The Klismos Chair

Klismos Chair -By Home Beautiful

Klismos Chair -By Home Beautiful

Klismos Chair -By Home Beautiful

Klismos Chair -By Home Beautiful

House Beautiful Klismos Chairs

House Beautiful published an interesting article on the famous Klismos original and the many reproductions that followed it.

I think everyone who has a classical eye, is loving the fact that the Klismos chair is being reproduced by more manufacturing companies.  Restoration Hardware produced a beautiful set of patio furniture showcasing the classical design several seasons ago.

The Klismos chair peaked around 400 B.C., but was discovered again as everything turned classical in the 18th century.  At this time, Napoleon’s Egyptian expedition of 1798 started a movement to embracing the Egyptian culture.  In addition the excavations of Pompei, also turned an eye to the classical architecture and design.

Some chairs have vertical or horizontal back splats and some have none.  This classic design has been adapted in number of ways, including the construction, the materials and form.

The Klismos Collection from Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

Klismos Dining Chairs

Klismos Dining Chairs – On Ebay

Custom quality Birds Eye Maple Neo-Classical hand painted Klismos Side Chair

 Birds Eye Maple Neo-Classical hand painted Klismos Side Chair On Ebay

Custom quality Neo-classical Hand painted and Gilt Klismos Side chair

 Neo-classical Hand painted and Gilt Klismos Side chair- On Ebay

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