Thursday, January 16, 2014

Black and White - The Chinese Chippendale Chair

Another trend in Chinoiserie I see for 2014 is the Chinese Chippendale chair in classic white or black. Although I love this iconic chair in every color of the rainbow, to me there is nothing more beautiful than the timeless elegance of black and white. Charlotte & Ivy has just introduced their "Charlotte" Chinese Chippendale dining arm chair and side chair. They spent months designing their Charlotte chair and the attention to detail is absolute perfection. I think it is the most beautiful Chinese Chippendale chair available. See it here and they are offering special Introduction Pricing through the end of January. As always at Charlotte & Ivy, shipping is free which, as we all know when ordering larger pieces like furniture, is a big deal.

Introducing a Charlotte & Ivy exclusive design -- Our signature Chinese Chippendale dining chairs are solid mahogany, with faux bamboo finish, classic Chippendale back, and a beautiful upholstered linen seat. Available in both armchair and sidechair versions, the Charlotte & Ivy Chinese Chippendale dining chair is bench-made and hand-finished in white paint with a satin sheen or special order in black paint or french cherry stain. We created these chairs after finding the marketplace lacking in good options. These custom made chairs are expertly designed and solidly crafted. We love the elegance of the arm curve and the tapered legs. These chairs offer the refined grace demanded in a very formal dining room but can still be fabulous in a casual setting. 

The classic Chinese Chippendale style dates back to the 18th century but complements both modern and traditional decor styles beautifully. Match these dining chairs to a mahogany or a painted wood table for a dining room everyone will envy.

·       A Charlotte & Ivy Exclusive Design
·       Custom built and designed out of solid mahogany
·       Classic French linen pop seat for easy fabric change out or cane
·       Ships in quantities of 2

I hope this gallery of rooms with black and white Chinese Chippendale chairs will inspire you. And note how many ways there are to use these chairs -

*An entire set in your dining room
*A pair at the head and foot of the dining table with contrasting side chairs
*As side chairs in the dining room with a pair of upholstered chairs at the head and foot of the table
*In the breakfast room
*A pair in the entryway
*As occasional chairs in the living room, family room, or bedroom
*As a desk or vanity chair


  1. Beautiful post, Beth!! Love the first image chair fabric!

  2. I'm obsessed with the Chinese Chippendale chair! I regularly stalk Craigslist to try to find a vintage one for a far, no luck.

  3. I love the chairs with the upholstered back cushion. Any idea where those are from?