A superb quality set of 12 mahogany ‘Klismos’ chairs, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London.
England, circa 1810.
Why we like them
This model is one of the best designs inspired by ancient Greek ‘Klismos’ chairs. Favoured by the nobility and royalty 200+ years ago for its refined, understated elegance, it will be a very chic addition to a modern or classical interior today.
Designed in the early 19th century Grecian fashion with the frames enriched with twisted reeds and carved paterae and legs scrolled to evoke ancient Greek ‘Klismos’ chairs, introduced circa 500 BC, and revived in the late 18th century by Thomas Hope, a connoisseur and collector turned designer.