For our Take a Seat blog series, we will be taking a look at Mission Chair Styles.
Mission style furniture originated in America in the late 19th century, and although the term was derived from Spanish Missions in colonial California, the style has little in common with the original colonial furnishings. The designs are characterized by horizontal and vertical lines, and free from ornamentation. The minimal nature of this style was a popular alternative to ornate Victorian furnishings. Mission furniture showcases wood’s natural characteristics and graining, particularly oak varieties.
The Mission style continues to be popular today and is still appreciated for its simplicity, stability, and craftsmanship. Traditionally, this furniture was made for houses designed in the Mission style, thereby creating a unified architecture and interior, but today the style is also at home in the eclectic interior together with other revival styles. Amish Tables has many fine-crafted mission chair styles to choose from. For dining, we recommend the Bostonian Dining Chair or Williamsburg Dining Chair paired with the Bostonian Trestle Table or Aspen Trestle Table for a look that is beautifully handcrafted.