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  • Set of Eight McGuire Rattan and Rawhide Dining Chairs
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Set of Eight McGuire Rattan and Rawhide Dining Chairs

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Locati LLC
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $300
  • McGuire Rattan and Rawhide Three-Piece Suite of Seating Furniture
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    McGuire Rattan and Rawhide Three-Piece Suite of Seating...

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Locati LLC
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $200
  • Set of Late 19th C. Empire Bench and Chairs
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $15,000

    Set of Late 19th C. Empire Bench and Chairs

    Est.
    $15,000 - $15,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $12,000
  • RUSTIC ANTLER ARM CHAIR
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    RUSTIC ANTLER ARM CHAIR

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., ...
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $500
  • RUSSELL WOODARD, ATTRIBUTED, MID-CENTURY MODERN SCULPTURA CHAIRS AND OTTOMAN, LOT OF THREE
    Estimate
    $150 - $250

    RUSSELL WOODARD, ATTRIBUTED, MID-CENTURY MODERN SCULPTU...

    Est.
    $150 - $250
    Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., ...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $70
  • Anglo-Colonial Plantation Chair and Foot Stool
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Anglo-Colonial Plantation Chair and Foot Stool

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Locati LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Set of Ten French Provincial Beechwood and Rush Seat Dining Chairs
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Set of Ten French Provincial Beechwood and Rush Seat Di...

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Locati LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • AMERICAN OR EUROPEAN PYROGRAPHY AND PAINT-DECORATED HALL CHAIR
    Estimate
    $150 - $250

    AMERICAN OR EUROPEAN PYROGRAPHY AND PAINT-DECORATED HAL...

    Est.
    $150 - $250
    Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., ...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $70
  • Exclusive Korean Furniture Chippendale Armchair Style
    Estimate
    $600 - $600

    Exclusive Korean Furniture Chippendale Armchair Style

    Est.
    $600 - $600
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Pair of White-Painted Iron Garden Lounge Chairs
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Pair of White-Painted Iron Garden Lounge Chairs

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Locati LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • French Mid-Century Mahogany and Woven Reed Retractable Recamier, Francis Jordan
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,800

    French Mid-Century Mahogany and Woven Reed Retractable ...

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
    STAIR
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • VALLEY OF VIRGINIA TABLET-BACK WINDSOR WRITING-ARM CHAIR
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    VALLEY OF VIRGINIA TABLET-BACK WINDSOR WRITING-ARM CHAI...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., ...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • MID-ATLANTIC, POSSIBLY TIDEWATER, VIRGINIA, CHIPPENDALE SOFA
    Estimate
    $500 - $800

    MID-ATLANTIC, POSSIBLY TIDEWATER, VIRGINIA, CHIPPENDALE...

    Est.
    $500 - $800
    Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., ...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • MID-ATLANTIC FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY PIANO STOOL
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    MID-ATLANTIC FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY PIANO STOOL

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., ...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • MID-ATLANTIC, POSSIBLY VIRGINIA SACK-BACK WINDSOR WRITING ARMCHAIR
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    MID-ATLANTIC, POSSIBLY VIRGINIA SACK-BACK WINDSOR WRITI...

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., ...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Louis XV Style Parcel Gilt and White-Painted Canape
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Louis XV Style Parcel Gilt and White-Painted Canape

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Locati LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • SOUTHERN LADDERBACK RUSH-SEAT DOLL'S BENCH /SETTEE
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    SOUTHERN LADDERBACK RUSH-SEAT DOLL'S BENCH /SETTEE

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., ...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • George II Style Carved Mahogany Open Armchair
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    George II Style Carved Mahogany Open Armchair

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Locati LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • George II Style Carved Walnut Open Armchair
    Estimate
    $250 - $350

    George II Style Carved Walnut Open Armchair

    Est.
    $250 - $350
    Locati LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $125
  • JACOBEAN-STYLE FOLK ART CARVED OAK PLATFORM ROCKER
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    JACOBEAN-STYLE FOLK ART CARVED OAK PLATFORM ROCKER

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., ...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Set of Four Wallace Nutting Brace Fan-Back Windsor Side Chairs, Mid-20th Century
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,800

    Set of Four Wallace Nutting Brace Fan-Back Windsor Side...

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $800
  • Pair of Chas. Pollock for Knoll Sling Chairs, c. 1965
    Estimate
    $900 - $1,100

    Pair of Chas. Pollock for Knoll Sling Chairs, c. 1965

    Est.
    $900 - $1,100
    Case Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $450
  • Eames Black Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller, Set 1 of 2
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $2,400

    Eames Black Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller, ...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $2,400
    Case Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $1,000
  • Eames Black Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller, Set 2 of 2
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $2,400

    Eames Black Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller, Se...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $2,400
    Case Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Swedish, Kubbestol Chair
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    Swedish, Kubbestol Chair

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Ries Niemi Albert Einstein Portrait Chair
    Estimate
    $400 - $450

    Ries Niemi Albert Einstein Portrait Chair

    Est.
    $400 - $450
    Case Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Contemporary, 'Mulholland' Lounge Chairs (2)
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $3,500

    Contemporary, 'Mulholland' Lounge Chairs (2)

    Est.
    $2,500 - $3,500
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Art Deco Style, Club Chair
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000

    Art Deco Style, Club Chair

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • French, Lounge Chair
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    French, Lounge Chair

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Antique Bamboo Corner Chair
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Antique Bamboo Corner Chair

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • de Sede, Beanbag Chair
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    de Sede, Beanbag Chair

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Pair of Brighton Pavilion Style Bamboo Armchairs
    Estimate
    $350 - $450

    Pair of Brighton Pavilion Style Bamboo Armchairs

    Est.
    $350 - $450
    Case Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $175
  • French, Occasional Chairs (2)
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    French, Occasional Chairs (2)

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Upholstered Toile Slip-Covered Boudoir Chair and Ottoman
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Upholstered Toile Slip-Covered Boudoir Chair and Ottoma...

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Moderne, Club Chairs (2)
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    Moderne, Club Chairs (2)

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Italian, Lounge Chairs (2)
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000

    Italian, Lounge Chairs (2)

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • French, Easy Chairs (2)
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    French, Easy Chairs (2)

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Brutalist, Dining Chairs (10)
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    Brutalist, Dining Chairs (10)

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $800
  • Gerrit Rietveld, 'Steltman' Chair
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    Gerrit Rietveld, 'Steltman' Chair

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $800
  • Pierre Jeanneret, 'Library' Chairs (2)
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, 'Library' Chairs (2)

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Charles Rohlfs, Hall Chair
    Estimate
    $7,000 - $9,000

    Charles Rohlfs, Hall Chair

    Est.
    $7,000 - $9,000
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $4,000
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 'Brno' Chairs (6)
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $3,500

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 'Brno' Chairs (6)

    Est.
    $2,500 - $3,500
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Alvar Aalto, Lounge Chair
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Alvar Aalto, Lounge Chair

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Rustic, Hall Chairs (2)
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    Rustic, Hall Chairs (2)

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Charles + Ray Eames, 'Aluminum Group' 'Management' Chair
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Charles + Ray Eames, 'Aluminum Group' 'Management' Chai...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    BILLINGS
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $200
  • Italian, Hoop Chairs (2)
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    Italian, Hoop Chairs (2)

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Art Deco, Easy Chairs (2)
    Estimate
    $1,800 - $2,400

    Art Deco, Easy Chairs (2)

    Est.
    $1,800 - $2,400
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $900
  • Jens Risom, Lounge Chair
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $1,800

    Jens Risom, Lounge Chair

    Est.
    $1,500 - $1,800
    BILLINGS
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000

Mid-century chairs are a recognizable and influential design period from the 1940s through the 1970s. They capture the spirit of creativity and innovation during this time. Similar to other mid-century furniture, distinct characteristics like teak wood, slender pencil-shaped legs, and sturdy upholstery distinguish them. The demand for modern mid-century chairs is high, attracting avid and passionate buyers to auction websites like Bidsquare for auctions on the internet, which feature exclusive pieces that have known provenance to attract attention and competitive bidding.

The Roots of Mid-Century Modern Chairs

The origins of the modern mid-century chair can be traced to the Bauhaus movement in the 1930s in Europe, specifically in Germany. The Bauhaus movement focused on merging design and function in design, inspiring designers with different backgrounds. The development of modern materials such as plywood and fibreglass opened up the possibility of creating elegant and attractive furniture. The major manufacturers like Knoll and Herman Miller took advantage of the chance to create affordable, stylish and practical furniture and make mid-century modern design more accessible to a broader market.

Prominent Examples of Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair

The first time it was introduced in 1950 in 1950; the Eames Molded Fiberglass chair revolutionized the market with its unique design and price. The single-piece chair, which was the idea by Charles and Ray Eames, marked a break from the traditional furniture that was upholstered. It is available in many colours and bases. The Eames Molded Fiberglass chair represents the mid-century ideal of making high-quality design accessible to an entire audience.

Womb Chair

Another classic Mid-century style chair is one of the most famous mid-century chairs is Womb Chair, a testament to the ideals of modernism. Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen designed it; this chair has a distinctive style and emphasizes the comfort of its users, inviting them to cuddle up and relax. This Womb Chair has become an iconic symbol of mid-century modern style and is admired for its unique form and function.

Collecting Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Modern mid-century chairs are sought-after by those who appreciate the genuine aged patina evident on the original pieces with evidence of history. They have grown substantially in recent years, highlighting their significance as a design and historical item. Whether bamboo, leatherwood, metal or Savonarola chairs, Bidsquare online auction offers a diverse collection of vintage and antique chairs to match different styles.

Critical Characteristics of Mid-Century Modern Chairs

1. Not too extravagantly ornamental.
2. Clean lines and consistent surfaces.
3. Elegance, with a focus on the most minor imperfections.

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