Antique Armchairs come in the form of carver arm chair to a more comfortable upholstered wing 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 antique armchairs far more comfortable to sit on. This lead to more comfortable overstuffed chair designs that became far more popular so demand was high. This is why you can see more of this style available today. Anything from leather, 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. 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 below.
Armchairs for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Arm Chairs, but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Upholstered Antique Victorian Armchair, Dating from around 1880 and newly reupholstered. It has a slight winged back, fixed seat cushion and sits on splayed back legs and beautifully turned front legs. All the legs are mahogany and retain the original brass castors. The chair has been professionally reupholstered in a lovely cream jacquard linen fabric supplied by ‘Art of the Loom ‘.
Pair of Quality Antique Edwardian Upholstered Fireside Chairs. They have ‘slight’ wing backs with curved arms and a loose feather filled cushion. They stand on four elegant walnut legs with pad feet, the front ones being of a cabriole design with lovely carved shell motifs while the back ones are splayed. The chairs are upholstered in a dusky pink fabric and are very sturdy, ideal for everyday use.
Quality Pair of Antique Walnut French Fauteuils. Dating from around 1890 this beautiful quality pair of antique chairs are superb examples of the open armchair described as ‘Fauteuils’. They have fabulous decorative carvings on the exposed walnut with an ornate top to the back finished with carved finials. They stand on delightfully turned front legs and slightly out-swept back legs. They have been upholstered in a very regal fabric with matching braid trim, all of which is in a very good, clean condition.
Superb Quality, Comfortable, Howard Style Victorian Antique Armchair. It is extremely comfortable, has a winged back with curved arms and a loose, feather filled deep seat cushion, professionally reupholstered in a Morris Wool Stripe fabric.
Comfy Antique Edwardian Upholstered Armchair in a neutral expensive fabric, stands on mahogany legs, the back being splayed while the front are turned, all are finished with castors.
Quality Edwardian, Chippendale Style, Antique Walnut Carver Armchair. It has a beautifully shaped pierced back with decorative carvings and two shaped arms. The chair stands on splayed back legs and cabriole front legs with shell carvings and ball and claw feet. The seat is upholstered in what appears to be the original leather with stud trim finish.
Pair of Regency Walnut Antique Carver Armchairs. They have reeded backs with out-swept reeded arms and delightfully turned upright supports with moulded edges. They stand on turned front legs, splayed back legs and the seats have recently been upholstered in a Regency design green stripe fabric.
Hello James,Just to say the Pr Georgian Antique carver armchairs have arrived @ 6.45 am! Exactly what I had expected so am absolutely delighted. I feel they have a story to tell! Thank you so much. You have been a pleasure to deal with. With very best wishes, Elizabeth
Dear Mr Driscoll,Just a quick email to say that the six dining chairs have just been delivered, and that we are delighted with them. Thank you very much! We will (l hope!) have years of pleasure from them.Best wishes,Caroline
- Ruth Hands,
I brought six of the most beautiful chairs I have ever seen from Antiques World and had really good service from the company and a wonderful delivery service Thank you so much James Driscoll Ruth