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 auction, 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.

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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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  • Pair of Louis XV Style White-Painted Fauteuil
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of Louis XV Style White-Painted Fauteuil

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    $400 - $600
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    $200
  • Metal Mounted Oak Carriage Seat
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    $300 - $500

    Metal Mounted Oak Carriage Seat

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • George III Style Carved Mahogany Library Chair
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    $300 - $500

    George III Style Carved Mahogany Library Chair

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • George III Style Mahogany Library Chair
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    $300 - $500

    George III Style Mahogany Library Chair

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • George II Style Mahogany Armchair
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    $200 - $300

    George II Style Mahogany Armchair

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    $200 - $300
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    $100
  • Pair of Modern Beige Upholstered Stools
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    $200 - $400

    Pair of Modern Beige Upholstered Stools

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    $200 - $400
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    $100
  • Four Similar Stickley Style Oak Side Chairs
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    $800 - $1,200

    Four Similar Stickley Style Oak Side Chairs

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Four Hitchcock Presidential Cane Seat Side Chairs
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    $600 - $900

    Four Hitchcock Presidential Cane Seat Side Chairs

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    $600 - $900
  • George III Style Mahogany Cambelback Sofa
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    $500 - $1,000

    George III Style Mahogany Cambelback Sofa

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    $500 - $1,000
  • Pair of Adam Style Painted Armchairs
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    $500 - $700

    Pair of Adam Style Painted Armchairs

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    $500 - $700
  • George III Mahogany Corner Chair
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    $600 - $900

    George III Mahogany Corner Chair

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    $600 - $900
  • Jacobean Style Oak Stool
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    $500 - $700

    Jacobean Style Oak Stool

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    $500 - $700
  • George II Style Walnut Side Chair
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    $200 - $300

    George II Style Walnut Side Chair

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    $200 - $300
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    $100
  • Pair of Edward Wormley Ebonized Club Chairs
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    $800 - $1,200

    Pair of Edward Wormley Ebonized Club Chairs

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    $800 - $1,200
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    $600
  • La Palma Italian LEM Adjustable Stool
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    $200 - $300

    La Palma Italian LEM Adjustable Stool

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    $200 - $300
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    $100
  • Modern Cream-Upholstered Two Seat Sofa
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    $100 - $200

    Modern Cream-Upholstered Two Seat Sofa

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    $100 - $200
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    $60
  • Four Frontgate Outdoor Chair Lounges
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    $400 - $600

    Four Frontgate Outdoor Chair Lounges

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    $400 - $600
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    $200
  • Frontgate Patinated Aluminum Settee
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    $400 - $600

    Frontgate Patinated Aluminum Settee

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    $400 - $600
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    $200
  • Six Stickley Inlaid Oak Dining Chairs
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    $2,000 - $4,000

    Six Stickley Inlaid Oak Dining Chairs

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    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Arts and Crafts Style Cherrywood Sofa
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    $1,500 - $2,500

    Arts and Crafts Style Cherrywood Sofa

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Stickley Oak Box Settee
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    $2,000 - $4,000

    Stickley Oak Box Settee

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    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Charles II Style Beechwood Armchair
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    $800 - $1,200

    Charles II Style Beechwood Armchair

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    $800 - $1,200
  • George III Mahogany Leather-Top Stool
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    $500 - $800

    George III Mahogany Leather-Top Stool

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    $500 - $800
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    $325
  • Adam Style Painted & Parcel-Gilt Armchair
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    $300 - $500

    Adam Style Painted & Parcel-Gilt Armchair

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • Carved Walnut Upholstered Porter's Chair
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    $300 - $500

    Carved Walnut Upholstered Porter's Chair

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair
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    $200 - $400

    Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair

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    $200 - $400
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    $100
  • Pair of Frontgate Aluminum Club Chairs & Ottomans
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    $500 - $700

    Pair of Frontgate Aluminum Club Chairs & Ottomans

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    $500 - $700
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    $250
  • Louis XV Style Paint-Decorated Canape
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    $600 - $900

    Louis XV Style Paint-Decorated Canape

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    $600 - $900
  • Queen Anne Cherrywood Rush-Seat Side Chair
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    $150 - $250

    Queen Anne Cherrywood Rush-Seat Side Chair

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    $150 - $250
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    $70
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Inlaid Mahogany Armchairs
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of Art Deco Style Inlaid Mahogany Armchairs

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    $400 - $600
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    $200
  • Four Stefano Giovanni for Magis "Bombo" Stools
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    $300 - $500

    Four Stefano Giovanni for Magis "Bombo" Stools

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • Suite of Outdoor Aluminum Seating Furniture
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    $600 - $900

    Suite of Outdoor Aluminum Seating Furniture

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    $600 - $900
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    $300
  • Pair of Frontgate Aluminum Double Chaise Lounges
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of Frontgate Aluminum Double Chaise Lounges

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    $400 - $600
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    $200
  • Federal Style Mahogany Lolling Chair
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    $700 - $1,000

    Federal Style Mahogany Lolling Chair

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    $700 - $1,000
  • Red Damask Upholstered Circular Ottoman
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    $400 - $600

    Red Damask Upholstered Circular Ottoman

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    $400 - $600
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    $200
  • Two Chippendale Walnut Side Chairs
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    $300 - $500

    Two Chippendale Walnut Side Chairs

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • Queen Anne Style Walnut Diminutive Wing Chair
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    $300 - $500

    Queen Anne Style Walnut Diminutive Wing Chair

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    $300 - $500
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    $150
  • Antonio Citterio, Baisity Sofa for B&B Italia
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    $1,000 - $2,000

    Antonio Citterio, Baisity Sofa for B&B Italia

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    $1,000 - $2,000
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    $500
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Mahogany Side Chairs
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of Art Deco Style Mahogany Side Chairs

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    $400 - $600
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    $200
  • Six Regency Inlaid Mahogany Dining Chairs
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    $800 - $1,200

    Six Regency Inlaid Mahogany Dining Chairs

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Stickley Upholstered Club Chair
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    $600 - $900

    Stickley Upholstered Club Chair

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    $600 - $900
  • Pair of Arts & Crafts Oak Armchairs
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    $600 - $900

    Pair of Arts & Crafts Oak Armchairs

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    $600 - $900
  • Arts & Crafts Style Oak Rocking Chair
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    $500 - $700

    Arts & Crafts Style Oak Rocking Chair

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    $500 - $700
  • Pair of MINOTTI Villon Skin Leather Ottoman Cubic Seats
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    $3,000 - $5,000

    Pair of MINOTTI Villon Skin Leather Ottoman Cubic Seats...

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    $3,000 - $5,000
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    $1,500
  • Renaissance Revival Needlepoint Slipper Chair, 19 C
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    $300 - $500

    Renaissance Revival Needlepoint Slipper Chair, 19 C

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    $300 - $500
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    $175
  • RICARDO LEGORRETA. (Ciudad de México, 1931 - 2011) AÑOS 70. JUEGO DE 6 SILLONES "TLAQUEPAQUE". Elaboradas en madera de roble.
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    MXN$60,000 - MXN$90,000 $2,845 - $4,267

    RICARDO LEGORRETA. (Ciudad de México, 1931 - 2011) AÑOS...

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    MXN$60,000 - MXN$90,000 $2,845 - $4,267
    Morton Subastas
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    MXN$50,000$2,371
  • JOEL ESCALONA (MÉXICO, 1986-) SILLA SANTOS. MÉXICO, 2008 Diseño Curvo. Elaborada en acrílico color blanco.
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    MXN$15,000 - MXN$20,000 $711 - $948

    JOEL ESCALONA (MÉXICO, 1986-) SILLA SANTOS. MÉXICO, 200...

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    MXN$15,000 - MXN$20,000 $711 - $948
    Morton Subastas
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    MXN$12,000$569
  • PHILIP GUILMANT & MICHAEL VAN BEUREN PARA VAN BEUREN, S.A. PAR DE SILLONES. DE LA LÍNEA DANESA. SXX. Elaborados en madera de caoba.
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    MXN$18,000 - MXN$24,000 $853 - $1,138

    PHILIP GUILMANT & MICHAEL VAN BEUREN PARA VAN BEUREN, S...

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    MXN$18,000 - MXN$24,000 $853 - $1,138
    Morton Subastas
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    MXN$15,000$711