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Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Klismos Slipper Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
These very sophisticated pair of low profile chairs are a perfect blend of Hollywood Glam and Mid-Century Modern design. Featuring ebonized walnut klismos form frames with upholstere...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Two-Tiered Klismos Coffee / Cocktail Table by Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century walnut occasional / coffee / cocktail table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Composed of two round surfaces supported by three, dramatically splayed, kli...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

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 x 18.5 deep x 32.5 inches high, with a seat height/chair clearance of 19 inches ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Lacquer

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

Klismos Pair of Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of dining or side chairs with black lacquered frame, firmly upholstered back and seat, curved back, beige textile upholstery. Sculptural, Beautiful lines. Upholstery is origin...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood

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 with a metallic detail running through it. The chairs themselves are amazing in bo...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Burl, Upholstery

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 chair back. Seat depth - 18" Arm rest height - 24.75"
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

  • Ebonized Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Ebonized Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Ebonized Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Ebonized Klismos Dining Chairs
H 34 in. W 22.5 in. D 23 in.
Pair of American Modern Klismos Slipper Chairs and Ottoman, Billy Haines, 1950s
By William Billy Haines
Located in Hollywood, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Klismos Slipper chairs and ottoman by Billy Haines, the frames in black lacquer.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Gibbings for Widdicomb Klismos Style Dining Table with Two Extension Boards
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern light walnut dining table designed by Robsjohn Gibbing for Widdicomb. All in very clean original condition with 2 x 18" extension leaves.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Walnut

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

Materials

Faux Leather

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Klismos Leg Cocktail Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut klismos leg coffee table or cocktail table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb furniture. Elegant and graceful square top with a two-tier desig...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Thinline Klismos Leg Aluminum Table
By Thinline
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A classic Mid Century table - the Thinline table is a beautiful representation all the way around - from the clever notched perimeter to the klismos leg. We have recently powder coat...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Aluminum, Enamel

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Klismos Leg Side or Cocktail Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern walnut klismos leg coffee table or cocktail table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb furniture. Elegant and graceful square top with a two-tier desig...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

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

Thinline Table and Five Klismos Chairs in Gray and White
By Thinline
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Thinline outdoor patio set. The table and chairs are newly powder coated and ready for use with vinyl seat cushions and backs, which are removable (should you like the clean architec...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Aluminum

Thinline Klismos Aluminum Dining Set, 1950's
By Thinline
Located in Culver City, CA
This set is really incredible-- a rare Thinline Klismos dining set. This gorgeous set in white powder coat features the notable klismos curvy legs on both the chairs as well as the d...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Aluminum

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

Set of Ten Klismos Dining Chairs by Carl Malmsten for Widdicomb, circa 1940
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., Carl Malmsten
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A most rare set of eight Klismos dining chairs designed by Carl Malmsten in 1938 for Widdicomb newly professionally refinished and reupholstered in Holy Hunt Great Outdoors fabric de...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

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.
Klismos Style Fossil Stone Armchair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Fossil stone armchair with brass inlays.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

  • Klismos Style Fossil Stone Armchair
  • Klismos Style Fossil Stone Armchair
  • Klismos Style Fossil Stone Armchair
  • Klismos Style Fossil Stone Armchair
H 33.5 in. W 23 in. D 23 in.
Pair of Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a chic pair of carved Mahogany Empire-style Hollywood Regency side chairs that date to the mid-20th century. The modified klismos neoclassical form of these chairs make them ...
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Mid-20th Century English Empire Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Set of 8 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 backs and newly upholstered.
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Set of 8 Klismos Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 8 Klismos Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 8 Klismos Style Dining Chairs
  • Set of 8 Klismos Style Dining Chairs
H 33.25 in. W 21 in. D 23.5 in.
Pair of MCM Klismos Side Chairs
By Abrahams Brothers
Located in Dallas, TX
Unique, charming form, cheerful style, nice proportions.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of MCM Klismos Side Chairs
  • Pair of MCM Klismos Side Chairs
  • Pair of MCM Klismos Side Chairs
  • Pair of MCM Klismos Side Chairs
H 33.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 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...
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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 Elegant Klismos Leg Tables
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Elegant Klismos Leg Tables, circa 1990's. These tables were custom made for a client of ours in 1994. Based on a classical Greek form, which was later reinterpreted by T.H. R...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Pair of Elegant Klismos Leg Tables
  • Pair of Elegant Klismos Leg Tables
  • Pair of Elegant Klismos Leg Tables
  • Pair of Elegant Klismos Leg Tables
H 20.25 in. W 19 in. D 31 in.
Fine Italian Modern Brass Klismos Form Armchair
Located in Hollywood, FL
All finely crafted brass with Klismos for back and splayed and tapering legs and arms.    
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

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 original upholstery and are very comfortable.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Walnut

  • Set of 8 Vintage Italian Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Set of 8 Vintage Italian Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Set of 8 Vintage Italian Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Set of 8 Vintage Italian Klismos Dining Chairs
H 33.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 19.5 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.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Pull Up Chairs
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos pull up chairs for Widdicomb, United Kingdom. Original hand woven cane on seat and back, solid lacquered walnut frame Measure: Seat height : 18".
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Vintage 1950s British Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Pull Up Chairs
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Pull Up Chairs
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Pull Up Chairs
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Pull Up Chairs
H 32.01 in. W 23.25 in. D 22.5 in.
Large Round Canary Yellow Klismos Table by Thinline
By Thinline
Located in East Hampton, NY
This totally awesome and vivid yellow round Klismos style table in cast aluminum made by Thinline. This is powder coated in a canary yellow and has a new 3/8 inch thick tempered glas...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Aluminum

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Occasional Klismos Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s with Klismos style legs. Made of walnut with beautiful graining, this is a side table or lamp table or just an oc...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Set of Four '4' Vintage Klismos Style Iron Garden Chairs
By John Salterini
Located in East Hampton, NY
Four wonderful Klismos style curve back chairs - newly powder-coated. Chic in style and great Summer lounge chairs.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Set of Four Micheal Talor Klismos Arm Chairs for Baker
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of Four Micheal Talor Klismos arm chairs for Baker, Laqueered walnut with grooved black accents.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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

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

Incredible Round Klismos Leg Cast Aluminum Dining Table by Thinline
By Thinline
Located in Chicago, IL
Thinline cast aluminum, glass top dining table in fresh slate gray enamel. One of the first manufacturers of cast aluminum furniture, Thinline used only the best castings and alloys....
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Enamel

Pair of Klismos Leg Side Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Klismos leg side tables designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s. They are currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of co...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Klismos Leg Side Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Klismos leg side tables, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Klismos Style Cut Out Marble and Aluminum End Tables, a Pair
Located in Atlanta, GA
A chic pair of vintage white marble topped side tables on aluminum bases. The legs have a Klismos style to them. The tables have an overall square shape, with semi circle cutouts on ...
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Mid-20th Century American Greek Revival Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Aluminum

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

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

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis Klismos Chairs in Walnut with Leather Thongs
By Saridis, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos chairs for Saridis of Athens, Greece in Greek walnut and leather woven seats. This chairs was part of the collection he designed for Saridis of Ath...
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Vintage 1960s Greek Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Round Walnut Klismos Sabre-Leg Round Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in San Francisco, CA
The well-figured circular top raised on elegantly splayed supports all joined by a lower shelf; excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Breathtaking Restored Set of 14 of Klismos Dining 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 American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room 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...
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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...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis Klismos ‘Klini’ Chaise Lounge Model nr. 11
By Saridis, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
Rare T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis of Athens, ‘Klini’ chaise lounge model nr. 11, Greek walnut, leather thong, fabric, designed 1961. An ancient Greek inspired daybed by the ...
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Vintage 1960s Greek Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

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

Materials

Walnut

Exquisite Set of Fourteen Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
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 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

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Table in Walnut with Klismos Legs, 1956 'Signed'
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Square end table in walnut with Klismos legs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American 1956 (Signed and dated on bottom). Robsjohn-Gibbings was inspired by ancient Greek furn...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Anglo-Indian Mughal Mother of Pearl Inlaid Klismos Armchair with Ram Head
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Anglo-Indian Mughal black and white mother of pearl inlaid armchair with ram's head. Mother-of-pearl klismos style armchair with ram head detail This stunning armchair feature a wood...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Armchairs

Materials

Shell, Abalone, Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

Exquisite Set of Twelve Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative, completely installation ready. This large set of difficult to find ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

All ARMS, Stellar Set of 14 of Klismos Dining Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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 American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Remarkable Set of 14 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Edward Wormley, circa 1948
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent unique set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Pair of Klismos Sabre Leg Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Klismos sabre leg two-tiered end tables or lamp tables in walnut. Mod. no. 3328. By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture, American, circa 1950. Literature: The Widd...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Exquisite Set of Ten 10 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 ten (10) cane back Klismos dining chairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1958. A set of this magnitude is the Collector...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century 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
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

All Arms- Miraculous Set of 14 Arm Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative, completely installation ready. This large All Arm set of difficult ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Exquisite Set of 10 Klismos Cane Dining Chairs by Baker, circa 1958, Cane Seats
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation re...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Cherry

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Midcentury Klismos For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of midcentury klismos for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, walnut and fabric, all midcentury klismos available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of midcentury klismos available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of midcentury klismos to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern and Neoclassical midcentury klismos are of considerable interest. Harold Schwartz, Romweber Furniture Co. and Baker Furniture Company each produced beautiful midcentury klismos that are worth considering.

How Much are Midcentury Klismos?

Prices for midcentury klismos start at $1,500 and top out at $14,475 with the average selling for $5,550.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.