Timeless Barrel Chair

art deco barrel chair

A barrel chair is a timeless piece of furniture yet often are subjected to less-than-enduring patterned fabric. The barrel chair is a style of chair that is distinguished by a smaller frame that is constructed to resemble the shape of an old-fashioned nail barrel. One side of the round construction is cut out to allow seating and back padding that forms a comfortable nook that is surrounded with a higher back and arms. Generally, barrel chairs are designed as swivel chairs and tend to be more appropriate for casual décor. Over time, the barrel chair evolved into the ideal seating for a casual wood dining set. Scaled down slightly and matched with hardwood tables, the chairs proved to be especially popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In addition to the use of wood, colorful plastic versions also began to appear during that era. Today, the traditional barrel chair remains a favorite for people who wish to go with a more natural and rustic feel to the dining space in their homes.

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