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Pair 19th Century Regency Klismos Hooved Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th Century Regency Klismos chairs. These elegant chairs feature ebonized hardwood frames, classical gilded detail, carved pied-de-biche and newly upholstered cream silk sat...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Side Chairs

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Silk, Hardwood, Giltwood

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 1940s Italian Classical Greek Chairs

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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.
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

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Mahogany

Antique Regency Klismos Desk Armchair
Located in London, GB
An elegant early 19th century Regency period open armchair, of Grecian 'Klismos' outline, English, circa 1810. Why we like it We love its sleek, timeless Klismos design, derived fro...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Antique Regency Klismos Desk Armchair
  • Antique Regency Klismos Desk Armchair
  • Antique Regency Klismos Desk Armchair
  • Antique Regency Klismos Desk Armchair
H 34 in. W 20.5 in. D 22 in.
Antique Regency Klismos Desk Armchair, Circa 1810
By Thomas Hope
Located in London, GB
An exquisite English Regency period armchair of Klismos form, upholstered in luxurious Edelman leather. Circa 1810. Why we like it The bold, classical form of this chair and its sub...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Brass

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

Large English Regency Klismos Form Library Armchair, circa 1815
Located in Kinderhook, NY
English Regency period klismos-form armchair or library chair, circa 1815, of large scale having solid mahogany frame with curved tablet form backrest with brass handle issuing reede...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Antique Regency Klismos Chairs, Designed by Thomas Hope
By Gillows of Lancaster & London, Thomas Hope
Located in London, GB
An outstanding pair of Klismos chairs, designed by Thomas Hope, the manufacture attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London. England, circa 1807. Design: This highly individual de...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Antique Regency Klismos Armchair or Desk Chair, Attributed to George Oakley
By George Oakley
Located in London, GB
An exceptional early 19th century Regency period open armchair, of well-shaped 'Klismos' outline and rare generous proportions, attributed to George Oakley, England, circa 1810. ...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

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Brass

Six Antique Regency Klismos Dining Chairs Attributed to Gillows, circa 1810
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A superb quality set of six 'Klismos' chairs, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London. England, circa 1810. Why we like them One of the best designs inspired by ancient Greek ...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Side Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Pair of Hollywood Regency Klismos Neoclassical Style Grey Painted Side Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very nice pair of Vintage Neoclassical / Hollywood Regency Style Klismos Side Chairs with a Greenish Gray Wash Painted Finish. The set features scrolled shapely backs and remarkable...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

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Wood

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...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Side Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Regency Ebonized Klismos Side Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with a curved wide seat rail with grape leaves and grapes central decoration, upholstered seat, raised on exaggerated saber legs. Provenance; Estate of William Hodgins, Interior...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Chairs

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Wood

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

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Brass

Pair of Hollywood Regency Upholstered Klismos Slipper Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of midcentury, Hollywood Regency, slipper chairs in a Grecian Klismos motif are newly upholstered in buttery chenille with contrasting, black lacquered legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Slipper Chairs

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Chenille, Wood

Pair of Regency Black Painted and Gilt Klismos Chairs
By Gillows of Lancaster & London, Henry Holland 1
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 ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Brass

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

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Fabric, Wood, Burl

Baker Regency Style Burl Wood Klismos Dining Armchairs, 26 Available
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent English Regency style klismos armchairs or dining chairs made by Baker Furniture. Featuring handcrafted frames covered with dramatic burl wood veneers. The klismos form c...
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20th Century American Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Burl, Fabric, Wood

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Klismos Chairs
  • Klismos Chairs
  • Klismos Chairs
  • Klismos Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 21 in. D 29.5 in.
Pair of English Regency Style Mahogany and Parcel Gilt Klismos Armchairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a pair of stately English Regency style mahogany and parcel gilt klismos armchairs with fully padded upholstered back and seat, 20th century.
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20th Century American Regency Chairs

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Wood

Pair of English Regency Ebonised Caned Klismos Side Chairs with Original Squabs
By John Gee
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A fine pair of Regency ebonised reeded sabre leg caned chairs, retaining their original squab cushions. Very much in the manner of John Gee In typical country house condition, the...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

Stylish Pair of 1940's Hollywood Regency Painted Klismos Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
A stylish pair of 1940's Hollywood regency ivory-painted and parcel-gilt Klismos armchairs; each incurved crest with Greek key fret band above a padded back; over an upholstered seat...
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Vintage 1940s American Armchairs

Pair of Early 20th Century Regency Mahogany Klismos Chairs in Gold Damask
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two handsome mahogany chairs, with molded crest rail, saber legs and Classic Klismos shape. Upholstered in a gold and cream damask, England, early 20th century.
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Vintage 1920s English Regency Revival Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Klismos Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of continental 'Klismos' chairs, in mahogany, late 19th century, with needle-point seats in a tulip design.
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Antique 1890s Danish Regency Revival Side Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Klismos Chairs
H 30 in. W 18 in. D 20 in.
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

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Mahogany

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

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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.
Klismos Garden Chairs 1950s Cast Aluminum, Set of 6
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Set of six rare cast aluminum neoclassical Klismos chairs circa 1950s. Beautiful scroll work formed backs. Good vintage condition with chips to the frame finish and cushions are pres...
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Patio and Garden Furniture

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Aluminum

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 handcrafted with in NYC and has unique attributes. One day delivery available in NYC. Our...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

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 NYC. Fabric in image is not included and they can upholstered at no charge in COM (C...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Regency Dining Room Chairs

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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

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

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Metal

Billy Haines Brass Klismos Leg Bench with Tufted Ivory Upholstery, circa 1960
By William Billy Haines
Located in Saint Louis, MO
No one did brass seating better than Billy Haines and this 1960s Klismos bench - sourced in Los Angeles of course - is a fine example of his work with splayed brass legs and a heavil...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Benches

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Brass

Klismos Saber Leg Slipper Lounge Chair Attributed to Michael Taylor for Baker
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Klismos Saber leg slipper lounge chair attributed to Michael Taylor for baker. Item features klismos or saber legs, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, distressed ...
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Vintage 1960s American Regency Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Mahogany Klismos Armchairs after a Design by Thomas Hope
By Thomas Hope
Located in London, GB
A pair of Klismos armchairs of important size After a design by Thomas Hope Constructed in a finely patinated Cuban mahogany, dressed with the carved Burnell family crest; rising fr...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Regency Klismos Chairs
Located in New York, NY
The curved, tapered legs, and a wide concave back. Will be upholstered in cognac suede.
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Vintage 1950s American Slipper Chairs

Regency Klismos Chairs
H 31 in. W 23 in. D 23 in.
Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of early 19th century Klismos side chairs decorated in dark green and gold and with gilt metal anthemia.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

  • Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
H 30 in. W 22 in. D 20.9 in.
Regency Klismos Dining Chairs, Highly Carved Gilt Details, 19th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
To the Manor born chairs, o if chairs were socialites, here they are! High style highly detailed 19th century set of four Regency Klismos style mahogany chairs. We have not seen a mo...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Elegant Regency Klismos Dining Chairs, Highly Carved Gilt Details, 19th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
To the Manor born chairs if chairs were socialites, here they are! High style highly detailed 19th century set of four Regency Klismos style mahogany chairs. We have not seen a more...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Four Regency Klismos Chairs
Located in Plainville, KS
Ebonized klismos chairs with anthemia and scrolling vine painted designs.
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Antique 19th Century English Dining Room Chairs

  • Set of Four Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Set of Four Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Set of Four Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Set of Four Regency Klismos Chairs
H 35 in. W 22 in. D 25.5 in.
A Pair of Regency Period Klismos Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of black painted and parcel gilt Regency period Klismos armchairs, with caned seats and tablet shaped backs with bronze medallions. The paint and gilding are refreshed.
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Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

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Bronze

  • A Pair of Regency Period Klismos Armchairs
  • A Pair of Regency Period Klismos Armchairs
  • A Pair of Regency Period Klismos Armchairs
  • A Pair of Regency Period Klismos Armchairs
H 34.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 24.5 in.
George IV late Regency Mahogany ‘Klismos’ Desk Chair
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
The chair is in the 'Klismos' style and it is similar in design to the klismos chair of Greek origin, which is an ancient chair form that was extensively used by the Greeks. The shap...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

Suite of Six Chairs, Regency Era, 'Klismos,' 1815-1824
Located in Antibes, FR
Suite of 6 chairs Regency era say 'Klismos' black lacquered wooden pulling on the Green, and chassis. Regency: 1815-1824 this superb set of six chairs to Etruscan will make the happ...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Chairs

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Wood

Set of Four Regency Faux Rosewood Klismos Chairs after Thomas Hope
By Thomas Hope
Located in New York, NY
The deeply curved crest rails with carved palmettes to the sides anchored by brass inlay of trailing anthemion (honeysuckle). The seat caned and now with flat squab cushions above cu...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Klismos Dining Chair
Located in Florence, IT
Klismos Chairs are not easy to make, but this one has turned into one of our Favourites. Staying to traditional to its historic value we have produced in our solid Oak, and finished ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Regency Dining Room Chairs

  • Klismos Dining Chair
  • Klismos Dining Chair
  • Klismos Dining Chair
  • Klismos Dining Chair
H 35.44 in. W 20.87 in. D 24.02 in.
The Lord Leighton Klismos Dining Chair
By Tim Gosling
Located in London, GB
The most iconic and oldest chair shape in history, Gosling’s interpretation of the Klismos allows you to lounge back into the seat as if it was a carver. Set around the dining table ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Regency Revival Chairs

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Lacquer, Upholstery, Wood

  • The Lord Leighton Klismos Dining Chair
  • The Lord Leighton Klismos Dining Chair
  • The Lord Leighton Klismos Dining Chair
  • The Lord Leighton Klismos Dining Chair
H 32.68 in. W 22.05 in. D 26.19 in.
Pair 1950s Decorative Klismos Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1950s decorative Klismos lounge chairs. The chairs have a Hollywood Regency style with a black wood frame and upholstered in boucle fabric.
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair 1950s Decorative Klismos Lounge Chairs
  • Pair 1950s Decorative Klismos Lounge Chairs
  • Pair 1950s Decorative Klismos Lounge Chairs
  • Pair 1950s Decorative Klismos Lounge Chairs
H 29.5 in. W 26 in. D 26.5 in.
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

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Iron

Baker Hollywood Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Set of four Hollywood Regency Klismos dining chairs from Baker. Chairs upholstered in original leather with cane backs and wonderful gold detailing.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Baker Hollywood Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Baker Hollywood Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Baker Hollywood Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
  • Baker Hollywood Regency Klismos Dining Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 23 in. D 19.5 in.
Set Of 4 1950's Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs, Style Of D. Draper
Located in Atlanta, GA
SET OF 4 1950'S HOLLYWOOD REGENCY KLISMOS CHAIRS, STYLE OF D. DRAPER-( SEAT-19" T) An Atlanta Resource for Fine Antiques We have a very large inventory on our website To visit go ...
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Vintage 1940s Side Chairs

Set of 4 1950's Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs, Style of D. Draper
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of 4 1950's Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs, Style of D.Draper, Bronze Handles An Atlanta Resource for Fine Antiques We have a very large inventory on our website To visit go...
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Vintage 1950s Side Chairs

Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lovely pair of 19th century Klismos chairs. Seat back adorned with carved rosettes sits atop a suede upholstered seat with nailhead trim culminating in sabre legs. These would be per...
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Antique 19th Century Side Chairs

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Suede

  • Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
  • Pair of Regency Klismos Chairs
H 35 in. W 19 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Hollywood Regency Klismos Chairs
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of curved back tufted chairs with elegantly tapered, splayed legs with carved tassle detail, reupholstered in ivory fabric. Priced for the pair. Seat height 19"
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Vintage 1940s American Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Regency Style Klismos Chairs
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of six Regency style "klismos" chairs with distinctive backs and intricate brass inlay.
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Antique 19th Century Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

  • Regency Style Klismos Chairs
  • Regency Style Klismos Chairs
  • Regency Style Klismos Chairs
  • Regency Style Klismos Chairs
H 33 in. W 17.5 in. D 17 in.
Regency Rosewood Klismos Form Bench
Located in Essex, MA
With square brown leather seat raised on klismos form legs with turned central stretcher.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Benches

Materials

Rosewood

  • Regency Rosewood Klismos Form Bench
  • Regency Rosewood Klismos Form Bench
  • Regency Rosewood Klismos Form Bench
  • Regency Rosewood Klismos Form Bench
H 17 in. W 24.5 in. D 24 in.
24 Regency Style Klismos Dining Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Set of 24 Regency style mahogany dining chairs. Made following the discovery of Greek and Roman remains, these chairs are designed to look like the famous klismos chair depicted in G...
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20th Century British Regency Side Chairs

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Mahogany, Ebony

Set of Four Regency Style Lacquered Klismos Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish set of four Regency style klismos dining chairs. Featuring a hardwood oak or fir frame with a light lacquered finish. The seats have an animal print fabric showing signs of w...
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20th Century American Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Hardwood, Lacquer

Hollywood Regency single Klismos style slipper chair
Located in Danville, CA
A light and elegant chair developed by the ancient Greeks, Klismos chairs were perfected by the 5th century BC and popular throughout the 4th century BC. The Klismos had four curving...
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20th Century Armchairs

Baker Stately Homes Black English Regency Gold Gilt Klismos Armchair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable Baker Stately Homes Collection Carved, Gilded, and Painted Regency Open Arm Chair with Cane Back and Upholstered Seat. Item still has the original Baker hang tag and metal...
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20th Century American Regency Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric

Six Regency Ebonised and Gilt Klismos Salon Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Extremely fine example of the sort of chair designed to be on display in a prominent room of a large and important house. These would have been in a large salon or drawing room, or a...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Classical Greek Chairs

Wiliam "Billy" Haines Large Scale Tufted Klismos Lounge Slipper Regency Chairs
By William Billy Haines
Located in Hudson, NY
Stunning pair of comfortable larger scale tufted lounge chairs by designer William "Billy" Haines. Stunning example of Billy Haines chairs in very good condition. These chairs have b...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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Regency Klismos For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of regency klismos is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct regency klismos — often made from wood, fabric and mahogany — can elevate any home. We have 73 antique and vintage regency klismos in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of regency klismos available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Regency klismos are generally popular furniture pieces, but Regency, Hollywood Regency and Mid-Century Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made regency klismos over the years, but those made by Baker Furniture Company, Thinline and William Billy Haines are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Regency Klismos?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $3,650, while they’re typically $795 on the low end and $139,063 highest priced.

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.