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Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A pair antique bull Horn chairs, from a noble villa in Austria. with antique green velvet fabric. unrestored original condition, fabric needs to be renewed. Please contact us for an...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Chairs

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Horn, Wood

  • Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
  • Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
  • Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
  • Pair Antique Bull Horn Chairs Austria, 1870
H 38.98 in. W 30.71 in. D 37.41 in.
Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A pair small bull Horn chairs circa 1870, one covered with vintage cow coat which has to be renewed (is loosing the hairs), the other without cover. Iron legs added to improve stabil...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Chairs

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Wood, Horn

  • Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
H 34.26 in. W 26.38 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A pair large bull horn chairs circa 1870, one covered with vintage cow coat which has to be renewed (is loosing the hairs), the other without cover. Iron legs added to improve stabil...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Chairs

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Wood, Horn

  • Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
  • Pair Great Antique Horn Chairs, Austria, circa 1870
H 41.34 in. W 28.35 in. D 26.78 in.
Pair of Antique Chinoiserie Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of antique Chinoiserie chairs, probably French, 19th century. They retain their wonderful deep orange color with hand painted decoration.
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Antique 19th Century French Chinoiserie Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Antique Chinoiserie Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Chinoiserie Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Chinoiserie Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Chinoiserie Chairs
H 40.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
A pair of Regency mahogany x-frame library chairs with good carved detail.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
  • Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
  • Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
  • Antique Pair of X-Frame Chairs
H 36 in. W 23 in. D 34 in.
Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
A handsome pair of Regency ebonised armchairs with gilt decoration. The gilding mainly original but restored.
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Antique 1810s English Regency Chairs

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Beech

  • Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
  • Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
  • Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
  • Antique Pair of Regency Chairs
H 32.5 in. W 20 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Antique French Pink Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of pink chairs originate from France, circa 1850. Measurements: 25" W x 24" D x 40" H Seat height 17".
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Antique 19th Century French Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Antique French Pink Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Pink Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Pink Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Pink Chairs
H 40 in. W 25 in. D 24 in.
Antique Regency Mahogany Pair of Chairs
By George Bullock
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very unusual pair of early 19th century mahogany side chairs, in the manner of 'George Bullock' having richly carved backs with ebonized decoration and canework panels standing o...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Antique Regency Mahogany Pair of Chairs
  • Antique Regency Mahogany Pair of Chairs
  • Antique Regency Mahogany Pair of Chairs
  • Antique Regency Mahogany Pair of Chairs
H 35.5 in. W 20 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Antique Chippendale Carver Chairs, Side Chairs or Desk Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Pair of antique carver armchairs or desk chairs, these are a very charming pair of vernacular Chippendale chairs with pierces back splats, great shape to the arms and H frame stretch...
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Antique 18th Century British George III Chairs

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Oak

Pair of English Antique Regency Side Chairs
Located in Sarasota, FL
Pair of antique English Regency side chairs hand carved and made with marquetry inlay designs of flowers etc. to the back top and splat not the fan design also to the back areas The ...
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Antique 1880s English Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Fabulous Pair of French Provincial Wingback Chairs beautifully crafted out of walnut wood and features its original distressed leather in good condition newly dyed in dark brown co...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Jacobean Wingback Chairs

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Wingback Chairs
H 43 in. W 24 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Glamorous Antique German Bedroom Chairs
Located in Port Chester, NY
An unusually pretty pair of intricately carved German bedroom chairs. We believe them to be fashioned of yew wood. The seats, made of woven rope, are in very nice antique condition. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Chairs

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Yew

Antique Georgian Mahogany Pair of Side Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A fine pair of Chippendale period mahogany side chairs having attractive carved decoration to well-figured pierced splat backs above unusual bowed seats raised on square chamfere...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Chairs

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Mahogany

Exceptional Pair of Antique Venetian Side Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Unique pair of carved and pierced wood side chairs. Beautifully painted by an artisan featuring faux marble seat supported by a garden urn.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Antique French Charles Dudouyt Occasional Chairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A pair of occasional chairs or dining chairs attributed to Charles Dudouyt. France, c1930s. Wildy stylish triple stretchers. Good condition corded rope seats. Perfect str...
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Vintage 1930s French Chairs

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Rope, Wood

Fine Pair of Antique Carved Chinese Hall Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine pair of antique carved Chinese hall chairs having fine carved paneled fronts depicting a flower and leaf design. The carved front rail depicts the same leaf design. The carved s...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Late Victorian Chairs

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Hardwood

Pair of Antique Children's Rocking Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Very sweet pair of white wrought iron children's rocking chairs. Newly sandblasted and powder coated finish.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Rocking Chairs

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Iron

  • Pair of Antique Children's Rocking Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Children's Rocking Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Children's Rocking Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Children's Rocking Chairs
H 24 in. W 15.50 in. D 27.50 in.
Quality Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality pair of antique Victorian carved mahogany side chairs having a pretty shaped carved reeded top rail and a fantastic quality carved mahogany centre splat and carved supports. ...
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Antique 19th Century English Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair Antique Brittany Carved Walnut Chairs, Circa 1880-1890.
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair antique Brittany carved walnut chairs, Circa 1880-1890.
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Antique 1880s French Chairs

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Walnut

19th Century French Pair of Cathedral Chairs, Antique Walnut Side Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique French pair of cathedral chairs made of hand carved walnut with centered carved rosettes on the high backrest and bottom front panel of the seat, in good condition. Nice p...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Chairs

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Walnut

Antique Pair of Georgian Regency Hall Chairs, circa 1800
Located in London, GB
An unusual pair of mahogany hall chairs of the late George III - early Regency period, with urn-shaped backs and oval seats English or Scottish, circa 1800. Why we like them The...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Pair of French Handpainted Creme & Multicolour Brocade Chairs
Located in Toronto, ON
A stunning pair of antique French hand painted chairs, reupholstered with brocade fabric and metallic trim. The seat and back are fully panelled in woven cane webbing. Ornately carve...
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Chairs

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Brocade, Cane, Wood

Pair of Antique French Folding Theater Chairs, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pair of antique folding theater chairs. By unknown manufacturer, France, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful pati...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Chairs

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Metal

Fine Pair of Victorian Antique Carved Hardwood Library Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine pair of Victorian antique carved hardwood library chairs having an expertly carved top rail with elegantly shaped open arms. They are raised on lovely shaped and turned walnut l...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Chairs

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Hardwood

Superb Pair of Antique Victorian Mahogany Balloon Back Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
These are an outstanding pair of 19th century Victorian antique mahogany balloon back chairs. The circular backs have a beautifully carved lower rail and they stand on elegant turned...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair Antique Carved Leather Upholstered Club Chairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A pair of Classic English style club chairs. The elegant chairs with closed arms, the carved mahogany frames with scrolled side and arm supports. Upholstered in a tan leather with na...
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Antique Late 19th Century Georgian Club Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Unique Italian Savonarola Carved Antique Side Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of unique carved wood Savonarola side chairs for a entry way, dining table, slipper chairs. Very sturdy. Ornate Italian carving at the top.
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Antique 19th Century Italian French Provincial Chairs

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Wood

Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
The carved mahogany legs in front with broad shaped knees with leafy scrolls and ball-and-claw feet. Square curved back legs. The chairs with elegant lines with the wings sloping to ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Georgian Wingback Chairs

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Wood

  • Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
  • Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
  • Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
  • Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
H 47 in. W 35 in. D 31 in.
Pair of Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine quality pair of antique mahogany Regency library chairs having a quality shaped reeded mahogany top rail supported by carved and reeded uprights, newly reupholstered drop in sea...
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Antique 1820s English Club Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chairs
H 34.26 in. W 19.69 in. D 16.54 in.
Pair of Antique Black Japanned Japan Cane Chairs Seats
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning pair of antique Japanned chairs with cane seats. One-of-a-kind hand painted detail and craftsmanship.
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Vintage 1920s American Chinoiserie Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Pair of Antique English Walnut Side Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of antique English walnut side chairs.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Antique Pair of Arm Chairs, Carved Oak, Upholstered Chairs, Scotland 1900, B2523
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique pair of arm chairs, carved oak, upholstered chairs, Scotland 1900, B2523 Scotland 1900 Solid oak Original finish Oak framed back with upholstered back and seat Open ba...
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Antique Early 1900s Scottish Chairs

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Oak

Antique Pair of Victorian Walnut Side Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique Pair of Victorian walnut side chairs having a lovely shaped walnut back and shaped splats to the centre, newly reupholstered in quality fabric. Standing on shaped cabriole le...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Early Victorian Side Chairs

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Walnut

Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality pair of antique mahogany Victorian side chairs having very attractive expertly carved shaped tops with beautiful quality carved pieced splats to the centre. They stand on ele...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Side Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Quality Pair of Antique Mahogany Side Chairs
H 39.38 in. W 20.48 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of Antique Oak Chairs, Heavily Carved Hall Chairs, Scotland 1890, B1807
Located in Vancouver, BC
Pair of Antique Oak Chairs, Heavily Carved Hall Chairs with Chip Carving, Antique Furniture, Scotland 1890, B1807 Scotland 1890 Solid Oak Original Finish Carved Panel Back Car...
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Antique 1890s Scottish Chairs

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Oak

Finest Quality Pair of Antique Victorian Walnut Desk/Side Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Finest quality pair of antique Victorian walnut desk/side chairs with an elegant carved walnut shaped balloon back, recently reupholstered seats with serpentine fronts. They stand on...
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Antique 19th Century English Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The pair of antique Jacobean-style side mahogany chairs are newly upholstered in one shade of beige linen while the seats are covered in another complementary shade of beige linen.
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Antique 19th Century Unknown William and Mary Side Chairs

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Linen, Wood

  • Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
H 44.75 in. W 20.25 in. D 25 in.
Antique Pair French Style Upholstered Fauteuil Chairs, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique pair of French style fauteuil armchairs offer shaped and upholstered backs and seats, curved arms and raised on cabriole legs, 20th century Measures: 33.5" H x 25.25" W...
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20th Century Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The pair of antique Jacobean-style mahogany side chairs, c.1900, are newly upholstered in one shade of beige linen while the seats are covered in another complementary shade of beige...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown William and Mary Side Chairs

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Linen, Wood

  • Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Jacobean-Revival Side Chairs
H 44.75 in. W 20.25 in. D 25 in.
Antique Pair of Georgian Mahogany Dining Side Hall Bedroom Chairs
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality pair of Georgian 19th century mahogany dining side hall or bedroom chairs. Date from circa 1810. Solid, with no loose joints. New upholstery in a heavy weigh...
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Antique 1810s Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Antique Chinese Hardwood Side Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of antique side Chinese side chairs circa 19th century. Made from highly grained HongMu, a hard wood that resembles the Chinese rosewood, Huanghuali. These chairs feature a cr...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Antique English Georgian Style Dark Green Leather Library Office Chairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique English Georgian style dark green leather library office chairs - a pair. Item features nailhead trim, solid wood frame, upholstered armrests, dark green leather upholstery, ...
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Early 20th Century North American Georgian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Antique Rustic Antler Parlor Chairs, Germany, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A pair of antique antler chairs, made of horns from the deer and fallow deer. Decorated with a turned Horn rose and wild boar tusks. Seat and backrest made of oakwood with hand carve...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Chairs

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Antler, Oak

Antique Pair of Arm Chairs, Hand Carved Oak, Throne Chairs, Scotland 1880, B2415
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique pair of arm chairs, ornately hand carved oak, throne chairs, Scotland 1880, B2415 Scotland, 1880 Solid oak Original finish Carved top rail With stylish uprights Uphol...
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Antique 1880s Scottish Chairs

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Oak

Antique Early 18th Century Pair of Walnut Side Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very good quality George I period pair of walnut side chairs retaining  Excellent color and patina with pierced decoration to top of solid splat Backs above drop in seats raised ...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George I Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Antique English 18th Century Elm Side Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of antique English 18th century elm side chairs EOC026.
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Antique 18th Century Chairs

Materials

Elm

Antique Near Pair of Handcrafted, Chinese Folding Traveller’s Chairs W. Webbing
Located in Lisse, NL
Two very stylish and highly decorative Asian chairs. These all-handcrafted early 20th century Chinese folding chairs are a rare find. The wonderful designs and patina make them an a...
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Early 20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Pair of Antique Louis XVI Style Painted Cane Fauteuils Chairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pegged frame. Blue and cream distressed painted frame. Caned back and seat. Cream upholstered seat.
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Antique 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Antique Pair of Victorian Satinwood Shield Back Desk Chairs, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a lovely pair of antique Victorian shield back satinwood chairs, circa 1880 in date. The stunning chairs feature sumptuous and highly attractive shield backs with a pierc...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Satinwood

Antique 19th Century Pair of Mahogany Chippendale Style Desk/Elbow Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique pair of mahogany Chippendale style desk/ elbow chairs having exceptional quality carvings to the backs, spectacular fine scrolled carvings to the front of the open arms, beau...
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Antique 19th Century English Chippendale Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Antique Italian Louis XVI Style Painted Shield Back Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning pair of antique Italian Louis XVI style teal colored shield back chairs with cane backs and seats. These Italian neoclassical style host chairs, side chairs or armchairs are...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Louis XVI Chairs

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Wood, Cane

Pair of Antique Burr Walnut Biedermeier Side Chairs
Located in London, GB
A stunning and very rare pair of antique Biedermeier period side chairs. These date from around the 1820-30’s period and were most likely made in Sweden or Austria. They are beaut...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Side Chairs

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Walnut

Antique Pair of Chairs, Carved Oak, Barley Twist, Upholstered, Scotland 1870
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique pair of hall chairs, carved oak, barley twist, upholstered, Scotland 1870, B2544a Scotland 1870 Solid oak Original finish Chairs have wonderful high backs Profusely sh...
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Antique 1870s Scottish Chairs

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Oak

Antique Pair of Upholstered Mahogany Parlour or Side Chairs Scotland, 1900
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique pair of upholstered mahogany parlour or side chairs, Scotland 1900, B1364 Scotland 1900 Solid mahogany Original finish Very attractive top rail and carved center splat ...
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Antique Early 1900s Scottish Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Fine Quality Pair of Antique Victorian Mahogany Side or Hall Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
A fine quality pair of antique Victorian mahogany side or hall chairs. These are exceptionally beautiful shaped chairs with rounded back with an attractive carved centre splat. The s...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Antique Chairs, Walnut, Leather, Seat, Doveston, Bird & Hull, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of antique morning room chairs. An English, walnut and leather seat by Doveston, Bird & Hull of Manchester, dating to the early Victorian period, circa 1860. Superb...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Chairs

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Walnut

Antique Pair of William IV Mahogany Hall Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality pair of William IV mahogany hall chairs with expertly carved solid mahogany shaped backs, mahogany seats and elegant shaped turned legs to the front and out swept back legs. ...
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Antique 1830s English William IV Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique Pair of William IV Mahogany Hall Chairs
  • Antique Pair of William IV Mahogany Hall Chairs
  • Antique Pair of William IV Mahogany Hall Chairs
  • Antique Pair of William IV Mahogany Hall Chairs
H 33.08 in. W 16.93 in. D 14.97 in.
Pair of Antique French Empire Style Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Chairs
Located in London, GB
Pair of antique French Empire style mahogany and gilt bronze chairs French, 19th century Dimensions: Height 93cm, width 51cm depth 48cm This pair of French Empire style side cha...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chairs

Materials

Ormolu

Fine Pair of 19th Century Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
A fine pair of 19th century antique Victorian carved walnut chairs having a marvelous walnut shaped carved backs and tops with shaped supports. One boasts lovely shaped carved open a...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Antique English Mahogany Late 19th Century Side Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of antique English mahogany late 19th century side chairs EOC41.
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Antique 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

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Pair Antique Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic pair antique chair available at 1stDibs. A pair antique chair — often made from wood, fabric and mahogany — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the pair antique chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A pair antique chair, designed in the Victorian, Louis XVI or Louis XV style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Gillows of Lancaster & London, Biedermeier and Charles Dudouyt each produced at least one beautiful pair antique chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Pair Antique Chair?

The average selling price for a pair antique chair at 1stDibs is $2,897, while they’re typically $175 on the low end and $48,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.