Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A type of chair originating in ancient Greece, having curved, splayed legs and a concave backrest.

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  • noun A light Ancient Greek chair with curved legs.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek, from klīnein, to lean; see klei-.]

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Ancient Greek κλισμός (klismos)

Examples

  • Keith's principal leg man, working at home, also spent nearly two weeks veneering the trio of outwardly curved klismos legs stabilized by a circular stretcher.

    Against the grain: Keith Fritz left the path to the priesthood to create divine furniture

  • Nestled in a woven-rope basket and surrounded by moss, two spare Japanese plants, right, introduce some greenery and natural forms to a tableau of klismos chairs and framed black-and-white photos.

    Thom Filicia Style

  • "It has wonderful historical details -- the klismos legs, the hand planing, the silver feet.

    Against the grain: Keith Fritz left the path to the priesthood to create divine furniture

  • A klismos dining chair, with its splayed legs and curved back, looks clean-lined but doesn’t shout its Hellenic Greek origins.

    Thom Filicia Style

  • Retrospect columnist, Anna Hoffman, writes, "While big ideas like democracy might have stuck, the only piece of ancient Greek furniture that can still be found in contemporary interiors is the klismos chair.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • Retrospect columnist, Anna Hoffman, writes, "While big ideas like democracy might have stuck, the only piece of ancient Greek furniture that can still be found in contemporary interiors is the klismos chair.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • The key components of a traditional klismos chair are: saber back and front legs; wide, curved tablet back rests; and curved stiles. "

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • The key components of a traditional klismos chair are: saber back and front legs; wide, curved tablet back rests; and curved stiles. "

    Apartment Therapy Main

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