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Vintage & Antique Chairs For Sale

A great chair is more than just a place to rest your weary bones, it is a focal point in any room and helps set up the overall feeling and tone of that room. Even more, a great chair usually becomes a treasured workhorse and even a loved part of the family. And when it comes to warmth and love and feelings of security and being grounded, nothing does it better than antique furniture.


When choosing antique or vintage chairs there are naturally endless choices for you from armchairs to Windsor chairs, hall chairs to dining or kitchen chairs. But in each case rest assured these items from the past were designed to maximise their use. Kitchen chairs had wide splayed legs to minimise wobbling on the hard uneven floors, armchairs kept away the chill and dining chairs were the very epitome of elegance to impress even our most judgemental friends.


Ever wondered how to begin to date Antique Chairs yourself? Our blog post here will be able to help you.


At LoveAntiques we have one of the best selections of antique and vintage chairs on the internet to suit any of your sitting needs. 

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£ 295

€350
$356

Antique French Crapaud Napoleon III Tub Armchair

£ 295

€350
$356

Harmony Antiques

£ 1,345

€1,594
$1,625

Quality Set of Four Antique Victorian Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1,345

€1594
$1625

London City Antiques

£ 1,675

€1,985
$2,024

Pair of Leather Library Chairs

£ 1,675

€1985
$2024

Lascombe Interiors

£ 695

€824
$840

Antique Upholstered Armchair

£ 695

€824
$840

Kernow Furniture

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Upholstered 19th Century Chair

£ 410

€486
$495

Upholstered 19th Century Chair

£ 410

€486
$495

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

£ 295

€350
$356

Antique Gothic Prayer Chair

£ 295

€350
$356

Kernow Furniture

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Pair of Victorian Mahogany Hall Chairs

£ 310

€367
$375

Pair of Victorian Mahogany Hall Chairs

£ 310

€367
$375

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

£ 295

€350
$356

Red Upholstered Nursing Chair

£ 295

€350
$356

Kernow Furniture

£ 325

€385
$393

Large Antique French Napoleon III Armchair

£ 325

€385
$393

Harmony Antiques

£ 295

€350
$356

Antique French Crapaud Napoleon III Tub Chair

£ 295

€350
$356

Harmony Antiques

£ 495

€587
$598

Very Nice Victorian Easy Chair

£ 495

€587
$598

Mercia Interiors

£ 775

€919
$936

Pair of Antique Trafalgar Back Mahogany Armchairs

£ 775

€919
$936

Marylebone Antiques

£ 1,550

€1,837
$1,873

George II Style Irish Mahogany Armchair

£ 1,550

€1837
$1873

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

£ 1,500

€1,778
$1,812

Set of 6 Gillows Rosewood Dining Chairs

£ 1,500

€1778
$1812

Carse Antiques

£ 1,525

€1,807
$1,843

Pair of French Giltwood Armchairs

£ 1,525

€1807
$1843

Marylebone Antiques

£ 185

€219
$224

Edwardian Occasional Chairs

£ 185

€219
$224

Kernow Furniture

£ 2,250

€2,667
$2,719

Set of 8 Victorian Dining Chairs

£ 2,250

€2667
$2719

Georgian Antiques

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Windsor Chair with Elm Seat

£ 375

€444
$453

Antique Windsor Chair with Elm Seat

£ 375

€444
$453

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

£ 675

€800
$816

Regency Hook Back Windsor Chair

£ 675

€800
$816

Millers Antiques

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Trio of Early Stick Back Country Chairs

£ 350

€415
$423

Trio of Early Stick Back Country Chairs

£ 350

€415
$423

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Upholstered Armchair

£ 695

€824
$840

Upholstered Armchair

£ 695

€824
$840

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

£ 195

€231
$236

19th Century Lathe Back Chair

£ 195

€231
$236

Abbeydale Antiques

£ 645

€764
$779

Georgian Revival Armchair

£ 645

€764
$779

Kernow Furniture

£ 795

€942
$961

Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Original Paint

£ 795

€942
$961

Tony Youll Antiques

£ 475

€563
$574

17th Century Style Oak Wainscot Chair

£ 475

€563
$574

Antique and Unique

£ 950

€1,126
$1,148

Victorian Mahogany & Leather Desk Chair

£ 950

€1126
$1148

Philip Hunt Antiques

£ 445

€527
$538

Elm & Ash Swivel Office Chair

£ 445

€527
$538

Worboys Antiques

Sunnyside Antiques

Vintage Rush Seat Chair

£ 140

€166
$169

Vintage Rush Seat Chair

£ 140

€166
$169

Sunnyside Antiques

Athey Antiques

Unusual Child's Chair

£ 295

€350
$356

Unusual Child's Chair

£ 295

€350
$356

Athey Antiques

Vintage & Antique Chairs FAQs


How do I identify an antique chair?


Chairs have been around for thousands of years so working out just how old your chair is may take a bit of experience. The best way to start is to look at a chair you already know the age of to look at how it was constructed and how it has aged. Looking at the details helps. Even classic designs such as wingbacks or dining chairs will often contain elements that were fashionable at the time. Ecclesiastical elements were popular during the Gothic Revival period c1850-1880, simple elegant oak during the Arts & Crafts Movement of c1880-1920, minimalist and modern materials such as chrome tubing from the 1920s-today. Original patina (a natural finish which emerges over time) will give you a clue about how old the chair is but just because the chair is dark don’t assume it is old. Chairs were fumed with Ammonia during the 19th Century to artificially darken them and we have used spray stain since the 1920s onwards.


Are Vintage Chairs valuable?


The simple answer is yes and no! While all usable old chairs will have some value, age is rarely a core reason. Condition will naturally play an important part, but rarity and desirability are the most important variables. A very plain chair that was made in large quantities will naturally have less value than one designed by a leading industrial designer or company and limited to only a few examples. Because all chairs basically do the same job, the overall style and look of each vintage chair matters. Chairs say a lot about a room, so people really like examples which are somehow sculptural or stand out visually. When it comes to exact values, then it is best to research other similar examples via the internet to help you understand its financial desirability and then adjust that price depending on the condition. Re-upholstering or re-caning a chair can be quite expensive but also add real value.     


Are antique Rocking Chairs valuable?


Love them or hate them, antique rocking chairs can be great fun to own and use. Because they have a very specialist role, most rocking chairs tend to be worth only a few tens of pounds to a few hundred pounds depending on the look. There are some more valuable examples but these are usually by key designers or are historically important. You can usually do a bit of research online to find the value of other similar chairs, but mostly rocking chairs are loved and purchased for practical use and are far less desirable if damaged.  


Where can I buy Antique dining chairs from?


Dining chairs are always one of the most sought out chairs but need to be strong enough for daily use. Although the construction is simple, old dining chairs often require quite a lot of TLC to ensure they are in great usable condition. For this reason, when shopping for antique dining chairs online it is always best to purchase them from a reputable antique dealer such as those on LoveAntiques who will usually do that hard work for you. Although auctions may seem like a good way to source cheap chairs, the subsequent restoration costs can make it an expensive decision. Overall large groups of matching chairs are always more desirable than single or odd examples, but today we are happier to mix and match different chairs so buying odd examples can be a great way to save money and create a unique look.