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Antique Chairs from LoveAntiques

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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18th Century Oak Armchair

Treehouse Antiques

18th Century Oak Armchair

£ 795

€910
$902
18th Century Oak Armchair

18th Century Oak Armchair

£ 795

€910
$902

Treehouse Antiques

Superb French Leather Club Chair Havana Moustache Model c.1930

The Club Chair Studio @ Matt Black Interiors

Superb French Leather Club Chair Havana Moustache Model c.1930

£ 952

€1,090
$1,080
Superb French Leather Club Chair Havana Moustache Model c.1930

Superb French Leather Club Chair Havana Moustache Model c.1930

£ 952

€1090
$1080

The Club Chair Studio @ Matt Black Interiors

Stunning French Leather Art Deco Club Chair c.1930

The Club Chair Studio @ Matt Black Interiors

Stunning French Leather Art Deco Club Chair c.1930

£ 895

€1,025
$1,015
Stunning French Leather Art Deco Club Chair c.1930

Stunning French Leather Art Deco Club Chair c.1930

£ 895

€1025
$1015

The Club Chair Studio @ Matt Black Interiors

Wonderful French Leather Club Chair - Havana Lounge Model c.1940

The Club Chair Studio @ Matt Black Interiors

Wonderful French Leather Club Chair - Havana Lounge Model c.1940

£ 895

€1,025
$1,015
Wonderful French Leather Club Chair - Havana Lounge Model c.1940

Wonderful French Leather Club Chair - Havana Lounge Model c.1940

£ 895

€1025
$1015

The Club Chair Studio @ Matt Black Interiors

Edwardian Mahogany Tub Chair

Antique Furniture Direct

Edwardian Mahogany Tub Chair

£ 240

€275
$272
Edwardian Mahogany Tub Chair

Edwardian Mahogany Tub Chair

£ 240

€275
$272

Antique Furniture Direct

Pair of Edwardian Oak Chairs

Antique Furniture Direct

Pair of Edwardian Oak Chairs

£ 250

€286
$284
Pair of Edwardian Oak Chairs

Pair of Edwardian Oak Chairs

£ 250

€286
$284

Antique Furniture Direct

Set of Three Rustic Pine Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs

£ 395

€452
$448
Set of Three Rustic Pine Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs

Set of Three Rustic Pine Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs

£ 395

€452
$448

Penderyn Antiques

Antique Set of Four Similar Kitchen Chairs

£ 395

€452
$448
Antique Set of Four Similar Kitchen Chairs

Antique Set of Four Similar Kitchen Chairs

£ 395

€452
$448

Penderyn Antiques

Lancaster Ladder Back Chair

Stalham Antique Gallery

Lancaster Ladder Back Chair

£ 218

€250
$247
Lancaster Ladder Back Chair

Lancaster Ladder Back Chair

£ 218

€250
$247

Stalham Antique Gallery

French Provincial Walnut Open Armchair

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

French Provincial Walnut Open Armchair

£ 395

€452
$448
French Provincial Walnut Open Armchair

French Provincial Walnut Open Armchair

£ 395

€452
$448

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Unusual Victorian Ash Open Armchair

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Unusual Victorian Ash Open Armchair

£ 375

€429
$425
Unusual Victorian Ash Open Armchair

Unusual Victorian Ash Open Armchair

£ 375

€429
$425

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Set of 4 Windsor Lathback Kitchen Chairs

£ 540

€618
$612
Set of 4 Windsor Lathback Kitchen Chairs

Set of 4 Windsor Lathback Kitchen Chairs

£ 540

€618
$612

Courtyard Antiques

Pair of Antique Regency Quality Mahogany Desk Chairs

£ 1,685

€1,929
$1,911
Pair of Antique Regency Quality Mahogany Desk Chairs

Pair of Antique Regency Quality Mahogany Desk Chairs

£ 1,685

€1929
$1911

London City Antiques

Set of Sixteen 18th Century Country Chairs

£ 4,850

€5,553
$5,501
Set of Sixteen 18th Century Country Chairs

Set of Sixteen 18th Century Country Chairs

£ 4,850

€5553
$5501

Witch Antiques

Antique Victorian Mahogany Carved Library Chair

£ 1,685

€1,929
$1,911
Antique Victorian Mahogany Carved Library Chair

Antique Victorian Mahogany Carved Library Chair

£ 1,685

€1929
$1911

London City Antiques

Set of Four Victorian Mahogany Chairs

£ 785

€899
$890
Set of Four Victorian Mahogany Chairs

Set of Four Victorian Mahogany Chairs

£ 785

€899
$890

Witch Antiques

Vintage Barbers Chair

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Vintage Barbers Chair

£ 495

€567
$561
Vintage Barbers Chair

Vintage Barbers Chair

£ 495

€567
$561

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair

£ 725

€830
$822
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair

Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair

£ 725

€830
$822

Campbell Vintage

Gainsborough Style Open Armchair

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Gainsborough Style Open Armchair

£ 695

€796
$788
Gainsborough Style Open Armchair

Gainsborough Style Open Armchair

£ 695

€796
$788

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Set of 6 Oak Chippendale Style Dining Chairs

£ 745

€853
$845
Set of 6 Oak Chippendale Style Dining Chairs

Set of 6 Oak Chippendale Style Dining Chairs

£ 745

€853
$845

Kernow Furniture

Antique English Windsor Chair

£ 695

€796
$788
Antique English Windsor Chair

Antique English Windsor Chair

£ 695

€796
$788

Kernow Furniture

Marsh, Jones & Cribb Victorian Armchair

£ 1,200

€1,374
$1,361
Marsh, Jones & Cribb Victorian Armchair

Marsh, Jones & Cribb Victorian Armchair

£ 1,200

€1374
$1361

The Sitting Place

Victorian Beech and Elm Smokers Bow Armchair

£ 350

€401
$397
Victorian Beech and Elm Smokers Bow Armchair

Victorian Beech and Elm Smokers Bow Armchair

£ 350

€401
$397

Walton House Antiques Ltd

Set of 8 Antique Sheraton Style Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1,450

€1,660
$1,645
Set of 8 Antique Sheraton Style Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 8 Antique Sheraton Style Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1,450

€1660
$1645

Marylebone 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.