In the early 19th century, European and American interest in classical designs prompted the creation of fanciful copies of ancient furniture. Ancient Greek chairs called "klysmos" inspired the curving, animal-footed legs and sweeping back of this chair. Although such chairs were popular as side chairs in the United States, examples with arms are extremely rare.


  • Title: Armchair
  • Date Created: c. 1810–1830
  • Physical Dimensions: 41 1/2 × 22 7/8 × 23 1/2 in. (105.41 × 58.1 × 59.69 cm)
  • Type: Furnishings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/4172747/
  • Medium: Maple, cane, and paint
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Collection, anonymous gift

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