Mid Century Modern Chairs, Sofas & Lounges

Mid-century modern is a broad term associated with chairs, sofas, lounges, and other furniture from the mid-20th century (roughly 1940 to 1970). These mid-century furniture pieces convey the verve and imagination of the period, the commonality being the prevalence of teak, pencil legs, and durable upholstery. Mid-century modern Chairs, Sofas & Lounges for sale are very popular with collectors and bidders at Bidsquare online auctions, driving up prices of one-of-a-kind pieces with documented provenance.

A Brief History of Mid-Century Modern Chairs, Sofas & Lounges

In the 1930s, European art and design was heavily influenced by the Bauhaus movement, closely associated with Germany. The movement attracted and inspired designers of all backgrounds for its focus on both style and function. And with the wider availability of new materials such as fiberglass and plywood, a whole range of possibilities opened up for designers. Bringing the sculpted beauty of mid-century modernism to the masses, major manufacturers such as Knoll and Herman Miller began mass production of low-cost furniture that was affordable, functional, stylish, and accessible to everyone.

The Furniture Pieces of Mid-Century Modern Period

Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair

First appearing in the market in 1950, the Eames Molded Fiberglass chair was highly acclaimed among consumers for its distinctive style and low cost. Available in a range of colors and bases, this single-piece furniture was the first of its kind to appear in the market without upholstery. Conveying the ideals of its designers Charles and Ray of ‘Getting the best to the largest number of people for the least’, the Eames Molded Fiberglass chair remains a classic example of the mid-century design.

Womb Chair

The Womb Chair has become one of the most iconic pieces of mid-century modern design. A champion of the modernist furniture movement, The Womb Chair creator Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen’s design lets your guests actually curl up in and revel in its comfort.

Collectors of mid-century modern chairs, sofas & lounges value the patina of age on original pieces that are in original condition and provenance. In the last couple of decades, the market for these mid-century furniture pieces has exploded, signifying the importance of these objects in the history of design and to collectors.

Discover a wide variety of Antique & Vintage Chairs at Bidsquare, such as Leather Chairs, Bamboo Chairs, Metal Chairs, Wooden Chairs, Savonarola Chairs, etc., that complement your style.

Quick Facts about Mid Century Modern Chairs, Sofas & Lounges

  • Not overly ornate. 
  • Clean and finish edges with a uniform finish.
  • An elegant style free of imperfections
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  • A Diskin Art "Parson" chair and ottoman
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    $600 - $800

    A Diskin Art "Parson" chair and ottoman

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    $600 - $800
    John Moran Auctioneers
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    $300
  • Carved Mahogany Louis XV Style Caned Bergere, 20th c., the caned back with caned wrap around sides, to a cushioned seat, on cabriole legs with toupie
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    $300 - $500

    Carved Mahogany Louis XV Style Caned Bergere, 20th c., ...

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    $300 - $500
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    $200
  • Pair of Paul McCobb Wrought Iron Side Chairs, mid 20th c., the curved canted vertical spindled back, over pressed board seats, on splayed cylindrical
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    $300 - $500

    Pair of Paul McCobb Wrought Iron Side Chairs, mid 20th ...

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    $300 - $500
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    $200
  • Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Bergeres, 20th c., the arched curved back over a cushioned seat, in pink fabric, with a long dust ruffle,
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    $250 - $450

    Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Bergeres, 2...

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    $250 - $450
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    $150
  • Pair AFTER GEORGE MULHAUSER for PLYCRAFT Sultana Chair in Blue
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    $400 - $600

    Pair AFTER GEORGE MULHAUSER for PLYCRAFT Sultana Chair ...

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    $400 - $600
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • Pair AFTER PALECEK SHELBY WILLIAMS Mid Century Faux Bamboo Barstools
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    $250 - $500

    Pair AFTER PALECEK SHELBY WILLIAMS Mid Century Faux Bam...

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    $250 - $500
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    $125
  • AFTER EKORNES Stressless Leather Recliner Chair and Ottoman #1
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    $200 - $400

    AFTER EKORNES Stressless Leather Recliner Chair and Ott...

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    $200 - $400
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    $100
  • Set 4 Mid Century Cane High Back Dining Chair
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    $200 - $300

    Set 4 Mid Century Cane High Back Dining Chair

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    $200 - $300
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    $100
  • White Ceramic Elephant Garden Stool
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    $100 - $200

    White Ceramic Elephant Garden Stool

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    $100 - $200
    Rivich Auction
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    $50
  • An Anglo-Indian wooden bench
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    $500 - $700

    An Anglo-Indian wooden bench

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    $500 - $700
    John Moran Auctioneers
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    $250
  • Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Bergeres, early 20th c., the arched curved floral carved crest rail over an upholstered barrel back flanke
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Bergeres, e...

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    $400 - $600
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    $300
  • Pair of Inlaid Carved Rosewood Parlor Side Chairs, 19th c., attributed. to John Jelliff, the inlaid wreath form crest over a cushioned shield back fla
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    $300 - $500

    Pair of Inlaid Carved Rosewood Parlor Side Chairs, 19th...

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    $300 - $500
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    $200
  • French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Five Piece Parlor Suite, 20th c., consisting of a settee, two fauteuils and two side chairs, the arched canted flo
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    $400 - $600

    French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Five Piece Parlor S...

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    $400 - $600
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    $300
  • Two Marcel Breuer "Cesca" armchairs, for Gavani Italy
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    $200 - $400

    Two Marcel Breuer "Cesca" armchairs, for Gavani Italy

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    $200 - $400
    John Moran Auctioneers
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    $100
  • A Continental carved wood armchair
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    $400 - $600

    A Continental carved wood armchair

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    $400 - $600
    John Moran Auctioneers
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    $200
  • Mnnr: Mackenzie Childs Chair
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    $100 - $300

    Mnnr: Mackenzie Childs Chair

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    $100 - $300
    Orion Antiques
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    $50
  • Christian Werner (b. 1959)
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    $600 - $800

    Christian Werner (b. 1959)

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    $600 - $800
    John Moran Auctioneers
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    $300
  • A French carved wood commode chair
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    $300 - $500

    A French carved wood commode chair

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    $300 - $500
    John Moran Auctioneers
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    $150
  • Pair Safavieh Green Velvet Bar Stool
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    $200 - $400

    Pair Safavieh Green Velvet Bar Stool

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    $200 - $400
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • Post Modern Table and Bentwood Chairs after GEORGE NELSON
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    $200 - $400

    Post Modern Table and Bentwood Chairs after GEORGE NELS...

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    $200 - $400
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    $100
  • AFTER EKORNES Stressless Leather Recliner Chair and Ottoman #1
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    $200 - $400

    AFTER EKORNES Stressless Leather Recliner Chair and Ott...

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    $200 - $400
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • Mid Century Teak Folding Deck Chair
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    $160 - $320

    Mid Century Teak Folding Deck Chair

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    $160 - $320
    Rivich Auction
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    $80
  • Chinese Brass Drum Garden Stool Tabouret
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    $100 - $200

    Chinese Brass Drum Garden Stool Tabouret

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    $100 - $200
    Rivich Auction
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    $50
  • Set 4 Post Modern Velvet & Chrome Dining Chairs
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    $200 - $400

    Set 4 Post Modern Velvet & Chrome Dining Chairs

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    $200 - $400
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • Mid Century ARTHUR UMANOFF Bar & Barstools
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    $400 - $800

    Mid Century ARTHUR UMANOFF Bar & Barstools

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    $400 - $800
    Rivich Auction
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    $200
  • STENDIG DE SEDE Black Leather Club Chair
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    $400 - $800

    STENDIG DE SEDE Black Leather Club Chair

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    $400 - $800
    Rivich Auction
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    $200
  • 1960s Moroccan Camel Saddle Stool with Marquetry
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    $200 - $300

    1960s Moroccan Camel Saddle Stool with Marquetry

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    $200 - $300
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • Set 4 Mid Century VIRTUE of CALIFORNIA DAYSTROM Directors Chairs
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    $300 - $500

    Set 4 Mid Century VIRTUE of CALIFORNIA DAYSTROM Directo...

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • Louis XVI Style Polychromed Walnut Oval Stool, 20th c., the cushioned top over a reeded skirt, on turned tapered reeded legs, in gold jacquard fabric
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    $250 - $450

    Louis XVI Style Polychromed Walnut Oval Stool, 20th c.,...

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    $250 - $450
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    $150
  • 1960s Modernist Tilt / Swivel Lounge Chair designed by Murphy Miller, Plycraft
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    $200 - $400

    1960s Modernist Tilt / Swivel Lounge Chair designed by ...

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    $200 - $400
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • Mid Century PAOLI CHAIR COMPANY Club Chair
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    $200 - $400

    Mid Century PAOLI CHAIR COMPANY Club Chair

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    $200 - $400
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • Pair of Gilt Pierced Carved Mahogany Egyptian Revival Side Chairs, 19th c., the crest with gilt carved double peacock and sphere, over a pierced carve
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    $1,200 - $1,500

    Pair of Gilt Pierced Carved Mahogany Egyptian Revival S...

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    $1,200 - $1,500
    Crescent City Auction Galle...
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    $1,000
  • Pair of Polychromed Chinoiserie Queen Anne Style Side Chairs, 20th c., with gilt highlights, the arched canted shell carved high backs with caned cent
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    $400 - $800

    Pair of Polychromed Chinoiserie Queen Anne Style Side C...

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    $400 - $800
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    $300
  • Two French Carved Walnut Hall Chairs, c. 1870, one with bobbin turned supports to like legs and like stretchers, now in floral fabric; the second with
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    $250 - $450

    Two French Carved Walnut Hall Chairs, c. 1870, one with...

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    $250 - $450
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    $150
  • HANS WEGNER Style Woven Rush Folding Chairs Yugoslavia
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    $400 - $800

    HANS WEGNER Style Woven Rush Folding Chairs Yugoslavia

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    $400 - $800
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    $200
  • Set 6 Black & Chrome Chairs
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    $200 - $400

    Set 6 Black & Chrome Chairs

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    $200 - $400
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    $100
  • Hand Carved Wooden Elephant Stool
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    $100 - $200

    Hand Carved Wooden Elephant Stool

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    $100 - $200
    Rivich Auction
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    $50
  • Victorian Heavily Beaded Embroidered Chair
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    $200 - $400

    Victorian Heavily Beaded Embroidered Chair

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    $200 - $400
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • Post Modern LANE Desk Chair
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    $200 - $400

    Post Modern LANE Desk Chair

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    $200 - $400
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • JOSEF HOFFMANN* (Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna)
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    EUR€1,000 - EUR€2,000 $990 - $1,980

    JOSEF HOFFMANN* (Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna)

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    EUR€1,000 - EUR€2,000 $990 - $1,980
    Widder Auctions
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    EUR€1,000$990
  • INGMAR RELLING Siesta Leather Chair & Ottoman
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000

    INGMAR RELLING Siesta Leather Chair & Ottoman

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    $500 - $1,000
    Rivich Auction
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    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Asian Brass Garden Stool
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Asian Brass Garden Stool

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    $100 - $200
    Rivich Auction
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    $50
  • Pair Safavieh Green Velvet Bar Stool
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Pair Safavieh Green Velvet Bar Stool

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    $200 - $400
    Rivich Auction
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    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Mid Century Modern FARMER Chair By GERD LANGE for BOFINGER, Germany 1960's
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000

    Mid Century Modern FARMER Chair By GERD LANGE for BOFIN...

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    $500 - $1,000
    Rivich Auction
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    $250
  • Pair 1960s Space Age OVERMAN AB SWEDEN Pod Chairs
    Estimate
    $500 - $750

    Pair 1960s Space Age OVERMAN AB SWEDEN Pod Chairs

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    $500 - $750
    Rivich Auction
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    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Set of Four Knoll Chairs
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Set of Four Knoll Chairs

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    $200 - $400
    Orion Antiques
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    $100
  • Two French Ebonized Prie Dieus, c. 1870., the curved upholstered arm rest over a cruciform back splat, one flanked by turned supports; the second flan
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Two French Ebonized Prie Dieus, c. 1870., the curved up...

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    $300 - $500
    Crescent City Auction Galle...
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    $200
  • Set of Four Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs, 20th c., consisting of two armchairs and two side chairs, the arched back over vertical i
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Set of Four Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Dining Ch...

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    $400 - $600
    Crescent City Auction Galle...
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    $300