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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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Antique Oak Carver Desk Chair Armchair

£ 375

€437
$460
Antique Oak Carver Desk Chair Armchair

Antique Oak Carver Desk Chair Armchair

£ 375

€437
$460

The Antique Shop

Pair Edwardian Sofa Chairs Mahogany His & Her Seats

£ 975

€1,136
$1,197
Pair Edwardian Sofa Chairs Mahogany His & Her Seats

Pair Edwardian Sofa Chairs Mahogany His & Her Seats

£ 975

€1136
$1197

Canonbury Antiques

Large Roomy Bentwood Carver Chair

£ 275

€320
$338
Large Roomy Bentwood Carver Chair

Large Roomy Bentwood Carver Chair

£ 275

€320
$338

Elmgarden

19th Century Oxford Windsor Barback Armchair

£ 345

€402
$423
19th Century Oxford Windsor Barback Armchair

19th Century Oxford Windsor Barback Armchair

£ 345

€402
$423

Courtyard Antiques

Set of 8 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 460

€536
$565
Set of 8 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 8 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 460

€536
$565

Town House Traders Ltd

19th Century Mahogany Armchair / Desk Chair

£ 195

€227
$239
19th Century Mahogany Armchair / Desk Chair

19th Century Mahogany Armchair / Desk Chair

£ 195

€227
$239

Camden Antiques

Large Decorative Windsor Armchair

£ 395

€460
$485
Large Decorative Windsor Armchair

Large Decorative Windsor Armchair

£ 395

€460
$485

Courtyard Antiques

William IV Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€577
$608
William IV Mahogany Desk Chair

William IV Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€577
$608

Gorseway Antiques

Set of 10 Antique Mahogany Chippendale Carver Dining Chairs

£ 3,750

€4,368
$4,603
Lovely Pair of Carver Hall Chairs

£ 595

€693
$730
Lovely Pair of Carver Hall Chairs

Lovely Pair of Carver Hall Chairs

£ 595

€693
$730

Mercia Interiors

Regency Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€577
$608
Regency Mahogany Desk Chair

Regency Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€577
$608

Mercia Interiors

Arts and Crafts Shakespeare Chair

£ 695

€810
$853
Arts and Crafts Shakespeare Chair

Arts and Crafts Shakespeare Chair

£ 695

€810
$853

Antique and Unique

Victorian Windsor Style Armchair

£ 295

€344
$362
Victorian Windsor Style Armchair

Victorian Windsor Style Armchair

£ 295

€344
$362

Mabel Rose Interiors

19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

£ 620

€722
$761
19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

£ 620

€722
$761

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Windsor Stickback Armchairs

£ 259

€302
$318
19th Century Windsor Stickback Armchairs

19th Century Windsor Stickback Armchairs

£ 259

€302
$318

Courtyard Antiques

Cromwellian Carver Chair

Mercia Interiors

Cromwellian Carver Chair

£ 995

€1,159
$1,221
Cromwellian Carver Chair

Cromwellian Carver Chair

£ 995

€1159
$1221

Mercia Interiors

Georgian Style Mahogany Desk Chair c.1910

£ 595

€693
$730
Georgian Style Mahogany Desk Chair c.1910

Georgian Style Mahogany Desk Chair c.1910

£ 595

€693
$730

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Pair of Antique French Walnut Salon Chairs

£ 1,250

€1,456
$1,534
Pair of Antique French Walnut Salon Chairs

Pair of Antique French Walnut Salon Chairs

£ 1,250

€1456
$1534

Marylebone Antiques

Pair of French Dining Carver Armchairs

£ 345

€402
$423
Pair of French Dining Carver Armchairs

Pair of French Dining Carver Armchairs

£ 345

€402
$423

Harmony Antiques

18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair

£ 495

€577
$608
18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair

18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair

£ 495

€577
$608

Tony Youll Antiques

Antique Ladder Back Carver Chair

£ 169

€197
$207
Antique Ladder Back Carver Chair

Antique Ladder Back Carver Chair

£ 169

€197
$207

Antique and Unique

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

£ 895

€1,042
$1,099
Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

£ 895

€1042
$1099

London City Antiques

Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 650

€757
$798
Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 650

€757
$798

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

£ 245

€285
$301
Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

£ 245

€285
$301

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

€1,042
$1,099
Fabulous 18th Century Windsor Armchair

Fabulous 18th Century Windsor Armchair

£ 895

€1042
$1099

JMR Antiques Ltd

Antique Walnut Carver Desk Armchair

£ 645

€751
$792
Antique Walnut Carver Desk Armchair

Antique Walnut Carver Desk Armchair

£ 645

€751
$792

The Antique Shop

Pair of Antique Chippendale Revival Mahogany Carver Armchairs

£ 1,250

€1,456
$1,534
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

€507
$534
Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

£ 435

€507
$534

The Antique Shop

Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

€ 345

£296
$364
Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

€ 345

£296
$364

Reillys Antiques

Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

£ 795

€926
$976
Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

£ 795

€926
$976

Mercia Interiors

Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

£ 1,650

€1,922
$2,025
Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

£ 1,650

€1922
$2025

Wickersley Antiques