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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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Fine Set of Eight Regency Mahogany Chairs

£ 4,200

€4,861
$5,118
Fine Set of Eight Regency Mahogany Chairs

Fine Set of Eight Regency Mahogany Chairs

£ 4,200

€4861
$5118

Thakeham Furniture ltd

Antique Oak Carver Desk Chair Armchair

£ 375

€434
$457
Antique Oak Carver Desk Chair Armchair

Antique Oak Carver Desk Chair Armchair

£ 375

€434
$457

The Antique Shop

Pair Edwardian Sofa Chairs Mahogany His & Her Seats

£ 975

€1,128
$1,188
Pair Edwardian Sofa Chairs Mahogany His & Her Seats

Pair Edwardian Sofa Chairs Mahogany His & Her Seats

£ 975

€1128
$1188

Canonbury Antiques

Large Roomy Bentwood Carver Chair

£ 275

€318
$335
Large Roomy Bentwood Carver Chair

Large Roomy Bentwood Carver Chair

£ 275

€318
$335

Elmgarden

Set of 8 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 460

€532
$561
Set of 8 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

Set of 8 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs

£ 460

€532
$561

Town House Traders Ltd

19th Century Mahogany Armchair / Desk Chair

£ 195

€226
$238
19th Century Mahogany Armchair / Desk Chair

19th Century Mahogany Armchair / Desk Chair

£ 195

€226
$238

Camden Antiques

Large Decorative Windsor Armchair

£ 395

€457
$481
Large Decorative Windsor Armchair

Large Decorative Windsor Armchair

£ 395

€457
$481

Courtyard Antiques

William IV Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€573
$603
William IV Mahogany Desk Chair

William IV Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€573
$603

Gorseway Antiques

Set of 10 Antique Mahogany Chippendale Carver Dining Chairs

£ 3,750

€4,340
$4,569
Lovely Pair of Carver Hall Chairs

£ 595

€689
$725
Lovely Pair of Carver Hall Chairs

Lovely Pair of Carver Hall Chairs

£ 595

€689
$725

Mercia Interiors

Regency Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€573
$603
Regency Mahogany Desk Chair

Regency Mahogany Desk Chair

£ 495

€573
$603

Mercia Interiors

Arts and Crafts Shakespeare Chair

£ 695

€804
$847
Arts and Crafts Shakespeare Chair

Arts and Crafts Shakespeare Chair

£ 695

€804
$847

Antique and Unique

Victorian Windsor Style Armchair

£ 295

€341
$359
Victorian Windsor Style Armchair

Victorian Windsor Style Armchair

£ 295

€341
$359

Mabel Rose Interiors

19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

£ 620

€718
$755
19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

19th Century Fruitwood & Elm Windsor Chair

£ 620

€718
$755

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Windsor Stickback Armchairs

£ 259

€300
$316
19th Century Windsor Stickback Armchairs

19th Century Windsor Stickback Armchairs

£ 259

€300
$316

Courtyard Antiques

Cromwellian Carver Chair

Mercia Interiors

Cromwellian Carver Chair

£ 995

€1,152
$1,212
Cromwellian Carver Chair

Cromwellian Carver Chair

£ 995

€1152
$1212

Mercia Interiors

Georgian Style Mahogany Desk Chair c.1910

£ 595

€689
$725
Georgian Style Mahogany Desk Chair c.1910

Georgian Style Mahogany Desk Chair c.1910

£ 595

€689
$725

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Pair of Antique French Walnut Salon Chairs

£ 1,250

€1,447
$1,523
Pair of Antique French Walnut Salon Chairs

Pair of Antique French Walnut Salon Chairs

£ 1,250

€1447
$1523

Marylebone Antiques

Pair of French Dining Carver Armchairs

£ 345

€399
$420
Pair of French Dining Carver Armchairs

Pair of French Dining Carver Armchairs

£ 345

€399
$420

Harmony Antiques

18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair

£ 495

€573
$603
18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair

18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair

£ 495

€573
$603

Tony Youll Antiques

Antique Ladder Back Carver Chair

£ 169

€196
$206
Antique Ladder Back Carver Chair

Antique Ladder Back Carver Chair

£ 169

€196
$206

Antique and Unique

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

£ 895

€1,036
$1,091
Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Armchair

£ 895

€1036
$1091

London City Antiques

Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 650

€752
$792
Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

Lovely Pair of French Fauteuil Armchairs

£ 650

€752
$792

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

£ 245

€284
$299
Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

Antique Bar Back Windsor Carver Chair

£ 245

€284
$299

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

€1,036
$1,091
Fabulous 18th Century Windsor Armchair

Fabulous 18th Century Windsor Armchair

£ 895

€1036
$1091

JMR Antiques Ltd

Antique Walnut Carver Desk Armchair

£ 645

€746
$786
Antique Walnut Carver Desk Armchair

Antique Walnut Carver Desk Armchair

£ 645

€746
$786

The Antique Shop

Pair of Antique Chippendale Revival Mahogany Carver Armchairs

£ 1,250

€1,447
$1,523
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
$530
Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

Antique Set of Six Oak Padded Back Dining Chairs

£ 435

€503
$530

The Antique Shop

Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

€ 345

£298
$363
Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

Antique Edwardian Carver Chair

€ 345

£298
$363

Reillys Antiques

Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

£ 795

€920
$969
Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

Minature Pair of Carver Chairs

£ 795

€920
$969

Mercia Interiors

Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

£ 1,650

€1,910
$2,011
Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

Fine Pair of Regency Period Carver Chairs Henry Maxwell

£ 1,650

€1910
$2011

Wickersley Antiques