Billy Haines Brass Klismos Leg Bench with Tufted Ivory Upholstery, circa 1960


CONDITION: Wear consistent with age and use. DATE: 1960 DIMENSIONS: H. 18 in. x W. 60 in. x D. 19 in. x Seat. 18 in. Categories: , ,

No one did brass seating better than Billy Haines and this 1960s Klismos bench – sourced in Los Angeles of course – is a fine example of his work with splayed brass legs and a heavily tufted ivory seat. Celebrity actor turned celebrity designer, Billy Haines was the most sought after designer in Hollywood with star clients like Joan Crawford, William Randolph Hearst, Tallulah Bankhead, and even the California Governor’s Mansion for the Reagans. Today, Billy Haines pieces are hard to come by. They translate very well into most styles and are iconic. The type of furniture you keep; the type you acquire when found. The ivory textured fabric is in good condition but we recommend reupholstery. A solid velvet in any color would be incredible. Want to see more beautiful things? Scroll down below and click “View All From Seller” or favorite our shop to get your 1stDibs on our new inventory.