Dating antique dining chairs
We showcase a vast amount of stock, including chair seats, bench seats and love seats.Purchase a high quality antique seat, coming in a variety of periods, including Regency, Georgian and Victorian.In England where carpets were generally favoured, casters in the 18th century were often made from brass.Some were stamped by their makers (Cope & Collinson are particularly well known).A modern dining room chair may be a replica of more traditional styles or as sleek and unorthodox as the valuable George Nakashima Conoid chairs.Antique barrel chairs can be used either as side chairs or dining chairs.At Canonbury Antiques we have a wide range of dining chairs.Classic English dining chairs include Chippendale, Queen Anne, Victorian balloon back and Trafalgar to name a few.
From 1830 onwards most chairs and sofas were upholstered with coiled metal springs covered with padding and webbing, making them far more comfortable.
Another collector’s item is the prie dieu, or “prayer chair,” which has been used for centuries in churches and for personal devotion. Read more The chairs of today developed from primitive benches and stools.
Another collector’s item is the prie dieu, or “prayer chair,” which has been used for centuries in churches and for personal devotion.
One of the earliest chair designs was the Savonarola, or “scissors” chair, which became important to collectors from the 18th century onward.
An Italian walnut Savonarola chair dating from the 15th or 16th century in the Cloisters Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a simple yet lavish example.