Antique Armchairs come if the form of carver arm chairs or as an Upholstered Chair. They originally would have been stuffed with anything from wool to straw to provide a sort of comfort but this changed to horsehair in the 17th century. In 1828 techniques changed by adding coiled springs and this made the armchair far more comfortable leading to more comfortable overstuffed designs. Anything from leather to knot-pile fabric to more fine silk or needlework was used to upholster them. Today, antique chairs mainly get reupholstered using a more simple plain fabric but done in the traditional manner and by trying to keep as much as the original stuffing as possible as this keeps them as authentic as possible but allowing them to fit in with modern living. Antique Armchairs are usually very comfortable, especially if they still have the original removable cushion. They are very well constructed with solid frames as good solid woods were readily available throughout the Georgian and Victorian periods. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.