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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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Regency Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair

£ 795

€937
$991
Regency Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair

Regency Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair

£ 795

€937
$991

Prior & Willis Antiques

Georgian Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair c.1815

£ 795

€937
$991
Georgian Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair c.1815

Georgian Mahogany Elbow / Carver / Desk Chair c.1815

£ 795

€937
$991

Prior & Willis Antiques

Set of Six  Carved Mahogany Chippendale Style Chairs

£ 760

€896
$948
Set of Six  Carved Mahogany Chippendale Style Chairs

Set of Six Carved Mahogany Chippendale Style Chairs

£ 760

€896
$948

Pear Tree Antiques

Ebonised Chair c.1890

artsncraftsfurniture

Ebonised Chair c.1890

£ 445

€525
$555
Ebonised Chair c.1890

Ebonised Chair c.1890

£ 445

€525
$555

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George III Elbow Chair

Fontaine Decorative

George III Elbow Chair

£ 295

€348
$368
George III Elbow Chair

George III Elbow Chair

£ 295

€348
$368

Fontaine Decorative

Pair of Antique Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 650

€766
$811
Pair of Antique Mahogany Carver Chairs

Pair of Antique Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 650

€766
$811

The Antique Shop

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

£ 3250

€3832
$4053
Set of 10 (8 + 2) Mahogany Regency Bar Back Dining Chairs

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

£ 3250

€3832
$4053

Philip Hunt Antiques

Lancashire / Cheshire Ladder Back Carver

£ 350

€413
$436
Lancashire / Cheshire Ladder Back Carver

Lancashire / Cheshire Ladder Back Carver

£ 350

€413
$436

Cheeky Highlander

Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Armchairs

£ 1525

€1798
$1902
Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Armchairs

Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Armchairs

£ 1525

€1798
$1902

Marylebone Antiques

Pair of George III Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 700

€825
$873
Pair of George III Mahogany Carver Chairs

Pair of George III Mahogany Carver Chairs

£ 700

€825
$873

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Antique Mahogany Carver Chair

Stalham Antique Gallery

Antique Mahogany Carver Chair

£ 325

€383
$405
Antique Mahogany Carver Chair

Antique Mahogany Carver Chair

£ 325

€383
$405

Stalham Antique Gallery

Antique Carved Oak Chair

Penderyn Antiques

Antique Carved Oak Chair

£ 245

€289
$306
Antique Carved Oak Chair

Antique Carved Oak Chair

£ 245

€289
$306

Penderyn Antiques

Harlequin Set of Four Mendlesham Chairs

£ 2850

€3360
$3554
Harlequin Set of Four Mendlesham Chairs

Harlequin Set of Four Mendlesham Chairs

£ 2850

€3360
$3554

Youngs Antiques

Fine 18th Century Comb Back Windsor Chair

£ 1200

€1415
$1496
Fine 18th Century Comb Back Windsor Chair

Fine 18th Century Comb Back Windsor Chair

£ 1200

€1415
$1496

Youngs Antiques

Six Hepplewhite Design Mahogany Chairs

£ 495

€584
$617
Six Hepplewhite Design Mahogany Chairs

Six Hepplewhite Design Mahogany Chairs

£ 495

€584
$617

Bridport Antiques

Elm Country Chair

Sunnyside Antiques

Elm Country Chair

£ 335

€395
$418
Elm Country Chair

Elm Country Chair

£ 335

€395
$418

Sunnyside Antiques

Antique Mahogany Carver Armchair

£ 225

€265
$281
Antique Mahogany Carver Armchair

Antique Mahogany Carver Armchair

£ 225

€265
$281

Penderyn Antiques

Arts & Crafts Chairs

artsncraftsfurniture

Arts & Crafts Chairs

£ 245

€289
$306
Arts & Crafts Chairs

Arts & Crafts Chairs

£ 245

€289
$306

artsncraftsfurniture

Large Windsor Lathback Armchair

£ 465

€548
$580
Large Windsor Lathback Armchair

Large Windsor Lathback Armchair

£ 465

€548
$580

Courtyard Antiques

Antique Penny Carver Chair

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Penny Carver Chair

£ 225

€265
$281
Antique Penny Carver Chair

Antique Penny Carver Chair

£ 225

€265
$281

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Victorian Arts & Crafts Style Ladder Back Chair

£ 215

€253
$268
Victorian Arts & Crafts Style Ladder Back Chair

Victorian Arts & Crafts Style Ladder Back Chair

£ 215

€253
$268

Antique and Unique

8 Sheraton Style Dining Chairs Including 2 Carvers

£ 885

€1043
$1104
8 Sheraton Style Dining Chairs Including 2 Carvers

8 Sheraton Style Dining Chairs Including 2 Carvers

£ 885

€1043
$1104

Bridport Antiques

Large Late 19th Century Windsor Armchair

£ 295

€348
$368
Large Late 19th Century Windsor Armchair

Large Late 19th Century Windsor Armchair

£ 295

€348
$368

Millers Antiques

18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Chair

£ 1800

€2122
$2245
18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Chair

18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Chair

£ 1800

€2122
$2245

Holmes Antiques

18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair

£ 1200

€1415
$1496
18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair

18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair

£ 1200

€1415
$1496

Holmes Antiques

18th Century Yew Wood Windsor Chair

£ 1200

€1415
$1496
18th Century Yew Wood Windsor Chair

18th Century Yew Wood Windsor Chair

£ 1200

€1415
$1496

Holmes Antiques

18th Century Chippendale Mahogany Armchair

£ 1100

€1297
$1372
18th Century Chippendale Mahogany Armchair

18th Century Chippendale Mahogany Armchair

£ 1100

€1297
$1372

Holmes Antiques

18th Century Hoop Back Carver / Desk Chair

£ 925

€1091
$1153
18th Century Hoop Back Carver / Desk Chair

18th Century Hoop Back Carver / Desk Chair

£ 925

€1091
$1153

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Pair of Shapland & Petter Carvers Chairs

£ 195

€230
$243
Pair of Shapland & Petter Carvers Chairs

Pair of Shapland & Petter Carvers Chairs

£ 195

€230
$243

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