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Kittinger Regency Inlaid Mahogany Klismos Dining Chairs, Set of Ten
By Kittinger
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding set of ten Regency style Klismos dining chairs By Kittinger USA, circa 1960s
Category

Mid-20th Century American Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany, Satinwood

Set of Six Ebonized Neoclassical Style Klismos Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic set of six klismos dining chairs featuring a a hardwood frame with an ebonized lacquer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Ebonized Klismos Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful set of 6 Mid-Century ebonized Klismos armchairs with carved Greek key design on inside
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Ebonized Klismos Dining Chairs
Ebonized Klismos Dining Chairs
H 34 in W 22.5 in D 23 in
Tessellated Horn Klismos Dining Chairs by Maitland Smith – Set of 4
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Delve into the luxury of Tessellated Horn Klismos Dining Chairs by Maitland Smith, a set of four
Category

1990s Philippine Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Horn

Mid Century Klismos Dining Chair
Located in Westwood, NJ
Modern Dining Chair, for a fresh interpretation on a low, modern klismos chair, this silhouette
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Klismos Dining Chair
Mid Century Klismos Dining Chair
H 32.5 in W 19.5 in D 24 in
Breathtaking Restored Set of 14 of Klismos Dining Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
) modern Klismos dining chairs by the esteemed T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950. The set
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Ten Klismos Dining Chairs by Carl Malmsten for Widdicomb, circa 1940
By Carl Malmsten, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A most rare set of ten Klismos dining chairs designed by Carl Malmsten in 1938 for Widdicomb newly
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Six Mahogany Klismos Dining Chair with COM Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
New production. 6 chairs in this offer. Additional can be made to order. Designed and handmade in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Mahogany Klismos Dining Chair with Green Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
New production. Made to order in walnut or mahogany. Designed and made in NYC, each chair is
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Michael Taylor Bronzed Metal Klismos Dining Chairs
By Michael Taylor
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic set of four bronzed metal klismos patio and garden dining chairs designed by Michael
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Six Bronze Klismos Dining Chairs by Michael Taylor
By Michael Taylor
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Set of six bronze powder coated aluminum klismos garden chairs by Michael Taylor. Newly powder
Category

1990s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Six Charlap Hyman & Herrero Primavera Black Velvet Klismos Dining Chairs
By Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Schumacher
Located in Houston, TX
Set of six Rusnak Bros. lacquered Art Deco dining chairs newly upholstered in Hyman & Herrero
Category

20th Century North American Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Set of 8 Vintage Italian Klismos Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 8 Italian Klismos-style dining chairs. These timeless chairs are made from walnut with
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Walnut

Vintage Neoclassical Klismos Dining Chairs After Kipp Stuart - Set of 4
By Kipp Stewart
Located in west palm beach, FL
An extraordinary set of four vintage Boho dining chairs. The classic Klismos shape done in the
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

All ARMS, Stellar Set of 14 of Klismos Dining Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
fourteen (14) modern Klismos arm dining chairs by the esteemed T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Black Woven Leather Seat Walnut Saber Legs Klismos Dining Chairs Customizable
Located in IT
Klismos customizable dining chairs with saber legs, black lacquered wood and black woven leather
Category

2010s Italian Greek Revival Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Rustic Oak Klismos Dining Armchair
Located in Westwood, NJ
A rustic oak Klismos dining chair in our light Echo finish, with a parquetry bar top rail and splat
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Rustic Oak Klismos Dining Armchair
Rustic Oak Klismos Dining Armchair
H 36.25 in W 23.75 in D 24.5 in
Set of Five Klismos Ebony and Mahogany Neoclassical Dining Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A spectacular set of klismos dining chairs: ebony and mahogany Neoclassical style with new neutral
Category

Vintage 1970s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany

Exquisite Set of Ten 10 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the Collector's equivalent to
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

Remarkable Set of 14 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Edward Wormley, circa 1948
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Atlanta, GA
, meticulously restored set of fourteen (14) cane back Klismos dining chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Exquisite Set of Twelve Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
, meticulously restored set of twelve (12) cane back Klismos dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

Exquisite Set of Fourteen Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
fourteen (14) cane back Klismos dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

Stunning Set of 14 Klismos Cane Side Chairs by Edward Wormley, circa 1948
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Atlanta, GA
the rare, an exceptional, meticulously restored set of fourteen (14) cane back Klismos dining chairs
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Extraordinary Set of 12 Klismos Side Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings, Cane Back
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
exceptional, meticulously restored set of twelve (12) modern Klismos dining chairs by the esteemed T.H
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, 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
) modern Klismos dining chairs by the esteemed T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950. The set
Category

Vintage 1950s North 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
) modern Klismos dining chairs by the esteemed T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950. The set
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

Extraordinary Set of 14 Klismos Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings, Custom Cane Back
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
exceptional, meticulously restored set of fourteen (14) modern Klismos dining chairs by the esteemed T.H
Category

Vintage 1950s American Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Gorgeous Restored Set of 8 Cane Dining Chairs by Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1948
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

1930s Hickory Chair Empire Klismos Mahogany and Upholstered Seat Side Chairs
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Germantown, MD
1930s Hickory Chair Company Empire Klismos style Mahogany and Upholstered Seat Side Chairs. Measure
Category

Early 20th Century American Empire Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Set 6 Vintage Klismos Style Dining Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
A set of six vintage Neoclassical style ebonized klismos chairs with graphic black and white cut
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Revival Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Klismos Chairs
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
century, the Klismos chair has four curving splayed legs and curved back rail with a narrow concave back
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Klismos Chairs
Klismos Chairs
H 35.5 in W 21 in D 29.5 in
Klismos Style Walnut Dining Chairs Set of 4
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 Klismos Style Solid Walnut Dining Chairs. The chairs have cushioned seats, original
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Klismos Style Walnut Dining Chairs Set of 4
Klismos Style Walnut Dining Chairs Set of 4
H 34.5 in W 19.25 in D 21.5 in
Kriess Klismo Chairs
By Kreiss
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Pleased to offer this great set of 4 Klismos chairs. This classic dining chairs are in great shape
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Birch

Kriess Klismo Chairs
Kriess Klismo Chairs
H 35.5 in W 17 in D 28 in
Pair Baker Furniture Beidermeier Klismos Style Cherry Dining Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Germantown, MD
Pair of Baker Furniture Beidermeier Klismos Style Cherry Dining Chairs. A fantastic combination of
Category

Late 20th Century American Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cherry

Mid Century Klismos Dining Armchair
Located in Westwood, NJ
Modern Dining Armchair, for a fresh interpretation on a low, modern klismos chair, this silhouette
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Klismos Dining Armchair
Mid Century Klismos Dining Armchair
H 32 in W 26 in D 24.5 in
Vladimir Kagan Lucite & Glass Dining or Center Table, c. 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Klismos dining chairs by Carl Malmsten for Widdicomb, circa 1940.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Lucite, Glass

2 Antique Mahogany Duncan Phyfe Klismos Side Accent Dining Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
Two antique Duncan Phyfe Klismos style side accent dining chairs. Made of mahogany featuring open
Category

Antique 19th Century Sheraton Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair Baker Furniture Beidermeir Klismos Style Cherry & Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Germantown, MD
Pair of Baker Furniture Beidermeir Klismos Style Cherry Dining Chairs. A fantastic combination of
Category

Late 20th Century American Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cherry

MCM Dining Chairs Cane Backs Klismos Legs - Set of 4
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Chairs with Cane Backs and Klismos Legs They are very well-made and solid chairs. Set includes 2 arm and
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Cane, Oak

MCM Klismos Style Walnut Dining Chairs for Bethlehem Furniture Newly Upholstered
By Bethlehem Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern Klismos Style High Back Sabre Legged Walnut Dining Chairs for Bethlehem
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Klismos Style Mid Century Black Lacquer Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Countryside, IL
Klismos Style Mid Century Black Lacquer dining chairs - Set of 4 These chairs measure: 21.5 wide
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Lacquer

6 American Mid-century Modern Burled Wood Dining Chairs Klismos Style
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outstanding set of 6 klismos leg burled wood dining chairs. The upholstery is actually quite nice
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Burl

Vintage Drexel Klismos Caned High Back Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Drexel
Located in Lake Worth, FL
-Century Modern vintage Drexel Klismos leg caned high back dining chairs Includes 2 armchairs and 4 side
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cane

Contemporary Asian Klismos Leg Water Lilly Dining Chairs Set of 8
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Deco Klismos Tapered Leg Water Lilly Pattern Dining Chairs Coloration is goldenrod lilies on a taupe
Category

Vintage 1980s Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cotton

Set of Four Painted Klismos Niermann Weeks Dining Chairs with Blue Upholstery
By Niermann Weeks
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A set of four painted dining chairs from Nierman Weeks, inspired by the graceful designs of circa
Category

Late 20th Century Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of 8 Klismos Wood Dining Chairs in Style of Stewart MacDougall
By Stewart MacDougall
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of 8 Klismos wood dining chairs in style of Stewart Macdougall for Glenn of California.
Category

20th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Late 19th Century Set of Six Italian Neoclassical Klismos Empire Dining Chairs
Located in Berlin, DE
Very elegant late 19th century set of six Italian Neoclassical Klismos shaped Empire side or dining
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Empire Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 4 Klismos-Style Chairs
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Two chairs and two armchairs. Original cognac-coloured leather seats with fine gold embossed frieze
Category

Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of 4 Klismos-Style Chairs
Set of 4 Klismos-Style Chairs
H 36.23 in W 22.05 in D 20.87 in
Set of Eight Italian Made Klismos Chairs
Located in Toronto, ON
These generous classic klismos chairs are timeless beauties that have come directly from a movie
Category

2010s Italian Egyptian Revival Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Eight Italian Made Klismos Chairs
Set of Eight Italian Made Klismos Chairs
H 35.5 in W 20.25 in D 28.5 in
Exquisite Set of 14 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs in the Style of Billy Haines
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the
Category

Vintage 1950s North American Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Exquisite Set of 14 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958, Cane Seats
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
, meticulously restored set of fourteen (14) Klismos cane dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

Exquisite Set of 10 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs in the Style of Billy Haines
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent unique set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Exquisite Set of 12 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs in the Style of Billy Haines
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

All Arms- Miraculous Set of 14 Arm Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Atlanta, GA
exceptional, meticulously restored set of fourteen (14) cane back Klismos ARM dining chairs by Edward Wormley
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

All Arm, Exquisite Set of 8 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
) cane back Klismos ARM dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the
Category

Vintage 1950s North American Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

All Arms, Exquisite Set of 14 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
) cane back Klismos ARM dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the
Category

Vintage 1950s American Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cherry, Cane

All Arms, Exquisite Set of 20 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
) cane back Klismos ARM dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the
Category

Vintage 1950s American Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

All Arm, Exquisite Set of Twelve Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
) cane back Klismos ARM dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the
Category

Vintage 1950s American Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

Exquisite Set of 8 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958, Cane Seats
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
) Klismos cane dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the collector's
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

Exquisite Set of 12 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958, Cane Seats
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
exceptional, meticulously restored set of twelve (12) Klismos cane dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

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Klismos Dining Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of klismos dining chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique klismos dining chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and hardwood. We have 150 antique and vintage klismos dining chairs in-stock, while there are 11 modern editions to choose from as well. Klismos dining chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of klismos dining chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Regency and Neoclassical klismos dining chairs are of considerable interest. Baker Furniture Company, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and Donghia each produced beautiful klismos dining chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Klismos Dining Chairs?

Prices for klismos dining chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, klismos dining chairs begin at $850 and can go as high as $225,000, while the average can fetch as much as $7,915.

Finding the Right dining-room-chairs for You

No matter what your dream dining experience looks like, there is a wide-ranging variety of vintage, new and antique dining room chairs on 1stDibs. Find upholstered dining room chairs, wood dining room chairs and more to outfit any space designated for a good meal, be it in your home or in the great outdoors.

In the early 18th century, most dining room tables and other furniture was designed to look masculine. In America, dining rooms weren’t even much of a concept until the late 1700s, when a space set aside specifically for dining became a part of the construction of homes for the wealthy. Dining room chairs of the era were likely made of walnut or oak. In Europe, neoclassical dining chairs emerged during the 1750s owing to nostalgia for classical antiquity, while the curving chair crests of Queen Anne furniture in the United States preceded the artistically bold seat backs that characterized the Chippendale chairs that followed. If there weren't enough dining chairs at suppertime in the American colonies, men were prioritized and women stood.

In the dining rooms of today, however, there is enough space for everyone to have a seat at the table. Modern styles introduce innovative design choices that play with shape and style. Icons of mid-century modern dining room chairs are plentiful: With its distinctive bentwood back, there is the DCW dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames, while Hans Wegner's timeless classic, the Wishbone chair, remains relevant and elegant decades after its debut. Stefano Giovannoni's White Rabbit dining chairs, in their lovable polyethylene biomorphism, reinvent what dining can look like.

Today's wide range of dining room chairs also means that they can now be styled in different ways, bringing functionality and fun to any sumptuous dining space. No longer do tables have to be accompanied by a matching set of seats. Skillfully mixing and matching colors and designs allows you to showcase your personality without sacrificing the cohesion of a given space.

By furnishing your dining room with cozy chairs — vintage, antique or otherwise — family time can extend far beyond mealtime. The plush upholstery of Victorian-style dining room chairs is perfect for game nights that stretch from dinner to midnight snack. Outdoor tables and dining chairs can also present an excellent opportunity for bonding and eating — what goes better with a delicious meal than fresh air, anyway?

Whether you prefer your chairs streamlined and stackable or ornate and one of a kind, the offerings on 1stDibs will elevate your mealtime and beyond.

Questions About Klismos Dining 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 ExpertApril 5, 2024
    A dining chair is a chair used to provide seating while dining at a table. There are two main types: side chairs and armchairs. As the name suggests, armchairs feature integrated arms, and they typically go along the short ends of rectangular tables. Free of arms, side chairs are usually arranged along the sides of rectangular tables. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Dining chairs should be around 18 inches tall. Since most dining tables are 30 inches high, 18 inch tall dining chairs allow for a comfortable amount of legroom. As a general rule of thumb, there should be around 12 inches between a dining table and a seat.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A carver dining chair is a kind of spool chair with legs rising above the seat level to frame the back and support the armrests. A theory about how carver chairs got their name is that the “master of the household” would sit at the head of the dining table and carve the meat that would be served for dinner. A widely reported origin story for the carver chair is that the name references a Pilgrim named John Carver, who was the founder of the Plymouth colony of Massachusetts in the United States. On 1stDibs, shop a range of antique and vintage carver chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    The difference between an accent chair and a dining chair comes down to function and design. An accent chair usually goes in a seating area, and makers craft them with comfort in mind. As a result, most accent chairs feature cushioning and upholstery and are characterized by generous proportions. The purpose of a dining chair is to provide a place to sit while enjoying a meal. Usually, dining chairs are lighter and smaller than accent chairs for easy maneuvering. While they may have padded seats and backrests, dining chairs generally aren't as abundantly cushioned as accent chairs. Explore a large selection of chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room chairs and dining tables do not necessarily have to match. 

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A dining chair with arms is called a carver chair or elbow chair. It is a traditional dining chair with arms added to it for a more structured look and is a popular option for dining seats for a spot to comfortably rest your arms. Shop a selection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Whether leather is good for dining chairs is largely a matter of personal opinion. However, many people find leather to be easy to wipe clean and appreciate its texture and appearance. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of leather dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room chairs with arms require more space than armless ones.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    A good width for a dining chair is generally considered to be 16 to 20 inches. Chairs within this size range typically provide enough space for most people to sit comfortably. Shop a collection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Dining room chairs with arms are simply called armchairs. They are not to be confused with armchairs used in seating areas. A dining chair without arms is a side chair. You'll find a collection of antique and vintage dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, your dining room table and chairs do not need to match. Coordinated colors and styles can add visual flair to a space, and is a great way to show off your personal style. Shop a collection of dining room tables and chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    The seat of a dining room chair is typically 18 inches from the floor and 16 to 20 inches wide.

  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    To pick a fabric for dining room chairs, one should consider durable, easy to maintain or stain-resistant materials. While choosing a fabric is a personal choice, the most commonly preferred upholstery materials include cotton and linen — both are prone to staining, however — as well as leather and synthetic fabrics such as polyester. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary dining chairs from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To protect your woven dining chairs, try a fabric protection spray designed for the specific type of material. Follow the application directions printed on the bottle for best results. Also, wipe your chairs clean after every meal with a slightly damp cloth to reduce the risk of stains. On 1stDibs, find a range of woven dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The entire back of a dining chair is simply called the chair back. It may have another name that more accurately describes the shape such as an X back or a cross back. The individual parts of a chair back include the ear, top rail, cross rail, stile and back post. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary dining chairs from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Choosing a fabric for reupholstering dining chairs is dependent on a number of factors. Cotton, faux suede, leather, tweed, velvet and vinyl are all popular options though each has different benefits. It is important to consider durability, ability to clean, and coordinating with decor.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The end chairs are called an armchair. Typically found at the head of the table, these specific chairs have armrests and give off a more formal feel. You can shop a collection of armchairs and dining tables from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Dining chairs without arms are called side chairs. Their counterpart, the armchair, is often found at the head of the table, with the side chairs filling in the seats along the side of the table. Shop a collection of side chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    The best fabric for dining room chairs is really a matter of preference. Those who are looking for maximum durability should opt for a smooth synthetic fabric that is liquid repellant. Shop dining room chairs in a variety of fabrics on 1stDibs.

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