Throughout history, chairs have been icons of style for each era of architectural and interior design. The Egyptians developed the first chair. The Greeks designed the Klismos chair, the first to be comfortable as well as graceful. The 18th century in France and England saw the beginning of interior design. Cabinet makers designed beautiful and unique chairs and other pieces of furniture for royalty and aristocrats, defining the style for the reign of a monarch. The French Louis XV chair is characterised by the elegant cabriole leg. The English Queen Anne chair also has a cabriole leg, but it’s heavier. During the Federal period in America, cabinet makers themselves became famous for their furniture designs. The straight reeded legs and camel back of the Chippendale chair make it easily recognisable. Whatever the era, chairs have been style setters of interior design.
This chair is an adaptation of the Greek Klismos chair first created 2500 years ago. Its graceful legs complement the elegant back. A perfect choice for today’s contemporary interiors. What a true classic!
This French Louis XV canopy chair(from the 18th Century)provides shelter and comfort for its occupant. The graceful cabriole leg with delicate feet is a typical characteristic of this unique chair.
This Martha Washington chair with its straight legs and camel back is from the American Federal period (late 1700′s) but gets its design direction from the earlier Chippendale period.
This handsome chair typifies the Arts and Crafts style of the early 1900′s. The beauty of the chair is in its carefully crafted simplicity.
This Art Nouveau chair is distinguished by its delicacy and grace; a truly elegant piece of sculpture. This era followed Arts and Crafts.
This chair is an adaptation of the Parisian Art Deco style furniture in the 1930′s….a stylish trend setter.
This “Lifesaver” chair from the 1980′s is a fun and whimsical design interpretation of a classic chair. A real show stopper in bright blue!
All chairs from Artistic Frame.One of my favorites.
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