It's no secret: here at Apartment Therapy, we love the shell chair. It's beautiful, it's comfortable, it's (relatively) affordable (new ones cost around $250, and vintage chairs can be found on Ebay for less than that).
Although the almighty Eames design's ubiquitousness may have caused some of you to tire of it, I think it's proof of its genius and staying power that it works in all kinds of interiors, not just modern ones. If you're experiencing midcentury burnout but love the chair, read on for examples of shells in very traditional settings.
(Images: as credited above)