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Maitland Smith Carved Wood Grotto Chair with Dolphin Arms
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
Maitland Smith recreation of a Classic Italian 19th century carved wood and lacquer, shell form Italian grotto chair with dolphin arms.
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Armchairs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Italian Carved Wood Grotto Chair
Located in East Hampton, NY
19th century Venetian Grotto shell chair.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Italian Carved Wood Grotto Chair
  • 19th Century Italian Carved Wood Grotto Chair
  • 19th Century Italian Carved Wood Grotto Chair
  • 19th Century Italian Carved Wood Grotto Chair
H 31.5 in. W 17 in. D 19.25 in.
Vintage Italian Carved Wood Grotto Chair Clam Sea Shell and Full Dolphin Arms
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian carved wood grotto chair clam sea shell and full dolphin arms. Item features hand carved details, full dolphin carved arms, scalloped sea shell carved wood back and s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Regency Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Late 19th c. Venetian Polychrome and Gilded Shell Top Grotto Chair
By Pauly et Cie
Located in San Francisco, CA
Naturalistically carved, the back decorated with a shell, lifting to reveal a tufted cushion back and seat. The pedestal base is shaped into rock formations, polychrome decorated. T...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Grand Tour Side Chairs

Materials

Gold Leaf

Six Dining Chairs 1910 Art Nouveau Art Deco Rare Find Hollywood Grotto
Located in Labrit, Landes
Six dining chairs, circa 1910 Art Nouveau Art Deco Italian inspiration from antique grotto chairs and reminiscent of Hollywood A very rare find from a French doctors Maison Bourgeoui...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Art Nouveau Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Venetian Carved and Gilded Sleigh Grotto Rocking Chair
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
Attributed to Pauly & Cie, 19th century, shell carved back and seat with carved dolphin arm supports and rocker heads, seahorse carved seat supports, silvered and gilt finish.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs

Clamshell Grotto Side Chair by Mola
By Mola
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This styish grotto, clamshell side chair will make a statement with its form and give your garden or home a Hollywood Regency vibe. Note: The piece has been professioanlly painted...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • Clamshell Grotto Side Chair by Mola
  • Clamshell Grotto Side Chair by Mola
  • Clamshell Grotto Side Chair by Mola
  • Clamshell Grotto Side Chair by Mola
H 36.50 in. W 19.50 in. D 21.38 in.
2 Italian Venetian Grotto Hinged Clam Shell Chairs
Located in New York, NY
2 Italian Venetian Grotto style (late 19th Century) clam shell form hinged chairs with a silver gilt finish & carved shell detail (height closed 21") (PRICED EACH)
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Side Chairs

Materials

Vermeil

Pair of Italian Venetian Grotto Peacock Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Venetian style Grotto (19th Cent) silver gilt and polychromed carved peacock design side chairs
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Antique 19th Century Italian Romantic Side Chairs

Materials

Silver Leaf

Gold Leafed Venetian Grotto Style Shell Dining Chairs
By Tony Duquette
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gold leafed Venetian Grotto style shellback dining chairs. Price is per chair. Offered at Gallery Girasole.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Set of 12 Neoclassical Style Grotto Palm Leaf Dining Chair by Tropitone
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Midcentury palm leaf dining room chairs featuring a decorative palm leaf along the back and fabric upholstery seat. Made In Southern California by The Tropitone company as part of th...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eight Venetian Grotto Style Scalloped Shell Back Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Eight Venetian grotto style scalloped shell back dining chairs. Consist of two armchairs and four side chairs. Each wooden chair features a Venetian grotto style scalloped shell back...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Lucite Art Deco Grotto Shell Back Chairs, Set of 4
By Hill Manufacturing
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Set of four Art Deco style chairs feature full lucite frames and a unique shell form back. By HIll Manufacturing Corp,, circa 1980s. Very heavy and substantial. Faux ostrich upholste...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Brown Jordan Style Shell Form Grotto Inspired Outdoor Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By Brown Jordan
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a set of Brown Jordan style cast aluminum shell form grotto style outdoor dining chairs with new upholstery. They are in very good condition and have a heavy casting. The uph...
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Vintage 1980s American Other Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Italian Venetian Grotto Carved Seashell Rocker
By Pauly & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Italian Venetian Grotto (19th cent.) silver gilt rocker with carved seashell seat & back and seahorse sides (att: Pauly et Cie, Venice)
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Antique 19th Century Italian Baroque Rocking Chairs

Materials

Silver Leaf

Set of Eight Polished Venetian Grotto Style Aluminum Shell Dining Chairs
By Brown Jordan
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of eight polished Venetian grotto style aluminum shell dining chairs. Price is for the set of eight. Sand blasted to remove old paint and professionally polished. Seats come off ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Fantastic Italian Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Grotto Revolving Music Stool
Located in Norwich, GB
Fantastic Italian antique Victorian carved walnut Grotto revolving music stool having a fantastic quality carved solid walnut shell shaped revolving seat standing on carved solid wal...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Swivel Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Grotto Chair
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Italian carved grotto chair
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
H 36.5 in. W 21 in. D 26 in.
Grotto Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
A Thomas Chippendale design of a Grotto chair carved in walnut. Probably Italian.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
H 38.25 in. W 23 in. D 26 in.
David Barrett pair of Stucco "Grotto Chairs," 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
David Barrett pair of stucco "Grotto chairs", 1960.
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Vintage 1970s Chairs

  • David Barrett pair of Stucco "Grotto Chairs," 1960
  • David Barrett pair of Stucco "Grotto Chairs," 1960
  • David Barrett pair of Stucco "Grotto Chairs," 1960
  • David Barrett pair of Stucco "Grotto Chairs," 1960
H 37.41 in. W 23.23 in. D 17.72 in.
Carved Wood Italian Grotto Chair
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This unique Italian grotto chair has a large-scale shell motif on the back and seat. Carved sea creature motif adorns the arms and legs. Kept in pristine condition with (rare) finish...
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Antique 1880s Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Carved Wood Italian Grotto Chair
  • Carved Wood Italian Grotto Chair
  • Carved Wood Italian Grotto Chair
  • Carved Wood Italian Grotto Chair
H 32 in. W 19 in. D 20 in.
Grotto Chair
By Michael Von Jakubowski
Located in New York, NY
This is a design based on Venetian 'Grotto' furniture of the mid 19th century.<br /> <br /> There is no record of exactly when the first Grotto furniture was created; furniture wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Armchairs

  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
H 37.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 24.75 in.
18 Polished Aluminum Venetian Grotto Chairs
By Brown Jordan
Located in Oakland, CA
A fabulous set of 18 cast aluminum scallop back chairs by Brown and Jordan. Dramatic form highlighted by brilliant polished finish. We have included a picture of a set upholstered in...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Six Dining Chairs 1910 Art Nouveau Art Deco Rare Find Hollywood Grotto FREE SHIP
Located in France, FR
Six dining chairs circa 1910 Art Nouveau Art Deco Italian inspiration from antique grotto chairs and reminiscent of Hollywood A very rare find from a French doctors Maison Bourgeoui...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Six venitians dining chairs in "grotto's style"
Located in Marseille, PACA
Rare set of six dining chairs in giltwood dating back to the middle of the XIX th century in the grotto's style the ulphoster was redone 2 years ago.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Giltwood

  • Six venitians dining chairs in "grotto's style"
  • Six venitians dining chairs in "grotto's style"
  • Six venitians dining chairs in "grotto's style"
  • Six venitians dining chairs in "grotto's style"
H 40.16 in. W 20.48 in. D 20.48 in.
Late 19th Century Italian Silver Giltwood Grotto Arm Chair
Located in Corona Del Mar, CA
Italian handcarved silver gilt grotto armchair features stylized shell seat and back with arms in the form of dolphins all raised on splayed legs carved as oyster shells.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Antique Concrete Garden Grotto Chair
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The wonderfully unique garden throne chair is decorated with center shell, diamond quilted design raised on a pedestal of 4 heads of mythological figure of Egyptian god Ammon-Ra depi...
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Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Revival Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Concrete

  • Antique Concrete Garden Grotto Chair
  • Antique Concrete Garden Grotto Chair
  • Antique Concrete Garden Grotto Chair
  • Antique Concrete Garden Grotto Chair
H 36.5 in. W 21 in. D 24 in.
A Grotto Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Grotto chair of hand-carved wood. Gesso and paint finish. 1 chair available. Priced individually: $820 EACH. Please contact us to get a picture of the finish of the remaining one.
Category

20th Century Indonesian Chairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

  • A Grotto Chair
  • A Grotto Chair
  • A Grotto Chair
  • A Grotto Chair
H 39 in. W 19 in. D 17.5 in.
Venetian Grotto Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
venetian silver-leafed seahorse carved grotto chair
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Chairs

Materials

Silver Leaf

  • Venetian Grotto Chair
  • Venetian Grotto Chair
  • Venetian Grotto Chair
  • Venetian Grotto Chair
H 35.5 in. W 20 in. D 21 in.
Grotto Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Venetian carved wood grotto chair with dolphin motif
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
H 39 in. W 23.5 in. D 28 in.
Two Giltwood Grotto Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two giltwood Grotto chairs. The chairs are not a pair, the chair on the left is shorter. Left chair measurements: 32" H x 20" W x 23.5" D x 14" SH.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Chairs

  • Two Giltwood Grotto Chairs
  • Two Giltwood Grotto Chairs
  • Two Giltwood Grotto Chairs
  • Two Giltwood Grotto Chairs
H 35 in. W 21.5 in. D 19 in.
Grotto Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
A Thomas Chippendale design of a Grotto chair carved in walnut. Probably Italian.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
  • Grotto Chair
H 38.25 in. W 23 in. D 26 in.
Four Ebonized Grotto Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Terrific set of four wooden grotto chairs, hand carved and ebonized. Upholstered in a black fabric with cream cord and tassel pattern.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

  • Four Ebonized Grotto Chairs
  • Four Ebonized Grotto Chairs
  • Four Ebonized Grotto Chairs
  • Four Ebonized Grotto Chairs
H 37.5 in. W 19 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Italian Grotto Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 60's solid walnut Italian grotto chairs
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Vintage 1960s Italian Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Pair of Italian Grotto Chairs
  • Pair of Italian Grotto Chairs
  • Pair of Italian Grotto Chairs
  • Pair of Italian Grotto Chairs
H 37 in. W 17 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Venetian Grotto chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 18th century Venetian Grotto chairs in scallop shell form
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Venetian Grotto chairs
  • Pair of Venetian Grotto chairs
  • Pair of Venetian Grotto chairs
  • Pair of Venetian Grotto chairs
H 31 in. W 13 in. D 19 in.
Gilt Wood Grotto Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous vintage giltwood grotto chair or fantasy chair with nice carving, generous size and comfortable too. This versatile chair would look great as a side chair, in a powder room,...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Rococo Chairs

  • Gilt Wood Grotto Chair
  • Gilt Wood Grotto Chair
  • Gilt Wood Grotto Chair
  • Gilt Wood Grotto Chair
H 36.25 in. W 21.75 in. D 21 in.
Venetian Grotto Chair- Shell Form
Located in Stamford, CT
Venetian Grotto Chair- Shell Form-dyed fruitwood late 19th century to early 20th century
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Antique 19th Century Italian Side Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

  • Venetian Grotto Chair- Shell Form
  • Venetian Grotto Chair- Shell Form
  • Venetian Grotto Chair- Shell Form
  • Venetian Grotto Chair- Shell Form
H 38.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 19 in.
Venetian Grotto Chair
Located in New Orleans, LA
Venetian grotto chair circa 1820. Superb condition
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Antique 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Silver Leaf

  • Venetian Grotto Chair
  • Venetian Grotto Chair
  • Venetian Grotto Chair
  • Venetian Grotto Chair
H 29 in. W 29 in. D 23 in.
Enchanting Pair of Grotto Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Enchanting Pair of Nickel Plated Grotto Chairs newly restored and re-upholstered The metal is all nickel, but is reflective (like seen in the pics)
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20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Enchanting Pair of Grotto Chairs
  • Enchanting Pair of Grotto Chairs
  • Enchanting Pair of Grotto Chairs
  • Enchanting Pair of Grotto Chairs
H 37.5 in. W 19 in. D 17 in.
19th Century Italian Grotto Chair
Located in Buchanan, MI
Nicely carved 19th century Italian Grotto chair in rare natural finish.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mahogany Grotto Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Venetian stained mahogany grotto chair. Shell carved back and seat with dolphin arms. Morticed construction on back.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Mahogany Grotto Chair
  • Mahogany Grotto Chair
  • Mahogany Grotto Chair
  • Mahogany Grotto Chair
H 34.5 in. W 25 in. L 34.5 in.
Italian 19th Century Grotto Chair.
Located in Buchanan, MI
Rare 19th century carved wood Grotto chair with very nice detailing and patina. Its unusual to find these in their natural wood finish form.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood

Six Walnut Venetian Grotto Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
A set of six classic Italian grotto chairs, circa 1940's to 1950's Hand-carved in Walnut, showing their very striking scallop shell backs. Two arm and four side chairs. Presented in ...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Six Walnut Venetian Grotto Chairs
  • Six Walnut Venetian Grotto Chairs
  • Six Walnut Venetian Grotto Chairs
  • Six Walnut Venetian Grotto Chairs
H 39.25 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Pair of 19th c. Venetian Grotto Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous pair of 19th c. Venetian grotto chairs, very well preserved
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Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs

Materials

Silver

  • Pair of 19th c. Venetian Grotto Chairs
  • Pair of 19th c. Venetian Grotto Chairs
  • Pair of 19th c. Venetian Grotto Chairs
  • Pair of 19th c. Venetian Grotto Chairs
H 37 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Set Of Four Ebonized Wood Grotto Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Terrific set of four wooden grotto chairs, hand carved and ebonized. Upholstered in a black fabric with cream cord and tassel pattern.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

  • Set Of Four Ebonized Wood Grotto Chairs
  • Set Of Four Ebonized Wood Grotto Chairs
  • Set Of Four Ebonized Wood Grotto Chairs
  • Set Of Four Ebonized Wood Grotto Chairs
H 37.5 in. W 19 in. D 21.5 in.
Pair of 18th century Venetian Grotto chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of unusual 18th century Venetian silvered carved wood grotto chairs in the shape of scallops.
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Chairs

Set of Five Aluminum Grotto Chairs by Tropitone
By Tropitone
Located in East Hampton, NY
Set of five aluminum grotto chairs by Tropitone from Veneman Collection.
Category

20th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set Of 8 Limed Wood Grotto Chairs With Cream Striped Silk Seats
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant set of eight Italian limed fruit wood grotto chairs with striped cream silk upholstered seats, often seen attributed to Andre' Groult. A striking set of dining chairs.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

Pair of Antique Silver Leaf Grotto Chairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of Venetian carved wood silver leaf grotto chairs. Whimsically carved chairs with shell back and seat, dolphin arms and legs in a sea horse tail motif. Italy, early 20th centu...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood

Maitland Smith Venetian Grotto Chair With Dolphin Arms
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
Maitland Smith recreation of a classic Italian 19th C carved wood and lacquer, shell form Italian grotto chair with dolphin arms.
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

19th Century Venetian Gilt Swan Grotto Chair
Located in Essex, MA
Rare and complete 19th century carved and gilt Venetian swan Grotto chair. Realistically and exquisitely carved swan. Carved on all sides. Feathers showing plumage. Armrest in Roc...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Beech

Venetian Carved Wood "Mecca" Grotto Chair in the Style of Pauly Et Cie
By Pauly et Cie
Located in East Hampton, NY
Venetian carved wood "Mecca" Grotto chair in the style of Pauly Et Cie. Poly-chromed and silvered wood. Measure: Seat height 15.75 Seat depth 17.5.
Category

Early 20th Century Side Chairs

Pair of Vintage Cerused Oak Shell Form Grotto Chairs
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of vintage cerused oak shell form Grotto chairs newly reupholstered in a Quadrille coral print.
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Mid-20th Century American Beaux Arts Armchairs

Materials

Wood

GROTTO CHAIR
Located in New York, NY
OPEN-ARM LOG CHAIR FROM A SUMMER HOUSE.
Category

Antique 19th Century British Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Burl

  • GROTTO CHAIR
  • GROTTO CHAIR
  • GROTTO CHAIR
  • GROTTO CHAIR
H 42 in. W 23.25 in. D 20 in.
Grotto chairs
Located in Bronx, NY
Silver and gold leaf
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

Venetian Grotto Chair and Table Set
Located in Montreal, QC
Outlandish Venetian silver-gilt and carved wood chair and table both in the form of open scallops, the legs decorated in coral and fantasy sea creature designs.<br /> <br /> Chair:...
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs

19th Century Grotto Chair, England
Located in New York, NY
English rare and unusual 19th century chair frame made to look like tree branches. Very decorative, sculptural and whimsical. Newly reupholstered in linen.  
Category

Antique 19th Century English Side Chairs

  • 19th Century Grotto Chair, England
  • 19th Century Grotto Chair, England
  • 19th Century Grotto Chair, England
  • 19th Century Grotto Chair, England
H 35 in. W 24 in. D 33 in.
Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
By Brown Jordan
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of highly styled shell back chairs painted gray and manufactured by Brown Jordan. The collection is Grotto. As seen in Celerie Kemble's "Black and White" (and a little in between).
Category

20th Century American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
  • Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
  • Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
  • Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
H 37 in. W 20 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Grotto Chairs
Located in North Miami, FL
A pair of Venetian Grotto or "Fantasy" chairs. These chairs are from a prominent Miami Estate and have been painted white for the "garden" room of this home. Nicely detailed.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

  • Pair of Grotto Chairs
  • Pair of Grotto Chairs
  • Pair of Grotto Chairs
  • Pair of Grotto Chairs
H 39.5 in. W 24 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
By Brown Jordan
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of highly styled shell back chairs painted white manufactured by Brown Jordan. The collection is Grotto. As seen in Celerie Kemble's "Black and White" (and a little in between).
Category

20th Century American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
  • Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
  • Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
  • Pair of Grotto Chairs by Brown Jordan
H 37 in. W 20 in. D 16 in.
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Grotto Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of grotto chairs available for sale. Each of these unique grotto chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and fabric. There are all kinds of grotto chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Grotto chairs bearing Hollywood Regency or Rococo hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many grotto chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Brown Jordan, Tropitone and Maitland Smith produced popular grotto chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Grotto Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,750, while they’re typically $820 on the low end and $58,000 highest priced.