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Set of Eight Regency Mahogany Klismos Dining Chairs Attributed to Gillows
By Thomas Sheraton, Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A very fine and elegant set of eight mahogany 'Klismos' dining chairs of the Regency period, attributable to Gillows of Lancaster and London, England, circa 1810. Why we like them T...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

Exquisite Set of Eight 8 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
The rarest of the rare: An exceptional, meticulously restored set of eight (8) cane back Klismos dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the Collecto...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

Vintage Cast Aluminum "Klismos" Dining Set by Thinline of California, 1960s
By Thinline
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage cast aluminum "Klismos" dining set, made by Thinline of California in the 1960s. A modern interpretation on Greek Klismos style furniture. This dining set has been completely...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Sets

Materials

Aluminum

1960s William "Billy" Haines Klismos Iron Table and Chairs by Thinline
By William Billy Haines
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Billy Haines attributed Klismos chairs and table set custom made by "Thinline" of Santa Ana California. This set includes 4 gold enamel chairs with matching table and glass top. Ha...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Sets

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. Dimensions provided below are for the armchairs. The chairs measure (in centim...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Set of 4 Klismos-Style Chairs
  • Set of 4 Klismos-Style Chairs
  • 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 Four Italian Klismos Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of four white Hollywood Regency style lacquered klismos armchairs with newly upholstered seats.
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20th Century Italian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

  • Set of Four Italian Klismos Armchairs
  • Set of Four Italian Klismos Armchairs
  • Set of Four Italian Klismos Armchairs
  • Set of Four Italian Klismos Armchairs
H 37 in. W 19.5 in. D 19 in.
Set of 4 Mirror Polished Klismos Chairs
By Thinline
Located in Las Vegas, NV
4 amazing hand polished 20th century Klismos aluminum chairs.
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Chairs

  • Set of 4 Mirror Polished Klismos Chairs
  • Set of 4 Mirror Polished Klismos Chairs
  • Set of 4 Mirror Polished Klismos Chairs
  • Set of 4 Mirror Polished Klismos Chairs
H 28 in. W 29 in. D 22 in.
Set of Five Regency Klismo Chairs
Located in Troy, NY
Wonderful set of five black chinoiserie lacquered Klismo chairs. Our pieces are left in lived-in condition, pending our custom conservation and polish to preference. On consignment...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Chairs

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

  • Set of Five Regency Klismo Chairs
  • Set of Five Regency Klismo Chairs
  • Set of Five Regency Klismo Chairs
  • Set of Five Regency Klismo Chairs
H 32.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Set of Eight Klismos Style Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight Klismos style dining chairs. Has wood legs with a dark mahogany stain, curved upper back with original upholstery.
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Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Set of Eight Klismos Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Klismos Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Klismos Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Klismos Style Dining Chairs
H 33.25 in. W 21 in. D 23.5 in.
Glamorous Midcentury Set of 4 Klismos Dining Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sophisticated set of four Klismos chairs having sensuously curved legs and back. Gold gilt raised ring pattern is incorporated into the back of the chairs. Klismos chairs are based...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1820. Mahogany (secondary woods: Birch and maple; slip seats: Birch and pine) Measures: 33 1/4 in. high, 18 5/8 in. wide, 19 ¼ in. deep (overall). E...
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Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
  • Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
  • Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
  • Set of 16 Klismos-Form Dining Chairs
H 33.25 in. W 33.25 in. D 33.25 in.
Set of Six Regency Painted Klismos Chairs
Located in London, GB
An elegant set of six English Regency period Klismos chairs, brass-mounted and faux-bois decorated to simulate Calamander, with squab cushions, circa 1820. These faux-bois pain...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Set of Six Regency Painted Klismos Chairs
  • Set of Six Regency Painted Klismos Chairs
  • Set of Six Regency Painted Klismos Chairs
  • Set of Six Regency Painted Klismos Chairs
H 33.5 in. W 19 in. D 21.5 in.
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.
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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.
20-Piece Classical Klismos Iron Outdoor Set
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Largest outdoor set I've ever seen. Three tables, 11 chairs and six stools. Set includes cushions. Measurement is of largest table.
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Vintage 1950s Patio and Garden Furniture

  • 20-Piece Classical Klismos Iron Outdoor Set
  • 20-Piece Classical Klismos Iron Outdoor Set
  • 20-Piece Classical Klismos Iron Outdoor Set
  • 20-Piece Classical Klismos Iron Outdoor Set
H 30 in. W 66.25 in. D 32 in.
Set of Eight Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A rare set of eight generously proportioned 'Gondola' dining chairs, in the style of Gillows of Lancaster and London England, circa 1825. Why we like them One of the most comf...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Faux Leather

  • Set of Eight Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Set of Eight Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
H 33.86 in. W 20.08 in. D 19.69 in.
Set of 4 Kreiss Klismos Bleached Wood Dining Chairs
By Kreiss, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Houston, TX
Striking Klismos style dining chairs by Kreiss. Wood construction with woven leather seats. 2 have been sun bleached and can be restored for an additional cost.
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Late 20th Century North American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Six Casa Stradivari Klismos Chairs, 1980s
By Casa Stradivari
Located in Hamburg, PA
An elegant set of six Casa Stradivari Klismos dining chairs. This beautiful set of chairs is lacquered in ivory paint but would also look good in other lacquer finishes. These wonder...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

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

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Bronze

Set of Four Art Deco Klismos Low Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Set of four Art Deco klismos low chairs of cast and forged steel. These hand hammered seats are patinated with a bronze finish and feature maroon lambskin upholstery.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Set of Four Art Deco Klismos Low Chairs
  • Set of Four Art Deco Klismos Low Chairs
  • Set of Four Art Deco Klismos Low Chairs
  • Set of Four Art Deco Klismos Low Chairs
H 29.5 in. W 17.25 in. D 22.5 in.
Set of Eight French Klismos Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a stylish set of eight French Klismos mahogany dining chairs with fully padded upholstered back and seat, 20th century.      
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20th Century French Other Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Mid Century Metal Art Klismos Patio Chair Set
By Thinline
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful set of 4 Klismos chairs by the southern California firm Thinline. These look barely used and never abused, circa 1960s Sculpted square bar frames with light green enamel ...
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Six Michael Taylor Klismos Inspired Armchairs
By Michael Taylor
Located in Geneva, IL
Striking set of Klismos style dining armchairs by Michael Taylor. Available as part of the company's current collection, these are the "White armchair, MTD-0700". Available to the tr...
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Early 2000s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cane

Set of Four Italian Neoclassical Slight Klismos Chairs
Located in Nashville, TN
Rare set of four hand carved and peg constructed Italian neoclassical beechwood chairs , of slight Klismos form. Pretty well untouched (other than seat covering), no later screws or ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Neoclassical Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of Six Antique Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
An elegant set of six English Regency period Klismos chairs, brass-mounted and faux-bois decorated to simulate Calamander, with squab cushions (may be recovered), circa 1820. T...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Long Set of 12 Twelve Ebony Klismos Dining Chairs
By George Oakley
Located in London, by appointment only
A long set of 12 solid ebony klismos dining chairs, each with handmade horsehair squab cushions. Contemporary production Measures: Seat height includes 2inch horse hair cushion, ...
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20th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Ebony

Russell Woodard Rare Set of 4 Klismos Chairs and Table
By Russell Woodard
Located in Buffalo, NY
A somewhat rare group of 4 Russell Woodard Klismos chairs with a seldom seen table. The table dimensions are 60.5 inches long, 32.5 inches wide and is 29.5 inches tall. Chair dimensi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Set of 12 Biedermeier Style "Klismo" Cherrywood Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 12 Biedermeier style "klismo" cherrywood round back side chairs with splayed form legs and a red and white plaid upholstered seat (four old/eight copies).    
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20th Century Biedermeier Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cherry

Set of Four Regency Black Painted Klismos Dining Chairs
By John Gee, Thomas Hope
Located in London, GB
A fine set of four black lacquered and gilt-brass mounted dining chairs of Grecian-Revival 'Klismos' form, by John Gee of London, Two armchairs en-suite available separately, circa...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 2 Modern Klismos Style Caned Curved Side Chairs
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Set of 2 modern Klismos style caned curved side chairs.
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20th Century North American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Set of Six Antique Regency Painted Klismos Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
An elegant set of six English Regency period Klismos chairs, brass-mounted and faux-bois decorated to simulate Calamander, with squab cushions, circa 1820. These faux-bois painted ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Klismos Style Dining Chairs by Michael Taylor
By Michael Taylor
Located in Bridgeport, CT
The Klismos type chairs in a warm mottled stain with ebonized recesses on the crest rails, the backs and channels on the arms and legs. Ebonized knob details on the shaped backs. The...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Maple

Set of Four Italian Neoclassical Chairs in Shallow Klismos Form
Located in Nashville, TN
In leopard or cheetah velvet. All four in hand carved and peg constructed Directoire frames and of slight Klismos form. Pretty well untouched (other than new leopard velvet seat cove...
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Antique 1790s Italian Neoclassical Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Antique Regency Klismos Chairs, English, circa 1810
By Marsh and Tatham
Located in London, GB
A rare and unusual set of four mahogany '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 ...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Twelve Baker Regency Style Burl Wood Klismos Armchairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent set of twelve English Regency style klismos armchairs or dining chairs made by Baker Furniture. Featuring handcrafted frames covered with dramatic burlwood veneers. The k...
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20th Century American Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Burl

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

Set of Four Baltic Neoclassic Ebonized and Penwork Klismos Chairs
Located in Miami, 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

Set of Four Continental Austrian Ebonized Klismos Form Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of four Continental Austrian (19th century) ebonized klismos form side chairs with stenciled cupids and garland curved back supported with gilt carved eagles and an upholstered s...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Set of Six Steel Klismos Chairs by Ched Berenguer-Topacio
By Ched Berenguer-topacio
Located in San Leandro, CA
Set of six patinated steel Klismos Chairs with gilt decorations by Ched Berenguer-Topacio.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Six Regency Klismos Dining Chairs, Attributed to Gillows
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A rare and unusual set of six mahogany 'Klismos' chairs of the Regency period, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London. England, circa 1810. Why we like them Their hig...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Four Black Painted Klismos Chairs, 20th Century
Located in New Spencertown, NY
The four ebonized wood side chairs with brown leather seats that have been nailed in place.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Regency Black Lacquer Klismos Chairs, circa 1810
By Thomas Hope, John Gee
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of black lacquered and gilt-brass mounted dining chairs of Grecian-Revival 'Klismos' form, by John Gee of London, A further four and two armchairs en-suite available, c...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Four Danish Klismos Chairs, Late 19th Century
Located in Maastricht, NL
A set of four late 19th century Klismos chairs from Denmark. The chairs are made of dark wood and have carved front legs. They have brownish orange fabric upholstered seatings. Th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Empire Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

  • Set of Four Danish Klismos Chairs, Late 19th Century
  • Set of Four Danish Klismos Chairs, Late 19th Century
  • Set of Four Danish Klismos Chairs, Late 19th Century
  • Set of Four Danish Klismos Chairs, Late 19th Century
H 32.09 in. W 20.87 in. D 21.66 in.
Regency Revival Klismos-Style Black Painted Chairs, Four or a Set
Located in Atlanta, GA
Regency Revival chairs in the Klismos-style featuring inlaid woods on the crest rail and center splat. The slightly bowed back is a typical klismos feature, and it rests over a cente...
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21st Century and Contemporary Regency Revival Chairs

Materials

Wood

1970s Italian Pencil Bamboo Chairs with Klismos Form, Set of Four
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a set of four pencil bamboo chairs with an interesting Klismos form. They are in very good condition, including the vintage gray upholstery. They are unmarked.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo

Baker Furniture Regency Klismos Style Mahogany Dining Chairs, Set of Four
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of four Regency Klismos style dining chairs By Baker Furniture USA, 20th century Carved mahogany frames, with brown vinyl upholstery. Measures: 21" W x 22....
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Late 20th Century American Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Four Antique Regency Klismos Chairs, Attributed to George Oakley
By George Oakley
Located in London, GB
An exceptional set of four early 19th century Regency period dining chairs, of well-shaped Klismos outline and rare generous proportions, attributed to George Oakley, England, circa...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

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

Midcentury Tall Cane Back Klismos Gibbings Style Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern tall cane back Italian Gibbings Klismos style dining chairs, set of 4. Set includes tall double cane backs, angled and tapered legs, stretcher base, solid ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Pair or Set of Italian Neoclassical Chairs in Shallow Klismos Form
Located in Nashville, TN
In leopard or cheetah velvet. Both in hand carved and peg constructed Directoire frames and of slight Klismos form. Pretty well untouched (other than new leopard velvet seat covering...
Category

Antique 1790s Italian Neoclassical Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Italian Empire Painted Klismo Side Chairs, Italy, 1890
Located in Chicago, IL
Extraordinary and unique set of four Italian Empire "Klismo" chairs. The concaved horizontal rectangular backrest slat with hand painted landscape scene surmounting a pierced vase ba...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Empire Side Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Set of Six Black Lacquer Klismos Armchairs, Manner of Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Miami, FL
Set of six armchairs in the manner of Robsjohn-Gibbings.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Set of Four Italian Klismos Style Side Chairs in White Paint
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Set of four painted side chairs in white paint which has oxidized off somewhat to a very nice color and finish. Frames are tight and the silk stripe fabric is in very good condition.
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Antique 1840s Unknown Empire Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Six Regency Mahogany Klismos Dining Chairs Attributed to Gillows
By Thomas Sheraton, Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A very fine and elegant set of six mahogany 'Klismos' dining chairs of the Regency period, attributable to Gillows of Lancaster and London, England, circa 1810. Why we like the...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

Set of Six Regency Mahogany Klismos Dining Chairs, Attributed to Gillows
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A very fine and elegant set of six mahogany 'Klismos' dining chairs of the Regency period, attributable to Gillows of Lancaster and London. Can be upholstered/covered to buyer's spec...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Six Klismos Style Mahogany Chairs from Jasper by Michael Smith
By Jasper Furniture Company
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Fine set of six walnut with ebony inlay Klismos style chairs designed by Michael Smith and made by Jasper. The mahogany side chairs with ebonized key motifs on the curved backs. The ...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Salterini Maurizio Tempestini 5-Pc Dining Set in Pink Table and 5 Klismos Chairs
By Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Salterini set which becomes a masterwork when it was powder-coated in a neon pink. You will not find a more magnificent Salterini set! It comes with a ripple glass tabletop a...
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Vintage 1930s Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal, Wrought Iron

Salterini Maurizio Tempestini 5-Pc Dining Set in Pink Table and 5 Klismos Chairs
By Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Salterini set which becomes a masterwork when it was powder coated in a neon pink. You will not find a more magnificent Salterini set! It comes with a ripple glass tabletop a...
Category

Vintage 1930s Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal, Wrought Iron

Exquisite Set of Fourteen Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
The rarest of the rare, an exceptional, meticulously restored set of fourteen (14) cane back Klismos dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the coll...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

Sophisticated Set of 12 Modern Regency Style Klismos Chairs, Italy, circa 1970
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning set of high-style Regency arm dining chairs, Italy, circa 1970. Stout, expertly crafted solid Mahogany form with a fabulous lines and a lovely Klismos leg detail. Comforta...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of 18 Biedermeier Style "Klismo" Cherry Wood Round Back Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 18 Biedermeier style "klismo" cherrywood round back side chairs with splayed form legs and a red and white plaid upholstered seat (4 old/14 copies).   
Category

20th Century Biedermeier Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cherry

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Klismos Set For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the klismos set you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and hardwood, every klismos set was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect klismos set — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A klismos set is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Neoclassical and Regency styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made klismos set over the years, but those crafted by Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor and Maurizio Tempestini are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Klismos Set?

Prices for a klismos set can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,200 and can go as high as $225,000, while the average can fetch as much as $14,000.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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.