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Vintage & Antique Chairs For Sale

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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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Superb Pair of Gilt Salon Chairs ex Clumber Park

£ 1,350

€1,512
$1,661
Superb Pair of Gilt Salon Chairs ex Clumber Park

Superb Pair of Gilt Salon Chairs ex Clumber Park

£ 1,350

€1512
$1661

Prometheus Antiques

Pair of Arts & Crafts Carvers

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Pair of Arts & Crafts Carvers

£ 100

€112
$123
Pair of Arts & Crafts Carvers

Pair of Arts & Crafts Carvers

£ 100

€112
$123

artsncraftsfurniture

William Morris Sussex Chair

artsncraftsfurniture

William Morris Sussex Chair

£ 100

€112
$123
William Morris Sussex Chair

William Morris Sussex Chair

£ 100

€112
$123

artsncraftsfurniture

Edwardian Button Backed Easy Chair

£ 125

€140
$154
Edwardian Button Backed Easy Chair

Edwardian Button Backed Easy Chair

£ 125

€140
$154

Verdi Art & Antiques

19th Century French Napoleon III Armchair

£ 295

€330
$363
19th Century French Napoleon III Armchair

19th Century French Napoleon III Armchair

£ 295

€330
$363

Harmony Antiques

Substantial 19th Century Swivel Desk Chair.

£ 280

€314
$345
Substantial 19th Century Swivel Desk Chair.

Substantial 19th Century Swivel Desk Chair.

£ 280

€314
$345

Victoria Antiques

Pretty Pair of French Walnut Armchairs.

£ 450

€504
$554
Pretty Pair of French Walnut Armchairs.

Pretty Pair of French Walnut Armchairs.

£ 450

€504
$554

Victoria Antiques

Set of 6 Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs

£ 820

€918
$1,009
Set of 6 Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs

Set of 6 Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs

£ 820

€918
$1009

Courtyard Antiques

2 Windsor Stickback Armchairs

£ 235

€263
$289
2 Windsor Stickback Armchairs

2 Windsor Stickback Armchairs

£ 235

€263
$289

Courtyard Antiques

Pair French Painted Bergere Armchairs

£ 895

€1,002
$1,101
Pair French Painted Bergere Armchairs

Pair French Painted Bergere Armchairs

£ 895

€1002
$1101

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

A Victorian Walnut Nursing Chair

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A Victorian Walnut Nursing Chair

£ 795

€890
$978
A Victorian Walnut Nursing Chair

A Victorian Walnut Nursing Chair

£ 795

€890
$978

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Regency Mahogany & Leather Armchair

£ 1,650

€1,848
$2,031
Regency Mahogany & Leather Armchair

Regency Mahogany & Leather Armchair

£ 1,650

€1848
$2031

LT Antiques

Leather Wing Armchair

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Leather Wing Armchair

£ 870

€974
$1,071
Leather Wing Armchair

Leather Wing Armchair

£ 870

€974
$1071

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

An Edwardian Nursing Chair

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

An Edwardian Nursing Chair

£ 645

€722
$794
An Edwardian Nursing Chair

An Edwardian Nursing Chair

£ 645

€722
$794

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Georgian Style Walnut Wing Chair

£ 1,250

€1,400
$1,538
Georgian Style Walnut Wing Chair

Georgian Style Walnut Wing Chair

£ 1,250

€1400
$1538

Georgian Antiques

Victorian Slipper Chair

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Victorian Slipper Chair

£ 935

€1,047
$1,151
Victorian Slipper Chair

Victorian Slipper Chair

£ 935

€1047
$1151

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Primitive Lambing Chair

£ 465

€521
$572
Primitive Lambing Chair

Primitive Lambing Chair

£ 465

€521
$572

Witch Antiques

Antique Mahogany Library Chair

£ 1,875

€2,100
$2,307
Antique Mahogany Library Chair

Antique Mahogany Library Chair

£ 1,875

€2100
$2307

Hingstons Antiques

Pair of Walnut & Leather Armchairs

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Pair of Walnut & Leather Armchairs

£ 7,995

€8,954
$9,839
Pair of Walnut & Leather Armchairs

Pair of Walnut & Leather Armchairs

£ 7,995

€8954
$9839

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Pair of French Armchairs

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Pair of French Armchairs

£ 2,500

€2,800
$3,077
Pair of French Armchairs

Pair of French Armchairs

£ 2,500

€2800
$3077

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Georgian Walnut Childs Chair

£ 450

€504
$554
Georgian Walnut Childs Chair

Georgian Walnut Childs Chair

£ 450

€504
$554

Camden Antiques

Superb Quality Set of 6 Antique Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 2,250

€2,520
$2,769
Antique George III Barrel Back Leather Wing Armchair

£ 3,750

€4,200
$4,615
Antique George III Barrel Back Leather Wing Armchair

Antique George III Barrel Back Leather Wing Armchair

£ 3,750

€4200
$4615

Marylebone Antiques

Pair of Art Deco Swedish Satin Birch Armchairs

£ 3,500

€3,920
$4,307
Pair of Art Deco Swedish Satin Birch Armchairs

Pair of Art Deco Swedish Satin Birch Armchairs

£ 3,500

€3920
$4307

Marylebone Antiques

Set of 6 Regency Faux Rosewood Chairs

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Set of 6 Regency Faux Rosewood Chairs

£ 1,295

€1,450
$1,594
Set of 6 Regency Faux Rosewood Chairs

Set of 6 Regency Faux Rosewood Chairs

£ 1,295

€1450
$1594

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Set of 6 Antique Victorian Quality Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1,885

€2,111
$2,320
Set of 6 Antique Victorian Quality Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 6 Antique Victorian Quality Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1,885

€2111
$2320

London City Antiques

Chippendale Period Gainsborough Desk Chair

£ 1,250

€1,400
$1,538
Chippendale Period Gainsborough Desk Chair

Chippendale Period Gainsborough Desk Chair

£ 1,250

€1400
$1538

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Set of Four Antique Oak & Leather Dining Chairs

£ 595

€666
$732
Set of Four Antique Oak & Leather Dining Chairs

Set of Four Antique Oak & Leather Dining Chairs

£ 595

€666
$732

Penderyn Antiques

​Set of 6 Regency Ebonised Rope Twist Trafalgar Chairs​

£ 1,250

€1,400
$1,538
​Set of 6 Regency Ebonised Rope Twist Trafalgar Chairs​

​Set of 6 Regency Ebonised Rope Twist Trafalgar Chairs​

£ 1,250

€1400
$1538

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Fine Regency Mahogany Carver Armchair

£ 349

€391
$429
Fine Regency Mahogany Carver Armchair

Fine Regency Mahogany Carver Armchair

£ 349

€391
$429

Sturmans Antiques Ltd

Rare Set of 8 Victorian Dining Chairs 2 Carvers

£ 1,395

€1,562
$1,717
Rare Set of 8 Victorian Dining Chairs 2 Carvers

Rare Set of 8 Victorian Dining Chairs 2 Carvers

£ 1,395

€1562
$1717

Wickersley Antiques

Pair of Antique Swedish Leather Club Armchairs

£ 3,750

€4,200
$4,615
Pair of Antique Swedish Leather Club Armchairs

Pair of Antique Swedish Leather Club Armchairs

£ 3,750

€4200
$4615

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.