiberglass Swivel Chairs and Table by Umanoff for Contemporary Shells

This mid mod set is just the ticket for your eat-in kitchen. Or, for a smaller dining space. Maybe you will use it in a family room, great room, or living room as a game table. And, maybe you need a set in your garden room. It will be perfect! In the early part of the mid-20th century the tulip chairs and table were designed by Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll. Subsequently Burke, Inc. and others came out with their own version. This set of four chairs and table were redesigned by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells, Inc. Umanoff was a skilled designer of the period with a huge following of his own. This set of four chairs are comprised of a fiberglass armed shell seat, with Contemporary Shells’ telltale chevron or inverted V. They swivel on their cast aluminum base and are each fitted with a black faux leather padded seat cushion for added comfort and style. They go perfectly with the white laminate topped round tulip table with which they were designed to be paired.

Arthur Umanoff (1923-1985), a Pratt and American School of Design graduate, was a fabulous and prolific mid-century modern and modern designer during the mid-late 20th century. He began his career in 1952 at The Elton Company. His designs include a wide range of décor items as well as furniture which focused for a time on fun bars and barstools and a variety of patio pieces in wrought iron and wood and laminates. Some of the companies he designed for include Shaver Howard, Washington Woodcraft, Howard Miller, Contemporary Shells, and Arleigh to name just a few. His designs are widely sought after today.

This mid-century modern table and chair set is spectacular! You need to make it yours.

Price: $3,495


MCM Grand Haven Chairs in Gold Velvet by Jack Van Der Molen for Jamestown Lounge

MCM Grand Haven Chairs in Gold Velvet by Jack Van Der Molen for Jamestown Lounge

I ran to grab the tag from these chairs at a tag sale so we could have them to offer to you! We have identified these chairs from a vintage ad for them, and because there were tags on another pair of chairs in the home by Jamestown Lounge. The ad denotes these as “the famous Grand Haven chair, winner of the coveted House Beautiful Classic Award given for exceptional value in design, construction and comfort.” That says it all. They are at the same time modern and classic and I love the sabots on the tips of their legs. Like a little bit of “jewelry”. These are the perfect extra seating in a living room. Or use them in an entry or bedroom. They could also be fabulous host and hostess chairs at your dining room table.

Jack van der Molen is an award-winning gifted American designer of the mid-20th century. He was born in 1922 and is a man of many accomplishment and talents. He was awarded five Battle Stars for his actions during WWII, is a fabulous golfer winning many tournaments, and an excellent watercolorist with work in private and commercial collections. He was educated at Kendall School Design in Grand Rapids. His furniture design work successfully combines organic details with clean lines. He designed several lines of furniture for Jamestown Lounge Co. including “Americana Casual”. He even won the coveted House Beautiful Magazine “Best Chair of the Year” award for his “Grand Haven” chair for Jamestown in 1959. In addition, he collaborated with Dupont initiating use of polyester fiber in upholstered furniture. His 61 years designing for top manufacturers is celebrated by how desirable and sought after his designs are today.

Jamestown Lounge Company of Jamestown, New York was founded in 1888 by four partners. They first manufactured, obviously from their name, only lounges. These were long armless, backless, upholstered pieces with a hard roll at one end…what my mother always called a “fainting couch”. They soon added other box couches and convertible sofa beds leading into full manufacturing of all kinds of case and upholstered goods. They are famous for their Feudal Oak line introduced in the 1930s which was produced for decades. In the 1950s designer Jack van der Molen helped keep them in the public’s eye and homes with his “Americana Casual” line plus others. They were sold in 1978, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1982, and closed in 1983.

Price: $2,995


4 Tulip Style White Fiberglass Swivel Armchairs by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells

4 Tulip Style White Fiberglass Swivel Armchairs by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells

These fabulous chairs are just what you need around your mid mod kitchen table! Or maybe for around a game table in your family room, great room, or sunroom. I can see them there. Can’t you? Although done in the style of Eero Saarinen’s tulip chairs which were produced by Knoll, this set of four were redesigned by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells, Inc. Umanoff was a skilled designer of the period with a huge following of his own. These chairs are comprised of a fiberglass armed shell seat, with Contemporary Shells’ telltale chevron or inverted V, that swivels on its cast aluminum base. They are each fitted with a bold cobalt or royal blue padded seat cushion for added comfort and pizzazz.

Arthur Umanoff (1923-1985), a Pratt and American School of Design graduate, was a fabulous and prolific mid-century modern and modern designer during the mid-late 20th century. He began his career in 1952 at The Elton Company. His designs include a wide range of décor items as well as furniture which focused for a time on fun bars and barstools and a variety of patio pieces in wrought iron and wood and laminates. Some of the companies he designed for include Shaver Howard, Washington Woodcraft, Howard Miller, Contemporary Shells, and Arleigh to name just a few. His designs are widely sought after today.

Price: $2,995


Set 4 Mid Century Modern Planner Group Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb for Winchendon

Set 4 Mid Century Modern Planner Group Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb for Winchendon

I got so excited when first seeing these gorgeous mid-century modern dining chairs! I recognized them immediately as part of the Planner Group for Winchendon designed by internationally known and revered designer Paul McCobb. They are comprised of a maple frame with the original walnut finish and the foam seats are covered in the most electric bright and beautiful blue vinyl I have ever seen! And, it’s original! But the best dynamic feature of these Planner Group chairs is what is called their wing back. It is simply stunning. Not to mention their long and tapered legs. The Planner Group in its time was considered one of America’s foremost coordinated groups of contemporary furniture. It obtained widespread acclaim and honors. It was praised by designers and architects for its simplicity, scale, refined lines and its variety. It still is today.

Paul McCobb (1917-1969), is a 20th Century design genius. He wanted to be an artist from childhood and studied drawing and painting for a time but left his studies to enlist in the Army in 1942. Only serving a short time and was medically discharged in 1943. McCobb’s design genius was first noticed while working as a design and decorating consultant for Martin Feinman’s Modernage Furniture in New York City in 1948. While there he met B.G. Mesberg who later became his business partner in the Planner and Directional furniture lines. He won many awards and is represented in museums around the world. His other well-known furniture lines are Predictor, Calvin Group, Directional, Irwin Group, and Connoisseur Collection. Paul McCobb’s trend-making designs were an influence in all facets of the home furnishing field during the mid-century modern era. They proved to be classics and are widely sought after by collectors today.

This set of four Planner Group dining chairs would look marvelous by themselves but combined with an incredible pair of host and hostess chairs they will be outstanding. No matter how you intend to use them…you need to make them yours!

Price: $3,895


Drexel Declaration Walnut Dining Chairs by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall Set 6

Drexel Declaration Walnut Dining Chairs by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall Set 6

I know I say this quite often, but we are totally in love with these Drexel Declaration dining chairs here at our shop! They were designed in the 1950s by design duo Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall. The Declaration line was one of the most renowned and popular lines for Drexel during the mid-20th century and its classic shapes and quality construction has made it highly desirable again today. The chairs are comprised of a svelte simple shape of gorgeous walnut with a diamond rosewood detail inlay; and, although these chairs are deemed mid-century modern and made during that time frame, I have always felt the subtle curve and draped effect of the back support has a rather Art Deco flair. We have covered the seats in a simple neutral natural canvas that can be used or easily changed.

Kipp Stewart, a celebrated American designer, born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania did not lead a charmed childhood. Sent to California to live with distant relatives at a young age, you could call him a self-made man. His furniture designing fate was sealed at 15 when hitchhiking to school he passed a storefront shop and studio on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles with pencil industrial drawings in the windows and fell in love with them. Kipp worked hard, turning down a track and field scholarship at USC and instead enrolled at Chouinard Art Institute in the late 1940s. Again, he worked very hard days and nights becoming a renowned artist, architect, and award-winning designer. He currently resides in Carmel, California and is still painting.

Alexander Stewart Orton MacDougall was born in the late 1920s in Pasadena and grew up in a Green and Green house which he credits for his fascination and love of design. Judged early with a learning disability which he obviously overcame, Stewart attended Chouinard Art Institute after a short time in the Navy. He then went to work for Victor Gruen and Associates where he met his mentor Rudolf Baumfeld who had studied under Le Corbusier. With this association, his design and artistry paths were sealed. Striving always for simple lines without fussiness. It is clearly apparent throughout his work whether in furniture, boats, golf clubs, or sculpture. He currently splits his time between Montecito, California and Nantucket with his wife of many many years and lifetime muse, still working on projects each day.

Drexel Furniture Company was founded in 1903 in Drexel, North Carolina by six businessmen for a total investment of $14,000.00. Sam Huffman, one of the initial founders, managed the enterprise until his death in 1935 when his son, Robert O. Huffman took the helm. By 1950 under the younger Huffman’s leadership Drexel had grown from a small factory to a leader in furniture manufacturing. They acquired other furniture companies along the way and by the late 1950s employed 2300 workers. The 1960s had them adding industrial and hospitality furniture to their lines. In 1968 they were purchased, and Drexel Enterprises became Drexel Heritage Furnishings, Inc. They continued to add to their styles and lines and were sold again and then in 1986 became part of Masco Corporation one of the country’s largest furniture manufacturers. They are now based in High Point, NC and operate ten factories in North Carolina and one in South Carolina and are one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the world.

This is an iconic piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture design and should be yours.

Price: $3,495


Set of Four Antique Victorian Hairpin Back Dining Chairs

Set of Four Antique Victorian Hairpin Back Dining Chairs

This set of four walnut hairpin back antique Victorian dining chairs need a little love but they sure have great lines and good bones. The design of the chair is so simple yet exceptionally attractive with their waisted hairpin or balloon backs, spindled center splat, and turned front legs. The smooth finish and warmth of the wood makes you want to reach out and caress them. I would call their condition distressed. They still have their original black leather-like upholstery with nailhead trim and, although it is far beyond usable, it gives you the IDEA of their once grand appearance and what they can be again. The joints do need regluing but they would not fall apart if used. These are wonderful antiques to be treasured for generations to come.

Price: $995


Vintage Set of 10 Georgian Revival Chippendale Style Upholstered Dining Chairs

Vintage Set of 10 Georgian Revival Chippendale Style Upholstered Dining Chairs

This is a fabulous set of Georgian Revival Chippendale style dining chairs consisting of two-armed host and hostess chairs and eight armless side chairs. The beautiful mahogany has a few nicks, dings and scratches as you would expect from these circa 1930’s set of chairs, I call that patina; however, the structure is solid. The footless Marlborough style front legs are adorned with fabulous egg and dart style carving as is the swooped arms of the host chairs. The lower cross stretcher is arched and carved for a beautiful detail. They were reupholstered sometime in the 1970’s with a fun flame-stitch fabric which has come and gone and come again. It is in great condition if you would like to use them as is; but, although the flame-stitch is fun, these would be spectacular done in silk, velvet, a beautiful leather, or even hair-on cowhide! Make these yours and let the fun begin.

Price: $3,995


Set 6 Decorables 1967 Selection for Chromcraft Metal Dining Chairs Red and Black

Set 6 Decorables 1967 Selection for Chromcraft Metal Dining Chairs Red and Black

Wow! This set of six delicate looking dinette chairs are perfect for a smaller dining room, a breakfast nook or maybe your garden room. Though delicate in looks they are not in sturdiness. Produced for the Decorables 1967 Selection for Chromcraft they are comprised of slender black metal square tube frames with their seats covered in a bright red upholstery fabric. Interestingly their square tube frame is very narrow at the shoulder broadening outward where the seat is attached and then flows seamlessly into round slender tapered legs. The front legs have the same square to round tapered shape. You will love their handsome details from the tips of their feet, which are adorned with a brass-tone sabot, to the middle of their backs, where they have a scroll and swirl Hollywood Regency style insert. They are stunning and will make a bold statement wherever you decide to use them. Make them yours.

Price: $1,195


Art Nouveau or Art Deco Shield Back Antique Dining Chairs Set of Four

Art Nouveau or Art Deco Shield Back Antique Dining Chairs Set of Four

These gorgeous chairs have really puzzled us here at the shop. Are they Art Nouveau? Are they Art Deco? Or, maybe a little Victorian? They also have a somewhat Asian flair. Hmmmmm? No matter what style they are, they are stunning! The wood of their curvy shield back outlines the fabric beautifully and I can’t decide which is more lovely….the back or the front. The seat has a generous depth with a gently inward curve on both sides for the sitter’s comfort. The legs are simple. The front ones are straight, and the back have a slight curve. But their stretchers from front to back are exceptional…straight at first and then a spiral, arch, and curve. There is a cross stretcher attached at the highest point going side to side. The details abound. And, their ivory colored upholstery accents the frame perfectly. So, we may not know what style to definitively call these…but you should call them yours!

Price: $2,995


Dining Chairs Attributed to ModernMates by Leslie Diamond for Conant Ball, Set 5

Dining Chairs Attributed to ModernMates by Leslie Diamond for Conant Ball, Set 5

Boy, do these chairs have an interesting story. And they are fabulous to gaze upon not to mention set in. They are attributed to Conant Ball’s ModernMates collection even though they are not marked. Conant Ball was notoriously sloppy in marking their pieces and it has even been found that they mismarked some pieces. Leading somewhat to my next statement. These chairs and the ModernMates collection were designed by Leslie Diamond and NOT Russel Wright as is so commonly quoted. It doesn’t matter who designed these beautiful chairs. They are a feast for the eyes with their fluid wave continual seat and back supported by wonderful turned and tapered legs. Simple and stunning.

The Conant Ball Furniture Company was founded in Gardner, Massachusetts in the late 1800s. It was well known for producing wooden Colonial Revival furniture reproduction chairs but soon expanded into bedroom furnishings and dining room sets. In the 1930s Russel Wright designed a line of furniture for them called American Modern named for his line of dishware. It has been long thought that many of the other modern lines by Conant Ball were also designed by him but recently it has come to light that many of these subsequent designs are by Leslie Diamond. Conant Ball closed its door in 1980. Many of its designs whether by Russel Wright, Leslie Diamond, or an unknown designer have come to be highly desirable which speaks volumes about their high quality and great lines.

Price: $2,995


White Fine Furniture Asian Ming Chinoiserie Style Off White Lacquer Dining Chairs Six

This set of six Asian style dining chairs are fabulous! They would look great around an Asian style or traditional table, but they would look even more stunning in juxtaposition around a mid-century modern or industrial dining table. You could use them alone or add a pair of host and hostess chairs in a complementary shape and design. They are comprised of a wood frame that boasts a lovely off-white lacquer rather marbleized finish. Their gently curving Ming style sides and center splat along with caned seats, which are covered with a loose cushion, provide just the right amount of comfort for a long leisurely dinner. They are extremely sturdy and well-made by White Fine furniture of Mebane, North Carolina circa 1970s.

White Fine Furniture was founded in 1881 in Mebane, North Carolina by brothers, David A. and William E. White. Their father, Stephen A. White, was the co-founder of Mebane. Unfortunately, he had soiled the family name by acquiring a great amount of debt and his sons vowed to repay their father’s creditors. Thus, was the catalyst behind their venture. It was incorporated as White-Rickel Furniture Company in 1896 but by 1899 Rickel had relinquished his interest and the name was changed to White Furniture Company. They repaid their father’s debts and more. They were always a cutting-edge company and were the first Southern furniture manufacturer to utilize electricity. In 1905 they were awarded a contract with the US government to supply furniture to military personnel working in the Panama Canal. Later supplying furniture for army officers throughout the US and the Far East. They’ve won awards and furnished the famed Grove Park Inn. My research did not uncover when exactly they began calling themselves White FINE Furniture but fine it was. Unfortunately, as with many US furniture and other manufacturers, the 1980s hit hard. They were purchased by Hickory Furniture Company and eventually closed the doors in 1993 after over 100 years of fine furniture building.

We love these chairs here at the shop. We know you will love them too. Make them yours.

 

Chair:

  • Height – 40 Inches
  • Width – 22.50 Inches
  • Depth – 22 Inches
  • Seat Height – 17 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 22 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 17.50 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 24 Inches
  • Weight – 17.3 Pounds

 

Crated Size:

  • Height – 48 Inches
  • Width – 78 Inches
  • Depth – 32 Inches
  • Weight – 310 Pounds

 

 

Price: $2,895


Mid Century Contempora Dining Chairs by William Clingman for J. L. Metz Set of Six

Mid Century Contempora Dining Chairs by William Clingman for J. L. Metz Set of Six

If you are looking for a set of dining room chairs that combine the glamour of Hollywood Regency, the lines of mid-century, and the pizzazz of Art Deco……you found them! This set of six gorgeous cherry and Carpathian elm burlwood high back dining chairs are part of the Contempora line designed by William J. Clingman for the J. L. Metz Furniture Company. It is reported Mr. Clingman spent two months in Italy where he studied new Italian furniture prior to designing his Contempora line. It shows. Their details abound. From their metal sabots on the tips of the round tapered legs and metal shoulders to their burled slat back and weathered cherry frame. This set of six is sporting an awesome tomato red upholstered seat. You can’t help but fall in love with these beauties. Make them yours.

Price: $3,295


Blue Molded Plastic Side or Slipper Chairs by Norix Set of Eight

Blue Molded Plastic Side or Slipper Chairs by Norix Set of Eight

Ok. So, these chairs aren’t designed by some famous designer or made by a renowned manufacturer of upscale furniture but…………………they are VERY cool!! Made by Norix Furniture for commercial use in healthcare, educational, and correctional facilities, these are part of their Toughcare Series. Comprised of high-impact polyethylene with UV stabilizers to reduce fading they are perfect for outdoor use and/or just for fun in a recreational area of your home. These eight chairs are a great dark almost navy blue but they can look gray in some lights. I personally would use them in one of my loft or industrial style design projects around a huge dining table. They will hold up to anything a young family or rowdy guest can put them through. And do it in style! They can be ganged together, bolted-down, or weighted on-site with sand for added stability. I can think of a thousand and one uses for these fun and funky and wonderful chairs, you just need to make them yours.

NOTE: If you like these chairs but are not interested in 8, please contact us for pricing.

Price: $1,795


8 MCM Brushed Steel Black Vinyl Dining Conference Chairs with Walnut Arms by InterRoyal

8 MCM Brushed Steel Black Vinyl Dining Conference Chairs with Walnut Arms by InterRoyal

Holy Cow! These are just incredible mid-century modern chairs. And, it is a full set of eight. Eight! And black! Do you know how hard that is to find such fabulous vintage chairs in black and a set of eight? They were made by InterRoyal Corp who produced high quality furniture from the 1950s to the late 1980s. They are comprised of a steel tube frame with a brushed finish. Their seats and backs are upholstered in a wonderful black vinyl – faux leather – Naugahyde. They have a surprise to their mostly blocky look by having a flat wide piece of steel as their backrest support with an ever so slight curve. Awesome! They remind me of chairs designed by mid-century modern greats Milo Baughman and Harvey Prober. And quality makers Steelcase, American of Martinsville, or Hibriten. These would be fabulous around a large dining room table in your loft or great room. And perfect whether you have an industrial style or rustic or mid century modern. They would also be fantastic around your conference room table in your office. No matter how you use them, they are incredible and ready to go. Make them yours.

Price: $2,495


Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Model 3103 Hammer T Chairs Se

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Model 3103 Hammer T Chairs Set of Four

Wow! This set of four fabulous molded plywood chairs with teak veneer should be in your collection and your home! This chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen with input by Danish M.D., Egill Snorrason, on how to improve the lumbar support. This collaboration came after Snorrason criticized the lumbar support of Jacobsen’s previous Ant Chair and Series 7 Chair. In addition to the improved lumbar support the top of the back has a wider width which supports the shoulders nicely and creates its nickname of T Chair or Hammer Chair. They were produced by Fritz Hansen. And this signed set of four is dated 1976. They will be the perfect set for your breakfast room or around your game table. Or, you could just scatter them around your home as accent chairs. You need to make them yours. 1500

Price: $2,395


Pair Vintage Milo Baughman 1188 Dining Chairs in White

Pair Vintage Milo Baughman 1188 Dining Chairs in White

The 1188 chair by Milo Baughman is touted as being his favorite chairs. He even chose it to use in the home of his business partner Thayer Coggin. The Milo Baughman 1188 chair was designed in 1968 for Thayer Coggin and is still in production today. This pair does not have a tag and hence age is hard to determine; but, the upholstery seems to be of the early era. This vintage pair of 1188 chairs are in great visual condition however, there have been some repairs.  One chair was welded where the seat meets the legs and has darkening in that spot which is approximately 1/2 inch in size. The other chair was repaired not with welding but with hidden angle brackets installed. The white upholstery has no wear just needs a little shampoo! We have not tried to redo any of the repairs or clean the upholstery. We leave that to the buyer to decide what they would like to do.

Price: $1,200


Mid Century Modern Lane Alta Vista Dining Chairs Set of Six Original Stripe Upholstery

Mid Century Modern Lane Alta Vista Dining Chairs Set of Six Original Stripe Upholstery

Wow! The modern style of these Lane Alta Vista dining chairs is fantastic! They are marked on the underside with style number 493/72 and serial number 476060 which dates them to June 6, 1974. However, I have yet to determine the collection name. I love their bold wood frames with the slight curve to the back. They could border on being a Brutalist design. All retain their original striped fabric of varying widths in colors of oatmeal, black, brown, and orange. It is in wonderful condition and could be used if it suits you. Their tall backs have a four-button detail, as do their seats, which adds to their mid-century modern tailored style. I’m sure you will love these as we do. Make them yours.

Price: $2,225


Pair Black Art Deco and Animal Print Side Chairs Cast Aluminum by Crucible Products Corp.

Pair Black Art Deco and Animal Print Side Chairs Cast Aluminum by Crucible Products Corp.

What’s better than Art Deco and animal print? Nothing! Unless it is Art Deco animal print chairs like this vintage pair from Crucible Products Corp. and attributed to David Weinstock. These chairs have a cast aluminum frame that has a black painted finish and upholstered seat and back. A great sturdy petite pair of side chairs that could be used anywhere. So lovely to view. We think, their gently curving back, cinched in waist, and flared legs make them look like they would be more at home on the fashion runway than around a table. Especially with that wonderful black and tan animal print fabric they are sporting. Maybe they need to be in your dressing room. Somehow, they give me the feeling they could almost take off walking on their own. A couple of us here at the shop think they are more Hollywood Regency than Art Deco. But who cares!? A rose is still a rose. Right? They’re fabulous and should be yours!

Price: $1,995


Black Torsion Chairs by Giancarlo Piretti for KI Set of Eight 7 Arm and 1 Side

Black Torsion Chairs by Giancarlo Piretti for KI Set of Eight 7 Arm and 1 Side

In 1997 Giancarlo Piretti received an award for his Torsion Seating Collection. These chairs are part of that collection. Designed and made initially and primarily for commercial purpose they are extremely comfortable and flexible. They are lightweight and stackable. This set has an attractive textured high impact black plastic seat, back, and arms on chrome legs. No one expects this chair have the comfort it provides. The back flexes. This flex is achieved with the torsion mechanism which creates gradually increasing resistance. They were designed for comfort during long meetings or lectures. But, that makes them perfect for long dinners with lots of conversation. Or, family night with puzzles, cards, and games.

 

The designer, Giancarlo Piretti, was born in Bologna Italy in 1940. He attended art schools there and subsequently taught Interior Design. During that time, he was also designing furniture for Anonima Castelli. He has won numerous awards and has items in many museums including MoMA New York. He still lives and works in Bologna with is son, designer Alessandro Piretti.

 

KI was founded in 1941 as Krueger Metal Products, Inc. in Aurora, Illinois. Being innovative by finding ways to use scrap metal during the war to make their folding chairs, they continue to find new ways to use resources wisely in their current production. During the 1970s they entered the contract furniture market. In the 1980s the company changed hands and became Krueger, Inc. And, entered the 1990s as Krueger International establishing itself as KI. Giancarlo Piretti’s Torsion Collection is currently one of their award-winning product lines.

 

These chairs are not only great looking but may be the most comfortable chair I’ve ever experienced. Plus, they are resilient and can withstand lots of use whether with children or grandchildren!! You should make them yours.

Price: $1,995


Burke Fiberglass #103 Shell Chairs with Padded Seats Set of 5 Mid Century Modern

Burke Fiberglass #103 Shell Chairs with Padded Seats Set of 5 Mid Century Modern

Turquoise, coral, and green. The colors on the padded seats of these fabulous white fiberglass Burke shell chairs. This set of five are all original with nylon glides on their white painted metal legs. And, they are each marked with the large Burke B, Burke Inc. Dallas, Texas 103. Burke Inc. made these chairs in the style of Saarinen’s tulip chair or Eames fiberglass shell chairs as a more affordable options for the masses. But, they made them with changes and enhancement that made them become collectable in their own right. Again, as an affordable option but with lots of style and sass.

This set will look fabulous anywhere you decide to use them whether in a breakfast nook, dining room, great room, family room, or rec room. And, whether you have a mid-century modern home or an industrial loft. Just make them yours.

Price: $1,995


Z Frame Brass Plate Dining Chairs Style Milo Baughman Burnt Orange Velvet Set of Four

Z Frame Brass Plate Dining Chairs Style Milo Baughman Burnt Orange Velvet Set of Four

We just found this incredible set of four Z framed dining chairs and could not resist them. They are in wonderful condition especially the original burnt orange velvet upholstery fabric. They are comprised of a brass plated armed and cantilevered Z frame of flat bar metal in the style of Milo Baughman’s Z chair but not quite; however, they were paired with what we believe to be a Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin octagon table. They have a one-piece seat and back that is upholstered in rust colored velvet. The back with a channeled and rolled button tuck design and the seat with a rolled front and button detail. This marvelous set of four chairs is ready to use with whatever table you desire. You may want to check the tables we have listed as we have several that would be perfect paired with these chairs. Just make them yours.

Price: $2,995


Four Drexel Heritage Chinoiserie Ming Style Spindle Back Dining Chairs

Four Drexel Heritage Chinoiserie Ming Style Spindle Back Dining Chairs

This is an outstanding set of dining chairs. Rather modern but with a nod to Mid-Century with an Asian influence. They are comprised of straight legs with an overhanging Ming style seat and Chinese style carving between the legs on the bottom of the seats. The legs are joined by H shaped cross stretchers and the seats have a black and greige stripe upholstered semi-attached cushion. The backs have an Asian styled slightly raised center top rail and seven gently curving spindles which are attached to a lower cross bar. We are not sure of the wood species, but it has a dark walnut toned finish and the overall effect is stunning. Their look is very versatile and will blend with and enhance many interior design styles from Asian to Mid-Century to Traditional. You just need to make them yours.

Price: $1,395


Set of Four Richard Schultz Stacking Dining Chairs for Knoll

Set of Four Richard Schultz Stacking Dining Chairs for Knoll

This is quite an incredible set of chairs! Designed by Richard Schultz for Knoll and introduced in 1961. Named the I 48 Stacking Chair, it is comprised of a shell of fiberglass with black Naugahyde upholstery on a steel shaft base with four pronged feet which have an off white textured paint. There is a split in the seat for stacking purposes. Quite innovative and unique. Each chair is marked in some way; one has both the small Knoll sticker and the larger fabric tag, two have only the small Knoll sticker, and one has only the larger fabric tag. The fabric tag reads: Art Metal – Knoll Corp. Knoll Associates Division.

Richard Schultz began his career with Knoll in 1951 by working with Harry Bertoia on the development and production of the Bertoia Wire Collection. His first design on his own at Knoll was his graceful Petal Table in 1960 which received the design award from Industrial Design Magazine. He went on to not only design these beautiful chairs but to design, at Florence Knoll’s urging, his aluminum Leisure collection. Richard Schultz was an integral part of Knoll for many years.

These awesome chairs will look perfect around just about any mid-century modern dining table. You should make them yours.

Price: $2,995


Real Bamboo Asian Dining Chairs Set of 4

RPL-Real Bamboo Asian Dining Chairs Set of 4

Here for your pleasure is an absolutely fabulous unsual and unique set of 4 real bamboo Asian dining chairs.  Totally constructed of actual bamboo (even the seat slats are bamboo) these chairs have a lot of strenth in style, character and construction.  Even though they creak and crack and look a little fragile they are very well made and strong. I would say the size of the bamboo used is more of a construction bamboo. The legs and seat edge are made of one piece of bamboo that is cut on the underside and bent to create a front leg, the seat edge, and a back leg. So wonderful. And, there is no visible form of attachment other than slits and slots in the bamboo. Let the photos speak for themselves on how cool these chairs are.  We know nothing for sure about the age, what the Asian writing says or what country they are from; but, we do know they are fabulous!  And we feel they are 20th century and from China. None are identical.  In our showroom I place a pillow in the seat for more comfort and very versital look.  You can add your own spark of color.

We have only included individual photos of one chair but can add or send photos of the other three if needed. Condition is the same and very good on all chairs.

 

Price: $1,595


Four Hollywood Regency Wrought Iron Dining Chairs by Swirl Craft of Sun Valley

Four Hollywood Regency Wrought Iron Dining Chairs by Swirl Craft of Sun Valley

Scrolls and swirls and spirals. Oh my!! This set of four Hollywood Regency style wrought iron and green velvet striped dining chairs are a sight to behold. Comprised of a gilded wrought iron frame with upholstered seat and back with a sassy upward scroll to each foot and a scroll on each side of the upper back. Produced by Swirl Craft of Sun Valley. After deep diving on the internet, I haven’t found out much about Swirl Craft other than they were incorporated in California in 1973 and are now closed. This set would look wonderful in a kitchen, in a sunroom, around a game table, or mixed with other host chairs in your dining room. I know you need these chairs in your life!

Price: $1,595


Pair Mid Century Modern Birchcraft Danish Style Side Chairs by Baumritter

Pair Mid Century Modern Birchcraft Danish Style Side Chairs by Baumritter

These are such a pair of sassy little chairs! American made Mid-Century Modern chairs that were inspired by the Danish Modern designs of the era. Circa 1960s and from the Birchcraft Collection by Baumritter Corporation. Comprised of solid wood construction and featuring a curvaceous winged back with tapered round legs. Very simple and very stunning. This pair still has its original red orange and rust striped velvet fabric which is in fabulous condition.

Baumritter was founded by Theodore Baumritter and his brother-in-law, Nathan C. Ancell, in New York in 1932 as Baumritter and Co. In 1939 they introduced an “Early American” furniture line, Ethan Allen, which subsequently became the company name in 1972. During the 1950s and 1960s Baumritter produced at least two lines of modern furnishings. One being Birchcraft and the other Viko.

These chairs are an imposing example of the Mid-Century Modern movement from a company we all relate to for their Early American stylings. You should own these perfect sassy little chairs. Make them yours!

Price: $995 $700


MCM Pair Walnut Dining Side Chairs by Holman Manufacturing Co.

MCM Pair Walnut Dining Side Chairs by Holman Manufacturing Co.

What a handsome pair! Sometimes you just need a simple little pair of chairs. Nothing fancy, just good looking, sturdy and serviceable chairs. Whether for adding as additional seating at your dining table, at a breakfast nook table, in an entry, bedroom or den. Just attractive and easy to move. Here they are. Two wooden side chairs by the Holman Manufacturing Co. in original vintage condition. Comprised of walnut angular frames with bowtie back slats, round tapered legs, and upholstered seats.

The Holman Manufacturing Co. doesn’t have much information about them out there on the internet; however, I did find a few tidbits of information. They were a family owned business in Pittsburgh, Texas from the early 1900s to sometime in the 1990s. It is reported the company was founded by Danish immigrants and passed down through the generations. I have observed that during the mid-century modern era their designs have a definite Danish Modern flair.

Make this pair of wonderful little Danish Modern styled mid-century modern chairs your own.

Price: $995 $550


Mid Century Modern Metz Contempora Dining Chairs by William Clingman Set of Six

Mid Century Modern Metz Contempora Dining Chairs by William Clingman Set of Six

These mid-century modern dining chairs attributed to William Clingman for his Contempora Collection which he designed for J. L. Metz Furniture are so lovely! Their details abound. From their metal sabots on the tips of the round tapered legs and metal shoulders on their v-shaped backs, to their radio weave caned backs and weathered cherry finish. The arm chairs are eight inches taller than the side chairs and have a slat back with burlwood in place of the caned back. But, the arms have the same metal pieces at the shoulders. These chairs would make a wonderful addition to any mid-century modern, Art Deco, or Hollywood Regency table. If you are looking for a unique set of dining room chairs, you just found them. Make them yours.

Price: $3,295


Baker Chippendale Style Dining Chairs with Solid Splat and Turned Front Legs Set of Six

Baker Chippendale Style Dining Chairs with Solid Splat and Turned Front Legs Set of Six

Incredible dining chairs by Baker Furniture. Comprised of a Chippendale style gently curving top rail with the typical pulled ears, unique solid urn-shaped back splat, stately turned front legs, and stretchers between back legs and front and back legs. They retain their original traditional navy blue and burgundy upholstery with nail-head accent. The oval brass Baker tag is on the underside of each chair. Baker Furniture has been known for their high-quality furniture since 1893 and this set of six fabulous dining chairs are included in that legacy. Built to last for years and years to come, their simple classic lines will never look dated. Blending perfectly with many design styles they will look stunning whether the setting is elegant or simple, in a castle or farmhouse, and from contemporary to antique. You must make this set yours.

Price: $3,995


Architectural Modern Dining Chairs by Morris of California Mid Century Modern Set of Six

Architectural Modern Dining Chairs by Morris of California Mid Century Modern Set of Six

Just look at these fabulous midcentury modern dining chairs. Such great lines and very comfortable. Made with great attention to detail they look incredible from every direction. Covered in their original brown and cream nubby tweed-like fabric, which is in excellent condition, the inside backs are channeled and framed by the outside backs. The pattern of the fabric gives a horizonal effect that is very pleasing. The arm chairs are created by the addition of an angled fully upholstered arm applied to the original slipper style side chair. Very appealing. Each chair held up by four walnut square splayed legs. Exceptional! The Architectural Modern Collection was produced by Morris of California roughly from 1948 to 1955. Through online research I’ve gleaned that Morris of California was incorporated by Edward Morris and his brother in 1924 after having first operated in London before WWI and California since 1915. The company was liquidated in 1989. Over the years many have suspected that these pieces were designed by Phyllis Morris but that is not the case. This is a very unique set of six mid-century modern dining chair which need to be yours!!

Price: $2,495


Set of Ten Cantilevered Chrome and Blue Velvet Dining Chairs After Marcel Breuer Cesca

Set of Ten Cantilevered Chrome and Blue Velvet Dining Chairs After Marcel Breuer Cesca

I can so imagine this set of ten light blue velvet chairs around a fabulous dining table! They are made in the style of the Cesca chair which was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928. But these have a velvet upholstered seat and velvet upholstered and channeled back like some of the designs of Milo Baughman. Made circa 1980s by Segars Tubular Products they are in fabulous vintage condition and ready to use. Their design blends with and complements oh so many styles. From mid-century modern to industrial. And modern or rustic to primitive or boho chic. I know you love them. You must make them yours.

Price: $1,995


Pair Poltrona Frau Lola Dining Side Chairs by Pierluigi Cerri Vintage Cognac Leather

Pair Poltrona Frau Lola Dining Side Chairs by Pierluigi Cerri Vintage Cognac Leather

Outstanding pair of leather dining chairs! These were designed in 1997 by Pierluigi Cerri for Poltrona Frau. Called the Lola chair they come in an armed and this unarmed version. Uniquely constructed of a composite structure made from structural-reaction injection molding polyurethane with metal inserts and then covered completely in leather. Legs and all! This pair are from 2002 and covered in a gorgeous cognac colored leather. In my opinion, a beautiful modernized version of a parsons chair.

Pierluigi Cerri is an award-winning Italian designer. Poltrona Frau is but one of the prestigious companies he has collaborated with in the fields of architecture and interior design during his fabulous and ongoing design career.

Poltrona Frau was established in 1912 and remains an international brand name which is synonymous with elegance and perfection in Italian-made products.

This pair of beautiful leather Lola dining chairs are light both structurally and visibly. Yet their clean-cut silhouette and dressmaker details make a bold statement in their simplicity. You need to have these in your life. Make them yours.

Price: $1,595


Antique Gebruder Thonet Bentwood Chairs Upholstered Back and Seat Set of Four

Antique Gebruder Thonet Bentwood Chairs Upholstered Back and Seat Set of Four

These are absolutely fabulous chairs. Number 51 in the Gebruder Thonet 1853 catalog; however, the ones pictured are without upholstered seats and backs. It is unknown to me whether these were upholstered originally or later. The fabric is definitely a later style. These chairs have great local Topeka, Kansas history and have been in my private collection for many years. They were originally the chairs in the Caldwell Royal Shoe Store on the West side of the 900 block of Kansas Avenue which was founded sometime in the mid to late 19th century. Sometime in the 1950s that shop was renovated and new chairs were made. These chairs were then purchased by Swans Formal Wear located at 1025 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka for their customers and recovered in this fabulous fabric at that time. At some point the Swan family took this set of chairs to their home. I purchased these in the 1990s and have enjoyed them immensely; however, it is time for someone else to enjoy them now. Besides their glorious local history, they are gorgeous antique Gebruder Thonet chairs and anyone should be proud to own them.

Price: $4,495 $3,495


Virco 3000 Series Hard Plastic and Chrome Chairs in Navy Blue

S-Virco 3000 Series Hard Plastic and Chrome Chairs in Navy Blue

Really fun and retro-looking dining chairs! These are by Virco and made of hard plastic and chrome. Made for industrial institutions most particularly for schools so you know they are sturdy and stand up to lots of use. I can see these cute chairs around a fun industrial, retro, or mid-century modern table in your kitchen or dining room. Great for a young family with children or empty nesters with grandchildren. They are also perfect for a little café or coffee shop. You need to own a few of these. There are 12 currently available.

Price: $75


Hot Pink and Chrome Dining Chairs by American of Martinsville Vintage Mid Century Modern

Hot Pink and Chrome Dining Chairs by American of Martinsville Vintage Mid Century Modern

Hot hot hot! Amazing hot pink velvet and chrome mid-century modern Milo Baughman style dining chairs by American Furniture Company, Inc. of Martinsville, Virginia. This set of chairs are in incredible condition. We purchased these hot and ready chairs from the going-out-of-business auction of a local high-end furniture store here in Topeka, Kansas. They had been in their warehouse of unsold items since the 1960’s!!! They are beautifully constructed of rectangular chrome tube which is in excellent condition as is the hot pink velvet. The set consists of three side chairs and one armed captain’s chair. You can’t go wrong with these fabulously wonderful mid-century modern chairs, no matter your style!

Price: $3,995


Antique Regency Chinoiserie Distressed Black Chairs Set of 4

Antique Regency Chinoiserie Distressed Black Chairs Set of 4

Here is a set of four petite antique Regency chinoiserie chairs in distressed black that are of great delicacy.  This set of lovely old chairs still have their original horse hair stuffing with the exception of one.  Their black painted finish has its own wonderful patina…..I just love this distressed finish!  And, it looks as though this set has gone through two fabrics in their time.  I wish they all still had the beautiful original blue Chinoiserie fabric on them.  One rung is missing from the chair with no upholstery. These are obviously in need of restoration; but, once restored will be an awesome set of chairs. They would work nicely around a game table in a living room, around a breakfast table, just as extra seating scattered about; or, don’t restore them and use them as photography props.

Price: $995 $500


Six Vintage Regency Style Dining Chairs with White Faux Leather Upholstery

Six Vintage Regency Style Dining Chairs with White Faux Leather Upholstery

What a cool update on this vintage set of six Regency style dining chairs.  The white faux leather upholstery and nailheads give them such a sassy look. Two arm chairs for the host and hostess and four armless side chairs.  All in great condition. Some wear to the mahogany but I like the patina it gives in contrast with the great white vinyl.  They would look perfect around a contemporary table, as well as a traditional style table, to give just that eclectic transitional look that is so in style right now. I wasn’t sure if I should call these Regency, Federal, Duncan Phyfe, or Sheraton Style, so I’ll just call them fabulous!

Price: $1,950


Vintage Black Handkerchief Arm Chairs by Massimo and Lella Vignelli for Knoll Set of Six

Vintage Black Handkerchief Arm Chairs by Massimo and Lella Vignelli for Knoll Set of Six

The gently rippling form of this chair is intended to follow the contours of the body thereby being very ergonomic. It must have worked because they are very comfortable and would be the perfect chair for a long leisurely dinner. Knoll’s description of them and what the Vignelli’s stated they used as their inspiration is they “capture the lightness and organic ease of a handkerchief drifting in the wind”. Hence their name Handkerchief Chair. This set of six are all black – the slender metal frame is black, the fiberglass reinforced polyester seat and backrest are black, the padded and upholstered seat and back are black, and the foam arm rests are black. Did I tell you these chairs stack as well? They do. How great if you only want two all the time but need more for entertaining. This set is in wonderful vintage condition and ready to use. There are some slight impressions in the seats from stacking which should diminish with time. However, it is possible they could remain somewhat visible. Please examine the photos as we have tried to portray them as they are. I would use them immediately as is. You should too!!!

Price: $2,995


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