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Antique Carver Chairs

A Carver chair is commonly known as a dining chair with arms and is usually found at the head (and now also foot) of the table. There are several theories about how this useful chair got its name with some attributing it to an example owned by John Carver (c1576-1621), founder of the Massachusetts Colony in the US. Others simply see it as a reference to the role of the head of the table who usually ‘carves’ the meat. Whatever the true origin of the name, Carver chairs were notably grander than the surrounding dining chairs not only with beautiful arms but also slightly taller backs.


During the age of Mahogany, Carvers would sport very refined pierced backs, slender tapering legs and out swept arms. By the Victorian age the fashion for excess led Carvers to become ever more fanciful and over-upholstered with ornate turnings and needlework. The Art Deco Period finally swept away those ideals and in its place the humble Carver was a paired back refined chair which gently embraced the sweeping curves of modernity. Today the Carver can be found in use far away from the dining table, either as a desk chair, bedroom chair or spare hall chair. Whichever spot you place it you can rely on the fact that antique and vintage Carver chairs will be well made (usually or Mahogany, Oak, Elm or Beech), appealing and able to withstand and serve the people they are intended for.


At LoveAntiques we have an impressive and ever-changing range of antique and vintage Carver chairs for all your seating needs. 

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Fine Pair of Georgian Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 2,550

€3,028
$3,078
Fine Pair of Georgian Mahogany Carver Chairs

Fine Pair of Georgian Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 2,550

€3028
$3078

Thakeham Furniture ltd

Edward Barnsley Chairs

artsncraftsfurniture

Edward Barnsley Chairs

POA

Edward Barnsley Chairs

Edward Barnsley Chairs

POA

artsncraftsfurniture

19th Century Primitive Stick Back Windsor Armchair

£ 840

€998
$1,014
Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Original Paint

£ 795

€944
$960
Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Original Paint

Pair of Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Original Paint

£ 795

€944
$960

Tony Youll Antiques

Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

£ 435

€517
$525
Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

£ 435

€517
$525

The Antique Shop

Antique Set of Eight Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 825

€980
$996
Antique Set of Eight Mahogany Dining Chairs

Antique Set of Eight Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 825

€980
$996

The Antique Shop

Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

€ 345

£291
$351
Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

€ 345

£291
$351

Reillys Antiques

Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

£ 795

€944
$960
Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

£ 795

€944
$960

Mercia Interiors

Antique Windsor Bar Back Carver Chair

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Windsor Bar Back Carver Chair

£ 225

€267
$272
Antique Windsor Bar Back Carver Chair

Antique Windsor Bar Back Carver Chair

£ 225

€267
$272

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Stick Back Windsor Chair

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Stick Back Windsor Chair

£ 395

€469
$477
Antique Stick Back Windsor Chair

Antique Stick Back Windsor Chair

£ 395

€469
$477

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

£ 1,650

€1,959
$1,992
Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

£ 1,650

€1959
$1992

Wickersley Antiques

Mahogany Carver Chair with 'Shepherds Crook' Arms

£ 325

€386
$392
Mahogany Carver Chair with 'Shepherds Crook' Arms

Mahogany Carver Chair with 'Shepherds Crook' Arms

£ 325

€386
$392

Stalham Antique Gallery

Very Good George III Carver Chair

Stalham Antique Gallery

Very Good George III Carver Chair

£ 325

€386
$392
Very Good George III Carver Chair

Very Good George III Carver Chair

£ 325

€386
$392

Stalham Antique Gallery

Large Farmhouse Windsor Armchair

£ 295

€350
$356
Large Farmhouse Windsor Armchair

Large Farmhouse Windsor Armchair

£ 295

€350
$356

Courtyard Antiques

Stickback Windsor Armchair

Courtyard Antiques

Stickback Windsor Armchair

£ 285

€338
$344
Stickback Windsor Armchair

Stickback Windsor Armchair

£ 285

€338
$344

Courtyard Antiques

Lovely Country Made Child’s Carver Chair

£ 60

€71
$72
Lovely Country Made Child’s Carver Chair

Lovely Country Made Child’s Carver Chair

£ 60

€71
$72

Stalham Antique Gallery

Italian Large Monastery Chair 18th Century

£ 2,000

€2,375
$2,414
Italian Large Monastery Chair 18th Century

Italian Large Monastery Chair 18th Century

£ 2,000

€2375
$2414

Rocaille

Carved Oak Hunting Lodge Armchair

£ 295

€350
$356
Carved Oak Hunting Lodge Armchair

Carved Oak Hunting Lodge Armchair

£ 295

€350
$356

Treehouse Antiques

Oak Shakespeare Style Chair

Antique and Unique

Oak Shakespeare Style Chair

£ 325

€386
$392
Oak Shakespeare Style Chair

Oak Shakespeare Style Chair

£ 325

€386
$392

Antique and Unique

Regency Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair

£ 795

€944
$960
Regency Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair

Regency Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair

£ 795

€944
$960

Prior & Willis Antiques

Georgian Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair c.1815

£ 795

€944
$960
Georgian Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair c.1815

Georgian Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair c.1815

£ 795

€944
$960

Prior & Willis Antiques

Set of Six  Carved Mahogany Chippendale Style Chairs

£ 760

€903
$917
Set of Six  Carved Mahogany Chippendale Style Chairs

Set of Six Carved Mahogany Chippendale Style Chairs

£ 760

€903
$917

Pear Tree Antiques

Ebonised Chair c.1890

artsncraftsfurniture

Ebonised Chair c.1890

£ 445

€528
$537
Ebonised Chair c.1890

Ebonised Chair c.1890

£ 445

€528
$537

artsncraftsfurniture

George III Elbow Chair

Fontaine Decorative

George III Elbow Chair

£ 295

€350
$356
George III Elbow Chair

George III Elbow Chair

£ 295

€350
$356

Fontaine Decorative

Pair of Antique Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 650

€772
$785
Pair of Antique Mahogany Carver Chairs

Pair of Antique Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 650

€772
$785

The Antique Shop

Set of 10 (8 + 2) Mahogany Regency Bar Back Dining Chairs

£ 3,250

€3,859
$3,923
Set of 10 (8 + 2) Mahogany Regency Bar Back Dining Chairs

Set of 10 (8 + 2) Mahogany Regency Bar Back Dining Chairs

£ 3,250

€3859
$3923

Philip Hunt Antiques

Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Armchairs

£ 1,525

€1,811
$1,841
Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Armchairs

Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Armchairs

£ 1,525

€1811
$1841

Marylebone Antiques

Pair of George III Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 700

€831
$845
Pair of George III Mahogany Carver Chairs

Pair of George III Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 700

€831
$845

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Antique Mahogany Carver Chair

Stalham Antique Gallery

Antique Mahogany Carver Chair

£ 325

€386
$392
Antique Mahogany Carver Chair

Antique Mahogany Carver Chair

£ 325

€386
$392

Stalham Antique Gallery

Harlequin Set of Four Mendlesham Chairs

£ 2,500

€2,969
$3,018
Harlequin Set of Four Mendlesham Chairs

Harlequin Set of Four Mendlesham Chairs

£ 2,500

€2969
$3018

Youngs Antiques

Fine 18th Century Comb Back Windsor Chair

£ 950

€1,128
$1,147
Fine 18th Century Comb Back Windsor Chair

Fine 18th Century Comb Back Windsor Chair

£ 950

€1128
$1147

Youngs Antiques

Six Hepplewhite Design Mahogany Chairs

£ 495

€588
$597
Six Hepplewhite Design Mahogany Chairs

Six Hepplewhite Design Mahogany Chairs

£ 495

€588
$597

Bridport Antiques

Elm Country Chair

Sunnyside Antiques

Elm Country Chair

£ 335

€398
$404
Elm Country Chair

Elm Country Chair

£ 335

€398
$404

Sunnyside Antiques

Pair of Antique Queen Anne Style Mahogany Carver Armchairs

£ 950

€1,128
$1,147