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Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Set of Seven Neoclassical Hand Painted Dining Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent set of seven neoclassical dining chairs including three armchairs and four side chairs, for a total of seven chairs in all. Upholstered seats and backrest. Stunning ha...
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1970s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

21st Century Neoclassical Plathea Chair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Neoclassical Plathea Chair Dark Blue Velvet Beech Polished Brass Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Plathea creates a sleek classical comfort...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Seven Early 19th Century Neoclassical Italian Chairs, Milan circa 1820
Located in Milano, IT
Group of seven chairs Milan, first quarter of the 19th century Carved walnut wood, lacquered in gray green and cream and partially gilded They measure: height 36.61 in (18.11 in ...
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1810s Italian Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Stylish Set of Eight Classic Ring Back Bleached Oak Dining Chairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful contrasting muted colors in this set of 8 bleached oak ring back side chairs. Lovely reeded seat rails and khaki finish. New high quality cotton poly blended neutral fabr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Shaped Curve Back Dining Side Chair with Self Button Detail and Nailhead Detail
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Menton chair is a beautifully styled side chair shown in off white fabric with and self covered buttons on the inside back - nailhead trim outlining the grace and lines of this c...
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2010s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Linen, Mahogany

Tan Leather Upholstered Side Chair with Saddle Stitch Detail and Wood Frame
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Emile chair from LF upholstery shown in tan leather with handcrafted saddle stitch detail on the inside back and seat give a sophisticated look to a Classic style of chair. Can b...
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2010s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Dining Sidechair with in Blue Leather with Mahogany Wood Frame
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Nevin dining chair from Lf upholstery is a comfortable and beautifully crafted side chair that can double as both a dining chair and game chair, shown in blue leather with soft f...
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2010s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Enrique Garcel Table and Four Chairs in Tessellated Stone, Colombia, 1970s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great statement set comprised of four balloon back chairs and one table with pedestal base and four retractable cup holders. The table can function as a game table, a cocktail table,...
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1970s Colombian Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Stone

Six Super Light Chiavarina Dining Chairs, Painted Wood, Wicker Seat, Italy, 1940
Located in Berlin, DE
Six super light 'Chiavarina' dining chairs in black lacquered beech, cherry or maple wood with original braided wicker seat. This chair, model 'Campanino' was created by Giuseppe Gae...
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1940s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Wicker, Wood

Dark Walnut Dining Chair with Armrests by Modenese Gastone Interiors
Located in PADOVA, IT
High-end palaces need high-end furniture, and the mission of Modenese Gastone Interiors is to serve this purpose. This majestic shiny dining chair with armrests presents a dark walnu...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Gold Leaf

Bisquit Tufted Dining Side Chair with Wood Legs and Balloon Shaped Back
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Clara chair is a classic style with an all upholstered back and seat with hand stitched bisquit tufting and buttons covered in same material, seat has hand tied springs and paddi...
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2010s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Baker Furniture Neoclassical Carved Cherrywood Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six contemporary neoclassical style dining chairs By Baker Furniture USA, circa 1990s Solid carved cherrywood frames, with upholstered seats. Measures: ...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Cherry

Set of Six Michael Taylor Metal Klismos Garden Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic set of six cast aluminum metal patio and garden dining chairs designed by Michael Taylor. The chairs feature the iconic klismos design with dramatic saber legs and a gracef...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Ten Brown Jordan Neoclassical Style Garden Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic set of ten Brown Jordan elegance patio and garden armchairs model #1210 featuring a black painted finish. Designed in the neoclassical taste with acanthus designs on the bac...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

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

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Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Set of 8 Mastercraft Silk Velvet Dining Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Set of 8 vintage Mastercraft Neoclassical style dining chairs. These ebonized chairs with bronze sabots have been newly modified and professionally upholstered in a Champagne Donghia...
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20th Century Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Classic English Dining Chairs
Located in Westwood, NJ
This Classic English dining chairs is hand-carved from beech and have a square crested back with tapered pilaster carved slats with an upholstered seat and raised on square tapering ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

18th C Windsor Baloon Back Chairs 'Signed Moon'
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18th C Windsor Baloon back chairs (Signed Moon) Samual Moon Furniture Maker, Bucks County, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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18th Century American Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Set of Twelve Regency Dining Chairs by Minton-Spidell
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand set of twelve bespoke dining chairs crafted by Minton-Spidell Los Angeles, CA. The chairs are designed in the neoclassical regency taste featuring klismos style splayed legs. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Twelve Italian 19th Century Neoclassical Style Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and high quality complete set of twelve Italian 19th century Neo-Classical st. patinated and giltwood dining chairs. Each chair is raised by handsome giltwood paw feet ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Giltwood, Leather, Wood

Tufted and Buttoned Side Chair Shown in Tan Leather with Medium Oakwood Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Corbin side chair can be used as a dining chair, desk chair or an occasional chair, currently covered in tan leather with biscuit tufting on inside back with hand stitching in ea...
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2010s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Fine Set of Ten Fine Neoclassical Style Hickory White Dining Chairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A fine set of very well-made Neoclassical Style Dining or Office Chairs each having good size and comfort. Two armchairs and eight side chairs. Fine quality medium Fruitwood tone Neo...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

HENREDON Capri Vintage Italian Provincial Dining Armchairs - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of mid-century Italian Provincial Neoclassical Style dining armchairs by Henredon, from their Capri line. Solid wood with carved backsplat, striped fabric upholstered seat and...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of Twelve Brown Jordan Neoclassical Style Garden Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent set of twelve brown Jordan elegance patio and garden dining chairs model #1210 featuring a white painted finish. The set consists of four armchairs or host chairs measuri...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Four Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A set of four vintage upholstered arm chairs recently upholstered in a cotton ikat print fabric in blues, gray, white and green, resting on dark mahogany colored square tapering legs...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Handwrought Iron French Bistro Chairs, circa 1947
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of handwrought French iron bistro chairs. Seat height is 17.5in. Pierced seats fully intact with minor rust, patina spots.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Iron

Set of Six English Neoclassical Dining Chairs
Located in Greenwich, CT
Very fine set of six English neoclassical dining chairs, the most unusual back splats with carved rosettes, honeysuckle and wreath carving, the crest rails with bellflowers, the legs...
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19th Century British Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Six Neoclassical Style Garden Armchairs with Ottoman
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stately six piece patio and garden suite consisting of four armchairs and one large lounge chair with ottoman. Crafted from cast aluminum with a dark green powder-coated finish. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Ten French Maison Jansen Queen Anne Style Chairs, 1940s
Located in Paris, FR
Unique set of ten green lacquered dining chairs made by Maison Jansen in the 1940s from the chinoiserie revival period of the early 20th century. The English Queen Anne style chairs ...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Maison Baccarat Crystal Room Restaurant Style Nickel Plated Dining Chair Set 10
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional set of ten Italian nickel-plated over Brass Chiavari chairs. Consisting out of 6 Dining Chairs and 4 high back Side Chairs. New light violet silk upholstery. Similar c...
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Brass, Nickel

Set of '12' French Gilt Wood Neoclassical Style Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of twelve Italian Neoclassical style gilt wood dining chairs with carved details throughout. The chairs stand on four straight tapered legs with added carved details as well. The...
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1940s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Linen, Giltwood

Maison Baccarat Crystal Room Restaurant Style Set of 6 Nickel Plated Chair
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional set of six Italian nickel-plated over Brass Chiavari chairs. Consisting out of 4 Dining Chairs and 2 high back Side Chairs. New light violet silk upholstery. Similar c...
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Nickel, Brass

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

Materials

Leather, Wood

Neo Classic Mahogany Dining Chair
Located in Westwood, NJ
Modern Neo Classic mahogany side chair, the flame veneered bar top rail and solid splat above an upholstered seat, on square tapering legs. Dimensions: 20" W x 25" D x 37" H. Shown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Asa Pingree Fenelon Wood Chair in American Walnut
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Is there any piece as central and versatile in our homes as the dining chair? We need them to be functional yet formal, comfortable yet upright. The Fenelon is the balance, equally a...
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2010s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Eight Russian Neoclassic Mahogany and Parcel-Gilt Dining Chairs
Located in Hollywood, FL
Comprising two arms and six sides each with rolling back carved and gilded on splayed legs.
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Early 19th Century Russian Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Lambert Hitchcock Quarter Sawn Oak Mission Saddle Seat Dining Chairs, a Set
Located in Germantown, MD
Set of 4 original Lambert Hitchcock quarter sawn oak mission dining chairs. Saddle seats. Seven beautiful spindles back. Good vintage condition. W5041622.
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of Eight Italian 19th Century Neoclassical Style Giltwood Dining Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and complete set of eight Italian early 19th century Neo-Classical st. patinated and giltwood dining side chairs from Tuscany. Each chair is raised by patinated fluted leg...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

Suite of Three Italian Neoclassical Polychrome Painted Side Chairs, circa 1780
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Suite of three Italian neoclassical polychrome painted side chairs, circa 1780 Antique, excellent and rare suite of three Northern Italian (probably Venice) Neoclassical side chai...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Ten Dining Chairs with Upholstered High Backs Beautifully Carved Legs
Located in Houston, TX
Great quality dining chairs which are very comfortable as well as stylish and Beautiful. The fabric is a high end designer fabric that is immaculate. The wood Is a dark walnut and ...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Six Neoclassical Style Aluminum Garden Dining Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stately set of six aluminum patio and garden dining armchairs made in the style and manner of Brown Jordan. The cast aluminum frames feature a square back with neoclassical style rib...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1950s Maison Jansen Style of Neoclassical Wrought Iron Lyre Arm Back Chair with
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Inspired by Maison Jansen neoclassical wrought iron Lyre arm back chairs with brass swan heads at top round brass rings on arms and brass feet. From a Palm Beach estate meticulously ...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Vintage Brass Chiavari Chairs, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful and elegant Chiavari chairs in polished brass and a blue velvet seats. Designed by Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi and produced since the early 19th century in the Ligurian to...
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1960s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Neoclassical Directoire Style Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic pair of French fauteuils or armchairs made in the neoclassical Directoire taste. The ornately carved frames have molded arms with lions head motif ends. The distinctive bac...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Lacquer, Wood, Fabric

Set of Four Neoclassical Style 19th Century Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of four 19th century mahogany dining chairs with newly upholstered seats. Tapered legs to front. Neoclassical style. Carved column detailing. Marking to wood throughout, please s...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Midcentury Set of Four Neoclassical Style Klismos Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish set of four Mid-Century Modern klismos chairs made in the neoclassical Greco-Roman taste. The chairs have a dramatic profile with a wide curved tablet back support. The seat ...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Set of Twelve Regency Dining Chairs
Located in Paris, FR
Chaises de Salle à Manger style Regency antique en Acajou, Angleterre, Set de 12.
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1890s English Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

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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19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Early American Painted Windsor Spindle Back Step Down Chair Farmhouse
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique New England Windsor step down chair in its original finish with gold painted trim. Crica first half 19th century.  
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Early 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

Pair of Rose Tarlow Faux Bois Twig Iron Garden Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
White painted pair of iron patio and garden armchairs by Rose Tarlow Melrose House, CA. The graceful chairs feature a faux bois twig design on the iron frames inset with a woven latt...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Iron

Set of Four Neoclassical Chairs, Switzerland 19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
Set of four Neoclassical Chairs, Switzerland 19th century. These unique chairs are made of cherry wood. The slightly bent backrests are decorated with hand-carved decor. At the uppe...
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1840s Swiss Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cherry

Dining Chairs Swedish Set of 6 Neoclassical Gilded Green, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Dining chairs Swedish set of 6 neoclassical gilded green, Sweden. A set of six dining chairs made during the neoclassical period in Sweden, circa 1800-1810. Original gilding with gre...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Maison Jansen Style, Set of 4 Neoclassical Style Brass and Red Velvet Chairs
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This nice set of 4 neoclassical style chairs is made of brass and red velvet. This is a French work, In the style of Maison Jansen. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Baker Furniture Klismos Collection Neoclassical Burlwood Chairs, Set of 10
Located in Countryside, IL
Baker Furniture Klismos Collection Neoclassical Burlwood Dining Chairs - Set of 10 Each chair measures: 24 wide x 24 deep x 38 inches high, with a seat height of 20.5 and arm heig...
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2010s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Burl, Upholstery

Paolo Buffa Neoclassical Cherrywood Dining Chairs, 1940, Italy, Set of Six
Located in Miami, FL
Set of six refinished Paolo Buffa dining chairs in cherrywood, made in the 1940s in Italy. Neoclassical timeless design. The six chairs need the upholstery otherwise professional r...
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1940s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cherry, Jute, Foam

Classic Mahogany Armchair
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Classic mahogany dining armchair, the flame mahogany veneered bar top rail and solid splat above an upholstered seat, on square tapering legs. Dimensions: 23" W x 24.75" D x 37" H...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Four Italian 1820s Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs with Carved Splats
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of four Italian neoclassical walnut dining room side chairs from the early 19th century, with carved splat, fluted legs and new upholstery. Born in Italy during the first quart...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Four American Classical Painted Faux Grain Rosewood & Caned Dining Chairs
Located in Southampton, NY
Set of four American Classical painted faux grain rosewood & caned dining chairs - A really lovely set of four chairs with faux painted rosewood design on the back and legs with del...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

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