Dining Room Chiavari Chairs

Oil Painting by Marcel André Bashet 1893

Chiavari Chairs are a type of Balloon-Backed Chair.  The design was based on the Louis XV panel-back side chair – without the back upholstery.

Some of these balloon-backed chairs were even made out of papier-mâché.   Queen Victoria, the Crown Prince Friedrich and even Napoleon III and his […]

How To Reflect Your Personality Through Furniture

When renovating or redecorating one’s home, it is often difficult to find just the right furniture pieces. Because there are so many choices available, it helps to narrow down your options to the pieces that best reflect who you are, what you stand for, and what you love. If you want to reflect your unique […]

Chinese Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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In 1754 a book was published in London and called “The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director” where cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale was by far some of the best designs listed. Chippendale’s designs fall into three main styles: Gothic, Rococo, and Chinese. Thomas Chippendale blended all these style elements into unified […]