Antique desk chairs (office chairs) can come in many different forms from the carver design to the later swivel chair. They were first seen in the 18th Century Georgian period in the form of a single carver arm chair, used to sit at a large pedestal or partners desk and built in Cuban Mahogany. During the 19th Century Victorian period, comfort was taken into consideration when designing them, so more padding was used sometimes with buttoned backs and upholstered seats. The Edwardian period produced designs that could swivel and tilt on their original mechanism, usually in solid Oak Timbers. Antique desk chairs in this design is the most sought after today. They can be adjusted to various heights, bespoke to the person sat at them, making them very comfortable indeed. This type of antique seating can also make a really nice occasional chair that can be used when you have additional guests in your home or office. They are of super quality, an ideal purchase for the purist antique collector or the modern interior designer with a penchant for the currently in vogue, eclectic look. Here at Antiques world we do get some stunning examples for sale and you can see our current selection here on our chairs page or look below at a few examples we have on offer.
Styles of Antique Desk Chairs
below are previous examples that we have sold and if any particular style looks of interest please let us know so we can update you with similar chairs that we get in stock, as we regularly get them in stock.
Dating from around 1810 in the Georgian period this stylish desk chair is constructed from the finest quality mahogany timbers. It has a shaped curved back with central carved back splat and two beautifully scrolled arms. It stands on splayed back legs with turned front legs and is upholstered in a very early brown leather.
This very desirable Art Deco Antique Solid Oak Swivel Desk Chair dates from around 1930 and constructed from solid oak. It swivels on the original mechanism and has recently been upholstered in a neutral shade of leather with stud trim.
Possibly American with French influences this Fine Regency Mahogany Antique Office / Desk Chair circa, 1830 is very unusual in design. This spectacular chair has unusual splayed arms with decorative eagles head carved supports with lion paw feet. It stands on unique double sabre legs and is upholstered in a wonderful burgundy leather with studded trim.
This quality antique Victorian chair was made to sit at a desk and is made from beautiful inlaid mahogany, in the Sheraton design. It has a decorative satinwood inlaid centre back panel with cross banding along with boxwood and ebony string inlay. Emerging from the back are two elegantly out swept arms with reeded edges and beautifully turned reeded upright supports. The chair stands on splayed back legs, elegantly turned front legs and benefits from a seat upholstered in a pale green velvet fabric with matching braid trim. This antique chair would provide the perfect accompaniment to a period desk or serve as the ideal carver to a set of antique dining chairs.
This Fine Quality 19th Century Mahogany Antique Desk Chair dates from the Regency period circa, 1830. This elegant chair has been constructed from the finest quality mahogany timbers and is strong and sturdy for everyday use. It has a curved bar back with out-swept arms, beautifully turned upright supports and stands on splayed back legs with elegant turned front legs. This Fine Quality Chair has unusual side stretchers and is upholstered in a emerald fabric which is clean and in good condition.
In the Chippendale Design, this Superb Quality Edwardian Solid Mahogany Cockpen Antique Desk Chair circa, 1900 has an intricate cockpen back and fine out swept splayed arms. This delightful antique has cylindrical turned back legs and out swept moulded front legs. There is a double H stretcher for added stability and has been newly upholstered in a brown leather.
This Quality Pair Of Regency Mahogany Side / Desk Chairs circa, 1830 would make ideal carvers as well as desk or side chairs. This elegant pair have curved backs with ornate tulip carved central back splats and beautiful scrolled arms. They stand on splayed back legs and beautifully turned front legs and have recently been upholstered in a delightful sapphire floral material for that striking finish.
Full of beautiful charm and character and dating from around 1890, this lovely Victorian swivel chair dates from around 1890, has scrolled shaped arms with carved back with a studded leather seat and swivelling mechanism.