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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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Chunky Victorian Elm Smokers Bow Antique Armchair

£ 375

€442
$471
Chunky Victorian Elm Smokers Bow Antique Armchair

Chunky Victorian Elm Smokers Bow Antique Armchair

£ 375

€442
$471

Driscolls Antiques Ltd

Pair of 18th Century Italian Painted Side Chairs

£ 2200

€2595
$2766
Pair of 18th Century Italian Painted Side Chairs

Pair of 18th Century Italian Painted Side Chairs

£ 2200

€2595
$2766

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Comfortable 19th Century Armchair

£ 680

€802
$855
Comfortable 19th Century Armchair

Comfortable 19th Century Armchair

£ 680

€802
$855

Millers Antiques

19th Century Regency Ebonised Armchair

£ 3850

€4541
$4840
19th Century Regency Ebonised Armchair

19th Century Regency Ebonised Armchair

£ 3850

€4541
$4840

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Good Quality Set of Six Oak Panel Back Dining Chairs

£ 550

€649
$691
Good Quality Set of Six Oak Panel Back Dining Chairs

Good Quality Set of Six Oak Panel Back Dining Chairs

£ 550

€649
$691

Harry Raine Antiques

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Mahogany Elbow Chair

£ 600

€708
$754
Early 20th Century Neoclassical Mahogany Elbow Chair

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Mahogany Elbow Chair

£ 600

€708
$754

Windsor House Antiques

19th Century French Carved Wood Chair

£ 2200

€2595
$2766
19th Century French Carved Wood Chair

19th Century French Carved Wood Chair

£ 2200

€2595
$2766

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

English Leather Library Armchair

£ 895

€1056
$1125
English Leather Library Armchair

English Leather Library Armchair

£ 895

€1056
$1125

Tony Youll Antiques

Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 595

€702
$748
Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 595

€702
$748

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Pair Of Fan Back Upholstered Chairs

£ 760

€896
$955
Pair Of Fan Back Upholstered Chairs

Pair Of Fan Back Upholstered Chairs

£ 760

€896
$955

Campbell Vintage

Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 745

€879
$937
Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

Pair of French Upholstered Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 745

€879
$937

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Victorian Leather Library Chair

£ 1875

€2212
$2357
Victorian Leather Library Chair

Victorian Leather Library Chair

£ 1875

€2212
$2357

Hingstons Antiques

Antique Painted Pembrokeshire Pine Settle

£ 1450

€1710
$1823
Antique Painted Pembrokeshire Pine Settle

Antique Painted Pembrokeshire Pine Settle

£ 1450

€1710
$1823

Penderyn Antiques

Large Antique Carved Throne Chair

£ 695

€820
$874
Large Antique Carved Throne Chair

Large Antique Carved Throne Chair

£ 695

€820
$874

Penderyn Antiques

Pair of Victorian Carved Walnut Chairs

£ 495

€584
$622
Pair of Victorian Carved Walnut Chairs

Pair of Victorian Carved Walnut Chairs

£ 495

€584
$622

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Pair of Vintage Italian Chairs

Antique & Decorative

Pair of Vintage Italian Chairs

£ 180

€212
$226
Pair of Vintage Italian Chairs

Pair of Vintage Italian Chairs

£ 180

€212
$226

Antique & Decorative

1960's Pair of Parker Knoll 'Merrywood' Armchairs

£ 3450

€4069
$4337
1960's Pair of Parker Knoll 'Merrywood' Armchairs

1960's Pair of Parker Knoll 'Merrywood' Armchairs

£ 3450

€4069
$4337

Marylebone Antiques

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

£ 875

€1032
$1100
Set of Eight Classic English Oak Windsor Chairs (6 + 2)

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

£ 875

€1032
$1100

Harry Raine Antiques

Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1875

€2212
$2357
Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1875

€2212
$2357

Hingstons Antiques

Pair Of French Antique Button Back Armchairs

£ 495

€584
$622
Pair Of French Antique Button Back Armchairs

Pair Of French Antique Button Back Armchairs

£ 495

€584
$622

Harmony Antiques

Morris Chairs by Philip Webb

artsncraftsfurniture

Morris Chairs by Philip Webb

£ 600

€708
$754
Morris Chairs by Philip Webb

Morris Chairs by Philip Webb

£ 600

€708
$754

artsncraftsfurniture

Pair of Italian 19th Century Elbow Chairs

£ 2950

€3479
$3709
Pair of Italian 19th Century Elbow Chairs

Pair of Italian 19th Century Elbow Chairs

£ 2950

€3479
$3709

Windsor House Antiques

Victorian Walnut and Leather Desk Chair

£ 975

€1150
$1226
Victorian Walnut and Leather Desk Chair

Victorian Walnut and Leather Desk Chair

£ 975

€1150
$1226

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Solid Oak Revolving Office Chair

£ 475

€560
$597
Solid Oak Revolving Office Chair

Solid Oak Revolving Office Chair

£ 475

€560
$597

Worboys Antiques

2 X Victorian Occasional Chairs

£ 345

€407
$434
2 X Victorian Occasional Chairs

2 X Victorian Occasional Chairs

£ 345

€407
$434

Kernow Furniture

Victorian Mahogany Desk Chair

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Victorian Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 285

€336
$358
Victorian Mahogany Desk Chair

Victorian Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 285

€336
$358

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Set of 4 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 475

€560
$597
Set of 4 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 4 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 475

€560
$597

Kernow Furniture

Antique Oak Monks Bench / Hall Seat / Settle

£ 765

€902
$962
Antique Oak Monks Bench / Hall Seat / Settle

Antique Oak Monks Bench / Hall Seat / Settle

£ 765

€902
$962

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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.