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Antique Carver Chairs from LoveAntiques

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 of 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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Pair Edwardian Sofa Chairs Mahogany His & Her Seats

£ 975

€1,127
$1,170
Pair Edwardian Sofa Chairs Mahogany His & Her Seats

Pair Edwardian Sofa Chairs Mahogany His & Her Seats

£ 975

€1127
$1170

Canonbury Antiques

Large Roomy Bentwood Carver Chair

£ 275

€318
$330
Large Roomy Bentwood Carver Chair

Large Roomy Bentwood Carver Chair

£ 275

€318
$330

Elmgarden

19th Century Oxford Windsor Barback Armchair

£ 345

€399
$414
19th Century Oxford Windsor Barback Armchair

19th Century Oxford Windsor Barback Armchair

£ 345

€399
$414

Courtyard Antiques

Set of 8 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 460

€532
$552
Set of 8 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 8 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 460

€532
$552

Town House Traders Ltd

19th Century Mahogany Armchair / Desk Chair

£ 195

€225
$234
19th Century Mahogany Armchair / Desk Chair

19th Century Mahogany Armchair / Desk Chair

£ 195

€225
$234

Camden Antiques

Large Decorative Windsor Armchair

£ 395

€457
$474
Large Decorative Windsor Armchair

Large Decorative Windsor Armchair

£ 395

€457
$474

Courtyard Antiques

William IV Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€572
$594
William IV Mahogany Desk Chair

William IV Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€572
$594

Gorseway Antiques

Set of 10 Antique Mahogany Chippendale Carver Dining Chairs

£ 3,750

€4,336
$4,499
Lovely Pair of Carver Hall Chairs

£ 595

€688
$714
Lovely Pair of Carver Hall Chairs

Lovely Pair of Carver Hall Chairs

£ 595

€688
$714

Mercia Interiors

Regency Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€572
$594
Regency Mahogany Desk Chair

Regency Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€572
$594

Mercia Interiors

Arts and Crafts Shakespeare Chair

£ 695

€804
$834
Arts and Crafts Shakespeare Chair

Arts and Crafts Shakespeare Chair

£ 695

€804
$834

Antique and Unique

Victorian Windsor Style Armchair

£ 295

€341
$354
Victorian Windsor Style Armchair

Victorian Windsor Style Armchair

£ 295

€341
$354

Mabel Rose Interiors

19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

£ 620

€717
$744
19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

£ 620

€717
$744

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Windsor Stickback Armchairs

£ 259

€299
$311
19th Century Windsor Stickback Armchairs

19th Century Windsor Stickback Armchairs

£ 259

€299
$311

Courtyard Antiques

Cromwellian Carver Chair

Mercia Interiors

Cromwellian Carver Chair

£ 995

€1,150
$1,194
Cromwellian Carver Chair

Cromwellian Carver Chair

£ 995

€1150
$1194

Mercia Interiors

Georgian Style Mahogany Desk Chair c.1910

£ 595

€688
$714
Georgian Style Mahogany Desk Chair c.1910

Georgian Style Mahogany Desk Chair c.1910

£ 595

€688
$714

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Pair of Antique French Walnut Salon Chairs

£ 1,250

€1,445
$1,500
Pair of Antique French Walnut Salon Chairs

Pair of Antique French Walnut Salon Chairs

£ 1,250

€1445
$1500

Marylebone Antiques

Pair of French Dining Carver Armchairs

£ 345

€399
$414
Pair of French Dining Carver Armchairs

Pair of French Dining Carver Armchairs

£ 345

€399
$414

Harmony Antiques

18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair

£ 495

€572
$594
18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair

18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair

£ 495

€572
$594

Tony Youll Antiques

Antique Ladder Back Carver Chair

£ 169

€195
$203
Antique Ladder Back Carver Chair

Antique Ladder Back Carver Chair

£ 169

€195
$203

Antique and Unique

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

£ 895

€1,035
$1,074
Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

£ 895

€1035
$1074

London City Antiques

Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 650

€752
$780
Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 650

€752
$780

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

£ 245

€283
$294
Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

£ 245

€283
$294

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Edward Barnsley Carver Chairs

artsncraftsfurniture

Edward Barnsley Carver Chairs

POA

Edward Barnsley Carver Chairs

Edward Barnsley Carver Chairs

POA

artsncraftsfurniture

Fabulous 18th Century Windsor Armchair

£ 895

€1,035
$1,074
Fabulous 18th Century Windsor Armchair

Fabulous 18th Century Windsor Armchair

£ 895

€1035
$1074

JMR Antiques Ltd

Antique Walnut Carver Desk Armchair

£ 645

€746
$774
Antique Walnut Carver Desk Armchair

Antique Walnut Carver Desk Armchair

£ 645

€746
$774

The Antique Shop

Pair of Antique Chippendale Revival Mahogany Carver Armchairs

£ 1,250

€1,445
$1,500
Edward Barnsley Chairs

artsncraftsfurniture

Edward Barnsley Chairs

POA

Edward Barnsley Chairs

Edward Barnsley Chairs

POA

artsncraftsfurniture

Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

£ 435

€503
$522
Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

£ 435

€503
$522

The Antique Shop

Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

€ 345

£298
$358
Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

€ 345

£298
$358

Reillys Antiques

Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

£ 795

€919
$954
Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

£ 795

€919
$954

Mercia Interiors

Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

£ 1,650

€1,908
$1,980
Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

£ 1,650

€1908
$1980

Wickersley Antiques

Mahogany Carver Chair with 'Shepherds Crook' Arms

£ 325

€376
$390
Mahogany Carver Chair with 'Shepherds Crook' Arms

Mahogany Carver Chair with 'Shepherds Crook' Arms

£ 325

€376
$390

Stalham Antique Gallery

Very Good George III Carver Chair

Stalham Antique Gallery

Very Good George III Carver Chair

£ 325

€376
$390
Very Good George III Carver Chair

Very Good George III Carver Chair

£ 325

€376
$390

Stalham Antique Gallery