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The Hunt: Take a Seat

Get midcentury modern chairs—and luxe lookalikes—at the Chicago Antique Market


Midcentury modern chairs-and luxe lookalikes

The Chicago Antique Market, the last Saturday and Sunday of every month from May to October, 1300 block of West Randolph Street; chicagoantiquemarket.com 

>> Bertoia wire child’s chair, $125, and plastic Casalino child’s chair (Vernon Panton inspired), $125, from Mainly Art in Cincinnati; 513-378-8261, mainlyart.com

<< Plycraft chair by Cherner circa 1950s, $395, from Chicago-based dealer GB Antiques and Collectibles; 773-271-7507, rubylane.com/shops/gbantiquesandcollectibles.

>> Herman Miller desk chair, $125, from John and Diane Smith; 312-952-8455

<< Yellow Milo Bauman chair circa 1960s, $450, from 29 Palms, 5033 Red Fox Trail, Rockford; 815-721-0554

>> Herman Miller fabric-covered shell chair, $200, from 29 Palms


Go early. Politely ask dealers for their best price before buying. Most will shave off 10 percent of the tag-or more.

Photography: Jose Rivera and Jennifer Moore


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