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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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Pair of Swedish Art Deco Satin Birch Armchairs

£ 2,500

€2,962
$3,015
Pair of Swedish Art Deco Satin Birch Armchairs

Pair of Swedish Art Deco Satin Birch Armchairs

£ 2,500

€2962
$3015

Marylebone Antiques

Antique French Scroll Top Napoleon III Chair

£ 325

€385
$392
Antique French Scroll Top Napoleon III Chair

Antique French Scroll Top Napoleon III Chair

£ 325

€385
$392

Harmony Antiques

Pair of 19th Century French Ebonised Chairs

£ 3,400

€4,029
$4,101
Pair of 19th Century French Ebonised Chairs

Pair of 19th Century French Ebonised Chairs

£ 3,400

€4029
$4101

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Antique Beech Kitchen Armchair

Town House Traders Ltd

Antique Beech Kitchen Armchair

£ 150

€178
$181
Antique Beech Kitchen Armchair

Antique Beech Kitchen Armchair

£ 150

€178
$181

Town House Traders Ltd

Antique Victorian Velvet Porters Chair / Armchair

£ 475

€563
$573
Antique Victorian Velvet Porters Chair / Armchair

Antique Victorian Velvet Porters Chair / Armchair

£ 475

€563
$573

Marylebone Antiques

Pair of 19th Century Carved Linden Wood Chairs
Reserved
Pair of 19th Century Carved Linden Wood Chairs

Pair of 19th Century Carved Linden Wood Chairs

Reserved

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Walnut Tub Arm Chair

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Walnut Tub Arm Chair

£ 535

€634
$645
Walnut Tub Arm Chair

Walnut Tub Arm Chair

£ 535

€634
$645

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

19th Century French Giltwood Porters Chair

£ 3,200

€3,792
$3,859
19th Century French Giltwood Porters Chair

19th Century French Giltwood Porters Chair

£ 3,200

€3792
$3859

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Pair of Swedish Painted Armchairs

£ 1,200

€1,422
$1,447
Pair of Swedish Painted Armchairs

Pair of Swedish Painted Armchairs

£ 1,200

€1422
$1447

Millers Antiques

Pair of 18th Century Chinese Elm Chairs

£ 3,850

€4,562
$4,643
Pair of 18th Century Chinese Elm Chairs

Pair of 18th Century Chinese Elm Chairs

£ 3,850

€4562
$4643

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Antique William IV Rosewood Side Chair

£ 675

€800
$814
Antique William IV Rosewood Side Chair

Antique William IV Rosewood Side Chair

£ 675

€800
$814

Marylebone Antiques

Pair of Padded Back Walnut Chairs

£ 800

€948
$965
Pair of Padded Back Walnut Chairs

Pair of Padded Back Walnut Chairs

£ 800

€948
$965

Georgian Antiques

18th Century Walnut Armchair

Walton House Antiques Ltd

18th Century Walnut Armchair

£ 850

€1,007
$1,025
18th Century Walnut Armchair

18th Century Walnut Armchair

£ 850

€1007
$1025

Walton House Antiques Ltd

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

£ 885

€1,049
$1,067
Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

£ 885

€1049
$1067

Marylebone Antiques

Set of 6 Windsor Kitchen / Dining Chairs

£ 820

€972
$989
Set of 6 Windsor Kitchen / Dining Chairs

Set of 6 Windsor Kitchen / Dining Chairs

£ 820

€972
$989

Courtyard Antiques

Harlequin Set of 8 Windsor Kitchen Chairs

£ 980

€1,161
$1,182
Harlequin Set of 8 Windsor Kitchen Chairs

Harlequin Set of 8 Windsor Kitchen Chairs

£ 980

€1161
$1182

Courtyard Antiques

Pair of Chesterfield Wingback Chairs Leather Armchair

£ 2,650

€3,140
$3,196
Pair of Chesterfield Wingback Chairs Leather Armchair

Pair of Chesterfield Wingback Chairs Leather Armchair

£ 2,650

€3140
$3196

Canonbury Antiques

Unusual Antique Edwardian Quality Mahogany Inlaid Armchair

£ 475

€563
$573
Unusual Antique Edwardian Quality Mahogany Inlaid Armchair

Unusual Antique Edwardian Quality Mahogany Inlaid Armchair

£ 475

€563
$573

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

Set of 4 Welsh Windsor Kitchen Chairs

£ 540

€640
$651
Set of 4 Welsh Windsor Kitchen Chairs

Set of 4 Welsh Windsor Kitchen Chairs

£ 540

€640
$651

Courtyard Antiques

Pair of Moroccan Armchairs Antique X Frame Furniture

£ 1,275

€1,511
$1,538
Pair of Moroccan Armchairs Antique X Frame Furniture

Pair of Moroccan Armchairs Antique X Frame Furniture

£ 1,275

€1511
$1538

Canonbury Antiques

Fine Pair of Georgian Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 2,550

€3,022
$3,075
Fine Pair of Georgian Mahogany Carver Chairs

Fine Pair of Georgian Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 2,550

€3022
$3075

Thakeham Furniture ltd

Mahogany Side Chairs c.1770

Sunnyside Antiques

Mahogany Side Chairs c.1770

£ 385

€456
$464
Mahogany Side Chairs c.1770

Mahogany Side Chairs c.1770

£ 385

€456
$464

Sunnyside Antiques

Edward Barnsley Chairs

artsncraftsfurniture

Edward Barnsley Chairs

POA

Edward Barnsley Chairs

Edward Barnsley Chairs

POA

artsncraftsfurniture

Antique Windsor Armchair

Penderyn Antiques

Antique Windsor Armchair

£ 495

€587
$597
Antique Windsor Armchair

Antique Windsor Armchair

£ 495

€587
$597

Penderyn Antiques

19th Century Simulated Rosewood Desk Chair

£ 295

€350
$356
19th Century Simulated Rosewood Desk Chair

19th Century Simulated Rosewood Desk Chair

£ 295

€350
$356

Lorna Byskou

Set of 12 Ribbon Back Dining Chairs Mahogany

£ 1,800

€2,133
$2,171
Set of 12 Ribbon Back Dining Chairs Mahogany

Set of 12 Ribbon Back Dining Chairs Mahogany

£ 1,800

€2133
$2171

Wickersley Antiques

Set of 19th Century Ladder Back Chairs

£ 1,200

€1,422
$1,447
Set of 19th Century Ladder Back Chairs

Set of 19th Century Ladder Back Chairs

£ 1,200

€1422
$1447

Wickersley Antiques

4 Georgian Style Dining Chairs

£ 345

€409
$416
4 Georgian Style Dining Chairs

4 Georgian Style Dining Chairs

£ 345

€409
$416

Kernow Furniture

Victorian Pink Upholstered Bedroom Chair

£ 325

€385
$392
Victorian Pink Upholstered Bedroom Chair

Victorian Pink Upholstered Bedroom Chair

£ 325

€385
$392

Kernow Furniture

19th Century Primitive Stick Back Windsor Armchair

£ 840

€995
$1,013
Georgian Elm Country Chair

£ 685

€812
$826
Georgian Elm Country Chair

Georgian Elm Country Chair

£ 685

€812
$826

Kernow Furniture

Set of 6 Oak Arts & Crafts Dining Chairs

£ 595

€705
$718
Set of 6 Oak Arts & Crafts Dining Chairs

Set of 6 Oak Arts & Crafts Dining Chairs

£ 595

€705
$718

Athey Antiques

Pair of Armchairs

Athey Antiques

Pair of Armchairs

£ 495

€587
$597
Pair of Armchairs

Pair of Armchairs

£ 495

€587
$597

Athey Antiques

Victorian Captain’s Chair

Hingstons Antiques

Victorian Captain’s Chair

£ 485

€575
$585
Victorian Captain’s Chair

Victorian Captain’s Chair

£ 485

€575
$585

Hingstons Antiques

Antique French Crapaud Napoleon III Tub Armchair

£ 295

€350
$356
Antique French Crapaud Napoleon III Tub Armchair

Antique French Crapaud Napoleon III Tub Armchair

£ 295

€350
$356

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.