You may be wondering what a King Chair actually is. Was it originally designed for kings? Is is it similar to a throne? Actually, the King Chair is so named because of its size and the position it usually occupies at the table. The Dartmouth King Chair (available in over 200 fabrics) is an oversized dining arm chair. Many people like to place it at the ends of the table. The width is significantly wider than a traditional dining chair--enough so that even Henry VIII himself would be comfortable.