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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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Pair of Victorian Balloon Back Chairs by Gillows

£ 350

€408
$438
Pair of Victorian Balloon Back Chairs by Gillows

Pair of Victorian Balloon Back Chairs by Gillows

£ 350

€408
$438

Antique Furniture Direct

Quality Victorian Ladies Nursing Chair in Walnut

£ 236

€275
$295
Quality Victorian Ladies Nursing Chair in Walnut

Quality Victorian Ladies Nursing Chair in Walnut

£ 236

€275
$295

Wickersley Antiques

Edwardian Antique Bedroom Chair

£ 395

€461
$494
Edwardian Antique Bedroom Chair

Edwardian Antique Bedroom Chair

£ 395

€461
$494

Penderyn Antiques

Late 19th Century Walnut Desk Chair

£ 275

€321
$344
Late 19th Century Walnut Desk Chair

Late 19th Century Walnut Desk Chair

£ 275

€321
$344

Merchant House Antiques

19th Century Primitive Chair

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Primitive Chair

£ 1440

€1679
$1800
19th Century Primitive Chair

19th Century Primitive Chair

£ 1440

€1679
$1800

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Regency Cane Hall Chair

Gorseway Antiques

Regency Cane Hall Chair

£ 140

€163
$175
Regency Cane Hall Chair

Regency Cane Hall Chair

£ 140

€163
$175

Gorseway Antiques

Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 595

€694
$744
Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 595

€694
$744

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Pair of French Open Armchairs

Merchant House Antiques

Pair of French Open Armchairs

£ 1445

€1685
$1806
Pair of French Open Armchairs

Pair of French Open Armchairs

£ 1445

€1685
$1806

Merchant House Antiques

Dutch Marquetry Marquetry Armchair

£ 595

€694
$744
Dutch Marquetry Marquetry Armchair

Dutch Marquetry Marquetry Armchair

£ 595

€694
$744

Tom Scott Antiques

Pair of Fan Back Upholstered Chairs

£ 760

€886
$950
Pair of Fan Back Upholstered Chairs

Pair of Fan Back Upholstered Chairs

£ 760

€886
$950

Campbell Vintage

Chunky Victorian Elm Smokers Bow Antique Armchair

£ 375

€437
$469
Chunky Victorian Elm Smokers Bow Antique Armchair

Chunky Victorian Elm Smokers Bow Antique Armchair

£ 375

€437
$469

Driscolls Antiques Ltd

Pair of 18th Century Italian Painted Side Chairs

£ 2200

€2566
$2750
Pair of 18th Century Italian Painted Side Chairs

Pair of 18th Century Italian Painted Side Chairs

£ 2200

€2566
$2750

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Comfortable 19th Century Armchair

£ 680

€793
$850
Comfortable 19th Century Armchair

Comfortable 19th Century Armchair

£ 680

€793
$850

Millers Antiques

19th Century Regency Ebonised Armchair

£ 3850

€4490
$4813
19th Century Regency Ebonised Armchair

19th Century Regency Ebonised Armchair

£ 3850

€4490
$4813

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Good Quality Set of Six Oak Panel Back Dining Chairs

£ 550

€641
$688
Good Quality Set of Six Oak Panel Back Dining Chairs

Good Quality Set of Six Oak Panel Back Dining Chairs

£ 550

€641
$688

Harry Raine Antiques

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Mahogany Elbow Chair

£ 600

€700
$750
Early 20th Century Neoclassical Mahogany Elbow Chair

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Mahogany Elbow Chair

£ 600

€700
$750

Windsor House Antiques

19th Century French Carved Wood Chair

£ 2200

€2566
$2750
19th Century French Carved Wood Chair

19th Century French Carved Wood Chair

£ 2200

€2566
$2750

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

English Leather Library Armchair

£ 895

€1044
$1119
English Leather Library Armchair

English Leather Library Armchair

£ 895

€1044
$1119

Tony Youll Antiques

Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 745

€869
$931
Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 745

€869
$931

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Victorian Leather Library Chair

£ 1875

€2187
$2344
Victorian Leather Library Chair

Victorian Leather Library Chair

£ 1875

€2187
$2344

Hingstons Antiques

Antique Painted Pembrokeshire Pine Settle

£ 1450

€1691
$1813
Antique Painted Pembrokeshire Pine Settle

Antique Painted Pembrokeshire Pine Settle

£ 1450

€1691
$1813

Penderyn Antiques

Large Antique Carved Throne Chair

£ 695

€810
$869
Large Antique Carved Throne Chair

Large Antique Carved Throne Chair

£ 695

€810
$869

Penderyn Antiques

Pair of Victorian Carved Walnut Chairs

£ 495

€577
$619
Pair of Victorian Carved Walnut Chairs

Pair of Victorian Carved Walnut Chairs

£ 495

€577
$619

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Pair of Vintage Italian Chairs

Antique & Decorative

Pair of Vintage Italian Chairs

£ 180

€210
$225
Pair of Vintage Italian Chairs

Pair of Vintage Italian Chairs

£ 180

€210
$225

Antique & Decorative

1960's Pair of Parker Knoll 'Merrywood' Armchairs

£ 3450

€4023
$4313
1960's Pair of Parker Knoll 'Merrywood' Armchairs

1960's Pair of Parker Knoll 'Merrywood' Armchairs

£ 3450

€4023
$4313

Marylebone Antiques

Set of Eight Classic English Oak Windsor Chairs (6 + 2)

£ 875

€1020
$1094
Set of Eight Classic English Oak Windsor Chairs (6 + 2)

Set of Eight Classic English Oak Windsor Chairs (6 + 2)

£ 875

€1020
$1094

Harry Raine Antiques

Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1875

€2187
$2344
Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1875

€2187
$2344

Hingstons Antiques

Pair Of French Antique Button Back Armchairs

£ 495

€577
$619
Pair Of French Antique Button Back Armchairs

Pair Of French Antique Button Back Armchairs

£ 495

€577
$619

Harmony 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.