chippendale chair
Courtesy of Baker Furniture


This ornate style is named for cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, who was one of the first great, widely known furniture makers.

Chippendale Side Chair
Available at Baker Furniture

Queen Anne Chair
Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Queen Anne

A simple, fiddle-shaped back and cabriole legs make this English dining chair versatile enough to pair with many different table styles.

Queen Anne Chair
Available at Pottery Barn

klismos chairs
Courtesy of Councill


This ancient Greek design was created to fit the contour of the body, and splayed back legs distinguish its style. Modern interpretations of this classic design are at home in a variety of settings.

Klismos Chair
Available at Councill

Windsor Chair
Courtesy of Vermont Windsors


Often recognized as the seats George Washington had at Mount Vernon, these English wooden chairs (with distinctive spindle backs) are still handmade using traditional methods.

Windsor Chair
Available at Vermont Windsors

ladder-back chair
Courtesy of L.L. Bean


This high-backed chair (with horizontal slats resembling a ladder) can bring a casual, country look to a kitchen.

Classic Ladder-back Chairs
Available at L.L. Bean

Barcelona Chair
Courtesy of Jayson Home & Garden


This chrome-plated chair is often seen with buttoned leather cushions and was designed in the 1920s by famed designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Hugo Chair
Available at Jayson Home & Garden

Wing Chair
Courtesy of Baker Furniture


The "wings" on this upholstered chair were originally designed as protection against drafts, and were noted as especially suitable for napping in late 17th-century England.

Wing Chair
Available at Baker Furniture

Courtesy of Wisteria


The distinguishing features of this French-style chair are the closed-in sides below the arms.

Linen Upholstered Cane-Back Chair
Available at Wisteria

Fauteuil Chair
Courtesy of Ballard Designs


This light, French-style armchair makes seating a crowd a breeze. Update the look by choosing an unexpected fabric or paint color.

Salon Chair
Available at Ballard Designs

Slipper Chair
Courtesy of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams


Ideal for small spaces, these armless upholstered chairs are as comfortable as your favorite easy chair, but are much easier on the eyes.

Zondra Chair
Available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

English Club
Courtesy of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

English Club

A curvaceous chair that suits many interior styles, the club chair looks great when part of a pair.

Sylvester Chair
Available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Eames Lounge Chair
Courtesy of Design Within Reach

Eames Lounge

Designer Charles Eames called the vision for this chair the "warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt."

Eames Lounge Chair
Available at Design Within Reach

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