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Relax and reminisce with vintage or retro dining room chairs

Whether you’re in the process of decorating an entire home, or simply looking for a way to spruce up your dining room, the choice of dining room chair could make or break not only the budget, but also the tone and style of your decor. Step back in time with the great range of vintage or retro dining room chairs available right here on eBay, and you can find the perfect match between style, budget, and vintage flair.

Exploring the look of vintage or retro dining room chairs

The terms vintage or retro have a wide application, so the first thing to consider when selecting your new but old dining room chairs is the era you’re looking to replicate. 18th century chairs tended to be made from walnut with a paintbrush style foot, also known as a Spanish foot. Baroque carving was also common. Moving ahead to the 19th century, chairs were decorated with scrolls or animal feet, although late in the century smooth lines and simplicity became key. Jumping ahead to the 1920s and 1930s, chairs were more geometric with Art Deco designs. Animal prints became more common. The 1940s heralded in the Eames molded plywood chair with chrome legs and sleek lines. For the 1950s, think more along the lines of vinyl diner or cafe chairs. The 1970s saw the development of more bold designs, geometric shapes, and bright colours.

When you’ve found the right dining chairs to suit your living room, don’t hesitate to check out the other chairs available that may complement or accent your new dining room. Whatever vintage you’re after, with the extensive range available here on eBay today, you can find the retro dining room chairs to suit your home, and the best part is, you don’t even need to leave your chair to do it.

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