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Antique Library / Desk Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Very nice quality George III period mahogany antique library chair in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. This chair has good crisp carving, it is made of fine dense grained timber, it...
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Antique 18th Century British George III Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Antique Library / Desk Chair
  • Antique Library / Desk Chair
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  • Antique Library / Desk Chair
H 38 in. W 26.5 in. D 23 in.
Antique Reclining Library Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Antique reclining library chair with built in foot rest covered in green leather. The show wood is veneered with flame mahogany. The mechanism is actuated by two buttons hidden under...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Dutch Chairs

  • Antique Reclining Library Chair
  • Antique Reclining Library Chair
  • Antique Reclining Library Chair
  • Antique Reclining Library Chair
H 42 in. W 27 in. D 32 in.
Early 19th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Library Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Early 19th century George III period mahogany antique library chair standing on sabre legs with turned baluster support for the arms and close reeding all around the top. English...
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Antique Early 19th Century British George III Chairs

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Mahogany

Fine Quality Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chair
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine quality mahogany Regency antique library chair, a beautiful looking piece with an elegant shaped mahogany framed back, attractive shaped carved scrolled arms, shaped carved cabr...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Fine Quality Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chair
  • Fine Quality Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chair
  • Fine Quality Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chair
  • Fine Quality Antique Mahogany Regency Library Chair
H 35.44 in. W 22.05 in. D 20.08 in.
Pair of Antique French Carved Walnut Library Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine pair of antique French carved walnut library chairs having outstanding shaped carved tops and arms with a shaped carved frieze. They are raised on beautifully designed and exper...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Chairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of Antique French Carved Walnut Library Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Carved Walnut Library Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Carved Walnut Library Chairs
  • Pair of Antique French Carved Walnut Library Chairs
H 33.47 in. W 24.81 in. D 19.3 in.
Fine Pair of Victorian Antique Carved Hardwood Library Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine pair of Victorian antique carved hardwood library chairs having an expertly carved top rail with elegantly shaped open arms. They are raised on lovely shaped and turned walnut l...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Chairs

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Hardwood

Antique English Georgian Style Dark Green Leather Library Office Chairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique English Georgian style dark green leather library office chairs - a pair. Item features nailhead trim, solid wood frame, upholstered armrests, dark green leather upholstery, ...
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Early 20th Century North American Georgian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Jacobean Oak Carved Slat Back Arm Chair Library Reading Accent
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Jacobean arm chair. Features a scrolled serpentine rail over slat back. Features square supports with spool carvings. Measure: 36".
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Antique 19th Century Jacobean Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Antique Queen Anne Mahogany Gentlemans Club Library Arm Chair Orange Nailhead
Located in Dayton, OH
Early 20th century Queen Anne style arm chair. Made from Mahogany a camelback, flared arms and nail head trim. The chair is supported by cabriole legs with a slipper foot in the fron...
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Early 20th Century Queen Anne Club Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Antique American Empire Mahogany Parlor Club Library Chair Paw Foot Scrolled
Located in Dayton, OH
Victorian era parlor armchair drawing inspiration from American Empire styling. Made from mahogany with sloped arms over a peach silk floral upholstery. Chair rests upon paw feet, ca...
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Antique 19th Century American Empire Club Chairs

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Silk, Mahogany

Pair of Antique Armchairs, Victorian Mahogany Dining Armchairs, Library Chairs
Located in Vancouver, BC
Pair of antique armchairs, Victorian mahogany dining armchairs, library chairs, Scotland, 1840, B2473 Scotland 1840 Solid mahogany Original finish Kidney shaped back Lovely ca...
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Antique 1840s Scottish Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Set of Four Early 19th Century Mahogany Regency Library Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine quality antique set of four mahogany Regency library chairs having a quality shaped reeded mahogany top rail supported by carved and reeded uprights, newly reupholstered drop in...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Balloon Back Mahogany Library Side Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique 19th century English Victorian balloon back mahogany library side chairs. Listing features turn carved legs, drop seats, balloon backs, solid wood construction, beautiful woo...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Antique Victorian Carved Black Lacquered Library Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Pair of antique 19th century Victorian carved black lacquered library chairs, with lovely carved and shaped backs, shaped open arms, standing on cabriole legs to the front and out-sw...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

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Wood

19th Century Victorian Antique Mahogany Carved Library Chair
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality 19th century Victorian antique mahogany carved library chair having a glorious quality shaped carved mahogany back depicting pretty flowers, divine scrolled arms finely carve...
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Antique 19th Century English Early Victorian Armchairs

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Mahogany

Antique Oak Desk, Breakfast or Library Table, and Two Chairs
Located in Crockett, CA
A nice quarter-sawn oak desk or library table and two pressback chairs with the face of the north wind on the back. This table could also be used as a breakfast table in a small kitc...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Antique Metamorphic Mahogany Library Armchair Chair, English Regency, circa 1810
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Antique metamorphic mahogany library chair, English Regency circa 1810, after a patented design by Morgan and Sanders, Catherine St, London - a chair that converts into library steps...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Antique Dining / Desk / Carver / Library Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Antique dining chair, good size and comfortable, good shape to the arms and standing on fine reeded legs. English circa 1830
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Dining Room Chairs

Pair of 18th Century Antique Library Chairs
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Pair of 18th century antique library chairs in the style of George Hepplewhite, these are a generous size and made of good dense grained mahogany. The arms and cabriole legs have goo...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Chairs

Regency Red Leather Antique Library Chair, circa 1830
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an English Late Regency button-backed library chair in a beautiful aged burgundy red leather. Rich with, and retaining, an historical charm and grace this elegant chair, d...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique French library chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Good scale pair of antique french library chairs with nicely worn out original paint and gilding. French circa 1860 29" Wide (max) 18" Height (seat) 29" Depth 43" Height (max)
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Antique 19th Century French Chairs

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  • Antique French library chairs
  • Antique French library chairs
  • Antique French library chairs
H 43 in. W 29 in. D 29 in.
Antique Gainsborough Library Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Antique 'Gainsborough' Library Chair standing on tall square taper legs with brass cups and casters all round, a generous sweep to the front of the arms and small amount of carved de...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Chairs

  • Antique Gainsborough Library Chair
  • Antique Gainsborough Library Chair
  • Antique Gainsborough Library Chair
  • Antique Gainsborough Library Chair
H 18.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 18.50 in.
Antique Aesthetic Period Leather Library Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Antique aesthetic period leather library chair, tub shaped mahogany frame with multiple turned supports for the scrolled arms with tufted butterscotch tone leather upholstery with na...
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Antique 19th Century Aesthetic Movement Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique 19th Century Bobbin Library Chair
Located in Houston, TX
Antique 19th century rosewood bobbin chair from England with a cane seat on casters.
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Antique 19th Century English Chairs

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Rosewood

Antique Continental Pair of Walnut Library Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Very Attractive Continental Pair Of Mid 19th Century Walnut Library Armchairs Having Superbly Figured Tops And Exceptionally Elegant Carved Scrolling Arms Raised On Attractive ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Chairs

Antique Regency Mahogany Library Bergere Chair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very fine quality Regency period mahogany library bergere chair having elegant swept back and arms with caned panels and tapering turned supports raised on turned legs with origi...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Bergere Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

Antique 19th Century Pair Library Tub Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A delightful pair of mid 19th century walnut tub library armchairs having buttoned backs raised on elegant carved scrolling cabriole legs.
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Antique 19th Century English Chairs

Antique Pair of 19th Century Mahogany Library Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Stunning Pair of Mid 19th Century Mahogany Library Armchairs of Exceptional Proportions Having Superbly Carved Scallop Shell Crest To Back And Swept Scrolling Arms Raised On El...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Chairs

Antique Leather Armchair Victorian Lounge Salon Library Chair Chesterfield Style
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A beautiful Victorian Mahogany leather button-back library chair finished in green leather standing on ornate turned legs with original casters, extremely comfortable, looks amazing.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Regency Mahogany Library Chair Fully Restored In Our Own Workshops
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Early 19th century antique library chair standing on slender tall turned legs with rope twist decoration. This chair was made before the invention of coil springs (first patent 1829)...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Scottish 19th Century Metamorphic Chair, Library Steps, Gothic Style
Located in Vancouver, BC
Scottish 1870. Solid oak construction. Original finish. Wonderful condition. Chair folds over into four steps, commemorative plaque 1870. Item B237.
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Antique 1870s Scottish Gothic Chairs

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Oak

Antique Gothic Revival Metamorphic Oak Library Chair, A.W. Pugin, circa 1860
By Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
Located in Portland, OR
Antique Gothic Revival Arts & Crafts metamorphic oak library steps/chair, A.W. Pugin, circa 1860. The chair having a hinged back and seat which metamorphosizes into a set of library ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Chairs

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Oak

Antique Dining Library Chairs Six Oak Leather, Victorian, 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique set of six late Victorian solid oak and green leather button upholstered dining chairs in the manner of Gillows, ballon back inset with ebonized relief portrait roundels and ...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Chairs

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Oak

Pair of Antique Mahogany Library Armchairs
Located in Round Top, TX
The hand carved scrolled arms and rich warmth of the mahogany give this pair of arm chairs a look of Classic elegance. The chairs are very comfortable to sit in, and can easily be re...
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Early 20th Century Danish Chairs

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Wood

  • Pair of Antique Mahogany Library Armchairs
  • Pair of Antique Mahogany Library Armchairs
  • Pair of Antique Mahogany Library Armchairs
  • Pair of Antique Mahogany Library Armchairs
H 35 in. W 26.75 in. D 31 in.
Antique Library Chair
Located in New York, NY
Antique Library Chair circa 1830
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Antique 19th Century British Armchairs

  • Antique Library Chair
  • Antique Library Chair
  • Antique Library Chair
  • Antique Library Chair
H 39 in. W 26 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Antique Gainsborough Library Armchairs
Located in London, GB
Constructed in mahogany; rising from Chippendale scroll feet, the legs being of swept cabriole form with foliate terminals, with ‘kick-away’ spade ended rear legs; the yoke shaped ba...
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Antique Early 1900s British Georgian Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Library Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Antique library chair made of good dense grained mahogany standing on good elegant turned legs. English circa 1800
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Antique 19th Century British Armchairs

  • Antique Library Chair
  • Antique Library Chair
  • Antique Library Chair
  • Antique Library Chair
H 35.5 in. W 25 in. D 28 in.
Antique 19th Century French Tapestry Library Armchair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A fine quality mid-19th century French walnut library armchair having tapestry seat cover and elegant shaped arms raised on cabriole legs with unusual hoof feet united by wavy cro...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Side Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Nineteenth Century Antique Library Chairs
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Good large pair of comfortable nineteenth century library chairs standing on tall turned legs with brass casters. These chairs are a good shape for the period, with scroll arms, thin...
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Antique 19th Century British Armchairs

Antique Library Chair Lounge Club Leather Oak Early Victorian, 1840
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A stunningly beautiful 19th century oak framed library chair, circa 1840, carved and moulded show wood frame raised on short sabre supports with black leather upholstered finish with...
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Antique 19th Century Early Victorian Armchairs

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Leather

Antique Victorian Folding Library Steps - Chair
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique Victorian folding library steps - chair.
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Antique 19th Century English More Furniture and Collectibles

Antique Regency Mahogany Library Bergere Chair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Very Good Quality Regency Period Mahogany Library Chair Having Attractive Swept Back With Channeled Supports Above Elegant Scrolling Arms And Caned Panels To Side Raised On Fin...
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Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

  • Antique Regency Mahogany Library Bergere Chair
  • Antique Regency Mahogany Library Bergere Chair
  • Antique Regency Mahogany Library Bergere Chair
  • Antique Regency Mahogany Library Bergere Chair
H 43.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Antique Regency Oak Library Bergere Type Chair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Delightful And Good Quality Late Regency Period Oak Library Armchair Having Superbly Carved Top Rail And Spindle Turned Back Supports With Cane Work Seat And S Scroll Arms With...
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Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

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Oak

PAIR of Antique English Mahogany Library Chairs
Located in Port Chester, NY
A PAIR of smart,classic English antique library desk chairs, beautifully shaped. The mahogany has a lovely warm color and patina. The back has been newly reupholstered in rich burg...
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Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

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Mahogany, Leather

Arts And Crafts Antique Oak And Leather Library Chair
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
UNUSUAL CHAIR WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS ELEMENTS, VERY COMFORTABLE UPHOLSTERED IN RED LEATHEr. CIRCA 1890 HEIGHT: 46 1/2" WIDTH: 23" DEPTH: 23 1/2" SEAT HEIGHT: 20" SEAT...
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Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

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Oak

Two in One Antique George IV Library Chair and Steps
Located in Hopewell, NJ
It's a chair and more! When folded backwards, bedside or library steps are revealed. Each step is covered in tooled leather. The mahogany wood is a rich burnished reddish brown co...
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Early 20th Century English More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood

Antique Leather Armchairs Pair Library Chairs Victorian Mahogany Button Back
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A stunning pair of antique Victorian gentleman's leather button back armchairs, circa 1870 with lush green leather upholstery and brass stud work, raised on turned legs with casters,...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Armchairs

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Mahogany

Antique Armchair Button Back Victorian Mahogany Salon Chair Library 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A beautiful Victorian mahogany button-back library armchair with shepherd crook pad upholstered arms and overstuffed upholstered seat and standing on carved scrolling legs with brass...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

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Mahogany

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Balloon Back Mahogany Library Side Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique 19th century English Victorian solid mahogany library chair. Item features wonderful authentic warm patina, turn carved legs, heavy solid wood construction, beautiful wood gr...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Library Chair Lounge Club Leather Mahogany William IV, 1830
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A sublime William IV mahogany library or drawing room chair upholstered in black leather with button back and raised on moulded tulip supports with original casters, offered in excel...
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Antique 19th Century William IV Armchairs

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Mahogany

Antique English mahogany leather library chair
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English mahogany brown leather library chair
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Antique 1880s English Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Victorian Mahogany Library Chair Armchair, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is an impressive antique Victorian mahogany library chair, circa 1860 in date. This sturdy and very refined elbow chair is upholstered in beautiful green leather and is exqui...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Tufted Leather Folding Campaign Library Recliner Chair, circa 1900
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Colonial folding armchair in the style of Herbert McNair. This padouk wood styled adjustable reclining library chair features a button-tufted black leather sling seat with matching...
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Campaign Armchairs

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Metal

Antique & Sturdy Wooden Arts & Crafts Library Chair / Bookcase Steps by Naether
By Naether
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and great quality, folding library chair and steps. The design of this Arts & Crafts library chair is an absolute joy to look at. Made in the early twentieth century by one of...
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Early 20th Century German Arts and Crafts Ladders

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Metal

Magnificent Antique Leather Armchairs Library Chairs Pair, 18th Century Style
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Magnificent antique leather armchairs library chairs pair 18th century style A magnificent and rare pair of oversized 18th century style mahogany and button back leather library a...
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Antique 1860s English High Victorian Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Library Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of antique library chairs available for sale. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and fabric, all antique library chairs available were constructed with great care. Antique library chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Antique library chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Victorian, Georgian and Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs.

How Much are Antique Library Chairs?

Antique library chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,677, while the lowest priced sells for $637 and the highest can go for as much as $53,816.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.