Antique furniture has the ability to transport you back to a time in history where the quality was superior and furniture was handmade and built to last. If youre decorating your home in a particular style, nothing will compliment your décor more than an antique chair from your favourite period.
Antique chairs are full of character and you can choose from a wide range of styles, colours, fabrics and patterns. Whether youre looking for an original piece of treasure or are hoping to make a statement with a reproduction, youll find thousands of antique chairs to choose from. Opt for ladies bedroom chairs, nursing chairs, dining chairs and wing backs.
Search for antique chairs in popular American styles such as Art Nouveau and Queen Anne and popular French styles including Louis XV/ Neoclassical and Louis XVI. Here are some of the most popular English styles of antique chairs.
Jacobean chairs date back to the 1600s and can be identified by their heavy oak and walnut wooden frames and intricate gothic detailing.
Georgian furniture was created between 1714 and 1812 and is known for its opulence. Georgian antique chairs were made from thick mahogany with intricate engravings of natural motifs including swirls, leaves and shells.
Regency antique chairs are distinguished from other antique chairs due to their tall and slender shape. Taking elements of Georgian and Egyptian designs, Regency chairs were created between 1812 and 1830 and are made from mahogany wood with brass detailing and feet.
Dating back to Queen Victorias reign between 1837 and 1901, Victorian chairs feature elaborate embellishments and dark gothic finishes. Choose from heavy woods such as walnut, beech and mahogany coupled with fine silk upholstery in floral patterns and brightly coloured leather.
Edwardian furniture was produced between 1901 and 1910 and is characterised by its bright colours. Lightweight chair fabrics such as bamboo and wicker were typical of the era as were floral prints and motifs.