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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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Rustic 19th Century Ladder Back Chair

£ 98

€111
$108
Rustic 19th Century Ladder Back Chair

Rustic 19th Century Ladder Back Chair

£ 98

€111
$108

Abbeydale Antiques

Early 20th Century Italianate Oak Hall Chair

£ 195

€221
$215
Early 20th Century Italianate Oak Hall Chair

Early 20th Century Italianate Oak Hall Chair

£ 195

€221
$215

Abbeydale Antiques

Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Bar Back Dining Chairs

£ 2,450

€2,775
$2,705
George III Hepplewhite Mahogany Side Chairs

£ 275

€311
$304
George III Hepplewhite Mahogany Side Chairs

George III Hepplewhite Mahogany Side Chairs

£ 275

€311
$304

Walton House Antiques Ltd

Scalloped Back to This Edwardian Nursing Chair

£ 184

€208
$203
Scalloped Back to This Edwardian Nursing Chair

Scalloped Back to This Edwardian Nursing Chair

£ 184

€208
$203

Coppice Old Pine

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

£ 245

€277
$270
Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

£ 245

€277
$270

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Set of 8 William IV Brass Inlaid Dining Chairs

£ 2,950

€3,341
$3,257
Set of 8 William IV Brass Inlaid Dining Chairs

Set of 8 William IV Brass Inlaid Dining Chairs

£ 2,950

€3341
$3257

LT Antiques

Pair of French Os De Mouton Dining Chairs

£ 165

€187
$182
Pair of French Os De Mouton Dining Chairs

Pair of French Os De Mouton Dining Chairs

£ 165

€187
$182

Harmony Antiques

Set of Eight Oak & Rush Seated Dining Chairs

£ 365

€413
$403
Set of Eight Oak & Rush Seated Dining Chairs

Set of Eight Oak & Rush Seated Dining Chairs

£ 365

€413
$403

Harmony Antiques

Antique Georgian Style Carved Walnut Armchair

£ 575

€651
$635
Antique Georgian Style Carved Walnut Armchair

Antique Georgian Style Carved Walnut Armchair

£ 575

€651
$635

Marylebone Antiques

19th Century Yorkshire Windsor Chair

£ 585

€663
$646
19th Century Yorkshire Windsor Chair

19th Century Yorkshire Windsor Chair

£ 585

€663
$646

Hingstons Antiques

French Rosewood 5 Piece Salon Suite

£ 3,250

€3,681
$3,588
French Rosewood 5 Piece Salon Suite

French Rosewood 5 Piece Salon Suite

£ 3,250

€3681
$3588

Camden Antiques

Pair of French Rosewood Armchairs

£ 1,295

€1,467
$1,430
Pair of French Rosewood Armchairs

Pair of French Rosewood Armchairs

£ 1,295

€1467
$1430

Camden Antiques

Pair of French Rosewood Fauteuils

£ 1,295

€1,467
$1,430
Pair of French Rosewood Fauteuils

Pair of French Rosewood Fauteuils

£ 1,295

€1467
$1430

Camden Antiques

Antique Ash & Elm Comb Back Windsor Chair

£ 349

€395
$385
Antique Ash & Elm Comb Back Windsor Chair

Antique Ash & Elm Comb Back Windsor Chair

£ 349

€395
$385

Sturmans Antiques Ltd

Quality Victorian Large Sized Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 900

€1,019
$994
Quality Victorian Large Sized Mahogany Desk Chair

Quality Victorian Large Sized Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 900

€1019
$994

Georgian Antiques

Large Oak Arts & Crafts Carver Desk Chair

£ 230

€260
$254
Large Oak Arts & Crafts Carver Desk Chair

Large Oak Arts & Crafts Carver Desk Chair

£ 230

€260
$254

Fabulous Finds Antiques

Edwardian Mahogany Tub Chair

£ 395

€447
$436
Edwardian Mahogany Tub Chair

Edwardian Mahogany Tub Chair

£ 395

€447
$436

Mercia Interiors

Pair of 19th Century French Armchairs

£ 4,198

€4,754
$4,634
Pair of 19th Century French Armchairs

Pair of 19th Century French Armchairs

£ 4,198

€4754
$4634

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Pair of 19th Century English Mahogany Armchairs

£ 3,200

€3,624
$3,533
Pair of 19th Century English Mahogany Armchairs

Pair of 19th Century English Mahogany Armchairs

£ 3,200

€3624
$3533

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Pair of 19th Century English Mahogany Armchairs

£ 3,950

€4,473
$4,361
Pair of 19th Century English Mahogany Armchairs

Pair of 19th Century English Mahogany Armchairs

£ 3,950

€4473
$4361

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Pair of 19th Century English Beech Armchairs

£ 2,600

€2,945
$2,870
Pair of 19th Century English Beech Armchairs

Pair of 19th Century English Beech Armchairs

£ 2,600

€2945
$2870

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

18th Century English Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair

£ 1,850

€2,095
$2,042
18th Century English Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair

18th Century English Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair

£ 1,850

€2095
$2042

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Antique Victorian Mahogany Ladies Chair

£ 1,295

€1,467
$1,430
Antique Victorian Mahogany Ladies Chair

Antique Victorian Mahogany Ladies Chair

£ 1,295

€1467
$1430

London City Antiques

French Solid Walnut Salon Armchair

£ 595

€674
$657
French Solid Walnut Salon Armchair

French Solid Walnut Salon Armchair

£ 595

€674
$657

Marylebone Antiques

Quality Set of 4 Regency Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1,785

€2,022
$1,971
Quality Set of 4 Regency Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

Quality Set of 4 Regency Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1,785

€2022
$1971

London City Antiques

Good Pair of French Open Armchairs

£ 2,249

€2,547
$2,483
Good Pair of French Open Armchairs

Good Pair of French Open Armchairs

£ 2,249

€2547
$2483

Philip Hunt Antiques

Pair of Antique Captains Armchairs

£ 595

€674
$657
Pair of Antique Captains Armchairs

Pair of Antique Captains Armchairs

£ 595

€674
$657

Penderyn Antiques

19th Century Ash Set of Four Spindleback Chairs

£ 625

€708
$690
19th Century Ash Set of Four Spindleback Chairs

19th Century Ash Set of Four Spindleback Chairs

£ 625

€708
$690

Walton House Antiques Ltd

Set of 8 William IV Rosewood Dining Chairs

£ 2,750

€3,114
$3,036
Set of 8 William IV Rosewood Dining Chairs

Set of 8 William IV Rosewood Dining Chairs

£ 2,750

€3114
$3036

Philip Hunt Antiques

Set of 8 Antique Chippendale Style Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1,675

€1,897
$1,849
Set of 8 Antique Chippendale Style Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 8 Antique Chippendale Style Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1,675

€1897
$1849

Marylebone Antiques

Pair of French Walnut Fauteuils c.1900

£ 1,295

€1,467
$1,430
Pair of French Walnut Fauteuils c.1900

Pair of French Walnut Fauteuils c.1900

£ 1,295

€1467
$1430

Camden Antiques

Large Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 895

€1,014
$988
Large Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

Large Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 895

€1014
$988

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Edward Barnsley Carver Chairs

artsncraftsfurniture

Edward Barnsley Carver Chairs

POA

Edward Barnsley Carver Chairs

Edward Barnsley Carver Chairs

POA

artsncraftsfurniture

Pair of George IV Mahogany Hall Chairs

£ 750

€849
$828
Pair of George IV Mahogany Hall Chairs

Pair of George IV Mahogany Hall Chairs

£ 750

€849
$828

Georgian Antiques

Set 6 & 2 Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 850

€963
$938
Set 6 & 2 Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set 6 & 2 Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 850

€963
$938

C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Oak Dining Table & Chairs

£ 1,675

€1,897
$1,849
Oak Dining Table & Chairs

Oak Dining Table & Chairs

£ 1,675

€1897
$1849

Athey Antiques

Good Pair of Mahogany Hall Chairs

£ 350

€396
$386
Good Pair of Mahogany Hall Chairs

Good Pair of Mahogany Hall Chairs

£ 350

€396
$386

Payne & Co

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.