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Klismos Chairs
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
These chairs are made to order and can be any number as required but are quoted for here as a set of 12. A design developed by the Greeks in the 5th century BC, gaining popularity t...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Klismos Chairs
  • Klismos Chairs
  • Klismos Chairs
  • Klismos Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 21 in. D 29.5 in.
Pair of Italian Carved Klismos Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Stunning pair of Italian carved Klismos chairs with cardinal red silk velvet Scalamandre fabric seats.
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20th Century Italian Louis XV Side Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

  • Pair of Italian Carved Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Italian Carved Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Italian Carved Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Italian Carved Klismos Chairs
H 35 in. W 18 in. D 22.50 in.
Mahogany Klismos Chair
Located in London, GB
An early nineteenth century mahogany klismos chair with curved back, saddle seat, supported on fluted feet.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Mahogany Klismos Chair
  • Mahogany Klismos Chair
  • Mahogany Klismos Chair
  • Mahogany Klismos Chair
H 34.65 in. W 21.26 in. D 20.08 in.
Klismos Chair in Teak with Leather Straps
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Beautiful contemporary Klismos chair in teakwood with low back and leather strapping.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Classical Greek Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

  • Klismos Chair in Teak with Leather Straps
  • Klismos Chair in Teak with Leather Straps
  • Klismos Chair in Teak with Leather Straps
  • Klismos Chair in Teak with Leather Straps
H 33 in. W 26.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Pair of 19th Century Klismos Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair 19th century Danish Klismos chairs. Ebonized hardwood with upholstery in very good condition.
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Antique 19th Century Danish Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

  • Pair of 19th Century Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of 19th Century Klismos Chairs
H 32 in. W 21 in. D 22 in.
Antique 18th Century Large Gustavian Klismos Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Antique 18th century Gustavian Klismos chair. This design was developed by the Greeks in the 5th century BC. The Klismos chair has four curving splayed legs and curved back rail with...
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Antique 18th Century Gustavian Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Aluminum Outdoor Klismos Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful pair of Aluminum Klismos chairs - perfectly suited for outdoor, but could also be use inside. The pair are the classic Klismos shape, sleek and graceful. A pair of cushio...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

  • Pair of Aluminum Outdoor Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Aluminum Outdoor Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Aluminum Outdoor Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Aluminum Outdoor Klismos Chairs
H 29 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Pair of Exceptional Arts & Crafts Oak Klismos Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of exceptional Arts & Crafts oak Klismos chairs. Reupholstered in natural linen.
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Vintage 1910s American Arts and Crafts Chairs

Materials

Linen, Upholstery, Oak

Pair of Exceptional Arts & Crafts Oak Klismos Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of exceptional Arts & Crafts oak Klismos chairs. Reupholstered in natural linen.
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Vintage 1910s American Arts and Crafts Chairs

Materials

Linen, Upholstery, Oak

European Art Deco Havana Leather Klismos Chair, 1930's
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simple Art Deco Klismos chair with a beautifully patinated leather, great condition.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Fine Pair of 19th Century Empire Klismos Chairs
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine pair of 19th century Empire Klismos chairs, circa 1830, Denmark.  
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Antique Early 19th Century Danish Empire Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Fine Pair of 19th Century Empire Klismos Chairs
  • Fine Pair of 19th Century Empire Klismos Chairs
  • Fine Pair of 19th Century Empire Klismos Chairs
  • Fine Pair of 19th Century Empire Klismos Chairs
H 30.32 in. W 22.05 in. D 21.26 in.
Pair of Danish Klismos Chairs, Mahogany with a Horsehair Seating
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of Danish Klismos chairs, made of mahogany with a horsehair seating. The design of the Klismos chair, with its wide and curved backrest and sabre legs, can be traced back t...
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20th Century Danish Empire Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Chairs by Saridis, Athens
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Riverdale, NY
Classically elegant and beautifully proportioned T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos chairs with original woven leather strap seats, 1960s, produced by Saridis of Athens. Three available...
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Vintage 1960s Greek Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair of Italian Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning pair of Italian Hollywood Regency Klismos style chairs. These chic high style Italian side chairs are painted a soft gray/green with gilt accents and have great splayed legs...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Classical Greek Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Italian Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Italian Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Italian Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Italian Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs
H 34.25 in. W 20.5 in. D 17.25 in.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Chairs by Saridis, Athens
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Saridis
Located in Riverdale, NY
Classically elegant and beautifully proportioned T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos chairs with original woven leather strap seats, 1960s, produced by Saridis of Athens. TWO available in...
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Vintage 1960s Greek Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

19th Century Empire Pair of Klismos Chair
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair Klismos chair empire / chair of the Greek antique around 1820. Solid wood. The striking shape with the wide-legged saber legs and the encircling backrest board was rediscovered...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Empire Pair of Klismos Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Pair of Klismos Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Pair of Klismos Chair
  • 19th Century Empire Pair of Klismos Chair
H 30.71 in. W 21.66 in. D 22.05 in.
Pair of Klismos Chairs in Walnut Frames with Leather Straps
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in San Diego, CA
Elegant rare and impressive pair of classic Klismos chairs in walnut frames with leather straps, nice original condition solid and sturdy light wear.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

18th C Italian Klismos Chairs, Set of 10
Located in Houston, TX
18th C Italian Klismos Chairs set of 10. Concave backrest with curved legs (Klismos). The Klismos style is timeless and classic and never goes out of style. The upholstery on the cha...
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Antique 1750s French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • 18th C Italian Klismos Chairs, Set of 10
  • 18th C Italian Klismos Chairs, Set of 10
  • 18th C Italian Klismos Chairs, Set of 10
  • 18th C Italian Klismos Chairs, Set of 10
H 34.75 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Eighteen Regency Klismos Chairs, Attributed to Gillows
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
An extremely smart, superb quality set of eighteen early Regency period 'Klismos' chairs, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London. England, circa 1810. Why we like them Th...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Inspired Limed/Cerused Oak Klismos Chairs
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Washington, DC
T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings inspired limed/cerused oak Klismos chairs with leather striped seats. There are four available and the price is per chair. These are in excellent shape with n...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Pair of Snake Skin Klismos Chairs after Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two vintage-modern chairs featuring beautifully sculpted bodies with snake skin finish. Impressive matched pair of vintage Klismos chairs feature the mid-century style of Robsjohn-Gi...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Faux Leather

Contemporary Klismos Chair in Stainless Steel and Fine Leather Seat Mesh
Located in San Francisco, CA
We know about klismos chairs thanks to ancient Greek art, but how did this forgotten furniture item actually work its way back into our homes? That story begins in 1748 CE. Surveyors...
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Early 2000s American Classical Greek Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Oak and Leather Klismos Chair, Early 20th Century
Located in Uppsala, SE
Oak Klismos chair with red leather seat made in the early part of the 20th century. The red leather is of a later date. most likely Scandinavian and made in Sweden. Some scratches an...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Rustic Chairs

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Leather, Oak

  • Oak and Leather Klismos Chair, Early 20th Century
  • Oak and Leather Klismos Chair, Early 20th Century
  • Oak and Leather Klismos Chair, Early 20th Century
  • Oak and Leather Klismos Chair, Early 20th Century
H 31.89 in. W 22.84 in. D 18.9 in.
Midcentury Set of Four Neoclassical Style Klismos Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish set of four Mid-Century Modern klismos chairs made in the neoclassical Greco-Roman taste. The chairs have a dramatic profile with a wide curved tablet back support. The seat ...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Set of 10 Metal Klismos Chairs by Ched Berenguer-Topacio
By Ched Berenguer-topacio
Located in Houston, TX
Set of 10 metal Klismos chairs by Ched Berenguer-Topacio with woven rattan seats. Patinated wrought iron with brass details at front legs. Excellent condition and very comfortable. M...
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20th Century Philippine Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of English Regency Style Ebonized Klismos Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic pair of English klismos chairs made in the Regency taste. Featuring an ebonized barrel back form frame with a cane inset. The generous seat has a large curved back rail sup...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Klismos Chairs in the Style / Attributed to Billy Haines
By William Billy Haines
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful pair of chairs in the Style / Attributed to Billy Haines. Custom designed Klismos chairs accented with bronzed Iron works to the backs. The chairs have been Newly reuphol...
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1990s American Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Ebonized Leather Rope Klismos Chairs After Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic pair of large klismos chairs featuring a dramatic ebonized black lacquer finish and leather woven rope strap seats. The oversized chairs are unsigned, however they are made...
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20th Century Neoclassical Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Gilt Iron Klismos Chairs by Ched Berenguer-Topacio
By Ched Berenguer-topacio
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic pair of klismos chairs designed by Ched Berenguer-Topacio. The sinuous chairs feature a wrought iron frame with a large curved tablet back embellished with gold leaf squares...
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20th Century Philippine Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut, Brown Stain, Shellac Polish Finish, leather braid
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
The Klismos chair became popular with the rise of the 19th century archeology fashion through the Grand Tour, the national museums and the books of Shliemann. Today it is fulfill...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Four Antique Regency Klismos Chairs, English, circa 1810
By Marsh and Tatham
Located in London, GB
A rare and unusual set of four 'Klismos' chairs of the early Regency period, in the manner of Marsh and Tatham. England, circa 1810. Why we like them This model is one of the most e...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Side Chairs

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Mahogany, Upholstery, Wood

Modern Oak Klismos Chair
Located in Hudson, NY
Upholstered in suede fabric.
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Mid-20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Modern Oak Klismos Chair
  • Modern Oak Klismos Chair
  • Modern Oak Klismos Chair
  • Modern Oak Klismos Chair
H 33 in. W 27.75 in. D 26.5 in.
Set of Four Klismos Chairs in the Style of T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A set of four Klismos chairs in the style of T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings featuring off-white wood frames with leather strap seats. These Klismos chairs would work great in a Mid-Centu...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut, Natural blonde stain and shellack polish finish
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Klismos chair became popular with the 19th century archology fashion through the archeological moment with the national museums, the Grand Tour and the books of Shliemann. Today is u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut, Medium Brown Stain and Shellak Polish Finish
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
The Klismos chair became popular with the rise of the 19th century archeology fashion through the archeological moment along with the national museums, the Grand Tour and the books o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Swedish Antique Oak Klismos Chair, Late 19th Century
Located in Uppsala, SE
Swedish antique oak Klismos chair from the late 19the century. Very broad and robust in appearance. Side panels with carved ornaments and lathed front legs. The black paint might not...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Rustic Armchairs

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Fabric, Oak

  • Swedish Antique Oak Klismos Chair, Late 19th Century
  • Swedish Antique Oak Klismos Chair, Late 19th Century
  • Swedish Antique Oak Klismos Chair, Late 19th Century
  • Swedish Antique Oak Klismos Chair, Late 19th Century
H 29.14 in. W 27.17 in. D 22.05 in.
Pair of Vintage Kreiss Klismos Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible pair of late 20th century American Kreiss Klismos side chairs with a deeply curved crestrail, saber-style legs in front and back, and a woven leather seat. Chairs are p...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Birch

  • Pair of Vintage Kreiss Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Vintage Kreiss Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Vintage Kreiss Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Vintage Kreiss Klismos Chairs
H 35 in. W 21 in. D 29 in.
Pair of Antique Regency Klismos Chairs in the Manner of Marsh and Tatham
By Marsh and Tatham
Located in London, GB
A rare and unusual Regency period pair of 'Klismos' chairs, in the manner of the London makers Marsh and Tatham (two pairs available). England, circa 1810. Why we like them This mod...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Niermann Weeks Gustavian Klismos Chairs
By Niermann Weeks
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1980s pair of Niermann Weeks Gustavian style Klismos style chairs, newly upholstered in white linen fabric. Made in the United States. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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Vintage 1980s American Gustavian Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Niermann Weeks Gustavian Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Niermann Weeks Gustavian Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Niermann Weeks Gustavian Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Niermann Weeks Gustavian Klismos Chairs
H 35.50 in. W 21.00 in. D 20.00 in.
Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs, Black Painted and Gilt, manner of Henry Holland
By Henry Holland 1, Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of bronzed and gilt side chairs of Klismos form London, circa 1805. Why we like them An unusually clean and elegant design, beautifully painted to imitate patinated bron...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

Materials

Brass

Early Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Chair for Saridis
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Greek walnut and leather strapped side chair with graceful curving back and exaggerated sabre legs. A modern interpretation of seating depicted on ancient pottery. With metal label a...
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Vintage 1960s Greek Slipper Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Scandinavian Modern Carl Bergsten Elm and Rosewood "Klismos" Chair
By Carl Bergsten
Located in New York, NY
Fine Swedish art deco chair in elm with upholstered seat. The chair features a curved "Klismos" style back which predates (Poul Kjærholm’s PK11 chair) is detailed in rosewood. Attrib...
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Vintage 1930s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Ch...

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Elm, Rosewood

Black Woven Leather Seat Walnut Saber Legs Klismos Chairs Customizable
By Pescetta
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather seats. Available in other colors and upholstery. Italian artisanal production by Pesc...
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2010s Italian Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Set of Four Baltic Neoclassic Ebonized and Penwork Klismos Chairs
Located in Hollywood, FL
The curved back with fine pen work of cherubs frolicking with laurel wreaths and foliage, over parcel-gilt carved eagles, on saber legs. Height of seat from floor: 17.5".
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Antique 19th Century Baltic Side Chairs

Customizable Black Woven Leather Saber Legs Klismos Chairs Other Colors Possible
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather seats. Available in other colors and upholstery. Klismos are walnut wood chairs wi...
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2010s Italian Classical Greek Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Customizable Black Woven Leather Saber Legs Klismos Chairs Other Colors Possible
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather seats. Available in other colors and upholstery. Klismos are walnut wood chairs wi...
Category

2010s Italian Classical Greek Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Extremely Hard to Find Pair of Klismos Chairs by Charles Allen
By Charles W. Allen
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this extremely rare pair of sculptural klismos armchairs designed by Charles Allen for Regil de Yucatan in 1952, recently refinished and reupholstered with new black leather...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Black Woven Leather Seat Walnut Saber Legs Klismos Chairs Customizable Set of 6
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather seats. Available in other colors and upholstery. Italian artisanal production by Pesc...
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2010s Italian Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Black Woven Leather Seat Walnut Saber Legs Klismos Chairs Customizable Set of 4
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather seats. Available in other colors and upholstery. Italian artisanal production by Pesc...
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2010s Italian Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Black Woven Leather Seat Walnut Saber Legs Klismos Chairs Customizable Set of 2
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather seats. Available in other colors and upholstery. Italian artisanal production by Pesc...
Category

2010s Italian Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Black Woven Leather Seat Walnut Saber Legs Klismos Chairs Customizable Set of 8
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather seats. Available in other colors and upholstery. Italian artisanal production by Pesc...
Category

2010s Italian Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of 4 Swedish Neoclassic Grey Painted and Rush Seat "Klismos" Chairs
Located in Hollywood, FL
the "Klismos" back over a rush seat, with sabre legs- can be sold as a pair.
Category

Antique 1820s Swedish Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cane

All Arms, Extraordinary Set of 8 Modern Klismos Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered and co...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Four Klismos Form Side Chairs
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Four Greek ceruse finish Klismos chairs with a splat back and a seat with leather straps.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Set of Four Klismos Form Side Chairs
  • Set of Four Klismos Form Side Chairs
  • Set of Four Klismos Form Side Chairs
  • Set of Four Klismos Form Side Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Black Woven Leather Seat Walnut Saber Legs Klismos Chairs Customizable Set of 10
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather seats. Available in other colors and upholstery. Italian artisanal production by Pesc...
Category

2010s Italian Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Rare German Fruitwood Klismos Chair, circa 1840s
Located in New York, NY
A rare German fruitwood Klismos armchair, circa 1840s with a partially leather padded rectangular backrest, above a leather upholstered seat, scrolled armrests and scrolled supports,...
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Antique 1840s German Neoclassical Armchairs

  • Rare German Fruitwood Klismos Chair, circa 1840s
  • Rare German Fruitwood Klismos Chair, circa 1840s
  • Rare German Fruitwood Klismos Chair, circa 1840s
  • Rare German Fruitwood Klismos Chair, circa 1840s
H 37.75 in. W 19.5 in. D 25.75 in.
Black Woven Leather Seat Walnut Saber Legs Klismos Chairs Customizable Set of 12
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather seats. Available in other colors and upholstery. Italian artisanal production by Pesc...
Category

2010s Italian Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Extraordinary Set of 12 Modern Klismos Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings, circa 1950
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered and co...
Category

Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

All Arms, Extraordinary Set of 14 Modern Klismos Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered and co...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Extraordinary Set of 14 Modern Klismos Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings, circa 1950
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered and co...
Category

Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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Klismos Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of klismos chairs is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and animal skin, all klismos chairs available were constructed with great care. There are 457 antique and vintage klismos chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 17 modern editions to choose from as well. Klismos chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Neoclassical and Regency klismos chairs are consistently popular styles. Not every interior allows for large klismos chairs, so small klismos chairs measuring 15.63 inches across are available at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made klismos chairs over the years, but those made by Baker Furniture Company, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and Michael Taylor are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Klismos Chairs?

Prices for klismos chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, klismos chairs begin at $200 and can go as high as $225,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,800.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Klismos Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The ancient Greeks made the first klismos chairs. During the Neoclassical period in Europe, the chairs gained popularity again, and many 18th-century designers created seating based on the original klismos design, including Thomas Hope, Georges Jacob and Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Find a range of klismos chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A Windsor back chair is a solid wooden chair with an arched spindle back. Most designs have curved arms positioned on angled stands and carved legs connected by a cross stretcher. The chair gets its name from the English city of Windsor, where the chairs were first made in the 18th century. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Windsor back chairs.