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Chinoiserie Inspired Chairs

I am often contacted by people looking for sources on various looks.  The Chinese Chippendale / Chinoiserie inspired chair is a popular request these days.

Below is an example of this style of chair in a very traditional setting, with a wood finish.  I believe these chairs are by Dessin Fournir, and are pretty pricey (just being honest).

image via Traditional Home, photo credit Tria Giovan

While the following images feature the popular lacquered look.

Elle Decor via here

via WaterLeaf Interiors

So, where do you find these chairs, you ask?  They are available at all different price points. For more information on pricing, feel free to contact me.

Napa Home & Garden

Bungalow 5

Noir Furniture

Incidentally, here are the Noir chairs used in a room by Webb Designs (aka, Joni from Cote de Texas).  Don’t you love the addition of the slips?  I should add that most of the chairs featured here are available in both arm and side chair versions.

There are also plenty of high-end versions of these chairs available….

Baker Furniture

Althorp Living History

Ficks Reed

Ann Getty House Collection

I also like the versions available from Artistic Frame, as they are available in a myriad of different finishes.  And, the chair can easily be modified into a barstool or an office chair, the cushion can be customized, etc.

Artistic Frame

And, of course, you can find these chairs in the design catalogs, such as Ballard Designs and William Sonoma HomeJonathan Adler also has a nice option in multiple colors.  Finally, it is always worth looking on Craigslist, eBay, etsy and 1stDibs.com for a vintage set.

Last but not least, want to see the chair motif on your walls?  Check out this paper from Thibaut, available in 5 colorways.

So, do you like the look….do you prefer a bold lacquer or something more subdued?  And, do you have a source we should know about?  I’d love to hear about it if you do.