Antique Victorian Chairs were constructed throughout Queen Victoria’s reign of 1837 to 1901. The Victorian Cabinet maker was always on the search for new designs and although this led to new features like the balloon back chair, ironically it also led to the revival of 18th century designs like Chippendale or Gothic revival. Comfort was the main focus in the Victorian era, with upholstery being used in a larger scale along with buttoned backs and loose comfortable cushions. The Victorian carpenter was just as good as their predecessors in cabinet making with high quality timbers used but they made their designs more lighter and delicate. Dining was a big part of the Victorian lifestyle so Victorian dining chairs were made from a standard set of six up to longer sets of twelve and Mahogany, Oak and Walnut was widely used in their construction. Antique Victorian chairs are usually very solid built with turned legs and shapely backs, they are one of the most sort after periods of antique chairs, due to comfort, quality and good designs. These stunning examples are very fine quality indeed, with unusual features such as, tall shaped backs, central shell motifs, decorative foliage carvings and inverted concave or bow shaped fronts. Only a skilled craftsman would have been able to produce this kind of detailing. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale or to see our full selection click Here.
Victorian Chairs for sale
below are examples of previously sold Victorian chairs, let us know if any particular style looks suitable and we can try to find a set similar.
Victorian Oak Chairs – these will be more ornately carved and often in Arts and Crafts styles made by hand in traditional ways.
Mahogany Examples in more ornate designs with padded upholstered backs, cabriole legs and high or balloon backs.
Walnut Victorian Chairs are more delicate looking, with turned legs having castors with stuff over padded seats.
other impressive designs include this 8 Victorian Antique Walnut Dining Chairs by the renowned cabinet makers A Blain Liverpool . They have even been seen on location in Coronation Street! they are in a brown leather with a stud trim.
or this Ornately Carved Victorian Chairs with serpentine front edge adding to the opulent look, typical of the Victorian period.
Magnificent cabinet makers built chairs in the Victorian era from Lambs of Manchester. They built pieces like this Fabulous Quality Victorian Solid Walnut Antique Pair Of Office Chairs with a curved shaped slatted back splat, curved scrolled arms and beautifully turned upright supports. These stunning chairs stand on splayed back legs and cabriole front legs with black porcelain castors. They have been marvellously upholstered in a burgundy leather with studded trim. Due to this unique design these chairs are incredibly comfortable.
- 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
Hi James,The pair of chairs has been delivered in perfect condition. It was a pleasure to deal with you. Kind regards Philippe
Hi James,Thank you so much, the Chairs are lovely and delivery was very punctual and I was away on time! Best wishes, Caroline