Sets of Antique Dining Chairs 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. These books were widely used throughout the UK, meaning cabinet makers across the country could copy from these unique catalogues, making beautiful antique dining chairs. The first catalogue was published in 1754 and was called ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Makers Director’ by Chippendale. This displayed good English designs with French Rocco and Gothic influences. Cabinet makers started creating 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 from 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 padded 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 Six Regency Mellow Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs
Set of Eight Solid Oak Victorian Spoon Back Chairs ca. 1870 have the original makers plaque, R.Garnett & Sons Warrington, a quality Victorian cabinet maker.
Unusual Elegant Set of Eight Walnut Victorian Antique Dining Chairs
Dining Chairs by Reilly’s of Manchester.
Edwardian Antique Dining Chairs.
Victorian Antique Dining Chairs.
Antique Solid Oak Grand Dining Chairs in the Jacobean design having magnificently grained scrolled arms with turned upright supports.
Antique Regency Rope Twist Back Mahogany Dining Chairs.
Walnut Antique Dining Chairs with curved backs, central carved floral motif and brown porcelain castors.
Antique Dining Chairs with ornately hand carved heads as finials, displaying a beautiful barley twist central support to the front.
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 with curved backs and stand on splayed back legs with turned hexagonal front legs.
George III Antique Dining Chairs with a single carver and five dining chairs, all have beautifully curved backs with boxwood and ebony banding and moulded edges.
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
Hi James,Thanks for the chairs – the whole process was stress free. I got the chairs within the indicated delivery time on Sat and they were as you described them on the website and in our subsequent conversations. I am please with them.Best wishes,Oxana
Just got in. Chair/steps safely delivered & look great! Thnx. Rose