Antique Hall Chairs were first introduced in the Mid 18th Century Georgian period. They were usually made in pairs and in Mahogany or Oak woods. These dainty antique chairs were often built by skilled cabinet makers in fine timbers and ornately carved with scrolls, shell motifs or even inlays. They were designed by the English furniture maker Thomas Chippendale and then copied by other cabinet makers throughout the 18th and 19th century. Antique hall chairs were made using robust solid wood (not veneered on soft woods like other antique chairs) and have straight backs, designed to sit against the wall. Antique hall chairs were situated in the entrance or hall and used for guests to wait until they were invited into dining rooms. They were also used for servants to wait during servings. As they were situated in such prominent positions in the homes entrance, they were made to impress, often with the family’s coat of arms carved or painted into their backs. Due to their small size, they are not only very decorative but also practical pieces of antique furniture that will fit anywhere in your home as an occasional side chair. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Hall Chairs for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold hall 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.
Attributed to Gillows and dating From Around 1830, this spectacular pair of hall chairs have the most magnificent shell carved back that can only be the work of a true craftsman. These truly wonderful Regency chairs stand on splayed back legs and elegant turned front legs and each have the most beautifully figured seat.
This beautiful Pair of 19th century Arts and Crafts Victorian Pollard Oak Antique Hall Chairs date from ca. 1890. Each has a tall X framed back with fine carved details.
These delightful Victorian Walnut Gothic hall chairs date from the Victorian period circa, 1880 have a wonderful shaped back with pierced Gothic design and stand on splayed back legs and beautifully turned front legs.
These country Victorian carved Oak hall chairs have beautifully scrolled carved backs, solid oak seats and fabulous carved gadrooned edges with entwined initials C and M on the backs.
Upholstered armchair to West Yorkshire,
The chair arrived this morning, I am very pleased with it.
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
Hi James, The pair of chairs has been delivered in perfect condition. It was a pleasure to deal with you. Kind regards Philippe