Sets of Antique Dining Chairs mainly began life at the mid to end of the 18th Century, when Robert Adam, George Hepplewhite, Thomas Sheraton and Thomas Chippendale started producing their designs and publishing them into books for Cabinet makers, so cabinet makers could copy from these unique catalogues. The first one published was in 1754 and was called ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Makers Director’ by Chippendale. This displayed good English designs with French Rocco and Gothic influences. This led to Cabinet makers all over Britain Making sets of antique chairs using these same designs but also adding their own influences and this is why there is such a good variety of antique chairs in Britain during these periods. Timbers from Good English Oak to imported Cuban Mahogany was used in their construction usually with upholstered seats. The Edwardian and Victorian dining chairs were still very similar looking with the same influences used, although they also looked at adding more comfort, by adding curved backs and upholstered seats. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Dining Chairs for sale
Below are more examples of antique dining chairs that we have sold, we often get lovely examples in stock but if any style looks of interest let us know and we can try to find you something similar.
Set of Eight Antique Victorian Mahogany Dining Chairs by Reilly’s of Manchester. Dating from around 1880 in the Victorian period this beautiful set of eight antique dining chairs were made by the renowned craftsmen, Reilly’s of Manchester. They have distinctively curved moulded backs with a central back splat containing an eye catching carved motif.
Set of Six Fine Edwardian Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs. Consisting of two carvers and four dining chairs, this complete set of six Edwardian antique dining chairs are made from mahogany and date from around 1900. Each chair has a raised shaped back with a vase shaped back splat. They stand on splayed back legs with elegantly turned tapering front legs with pad feet and beautifully turned ‘H’ stretcher for that added stability.
Quality Set of Six Victorian Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs. Dating from around 1850 in the Victorian period this set of six antique dining chairs have an unusual design. Their styling is very reminiscent of the Regency period with the added small design features typical of the early Victorian era. Each chair has a curved back with simple and elegant carvings and stands on beautifully turned reeded front legs with splayed back legs. They have reeded edges and have been recently reupholstered in a complimentary fabric with matching trim.
Quality Set of Six Edwardian Antique Solid Oak Grand Dining Chairs. Dating from around 1900 and in the Jacobean design this quality set of six dining chairs are constructed from solid oak. The set consists of two carvers and four armchairs, all have tall beautifully carved backs and shaped back splats. They stand on splayed back legs and have turned front legs, they also benefit from cross stretchers for added stability. The carvers have magnificently grained scrolled arms with turned upright supports. The drop in seats have recently been upholstered in a gorgeous traditional fabric that compliments the chairs perfectly.
Set of Eight Antique Regency Rope Twist Back Mahogany Dining Chairs. Dating from around 1820 in the Regency period this delightful set of mahogany antique dining chairs have a beautiful rope twist design back. The set consists of two carvers and six dining chairs all of which have curved backs with reeded edges and elegant rope twist central back supports.
Set of Six Victorian Walnut Antique Dining Chairs. Dating from around 1900 in the Victorian period this delightful set of six antique dining chairs are constructed from walnut. They have curved backs with beautiful central carved floral motif and turned gallery. They stand on splayed back legs with beautifully turned front legs with brown porcelain castors.
Unusual Set of Eight Solid Oak Antique Dining Chairs. This very unusual set of eight solid oak antique dining chairs are an elaborate example of Edwardian craftsmanship, circa 1910. The set consists of two carvers and six dining chairs, all with ornately hand carved heads as finials on the back upright supports. They stand on robustly turned legs with a ‘H’ stretcher for added stability and display a beautiful barley twist central support to the front. They are upholstered in a faux green leather which is good to go and have been finished with a stud trim.
Set of Eight Quality Victorian Oak Antique Dining Chairs from the Victorian period, circa 1880, and have the makers mark C. Pratt & Sons of Bradford.
Rare Rosewood, Set of Six, Antique Regency Dining Chairs. These antique Regency dining chairs, circa 1830, are a rare set of six made from rosewood. They have beautifully figured curved backs and stand on splayed back legs with turned hexagonal front legs. These elegant chairs have the minor old repairs, which can be expected in antiques nearly 200 years old, but in no way detract from their looks and they are very sturdy for everyday use.
Set of Six George III Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs. Dating from around 1810 this is a delightful set of six George III mahogany antique dining chairs, circa 1810. The set consists of a single carver and five dining chairs, all have beautifully curved backs with boxwood and ebony banding and moulded edges. They stand on splayed back legs, tapering front legs and all benefit from having an ‘H’ stretcher for added stability making them good for everyday use.
- Upholstered armchair to West Yorkshire,
The chair arrived this morning, I am very pleased with it.
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
Hello James,Thank you for the delivery today. The chairs are lovely and just as good as in your picture. I’m very pleased and can’t understand why people buy modern rubbish when they could have something like these instead!! Best Regards, Jessica