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

£ 875

€1032
$1091
Set of Eight Classic English Oak Windsor Chairs (6 + 2)

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

£ 875

€1032
$1091

Harry Raine Antiques

Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1875

€2211
$2338
Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 8 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 1875

€2211
$2338

Hingstons Antiques

Pair Of French Antique Button Back Armchairs

£ 495

€584
$617
Pair Of French Antique Button Back Armchairs

Pair Of French Antique Button Back Armchairs

£ 495

€584
$617

Harmony Antiques

Morris Chairs by Philip Webb

artsncraftsfurniture

Morris Chairs by Philip Webb

POA

Morris Chairs by Philip Webb

Morris Chairs by Philip Webb

POA

artsncraftsfurniture

Pair of Italian 19th Century Elbow Chairs

£ 2950

€3478
$3679
Pair of Italian 19th Century Elbow Chairs

Pair of Italian 19th Century Elbow Chairs

£ 2950

€3478
$3679

Windsor House Antiques

Victorian Walnut and Leather Desk Chair

£ 975

€1149
$1216
Victorian Walnut and Leather Desk Chair

Victorian Walnut and Leather Desk Chair

£ 975

€1149
$1216

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Solid Oak Revolving Office Chair

£ 475

€560
$592
Solid Oak Revolving Office Chair

Solid Oak Revolving Office Chair

£ 475

€560
$592

Worboys Antiques

2 X Victorian Occasional Chairs

£ 345

€407
$430
2 X Victorian Occasional Chairs

2 X Victorian Occasional Chairs

£ 345

€407
$430

Kernow Furniture

Victorian Mahogany Desk Chair

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Victorian Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 285

€336
$355
Victorian Mahogany Desk Chair

Victorian Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 285

€336
$355

Salisbury Antiques Centre

6 Edwardian Dining Chairs

£ 545

€643
$680
6 Edwardian Dining Chairs

6 Edwardian Dining Chairs

£ 545

€643
$680

Kernow Furniture

Comfortable 19th Century Armchair

£ 680

€802
$848
Comfortable 19th Century Armchair

Comfortable 19th Century Armchair

£ 680

€802
$848

Millers Antiques

Set of 4 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 475

€560
$592
Set of 4 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 4 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 475

€560
$592

Kernow Furniture

Antique Oak Monks Bench / Hall Seat / Settle

£ 765

€902
$954
Antique Oak Monks Bench / Hall Seat / Settle

Antique Oak Monks Bench / Hall Seat / Settle

£ 765

€902
$954

The Antique Shop

4 Antique Balloon Back Dining Chairs

£ 345

€407
$430
4 Antique Balloon Back Dining Chairs

4 Antique Balloon Back Dining Chairs

£ 345

€407
$430

Kernow Furniture

Set of 8 (6+2) Georgian Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1890

£ 3295

€3885
$4109
Set of 8 (6+2) Georgian Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1890

Set of 8 (6+2) Georgian Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1890

£ 3295

€3885
$4109

Prior & Willis Antiques

Rustic Beech & Rush Ladderback Chair

£ 125

€147
$156
Rustic Beech & Rush Ladderback Chair

Rustic Beech & Rush Ladderback Chair

£ 125

€147
$156

Kernow Furniture

Set of 8 (6+2) Georgian Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 2795

€3295
$3485
Set of 8 (6+2) Georgian Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 8 (6+2) Georgian Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 2795

€3295
$3485

Prior & Willis Antiques

Set of 6 Queen Anne Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1900

£ 1695

€1998
$2114
Set of 6 Queen Anne Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1900

Set of 6 Queen Anne Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1900

£ 1695

€1998
$2114

Prior & Willis Antiques

Georgian Revival Deep Buttoned Leather Gainsborough Chair

£ 850

€1002
$1060
Georgian Revival Deep Buttoned Leather Gainsborough Chair

Georgian Revival Deep Buttoned Leather Gainsborough Chair

£ 850

€1002
$1060

Philip Hunt Antiques

Pair of Antique 19th Century Oak Farmhouse Chairs

£ 345

€407
$430
Pair of Antique 19th Century Oak Farmhouse Chairs

Pair of Antique 19th Century Oak Farmhouse Chairs

£ 345

€407
$430

Penderyn Antiques

Set of 6 Victorian Elm Kitchen Dining Chairs 19th Century

£ 1495

€1763
$1864
Set of 6 Victorian Elm Kitchen Dining Chairs 19th Century

Set of 6 Victorian Elm Kitchen Dining Chairs 19th Century

£ 1495

€1763
$1864

Prior & Willis Antiques

Rare Long Set 10 French Parisian Dining Chairs

£ 1950

€2299
$2432
Rare Long Set 10 French Parisian Dining Chairs

Rare Long Set 10 French Parisian Dining Chairs

£ 1950

€2299
$2432

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Pair of Antique Leather Club Armchairs on Bun Feet

£ 3700

€4362
$4614
Pair of Antique Leather Club Armchairs on Bun Feet

Pair of Antique Leather Club Armchairs on Bun Feet

£ 3700

€4362
$4614

Loveday Antiques

Set of 8 (6+2) Georgian Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1910

£ 3295

€3885
$4109
Set of 8 (6+2) Georgian Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1910

Set of 8 (6+2) Georgian Revival Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1910

£ 3295

€3885
$4109

Prior & Willis Antiques

19th Century Carved Oak Open Armchair

Hastings Antiques Warehouse

19th Century Carved Oak Open Armchair

£ 250

€295
$312
19th Century Carved Oak Open Armchair

19th Century Carved Oak Open Armchair

£ 250

€295
$312

Hastings Antiques Warehouse

Mid 19th Century Pair of Well Carved Mahogany Hall Chairs

£ 1600

€1886
$1995
Mid 19th Century Pair of Well Carved Mahogany Hall Chairs

Mid 19th Century Pair of Well Carved Mahogany Hall Chairs

£ 1600

€1886
$1995

Windsor House Antiques

4 Antique Balloon Back Dining Chairs

£ 595

€701
$742
4 Antique Balloon Back Dining Chairs

4 Antique Balloon Back Dining Chairs

£ 595

€701
$742

Kernow Furniture

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.