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Would you recognize a klismos chair? Learn what a klismos is and what it looks like. This glossary-style article defines the klismos, an ancient Greek chair revived in 18th-century Europe.

5 Wild and Wonderful Antique Chair Styles

Would you recognize a klismos chair? Learn what a klismos is and what it looks like. This glossary-style article defines the klismos, an ancient Greek chair revived in Europe.

“The Greek klismos, which appeared in the fifth century B.C., is considered one of the most graceful chairs ever conceived. It has been imitated over the ages, most recently by Michael Graves for JCPenney.”

7 Chairs That Changed the World

Klismos Chair “The Greek klismos, which appeared in the fifth century B., is considered one of the most graceful chairs ever conceived. It has been imitated over the ages, most recently by Michael Graves for JCPenney.

Regency Chair

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Inspired by the forms of the Greek Klismos Chair

Nicolai Abildgaard – Chaise Klismos chair (ca The Danish Museum of Art & Design- Klismos = a type of ancient Greek chair

Armchair, London, England ca. 1780-85. Carved and painted beech, with caned seat. This chair is part of a larger suite that formerly furnished the Music Room at Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire. It is appropriately decorated with emblems of music - the back carved in the form of a lyre with two pipes crossed in the centre, the round medallions painted with female musicians. The arms, carved as dolphins, represent the dolphin that saved the life of the Greek poet and musician Arion.

Armchair

Armchair, London, England ca. Carved and painted beech, with caned seat. This chair is part of a larger suite that formerly furnished the Music Room at Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire. It is appropriately decorated with emblems of music - the back ca

This is a replica of a common Kline, a piece of furniture which was used as a sofa or bed in Ancient Greece. What is interesting to me, is that this particular Kline shares the same legs as the Klismos chair.

This is a replica of a common Kline, a piece of furniture which was used as a sofa or bed in Ancient Greece. What is interesting to me, is that this particular Kline shares the same legs as the Klismos chair.

small roman inspired chair

This piece reflects an ancient Greek influence because it is a modern version of the x-shaped stool with a decorative motif of an animal face, which was common in Greek diphroi.

IS-025-A 19th Century Syrian settee, carved walnut inlaid with mother of pearl.

Capital Antiques and Fine Art, A Century Syrian settee, carved walnut inlaid with mother of pearl.

A pair of Italian white painted and parcel-gilt side chairs, early 19th century with scroll and leaf carved cartouche padded backs, drop-in padded seats, on leaf carved turned tapering legs.

A pair of Italian white painted and parcel-gilt side chairs, early century with scroll and leaf carved cartouche padded backs, drop-in padded seats, on leaf carved turned tapering legs.

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