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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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Stickback Windsor Armchair

Courtyard Antiques

Stickback Windsor Armchair

£ 285

€332
$350
Stickback Windsor Armchair

Stickback Windsor Armchair

£ 285

€332
$350

Courtyard Antiques

Set of Four Oak Antique Barley Twist Dining Chairs

£ 200

€233
$245
Set of Four Oak Antique Barley Twist Dining Chairs

Set of Four Oak Antique Barley Twist Dining Chairs

£ 200

€233
$245

Harry Raine Antiques

Victorian Button Back Nursing Chair

£ 255

€297
$313
Victorian Button Back Nursing Chair

Victorian Button Back Nursing Chair

£ 255

€297
$313

Antique and Unique

Titchmarsh & Goodwin Set of Four Oak Chairs

£ 450

€525
$552
Titchmarsh & Goodwin Set of Four Oak Chairs

Titchmarsh & Goodwin Set of Four Oak Chairs

£ 450

€525
$552

Harry Raine Antiques

Arts and Crafts Recliner Chair

artsncraftsfurniture

Arts and Crafts Recliner Chair

£ 395

€461
$485
Arts and Crafts Recliner Chair

Arts and Crafts Recliner Chair

£ 395

€461
$485

artsncraftsfurniture

Pair Of 1920's French Buttoned Armchairs

£ 445

€519
$546
Pair Of 1920's French Buttoned Armchairs

Pair Of 1920's French Buttoned Armchairs

£ 445

€519
$546

Harmony Antiques

Chesterfield Captains Brown Leather Office Chair

£ 280

€326
$344
Chesterfield Captains Brown Leather Office Chair

Chesterfield Captains Brown Leather Office Chair

£ 280

€326
$344

Harry Raine Antiques

Small Antique French Napoleon III Tub Chair

£ 225

€262
$276
Small Antique French Napoleon III Tub Chair

Small Antique French Napoleon III Tub Chair

£ 225

€262
$276

Harmony Antiques

George VI Leather Button Back Wingchair

£ 2650

€3090
$3251
George VI Leather Button Back Wingchair

George VI Leather Button Back Wingchair

£ 2650

€3090
$3251

Hingstons Antiques

Antique French Nursing Boudior Tub Chair

£ 225

€262
$276
Antique French Nursing Boudior Tub Chair

Antique French Nursing Boudior Tub Chair

£ 225

€262
$276

Harmony Antiques

George VI Leather Button Back Wingchair

£ 2650

€3090
$3251
George VI Leather Button Back Wingchair

George VI Leather Button Back Wingchair

£ 2650

€3090
$3251

Hingstons Antiques

A Set of Six Oak Arts and Crafts Chairs

£ 450

€525
$552
A Set of Six Oak Arts and Crafts Chairs

A Set of Six Oak Arts and Crafts Chairs

£ 450

€525
$552

artsncraftsfurniture

19th Century Ash & Elm Childs Windsor Stick Back Chair

Paul Watson Antiques & Interiors Norfolk

19th Century Ash & Elm Childs Windsor Stick Back Chair

£ 395

€461
$485
19th Century Ash & Elm Childs Windsor Stick Back Chair

19th Century Ash & Elm Childs Windsor Stick Back Chair

£ 395

€461
$485

Paul Watson Antiques & Interiors Norfolk

Rare 19th Century Yew & Elm Childs Hoop Back Chair

Paul Watson Antiques & Interiors Norfolk

Rare 19th Century Yew & Elm Childs Hoop Back Chair

£ 675

€787
$828
Rare 19th Century Yew & Elm Childs Hoop Back Chair

Rare 19th Century Yew & Elm Childs Hoop Back Chair

£ 675

€787
$828

Paul Watson Antiques & Interiors Norfolk

Pair William IV Mahogany & Carved Hall Chairs

Paul Watson Antiques & Interiors Norfolk

Pair William IV Mahogany & Carved Hall Chairs

£ 750

€874
$920
Pair William IV Mahogany & Carved Hall Chairs

Pair William IV Mahogany & Carved Hall Chairs

£ 750

€874
$920

Paul Watson Antiques & Interiors Norfolk

Matched Set of 6 Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs

£ 820

€956
$1006
Matched Set of 6 Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs

Matched Set of 6 Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs

£ 820

€956
$1006

Courtyard Antiques

Large Farmhouse Windsor Armchair

£ 295

€344
$362
Large Farmhouse Windsor Armchair

Large Farmhouse Windsor Armchair

£ 295

€344
$362

Courtyard Antiques

Beech Windsor Rocking Chair

Harry Raine Antiques

Beech Windsor Rocking Chair

£ 160

€187
$196
Beech Windsor Rocking Chair

Beech Windsor Rocking Chair

£ 160

€187
$196

Harry Raine Antiques

Set of 16 Carved Oak Dining Chairs

£ 30000

€34976
$36809
Set of 16 Carved Oak Dining Chairs

Set of 16 Carved Oak Dining Chairs

£ 30000

€34976
$36809

Georgian Antiques

1930s-1940s French Leather Club Chair

£ 495

€577
$607
1930s-1940s French Leather Club Chair

1930s-1940s French Leather Club Chair

£ 495

€577
$607

Harmony Antiques

French Antique Napoleon III Armchair

£ 265

€309
$325
French Antique Napoleon III Armchair

French Antique Napoleon III Armchair

£ 265

€309
$325

Harmony Antiques

Harlequin Set of Twelve Ladder Back Armchairs

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Harlequin Set of Twelve Ladder Back Armchairs

£ 3850

€4489
$4724
Harlequin Set of Twelve Ladder Back Armchairs

Harlequin Set of Twelve Ladder Back Armchairs

£ 3850

€4489
$4724

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Pair of Inlaid Mahogany Salon Chairs

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Pair of Inlaid Mahogany Salon Chairs

£ 780

€909
$957
Pair of Inlaid Mahogany Salon Chairs

Pair of Inlaid Mahogany Salon Chairs

£ 780

€909
$957

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Set of 4 Antique Mahogany Chippendale Dining Chairs

£ 1150

€1341
$1411
Set of 4 Antique Mahogany Chippendale Dining Chairs

Set of 4 Antique Mahogany Chippendale Dining Chairs

£ 1150

€1341
$1411

Marylebone Antiques

Chinese Horseshoe Chair

Antique & Decorative

Chinese Horseshoe Chair

£ 320

€373
$393
Chinese Horseshoe Chair

Chinese Horseshoe Chair

£ 320

€373
$393

Antique & Decorative

Near Pair of Yew Wood Kitchen Windsor Chairs

£ 300

€350
$368
Near Pair of Yew Wood Kitchen Windsor Chairs

Near Pair of Yew Wood Kitchen Windsor Chairs

£ 300

€350
$368

Wickersley Antiques

19th Century Antique Windsor Armchair

£ 450

€525
$552
19th Century Antique Windsor Armchair

19th Century Antique Windsor Armchair

£ 450

€525
$552

Penderyn 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.