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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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£ 185

€219
$224

Edwardian Occasional Chairs

£ 185

€219
$224

Kernow Furniture

£ 2,250

€2,659
$2,726

Set of 8 Victorian Dining Chairs

£ 2,250

€2659
$2726

Georgian Antiques

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Windsor Chair with Elm Seat

£ 375

€443
$454

Antique Windsor Chair with Elm Seat

£ 375

€443
$454

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

£ 675

€798
$818

Regency Hook Back Windsor Chair

£ 675

€798
$818

Millers Antiques

£ 395

€467
$479

Victorian Antique Upholstered Armchair

£ 395

€467
$479

Penderyn Antiques

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Trio of Early Stick Back Country Chairs

£ 350

€414
$424

Trio of Early Stick Back Country Chairs

£ 350

€414
$424

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Upholstered Armchair

£ 695

€821
$842

Upholstered Armchair

£ 695

€821
$842

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

£ 195

€230
$236

19th Century Lathe Back Chair

£ 195

€230
$236

Abbeydale Antiques

£ 645

€762
$782

Georgian Revival Armchair

£ 645

€762
$782

Kernow Furniture

£ 795

€940
$963

Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Original Paint

£ 795

€940
$963

Tony Youll Antiques

£ 475

€561
$576

17th Century Style Oak Wainscot Chair

£ 475

€561
$576

Antique and Unique

£ 950

€1,123
$1,151

Victorian Mahogany & Leather Desk Chair

£ 950

€1123
$1151

Philip Hunt Antiques

£ 445

€526
$539

Elm & Ash Swivel Office Chair

£ 445

€526
$539

Worboys Antiques

Sunnyside Antiques

Vintage Rush Seat Chair

£ 140

€165
$170

Vintage Rush Seat Chair

£ 140

€165
$170

Sunnyside Antiques

Athey Antiques

Unusual Child's Chair

£ 295

€349
$357

Unusual Child's Chair

£ 295

€349
$357

Athey Antiques

£ 750

€886
$909

Pair of Similar Victorian Upholstered Tub Chairs

£ 750

€886
$909

Penderyn Antiques

£ 495

€585
$600

Antique Victorian Mahogany Library Chair

£ 495

€585
$600

Penderyn Antiques

£ 1,000

€1,182
$1,212

Pair of Gilded Open Armchairs

£ 1,000

€1182
$1212

Lascombe Interiors

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Pair of Gillows Hall Chairs

£ 1,350

€1,596
$1,636

Pair of Gillows Hall Chairs

£ 1,350

€1596
$1636

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Antique & Decorative

Pair of Georgian Side Chairs

£ 240

€284
$291

Pair of Georgian Side Chairs

£ 240

€284
$291

Antique & Decorative

£ 890

€1,052
$1,078

Pair of Chinese Horseshoe Chairs

£ 890

€1052
$1078

Antique & Decorative

£ 1,250

€1,477
$1,515

Exceptional Quality Victorian Antique Walnut Ladies Chair

£ 1,250

€1477
$1515

London City Antiques

£ 495

€585
$600

Gold Easy Armchair c.1930

£ 495

€585
$600

Mercia Interiors

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Georgian Mahogany Carver Chair

£ 150

€177
$182

Antique Georgian Mahogany Carver Chair

£ 150

€177
$182

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Metamorphic High Chair

£ 275

€325
$333

Antique Metamorphic High Chair

£ 275

€325
$333

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

£ 895

€1,058
$1,084

Victorian Oak Swivel Office Desk Chair

£ 895

€1058
$1084

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Pair Oriental Teak Seats

£ 795

€940
$963

Pair Oriental Teak Seats

£ 795

€940
$963

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

£ 2,750

€3,250
$3,332

Pair of Antique Swedish Mahogany Gondola Armchairs

£ 2,750

€3250
$3332

Marylebone Antiques

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A 19th Century Chippendale Suite

£ 18,750

€22,161
$22,719

A 19th Century Chippendale Suite

£ 18,750

€22161
$22719

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

£ 975

€1,152
$1,181

Antique Art Nouveau Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

£ 975

€1152
$1181

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.