African Chairs

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From African designs to African prints, if you love the dark continent, then you will definitely want to put some of these African chairs in your home. We have some that are upholstered with a map of Africa on them, constructed of the African mahogany, and others that look as if they were the throne from an African village. There are so many styles to choose from in this collection.

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Sleek Neutral Armless Cheetah African Print Chair

Sleek Neutral Armless Cheetah African Print Chair

This modern African chair has a pale Cheetah pattern on a neutral canvas. The wood frame and tapered block legs have a gray finish. A dark nailhead trim wraps the armless 37.5" H by 29.25" W by 33.5" seat. 

Designer Advice:

A popular theme for African chairs is animal print upholstery. Some chairs will have authentic fur patterns and colors, while others may have more funky unnatural coloring and print size. Animal print African seats also come in many styles of frames, wood materials, and sizes. It can even vary by function, like dining or lounging.

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Chic Curved Mid Century Modern African Accent Chair
Arlett 28'' Wide Wingback Chair
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Arlett 28'' Wide Wingback Chair
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Arlett 28'' Wide Wingback Chair
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Chic Curved Mid Century Modern African Accent Chair

Winston Porter

This African seat has a trendy animal print upholstery covering the stylish chair with a wingback 20" seatback and curved armrests. The 20" D by 18" W seat on 13" tall, rich wood-sloping legs has a 200-pound capacity.

$289.99 $314.99

Designer Advice:

African seats are the perfect accent to use for a modern boho fashion. But with the right design, you can make it work for all styles. The chair's shape can play a significant factor in the vibe your chair portrays. Even a traditional vintage classic African chair piece can shine with the use of animal print upholstery.

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Sleek Upscale Gold and Animal Print African Chair

Sleek Upscale Gold and Animal Print African Chair

This sleek african print furniture piece updates any space with a fancy feel from the thin, angular open gold frame with square arms and block legs. The white and black zebra print upholstered chair with a 300-pound weight capacity oozes modern chic.

Designer Advice:

Some African seats have classic wood legs, while others have glamorous metal frames. You can get a powerful aesthetic with a metal frame in a metallic shiny gold finish. The shininess of the modern frame pairs nicely with the neutral black and white zebra print upholstery. And the open, airy style lends a transitional versatility that blends with any decor.

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Gorgeous Rounded Chic African Seat

Gorgeous Rounded Chic African Seat

This seat has a traditional barrel shape with flared arms and a rounded back. The 20" D by 20" W by 17.5" H seat has a 350 weight limit. The bold orange and black tiger upholstery offsets tapered black legs.

Designer Advice:

Another way African chairs can differ in appearance and nuance is leg shape. Chair legs can vary by shape, material, color, and size. Tapered legs can be a versatile style that can work across various chair designs, from vintage to ultra-modern minimalistic. They can stand out as a point of visual interest or blend into the background for pure function. 

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Modern Mixed Pattern Armless Seat

Modern Mixed Pattern Armless Seat

This 31.5" tall by 24" deep and wide option combines several African chair patterns to create a stylish animal-print patchwork of zebra and large cats. It rests on square legs with a 17.5" H seat supporting 350 pounds.

Designer Advice:

Patchwork designs can be an excellent way to enjoy multiple African patterns on one piece of furniture. Having different prints gives you a broader range of possibilities for decor accents and greater versatility on compatible designs. Tone it down with neutral pieces and a simple rug, or enhance the vibrancy of the patterns with bright colors.

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Super comfortable chairs with a high back design and heavy padding for the ultimate comfort. The pieces are upholstered in playful African inspired fabrics and should add immense color into any space. They also offer a durable build for longevity.

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Novelty decorative African chair with beautiful art deco detailing. The piece is constructed from wood and comes in a raised high back design and a compact footprint. Armrests on either side are also included and you get a balanced two-tone finish for that charming elegance.

John vogel chair

John vogel chair

A very original product that looks very good in any decor. This type of furniture is a chair that has got a frame, legs and arms made of solid wood. It features a comfortable hand-woven synthetic seat.

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Well-crafted tribal West African chair with top of the line craftsmanship. The piece sits on a strong wooden base, uniquely carved to look like a zebra and finished in stunning dark walnut. You also get a leather top with a unique high back design for enhanced comfort at all times.

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This antique chair with unique pattern will add to your room a touch of African style. Solid, wooden frame with gold accents gives it a universal classical touch. Great for modern as well as rustic decor.

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