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white sheraton armchair
Sheraton armchair
Regency armchair with cane back
Regency armchair
Louis XVI style beechwood counter stool with hand-caned back
Louis XVI counter stool
English style counter stool
English counter stool
hand painted sheraton armchair
Sheraton armchair 

Selecting Occasional Chairs

When you select an occasional chair, take great care in making you decisions. Beautiful chairs, just like clothes, come in different shapes, styles and sizes. Style of the chairs and carved details affect overall comfort of the room. The top of the line Italian chairs are the equivalent of tailored couture clothes.

We recommend hand-crafted Italian chairs to anyone who can afford them, because this high-end chairs usually last forever. By selecting graceful chairs with classic shapes, your selections will be suitable in the years ahead. As your taste develops and your decorating schemes change, your occasional chairs should remain a consistent presence.

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Chairs has evolved from pure function to an important art form. By the time of ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome, chairs were elegantly formed and decorated, satisfying need for both function and beauty. In later periods, various styles have had lasting influence on following generations. English and French chairs designs are particularly influential in North America.

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beautiful hand-crafted Italian chairs

People use chairs every day for a variety of functions. Armchairs and chairs are essential pieces of furniture. Materials chairs made of generally include wood, leather and textiles. Sizes range from lightly scaled carved wood side chairs to larger size upholstered armchairs, with styles from many different historical periods available to suit your taste. Generally a variety of chairs sizes and designs are required within an interior environment.

Chairs are categorized as upholstered or occasional. Popular upholstered chairs are called club or wing chairs. Barrel chairs have a rounded back that extends in a smooth line with the arms. Club chairs are square with arms lower that their backs, and wing chairs have a high back with wing like extensions at the head level. Occasional chairs are usually smaller than upholstered chairs. Occasional chairs typically traditional in design.

 
Louis XV upholstered armchair
Louis XV armchair
Louis XVI style carved  armchair with distressed in finish with antique silver leaf trim and blue-grey upholstery
Louis XVI armchair
Louis XVI style carved wood armchair in antique black finish with antique gold leaf trim
Louis XVI armchair
Louis XV upholstered armchair with ivory damask upholstery
Louis XV armchair
 
 

Italian chairs are all worked by hand, from the hardwood frame to the final details. These chairs are finely made as well as gracefully designed for comfort and looks, their substance gives off good vibrations. Hand-crafted Italian chairs offer refinement and quiet luxury.

Italian furniture-makers are artistic men and women doing incredible work they learned from their parents and grandparents. A real sense of pride goes in to each chair. Italy has this talented, caring people who can make a high-quality chairs that will give you and your loved ones thousands of hours of pleasure, and your spaces a good karma. In an age where architecture isn't always graceful, the refined proportions and craftsmanship of hand made chairs add tremendous grace to any room.

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hand-painted chairs
hand-painted chairs
carved wood Hepplewhite chairs in antique white and gold finish
Hepplewhite style chairs
Louis XV style chairs
Louis XV style chairs
hand-painted cane chairs
hand-painted chairs
 
CHAIRS TO INSPIRE 
lovely antique chair with cane back Empire armchair

lovely antique chair with cane back

Empire armchair

lovely caved chair details fancy pampered cats lounging comfortably on the beautiful chair; Le Bristol Hotel, Paris

lovely caved chair details

Le Bristol Hotel, Paris; photo by Aimery Chemin and Regis Grman

carved antique chair with brown upholstery French Louis XVI style chair with cane back

carved antique chair with brown upholstery

French Louis XVI style chair with cane back

beautiful quilted chair with gorgeous upholstery carved Empire style wing chair in antiqued gold-leaf finish

beautiful quilted chair with gorgeous upholstery  

carved Empire style wing chair in antiqued gold-leaf finish

Chinoiserie chair with cane seat Chinoiserie chair with cane seat

Chinoiserie chair with cane seat

Chinoiserie chair with cane seat

antique carved Louis XV style chair with beautiful Aubusson tapestry carved chair with flowers

antique carved Louis XV style chair with beautiful Aubusson tapestry

carved chair

antique French armchair carved gilt wood armchair

antique French armchair

carved gilt wood armchair

Louis XVI armchair beautiful antique French 18th century carved armchair

Louis XVI armchair

antique French 18th century carved armchair

antique French carved armchair

antique carved armchair with lovely pink upholstery

antique carved and gilded French armchair

antique French armchair 1930s gilt wood Italianate Rococo armhair

antique French armchair

1930s gilt wood Italianate Rococo armhair

 Detail of the chair designed for Marie Antoinette for the Petit Trianon, 1787 Marie Antoinette's bedchamber with a gorgeous carved chair

Detail of the chair designed for Marie Antoinette for the Petit Trianon, 1787

Marie Antoinette's bedchamber with gorgeous chair; Seen from the windows of Marie Antoinette's bedchamber is the Temple of Love, built in 1778 after a design by architect Richard Mique

Armchair designed for Marie Antoinette, 1770s antique Louis XV gilded walnut chair

Armchair designed for Marie Antoinette, 1770s

This gilded walnut chair was delivered in 1769 for a lady-in-waiting to the Comtesse du Barry, Louis XV"s mistress

 
carved wood Hepplewhite chairs in antique white and gold finish
Hepplewhite style chairs
Louis XV upholstered armchair and side chair with beige patterned upholstery
Louis XV style chairs
English Regency style upholstered chairs with antiqued gold leaf and dark walnut accents
English Regency chairs
English style chairs with carved oval backsplat
English style chairs
 
 
 
 
 
occasional chairs

why occasional chairs shouldn't be used occasionally
Every room in your home needs a comfortable yet stylish place to rest your weary bones. Here's where occasional chairs come to the rescue, offering a spot for relaxation while taking up little in the way of floor space. In addition, beautifully-crafted occasional chairs can quickly elevate the level of style in the entire room. Elegant and portable, occasional chairs are probably the ultimate in comfortable yet functional furniture. You see these chairs most often in a dining or living room configuration.... about read more occasional chairs >>

authentic reproduction chairs

Chairs that make a statement
This is a fact: you need to incorporate chairs into a well-functioning household, unless you enjoy sitting on the floor. Chairs do so much more than just provide a place to sit, though. The right chairs add ambiance and style to the room, especially if you choose reproduction chairs to meet your seating needs...read on How to make an authentic statement using reproduction chairs >>

 
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